wind blowin',sun shinin',Soarin'on a magical celebration!April/10: Final thoughts!

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  1. Mombits

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    while waiting to finish our lemonade's we saw this mommy and her ducklings
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    We saw her too!!! Love it!
     
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  3. Mombits

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    Oh I am soooo jealous!!! One of our biggest wishes was to see a dolphin when we were there and the tank was empty! They had just cleaned it!! I am GREEN!!!!! What a neat thing to get to see and I hope you get more of it on your anniversary trip.
     
  4. jenseib

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    All caught up! Luckily I wasn't too far behind.
    I never knew there was 3 versions of Figment either. I've been on 2 and I know the one I was on in the late 90's was much better. We missed it last trip, not on purpose, but it was kind of funny...when we got home Claire realized we didn;t ride it. I didn't even think she remembered it. So next trip we must ride it.
     
  5. Believeinfairytales

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    Ashton looks so happy. Glad you are having such a great day in Epcot. I love those manatee pics. They are such amazing creatures.
     
  6. BippityBoo

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    Nemo is so great for Ashton's age!! He looks like he is loving it. I was kind of thinking to skip Nemo during our Dec trip...but I realized how much both of my kids love it :goodvibes
     
  7. leamom2princesses

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    We are planning to do the Seas Aqua tour in November when we will have plenty of babysitters for the girls. Joe said that I can't even imagine how cool it was to swim in the tank with the fish, sea turtles, sharks etc. I'm really looking forward to it. :goodvibes I hope you can find a way to swim with the dolphins sometime. It's so sad what is going on in the Gulf right now. :sad2:

    Ashton is so cute in the Nemo pics. Those pics are so adorable!
     
  8. mickeystoontown

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    Hey Connie,

    Hope ya'll had a good weekend. It was super hot here and we thought it actually might rain yesterday afternoon but all we got was stupid thunder. I'd love for it to rain because our garden could really use it!
     
  9. longing2Batdisney

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    Hey! everyone
    sorry to be MIA! my sister's three grils were in for the week and we have been busy enjoying our yearly visit with them. (we only see them once a year every summer)...
    will try to get a few post up this afternoon after I take the little ones swim...

    I hope everyone has had a great weekend!
    :wave2: Connie
     
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    Have fun with the family! You have a great weekend, too! :goodvibes
     
  11. mickeystoontown

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    Ya'll have a good visit and a great weekend!
     
  12. longing2Batdisney

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    Thanks! Sara I hpe you guys have a great time at the beach. Who knows what is going to happen with the mess out there. I hope they are able to get the relief wells done soon; if it keeps going I'm sure everyone will eventually feel it :sad:
    Ashton wants to go back; and his daddy keeps sayig not for sometime ...
    we are still hoping to make it to St. George Island; I have been trying to find a condo on the island (it seems to be unaffected so far). But, I have also been looking at cabins in the Blue ridge area JIC! we are still thinking the weekend of July 23.

    Hey! Barbara I have been MIA myself...I will have to take this weekend to try and catch up with threads. Epcot was wonderful, no lines and the weather was beautiful.
    I'm sorry you guys missed the dolphins the manatee was a hit or miss to be seen; I made Danny sit there with me for a few minutes to see him...
    I don't know if Ashton remembers the actual attraction; I know the first one was a memorable one...I still have memories of that one!
    I love the manatees; but, I love seeing all animals that I can.

    Ashton loved it! we did not get to see much of it last year when we went during EMH so it was fun to see this year.
    Thanks! Leanne (they are some of my favorite pictures)...
    I bet that is loads of fun to swim in the tanks there; I know you are going to love doing that:thumbsup2...
    still have not decided what we are doing for our anniversary but it does apper whatever it is will be in some type of tropical waters so I should be able to fulfill that wish...
    Hey! Lisa it is so hot over here...we again this year are measuring the hottest spot in LA...:confused3
    Thanks! April
    We had a wonderful visit; mom and dad brought them home the other day and are now traveling around TN, NC, and I guess FL on theway home.
     
  13. longing2Batdisney

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    Let's see if I can't get this TR moving...
    I left off with Ashton Swimming with Nemo and Friends...we decided from here to head over to "The Land". Our Soarin' FP's were for about 1:10 and we still had an hour to kill. So, where to you ask?!? "living with the Land" of course...I have lots of pictures but I won't bore you with them, I'll just share a few
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    from here we decided to eat lunch...Danny and I shared a roasted chicken platter, we also shared with Ashton (who could not make up his mind about what to eat) Ashton got the corn chowder and child's mac n cheese. Now, you think you know what my dad ordered don't you...he and my mom had a stir fry of some sort (they said it was good but that our chicken looked better:rotfl2:)...
    while we were eating Ashton crashed on us...
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    so mom and dad took their FP's to Soarin' and we went ride Living with the Land with Ashton. He woke up at the end of the ride so off to Soarin' for us, too!
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    It was wonderful! All FIVE of us loved this attraction:thumbsup2...Ashton did great and loved riding over DL...

    where to next?!?
     
  14. mickeystoontown

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    Hey! You got a picture of John's favorite chickens! He just loves 'em for some reason. We really all enjoy Living With The Land. It's simple but very very interesting.

    Yea for all five of you riding Soarin'!
     
  15. longing2Batdisney

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    After a quick ride over California we decided it was time to visit a certain Senor' Donald and his amigo's ...
    so we decided to stroll over to Mexico; join me on a short stroll over to Mexico and enjoy a few of the flower shots I was able to get...
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    Ashton and I had walked through the front doors while Mom, Dad and Danny went up the handicap ramp, so, Ashton decided he wanted to read to me while we waited...
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    from Mexico we wandered over to Norway...
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    Ashton loved Mexico and Maelstrom (sorry no pictures--this was the longest line we encountered that day/20 min)!!!!
    from there we were off to find the trains that Missy had talked about and I just knew Ashton would love...
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    we could not ask for a prettier day
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    up next would we find the train garden I had heard so much about?!?
     
  16. mickeystoontown

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    Looks like we were posting at the same time. :laughing:

    Did Ashton like the boat ride in Mexico? Did you ride Maelstrom in Norway?
     
  17. KatMark

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    Great update, Connie. I love how Ashton falls asleep and then wakes up and ready to go. Your flower pictures are great. Living with the Land has been closed the last two times we've been there. I'm hoping they don't close it again for our trip in September.
     
  18. longing2Batdisney

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    as we were walking we decided to stop at an outpost for frozen cokes...(Danny is an icee addict!!)
    so on we travel...I love world showcase (I really need to travel to WDW just Ashton and I like I keep saying just so I can tour WS w/o the naysayers--Danny and my dad can not stand WS:confused3)...
    as we were walking we saw this beautiful garden
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    and this beautiful princess sitting by her wishing well (Ashton wanted to go sit with her but the line was sooooo long...so, we just gave her a wave as we kept looking for his train surprise...
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    Ashton's point of view
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    Missy was right Ashton loved the trains...I think he could have stayed here for the day chasing them and watching them travel through their little village.
    So, on we go on our stroll through WS...
     
  19. longing2Batdisney

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    my photobucket seems to be out of order so I hope I can do it justice by trying to rebuild our steps...

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    they had a really cute topairy of Minnie and Mickey behind here but there was a line of people waiting to take shots in front of them...
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  20. longing2Batdisney

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    as we were walking through we ran into this cute couple (the were great with Ashton!)
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    we were having a hard time getting Ashton to smile and look at us, so Aladdin decided to copy off of Ashton
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    on to France (Belle and Beast were there but they had just closed their line as we were walking up...they would be back in 15 min but Danny and my parents wanted to move on)
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    Oh! man I forgot this one as we were passing by Italy
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    from here we made our way to a ferry to make our way over to DHS for a night of Fantasmic...

    we had a wonderful morning and early afternoon at Epcot; I really enjoyed our day here since we had missed it last year. I do wish that I would have had another day or two to spend here...next time:rolleyes1
    always something to look forward to!
     
  21. Believeinfairytales

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    You have some really great pictures and it looks like you had a good day in Epcot. I was wondering if you guys rode Maelstrom when you went through Norway? I saw Lisa had asked and I was curious, too! :goodvibes

    And too funny about the picture with Aladdin making funny a face! :p That made me giggle! :laughing:
     

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