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Old 09-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #151
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I love your updates! CarsLand looks absolutely amazing!!!

I can't get over the lines though. But, I'm glad your plan worked....even if it meant y'all missing out on being family of the day. And I can't believe the ride broke down for so long first thing in the morning. But, I would have stayed put, too.

It really looks like Radiator Springs! Reid would freak out! I do hope all the rumors are true & that they will be putting CarsLand in DHS. I just don't know when/if we'd make it out to DisneyLand.

Sounds like y'all were having fun & getting lots of rides done. I can't wait for the Little Mermaid ride to open at WDW. Not that I'll get to see it anytime soon.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:21 AM   #152
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7/8 - A Unexpected Yummy Meal

7/8 - A Unexpected Yummy Meal

It was time for lunch. However, Steve was not feeling well and wanted to go back to the hotel. Problem was that I had made and ADR at Carthay Circle. Other problem was that while this restaurant was new and exciting in that regard, the menu wasn't that appealing to any of us.

Steve walked up with us to the restaurant on his way out of the park. He too looked at the menu and confirmed he would not be interested.

It was EXTREMELY warm and I think we were having a hard time thinking/deciding because of the heat and also because we were hungry. I decided we should go inside to decide.



It was a very beautiful restaurant inside and the ac was definitely on. We paused only for a moment though when we realized that we truly did not want to eat here.

I had Zoe and Alex sit while I went up to cancel our reservation.



Once this was done, we decided to go to Flo's V8 Cafe. This as it would turn out would be one of my favorite meals of the trip. The boys ordered the pork loin with Coca-Cola BBQ sauce with different sides.



I ordered the NY Strip Loin.




Zoe ordered the kids roast beef sandwich.



I ordered Mater's Tulsa Tea to drink. Very interesting beverage. Green iced tea with fruit foam on top. The kids couldn't handle the foam on top... reminded them of something gross Gee, thanks kids for ruining my enjoyment of my drink.



Zach was kind enough to buy Zoe and I a pie to share and then he and Alex souvenier shakes with "gravel".




The restaurant is very nice inside. Like everything else in Carsland it is well themed.



As we were nearing the end of our yummy meal, a group of soda jerk dressed cm's stood next to us doing a bit of a round of rock paper scissors in order to determine who would have to do something. I am terribly embarrassed to write about this, but.. I have been bearing my soul in one way or another for a few years now here on dis... why stop now? What the cm's were fighting over was to see who would have to approach our table. Why? Well, while Zoe and I were sitting along the bench seat of our table along the wall... and Zach was sitting in a chair along the corner of the table... ALEX was seated with his back (or rather backside if you know where I am going with this) to the rest of the restaurant. Now, being a 16 year old boy and being one who is quite often oblivious (almost in a clinical sort of way - honestly - even the school district thought so) Alex often wears his pants a bit low. Well, apparently too low for Disney standards. He was told he could not allow his "bender" to show. Horrified, Zach immediately took charge of his little brother and told him to rectify this situation since Alex had no clue what the cm was referring to. I was to shocked to stay anything. OMG! It was but a brief moment (sans some briefs ) but it was VERY embarrassing!!! Sometimes, I truly think I dropped my boys on their heads one too many times. Course.. Zach is definitely coming out of that and is turning into quite the adult so maybe there is hope for Alex.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #153
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I caught up on your updates before I left for work this morning. I thought I read the CArsland update before, but I never commented. Sorry. I think that's the afternoon I feel asleep with my computer on my lap. Don't think it was because your update was boring, I was just so darn tired I just crashed.

Anyway - I agree that Carsland looks amazing! I would really love to see that. The scenery is so cool. Do you think they will ever do something like that at WDW? I finally learned all the names of the CARs this weekend when I was at the beach with my nephew's 3 year old. OMG, he was adorable pushing those little cars around.

So, no roller coaster for you? Zoe looks almost stunned in her picture. I hope she was actually enjoying the ride?

The Floe's cafe looks so cool. Sounds like you had a great meal there and your ice tea drink looks yummy. I don't care what the kids say.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #154
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So sorry Steve couldn't join you for lunch; it looks delish!!

Flo's is definately on my to do list now. That NY Strip Loin with a chocolate shake. Mmmmmmmmmm.......

Thanks for the food porn update.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #155
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I caught up on your updates before I left for work this morning. I thought I read the CArsland update before, but I never commented. Sorry. I think that's the afternoon I feel asleep with my computer on my lap. Don't think it was because your update was boring, I was just so darn tired I just crashed.

Anyway - I agree that Carsland looks amazing! I would really love to see that. The scenery is so cool. Do you think they will ever do something like that at WDW? I finally learned all the names of the CARs this weekend when I was at the beach with my nephew's 3 year old. OMG, he was adorable pushing those little cars around.

So, no roller coaster for you? Zoe looks almost stunned in her picture. I hope she was actually enjoying the ride?

The Floe's cafe looks so cool. Sounds like you had a great meal there and your ice tea drink looks yummy. I don't care what the kids say.
I know how that goes... you try and get caught up on dis and then you are so tired that it is all you can do to read... but not comment. I just am glad I didnt bore you to sleep.

The rumors are that WDW will have a carsland in an expansion of sorts next to be done in DHS. How cool, eh?

I like roller coasters, just not really speady ones with loops. California Screaming counts down and then GOOOOOES. It also does loops inside of a mickey head. I am not a fan..no. Now.. BTMRR... I love that type. I stayed away from EE until December, but I am anxious to go on it again. It seems like just a bigger version of BTMRR.

Flo's was very neat. I think DLR does have some good theming when it comes to some of their restaurants. Blue Bayou use to be a must do for us since it is INSIDE POTC! Such a cool place.

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So sorry Steve couldn't join you for lunch; it looks delish!!

Flo's is definately on my to do list now. That NY Strip Loin with a chocolate shake. Mmmmmmmmmm.......

Thanks for the food porn update.
For Steve, I wish he had not missed it. I am use to him not being involved... but for him, I wish he didn't spend as much time in the hotel bed. I am of the mind that.. well, on vacation I want to do things I can't do at home. Sleep in bed is definitely something I can do at home. (and usually in a more comfortable one)

All of the food at Flo's was good. I would definitely go there again!
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #156
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Ann, I don't remember if I commented on the Cars update (sorry...just so much going on), but I loved it. I hope they add it at DHS.

Your lunch looks absolutely yummy.

I'm sorry...I don't mean to , but that is kind of funny. I have to tell you, my husband will walk by someone whose pants are hanging down and loudly tell them to pull them up (I keep telling him to stop before someone comes after him with a knife). I'm sure Alex's were not that bad and he was just oblivious to the whole situation.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #157
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I'm sorry...I don't mean to , but that is kind of funny. I have to tell you, my husband will walk by someone whose pants are hanging down and loudly tell them to pull them up (I keep telling him to stop before someone comes after him with a knife). I'm sure Alex's were not that bad and he was just oblivious to the whole situation.
Oh.. it was that bad!! He is always struggling with his pants.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #158
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Looks like y'all made a good choice of switching to Flo's! The food sounds great!

And that is too funny about the CM's & Alex!
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Looks like y'all made a good choice of switching to Flo's! The food sounds great!

And that is too funny about the CM's & Alex!
Flo's was awesome. I don't think we would have enjoyed Carthay Circle near as much. And... Alex and his pants would have fit in even less at Carthay Circle.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:00 PM   #160
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All I can say is about Alex's pants!!! My brother doesn't sag is at all, but when he is sitting somewhere we always have to remind this that he needs to pull them up!
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #161
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Yeah, all caught up here too!

I loved all the photos of Disneyland. It makes me so homesick to see them all. Disneyland was our first love and will always be.

Guess what, I forgot that Zach was with you for that visit. I was really wondering who that "other guy" was.
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All I can say is about Alex's pants!!! My brother doesn't sag is at all, but when he is sitting somewhere we always have to remind this that he needs to pull them up!
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Yeah, all caught up here too!

I loved all the photos of Disneyland. It makes me so homesick to see them all. Disneyland was our first love and will always be.

Guess what, I forgot that Zach was with you for that visit. I was really wondering who that "other guy" was.
That is funny... yup... Zach was with us. Now he is trying to plan a trip in the spring for Kim's break...and before he leaves for Kuwait. She wants to go to WDW... but he doesnt Once every few years is enough for my guys.
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Oh my goodness! Can you believe it has been almost 2 months since an update? How absolutely crazy absurd is that?

Lets see if I can list some excuses that might get me forgiven

Well... Work got busy, does that count? The territory that neighbors mine lost the rep and so (and forgive me, cause I know I mentioned it somewhere) I got Zach's girlfriend hired. Spitting that territory a bit meant more for me..but also I have had to keep an eye on her.

Then there was getting ready for the fall trip. I can't believe it snuck up on me so quickly. I was barely ready when it was time to go.

Then we left and came back. I have been back for just over 2 weeks now, but... I actually got make and was working immediately (like the night I returned) No real break to get caught up on anything.

Next and finally has been the running. I have really discovered I might actually love it. I say might because well, today was a bad run that felt like it was going to kill me. (a bit under the weather along with recovering from a hard 10k last week and a very physically draining work week made it rough) I run several times a week (tuesday, thursday and sat) I am SO glad to have tomorrow and monday off from it...I may just be able to recover.

AND I am getting ready to go to Vegas in a few days for my brothers wedding.

Time seems to be in short supply. However, I do intend to finish this TR as well as start one for the recent trip AND possibly start one for a february trip. So please, stayed tune... there may be some fun to read about yet!
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Ann, just take your time. Sometimes it is so hard to keep up with everything. We will all be here when you decided it's the right time to go on.
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Ann, just take your time. Sometimes it is so hard to keep up with everything. We will all be here when you decided it's the right time to go on.
Thank you for understanding!
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