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Old 04-19-2011, 11:06 PM   #106
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I'm still winding down from the Seder and post-Seder cleanup. Just relaxing and watching Glee. And finishing up the bottle of Riesling we opened for the Seder. Wouldn't want that to go to waste. Just like I didn't want the last of that Malbec to go to waste before I finished it of . . .
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:06 PM   #109
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and watching the weather out the window. Still lots of lightning, and LOUD thunder
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #110
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I'm still winding down from the Seder and post-Seder cleanup. Just relaxing and watching Glee. And finishing up the bottle of Riesling we opened for the Seder. Wouldn't want that to go to waste. Just like I didn't want the last of that Malbec to go to waste before I finished it of . . .
NO - don't let them go to waste.

We were invited to a Seder this year by some friends. I wasn't able to go, but my wife did. The hosts even let her light candles. She enjoyed it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #111
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Ok.

It's entirely possible - though not necessarily my ambition.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:12 PM   #112
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Though I am currently holding the top spot for IX... and of course there is that whole 11,000 thing looming on the horizon (of course I have to get past 10,800 first, and add a few more after that...)
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #113
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I could just start posting pictures. That's always fun.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:15 PM   #114
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:15 PM   #115
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Can't sleep either. Watching Deadliest Catch. Haven't gone to a Sader in a few years. As a history buff, I was facinated at my first Sader with the historical ties of the meal.

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #116
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Had a nice evening with friends. Lots of hot, spicy crawfish and Abita Amber.

Rode around with DW today checking out schools for DS6 since we are moving this summer. We went to 6 different schools today (3 public/3 private).
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #118
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Oh yes, sorry Ron. I did see you asking about that somewhere in the last thread...


We enjoyed it - a lot.

This trip was a basically no parks trip, though we did go to Typhoon Lagoon. It was something that my DW and I have done previously - but never the kids. So it was more or less a test to see how THEY would do not going to the theme parks. They had a great time. Sure my DD missed the MK, and some of the other park attractions that she likes - but all in all it turned out very nicely. At dinner just last night, my eldest said we didn't even have enough time to do some of the things that we would have liked to do - and we probably should have skipped the water park.

We had investigated a number of off-site activities, events and destinations to explore and enjoy (thanks for the many suggestions to many of you) - but honestly - every single one of those suggestions will have to wait for a future no parks trip. We did not leave WDW property until it was time to drive home.

We enjoyed the Community Hall at the resort quite a bit. Played some mean air hockey with my sons and my wife. Shot a bunch of pool. Did some pin trading - even made our own buttons. We enjoyed the pool. We rented a Surrey Bike and rode it all over that place. We did Downtown Disney. We ate at two table service restaurants - Whispering Canyon Cafe and BOMA. We ate at Earl of Sandwich. We enjoyed sundaes at Ghirardelli (in lieu of dinner on our last night). We made some terrific meals in the room, and enjoyed a few on the balcony. We watched movies we brought from home, borrowed from the Community Hall and had in our Owner's Locker. We enjoyed the campfire and made s'mores. We rode the boats, buses and the monorails with no destination in mind. We checked out a couple of the resort lobbies, and got a Dole Whip from the self-serve machine at the Polynesian. We pool hopped over to the Wilderness Lodge. We slept in, we stayed up late. We laughed, we had a lot of fun. DD and I played hide and seek in the room (those 2 BR villas at OKW are ginormous!). We baked cookies, we had birthday cake for my DD who turned 7 while we were there. We shopped, and colored in the "family coloring pad" that we keep in the Owner's Locker - with drawings that my kids have made on numerous trips over the years (kind of a different scrapbook momento). We made sure to take our typical photo of the kids over at the "Happy Holidays" statues at DTD. We went to Winter Summerland and played some minature golf, and enjoyed some of the entertainment on the Boardwalk. We played tennis, and swam with the sharks at TL. We took a whole bunch of pictures (as always), and bought a bunch of stuff. And the trip was entirely too short (as they always are).
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Speaking of . . . how about contributing a picture to disdads.com for tomorrow's Wordless Wednesday post?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:29 PM   #120
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Here's another one I like

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