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Old 08-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #61
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Just subscribed. I'm looking forward to reading about your trip, even if it turns out completely different from your original plans.
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I just subscribed too! I followed you over from the live thread...I signed up to be a live reporter in October. I can't wait to read your reviews!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #64
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I hope your "last" Mom and Son trip was really special.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #65
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Hello all! I am going to do my best to start reviews tomorrow. On top of the post-Disney blues, I fought all last Sunday with photobucket, then had back to back late nights at work. That is all trivial stuff. Yesterday afternoon there was a horrific accident in our neighboring town that killed 2 teenagers and left one in very critical condition. I am just devastated.

But a good dose of reliving the Disney magic is what I need, after several glasses of wine and a good nights sleep!

Thanks for hanging with me!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:12 AM   #66
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Completely Understandable Vicki! Hope you were able to get a good nights rest. We will be here waiting when you get ready to write the report!! (I'm still working on mine from last October! )
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:11 AM   #67
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Oh my goodness Vicki, so sorry to hear about the tragic accident, my thoughts go out to the families and friends of those involved
Hope you are feeling better today
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #68
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Let's get started with some train food!



We got on the train in Rhinebeck a little after 7 and headed to NYC where we hung out in the lounge until our 11am train to Florida. The lounge offers snacks & drinks ...









Course Andrew couldn't have the free coffee, he had to go to Dunkin Donuts!



Soon we were in our bedroom car & waiting for lunch ...



Andrew had the "adult" grilled cheese and for reasons unknown I had the pasta and meatballs. We each started with a salad and roll...







The grilled cheese was tasty and the pasta was actually good. The meatballs, not so much

For dinner, Andrew had the short ribs and I the chicken marsala. Both were very, very good ...





All in all our train ride was good. We feel asleep and woke up about 7am just as we were entering Jacksonville. Train was basically on time and we got to Orlando about 10:30am. Our car service was waiting for us and we were off to Caribbean Beach in no time! We had arrived!
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #69
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Yay! Can't wait to read the rest!
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #70
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Your train sounds like an interesting way to get to Disney! Is it economical?

Glad the food was decent... now bring on the Disney food!
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Well I have to say that British Rail food does not look like that !

What a relaxing way to travel
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #72
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Hi Vicki! What a great start to your trip with the train and of course the food options. It all looks good.

I'm looking forward to seeing if ANY of your ADRs were unchanged! You know I'm the same way but I didn't post ahead of time what we were doing because everyone would then see how indecisive I really am. LOL!
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Yay! Can't wait to read the rest!
Thanks!

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Your train sounds like an interesting way to get to Disney! Is it economical?

Glad the food was decent... now bring on the Disney food!
Probably not economical compared to flying but we were able to use DH's reward points and travel free so very economical for us! DH takes the train quite a bit from NYC to Baltimore and DC.

Hoping to start the Disney food a bit later tonight!

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Well I have to say that British Rail food does not look like that !

What a relaxing way to travel
It really is very nice just watching the world go by! This is our 2nd time going to Florida by train and the food was surprisingly good both times!

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Hi Vicki! What a great start to your trip with the train and of course the food options. It all looks good.

I'm looking forward to seeing if ANY of your ADRs were unchanged! You know I'm the same way but I didn't post ahead of time what we were doing because everyone would then see how indecisive I really am. LOL!
Yeah, not many stayed unchanged! The first day stayed as planned ...hope to get those up later tonight!
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We checked in at Caribbean Beach and asked for a "ready" room. We really wanted to shower! Thankfully they had one for us. As a side note, I LOVED CB! I have been hesitant to stay there because of its size but it is possibly my new favorite resort. I have always thought that if you can't stay deluxe, just stay value because the mods aren't worth it. CB proved me wrong. I look forward to staying there again!

So off to DTD for one of the few plans we did not change! Lunch at



This was new for us and we were both anxious to try it. Let me side track by saying it was HOT! Hades HOT! I found out later that it was record heat for Orlando and that factoring in the humidity it felt like 105! So we were very hot by the time we walked from the bus stop to the restaurant. We were seated at a tiny table back in the corner. Our waiter, Josh, noticed right away how uncomfortable we were and moved us to a table at the balcony right under a fan! Major kudos to Josh!

I really liked the décor --









Since this was our first trip using TIW, we weren't wedded to appetizer, then entrée so we decided to share several items.

First up, the Central American Crazy Corn - Fire roasted corn on the cob, spicy yellow pepper sauce, and imported cheeses (serves 2) $9.99



This was tasty but not as good as some of the reviews I have read. The corn itself was somewhat mushy. The cheese however was heavenly!



We also shared the Mexican Dipping Trio - Chunky Guacamole, Chili con Carne & Spinach Queso Dips. Served with Corn Tortilla Chips $12.99



These were good and it the spot. I really enjoyed the guacamole!

Lastly, we had the Baja Fish Tacos - crispy seasonal fish, roasted corn salsa, lime crema, spicy slaw, tortilla salad $16.99. Now we have just recently realized that we like fish tacos so we were a bit hesitant that we would not like these ...



OMG! These were sooooo gooooood. Probably one of the best things we ate all week. We mentioned several times going back to get them again but never did. The fish was perfectly crunchy, not greasy at all. And very mild, no strong fishy taste. They were truly delicious.



So with TIW, the check came to $48. This was one of the places we left extra tip because Josh was really good and did us a solid by changing our table. I truly look forward to coming back to P37, probably with DH and trying some of those tequilas!
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We had to run over to POP to check on an issue with my December trip so of course we had to share a







This is one tasty cupcake! The frosting is very light, a whipped consistency. And the cake is super moist. It was worth the detour!

Andrew wanted a pecan tart and an iced mocha -



He didn't love the tart but enjoyed the mocha. And the best part? Pop's food court takes TIW! Every lit bit saved helps in Disney!



The we were off to the MK! Before we left we had to try the new Starbucks!



And the artsy version!



All in all a good first afternoon before heading off to dinner at 'Ohana!
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Mom & Son Head to Food & Wine - November 2012 ~ Mom & Son - One More Time with Dad! August 23rd - Sept 3rd 2012
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- Mom and Son Going Back -Another 10 days of Deluxe Dining 8/25 - 9/5/2011
Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

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