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Old 02-23-2014, 12:35 AM   #1756
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Hi Brenda! Still trying to catch up before the TR is over….. AND I ignored everything else I meant to do tonight, but I did it!!!!!!!!

I love the Donald Duck “no pants” photos!!!!!

Oh, I LOVE your dawn photos of YC/BC. You probably don’t even remember posting them at this point!!!

Hurray!!! I made it to the Dream Suite installments!!! You did such an amazing job capturing all the information and photos as you went. Thank you so much - I know how hard it can be to remember to do that in an amazing situation (or, you know, experiencing a new attraction for the first time, since I have never had such an amazing Disney experience!)! Anyway, I am DYING - what an amazing place. I can’t believe you got to tour it! I can’t believe people get to stay there! Can you imagine waking up and looking out the window (or is there even a window you can look out - maybe they are all stained-glass )?????? The tub - my jet-tub-loving child would go insane for that! We would probably never experience the parks if we were lucky enough to stay there. I really want to show Willow these pictures, but how do I tell her that we will NEVER stay there or even see it??? Thank you so much for making such a great effort to share it with all of us. (Making me picture one of my least favorite celebrities on the pot, however, makes me deduct a few points….. )

Oh, I loved the pics of little Em at DLR. So sweet! I did kind of keep my eye out for y’all every time we cut through the GC.

ACK! Seriously??? That’s your view from your GCH room - you could even watch WOC from there? I love it!!! And want to scream at the same time! Looks like both Em and Willow had wonderful DLR birthdays. But we are still waiting for Willow to be tall enough for Indiana Jones……. (believe me, she made them measure her. ) I am SO glad you posted about your DLR weekend - I love it there so much, can’t wait to be back in a few months. RSR is Willow’s new obsessions - big time! Can’t wait to write up our trip!!!

I did it!!!! I actually did it! I caught up!!! This is my proudest DIS moment ever!
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:26 AM   #1757
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Ha Ha @ Ems face re foot massage - reminds me of my daughter's aversion to my feet
I have beautiful feet, I don't know what her problem was!

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I haven't been reading your food reviews, but I'm going to have to check this one out. I'm not a big meat fan, but I do want to do something special for our anniversary when we are there next fall. I've been thinking about Yachtsman, but maybe Shula's is the way to go.

Love the dresses. You both look adorable!

Oh yeah - those cake pops look like a total tease!
Big meat fans should consider Shula's. It was the best steak experience both times we ate there.

I like YSH but I love Shula's.

Thanks, we put about 5 more minutes of effort into getting gussied up that evening.

Very aptly put - cake pop teasers.

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Yumm...Shula's sounds yummy. We've stayed at the Dolphin but never made it to Shula's, maybe next time.

I just love reading about you & Em's travels. I hope that my girls want to travel with me as they get older. I'm sure if it's Disney they will!

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It was such a great steak experience! Consider it in the future.

Thank you Christine. Train them young to love Disney and likely they'll be hooked and travel with you for years to come.

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Sounds like a nice night! Next trip, we are going to make a point to eat at some of the Dolphin and Swan restaurants...I've read so many nice reviews lately!
Bluezoo is another Dolphin restaurant that is very nice. However, my favorite remains Shula's. I'm not familiar with the other options.

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I think those cake pops are so small so you can have more than one dessert

You guys look so cute all dressed up for dinner!

What a magical day! Getting an opportunity to tour the dream suite is so amazing!
Hi Jess! I hope all went well with your Disney run.

You got that right....one cake pop just isn't a serving.

Thank you, we were feeling pretty festive considering our magical day.

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Hmmm, what ever is that balloon vendor doing??? Haha, probably tired of having her photo taken... OOPS!

WOW!!!!! My God you two look absolutely stunning!! Incidentally, the WOW was not surprise, just an exclamation. (Plus, awesome job concealing the camera).

Haha, so I'm guessing a foot rub was not in the cards on this night?
Hey Rob! Yeah, maybe that balloon vendor trying to see what it was like in the movie UP.

Good to know the exclamation was well intended. One could get a complex with all the jesting about the ladies at the Dolphin fountain, etc! I know you mean well so I won't get out my angry eyes!

Yeah, I don't know what was wrong with the kid. It's not like I was asking her to remove callouses or anything! (IF I had any I would NEVER ask her to do that, just for the record.)

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It must be so fun as a mom & daughter pair to get all dressed up and go out to a nice dinner!! Both of you looked beautiful. Glad you had a wonderful dinner!

I had to at Em's face in reaction to the foot massage request. I'm sure my face looks similar whenever DH asks me for one!!!
Thank you! What a sweet comment. Dinner was very nice.

I don't mind giving foot massages as long as my feet receive the same!
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:00 AM   #1758
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Those cake pops look yummy but tiny! Mmm. Shula’s sounds amazing! I could go for a steak right about now. My frozen dinner for lunch just does not compare. You and Em looked great! Pretty ladies!
They were a three bite wonder, too small!

Ha ha! If you love steak, that is the place to go. I hear ya, my lunches are usually PB&J or pretzels and hummus... nothing exciting! I just don't eat steak very often so it is a treat on vacation.

Thank you Kelli.
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great update ... you had me a "meat cart"

those cake pops are pretty small but they are fairly rich, and I think you get 3 for a snack credit which isn't too bad ... especially if you have little kids as they don't look too small to them

Every day that poor balloon salesman gets home, looks in the mirror and says "I don't get it ... again, not a single balloon sold! what am I doing wrong?!?!?!"
Ha ha!! That's funny! I'm looking forward to showing my hubby that meat cart in May.

Glad to know that a snack credit doesn't get one puny cake pop. I would still like to eat about 4 of those at a time!

Maybe the balloon vendor needs a reminder that her position is ON Main Street, not off Main St. You're still funny, even 10 seconds later.

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Love using the entrance to DCA from GCH

I'm going to have to use your idea from SM one day! Never thought about giving a little smooch for your ride photo. I'd think you'd knock each others teeth out, but you guys did it gracefully

I've read amazing things about Shula's! The only reason we haven't tried it yet is because we consider it 'off-site' And your dresses are super cute, BTW! I need to start looking for some cute dresses to Vegas.
Ohhh you'll get to use that entrance soon!

I recommend that SM pose only for those that know their ride partner well. I probably should have taken it more easy on grabbing my hubby's face but you get the idea.

Thanks! That was actually Em's dress that I borrowed. She wore it a couple years ago to California Grill. See here for proof.

What a fun occasion to start your b-day/Vegas shopping! You would look adorable no matter what you wore.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:01 AM   #1759
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:45 PM   #1760
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Do you know that I have NEVER had one of those cake pops from Starbucks. And you know I go to Starbucks at least twice a day (if not more).

We've never done Shula's at Disney, but we have eaten at the one near our home, and it was out of this world. Loved it. I did enjoy seeing the inside of the one at Disney.

Em doesn't look at all enthralled with the idea of giving her mother a foot rub. Hmmm...I wonder why.

I'll have to remember to save some chocolates for Michael when I see my best friend that I've never met.
I know you are a Starbucks frequent guest! (Do you own stock? ) I will do you a favor and tell you stay away from those cake pops! They could be addictive so if you don't start it may be for the best.

If there was a Shula's near us I wouldn't bother booking in WDW but since there's not it has become a new favorite.

Yeah, for some reason the idea of a wee little foot massage didn't go over so well.

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I sometimes feel like I need to explain to people how clumsy I am just walking, and not that I am drunk! DH just shakes his head at me! Add heals and a boardwalk and I would be a gonner.

Shula's looks so good! The photo of the lava cake in the dining review made me want to go just for that! DH would love the decor as well, we will have to try it in a couple of years when the DxDDP no long is a savings for us since the kiddos will be "adults".
Yes, you get that! I felt like I need a sign that said, "walking in heels, enough said!"

That lava cake is hugely popular. It made the entire room smell chocolaty. Although I love the smell I just don't like the rich chocolate taste. Sports fans (especially football) can appreciate the décor.

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Well that's a pretty epic day 8 by anyone's standards!
It's going to hard to top that!
Exactly! It was the best day, not to be rivaled!

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Those cake pops really are teeny weeny, but so yummy!

Shula's sounds great! Wow. That was basically the best day ever, huh? So awesome.
It was my first cake pop but definitely not my last.

Thanks Marissa, it truly was.

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Love your trip report!! A tour of the castle suite. I call that a lot of pixie dust...and I thought riding in the Lilly Belle in June when it was 94 degrees was pixie dust.
Love your report of your Mother daughter trips. My mom and I love to travel together and my Goddaughter has been traveling with us since she was 12 and loves it. (she is 19 and ready to go on another trip!!) The memories are great!!
Hi LuvEeyore! Thank you! I'm glad you are reading and enjoying this TR.

Riding in the Lilly Belle is amazing!! That is such a beautiful train car.

I look forward to more mother/daughter trips since building those memories are wonderful for both of us. It sounds like you know exactly how that is with your own mother and god-daughter.

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We've eaten at Shula's in Chicago and really enjoyed it. We may have to try the one at the Dolphin. Was it really that empty while you were there?

Heels on a boardwalk?! I have enough trouble walking in heels on a flat even surface!

Cute dresses on the both of you!

Cake pops! So small, yet so tasty!
Shula's was deserted for this first trip. The wait staff told us that this was the "low season." When we returned in December it was much busier.

Ha ha! Silly us, thinking heels on the Boardwalk was a good idea.

Thanks! I wore Em's dress from a prior trip and she was just adorable as always.
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I am among the many who haven't tried the cake pops. If I get anything other the my coffee it's a slice of the lemon cake. Shula's looks like a nice place. As always you can Em look very nice in your dresses. Picturing you walking across in the heels sounds like something I would do. My hubby rolls his eyes when the yard is muddy and I have to wear my heels. Can't wait to get them back out. I was eyeing them this morning but decided my first week of freedom and still the use of cane I should leave the heels in the closet a little longer.
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Great update! Dinner at Shula's looked wonderful!! You guys looked so pretty all dressed up. Girl I don't know how you walk in those heels! If I could get away with wearing TOMS and dress up clothes I would in a heartbeat lol.
Thanks Jenn, it was a great dinner.

You would look adorable in anything, you are so cute! I noticed your TOMS in your TR! You wear them well.

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Glad you had such a wonderful meal at Shulas! You both look beautiful!
Yikes, I can't walk in heels at the best of times, let alone on a boardwalk! I'm impressed that you made it without breaking an ankle like I would have!
What a wonderful day, wow. A big day too, can't say I blame you for skipping MK that evening!
Thank you Wendy! And might I add the newest DISer to meet DisneyKid4Life!! That was awesome to see that on FB.

I do pretty good in heels but not when you throw in an obstacle of boards with gaps between them. Speaking of broken ankles.... When I broke my ankle last summer right after our August trip, that was the first thing Em said, "how are you going to wear heels?" I used to wear heels everyday to work.

I'm more ambitious in planning than in reality during the trip. Once post dinner lethargy sets in we had no chance of making it to MK!

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Great update!! I also followed the link over to check out the dining review!! Looks so good. My favorite steak so far has to be the one I had at California Grill. But I've never tried YSH or Shula's.

The cake pops looked very good from Starbucks! May have to try one of those just from around here somewhere.

Balloon vendor must have been a little warm. Maybe she was seeking out a little shade.
I've never ordered the filet at Cali Grill but I hear that it is very good. I've had filet at most every other Signature and they vary in how good I think they are (Monsieur Paul was excellent, YSH was good) but none stand out like Shula's.

I don't go to Starbucks often other than at the airport for breakfast so it would be interesting to see if they sell them everywhere or if they are a special treat at WDW.

A little shade to cool off isn't a bad idea! Perhaps it won't sell too many balloons but what the heck!

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You both look very nice for your dinner.
Mmm, heels on a boardwalk, I can see how that would be difficult.

Cake pops do seem really small. I know when my husband got one, he felt there were other snacks he could've bought for the same price and gotten way more out of them. But, hey, at least you can say you tried one now.
Thank you Alicia. Yeah.... looking like a drunken sailor on land wasn't my idea of class and style! At least I didn't fall down.

I'm glad I tried the cake pop since it certainly met my expectations but I know there are other treats that I love (lemon loaf to name one ) that have a better 'bites to dollar' ratio.

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I grew up in Miami, and the Dolphins and Don Shula are etched in my memory, and especially since my father resembled Don Shula so much. I remember their perfect season very well!

On this upcoming trip, my sister and I will absolutely have to go to this steakhouse. I make no apologies for lovin' a good steak!!
Oh wow!! That's cool that you remember that season. I don't recall that season specifically but I have early memories of my dad and brothers watching the Dolphins games when Shula was the coach.

GO!!! You will love this place! I'm looking forward to returning in May. It looks like from your ticker that you'll be there a little after us. Enjoy!

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Ms. Kat, look up the Candy Cane Inn. I know the name sounds awful, but this place has been recently remodeled and it's still family owned after all these years. It's a beautiful little hotel, serves a continental breakfast every morning (which actually is way more than just that) and it's clean, reasonably priced and the best part, it's not far from the park and on the same side, no crossing streets to get there! (once you are there you'll understand why that's important)

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I've only stayed at one hotel across the street, Park Vue Inn (just ok) but here's a link to all the "Good Neighbor" hotels by Disneyland.


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Dinner looks and sounds like it was amazing! I've never even really thought to think about resturants in the swalphin for eating at lol. Then again, the boardwalk usually escapes my plans while at Disney lol, but now, I think I'll have to look into it!!

Also walking on the boardwalk in heels…hilarious…I wish i was there to see it lol!! I usually opt for the flats or sandals…the heels usually don't even make it into the suitcase lol!
Hi Katt! There's a few great options for dining at the Swalphin - Bluezoo and Il Mulino in addition to Shula's. I'm a fan of many of the Boardwalk restaurants as well. Pretty much if it is food in Disney I'm in love.

After breaking my ankle I don't wear heels too much anymore. Although unlike you, I'm height challenged so heels give me a few inches that I appreciate.

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Reading your dining review of Shulas was definitely a mistake. I am now at work droooooling. It does strike me as a little strange to have a dirty football on a table at such a nice place though. I'm assuming they clean it, but

Pete's main request for our upcoming trip was STEAK. We are gunna try out the Yachtsman this time and save Shula's for a special occasion! I didn't know that it was all football themed. He will definitely love that!
Ha ha! I should have posted a warning not to read while in a no drool zone. I hope they clean those footballs!

YSH has been a favorite for the last few trips and it's good, not Shula's good, but it should be a great steak option. You'll have to tell me how you love the onion rolls at YSH!
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What a great way to cap a magical day with dinner at Shula's! Who knew the ol coach could put together a great steakhouse. It's on my dining list for 2015. Yeah, I've already made plans for our trip in June 2015.
I definitely will!

I think the coach must have really liked steak.

June 2015 is only 463 days away, gotta start planning now! Makes sense to me. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you dine there.

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I'm all caught up to this TR!! Subscribing so that I can read all about the rest of it! That DS tour looked AMAZING! That is so awesome that you all got to do that! I tried some new restaurants when I was at WDW in January but you all have given me a few more that I need to try. Now I just need to figure out when my next escape to WDW will be...
Thank you for subscribing Rachellee! I'm so glad that you are here and following along.

Awww you are just back from a trip. I completely understand being compelled to plan the next trip. I'm glad to help you with some new options for future dining adventures.

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You make me dream of DL so much!! I still can't believe I've never been. In CO, it's definitely way more common to fly there than all the way to FL. Silly me. I love your pics every time! You are luck you live so close!

I don't blame you for heading back to the room...by day 8, sometimes you just need a little recharge time!
WDW has a lot more to offer than DL but it is nice to have a Disney classic in our backyard. Thanks, I'm glad to share our short weekend get-away.

I agree, calling it a night at 9:45pm doesn't exactly make us touring wimps. It is nice to recharge our little Disney batteries.

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Oooooh Shula's!! It's on our bucket list for sure. We tried BlueZoo during our trip this past October and are trying to find time to try Shula's either during our trip in June or October this year. After reading this segment, I'm hungry!
Hi Bill! I've only had cocktails at Bluezoo but need to make it back for dinner. YES, put Shula's on your list. I'm excited to bring my hubby there in May.

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Hi Brenda! I love your and Emily's dresses! Very pretty.

I am the worst at walking in heels, especially on rough surfaces, so I would have been right there with ya!

I love love love steak, potatoes, and chocolate cake so Shula's looks fantastic.
Thank you Courtney! Em was nice enough to let me borrow her dress.

I'm telling you, the steak and potatoes were great.... If you love chocolate cake, I'm sure it was phenomenal for you chocolate loving types.

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Hi Brenda! Still trying to catch up before the TR is over….. AND I ignored everything else I meant to do tonight, but I did it!!!!!!!!
I am quite impressed. Excellent job!!

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I love the Donald Duck “no pants” photos!!!!!
It was a well deserved comment. Makes you wonder....

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Oh, I LOVE your dawn photos of YC/BC. You probably don’t even remember posting them at this point!!!
I remember not being able to sleep and watching the sunrise and loving it! Now that you remind me I do recall that I included those photos!!

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Hurray!!! I made it to the Dream Suite installments!!! You did such an amazing job capturing all the information and photos as you went. Thank you so much - I know how hard it can be to remember to do that in an amazing situation (or, you know, experiencing a new attraction for the first time, since I have never had such an amazing Disney experience!)! Anyway, I am DYING - what an amazing place. I can’t believe you got to tour it! I can’t believe people get to stay there! Can you imagine waking up and looking out the window (or is there even a window you can look out - maybe they are all stained-glass )?????? The tub - my jet-tub-loving child would go insane for that! We would probably never experience the parks if we were lucky enough to stay there. I really want to show Willow these pictures, but how do I tell her that we will NEVER stay there or even see it??? Thank you so much for making such a great effort to share it with all of us. (Making me picture one of my least favorite celebrities on the pot, however, makes me deduct a few points….. )
Oh, I'm glad you enjoyed reading those installments.

You can see out the windows ok, enough to see towards Liberty Square. Not sure about the windows to the north since I don't recall looking out those windows.

There are a couple ladies on this thread who have actually had the privilege of staying in the DS. They are so sweet so I was glad that they shared their experience because it's one thing to tour the DS but it is altogether different to stay there.

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Oh, I loved the pics of little Em at DLR. So sweet! I did kind of keep my eye out for y’all every time we cut through the GC.
Ha ha! We were on the look out as well. I regret that I didn't try to connect with you before you left but it was a crazy week and I know you had a lot going on as well. If you are back in the summer we'll definitely need to meet up.

ACK! Seriously??? That’s your view from your GCH room - you could even watch WOC from there? I love it!!! And want to scream at the same time! Looks like both Em and Willow had wonderful DLR birthdays. But we are still waiting for Willow to be tall enough for Indiana Jones……. (believe me, she made them measure her. ) I am SO glad you posted about your DLR weekend - I love it there so much, can’t wait to be back in a few months. RSR is Willow’s new obsessions - big time! Can’t wait to write up our trip!!!

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I did it!!!! I actually did it! I caught up!!! This is my proudest DIS moment ever!
WOW!! AMAZNG job getting caught up AND commenting Roni!!

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I am among the many who haven't tried the cake pops. If I get anything other the my coffee it's a slice of the lemon cake. Shula's looks like a nice place. As always you can Em look very nice in your dresses. Picturing you walking across in the heels sounds like something I would do. My hubby rolls his eyes when the yard is muddy and I have to wear my heels. Can't wait to get them back out. I was eyeing them this morning but decided my first week of freedom and still the use of cane I should leave the heels in the closet a little longer.
I LOVE the lemon cake. I actually had a slice this trip as well. It is excellent!!

Thank you Sandy! Definitely take it easy until you are well healed! I just dropped in to your PTR and saw your precious addition to your family. Congratulations on your new grandbaby.
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I am about the heels in the Boardwalk, I have had that happen there, no fun! but it is funny. Until you twist an ankle. I have heard nothing but good things about Shula's. It's never on my list, I guess because I've been to one of them elsewhere before and in general am not a steakhouse gal but one of these days I do need to try it.

Love the birthday weekend (yes, I was that behind) what a perfect place to celebrate a milestone!

I like the action shot, as much for the jump itself as the fact that the action was caught! I never seem to manage either working out.
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Saturday August 24, 2013: Day 9, Part 1


Ok folks, we're over half way through this thing! Seriously, thank you to those that are hanging in there post DS reveal. The rest may not be as exciting but it's all I've got!

I'm wrapping up my August DR hopefully by tomorrow and then I'm contemplating juggling another TR from our December trip. If DisneyKid4Life, Katt789 and IheartDDuck can do it, so can I! Speaking of Rob and Katt, they are two of the dozen or so DISers making appearances from our December trip.


Today was a resort transfer day since we would be moving to our 4th and final resort of the trip – Bay Lake Tower.

I was up and re-packing by 7am. I realize that for those of you who live out of a suitcase during your trips this is the easy part for you – no re-packing! I’m not there yet. Repacking doesn't take long since I keep things pretty organized in the room so I was done in about 10 minutes. Not a bad detour with the trade-off of transferring to one of our favorite resorts.

But first..... since I was up early, some photos before sunrise.




A peaceful spot in the room to relax in the early morning:


I decided to let Em sleep in while I attempted to make park open at DHS which had EMH; therefore, opened at 8am. I asked her to be packed and ready to check out when I returned by 11am.

After being at this resort for 4 nights I finally decided to be adventuresome and took the stairs from the 4th floor that were right by our room. Come to find out they exited right next to Crews Cup lounge by YSH – a huge shortcut. I should have been curious about those stair sooner.



Those early morning joggers, making me look bad!










I walked to DHS trying to hustle to get there for park open. However, I stopped often to take photos and to address the blister that was forming on my foot. My band-aid kept flopping over so I finally had to rip it off and just deal with the annoyance of every step going ouch! It was also super HOT and super HUMID this morning. The worst yet of our trip. You probably don’t want to know that I was drenched by the time I reached the gates of the park. Lovely I tell you!

Solo photopass photos at the entrance


I think Mike over-reacted to my scare tactics


Bo did get my attention – from afar. Technically I'm in the photo since that is my shadow!


Hollywood Blvd photos:









I went straight for my favorite ride – ToT which was a 30 minute wait but it was worth it.

Photo courtesy of the Photopass CD


I would love to see more of these rooms in the pre-drop sequences.


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Interesting that there is a Carthay Circle at both DHS and DCA.



Ok folks it’s here that I admit that despite my best efforts to try to maintain some control over what I eat while on vacation I was overpowered by an urge to have a carrot cake cookie from Sweet Spells. For those keeping track, I had already had one a few days prior so that should have satisfied any cravings. These little babies are not low calorie so any guilt it induced was well deserved! Another example of why I run folks, penance for these tempting treats.

I parked myself on a bench and nibbled on the cookie. Ahhh such a delicious breakfast.






Since I was so hot and miserable I decided to go back to YC and make sure we were ready to have bell service transfer our luggage. I took the first boat back since there was no way that I was walking back between my blister and the heat. So much for a few hours of solo park time. I had ridden 1 ride, eaten 1 cookie and taken 8 photopass photos. Not exactly a stellar morning but it will do. We had a later lunch reservation at Sci-Fi so we’d be back a little later.




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I am about the heels in the Boardwalk, I have had that happen there, no fun! but it is funny. Until you twist an ankle. I have heard nothing but good things about Shula's. It's never on my list, I guess because I've been to one of them elsewhere before and in general am not a steakhouse gal but one of these days I do need to try it.

Love the birthday weekend (yes, I was that behind) what a perfect place to celebrate a milestone!

I like the action shot, as much for the jump itself as the fact that the action was caught! I never seem to manage either working out.
Ha ha! Yes, we were looking like we'd had a few drinks at the bar before setting out for dinner.

If there was a Shula's anywhere where I live or travel I'd leave it off my list since I don't want to bother with places I can eat while not on vacation. Thus the reason why I'll likely never eat at RFC. I will make an exception for EoS and WPE since I reserve the right to fill those in on occasion!

Thanks Cynthia, it was a nice weekend at the DLR for Em's 18th.

I was in a silly mood with that jumping shot and good for me I didn't need to make a fool of myself more than once since that was the only action shot we took.
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Another great update. Cant wait to hear if Emmy was awake and packed. Morgan wouldn't have been.
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My dear friend, I only wish I looked half as good as you when I was all hot and sweaty from a humid day at Disney. You look terrific in the photopass pictures.

Well, if you are only going to do one ride, you picked the best one in my opinion.

And you are at Disney...you are supposed to "cheat" a little. I think you are entitled.
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So let's do some Disney Maths
Walking from the boardwalk area to DHS on a hot day = 2 x carrot cake cookies
Therefore my friend you are 100% in the negative on your daily calorie calorie count - you could have had two !!
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