Cruisin into Spring Training-VWL & 4 Nt Dream 3/22-28/13 COMPLETE! 8/11

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  1. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    We are at BWV the 29th-4th and then THV 4th-7th, we will just miss you!

    No, the foxglove was out front but the E's were 1&2 at the time and putting everything into their mouth, as was my cat. Seemed best not to have it in the garden.
     
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  3. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

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    Hi Ellen! I can't believe I actually stumbled upon one of your TRs before it was well under way. And after a months-long break from DIS'ing as well! Go Me! :cool1:

    Tim is so cute! And what an amazing surprise from his MOM! I love it.

    VWL looks so nice. I have never really considered staying there (WL, that is - we are not DVC as of now) because we live in the Pacific Northwest. We are going to have dinner there during our upcoming trip - I am really curious to see what it is like in person!

    Can't wait to read about BOG. :dance3:
     
  4. DMMarla07860

    DMMarla07860 DIS Veteran

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    Glad to see another Yankee fan I wanted to go to a game down there, but only had two days
     
  5. tammy

    tammy DIS Veteran

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    Awesome pix. I can't wait to ride the new Test Track. Me and my nephews (9 & 10) were talking about Test Track and the 9 year old Tyler blurted out he didn't want to get on it because it went too fast...he does want to ride the moutains at MK and Tower of Terror...:confused3
     
  6. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Hi there!! :wave2: I'm glad you found me! How are you?

    I am glad we are going to BOG next week- NEXT WEEK!!!!! :hyper:

    That makes a LOT of sense- YIKES!! If my kids had been putting everything in their mouths back then I would have done the same...

    Make sure you walk outside a little when you are there- the twinkling lights are really cool- I wonder what you will think. Where are you eating?
     
  7. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    So we went from here-

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    It was a very good thing we still had that $67 car, because we would not have made it otherwise for our 8pm ADR. At the BOG podium, it was kind of surprising to see how many people were trying to get in as walk ups. But I guess everyone is not UBER Disney Geeks like all of us, and they don't realize you need to book 6 months in advance. I felt pretty superior when they handed me a flashy thingee instead of turning me away like the 20 people in front of me, LOL! :snooty:

    We were quickly flashing and heading into the restaurant. WOW, is it ever gorgeous in there- I felt like I was in the movie! And it was snowing "outside" the window at the end of the ballroom. So gorgeous! I loved the napkins-

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    I was very happy we were seated in the main room-

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    Our server was Mary, and I am sorry I cut off her head! She was a lovely server!

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    I was having a glass of Helfrich Pinot Gris, Alsace 10
    A touch of smoke ties together aromas of ripe apricot, pear and minerals with
    sweet-tart flavors of peach and apple

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    It was very fruity, and a little sweeter than I normally like, but a nice glass of wine. Tim was contemplating the rose- even HE was impressed by those napkins. I think he said, "How do they do this? I've never seen anything like it before."

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    Some rolls were brought to the table-

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    Along with some salted butter. So, so pretty in here-

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    Timmy wanted to order Assorted Cured Meats and Sausages
    served with Cornichons, Pickled Onions, and Toasted Baguette 14.99 which was for 2 people.

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    Basically this was ham and prosciutto for Timmy, everything else for me because he would not touch it. :rotfl: Hey- it was good, but there is no way I can eat all that! Cheers!

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    For an entrée, I had Pan-seared Salmon on Leek Fondue
    served with Creamy Saffron-crushed Potatoes 20.99

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    It was very good! And a nice portion of salmon for that price. Timmy ordered Grilled Strip Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter and Pommes Frites. 29.99 It also has truffle aioli for the pommes frites-

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    The fries are AMAZING- they are larger than regular fries, and they are all rectangles- I don't know if you can tell that from the photo. But truly, it is the combo of those incredible fries and the beyond fabulous truffle aioli that is what I went CRAZY for- good thing Timmy shares! Because when dinner was over, this was all that was left-

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    When Mary came to check on us, I couldn't shut up about the fries and aioli. She said that when they are left over at the end of the night, the CMs devour them- everyone loves them! She also said that she was so glad I tried the aioli- that many, many people are afraid of it because they don't know what it is.

    :rolleyes2 PLEASE try it! Aioli is MAYONNAISE! This one has truffle in it- spectacular! I literally could bathe in it! :rotfl: Although currently this is not an option at BOG.

    Anyway...once again, Timmy had hit the wall. At 9 pm!

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    He did not want to ride any rides, he just wanted to go to bed.

    UGH.

    What a waste. He did manage to swing a dessert, though (I passed- a bowl of aioli can be very filling, hahaha). Here is the BOG Dessert cart, presented by Mary!

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    Did you notice how exhausted Timmy was coming back to the table? Seriously. the kid was wiped out. What the heck? Anyway, maybe Tim didn't have anything, I don't have a photo, so there ya go. Mary STRONGLY recommended trying the Strawberry cupcake when I return in May- I said I'm down for it and 20 orders of Pommes Frites, please make sure the kitchen is ready for my return May 4th, LOL! On the way out we briefly stopped in the room where the Beast took photos, but Timmy was sooo tired, we did not wait for a pic and just left.

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    No amount of cajoling could convince Timmy to go on even ONE ride- he just wanted the bed. :worried: SO unlike him! But at least he was grown up enough to say he didn't want to be tired on the cruise, so he thought he should get some sleep.

    I texted jabead (who does the Live from Disney thread)- she was staying at VWL and had just arrived that day- I was hoping to meet her when I got back to the WL Ride....but it was not to be. She was already in her jammies when I got back. Oh well- maybe next time!

    Up next- a little VWL at night....

     
  8. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    Ok, putting the pommes frittes with aoili on my list for May. I'll be on BOG on May 4th too. :)

    Poor Timmy...It's tiring to be a teenager. ;)

    Jill in CO
     
  9. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Back at the Lodge, Tim did not waste any time heading straight to the villas-

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    When we got back to the room, I noticed we had a communication from DCL about our transport tomorrow. The letter said that we should have our suitcases packed and just inside our room door, that they would begin picking them up at 8am. OK- but I wish you could have let me know before! Can you imagine if we had gotten in at 2 am and saw that? :scared1: I mean, now I know how it goes, but then, I did not, and the whole thing is like a big secret they leave til the last minute- so stupid! So...it looks like I was packing! Although first I went to the Mercantile to purchase a few treats for my favorite DCL CM, Alex, and her hubby, Oscar. LOVE these people! :love: I could not WAIT to see them on the ship the next day!!

    I went back to the cabin, had a glass of wine, and got the luggage straightened out. Not so much to do, really- I had only opened one of our suitcases, so it was just a matter of choosing which toiletries to bring from my OL. After that, it was lights out! Tomorrow we were going on the Dream!! :banana:

     
  10. MomToPrincePhillip

    MomToPrincePhillip Mouseketeer

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    Wow, another great day for the two of you! Thanks for the BOG review, we have an ADR for dinner on the 30th, so it looks like I'll miss you again! Can't wait for the next update....
     
  11. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Them playing the Tigers made it MUCH closer- their home games are in Tampa. So as much as I would have liked to have seen their house in Fla, I REALLY liked the shorter drive!:)

    So he will go on ToT but not TT? I think the next time you are driving on a highway, you should point out that you are driving faster or the same speed as TT.... would that help? Good luck!

    Cool! I will have to figure out what time our ADR is- when is yours? And I think Timmy had a virus- but he had no other symptoms- just soooo tired. I was actually pretty worried about it by the time I got on the ship- and I am NOT at ALL a worrier, it takes a lot for me to get to that. But he snapped out of it a couple of days in-

    Sorry I will miss you, but I hope you have a great meal! :goodvibes
     
  12. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    We have a dinner res for BOG for our trip in August. Mike will definitely order the steak, which means no matter what I get, I will get the pomme frites!
     
  13. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    Mine is at 6:55. I'm glad he got over it quickly..no fun being sick on vacation!

    Jill in CO
     
  14. CRdisMom

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    woooohooooo may4!!!
     
  15. KristiMc

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    BOG is beautiful. I am hoping to try the counter service in June.
     
  16. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Poor Timmy! He must have been in growth spurt, mine gets like that at times too but if it was at Disney I'd know he was REALLY tired.

    Dinner looked amazing, I cannot wait to go there one of these days. Can't wait!
     
  17. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    Poor Timmy to be so tired while on vacation. BOG looks really cool.
     
  18. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    yeah me too LOL

    WOOHOOOO cant wait to read this part!!!

    Count down!! :cool1:
     
  19. DMMarla07860

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    Hey nice to see you as well, you should go follow my trip report lol
     
  20. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Perfect!:thumbsup2

    Ours is at 7- see you at check in! :thumbsup2

    Yay! We're going to Disney next week!


    Can't wait to hear how that is! But no pommes frites at lunch (my friend was just there and tried).:sad:
     
  21. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    That was what I was thinking, growth spurt- but usually he is STARVING then, and he was just eating regular. :confused3

    I know! But he got over it after this 3rd day, I think.

    I'm almost there! Cruise day! :yay:

    And I'm with you- I don't feel that bad for people that can't get in. It's a choice- to plan or not to plan. You plan, and it's stressful figuring it out beforehand, but the vacation is relaxing because you don't have to worry if you'll get in somewhere and you get to do everything you really wanted to. Ya don't plan and wing it? You get to choose what you feel like doing on a daily basis, but you might miss out on stuff you really wanted. I choose planning, and if I change my mind later, then I change my mind. i absolutely hate being on vacation and having to figure everything out then- ya know?:confused3
     

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