T&T and Two First Timers Day10

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  1. tony64

    tony64 <font color=blue>Should've been a Cowboy<br><font

    Jun 21, 2003
    Monday 12th May 2008

    The Crew

    Tony ……………….Driver and general gofer
    Theresa…………….Scrapbook shopper extraordinaire
    Peggy (my mum)…..I’ll go on anything as long as it’s not upside down or do big drops .
    Zena (my aunt)…….Ditto

    We were going to Blizzard Beach today but decided to go for an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Golden Corral first. The food was excellent and the place was almost empty compared to the other Saturday night. We were stuffed, too stuffed to go swimming that’s for sure, so we headed for Festival Bay and all had a look around Bass Pro and Sheplars, we all bought stuff in Bass Pro and Sheplars but I must admit that I spent ages in Sheplars trying on casual jackets, I was finding it hard to find one I liked that also fitted nicely. In the end I had Zena and one of the assistants helping me. I ended up with two shirts, one jacket and a new pair of boots. Mum and Zena also bought some Tee shirts so I didn’t feel too bad spending so much time in there. Theresa however was sat there with the items I had chosen on her lap as I was in and out of the changing rooms and going around like a man possessed. I love Sheplars and I love Bass Pro. It’s as close as a bloke can come to shopping heaven.


    After paying for our new found treasures and not forgetting our 20% discount, we had a look around Steve and Barry’s. Theresa got a couple of Tee shirts for the kids, a Pink Ladies one for Maddie and a Fantastic Four one for Callum. 2 for $15 has got to be a bargain.

    Mum bought us all an ice cream with some bizarre flavours like Birthday Cake. Theresa said it tasted like sweet vanilla with hundreds and thousands in.
    We stopped at Michaels on the way back to the condo so Theresa could get a few more bits and pieces for Maddie. Then we spent a few hours by the pool and had some more cocktails (Virgin ones for me as I was driving later).
    We used the pool bar more this trip and had really enjoyed it so I thought you might like to see the menu….


    We all got showered and changed as we had an ADR for 7.30 p.m. at The Grand Floridian Café. We got there a little early and had a stroll around the grounds before reporting to the desk to check in. We were given a pager which went off almost immediately. The meal was great and we did get our DDE discount this time. $142 inc. Tip.



    After the meal we couldn’t resist a look inside the posh loo’s even those of us who didn’t actually need them.

    We jumped on the monorail and went to Magic Kingdom to watch Spectromagic and Wishes which were both brilliant as usual, however the park was probably the busiest we have ever seen it.


    I did my best to get some pictures but as usual I still haven’t got one that captures the real WOW factor that these displays have. I come from the “if you take enough pictures you will be lucky enough to get at least one good one” school and I think this is my best one so far. I’ve seen better, so I’ve still got to work on my game.


    After the fireworks we caught the monorail back to GF and as we were waiting, the Electric Light Water Pageant went by. We were lucky as the queue for the resorts was a lot shorter than the one for the transportation centre.

    When we got back to the GF the women picked the wrong car again but I wouldn’t have minded having a drive of that one.

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  3. jjk

    jjk <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/images

    May 24, 2004
    excellent days shopping:thumbsup2 and great photos:goodvibes
  4. KayleeUK

    KayleeUK Still here.....

    Oct 9, 1999
    Loving your trippies :)
  5. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

    Apr 7, 2004
    Nice cocktails, i will have a toasted almond please :thumbsup2
  6. CHEK

    CHEK DIS Veteran

    Jan 5, 2007
    Nothing like a good shopping day :thumbsup2
  7. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm

    Mar 8, 2003
    Another great day Tony, you're photos are lovely :)
  8. DisneyJo

    DisneyJo Missing my tags!

    Oct 22, 2006
    Lovely photos Tony and sounds as though you got some good buys :thumbsup2
  9. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

    Mar 1, 2005
    That photo of Wishes is fantastic! :cool1:
  10. SusanEllen

    SusanEllen DIS Veteran

    May 24, 2004
    Another fine report. No apology needed for that spectacular Wishes photo. Please, tell Zena she was sitting in my chair at the GF Cafe (my very seat from a few trips back!), but that's ok with me. Friends should share.
  11. fizz13

    fizz13 <font color=33cc99>Dreams about being stuck on Spa

    May 6, 2004
    Hi Tony,
    Just got caught up on all your reports so far and am having a wonderful time following your adventures. I think you are being much too hard on yourself over the photo, I love the light streaking around like that. In fact all of the photos so far have been wonderful. I have to ask though, if Theresa was put in a corner which would she choose? Disney or shopping?;) Seems like a tie so far. Keep up the great work, can't wait to read more.:thumbsup2
  12. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

    Apr 25, 2006
    That fireworks photo is great Tony.
  13. irongirlof12

    irongirlof12 <font color=blue><marquee>Am I the only one who lo

    Nov 3, 2006
    superb photo's. :thumbsup2
  14. MandyJane

    MandyJane DIS Veteran

    May 29, 2008
    Your wishes pic is amazing,I soooo need a new camera.
  15. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

    May 27, 2007
    Great shopping day+bargains.Wishes picture is fantastic.x.
  16. saratogagirl

    saratogagirl <font color= CC0066>I need books, and wine and Ian

    May 4, 2006
    a lovely day Tone, great piccies, I think I'll join Nat in a drink, a traditional Margarita for me please (for a change) LOL
  17. Beth__WDW23/6/02

    Beth__WDW23/6/02 <font color=deeppink>you can never mock anything u

    Mar 7, 2002
  18. arieljasmine

    arieljasmine <font color=magenta>Who says these things pass you

    Apr 12, 2004
    Great shopping, I love Steve and Barrys. As alcohol is off limits for me at the moment, that cocktail list was pure torture :rotfl2:

    Your photo of Wishes is truly amazing, I had a very big Disney pang.

    Laur's princess:
  19. jockey

    jockey Runs for Wine!

    Apr 25, 2004
    Great report and pics guys, I love the GF its so beautiful!:)
  20. Paulieuk1969

    Paulieuk1969 DIS Veteran

    Jan 4, 2007
    Another good day.
  21. TotallyAngelic

    TotallyAngelic Disney Addict

    Aug 14, 2005
    I have been enjoying your trip report this morning over breakfast - you certainly had an amazing time - and just the right mix of shopping and theme parks with lots of other interesting stuff thrown in. Your Mum and Auntie seem to be having a ball. The first time is always amazing! Your photos are really great and really capture the moment - and that fireworks shot is stunning!

    By the way I would be really grateful if you could let me know where the good scrapbooking shops are which you have mentioned (but please don't tell my DH) as I could easily see myself having a quick (or not so quick) detour.

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