DISmoms 4 - The Hunt for Jack Sparrow

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  1. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Better late than never. Great report so far ladies! Can't wait for the rest.

    And wasn't the wine bar wonderful? Loved it and can't wait to go back in October! :goodvibes
     
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  3. podsnel

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

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    I hope you love AKL as much as we do!! I don't think the lights are Chihuley- those are much more abstract and all glass. They are impressive nonetheless!!

    Yea- the Ditch is a MUST DO. EVERY trip, kids or not- they have to go cups, so no worries there.

    And thanks- we love having a good time together, glad it shows!:goodvibes


    Yes, they are all served in the same white size glass- I think that's the only way for them to all fit on the tray they bring them out in. I agree- the right glass does make a difference- especially when you swirl it around. Can't catch quite as much air in the white glass.
     
  4. podsnel

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

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    Well....not really. We actually passed by the bar (sorry, Drea) and did THIS instead-
    THATS IT I have put my foot down, I can not handle your lack of disrespect for those of us not on vacation. 1st you dont drink all your absolut, now you pass by a bar... thats it.. I have made the decission.. next Dismoms meet Im there.. show you people how you really get down!


    Well, that's IT- the quote that started the whole ball rolling for DISmoms 5!! can't wait!!!:banana:

    We all decided to meet up in Norway to ride it like a Viking before going to our main destination- MEXICO!! For Drinko de Mayo!!!
    ha I call it Cinco De Drinko!

    well- that explains alot about the level of our celebrating that day- we started calling it Drinko de Mayo after I read a text from YOU! Can't imagine how I messed the quote up! :rolleyes1

    But, I gave all those bartenders Flashy Ritas before I sat down.
    read that fast thought you said you flashed the bartenders lolWhich they really liked alot.
    im sure they would have like what I read more ... just sayingBut I think Joe Blacksockswithsneakers sitting across the aisle from me really liked it.....
    think if he saw El flashing her Rita's to the bartenders how he would have reacted



    OMGEEEEEE!!!!!! :scared1: :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    I am REALLY looking forward to next year- my guess is my cheeks are REALLY gonna hurt after a week with you! :lmao::lmao::lmao:


     
  5. MAGICFOR2

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    Oh, I remember feeling that way on our first trip w/o kids. It turned out to be a wonderful time for the two of us! It will be different for sure - you make different choices about what you will do, but it opened up a whole new appreciation of Disney for us - there are so many adult things to do - proving there really is something for everyone! Have a wonderful time - that is one of my goals for the next couple of years - food &Wine :thumbsup2
     
  6. podsnel

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

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    I can sleep in sometimes- but I agree- sleep when you're dead! :rotfl: Or at least when you go home! Naps are a nice part of vacation, though- not that I took any on this one...

    Merlot is also considered beginner red wine- it has very low tannins (the tea-like sensation in the back of your mouth you get from red wine) and is not high in acidity. It's very smooth.

    EXCELLENT!! :banana: Thanks! I am thinking it will be hard to leave the room, and easy to go back to it, which will be great for my MIL! :goodvibes

    Hey! You never picked me up at the airport!! What the heck??:eek:
     
  7. podsnel

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

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    The kids were really fine- they are going back this week and it's all being picked up by the ferry company- including the buses and the ice cream. It all worked out in the end-:thumbsup2

    We saw no monkeys (other than Kara) until later in the trip- sorry! And no dancing at Sanaa...but maybe you'll see us dance later in the trip.....:rolleyes1

    Hey there! :goodvibes Sorry we missed you! Waht cruise were yu on?

    Hi and welcome! :)

    Geez- apparently we're locked out! :scared1: :rotfl: J?K- just been busy- it's the end of our school year here, and I'm a PTA President, so I've had somewhere to be everyday- that's all. Kara's been crazy too- I'll try to update soon!

    Thanks and welcome!! :flower3:
     
  8. podsnel

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

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    Hi Tammie! :hug: Glad you found us! I know you have been INSANELY busy lately- how's Arizona?

     
  9. podsnel

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

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    shes a hoot huh.. You should ask her about the golf tournament she's doing in holland for her hole in ones!


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    YES! The new winebar is great! No shortage of wine OR handsome waiters in there!!:dance3:
     
  10. MAGICFOR2

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    Hi Ellen! Yes, we were really busy! Actually, we don't move to AZ until September! This "move" was to move all of our stuff out into storage and move our travel trailer into our own driveway, and to move our son and his family out of his house and into ours! They've sold their home and are renting ours for a couple of years.

    We will visit AZ again at the end of June over my birthday weekend! :yay:


    Okay, now that I'm caught up - I am so enjoying your tag team posting with Kara Jean! How cool that you are meeting up with your DIS fan club members!

    I, like Drea am a little surprised about the drinks you are passing up, but I'm sure you will make up for it! ;)

    Mmm, I had a very wonderful cab especially chosen for me at Boma when we ate there for dinner - I wonder if it was the one offered in the flight? I'm def going to look for that "virgin" red when we've moved to a real place. I guess they have a really great wine bar in Phoenix that does Friday tastings that are not to be missed!

    Ok, KJ! Love the anorexic photo! :rotfl2: I'm sure that pose just got Mr. Black Sox even more hot under the collar! :lmao:

    It is so fun to see all of you getting together and having such a great time! I am hoping one of these days the timing will be right to join you! Nice to see Cammie is back in the gang - it looked a little empty without her last year!:grouphug:

    ELLEN! You have to tell me when you are at DL! I will be a 4 hr drive away from there! I would love to pop over and see you!:banana:
     
  11. podsnel

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

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    Not long after we walked in and were seated at a VERY large table, Kara joined us. :goodvibes We were all so, SO happy- we were complete! I believe I actually cried when she came in- :love:

    Anyway....we were PARCHED after that marathon run around the lake, so we placed our order with our very handsome waiter-

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    who looks aLOT like my boys' baseball coach, Jason (I have told Jason this- he knows once the season starts again I am taking his pic so you can compare. He thinks I'm kidding when I tell him this, but I'm not. And, in all honesty, I have to admit, Jason is even hotter than our waiter. i LOVE baseball!! :rotfl:). We decided to order a bottle of Soave. Lonnie got Sangria. And we ordered some small plates. We were all pretty happy.

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    Kara & me? We were just like peas and carrots all over again-

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    We decided to share a bunch of stuff.

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    Carciofi - Olive Oil marinated artichokes - $9.00

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    Panini - On ciabatta baguette with arugula salad. $8 per one/$12 per two. Prosciutto di Parma, Finocchiona, Bufala Mozzarella and Pomodoro or Robiola and white truffle crema - $8.00 (this is the second one)

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    Insalata Di Mare Trapanese - Shrimp, squid, octopus, lemon, extra virgin olive oil - $11.00

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    Polenta Funghi e Fontina - Soft Polenta, mushrooms, fontina cheese - $7.00

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    There were more, but others have the pics.

    This was just a few days after they had opened, and while everything was yummy, I would say $9 for 1 1/2 artichokes is a little steep. Hopefully they'll adjust as time goes on. Fortunately for us, we were able to use our TIW card here.

    We snooped around the corner at Tutto Italia- there are a lot more booths in the restaurant now.

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    Lonnie was wearing her obligatory bday button (her bday was in April, but we can't come then), and she was treated to Italian festivities!

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    I took a few pics of what was in the case up front, while we waited for to-go wine- yum yum-

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    Cont'd next post-

     
  12. podsnel

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

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    More food in the case-

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    We all LOVED the lighting-

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    Aside from a little spillage (nice to know Disney buys you a new one when THAT happens, too- it's not just for Cheese Danish!), :eek: once we had our to-go wine, we were on our way-

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    The flowers were so lovely-

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    GAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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    :rotfl2:

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    LOVED the shirts on this group-

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    Of course, we only made it so far before it was time to stop for champagne in France-

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    because God forbid we try to make it all around the lake on cinco de Drinko with an empty glass! :scared1:

    Lonnie & Pam headed off to Soarin- and the rest of us decided to go somewhere else....any guesses where?

    Up next!:dance3:

     
  13. podsnel

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

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    That would be awesome!! We are hoping to book Aug 7-11th in DL. I'll be sure to keep you posted! :goodvibes
     
  14. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    OK, the waiter looks like he is staring at something he can't quite make sense of on the top of Kara's head! :lmao:

    You had me at "to-go wine"!

    Germany for beer? :thumbsup2
     
  15. kid-at-heart

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    :lmao: The waiter looks like he is looking in Kara's hair for bugs or something.

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  16. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Well..... I did just get of DME and who knows what I picked up there! :rotfl2:

    Sooooo glad to see the first of our Peas and Carrots pics!!! :cloud9:

     
  17. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    YOU were parched? Imagine me shoving all those nice families out of my way getting off DME so I could meet a bunch of childless women at a BAR in Disney World!!!!! I win!

    But I arrived. Alone. :sad2: But not for long!!!!

    I'm so glad Italy added this wine bar - especially now that they have TWO restaurants here - it will make the waits much nicer. I just wish this was here back in December when I was here with my family. I could have sent them on to Via Napoli and I could have enjoyed time alone with Ellen's baseball coach!

    I walked in, and asked the hostess to please direct me to the quietest table in the room because that is where my friends would be.

    Instead she sent me HERE!

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    Next thing ya know, wine is flying, Cammie is soaked, servers are hooting and hollering. It's like a big ole bar fight! Well, except there's no fighting involved.....

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    Coach was a bit nervous putting down this second glass of wine..... I think he was scared.....

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    Loved this little place

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    OK, here we are again......

    Kara, Joan, Ellen, Cammie

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    And my favorite part of any goodbye.....

    Roadies!!!

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    On our way to our next stop, look who we ran across! She really IS practically perfect in every way!

    But she couldn't quite understand me I don't think.... "I said, 'y'all' - it's what y'all say where I come from."

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    NOW who looks practically perfect???? WE DO!!!!

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    Now who said Germany was our next stop?

    EEEEHHHHHHHH!

    Try again!

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    Where's Waldo???? I mean, Where's Pauldo? That will come into play later and if you can answer what the first reference was to Pauldo, you will be a big WINNER!!!!! You heard it hear first!!!

    Note, if you are a Buckeye, NEVER give your camera to a Florida Gator, just saying....

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    Out of all those pics, you'd think she could have gotten ONE of all four of us looking "human?" Darn Gators......



     
  18. CRdisMom

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    A but we love those gators and buckeyes. Looks to die for. I'm glad my diet will be done by may because I think I could do some damage with all of that food. Drooling!!!!im glad Srea threw down so there would have to be another trip. :)

    Peas and carrots is a great way to describe Ellen and Kara
     
  19. dizneeat

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    Love all the updates ..... what a fun "reunion". :thumbsup2

    Can't wait to try the Wine Cellar for myself in August. Thanks for giving it the thumbs up, ladies. :goodvibes
     
  20. MAGICFOR2

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    MMMM my mouth is watering, so much fun before you even get on the ship!

    Please stop by and check out my update, too :goodvibes
     
  21. MAGICFOR2

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    Yay! Great time to be in SF too! Aug should work great for us~! I see it's over a weekend, so we should be able to take off Friday and come back Sunday!!!!:cheer2:
     

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