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Old 07-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #2296
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I met my friends tonight at CityWalk and the damn tour groups were everywhere! You couldn't move w/o walking into one of them. They weren't bad when I was there on Sunday but tonight...nightmarish! Chanting, clapping, stomping...all the usual antics were on full display. The lines for all rides were long...there was a 30 minute wait for ET at 7:30PM!

We had a great dinner at HRC. I had the grilled chicken sandwich and it was the best chicken sandwich I'd had in years!

As I left my friends for another year and I begged them to come next year in the fall when its cooler and NO tour groups instead of next summer! I'm trying to talk them into HHN and was telling them how different the parks are in the fall.

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i hope they listen to you and return in the fall for hhn.
a totally different senario at that time.

i have not run into the btg at the darkside but have at the motherland.

it was too overwhelming for me.


i'll tell you the story sometime.



the motherland does nothing about the tour groups.
i don't know how the darkside handles them.
since you were at citywalk i guess they do nothing about the tour groups loud behavior.
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Todd - yuck I've never seen a tour group outside of MK, now consider myself lucky. When I see the dreaded flag waving about, immediately turn the other way. Would think that strategy isn't exactly doable in smaller parks though. RE: fall being cool in Orlando, seems like the last ten years we've hit heat waves 'our week' pre columbus day weekend Conversely, we'll be down in in mid January hoping it's warm enough to hop in the pool (anything over 70 degrees and i'm good to go lol).

tink eeek non venomous hopefully. we've had our share of critters invading our house too, it doesn't take much for them to find a small breach in an older home to enable them to set up housekeeping.
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I am so sorry! Our pups become such a huge part of our lives.
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I met my friends tonight at CityWalk and the damn tour groups were everywhere!
I wouldn't mind the tour groups so much if they would exercise some sort of decorum. It also just goes to prove that money talks. Because they are such a large group and no doubt bring in tons of money they are allowed to act completely inappropriate and disturb all of the other guests around them. Had any family, or childless couple behaved in such a manner they would have been escorted out and banned from ever returning.

Gripe fest over (before I really get going). BTGs really make me
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Thanks Mac for making a HHN list! What does everyone think of the houses so far? At first I was a little eeehhhh about the cabin in the woods house, because the movie isn't 'scary', but when you look at the movie as it's intended there really is a ton of potential for a fun house. Evil Dead (the original) was hysterical, the remake was decent enough too that I can see it being a lot of fun.

I can't wait to finally be at that point where we can make the move to Florida. I kick myself constantly that I didn't a few years ago when we had the chance.
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Keishashadow...I'm confused also as he specifically told me they were working on villa wing facing the bay???? I should probably call again to see if someone else can give me different info...

I have been lucky to never having to deial with tour groups. Sounds awful.
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tink eeek non venomous hopefully. we've had our share of critters invading our house too, it doesn't take much for them to find a small breach in an older home to enable them to set up housekeeping.
My ex said it was probably a rat snake which I choose to believe so I can sleep at night. It doesn't help that we live in an older house surrounded by cow pastures a few miles from a game preserve...we get all knds of wildlife, mostly opossum stealing the cat food.
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I am so sorry! Our pups become such a huge part of our lives.
so sorry to hear about your pup, they do become a part of our family. We lost our German Shepard, Harley a few years ago and it still hurts, but it helps to remember the good times like when he wouldn't get out of my van and I was running late for work so I took him with me and parked in the shade with the windows cracked as I only had to work for an hour that day...he sat in the driver's seat and blew the horn with his paw my co-workers talked about that for years.
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Tink and Sharky, I am a pup lover too. Lost my 2 labs years ago, and still miss them. And Tink, my male lab got car sick. I learned the hard way, no food for hours before our ride. I had to put both of them down when my DH was in Iraq. We had them for 12 years.

Hi Mac! Just enjoying the start of an 80's run of temps instead of the high
90's we've been having. So ready for the week-end.

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so sorry to hear about your pup, they do become a part of our family. We lost our German Shepard, Harley a few years ago and it still hurts, but it helps to remember the good times like when he wouldn't get out of my van and I was running late for work so I took him with me and parked in the shade with the windows cracked as I only had to work for an hour that day...he sat in the driver's seat and blew the horn with his paw my co-workers talked about that for years.
That is a great memory Tink! Thank you
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Tink and Sharky, I am a pup lover too. Lost my 2 labs years ago, and still miss them. And Tink, my male lab got car sick. I learned the hard way, no food for hours before our ride. I had to put both of them down when my DH was in Iraq. We had them for 12 years.

Hi Mac! Just enjoying the start of an 80's run of temps instead of the high
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Thank you Lynne

Our Bohemian Shep girl gets car sick too. We took her with us to Gatlingburg one year and from the far back seat I heard...

Stealth Child- *exacerbated sigh* "Fruit bat your dog is leaning on me. (few seconds later) "Mom! Mystery is drooling on me!"

I giggle avoiding eye contact in the rear view mirror.

(a few minutes later) Step Son- "SHARK!!! SHE JUST THREW UP ON ME!"

The hubs and I did our best to hide our laughter. The boys were being turds... they deserved it
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My ex said it was probably a rat snake which I choose to believe so I can sleep at night. It doesn't help that we live in an older house surrounded by cow pastures a few miles from a game preserve...we get all knds of wildlife, mostly opossum stealing the cat food.

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not so sure i'd believe anything my ex told me jk

we live next to 'the woods' so we get more than our share of varmits in our 'hood. Not sure which creeped me out more, the mink, coyote, big black bear or the nest of copperheads we found behind a retaining wall in driveway (confirmed by game&wildlife). Still, i'd take them all over the kids that park at end of street and wander back into them carrying kegs.
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I met my friends tonight We had a great dinner at HRC. I had the grilled chicken sandwich and it was the best chicken sandwich I'd had in years!

As I left my friends for another year and I begged them to come next year in the fall when its cooler and NO tour groups instead of next summer! I'm trying to talk them into HHN and was telling them how different the parks are in the fall.

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Glad you had a nice time with them, tour groups aside.......I hope they do come for HHN.....be nice to meet them again, they were a lot of fun to be with

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Rat snake???? Oh my goodness Vicki.......I would move....literally...... if I saw a snake..........I`ve never seen one for real outwith a zoo when I was a kid and I cried apparently then screamed bloody murder to get out of the building. What really annoyed my mum was I had begged to go in I have that in common with Indiana Jones....I hate snakes

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we live next to 'the woods' so we get more than our share of varmits in our 'hood. Not sure which creeped me out more, the mink, coyote, big black bear or the nest of copperheads we found behind a retaining wall in driveway (confirmed by game&wildlife). Still, i'd take them all over the kids that park at end of street and wander back into them carrying kegs.
Big black bear???? Getting kinda freaked out worrying about where you all live........don`t know what a copperhead is.......will keep it at that......one less thing to worry about

I was going to try your mock crab cakes recipe yesterday.......till I bought real crab and made......well, crab cakes lush!!!!!



Well we were supposed to be on our way to the Hungarian Grand Prix today.......there`s a really long story.......isn`t there always

But short story is our friends needed the break more than us. They have had some really tough times this year. So passed along the flights, thankfully name change was doable, and gave them our hotel booking. We don`t pay for entry into the GP`s because of my family member so they got those passes as well for this GP. I really hope they have an amazing time That was a short version!!!!

We are really just "Paying it Forward"...have been waiting on a chance to do something like this since someone did something wonderful for us a while back

So weekend at home, least the weather is still glorious

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