"MAY INCLUDE RUM"..14 NIGHTS SAPPHIRE FALLS.. MAY `19 TRIP REPORT

schumigirl

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Enjoy your trip Schumi!
:welcome: Along Zosha.....nice to see you.......

We certainly are thank you......having a blast as always and being treated like royalty which is always lovely.......

Glad to have you here and hope you enjoy it......:wave2:
 

schumigirl

It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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Enjoy the rest of your trip! It was nice meeting you and Tom at breakfast this morning in the lounge. We are so sad that our trip is over.:sad:
Guess that means it's time to start planning the next one! :dogdance:
:welcome: Along to SCSabrefan........

Thank you! We surely will........

Yes, it was a pleasure to meet you both in the Club Lounge........we were glad you came over to speak to us, always enjoy that.......

Yes, time to start planning the next trip.....always helps the glooms when we get home........

Hope you enjoy reading along.........:wave2:
 

Portofinogirl23

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Yey... another trip report.
We left Universal the day you arrived... am already missing it.
Can’t wait to read the full report have enjoyed reading about all the places you intend on visiting.
We ended up at Sapphire falls one night accidental during an Epic Uber fail, ( my fault to many cocktails) it looked lovely. Enjoyed the two boat trips to get back to the Portofino as well!
 
  • Worfiedoodles

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    Woohoo! So excited to be along for this fabulous trip :D I think you may have found the perfect time of year to visit weather-wise. I know you are going to have your usual wonderful time, can't wait to see where your adventures take us! :flower1:

    Maria :upsidedow
     

    schumigirl

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    Yey... another trip report.
    We left Universal the day you arrived... am already missing it.
    Can’t wait to read the full report have enjoyed reading about all the places you intend on visiting.
    We ended up at Sapphire falls one night accidental during an Epic Uber fail, ( my fault to many cocktails) it looked lovely. Enjoyed the two boat trips to get back to the Portofino as well!
    :welcome: Along Portofinogirl23.....

    Lovely to see you post!

    I hear you on missing it already.......glad you had such a lovely trip...

    Now that sounds a fun story with the Uber fail......lol,.....yes, Sapphire is beautiful.....

    Hope you enjoy this one too..........:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

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    Woohoo! So excited to be along for this fabulous trip :D I think you may have found the perfect time of year to visit weather-wise. I know you are going to have your usual wonderful time, can't wait to see where your adventures take us! :flower1:

    Maria :upsidedow
    :welcome: To this one too Maria........:D

    Glad to see you here......yes the weather has been spectacular, apart from two days of some rain, thankfully not fully washed out....but now it’s been glorious last few days and to stay that way.......we are loving it!!!

    So, yep......having a blast.........hope you like this one too.........:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

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    Kind of a quick drive by.......

    Having an amazing time.........weather has been beautiful, food is good....apart from one let down......and cocktails and wine have been flowing........had a couple of treats which have totally enhanced our trip.

    Sapphire and RP are just amazing as always ..........park time has been short, but fun.

    And.......we booked 23 nights for next May as we aren’t doing Mardi Gras party:........looking forward to that already......flights booked and hotel sorted!

    Hope you are all doing fabulously.......:wave2:
     
  • J'aime Paris

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    Kind of a quick drive by.......

    Having an amazing time.........weather has been beautiful, food is good....apart from one let down......and cocktails and wine have been flowing........had a couple of treats which have totally enhanced our trip.

    Sapphire and RP are just amazing as always ..........park time has been short, but fun.

    And.......we booked 23 nights for next May as we aren’t doing Mardi Gras party:........looking forward to that already......flights booked and hotel sorted!

    Hope you are all doing fabulously.......:wave2:
    Oh my goodness Carole!! 23 nights next May...fabulous!!!!

    (I really need to get my butt into gear and get some days on my calendar. My AP isn't gaining any value just sitting in a drawer, lol!)
     

    keishashadow

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    Yes, anything where there’s more than one is a chain to her.......she does like it a lot though as I think at one time they were local to where she used to live in the States.......Me not so much as I can’t eat a lot of what they serve.......and we do like a good steak or burger......

    So much choice though in Orlando alone.......

    sweet tomatoes isn’t too far away from Universal in a cab if you felt the need to go.......5 minutes or so and you’re there......
    Reporting back for duty :) nothing like the food porn here to make me suddenly starving at the end of along day lol. I am now hankering for sushi.

    orlando seems to thankfully have the ‘best of the best’ when it does come down to chain restaurants in the US. A few Longhorns we’ve tried in our area are so bad it makes me wonder how they keep their franchise licenses, let alone stay in business. :confused3

    The food you post in ur TR from the Yard-house in MCO always looks good. Tried their branch in Honolulu during last trip and both service & food quality were quite dismal. Was starving, but just could not bring myself to plow thru the prime rib french dip that was bit of an oxymoron, as it was incredibly dry (despite the broth) and tasteless

    I giggle when i see pics of the those donut burgers. look so interesting, just not sure if I could plow thru one despite enjoying the contrast of chicken & waffles with syrup. Do you find yourself picking the donut off and eating separately?

    Glad to hear you are having another grrreat time in Orlando. Having them roll out the red carpet has to be such a special part of your trips! It’s such a lovely resort, I truly wish SF would offer EP, even if they’d raise the rates to match the RP going rates.
     

    schumigirl

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    Oh my goodness Carole!! 23 nights next May...fabulous!!!!

    (I really need to get my butt into gear and get some days on my calendar. My AP isn't gaining any value just sitting in a drawer, lol!)
    ::yes:: Yes, you absolutely do have to get something booked! Those AP are brilliant.........

    Yep, we just thought why not.........it would have been a few days longer, but we have 2 weddings next year either side of this trip, so instead of the planned 26 nights, it’s 23. Still a long trip though so I’m certainly not complaining. Makes up for missing a March trip..........:thumbsup2

    Hope you’re doing ok.....we thought about you in Strong Water a few times..........:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

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    Reporting back for duty :) nothing like the food porn here to make me suddenly starving at the end of along day lol. I am now hankering for sushi.

    orlando seems to thankfully have the ‘best of the best’ when it does come down to chain restaurants in the US. A few Longhorns we’ve tried in our area are so bad it makes me wonder how they keep their franchise licenses, let alone stay in business. :confused3

    The food you post in ur TR from the Yard-house in MCO always looks good. Tried their branch in Honolulu during last trip and both service & food quality were quite dismal. Was starving, but just could not bring myself to plow thru the prime rib french dip that was bit of an oxymoron, as it was incredibly dry (despite the broth) and tasteless

    I giggle when i see pics of the those donut burgers. look so interesting, just not sure if I could plow thru one despite enjoying the contrast of chicken & waffles with syrup. Do you find yourself picking the donut off and eating separately?

    Glad to hear you are having another grrreat time in Orlando. Having them roll out the red carpet has to be such a special part of your trips! It’s such a lovely resort, I truly wish SF would offer EP, even if they’d raise the rates to match the RP going rates.
    And a warm welcome back to the lovely Keisha..........fresh from your fabulous trip! I’m sure you had an absolute blast......look forward to hearing all about it.........was it everything you hoped especially in Hawaii??

    Yes, the chains we sometimes avoid are fairly decent here.....Longhorn has a couple of good ones and a dreadful one.......same with the sometimes laughed at Red Lobster........oh don’t like the sound of the French dip sandwich......how can they make something so simple a bad dish!

    Well, I’m weird with burgers......apparently :blush: .......I use a knife and fork........I have my crowns and bridge to worry about so biting into that in case the bacon is crunchy.........but I eat it together and it is lush! And not as sweet as you might imagine......ok it is sweet :D but deliciously so......especially with the jalapeños......a must have on any burger! I love chicken and waffles with maple syrup but strangely never order it anywhere.........:laughing:

    Oh yes, we truly feel like royalty here.......they are so special to us and always welcome us like returning family......and so many people have commented to us this trip how everyone knows us there.......lol.......one woman in the Club Lounge came over to us and said we must be celebrities in the lounge as every single TM who came in were over to talk and hug us.......that was funny.......but it is lovely and we adore them all.

    So, definitely having the best time again.....even if we haven’t always felt the need to fill our day with stuff.......just being here is fabulous.........:goodvibes

    Glad to have you back safe and sound.........look forward to catching up.........l:wave2:
     
  • KathyM2

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    Wow 23 nights for next time!! I just can't imagine staying in a hotel for 23 nights!! That would be so awesome not having to cook or clean for that long lol and just relax in Florida...
     

    schumigirl

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    Thanks Carole. I’m of the school of thought that, for better or worse, people often do get back exactly what they give. Let the haters hate, as surely, there is no shame in living a life well-lived, enjoy the moment(s)!
    Yep.......love that expression,.....haters gonna hate.......sad people........we make the most of everything for sure and appreciate everything so much. Shame some folks aren’t like that.......and yes, you certainly do get back what you give out........it’s all good!!! :D
     

    schumigirl

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    Wow 23 nights for next time!! I just can't imagine staying in a hotel for 23 nights!! That would be so awesome not having to cook or clean for that long lol and just relax in Florida...
    You know it’s funny someone commented about me recently they couldn’t imagine saying in a hotel room for more than a few nights with their family.......we’re the opposite......we love that close proximity......and yes, no housework for all that time is bliss.....I hate doing household jobs........I do it, I just hate it......lol.....

    So, definitely looking forward to a longer May trip as well.........if it’s as hot as this year has been this past week, we’ll be more than happy........:thumbsup2
     

    keishashadow

    Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!
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    You know it’s funny someone commented about me recently they couldn’t imagine saying in a hotel room for more than a few nights with their family.......we’re the opposite......we love that close proximity......and yes, no housework for all that time is bliss.....I hate doing household jobs........I do it, I just hate it......lol.....

    So, definitely looking forward to a longer May trip as well.........if it’s as hot as this year has been this past week, we’ll be more than happy........:thumbsup2
    Go for it!!!:yay: If I was coming all that way pretty sure we would stay a good while too! I tend to look at cooking as a creative outlet but don’t miss one bit when away.

    It’s not the size of the accommodations for me, always loved being encamped at a resort with the kiddos even when they accompanied us as adults. Pretty sure they don’t feel quite the same haha

    I just feel especially guilty leaving the pooch after my kids reported he was quite lethargic/moping around midway that 2nd week, not eating much. Bounced back nicely though once we were home. First time in all the years we’ve ever had it happen.:confused3
     

    schumigirl

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    Go for it!!!:yay: If I was coming all that way pretty sure we would stay a good while too! I tend to look at cooking as a creative outlet but don’t miss one bit when away.

    It’s not the size of the accommodations for me, always loved being encamped at a resort with the kiddos even when they accompanied us as adults. Pretty sure they don’t feel quite the same haha

    I just feel especially guilty leaving the pooch after my kids reported he was quite lethargic/moping around midway that 2nd week, not eating much. Bounced back nicely though once we were home. First time in all the years we’ve ever had it happen.:confused3
    Aww....what a shame the doggy was like that......I can imagine you feeling guilty. But glad he’s back to normal as soon as you came back.......

    I’m sure your kids love it too!! You’re a close knit family.......always the best way to be! And even better with more than one bathroom......:laughing:

    I hear you.......I love cooking, and enjoy real cooking, not just throwing a meal together.......but can’t honestly say I miss it one little bit when we’re here.......sitting right now in the suite cooling down and munching on a store bought coconut cake.........trying to decide whether to go to Yard House, Red Lobster (don’t laugh) or go in the park for some night time rides.........so many choices!!!
     

    schumigirl

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    Back home from an amazing trip again........

    Arrived 7.40 this morning UK time, car service picked us up at 8.30 and we were home just after 11.30 and as is becoming normal with us, there was nearly an “incident” on the plane......thankfully averted, and not major......slept a few hours in what was a fabulous flight, then slept in the car service home too........so all washing has been done and as we are having a mini heatwave (for the UK) everything has been out on the line and dried!

    But, loved everything about our trip including the tremendous heat we experienced this May, it was definitely September hot some days.......might be glad we left yesterday as the heat index is to be into the 100’s next week! Wow, maybe too hot for all that walking around.....

    Everything was perfect again for us........hotels were amazing, parks, food and drinks and we did visit a couple of places with the car......and of course it was fabulous seeing everyone at the hotels again...and we even managed a snooze on some days where the heat was high!

    Although we slept, feeling a little jet lag today, trying to stay awake till as late as possible tonight, Indian Takeout for us and Pizza for Kyle........:D

    Trip report to follow as soon as the old brain isn’t fuddled and tired.........hope you’re all ok.......:wave2:
     

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