The Great Make Up Trip Of 2008~7/22- SEE YOU REAL SOON! (pg. 86) ~COMPLETED~

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  1. Charleston Princess

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    Thanks for the tips -- I will definitely commit them to memory!

    We are eating at Yak and Yeti in June, and I am very excited. I was already planning on ordering the shrimp lo mein, so I am thrilled to hear you liked it. Looking at the drink menu, I really like the sound of the Shanghai Express and the Everest Avalanche. :thumbsup2

    Too bad about missing Winkers :(.
     
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  3. englishrose47

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    Good Afternoon Blue!!
     
  4. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    When I last left off we were heading out of EE and going toward the Safari ride to use our other fast passes. It was extremely hot but ds worked at keeping us all cool by playing with his new sprayer/fan. When we made it over to the ride we entered the que and made it between 1/4 to 1/2 way down the line to where they take your stroller. The fast pass line was stopped at that point!:scared1: There was another family talking with the CM in front of us so we didn't want to interrupt to ask what was going on. We just waited for about 5 minutes and a voice came over the loud speaker saying a truck was broke down and that they'd have it back up in a few minutes. It was so hot in that point of the line. There were so many people and no breeze. We excused ourselves up to the stroller point and then got the heck out of there!! We said we'd come back to ride it later but we never did. We headed out to the car so that we could let DS have his nap. When we got to the car the thermometer said the outside temp was 94 degree's. :eek: Heat and cement just don't mix.

    Once DS had his nap we decided to head out for our first counter service meal at the Riverside Mill food court. We debated on buying ourselves the refillable mugs and decided to get them. I am happy to say that we used these mugs MUCH MORE than I ever thought we would. We love them and plan on getting them again on our next trip! Every morning I filled mine with coffee and every afternoon an icy cold coke or lemonade. I can't remember what we each had for dinner that evening. We only ate dinner there once but had breakfast there every morning except for the day we had the breakfast ADR's at Crystal Palace. Here are a couple of pics from the seating area. Sorry I didn't take more. I should have taken at least one of the food court itself.
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    This one was taken through the window from our table. Nice view of the marina.
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    After our dinner we decided to walk around a little to kill time before our Carriage ride reservation at 7pm. We crossed the bridge from the marina/main building area toward the main pool and a nice lady asked if I'd like her to take our picture. Afterward she giggled and told me that would probably be the only one with me in it or all 3 of us in it for the entire trip. I laughed and agreed with her. She was pretty darn close to being right!! There are only 2-3 pictures of all 3 of us from the entire trip. I also have to add here since we are on the subject....we did not use photopass AT ALL this trip. :scared: I'm still not even sure how this happened since I planned to do it more than last trip. I'm thinking it's because every photopass photographer we'd come across, there was a line waiting. We sort of feel like line waiting is for rides and even then we don't wait "too" long.
    Anyway, back to the TR. Here is the pic she snapped of us...
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    After she left, I snapped this pictures from the bridge...
    Marina side:
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    Restaurant side:
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    We continued on and came to the pool area....
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    Then we found the playground just off of the pool area and let DS play for a while. We grabbed a bench and relaxed....
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    When it was about 10-15 minutes until our carriage ride, we headed over to the pool bar and DH got a beer and I got a Mango Margarita! It fit perfectly when I poured it into my new refillable mug and it stayed cold/frozen for the entire carriage ride. :thumbsup2 I've never had a mango margarita before but I will tell you 2 things about it.....1.) It was mighty tasty and 2.) I was feeling no pain after the carriage ride! ;)
    We asked our carriage driver to take a pic of us in front of the carriage. (family pic #2 for those counting)
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    I then took a pic of the beautiful horse that pulled our carriage and our driver too.
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  5. Blueyed Girl

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    Here are a few scenic pictures from the ride. Keep in mind that I'm on a moving carriage, so not all of the pics are centered, straight, and some are even a little blurry...but you get the idea of how pretty it is there......
    Magnolia Bend "mansions" section:
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    The water taxi going down the Sassagoula River. (Sassagoula is Indian for "little Mississippi")
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    Bridge on a main road within the resort. On the other side of the bridge down the river is Port Orleans French Quarter Resort...
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    The carriage ride does not go all the way down to POFQ but you do turn around in a parking lot near there. Here is a pic of one building in POFQ that I was able to snap a quick pic of...
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    From the bridge on the main road, looking towards POFQ...
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    More of the "Mansion's" and river...
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    This is the bridge that was close to our building. We could just walk across here and be on the island with the main pool and main building, food court, marina, etc.
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    A view of the front....
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    Water Taxi heading back toward the Marina...
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    Magnolia Terrace ~ The building we stayed in...
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    Entry way toward the quiet pool in the Magnolia Terrace area...
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    View from the bridge with the Alligator Bayou section in the background...
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    View from the other side of the bridge toward the Mansion's section...
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    Turning the corner...
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    We had a fabulous time doing the carriage ride. I would recommend it to anyone staying at or near this resort. We had such a nice time and it was relaxing. DS had a blast waving at everyone we would pass. If you want to do the carriage ride you have to call the reservations line and make an ADR. The cost is only $35 and you pay when you ride. You can pay cash or charge to your room.

    Up next, DAY 3 ~ Hollywood Studios!! Terror, Rock & Roll, and....TOE JAM??? :scared:
     
  6. jcc0621

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    The carriage ride looks awesome and so relaxing:goodvibes
     
  7. stagemomx3

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    The carriage ride looks fun, and a mango margarita sounds awesome! :thumbsup2
     
  8. DisneyJo

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    Just finished reading using your handy links (thanks for them BTW) and it looks like you're having tons of fun already. What a pity you didn't meet up with Winkers though and the carriage ride looks very relaxing :)
     
  9. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    It really was! We loved it.
    It was so much fun and the mango was YUMMY!
    YAY!!:yay: Glad you're here.
    The carriage ride was very nice!! Loved it.
     
  10. winkers

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    Beautiful pictures cherie!:lovestruc
    I really want to stay at that resort!
     
  11. Blueyed Girl

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    Thanks!:)
    POR was really beautiful and it was also quiet which I loved. It has a real laid back feel to it but they still had a lot of fun going on there. We didn't even do half of the stuff there was to do at the resort, and we did a lot!
     
  12. englishrose47

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    Great Update Blue!!
     
  13. KristinAnne

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    The carriage ride looks so great! DH proposed to me on a sleigh ride in the winter time, so a carriage ride would be a nice thing to do on our anniversary when we're there! Again, your pictures are beautiful!
     
  14. Trentmom

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    Wow, Magnolia section is gorgeous. We stayed in alligator bayou on our honeymoon. we requested mansion section, but it was full

    I have so got to get back there



    You took such beautiful pictures.!!!
     
  15. Blueyed Girl

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    Thanks:goodvibes

    Awww, that's so sweet! That would be a good re-visit of your proposal. :lovestruc

    Thanks about the pics. I really liked the Magnolia section. I did walk through some of the AB section and I really liked it there too. Unfortunately that day I didn't have my camera. I went down to refill our mugs while DH and DS took a nap and I decided on a whim to take the long way back. It was a nice walk.
     
  16. scottny

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    such a great update and pics.

    Loved the pics of Riverside Mill. I am upset we are not going there, I feel like i am cheating on someone.

    I had that mango margarita. yummy. and it was strong.

    The carriage ride looks like a lot of fun.
     
  17. Blueyed Girl

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    Thanks:)
    Yeah, but you're going to BCV!! I'm sure you'll feel better as soon as you get there. :thumbsup2
    Mango Margarita=GOOD!!
    Carriage ride was so nice.
     
  18. Charleston Princess

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    The carriage ride looks like a lot of fun -- I had played around with the idea of taking one, but wasn't sure. Now, I will have to seriously consider it!

    Also adding a mango margarita to my wish list :)...
     
  19. GeminiAngel

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    Wonderful pictures from the carriage ride! I recorded ours. I love playing it back and hearing the clip-clop of the horse's hooves. :goodvibes

    You're little boy is so cute!
     
  20. englishrose47

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    Good morning Blue!
     
  21. Blueyed Girl

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    You should try it! It's a nice relaxing activity.
    Try that mano margartia too!;)

    I wish I would have thought to record some of it. :goodvibes
    Thank you about ds:hug:

    Morning Rosie! :flower3:
     

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