A Vacation From My Problems (A Sept. 2010 Trip Report) - COMPLETED 12/14

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  1. glennbo123

    glennbo123 DIS Veteran

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    Second breakfast = The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring

    Yeah, but you did an awesome job working the quotes in that you did. ::yes::

    :rotfl2: I'll take, "Deshperate Schemesh for Meaninglessh Pointsh" for $1,000, Alexsh.
     
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  3. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Reminds me of the sign in my grandmother's bathroom.

    We aim to please. You aim too, please.

    :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

    +1 :thumbsup2


    I just figured you for a hobbit, Liesa.

    Thanks, Glenn. I shudder to think what this TR would have been like without them! :rotfl2:
     
  4. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    FINAL CONTEST STANDINGS

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    Congratulations glennbo123! You are now officially...









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    SUPREME MOVIE QUOTE SPOTTER OF THE UNIVERSE*

    *This title carries no official meaning or status.

    Thanks to everyone for playing along!
     
  5. glennbo123

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    :cool1:

    Are you kidding? I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this trip report everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.

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  6. trennr

    trennr DISDad #104

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    Congrat Meerkat!

    I'll even let you have a drink of refreashing Beverly from my Beverly Trophy!!!:thumbsup2
     
  7. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

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    Well done Stev--er, Glenn! I can't think of a more appropriate reaction. Or movie.
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Monsters INC!


    I think..... ???? IS it too late for points? :confused3
     
  9. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Time to start rolling the credits.

    My Top 10 Favorite WDW Attractions
    1. Expedition Everest
    2. Soarin'
    3. Test Track
    4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    5. Mission: Space (Green)
    6. Kim Possible Spy Missions
    7. Toy Story Midway Mania
    8. Space Mountain
    9. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    10. Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show

    Scotty's Favorite WDW Attractions
    1. Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
    2. Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
    3. Naked Chip & Dale
    4. Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
    5. Tomorrowland Speedway
    6. WDW Monorail
    7. Kim Possible Spy Missions
    8. The Barrel Bridge at Tom Sawyer's Island
    9. Dafari
    10. Jumping Fountains at EPCOT
    11. WDW Bus system
    12. Our hotel room

    Final Rankings of Sit-Down Restaurant Experiences On This Trip
    1. Kona Cafe
    2. Le Cellier
    3. 50's Prime Time Cafe
    4. Liberty Tree Tavern
    5. Tony's Town Square Restaurant
    6. Chef Mickey's
    7. Whispering Canyon Cafe

    Overall Rankings of Sit-Down Restaurant Experiences So Far
    1. Le Cellier
    2. Kona Cafe
    3. 50's Prime Time Cafe
    4. Whispering Canyon Cafe
    5. Liberty Tree Tavern
    6. Boatwright's breakfast (now defunct) :sad1:
    7. Tony's Town Square Restaurant
    8. Chef Mickey's
    9. Beaches & Cream
    10. Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
    11. ESPN Club
    12. Restaurant Akershus Royal Princess Breakfast

    My Top 11 Favorite Movies
    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. The Shawshank Redemption
    3. Die Hard
    4. Gladiator
    5. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    6. Saving Private Ryan
    7. Inception
    8. 3:10 to Yuma (the remake)
    9. The Empire Strikes Back
    10. Finding Nemo
    11. Field of Dreams

    Favorite Counter-Service Restaurants at WDW
    1. Flame Tree BBQ
    2. Earl of Sandwich
    3. Cosmic Ray's
    4. Pecos Bill's
    5. Riverside Mill Food Court
    6. Sunshine Seasons (big plus for the dessert bar)
    7. Electric Umbrella
    8. Pizza Planet

    Best Snacks
    1. Dole Whip
    2. Dole Whip
    3. Dole Whip
    4. Cinnamon Rolls at Main St. Bakery
    5. Mini-apple pies at Riverside Mill

    My Favorite Family Members
    1. Just kidding.

    Favorite Walt Disney World Resorts
    1. Wilderness Lodge
    2. Animal Kingdom Lodge
    3. Port Orleans Riverside
    4. Polynesian Resort

    Top 6 Family Vacations So Far
    1. Disney World, 2006 (our kids' very first time)
    2. Arizona, 2008 (10th anniversary, sans kids)
    3. Disney World, 2010
    4. Disney Cruise, 2009
    5. Shenandoah/Blue Ridge/Augusta/Outer Banks, 2010
    6. Myrtle Beach SC, 2007

    Top 12 Places I Want To Take the Family On Vacation
    1. Hawaii
    2. Alaska
    3. Grand Teton/Yellowstone National Parks
    4. Yosemite National Park
    5. Grand Canyon National Park
    6. Utah (Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion)
    7. Pacific Northwest
    8. Disney World again!
    9. Disneyland in California
    10. Chicago, IL
    11. Niagara Falls
    12. Mount Rushmore/Wind Cave/Badlands

    Most Likely Destination for the Next Vacation
    1. Road trip to Canton, OH/Chicago/Louisville KY/Mammoth Cave

    Most Likely Destination for Next Vacation if the State Continues to Not Give Any Raises
    1. A tent in our backyard

    Best Lists on This Page So Far
    1. Favorite Attractions
    2. Future Vacation Destinations
    3. Sit-Down Restaurants
    4. Best Snacks

    Top 12 WDW Attractions I'm Most Anxious to Avoid
    1. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
    2. It's A Small World
    3. The Enchanted Tiki Room
    4. Stitch's Great Escape
    5. Anything Involving High School Musical
    6. Journey Into Imagination
    7. Maelstrom
    8. Toontown USA
    9. The Great Movie Ride
    10. Country Bear Jamboree
    11. Carousel of Progress
    12. Tomorrowland Speedway

    Things We Need at the Grocery Store
    1. Milk
    2. Eggs
    3. Potato Chips
    4. Bacon
    5. Cheese
    6. French Fries
    7. Frozen Pizza
    8. Mini-eclairs
    9. Bacon
    10. Cheese
    11. Cosmo magazine

    Things We Didn't Get To Do That We Most Want To Do Next Time
    1. Ride the balloon at Downtown Disney
    2. Take the kids to see the Animal Kingdom Lodge
    3. Ride the new Star Tours
    4. Convince the kids that Haunted Mansion isn't that scary
    5. Obtain the secret recipe for Dole Whips
    6. See WDW all decked out for Christmas
    7. Go to Chip & Dale's campfire at Fort Wilderness

    Faithful Readers I'd Like To Meet Up With Someday if Our Paths Cross
    1. All of you!

    Places I Most Want To See Outside the U.S.
    1. Australia/New Zealand
    2. Just about anything in Western Europe, but especially the Alps/Switzerland/Bavaria region
    3. Scandinavia
    4. Bora Bora
    5. Great Wall of China
    6. Hong Kong, Tokyo, or Paris Disneyland
    7. Macchu Picchu
    8. St. Petersburg, Russia

    Amount of Gratitude I Feel Towards People Who Stuck With My Entire TR
    1. Immeasurable.

    World's Greatest Wife In The Whole World
    1. Mrs. Knowitall :hug:

    Violations Noted By The Department of Redundancy Department
    1. One.

    Best Beverly Slogan
    1. Beverly: The Reason Dogs Lick Their Butts.

    Coming Up Next: Absolute, Last, No-Going-Back Final Thoughts. And then the Trip Report is over*. :sad1:

    *Over?! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??
     
  10. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Wow, you're so kind! :lmao:

    I'd still give you a point (not that you're going to catch Glenn), but you've got the wrong movie.
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    RATS!
    Animal House
     
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    steve Martin - The Jerk (if I get this I'm at double digits!!!!)
     
  13. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    +1 :thumbsup2

    +1 :thumbsup2

    You're in double digits! Nice work!
     
  14. afwdwfan

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    You'd better make sure you add something in Michigan too so that you can hit ALL the states around Indiana while avoiding it.

    Well, better to still have a job and vacation there rather than not have a job and make it your permanent home.;)

    I'm absolutely shocked by this stat. If you'd have put the over/under at 6, I'd have taken the over.:rotfl2:

    And it ain't over now, cause when the going gets tough.....


    :idea:the tough get going. Who's with me???
     
  15. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Oh, I wouldn't do that. We need to hit all 50. I haven't planned everything out yet, but we have friends from college who live in South Bend that we wanted to visit. And I was going to try and hit certain DIS Dads up with PM's to see if I could say hi on the way through... :rolleyes1

    So, sell me on Indiana. What should I make time to see? :confused3

    Amen to that!

    :lmao::lmao:

    Well, nobody said it was a particularly vigilant department.

    Toga! Toga! Toga!
     
  16. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Huh??? We never did that!!

    Loved your lists! Very amusing!

    I was sick at home today and spent all the time reading stuff on the internet - including your road trip TR on the disneydads website. You really are a great writer, it was very interesting to read! I am not a golfer, but I guess Augusta must be for a golfer what Wimbledon is to a tennis player. But the strawberries there are much more expensive that the food there! :goodvibes

    Glenn, congratulations for your new title! :thumbsup2
     
  17. afwdwfan

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    oh... well... uh... hmm...


    Actually there's quite a bit. The problem is, most of the things here seem to fit specific interests. Since you're going to Canton, I'm sure that will probably keep other sports centered destinations off the list, so that could make it tougher. You could have a football theme to the trip though if you see the college football hall of fame in South Bend.

    I'm sure that trip will consist of a drive across northern IN to South Bend then Chicago and then down I-65 to Louisville (or vice versa)... If you pass through Indianapolis, I'm sure your kids would love the Children's Museum. It is a pretty impressive place and has a lot of hands on things to do. I could suggest some other things too if you're interested when you get to that point in planning.

    There are also plenty of places to camp... you know, just in case you have to bring the tent along when you head this way.
     
  18. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    That was a movie quote from a character in Animal House. He wasn't a very bright character.

    Thanks! It's been a little quiet today, so I hope I didn't scare off everyone else. :laughing:

    You're too kind! And you must have been really, really bored to go back and read my other TR's. That ranks just behind watching water evaporate for entertainment value.

    I was grateful for the low food prices there!

    And I'm sorry you're feeling sick. I hope you feel better very soon.
     
  19. middlepat

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    Loved all of the recent updates there Captain O.

    Just had to add... Seven years of college down the drain! Might as well join the Beverly Peace Corps.
     
  20. glennbo123

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    Thank you tennr! That's awfully, ah, thoughtful. Mmmm. Now I know why a dog...oh wait, you already know that.

    I thought you'd like that.

    Thanks Magdalene!


    It was a great game Mark. I enjoyed playing with everyone. Some days it was a real sprint to get the quotes claimed before they were gobbled up.
     
  21. glennbo123

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    Loved your lists Mark!

    My favorite movie is.......Amadeus.
     

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