The anti-dining trip report that could have been a disaster but ended up being Yacht-some!! April 2021 at The Yacht Club! Complete 11/5!

buzzrelly

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Whoo you cranked out alot of updates after your little absence! I kept checking to see if you'd been back :)
:laughing:

I know! I got on a roll that day, and now I'm hoping to finish and maybe start our August TR before we leave in 3 weeks!


I get it, but funny enough on just about all our post-COVID trips we've spent MORE time in AK than normal! I think it was just so easy to take our time with no crowds even last month
But didn't you run out of things to do?? Aside from Nomad Lounge, I feel like we did everything we wanted.


Um......not saying ANYTHING that popped into my mind when I saw this picture :rotfl2: @kastoney I'm leaving it ALL up to you!
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And now I cannot un-see that!


We haven't eaten at San Angel since Feb of 2019 but we had a great experience there; liked it better than La Hacienda. Although the current menus have us booked at La Hacienda for this month as that one now looks better so we'll see.
I'll be waiting to hear what you think, maybe we'll try that one next ::yes::
 

buzzrelly

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We loved doing the scavenger hunt in April or June, we didn’t do it this past trip only because we forgot about it!
Oh, no! It was a fun one too and we got the cutest Remy and Minnie bowls as a prize!


Ahh love Via Napoli, we miss the handsome waiters in Italy :lovestruc
😍


The poo, time looks so nice,
Lol, I don't know what you think we were doing but we usually do that in private! :laughing:


Plus Andi doesn’t like to do that :confused3
Really?? I love it and find it so relaxing :cloud9:


How nice to say hi to Su-Lynn and Su-Queen!
:love:


I love the Sock Monkey face, LOL :) I agree with @kastoney on needing more Sock Monkey adventures!!

I also really love the Epcot scavenger hunts! So much fun!
I wish I had thought to bring that sock monkey with us!

I'm glad I'm not the only adult who finds these fun :goodvibes
 

pkondz

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Problem…or good thing that you filled up because your dinner wasn't great :thumbsup2
Good point!
You've probably seen all the youtube videos by now, but it was pretty. At the time there wasn't much there besides the bathrooms :goodvibes
Actually... Nope!
:lmao:
I forgot to say…it's olive oil, though melted butter might be good too!
D'oh. Of course it's olive oil. I must be more tired than I thought. :sad2:
 

buzzrelly

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APRIL 14, 2021
OUR EARLY MORNING COOKIE QUEST

Good morning, from the gorgeous Yacht Club…
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this was the view from our balcony this morning and I had to sit and savor it a bit :love:

But not for long!

Allie and I had one thing on our minds this morning…delicious, half-pound cookies 🍪 And there was only one place to get them.

So Allie and I got ready and took an Uber to Disney Springs to get in line at Gideons,
while my mom and Ava took their time getting ready
and then came later on the bus to meet us.

9:40 am, about 10th in line…not bad.
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Waiting so patiently...
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I love these little cards that are really the menus...
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10:24 am, it was finally our turn.
Actually not too bad of a wait.
At the time, if you weren't among the first 20 or so in line,
you would get a text to come back.
But I've head this is no longer the case as it just isn't as busy as it was initially.
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This was my first time in there, though not my first time trying Gideon's cookies
since Allie had brought some home from her trip with her dad in January.

I love the art work in there, and the store is just super cute, in general.
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But let's be honest…we did not come to look at art…we came for the cookies...
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We sat outside and tried our cookies.
Allie had the triple chocolate and I had the coffee-cake cookie.
Both were amazing, but hers was better.
We ended up buying six pounds of cookies that day to share and bring home.

Luckily my mom and Ava showed up soon
and we could put them in her scooter instead of carrying them around!
That's next!
 

buzzrelly

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APRIL 14, 2021
ROLLING DOWN IN THE DEEP


At 11:41, this came rolling up :rotfl2:
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All I think of when I see this is that song on Tik Tok...

We were just happy they made it there and didn't end up at say,
Hollywood Studios, or something!

Of course, we had to hit the World of Disney...
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We just poked around the shops for a bit
and then decided to try out The Chicken Guy for lunch...
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I got the southwest salad and everyone else got the tenders.
I have to say, I don't really eat fast food, like EVER, but this was very good.
So good, in fact, that I kind of want to go back in October ::yes::

Shortly after, we headed back to The YC but didn't stay long,
because we had our special dinner with Cinderella to get to.

Ava got all dolled up...
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We headed to the bus stop where we had a little wait,
but Ava kept us entertained the whole time 🙃
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That call must've gotten her exasperated because then Allie got this gem on Snapchat,
my favorite pic from the whole trip :rotfl2:
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When our bus arrived, it was so perfect that it ended up being the Frozen bus!
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When we arrived at the MK, we had a honey of a welcome from these guys...
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and then ran into a Princess Cavalcade...

The perfect way to head to our dinner in Cinderella's Castle!

That's next!

 

missjackiemcg

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I'm excited to try Gideon's cookies when we are there in December...hopefully! I find we just don't spend as much time at Disney Springs as we used to years ago, but this is definitely on my list for now :)

I love Ava all dolled up for her big dinner at the castle! What perfect timing that you got a Princess Cavalcade on your way :)
 
  • pkondz

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    Gorgeous!
    Allie and I had one thing on our minds this morning…delicious, half-pound cookies 🍪
    :laughing: But of course! Breakfast of champions. :)
    Waiting so patiently...
    Let's see if she's that sedate after eating half a pound of sugar. :rolleyes1
    10:24 am, it was finally our turn.
    Actually not too bad of a wait.
    I dunno if I'd wait 45 minutes for a cookie. It'd have to be awfully good.
    I love the art work in there, and the store is just super cute, in general.
    I've seen a few photos... I do like the vibe. :)
    But let's be honest…we did not come to look at art…we came for the cookies...
    ::yes::
    Allie had the triple chocolate and I had the coffee-cake cookie.
    Both were amazing, but hers was better.
    mmmm... both sound really good.

    Don't mind me. I'll just sit here and drool in the corner.
    We ended up buying six pounds of cookies that day to share and bring home.
    Six pounds????

    :faint:
    At 11:41, this came rolling up :rotfl2:
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    :laughing:
    Can see how you thought of that song.
    Of course, we had to hit the World of Disney...
    But of course. But did Ava (or anyone) get anything??
    Cute. :)
    Got the princess pose down pat. ::yes::
    I have to say, I don't really eat fast food, like EVER, but this was very good.
    So good, in fact, that I kind of want to go back in October ::yes::
    Thanks for that! I've been wanting to try it, but hadn't heard any reviews yet.
    Ava kept us entertained the whole time 🙃
    :laughing: I especially liked "I have to take this"
    Get that from you???
    Love this shot!! :lmao:
     

    suse66

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    Ava looks adorable here!
    I got the southwest salad and everyone else got the tenders.
    I have to say, I don't really eat fast food, like EVER, but this was very good.
    So good, in fact, that I kind of want to go back in October ::yes::
    That salad looks fabulous!
     

    StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    this was the view from our balcony this morning and I had to sit and savor it a bit :love:
    Beautiful View!

    I love these little cards that are really the menus...
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    I can't wait to try Gideon's. I am hoping we can hit a day that isn't too crazy.

    At 11:41, this came rolling up :rotfl2:
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    Ha! Rolling in in style!`

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    I got the southwest salad and everyone else got the tenders.
    I have to say, I don't really eat fast food, like EVER, but this was very good.
    So good, in fact, that I kind of want to go back in October ::yes::
    Interesting, That does look good! There is just so many good places to eat in Disney Springs.

    my favorite pic from the whole trip :rotfl2:
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    A sign of a good trip!!!
     
  • buzzrelly

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    I'm excited to try Gideon's cookies when we are there in December...hopefully! I find we just don't spend as much time at Disney Springs as we used to years ago, but this is definitely on my list for now :)
    I don't think Gideon's is as crowded as it was then, but you know what was even better than the cookies? The Red Velvet cake! I tried that in August and it was the best cake I've ever had!


    What perfect timing that you got a Princess Cavalcade on your way :)
    It was! I loved her little curtsies! :love:
     

    buzzrelly

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    I dunno if I'd wait 45 minutes for a cookie. It'd have to be awfully good.
    They are that good, but I had the Red Velvet cake from there in August and it was even BETTER!

    Six pounds????

    :faint:
    Yeah…probably too much but we were bringing them home to share, which meant lugging them on the plane too. When we went in August, we just got some for the room and brought just a couple home.


    But of course. But did Ava (or anyone) get anything??
    Of course! Ava got that little purse that she's holding at the bus stop, where she kept her "phone." If you look closely, you'll see the tag still on!


    Thanks for that! I've been wanting to try it, but hadn't heard any reviews yet.
    Definitely a good QS option!


    I especially liked "I have to take this"
    Get that from you???
    Nah…I'm no high powered executive! I don't know where she got that from!
     

    buzzrelly

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    Ava looks adorable here!
    Thank you! :goodvibes


    Loving the Ava pics 😍. So sweet!
    Thank you! :goodvibes


    I can't wait to try Gideon's. I am hoping we can hit a day that isn't too crazy.
    I don't think it's as crazy anymore. We had no trouble getting in in August.


    Interesting, That does look good! There is just so many good places to eat in Disney Springs.
    You're right! So many good choices!


    A sign of a good trip!!!
    Haha! Yes!
     

    pkondz

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    They are that good, but I had the Red Velvet cake from there in August and it was even BETTER!
    Okay, okay! You've convinced me. :)
    Yeah…probably too much but we were bringing them home to share, which meant lugging them on the plane too.
    Tower: "Delta one nine, you seem to be listing to port."
    DAL19: "Tower, someone brought six pounds of cookies on board."
    Tower: "Delta one nine, understood."
    Of course! Ava got that little purse that she's holding at the bus stop, where she kept her "phone." If you look closely, you'll see the tag still on!
    Good! :)
    Nah…I'm no high powered executive! I don't know where she got that from!
    :lmao:
     

    vamassey1

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    I absolutely love her expressions!


    All in all, not our best meal but I'm glad we tried it
    and I might actually go back and try it again when I felt better.
    Haven't been here in years but would like to give it another try.

    Look at Ava's leg…it looks like she was taking tips from Allie here! :laughing:
    Love her pose.

    We were off the ride by 9:07...
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    Traditional photo op for us. So happy she did this.

    Later, my mom would tell us that instead of turning left to go through the IG,
    she went right and ended up at the front of the park :scared1:
    Oh nooooo!

    We checked out the new Ratatouille alley...
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    Such a beautiful area. Really enjoyed our time here on the 4th.

    We headed over to the WS next but first had to stop at the butterfly walls for pics...
    Beautiful pictures.

    but it was roasted vegetables with hummus and it was so delicious 😋
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    This looks so pretty and colorful.

    I don't know if these scavenger hunts are supposed to be just for kids, but I love them.
    I do too. So disappointed we didn't do it in May or earlier this month.

    And then we shared a Margherita pizza, which was delicious,
    but of course we didn't finish...
    Looks so good and soooo big.

    Cute picture and great Dis Meet.
     

    vamassey1

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    CruellaNY

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    We headed to the bus stop where we had a little wait,
    but Ava kept us entertained the whole time 🙃
    OMG she's hysterical

    I was able to try a Gideon's cookie as Jenny picked one up for us last month and it was GOOD!!! Brought it home and other than my small piece and a little bit Steve took, Chris finished it off lol. I wouldn't mind getting some again but no way I'll wait on a long line. If it's a call back type thing and I have things to do/plan on hanging around DS that's fine but I'll have to see what the situation is when we're there. I would like to see inside!
     

    buzzrelly

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    Such a beautiful area. Really enjoyed our time here on the 4th.
    You've not gotten to see it up close and personal! I can't wait to do that!


    This looks so pretty and colorfu
    I hope this is still there next week!


    Poor Mom looks pretty loaded down. I'm glad she had room for Ava.
    Thank goodness for that scooter! It actually kind of doubled as a stroller when Ava got tired too since she probably would not have sat in one anyway!
     


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