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Old 06-11-2011, 05:20 PM   #481
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OH! You're finally all together!! I love it!! And what a great place to start- Raglan Road!! Nice choice!


We're going to start learning Ceili dance this week, so I really enjoyed hearing about the dancing!

and now, I'm really super hungry for some reason!

Cynthia- VERY creative gifts!! love it!
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OH! You're finally all together!! I love it!! And what a great place to start- Raglan Road!! Nice choice!
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Raglan Road looks better everytime I see it. It may need to go on the short list.

So great to see all of you together. I hope that headache clears up without an ER visit.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #483
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Who's James Taylor?


I admit, I didn’t get any pictures of the pool either. I arrived there before Mary Ellen, she’d gone to get her mug refilled and I think Jen might have gone to rest and would maybe meet us at the pool (she didn’t). It was medium full but no towels to be found. I walked around perplexed, feeling like I must have missed them, but I hadn’t. Finally I asked a couple nearby the loungers I’d selected and they told me that there were none to be found, they’d gotten theirs at the main pool. But they had a couple extra and graciously offered them to me. SCORE! I got settled and went straight into the pool. I then had to do a bit of dodging to not be run over by the power water walker man who was doing laps back and forth mumbling to himself. It was interesting to say the least. Mary Ellen arrived and we hung out, floating around and chatting for a bit. Finally well cooled, I went to the lounger to try and deal with my jewelry order. A friend of mine had just had a Stella and Dot party and while I’d blown off the party there was a bracelet I had my eye on for myself and then needed to get a Mother’s Day gift for my MIL. My friend had originally said Sunday was the deadline for orders to get them by Mothers day but then had sent me an email asking for orders to be in today so that she could make sure hers got there by mothers day. I wanted to comply but the site did not. It had popup windows that just didn’t want to work well with my Android and kept getting hung up at one of the address windows. I tried to call the rep but no answer. I emailed my girlfriend and told her what was up and that I’d try to do it later using someone’s laptop or ipad if possible, knowing at lease Melissa and Tracy had ipads and thinking maybe Christine had her laptop. And if not, then it wasn’t meant to be. Mission not accomplished we went off to get ready.

After I ironed my ridiculously wrinkled dress we walked over. It is SUCH a pretty resort and walk. I was wishing I had brought bug spray though as with the river, they were finding me. Jen got to the boat line right about when we did, it was perfect timing. It’s funny, I’ve taken the boat from WL and FW to the MK, and contemporary and the boats from the GF to the MK but for some reason I assumed the DTD boats would be a lot bigger than they were. It was a good 4 boat loads before we got on and did seem like quite the wait. We’d had visions of a stop at the margarita shack on the way to Raglan but that wasn’t to be.

I did take some pictures. Such a pretty ride!





My POR and POFQ pictures are pretty similar so I'll skip them but, I did take a few treehouse pictures to show the E’s as they are dying to stay there.



















Heck, who’s kidding. I’m dying to stay there!

And look! The bobcat!





Our destination was almost in sight

I’ve never been here but love the look



I didn’t take a single picture on our race to Raglan but wistfully glanced at the stand as we walked by.

Soon though, I had this. YUM!



I admit. I’d sent Jeff a picture of my blood orange margarita earlier and proceeded to do the same with this. It’s kind of fun to torture people long distance, what can I say. Even more fun when your new camera has a bluetooth adapter and you can send your pictures straight to FB or Photobucket and not try to deal with taking low light phone pictures.

Our location was a bit of a bummer, we did have to all get out of the booth to see the entertainment. Impressive that the dancer also had to do hostess duty!





I had fun handing out the gifts. Heck, I’d had a lot of fun making them! I even made one for me.













After dinner we decided to shop. I admit, WOD was a bit much for me after our very long day (sensory overload) and nothing really caught my eye. Well, not quite “nothing” but not much. Not enough to buy now at any rate, I wanted to wait and see as I rather enjoy that extra 10% off if you spend enough and I had a loaded rewards card ready for that moment if and when it happened. A few people found some things to buy then, some to keep an eye on, think about and maybe get later.

We went into somewhere else after that and while whoever was getting whatever it was I popped over to hit TrendD. I hadn’t made it there on the last trip so…never. I wanted to check it out. I admit, I was not impressed. It was trendy…not TrendD if you ask me. Lots of non Disney stuff and what was Disney, was not exclusive to the shop. I looked at a ton of bracelets but none “spoke” to me.

With that we headed to the boat line. While waiting, I was checking out FB on my phone and noticed Anita (WigD) was posting some pictures of a concert they were at. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out where she was as until she posted a picture of the ticket. They were at James Taylor! I was so jealous and commented on it.

Jen went

“Who is James Taylor?”

I admit, Mary Ellen and I burst out laughing. Not at Jen, but with her. We kept tossing out song names, telling her she knew who he was and none of them resonated. Finally I said “Our Town” from the Cars Soundtrack.

She knew that one.

Mary Ellen was not feeling great, the headache creeping up and I really hoped sleep would take care of it. Gratefully we headed to bed.
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Tell me about it. I told Denny I am just going to have to buy all the good ingredients and start learning to make my own!
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y favorite. I have a hard time practicing it though, because I can't use the soprano instrumental versions. They are just too high. I wish I could find the right recording to practice with.
It is a hard song!!! I feel like I've forgotten how to sing. I sang alto all through HS and switched to soprano in college and now can't seem to read alto which is a much better range for me in my opinion.

DHS is hard on the TS options, no doubt. Sci Fi is fun, especially for lunch.
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Ooooh! What wonderful updates! I can't wait to take the boat ride from POR to DTD! It's such a nice, peaceful ride! I have to say I've never seen a bobcat along the way! Weird....

I really really really need to try out Raglan Road....C, you can keep your French waiters cause I have my eyes on the "penny whistle"-playing guy! I've been putting it aside because I'm such a picky eater...I didn't notice a burger on the menu but that could work....And you ladies all look so lovely! Alright....I'm going to look at my ADR list now and see what I can change....

MEK - I certainly hope you head got better quickly!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #486
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I'm laughing pretty hysterically right now!! I've not seen/done anything that funny in a while.

Ahhh, Cynthia, those elusive Treehouses... someday, my friend, someday.

All the books turned out so cute, I really can't say I have a favorite. How sweet of you to do those up!

I have to admit, I really don't care for WOD at all. Too MUCH. Too loud, busy, and frenetic. I know I'm totally in the minority here, but it's just not me. Didn't you do TrenD at DTD in California? I thought you weren't impressed there either.
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Great updates ladies!!
I LOL at Jen not knowing James Taylor until you gave her a Disney connection!!!

Too bad you had to wait for the boat so you missed an extra chance for a Rita! Raglan Road looks so fun! I wonder if I could get my picky-eater family to try it?

Hope that headache doesn't last Mary Ellen!!!

Oh - and those little notebooks are so adorable!!
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I then had to do a bit of dodging to not be run over by the power water walker man who was doing laps back and forth mumbling to himself. It was interesting to say the least.
Hey I know that guy!!!! Just any guy at at any Y community center around here.


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And look! The bobcat!

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That makes me want to look around more when I go for a walk. i wouldn't want to bump into the bobcat unexpectedly.
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You ladies sound like you are having so much fun. I tried to get a group of my friends interested in going to Disney in Oct and they all said they weren't interested!!! I really want to go on a girls trip so someday I am hoping it will happen. RR looks yummy. MEK I hope your headache goes away. I have migraines occasionally and they are no fun.
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Great update, MEK and Cynthia. I am so glad that Mark and I changed from Fulton's (which has gotten some really bad reviews lately and we've always loved it) to Raglan--it looks yummy.

Sorry about the headache MEK...hope it went away; and Cynthia great job catching the bobcat.

And love the group shot!

The gifts are great -- each one is terrific. But my favorite is Christine's because I love Tigger.
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Ok I Have a December Trip Question If Anyone Would Care to Give Their Opinion.

I can't get VWL for the last night, so do I
1. Waitlist the last night at VWL and book OKW as a back up.
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2. Switch the whole reservation to OKW. Apparently its wide open.
You will enjoy OKW. All the rooms have been refurbished and the size of the studio rooms are great. We have stayed in a studio and a dedicated 2br at OKW. As you know, the studio has 2 beds and plenty of room so that you do not feel like you're walking on top of each other. We like building 62 which is right across the road from Olivia's restaurant (One of the best kept secrets at WDW), The Gurgling Suitcase (I have a feeling you might enjoy the libations here! ), pool and the boat launch to DTD as well as one of the many bus stops.



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I decided to turn my camera off and rest it in the bag. Big mistake. When we finally got to the brush near SSR we were all astounded to see a giant cat. That's right - a big old bob cat taking his time, strolling along the water edge. The only person who seemed undeterred was our captain. He reminded us that Disney is one big nature preserve and seeing wild animals is common place. Ummmmm....OK? Maybe that's just the speal Disney has the CM's say so that guests aren't freaking out.

So with that I picked the camera back up, but old Bob the cat was gone.
Yes, it is true that WDW is one big nature preserve. We found this outside our balcony during our trip May, 2010...



As well as this...



Enjoying your TR and all the comments from the ladies. I'm taking notes of the "rita stop" locations for our next trip!
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Raglan Road is so much fun, isn't it? I can't believe the bobcat prowling around, but I guess there is a lot of nature within the Disney whereabouts.

Ugh, I hope your headache gets better and you don't have to go to the hospital!! I remember Dilaudid from post-surgery...hope it doesn't get to that point!
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Great POR pics! Wow at having to wait in such a line for a boat - you guys sure are patient!

It's a shame you didn't like the way the booths were - they don't look very comfy in the pics.

Lol at Cynthia's saying! Love the food and gift reviews.

I really hope your headache goes away and is just temporary.
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MMM, your RR dinner looks wonderful. I can see why the booth was awkward - the table doesn't really fit the size of the benches, it looks like.
No, it didn't fit right. Plus it was like sitting in a pew in church. It was just awkward and not very comfortable.

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It would have been fine for 4 but was really awkward for 6. The weird part is the table was significantly larger than the benches. Had they matched, it would have been fine.


Yeah, like I said, it was like sitting in an old church pew. Weird.

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Beef Murray

Beef curry pie with spinach, potatoes, mushrooms & apple chutney.

And it was DELISH! loved loved loved it. The apple chutney was just ok but the curry pie was the bomb.

Well, at least I was in the ball park. I'm glad I know what it is, because it really looks great! I know Denny would love that. I would love me some of that right now!

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And your TOTALLY lame roommate slept through the whole thing. I felt SO bad when I heard.
I'm glad you slept through my headache adventure. I would have felt worse if you had been awake while I was awake.

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Looked like a very nice evening ladies. I haven't made it to Raglan Road yet, but some of those dishes looked really good.

That steak and that beef curry thing-a-ma-gig thing that Cynthia had looked so good. In retrospect, I'm not really sure why I went with the fish. What was I thinking?

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apparently dork, nerd and geek are all vastly different

not that I can recall how or why
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UGH...I really hope you didn't go to the hospital. ARe they migraines you get? How awful- I'm glad you liked RR...did anyone get the bread pudding? And I am positively ecstatic you have a group pic posted!!
I never really got headaches until I started going through the lovely hormone shifts that we golden gals must eventually endure. Now I get them on a regular basis, but they aren't really bad. I don't know WHAT that headache was all about. But, in retrospect, I wonder if I drank too soon. Headaches are a flagyl/alcohol reaction. I thought waiting 36 hours was enough, but maybe not.

Isn't it great we got a group pic. I think we might have maybe one more! As I recall, no one got dessert. Everyone was too stuffed from apps and entrees.

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OH! You're finally all together!! I love it!! And what a great place to start- Raglan Road!! Nice choice!

That was Cynthia and, I agree, it was a great choice. Really a fun place to eat.

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We're going to start learning Ceili dance this week, so I really enjoyed hearing about the dancing!
How cool! The dancing was great, but she really didn't stay up there long enough IMHO. Just enough to leave you wanting more.

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and now, I'm really super hungry for some reason!
After looking at those pictures again, me too!

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See how she really does put her dorkiness to such good use. Those books were adorable. I love mine!
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