Jackie & Co do Disney in July - Day 10

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  1. BRobson

    BRobson <font color=green>Beavers is a dangerous place to

    Oct 23, 2005
    The Cast

    Jackie - Chief planner of this trip and chief spender of the $$$$$

    Brian - Supplier of the $$$$$, Driver and chief Bud light drinker

    Molly - Age 8 - not so keen on the fast rides and loves Pokemon

    Lewis - age 6 - cheeky Monkey and hates shopping

    John (my dad) - tags on at the end and generally does as he is told

    Toni (my mum) - loves Disney but found July a bit too hot

    17th July

    Having been late last night we let the kids sleep till 9 – well we were on holiday !!!!!!! I sat in peace having by breakfast by the pool with not another sole about – fantastic.
    We were all ready to leave by 10 ish and decided to go to the Boardwalk and have a go on the Surrey bikes. This has come a bit of a tradition over the years and the kids love it – not sure about my poor legs. The kids are still not tall enough to peddle so we have 2 kids yelling faster and my poor mum and dad perspiring in places they never knew they could!! Round the Boardwalk we go with the kids waving at passers by and ringing the bell.

    We were all happy to hand back the bike and headed to the store at Boardwalk to take full advantage of the air conditioning and buy a drink. We bought some pretzels and Coke and had a seat on the Boardwalk before deciding to head to DTD.

    We reached DTD and had a look around a couple of shops before we decided on Earl of Sandwich for lunch – which was delicious as usual. The kids decided they wanted to go to Disney Quest so I was dragged off there!!!

    I have only been to Disney Quest once before and am not a fan of the place. It was very busy and noisy and dark. The kids played on the arcade machines and DH was in his element playing pac man ,frogger and donkey kong. There was massive queues for the bigger rides so the kids didn’t want to wait. We must have been in there an hour or so before I persuaded them to escape to the light again.



    Next stop was Virgin megastore which was the only shop that everyone was happy to be in. The kids headed for the DVD section first. Molly wanted ET as she had never seen it and fell in love with ET at Univesal. We managaed to find that for $10 along with another 3 Pokemon DVDs. We then headed to the games section where they got some covers and pens for there DS and I bought Guitar Hero for my DS – which I am rubbish at!

    After we finished there we headed back to DTD via Pleasure Island and the Harley Davidson store



    The kids wanted a seat and a drink at DTD so DH sat with them while I had another look about in the shops – I kept going back to the Pearl Factory and watching everyone opening the oysters but didn’t get one that day.

    When I caught up with DH and the kids they were standing speaking to my BF Sally and her family who had arrived yesterday. We had a laugh as it was typical we met at the shops of all places.

    We said our goodbyes and headed off back to the villa – none of us were hungry so we picked up some Chicken and salad and had a lovely evening just sitting and chilling – this has taken me 14 trips to even think of sitting doing nothing when WDW is only 5 minutes down the road but I am getting there
  2. Pinky166

    Pinky166 <font color=deeppink>a little on the OCD side<br><

    Feb 6, 2008
    Sounds like a lovely chilled out day. I guess that is one of the benefits of going for 3 weeks you can take your time as there is not quite so much of a rush to do everything. :goodvibes

    Love the piccie of you all on the Surrey bike, it brought a tear to my eye as it brought back great memories of when I was about 5 and had my poor nan & grandad (who are no longer with us) peddling me around Great Yarmouth and I used to shout faster at them....just like your sweet DD. :cutie:
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  4. jjk

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    May 24, 2004
    another lovely day, I too struggle with disney quest i can manage about an hour but it is always such hard work convincing my boys to leave. :rolleyes:
  5. Cyrano

    Cyrano DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2004
    The idea of a chilling day looks and sounds great :thumbsup2
  6. tennisfan

    tennisfan Was told off for sliding down the bannister at SL Moderator

    Jul 15, 2004
    A nice relaxing day shopping:thumbsup2 . Lovely photos:goodvibes
  7. Minniespal

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    Jan 14, 2003
    Another fantastic day:cool1:
  8. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

    May 27, 2007
    Another great day Jackie :thumbsup2 .Love the pics.x.
  9. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

    Apr 7, 2004
    :lmao: we have those Harley Davidson photos !
  10. jockey

    jockey Runs for Wine!

    Apr 25, 2004
    Great day, I also find it hard to take time out to chill :)
  11. wicket2005

    wicket2005 <font color=deeppink><marquee behavior=alternate>H

    Mar 31, 2005
    Lovely relaxing day though I share your sentiments on DisneyQuest.:)
  12. arieljasmine

    arieljasmine <font color=magenta>Who says these things pass you

    Apr 12, 2004
    I have that same problem with just chilling out, it will be interesting next year when we take bump for the first time and I have to slow down!

    Laur's princess:
  13. Latte Lover

    Latte Lover <font color=green> in charge of the credit cards a

    Sep 2, 2003
    Really enjoying your reports, Jackie.:goodvibes
  14. irongirlof12

    irongirlof12 <font color=blue><marquee>Am I the only one who lo

    Nov 3, 2006
    nice relaxing day :cool2:
  15. The Fetherstons

    The Fetherstons DIS Veteran

    Nov 4, 2007
    Another nice day Jackie:thumbsup2
  16. Lizzybear

    Lizzybear DIS Veteran

    Jul 23, 2006
    Great day, the bikes on the Boardwalk look like fun would like to try them next time :)
  17. florida sun

    florida sun Mrs Christopher Eccleston wannabe! Moderator

    May 2, 2004
    Another lovely day Jackie:goodvibes
  18. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Those bikes look great fun! :thumbsup2
  19. mark&sue

    mark&sue <font color=teal>I keep trying to convert everybod

    Nov 8, 2004
    We always do the Surrey Bikes too as Mark loves them. I get really scared going down the hill. I really don't like Disney Quest, makes me feel queezy.

    nice chilling end to your day.


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