(Sea)Lions & Gators & Dolphins….Oh, My! A Halloween PTR/TR with a “wild” theme - Oct/Nov '18

Mrs Doubtfire

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Hi Gina I hope you don't mind me asking on your thread but I hope someone can help. Some of you may k ow my niece now lives in the USA and it's her birthday soon. I've found a company called fromyouflowers.com and wondered if anyone has used it? Just so I can send some flowers from us.
 

afan

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Hi Gina I hope you don't mind me asking on your thread but I hope someone can help. Some of you may k ow my niece now lives in the USA and it's her birthday soon. I've found a company called fromyouflowers.com and wondered if anyone has used it? Just so I can send some flowers from us.
I've never heard of them, doesn't mean they aren't good. I normally use 1800flowers or I go to a local florist and they arrange it through their FTD network. Not sure if that works across borders though. You could always find a florist in her town. I know some stuff that's ordered online gets delivered by an actual florist but I also know some of it comes via fedex in a box. When my stepdad passed my mom got some flowers that way, there wasn't a vase just the flowers in a box from fedex. It was packaged well but it's not really the presentation you want when it's a gift.

You might try googling the site you found with reviews at the end.
 
  • Mrs Doubtfire

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    Thanks afan for your thoughts, it is a bit harder trying to arrange from the UK but I will see if I can see a local florist. The reviews mention expensive taxes and service charge when ordering.
     
  • dalmatian7

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    :scared:Gosh I was behind here. Gina I have stayed caught up on Facebook somewhat but didn’t know all the detail of everything you guys have gone through this spring. I am happy that it looks like your current trip is going well and the backyard looks fabulous. If you have always enjoyed your trip reports, they got us to DC and SW and we loved both last fall.
    As for the T2 diagnosis, my office mate received the same news last year and has done a great job of making the adjustments without losing all the “fun” food. For support, her sister and I have made some of the same adjustments to our diet (because really we all need to eat more veggies). So I think Steve is lucky to have you by his side. Best wishes.
    We are taking a year off from Florida. We just got a puppy and it is our DD’s first year in 4H. So we decided to do some day trips and have plenty of time to take off for all of her events. I had thought about a quick Labor Day trip but then they announced Star Wars and no way. So we will be back in fall 2020.
    We did the short 3 night cruise and it was a good in that it left us wanting more not ready to declare we were never going to sea again.
     

    Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    Hey everyone! Finally checking in!

    We have been having a GREAT time so far.....my only complaint, as it is for most of us, is that time is going by WAY too fast. I cant believe we will be heading home in just a couple more days.

    Universal has been amazing and it's been so good to be back. The Marvel dinner was fabulous with surprisingly great food and spectacular character interaction. Crowds have been pretty low (Monday was the only day that felt busy-ish, but that's only if I'm being SUPER picky) and we've met 40 different characters so far without hardly trying. I've stretched my boundaries a little and rode the Mummy (OMG!!!) and we've managed to find pretty decent meal options for Steve, even with his dietary restrictions.

    SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival was excellent and a great way to kick off our trip. Sesame Street land is super cute, and we got the chance to meet Elmo and Cookie Monster while we were there.

    The weather has been hot and sunny for the most part, save for a couple of wayward thunderstorms that blew through on Saturday and Sunday. Since it's been so summer-like, we squeezed in a part day at Aquatica on the last day of our APs. We have managed to cover a lot of ground since we arrived on Saturday!

    Today is our Disney day, so after breakfast at Boma (so awesome) and a tour of Disney Springs, we will soon be heading to Magic Kingdom for their After Hours event. It's been threatening storms for the last few hours (dark clouds and rumbling off in the distance while the sun still shines overhead) but hopefully they just blow right on by. It's not sold out so far, so hopefully its SUPER low crowds and we can finally get on the 7 Dwarves Mine Train! Can you believe we STILL have never been able to experience that attraction??

    Capones dinner and show was last night, and was a wonderful experience once again. Great food, great fun, and the most excellent of seats! I was able to get some pretty awesome photos since we could have literally reached out and touched the performers.

    Notable things yet to do are Blue Man Group (tomorrow) and the minions breakfast (Saturday). We have a Groupon for the Characters in Flight balloon but it's been so breezy that I'm doubtful that will happen....but hey, ya never know. Fingers crossed that perhaps tomorrow is a little more still.

    Anyway, just wanted to check in and say hi while I had a few free minutes. Thank you all for still hanging in here. I vow to finish the October tri OP report when I get back and settled in!
     

    Penguinempress

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    Glad you're having a great trip! I'm proud of you for trying the Mummy. It might be my favorite ride at Universal, it's so much fun!

    I would suggest trying Mine Train near the end of After Hours and keep in mind that the actual time may be much less than the posted time. On my After Hours night (early April), I think we got in line at 12:35 - posted wait time was 35 minutes but actual time was more like 15. It's a cute ride but I definitely think it's overrated (especially when it's so short!) Enjoy the rest of your trip!
     
  • bobbie68

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    Hi glad to hear you are having a great time. Nice that the food options are working for you. Can't wait to hear it in your report. Have a great rest of the time and safe trip back:D
     

    Joanna71985

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    The trip sounds awesome so far! But sorry the balloon doesn't like you guys
     

    MommyinHonduras

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    Well this trip report goes super fast when it takes you until today to get to reading it through. And....it also makes me super excited that there is a 50% chance DH and I will get to squeeze in a couples only time at SW this summer. We are still waiting on some plans to lay out but already ready to go.
     

    Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    I miss Gina’s trip reports. :eeyore:
    Aw, you are so sweet!

    I really do owe you all an apology. I have tried so many times to get my head back in the game and back to finishing this October report, but somehow.....I have just failed to refocus. After Steve's dad passed away, we were kind of scattered and emotionally preoccupied. As spring finally arrived here in the north, we threw ourselves into finishing off the renovations to our backyard. Then before we knew it, our spring trip rolled around, and we were off and running on another big Orlando adventure. We came home and boom! it was summer.....full of things to do, more backyard projects (how does one thing seem to lead to another??) and taking full advantage of any fun we could find. Just like that, it was months since a post.....and for the most part, months off the Dis.

    It's hard to explain, but I've needed that break. It's been good for me.

    I'm going to try to get back and finish this report, but I'm not making any promises. We are just over two months away from our next trip, and I know that time will continue to pass quickly. So you might get the ending of our October 2018 trip, or.....it might end up being forever a mystery. Hopefully not the latter. Perhaps as summer changes to fall, my focus will shift gears as well.

    Know how much I appreciated seeing your message. You guys are all so kind.
     

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