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

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  1. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    I have at agree, it's an adorable dress and red is a great color on you!
     
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  3. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! I do like red as my color of choice. Instead of "little black dresses" that most women have, I have "little red dresses".

    Thank you Brett!

    It was great to meet you too! I'll have a mini update, but I'll let you tell the whole story on your TR!

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  4. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    So we interuppt your regular trip report for a real time, real life update!

    Yesterday I went out to Disneyland to meet Jenny and help her celebrate her birthday with her friend Sadee. I won't spill the beans on the DISmeet, and I'll let her share the pictures with all the details, but I will share a little bit about the day. We got together for lunch.

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    I'll let her post the pictures of our lunch and all the wonderful food that we enjoyed.

    Afterward, Fran and I went shopping (big surprise!) But I was the first one to really pull the plug. I had been looking at this pattern of purse, but never found one in a large enough style for me to consider it. However, Disney Clothiers on Main Street had ONE of these bags. I checked out the pattern, and though I hadn't looked at many of these size/style of bags, this one seemed to have an adequate placement of many of the elements that I would have liked to see, so I bought it!

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    We did buy some other stuff at the Star Traders store, and a few other places, she bought a Piston Cup at Ramone's, she got a Mickey Hawaiian shirt she didn't have and then my scooter battery died. She left me to charge while she went into Off the Page.

    Now those of you who read my Expo report know that we picked up these two pictures in the series.

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    Well Fran found these pictures in the "book" and was able to sign up on an interest list for when they get them in stock and we can come purchase them then.

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    We were at the park much later than I expected. I was completely exhausted when we got home, but in our lunch party two people ordered the lobster. We knew that it could not have been saved for human consumption, but luckily I have someone who just loves leftovers. Once we got home I chopped up the leftover lobster and served it to Sunny.

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    If you couldn't tell, she has had a full recovery and her appetite is back with a force!

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  5. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    So let's get back to the TR... we left RnRC and headed towards

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    It didn’t take them long to seat us. We were in the very back, which was fine. More to take in the ambience. We checked out the menu.
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    So this place has such cool ambience.

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    This was great, they were talking about the “convenience of the modern video phone” on this little vignette. Gotta love that modern rotary dial phone! :lmao:

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    There were tons of ads to visit the snack bar.

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    And our first course arrived. A Solar Flare Milkshake.

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    And then we had some onion rings.

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    And we split a Cheeseburger, everything we had was very tasty!

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    Now that our bellies were full, time to go on a nice jarring ride! :rotfl: Can you guess which one in the next post?
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Sorry these are blurry. Fran had never been through the main queue of Star Tours after they redesigned it, even at DL, so she took a bunch of pictures. She just didn’t check to see if they came out. These are the least blurry.

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    Here's the dress again...

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    OK, so here’s the turning point in the trip. Up until now, we had been fairly reserved in our spending. One of the all too familiar things about most of our trips to WDW is filling out those little receipts with our name and shipping address. With the exception of the four Giclee pictures she bought the night before everything was either going in our suitcases or the box that we planned to ship home via FedEx. But this is where the real spending began, from here on out, just about everything she bought was set to be shipped. She took all four of these.

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    After Star Tours we headed back to Hollywood Blvd. I still had my two FPs for RnRC. We also talked about going on ToT. I rode once using my FP and decided that was enough. Besides the window was closing. Fran decided she was getting tired and cranky and wanted to go back to the resort. We were checking in at BLT and we should would arrive just in time for our room to be ready if we left. I had one stop that I wanted to make before we left. I had heard so much about the pastries at Starring Rolls that I knew Fran would be happy to go there.

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    We ended up with these beauties:

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    And with both of tired and cranky, we headed to the bus stop.
     
  7. mvf-m11c

    mvf-m11c DIS Veteran

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    Nice to hear that you all had a great time at DL yesterday. I was going to ask you since you were there yesterday that you go see the new Fantasy Faire at DL during the AP sneak peek?

    Nice pictures from the Sci-Fi Dine-In restaurant. It was neat to eat at that restaurant when I ate there back in 2011. It is a good place to have lunch where the burgers were really good.

    I'm surprised that Fran has never been through the main queue of ST even at DL. Did she had a great time on the ride?

    The pastries look very appetizing at Starring Rolls.

    Very nice update.
     
  8. ACDSNY

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

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    SciFi is one of the places we try to hit on every trip, it brings back memories of the old movie drive-ins.
     
  9. lulubelle

    lulubelle <font color=darkorchid><marquee> I am Miss Klutz W

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    Love the dress, Club 33 pic, update and pastries! :thumbsup2

    Glad Sunny enjoyed the lobster. :)
     
  10. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    David and I ride this one every chance we get, I love it, and we do put all of caps and lose stuff in the backpack before we get started...

    Glad you both got to ride it, even if it might be the last time.
     
  11. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    I love me some raw oysters, but I must confess, I chew them too... I know some just swallow, but you get the true brine and flavor when you chew, I also do not use a cracker or sauce with mine either.
     
  12. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    The red dress is adorable.... And I love that you got another D&B!!!!
     
  13. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    I think that D&B may be something that I might want to get as well. That's gorgeous!!!

    And it looks like it was a great Meet at the club. Looking forward to reading about it.


    Love the food porn. The pictures at Sci Fi, Star Tours and Starring Rolls might seem non-sequitur but I love the underlying theme for the day......everything with a hint of the Stars!
     
  14. Dis_Yoda

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    I have almost bought that purse a few times over the past year but keep deciding against it as I tend to buy the D&B and then sell it on ebay a few months later when I get bored of it.
     
  15. MomToPrincePhillip

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    Great update! Love all the food pics and shopping pics too! Still loving the red dress girl ;). We ate at the Sci Fi last year and it was quite the experience. We didn't have an ADR so we were happy to get in and we sat at the very back at a picnic table, and we were pleased with that because from that angle we were able to to get the full effect. BUT the poor gentleman in the car right in front of us seemed to be having a heart attack, so watching his family so worried for him and waiting for what seemed like forever for the paramedics was awful. It was such a helpless feeling. Anyways I'm not too sure I want to go back again, is that weird?

    I'm looking forward to Jenny's update too, what a great photo to tease us with, big smiles on everyone!:goodvibes
     
  16. rentayenta

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    :hyper: Super behind, need to catch up. Thank you, thank you! Meeting you and Fran was a blast. The pic of Fran posing while coming out of the elevator is super. :thumbsup2 I'll post our lunch date as a soon as I can think straight. The eclairs and cookies made it home in one piece and are so good.

    Love the red dress. Want that purse!
     
  17. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Now all weekend, I have been looking at this picture and I'm wondering if anyone else thinks this is odd...How can such a little cat pack away THAT much food? She does this constantly, she's like a little Hoover vaccum, but I don't usually have pictures of it to remind me just how much food she puts away. Anyone else find it odd?

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    Fran had only been on the new Star Tours twice before, once at WDW during the soft opening and once at DL during a preview. Both times she used the HA entrance. The one at WDW, is the FP line and while you see the droids, you sort of bypass the real show. At DL, you enter from the exit so you don't get to see any of the preshow.

    I'm glad we went there, it had been a long time. I didn't think that Fran could get into the cars because of her hips, but Dana told me that they had tables in the back in case the car didn't work, but it did! :thumbsup2

    Thanks! All of it was good times!

    I took my cap off, not sure why she didn't. Oh and this won't be the last time. She said that she didn't throw up, so she'll try it again!

    I never analyzed the process and I'm not going to cause it's making me sort of :crazy2:



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    Thanks! I knew you would be happy about my D&B purchase!

    Cute, I never thought about all the stars! It was a fun meet, and to come home with a purse was even better!

    I never thought that I would be interested in these D&B bags. You and Leshaface bought the same one right around the same time and that was the first I had heard of them. I started to notice them at that point, but there weren't any patterns that I could see myself carrying. Now I'm starting to get out of control! :rotfl:

    What a scary experience! I would be hesitant to go back as well. Hopefully Jenny will show us her pictures soon. She took a lot more than I did and some funny and cute ones too!

    It was a lot of fun meeting you too! Hopefully we can do it again sometime! Looking forward to your pictures. You were too funny! Cuddling the menu! :lmao:
     
  18. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    So here we were on our way to BLT from DHS, tired and cranky, and oh so ready for some rest. This was one of our best pixie dust moments of the trip.

    When we reached the but stop for the Contemporary, the bus was all loaded up, but it was just sitting there. Fran rode over to the front of the bus and asked if they were still taking passengers and the driver said, “Sure.” Unfortunately some of the people had to get up and out of their seats for him to load us. The bus was pretty packed. I remember this now because Fran took this picture of me in my scooter on the bus.

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    Normally, the bus drivers make you get out of your scooter to ride the buses, but just in case someone can’t or in the case the bus is so crowded. They put a seatbelt around you and strap you in. I was taking pictures of the scenery while we rode the buses. Unfortunately most of my pictures came out blurry.

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    Soon we were approaching our destination.

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    We checked in at the Contemporary and stopped by Bell Services to have our bags brought up to the room. I was a little bit disappointed that we were only on the 5th floor, but I didn’t make any requests so what could I do?

    I realized that MK view also means lots of afternoon sunlight in your room! I pretty much had to close the curtains to get these pictures.

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    We got a lot of use out of this

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    This was my potty.

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    The bedroom

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    The shower in the other bathroom

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    And Fran’s potty :lmao:

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    And the lovely bathroom with my tub!

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  19. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    As I said we had a MK view

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    But this was the reality. That last picture was on zoom.

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    The bellman brought up our bags promptly. I immediately started to unpack our food items and move in. Fran, having been tired and cranky requested that she be allowed to take a nap. Of course! That’s what I expect and why we have planned four of our dinners in the room!

    There was an NCIS marathon running on USA so we had it on both TVs in the Villa. I was flitting about unpacking the groceries and once that was done I did our suitcases. Here I only unpacked about half of our stuff since we knew there was only four days left, so I only unpacked four days worth of clothes. The rest I threw in the wash and packed them right back into the suitcase.

    Here is our stocked pantry. Already it’s gone down quite a bit from Kidani.

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    Once everything was unpacked I started on dinner. Tonight’s meal was Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches a total comfort meal, but there was going to be a twist. There always needs to be mashed potatoes and gravy, but when we were at the store Fran got creative. I was going to buy a bag of frozen corn, but she saw a package of frozen “Creamed corn”. Now on the old Fogies thread we have this joke about “Canned Creamed Corn”, truthfully I will not eat “tinned” vegetables (as PIO calls them). Only Tomatoes, anything else out of a can I find has a nasty taste. Back to the Creamed Corn, I had never tried this delicacy. Surprisingly enough it was really tasty! I have scoured the grocery stores in Southern California looking for frozen Creamed Corn, but alas, it appears to be a Southern or Floridian thing (you know all the retirees down there :lmao:)

    Here was our dinner that night, served family style.

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    And my plate all decked out.

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    After dinner we planned to watch the fireworks with the Wishes music piped in. I took a few pictures, but even with the telephoto lens, BLT is pretty far from MK for proper fireworks shots.

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    Now on the AKL Lite thread there is a tradition that you are supposed to get Zebra Domes and photograph yourself eating one. My first attempt at that came out awful, so here was the second as I had my dessert that night.

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    And now I’m off to post that same photo on the AKL Lite thread!
     
  20. dolphingirl47

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    Lunch looked great as did the pastries. I love your new D&B purchase. When we stayed at BLT,we had a lake view after we heard that the so called Magic Kingdom views are essentially just parking lot views. We loved our lake view.

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  21. Linda67

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    I had a lot to catch up on!

    I love the D&B purse, you will certainly get a lot of use out of it :)

    I also love that your cat ate a plate full of lobster !! - lucky thing

    Finally, your room at BLT is gorgeous :)
     

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