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Old 09-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #136
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Following the fireworks we decided to get something to eat. It was EMH and MK was open until midnight so we still had a few options open. While we were walking through Frontierland I was surprised to hear someone say my name and see that it was Disneyfreak616 – Kristen! A completely unexpected and glorious frump sighting!!! Kristen’s sister and mom were patiently standing by as I was blabbering on about how exciting this was to meet her. Poor Sarah was probably thinking, “what’s up with this crazy lady who knows my name?” We posed for a photo and then parted ways. And may I say that she is as cute and adorable as her photo.





Buzz was calling out to us next – we headed to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. I thought I had done so well on the ride but as you can see from the photo, I was only a Space Cadet and DDW had attained the level of Galactic Hero!!!! Just for the record, I like the laser guns at DL better since you can remove them from the base and aim better. And yes, I know the secret to getting the high score but I’m rarely successful.

Another DIS meet with photo = 1 point
Riding Buzz with DDW (again, very cool! ) = 1 point
Total now = 19 points

Btw, I loved the teaser pics you sent me of DDW...PURE GENIUS!
I laughed and squealed so loudly that my family thought I'd completely lost it. Of course, then again...what else is new!




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The good thing about jet-lag is that I get to catch up with your TR
Loving the photos and it's so cool that you got to meet so many great DISers
Looks like you all had a wonderful time
I will have to catch up on your dining review as well .... I am so far behind!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #137
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Sneaking in a little Dis before my conference meetings today.

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I love your morning tour of the Boardwalk area! Love your picture of the reflection of the resort in the small pool. I haven't spent much time there, but what a cute, well-themed area!

Haven't been to the BW Bakery, so I appreciated your review. Boy, you can't go wrong with pastries at Disney!

Looks like a beautiful morning, both at BW and AK- hope that continues for awhile.

Even though you were rushing a bit to get to lunch, you got some nice pictures along the way.
Hi Dee! I think that ff they put Stormalong Bay at BW and swapped Flying Fish for Yachtsman, it would be the perfect resort!!

Amen! Can't go wrong with pastries at Disney - that is a true statement!!

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The good thing about jet-lag is that I get to catch up with your TR
Loving the photos and it's so cool that you got to meet so many great DISers
Looks like you all had a wonderful time
I will have to catch up on your dining review as well .... I am so far behind!!
Welcome home Linda!!! Glad to see you getting caught up. And yes, we had a wonderful time.

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Another DIS meet with photo = 1 point
Riding Buzz with DDW (again, very cool! ) = 1 point
Total now = 19 points

Btw, I loved the teaser pics you sent me of DDW...PURE GENIUS!
I laughed and squealed so loudly that my family thought I'd completely lost it. Of course, then again...what else is new!

I still say that you are going to need a bigger abacus Barb! I'm only 2 days into the TR.

I had to build the anticipation by the series of photos!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #138
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Here's a virtual postcard from the conference that I am attending at the St. Regis Hotel Monarch Beach, CA .... Wish you were here!!


Michael joined me for dinner.





Sunset over the ocean from our dining table:
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #139
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Beautiful pictures! Hopefully the business meetings won't be too time consuming, so you have lots of time to enjoy that incredible environment!
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How on earth do you concentrate on work in such a gorgeous location!

Hope it's not all work and no play
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Beautiful postcard pics! I love your disboards with DDW and Kristen! DDW isn't what I expected him to look like! But it isn't a bad thing, he has a great smile!

Have fun on your business trip! I have an interview next week with a huge company and I am getting super excited/nervous because I want and need this so bad! Wish me luck!
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:18 AM   #142
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I'm back from my business trip and will get an update posted later today!

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Beautiful pictures! Hopefully the business meetings won't be too time consuming, so you have lots of time to enjoy that incredible environment!
Thanks DDW! It wasn't too bad considering most of the evening activities were a casino night, cocktail receptions, and dance parties.

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Hi Linda! Yep... hard to do at times but they let us out for recess a few times.

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Beautiful postcard pics! I love your disboards with DDW and Kristen! DDW isn't what I expected him to look like! But it isn't a bad thing, he has a great smile!

Have fun on your business trip! I have an interview next week with a huge company and I am getting super excited/nervous because I want and need this so bad! Wish me luck!
Rachel - how the heck are you? Someone needs to update their PTR! Good luck with your interview! Working for a huge company can have its advantages as far as benefits packages, opportunities for promotions and in moving laterally within the company for new and different roles within the organization.

Yes, DDW has a great smile and a great laugh! Sorry I can't post a picture of his warm laugh!
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Fantastic pictures from dinner at the conference! That's cool that Michael got to join you!

Really great picture of you at the table!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #144
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Subbing to your TR! Looks like a lot of fun and since I am caught up on most of my subbed TRs I will now have something new to read. 12 days. Woo Hoo!
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Fantastic pictures from dinner at the conference! That's cool that Michael got to join you!

Really great picture of you at the table!
Thanks Dee! Now I'm back to reality... had to make my own bed this morning and no newspaper hanging on my front door.

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Hi there Mary Ellen! Thanks for reading over here!

I just cruised through a couple of your past TR and I have to say that I am amazed at several things.. first of all, how have I missed those and even more astounding - your photos are amazing!! You are so creative! And then I listened to your 9/11 original composition tribute song - oh my gosh!!! You have such talent. Wow... now I want to go back through and read your past TRs.
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Monday August 20, 2012 - Day 3 Part 2


We had finished lunch at Yak & Yeti... what to do next?




The day was hot, our bellies were full from lunch, and the lines were long for many of the attractions so we were feeling a bit sluggish. However, the moment that Michael saw some monkeys he brightened up. He took some photos and posted on FB that this was not his nephew (ha, he’s not a monkeys uncle!)



Since the lines for Expedition Everest were long, we got fast passes with a return time of 2-3pm. It was a little too hot for us to stand in a long line for 45 minutes.



The Finding Nemo the Musical was just starting the 1pm show so we ducked into nearly the back row just in time to see the show begin. I love this show – it is so well produced and the performers are so perfectly talented! The lady in the row just behind us kept taking photos with her flash which was annoying but one of the CM came over and spoke to her so she stopped.

My non-flash photos. They weren't great but then again, I wasn't annoying anyone I hope:




Here's the temperature before we got on EE:


Following the Nemo show we didn’t have long to wait before the window for our fast passes for EE was open at 2pm. We were seated in the front row – yay for being able to see the coaster track flip in the dark cavern so that we could reverse our direction. I captured this on video but it was so dark that you can't clearly see what is happening.

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Moving on… we went to Dinoland but the wait for the Dinosaur ride was nearly an hour so that wasn’t going to happen since we weren’t feeling like waiting that long. Darn! Michael had not been on this ride before and I wanted him to experience the excitement of going back in time and encountering some prehistoric critters. Next time!




Instead we headed back to Discovery Island and almost passed by the Character Landing.



Ha! Another opportunity to pose with characters! No one wanted to go with me so I decided to go alone. But wait… who is that following me down the path? Emily and Michael decided to go and enjoy the AC. What AC you ask? I may have said something that led them to believe that there was a cool refreshing waiting area down there - there were overhead fans. We arrived at the character spot and Em called me out on my failure to disclose accurate information!! Yes, I lied to my kid to see if she would at least walk down the path and see how cute and adorable the characters were and then perhaps pose with them. It worked! There was NO ONE there with the characters. We saw the funniest thing with them all dancing with each other. I wish I had video of this since it was hilarious! Since we were the only park guests, there were plenty of antics and time to pose. That ended up being a highlight.












Our final to-do before we left the park for the day was to get photos by the Tree of Life.





Not sure if we are convincing anyone that we actually see a character emerging from the ground?? I don't think we had the proper motivation to pull this shot off. Ha!




Up Next: Touring a new Disney resort for us and a new "theme" park!

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Ahh I give you guys a lot of credit for staying in AK during the afternoon. I simply can't handle it! Lovely pics from the St. Regis, by the way. That sunset is beautiful!
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I LOVE that you found the characters all by themselves!! It looks like a pretty hot day that day! I think I would be dying! I am hoping its not so hot in October!
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I just cruised through a couple of your past TR and I have to say that I am amazed at several things.. first of all, how have I missed those and even more astounding - your photos are amazing!! You are so creative! And then I listened to your 9/11 original composition tribute song - oh my gosh!!! You have such talent. Wow... now I want to go back through and read your past TRs.
Thanks for such a nice welcome and you totally made my day with the compliment on my 9/11 video. I was thinking about taking that link down, but decided not to because I'm proud of that song, so thank you!

I know I tend to get stuck just going to my subbed page, so I have to break out and find new TRs every once in awhile.

So I have read up to right before your first DIS meet. Glad you had an uneventful flight(s) and were able to move your room up one floor. I didn't do on line check-in in June and ended up stuck on the bottom floor. My DH and I called it our subterranean villa. Now I have requests all over my October reservation for a high floor. Seriously, it wasn't that bad, I just don't like the first floor.

I love CMC for breakfast. So yummy.

You really got some beautiful pictures in Epcot and around the Boardwalk. Just lovely. Looks like your trip is off to a great start. Looking forward to reading more!
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I'm such a bad follower. I've been running crazy trying to get caught up with work and packing and I'm falling behind. Today is house cleaning day. Urgh.... there should be a rule against that before a trip. LOL!!

I love your DIS meet. I've never met anyone from here. I'm too self conscious to do that. LOL!!

I love the picture from Buzz. I have one with me sticking my tongue out. I was definitely concentrating. LOL!!

I love EE. One of my favorite rides ever. We got to ride it when they first built it. I found out a few months ago that DH's cousin was one the the architects that worked on it.

I love Pooh, but Eeyore is my favorite. LOL!!

I love those monkeys. They are loud though!! LOL!!

Can't wait to read more and I promise I will keep up this time.
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