Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by juliebro, Apr 23, 2012.
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Weather is very good. Hot, dry and sunny! After a cool start this morning it was 93 degrees at 5 pm.
DTD was fairly quiet. Got the resort boats to Port Orleans FQ and Riverside. Had ice cream at Ghirardelli and sodas are Earl of Sandwich.
Called ahead for a table at Manny's but still had 30 mind wait. Lots of seniors getting their early bird menu!
Shopping tomorrow and then off to PBH for 'harbour nights '.
Yay live trip report can't wait to hear more
Glad to hear you are having fun.
Sorry to be daft - what's pbh harbour nights?
Had a great day yesterday.
Breakfast at Perkins this time - eggs, sausage, hash browns and pancakes!
Off then to Premium Outlet mall at Kirkman Road and then to Florida Mall. Stocked up on Paul Mitchell and Kiehls products for me and Calvin Klein and Polo Ralph Lauren undies for DS. Also got some new gym gear from Gap and DH got a t-shirt and shorts from Billabong.
We then got to PBH at about 5. Harbour Night was due to start at 6.30 so we had a little wander around and then got changed. Lots of people were there early and we struggled to get a table when we checked in before 6. DH grabbed a table and then managed to get a staff member to find us a couple of chairs.
The ticket price included wines and food - so we were each given an empty glass and a wristband as we checked in, as well as a menu. There were 'stations' around the harbour - each offering a choice of white or red wine - or a particular food. Beer and soft drinks were also available.
The live music started at 6.30 and was very good. There were breaks when the regular evening opera singing from the balcony was on.
It was a fantastic night. The weather was very warm, everyone was in a good mood and the food, wine and music were all excellent.
Would recommend and definitely go again.
Had a lazy morning so far today.
Will be leaving in a few mins to go to Celebration for the Pie Festival.
$10 for the 'never-ending pie buffet'!
Sounds great, far better than working and being stuck with the miserable wet & cold weather here.
Thanks for posting that.
Just caught up - hope you enjoyed the pies at Celebration
Very hot day today at Celebration. And lots of people and lots of pies. After 3 pieces I'd had more than enough - especially seeing people eat piece after piece after piece! I also prefer savoury to sweet and all the pies were sweet ones.
We did try to walk off at least some of the calories by going round the three lakes. Everyone we met as we walked around was so friendly and they almost all say hello. Even a group of 4 teenagers smiled and said hello - rather different from the UK, sadly.
Late afternoon we spent an hour sitting in the sun by the pool and then went to Old Town to see the entrants for the Saturday Night Car Cruise. It was very busy so we just had a look at all the cars and left before the cruise started.
By this time we were ready for something to eat so went to see if the Texas Roadhouse on the 192 had opened. It had - but it seemed like eveyone else had the same idea. It was heaving - so we abandoned that idea and went to Red Lobster instead, which was ok. Nothing special.
Here are some photos I've managed to upload.
The menu from Harbour Night....
Preparation for Harbour Night
Ha snap, we've been to Pie Festival today, got to agree after a few slices it became quite sickly, but all so tasty. We're also cruising about in a white Mustang!
Heading to Old Town tomorrow I believe there is a special "heroes" cruise to honour the forces!
Thats the only problem with Texas Roadhouse, they get so busy. I could never understand why the other closed, packed everytime we went. Hope you can go back and try again, let us know if its any good, its on my list for July.
Snap with the car!
Yes, we saw the ads for the heroes cruise, but have plans to go east today. Off to Merritt Island and Port Canaveral.
First - breakfast at Cracker Barrell.
Don't eat breakfast often but that the place to go for me
Nice (and huge!) breakfast at Cracker Barrel this morning.
Took a picture. This is just one person's breakfast!
Spent the morning and into early afternoon at Merritt Island. There is a drive-thru nature trail (I kid you not. Only in America, eh?) with an optional walking element to it. We did part of the walk - and saw this gator only a matter of a yard away from us. (Sorry about the quality - took the photo with my Blackberry phone rather than a camera).
Also saw this huge nest....
In the afternoon we went to Port Canaveral and spent a couple of hours at Milliken's Reef watching a live band and then seeing the cruise ships leave port.
Stopped off at Sweet Tomatoes at Crossroads for dinner.
Just deciding what to do tomorrow. Possibly Sea World and Aquatica.
Another great day.
I'm a bit of a lurker on DIS but had to tell you how much I'm enjoying your TR
I love hearing about the different things you are doing and it's giving me loads of ideas for my upcoming trip
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