MMMM So Good! Trip Report #2, Jon turns 39, again!

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  1. Jeff90

    Jeff90 <font color=blue>You outta see me do One way or an

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    Hellooooo Everybody! Jon and I just returned from our fabulous 2nd WDW trip! Man, I gotta tell ya, this was such a fantastic trip! Even though, it was only 4 nights in the "world," we did so much and enjoyed ourselves. This getaway was much needed and I made the right choice with this surprise birthday gift, no returns or exchanges!

    Ya'll will be so proud of me! I made a daily log with what we did and I have lots of food pics! Oh yes, I took pics of the food! Jenn inspired me and I didn't care what other people thought. Jon said, "Why are you doin' that?" And I reminded him how he enjoyed all the food porn from other TRs. He said, "Oh, okay!" So, he got use to me taking pics of everything.


    So let's get started...shall we????? As Peter Pan says on his ride, "Off we gooooooo!!!!!"

    For those of you who don't wanna read the chitter chatter, here is an handy index.....
    The Beginning, just below this list!
    The Beginning, Part 2, pg. 1 #3
    Off to DTD, pg. 2 #17
    Finally, DTD! (and Dinner) pg. 2 #20
    DTD cont. and back to the Ranch, pg. 2 #22
    Let's Go To AK! pg. 4 #57
    AK continues onto #58
    Day 2 A Nature Trail Adventure and DHS pg. 5 #67
    Conclusion to Day 2 pg. 6 #85
    Happy Birthday Jon! The Big 4 0! pg. 7 #105
    Cont....pg. 8 #115 and #116
    Cont....pg. 9 #125
    An Evening at Epcot Pg. 11 #155
    Another Magical Day...pt. 1 Pg. 15 #217
    Pt. 2 Pg. 16 #232
    Pt. 3 Pg. 17 #248
    Pt. 4 Pg. 17 #255
    Pt. 5 Pg. 18 #256




    I'm not gonna bore everyone with the intros of the cast, you can go to my PTR if you wanna read that. The link is in my siggy!

    Tuesday July 7th

    I was up at the crack of dawn. I slept pretty good the night before. It really never hit me that we were going to Disney until I got the suitcases down from the closet. Then, I got this look from our youngest daughter......

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    She does this all the time when we go out of town. She sees the suitcases and starts giving us the "eyes!" It tears me up! :sad2:

    As for her big sis......

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    She could careless. She was ready for the house sitter to come so she could scam some extra puppy treats out of her. We love our girls!

    There was no rush to get ready for our flight out. Jon's dad was planning on taking us to the airport. We flew right out of Asheville (AVL) and our "airport" is 10 minutes from our house. It was so nice not to worry about getting the car gassed up and serviced for the usual 607 miles and 10 hours on the interstate.

    We did leave about noon and drove over to Jon's parent's house. We left our car there while we were gone. My in-laws live just down the road from us.

    So, Jon's dad dropped us off at Asheville Regional Airport. Our airport is very small. It has only 2 gates! Security was a breeze! No major issues! I just knew that we would be told not to bring the Disney Pins on board the airplane! ;) You would think with the pin spikes, TSA would not allow them!

    We were ready to go and waited about 45 minutes at the gate waiting area. Micheal Jackson's Funeral was just getting underway on TV so we just chilled until it was time to leave. I could not get over how every major freeway was shut down for Micheal's Funeral!!!!!

    Here is Birthday Boy waiting for us to board!

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    As you can tell, I caught him by surprise. "Oh, you are going to be doing your blog thingie so you are going to take pictures of everything!"

    The flight was right on time and we boarded the plane 15 minutes before our 130p take off. The flight was booked and no empty seats! I'm so thankful Airtran decided to have nonstop flights to Orlando from Asheville! Lot's of families were on board too, so Im sure they were all headed to the same place we were headed. :)

    Our plane landed 15 minutes early! We were at MCO in 1 hour 15 mintues! Jon and I were both in amazment! We were soooo happy that we didn't have to drive for 10 hours on the interstate! Flying has spoiled us both snice our NYC trip!

    The Magical Express Counter was easy as pie! We approached the CM that was directing everyone where to go. We had chose to let Tinker Bell deliver our lugage to our room, so we just had to show her our Magical Express Booklet and we were off to our bus.
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    We did not have to wait at all! Once we boarded, we were off to WDW!

    Here we are on the bus.....

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    Excuse my hair, I have not had a haircut in a long time. I was planning to let my hair grow out, but that all changed on this trip. You will see later on what happen :cool2:......

    So, the bus left the airport. There was a cute video of Disney Characters showing what to do when you get to your resort. I just listen to my Ipod and Jon kept updating his freinds on his facebook. He never leaves home without his blackberry.....

    So we arrived at the Wilderness Lodge! OMG! Love it! Love it! Love it!

    We walked in the main door and it was so nice not having to lug our bags with us. Love the Magical Express!!!! We both just stopped just inside the lobby and our mouths just hit the floor! I was just waiting for Michael Landon and the entire cast of Oklahoma! to come out and start singing! :lmao: WL is so cool!!! Loved it! Jon and I just looked at one another. Jon said, "Oh honey thank you so much, this is the best most wonderfulest present I have ever gotten in my life!!!" I just started to cry.....yes, I am a wuss, but I couldn't help it......;)

    So, we go and check in with Cora and she was from Phillipeans. (I hope I spelled that right.) It took 4 minutes and Cora said "Happy Birthday Jon, I hope you have many many more birthday to come. You have fun! Now go to right and follow sign!" She was so sweet!

    We followed the signs...and walked to the Villas. For those you that don't know. The Villas at WL are connected via a beautiful walk way from the main lodge.

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    Welcome Home!

    We walked into the Villas lobby. Just amazing....so beautiful!

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    The decor of it all says enough. It reminded me a lot of cabins we have stayed at in Tennessee. Very rustic, but very elegant.


    Continued in the next post.......(gosh, I had taken a lot of pics!)










     
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  3. OrlandoMike

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    Oh you already have me teary eyed! :thumbsup2

    I love reading your TR's!
     
  4. Jeff90

    Jeff90 <font color=blue>You outta see me do One way or an

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    Our Room was 4561. All the wayyyyyy downnnn the hall! It was a hike! It was the 2nd to the last room on the forth floor. It was very quite, but far away from everything else. It was nice!

    So, Jon opens the door and we walk in.....

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    Our "Welcome Home" packet.

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    Towel Animal! ;)

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    Another Towel Animal....

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    We had a queen studio.

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    Very cozy sitting area.

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    Compared to SSR's studio, this bathroom was a little smaller. The shower curtain reminded me of Blanche's bedroom on the Golden Girls.....:laughing: It was nice!

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    Loved the colors used in the decor.

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    Very handy kitchenett with fridge for all those leftovers from lunch and dinner.

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    "I wonder if we are gonna see any alligators."

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    It was very "wilderness" view, but we really didn't use the balcony all that much. It was a nice addition.

    It had been raining when we had arrived. We didn't let the gloomy weather damp our spirits!

    So we continued on looking around the room and had a potty break!

    We left our room and head out to explore the Wilderness Lodge. Again, I can't say how beautiful this place is.....

    Here are some more pics to share....

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    I even loved the lamp posts....

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    WL has so much to offer!!!

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    Somebody was enjoying those comfy rockers in the lobby....

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    Honestly, I have to say this, I felt like I was 8 years old again and my Lincoln Logs had just taken steroids....

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    Did I say how much I like the lamp posts? :rotfl:

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    Mr. Pin Trader was in heaven. WL has their own Pin Trading Cart in the main lobby!

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    I couldn't resist.....

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    We did finally make our way outside.....

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    Okay...that's enough for now....

    Stay tuned.....We head to DTD next!!!!!






     
  5. OrlandoMike

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    WL is beautiful isn't it? Please tell me you had dinner at Artist Point. or at least a cocktail in the Territory Lounge! (The bear bar at Disney) :lmao:
     
  6. rosiep

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    Jeff!

    It makes me giddy just thinking about you and Jon in Disney. Great picture of you both on DME...if I were a gay man..I'd be chatting you both up so fast! Ok, as a not so straight woman I'd chat you up. Count on it if we ever meet.

    So? Did you stop at my "Love Shack"???????:lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Glad to have you back.
    Can't wait to hear and see more.

    love ya
     
  7. TuckandStuiesMom

    TuckandStuiesMom <font color=darkorchid>Age. Fac ut gaudeam<br><fon

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    Awesome TR so far. :goodvibes Lovin the details on WLV.:thumbsup2
     
  8. jackskellingtonsgirl

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    You are off to a great start!!
    When we stayed at WL a snake went across the sidewalk in front of me, but no alligators. ;)
     
  9. Twoboysnmygirl

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    Ooooh! More! More! :cheer2:
     
  10. yasuern

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    AWESOME TRIP REPORT - CAN'T WAIT UNTIL YOU POST MORE!:cool1:



    Sue:goodvibes
     
  11. wallyb

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    I'm reading along too! :thumbsup2

    But you know what I'm waiting for...
    Why must you make me beg?:sad1:
     
  12. rpmdfw

    rpmdfw <font color=red>I feel similarly about the cha-cha

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    I'm with Wally! Let's see the FOOD! :banana:
     
  13. I<3EvilQueen

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    Of course you had a Queen studio..... :-)

    The picture makes it look like your potty break was right on the balcony.
     
  14. Jeff90

    Jeff90 <font color=blue>You outta see me do One way or an

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    It is! Very beautiful! We didn't go to Artist Point, but that could be a plan in the future. I did sort of glance in the Territory Lounge...very cool! Love the bear theme... ;)

    I'm glad you caught my little joke on the directional signs....You know I love ya to death and I couldn't resist in doing that little adjustment...LOL! Love Photo Shop! Thank you for the sweet comment!!! We are thinking about coming a couple of days early on our September Trip....maybe us September folks can plan a little DIS met!!!!

    Hey there! Glad that you popped in!!! How are you doin'?

    Hey Jackskellingtonsgirl...BTW, Jon LOVES your name....he loves Jack Skellington. You two would have a lot to talk about it! OMG, so you saw a snake??? I had that feeling that we were going to see one when we were out on the trails....we didn't see any, but a great place for them to come wiggling through! Glad you are joining in!!! :goodvibes

    I have already sorted my pics for the next post and I am planning on working on that today...I have the day off so I could get some pics posted. I have to return to work on Wednesday....:sad2: Thank you for reading!

    More coming and more after that...like I said before, I have so many pics to share!

    Oh Honey, I know you are.....you will have to wait, I haven't "returned" home yet!!!! LOL!
     
  15. wallyb

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    I was thinking more along the lines of
    sins of the flesh. ;)

    Oh ... and my gift. :flower3:
    I hope you got Rosie her own -
    I don't like to share.
     
  16. Jeff90

    Jeff90 <font color=blue>You outta see me do One way or an

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    Its coming! I promise!!!!

    Hey EQ! You are so right, Jon wouldn't potty off a balcony....I trained him better than that...LOL!
     
  17. soulmates

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    Your KILLING me!! Pics are AWESOME! We're staying in the SAME resort, in the villas AND in a queen studio!! I'm bouncing with excitement!! Keep em coming! :banana:
     
  18. Jeff90

    Jeff90 <font color=blue>You outta see me do One way or an

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    Okay! Let's move on! Thanks to you all with all the sweet comments! I've always loved a new fresh TR!!!! I hope everyone continues to enjoy!!!

    We continued to enjoy the WL scenery on our way to the Bus Stop. So here are a few more WL pics to enjoy!!! I didn't want to leave these out.....

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    These pics were taking in the main lobby. That place is just so huge! I love the music that they pipe through the speakers there....gives it that Wilderness Lodge feel....I could have sworn I heard that song they use to play on that commercial, "Beef, Its what's for Dinner.." Jon said that he was just waiting for the Chuck Wagon to come rushing through the main lobby! :lmao: The theming there is so right!

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    We stopped by the Davy Crockett section of the retail store in the lobby....

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    A CM offered to take our pics together.....

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    And since I took the time to take these pics of the courtyard....I might as well post.....

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    The Pool was closed. It seem like if the sun went in and the clouds came out, they closed the pool. I did notice the Pool Bar had a TV screen on the weather station and if the radar showed signs of anything but sunshine they closed down, I guess it better safe than sorry. I was ready to go down that slide!!!!

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    The stream from the falls does actually empty out in the pool. So cool!

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    Okay...on to the Bus Stop. Okay, I have to say this and I hate to be all fussy. The Bus System for WL did not make any sense to me. But who am I to say anything about it....anyway.....The DTD Disney Bus shares with guests staying at GF. You would think with WL as large as the property is, it would have its own bus system and not share with anyone else. JMO. Anyway... we got on the bus and we were off to GF to pick/drop more guests. It took like an extra 10 minutes.....anyway....we were finally at DTD after about a 20 minute ride. We were both starving!!!

    We were finally at DTD Marketplace! The Bus Stop is right over by one of favorite places from our last trip.....

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    We were ready to eat!!!! Our DDP was burning a hole in my pocket!!!!

    Okay, I have to start another post or I will not be able to post the pics you guys really want to see!!!!

    Continued in the next post......:wizard:

     
  19. Jeff90

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    Honey, this is all for you!!! I knew you were going to WL in August and I wanted to surprise you two with all these pics!!!. Yall are gonna to luv it!!!!!
     
  20. soulmates

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    I LOVE me sum Jeff!!! You are the BEST!!! I only wish we could have shared our trips together...what fun that would have been! So glad you boys had a great time!

    We'll be in your neck of the "Woods" this fall, we HAVE to break bread together! :hug:
     
  21. Jeff90

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    We arrive at Wolfgang Puck's Express. We were wanting to try Earl of Sandwich which was also nearby and Jon insisted that we eat at Wolf's again....I'm glad that he insisted! It was awesome!!!

    This restuarant counts as a Counter Service or a Quick Service...both are the same....

    I had the Meatball and Parm Pizza....(Oh, Im so excited to post this....)

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    This was the bomb. Yeah, NYC pizza is great, but this was really good. It was so fresh and the cheese was just so good. The sauce was not heavy. The Meatballs tasted so homemade! Loved it! Perfect 10!

    Jon had the pepperoni and mushroom. Very good also! The shrooms were very tasty! He gave it a 10 also!

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    And for dessert, we both had the Creme Burlee` and it was also fantastic! (Jon wanted me to add this....MMMMMM So good!) And I titled our TR MMMM So good! Why? Jon and I always read the dining reviews on here and the person reviewing always comes back with a "MMMMMM, so good!" So, we joked the whole trip and everytime we ate something, we would both say..."oh....Mmmmmm so good!" ;))

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    The sugar coated top was very nice and not over done like some places do it. It was very creamy on the inside! Nice choice! The other dessert choices were cookies and brownies....and they looked good too!

    I would have to say if you are the DDP, use Wolfgang Puck's Express as your CS credit.....definately worth it! It comes with your drink also. So, the total price for 2 on this meal was $43.77. We did leave a small tip of $5. Even though its a counter service meal, the staff does come out and check on you and fill up your drinks! Highly recommended! :thumbsup2

    After dinner we strolled all the way down DTD to the Westside......so here are a few pics I snapped on the way....

    Well, we didn't get too far. The Pin Trading Store was next door from where we ate dinner.

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    I will admit, I like the pin trading, but Jon is now hard core. It was HIS trip so we did what he wanted to do....he was in heaven so let him enjoy.

    They came up with new Limited Edition Pins for the Small World Characters and those were popping up and had me all in a tissie.....so Jon looked around and made a purchase.

    We got these....

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    The Pin Trader Store in DTD is a Pin Collectors Dream....I would call it some other kind of dream, but I will refrain and remember this is a family board....;)

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    We continued on.....and we began to feel the July Crowds...this place was packed, but did go in for a bit.

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    Jon needed some new supplies for his salon, so he picked out this....

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    It was so jammed pack in the World of Disney. It was nuts!!!! So we strolled on down futher....

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    Crabs?

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    Jon's Dragon Freind....Jon also collects Dragons....you outta see our Family Room in our basement at home.....

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    SSR, our 1st home! And I hear that there's a hunk of a man that makes the best drinks in town at SSR! Sorry, that we didn't have a chance to go pay a visit to him.....:sad1:

    We continued to stroll....

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    This place was jammin'

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    Okay, so we run into these guys.....
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    You can tell by the look on my face something did happen....LOL!

    The guy that is sort of kneeling down made a comment....it was all good, but he was either flirting with me or just being down right crude. He said, and I quote, "Let me get a little closer so you want have to strain your neck, I mean, so I can get in the picture...." I took it all in fun and said, "yeah, you wish...."

    So we contined on.....

    There was the new Princess Diana Exhibit Opened. It looked interesting, but it was a fee of $14 to go and tour the Exhibit. We refrained. I refuse to pay on Princess Di's Legacy. I just felt like someone was still banking on her death that happened over 10 years ago....Im sure that Micheal's death will be carried on the same way....okay, I will hush now! LOL!

    Okay, I have told you guys about a new hobby that we have just gotten into. I can't really go into detail with it but for those of you that know about Letterboxing, there's a clue that is hidden in DTD. So, Jon and had to go to the very end of DTD on the westside over by Parking Lot Q to find a Letterbox. Long story short, Disney Security came by and told us that we needed to get out of the bushes. We explained to them what we were doing and they were totally cool with it, but they said that Disney was trying enforce the no Letterboxing and Geogaching activities on the resort property. They were really cool about it and said it was just to keep everyone safe. We agreed and left the location. For those you that are into the LetterBox Hobby will understand what I am saying here.......

    So we turned back around from the back parking lots and contined to stroll back down towards the Marketplace. I had stopped taking pics at this point....but we did stroll through the shops and just kind of window shopped.

    I have to stop here....I have to post more pics so I am going to continue on another post....;)
     

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