Ladies, are you EVER going to leave?? 10 days of Food & Wine fun! *NEW 1/29 PG 34*

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  1. 2xcited2sleep

    2xcited2sleep DIS Veteran

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    Hi there! :wave: And welcome to a tale of 10 days of food and wine and food and champagne and food and grey goose slushies…. Anyone sensing a theme here? ;)

    In addition to all the deliciousness I was able to consume (according to the scale I gained 7 lbs, thank you very much), I also had the most fantastic opportunity to meet many DIS’ers that I chat with regularly here on the boards. And without spoiling any of the tales of the meets, I can tell you that without exception they are all just as nice as they seem here on the boards! The meets were truly a highlight of the trip and further cemented the friendships that we’d already formed here on the boards. :goodvibes

    The title of this TR is inspired by an evening early on in the trip so you won’t have to wait too long for the story. It involves an ADR shortly before park closing, a DIS meet, a very leisurely, very delicious, dinner and being the last people in all of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Complete with some pretty cool empty park pics.

    To what else can you look forward as I spin this TR tale and try to ease my Disney depression? Let’s see… 100 degree temperatures, two Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties, 4 Illuminations viewings, one minor meltdown, a quest for the best cheeseburger in the World, plenty of quality time in World Showcase at Food & Wine, a serious crush on Jamie Deen (thankfully I stopped just this side of stalking :laughing:) , a dinner at the Adventurer’s Club, at least 10 different DIS meets, some odd behavior – including a guy with an invention involving feminine products :scared:-, hundreds of pictures (including food porn), lots of laughs, a tequila tasting and much more!!

    If you’re interested in more gory detail on the planning phase, I’ll direct you to my PTR here. But for the “readers digest” version I’ll tell you that I’m a gal who never in a million years imagined myself one of those “crazy internet people” who has rediscovered a love of Disney and found so many terrific friends here on the DIS. I’m looking forward to sharing the adventure with you.

    In the meantime here are a few photo highlights:

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    Thanks for reading. :upsidedow

    Chapter 1: Take-off and Checking into my beloved Beach Club
    Chapter 2a: It sinks in... I'm finally here
    Chapter 2b: MK shopping, The Plaza and a DIS meet!
    Chapter 3: Bubbly Goodness... At Long Last!
    Chapter 4: What is all this hoopla about?
    Chapter 5: Food & Wine & Food & Wine & Food & Wine and a Tattoo!
    Chapter 6: Boo to You!
    Chapter 7: Holy Hotness, DIS'ers and I'm Not Talking About the Waiters!
    Chapter 8: Tequila, a monsoon, and the true definition of deluxe!
    Chapter 9: No witty titles... just AK and dinner at California Grill!
    Chapter 10: How this TR got its name!
    Chapter 11: One of the best things I have ever put in my mouth!
    Chapter 12: The Feminine Product Inventor
    Chapter 13: Lunch with a rat
    Chapter 14: Shopping Around World Showcase
    Chapter 15: A DIS Meet!
    Chapter 16: Evil Pretzels
    Chapter 17: Afternoon Break at the Beach Club
    Chapter 18: Dinner at Yachtsman & a celebrity sighting
    Chapter 19: Breakfast at Chef Mickey's or HOW early do you want me to get up??
    Chapter 20: Arriving at the Grand Flo
    Chapter 21: Grand Floridian Spa

     
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  3. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

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    I'm here I'm here!!

    I love that you have a picture of yourself in the first post!! YAYA!! :banana:
     
  4. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

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    I'm so glad that Jamie could be here for the intro! :lmao::lovestruc Gotta love a man with dimples!

    That's an adorable picture of you and Pluto!

    I am so excited you have started, and your pictures have made me so excited to read and see the rest!

    And you are just as fun in real life as you are on the DIS! :goodvibes
     
  5. Happydog

    Happydog DIS Veteran

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    Oh yay Oh Yay Oh Yay!!! Okay, looking at the first three to sign on, AM I SURPRISED ????? :laughing:

    OH AND I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR MNSSHP PHOTOS!!!! MY CAMERA BATTERY DIED!!!! SO I got a few, but not many, I am going to have to adopt some of yours !!!! LOL!

    I want to go back and go without my kids so I can just soak it all in!!! Can't wait to hear you spin this one!

    AND don't get Disney depression, distract distract distract.. we'll help deflect! :)
     
  6. Disneymoon09

    Disneymoon09 DIS Veteran

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    can't wait to read all about it. :)
     
  7. cdotla

    cdotla Trish

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    Yay! I'm in!!!:goodvibes

    Glad to hear you had an amazing trip! Can't wait to read all about it!!!:goodvibes
     
  8. ILuvCrush

    ILuvCrush DIS Veteran

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    I'm here!! and ahem...no I'm not gonna leave til EVERYONE else does;)

    Paula
     
  9. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

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    I started your ptr after you had already started this trip. I am looking forward to reading about your trip.
     
  10. PNO4TE

    PNO4TE I used to be the DIS Musician and a Jamborini...

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    I love that I can put a face to your name now!!

    Also, we took some strikingly similar photos on our trips, Christine.
     
  11. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi <marquee><font color=green>You say vacation addict

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    Bring it!!! :cool1:
     
  12. Circusgirl

    Circusgirl Queen of the Moisture Festival. Allora!

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    I'm staying until they turn the lights off around me! :goodvibes
     
  13. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    2Excited4This1!!!

    Loved your intro- looks like too many fun (and definitely weird) things NOT to miss!

    Liesa
     
  14. Roxychica7

    Roxychica7 DIS Veteran

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    I'm here C! Can't wait!! :banana:
     
  15. praisehisname

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    Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

    Denise
     
  16. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    What a great start, I am really looking forward to your TR! Sounds like a fantastic trip! :thumbsup2

    Your pictures are wonderful, I am looking forward to many more. The Morocco picture was really amazing, I think I never saw the pavillion from that angle... :goodvibes
     
  17. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    I'm here I'm here too!! What amazing pictures to wet the appetitie!!!!! I adore the one of you and Pluto...one of my faves!! That was such a great morning LOL!!!

    Okay and for the record...I'm not leaving until they escort me out with lights flashing and all LOL rotfl2::rotfl:

    Love you C!!! I can't wait for more!!!!
     
  18. MEK

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    OK, not bad, .....at least I made it onto the SECOND page of your TR! I've been waiting for this one to begin! I love the picture of you and Pluto. 4 Illuminations - WOW! Is that a record?????

    Nice pictures to start the TR!
     
  19. kschafer

    kschafer DIS Veteran

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    Well, at least I made it onto the second page...

    I'm here :yay: Your intro pics are awesome!! Champagne, Jamie Deen and an elusive Christine pic :woohoo:
     
  20. mickeysmyboy

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    Signing on Christine! I love your pictures!! That pic of you and pluto is adorable!! I love your tee in that pic too!! Can't wait to read more!
     
  21. 2xcited2sleep

    2xcited2sleep DIS Veteran

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    I'm so glad you're here! And first too. Special kudos to you. :goodvibes I almost didn't include the picture of me and may still remove it so enjoy it while you can. ;)

    Oh, sister. I have enough pictures of Jamie Deen that I could do a picture a day post for the rest of the year. No lie. :rolleyes1 And, yes, I DO love a man with dimples!

    Thanks so much for the compliment. I am so glad we got to meet in real life and you and Charles are simply delightful as well. Next time I have to meet Chelsea and Connor! :)

    Trying desperately to distract. Unfortunately am distracting myself with considering whether I can find cheap enough airfare to get back down before F&W ends and before my AP expires. :laughing:

    Adopt all the photos you like. But Jamie Deen is all mine. ;)

    Thanks so much and welcome. I can't wait to tell you about it. And a Disneymoon - sounds devine. I will have to pop over and read all about it!

    Yeah! So happy to have you here and can't wait to tell the tales. Well, MOST of the tales. Some things I have been sworn to secrecy on... :rolleyes1

    You go girl! You wait it out and stay 'til the very last minute. I hear some VERY special moments can be had when you're the last ones in the park! ;)

    Thanks so much for joining and bless you for getting through the PTR! :)

    Hi Elin! I can't believe you are on your last full day in Disney as we speak. You are probably sitting in Flying Fish right now as I type. Isn't it funny how we all take similar photos? I've been enjoying your live reports!

    Will do, Miss Brenda! You are getting close to your trip!

    How cool would that be! Hi, Heather!! :)
     

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