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Old 10-02-2011, 08:28 PM   #1471
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MEK, I am hopelessly behind yet again (although I do have a good excuse--I'm in Florida still). I did skim and love your day by day reviews and always enjoy looking at your pictures.
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How did I miss so many of your recaps?? Well I loved re-reading about your trip, I think the new queue absolutely counts as a new attraction in MK! Can't wait to read your new TR!
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:36 AM   #1473
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Epcot!!! I love this park after our visit and took some pics of the gardens in Canada as well - they are so pretty.

We visited Beach Club and loved it! It sure is a great resort.

Loving the reviews of the restaurants and your thoughts on each one. I wish I had spent more time at the UK phone booths as it would have been fun. Can't wait for you to trick Denny and Nick!
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MEK, I am hopelessly behind yet again (although I do have a good excuse--I'm in Florida still). I did skim and love your day by day reviews and always enjoy looking at your pictures.
No worries Kathy - Thanks for checking in. This TR is almost a wrap and I just started my newest one!!!! So glad you like the Review pictures!!!!!

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I had to catch up big time, but really enjoyed seeing all the pics from your adventures and fun! The end to your Africa Trek seems so cool, and I loved that you ended at the Dawa Bar!!! LOL!!! Seems like you guys took it all in this trip! Jalepeno Margaritas??!! Hmmm.....
I am actually embarrased to say I was the only one who didn't have a drink at the Dawa bar. I think I was in a post lunch lethargy state at the time and needed something to wake up my butt! Fortunately EE took care of that!

We really did have a ton of fun this trip.

The jalapeno margarita is delicious - do not even hesitate for a moment on that one!!!!! Excellent!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:42 AM   #1475
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How did I miss so many of your recaps?? Well I loved re-reading about your trip, I think the new queue absolutely counts as a new attraction in MK! Can't wait to read your new TR!

I didn't update my TR title everytime I posted recaps. I just sort of snuck in and out!

I'm glad you think the new queue counts.

I just started my new TR - link at bottom of page!


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Epcot!!! I love this park after our visit and took some pics of the gardens in Canada as well - they are so pretty.

Isn't it wonderful? We spent so much time at Epcot and every time I do I just love it more and more. It's such a fabulous park!

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We visited Beach Club and loved it! It sure is a great resort.

It really is. I look forward to staying there again. My final post made me realize I want to go back there sooner than later. Hmmmmm....it makes me want to add a few nights there in June!

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Loving the reviews of the restaurants and your thoughts on each one. I wish I had spent more time at the UK phone booths as it would have been fun. Can't wait for you to trick Denny and Nick!
I really should go back and read what I wrote because I was so darn tired at the time. I hope I didn't say anything too crazy!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:45 AM   #1476
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New Trip Report Started

So, I finally did - with less than 3 weeks until HHI I started my new TR and here is the link...

Why Not Just Queue up Another Disney Trip?

Hope you stop by!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:36 AM   #1478
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Great trip report ladies! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for joining in Amy! It was a pleasure to have you. I can't believe this is finally coming to a close.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:32 PM   #1479
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Thanks for writing this, ME! It has been a blast reliving the trip and you did a great job keeping it moving as well as capturing all of the fun we had.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:39 PM   #1480
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I want to give it another shot though...and Kim Possible is my ringtone on my phone. What a dork. You should see the looks I get when it goes off
This made me laugh out loud! I LOVE it!

Wonderful report ladies!!!!! What a fantastic trip you all had! And the return for 2012 is already in the works I see!!

MEK, I'll be catching up on your new PTR tonight!
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Thanks for writing this, ME! It has been a blast reliving the trip and you did a great job keeping it moving as well as capturing all of the fun we had.

Thanks C! I had fun writing it and did do a good job at keeping it going, if I do say so myself. Cynthia also did an awesome job with her updates. I want to go back tonight and pick out my 4 favorite pictures (one from Melissa, one from you, one from Cynthia, and one from me). I know exact which one I am reposting of Melissa's. Its so super cool.

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This made me laugh out loud! I LOVE it!
I think having the KP ring tone is an awesome idea. Why didn't I think of that?

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Wonderful report ladies!!!!! What a fantastic trip you all had! And the return for 2012 is already in the works I see!!
It sure is - at least for me!!!! I'm 99% sure Cynthia is on board as my roomie. I hope we can do some real planning when everyone gets back from their October trips.

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I see that you already did! Thanks! I'll do you TA research on Hilton Head!
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Favorite Pictures of the Trip

Each of the Ladies contributed wonderful pictures to this TR and there were many that were very memorable. You know the kind - the kind where when you look at them you wish YOU had taken. So Now I Present my Favorite Pictures.......

Naturally, one of my favorite pictures has to include a picture of the castle. I mean, come on - how can you NOT love a picture of the castle. I do recall that Christine got a ton of positive comments when she posted this picture:



It just looks like the perfect Disney day. What a wonderful screen saver this would be. On a bad day can't you just picture yourself sitting at one of those tables?


Cynthia took so many wonderful pictures with he new camera. It was hard to pick a favorite scenery picture, since they were all great. But, I have a thing about food and catching someone in the act of making great food just speaks to me. I love this picture. It's got great composition and leaves you really wanting that cookie.

Courtesy of Cynthia



Keeping with the food theme, I think I found one of Tracy's pictures that didn't get a lot of attention, but when I reviewed pictures I immediately wanted to drink one of these. Yes - even at 7am!!!!!




Tracy was responsible for all the iconic drink pictures in our TR- the can in a can in a can picture and the lovely champagne in France, but I picked this one not only because I liked it, but because I am absolutely trying one of these in December!!!!!!!

The next picture is mine. When I originally posted this picture I said I loved it and at the end of this TR I still do. I remember thinking - how the HECK did I get that picture? That's when Denny made the blind squirrel comment.

Ta Da.....




But....My favorite picture of the entire trip ......drum roll please.....was taken by Melissa




Seriously - this picture could be in a National Geographic magazine. It is perfect!

Thank you everyone for posting your wonderful pictures!!!!!

Up Next......PP Pics and Final Thoughts!

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Play'in It at Pop Sept 09 Anniversary Trip
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Photopass Memories!

I loved our Pooh Photoshoot











Hey You Guys - I think you're squeezing me out!



Some of Us Managed to Find Some Other Characters along the Way












There were a few familiar sights along the way


























Continued.........

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Remembering 9/11:MEK Original
Why Not Just Queue Up Another Disney Trip?
How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?
Inching My Way Closer to the Castle Sept 10 TR
Wheeling & Dealing at the WL May '10 TR
Play'in It at Pop Sept 09 Anniversary Trip
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