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Old 11-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #271
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STACE!! How was your trip...I haven't heard a thing about it!!
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I would also like to hear about your trip. I have the same problem with photos. I keep backing up and moving things around, but I can never seem to clear enough space! My start up disk is always full. shocking, I know!
Well, I don't mean to hijack your report Katie, but I did decide to try another TR! Here's the link if anyone is interested!

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:31 AM   #272
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Looks like you had a great time! We thought about taking the kids, but we aren't going to make it. I had it in my head that is was in January, but it's next weekend! Oops!
Sounds like you missed it

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Sounds like the boys had a blast. Can't see pics now, but I will come back to check them out!
Hope you got a chance to check them out, the show was cute

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Looks like P&F was a blast! Seems like the boys liked it! One day at DHS on this trip I counted Perry shirts - I got 19! It was popular!

The trip was awesome thanks! I'm still contemplating the TR idea...we all know I'm not so good at keeping up with it though! We'll see! There's also the problem that my computer simply wont take all of my photos!

Daniel wanted to add some smilies LOL! Patrick recently got a Perry shirt that I thought was so cute but he said kids at school called him a baby - 5th graders suck!!

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Pick a $$ amount, go to the store and get the biggest external drive you can (Greg recently saw in an ad on for under $100 that was 1.5 terabytes!!). I have one that is maybe 50 or 70 GB and holds more than enough

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So glad you had that fun family day with the real boys and the cartoon boys. Brooklynn would have enjoyed that, but I don't think Bella would have made it, since it's not her normal 'pinshesses' or Mickey and the gang.

A machine that would make summer last forever - can you get your boys busy on making one of those, please?
Complete with summer paychecks, too, since I am on the year 'round pay plan.
I am liking this idea very muchly.
I'll see if my boys can work on that but knowing my luck, they would invent it over the winter and time would stand still in the middle of the school year!

Oh yes, the paychecks would be needed (I suppose our contract states 12 months though instead of year-round)
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #273
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Yesterday I spent some time updating my links since I have neglected to do that with many of my updates and I read something that got me thinking…in my first post I made a comment that Greg would never call himself a Disney fan. I’m so happy to say I think this trip really helped to change that outlook!! He might not call himself a fanatic but he’s definitely no longer a resister. He even commented sometime in the last week that he is looking forward to someday just the 2 of us going to Disney together. This makes me so happy!!

So let’s see…where were we? Oh yes, we spent the morning in Africa, visited some bones and were on our way to find Nemo!! I won’t narrate much, you know the story!















I know most people are probably focused on the characters throughout the show but I always try to spend a little time watching the actors, they don’t hold back just because they aren’t the focus!













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Old 11-13-2011, 08:37 AM   #274
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After the show, we headed back out into the heat to decide what to do next. It was around this time that I’m sorry to say, I lost it just a bit. Although I had attempted to not uber plan this trip, I started to feel like my mini plans were falling apart.

We had grabbed FP’s for Dinosaur earlier but once it came time to use them, the boys chickened out so we ended up giving them away. We walked through Dinoland but the lines were longer than any of us were feeling at the time.

We wandered in the direction of Asia



I suggested a walk through the Maharaja trail but nobody else wanted to do that. The boys wanted to do Kali but the line was of course very long and they were out of FP’s (or maybe the return time was just much later than we planned to stay). I wanted to do EE but Greg was just kind of grumpy about me hitting the single rider line not knowing how long it might be.

We had an upcoming ADR and we were just kind of standing around feeling just a bit lost when some pixie dust walked up to us and gave us a little boost. We were approached by a family who had some extra FP’s for Kali and asked if we would like them!!! We only had to wait about 15 minutes before they became good so it was a great gift.

Greg wasn’t interested in riding (he really does NOT like being wet) so the boys and I soon got in line. It was my first time on Kali (sorry no pics, I left my camera with Greg to stay dry) and we enjoyed it but I must say, I was a bit surprised at how short it was and other than that first big drop, I didn’t think it was terribly splashy, although we did manage to get wet (happily not my feet, I didn’t really want to walk around in wet socks and shoes)

Shortly after, it was time for our ADR which was right in the neighborhood and we got great seats!



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How about now?



We were dining at Yak and Yeti! I was really looking forward to this meal and I knew Greg would enjoy it. The boys I was uncertain about but of course they could choose burgers and such if wanted so they were good. I didn’t do great on this trip with the food pics but I did get a few from this meal. My choice, with a bit of a push from the server, was the mahi mahi



Excellent choice!! (if you ever have the chance to order, be sure to ask for extra sauce on the side!)

I think Greg had the ribs and the boys had burgers or dogs or something.

Dessert was the real reason I wanted this ADR



YUMMMMMMMMY!!!!!!!

Greg tried the mango pie



And the boys both had ice cream



I’m happy to say Yak and Yeti was a hit!! Everyone was very happy with their choices. My only complaint is they had the AC CRANKED!! I suppose it would have felt nice if we hadn't just gotten off of Kali but wet and freezing AC was not a nice combination!

After our meal we took a few pics in the area





And headed out for the evening since we had a BIG day planned for tomorrow! Back in our room…



The boys were happy to see their animals well cared for while we were gone



And I guess Daniel was still hungry LOL!

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So happy to hear that Greg has relinquished his resistor status. That is terrific news!

Yak & Yeti is still on my "to try" list... looks yummy!!
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I love Disney crispy treats! Yuuummmy!!!!
I'm glad you posted pics of Nemo. We didn't make it there this last trip. It's a definite must do next year.
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Woo hoo! An update! I have to say that your Nemo pictures are some of the best I have seen. The colors are gorgeous.

What a stroke of luck to be gifted those Kali FP's. I, too, hate walking around wet. I put a dollar store poncho on to ride Kali. Yes - I AM a wimp.

I have a Yak & Yeti ADR in December. I am finally getting around to trying it.

So glad the whole family is now ALL on board with their love of Disney!
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Great update! I really wanted to do Kali this year (we actually all did) but we were in line about 10 minutes and they sent everybody out because the ride was "Down" for some reason. Yak and Yeti is definitely on my restaurant wish list. (Mostly for that dessert, too! LOL )
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Daniel wanted to add some smilies LOL! Patrick recently got a Perry shirt that I thought was so cute but he said kids at school called him a baby - 5th graders suck!!
What a bunch of 5th grade meanies! I would have them know that many of the people I saw wearing Perry shirts were adult men! So there!

I love your pictures of Nemo! Mine never never turn out...My camera isn't so good without the flash on, it goes very hazy. Oh but it is such a good show! And you're right, the actors are always amazing! I'm glad that you enjoyed the Yak and Yeti dinner and your afternoon turned out for the better! I know the Kali River Rapids line can be brutal...what a nice gesture of that family to give you their fast passes!
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So happy to hear that Greg has relinquished his resistor status. That is terrific news!

Yak & Yeti is still on my "to try" list... looks yummy!!
Whenever someone asks about our trip, Greg tells them how great it was and that makes me He's not necessarily anxious to go back right away and when I'm less Disney focused, I agree we need to take vacations to other places but knowing that he WANTS to go back again at some point in the future is very exciting

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I'm glad you posted pics of Nemo. We didn't make it there this last trip. It's a definite must do next year.
I'm not a fan of krispie treats (not a big marshmallow eater) but anything shaped like Mickey immediately becomes better!

We enjoyed Nemo. If I could only choose 1 of the AK shows, I would have to go with FOTLK but will always sneek in Nemo too if possible!

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Woo hoo! An update! I have to say that your Nemo pictures are some of the best I have seen. The colors are gorgeous.

What a stroke of luck to be gifted those Kali FP's. I, too, hate walking around wet. I put a dollar store poncho on to ride Kali. Yes - I AM a wimp.

I have a Yak & Yeti ADR in December. I am finally getting around to trying it.

So glad the whole family is now ALL on board with their love of Disney!
Wow! Thanks MEK I was pretty pleased with how my new camera fared for a point and shoot!

The FP's helped boost my mood a bit cause I my pixie dust was fading at that point!

Be sure to get that wonton dessert...YUMMMMY!!!

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Great update! I really wanted to do Kali this year (we actually all did) but we were in line about 10 minutes and they sent everybody out because the ride was "Down" for some reason. Yak and Yeti is definitely on my restaurant wish list. (Mostly for that dessert, too! LOL )
We did Kali again later in the trip and it was fun but honestly, it's won't move to the must-do list especially if the weather is poor or lines too long.

Sure wish I had some of that dessert on the menu tonight!!

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What a bunch of 5th grade meanies! I would have them know that many of the people I saw wearing Perry shirts were adult men! So there!

I love your pictures of Nemo! Mine never never turn out...My camera isn't so good without the flash on, it goes very hazy. Oh but it is such a good show! And you're right, the actors are always amazing! I'm glad that you enjoyed the Yak and Yeti dinner and your afternoon turned out for the better! I know the Kali River Rapids line can be brutal...what a nice gesture of that family to give you their fast passes!
My guess is those same kids actually do like P&F but some kids just like to be mean

Obviously the characters are meant to be the focus but it is so fun to see the actors get into the performace just as much!
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wonderful trip report...your boys are so cute
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