Let's turn around. Magic Kingdom is open till 1AM! 3/23 Some Final Thoughts

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  1. amandaw

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    That stinks about the room view! :headache:

    But, it sounds like y'all had a really nice day at the beach. And I LOVE the picture of DS in front of the AC unit. Too cute! :goodvibes Of course, I'm sure the re-appearing chocolate milk wasn't too cute. :eek:
     
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  3. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    We spent 2 full days there. The first day, we spent probably 2 hours at the cabana, went and ate lunch, and then came back for another hour or 2. Second day, we spent about 3 hours at the cabana, ate lunch, went to the room for naps and then returned to the beach for 2 more hours.

    He really enjoyed just playing in the sand. If he hadn't started eating sea shells we probably could have stayed longer that first day. He loved getting into the water and playing, but actually was afraid to walk into it by himself. If he wanted to go in the water, he'd grab my hand, drag me to the edge of the water and wait for me to pick him up and take him into the water.:lmao:

    Yes... at least he pretty much kept it on him and the pillows. I just grabbed a trash bag to drop the pillows into while DW hosed him down in the shower.

    I'm glad I'm not disappointing you... yet. :lmao:

    :headache:

    Hurricanes? Tsunamis? Oil slicks?

    Oh, yeah. Stupid hotels and stupid inaccurate room types.

    Granted our bedroom window was what I'd call a direct beach view, but I'd have rather had that view from my balcony. :confused3 I do think that since we were in a corner room, it seemed a bit bigger. Or I might just be trying to find reasons to justify the extra money I spent.:rolleyes1

    ::yes::

    Well, it certainly is a fun age right now.

    Yes. Yes you are. It has nothing to do with your comments though.:lmao:

    Hey, you never know what will happen next.:lmao::rotfl2:

    Well, it ain't glorious, but puke clean up is pretty easy.:confused3 :lmao:

    Thanks!

    Hi! Glad you're here!

    I see the Wilderness Lodge and DVC logos in your sig... do you own at WL? If so, I'm jealous...

    Me too! I didn't even hear anything. He was just sitting there like nothing happened. We had a rule the rest of the trip... no running around and jumping on things after drinking chocolate milk.:thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

    He has always loved to sit, lay and stand on top of the AC and heat registers at home, so it really doesn't surprise me that he was hanging out in front of the AC in the hotel. Apparently his belly must have gotten a little warm though.:confused3 :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:
     
  4. KatMark

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    Sure...go ahead and ignore my coment (even though I was the first to post after your update). I know when I'm not loved. :sad1:
     
  5. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    Just checking to see if you're still paying attention. :rolleyes1

    :headache: Sorry. That's what happens when I try to multi-quote and work at the same time.:lmao:

    Yeah... quite a disappointment.

    Yeah, very relaxing. I needed that. I need one of those days right now, actually.:lmao:

    Thanks... I think...:confused3

    Yes, it could have been worse. Much worse. :rotfl2:
     
  6. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

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    That is a great pic of him with the a/c unit!! :lmao: Kids come up with the funniest things to keep them entertained.

    That really sucks about the beach view. I would have been VERY annoyed!! We had a great experience at the Wyndham in Panama City Beach. ALL of the units had beach views! You would think more hotels would catch onto this when they are beachfront properties. Who wants to stay at a hotel on the beach and not be able to SEE the beach??

    Oh man, DS just switched recently to whole milk and we still have protein spills from time to time, but not as bad as when he was younger and puked every time he ate. Sour milk pukes are the WORST! Haven't experienced a chocolate milk one yet, thank goodness. Although yes, it is MUCH easier (and less unpleasant) to have it go on the sheets instead of yourself. DS did that to us in Best Buy a couple weeks ago, and it was horrifying!! You just can't get away from that smell when it is on your shirt directly under your nose!! :sick:
     
  7. Captain_Oblivious

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    Did the beach have a Rope Drop? Because you're in serious jeopardy of missing it.

    :headache:

    Sorry you had a bit of a bait-and-switch there. Good thing your DS had revenge on the hotel later that evening. :rotfl:

    Ahhh...:beach:

    Didn't have anything to say, just wanted a chance to use that smiley.

    Dolphins, huh? Surrrre they are. Hey, look, I see the Tooth Fairy!

    [​IMG]

    I'm sure they're rich in minerals.

    :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

    Did you teach him that one, or did he learn it on his own?

    Hopefully his head wasn't spinning around.
     
  8. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    I'll bet you forgot about me, didn't you? You can't get rid of that easily. Maybe with penicillin...I've never tired that yet.

    I've tried that before - trying to "bank up" some sleep. Never works for me. I just lay there in bed thinking about what I need to be doing in 4 hours and 17 minute. In 4 hours and 6 minutes. In 3 hours and 52 minutes....

    :wave2:
    Evan screamed from take off in Orlando to literally 5 minutes before we landed in Milwaukee.

    If you had packed a butter knife, you could have cut through it and had a better drive. Remember that for next time.


    You sure can go far on a 26 gallon tank.

    But it sure does hurt when you do have to stop and fill it up.

    Those HOV lanes really help in Atlanta. Except they don't always follow the main route of I-75 and really confuses my GPS. We'd be in a tunnel and it would tell us to turn right in 500 feet. :rotfl2:

    Cool! I would love to stop and watch that some time. Bambi of course wouldn't, but Evan and I out number her. And she won't hit him with a frying pan.


    Awesome picture!


    Did you forget to pack the rooster?


    What do shells go better with? Ranch dressing or BBQ Sauce?

    There's old saying that goes "Sometimes your belly gets hot.". It's not a very good saying, but I think it applies here.

    I've seen many a "second coming of chocolate milk." It's never pretty.
    Oh, and welcome to the club. The Loyal Order of the Guys Whos Kids Have Puked in a Hotel Room meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month. But never at a hotel.

    Don't worry, his aim will get better. :thumbsup2
     
  9. afwdwfan

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    It's rare that a day goes by that he doesn't do something to just make me shake my head and laugh.

    We like PCB a lot. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Sunspree there a few years ago for free on points. It had all the rooms facing the beach too. We'd probably just have gone there if it wasn't farther out of the way. It might be worth thinking about doing that next time though. There's more to do there within walking distance of all the hotels too.:thumbsup2

    :scared1: I don't envy that situation one bit. Fortunately, aside from the "spit up" puke from back in the bottle days, we've only had 2 incidents to clean up. Both were in beds and both resulted in him being the only one puked on. We've been pretty lucky.

    If we missed it, then so did the cabana rental guy. :rolleyes1

    If there is one positive thing I can say about that hotel from this trip, it is that they responded quickly when we called the front desk that night.

    :thumbsup2

    No, the Tooth Fairy is in Don's trip report.

    I'm sure there's good calcium content. Between the shells and his newfound love for chocolate milk, his bones are going to be solid as steel.

    No comment

    :rotfl2:

    Tried it and you came back...

    You know, sometimes it works for me and sometimes I get that way too and my mind won't let me relax. Fortunately, it worked this time and it didn't take long before I was out.

    At what point did Evan's screaming make you start screaming?

    I'll remember that. Thanks.:thumbsup2

    :headache: Don't remind me... I just traded trucks this week too. Now I get to fill a 36 gallon tank with diesel fuel. I've got to have 5 credit cards just to get fuel. At least I should be able to go a couple of weeks between fill ups.

    Did you listen to the voice in your van? :eek:

    We actually probably could have stopped. DW wouldn't have minded and Landon would have loved it. We wanted to try to get to the hotel before it got dark though, so we didn't have a lot of time to waste.

    Thanks!

    :headache: My sister and Bil have chickens and a rooster that runs around the yard with her dogs. DW told them we'd watch the rooster while they're on vacation. I then reminded her that the rooster likes to play with the dogs and our dogs kill animals that are smaller than they are. Problem solved!:thumbsup2

    Neither. It's seafood. Tartar sauce.

    :rotfl2::lmao:

    Better to be in that club than the Loyal Order of the Guys Whos Kids Have Puked in the Van. :scared1:

    It can't get any better than it is now.:thumbsup2
     
  10. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    My brother and I hit a chicken with his truck once. We we doing about 50mph down a country road and it wandered out. No time to hit the brakes and we certainly weren't going to swerve into the ditch to avoid a chicken. POOF. All you could see behind us was a big ball of feathers.

    :thumbsup2
    We meet on Wednesdays.
     
  11. afwdwfan

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    We just got our Photopass CD, so after the Christmas craziness slows down, I'll get the second beach day posted and get to the good part!

    Thanks to everyone who is following along.



    Merry Christmas!!!!
     
  12. Moodyzblu

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    Have a wonderful holiday ! Looking forward to the pics. :thumbsup2
     
  13. KatMark

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    Andy, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  14. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl: Reminds me of the best Randy Johnson pitch ever.

    Thanks for the Holiday wishes. We had a great Christmas and I hope you all did as well!
     
  15. My sister's princess

    My sister's princess <font color=green>These boards have grimmer police

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    My email dinged that you had posted here... I come over expecting an update to distract me from work and I was sad :sad2:

    Kidding, but really, I wana know what happens next!
     
  16. afwdwfan

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    Sorry to disappoint.

    ^^ I'll have to remember where I wrote this so I can just quote this post for future instances. :lmao::rotfl2:


    I think I can make it up to you though...
     
  17. My sister's princess

    My sister's princess <font color=green>These boards have grimmer police

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    And another email with no update. What are you doing!!!!!??????? :rotfl:
     
  18. afwdwfan

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    Life’s a Beach 2.0

    This will be a quick and boring update. I don’t have any beach pictures from this day, so you’ll have to tolerate my use of words.

    Our second day at St. Pete started at around 8 am once again. We ate some cereal in the room for breakfast and watched for the cabana guy to start setting up for the day. Once we saw the 4 wheeler head out to the beach, we decided it was time to head down and pick our spot for the day. We were the first ones there, so we chose one on the front row at the very end so DS would have plenty of room to run and play without having to worry about him bothering other people.

    We sat on the beach until about noon and headed up to the hotel’s outdoor bar to grab some lunch. DS was getting a little impatient but we made it through lunch and took him into the pool for a bit. We (meaning DW and I) decided it was time to get out of the pool and go back to the beach. DS didn’t agree with that idea and decided to let us know about it.

    Change of plans… I let DW go back to the cabana to relax while I took DS back to the room for a bath and a nap. We laid down on the bed with a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD playing and he was out fairly soon. I turned the DVD off and started watching football. I think it was Tampa Bay vs. Tennessee. A game I didn’t really care about, but it was something to watch.

    DS slept a couple of hours and DW came up to the room to check on us. Apparently she felt that everything was fine and I was doing an adequate job of the parenting duties so she headed back down to the beach. DS finally woke up about an hour later and we headed back out to join her. Today would be different from yesterday, and they would be awake to enjoy the sunset… on the beach, from our cabana.

    After the sun set, we went back to the hotel’s outdoor bar for some (nasty) buffalo wings and (delicious) potato skins. I always love some good buffalo wings. I saw someone eating them at lunch and thought they looked great. I decided then that we would come back and just share some appetizers for dinner. They brought the wings out and they looked good, but that is by far the nastiest sauce I’ve ever had. I really can’t even describe it. It really wasn’t all that hot, but I was drowning the wings in ranch just to make them edible.

    We finished our dinner and headed back up to the room. We got everything packed with the exception of the clothes we’d be wearing on Monday and a couple of bags. I went ahead and carried everything else out to the truck so that we could get an early start in the morning.

    We went to bed early that evening. We were going to need our rest. We had to get up early and drive about 2 hours so we wouldn’t be late for our breakfast plans with a few of our favorite rodents, water fowl and dogs.
     
  19. afwdwfan

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    :eek::scared1: Wow, you're fast!!!
     
  20. My sister's princess

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    Makes me appear to be far creepier than I am :upsidedow



    Great update though!!!
     
  21. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    Oh, so par for the course, huh? (Sorry, I've got a lot of work ahead of me if if I want to catch up to the number of zingers I've felt from you. :) )

    To heck with the cabanas, I want to take the 4 wheeler for a spin. Those things float, right? :rolleyes1


    I'm sure he did this is calm, dignified manner befitting any toddler.

    :thumbsup2

    How's this for a description ---> [​IMG]

    That sounds almost as nasty as the buffalo wings...
     

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