60 Candles, 30 Million Lights, Best Friends&Family at Disney--Priceless (New 5/23)

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  1. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    BOO for taxes :surfweb:
     
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  3. KatMark

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    It was the first time in years and it was a nice change of pace. Sci Fi is fun and I think one that you would really enjoy.

    There are still several restaurants we've not tried...some due to the type of food they serve and others because we've just never fit them in. But this year we are trying two new ones...Ohana for dinner and Grand Floridian Cafe for breakfast. Des LOVED Fantasmic.

    Christine, thank you...you are very sweet.

    I'm not sure what it is; we were at my sister-in-law's; I'll have to ask her.

    Thank you.

    I've not seen the moving Yeti, so I'm only one up on you.

    Lunch was fun and good...never had a bad meal there. It's not too dark...there are lights in the car.
     
  4. KatMark

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    Thank you, Cynthia. Yes, she does, doesn't she? She's going to be a great mom.....SOME DAY!

    Yes, my son is one in a million. :lmao:

    I'm not either...but they sure looked cute in them.

    That snowman and snowdrift is always by the Chirstmas shop at DHS. I really like Sci Fi too...Mark had me book it again for August.
    I'm glad you are still enjoying the hat pictures.

    I heard that F&W was going to be at F&G this year. We will see if we have enough time to do flowers and food; I'd really like to concentrate on the flowers this trip.

    Mark is a character...I swear we dropped him on his head when he was born. :eek: Yes, I would imagine your DH has a lot of practice with your adorable brood.

    Would never let you down my friend.

    Good thought...but that was not it.

    Us too. :)
     
  5. KatMark

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    I'm not worried about what section since it is only one night; if it were a longer period of time, I'd certainly request something close to parking. Wait...let's be honest...if it were a longer period of time, I wouldn't be staying there. :rotfl2::rotfl2:

    Rosie, on your recommendation I am going to have one of those milkshakes in August. Kyle is a sweet boy!

    Any section will do for one night. But the 50's would be good...it would fit our "era."

    Isn't it great? And I think it is the ONE place boys enjoy more than girls.

    As it has been determined above, the older couple were hired to watch us smoochers.

    No swimming for us...we will have to do Epcot from rope drop to close to get all of the F&G stuff in I'm sure.

    Thank you for coming back and catching up. :goodvibes
     
  6. KatMark

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    You are doing great with catching up.

    I'd love to squeeze in DHS in the mroning for TSM, but since it's only one day, I think I can wait until June with the girls.
     
  7. KatMark

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    Uh oh...trouble time.

    Thanks, Lisa. Are you on your way? Or is it tomorrow? I've forgotten.

    Lisa, no worries...I had a lot of catching up to do on yours. And you'll be going again in two months.

    Yes, one day in April, 6 days in June, a week in August and 5 days in December. I can't wait.

    I'm getting really excited for F&G. I'm sure Pop will be fine.

    The atmosphere definitely makes up for it. The atmosphere at Brown Derby is awesome...but I thought the food and service was terrible; I'll stick with Sci Fi since I know what to expect.
     
  8. KatMark

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    Hate tax season; we won't have our figures until the end of next week, but I'm hoping for a refund like last year. Godo for you remembering DD, but sorry it was still bad. :(

    Good for you, Rosie. It's good that you can claim one (although I'm not sure how the accountant gets away with that). These kids cost us forever!

    I cannot believe the wedding is 105 days away. I better get back to writing out those invites.

    Yes, I know you are one of my biggest hat loving fans.

    I can now say I'm going next month. :) I can't believe you are going again this month. I'm so jealous. Taxes were painless...just the preparation...getting our stuff, each of the boys, my mother. Just a big headache. I'm glad you were happy when you walked out. I hope I'm happy when I get my email that ours are ready.

    I really liked those headbands; but I'm with you...I get a major headache from them.

    :wave2:Linda. Someone suggested that you can maybe ask for it???? I don't know how they would do that though. I like that picture of the four of us too and I had that one blown up and chopped out our "chaperones" in the back. :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:




    I hope to get an update or two done tonight or over the weekend. I think Mary is anxious for me to start my PTR.
     
  9. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    105 days will evaporate!! What a glorious day it will be! :love: :cloud9:

    Kathy, I think the Grannie trip days might overlap with some of your December days! You know, Rosie and I (Janet too) would LOVE to see you and Mark, if you have time. We would do whatever we could to make it work. ::yes::

    My dad LOVED John Wayne too - do you remember the movie "The High and the Mighty"? It doesn't come on often anymore, but now and then TCM will have it....oh, do I ever cry. I can hear my dad whistling the theme song...just like John Wayne did in the movie.
     
  10. englishrose47

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    Kathy we all live together and I pay most of the bills sooo there is No problem with me claiming any or all of the kids !!!
     
  11. PracPerfPatricia

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    YOU GOT THE COWBOY... it does exist...;) I've never had the cowboy...:sad2:

    I'm glad that you had a good experience at the Sci Fi... It gets a lot of hate on the boards... I think it is great for what it is... a really well themed car hop/diner ... the burgers, shakes, fries and onion rings are all really good, the theming is fun and the sci fi clips are a hoot... David LOVES it... it's one of his favorite restaurants at Disney and he always asks for it...

    Good for your overnight escape...:thumbsup2 a dinner at Yachtman, a breakfast at Boma & the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot... sounds like a win win win to me...:goodvibes
     
  12. MaryAz

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    Speaking of Mary, I am back from vacation and all caught up! Didnt realize you did not enjoy your breakfast at Cape May-oops. I will make sure they put us in a good place! To bad about the food at WPE-it looked good. The girls also like Sci Fi. I am working on plans for June. Hurray!!!

    We have also never seen Fantasmic......
     
  13. englishrose47

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    Using my scarce free time to catch up on all my threads !!Happy Saturday Kathy!!!
     
  14. KatMark

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    I don't remember that one. I'll have to see if I can find it on one of the channels one day.

    That explains that. :)

    It does sound perfect, doesn't it? :goodvibes

    Hi there stranger. I've missed you. It was okay...it just wasn't as good as it used to be. But I can fill up with Mickey waffles and I'll be with you and the girls and MEK so that will be perfect.

    I know the girls liked the atmosphere at Sci Fi; can't remember if they ate much.

    We may have to rectify Fantasmic in June!

    I really want to get the PTR started soon. I've got to come up with a title. Any ideas?

    Happy Saturday, Rosie. I'm going to attempt an update now and then I am going for a massage and we are going to dinner with friends tonight; Andy will be at a bachelor party...heaven help his head tomorrow. :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  15. annmarieda

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    I am back...and ready to get caught up on dis!

    I am so very glad to hear that your scans came out clean!!!! :cool1: 6 years!!!!

    I am still kinda surprised at how TSM is still so hard to ride. We were not even able to get a fp this last trip.

    I love that picture from the animation class. I need to see that movie still..so I don't know what her name is... but she is super cute.

    You questions... Looks like you made your decision. Not that it matters... but I think Epcot would be a great choice due to Flower and Garden (we got to see a bit going up this last week) :goodvibes and Pop is a good value... and staying only one night, I think it will be perfect.

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    I was very confused when we were there last week. See how people are going in the main door? Well, off to the side is another door under the covered walkway... they redid the queue so that you enter the building from the side and that front door.... it was closed.:confused:

    So cool you got the cowboy version! I love that version...just cause the fire! :rotfl2:
     
  16. KatMark

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    Let me start this update off by saying I absolutely HATE the new Photobucket!

    So we had just finished up some shopping, the skies opened up and we needed a break from the park. So we put on our ponchos, covered Des' purse and camera with plastic bags and headed to the bus stop. We no sooner got to the bus stop, and it stopped raining. But we were on a mission.

    We hopped the bus and headed to Saratoga Springs. I love this little guy at the pool:

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    We walked through Saratoga Springs and saw this tree in the restaurant there:

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    And then followed Des' lead since she has stayed there in the past, and walked over to DTD and surrounding areas. Des needed to get something from her mom from one of the artsy stores on the West End.

    Some photos as we walked:

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    And we had arrived:

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    The new Splitsville which wasn't opened yet while we were there:

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    Must stop here if to do nothing else but smell:

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    Moving on:

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    All of that walking made us thirsty so we stopped to get an adult beverage.

    Andy ordering:

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    Mark's choice:

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    Andy's choice:

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    And Des and I had the simply wonderful Bailey's Shake:

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    The boys sat and drank theirs while Des and I took off on our own to do some shopping with the plan to meet the boys at the main store at DTD.

    I think Santa may have been in here:

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  17. annmarieda

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    I hear ya on photo bucket. I cant even really get in to see my 12/11 trip pics. I made the mistake of uploading my pp pics (and there were WAY too many) and so now it takes too long for the entire album to load. (since there are almost 2k in pictures in it)

    The baileys drink looks yummy. I was tempted to try it... but didn't cause I was trying to stay away from all boozes pre race.
     
  18. KatMark

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    Had to stop at Des' favorite store:

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    Then we saw these cute guys:

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    I loved these:

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    A window:

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    Goofy candy anyone?

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    Our shopping complete, we headed to bus and went to the Coronado. Des needed a sweater and we wanted to drop off all of our purchases. We still had some time. We had great luck with the buses yet again and a bus was there to pick us up and within 15 minutes we were back at the CSR. We got off at the main building and the kids went to the room to drop off the packages while Mark and I waited.

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    The kids came back, and we decided to take a short taxi ride over to the Studios because we had just missed a bus.

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    In no time at all, we were back at the Studios:

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    Our first destination of the night would be here:

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    I have to stop here; I've got a couple of threads I have to catch up on, some laundry to finish and then I am off to go see "my" Edward and get a massage. :goodvibes


    Up next, Des' first Fantasmic experience. Would she love it or hate it?
     
  19. PhoenixStrength

    PhoenixStrength Waiting for my fairytale!

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    I love all of the Christmas decoration pictures in DTD that you took, as I took almost none!

    Can't wait to hear how Des felt about Fantasmic!

    And you know how much I hate the new Photobucket too, so I feel your pain. :headache:
     
  20. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    I just love all of the Christmas decorations! I could really go for an afternoon of Disney shopping right now. Sounds perfect.

    CSR looks so pretty. I guess it has to go on the list of places to stay.;)
     
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    I had no idea you could walk from Saratoga Spring to the Westside. I thought you could only get to the Marketplace from there.

    Lots of great DTD pictures.
     
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