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Old 01-31-2013, 01:28 PM   #2311
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I looked at your update and, as I said, I'd love to get my hands..well fork....on that orange cheesecake. It looked so good.
I forgot to put in my TR that the cheesecake doesn't have a traditional "crust". The bottom layer is actually orange cake instead of a normal pie crust
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:31 PM   #2312
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Not sure what kind of tree that is either, but "cotton tree" sounds plausible enough to me too!

Your meal at Coral Reef looks really good! We've never been there, but it looks really pretty inside!
If nobody comes on here and says otherwise, we're sticking with "cotton tree".

Coral Reef is a pretty neat restaurant. On some of the half wall thingies that separate the tables, there are lights shaped like seashells.

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I'm not all the way up to date yet, but I had to tell you I love your report so far. I'm just up to where your husband is talking with Princess Tiana. So cute. I will definitely be going back and reading your previous reports.
You're getting some reading done! John is normally a kind of shy guy at home but when it comes to Disney, the man lets it out! He wasn't going to miss seeing a Louisiana gal.

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That JD Mousse was heavenly!!! Coral Reef sometimes gets mixed reviews here on the DIS, but we thought it was awesome as well.
Great family photo!!
We get tickled at Jesse because he won't touch a drop of alcohol but does like it in his desserts.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:32 PM   #2313
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I forgot to put in my TR that the cheesecake doesn't have a traditional "crust". The bottom layer is actually orange cake instead of a normal pie crust
Oh my gosh! That settles it! That's what I'm ordering when we go. As I said, I love anything citrus flavored.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:38 PM   #2314
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Great update! We love the Coral Reef. Your dessert is no longer on the menu. It's been replaced by and out of this world Blood Orange Cheesecake.

I read Stephanie's review of the orange cheesecake and I'm so hoping that it's still on the menu in May. It sounds delicious.

What are the chances of getting the same server? Did you ask for him? Do you remember his name?

Nope, we didn't ask for the same server. It was just by chance. I can't remember his name but I do know that it was an Asian name.

I'm not much of a bread eater, but I love their rolls.

I like smooshy centered rolls and have a hard time finding them at Disney. Seems like everything has a hard crust and no center.

I have never noticed the cotton tree. Where is it located? That is something that JJ would just love to see. I know we had to be near it at some point because white fuzzies were floating in the air and he was having the best time catching them.
When you are standing in front of the Seas, look waaaaay over to the right just before the entrance to Coral Reef. The tree is in that patch of grass over there. It's a cool looking tree. Be sure to look for it next time you and JJ go to Epcot.

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Great updates!!!

Thanks for sharing your Christmas pictures. It looks like it was a great time and lots of nice memories!

I was so happy when Lacey and Jesse said that they were for sure coming at Christmas time. It was so nice to see them again.

Fantastic pictures of the ice storm! I know those things have a pretty big impact where you are.


Honey, if there's even a drop of ice or a flake of snow, we're all over it.

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You remember!

You have some seriously great shots of John getting his siesta on! Love them!

John was being so silly that day.

I have never heard of or seen that "cotton tree" before! Thanks for pointing it out. I love all the things we learn here!

You'll have to be on the look out for the cotton tree next time you're in Epcot. It's waaaay over to the right of The Seas.

What a super family shot at the Coral Reef.

Thank you!

Yummy, Yummy dinner. Fish ARE food, but it is surprising how good the steak at CR is. But nothing tops the desserts there!

Fish definitely are food but the steak was even better.

I think it has been about 3-4 years since we have been there. Love the food and atmosphere, but the service has been slow. Not bad, but just has taken too much time out of our day/night when we could be out in the park.
I guess that we've lucked out with the service. Never had a bad server
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:26 PM   #2315
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I wonder if that is a cottonwood, or something like that. I just know there is a certain time of year when they "shed" and I sneeze all the time then.

Dinner looks great. We still need to get there and give it a try.
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Love John's hombre look! I'm cracking up at his napping.

I want to try to take a nice picture inside someday. The restaurant inside and the temple are just beautiful.


I've alway wanted to try Coral Reef, but have gotten voted down. Someday! Good to know the info about picky eaters, cuz Kadence is one!
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Your meals look so yummy! Every time I see pics from Coral Reef I want to eat there. It's been far too long!
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Okay so forgive me please but I haven't read in a while so I have lots of comments because I had lots to catch up on but I made it Oh oh oh I remember the exact episode of Happy days that you mentioned,I miss that show!!!
After seeing your Christmas pics I've officially decided I'm moving in dang it!!!!your house is my dream house,I love log cabin homes with lots of wood on the inside too,it's perfect!!!!
My kids also get new pajamas on Christmas and I've always rolled them up when I wrap them so they are always asking when they can open their "Christmas sausage"
OH MY GOSH!!!!! where did you find those giant chocolates I NEEEEEEEED those ...yup my everyday survival depends on it.
Oh and Coral Reef I love it there and have been many times but unfortunately have always been sat as far from the tanks as possible because each time I've gone I've had a large group.
I can't wait to read more and wanted to ask if you're doing a pre tr for the upcoming trip...hope to see u there!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:13 AM   #2319
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I am back reading your Tr and I love all the Xmas pictuees. Your house is lovely and I love your new decorations. I love your old cookstove. I have one also. I love antiques and have a small antique business. I especially collect old kitchen things. Anyway I also spoil my kids and grandkids at Xmas....I love Christmas! And your ice pictures are great. We of course have a lot of snow and ice in Vermont but never with leaves on the trees or berries. Thanks for sharing.

We have our dates set for Disney 11/30-12/7. Had to wait for my son to get his vaction set. Now we can start planning, looking for discounts, making ADr....oh I am excited already.
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Just catching up with everything. We ate at Coral Reef back in 2011. The atmosphere is top notch! Very beautiful place to eat. We even got a table right next to the tank and it was very cool to watch the fish and divers swim by as your eating. We were not impressed with the food though.

DW said she wasn't interested in eating there again , but I'm game for giving them another shot. The atmosphere just makes the food taste a little better!

Maybe I can talk her into another chance.
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Hey Lisa,

Finally all caught up, I haven't been on in a while. I hate when life gets in the way.

Yall are too funny! John taking a siesta had me laughing.

Looks like a fun Christmas, love the decorations. Don't necessarily like the ice, even though your pics are beautiful. I'm a summer girl. I don't like this cold weather we've been having in South Louisiana.

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Seriously? You have a lucky streak going! This was the first time I've gotten twins.
We haven't gotten them every time but the last two or three!

I am now all caught up! I was about 15 pages behind!! Loved John's Hombre pictures! So funny!! And Coral Reef looks delish!!

Don't you just love the southern weather?! January had rain, tornadoes, snow/ice, lows in the 20's and it got to 80 one day last week...WHAT!?!?!

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I wonder if that is a cottonwood, or something like that. I just know there is a certain time of year when they "shed" and I sneeze all the time then.

Dinner looks great. We still need to get there and give it a try.
I'm not sure what the tree is but I plan on asking our tour guide if we do the Behind the Seeds tour again. Maybe they will know.

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Love John's hombre look! I'm cracking up at his napping.

I want to try to take a nice picture inside someday. The restaurant inside and the temple are just beautiful.


I've alway wanted to try Coral Reef, but have gotten voted down. Someday! Good to know the info about picky eaters, cuz Kadence is one!
I think that he'd make one heckofa hombre and we all know that he's gotten the siesta part down pat.

Hunter and Lacey are some of the pickiest eaters I know and they love Coral Reef.

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Your meals look so yummy! Every time I see pics from Coral Reef I want to eat there. It's been far too long!
So, you've tried it before? Our family is not big on trying different foods so I try to stick with someplace that has at least one meat and potatoes kind of entree.
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Okay so forgive me please but I haven't read in a while so I have lots of comments because I had lots to catch up on but I made it Oh oh oh I remember the exact episode of Happy days that you mentioned,I miss that show!!!
After seeing your Christmas pics I've officially decided I'm moving in dang it!!!!your house is my dream house,I love log cabin homes with lots of wood on the inside too,it's perfect!!!!
My kids also get new pajamas on Christmas and I've always rolled them up when I wrap them so they are always asking when they can open their "Christmas sausage"
OH MY GOSH!!!!! where did you find those giant chocolates I NEEEEEEEED those ...yup my everyday survival depends on it.
Oh and Coral Reef I love it there and have been many times but unfortunately have always been sat as far from the tanks as possible because each time I've gone I've had a large group.
I can't wait to read more and wanted to ask if you're doing a pre tr for the upcoming trip...hope to see u there!
Love me some Happy Days! They used to show it on TV Land but it's been a while since I've seen an episode.

Come on over! We've got an extra bedroom in our house. Well, I say that it's an extra but I've kind of turned it into a sewing/work-out room. Okay, let me correct that...we store our work out equipment in the room and I keep my sewing supplies in the room.

The giant chocolates came from Target. They were $9.99 each. Except for the Hershey Kiss, I think it was about $5

It's too bad that you've not been able to get a table closer to the tank at Coral Reef. But, we've been seated in one of the top tables and our view was still pretty good.

Once I start the pre-trip report, I'll be posting a link here.

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I am back reading your Tr and I love all the Xmas pictuees. Your house is lovely and I love your new decorations. I love your old cookstove. I have one also. I love antiques and have a small antique business. I especially collect old kitchen things. Anyway I also spoil my kids and grandkids at Xmas....I love Christmas! And your ice pictures are great. We of course have a lot of snow and ice in Vermont but never with leaves on the trees or berries. Thanks for sharing.

We have our dates set for Disney 11/30-12/7. Had to wait for my son to get his vaction set. Now we can start planning, looking for discounts, making ADr....oh I am excited already.
John did some work for an older gentleman and knew that he wouldn't be able to charge him as much as what the work was actually worth. So, he asked the man if he wanted to trade out something. The stove was underneath his carport and was in several pieces and we had to put it back together. That sucker was heeeeeavy!

I'm so glad to hear that you've finally gotten the dates firmed up. Let the planning begin!
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Just catching up with everything. We ate at Coral Reef back in 2011. The atmosphere is top notch! Very beautiful place to eat. We even got a table right next to the tank and it was very cool to watch the fish and divers swim by as your eating. We were not impressed with the food though.

DW said she wasn't interested in eating there again , but I'm game for giving them another shot. The atmosphere just makes the food taste a little better!

Maybe I can talk her into another chance.
Oh man! I guess that we're pretty easy to please when it comes to food. I'm always willing to give a restaurant another shot if the atmosphere is good.

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Hey Lisa,

Finally all caught up, I haven't been on in a while. I hate when life gets in the way.

Yall are too funny! John taking a siesta had me laughing.

Looks like a fun Christmas, love the decorations. Don't necessarily like the ice, even though your pics are beautiful. I'm a summer girl. I don't like this cold weather we've been having in South Louisiana.

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We haven't gotten them every time but the last two or three!

I am now all caught up! I was about 15 pages behind!! Loved John's Hombre pictures! So funny!! And Coral Reef looks delish!!

Don't you just love the southern weather?! January had rain, tornadoes, snow/ice, lows in the 20's and it got to 80 one day last week...WHAT!?!?!

We had that same sort of weather. One day, it was 76 when I left work and the next day it was 40 when I left. No wonder everybody keeps getting sick.
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