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Old 06-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #61
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Love the update Lessa. When I saw the outfit I thought it was 1984 again I wonder if she has ever heard of a strapless bra?
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[QUOTE=Lifelong_Dreamer;32078402][COLOR="DarkOrchid"][SIZE="4"]May 16th - Arrival Day

I was so glad to have taken the Friday off work, it always seems that even though I am packed, I still have many last minute things to do, paying bills, cleaning, laundry, stocking up on groceries for Erich so that he wouldn't go hungry LOL, I had no worries about him going hungry as he works full time at a restaurant just blocks from our home.


Our rental agent was very friendly though, it turns out that she had just been on the Disney Magic for their first sailing to Tortola so she was giving us all kinds of tips for the cruise. I of course already knew most of what she was telling us from reading the boards but I smiled and nodded as she was just being friendly and helpful. She also tried to upsell us to a convertible which we of course turned down, lucky that we did!

The lady at the car rental counter really made me laugh, as she said that Lessa and I would look really good driving around in the car, Oh, I'm sure that we would have, and if anyone was there at Disney that week, or watched the news, the week was really not convertibale weather LOL

She did a pretty good job don't you think?
Thank you Lessa, I do try, I did find however that the camera I was using seemed to be taking very grainy pictures, and it was not a very fast camera, so I am sure that many of my pictures will or have been deleted

Doesn't Mom look happy to be on vacation?

Hey my eyes are not closed!! LOL ( It seems that in the majority of all pictures taken of me ever, my eyes are always closed). let me tell you it felt good to be back at Disney and away from everyday life, worries and stresses, I was just looking forward to a few weeks of fun, relaxation, meeting and making new friends along the way and enjoying this time with my daughter. I think that would put a smile on anyone's face.


The original plan was to get some ice cream at Ghirardelli but the line was crazy long so we skipped it. We decided it was time to leave as we still needed to hit up the grocery store for some water and breakfast food. After that we returned to the hotel to drop off the groceries.

Well the other plan that Lessa forgot to mention was that we were going to check out the "Characters in Flight", the new tethered balloon ride, however, we decided to head over to the Magic Kingdom, take in some rides before meeting up with Rosie and the rest of the gang for the Dole Whip/Spectromagic meet, as we had planned to return to Downtown Disney later in the week to do our serious shopping, and at that point we would do the balloon ride then.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #63
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"Hi Beth !! I am looking forward to Lessa's TR and the colorful additions from the Boros. Grimm!!!! I soooo enjoyed meting you both !! But I felt like you were already Old Friends !!"

Hi Rosie, I as well enjoyed meeting you, it did feel like we were old friends, meeting again after a long while.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:48 PM   #64
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Unfortunately for us there seemed to be a large car full of drunks in front of us so we sat in that drive-thru for what felt like forever!




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saw a JetBlue rep standing there with my purse calling out for me. Turns out I had left it at the check-in counter.
Thank goodness!

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If it happens again that will be three strikes against her! Wonder if that would put her on the no fly list.
Beth, you rebel!

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I think we were in that line for at least 45 minutes.
Yikes!

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I smiled and nodded as she was just being friendly and helpful.


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She did a pretty good job don't you think?


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We saw this lovely outfit and I knew that T would appreciate it so I snapped a quick picture.
Hey, she's got some lime green going.

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let me tell you it felt good to be back at Disney and away from everyday life, worries and stresses, I was just looking forward to a few weeks of fun, relaxation, meeting and making new friends along the way and enjoying this time with my daughter. I think that would put a smile on anyone's face.


Awww...

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I was not impressed with WGP express either.

We won't go back.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #66
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[SIZE="4] The line at Security was fairly long, well long for Syracuse. lol I went to put all my stuff up on the security screening machine and I freaked out! Where was my purse! I turned to Mom in a panic hoping that she was holding it but no such luck. My heart was racing, where could it possibly be! Did I drop it? Did I leave it somewhere? The last place I saw it was at check-in. I quickly threw my shoes back on and explained to TSA what had happened. Didn't want to rush out of security without explaining, they might have thought I was a terrorist or something! Today was my lucky day though, as soon as I exited the Security area I saw a JetBlue rep standing there with my purse calling out for me. Turns out I had left it at the check-in counter. Doh![/size]
Oh no! I so know that feeling! Glad you got it back, though.

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[SIZE="4] I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the Mac and Cheese. I had read rave reviews of it here on the boards so I was expecting something spectacular and instead it tasted just like plain ol mac and cheese, nothing special about it. The ceasar salad that came with it was very tasty though. Mom's pizza but excellent, a bit flimsy though. Overall I would say that our meal at WPE was just okay.[/size]
Andy didn't like it either. But it does LOOK good, just doesn't take as good as it looks, IMO.

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Mom took this picture of the devil bird, he looks nice and friendly there doesn't he?

Ummm... no. No he doesn't look friendly at all!

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[SIZE="4] We saw this lovely outfit and I knew that T would appreciate it so I snapped a quick picture. lol

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Goodness! Where are the fashion police when you need them!

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Coming up: The Magic Kingdom and the Spectro/Dole Whip Meet![/SIZE]
Ooh.... who did you meet?
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #67
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Great start! Looking forward to more.
Thanks! Great to see you!

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Sorry about Wolfgang's. I had read great things about it. Guess I'm gonna have to read more reviews before I decide on eating there...

I am sure that if I had ordered something else I would have been much more impressed. I had just read so much about how amazing that mac and cheese dish was and to me it was not anything out of the ordinary. I could have had the same thing up here. I did really like Mom's pizza.

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T will be so proud

I had WPE on my maybe list for August, now maybe not so much! Thanks for the review!

I wouldn't completely discount WPE, perhaps just don't order the mac and cheese.


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WONDERFUL start, Lessa!! WONDERFUL pictures!!

What an incredibly FULL first day you and Mom ENJOYED!!!

The Pizza does look yummy!! Sorry about the Mac&Cheese, although it does look yummy in the pic. Oh and Lessa, I love the ice cream sundaes from a Ghirardelli's...they can be addicting!!!
The day isn't even over yet, that was just the beginning! We were like energizer bunnies that day, we just kept going and going.

I was looking forward to an ice cream but that line was just so long and we had a schedule to keep that day so I passed promising myself to try again another day.


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Page 4-I am so ashamed! You are just to popular. Great start, sorry the mac n cheese was not that great. I am not a bird fan-they all want to dive bomb me I am sure of it. Great pics of DTD-feel like I missed most of it!
I have another bird story later on in the trip.

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Great update Lessa! Looks like you were off to a great start-sorry bout WPE. I know you were really looking forward to the mac n cheese.
I was looking forward to it which is perhaps part of the problem, I had such high expectations that I was bound to be disappointed.

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Welcome and thanks for reading!

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Lessa I think you are one of the most popular TR writers here on the DIS, can't believe you've got to page 4 so quickly

Wow you and your Mom did well staying awake that long, I would have crashed on the bed as soon as I got to Pop
Not as popular as you Jo!

I was very surprised that Mom lasted so long as she did as she got barely any sleep the night before.
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Love the update Lessa. When I saw the outfit I thought it was 1984 again I wonder if she has ever heard of a strapless bra?
Maybe she thought that the exposed bra straps enhanced the look of her outfit?

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Thank you Lessa, I do try, I did find however that the camera I was using seemed to be taking very grainy pictures, and it was not a very fast camera, so I am sure that many of my pictures will or have been deleted
Not true, I am posting some of your pictures in the next update.


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Hey my eyes are not closed!! LOL ( It seems that in the majority of all pictures taken of me ever, my eyes are always closed).
This is true, sometimes I have to take the same picture several times to get one where her eyes are open.


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Well the other plan that Lessa forgot to mention was that we were going to check out the "Characters in Flight", the new tethered balloon ride, however, we decided to head over to the Magic Kingdom, take in some rides before meeting up with Rosie and the rest of the gang for the Dole Whip/Spectromagic meet, as we had planned to return to Downtown Disney later in the week to do our serious shopping, and at that point we would do the balloon ride then.
That's true, I forgot about the balloon ride.

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Beth, you rebel!
Isn't she? The funny thing is that last July when we were flying home from BC I had a sharp metal nail file that my grandma had given me in my shorts pocket. I forgot I had put it there and so I still had it on me when we went through airport security. They didn't detect a thing and so I was able to board the plane with a possible weapon. Mom on the other hand is a real danger with her tube of toothpaste!

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I was not impressed with WGP express either.

We won't go back.

I would go back but just order the pizza instead.


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Oh no! I so know that feeling! Glad you got it back, though.
Yes that was a huge relief, I was in major panic mode!

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Well we got to meet everybody's favourite stateside Brit!
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Great opener!!! The panic you must of felt when you forgot your purse!

I'll tell ya, that mac & cheese really does look good, but looks can be deceiving.

I just don't know about that new Characters in Flight. I hate, hate, hate, heights!!!
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Great opener!!! The panic you must of felt when you forgot your purse!

I'll tell ya, that mac & cheese really does look good, but looks can be deceiving.

I just don't know about that new Characters in Flight. I hate, hate, hate, heights!!!
Oh yeah, I was majorly panicked. I had $500 cash in there plus all my credit cards. Good thing I left it on the counter and the JetBlue rep found it, I can only imagine what might have happened if it had been left somewhere else.

The mac and cheese was decent, just regular mac and cheese, I was just expecting something more. I am a fan of "different" or more uniquely flavoured mac and cheeses.
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Hi Lessa! I found your TR What a great start! I'm soooo glad you got your purse back - I would've been freaking right out I think it's wonderful that your mom (hi Beth! ) is posting on your TR

Can't wait to read more and see more great pictures!!!
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Great start! I can only imagine how freaked out you were nearly losing your purse! Glad you managed to get it back without any problems.

I LOVE Wolfgang Puck Express, but I have to admit your mac and cheese didn't look so hot. I've read a lot of good reviews about that dish too, I wonder if they changed the recipe recently?
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Hey Lessa and Beth,

I so enjoyed meeting both of you at the Dole Whip/Spectro/Wishes/Haunted Mansion meet. When I got home, I read your PTR and have been waiting patiently (not) for you to return to read your TR. I so hope you had a great cruise - I was worried about the weather.

By the way, when I pulled up the TR page, I saw the title and wondered if it was you. Then I saw your name under the title. Hope you are feeling better.

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Hi Lessa! I found your TR What a great start! I'm soooo glad you got your purse back - I would've been freaking right out I think it's wonderful that your mom (hi Beth! ) is posting on your TR

Can't wait to read more and see more great pictures!!!
Not only was all my money in there but it was my favourite purse too!

Yep, Mom even figured out how to post a picture all on her own.


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Great start! I can only imagine how freaked out you were nearly losing your purse! Glad you managed to get it back without any problems.

I LOVE Wolfgang Puck Express, but I have to admit your mac and cheese didn't look so hot. I've read a lot of good reviews about that dish too, I wonder if they changed the recipe recently?

I was very lucky with my purse, I was so happy that nothing was missing from it.

I was super disappointed with the mac and cheese but I had several meals later in the trip that really made up for that one little disappointment.


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Hey Lessa and Beth,

I so enjoyed meeting both of you at the Dole Whip/Spectro/Wishes/Haunted Mansion meet. When I got home, I read your PTR and have been waiting patiently (not) for you to return to read your TR. I so hope you had a great cruise - I was worried about the weather.

By the way, when I pulled up the TR page, I saw the title and wondered if it was you. Then I saw your name under the title. Hope you are feeling better.

Kristi

Hi Kristi! It was so much fun getting to hang out with you that night. I love that a group of us hung around after the meet to go watch Wishes and ride the Haunted Mansion.

Well my voice is still very raspy but I can speak clearly enough that I am at work tonight although everybody has been making fun of how I sound. Saturday was the worst though, I could barely talk.

I'm still not sure if I caught this at WDW due to the nasty weather or if I caught it on the cruise. I guess I will never know.
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I just ordered my photopass cd! Yes we were originally in a share but there was some confusion on Mom's part and so we ended up having to order our own cd. Good news though is that we should have it in a couple days if it is delivered as quickly as it was the past two years. I really need it before I post about our next park day. I still have two updates to write about the first day though so there should not be a delay in the report!
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