VWL/Eastern Fantasy Cruise/AKV CL all wrapped into a fabulous b-day trip - Complete

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  1. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

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    Like with greens? I love juicing but I never add veggies, it might taste fine but I'd never know because the idea doesn't please me :rotfl:


    CL is so nice. The only problem is that the DVC rooms only have two with a savannah view and I think I like a savannah view over the CL. I've only had a pool view with DVC CL.

    I just adore those hogs! :love:
     
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  3. Pinkocto

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    I know! They're just so cute!!!
     
  4. Pinkocto

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    Those pelicans are so entertaining. They are a hoot and a half to watch. Bummer you didn't see any on your cruise.
     
  5. Pinkocto

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    Are there lots of Irish in Savannah? We don't see very much of it in Maryland, at least I don't. The Somali Wild donkeys were the new addition, the hogs have been there for a long time. Two trips I didn't see them at all, and I was super disappointed. Thank you :)
     
  6. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    ::yes:: Yep! Lots of Irish...or those who claim to be :laughing: St. Patty's day is a HUGE deal in Savannah. I usually try to avoid it all together. The only masses of people I enjoy are at WDW ;)
     
  7. dgbg100106

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    love all the photos... I so miss AKL... and CL

    I have to find time to get back down there and just do a resort stay.... I need my fix. I so love the animals.
     
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    I've got friends that will throw anything into their juicers and call it a miracle. :rotfl2: Seriously. Their concoctions look disgusting and so high calorie. I think I'd rather have a margarita. ;)


    I didn't realize CL with DVC only has a limited number of SV villas. ​
     
  9. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You are making me yearn to stay at AKL again. We really enjoyed our one night stay there last Nov and I really want to go back again.
     
  10. Pinkocto

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    Day 10 continued:

    I left off with me heading to a park after a very relaxing morning enjoying the resort. I was undecided between MK and HS and decided to take the first bus that came. That happened to be HS so that’s where I went. I decided to check the wait times while on the bus and would you believe Tot was 70 minutes, RnRC was 70 minutes, and TSM was 70 minutes. Horrors upon horrors, that would not do! I was getting hungry so I thought about grabbing an OKW bus at HS then take a boat to DTD to grab some lunch. Then thought that was a bit complicated and would just grab some lunch in HS and skip the rides. But as luck would have it this beauty showed up as I was walking up to HS and quickly changed my plans.

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    I had been wanting to try a certain restaurant but had never made the time to get there and thought this would be my perfect chance. I took the boat to the Yacht Club and walked over to the Beach Club. Of course I took pictures on the way. The area is so pretty.

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    There were no signs anywhere so I stopped at a little pearl shop and asked directions. Thank goodness I did because I had to wend my way through the maze of the Beach Club since they won’t let anyone cut through the pool area. They have the place locked up like Fort Knox!

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    My destination was Beaches and Cream of course. I remember going there on my first trip to WDW when I was 6 years old and had always wanted to go back. The place was packed and the only seat available was at the bar. That was perfect, I didn’t want to take up a table just for myself.

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    I had originally just wanted to order To Go, but the treat I had in mind wasn’t available on their take out menu. I thought that was quite bizarre. I ordered the very delicious Strawberry Shortcake.

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    Why they didn’t have this in a bowl was beyond me, I had quite the time not getting ice cream all over the place. While I was enjoying my treat a CM dropped an entire tray of ice cream she was delivering. Glass went everywhere. I felt so bad for the CM. Thankfully nobody got upset and just helped her find where all the rogue glass went. Belly happy I headed off to Epcot. I was still hungry for regular food and the Fish and Chip shop in the U.K. was calling to me. I had been so good at not getting any ice cream on my shirt the entire time and then with the last bite a big glob fell right in the middle of my shirt… I put on my sweatshirt to cover it up but it was too hot to keep it on very long. There was no line at the International Gateway which I thought was fantastic and I was quickly in the U.K. I saw Mrs. Potts and Chip topiaries in France but I couldn’t bring myself to walk over the bridge to see them.

    Fish and chips attained I went in search of a seat. The area was packed and I had to walk a bit of a ways to find a bench.

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    They were delicious as usual but I had a little friend vying for a piece of my lunch.

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    This little guy was quite insistent. I tried to get a picture of him taking a piece of fry out of my fingers but was unable to do so.

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    He almost jumped up onto my bench, he tried his hardest to get up there. I was quite amused and was totally entertained during lunch.

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    He was so cute, and had absolutely no fear.

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    After I finished I took some more pictures of topiaries while I headed out of the park. It was packed and all the ride times at Epcot were long as well. I just wasn’t in the mood to wait in any lines.

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    They had a little area for Oz since that had just come out.

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    I loved these flowers, not sure if they were glass or plastic but I thought they were really cool.

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  11. Pinkocto

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    I almost stopped by the aquarium but I was just plum tuckered out. This is what I wrote in the journal ‘I miss my ship, everything is so close together on the ship’. Too funny. It’s not like I walked all that much.

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    I got back to the resort around 4:30. I think I’d been gone for a whopping 3 and a half hours. I stopped in the Zawadi Marketplace and picked up Cars and Tangled. When I got up to the CL they had the appetizers out.

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    What I took back to the room

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    I started watching Tangled while eating my appetizers. I couldn’t figure whether or not to go to DTD or MK that evening but in the end I decided that DTD would probably be crazy since it was St. Patties Day. I wanted to wait until 8:00 when they put out the desserts. I actually fell asleep waiting for dessert time. I had put in Cars after Tangled and that was around 7:00, and I woke up at 8:53. Thankfully I hadn’t missed desserts and went out to see what they had.

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    What I took back to the room.

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    I decided to wait until 10:00 to head to MK hoping that most of the crowds would be gone by then. I restarted Cars and fell asleep again, this time waking up at 11:24. Guess I wouldn’t be heading to MK after all. Turns out I was a lot more tired than I thought. I managed to catch up in the journal before officially calling it a night. I resolved to try and be more productive the next day.
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    I love watching the animals, I think it's so amazing they have a resort like AKL. You definitely need to get back down there, even if it's just for a long weekend. :thumbsup2
     
  13. Pinkocto

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    I love my fruit smoothies, I have one almost every day. They're perfect for lunches. I make a big one and freeze it the night before and then it thaws at work. I use 100% juice not from concentrate for my liquid and then toss in any frozen fruit, non-sweetned, that I have in the freezer. Delicious, nutritious, and easy.

    Unfortunately there are only 2 of the 2BRs that face the savannah, the 3 others face the pool. Thankfully when I took my DB and DSIL they were able to get the savannah view while mom and I had a pool view.
     
  14. Pinkocto

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    One night is definitely not enough. Hopefully you can get back there soon :) I need to read your other TRs to catch up on your adventures.
     
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    Love this update. How fun to just be able to hop the first bus even though DHS was packed. Those are some long standby lines.

    I haven't been to Beaches and Cream but yum! Strawberry shortcake is my favorite. I like almost anything strawberry.

    I think having a relaxing day was just what you needed. :cloud9: The CL offerings look delicious as usual. How fun to be able to just grab a little treat sans wallet.

    Had you seen Tangled before? It's one of my family's favorites.
     
  16. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    We've eaten at Beaches n' Cream once, and have tried several times after that to get in. No luck! Packed, like you said. Your strawberry shortcake looked delicious! You're right, though - needs to be in a dish :laughing: Our family wants to try the Kitchen Sink, so hoping we can do that on the next trip.

    Nice pics as always!
     
  17. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Sounds like a really great day. It's nice sometimes to just go with the flow and see where the day takes you :)

    Your ice cream at B&C looks delicious but like you, I can't fathom why this is not served in a bowl??!! - sure the presentation looks cool but it must have been so difficult to keep it on the plate!
     
  18. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Sounds like a great day, even if all you did was eat, walk around parks and watch movies. That sounds like a fabulous day!! I did that last weekend, except it wasn't quite as relaxing since I had to go home and feed the cats before and after the eat and have fun at the park! :laughing:
     
  19. MEK

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    Have you ever stayed at the Beach Club? I know you are a true blue AKL fan, but its really a fun area to stay at for something new.

    That strawberry shortcake looks delicious. I do believe that's the first time I've seen a picture of it! Yum!

    I bet a lot of ice cream gets broken at B&C. You are not the first person who has seen (or heard) that happen. I bet the whole place gets super quiet all at once.

    Love all the pictures from F&G.

    You sound like me with the movies. I rarely make it through an entire movie without falling asleep. :rotfl2:

    Great update!
     
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    I agree, you are making it hard for me, I want to go NOW...

    The update was lovely, and sorry you were so tired, but I am glad you took the time to rest up, you needed it.
     
  21. dolphingirl47

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    Wow, that was crazy busy. I love the Crescent Lake resorts. I have not made it to Beaches and Cream yet, but after seeing the Strawberry Shortcake, I think I need to put this right.

    Corinna
     

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