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Old 02-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #541
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Your night safari sounds amazing as does your dinner. Beef Stroganoff is one of my signature dishes, but I use Dijon Mustard and copious amounts of Paprika as well as the sour cream.

I have never seen the brown and white cattle at AKL. They look so pretty.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #542
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I have always wanted to make beef stroganoff, what's that mustard mixture? It looks so good. Michael gave me a recipe once for it and it was so labor intensive we ended driving through Wendy's instead. Yours looks so easy.

Love the animal photos and I can't believe the giraffes were that close. I think giraffes are the most beautiful animals. They smell something fierce though.
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So would you do the night safari again? I hadn't given it much thought since I didn't think I would be able to see the animals, but that looked great.

How did you get the scooter back to the room after it died?
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Your night safari sounds amazing as does your dinner. Beef Stroganoff is one of my signature dishes, but I use Dijon Mustard and copious amounts of Paprika as well as the sour cream.

I have never seen the brown and white cattle at AKL. They look so pretty.

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The night safair was awesome! Is the Paprika a German twist on the stroganoff?

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I have always wanted to make beef stroganoff, what's that mustard mixture? It looks so good. Michael gave me a recipe once for it and it was so labor intensive we ended driving through Wendy's instead. Yours looks so easy.

Love the animal photos and I can't believe the giraffes were that close. I think giraffes are the most beautiful animals. They smell something fierce though.
Here is a link to the recipe on the "What's for Dinner Thread". It's really pretty easy and very tasty!

Beef Stroganoff

I didn't find any problems with their smell, but I bet they AKL vets keep them very clean.

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So would you do the night safari again? I hadn't given it much thought since I didn't think I would be able to see the animals, but that looked great.

How did you get the scooter back to the room after it died?
I think we might do that safari again, definitely over the Wanyama because it is more cost effective and you aren't tied to a meal at Jiko. If I eat at Jiko, I want to pick my food not eat from the tableside "buffet".

Well once I got it back on level ground the scooter limped very slowly back to the room. It wasn't until I was on the next pod to my room before it completely died. At that point, I put it in neutral and pushed it back. We have had many scooter mishaps as Fran has been using them for over 10 years. It was only about five years ago that I started using them when my tendonitis in my foot got really bad. I only went to a podiatrist last year and actually got it properly diagnosed about six months ago.

Before that I saw a rhuematologist because I thought it was arthritis as that was what the foot surgeon told me was most likely to occur with the surgery I had on my foot. I got orthodics the week before we left, but I didn't want to risk walking that much on new orthodics so I brought the scooter. We'll have to see how I do with the orthodics at DL and if I can walk miles without killing my foot.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:29 AM   #545
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Fran has never rode RSR, but since she got on Test Track we figured that she can get on RSR. I can't wait to get her out there to ride it! She wants to try the two. I don't know what we will do with the leftevoers since two of can't even finish the one. Ordering two.
I thought that Fran rode RSR with you during the AP preview last June. I knew that you rode RSR on that day when I saw you and Fran during the preview. It was nice that she went on Test Track during your trip. Can you ask the CM's at Cafe Orleans if you can have half the Three Cheese Monte Cristo and the Monte Cristo Sandwich on one plate. I don't think that is possible but it is worth a shot if you can have a half plate the 3 Cheese and the Monte Cristo.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:13 AM   #546
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The night safair was awesome! Is the Paprika a German twist on the stroganoff?
I am not sure, but it gives it a lovely earthy flavour.

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Thank you for the link to the ingredients. I'm going to make this on Michael's next 48. I'm thinking a salad or green veggie and maybe bread for side dishes.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #548
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I am not sure, but it gives it a lovely earthy flavour.

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Hmmmmm, sounds interesting. Fran is the one who found this recipe and introduced me to it. We have been eating it for so long. She really hates it when I change spices or flavorings to something that has become a "standard" in the repertoire.

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Thank you for the link to the ingredients. I'm going to make this on Michael's next 48. I'm thinking a salad or green veggie and maybe bread for side dishes.
I usually do a cooked green veggie with this. We were just too tired to eat healthy by the time we were hungry.

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We are now on Day six of the trip and you would think that we would be starting to slow down! We ate something quick for breakfast, maybe cereal or an English Muffin and were out the door to the bus stop.

Well because Fran’s camera ran out of memory space on the safari the other day, we vowed to come back today and ride the safari again. You can go back a couple pages if you want to see the pictures, I put them in the update from our first day at AK.

We didn’t get there quite at rope drop, but we were entering into the park at 9AM. It was amazing the difference between a Thursday and a Saturday. It was PACKED!!

We rode the safari and then Fran went off to go shopping. Tracey had asked if we could get her the item number for a red mickey bag that she had purchased the week before. Fran took that as a “buy the bag for Tracey” Turns out it was a good move because Tracey did want a second bag. I hope you have received it and your mother is enjoying it!

We went through a small “trying to return the bag fiasco” so it’s good that Tracey wanted it. Then we headed over to Expedition Everest. Fran was actually willing to give this one a go, so we went through the regular queue as the line was only stated at 20 minutes. I realized that I had not been through the queue since the ride opened back when.

But first the obligatory trash can picture.



Disney is the best with “dust” they can make it look so real.













































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Then we got on the ride. Take a look at the ball cap she is wearing because this is the last time you’re going to see it.









Luckily Fran had another couple baseball caps in the back of her scooter, so she put on a new one and we were good to go. We decided to check out some of the trails around the Tree of Life. We came across the vultures



There were the Kangaroos.



Then we looked at some fish.



Fran took some more Tree of Life pictures







And another Trash Can



We got one of these.



We went through the stores at the front of the park one more time. I took some more light fixture pictures.







And with that we called it a day from the Animal Kingdom. The place was really packed since it was a weekend. We were headed to DTD for dinner that night, and Fran needed to get a little rest. We were planning on doing some shopping there (little did I know how much!), so we were thinking of trying to leave the resort around 4:00PM, however since it was probably about 2:00, something was going to have to give!
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I usually do a cooked green veggie with this. We were just too tired to eat healthy by the time we were hungry.

"Michael's next 48"?

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Great update. We love EE and Mickey pretzels with cheese. That would be my Chloe's perfect day.

We've lost a hat or two on EE. You'd think we would have learned.

I also noticed a difference in crowds from weekdays to weekends. It's fairly significant. On the busses too.

Awesome photos as usual.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #552
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I loved the photos from the line at Expedition Everest. Maybe the next time I go to WDW, I just have to do this for all the clever details in the line and then take the chicken exit. This is one ride that seriously freaks me out.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #553
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We rode the safari and then Fran went off to go shopping. Tracey had asked if we could get her the item number for a red mickey bag that she had purchased the week before. Fran took that as a “buy the bag for Tracey” Turns out it was a good move because Tracey did want a second bag. I hope you have received it and your mother is enjoying it!

We went through a small “trying to return the bag fiasco” so it’s good that Tracey wanted it.
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Just catching up.

How cool is that, that you got an entire vehicle all to yourselves for the tour. Your own private tour! Your stroganoff looks yummy by the way.

You got some great pictures of the queue for EE. I hardly ever get to see the all the little pictures, artifacts and articles that's in the queue.

Did Fran enjoy the ride?!
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Great pics from EE

Shame about the ball cap - the yeti probably has quiet the collection now !!
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