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

schumigirl

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Beautiful food pics. That was the one place I wanted to go that we didn't make it to this trip. We'll just have to plan another ;)
Planning another trip sounds good :thumbsup2

It really is one of the nicest bars around and the food is amazing........we’ve met Chef Carlos and he really takes an amazing pride in his recipes.......and it shows in the food.....it is all tremendous!
 

schumigirl

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Always a treat to see a new trip report-and LOVE the fact that it was so food based! Can't wait to read more!
:welcome: along to you too Owlpost23 :)

Glad to see you here......

Lol.....yes, food is a big part of our trips.......probably some of the only planning we do is where we’ll eat!!

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

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    I think it's time to BAN :rolleyes1your food photos from the dis, cruelty to readers who are usually starving when they read your reports.:rotfl2:

    Just kidding, I love the food photos. Even though I'm not a drinker I find some of the cocktails fascinating, :drinking1

    The 'melting straw' drink looks amazing.:rotfl:
    Lol........I’m sorry :duck::D I’m glad you’re enjoying seeing them though......

    Yes, there are some very nice cocktails around......and that bowl cocktail was very nice......it was funny when the straws melted......:laughing:
     

    J'aime Paris

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    Hey, I made a tiny appearance in this TR too!! Love it!

    And yes, the octopus was delicious! So glad you ordered it for us to try. Tom's missing out, lol!
     

    schumigirl

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    Hey, I made a tiny appearance in this TR too!! Love it!

    And yes, the octopus was delicious! So glad you ordered it for us to try. Tom's missing out, lol!
    Lol.......couldn’t mention the octopus without mentioning my partner in crime enjoying it......::yes:: Yes, Tom did miss out, but then......he doesn’t think so........:laughing:

    It was lovely........:wave2:
     
  • cocofifi

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    I’m here Carole! You have us so spoiled to keep the fun going for us! Love every minute of your pre and post trip reports.
     

    schumigirl

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    I’m here Carole! You have us so spoiled to keep the fun going for us! Love every minute of your pre and post trip reports.
    Yay........:welcome: back cocofifi.........

    Lovely to see you and thank you so much........:D

    This is a strange one coming up for some reason.......we have a couple of reservations which is unusual for us anyway, but it feels like we haven’t prepared anything???? And that’s strange as we never do prepare much anyway.......:rotfl: I’m definitely having a :crazy: moment or two before this trip begins!!!

    Tom says it’s only because it’s so close to the last one.......

    But, I’m looking forward to getting back again.....Tuesday can’t come quick enough........and again, glad you’re here and hope you like this one too........:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

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    MORE SLEEPS



    Till we leave for the airport hotel for our overnight stay...…..








    Excited???? Yep......although still haven't brought the suitcases down from the attic to pack anything......that`ll happen Monday night, maybe early Tuesday morning.....if I pack anything early I always want to bring it back out and wash it again...….

    So, very last minute packers here...….but we more or less know what`s coming with us and what isn't.....toiletries are essentials only as we buy most of our stuff once we arrive....quick visit to Walmart or Publix.....and of course a whole load of chocolate as gifts for good friends in the hotels...…

    I listed in previous posts some of the food places we enjoy visiting, and hopefully will make a visit to most of them...….there are of course so many others we enjoy too...….Millers on Kirkman, Kobe on Kirkman, Smokey Bones down on the 192, Bubbalous Barbeque and so many other places we visit on the spur of the moment...we`d like to give PF Changs a go at the Millenia Mall a try too. I contacted them and asked whether they used MSG and they reassured me they don't use it any of their dishes......so will try them.

    We do love a variety of restaurants....from cheap and cheerful to higher end restaurants......and we enjoy them all.....we do like a bit of variety...…

    A lot of these are chain restaurants...….and we find nothing wrong with chain restaurants as long as food is excellent and service is the same...….never quite understood folks who slate places and look down their nose because they are chains.....I know some are better than others, but each to their own.....The Palm and Ocean Prime are still chains....can`t find anything wrong with them......

    One of my best friends loves Sweet Tomatoes.....and I can see why.....everything is fresh and mostly healthy, she visits there every trip…..despite claiming she won`t go to chains......but it`s one of her favourite places to eat in Orlando......it does look very good....just not enough meat for us.....lol......we did go in and look around last visit and it looked lovely...... I`d recommend anyone to go as I`ve never heard anyone say anything bad about it....chain or not.


    So, today we are going to have a think about places we might want to visit this trip...…

    St Augustine will probably not be somewhere we`ll go this time......I think that`ll be September......and we can hopefully meet up with @JaxDad finally......we did all try in March to have a meet, but as usual one thing and another got in the way.....and we missed one another again...One day!!!

    There`s a few people we hope to be able to say a quick hello to this trip too......it`s always lovely to meet up somehow when schedules allow.....and sometimes even a quick hello is better than nothing.....I think most of us feel we all know on another in some way, and we have made some lovely friends from here.....

    I did feel bad with one lady once, I forget her name and don't even know if she still posts on here, but we were in a rush to meet someone and she said hello......we did manage a brief conversation, but I felt bad we couldn't chat for longer as she had stopped to speak to us......I could only apologise…..I think she was ok with it and understood...…..

    So, we do try and plan to meet with folks when we can....sometimes we manage it, sometimes we don't...…



    But, one of the places we didn't get to in March was Sarasota......although we did plan to go, it just didn't happen.....and it is such a beautiful place, we always seem to have something else to do when all comes to all.

    A couple of lovely posters have given us a few places to look at when we`re there and they all look amazing.....so I have the addresses written down ready to put into the satnav when we do go.....although we aren't beachy people, we do love to be beside the shore and enjoy the waterside lifestyle...….although our views are slightly less exotic...….we have always lived beside or very near the beach.

    Sometimes we just like to have a decent drive out somewhere, and two hours is usually the max for a day trip....we would go longer if it was something special......but we did spot Vero Beach on the map or Port St Lucie......not much there apart from nice little towns and a beach area......but it`s somewhere we haven't been before and we do enjoy roaming around...….

    Although friends at the hotel have told us we have to run some places by them first in case we wander somewhere not very desirable...….it has been known!!!!

    But, I think Vero Beach is somewhere we`d like to visit...……








    We haven't explored the area much to see if there`s anything of interest for us there, but we do like to just wander around somewhere new and explore...….we don't need to have constant activities in our schedule....sometimes just roaming pleasant surroundings is enough...…..



    I think we may make a visit to Mount Dora this trip...…..

    Such a beautiful little town and full of beautiful little stores...…….



































    This is somewhere we do love to visit......the stores are all unique and very pretty.....and it`s somewhere so relaxing to wander around that's like a time gone by that still has old style values and ways....I guess I sound like I`m 185 years old saying that, but it`s true......I love places that aren't filled with everything modern.....although please have wifi access!!!!!







    Back in a bit...…...:D


     

    chicagoshannon

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    Sweet Tomatoes is a favorite of ours. It's not much of a chain anymore though as I think they only have them in Orlando these days. They've closed most of the rest around the country. We typically go at least once a trip. Although, this trip it will be missed since we're skipping the car rental.
     
  • JaxDad

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    St Augustine will probably not be somewhere we`ll go this time......I think that`ll be September......and we can hopefully meet up with @JaxDad finally......we did all try in March to have a meet, but as usual one thing and another got in the way.....and we missed one another again...One day!!!
    Have a great trip! I’ll see you next time!
     

    schumigirl

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    Sweet Tomatoes is a favorite of ours. It's not much of a chain anymore though as I think they only have them in Orlando these days. They've closed most of the rest around the country. We typically go at least once a trip. Although, this trip it will be missed since we're skipping the car rental.
    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......
     

    schumigirl

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    Have a great trip! I’ll see you next time!
    Will do.....and yes, hopefully September.......although.............:rolleyes1 Tom’s just told me he’d quite like to go back this trip, so unsure as of now........we do love St Augustine.....:thumbsup2
     

    Vicki Rickerd

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    3 sleeps! It's getting so close. I laughed about getting the suitcases down. We have 2 weeks and I told Jeff he needed to get them down this weekend. Safe travels!
     

    Tink2Day

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    It's nearly time!!!:banana: :cool1::dancer:
    Whenever I go somewhere I pack as soon as I know I'm going, then repack, rewash, watch the weather every minute and re-pack the night before. :confused3 OCD Much?:rotfl2:
    We have Sweet Tomato here, ate there one time....meh.
    I also wasn't a fan of PF Chang, but that's just my personal taste.
     

    schumigirl

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    3 sleeps! It's getting so close. I laughed about getting the suitcases down. We have 2 weeks and I told Jeff he needed to get them down this weekend. Safe travels!
    Yep!!! It’s almost here........

    2 weeks......oh my, even that is just around the corner......enjoy that packing though......I’m led to believe it’s more normal to pack the way you do than the way I do.........:rolleyes1

    Thank you!!!
     

    schumigirl

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    It's nearly time!!!:banana: :cool1::dancer:
    Whenever I go somewhere I pack as soon as I know I'm going, then repack, rewash, watch the weather every minute and re-pack the night before. :confused3 OCD Much?:rotfl2:
    We have Sweet Tomato here, ate there one time....meh.
    I also wasn't a fan of PF Chang, but that's just my personal taste.
    You don’t like PF Chang’s!!! :scared1: Funnily enough you’re the second person to say that........we love that style of food so, hopefully we’ll like it........yes Sweet Tomatoes isn’t for us..........

    Lol.....if I packed early I’d do exactly the same thing!! So I just don’t......although I do have to admit.....the guys were up in the attic earlier and decided just to bring the cases down......so they are down and in one of the spare rooms.....I’ll get to them Monday.......::yes::

    But......so excited!!! :wave2:
     

    TEAMJACOB

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    Carol, I am completely packed. My son will wait until the day we leave. 4 more sleeps for us, but you have a much longer journey. We will arrive in Orlando at 2:22 on Wednesday, if the airline gods are smiling. I can't wait.:dancer::jumping1:
    My son and girlfriend have been pouring over all the menus to every restaurant on Universal property. I showed him several of your foods pictures to help him with his selections.

    Safe travels!
     

    schumigirl

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    Carol, I am completely packed. My son will wait until the day we leave. 4 more sleeps for us, but you have a much longer journey. We will arrive in Orlando at 2:22 on Wednesday, if the airline gods are smiling. I can't wait.:dancer::jumping1:
    My son and girlfriend have been pouring over all the menus to every restaurant on Universal property. I showed him several of your foods pictures to help him with his selections.

    Safe travels!
    Yay!!!! Ok, now I’m thinking maybe I should pack a few things.......:rotfl:

    How exciting for you all!! I can imagine how much you are all looking forward to the trip.......and studying menus is always fun........

    We arrive just behind you on Wednesday........yes, if everything goes as it should, we’ll arrive into MCO around 4.30pm....usually a bit later though......and although we have global entry, luggage and rental car can take some time.....hopefully not!

    Safe travels to you and your family too Nancy........hope to say hello when we’re there........:wave2:
     

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