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Old 09-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #2986
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Paul & family then had dinner last night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's...






"The buffet had all sorts of interesting items, which were more adventurous than we usually eat."





























Ancho Barbecue Ribs (pictured on right)



"We really enjoyed the food quality and variety."




"This photo isn't a mini buffet pic, it is Paul's dish with a little of everything that would fit."







"Melissa's was better plated..."






"And she put Allie's together too."




"Allie had the Durban Chicken with sweet potatoes and macaroni and cheese."


"Paul's favorite was the ancho barbecue ribs, and Melissa loved the New York strip steak. We also both loved the curried pasta salad. There was a lot of variety in African themed dishes, and most everything we tried we enjoyed enough to finish."




"For desserts we had strawberry pana cota, fruit cobbler, a sugar cookie, fruit cheesecake, and most of all... Zebra Domes."






"We loved the meal and would definitely eat here again, especially on rib night."






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Old 09-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #2987
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We also heard from Maiky again last night, with three updates from Epcot.


He said, "Hi Barb, sorry for the delay. I've been having problems with my laptop and these two last days has been very active."



"We spent Friday at Epcot. Our first stop was France where Iván enjoyed an espresso from..."



















"For our lunch we went to Italy's..."





"This was our second time here and again the service was great and the food was delicious."







'We started with the bread service...










... and I ordered an Italian Margherita which was good but it tasted like lemonade."






"Iván ordered the Coffee Martini and said that it tasted like a strong black coffee with a shot of gin, he didn't like it."







"For our appetizers we both ordered the Tortino Di Zucchine which we both thought was delicious and light."





Tortino Di Zucchine - baked zucchini, pomodoro, mozzarella, parmesan




"For our entrées I ordered the Lasagna alla Bolognese...




Lasagna alla Bolognese - traditional preparation with Emilia-Romagna beef sauce, bechamel and parmesan



... and Iván ordered the Bistecca Del Macellaio."



Bistecca Del Macellaio - grilled Butcher's steak, rosemary potatoes, cipolline onions agro dolce




"For dessert I enjoyed the Sicilian Pistacchio Panna Cotta...



Sicilian Pistacchio Panna Cotta - Pistacchio custard, raspberry. (Gluten free)




... and Iván ordered the Torta di Nocciole "Cortemilia".



Torta di Nocciole "Cortemilia" -Hazelnut polenta cake, nutella, sweet cream cheese

"Both desserts were great!"




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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 09-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #2988
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Maiky's next update was a four-part snack and beverage update from around World Showcase.


He said, "Later we went to Mexico and enjoyed two Margaritas from..."






"I chose the Jalapeńo Margarita....











... and Iván chose the Blood Orange Margarita."










"These were really strong, refreshing and delicious."



"Our drinking partners...








"And then we enjoyed a Green Mango Tea from China's...."
















"And we stopped for a snack at Norway's..."




"We ordered the School Bread for the first time and thought it was fantastic."






"We then went shopping at Japan's...





... and bought some kind of candy (No idea what it was but it looked cute)."







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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 09-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #2989
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May I have your attention please?




And since that was Jeanette's final update, it's now time to say...




Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter...

Fantastically Outstanding & Totally Awesome Job!!!






JintyB's Total Aug./Sept. Game Points Earned = 467!!!
Ahem...thanks Coincidentally, 467 is the number of pounds I gained over those three weeks

We had a great time reporting. I read this thread daily and have enjoyed so many people's experiences at a distance, so thanks to all who report and of course to Barb who must be some kind of superwoman to keep this thread updated

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Old 09-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #2990
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Ahem...thanks Coincidentally, 467 is the number of pounds I gained over those three weeks

Too funny!!! Thanks again Jeanette for making your updates so interesting and fun, it makes my job quite enjoyable.
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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #2991
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One more Epcot update was received from Maiky last night, this one from their dinner on Friday at Mexico's...






He said, "We began with two Margaritas, the Mango Basil and the Orange Mango Fire Margarita."















"For our appetizers I ordered the Gorditas and Iván ordered the Ensalada de la Hacienda."









"For our entrées we both ordered the Costillas en salsa de Chile."





"Our dinner came with rice and beans."












"For dessert I chose the Empanada de Manzana and Iván chose the Helado de Maiz (no picture)."






"And then we both enjoyed watching Illuminations from our table."






"This was our second time at La Hacienda and we really enjoyed the food but the service was just okay. The servers always seem rushed and almost running."



5 September Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for sign and misc. pic
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 09-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #2992
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Mango Basil Margarita sounds delish! I'm a huge fan of basil though lol!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #2993
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We have received just a few updates so far today, so I'm going to go ahead and begin posting them. Our First Update of the Day was sent to us this morning by anniebean.


"Before returning to the Wilderness Lodge last night after a long, very crowded and yucky weather day over on the dark side (aka Universal Studios), we stopped in Downtown Disney to have dinner at..."






"I had a roasted veggie sandwich with fries, diet coke and Riesling."









"Geoff had the spicy chicken pizza."







"We both had the cheesecake for dessert because they were out of creme brulee."






"Today is our last day here, so sad."





"We are waiting on the boat to go to MK for lunch and Epcot a bit later for early dinner. We're milking our last day and lolly gagging. We've got 4 snack credits and 4 CS credits to use up. In the meantime, enjoying the nectar from the gods (aka Diet Pepsi)."
[Rachel will be happy to hear that. ]






3 September Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for sign/menu pic, pic of anniebean & Geoff, and First Update of the Day
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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #2994
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Next in today was an update from bluejasmine.


She said, "We checked in the Poly this morning and are at MK today. Our lunch was at..."


Liberty Tree Tavern



"I had the Freedom Pasta, my favorite!"




Freedom Pasta - Fusilli Pasta with Sauteed Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, and Mushrooms tossed in a Cream Sauce




"Tommy, my husband, had the Angus Burger with all 4 toppings!"




Angus Chuck Cheeseburger topped with bacon, mushrooms, cheddar and provolone cheese, served with tavern fries



"And for dessert, another favorite..."



Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake - Vanilla Cake with a Gooey Toffee Filling, Caramel Sauce, and Vanilla Ice Cream



2 September Game Points Earned
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List of DISers with Upcoming Trips - and - Aug./Sept. Game - and - June/July Game

MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #2995
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Wow!!! Just came across this thread and it's amazing. Thank you for all the work you put into it!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:20 PM   #2996
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We received this two-part update from Paul (GrandCalifornian) today.


"In Magic Kingdom today after Allie had a BBB makeover we stopped by...




...to try LaFou's Brew."





"Allie drank from all three straws."









"Then later we had lunch at..."



























"Paul had the Deluxe Cheeseburger (with onion rings on top) and French Fries."







"Melissa had the pulled pork sandwich, which was excellent."




"Next time I would get the pork sandwich because it was more impressive than the burger, but they both were fine."




"And Allie chose the turkey sandwich with a cookie."





"Melissa and I each had the standard chocolate cake and I thought it was pretty yummy." (no pic)




"We also picked up another member of our party, and he is a Beast."







4 September Game Points Earned + 6 Bonus Points for sign, menus, and pics of Allie
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:01 PM   #2997
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Just one more update has been received so far today, a snack update from Maiky.


"On Friday we also visited the...






"Iván chose the Mango Panna Cotta...






... and I chose the Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie."




"I thought this was a strange combination of flavors, I usually like anything with bacon but not this time."




1 September Game Point Earned + 1 Bonus Point for sign
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 09-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #2998
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"We are waiting on the boat to go to MK for lunch and Epcot a bit later for early dinner. We're milking our last day and lolly gagging. We've got 4 snack credits and 4 CS credits to use up. In the meantime, enjoying the nectar from the gods (aka Diet Pepsi)."[/COLOR] [Rachel will be happy to hear that. ]






3 September Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for sign/menu pic, pic of anniebean & Geoff, and First Update of the Day
Hahaa, yes I am happy to hear that.

Thanks to anniebean I am still employed!
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This thread has made me giggle the past couple of days. From the diet pepsi to the 467 lbs Jeanette gained, and from Maiky's drinking partners!

Thanks for the laugh!
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I agree with Rachel! Been very funny lately!

Also Allie is ADORABLE!
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