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Old 01-30-2010, 12:41 AM   #496
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I can't believe it's been a month since I've updated this. It's time, don't you think?

Before Tink and I were to head to our lovely tea at the Garden View Lounge in the Grand Floridian, we took a lovely train ride with LegoMom. We made a complete loop, and dicussed plans for meeting up later, hopefully to watch Wishes together.

Tink and I headed off to the Grand Flo, and we were early. We spent some time relaxing in the lobby before I checked us in a little bit early. It was so much fun to sit there and people watch and just be. I would have to say this is one of my favorite relaxation moments from the trip. It ranks right up there with our Pina CoLavas upon arrival.

Writing about this makes me want to go with her again so badly.

We got into tea early, and what can I say?

We wore our tiaras.

We had nomtastic food.

We had an excellent server whom I enjoyed so much, I took her picture.

How many times did we sigh with contentment?



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Old 01-30-2010, 08:00 AM   #497
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Are you going to wear your tiara tomorrow? I can't help but to wonder!
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:47 AM   #498
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Photo Update

It's been a while, but here are the photos I promised from tea. I don't remember if I mentioned that Tink and I hung out in the lobby a bit, and just chilled. We both took virtually the same photo of the GF lobby ceiling with our cameras, I guess we were feeling artsy. I've included hers here, and her pictures from tea. Enjoy!





- My view

- Tink's view





- Tink, being good, got her whipped cream on the side. I, however, had mine plopped right on.







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Old 02-23-2010, 08:15 AM   #499
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The tea looks heavenly. Maybe someday when I just take the girls. . .
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Just heavenly!! Which tea package did you guys get? I suppose it'll depend on how much I feel like eating at the time, but right now I'm waffling between the Sally Lunn and the next one up (don't remember the name).

LOVE the views from this room! Beautiful.....

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The tea looks heavenly. Maybe someday when I just take the girls. . .
Oh, hon. I've taken men there and it was a hoot. My son was actually the best behaved out of all of them, and obviously the youngest. It's a lot of fun.

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Just heavenly!! Which tea package did you guys get? I suppose it'll depend on how much I feel like eating at the time, but right now I'm waffling between the Sally Lunn and the next one up (don't remember the name).

LOVE the views from this room! Beautiful.....

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Tink got a tea selection, I don't remember the name, with a side of the Sally Lunn bread, so consider as a possibility that a lot of items come a la carte.

I always get the Grand Tea, which comes with a glass of champagne, and is the most extensive of their tea offerings. It's six tea sandwiches with an onion tartlet. Your second course is a jam tartlet and a heavenly scone with whipped butter. The third course is your choice of strawberries and cream, English trifle, or a couple of selections from the pastry offerings. I always get strawberries and cream and it's divine.

I do have to say though, this is the day we met up with you later, and remember how Tink and I didn't eat dinner until later that night? Our tea was around 200-230, and for me, with the amount I get, it's a meal. I definitely needed dinner, but I'm almost positive that wasn't until 700-800 at night.
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I was just looking at the tea menu today trying to get a price for my spreadsheet. (again , as if I hadn't already memorized the menu) I can't decide betwee the grand and the Prince's. Hmmmm.... I do love me some port.
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I love the tea cozy!
I do, too! Just so you know, not all of the teas come in a teapot. Some actually come in a French press. I believe Tink ordered a black tea, and that was served in a pot.

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I was just looking at the tea menu today trying to get a price for my spreadsheet. (again , as if I hadn't already memorized the menu) I can't decide betwee the grand and the Prince's. Hmmmm.... I do love me some port.
Mmm...port. I drool over alcohol so much more during this pregnancy than I ever did during my first. I seriously can't wait for that first drink afterwards.

And of course, my suggestion to not being able to choose is to either get it all or go twice.
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The tea looks wonderful. After my tea there in December I want to put together a tea set for myself. I'm waffling between a set like at the GF, or a shabby chic mismatched set. I have to say I was a bit disappointed that mine came in the press pot and I didn't get a cute cozy.
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Even without the Grand Floridian stay to look forward to, your beautiful pictures of the tea have convinced me that Chelsea and I still need to do that!
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That's kinda what I"m hoping LeeAnn will do with me. She gets one, I get the other and we share.
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The tea looks wonderful. After my tea there in December I want to put together a tea set for myself. I'm waffling between a set like at the GF, or a shabby chic mismatched set. I have to say I was a bit disappointed that mine came in the press pot and I didn't get a cute cozy.
That's a tough call that reminds me...somewhere I have a really nice tea set...wherever did I put it?

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I highly recommend that you still do that. You will have a wonderful time, I'm sure of it.

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A Mid Day Break

After we sighed with contentment countless times over tea, it was time to head back to the room for a little mid day break. The Magic Kingdom had evening EMH this evening, and we wanted to be well rested for that. Of course, we were too keyed up to nap really, but we were still able to pass a rather restful afternoon.

Or was it?

I decided to head out and take a walk to Old Port Royale. I wanted to get some soy milk to go with tomorrow morning's cereal, and also, just enjoy the resort. Tink would take her morning walks, but I'd yet to really explore our resort.

It was so beautiful. If I hadn't fallen in love with it already, I certainly did then. Just gorgeous. The lush vegetation, the little hidden areas to sit and watch the world go by. I have beautiful photos, but they're on my other computer, so I'll include those in a separate post.

Now, as I was walking back to our room, I did notice a rather ominous looking sky directly over Jamaica. And by ominous, I mean, oh boy. I remember there being a family on the bridge and the dad remarking on how incredible the sky looked. I offered to take a picture and e-mail it to them, and they thanked me but declined. It really was amazing.

I made it back to the room just in time, as soon as I turned into our door, did it ever start pouring!

And the began the debauchery of our evening with the shot heard round the world.

Thunder and lightening that is.

Although I do believe I was the weenie who sent Tink over to the window to check out how the rain was coming along, so I can't really blame her for the four letter word that came out of her mouth when lightening cracked right in our courtyard.

It scared the beejezus out of me and I wasn't standing next to the window at the time.

Ah, the bond of true friendship. She'd already been through the smell unlike no other eminating from our fridge, and now this. Perhaps that's why I was feeling more indulgent later in the evening. More to come on that.

Tink and I passed the rain filled afternoon with the continuation of our game of rummy...because that's what pirates play...and waited a bit before we ventured out.

By the time we were heading out, I'd say we had a pretty steady drizzle going, not terribly pelting, but enough for me to want to wear a poncho. My companion, however, was not feeling the poncho love.

Actually, Tink had no desire to wear one, and I forced her. I do believe I even ignored her when she told me I didn't need to pack one for her. I knew. She would come over to the dark side. :darth

We headed out bravely, esconced in plasticity. I believe Tink made a few comments about feeling well preserved, and like a giant Ziploc, and then I made the first of the evening's comments that are not fit for the DIS.

It did however, make us laugh and take our minds off the plasticness.




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