The $6,688.00 Disney World Trip - It's a wrap 6/30

franandaj

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Late to the party -- Subscribing
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Hi, Alison! I've finally found my way to reading one of your TRs after seeing you comment on many of the ones I've read!
:welcome:

I'm glad you're joining in on the fun! There's still more to come!

I'm late to the party for sure, but I wanted to tell you, you're a genius on the newly discovered "Polynesian dinner!" The best parts of the 'Ohana dinner are the potstickers and noodles and bread pudding, which I had no idea you could get at the Tambu Lounge!! I am now fully invested in your plan :)
I think it was new when we were there that the noodles and potstickers were available, but the bread pudding was available there for a while. Boy would I love some of those right now!

Looking forward to reading more about your $6,688 trip LOL
We still have a few days left!
 

franandaj

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The couple of times I've been in this situation, I ask for just the bubbles, I'd rather the OJ not mess with it too.
I think just bubbles was another option as well as sparkling cider.

Do you make a version similar or do you have their actual recipe?
I have two different Disney cookbooks with the recipe. I make like a half or third of the recipe cause it makes way more than two of us can eat in even two sittings.

Whenever we can have drinks again, one of them will have to be gin
We did a "Flight School" at favorite little bar. It was on Prohibition and the two of us got a private session. I had mentioned that I wanted to try more drinks with "good" gin because I had a bad teenage experience with gin, but when I have had good gin, I have enjoyed it. So the bartender brought me three different tastes of gin. I ended up deciding I liked Monkey 47 Gin. I was supposed to go back over the weekend for a Martini made with that, but we never made it there over the weekend, and then, well it closed a week later. :sad2:

ohhh yes, I agree! Not a huge fan of those coconut jobs either...
I've never actually tried one because of them being coated in coconut.
 

franandaj

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That should actually be against the rules IMHO.
Actually it is. Contracts for these scooter places say, one rider only.

Toddlers don't belong on one of those when they should be trying to watch and drive their scooter!
Whenever I see this I realize that the people riding probably don't really need it and are just getting around pushing a stroller in the park.

I don't know if my heart could be tugged away from Cali Grill Brunch, but... I'd try this one. :)
You could do this one on Saturday and Cali Grill on Sunday. We booked this trip so late Cali Grill brunch spots were long gone.
 
  • Oscar5933

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    So glad to be enjoying another one of your trip reports. I can't wait to ride the Skyliner and visit the new Riviera resort, it looks really beautiful.
     

    franandaj

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    Ours are quite good too, but for really good cuts... go to a butcher. Most don't.
    Define really good cuts.

    So did she cleanse #4 anyways, as well? What did the "cleansing "spells"" look like? Chanting? Just motions?
    She holds a little charm on a chain. Its not so much chanting as is it is more a mantra. I don't quite remember what she says, she also does the same stuff to us. I know its something like, "....balance in the universe. Make it so, it is done..." There's a bunch of other stuff in there, about earth and light. She usually just mumbles it quickly so hard to understand.

    Perhaps it did! Obviously didn't hurt!
    And he gave us his rent yesterday with no caveat on hold it until the 10th or something.

    :lmao: I can just imagine the conversation at their place after that!
    Well they were actually distanced, he was in So Cal and she was in the Bay Area so it was a phone conversation, I'm sure she wasn't pleased.

    I'd accept it! I may not order something in particular, because I don't want to be stuck with a dish that I am not enjoying (As opposed to when it's the chef's fault, when I feel that it's acceptable to send it back. i.e. My fault vs their fault.) but will try new things.
    Thats why I like it when Fran will share cause often she'll finish what I won't.

    :laughing: I have to wait only if there are scooters behind me.
    I don't understand. :confused3

    We'd make a great team. I'll go and get my usual zero wait and then board first with you guys. Win/win!
    Sounds like a plan! Let's go now!

    Oh. Wait.
     

    pkondz

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    Define really good cuts.
    Freshly cut that day vs a week ago in some plant.
    Care given to selection with the ability to chose exactly what you want vs pre-packaged you get what you see.
    1/4' steak vs... how thick do you want it?
    Far more selection, too.
    She holds a little charm on a chain. Its not so much chanting as is it is more a mantra. I don't quite remember what she says, she also does the same stuff to us. I know its something like, "....balance in the universe. Make it so, it is done..." There's a bunch of other stuff in there, about earth and light. She usually just mumbles it quickly so hard to understand.
    I would've liked to have seen that. :)
    And he gave us his rent yesterday with no caveat on hold it until the 10th or something.
    Nice!
    Well they were actually distanced, he was in So Cal and she was in the Bay Area so it was a phone conversation, I'm sure she wasn't pleased.
    ::yes::
    Thats why I like it when Fran will share cause often she'll finish what I won't.
    Perfect. :)
    I don't understand. :confused3
    I mentioned that you don't have to wait to get on the bus since you're on scooters. You replied that you had to wait if there was a scooter ahead of you. I said I had to wait if there was one behind me.

    What I meant is that I get to the bus stop and wait a minute or two for it to arrive. During that time, a scooter shows up. I now have to wait for the scooter that has arrived behind me. See?
    I know for you, you have to wait for another bus if there are scooters ahead of you and I rarely do.
    Sounds like a plan! Let's go now!

    Oh. Wait.
    :rolleyes1
     

    franandaj

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    Freshly cut that day vs a week ago in some plant.
    Care given to selection with the ability to chose exactly what you want vs pre-packaged you get what you see.
    1/4' steak vs... how thick do you want it?
    Far more selection, too.
    Ahhh...I get it. I don't know of any grocery stores, meaning large grocery, not like Trader Joe's, that doesn't have some kind of a butcher shop in house. Most are in the back though and customers don't see them actually cutting the meat, but they do it in the store and then package it up and bring it out to the cases in packages.

    Stater Bros. does all their butchering in an open shop. I'll have to take a picture next time I shop there. They will do all that you mention above and special order cuts of meat that most places don't normally stock. Most of our steaks are cut at about 1 inch thick, but I'm sure if you wanted a real thick one they would cut down a prime rib to the size you wanted. Last November when Rib Roasts were on sale, they had them cut into 1 bone, 2 bone and 3 bone roasts in the cases. I'm sure they had tons more in back that they would cut to order.

    I would've liked to have seen that. :)
    It's interesting, then again she has been doing her voodoo medicine on us for a while now, so we are used to it. Every time we have an office visit she does a cleansing, and sometimes (when Fran is particularly cranky), I ask her to "take a look at her". Since Fran already gave her consent, she can do that remotely. She can't do that for someone who hasn't given her consent. A lot of times she can clear out negative energy that Fran has picked up along the way.

    I mentioned that you don't have to wait to get on the bus since you're on scooters. You replied that you had to wait if there was a scooter ahead of you. I said I had to wait if there was one behind me.

    What I meant is that I get to the bus stop and wait a minute or two for it to arrive. During that time, a scooter shows up. I now have to wait for the scooter that has arrived behind me. See?
    OK, I was doing a "pkondz" and took you literally, like the scooters were actually behind you in line. I wanted to point out that there is a special loading area that scooters go to, so they wouldn't be behind you, but you meant "they arrive after me", not they're in line behind you.

    I know for you, you have to wait for another bus if there are scooters ahead of you and I rarely do.
    Neither do the rest of the walking passengers.....they almost always get on the bus. Fran and I are left sitting there alone, when the bus drives away. 😢
     

    franandaj

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    Day 7

    So you remember we were trying to not make a lot of plans on this trip, I did make a few plans, like for this day I had a couple FP at Epcot, however, after discussing matters with Pam and JJ the night before, we scrapped those plans and opted for something completely different.

    Their home obligations have made their lives a little more restricted so they wouldn’t be able to come to Orlando until sometime in the afternoon. Fran and I were left on our own for the morning. Normally Fran would say, OK, I’ll sleep until then, but for this day she actually said, “Let’s do rope drop at MK!”

    I was rather astonished, but thought, “Heck! Why not?” So after our late night snacks, and my bath, we went right to sleep.

    I woke up as the sun was rising and got these pictures out the window.



    Actual view (not zoomed)



    We agreed that this morning would be the best for the rest of our trip to have our last hot breakfast in the room. One of the items Pam had brought us was a jar of ground Cinnamon. Usually I have my spice kit with me. That has cinnamon in it, but since I didn't actually plan on cooking anything besides breakfast, I didn't bring that along forgetting that I wanted the cinnamon that was in there. This morning I planned on making French Toast and Bacon. We decided that 7:30 would be a good time for breakfast, and we would try to get to MK for openingish. Not rope drop, but before noon like we usually do.

    I woke up just before 7AM and rather than dilly dally on my phone in bed, I got up and dressed and started doing stuff in the kitchen, tidying up, making coffee, cooking bacon, etc. I had to get Fran out of bed before I actually started cooking the French Toast and it was about 8:15 when we finally sat down to eat.





    It didn't take long for us to finish up and get out of the room. I think it was about 8:45. We stopped in the lobby to make sure we weren't going to be charged for the daily Mousekeeping that we were getting, and asked for some replacement MBs, since we never got ours for this stay. Fran had been having trouble fastening her current band and the new one was a big improvement.

    It was 8:57 when we got to the bus stop, and the bus pulled up within 5 minutes. Soon we were on our way to MK.



    Our bus driver could have been a Jungle Cruise skipper as he was full of humorous tips for us travelers.
    We were entering MK at 9:30 which I was fairly pleased about. Rarely do we get going this early! While Fran was getting dressed I hopped on the MDE app and was able to snag a FP for Winnie the Pooh at 9:50. Most of the major rides only had afternoon FP left, but we were only going to be here until noonish, so I didn't sweat it. We would be back in two days and that's when I had made FP for the more major rides. Also I don't ride Space and BTMRR in this park. The DL versions are so much superior and I ride those when I like (well I used to be able to), so I don’t have to do those here. We were here to concentrate on the less common rides and those that we can't do at DL or have superior counterparts here.



    Obligatory Castle shot. Don’t crowds like this give you the heebie jeebies now?



    We went to the Jungle Cruise first.





    The queue was showing a 30 minute wait but they had an HA entrance and they directed us to the side near the exit. We probably waited between 5-10 minutes in the shade before they took us on the boat through the exit so we could ride.



    I've either never been on this ride at WDW, or it's been a long long time, but this ride is far superior to the DL version. I don't say that often!





    Obligatory shot of the back side of water



    Our skipper was hilarious. He scared off the hippos, not with a gun, but the same way he scared off his ex-girlfriend. He hollered, "I love you!......Would you like to meet my mother?.....We should get a puppy together!" He kept them going throughout the entire ride. It was quite funny.



    By the time we were off the ride it was 10:15 and we were well into our FP. We "strolled" through the shops in Adventureland before heading up to Fantasyland for our Pooh FP.



















    And then I finally remembered that we wanted to try a Cheshire Cat Tail.





    It was really good! Kind of like a chocolate croissant, but with purple frosting.

    We moseyed on to our next attraction. The Carousel of Progress, it's been years since we've done this one.
    We considered doing the People Mover after this, but as we were waiting to get in we noticed the People Mover overhead, stopped, with people on it.



    I guess we wouldn't be doing that today.
    Let’s all sing, “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow….”



    Ah…..the Turn of the Century….the 20th century that is!





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    franandaj

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    [Continued from Previous Posts]

    Does anyone remember the viewfinder?



    I love that the pooch never ages!



    “Laundry only takes me one day” ….funny same for me…..









    Anyone grow up with a kitchen like this?











    Now I was a little disappointed with this scene….I thought it was getting an update.





    After our spin through the 20th Century. We were a little hungry. We'd be eating a lot later, but we were both a little hungry. We decided to check out the hot dogs at Casey's. I would have liked their Mac n cheese dog but it wasn't available through Mobile Ordering. There was no way I was waiting in the huge line that was somewhat wrapped around the building. So as we sat looking at the sign of what was served I whipped out my phone and mobile ordered us up a regular hot dog with fries. We snagged a high table and I walked inside to where mobile orders are picked up and within a minute we had our food. I slathered it in raw onions, and we cut it in half so we could each put our condiments of choice on top.



    Snack complete we drove out through the shops on MS and headed for the bus stop. Our bus mojo was really strong this trip. We weren't even five minutes waiting when a bus pulled up. It was 12:47.
    As soon as we were on the road I got a call from a tenant. Now this guy has been rather low maintenance since he and his family moved in. He doesn't normally call. Usually he just texts me things like, "I just put the rent in the box." Or "Have a Merry Christmas", so when I saw a phone call, I knew I should take it. Turns out that a flex line in one of his bathrooms was leaking and they couldn't seem to get the water to turn off.

    Luckily we had received a text from our Contractor only half an hour before saying that he had set up an appointment with the gal in the same building who was having problems with her heater. I called him up and told him about the water leak and he said he would be right over there.

    Our plan for the afternoon involved Pam and her Mom who had left their house at about 5 mins after 12 and they say it takes 90 minutes to get to Disney from their house. We were back to the resort shortly after 1PM.
    They arrived about 15 minutes later. I met them in the lobby and we took the nickel tour of the QS restaurant before going up to the room. We hung out for a little bit while they checked out the room. While we were in the room, Pam pulled down the bed under the TV and revealed this cute little scene! I didn’t even think to look there!



    However, Pamela was starving. She had only drank some orange juice for breakfast, so we headed out to our destination. It was a deja vu from our last visit. Everyone loved the idea of visiting "the chocolate place!" aka Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium.

    So we piled into Pamela's new vehicle and headed off to Universal. When we reached our destination we were given a 10-20 minute return time. I took the opportunity to peruse the selections in the cases. Obviously they are seasonal as when we were here in October the treats were spooky themed. Now many were valentine's themed.











    This is the one that I chose to take home.



    We were called in 9 minutes and showed to our table. Fran started off with a Chocolate Cherry Mule.I got another one of the Vanilla Chocolate Cocktails that I had last time.



    We placed our orders, and shortly after that Jacques and Ms Penelope came by our table. They were hilarious! Jacques kept telling us jokes, but the problem was they all required knowledge of Latin to make them funny and he kept explaining them to us. She was trying to tell him that “It’s not funny if you have to explain it….” And here is looks like she is *itch slapping him.



    I forget the first one, but one was about a Roman who walked into a bar and ordered five shots of Rum. He put up a peace sign with his fingers and said, "It's Roman Numeral Five, get it?"





    He would try again, this time he somehow got us in on the joke. I'm not sure how the others knew but they said, "Knock, knock"
    "Who's there?" He asked.
    "You tell me!" Blurted out Fran.
    He wholeheartedly congratulated her for being the first person to give him a response. He said that everyone else just sat there dumbfounded and gave him blank stares.



    He then told us another Knock Knock joke. I don't remember what it was but it was something ludicrous also rooted in Latin and we all laughed really hard. At least we know a little bit of Latin.

    They took off, and mine and the first item from our order arrived. The Key Lime Pie shake.



    Pam ordered the Avocado Bruschetta. Unfortunately there was no mention of a green onion garnish. Pam hates onions and spent half the time doing surgery on her entree to remove the green onions. You can see her in the background of the last picture hard at work removing her green onions.

    She gave one piece to Fran and another to JJ, so she only had to clear two pieces of the dreaded green onions. Here are her two pieces after her hard work.


    I finally got the two ladies to pose for a picture. I still have to get us all in one!



    Jeanette ordered the mushroom flatbread. She shared a piece with Fran and myself and it was absolutely delicious!



    Fran and I ordered the Reuben sandwich.



    In the end the sandwich was a bad idea. Not that it wasn't good. It was delicious! However, we would have been fine just to eat the handouts from Pam and Jeanette and our French Onion Soup. Which was also just as good as I remembered.



    We ended up taking half the sandwich home. We had talked about ordering a sundae for dessert, but both agreed that it would be way too much. Plus I don't do well with Ice Cream. I would probably have fallen asleep on the ride home if we ate that. Instead we went with the chocolate Creme Brulee since it was so highly recommended by JJ.



    It had a good flavor, but there really wasn't much Brulee to it. I like a nice crackly top and this one was just kind of slightly crunchy. We still ate all of it.

    I got a chocolate Martini to go along with dessert.



    Pam got a flourless chocolate cake and strawberry ice cream. She really liked it, but couldn't finish it all. I took at taste and it was very dense and viscous. I would have only been able to eat a couple bites, it was so intense.



    Despite our efforts not to overeat, we still did, and ended up waddling our way out of Citywalk.
    We stopped at the outlets. I didn't find anything, but Fran found a Christmas shirt, a long sleeved DCL shirt and a smallish figure of BB8 and R2D2.

    Then we went to Publix. I was running out of coffee beans and milk. Fran wanted fresh bread as long as we were at the store, and then they dropped us off at home. I wasn't feeling very good. The garlic shrimp from last nights dinner had been "revisiting" me so to speak. And no, not in the way that @Captain_Oblivious knows Taco Bell, the other end. All the rich food we had just eaten was making my tummy super bloated. I took a couple gerd pills and laid down as the Oscars started. Next thing I know they're on the final three awards, Fran is completely asleep and I'm wondering what I missed. Oh well. I didn't see any of those movies anyways. Maybe on Netflix.
    I just went back to sleep. No tub tonight.
     

    NancyLuvsMickey

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    Yes Chocolate is a much overlooked food group!!!! And everything at Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium looks delicious!!!!

    Looks like you had a nice relaxing morning at the MK... Best way to start the day...
     

    tiggrbaby

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    Your ride photos are simply fantastic!

    What an interesting restaurant! It's been at least 15 years since I was over in that area. Doesn't look like I will get there any time soon now...
     

    pkondz

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    Ahhh...I get it. I don't know of any grocery stores, meaning large grocery, not like Trader Joe's, that doesn't have some kind of a butcher shop in house. Most are in the back though and customers don't see them actually cutting the meat, but they do it in the store and then package it up and bring it out to the cases in packages.
    I don't see them cutting the meat, either. But I can point to, say... a prime rib and ask for some to be cut off for me. Or tell them I want xx lbs of whatever.
    Stater Bros. does all their butchering in an open shop. I'll have to take a picture next time I shop there. They will do all that you mention above and special order cuts of meat that most places don't normally stock. Most of our steaks are cut at about 1 inch thick, but I'm sure if you wanted a real thick one they would cut down a prime rib to the size you wanted. Last November when Rib Roasts were on sale, they had them cut into 1 bone, 2 bone and 3 bone roasts in the cases. I'm sure they had tons more in back that they would cut to order.
    Yeah, not going to see that at a grocery store up here anymore. You may see the butcher area, but... they do little actual butchering now.
    sometimes (when Fran is particularly cranky), I ask her to "take a look at her".
    :laughing: I know a few people that could use that!
    She can't do that for someone who hasn't given her consent.
    Darn!
    OK, I was doing a "pkondz" and took you literally, like the scooters were actually behind you in line. I wanted to point out that there is a special loading area that scooters go to, so they wouldn't be behind you, but you meant "they arrive after me", not they're in line behind you.
    Correct.
    Neither do the rest of the walking passengers.....they almost always get on the bus. Fran and I are left sitting there alone, when the bus drives away. 😢
    I know. And I think there should be room for at least 4 scooters on a bus. But I suspect my opinion is in the minority.
     

    pkondz

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    I did make a few plans, like for this day I had a couple FP at Epcot, however, after discussing matters with Pam and JJ the night before, we scrapped those plans and opted for something completely different.
    That strikes me as funny.
    "We made only a few, absolutely must do, plans... then we scrapped them."
    but for this day she actually said, “Let’s do rope drop at MK!”
    Wait... Fran said that????
    I woke up as the sun was rising and got these pictures out the window.
    Nice!
    Actual view (not zoomed)
    Kinda thought so. But thanks for clarifying. :)
    Usually I have my spice kit with me.
    In your owners locker? Or...
    This morning I planned on making French Toast and Bacon.
    mmmmm...
    Looks great! And real maple syrup. (Thank goodness.)
    We stopped in the lobby to make sure we weren't going to be charged for the daily Mousekeeping that we were getting,
    I don't understand this?
    the bus pulled up within 5 minutes.
    Score! That's more like it.
    Our bus driver could have been a Jungle Cruise skipper as he was full of humorous tips for us travelers.
    :laughing: Those aren't all that common anymore, it seems.
    Also I don't ride Space and BTMRR in this park. The DL versions are so much superior and I ride those when I like
    I didn't know that! (about Space)
    or have superior counterparts here.
    Such as? (Other than JC)
    Don’t crowds like this give you the heebie jeebies now?
    Actually... yes. :(
    We probably waited between 5-10 minutes in the shade before they took us on the boat through the exit so we could ride.
    Not bad.
    but this ride is far superior to the DL version.
    Huh! I didn't know it'd be "far" superior. Huh!
    Our skipper was hilarious. He scared off the hippos, not with a gun, but the same way he scared off his ex-girlfriend. He hollered, "I love you!......Would you like to meet my mother?.....We should get a puppy together!"
    :laughing:
    I've heard the "I love you" part, but not the others.
    And then I finally remembered that we wanted to try a Cheshire Cat Tail.
    I wasn't impressed with it. I think I was expecting something else.
    We considered doing the People Mover after this, but as we were waiting to get in we noticed the People Mover overhead, stopped, with people on it.
    well... poop.
    Let’s all sing, “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow….”
    :thumbsup2
    Does anyone remember the viewfinder?
    :wave:
    I love that the pooch never ages!
    Oh! Never thought of that... but... yes!
    “Laundry only takes me one day” ….funny same for me…..
    :rolleyes:
    Anyone grow up with a kitchen like this?
    Similar, yes. :)
    Now I was a little disappointed with this scene….I thought it was getting an update.
    Oh. I thought it was supposed to, too. Disappointing.
    I would have liked their Mac n cheese dog but it wasn't available through Mobile Ordering.
    I wonder why not? Odd.
    Our bus mojo was really strong this trip. We weren't even five minutes waiting when a bus pulled up. It was 12:47.
    :thumbsup2
    when I saw a phone call, I knew I should take it. Turns out that a flex line in one of his bathrooms was leaking and they couldn't seem to get the water to turn off.
    Yikes! Yeah, that can't wait.
    While we were in the room, Pam pulled down the bed under the TV and revealed this cute little scene! I didn’t even think to look there!
    Awww... I really like that. Great little touch, there.
    Everyone loved the idea of visiting "the chocolate place!" aka Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium.
    Oh! Nice. Just read about that over on Liesa's TR.
    I took the opportunity to peruse the selections in the cases.
    Oh my... drool!
    We placed our orders, and shortly after that Jacques and Ms Penelope came by our table. They were hilarious! Jacques kept telling us jokes, but the problem was they all required knowledge of Latin to make them funny and he kept explaining them to us. She was trying to tell him that “It’s not funny if you have to explain it….” And here is looks like she is *itch slapping him.
    :lmao:
    I forget the first one, but one was about a Roman who walked into a bar and ordered five shots of Rum. He put up a peace sign with his fingers and said, "It's Roman Numeral Five, get it?"
    :sad2:
    He would try again, this time he somehow got us in on the joke. I'm not sure how the others knew but they said, "Knock, knock"
    "Who's there?" He asked.
    "You tell me!" Blurted out Fran.
    :laughing:
    I've done that joke a couple times, too.
    He wholeheartedly congratulated her for being the first person to give him a response. He said that everyone else just sat there dumbfounded and gave him blank stares.
    :laughing: Way to go Fran!
    The Key Lime Pie shake.
    mmmm… that sounds wonderful.
    In the end the sandwich was a bad idea. Not that it wasn't good. It was delicious!
    Interesting. Liesa had a different opinion on it. Good, but not that good.
    our French Onion Soup. Which was also just as good as I remembered.
    Love FOS...
     

    karen4546

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    Joining in. I love your pics. We have only been on the one D Cruise but I get your reference. We were in 12000 and the back of the ship was easily accessible. I got lost a couple of times though--- but it is a ship and so how far could i go.
    I am a foodie and your food pics are wonderful. I love the F&W and Flower & Garden (sadly we had to cancel our trip for May 2020) and hopefully will get to participate at the end of September. We are booked at AKV with a combination of value and can you believe it CL studios.
    You guys are adorable and I love how your partner interjects your postings with her restraint on shopping purchases.

    I am enjoying your TR very much.
     

    missjackiemcg

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    I've either never been on this ride at WDW, or it's been a long long time, but this ride is far superior to the DL version. I don't say that often!

    I sure do love the Jungle Cruise. I always take a picture of these boats, ever since the tour we went on when our guide pointed out that the three heads on the boats are meant to resemble Goofy, Donald and Mickey. When you view them straight on, you can see the resemblance :)

    We moseyed on to our next attraction. The Carousel of Progress, it's been years since we've done this one.
    Our family's favorite! We always have to visit the Carousel of Progress on our trips! Your pictures came out beautifully. Mine never do...something with the lighting and my phone's camera do not agree with one another, and I'd hate to be one of "those people" using my flash!

    Now I was a little disappointed with this scene….I thought it was getting an update.
    The final scene is definitely dated. I'm always hopeful they will give that a little love one of these days. It wouldn't take much to freshen it up and make it a bit more current.

    That really is cute!!!
     

    DnA2010

    Rope Drop!
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    but for this day she actually said, “Let’s do rope drop at MK!”
    Wait that doesn't sound like your wife?!

    Real maple syrup- nice!

    Pretty!

    Our bus driver could have been a Jungle Cruise skipper as he was full of humorous tips for us travelers.
    That's awesome, glad he enjoys his job!

    FP for Winnie the Pooh at 9:50.
    FP for Winnie the Poo? you need FP there?

    Also I don't ride Space and BTMRR in this park. The DL versions are so much superior and I ride those when I like (well I used to be able to), so I don’t have to do those here.
    Space is wayyy better at DL, but I can't remember big thunder, other than I think your loaded inside?

    but this ride is far superior to the DL version. I don't say that often!
    There are some for sure! I didn't realize they weren't the same! Although I wonder if we've even ridden JC in MK

    but the same way he scared off his ex-girlfriend. He hollered, "I love you!......Would you like to meet my mother?.....We should get a puppy together!"
    This guy sounds awesome! Dorian wants to be a skipper as a retirement job

    Glad it was good- sometimes I find "outside" chocolate chips taste funny- weird I know

    Let’s all sing, “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow….”

    I will have to look up in DL had this one...I do remember riding it at MK thought!
     

    Steppesister

    DIS Veteran
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    Actually it is. Contracts for these scooter places say, one rider only.
    See? I mean a toddler riding on a lap just can't end well.

    Whenever I see this I realize that the people riding probably don't really need it and are just getting around pushing a stroller in the park.
    Pretty much.

    You could do this one on Saturday and Cali Grill on Sunday. We booked this trip so late Cali Grill brunch spots were long gone.
    Hmm, you might be onto something here.

    however, after discussing matters with Pam and JJ the night before, we scrapped those plans and opted for something completely different.
    And so it begins.....

    Our bus driver could have been a Jungle Cruise skipper as he was full of humorous tips for us travelers.
    I love when I get a driver that actually likes his/her job and makes it fun.

    The queue was showing a 30 minute wait but they had an HA entrance and they directed us to the side near the exit. We probably waited between 5-10 minutes in the shade before they took us on the boat through the exit so we could ride.
    Score!!!

    I've either never been on this ride at WDW, or it's been a long long time, but this ride is far superior to the DL version. I don't say that often!
    Yes, it is. Probably because they had time to design a better ride improving on the DLR one.

    We "strolled"
    UH OH!!! WE HAVE ANOTHER "S" word contender for ambulating in Disney! Some Saunter, Some Sashay... Alison STROLLS!!!

    I would have liked their Mac n cheese dog but it wasn't available through Mobile Ordering.
    HUH? Why not?! That's just weird. ? I mean I believe you, just, that seems so random.

    Turns out that a flex line in one of his bathrooms was leaking and they couldn't seem to get the water to turn off.
    Oh dear. That's bad.

    Everyone loved the idea of visiting "the chocolate place!" aka Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium.
    It's such a fun place. So glad I went. :)

    Fran started off with a Chocolate Cherry Mule.
    A... WHAT?!?! Now, I have to go back. :rolleyes:
    She was trying to tell him that “It’s not funny if you have to explain it….” And here is looks like she is *itch slapping him.

    I sure wish the'd made it up to my table. :(

    I forget the first one, but one was about a Roman who walked into a bar and ordered five shots of Rum. He put up a peace sign with his fingers and said, "It's Roman Numeral Five, get it?"
    :lmao:

    Fran and I ordered the Reuben sandwich.

    JINX!!! You copied me. (Or, did I copy you? LOL!)

    Despite our efforts not to overeat, we still did, and ended up waddling our way out of Citywalk.
    Hard not to do there!


    Interesting. Liesa had a different opinion on it. Good, but not that good.
    Yes, it was fine, I did like the "secret sauce" which was like all other Reubens - Thousand Island, but you know, it fit the bill and was nice precursor to my shake. ;)
     

    DnA2010

    Rope Drop!
    Joined
    Oct 5, 2010
    Booths and wallpaper!

    Pumpkin!

    Pumpkin again!

    And again!

    Now it's Christmas :)

    I slathered it in raw onions
    My eyes! that's my cilatro right there man..I am not a raw onion person

    Luckily we had received a text from our Contractor only half an hour before saying that he had set up an appointment with the gal in the same building who was having problems with her heater. I called him up and told him about the water leak and he said he would be right over there.
    Lucky indeed! Hope it wasn't a huge fix

    revealed this cute little scene! I didn’t even think to look there!
    Super cute!

    I feel like the little signs are switched...the oreo caramel one though! Dannngg!


    ne that I chose to take home.

    How was it? Or is that coming up?


    Jacques and Ms Penelope came by our table. They were hilarious!
    How fun that they do this!

    The Key Lime Pie shake.

    Drooling! I love chocolate but I also love lime things

    Pam hates onions
    Smart girl, although I don't mind green onions that much

    I like a nice crackly top
    Me too

    I got a chocolate Martini to go along with dessert.

    No chocolate drizzle on the inside of the glass?

    flourless chocolate cake and strawberry ice cream. She really liked it, but couldn't finish it all. I took at taste and it was very dense and viscous. I would have only been able to eat a couple bites, it was so intense.
    I think that's a characteristic for flourless chocolate cake- super dense..almost like a soft fudge
     

    franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    Yes Chocolate is a much overlooked food group!!!! And everything at Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium looks delicious!!!!
    I really like that place, it has all kinds of delicious options. It's a good thing there isn't one at Universal City Walk Hollywood.

    Looks like you had a nice relaxing morning at the MK... Best way to start the day...
    I really miss being able to go the park even if it's just for lunch or shopping. 😢
     

    franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    Your ride photos are simply fantastic!
    Thank you. I literally bought a pretty pricey lens for our DSLR so that I could take dark ride photos. It allows a larger lens opening so that you can still take fast pictures. They used to come out pretty blurry with the other standard lens that I use.

    What an interesting restaurant! It's been at least 15 years since I was over in that area. Doesn't look like I will get there any time soon now...
    Doesn't look like anytime soon that any of us will be getting anywhere. And we just got companion status on Southwest last month.
     

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