City, Sand, and Savanna - Link to new trip report

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  1. MEK

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    That is a beautiful picture of the chandelier. Lovely! GF tea always looks so fun. Someday I will try it. If for no other reason but to see a real live sugar cube. It's been forever.

    The one thing I remember about Kidani is that it was always freezing in the hallway after getting out of the pool, so I don't blame you for high-tailing it back to the room as fast as possible. :rotfl:
     
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  3. MAGICFOR2

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    LOTS OF JUDIES!!!!! :yay: WHAT DO I WIN? :confused3

    Great update! How fun that you and James were able to let go and just have some fun making memories and making words!:cool1: That's what vacation is all about!

    Looks like the ladies had a wonderful tea! Fantastic Pinkie Perfectness! :goodvibes I love to look around at GF!
     
  4. englishrose47

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    I am waiting for an update so I can be first !!! Marv stay away !!!:rotfl2:You know the way you do from your own TR!!!:lmao::lmao:
     
  5. eandesmom

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    Didn't your parents tell you no running in the halls?

    :rotfl:

    maroomkie. I love that!

    Yes, lying down makes a huge difference. That slide is FAST! Great slide.

    I can't believe they'd never been into the GF before, how very fun. The tea is just lovely, I'm glad they were able to do it.

    I need to check some of that spot remover out, I'd never have thought to look at Basin for something like that.

    That part of the floor is one of my very favorite things there!
     
  6. englishrose47

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    Okay Glenn I am back !!Where's the update !!:rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  7. glennbo123

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    I guess it depends on how you look at it...Mark (Capt. Oblivious) thought it looked pretty pricey for just some tea and little sandwiches. :laughing: For the location and ambience, I think it's not too bad of a splurge. I think it was worth it for the memories they made.

    :rotfl2: Which tea pot exactly? Mrs. Potts?

    I'm not sure what happened. I didn't need remedial training before! :lmao:

    Yeah, I imagine your hubby would rather do something else. I hope that you can go with your mom someday (or a future daughter?!)...I'm sure that'd be a really nice time.

    Okay, here's the reveal:

    The one I was asking people to find, which Marv did, was a reflection in the telephone. You can see Lauren taking the picture, and Judy and Marlene on either side of her.

    Marv also noticed that you can see a reflection of Judy's green dress in the legs of the serving tray-thingee that's behind her and Gram in picture #11 (the first picture of them in the Garden View Tea Room).
     
  8. glennbo123

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    That may be true sometimes, but the phone one I saw when I posted the chapter and he did send me a pm when he found it.

    You did.

    Careful!

    :rotfl2:

    Everybody always thinks the refs are on the other teams' side.

    Yes, she would've been quite contorted if she'd held the plate and the camera.

    I'll follow your example. ;)
     
  9. glennbo123

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    Very understandable!

    So true!

    I'm not sure of the physics involved, but I can tell you that it's waaaay faster.

    Exactly! :laughing:

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  10. englishrose47

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    Now I know he has a magnifing glass of super strength to see any reflections in either of those mentioned !!!;):rotfl2:
     
  11. glennbo123

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    Some of the cardio was even intended. Some just kind of happened that way. :laughing:

    I don't know...as I sit here and try, nothing comes to mind. I think it might have to be one of those things that you just hear. :idea:

    Aw thanks. I'm glad that they got to enjoy that afternoon like that.

    I have no idea what kind of sandwiches they had. I think there is pb&j included in the Princess Tea party. :laughing:

    They might have gotten kicked out of the place if Marlene hadn't classed it up the way she did. ;)

    Yeah, I don't think I've seen a sugar cube since I was a kid. They were fun to dunk and eat by themselves! I'm pretty sure Marlene and Lauren had never seen one.

    I don't remember that, but you may be right -- that may have been the reason we started running.

    :yay: I just gave you a round of applause. Don't spend it all in one place.

    :goodvibes

    They did! They really enjoyed getting all gussied up and having tea in a fancy place.

    Marv is liable to swoop in. You never know.

    That may have come up in conversation, once or twice. But they weren't nearby, so...

    Thanks! Feel free to use it. And see what looks you get! :laughing:

    I remembered it being a good slide, and then I had a lousy run. I guess I just forgot how to do it. Duh.

    By this point in the TR, I still had never been inside the place, but I remedy that later.

    She really likes it. It's worked wonders on a couple of items.

    Very cool. I wonder how much it costs to cut custom figures in marble flooring like that?

    Update? What update?

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  12. glennbo123

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    When the ladies got back from the Grand Floridian, they told us all about the nice time they had at the Tea, and I tried to take some notes on what they did and what tea they had. Other than that, we just took it easy and enjoyed animal watching from the balcony.

    This picture was taken at 6 pm.

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    And this one was taken at 6:30&so I guess we just hung out for a while.

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    James and I went down to Community Hall and played Tron on the Wii. Around 7:30, Judy called me to tell me that shed cooked a frozen pizza and it was ready, so we went back to grab some dinner. After that, we did some laundry and folded the ponchos that wed hung on the doors to dry.

    I went down to Joharis to buy a post card stamp and while I was down there I stepped out to the animal viewing area. It was really nice out and animals were bedding-down, so I decided that it was time to break out the night vision goggles once I got back to the room to see what critters were out down at our end of the savanna. When I got to the room, the kids said that there were giraffes right outside our window. I quickly got the night vision goggles working, and we had fun passing them around for everyone to see. I think my dad kind of enjoyed trying out the new technology, and they worked fairly well for something at the lower-end of the price range. I figured that we wouldnt be able to see out very far into the savanna with them, but they did fine for the giraffes that were nearby.

    Since the giraffes were being so still, I thought Id try taking a picture using the tripod. I started out by trying a 10 second exposure time.

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    These were taken at about 9:40 pm, so it was plenty dark out, but I didnt use any flash. I just counted on getting enough light with the long amount of time that the shutter was open, and that the giraffes would hold still. I tried reducing the exposure time a little. This one was for 8 seconds.

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    I put the zoom lens on and dialed the exposure time down to 4 seconds.

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    It was now almost 10 oclock and everybody else was getting ready for bed, but since I had the camera all set up on the tripod I thought Id go down to the firepit and see what pictures I could get.

    I started by setting up near the firepit, shooting back toward the lobby window. For this one, the shutter was open for 2.5 seconds.

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    Then I experimented taking pictures of the fire. I tried different exposure times, and with using the flash or not. I think my favorite is the 1/6 of a second, no flash.

    1/13 of a second, no flash.

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    1/5 of a second, no flash.

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    1/6 of a second, no flash.

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    1 second, with flash.

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    1/3 second, with flash.

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    5 seconds, with flash.

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    While I was taking those, a young boy, probably 8 or 10 years old came over to watch me. Im sure he thought I was crazy.

    Then I moved over to try another shot of the lobby window. 1.3 second exposure.

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    I tried to get artsy by getting low and taking a picture of the chair with the window behind it. 2 second exposure. I wish the chair had been in focus. Stupid chair. ;)

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    Then I took a closeup of the chair with a 3.2 second exposure.

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    And the Lobby window, a little closer. 3.2 second exposure.

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    From there, I moved up to the balcony animal-viewing location to take a picture of the library, with a 1.3 second exposure.

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    It was kind of funny, because there was a big ugly blower in there, in that space between the table and the light in the foreground. I guess theyd gotten rainwater in there with all the rain wed had and they were trying to dry the place out. Well, it wasnt running when I was there and I didnt want it in my picture, so I moved it out of the frame, and then moved it back after I was done.

    After that, I thought that Id go out front and take another picture of the porte cochere, like what Id taken a few years ago. I started out with an exposure time of 3.2 seconds. Someone was sitting near the doors, but that was okay since this was just a test shot.

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    I tried reducing it to 2 seconds, but got some ghostly images as people walked through.

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    This next one was a 1 second exposure, and that gave me the warm colors that I was looking for, but I still had people in the picture. It was just too busy of a night to take pictures out front.

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    It was going on 11 oclock by this point, so I gave up and went to bed.

    For comparison, heres the one I took back in 2009. I guess I took the picture from just a little bit closer.

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    Up next: A friends mini trip report
    Link to next chapter
     
  13. marvali

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    zero judys
     
  14. Captain_Oblivious

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    0 Judys...and great pictures!
     
  15. marvali

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    Well, zero unless one of those giraffes is the one named Judy. Oh wait, that was Carol wasn't it??? :confused3

    Some really good nighttime shots, and love the ones of the firepit!!! :cool1:
     
  16. glennbo123

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    I just got done telling Rosie that you were liable to swoop-in. Nicely done. :thumbsup2

    Oh, that stinks. Pausing an extra couple of seconds to say "great pictures!" probably cost you the win. :headache: :rotfl2: Well, that's the way the cookie crumbles. :confused3

    Updated scores:

    Marvin - 12 Judy-sighting wins, 6 Eagle Eye points :magnify:
    Pat - 6 Judy-sighting wins, 2 Eagle Eye points :magnify:
    Mark - 4 Judy-sighting wins
    Dee - 4 Judy-sighting wins, 1 Eagle Eye point :magnify:
    Rosie - 3 Judy-sighting wins, 1 Eagle Eye point :magnify:
    Dan - 1 Judy-sighting win, 3 Eagle Eye points :magnify:
    Kelly - 3 Judy-sighting wins
    Magdalene - 2 Judy-sighting wins
    Katharina - 2 Judy-sighting wins
    Jenn (elphie101) - 1 Judy-sighting win, First Subscriber Honors!
    Tanya - 1 Judy-sighting win
    Molly - 1 Judy-sighting win
    Kathy - 1 Judy-sighting win
    Mary Ellen - 1 Judy-sighting win
    MissLiz - 1 Judy-sighting win
     
  17. marvali

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    :cheer2: And I even got my additional Eagle Eye point you promised me!!! :thumbsup2

    I saw you doing replies and I saw the page count got to 15.......I figured an update was coming......... ;)

    Now, if only it was that easy to predict when I am about to do an update....... :rotfl2:
     
  18. englishrose47

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    Darn it I stopped to go check on the boys ( Kyle's friends NOT Glenn ,Marv , Dan & Tim) and you post:rotfl2:
    I will now go bacvk and use a magnifying glass as I don't think Marv has yet !!!:rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  19. englishrose47

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    Zero Judy's !!! I agreee !!:rotfl2:
     
  20. englishrose47

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    I know why Marv never does his own updates .. He spends 231/2 hours a day waiting to find Judy's !!! The have hour is a State Law he has to have a meal break !!!:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  21. englishrose47

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    People have grown Old waiting for that!!!:rotfl2:( Left myself open ):rotfl2::rotfl2:
     

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