The ABC's of Sauntering Through WDW- W is for Wonderful, Wet, Watery World! Pt 3 + PTR Link

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  1. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate Stuck in the Middle

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    Ouch to the needle. Sending you a pm.
     
  2. MeghanEmily

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    Liesa, I'm still here! Sorry I've been in and out so much. I didn't intend to multi-quote this time due to time restraints and textbooks readings that are calling my name...but then I got to your last update and ended up giving in. Before I get to those...

    An excellent review of Cali Grill brunch!! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful experience there. We also enjoyed it very much. We've never done dinner there though, so I think we'll aim for that next time rather than booking brunch again. I agree that the sushi was some of the most delightful I've ever had!!

    Your photo from the coast are absolutely stunning. You should be very proud of them. If they're any indication of how you enjoyed your time there, it must have been a wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing!

    Ooh, that's me!! :goodvibes I'm so glad to hear that it was an enjoyable excursion for you! I have to say, I was a bit concerned knowing that I'd influenced your decision to go, seeing as it makes for a pricey outing, and I hoped I wasn't overselling it. But I know how much Nathan and I loved our days there, and how remarkably beautiful it is, so I hoped it wouldn't disappoint!

    :headache: Sorry to hear about this! How frustrating! Especially when you had somewhere to be so early in the morning.

    I might have to agree with you there. We never had a problem, and I loved the kind manner of the employees we crossed paths with and the efficiency.

    This is a good description. :laughing:

    Agreed.

    :lovestruc:lovestruc So glad you thought so! It really does feel like an oasis.

    I'm not sure who's lovelier in this photo: you, or the dolphin! This is wonderful. :lovestruc

    :goodvibes Teehee I love this!! What an awesome candid shot!

    Oooh boy! Now I'm excited to hear what else was so wonderful about this day! I can imagine a few possibilities, but I'm intrigued...

    Oh boy! Sorry you're going through this with your neck. How unpleasant.

    I bet!! Strange to be on the other side of the scenario. But good that you had a good team that you knew well looking after you. I hope you're feeling better now!
     
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  4. pkondz

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

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    Uh oh. I see a common denominator here.

    And it’s me!!!
    Met you both. Both had nosebleeds. Yep. Me.
     
  5. Steppesister

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    I DID take the photo and put some mild enhancements on. But it turned the top gray.

    Mr. Photoshop. ;)

    We shall see...

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    I took care of a 66 year year old OR RN a few days ago. ;)

    :laughing:



    It stuck with me. :)

    YAY!!! Sounds fun! Someday!

    That works!

    I will definitely be doing RD with my mom in May and my kids in Sept but plan to arrive an HOUR even before that because I swear they are opening the park WAY earlier than advertised.

    It's a nice day for sure and with meals included I think not too bad. Considering meals and decent snacks are provided.

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    I didn't note what they were called. Probably something like that. Sure makes sense.

    You're probably right!

    :sad2:

    Yes, but not worth the hassle.

    That's what I did. Honestly, didn't even think about it much... except on the way home a bit.

    YEP!!! Goggle maps FTW!

    All together now!

    :lmao:


    Very true. And.... the rest.

    I saw a few meltdowns and a bit of bad behavior where it's obvious the parents and kids have switched roles- probably permanently.

    :blush::blush::blush::blush:

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    It was annoying TBH. No signs or anything. And yes, they were lifeguards doing Nazi Duty.

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    Thanks! It was a magical moment.

    It was super fun!
     
  6. Steppesister

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    What's not to love?! Wish the price was a bit more affordable because I might go again soon, but have other things I want to try first.
     
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  7. Steppesister

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    That is interesting that you missed it! But, having not done any of those things you talk about, maybe it's ME that's the one who needs to get out more. LOL!

    I guess I find it nice enough at Disney without the hassle of renting a car ($$) to bother leaving. Let's see if that changes. :)

    Hey, no judgement from here!! If I could DIS while in a little downtime, I would!

    As for Big Band... YES!! So much to the yes. LOVE that stuff!

    Depends... speedo? What more needs to be said?

    I am a fan of the price. Used it, and Lyft, often and have never has a truly frightening experience. Cabs on the other hand... yes.

    OH no!!! Wait until I get to the rest. There's SO much more. And yes, I would say, that it's best done as a solo unless you make your kids pay. Otherwise a bit much.

    Agreed 100%

    Wait and see.... this weekend :)

    Working 3 10's W-F, so def won't be on much til Saturday, but photos are edited and uploaded. Just need to slam together some more writing.
     
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  8. Steppesister

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    I leave for a few hours and my thread goes to... this.

    I can't trust you two as far as I can spit. ;)

    And pkondz, don't you dare! LOLOLOL!
     
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  9. Steppesister

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    Hello!! Long time, no see around here, although, I know we've said hello by phone since you last posted. :)

    I think so, but it's a long road ahead.

    I wish the live music started at 8 or 9 instead of 10, but it is what it is.

    You and your mom would LOVE it! Lots to choose from for both adventurous and more standard fare kinds of palates. :)

    Thanks! I had such a wonderful day seeing so many beautiful sights!
     
  10. Steppesister

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    I've not heard of that one, not read it, but it sounds like a delightful book!! One of my absolute childhood favorites is The Cay by Theodore Taylor. I read it over and over. I may need to find this one you mention!

    If you like that kind of genre, I think DC is for you!!

    Totally was, and more update coming this weekend. Busy days until then!

    It's been tough for sure. But hanging in there. Thanks for caring, Irene. That means a lot.

    Maybe? Not even sure because I tend to prefer the nigiri type over the cooked fish and shrimp kinds. I will look... no!!! WE, WE will look in May. You can show me and I will try it!
     
  11. juniorbugman

    juniorbugman <font color=blue>New car vs another cruise?? THAT

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    Liesa I thought I would say hello. I am a lurker here but don't comment very much. Love all your photos. Haven't been to Disney World in many years so neat to see all the new stuff. Have been to Disneyland lately and now everything there is changed as well especially the Paradise Pier. Playing the arcade games there was my sister and I's favourite passtime and now it is gone.
     
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  12. Steppesister

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    :goodvibes

    Glad you're enjoying it so far! :) Lot's more to come!

    I'd agree, paying for 3 people out of one pocket is a deep cut to the pocket book; save it for a very special occasion!

    It is, but don't forget it did come with the soup and soup alone might be $5-7 at Disney. :) Still.... yeah... Disney $$

    I do know that trick, but didn't have any cash and was too addled to think clearly.

    However, this did remind me of a surgeon who had to come back to bedside post DCR to pack a nasal cavity. Fascinating how much stuff can be crammed into a sinus!

    GO ALONE!!! Send him ahead to ride his faves and tell him you'll meet him later. No?

    It is much better than it had been in mid-October- mid-December. Arm and fingers still numb and tingling, but neck and shoulder pain is back to where I can do my job without wincing. Doc says the injection should work >6 months. If not, we'll re-visit the surgical discussion.

    Coming up!
     
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  13. Steppesister

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    I knew it!

    They are disgrace to humanity.

    And clog up RD lines.

    DO IT!!!

    (or make the kids pay themselves)

    Kardashians and more bad Star Wars sequels.

    Very pretty!

    Drew would definitely fit. Not that I would condone that or anything.

    I know! I didn't see coffee in his hand!

    :scared:

    See the smile here?

    :drinking1

    I was wondering if anyone was still on board. The view counts contradict and yet....:confused3
     
  14. Steppesister

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    I'm glad I didn't! While my arms were strapped down to prevent heebie-jeebie-ing, or reflex-slapping my doctor, it was tempting to jerk around like a trout on a line.
     
  15. Steppesister

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    Oh, I can totally relate! There are days I have a hard time getting here at all. I try and was caught up as of Sunday, but it can be a struggle. :hug:

    Honestly, and I'll say this in my final thoughts as well, I don't think it would be worth the price tag if you weren't committed, or couldn't, to the whole day 7-5. There is a lot to do (INCLUDING a whole lotta NUTHIN'!) and at $199, you need to be there. The food isn't open all the time, only certain windows.

    No, definitely a hot brekkie.

    The hash was most definitely Mary Kitchen from a can. I do enjoy it under a medium-overeasy egg but less so alone. I mixed with the scrambled eggs and at best it filled me up. Meh.

    I just didn't want to make the time to head to the Food Court before. That easy takes 20 minutes, and just nope. It was already early enough and I can make it til 9:00 without my headache. I knew I'd have coffee well before that.

    I know!! Either your facility is open or it's not! :confused3:confused3:confused3:confused3

    Sorry, Alison, I ran out of steam in writing as well, so will pick it up again this weekend. popcorn::
     
  16. Steppesister

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    I sure hope so!

    It did hurt. A lot. But, it was bearable and short-lived. I did manage to hold still, but it was tough.

    I've had worse pain. 5 times.

    Too soon. I think right now, it hurts just from the injection process.

    I do.

    I'm special. :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:

    Salty meat. What could go wrong?

    No. They were lifeguards. :(
     
  17. Steppesister

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    I sure hope so. Might be a few days before I'll notice improvement, but I'm hopeful.

    You did?!

    But, I think mine was a 3 ROLL nosebleed. :scared1:

    Glad you were already in a convenient place with supplies close by!
     
  18. Steppesister

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    Yes, ouch!! But, no pain, no gain! :)

    Got it!
     
  19. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate Stuck in the Middle

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    Only missed you by just a few days. Someday :hug:
     
  20. Steppesister

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    Well, hi there, Stranger! :) Was wondering how your new term was starting off!

    Sounds like it's busy for you, as all terms are!

    Thanks, and yes, I did!

    I was a bit underwhelmed with my last dinner there. Lovely and good, but not wow. But, I can see why you'd want to mix it up a bit.

    Mmmm, Cali Grill sushi!!

    By the way, at dinner try a flatbread! Or have Nathan try it! Soooo good!

    Thank you. I majorly lucked out with the weather. LOADS of photogs I see on the couple of FB groups I'm on were posting tons of very nice ones from New Years Day.

    It was very nice to spend it with my daughter and some dear friends. :goodvibes Plus... Nature. :thumbsup2

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    Yep! YOU!!

    I'm willing to splurge here and there for something so highly recommended. So no worries! I knew the price going in and was willing to try it once. :hug:

    Definitely didn't disappoint!

    I know! Silly me should have researched a little better where we were headed, but I hadn't ever gone off property, so was very (still am!) unfamiliar with how Orlando is laid out.

    :thumbsup2

    I wish Disney CMs would rekindle their passion and training for excellent service.

    Meh. LOL!

    Never heard a car, saw a high rise, just... greenery, blue water, white sand...

    Awww, thanks, Meghan. :goodvibes

    I think they caught me mid-girlie-shriek. :laughing:

    I think you maybe know. ;) But, coming this weekend.

    Very! Hopefully, the injection will help me turn the corner.

    Taking it easy this evening. A bit sore for sure.:angel:
     
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  21. Steppesister

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    Well, hi there!!!


    :welcome::welcome::welcome:

    I have seen you around on a few other threads and it's certainly wonderful to have you here! YAY!!

    There is a lot of new stuff and most (NOT ALL!) is really awesome! (Do NOT get me started on Soarin'!)

    The new Paradise Pier is something I'm anxious to see having learned some fun stuff at the last Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet I went to. Maybe I need to plan a quick trip to see @franandaj .

    I do hate when they take stuff out that was near and dear to your heart. :( Was particularly sad to see Mr. Toad's go at WDW. :sad:

    You know it! :hug:
     

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