Wine and Dine...to the Finish Line! A Fall 2017 Trip Report with Chunkymonkey and Chubbyhubby Sept 1-5, and Oct 30-Nov 4 2017 Hi Everyone! I'm Su-Lynn, aka Chunkymonkey, and to my left is my DH, Steve aka Chubbyhubby Yes, I just finished my Ohana Means Chunky family trip report, but I had this one all lined up and ready to go! I can't wait to share everything about these trips! This TR will cover two trips, one in Sept just for a long weekend where we visited Universal as well as two nights at the Yacht Club and got a brief taste of the start of Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Then in October, we embarked on a week-long cruise on board the Disney Magic with Marvel Day at Sea - Trip Report here. Not two days after we got back home, we flew down to Orlando for another week of Disney fun, this time at the Grand Floridian where we celebrated our 9th anniversary, went to our first MNSSHP, ate the most expensive meal of our lives, and oh yeah, we ran a 5k towards the end of our trip. Yes, I had a momentary lapse of judgement when I signed us up . Let's just say - we had a PACKED week! And the best part was that I had a ton of DISmeets! It was so great to meet old friends and new ones! Here's some intros: I'm Su-Lynn, aka Chunkymonkey, 42-yrs old, lover of all things Disney, including Star Wars and Marvel! I work in IT for financial services and I write A LOT for work - mostly technical documents, so as a break I love writing trip reports to re-live all my Disney memories (maybe a little too much as you can see from all the trip report links in my signature ). Fave Disney Park: Epcot Fave Signature: Tiffins Fave Non Signature: 'Ohana Fave Quick Service: Satul'i Canteen and Columbia Harbor House Fave Nighttime Show: Happily Ever After and Illuminations Fave Rides: TSMM, Flight of Passage, 7DMT, BTMRR and the Peoplemover! Fave Princess: Belle, Snow White, Mulan, but they change seasonally haha. Fave Character: Minnie, Pluto, Eeyore, Stitch also change seasonally. My DH, Steve, aka Chubbyhubby, also 42, is also very much into Disney although he'll say it's all my doing (which it probably is). He works in Financial Services and he also is really into gardening! He's currently trying to do some hydroponics in the basement using a Nutrient Film Technique. Now can someone tell me where you've seen that before? Fave Disney Park: DHS Fave Signature: Yachtsman Steakhouse and Tiffins Fave Non Signature: 'Ohana Fave Quick Service: Be Our Guest (PPO breakfast only) Fave Nighttime Show: Hmm I think it's Fantasmic but he'll watch just about anything. Fave Rides: TSMM and just about any thrill ride. Fave Princess: Doesn't really have one, but I think he likes them all. Fave Character: Gaston (nuff said) About Us: We lived in New York City for the longest time but we currently live in the suburbs of New Jersey where we bought a little house with a back yard and a basement for Steve's hydroponics so now the Garden State is home! (I still tell people I'm from NYC though. Old habits die hard I guess.) We got annual passes to WDW in December of 2016 and in total made 8 trips down to experience it all, from a birthday/Princess 5k trip, to Flower and Garden, a sneak peak of Pandora, a Chunky family trip in August, two trips for Food and Wine, and finally our last trip in December where we became official DVC Owners at the Polynesian! This TR will cover the two trips we took for the Food and Wine festival! We stayed at Universal's Royal Pacific Resort and the Yacht Club in Sept. Then in October/Nov we stayed for six nights at the Grand Floridian in a studio villa using rented points (we weren't DVC owners then!) and then two nights at the WDW Swan. We had amazing food (and wine!) on this trip - we had a few wine tastings, we ate at Yachtsman, Tiffins, Citrico's, 'Ohana, Hollywood and Vine, Grand Floridian Cafe, Morimoto Asia, Monsieur Paul, as well as the aforementioned gastronomical dinner at Victoria and Albert's. Not to mention all the food we ate during the F&W festival! It was all sooo yummy! (This is Steve channeling Gaston, even when he's Grumpy!) Hope you're in for this tale...as we Wine and Dine our way to the Finish Line!!