Relaxing at the Beach Club

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  1. DVC Mike

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    I checked into a 1-bedroom at the Beach Club Villas yesterday (March 2) for 8 nights, ready for another take it slow and relaxing vacation. I'm on the 5th floor facing the quiet pool.

    Last night, I had a nice meal at the Captain's Grille at the Yacht Club. I think this is an under-rated place where I can grab a meal without an ADR. I love the Green Goddess salad, and the Cabernet-braised Short Ribs with Corn Risotto were great.

    This morning, I had a nice breakfast at Kouzzina. I enjoyed the Waffle with Whipped Mascarpone Cheese, Honey, and Chopped Pecans.

    Hmm, I seem to be focused on food, eh? Luckily, the Flower & Garden festival starts Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to the new food booths. I walked around World Showcase this morning and it looks like the Food & Wine festival.

    This trip, I plan on doing less table service and more counter service (Boulangerie Patisserie, etc).

    I didn't bring my Nikon Camera, so this won't be a photo trip report. However, I may take a snapshot or two with my iPhone.

    Below are a couple shots from this morning's chilly walk around World Showcase. Not particularly terrible for a phone.

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  2. Ansky

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    Those are still a couple of nice pictures for just a phone. I'll take whatever I can get from you. Thanks for the update. Enjoy your trip.
     
  3. saintstickets

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    Great to see another of your TRs. Always enjoy your narrative and especially your pics. DW and I are staying at BCV for the first time during F&W this October. We have a studio reserved but will try and upgrade to a 1br using our BWV points at 7 months. Any pics or opinions you have on room location at BCV will be greatly appreciated.
     
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  5. DVC Mike

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    I took another stroll around World Showcase. It felt more like January then March.

    I had a ham and cheese on baguette sandwich at Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie (boy, was it crowded) in France, and followed that up with some School Bread at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe in Norway. I think that kind of negated the benefits of walking around World Showcase.

    It is supposed to warm up here over the next day or two. I can't wait.
     
  6. LisaS

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    Have they set up the same type of booths for the F&G food marketplaces as they do for the F&W festival? I think this is a great addition to the F&G festival, assuming the portions and prices are similar to F&W.

    Enjoy your stay Mike. Thanks for posting the photos. Very nice! I hope it warms up soon.
     
  7. franandaj

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    Love to see another TR! I can't wait to hear about the F&G Festival upgrades!
     
  8. Simba's Mom

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    Wonderful photos. Is the fifth floor, quiet pool view fairly quiet? Last year, after 11 trips to BCV I got my first quiet pool view. It's now my favorite view. However, it was a solo trip, and this time I'll be with DH, who's a very light sleeper. However, perhaps the cold weather means the quiet pool's been fairly "quiet":rotfl::rotfl:
     
  9. DVC Mike

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    It warmed up a bit today, and tomorrow it is supposed to be mid to upper 70's.

    I spent most the the day inside Epcot, including a nice dinner at Le Cellier. I had the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Moosehead Pale Ale, and the Mushroom Filet Mignon. The service tonight was fantastic and the food was great.

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    The booths look just like F&W. I can't wait until Wednesday to try some of the items.
     
  11. DVC Mike

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    It's been very quiet so far. However, I've had this view before with screaming kids below.
     
  12. DVC Mike

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    It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day today! The high will be between 77-79 degrees.

    I am looking forward to the start of the Flower & Garden festival tomorrow.

    Here are some snapshots from the iPhone this morning.

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  13. a742246

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    Thank you for the pictures, we are going for 6 nights at the BC on March 14 and your pictures are a great fill in. If you get a chance go to the St Patrick celebration (Raglan Road) this weekend in DTD We went last year and it was very entertaining. I believe it is going on for two weekends this week and next.
    Enjoy your trip!
     
  14. rmcildw2m

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    these are some awesome pictures thanks for sharing
     
  15. bobbiwoz

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    I love your pictures, and can't wait to hear about F&G activities!

    Bobbi:goodvibes
     
  16. Splashboat

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    I have never seen pictures taken with a phone look so good - very nice!
     
  17. DVC Mike

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    The Flower & Garden festival has kicked off. I was the very first guest at The Smokehouse at the American pavilion.

    I had the pulled pork slider with cole slaw, followed by the smoked beef brisket with collard greens and jalapeƱo corn bread. Both were yummy

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  18. DVC Mike

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    Is it too early in the day to be enjoying some German beer? I'm over at the Bauernmarket drinking some right now.
     
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    To quote a great man (my husband) "It's never too early to enjoy a GREAT beer"
     
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  21. ttepsich

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    We stayed at BCV over Thanksgiving last year. We were on the first floor facing the pool. (our favorite location) It is no longer called the "quiet" pool :rotfl: I cant remember what they are calling it now.
     

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