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Old 01-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #31
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We were really enjoying our Safari this day. We had been up since 4:00 am because of our flight time. So this was relaxing for us, love watching the animals.



This guy was enjoying the water.



As were these guys!





We continued on our way when we encountered these handsome creatures.





Looks as if the giraffes are trying to hide behind the tree!

Here the giraffes are in the open. I canít get enough of them. Hard to believe the males will fight to the death over the females!



Next up are the Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Lord knows I spent a lot of time playing that game with my sons!







My favorite birds are the flamingos, these arenít very pink, but they will do!



Of course the lions werenít out, nor were the cheetahs in sight. All of the zebras were someplace else since WDW was creating a new area for them. The new zebra area was in the old poaching scenario location.

We decided to check out Dinosaur next. Guess what, standby time was 3 minutes! The ride was as jerky as usual, but I loved it. Nothing like a few jerky rides to get oneís joints back in order beats a chiropractor!

All of the rides in AK seemed to have a very short standby time. We were beginning to see a pattern & were hoping against hope our entire stay in WDW would be like this!

On our way to the exit we decided to try the Nemo Musical. We have never seen this as we arenít much for the shows. I will say we have seen most of them, but once is enough. Nemo was really pretty good & Bob wasnít griping about being there! He hates musicals & cartoons, so I was doing good to get him in there. I didnít push my luck to see anything else. So I still have not seen Lion King, maybe next time.



It was so dark in there, made it hard for me to get any good photos, this was it. The rest had to be deleted.

We wanted to eat since the last thing we ate was McDonaldís at MCO. Our plan was to eat CS for dinner & save the TS credit for a signature meal later. I had heard about the Pepper Market Buffet, so we were going to try that. Left AK & caught a bus to CSR. Bob was starting to get grouchy as he was hungry! Donít keep that man away from his meals! Arrived at CSR, footed into the Pepper Market, no buffet! I didnít know the buffet was only for lunch! We were sorely disappointed, now what?!

Well it was back to our first choice, WPE! We hopped on another bus to DTD to get something to eat. All I can say is we had a nice, but long ride. It was around 5 before we finally got something in our bellies.

Bob ordered his favorite, the Half Rotisserie Chicken Rosemary & mashed potatoes. Also a nice cold Yengling to wash it down. Now he was a happy camper.




I ordered the Cavatappi Chicken Alfredo with a Sprite to drink.



Bob had the CrŤme Brulee Cheesecake for dessert.



I had the CrŤme Brulee! I wanted this so badly & I finally got to have it!



After dinner we looked into a couple of shops, then decided to call it a night. We had been up since 4:00 am & were very tired. Besides this was to be a very laid back vacation.

We did some exploring when we returned to AKL.







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Old 01-22-2013, 06:59 PM   #32
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Did you get a new haircut? It looks so cute.
the giraffes do look like they are trying to hide. Dinner looks good. I am craving your dessert right now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:16 PM   #33
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Did you get a new haircut? It looks so cute.
the giraffes do look like they are trying to hide. Dinner looks good. I am craving your dessert right now.
Yes I did get a new haircut & thanks. When were checking out the CM commented on my hair. That took me by surprise, she said it suited me.

I could use one of those right now, but I have carrot cake instead!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #34
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Great pix of the Safari !!!! I too love your hair cut !!! I love WPE my fav is the bacon wrapped meatloaf and for dessert Creme Brulee!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:19 PM   #35
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Beautiful pictures of your room and the resort! So glad you loved it and that the dates worked better for you.

More please!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #36
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I'm trying to keep it rolling, but in two weeks we leave for Florida. We will be gone for 6 weeks! I will be able to post when gone, but I will be pretty busy lying on the beach or at the pool!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #38
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I remembr Hungry Hungry Hippos...my youngest loved that game.

Great picture sof the animals...especially the giraffes.

Sorry you didn't know that Pepper Market was only a buffet for breakfast and lunch and not dinner. Now it's back to not being a buffet for any of the meals. We had the buffet for breakfast on our departure day last month.

Your dinner looks yummy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #39
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I did some checking out of the pool bar, which I decided to skip for tonight. I loved the atmosphere in the area around the bar.




After we finished our exploring, we filled our mugs and headed to our room where Bob added some adult liquid to his Diet Coke. We sat on the balcony enjoying the nice weather and each other.

So far the weather that day had been very nice, not real humid and tolerable sunshine.

Tuesday morning had arrived it looked like today would be a nice day like Monday was.
We decided to try Mara for breakfast I mean how bad could it be?

I had a Mickey waffle and Bob had the Bounty platter. I forgot to take pictures, sorry. The food was ok, nothing special, but nothing bad either.

We were getting a rather late start since no grandchildren this time. This meant no rush to the parks so as not to miss anything! We headed out around 10:30 to Epcot.

After a short wait for the bus we were on our way to Epcot. We got through bag check fast since all I had was my VB tech case to carry my iPhone and of course Bob wasnít carrying anything. This is the way I like to travel in the parks, but I donít get many pictures.

Soariní was the first thing we rode, standby time was 5 minutes. This was becoming a standard for our trip. We rode Soariní twice in succession! Sweet! Next up was the Land, no wait boat after boat was empty, woohoo!

After leaving the Land is when I decided on a title for my TR if I were to write one, Fast Passes, We Donít Need No Stinkiní Fast Passes, with thanks to The Treasure of Sierra Madre!

I was going to make it my goal to take photos of all our ride wait times!

Next up was Mission Space! The funny thing is the times didnít show on these types of signs. I didnít notice it until I downloaded my photos, anyway the standby time was 3 minutes & 5 minutes.




It was getting to be time to eat so we headed over to the world showcase. I wanted to try La Cantina de San Angel in Mexico. This was the crowd at 11:30 or 12:00 when we were heading to Mexico.



Not very busy at all. The way we love to see WDW!

This was my order the Tacos de Carne with pico de gallo, lime and corn chips with Pineapple Jarritos. I also had coconut Paletas for dessert.





Bob had the same thing except he had Churritos with milk caramel for dessert. I really wanted to like this, but the beef had a strange seasoning on it. Bob, who loves all Mexican food hated this. He thought the flavoring taste liked bad barbecue. We ate most of it, but would defiantly not order it again. He likes the churritos, but I never have, too greasy for me. The Paletas had a good flavor, but after awhile it grew tiresome. There is too much coconut fiber in it, I got tired of chewing.

We did have some excitement at lunch that I could have done without. A squirrel decided to literally join all the diners for lunch. He was very aggressive, jumped onto the chairs and sometimes the tabletops! I thought he was going to run up someoneís leg as he was that close. I was afraid the darn thing would jump on me, made for a nervous time. It did jump on the chair next to Bob, but I had gone to get my dessert at that point. Bob did chase him down, but he still hung around for a while. He finally found someone else to pester. They really need to do something about the squirrels. I was afraid that a child would get bitten. The darn thing was running around peopleís feet under their tables! Much too close to nature for me!

Next up was El Rio de Tiempo, of course no wait just walked on. After that is was Maelstrom.




I know this is not a great shot of Epcot like most however how many visitors to WDW get to see numbers like these!?


We toured the around the world for awhile checking out the shops and the countries when we decided to head back to the front of Epcot. We didnít want to walk all the way back around so it was on to the boat for a shortcut!







We stopped in the Cool Zone so I could have a glass of Beverly. I know most donít like it, but it is a favorite of mine. Quite refreshing and tasty!

On our way out we passed Destination Earth and since this was the wait we hopped aboard.



Our last sight on our way out was Disneyís remembrance of the September 11 anniversary. Very respectful indeed.



Up next our dinner at Ohana & my inebriated purchase (according to my DH)
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Somehow one of the pictures printed twice. This is the missing photo, it was how crowded it was on our way to Mexico to get something to eat.

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I remember when epcot used to carry McDonalds fries and seagulls would dive onto people all the time. it was kind of scary looking. I saw many people just throw the whole order of fries to get them away. I swear that is one reason they got rid of them. Evidently the seagulls are McDonald junkies.
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I remember when epcot used to carry McDonalds fries and seagulls would dive onto people all the time. it was kind of scary looking. I saw many people just throw the whole order of fries to get them away. I swear that is one reason they got rid of them. Evidently the seagulls are McDonald junkies.
Seagulls are awful pests, can't enjoy food on the beach without them trying to grab it!
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I'm trying to keep it rolling, but in two weeks we leave for Florida. We will be gone for 6 weeks! I will be able to post when gone, but I will be pretty busy lying on the beach or at the pool!
Oh please to busy laying on the beach
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I am scared to try some of those mexican dihes and you have proven me right !!!!I also only once ate in Morrocco and did not enjoy that either !! I guess I am not adventurous in the food department !!Added that before some smart alec had a comment I will be careful what and if I order any mexican food at WDW!!!
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Rosie I will very hard at work on my tan and you know how hard it can be lying on a beach!

I do like Mexican food as long as it is not too spicy, but I didn't really care for those tacos at the Cantina. I am not very adventurous with food either, must be the English blood in me.
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