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Old 08-09-2014, 08:10 PM   #841
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And Ellen, after seeing FB about Alaska it jogged my memory of your cruise. I just forgot, duh. And our cruise leaves October 1st from Port Canaveral. For us it is perfect. A double dip and Key West with one sea day. And we are doing a pub crawl while in Key West. That should be fun!

Have a great time while in Alaska!
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:21 PM   #842
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Love POTC in DL.
I need to try a beignet sometime. Never have.
Your app sounds delicious.
The entrees looked yummy.
I cannot wait to try Carsland area. Nice pics you got.
LOL. He went back to bed. Teenagers! LOL.
Alison those were great pics.
Caught up again.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:50 PM   #843
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Wow Franandaj your photos have just made my day - happy memories which I sadly couldn't photograph :-(

Ellen, I have flights booked to LA just waiting for my 7 month window (fingers crossed) and you are giving me lots of ideas as to where I need to eat!
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:06 PM   #844
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Impatiently waiting for Ellen to return to the lower 48...

Wow, Alison, your photos of Walt’s apartment are awesome. I wonder why they stopped allowing people to take pictures.

I was a hippie, now I am a middle-aged professor - oh my, how age does change a person.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:51 AM   #845
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Originally Posted by franandaj View Post
I'm assuming this is where you all had to hang your cameras.
Great photos of Walt's apartment, Allison! And, yes, that first photo is where we were "asked" (I mean told!) to hang our cameras on my first tour there. Mine was not safe on those hooks so I put it on the floor! I've done 2 ABD-BSM tours (also, the Walk in Walt's Footsteps once) and we were not allowed to take photos at either, only the one in front of the lamp. I was told they used to allow unlimited photos, though.

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Old 08-17-2014, 01:22 PM   #846
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Ellen are you stuck in a Fjord !!!!! Can't wait for the pix
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:04 PM   #847
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Ellen, I am not sure when I last commented on your TR!!! Life has been so crazy after I came back from the cruise with work. But now I am caught up and it was wonderful to read along about your DL adventures since I just was there myself! We had dinner at Catal, too, and thought it was absolutely wonderful! Not as good as Napa Rose of course though.

Hope you had a great time in Alaska!!
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:52 PM   #848
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Hi Ellen! We've been back from our summer trip to DLR for a couple of weeks, and your pics are making me homesick to go back!

Your dinner at Catal looked and sounded amazing. I am going to have to give the DTD restaurants a try - especially that one!

I hope you had (are having?) a great time on the Wonder! Ugh - I hope you love(d) your Alaska cruise as much as we did!!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #849
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I just returned to the Disboards since I'm planning a Christmas trip, and came across another one of your fantastic trip reports! I followed your Hawaii trip last summer as I was planning our Hawaii trip, I remember showing my husband your photos of Kauai and how excited I was to see them in person.

I was equally excited to see your photos from San Francisco and Yosemite as we are going there next summer! I have also made reservations for the Ahwahnee Hotel 11 months out! Your room looked lovely (minus the faucet mishap! But loved your room service compensation!). May I ask you what room category you had originally booked? Your photos of the Hyatt in SF look amazing too! Did you just book a regular room with double beds and then upgraded to club access? I would love to do that too!! Right now it doesn't allow me to book club level with double bed room...

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:39 AM   #850
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #851
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:37 PM   #852
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I'm baaack. Glad you are so busy, gives me time to catch up. This is my first time on the Dis since my last posting.

Loving the pictures of Disneyland, I didn't know the Indiana Jones thing was a ride. I would like that much better than Dinosaur.

I saw those sliced suckers on Tyler's plate & was totally creeped out. I'm not much of a foodie in some ways, no gross animal parts for me.

One of these days I will get caught up with the rest of your TRs.

I'm still enjoying your travels.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:38 PM   #853
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Hello again....remember me? I'm the one who abandoned you about 2 months ago when I went to Alaska, then to Florida, and then had kids going back to school....or choosing not to for the first 4 days (Sean)....BUT, if you will have me, I will keep writing at you, if that's ok- So....I will do replies after, because if I do them first, I am pretty sure the rest of this will never happen- just one thing, tho-


I want to say I saw them in transit somewhere on my iPhone (like maybe Vancouver?) and WOW are they GREAT!!! I wish they would still allow pics! And they do not show the outdoor patio area anymore, either- so thanks for showing it.

Back to DL (actually, CA)business.....

I had been blown off by Tyler in my last update, and had the MOST amazing breakfast before riding Soarin a couple of times solo, with no wait whatsoever (one of the nicest differences of riding Soarin in DL over WDW). Soon after, I was miraculously joined by the rest of my family, and we headed over to California Screamin for a few rides in a row (see- this is why I didn't see everything in DL this trip- they always say you can see everything in 2 or 3 days here, but REALLY??? Who doesn't want multiple rides on some attractions like CS???).

After a ride together, we did two Single Rider-

You have to take an elevator down to the single rider on this ride, and they give you the pass to hand them when you get off.

We walked over to fly with Goofy after that-

One ride on that one is PLENTY, we all agreed. VERY herky-jerky. We took a spin on the Silly Symphony Swings, then headed over to Grizzly River Run which Timmy was begging for-

I will agree with the masses who prefer this over Kali River Rapids which is just waaaay too short.

Right now all I am thinking is that is must be EXHAUSTING to be as cool as Tyler!

We decided to go over to DL now, and lo and behold, the Matterhorn was OPEN!!! I was so happy, I have wanted to ride the Matterhorn since I was a little kid!

Since the stand-by was so long, we decided to all go Single Rider.

Well....this was super herky-jerky too!! One and done! I have heard that one side is smoother than the other, though- I am not sure which we were on, but my guess is the NOT smooth side. I am glad we got to ride, tho- it's a Must Do.

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Old 09-25-2014, 12:58 PM   #854
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:07 PM   #855
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So glad you are back!!! I think I could be convinced it was worth the trip to California just to be able to ride SOarin' multiple times!!!
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