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Old 09-17-2011, 11:03 PM   #151
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #152
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:49 PM   #153
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As promised here are a couple of pictures from our Pirate Movie Night.

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Guess what? I have another pirate themed event to tell you all about! I am a Math Club Officer (yup, I'm a nerd ), so in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day we have decided to set up a math/pirate treasure hunt around campus for our members. It is going to be epic!
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:34 PM   #154
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Day 6 – Sweet Splurge


With our bellies full of goodness, we headed back to our room. We took a nap, freshened up, and headed over to Epcot for the evening. We hit a few attractions in Future World and then headed to Japan, where my mom did the Pick-a-Pearl. We left it there so they could make it into a necklace and decided to pick it up later. After a while, we left World Showcase out the other entrance and headed over to the Beach Club. By this point it was 8:00, so we were hungry once again. We checked in at Beaches and Cream and only waited about 10 minutes for a table.

What were we going to order, you ask?



That’s right. The Kitchen Sink. We decided to go all out, since we hadn’t consumed enough calories at this point in time.

The kitchen sink is HUGE! There is a ton of ice cream (8 scoops in fact – we chose vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, and mint chocolate chip), hot fudge, butterscotch, peanut butter, pineapple topping, strawberry topping, marshmallow topping, chocolate syrup, gummy candy, sponge cake, brownies, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, sprinkles, toasted almonds, bananas, strawberries, about 20 cherries, and an entire can of whipped cream! It is definitely big enough for 4 and could easily feed 5.

And here is the picture you have all been waiting for. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, THE KITCHEN SINK!


This is no challenge for the faint of heart. It will take at least 4 people to finish this off. After a while the ice cream really starts to melt, so you eventually end up with a big puddle of ice cream soup. Andrew decided the best way to deal with this is to employ the use of a straw. Clever, eh?

Well, unfortunately we weren’t able to finish the entire thing. We had a little less than an inch of ice cream soup left. There were four other families that ordered the Kitchen Sink while we were there and our waitress told us we ate the most out of all of them. Yay, we are able to shovel the most amount of ice cream into our bodies! I guess that’s something to proud of.

With tax and tip, this came to $30.55.

This was one awesome sundae, so it willingly receives a…


Okay, so here is where it gets interesting. It was about 8:45 when we realized that we still hadn’t picked up my mom’s new pearl necklace. So, my mom and I decided that we could in fact leave the Beach Club, enter back into Epcot, and get to Japan before the store closed at 9:00 for Illuminations.

It was around 8:50 by the time we put our plan into action…. So did we make it there in time?

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #155
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Ahoy me hearties! I do appologize for me lack of updates. I just got back from me cousin's wedding, which was a 10 hour journey north. That combined with quite a pile of homework has kept me from being a faithful writer. Thanks mates for understanding!
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:24 PM   #156
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Glad you are back! Loved the kitchen sink review! It is always just DH and me at WDW, so we can never do it, but I guess we will need to start ice cream training our nephews so when they get older, we can tackle the kitchen sink!
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #157
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I had some catching up to do on your reviews! The kitchen sink looks so epic, I would love to try that with a group of people some day! And by the way I was also an officer of our Math Society in college. We did an awesome math murder mystery that turned out to be the event of the year! Hope your event went well!
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:44 PM   #158
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maybe I'm weak, but the Kitchen Sink Sundae totally made my stomach do a flip! That's just a big pile of nasty !!

Liberty tree Tavern looked good!!! We haven't been there, but we might need to !!
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #159
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The Kitchen Sink looks like a fun thing to try. I'd say being able to eat more ice cream than anyone else is something to be proud of.

We're going to Liberty Tree Tavern in a few days, but dinner instead of lunch. I've always thought that Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake looked good.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:18 PM   #160
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Glad you are back! Loved the kitchen sink review! It is always just DH and me at WDW, so we can never do it, but I guess we will need to start ice cream training our nephews so when they get older, we can tackle the kitchen sink!
Heck yes! Sounds like a brilliant plan to me

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I had some catching up to do on your reviews! The kitchen sink looks so epic, I would love to try that with a group of people some day! And by the way I was also an officer of our Math Society in college. We did an awesome math murder mystery that turned out to be the event of the year! Hope your event went well!
Yeah, you definitely need a few people with you if you try and tackle the Kitchen Sink. It is a great group activity!

That's really cool that you were in a Math Society. And a math murder mystery sounds awesome! I may just have to bring that idea up at our next meeting.

I hope you had a wonderful wedding and a great time at Disney for your honeymoon!!

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maybe I'm weak, but the Kitchen Sink Sundae totally made my stomach do a flip! That's just a big pile of nasty !!

Liberty tree Tavern looked good!!! We haven't been there, but we might need to !!
You really can't go wrong with LTT. Everything there is always so good!

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The Kitchen Sink looks like a fun thing to try. I'd say being able to eat more ice cream than anyone else is something to be proud of.

We're going to Liberty Tree Tavern in a few days, but dinner instead of lunch. I've always thought that Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake looked good.
Haha! Thanks! The dinner there is amazing! I know they had just changed the dessert while we were there and our server said it was awesome - definitely his favorite dessert after the Ooey Gooey Toffe Cake. Hope you have a marvelous dinner there!
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:26 PM   #161
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Day 6 – Ending


Let’s see… oh yes! We left off on our Japan journey. So, my mom and I left Beaches and Cream, leaving Andrew and my dad to settle the bill. We hustled (aka walked incredibly fast without actually breaking into a run) to the Epcot gate. We were able to surpass bag check and went straight to the turnstiles.

Now, it seems that getting to Japan from England wouldn’t be that challenging. However, it can be quite difficult as hordes of people try to get spots for Illuminations. We had to dodge a ton of people as we made our way across the bridge and through France, Morocco, and finally to Japan. At this point, my mom and I started to jog a little bit as the Illuminations music was just starting. We made it to the door, 1 minute before 9:00, right as they were locking up for the night.

Although we were gosh darn tired and out of breath, we still got our pearl!

We watched Illuminations as we walked out of the park (love that show!) and got on a bus to POR. We got off the bus up near the main building and went inside to fill up our mug. While we were there, we decided that we desperately needed a salty snack. What could be better than some French fries?



These were just okay. They weren’t as piping hot as they should have been nor were they salty enough, but they did the trick.

These cost $2.66 and we give them a…


Up Next: Patrick sends us off on our flight.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #162
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Day 7


We got up early this morning, as we were headed back to Epcot for the opening. They let us in about 10 minutes before 9:00, but held us up near the fountain. While we were waiting for the rope to drop, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy came over to shake all of our hands. A pretty awesome way to start your day, if you ask me!

Once they dropped the ropes, we surged over to The Land and got on Soarin. We were able to get on the second flight of the day and got FastPasses for later on. Since we hadn’t eaten anything all morning, we were starving! We headed on over to Sunshine Seasons to get fuel up.

My Dad went all out and decided on the platter:

Adult Breakfast platter - Bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, French toast, and a biscuit

Oh man, was this a lot of food! And my dad ate it all, save for the biscuit which he gave to me. He really enjoyed this and thought everything was excellent, even the bacon!

My thought on the biscuit? It was incredibly dry and hard, kind of like I have always imagined hardtack to be. It was also really greasy on the bottom and no matter how much butter I put on it, it just didn’t get any better.

I didn’t was to have as much food as my dad, so I settled on the Kid’s French toast platter, with hash browns and sausage:


This was definitely some of the better French toast I have had on Disney property! It was crispy on the edges, yet custardy in the middle. Much better than the French toast sticks I have had elsewhere. The hash browns were made from red potatoes and had onions and green peppers mixed in. I think the seasoning was paprika and maybe a touch of cayenne pepper as they had a little bit of a kick. I would say that they were better than other hash browns on property, but still not the best I have ever had. The sausage was good, so that receives a

Andrew decided on a special sandwich they were serving:

Breakfast sandwich on herbed focaccia bread with hash browns.

Andrew liked this sandwich, but it was VERY filling and rich. He probably wouldn’t order this again.

My mom decided on cold cereal:


And a cinnamon roll:


My mom always likes her frosted flakes, so no complaints there! She also really enjoyed her cinnamon roll, as it was fresh from the oven.

Overall, we give this Sunshine Season’s breakfast a…


The total for this meal was a little hefty - $28.59.

Next up: A meal back in New Orleans.
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Day 7 – Lunch Time!

After breakfast, we hit some more attractions around Future World and headed back to POR around noon. We were getting to be exhausted at this point of our trip, since we hadn’t been getting a ton of sleep and were walking around 15 miles a day.

While we were in our room, my mom and I had the brilliant idea that we should rent a Surrey Bike! I can’t even remember the last time we did this, so I was really looking forward to trying it out. We meandered over to the marina and after signing some paperwork, hopped on our 4 person green Surrey bike. They have this nice little path marked out for you that takes you in a big circle all around the resort. You can rent it for 30 minutes, which is more than enough time, as it takes about 10 minutes to make a loop if you have 4 adults peddling. We had so much fun and would definitely recommend it to anyone staying here!

After working up an appetite, we definitely needed lunch. We decided to go to the Riverside Mill Food Court, since it was the closest place and we hadn’t had lunch there yet.

I decided on this:

Cajun Chicken Sandwich with French fries ($8.99):
This was an awesome sandwich! It had a great Cajun spice and sauce and a nice, crusty bun. The chicken was grilled to perfection and very moist.

Andrew and my mom both got a Kid’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustable meal ($5.49):




My mom got grapes and applesauce, while Andrew got grapes and a chocolate chip cookie. They both love uncrustables, so they were very happy with their meal choices.

My dad got a hamburger with French fries:


Sadly, this burger was lacking. It was very small and had a wheat bun, but unlike Pecos Bill there was no redeeming topping bar. The French fries were also cold and limp…

On to dessert!
My parents decided to share one of the monstrously large Magic Cookie Bars:

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Blurry side view

This was quite a cookie bar! It was packed with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and walnuts. Quite an excellent dessert!

I went with one of these little beauties:




This was delicious as always! A nice crunchy outer layer of chocolate, with creamy vanilla ice cream in the middle…. Love

This was a pretty decent lunch. I loved my chicken sandwich, but my dad was thoroughly disappointed with his burger. The desserts did have some redeeming qualities, so we give this a…


The total was $25.31 for the meal and $7.01 for the desserts. So, the total of the totals is $32.32.

Coming up: We have our first meal meltdown.
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Nice looking breakfasts at Sunshine Seasons! We had lunch there one day and decided it was probably the best CS meal we had all week. And even your kid-size breakfast looks really big! I'm not much of a breakfast eater so I don't even know if I could handle that whole plate

The one time we ate at Rivermill for lunch I got the Cajun Chicken Sandwich and was super disappointed. Maybe I just got a bad one, but there wasn't much of the sauce and it was very weak sauce at that - I didn't think it tasted spicy at all (and I'm not like, super immune to spiciness or anything, in fact I can usually handle less than the average person!). It sounded good but in the end just tasted like a boring grilled chicken burger for me.
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Yum, I love a sunshine seasons breakfast after taking flight with Patrick! I usually get the egg, cheese and bacon croissant.

That magic cookie bar sure looks good, I'm glad it helped redeem a not-so-great lunch.
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