Most Expensive / Moist Exhausting Continued - Final thoughts and wrap-up

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  1. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

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    I see Blue has already answered the WAVE question !!Yes the staek was good and we both asked for an advocado mousse on the side !! I also remember Chris got GREEN stuff on his plate as I recall he had the pork !! Yes the meal was good but the company was superb !!!!!
    Now as for the Civil War:rotfl2:

    Judy and the kids are going to Hershey in July with Kyle's Uncle and family!! So if you here of any discounted tickets let me know and I will pass it on!!!:banana:
     
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  3. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    :rotfl2: "Green stuff" :lmao: So true!!!

    I do remember that avacado mousse being really good!
     
  4. glennbo123

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    I'd never even thought of that as an option. Where were you when I needed you? :laughing:

    With the dedicated buses, it's usually not that bad. And actually, thinking about that particular night, the trip from the Contemporary to Boardwalk was much worse than the trip from Boardwalk to AKL.


    Do you say "use your words!"?

    Yep, that's the picture I was thinking of! That looks like fantastic company, all around.

    Wow, cereal for a week? Don't make me give up my Pop-Tarts!

    Oh yeah, we say hot pad sometimes too.

    Yep-er, Blue supplied the famous Wave picture.

    I'll let you know if I hear of any discounts. :thumbsup2

    I don't think I've ever had that, but I do like avocado so I'm sure it'd be good.
     
  5. glennbo123

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    Day 8 - Part 1

    Day 8, Saturday, June 19th, was our last full-day. Our last park day. And nearly the last day to eat all of the breakfast items that I’d included in our grocery delivery. So, we started this day off with a big, in-suite breakfast. And, since we’d been going full-throttle for several days straight, we finally decided to ease into this day a little bit.

    I was up and dressed by 8 o’clock, which is “sleeping in” when Disney is concerned. I ventured out into the darkened living room and kitchen area and found this Mickeyfied harbinger of impending doom, which had been slid under the door. It was our Magical Express envelope, with the luggage tags that we’d need for tomorrow’s flight.

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    I started to work, first making coffee, and then bacon and eggs. After a while, the smell of breakfast food and the occasional additional light being turned on finally roused the kids. Still, we took our time getting ready to hit the parks. Over breakfast we decided that we’d “re-do” Epcot today, particularly the World Showcase, since both Judy and Lauren were disappointed that they’d missed it. And that was another reason why we could take our time getting ready, since the World Showcase opens later than Future World.

    We didn’t leave the suite until almost 10:30. On our way out, I stopped at the Kidani library and went out onto the balcony to take another series of pictures to make a stitched panorama. This is the savanna and the animal viewing area outside of Sanaa. It’s made up of 20 photos.

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    We caught a bus quickly (no more of the bad bus mojo that had plagued us the night before) and arrived at Epcot at 11am. As we entered the park, we saw a Photopass photographer so stopped for a few pictures. Here are a couple with my camera.

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    Ah yes, the sun was mighty bright that day. :sunny: I think James is leaning back in an attempt to shade his eyes. And I’m so glad we did laundry so that he could wear that M*A*S*H shirt again. Did I tell you in the earlier chapters that that shirt was actually mine, once upon a time? Yep, my mom found it and thought he’d enjoy wearing something that used to be mine. But I think he likes it not because it was mine, but because it’s Army-related…he loves wearing camouflage.

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    Lauren needs to learn the art of the “reverse blink”, like I employ. It’s where you keep your eyes kind of closed until the photographer is about to take a picture, then open them for the second that the picture’s being taken. (Of course it helps if the photographer gives you a verbal warning.) I think she tries to hold them open the whole time he’s framing the shot, and then by the time he takes the picture she just can’t hold them open any longer.

    And here are the Photopass pictures.

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    After our little photo session, we took a few more steps and arrived at Spaceship Earth and decided to go on. I’m not sure why, because it went against our whole touring plan, which was to tackle the World Showcase. Also, I’ve always thought it was a “no no” to do it first because it’s the first ride people see when they come into the park and so it’s always busy in the morning. But I guess we just realized that we had no idea when else we could do it, so we got in line. And it was quite a line -- it snaked around the left side of the ball, then snaked around the right side, and finally went in.

    And it was sooo hot! [​IMG]

    If we had shade and the line moved on, I’d try to hang back for as long as I could before venturing out into the sun. But fortunately, the line did move quickly.

    My pictures of the scenes on the ride didn’t turn out very well, but even though it’s blurry I have to include a picture of my favorite lady on Spaceship Earth.

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    At the point where your car turns around and you back down a tunnel of lights, I got this wild light photo. It was an accident really -- I didn’t expect that the shutter would stay open for 5 seconds like it did.

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    I decided to make a goofy face for my picture and I guess that means that my future is going to be, well, strange. :crazy:

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    Do you dare take a closer look?

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    Oh my.

    Here’s Marlene and Lauren, parked in the Atlantic Ocean.

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    The rest of us were in the Pacific.

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    Don’t ever get “the bends”. It ain’t pretty.

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    Lauren and Marlene are looking really snazzy in their futures?

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    I guess it's okay to wear a beret and argyle together in the future....but I wouldn't do it now.

    Anyway, we really liked the ride and were glad we went on it. We hadn’t been on it since they’d done the refurbishments and we thought they did a really nice job.

    We got in line and e-mailed our “futures” to ourselves. Then we had to peel James away from the interactive games so that we could continue on to the World Showcase.


    Up next: I see London, I see France
    Link to next chapter
     
  6. englishrose47

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    8 Judy's and I am first!!BUT am I right ?????:rotfl2::rotfl2::confused3
     
  7. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I like that Judy, Lauren and even James are getting a WS do-over. A slow morning to finish up all the groceries is a great way to ease into the day.

    SE is great way to break up the long walk from the busses to the entrance and the walk to WS.
     
  8. englishrose47

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    Great SE Update !! :banana:I love that ride !!We didn't do it our very first trip but I did on my first SOLO trip and told the family they had to try it and they did and LOVED it !!:love:!Same thing with GMR , that is one of Kyle's favorites !! I hate those ME tags on the door:sad2:
     
  9. jenbear123

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    6 Judy's!

    I love those panoramic photos you can take. It really captures the whole view. Very nice!

    That's an awesome photo of the lights! It almost looks like you're underwater or something.
     
  10. MEK

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    :rotfl2: OMG - Your picture on Spaceship Earth is just so.......I'm actually speechless......:rotfl2:

    Laughed the update. Sad its your last full day though. You mean this TR isn't going to last forever? Why the heck not?
     
  11. All7OfUs

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

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    As with Mary Ellen, I am actually speechless. Just couldnt' get any worse than that. :rotfl2:


    I haven't abandoned you, PROMISE!! Out of bytes, bits, or whatever they are.... so have to ration. Back later, Quasi.... with more comments (as if you wanted them after those initial ones.)
     
  12. glennbo123

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    You're first.....but 8 is not correct. :(

    You're the first with the correct count! Another round goes to Pat! :cheer2:

    Surprisingly we didn't get a lot of guff from James about going to WS.

    Yes, that's a good point. It's quite a hike from the buses to the World Showcase and we needed to get some ride on.

    I wish we'd come across it when the line was shorter, but it was a nice ride.

    Yes, but sadly, you're not the first with the correct answer. Sorry that your streak ends at 1. :)

    Great Biscuit taught me. It's a shame you can't see them as larger pictures...you can really see a lot of detail.

    It reminds me of a school of fish, like in Finding Nemo...the ones that point the way to Sydney.

    It's probably better that way. I'm afraid what word(s) you might use. :laughing:

    Well, it probably does seem like I'm trying to stretch it out. I hope to be done before the year mark. :rotfl2:

    Couldn't get any worse?! Ouch! (But I agree! :rotfl2: )

    I thought about not posting it, but after Brook posted her not-so-flattering one, I figured I had to.

    No worries. Come back when you can. Quasi'll be here. ;)
     
  13. 3prettyprincesses

    3prettyprincesses "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"

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    Dang it, late again!:headache: 6 Judys.

    Oh dear Glenn:eek:. Your Spaceship Earth pic is something else!:lmao: I wonder if Judy saw it and thought, "look at that handsome fella up there, that's right ladies, he's allllll mine!";) Ok, I'm just going to ask...did you mean to make that face or did you sit on something sharp just as they took your picture? You look like you just got goosed!:laughing:
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    So glad you all had an Epcot do-over, especially since Lauren was able to enjoy it after her 2 month long sickness.;)

    I think it is so sweet that James has your MASH shirt now!:thumbsup2 And you have documented proof that he likes it, it's in your Disney pics (all 2,000 of the Epcot ones from this update...:rolleyes1)

    Marlene looks very chic in her beret again. Your family pics here are so cute! You really are a darling family.:thumbsup2

    I wonder if Lauren is suffering the after effects of her long illness here, it appears she has trouble blinking?:confused3:laughing:
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    Very cool pic!
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    Great update Glenn!:goodvibes
     
  14. onescgirl

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    Looks a great morning so far.
    It's hard to believe that is 20 pictures stitched together in that one photo.

    Love the M*A*S*H shirt. I can't believe your mom kept your shirt, but I think that is too cool. I wish I had kept some of my clothing from the 80's. I used to have a Alf sweatshirt, & Spuds Mackenzie shirt I wore all the time that I think would be cool to have now! Heck, I wish I still had my Shaun Cassidy satin jacket from the 70's that was the envy of my elementary school! :laughing: Do you remember them?
    Anyway, I am saving Lexi & Levi's favorite t-shirts.

    Levi & Brad need to learn the 'reverse blink' trick too. I think I'll teach them that!

    Great pics of you guys in the future!
     
  15. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    Whoo Hooo finally!!! :cheer2:

    He probably figured since the whole family was together he didn't stand a chance of staying at Community hall that day.

    I know how you think. Scary huh?

    I love how those pictures just happen. :rotfl2::rotfl2: You know there has to be someone watching to make sure they are not naughty pictures but I would want that job for a day. I bet you see lots of pictures that people don't intend to show anyone, ever. :rotfl2:
     
  16. glennbo123

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    I know...so close.

    First, how do you know what I look like when I've just been goosed? Have you been spying on me? ;) But no, I meant to make that face. Wait, let me rephrase that....I meant to make a goofy face. If I'd had the chance, I would've opted for a re-do on the photo!

    I forgot to mention in the chapter that since we're a family of 5, I was the odd-man out and rode alone, so nobody had any idea what my photo looked like until we got to the end. Yes, as you can imagine, my family was all like, "Dad! What did you do?!" :eek:

    Absolutely -- we needed to make another, proper attempt at Epcot!

    She's also given him a couple of my old toys, that I had kept in pristine condition. Let's just say that he didn't play with them with the same care that I did.

    Aw, thanks.

    No, I think she was just trying to hold her eyes open for as long as she could, and the photographer was taking too long considering how bright that sun was.

    Thanks, and thanks!

    A good start. :thumbsup2

    Yep, 20 of 'em. I didn't skimp.

    Do I remember them? Of course! I even remember Shaun's older brother, David, on the Partridge Family. But naturally, I was a Susan Dey fan.

    The timing is key. :laughing:

    Thanks.

    Good going!

    I'm sure that was it. There was no arguing or debating or bargaining at all.

    A little. There are rumors of axe murderers on these boards.

    That would be fun. A day might be a stretch, but I could do a half-hour shift.
     
  17. vamassey1

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    Thanks for the laugh!:rotfl2: That picture is a classic.

    My family enjoyed their ride here too. It's always been a classic but the added stuff at the end really makes the end so much better.

    I'm so glad we're doing an WS do over. Any chance for more phone calls in the UK? Or better yet more fountain pictures in Morocco?
     
  18. Reddog1134

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    I had the same MASH shirt when I was a kid. I noticed it in an earlier post and thought "What's a 10 year old doing with a MASH t-shirt?" :lmao: Now I know.

    BTW, love the Spaceship Earth pic.
     
  19. PrincessV

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    :rotfl: Yep, I know that kind of morning! Think every DVC member does? ;)

    :thumbsup2 Love this! Seriously, one of the best television shows EVER.

    :rotfl2:

    Oh my, this is intriguing... was Britney Spear there?! popcorn:::rotfl:
     
  20. Avery&Todd

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    I do wonder....will you see someone's underpants??

    (in your next update that is.....)

    :lmao:

    It appears that you just missed our trip during this trip of yours....we were there June 12-17...you should have come a little earlier on your trip...or heck, we could have stayed a little longer..

    Our next trip is also planned for June 2012...we can sweat together!!!

    I mean...um....you know, like my family will be there, and your family will be there..and it will be like sun-hot...you know, therefore we'll all be sweating...like..together..

    I didn't mean to insinuate like you and me would sweat "together"....:eek:
     
  21. FauntleroyFAN07

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    mmm bacon and eggs. cant go wrong there,i had that for breakfast yesterday.:thumbsup2

    actually i had some left over chili so my egg was a cheese omlet with chili on top.popcorn::



    that was a very cool blue light pic on SE...
    what is your camera brand again?
     

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