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Old 01-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #916
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Hope things go well with your drive and your mom today!

Love your pictures at Epcot - too bad that PP one wasn't clear - you all looked so nice.

I think I'd like La Hacienda, but not sure my family would.

Avocado Rita? I like avocados, but not sure I'd like that.
Captain - she means that when she drinks colored drinks - she has colored output in the toilet. That's the only way I can put it.
The Ditch is La Cava (I think) something...It's the tequila bar in Mexico.

When we went in Dec. 09, I took a bagillion pictures of ANYTHING that was a Christmas decoration. I guess I thought I would never get back. Now I really want to get back in December!
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The carousel is so pretty! I wanted to see it soooo badly, but we just couldn't squeeze it in.

Neil Patrick Harris was great, but we weren't able to get a seat. (I didn't have us wait in line early enough.)

Bummer about Hollywood closing early. With all the extra crowds all four parks should be open late every night. In my humble opinion.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:24 PM   #919
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I bought the anger management shirt for my father a few years ago....another favorite I bought him was the Mr. Potato Head..."don't make me get out my angry eyes."
Going through some of the same stuff with my Mom with providing care etc...very hard and I have 3 brothers. Yeah well a lot of the time I could say I am an only child..I have one sil who is so sweet and helpful and then the other one Ughhh...Big hugs to you....not easy
Man you sucked down that rita!!! I think Brielle and I shared that same entree with all of the fish. Very good. Although C and I ordered what was to be the blueberry mango rita....remembered you and I LOVED it? Well she brought us a different one and it was HOT. I love hot foods but this tasted like it had straight up cayenne pepper sprinkled in it so flavor wise it was blech.

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Thanks for all the well wishes for my mom. She got discharged today on two heart rate control meds and Coumadin. In about 3 weeks she will have a scheduled cardioversion to see if her heart will go back into a normal sinus rhythm.

She is now with my dad at my brothers and my brother already told me I need to "step up to the plate". That did NOT go over well, as you can imagine.

Anyho - things are a little stressful here, but that's life.

I will be back later tonight with replies. At least I am in my office and my furniture and computer are there, plus someone helped me find an awesome file cabinet today. Believe me, this move was entirely unplanned and a struggle from the word go. It has not been a pleasant experience.
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Sorry...not sure how I missed all this. I hope your mom is doing better and that the drive didn't end up being terrible. And no doubt the office move wasn't a lot of fun, either. I have found that when I'm stressed and super tired, I like reading the Dis a lot, but not responding to posts and I get all overwhelmed that I'm so far behind and...at any rate, its completely normal.

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THIS. Agreed, Cynthia.

You took such lovely pictures of my beautiful BC all gussied up for Christmas. OK, so it really isn't mine and I've only stayed there once, but still... I feel like we really bonded. I really hope that my mom and I get to stay here on our quick trip in October!

Yet another positive review for La Hacienda. If I can ever tear myself away from Via Napoli, I'll check it out.

And yes...Nick made a great choice. I really enjoy that ride. Why? I don't know. Its a very watered down version of IASW with cartoons and some cool firework-type effects in the ceiling. Maybe its that first minute when you're making your way through the dining room and the imagineers somehow completely succeeded in making it look like it really is the middle of the night?

And Maelstrom...yes...love that one, too. Not because its a great ride. Its not. Its silly and rather pointless. That said, Mark just makes fun of this ride in the most hilarious ways, so its always a lot of fun for us, if not in the way the imagineers intended.
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YAY for a great evening!!!!! Your dinner at La Hacienda looks wonderful! I really want to eat there someday!!!!

The Christmas decorations are just something else!! Love that carousel! So beautiful!!!

I love NPH too...we are big How I Met Your Mother fans in my house!!!
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So I KNOW she stirs the pot. Once you have that little evil side to your personality, you don't get rid of it - EVER. NUFF said.
no, you don't. My exMIL keeps trying to tell me that my exSIL has changed. I don't buy it. This is a woman who refused to come to my wedding shower (a lingerie shower) because I wouldn't let her 4 year old daughter open all of my presents at it. And then got really mad at me when they came to visit when Eric was 2 months old because I didn't "entertain" them enough. Um he was 2 months old and had REFLUX. Yeah, I can show you all around town at the same time, clean up after you and and cook thanksgiving dinner too!

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Maybe we should stay at OKW so we can have a big, new pot like the one I had last month.

Haha - kidding. We need to be back by Epcot.
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Also - has anyone ever heard the myth about the tie died cheesecake and the effects of all that food coloring. Well, I have never personally tested out that myth, but I have to say that all that green in the avocado rita definitely had some food coloring properties, if you know what I mean?


Good to know. Glad everyone liked La Hacienda!!!! Major bummer about the lights. I can never understand during peak times at that how an 8pm closing makes sense.

Good luck today!
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We get to the attendant CM and he says, "We are having dinner and ...er......at Beaches and ......Cream".

She says (and very dead pan, I might add), "Yeah - you and everyone else".



I said to Denny, "what did she say?" and he repeated it.

So perhaps I better change my line the next time!

Hilarious!!! Someone needs to ask wigd how she got to park at the GF last trip.

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Also - has anyone ever heard the myth about the tie died cheesecake and the effects of all that food coloring. Well, I have never personally tested out that myth, but I have to say that all that green in the avocado rita definitely had some food coloring properties, if you know what I mean?

So there you have it - probably a little TMI.
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See above and I bet those CMs at the parking lot hear all sorts of things.

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Back to the coffee pot talk, I had one of those pod things in San Antonio and I tried to make stronger coffee and well only succeeded in making a mess.
With the pouches I tried to verifyhow much it was supposed to make. I like mine kind of strong so I I made 4 cups with pouch and it was actually not too bad.
I am afraid the small ones won't make enough. I like my animal print Mickey head mug full.


Hope all went well today withthe drive and the Dr.
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Great Update! Your dinner at La Hacienda looked really good, I will have to add that one to my list. I love that mexico boat ride, I love Donald and adding him made it pretty fun but I admit part of me misses the old one, with the market vendors trying to get you to buy things and the little song. I like the Norway ride and the movie is OK but they really do need to update it.

I love that Gingerbread Carrousel at BC.
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Lol I don't think there is anything wrong with parking at BC when visiting the two parks! That's so funny about what the CM said when you went to park the car

Yay on arriving at The Ditch and enjoying a lovely drink!

The Del Mar looks and sounds great! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Great pics of WS and all the Christmas festivities. Also love the carousel pics at BC!
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Good luck with the drive. Hope everything goes well.


It actually went well. It was a real doctor's appt and not just a blood draw, so it was really good that I was there.

No here's the thing with the drive......Do you want to know the only place where I hit bad traffic? Why, of course at the exit from 95 to Rt1/7. That's a shocker, isn't it? That was at 7pm. ugh!

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The Ditch?



That's my nickname for La Cava de Tequila or the Cave. Not sure where I picked that up. Love that place. It's pretty cool.

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Well, next time park at DTD and sneak onto the resort bus.



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Never happen. I am addicted that entrance. I just love the beach club and the proximity to Epcot and I genuinely love to visit the BC when I'm not staying there, so I'm sure I'll do it again.

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She was a good sport!

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I seem to be using that smiley a lot in this update.


I had heard that the tied died cheesecake has so much food color in it that it colors a certain bodily function. I have also heard this myth disputed. I have no personal experience with this cheesecake, but the avocado rita side effects gave me a momentary scare.

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D'oh! is exactly right.



Double D'oh!


I really screwed up with the DIS meets on this day. Sometimes I get a little over confident in my ability to plan.

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Sounds like caveman beer.


I think I need to google it!

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Yeah, using things like the "focus" might have been helpful.


I guess in his defense I forgot to take the camera out of its current mode. I should have put it in a night time portrait mode, but I do tell them to check the settings.

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Can't blame you there.

That carousel was so pretty. What a work of art. Really amazing.


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Hope things go well with your drive and your mom today!
When I anticipate the worst it always turns out to be better. I'm glad I went because I didn't realize it was a real doctor's appointment and she really needed me there for that.

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Love your pictures at Epcot - too bad that PP one wasn't clear - you all looked so nice.
I really wish that one would have turned out. Bummer. But I got a few good ones later on in the trip.

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I think I'd like La Hacienda, but not sure my family would.
It's definitely not for everyone. They do have a dish for two that is all meats (instead of fish) which is probably pretty good. I'm not sure what's on the kids menu. The restaurant is so beautiful that it would be worth a visit, but only if your family knows there something on the menu they want to try. The allearsnet menu is very accurate.

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Avocado Rita? I like avocados, but not sure I'd like that.
Captain - she means that when she drinks colored drinks - she has colored output in the toilet. That's the only way I can put it.
The Ditch is La Cava (I think) something...It's the tequila bar in Mexico.

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Thanks for clarifying for me!

The rita actually was very, very good. If you like ritas and you like avocados you would probably like it. there are other ingredients in there which make it sweeter. It's just very filling!

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When we went in Dec. 09, I took a bagillion pictures of ANYTHING that was a Christmas decoration. I guess I thought I would never get back. Now I really want to get back in December!
So you should. It's such a pretty time to visit. I hope you get a chance one of these years. It's hard when you have to work around school schedules.

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The carousel is so pretty! I wanted to see it soooo badly, but we just couldn't squeeze it in.
Well, I'm glad I have a picture to show you. I have wanted to see it for awhile as well. So I'm glad I parked there because I really did want to visit the resort decorations.

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Neil Patrick Harris was great, but we weren't able to get a seat. (I didn't have us wait in line early enough.)
Was he? I bet he was great! too bad you had to stand, but I bet that show was amazingly popular with him as narrator. I really hope you had a great time that weekend.

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Bummer about Hollywood closing early. With all the extra crowds all four parks should be open late every night. In my humble opinion.
I totally agree. I just assumed HS was open until 9pm. I really need to check that park more carefully next time.

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Boy, they're really packin' 'em in at Beaches and Cream these days!
I guess there was probably a line right out the door and wrapping around SAB.

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If you ever decide to try the avocado rita just be prepared.

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I bought the anger management shirt for my father a few years ago....another favorite I bought him was the Mr. Potato Head..."don't make me get out my angry eyes."
I LOVE that saying! That is definitely a shirt I would wear!

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Going through some of the same stuff with my Mom with providing care etc...very hard and I have 3 brothers. Yeah well a lot of the time I could say I am an only child..I have one sil who is so sweet and helpful and then the other one Ughhh...Big hugs to you....not easy
I didn't know your mom was in poor health. It IS very difficult and I can see that I will be spending a lot more time at my moms and putting a lot of miles on my car. It's funny because now that my kids drive I thought I was actually going to get a driving break, but probably not.

Oh well, at least I only live a little over an hour away instead of 2 or 3 or more.

My sil seemed to be really good yesterday, so keeping my fingers crossed everything continues to go well there.

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Man you sucked down that rita!!! I think Brielle and I shared that same entree with all of the fish. Very good. Although C and I ordered what was to be the blueberry mango rita....remembered you and I LOVED it? Well she brought us a different one and it was HOT. I love hot foods but this tasted like it had straight up cayenne pepper sprinkled in it so flavor wise it was blech.

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Yes - I sure did!

That blueberry mango rita was SO good. I actually wanted to order another one but I was so full after the avocado that I didn't think I was going to be able to handle it without going into sugar overload.

The HOT one does not sound good. I don't like anything that is overwhelmingly hot.

The meal was delish and I'm glad we took the left overs because they ended up being my dinner a few nights later when our dinner plans got changed to stay late to ride EE! It was just as good as a leftover.
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Hey guys - I'm sorry I can't get to all the replies now.

I have my first Woodstock rehearsal today and then dinner plans (you'll see) and I got invited to a neighbor's party with the proviso that I can "crawl home". That's my kind of party. No church music this weekend. I kept my schedule free in case I needed to go back up to my parents.

I am also working on the video for my con's soccer banquet.

So let me ask you this?????? Does anyone know how to get photos back OUT of shutterfly to download back to your computer?????? I haven't been able to figure it out yet and I need a few that I lost and didn't have backed up (except on the group shutterfly site).

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Hey guys - I'm sorry I can't get to all the replies now.

I have my first Woodstock rehearsal today and then dinner plans (you'll see) and I got invited to a neighbor's party with the proviso that I can "crawl home". That's my kind of party. No church music this weekend. I kept my schedule free in case I needed to go back up to my parents.

I am also working on the video for my con's soccer banquet.

So let me ask you this?????? Does anyone know how to get photos back OUT of shutterfly to download back to your computer?????? I haven't been able to figure it out yet and I need a few that I lost and didn't have backed up (except on the group shutterfly site).

Hope everyone has a good weekend!!!!!!!
Have a fun weekend and good luck with rehearsals. I'm home sick. Oh well... And no...no idea about Shutterfly. I can barely use Photobucket.
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I want more carousel pictures! That was so beautiful, it is hard to believe that it is made of gingerbread!

I don't know about that avacado rita, I'm a rita fan & an avacado fan, too, but together it sounds icky!

I loved the original boat ride in Mexico, the second one wasn't too bad, but the last one is lame.

Glad to hear that the day with your mother worked out well.
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