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Old 03-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #61
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Hey hey hey...enough of the boring talk....first week back to school has been super busy and not enough Dis time. I gotta go get my TR updated too.

My DD and I did the Living with the Land ride too as we were waiting for out Fastpass time to get there. I told her she might think it was boring, but she actually liked it. It wasnt too bad at all and I think I have a lot of the same pics too!!!

Keep up the not so boring TR, its great!!
Somehow I quoted the other two and forgot yours, Oh well you get your very own post then.

I am glad you are still here mblc. My kids start back to school next week so I am sure I am going to be super busy than too. Come to think of it, it's been super busy this week with all four of them home. Well at least three home right now, I shipped off my DD to her Grandma's house and will pick her up on Sunday.

Being the only one on the trip I don't have alot (or any) pictures of me and my family being cute or getting caught in wierd poses. (I am really not the kind of person to take a pic of myself), so I wanted to warn people that it was a lot of pics of greenery. I like them, but it isn't everyone cup of tea.

I can't wait to see the pics in your TR and compare them to my own.

Thank you, I guess I will keep writting.
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Yes, I could not imagine a solo trip. I feel that Disney is all about creating SHARED memories. That being said....I am SO glad you took the leap so that we could all meet in real life! Thank you, Corri!!!!

Sitting at my desk at work miles and miles away from my happy place looking at "boring" pictures of said happy place is far from boring! Keep them coming....it helps chase away the Disney blues!
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #63
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So starting with Canada, I started leisurly making my way around WS.

It was the Flower and Garden show, so I couldn't help but snap a couple of pictures along the way.

Just a side note on the pics, last year I had taken tons of pics of the diffrent areas around WS, but I just didn't feel the urge to do it this year. Put I took a pic of the Topiaries I found.





I forgot to add these pic to yesterday because I saw this when I was still witht the girls. They were making this out of sand for the new Disneynature movie coming out soon called Chimpanzee.







Beauty and the Beast were in France.





Lightning McQueen and Tow Matter were in Japan.



Couldn't resist taking a pic of these huge coi fish. I thought they were just lovely.



Buzz and Woody were in America. Lotso was a little further in but is was surrounded by people. I vowed to come back, but I never did.

But then these guys distracted me. . .at least for a little while.



This is when I decided to grab myself a frozen lemonade. I know, I know I should have grabbed a lovely snack at France but I just had an urge for one of these frozen goodies. Sorry, no picture.



The Lady and the Tramp found a perfect spot in Italy. I suppose they are looking for some more pasta to chow down on.







Can't go to Germany without taking some pictures of the trains, right.



Found this guy over in China. Just love this guy.



And who can resist the panda bears also at China. Ahh, how cute.

Than I can along Norway. I have always wanted to try Maelstrom but no one would ever go on it with me. So here is my chance, but first I need to slurp down my frozen lemonade. ouch, brainfreeze.



I thought it was a nice ride. Don't know if I will ever find the urge to ride it again, but it was nice to do once. I definatly would not have done it if I had to wait in a long line to ride it.





Found Peter Pan on the bridge area between FW and WS. Perfect segway since I plan to visit Tinkerbells gardens next, but I will have to post those pics next time.

Just one more flower and gargen show pic before I go.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #64
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Yes, I could not imagine a solo trip. I feel that Disney is all about creating SHARED memories. That being said....I am SO glad you took the leap so that we could all meet in real life! Thank you, Corri!!!!

Sitting at my desk at work miles and miles away from my happy place looking at "boring" pictures of said happy place is far from boring! Keep them coming....it helps chase away the Disney blues!
Goodness, you must have been writing this when I writing my update because I totally missed this. Oh well, better late than never.

I am glad that I decided to go even though my friend wasn't able to join me. I had a great time, and honestly the lonely bug only hit me from time to time. It was hardest during some of the meals and really on the last day. That being said I am very glad that my next trip will be with my DD. Loved meeting you all too.

I must agree with you, even the "boring" pics at WDW is still more exciting then the daily adventures of life.

You know another way to chase away those Disney Blues, start planning your next trip. I know, I know can't actually do anything until August, but you can still plan some basics . . . that will probably change a hundred times until them.
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Hi Corrine, I'm finally reading everyone's reviews!! I love all your pictures!!

I can't decide if I'd like a solo trip or not...for all the reasons you listed! I know for sure if I ever did it, though, I'd be taking a TON of pictures. I'd be playing photographer all the time for sure.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #66
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Hi Corrine, I'm finally reading everyone's reviews!! I love all your pictures!!

I can't decide if I'd like a solo trip or not...for all the reasons you listed! I know for sure if I ever did it, though, I'd be taking a TON of pictures. I'd be playing photographer all the time for sure.

Glad you made it hear Sandy.

I had a lot of fun doing a solo trip, it was great being able to do what ever I wanted when I wanted to. I took ove 400 pics, it probably would have been more if it wasn't raining at DAK all day on my last day.

Sorry I have been MIA for awhile, you will have an update to my TR in just a couple of minutes.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #67
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So while I was still with D and we were texting back and forth with Lidian, she said that she was at the Fairy Garden's. So when I was heading out of World showcase I couldn't resist on walking through them. I must admite they were quite beautiful and I spent some extra time there soaking up the view.













I hope they will still be around when we go next summer, my DD will love these.

So after looking at the lovely faries I headed to the place I haven't dared to roam before. A place shrounded in mystery and expectations. . .Well at least to me. I head to Mission Space. This was another first in my book. Liam went back and forth with this one, wanted to try it and than wanted nothing to do with it. In the end he opted to ride TT again.



I went to the CM's and told them I wanted to ride the Wossy side. They laughed and handed my a card. While in line I meet a lovely older couple who was there with there family. They had tried the more intense side when they were younger but vowed to do it never again.

I enjoyed the ride and am glad that I did it, though I did get a little get a little bit of motion sickness while riding it. I waved goodbye to Gary Sinese and was on my way.

Making my way through Future World I decided to hit my favorites again. So I went on another spin on TT, and another hang glider ride on Soarin'. I than ran over to Spaceship Earth and took a ride. I can't help but addore this ride. I guess I am just a simple girl at heart.

After I was done with these I looked at my phone to see what time it was (really who needs a watch anymore) and saw that I still had a lot of time before my dinner reservation. So I went where I vowed not to go while I was alone. The Seas with Finding Nemo.



Now it isn't that I don't like this ride, it is just that it is definatly a kid ride and I am no spring chicken. Oh well, it's the only way I know to get into the pavillion and I wanted to look at the fish inside. I was just walking around enjoying the sites and didn't even pick up my camera once to shot a picture. I do remember seeing some divers in the tank while in the ride, and while I was looking in the diffrent tanks I saw them again. Two were even talking to there lady friends with sign language on the outside of the tank.

So looking again at the time, I decided to it was close enough to walk over to my dinner reservation. Where was I going to eat do you ask, well being alone I thought it was the perfect time to enjoy Rose & Crown.



My reservation was for about 7:30, so I arrived at about 7:10. They handed me a pager and told me that it could be as much as 15 min late.

I found a place to sit down and started playing on FB on my phone when it started to rain. Not heavily, but enough to have me going through the shops for a little bit. Once again I was a window shopper and didn't buy anything, there was a lot of nice things though. About 10 minutes later I ventured outside and the brief rain fall had stoppped, so went back to my spot to wait for my buzzer to go off. At this time it was 5 minutes past my reservation.

I recieved a text from D to meet at her room at about 8:45 for our Dis Meet, and I told her that I didn't know if I would make it since I was waiting to get in to eat dinner and didn't know how long it would take once inside.

About 5 minutes later the buzzer went off and I went to eat. At this time I was so hungery that I didn't even think to take a picture of my food. It did come to me only minutes after I ordered it, it was actually there before I got the drink (my only alchol during the trip. Got a pint of beer.) I ordered the Bangers and Mash which was very good, but it was also very heavy and had no vegtible what so ever on the plate. There were three sausages on the plate and a mound of mashed potatoes with bacon. I wolfed down the potatoes but only ate two of the sausages. The beer was slightly bitter, but I loved it and drank the whole glass.

Only about 20 minutes after sitting down to eat, my tummy was full and I was on my way out of Epcot back to the resort. That's right no Illuminations tonight. Will have to catch it next time with my DD.

Couldn't help shotting a night time pic of Spaceship earth while I left.



I didn't have to wait to long (only about 5 minutes) for the bus, and soon I was on my way back to the resort. I took this time to text D that I was on my way back. It was about 8:25 when I got back, so I took a little bit of time to relaxe on my bed for a while and grab some keychains for the girls before I headed out the door.

The four of us headed from POFQ to POR on foot. It was a nice relaxing stroll, it would have been more so if my feet were not killing me and I could feel a blister forming on my right foot. At one point one of D's DD took off here flip flops an started running. Only to come running back at us because a break neck speed because a horse and carriage was coming our way.

We had a lot of fun at our dismeet even though some of the disers were unable to go. The kids got along very well, which made this one of the moments I was really missing mine. I don't think I talked all that much, but I was so tierd from a full day and not getting alot of sleep the night before. From the look of every one, I was not the only one. We didn't stay that long, all wanting to climb into bed, and were soon saying goodbye.



Soon we were walking back to the resort. I gave D and her girls a hug back by there building, and made the rest of the walk alone to my room. I took a very quick shower, pulled on my pj's, climbed between the sheets, and turned on the TV. Within a few minutes I was fast asleep with the TV still on. Good thing to since I had 8:30 reservations the next morning. Where? Well I guess you will just have to come back and find that out.
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Great update Corri! I loved the Fairy Garden pictures - I wish we would have taken the time go visit that spot... We probably would have, if it wouldn't have been pouring rain our second Epcot day.

It was such a fun Dismeet - awesome meeting such wonderful people! Thanks for walking with the girls and I too - I probably would have been creeped out on those dark paths. LOL

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Great update Corri! I loved the Fairy Garden pictures - I wish we would have taken the time go visit that spot... We probably would have, if it wouldn't have been pouring rain our second Epcot day.

It was such a fun Dismeet - awesome meeting such wonderful people! Thanks for walking with the girls and I too - I probably would have been creeped out on those dark paths. LOL

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I know that day with non stop rain really was a downer. I kept reading on FP everyone wrighting about how it got rid of the crowds and how they were having a great time sticking it out. If it wasn't for the fact that it was my only day at DAK and my last day I would have headed back to my room and got warm under the blankets. But than since it was my last day there was no room to go back to.

I wasn't even thinking about it at the time, but when I was writing about it in my update I couldn't help but think how scared I would have been walking by myself. Not to mention I didn't know where to go. See, I knew there was a reason I went to the same resort that you did.
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I don't think I saw the Iridessa topiary. I thought I took pictures of all of them, but I must have missed her.

I was very much exhausted at the DISmeet. Glad to see you have a non-photobombed DISmeet picture!

Glad you had a nice day! Can't wait for more!
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Great update! I love the fairy garden pics. We have been in the World during F&G time for two years in a row, and we just never "take time to smell the roses." We are all about the rides and shows while we are there. We did hear a little of the Jose Feliciano Flower Power concert going on at World Showcase while we were there....as we were walking by...on our way to a ride!

We will be there during the Food and Wine fest next year, I WILL take time to stop and eat the food!!!

I think your Dismeet pic is the best I have spied on the Disboards yet...and mine is BY FAR the wackiest! DH took a pic with our camera last.
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Corri~ I don't know if you will get a chance to come on here or not, but I wanted you to know I am thinking about you and your family and praying with a broken heart for all you are going through.
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Oh Corri - I just wanted you to know that I am also here and thinking of you and your family. Many hugs and many prayers coming your way. (((Hugs)))

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Somehow I quoted the other two and forgot yours, Oh well you get your very own post then.

I am glad you are still here mblc. My kids start back to school next week so I am sure I am going to be super busy than too. Come to think of it, it's been super busy this week with all four of them home. Well at least three home right now, I shipped off my DD to her Grandma's house and will pick her up on Sunday.

Being the only one on the trip I don't have alot (or any) pictures of me and my family being cute or getting caught in wierd poses. (I am really not the kind of person to take a pic of myself), so I wanted to warn people that it was a lot of pics of greenery. I like them, but it isn't everyone cup of tea.

I can't wait to see the pics in your TR and compare them to my own.

Thank you, I guess I will keep writting.
Well, somehow, I had missed this reply as well....

Great pics of everything at Epcot too. Somehow we always short change the World Showcase. I wanted to go around and take a ton of pics this year from the festival and the farthest we made it was China. And that was only because of the Kim Possible mission. Have to convince the wife to do this, Epcot is not one of her favorite parks....

Again, so sorry and we continue to pray for your family and are keeping you in our thoughts as well....
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So I tried to post something here a couple of days ago (the same time I posted in my PTR) but it disappeared and I really wasn't in the mood to redo it so I clicked off the computer. I wanted to thank everyone for there thoughts and prayers over the last couple of weeks. It has helped me knowing that there are others out there wishing me and my family well. I loved my brother very much and will miss him more than words can say, but I know he would not want me to dwell in sadness. So I am trying to pull myself up and get back to my life knowing that he is looking over me and my kids.
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