Disney for DD’s 16th with her 6 GFs: Are you Stupid Nuts? (Updated: The End)

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  1. Disney Princess

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    Yay for another trip!! We are also going in June (3rd-12th). Maybe we'll see you around. And don't worry about the speed of your report. It is something for us to look forward to this weekend.
     
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    Glad you are back. Life is a pesky thing. It would be so much easier to eat, sleep and breathe Disney!!!
     
  5. liznboys

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    Few things are better than that!! :cloud9:

    Woohoo!! :cool1:


    So cj, how's the running coming along?
     
  6. cj9200

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    Very sorry to hear you and others had to cancel. Saw in your sig that you rebooked. Look at it this way, you have more trip planning and anticipation ahead of you.

    I think it was more because she thought I would be jealous not mad at having to wait for them.

    Life is starting to get back to normal. Thank you for your thoughts.

    The one thing that will send me off the deep end is when she thinks she can make me wait. When I was a kid and the family drove down to Florida, after our overnight stops, dad would have us up before the sun and in the car. I am talking 4 am. Heaven help you if you are not ready. He made us believe that you would really be left behind.

    And yes, you are right, she did know it was the right thing to do.

    Not me.

    Sounds from your posts that you guys had a great time. I agree that EE was calling. How could anyone avoid it?

    It was funny. We started to laugh about it and she mumbled in a low voice, “I am awake, I am not asleeeeep….

    3 would rather take pictures than have pictures taken of her. I know the feeling. She ws not that exuberant during any of the trip but I just think it was her personality.

    It was one of mine. “I taught you well grasshopper” (old TV reference). You are in for a wild ride. Teenagers are a special kind of fun and frustration.

    They do like their sleep. And eat. 1 has been here for the last two days and they are constantly scrounging for food. Luckily they are active and both currently running track so they are skinny as rails.

    I promised it last weekend but will finish it soon. The next update is following this one. We (maybe we) leave at the end of June.

    Amen to that.

    Hamstring healed nicely, thank you. Started fast walking, treadmill only, and then had a pinched nerve down my left arm. Been off it for a week. I broke three ribs once and it was nowhere near as painful as this was. Just driving was painful. The last couple of days it started to get better and today for the first time I am mostly pain free. Will be getting back up on the horse soon. It was one of the reasons the update was postponed. Not that the Olympics had anything to do with that. Honest.

    DD is doing great though. Her track team was in conditioning mode the past few weeks and the meets started last week. Her first meet is tomorrow. She doesn’t know what she will be running; I hope it is the 1,500. They have on the schedule for 3/13 Disney event with a question mark. Have to find out what is going on then.
     
  7. cj9200

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    After Everest, it was time for me to let them loose. So I let them on their own with explicit instructions to be ON TIME for our ADR at Prime Time at Hollywood Studios. I had to decide what to do next. The original plan was to hit the MK and get a much needed haircut at the barbershop. My leg was hurting a bit and a headache was building so what did I decide to do? Go back to MY GV and relax. The haircut could wait.

    This is what I did.
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    Yes we were at Disney and part of me was saying that I should be in a park for our only park day for this trip. My decision to go back was based on that I loved the room and while we will do it again sometime, who knows when that would happen. Thought about going over to ESPN to invite people standing in line to join me at the GV to watch the games. It would be BYOB and of course they would have to pay a cover charge. This would be a serious party room.

    They were off on their own and decided to hit Dinosaur. From all accounts, a good time was had by all on the ride. The following pics are from shutterbug.

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    They had a CM take this one. Notice the look on the guy on the bench next to them. “Teenagers, why does it always have to be teenagers” (another movie reference).
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    They then went to the arcade area and tried a couple of games. The strategy was to all play a game at the same time to better ensure that one of them would be a winner. 6 won both times and donated her winnings to DD and 5.

    As an aside, my dad worked the New York State Fair and he would take my brother and I every day and let us loose on the place. One of the many things we would do in addition to watching the pigs at feeding times (which was hilarious) was to play the arcade games. I became an expert at the game where you roll a ball into a maze of holes to advance your horse to the finish line. Passed that skill onto DD and she is a killer at the game but they did not play it this time.

    Their winnings get to know one another.
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    Meanwhile I was back lounging at my spacious GV having a great time watching football. All too soon it was time to meet them at the Studios for lunch. When I exited, the boat was pulling in so decided to rest the leg and take it over. One of the Captains was getting some of the birds to eat out of his hand. This crow he said was his favorite.

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    After entering the Studios I dialed DD to see where they were. She informed me that the herd was still at AK and they were waiting for a bus to take them to HS. WHAT? I was totally ticked off. I tried to explain to her that you cannot get a bus directly from one park to another and they would have to go to a hotel then get on a Studios bus and there was no way they would make it in time for our ADR. “Yes we will.”

    Steam was coming out of my ears and I decided to have a smoke. Yes, I know, BAD. I quit a while ago, picked it up again and was in the process of quitting again. After everything that has gone on, I postponed the quitting until probably next week. Don’t judge me and for all of you out there that do not smoke, NEVER have a cigarette.

    After leaving the smoking area I thought the heck with them and headed to get a fastpass to ToT. Walking down Sunset Boulevard mumbling curses under my breath, I look to my right and see some kids sitting on a bench. Hey, that looks like 4. Concentrate a little bit which is hard to do when steam is coming out of your ears and recognize that it is the little monsters.

    It seems they saw me come in and at the suggestion of one of them (guess who) they decided to stalk me and pull this stunt on the benevolent person that decided to take them all to WDW. If she ever has children, may they be as much a PITA (pain in the ***) as she is to me.

    While they were sitting on the bench giggling over their stunt, they struck up a conversation with one of the Streetmostphere Characters and told her what they were doing. She said that he must see you. I guess I was looking directly at them but again it is hard to see with all the steam coming out of my ears. A good laugh was had by all and we headed to Prime Time. I silently vowed to get even.

    On their viewing bench. Aren’t they adorable? NOT.
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    We headed down to get our fastpasses to ToT. There was a show going on in the street so I gathered the kids tickets and let them watch the show. We then pull into Prime Time on time and I told the kids to have a seat in the waiting area. At the hostess station I let them know we were here and asked for a server that would give them the most grief. After a little while, DD’s party was called.

    Somebody is getting picked on
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    They posed with the glamour girl.
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    It was funny that on the way out we saw a similar show by these guys. When the one that does her high pitched scream did it, a balloon popped. Perfect timing. Another one of the actors ran to get the remains of the balloon and they proceeded to have fun with that.

    Waiting to be seated
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    The bar
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    The kids got a kick out of the TV shows
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    We were seated and “mom” came out. She was fantastic. Of course she starts right away and who does she pick on? Me. I was chastised for chewing gum and was made to spit it out. 1 was looking at her phone and was told that we do not Google here. I normally keep the receipts and would have gotten her name from it but it seems it got lost. I did comment on the way out how fantastic she was but should have filled out a comment card. Sorry.

    What sweet children. NOT.
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    “There is no Googling in here dear.”
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    We ordered. Again I do not remember what everyone had but DD split a peanut butter shake with someone which was a major hit. 6 and I had the fried chicken, DD and 1 (they are vegetarian) ordered the mac and cheese and 4 had the pot roast. My drink was a vodka and tonic and when mom brought it, she said that she told the bartender that I had 7 teens with me and they “made it extra strong.” No food porn, I forgot to take pictures. Me bad.

    Lunch was great. Everyone seemed to like their food and the fried chicken was excellent. Mom periodically told them to get your elbows off the table. 2 ratted out someone for an infringement of the rules and mom shot back and said something like, “So are you are little miss perfect? We do not like tattletales.”

    While we were waiting for our food, we were given a task. Name 11 parts of the body that are three letters. Warning: Do not challenge these kids to answer a question. Immediately someone was assigned to write the answers down and everybody brainstormed. They then started to put down answers in French and Spanish. Mom nixed that idea. They had all of them but one. Frustrated to the max, two of them excused themselves to, “go to the restroom.” Actually they left the restaurant and called a friend. He looked it up on the computer and gave them the answer. Can you name all of them?

    After surprising mom with all the answers, she then asked us to name the 8 Presidents whose last name is one syllable. Since I am a history buff, that got my competitive juices flowing. It was the same question she asked the table next to us and between the two of us we got them all. Give you a hint, one of the more obscure ones was Polk.

    2 did not eat all of her peas and carrots so mom played the airplane game. I missed taking a picture the first time so asked mom do it again. Revenge is mine.
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    A couple of desserts were ordered to be split up among the girls (sorry don’t remember what). Mom brought out a cupcake to celebrate DD’s 16th and announced it to everyone. The tables around us sang happy birthday. When mom brought out the cupcake she told DD to make a wish. I told DD to make a wish about me. She immediately came back with, “Are you sure you want me to do that?” Smart *** again. Wonder where she gets that from? Mom nearly fell on the floor laughing. So did I.

    Some brownie thing I think
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    Presenting the cupcake
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    Mom reacting to Smart ***’s “Are you sure comment.”
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    They asked mom if we could take a picture with her and she brought them out to the lobby area. In the meantime I was signing the check and she was shouting, “Come on dad we want to take a picture of YOUR kids.” I am sure there were looks all around waiting for the father of this brood. Used the TIW card and they added the 18% tip. Mom got a bit more than that for a good show.

    Bye mom, we miss you already
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    As we left the restaurant they were playing the “Time of your life…Celebrate...” over the speakers. Must have been residual smoke from Illuminations because my eyes misted a little. All was well with the world.

    From there we headed to R&R coaster which had a 70 minute wait. I hate waiting in lines but gave in to them. A mistake. Try waiting in line with 7 teens for an hour. They decided to sit on the floor when the line stopped and were obsessed with the marble things that are on the door. Headache. DD, 1 & 2 zipped when the door opened after the pre-show and wanted us to move ahead of everyone in front of us. Told someone to call them and that they were not getting on the ride without us or they would not get the FP to ToT. We eventually met up and got in our limo. To their defense, the CM told them we could move up and when we got there he said, “finally the party of eight.” 5 was directly behind me and from the moment we took off until the ride was over, there was an ear piercing scream coming from behind me. Funny, but I may have permanent hearing loss.

    For some reason they decided throughout the trip to take pictures of their shoes
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    We then headed to our fastpasses to ToT. ToT was a short wait and we were soon walking to the elevator loading area. This then became a pain. DD turned into the choreographer of where we would sit for the picture. When we got to the front of the line, one of the elevators went down and they needed to unload the people already seated. More time left for further discussion. She kept insisting that we could all ride on the back row and I explained to her that you couldn’t. She was convinced and said to me, “Yea, I own you.” Give me a gun. They finally figured out who was sitting where and we were loaded. Oh and I was right. We could all not fit in the back row. “Yea I OWN YOU.” Good ride with many big drops. Bought the picture and if I can scan it, I will post it.

    By then I had enough. My leg was acting up a bit and my head was pounding. Left them again to their own devices and their plan was to eventually head over to EPCOT. Made a mistake that was in my original plan which was to take them to the animation show and have them all be taught to draw a character by an actual animator. DD is pretty good at art and we have wanted to do this for some time. With my skill, it would have looked like a stick figure Mickey. I forgot to do it however, which was good luck for the CM that was there at that time.

    The boat was nowhere to be seen so I hoofed it over to the Boardwalk. They soon came by to unload their stuff on their way to EPCOT.

    Made it back to the Boardwalk without incident.

    Ah, welcome home
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    I love this place.
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    There is our room!
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    If you look at the B the awning underneath it is off our living room. Did I just say our? The balcony to the left on the floor above was DD’s baclcony.
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    Am out of pic space and am leaving it here for now and will pick up on the last part of the day and the drive home. May be a day or two.
     
  8. DMKEDM

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    You can't possibly be mean enough to make the rest of us look it up...I can only think of 5 Presidents w/one-syllable names (Taft, Polk, Grant, Bush & Bush)...

    11 one-syllable body parts: leg, arm, lung, chest, hair, lip, ear, nose, eye, tongue, mouth, tooth, gum, blood, nail, jaw, foot, toe, shin, knee, thigh, hip, waist, breast, neck, face, lobe--what am I missing here??? That's way more than 11, and it's just off the top of my head...I think all the above are body parts, no???

    Answers, we need answers!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love the TR, and love the fact that it's long-lasting...

    Happy Monday...
     
  9. trennr

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    :wave2: ouh ouh...I know...I know...pick me...pick me. :wave2:
     
  10. DMKEDM

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    I'm calling on you...a sticker for the right answer!
     
  11. trennr

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    Well...don't want to ruin it for everyone else.

    The body part thing is 3-letter body parts...and you got most of them...and I'm not sure my #11 is correct.

    Presidents...well I guess you'll have to visit the Hall of Presidents the next time you visit.

    Maybe I'll PM you.
     
  12. LSchrow

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    great.....now i'm going to sit here for hours trying to come up with 3 letter body parts. does the word for buttocks count? ;)

    btw, it was great to see captain mike feeding the birds again. he has put on some amazing impromptu shows with them over the years (he wasn't allowed to for a while.....somebody with more power than pixie dust decided she didn't like him doing something so creative :sad2:). he has trained so many wild birds to come when he called, eat (the many loaves of bread he purchases out of his pocket) out of his hand, and walk across him and/or the boat on command.....birds he was told are impossible to train. :thumbsup2

    love this TR! both the pix (heaven looks just like the BWVs in my mind:cloud9:) and narration are really, truly enjoyable.
     
  13. trennr

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    Well now...that's allot better than my #11. :lmao: :confused3 :lmao:
     
  14. Chellymouse

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    Lovin' the TR! So, who are the all the presidents? Inquiring minds are too lazy to look it up on their own....:rolleyes1:rolleyes1
     
  15. LSchrow

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    so i googled it
    most say 10 3 letter body parts, but one added two iffies for 12 (btw, the alternate buttocks word doesn't count <sigh>).

    so one starts with a
    two with e
    one with g
    one with h
    one with j
    two with L
    one with R
    one with t

    the two iffies both start with L also
     
  16. trennr

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    bbfghppt
     
  17. cj9200

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    Yes and no. You are right above the two iffies. Unless you went to Prime Time or have a research savant as a friend, it is very unlikely that you would get the last one. Mom was shocked they got it. A hint. It describes something in three places in the body, the nose, the ear and I forgot the last one. Let me know when you give up. No fair for Prime Time visitors to chime in.

    I didn't mean to make this a competitive sport but I am enjoying it.
     
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    You are correct sir and a beverage is owed to you if we ever meet up. I got the two p’s and the h fairly quickly which are the more obscure ones but had to take a while to get the g. The kids kept talking to me while I was going through the list until I had to tell them to leave me alone so I could think.

    Not satisfied to answer the question correctly, one of them pipes up, “So which President has the most syllables in their name.” Kid, you are giving me a headache. That stumped mom. After putting on my thinking cap, I came up with Eisenhower. Haven’t confirmed it but I am pretty sure I am right.
     
  19. sarahk0204

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    ...called Presidential Boogie. It names the presidents in order, although only up to Carter (Yes, I am old :lmao:) I sang the song, and

    Polk
    Pierce
    Grant
    Hayes
    Taft
    Ford
    Bush
    Bush

    These are in chronological order, too. (I am old and a showoff! :rolleyes1)
     
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  21. lisaviolet

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    A GV and 160 banked points? Let me try to contain some intense nasty jealousy that seems to be brewing. :lmao:

    Nice on the next trip. I am leaving for Jambo House momentarily. Well not exactly momentarily. :rolleyes1 A week Saturday. :goodvibes
     

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