Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Sarilas, Feb 11, 2009.
You're a good sport for drinking the Beverly for them!
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That Club Cool picture is just classic!!! It's always fun to watch the reaction of first timers to Beverly! Glad the rain let up so you could visit the WS without getting soaked.
Gotta love the Beverly pics!!!
The girls' outfits are cute. Isn't it sweet that little ones can entertain themselves with something so simple as raindrops puddled up on a bench?
Where did you get your D40? I looked at Wolf Camera today, and they were $500, but I thought you didn't pay that much. I really want one, but I may have to settle for something for much less. I would take Drew's, but he has to have it for school.
I love the beverly pics!
I'm loving your trip report!!! I can't wait to spring Beverly on my unsuspecting DH and DD8 in 8 days. Love the character pictures...especially Marie and Max!!!
Nice to see you posting again.
After looking at the pictures Sarilas took, I too decided I needed a better camera. I have found them to be in the $450 too $700 range (depends on if they offer additional lenses). I have been looking on Ebay and on Craigslist and there are plenty to choose from (new and used).
Hope that helps,
Wow...5 days off the boards...you miss quite a bit...
I love the fireworks- in fact I discovered that if you toggle up and down quicky-it looks like they are moving......um yeah...it's the little things you have to take pleasure in......Awesome photos once again...
Poor Lexi......I hope she felt better later in the day...
you have a very good sense of humor...
So I've been puked on, rained on and Beverleyed all before eleven am. Sigh.
It's very important when you're a mom...
Looks like Kyle really did get his character grove on...
I'm tellin' you, the week we went was a perfect time to be at Disney! Zero lines and only one day of rain for ten solid days. Perfection!
I know, right? My protests were falling on deaf ears. I mean look at Jose's face... he has no sympathy for me.
Oh no, we do get soaked! That'll be coming up next. In fact this is the only day that we had to break out the ponchos. There's a great pic of us at the entrance as we're leaving where we all look... well, soaked!
You know I couldn't WAIT to spring that one on them!
Jose bought it for me in January at the Wolf Camera that used to be in Rivergate mall; they closed a bunch of locations, and that one was closest to us, dang it. I calculated what shipping would be from other places and it came so close in price that I just had him go there for it. With the second lens it actually ended up being really close to $800... it was DEFINITELY a splurge, but I heart it so so much. Is Drew in photography school?! I'm having to self-teach everything, but it's pretty dang fun.
A must do, no?!
Thank you! And hurray for less than a week for you! I cannot believe we'll be back next month...
Well hey there yourself! And thanks!
For sure; you can buy just the body for a really decent price and rent a lens to try out before you buy one. That's a great way to figure out what you'll need before you shell out the cash for it!
Yeah, five days is like a Dis lifetime!
I'm pretty sure I'd have had a mental breakdown without my sense of humor... you just can't have four kids without one (the breakdown OR the sense of humor, or both) I'm convinced!
Finally it was time for World Showcase to open, so we could get down to business. WS is what we couldn't WAIT to see at Epcot!
On our way there though we noticed this
It was still brand spanking new at the time so we couldn't wait to give it a whirl.
Tatiana was to report to Norway asap!
Jose led the way into Mexico
Views across the lake... hello, beautiful!
We decided to power through Mexico in order to get Tatiana's Kimmunicator, when all the sudden things came to a screeching halt.
In front of this.
Traditional lime margarita. Mmm, mmm good.
A sip or two of liquid courage later and we were there!
It was a good thing we skipped through Mexico... we got sent right back there!
Back to Mexico we go, and luckily we got to go inside for her mission. It was drizzle city out there!
Kyle enjoyed himself while his sister was searching out her clues.
I love all the Day of the Dead figurines
When it was all said and done Tatiana dropped the Kimmunicator off in its 'secret location' and we were ready to head off into the proverbial sunset.
Actually it was a torrential downpour, but...
Coming up next... dodge the raindrops!
All the best secret agents need a margarita before fighting evil!
It was a good one, too!
I'm just glad she only did the one mission... there is a lot of rain coming up for the rest of the day!
As we left Mexico we took the time to look further into the Norway pavilion.
I love Norway! It's the closest thing WDW has to a Russian pavilion, and with my family having Viking roots, well it's just too much fun for words for me.
Jose took Kyle and Tanya on Maelstrom, so the girls and I ducked into a store to get out of the drizzling rain.
Sidenote: My husband's freelance business is called Maelstrom Arts, so he got a big ol kick out of seeing this ride!
The obligatory troll shots
I can't tell if Kyle's punching or picking the troll's nose here...
But we didn't stop this time. We were attempting to make it all the way around World Showcase but the rain wasn't making it easy.
My Puerto Rican husband was born in Germany so he definitely got a kick out of this pavilion.
At this point I spotted a Photopass Photog and thought it would be great to grab a quick shot across the lake.
It was NOT quick. We found the only Photopass Nazi in the parks! She was brutal. Stasia wouldn't look at the camera and she kept telling us things like "You're her parents, hold her still!" I mean we were STUNNED. It got to the point where I couldn't stop laughing at her... I mean she couldn't possibly be for real.
Oh but she was.
See that smile on Jose's face? That's gritted teeth. He was irked to the max at this woman, and she kept us there for an eternity. It was bizarre. Poor Stasia, I had no idea she was so upset till the whole thing was over and she ran off from Jose to me!
Note to self: Be more direct with Photopass photogs.
We decided to grab a bite to eat, and thought we'd give the Japanese QS a go. (Quick service dining plan was still new after all and we got to learn a lot of yummy spots to eat, and some that were only 'meh'.)
Lunch at the Yakitori House!
Tonosama combination (minus the shrimp tempura which got snapped up quickly)
Spicy tuna roll
Kids' Teriyaki Chicken
Iced Green Tea
It was all yummy, and Tatiana was way impressed that she liked the curry. The Ginger Cake was just meh, and Jose says he didn't care for the Green Tea but the main courses were all thumbs up for a QS place. On the downside the restaurant is teeny and as its the only QS in Japan it fills up fast, and gets LOUD. We bailed as fast as we could. (Maybe that's their design!)
Coming up next... Is it EVER going to stop?
Poor Stasia and the Photopass Nazi!!! I can't believe that woman wouldn't just snap pictures and call it good -- she can't be that dedicated to her art, can she???
Even though I know the rain and drizzle was putting a damper on your day, it really made all the colors pop in World Showcase!
Thanks so much for the food and drink pix--now I need a margarita and some sushi!! Love that margarita stand, although it was so cold that week, they were harder to enjoy. Keep posting--it's fun, and your pictures are great (even tho some of them make me hungry!)
How do you stay calm? I would've been asking for her boss after commenting "your her parents". I mean really, how dare she say a thing!
We are going to set aside an afternoon for Kim Possible next trip. I hope it will still be there in 2011. Great pictures, lots of colors.
Wow, I can't believe that the photopass lady was that bossy.
The pics of WS are beautiful!
That photopass lady is ridiculous! UGH! Poor kiddo.
Your pictures on the other hand are beautiful!
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