- Aug 4, 2003
Of course she is sleeping. Don't you understand how exhausting it is to be the center of every ones attention This is the first time she has to herself all weekTiggerdad pulled out of the fort while we hooked up the car, but we got ahead of them. They passed us going north on 75 just as we pulled into the rest stop. Maddison’s bike is very notable. There was an accident on 75 just north of Ocala. Did not slow us down much. I was not fast enough to get the camera but it was a mail truck that dropped its mail.
mallory had some big fun these two weeks. She does not usually sleep while driving but here you go.
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I went and asked some questions at P&J's Southern Takeout this afternoon where the mugs are sold, OP. Here is what I learned.Those of you who have gone recently, is there anyway you could answer a few questions about the refillable mugs: Is it worth it to get the refillable mugs right now at Ft. Wilderness? Where can we get refills with all of the changes, and what are the hours? D you think it is likely that the Christmas mugs will be available by November 11th? Can I get refillable coffee and/or hot cocoa anywhere at the Fort? We loved having our mugs on our last trip!
Yes at the TCD barn. I bought it at the Pony Ride counter and it was $15.99 plus tax IIRC.
I know , that was one of the main reasons i went for halloween last year, and it was cancled for the construction. So, 2 years and no headless horseman, movie, pin, sad.......
You're scaring me into not going through Atlanta tomorrow and going my alternate route through Dothan (and I could wave to @SwimSwamSwum as I drive around the circle highway there).
Actually it was 10:58 when we rolled off the site..... and himandher818 pulled out this morning a little after 11am I think it was.
Wow. You guys made some good time. Oh, and just curious, where was the daily ladder in the road?Well Atlanta blows. There was a car on fire
Thank you Bama Ed! Very detailed response, and much appreciated! We are staying in the cabins. On our last trip, we did a split stay at AKL, FW, and WL, and we were also on the dining plan. So, we had a lot more opportunity to use our mugs, and the purchase made more sense to us at that time. I don't think I like the new setup where it is no longer self-serve, and that I would be generating trash for no reason (the disposable cup the CM hands me) just to refill my mug. I guess we will pass this year. I think we will spend our $22/pp on our favorite coffee, beer and soda for the cabin fridge and maybe a mickey bar or two.I went and asked some questions at P&J's Southern Takeout this afternoon where the mugs are sold, OP. Here is what I learned.
The mugs are sold at P&J's for $21.99 each.
P&J's has sodas, water, coffee, tea, cocoa
Meadow Trading Post has coffee, tea, and water.
Meadow Pool Food Service has soda and water.
(not sure if I missed a coffee here, a tea there).
Hours are whenever these locations are open and serving (varies based on time of year).
No knowledge of when Christmas mugs will arrive if any.
IMPORTANT: When I say those place "have" soda/tea/coffee water, etc. what that means is:
In these covid times the self-service soda/water dispensers aren't working. You have to ask the CM for a cup of the beverage you want and they will bring you a disposable cup for you to pour the contents into your mug. They will NOT fill your mug for you.
Is it worth it? Not in my opinion. Even before covid, my answer would be the same. You don't mention if you are staying at the Fort in a cabin, tent, rv/trailer. You don't say if you'll have a fridge or portable cooler for drinks. Or how many days you might be there to use a mug. $22 per person will pay for a lot of beer, soda, and bottled water at the Winn Dixie just off property. And it's not real convenient to get refills unless you're in the area of those three locations anyway.
That's my opinion: it's worth what you paid for it.
Ha! I don't know that there will be future DISMeets at the Fort (unless it's coincidence that some of us are here at the same time). This was a one-and-done for me. I am now the "Retired Imperial Fort Wilderness DISMeet Chairman Emeritus". Unless someone else wants to organize another one.Thank you Bama Ed!
I have been following along in this thread, and I have to say we would love to be a part of one of the future DIS Meets at the Fort. This resort was my family's favorite from our last trip, and I'm pretty sure it will be for years to come. We even considered buying an RV after our last visit! We caught the camping bug in a major way. You all seem like such a great group of people, and your responses have been so helpful in planning our trips. We received our magic bands today, so it won't be long now and we will back at the Fort! Thanks again!
DL1WDW2,Yesterday late afternoon looked like a lot of campers arriving for their turn ... Hope for more reports & pics !
Congrats on being a Boston qualifier Kris. It's too bad this year's race didn't happen. Nice swag though.We got into our parking spot at 5:45. Managed one huge load in the wagon up to the condo. Still unpacking and need to checkout the bathroom in more detail. We got takeout for dinner and stopped to get the mail. I got a package. Check it out.
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Now on to more unpacking. Mallory has been fed. She is not happy that she is not with her people.
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