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Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 AM   #451
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We were STARVING when we got back to Aulani! Surfing works up some powerful hunger, Dude! After running up to make sure we still had our room, (which was after I picked up new keys at the front desk), we went right to Mama's Snack Stop and ordered some hot dogs and red hots, although Tim had chicken fingers- then searched for seats, which were not at ALL easy to find this late in the day (It was probably around 1:00). We ended up sitting in front of AMA AMA.





The red hots are the local dog, and they are served with mayo-actually, it is aoli, so a tiny bit garlicky-



Nice view for lunch-







When we were finished, we all went for a swim-



The boys left to go hang at Painted Sky and play some video games, and Pods and I checked out the water slide.



The one without the inner tibe- it was a blast! Really fast! Then we wanted to do the other one- it took a little while, but eventually we got some inner tubes at the slide exit. After we came down, we floated for a while in the lazy river. we figured we had earned a slow, lazy afternoon!





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Old 01-04-2013, 09:54 AM   #452
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I should mention the second slide was fun, too!

The lazy river is ENORMOUS! It does move slowly, but that didn't bother us on this day.



It did seem to be pretty crowded (although my pics aren't really showing that) and we realized that it was Friday and things were picking up at the resort.





Get a brush, El!







Going through the tunnel-









Pods was totally humoring me going around a few times. He is very bored in a lazy river. Which i don't get at ALL, because I can tell you for a fact that in 3 weeks when we are in Mexico his entire dance card will be filled with 3 activities- golf, the swim up bar, and working up a power-drool puddle while he snores on the beach. Doesn't seem that high energy to me, either, but what do I know? We went for another slide-



Before moving over to the quiet pool for some RnR (and for Pods, working on the power-drool activity....) We passed by Mama's on the way-



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Mexico? Are you headed back to Iberostar?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #454
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We missed our chance here-



Since we weren't in the mood for a cocktail until later, when it was closed.

Pods found his place in the shade, and I went to check on the boys in Painted Sky. They were fine, just hangin and playing video games. I came back, then for some reason i went up to the room (maybe to grab my book?), passing the now vanished Stingrays-



and the pool-



In the villa, I noticed we had a message.

Remember Jaren? The VERY nice Valet? The message was from him. It seems that after our little exchange this morning when I had been so stressed, he personally went over to the front desk to make sure our keys were working when we returned. Then, for our inconvenience, he offered to give us free valet for the rest of the trip! Well, that was not neccessary, but it was incredibly sweet! And typical of probably 90% at least of the CMs at Aulani, they were just great. I called back, but he had left for the day- don't worry- I went to see him on Saturday to gush my thank-yous! I also mentioned him in my survey. <3 Here's a pic from that-



If you have seen that Aulani video Christmas card that's floating around, he is in the last scene- standing in the back of all the valets.

Anywho...back to the quiet pool-



And Mr. Drool Puddler-



Currently, they were setting up for tonight's Starlit Hui right behind us-







We eventually headed up to our room with the boys- time to get ready for our dinner at Roy's!



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Mexico? Are you headed back to Iberostar?
YES!!! The end of the month for 5 nights.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #456
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Thank YOU!! Me too!! How is Fran? Did you see we changed our dates again? Now going to be in Anaheim 8/21-26....I think the first night they will be going to an Angels game- I will be in DL.
Fran and I are both getting over an upper respiratory thing, since we got back from the cruise. She had to postpone her arthritis drugs from next Monday to the following week. Her main wound is getting smaller, but another opened up. I think we will still be changing dressings on our WDW trip at the end of the month.

I didn't notice your dates had changed, but since I live near DL, I would have only noticed if you changed it to a time when I would be out of town. We'll have to met up for a drink!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #458
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Love me some lazy river! Men just don't get it do they?

You look super tan in the one photo. Have fun in Mexico! We're at 8 weeks out for our FLA break, a week in Orlando at the timeshare. I better not say it on here but we may not hit a park at all this year, except for Legoland. We just enjoy the warm and pool time.
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You know you are tortouring me, Ellen, don't you?

Okay, yes, I love all the pics and that lazy river looks just AWESOME!!!!!!! All those Aulani pics just make me want to go there ....... now all I need is the airfare to plummit. (which it won't!)

And another vacation coming up. Hope you are doing another report! I just LOVE reading those!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #461
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Thanks for the Sandy update, not too much about the problems in the news lately. Glad help will be decided on today.

Love me some lazy river time, don't do the slides, hate getting my face wet!

Love the blue toes, most stylish!
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Love how you spent your afternoon. Yeah, I have the drool pool guy here just sitting and sleeping while "watching" a game, but he won't sit on the beach, or do a float around for long either.

The Red Hot dog looks great! I guess I didn't know about that one - so many reasons to go back! If I don't catch up to you before you leave, have a great time in Mexico!
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We eventually headed up to our room with the boys- time to get ready for our dinner at Roy's!
Loved your update. So nice to remember...we did that...uh huh, we were right there by the quiet pool...we sat there during Starlit Hui...

I'm interested to hear your review of Roy's. DW and I enjoyed it much more than Ama Ama. I guess it didn't hurt that they knew we were celebrating our anniversary and treated us accordingly!
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Great pix Ellen !! Now the Lazy River is something I CAN handle especially if kids aren't around to splash/dunk meI do believe I may be talking to Carol about a Hawaiin Free trip
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Glad you didn't have too much damage from Sandy. But the bad looks like it was really close. Hope your neighbors get relief soon. It was such a terrible storm. Many thoughts and prayers for those who were so affected by it.

What a nice relaxing afternoon at the resort. Love me some lazy river time. And I hate to say this but so does my DH. But he loves his naps too! lol. And I can't believe you are still going after the surfing and sliding and wandering around the resort. I bet you were pretty exhausted by the time you called it a night.

Can't wait to see what was for dinner though.
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