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Old 12-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #46
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And for the first time EVER we saw Push!

It looks like you also got Push's handler in the picture, too! See the guy in the khaki shorts and plaid shirt? Pretty sure that's him!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #47
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Please post an update if you can. I so enjoy reading your trip reports.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #48
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Loved your TR! Great tip about the Sangria! We stayed 4 nights in Oct at BWV and never noticed you could get it at the Pizza window! Now we know

Also loved your pics of your BCV room. We've never stayed there, and look forward to it.

DD got her first haircut at Harmony Barbershop this past fall. We had such a great time at that place! Your boys look like they did too. Love the blue hair!

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Old 01-02-2012, 09:30 AM   #49
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stalling cleaning? Well, thank you for your sacrifice - ALL for me!!

I was so looking for an update! and you have indulged me!! I do truly thank you for including the menus! When we first started planning our trip, we both had jobs, and I had visions of the chefs table at FF - now that we are scaling back our trip (and keep in mind it is our 30th wedding anniversary!) seeing the pictures and the tip about seating at the bar - I cant wait for dh to come home so I can show him your pictures and say - we're so going to do this!!

Thank you for including all those pictures - I cant believe we're going to Disney!

just went back to page 2 - missed part 1!! DD 14 surprises me that everywhere she goes she always packs her "squishy" pillow (it is one that was popular a few years ago, filled with some kind of styrofoam beans - we cant seem to locate any anywhere!) that is held together in parts with duct tape - and a bear her brother got her on his first camping trip away from the family! I keep thinking she wont bring those on this trip or that trip - nope, she brought them on a High School Trip last weekend!
Hi Sandy! I am so, SO very sorry I missed your post somehow! I just read it this morning while trying to figure out where I left off so I could start again.

First off, Happy Anniversary and congratulations on your upcoming trip! There were several couples sitting at the bar eating, as well as several empty seats- I hope you like sitting there! FWIW, any restaurant that has a bar will allow you to order from the menu- including places like California Grille- so it's always an option to keep in mind if you can't get an ADR.

And your daughter's squishy pillow? Sounds very loved.

Thanks for reading-
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #50
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #51
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I am laughing at Tyler's ear buds, not at Tyler but at my spouse. Rob bought Sarah "one of those machines" for one of her holiday gifts. Poor man, he does not know what he has done. I see many battles ahead regarding her new "earrings".

Love Timmy's blue hair and Sean's enjoyment at being at Disney. Does Sean normally like rides that spin or involve wind? Just curious.


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So how is it going with the new earrings? UGH. We all love our ipods, but the earring thing is the worst- He does take them out more than it looks, though-

And yes, Sean loves spinning, not sure what you mean by wind- he used to go on all the rides, but then stopped when he was 11 or so- right when puberty kicked in- no more Space Mountain or BTMRR, no more heights. We have just spent all of Nov & Dec weaning him from one drug and have now started another- we are on week 2, but it should be at least 2 weeks more before we see the true effects of the new medication. Our fingers are crossed!


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And secondly - do I understand sister. I'm forever reminding people (um Americans) that Toronto sits SOUTH of quite a few US states - and parts of many -and we don't live in igloos. Actually get less snow than Chicago. And then there are my own people - who HATE Toronto - Canadians love to hate it. It's a national past time. Tnink it's the devil so to speak.

Everyone gets less snow that Chicago, except maybe Buffalo... and that depends on the year. I grew up there, left about 34 yrs ago and haven't missed it at all, not even the CUBS but I have WGN and go see them in other cities.

this may be the best report EVER!
What's wrong with Toronto? I had a great time threre in a music exchange program when I was in high school- the band came to NJ for a week and stayed with our families, then our choir went up and stayed with their's- it was the BEST!!!! We all made so many great friends, and saw so much of your city- isn't there a park on an island? We went there one of the days- loved it! And very happy you like the TR, too-

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It looks like you also got Push's handler in the picture, too! See the guy in the khaki shorts and plaid shirt? Pretty sure that's him!
Thanks! You know, I tried to look around for the handler, but honestly I was so fascinated by the garbage can I didn't give it much of an effort!

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Please post an update if you can. I so enjoy reading your trip reports.
I will- today, I promise- we had alot going on over the holidays and I was in kind of a funk-

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Loved your TR! Great tip about the Sangria! We stayed 4 nights in Oct at BWV and never noticed you could get it at the Pizza window! Now we know

Also loved your pics of your BCV room. We've never stayed there, and look forward to it.

DD got her first haircut at Harmony Barbershop this past fall. We had such a great time at that place! Your boys look like they did too. Love the blue hair!
Hi lilpooh! We stayed 4 nights in May at BWV and never noticed, either! ALways something new to try at WDW!

We love staying at BCV, but also love BWV- and pretty much all of the DVC resorts- I would go back to any of them. Still need to try VWL, though-

So cute, her first haircut at HB! The perfect spot!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #52
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Happy 2012 everyone! Here's to hoping for a FABULOUS year for us all!

We were back at BCV, and going for a swim- what was really interesting about that was this request came from Sean- who, in nearly all other circumstances, does not really like to swim. But in Disney? Seems he can't get enough! We all were happy to be hanging in SB, though, not just sean-









We took turns watching Sean and going down the slide- which, unfortunately, was shut down pretty quickly- the lazy river was also closed until 5pm (I'm guessing due to some bio problem, but what do I know. Other than MY kids wore SWIM DIAPERS until they were potty trained- and I really don't understand the parents who are ok with their wee little poopers swimming sans mars bar pool protection, but maybe that's just ME). Sorry- but I seriously think these people should be tossed out for LIFE!

Anyway.....there were games going on at the pool-



The CMs seemed to have fun playing them!







After about an hour or so, we retreated back to the villa. Through the solarium



And past the mermaid-



Tonight we had an early ADR at Yachtsman Steakhouse, followed by some fun in Epcot.....next!



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Old 01-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #53
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an UPDATE

Sorry you were in a funk. I do hope the meds will work for Sean. I love that you are sharing your pictures and your experiences, the snapshot of love! You can just tell the love from that one pool picture of your dh and the boys!

Its not easy day to day - but having the snapshot moments... helps!

Its been 2 years since we were at BCV - and it was too darn cold to talk about! (2010 Jan. epic cold - destroyed so many plants) We havent been able to take advantage of the swimming! 2 more sleeps till we fly to BWV!!

Thanks for reminding me about the Sangria! and since dh is running 39.3 miles in 2 days, I really havent that many reservations. We'll just be together. But if he's up to it, we'll hit the bars up!
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #54
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Happy New Year to you too! I'm also hoping 2012 is going to be a great one... am sure it will be!

Totally agree with you that those responsible for bio related pool closures who didn't take the appropriate precautions should be banned for life!!! Yuck!

Looks like Sean was having a great time! Such a fun pool.

Looking forward to hearing what you thought of Yachtsman!
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Happy to read your update!

I hope you and your family had a great holiday season and happy 2012!
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Aww, I'm loving your trip report with all the photos! The BC is our home resort and our favorite place to stay. Sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to read more.
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Love the update (totally agree about the bio issue) - and REALLY looking forward to the Yachtsman update and the inevitable food pictures!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #58
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Sorry you were in a funk. I do hope the meds will work for Sean. I love that you are sharing your pictures and your experiences, the snapshot of love! You can just tell the love from that one pool picture of your dh and the boys!

That's really sweet- thank-you. My DH is an awesome Dad- he spends a lot of time with his boys, all 3 of them.

Its not easy day to day - but having the snapshot moments... helps!

Absolutely!!

Its been 2 years since we were at BCV - and it was too darn cold to talk about! (2010 Jan. epic cold - destroyed so many plants) We havent been able to take advantage of the swimming! 2 more sleeps till we fly to BWV!!

Yea- that was when my friend Sally was there, too- I think she and her daughter have run it several times- have a great time, looks like the weather will be MUCH better for you this time!

Thanks for reminding me about the Sangria! and since dh is running 39.3 miles in 2 days, I really havent that many reservations. We'll just be together. But if he's up to it, we'll hit the bars up!
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Happy New Year to you too! I'm also hoping 2012 is going to be a great one... am sure it will be!

I hope so- 2011 was pretty rough for a lot of my loved ones....

Totally agree with you that those responsible for bio related pool closures who didn't take the appropriate precautions should be banned for life!!! Yuck!

Looks like Sean was having a great time! Such a fun pool.

Looking forward to hearing what you thought of Yachtsman!
We liked Yachtsman, and would eat there again- but probably would save it for when we are staying at BCV. I'll post the update in a minute-

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I hope you and your family had a great holiday season and happy 2012!
Thanks Ciciwoowoo!! You too!!

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Aww, I'm loving your trip report with all the photos! The BC is our home resort and our favorite place to stay. Sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to read more.
Thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad you are enjoying! BCV is beautiful- I'm always so happy when we are there!! But then, I'm pretty much happy everywhere!!

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Love the update (totally agree about the bio issue) - and REALLY looking forward to the Yachtsman update and the inevitable food pictures!
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Happy New Year Ellen!

Your latest update was great. It is always so nice for a little downtime at the pool in the afternoon. It really refreshes you for the rest of the night to come!

Can't wait to hear your Yachtsman's review. We love to go there for a nice dinner. We also just love to go in the bar and have a nice glass of wine. Bonus is they take TIW at the bar!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #60
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Yachtsman Steakhouse

We were looking forward to an early dinner tonight at YS. Originally, we had planned on kicking off our vacation with dinner here, but when we realized we would be getting our new TIW the next day....well, no question- YS had to MOVE!!! 20% off there is no chump chnge, KWIM? What was available for a party of 5 was a 5pm ADR- so, although MUCH earlier than we usually like to eat, we just skipped lunch & had a snack- so by 5pm, we were FAMISHED!!!!





Accolades all around-



Not too long of a wait at 5pm, that's for sure!







We started off with a cocktail- I noticed they had something made with Gran Marnier- I believe it was a Grand Smash- it was Gran Marnier, OJ, mint & something else-



O.M.Geeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Best drink EVAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!! I do love me some Gran Marnier, and rarely have I seen any cocktails where it is the main attraction- so I was a VERY happy girl! The other thing making me happy that night?



Those amazing onion pull-apart rolls. I soooo love them- actually, THEY were the main reason I was so insistent on coming back here. I think I may have had 2....or possibly...3. And I am not usually one to load up on bread and butter (even WITH the sea salt on top)- but there was no stopping me at YS!

For Sean, we asked to have fries sent out asap, to keep him happy-



Uh-oh. Looks like we're going to go broke tonight buying potatoes! Tyler ordered a lobster salad which I don't see on the menu-



Tyler is a VERY good eater, but this was a little too sophisticated for my DS14. I chose the scallops (which were a different preparation than what I see listed online-



Sorry about my big head- I just couldn't get it out of the photo- but those scallops were fantastic! My only complaint would be that they were small for diver scallops, but they were an appetizer portion, I suppose. Pods had Charcuterie Board - $15.00



The offerings are different from what is now offered- but it was a great starter- and lots of fun to try so many things! They gave me a menu, since it was my birthday that month- would be nice if I had that NOW, huh?



On to the main courses- next post-

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