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Old 06-23-2014, 10:16 AM   #676
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After a little more RnR by the pool-



We went our seperate ways. The boys were so excited to see a game at a different stadium-



You can see they both got shirts- it was an excellent night out!

I could have gone with them, but instead I was going to hook up with Alison and Fran, and then Jenny and kids, because to be honest it would have absolutely KILLED me to wait one whole day to go into those parks! Alison texted me when she was in the building, and I went down to the lobby to meet my friend. Looks like a CM was down there telling some stories-



Lucky me, Alison and Fran had called in a favor from a friend, and tonight we would be hanging in the exclusive 1901 Lounge inside the California Adventure park. Alison led the way to the GCH entrance to it, and quickly we were at Carthay Circle which is where the lounge is located. Rentayenta was there to say hello-



with a promise to hook up later in Disneyland where she was busy going commando with her kids. WOW, was it ever awesome to meet thses ladies!! Like seeing old, dear friends except I had never met them before! But that's kind of how it is with DISfriends, isn't it?

Anyway, Fran was inside 1901 too, I was so happy she decided to come out that night! We were ordering apps to share, along with Gin martinins for Alison and myself- of COURSE!! Who wants to miss thie ice cube show?? It is the coolest thing ever!



So, basically this ice cube contraption was created by a Scotch Whisky company in China, to chill whisky without diluting it. She begins with an airless, bubbleless ice cube-



The ice block is put into the mold-



The warmth of the room has heated the metal cylinder mold just enough to slowly close on the block of ice-



Creating a perfect, solid sphere of ice for your glass-



Look at how clear and perfect it is!





What makes this little ice cube even MORE special is the fact that it is such new technology, it is found no where else in the US yet- well, I don't know, maybe that has changed since last summer, but pretty amazing that someone from Disney saw it and said we need that in our very exclusive club!







Beyond our amazing martinis, there was really SO much to see in here.



Personal photos and memos adorn every wall-



On to some apps! Mini hot dogs in puff pastry-



Chilled Watermelon Skewers with Lime Sorbet-



Queso Fundido and chips-



Cala-Rita Flatbread with Summer tomatoes, Bacon, Basil and Cheddar



YUM. This is my favorite way to eat- trying a little bit of everything! We ordered another round, this time some wine- actually, my favorite white wine, Vouvray-



I went around and took more photos-



And Alison took a couple of pics of me which I promptly posted on Facebook-





Cont'd next post-

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #677
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This one was like the special magical art on the Disney Fantasy and Dream- Walt was drawing-









The note is a memo about belly buttons being obscene and being removed from all animated characters- definitely not from 2013!



Walt's private plane (wow! It was really small! lol...)







I LOVED the paper on the ceiling- it was perfect!



I had the best time with Alison and Fran! Eventually, though, it was time to move on...good bye 1901..







So friendly and nice! Next, we had some shopping to do. Well, correction- Fran had some POWER shopping to do.

You think you know what power shopping is? Unless you have been shopping with Fran, I am pretty sure you do NOT. Up next time!

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #678
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Pretty pick of all three of you ladies!

That ice cube thing is really cool.....hahaha! Seriously, that is so neat and fun that they do it table side!

That food looks amazing. Especially the watermelon...sounds so refreshing!
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:53 AM   #679
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My goodness, you've been an updating machine all of a sudden, and there's no way I can pick and choose quotes to comment on. I'll just say that the Grand Californian looks amazing, and that view from your room is fantastic!

Very cool that you could meet up with Alison and Jenny! The 1901 lounge looked really cool, and I officially want an ice globe maker for my house.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:20 AM   #680
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Playing catch up!!!!

Those trees in Yosemite are awe inspiring!

Yay! You are at DL! I fell in love with the GCH and I cannot wait to stay there some of these days!

Awesome Dis meet at 1901! I love that place.

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Old 06-23-2014, 11:53 AM   #681
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Yay! Our meet. It was so fun to finally meet you and see A&F again.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:58 PM   #682
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it is like going home when you are there. I was last there in 1998. A land long, long ago. It was pre-construction of cali adventure. I'm so glad disney took it up a notch with the hotels there. It was so holiday inn-esque. But the villa looks divine!
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:04 PM   #683
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Yay! We had so much fun that day, only to be upstaged by the next time we met! I could really use some of that Queso Fundido right now!

It was like meeting old friends, we could have chatted for hours! Buy you're right, Fran had a mission to take care of!
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Super swanky!! What a fun night, and DIS meets to boot?!

The club looks fantastic; what a special experience! That ice cube business is CRAZY - how incredible!!

So after you mentioned about those CA cruises.... I of course went on the DCL site and started looking at that 3 night out of San Diego. So now, of course, I am pricing out that cruise + a stay at Disneyland.

I am blaming you.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #685
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I wanted to point out that there is some speculation over on the Disneyland board that because DL will be celebrating its 60th in July, there could be more than the usual amount of refurbs late winter/early spring 2015.


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Thanks for the info Miss Kitty. I did not know that. I'll check it out.

And you too Ellen - So go to the mothership ASAP! I love that advice because that's what I really want to do, but it I have to wait I'll survive.

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I totally agree that meeting DISers who've never met before IS really like meeting old friends. How wonderful that you all got to meet in 1901. That really does look like the coolest place EVER!

Yours is the second TR where I saw the amazing ice sphere. Super cool!

So glad the boys were off doing boy things that evening so you could hang with the girls.
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Super swanky!! What a fun night, and DIS meets to boot?!

The club looks fantastic; what a special experience! That ice cube business is CRAZY - how incredible!!

So after you mentioned about those CA cruises.... I of course went on the DCL site and started looking at that 3 night out of San Diego. So now, of course, I am pricing out that cruise + a stay at Disneyland.

I am blaming you.
Is that the May 17, 2015 cruse to Ensenada? I'm booked on that and the 2 day cruise to nowhere right before it. The DIS group for that cruise sounds super fun! You'll have a blast if you joicruise

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That was some ice cube !! Yay for another Dismeet!!!1901 looks very neat!!!
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Look how you roll! Getting into an exclusive club and getting to try out a new super ice invention! That orb is so cool, but the process is mind boggling. I just assumed you were meeting Drea this night - so cool you got to meet Allison and Rentayenta, too.

The stone formation in the corner at the ball field is where the fireworks come out of.
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Great update! I recently watched a reality show on Bravo called Southern Charm, taking place in New Orleans (it just sucked me in for some reason but it was so trashy and fun to watch!) One of the guys on the show was in a cigar/wine lounge and ordered a scotch with one of those spherical ice cubes.

Whenever I see an update to this report my day gets better!
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