Pinch me, did it REALLY happen????? - All wrapped up, and yes, it DID happen!

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  1. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! But you're not supposed to be home! I hope you aren't sick! :confused3

    I figured I better start looking so that we have an idea for when we get on the ship. She wants to start ending our WDW trips with a cruise for 3-4 days, so we'll have to figure that all out in there.
     
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  3. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    I'm fine, it's a holiday for Lincoln's BD. We also checked out the AKV animal pics. He wanted to know if the dino were real or fake?:lmao:
     
  4. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I am so glad you enjoyed Sanaa- it is one of my favorite restaurants. I love that the flavors are so different. :) I just finished listening to the podcast review of it, and they did not enjoy it at all- I think if you don't "get" those spices, then it just doesn't work. Fortunately for me, all of my friends and family "get" it. :thumbsup2 I think this upcoming DISmom trip in May will be my 9th or 10th visit- which is pretty impressive considering I don't live nearby! :rotfl:

    So happy your baby is doing better! :goodvibes
     
  5. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    That's AWESOME!!!! :worship: I wish Pods felt that way!!! :rotfl: I am so bummed they are not coming to NYC next summer....we really want to do a year of easy- drive to the port and start the vacay asap. So we'll be trying out a new Norwegian ship, Breakaway. But....my 5th cruise is on NYE this year on the Fantasy, and I REALLY want cruise #6 so I can wear a gold lanyard! LMAO...:rotfl2: I have some SERIOUS issues....
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Glad you are well... Of course the Dinosaurs are real! :)

    I love Indian food. Fran is not so much a fan, but I have been able to find some foods in the cuisine that she will eat and I steered the menu that night towards those things. She kept telling me that Sanaa was an African restaurant....finally I stopped correcting her and just conceeded that India and Tandoori cooking was a part of Africa. :lmao:

    I'm not sure how often we'll get back there though, she is much for a Beaches and Cream or Cookes of Dublin type of gal! ;)
     
  7. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I am glad that Sunny is home with her family.

    I loved the look of that Macaroni Cheese Hotdog. I wish I had known about this before my trip. I loved my lunch at Anandapur Local Foods Cafe, but I would have been all over this. Sanaa was a surprise hit with us and I am glad that you enjoyed it, too.

    I had to laugh at the clever Ankole Cattle.

    Corinna
     
  8. Leshaface

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    So HAPPY to hear about Sunny! :cool1: How is she doing today?

    How was that Mac and Cheese hot dog?! The name makes it sound a little weird but the picture makes it actually look pretty tasty.

    Ugh. Need to try Sanaa next time!
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Ooops! Wrong thread!
     
  10. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    :lmao: I'm glad I'm not the only one! I keep forgetting where I am!!!!

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  11. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    :badpc: Silly Phone!
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    That Ankole was quite clever!

    Loving all the photos. Can't wait to try the 1BR in June, it looks fantastic!

    Fran's idea is fantastic! Any excuse for more cruising is great in my book. :)
     
  13. rentayenta

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    Indian is the best and Saana was one of our favorite meals ever at WDW. :thumbsup2

    Glad Sunny is home. :goodvibes

    I'm not sure how I feel about the Mac n Cheese hotdog.

    Fran wants to end your WDW trips with a cruise? Spoiled! Jealous! I can't get Michael to go on even one cruise.
     
  14. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    No we are with you on the issues, we want to get to Platinum so we can book what we want early and when we want. I'm bummed that I can only book one Palo Brunch, cause we already know we want a second!

    I want to have Priority to book Remy, but we may not have it on our first or even second cruise. But first we have to book our first or second cruise!

    We are glad to have her back, but would like the whole loose potty thing to become a thing of the past. The Mac and Cheese hot dog was OK. I much prefer the Mac & Cheese with Keilbasa that I am enjyoing now while writing the TR than the hot dog with Mac and Cheese. It was good though!

    Like I said, it was good, but not OMG good!

    We'll see if it comes to fruition she only wants to take trips that are less than 10 days, so we''l see.


    We'll see how the whole cruise thing goes, may make our WDW trips too short to deal with!
     
  15. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Catching up! What great news about Sunny. Hope the furbaby is all settled back to normal now.


    Great updates. The food at Sanaa looks delicious. And I love all the animal shots. thanks for sharing.
     
  16. dgbg100106

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    That is awesome news!

    I have a massage booked for the 22nd.. Pre cruise!
     
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    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    It is hard to choose between two loves.... :rotfl:
     
  18. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I got to the point that I don't want to go on a vacation anymore unless it involves a cruise. I was so close to just cancel our WDW vacation until we booked a cruise, too.

    By the way, as Platinum Castaway Club member you can still only book one Palo Brunch and one Palo dinner ahead of time. Dinner however is complimentary. Our first cruise as Platinum Castaway Club members will be our Alaska cruise.

    Corinna
     
  19. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Great updates, we really enjoyed Sanaa last year

    I also had the vegetarian sampler and loved it

    Glad to hear that Sunny is on the mend :)
     
  20. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    It was delicious. About now, I could really use to be back there!

    Very cool. You are almost there!

    What we want is to get ourselves to Platinum so we will have priority on reserving Remy on the Dream and Fantasy. That's nice to know that Dinner is complimentary when you get to Platinum.

    I really liked Sanaa, hopefully I can convince Fran to do it again.
     
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We left off at the end of our first full day at Disney. Now that the rental car had been returned, we only had fun and enjoyment on the schedule!

    We were up pretty early the next morning. In the last day we had set a pretty good plan for the next couple days, so I knew that this was one of the mornings that we needed to take advantage of a good hot breakfast. I cut up one of the melons for us.

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    And then cooked us each a plate of Bacon, eggs over easy and toast.

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    And then we were on our way to our destination. Again we lucked out with the buses, we got to the bus stop and the next bus was going to our destination. Not quite rope drop, but only 15 minutes late.

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    We headed directly for Soarin’ since that seems to be what everyone does when they get to Epcot. I found it quite interesting that they don’t call it “Soarin’ Over California” over here.

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    Once we got our FPs we decided to head to the next destination. The new Test Track.

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    We lucked out and the wait time was really short. The queue displayed all kinds of concept cars and other interesting displays.

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    This interactive display really did nothing except entertain the kids while they were waiting in line. Later it was used for designing your own concept car.

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    Eventually we got to the Design station.

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    I let Fran do the designing here.

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    This is how our car started out.

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    I didn’t take pictures of the entire design process, but we got to change all kinds of different things on the car, the shape of the top, the tires, the tail fins, the color and all kinds of stuff. Here is the efficiency of the vehicle we designed.

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    And this is the car

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    Fran was able to get in and out of the ride vehicle with no problem, and she had fun on the ride!

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    Here is the report on how our car did.

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    This is the stats on the top performing car of the day. Our overall score is only about 9% less than that one. We’re still in the “A” range.

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    Then they let you out into an entirely different sort of “gift shop”. :lmao:

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    They also had a regular sort of gift shop, and Fran had some purchases that she wanted to make, so I left her there and went on to my next destination.
     

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