Get yer lugs on we're going to Disney - July 16 TR (update 8/11) Football and Chili's

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  1. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Congratulations Hannah! Well done!
     
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  2. Princess Leia

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    Thanks Meghan! I would agree. I have worked with children with learning disabilities for over 20 years now. There aren't many places on the dual course so it's great she managed to get a place.

     
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  4. Princess Leia

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    Thanks! I think having a specific goal really helped her with studying.

     
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    Congratulations to Hannah!!!!
     
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  6. tazdev3225

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    Caught up as I was in your lovely country last week. Was on a tour that did the borders and got to spend some time in Northern England also. I had wanted to fly in a day or two early to see Glasgow but my mother refused.

    I loved the Flag Wavers the one time I had the chance to see them. I was so glad I did when I found they were leaving shortly after that trip.

    Congratulations to Hannah. My daughter just graduated from Nursing school this past September and the University with her BSN while I was in Scotland.
     
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  7. Princess Leia

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    :laughing:

    I think it was something along the lines of staying clear of spinning wheels on the evening of her 16th birthday. Hannah took her advice and as you know lived to be 17.

    That explains it - they ran out of flag catchers and there could be no show! Moving swiftly on!

    True but that is the key to the design of World showcase. That gap between Germany and China where there really should be another land is where they strategically place the Outpost. They suck you in at the Village Traders into playing the the little African instruments. Before you know it you're too hot the rain has come on (as it inevitably does at this point). "Care for a cooling fan or a poncho?"

    It was amazing - I would love to do it again with a proper camera.
     
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  8. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    This is sound advice.
    Apparently, the number of young women being cast into an endless sleep from spinning wheels is just as common as those falling to the same fate after eating poison apples.

    ::yes::

    So devious!
    And... evil.

    :)
     
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  9. Princess Leia

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    Thanks on behalf of Hannah.

    Am I right in thinking that your tour included Hadrian's Wall.

    What a pity! I could have directed you to the Antonine Wall. We have the remains of Roman baths about 15 mins walk from where I live.

    I remember you sharing that in your trip report. It will be a BSc (Hons) that Hannah will do.
     
  10. tazdev3225

    tazdev3225 <font color=darkorchid>I sucked my thumb up with t

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    That is still quite an achievement. We saw a medical emergency at the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo and I must say I was very impressed with the medical staff and how quickly they responded. It appeared as though someone had a heart attack about 10 or so rows down from us and we could see CPR being administered. Even the announcer was doing things to keep attention away from what was happening. I do have a question if you know the answer. When they took the man away there were no sirens. Is that usual in Scotland? Here in the states the lights and sirens would have been going unless the person had passed away.
     
  11. Princess Leia

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    I'm pleased - getting her grades in one sitting and her place are a great achievement. Then there will be the next 4 years of hard work during the degree. I'm sure that will take a lot of commitment.

    The answer taken from the Scottish Ambulance service website is:
    An ambulance can only turn on its sirens in an emergency situation. It is then up to the discretion of the driver of the ambulance to decide when to use sirens and lights or just the lights. They will usually switch their sirens on when approaching junctions or traffic to alert people and vehicles to the presence of an ambulance before they can be seen.

    The sirens are only used when they are trying to alert drivers so they will pull out their way or when going through a red light. Our NHS do a phenomenal job.
     
  12. tazdev3225

    tazdev3225 <font color=darkorchid>I sucked my thumb up with t

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    Thank you. We were concerned, my group that is, that he may have passed. I was very good and took no pictures unfortunately not everyone in my group felt the same. I will agree they did a phenomenal job with the limited space they had to work. Have you ever been to the tattoo? That was an amazing experience.
     
  13. Princess Leia

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    Day Three Part Five: Football and Chili's

    We headed back to our apartment. Wales had reached the Semi-Finals of the European Championships. We were pleased to see that we were able to watch the match on TV. Hannah may have retreated to her room.

    The boys got set up to watch the match - complete with a cold coke and an individual bowl of Lay's.

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    Wales had a remarkable run in this tournament and we cheered them on. Unfortunately, in the Semi-final Ronaldo did what Ronaldo does: he headed in a goal and assisted with the second.

    We headed out at 5pm for an early evening meal. I don't think we'd actually stopped for lunch. The past few trips we had been on site with the Disney Dining Plan. This trip we only had one ADR. I was keen to try some off-site dining options. This evening was to be our first time ever to Chili's.

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    Chili's were doing a Two for $20 offer where you could order one appetiser and two entrees from a set menu.

    The warm tostada chips and fresh salsa proved to be a hit. In fact tostada chips are now a fairly regular item at home.

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    We ordered the onion rings as our second appetiser.

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    The set menu suited us as it had a good number of items that we liked.

    I chose the
    Honey chipotle crispy chicken. I was able to choose a couple of sides so selected corn on the cob and fries.


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    Hannah ordered Chicken Fajitas. I suspected Peter may have too. Fajitas are very popular choice in our house and we tend to make them once a week. They came sizzling to the table.

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    Alan ordered a bacon burger.

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    I had signed up for Chili's rewards before leaving for Orlando. This entitled me to a free birthday dessert. I selected the Molten chocolate cake. They brought 4 spoons - Who said I wanted to share? It was very tasty - well the small bit I managed to eat.

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    I was really impressed by our food and service. Our total before tip was $53.64 which was really good value. We agreed we would definitely return to Chili's.


     
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    Missed a few update along the way, but had to laugh about the Magic Shots dialogue. LOL!! And you ended up with... that! :lmao:

    I have to agree with you on the Missions. I did one, as you read in my TR, in Germany and by the end I was hot and kinda... done. It does help you to get back into the Pavilions and see details you might not otherwise see. I am shocked you'd never been to the back of France, even if only for the treats!

    I have to wonder what kind of life advice she offered!!! Naps are a great thing?? Make sure you know who's important to invite to parties...?

    The Flag Family?! How cool is that?!! And I've never run across the Flag twirler act. Will watch for that. :)

    I was just at Chili's and enjoyed a burger but on lettuce; I love their food! Good choice and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
     
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  15. Steppesister

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    This is such FANTASTIC news!! I am absolutely thrilled for both Hannah and you as I know you poured hours of time and emotional energy into her studies. So, SO proud of her and even prouder of her studying Nursing. It's a worthy and wonderful profession that I know she'll do quite well at!
     
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  16. tazdev3225

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    I have a Chili's less than 10 minutes from my house and have never been there. That food looks really good though. I may need to look into a meal there, maybe for my husbands birthday.

    My 2 youngest grandsons are playing soccer (your football) this year. I got them Scotland soccer outfits and they were so excited they had to wear them immediately. I wish I had taken a picture as they were so cute.
     
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  17. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Somehow I missed this... oops.

    Not a fan, I take it?

    Been there... twice, I think. Not bad.

    Cute photo. :)

    :lmao:
     
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  18. pooh'smate

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    We used to have 3 Chili's within 20 minuets of us but 2 are now closed. We have always had good food and service. I wouldn't have wanted to share my cake either :)
     
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