The Side effects of the AP-Trip#6 Oct 10 Final thoughts and some TMI

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  1. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I am almost beginning to wonder if I went to get Soarin' FP at all. It may have been vetoed by sleepy boy. :rotfl:

    As funny as that whole exchange was, i was thinking the same thing.... until


    My best work. :lmao:


    Don't be too sure about that. :lmao::lmao:


    Actually I can tell you that much is true. :laughing: However somebody's actions have some very interesting consequences. :rolleyes1
     
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  3. MeMom

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    It won't be too long before we are seeing displays like this again! :cool1:
     
  4. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    ::yes:: So soon and I am ready. :cool1:
     
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    I think I need to send my boys with your son! They have all been going since they were in diapers and the last several years it has been an annual trip for them. They know what there is to do and where it is at. This trip, they arrive, our room is finally ready, we get unloaded and tell them they should go on over to Epcot (we were staying at Boardwalk and it was getting a little late)...so what does my (nearly)18 year old say?? "Who is going to go with us?" :confused3 Ryne is 20, Mark turned 18 on the trip and Adam (his friend) is 17....this was Adam's 3rd trip with us - so even he was familiar with what there was to do. I wound up having to walk over to Epcot with them, got just past Canada when I heard Off Kilter start playing. I told the boys to go see if they could get Fast Passes for Soarin' then to go to Test Track & Mission Space and I would wait for Dad to finish doing whatever it was he was doing. They do that, then they were back wondering what they should do next :sad2: They did finally figure out how to do things on their own, but I was beginning to wonder if I would be playing tour guide the whold trip. :rotfl:
     
  6. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2: My DD is older but a bit wary of going off on her own. She doesn't have the best sense of direction :lmao: so finding her way back might give her a challange.

    Chris will make friends anywhere he goes. He has a bit of the explorer in him and a good sense of direction. I bet he would take your boys and show them things they never noticed. :rotfl2:
     
  7. MeMom

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    Eight weeks from today for us, and even sooner for you! :banana:



    That's Drew. He didn't mind going anywhere alone, and he would always come out with a whole crew of new friends. He knows people everywhere we go.
     
  8. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I am almost at a month. :lmao:



    Chris has really blossomed into a great young man. A little over confident at times ( what teenaged boy isn't :lmao:) but I am very happy of the way he is taking control of his life and making good decisions.
     
  9. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    As we get back to the room we have a surprise. First the maid was in our room. But that was not the surprise I was taking about. It seems I am always lucky with the timing.

    2nd surprise- Since I reserved this as a Birthday celebration, we had a car signed by Mickey Mouse in the room. Like a said in the beginning, Chris’ birthday was back in March but since other than summer this was a better time to go considering the school schedule.

    We decided to visit the pool.
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    The pool- I bring my mug down for a refill but the pool bar will not refill it , I need to go inside to the food court. So I have to dry off somewhat, slip my sandals on and grab a cover up so go inside the air conditioned food court.
    Not horrible since it is so close, but a tad annoying since it seems like everywhere else except maybe POP I could get my mug filled at the pool bar.

    So I take the camera and take it all in along the way.

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    Look a rare picture of the front of the "boy".

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    As you can see it was cloudy. We started to get some drizzle, just enough to be annoying and it was time for us to get a move on for dinner so we went back to the room to get ready and head back to the bustop.

    The more typical picture of the "back of the boy".

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    We go through the gift shop and look around.

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    Out to the bus stop. Where is dinner tonight???

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    Guesses???? And another surprise.
     
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    Great pictures of the pool, Pat. And it was so nice to see the front side of Chris. ;)

    I am going to guess you went to the Studios and ate at Sci Fi.
     
  11. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    As you will see there will be many more pictures of the backside of Chris than the front. ;)

    Studios was not our destination that night.
     
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    Then I'll go with the Magic Kingdom and Casey's. :)
     
  13. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I have given you a hint above. ;)
     
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    :laughing: I didn't get the chapter title at first glance, but did during the chapter. Funny!

    I recognize that those last couple of pictures are at Wilderness Lodge, so I'm going with Whispering Canyon Cafe.
     
  15. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I guess it should have been the frontside of boy to go along with the backside of boy ala Jungle Cruise.

    Ding ding ding we have a winner.:cool2:
     
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    As the mom of two teenage boys, one who is leaving for college in just a few days, I have to agree with this. Very well said. However, If I had a chance to do it all over again there are some things I would have done differently. I was not proactive enough on a couple issues. Live and learn.

    Anyway - love your updates. I am taking my DS 17 in December and now I remember that I have to put SOAT on the list. He's never done it and I know it will enjoy it!
     
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    They really know how to make a young man's dream come true, don't they??? :laughing:



    Shucks, that's what I was gonna say, too, but I was too busy 'Reepunzel' partying last night to come over here.

    Does the winner get a car, by any chance? ;)



    Okay, I'm through messin' wif ya this morning. Feel free to come over and make fun of me any time for payback. :thumbsup2

    Have a good Sunday! I'm heading back to Nashville early. I have a very large stack of Math diagnostic tests to grade and record, so my partying is coming to an abrupt halt now.
     
  18. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I think we all have those " I wish i would have...." moments. I always joke that my oldest DD was an experiement and we had Chris as a do over. :lmao:

    DD is very independent and I actually like that even though it means she needs no one. I can just hope she will continue to make good choices as she moves into adult life. She has her quirks but she was born with those. :lmao:
    Lots of guidance since it is hard to guide a stubborn mule. :lmao:

    Hopefully coming up I can give you a few more do's and don'ts. :scared1:
     
  19. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2: Man that would have been a surprise. Sadly I forgot the "d" but Disney didn't. It was a card


    Reepunzel partying sounded like lots of fun. Glenn is going to be bugging me for a car now. :sad2: I am surprised he didn't catch that - he usually does. :lmao:


    All in good fun. If I can drop a "d" at least I should make it an important "d".:laughing:

    Safe travels home- I am heading into work later today. I will have a treat after you finish your grading. Trying to move it on some updates.

    As for all that homework. :scared::faint:
     
  20. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    We are Head to WCC for dinner. We took the bus to MK. It was starting to rain a bit but as it pulled into MK it stopped at the WL stop. Yahoo. We did not have to change buses. We stayed on and the bus continued. I think we made it in record time, which made us early for dinner.
    Since we were early I opted to shop.

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    For those need a little soap… with attiude.

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    For the Tots and children of all ages.

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    Some of the emergency items stocked at WL

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    Some music I have since acquired- Thanks Anita

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    One that is still on the list. Sorry for the poor picture.

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    Still time to kill so we head to the arcade. Nothing too exciting in there but the lighting is always different.

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    The infamous and potent fountain, with a bored teen on top.

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    He is in here

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    Now I must say- I hate being late. We left POFQ at 4pm. Due to efficient busses we arrived at WL just before 4:30. So much for leave an hour and half to get resort to resort. We could not check in until 5pm and our ADR was at 5:20. If I had to be stuck waiting around, I can think of worse places to be.

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    We made our way to the geyser. I was determined to see it go off.

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    After a bit of waiting – I am finally rewarded.

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    Now I can make my way back into WL to check in.

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    Let the fun begin.


     

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