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Old 03-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #31
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We had a nice little evening. First stop, Buffalo Wild Wings for some first dinner. The plan was to get a couple of wings for Dad and a side salad for Mom and then go to Paradisio 37 for some mac and cheese bites.

After BWW, we headed to the Mall at Millenia to see if Penny was working at the Cheesecake Factory. *Knock knock knock, Penny* She wasn't there. Koala was really disappointed. After some window shopping we headed to DTD to see what was going on.

On our way, we passed one of Koala's favorite stores, Lightbulbs Unlimited. There's a new store right next door, Zombie Survival/Army Navy Surplus. I thought I better check it out while Koala was looking at lightbulbs. By the way, there are NOT unlimited lightbulbs in Lightbulbs Unlimited. In the Zombie store, I learned that you are not supposed to run. That just makes them more mad...

Once we got out of there, we got to DTD. I don't know what was going on tonight but there were a ton of people everywhere! We parked at the West Side and walked down to the Marketplace. Lucky for me, there was a dance party going on. I pulled off an epic win due to my awesome dancing skills. After I signed some autographs, my security team (Koala) got me out of there.

Paradisio 37 was too busy, so we decided to get an apple pie pretzel at Wetzel's instead. It was really tasty.

Right outside Wetzel's, a didgeridoo player was having his own little concert. I broke out my dancing skills again and won a free CD! Dad thinks that didgeridoos are just about as annoying as bagpipes, so I donated my CD to an unsuspecting family. They have no idea what they are in for when they pop that in to the CD player in the minivan.

After my winning evening, we came back to ride the carousel.







On the way back to the room I found what I thought was the lead singer from Toad the Wet Sprocket. He's a little shorter than I thought he would be. Dad said that wasn't him, but I don't believe him...



It's time to turn in early again. Tiger tees off at 7:30am, so we have to get there to stake out a good viewing area! After we're done at the golf tournament, we are probably going to head to Epcot for the evening.

Sweet dreams!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:38 PM   #32
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What a productive day! I can't believe you ventured back to Mall at Millennia since it was so close to the 'hood you found yesterday. I am sorry you were unable to see Penny at Cheesecake Factory.

The golf course looks beautiful. I could stand to see some green here at home. I have spring fever!

Congratulations on winning your CD because of your dance moves. Sorry dad didn't let you keep it. I hope you and Koala sleep well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #33
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Weekend at Bernie's pot man was hilarious!

Also, Lindsay Vonn scares me too.

Loving your report!
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #34
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I almost missed your TR. Glad you and the family made it to WDW safely. Love the pics. I will miss the F&G this year. Going down in June for a few days and then in November for the last weekend of the F&W.


Golf course is beautiful.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #35
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We got up sooooo early again today, but it was totally worth it. Until the thunderstorm came along and there was a 2.5 hour lightning delay!

The day started out a little chilly, but it was pleasant outside. This is the view from the third hole. We camped out right by the green so we could see the players go from hole three to the fourth hole.



First up was Tiger's group. They were just able to finish the third hole before the lightning delay happened. Tiger is way taller in person than he looks on TV.





Right after this, Tiger and the rest of his group piled into the evacuation cars they park on the course. I couldn't believe my eyes when Tiger climbed into what I thought was an Escalade. Upon further inspection, it turned out it's a new GMC model called Alimony. I hear they are very expensive and that they they are supposed to last a long time. He was in the upgraded CS package which has apparently some nice additions for kids.

I'm actually kinda glad it rained...while we were waiting for Tiger, I told Mom and Dad that I was going to the bathroom, but I got distracted by a bunker on the way. I made an awesome sand castle, but my paw prints were all over that thing. I would have gotten caught for sure, but Mother Nature has my back and cleaned up the crime scene for me.

Once the sky cleared up, we headed back to the third hole because Koala's favorite was coming through next, Bubba Watson. It took forever for the golfers to get back on the course. And that made it very hard for me to resist picking up this sign and walking while Dad played the course. Good thing he didn't have his clubs.



I learned from the guy that really does carry this sign that you have to stretch thoroughly before setting out on the course. Apparently carrying a sign around all day is very taxing. You have to incorporate yoga poses and stretch using a tree to make sure you don't get injured. I think the guy was taking himself way too seriously.

Koala was hoping Bubba would have worn his overalls to match Koala's today, but I guess that's frowned upon at Bay Hill.



Next up, Rickie Fowler. I love his argyle. It occured to me that it would be awesome to have someone carry your stuff around for you all day and hand you whatever you need whenever you want it. Then I realized that Dad is my caddy. He doesn't just carry my stuff around, he carries me too. Awesome. I give him 15% of my earnings too. And that equates to about...$0.

After Bubba's round, he stopped to sign autographs. He signed my flag for me, how nice! This picture is right after he signed. Pay close attention to the people in the background...

A scratch or a pick?



This is how Koala hoped Bubba would show up today...



We had been there for a really long time and decided it was time to head out. We ran in to Ricky again on the way out. This guy needs a haircut!



After some lunch we came back and took a nap to recover from our early morning.

Tonight we will head to Epcot and try to get a ride in on Soarin and if we are lucky, TT.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #36
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Love the "Tiger evac vehicle" That's funny! Definitely a pick....there was no scratching on that one! Glad you didn't get caught building sandcastles in the bunker. I would have paid good money to see you in that dance contest! I would have cheered you on! Good work with the CD...some family probably thinks you were "sharing the magic" Hope you have a good time at Epcot tonight!
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Great trifecta at the golf course!!! Dad takes great photos. The Golf channel gurus were predicting Sergio and Keegan as possibles for winners. Last year was my first trip to a pro tournament (for practice rounds) -- it was a blast. Next year the PGA is right near my sister's house in Pinehurst so we're going to try to go to the whole thing!!! Really looking forward to that. Love Koala's overalls and your C&D shirt. Did you see Capt. Hook at F&G at Epcot?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #38
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I forgot a couple things from the golf course today...I think that Rickie Fowler stepped in Squatch scat. He was really trying to get it out of his shoes. It smells so bad that his caddy can't even stand it.



There was a Red Bull helicopter flying around the course today. I thought Red Bull gave you wings...not rotor blades...



We had a good time at Epcot tonight, but didn't stay too long because there was more rain coming. We headed to TT first and built our own cars. Koala and Mom's car beat Dad and I. That's ok, they need to win one now and then. Here's their design...



After a quick stop at Club Cool, we headed to Soarin. The wait was posted at 45 minutes and it was pretty spot on. Thank goodness for games on iPhones!

When we got out of there it was starting to rain, so we headed back to the car and thought we would head to Paradisio 37 for some dinner. There was a 45 minute wait there too, but we waited it out. It was so yummy!!!

Next to Wetzel's Pretzels, mac and cheese bites are my favorite way to carb load.



Koala had a little too much to drink and thought if he put a leaf on his head it would make it less obvious that he was a little tipsy. It didn't work. That plus the conversation he was carrying on with the horse pillow didn't help.



Tomorrow we are headed to DHS in the morning for some TSM! I can't wait. I'll be stretching my paws out all night!

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #39
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mecllap: Thanks, Mom was actually on camera duty the last couple of days. That way Dad could watch more closely. I'm hoping Tiger pulls off a win this weekend. As much as I tease, I really do like him. I'm sure you will have a great time at your sister's house. Things move a little more quickly when you are watching golf on the golf channel, but it's definitely cool to see people up close.

I didn't see Captain Hook yet, but I did see Tow Mater!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #40
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We started our day at DHS. it turned into a beautiful day here, but started out a little chilly at around 55 degrees. Great jeans and sweatshirts weather.

I thought it would be busier at DHS today, but it wasn't bad. We got in a few minutes early and headed right to TSM. We got FP first and then hopped in line. We were though in about 15 minutes. Dad got the high score in our vehicle, 191,200, not too shabby!

We haven't been on the backlot tour for a really long time and it was open so we thought we would check it out.

This is a prop from Pirates of the Carribean. I wish I would have brought my eye patch and pirate hair. My sharky shirt is just not very intimidating.



I'm really excited to see this movie in a couple months.



I couldn't figure out where to get inside the dragon head.



Side saddle is the only way to go when you are riding a golden horse.



You never know when you might need a spare set...



Yep, I'm Facebooking.



This is not a good picture of me, but I want to make one of these for the backyard.



We had to get back in the bag for a little bit because we were too cold.



The next time I fly, I'm taking this...



After the tour, we walked over toward the Streets of America and we ran into Sully and Mike!

Koala was a little star stuck. Until Sully tried to walk away with him. Then he started screaming "Stranger Danger!" just like Mom and Dad taught him.



The most important part of this sign is the not eating the soap part. But why do they make soap smell so good??



I want to be a team leader someday. As long as my team consists of Koala and my evil cat Chloe.



We headed back to use our FP at TSM. Mom got the high score that time, 195,900! That may be her best score ever. She was very focused today!

We decided then it was time for lunch so we headed to Earl. Dad had the Hawaiian today and Mom had another grilled cheese. She's kind of a creature of habit!

We're going to head to Beaches and Cream soon for some ice cream and then to Epcot for a couple of hours this evening. I'm hoping to get some great evening pictures of the flowers.
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[QUOTE=SSRmonkey;47862904]I forgot a couple things from the golf course today...I think that Rickie Fowler stepped in Squatch scat. He was really trying to get it out of his shoes. It smells so bad that his caddy can't even stand it.



What a great shot!!! and caption. Best belly laugh I've had in a few days! I'm countin' down the days til my trip -- which ends with SWW. I will tread carefully in the Wookie/Ewok woods.
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You and Koala are so cute in your bag staying warm. It looks like a fun day. Did you enjoy the Backlot tour? We think it is a sad form of what it once was, but some people enjoy it.

EOS sounds delicious; I had to settle for BBQ chicken today. Hope you have a great snack at B&C.

Mecllap - I agree. The picture and caption were hilarious!
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LOL!!! Oh my!! I nearly fell out of my chair laughing! Squatch scat! Looks like a great day! Awesome high scores on TSM!! Can't wait for the next installment!
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Disney Princess--The Backlot Tour was ok. It wasn't great. They were having some technical difficulties with things so that detracted from the experience a little. We will probably skip it the next time around.
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Beaches and Cream was excellent as usual. Someday I'm going to convince Mom and Dad to try the Kitchen Sink, but I think they would have to practice at home. Like they were training for a marathon...of eating!! I had strawberry with sprinkles!



After that, we took a trip around the World Showcase. In Japan, Koala found a new backpack. Dad told him he could get it if he could translate what it said. The bag is still on the shelf.



Anyone remember these?



Chloe got to these cats too. It's appropriate, apparently, since it snowed a whole bunch at home. I still don't know how she gets to all of them.



This cat is very talented. It waves its head, and fist pumps with his paw at the same time. Reminds me of that AT&T commercial..."I can wave my head, and wave my arms." "I've never seen anything like it." That cracks me up every time.



The view in the garden.



This is a squirrel on a suspicious white substance. He was really going to town. His eyes were dilated and he was a little nervous. I'll let you draw your own conclusions...



This is in the train area outside Germany. Is that Pope Benedict? Is this where the Pope is going to spend his days now? I see he doesn't have his Pope shoes on any more. If you can't be Pope anymore, why wouldn't you want to go to Disney World?



Koala's favorite topiaries...



Here are some more flowers.





Monsters!!



I love Mike's retainer.



I covered the phones for a bit at Figment's ride.





After finishing up the countries we headed out. Apparently BCV has a duck friendly pool.



If people there can put up with duck smell, they should be able to handle wet monkey smell!

After some pizza for dinner, we headed to Pirates Cove mini golf for a quick 36 holes. Koala won the first 18 and I won the second. We had a lot of fun!

Tomorrow morning we will head to Epcot again and then we plan to finish the day at MK. Time for bed!!
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