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Old 09-22-2012, 03:46 PM   #151
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for a great afternoon in Animal Kingdom!

I have only seen the Nemo show once. Loved the theater and all of the amazing costumes and sets and multimedia stuff. Can't say I have warmed up to the songs, though. Maybe need to get more familiar with them. What a great thing to do to get out of after-lunch heat.

I love your pictures from EE. Emmy's pose with her claws out cracked me up.

You have some great pictures with the characters. It sounds like a wonderful, private interaction.

Too bad you had to skip Dinosaur. Next eon, maybe.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #152
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Those are wonderful photos. I love the one with Em and Tigger. I have a soft spot for him. And Piglet.
And the Everest ride photo is great too! I never buy those but always wish that I had so that right there makes the cost of the photopass CD worth it for me!
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #153
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The day was hot, our bellies were full from lunch, and the lines were long for many of the attractions so we were feeling a bit sluggish. However, the moment that Michael saw some monkeys he brightened up. He took some photos and posted on FB that this was not his nephew (ha, he’s not a monkeys uncle!)


Too funny! Sounds like something I would have done...if I had a Facebook, that is! Yep, I'm probably the only person on the planet who does not have a Facebook account.
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Too funny! Sounds like something I would have done...if I had a Facebook, that is! Yep, I'm probably the only person on the planet who does not have a Facebook account.
No you're not Barb ..... Neither do I !!

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Wonderful pics, as usual! I really like the one of Crush in the Nemo musical (it came out great even without flash), and the character shots are especially cute. And I love that the jokes from Michael never stop. Not a monkey's uncle
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Yay for a fun (if also hot!) AK afternoon!! LOL at you telling Em and Michael that there was cooler air down the path! At least it resulted in a fun character meet!
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I'm back!!! Whew… I should really be cleaning… but I NEED to read the Dis!!!

I can't wait to ride Everest! And those pictures of the resort look amazing! I can't wait to get over to the Boardwalk one day!!!!!
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Officially all caught up. Yeah for 3 DIS meets in one, especially since one of them lasted most of the evening.

An hour wait for Dinosaur. Not fun! No wonder you skipped it. Great trick to get Em to pose for a picture.

Fun pictures from the front row of EE. Nothing better than the front row.

Cute dress.
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Ahh I give you guys a lot of credit for staying in AK during the afternoon. I simply can't handle it! Lovely pics from the St. Regis, by the way. That sunset is beautiful!
Thanks Kristen! Why does it seem like AK is 10 degrees warmer than any other park??

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I LOVE that you found the characters all by themselves!! It looks like a pretty hot day that day! I think I would be dying! I am hoping its not so hot in October!
I'm sure October will be so much nicer weather-wise compared to August. Plus F&W should make everything better!

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Thanks for such a nice welcome and you totally made my day with the compliment on my 9/11 video. I was thinking about taking that link down, but decided not to because I'm proud of that song, so thank you!

I know I tend to get stuck just going to my subbed page, so I have to break out and find new TRs every once in awhile.

So I have read up to right before your first DIS meet. Glad you had an uneventful flight(s) and were able to move your room up one floor. I didn't do on line check-in in June and ended up stuck on the bottom floor. My DH and I called it our subterranean villa. Now I have requests all over my October reservation for a high floor. Seriously, it wasn't that bad, I just don't like the first floor.

I love CMC for breakfast. So yummy.

You really got some beautiful pictures in Epcot and around the Boardwalk. Just lovely. Looks like your trip is off to a great start. Looking forward to reading more!
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I'm such a bad follower. I've been running crazy trying to get caught up with work and packing and I'm falling behind. Today is house cleaning day. Urgh.... there should be a rule against that before a trip. LOL!!

I love your DIS meet. I've never met anyone from here. I'm too self conscious to do that. LOL!!

I love the picture from Buzz. I have one with me sticking my tongue out. I was definitely concentrating. LOL!!

I love EE. One of my favorite rides ever. We got to ride it when they first built it. I found out a few months ago that DH's cousin was one the the architects that worked on it.

I love Pooh, but Eeyore is my favorite. LOL!!

I love those monkeys. They are loud though!! LOL!!

Can't wait to read more and I promise I will keep up this time.
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for a great afternoon in Animal Kingdom!

I have only seen the Nemo show once. Loved the theater and all of the amazing costumes and sets and multimedia stuff. Can't say I have warmed up to the songs, though. Maybe need to get more familiar with them. What a great thing to do to get out of after-lunch heat.

I love your pictures from EE. Emmy's pose with her claws out cracked me up.

You have some great pictures with the characters. It sounds like a wonderful, private interaction.

Too bad you had to skip Dinosaur. Next eon, maybe.
I thought of you when I posted the EE photos since you had recently wrote about your ride experience on EE with photos as well!

Between you and me... I prefer the FOTLK to the Nemo show. Song selections are no comparison between the two!

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Those are wonderful photos. I love the one with Em and Tigger. I have a soft spot for him. And Piglet.
And the Everest ride photo is great too! I never buy those but always wish that I had so that right there makes the cost of the photopass CD worth it for me!
Thanks Alysa. Awww Tigger hugs for Em!

The only reason I got the photo was because I had it added to my photopass+.

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Too funny! Sounds like something I would have done...if I had a Facebook, that is! Yep, I'm probably the only person on the planet who does not have a Facebook account.
Ha! I finally had to be my own FB account since I was always on Michaels and people would try to chat with me and I'd have to fess up and say, it's Brenda online not Michael. At least a few of his friends knew what an awesome wife I am because I'm sure he would have said so even if I didn't hijack his account!!!

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Wonderful pics, as usual! I really like the one of Crush in the Nemo musical (it came out great even without flash), and the character shots are especially cute. And I love that the jokes from Michael never stop. Not a monkey's uncle
Thanks DDW... the Crush photo is probably the only one that came out without the flash. I need to learn how to use the settings on my DSLR but I just keep it on auto. Lame I know!

I think you've seen Michael's funny side!

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Yay for a fun (if also hot!) AK afternoon!! LOL at you telling Em and Michael that there was cooler air down the path! At least it resulted in a fun character meet!
Yeah....I probably should have just bribed them instead of failing to disclose accurate information! And yes, the characters were a lot of fun since they had nothing better to do than entertain us since there was no one down there.

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I'm back!!! Whew… I should really be cleaning… but I NEED to read the Dis!!!

I can't wait to ride Everest! And those pictures of the resort look amazing! I can't wait to get over to the Boardwalk one day!!!!!
Oh my! Hang on when EE goes upside down!! (j/k) I can't wait to get back to BW one day! See, we have similar goals!

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Officially all caught up. Yeah for 3 DIS meets in one, especially since one of them lasted most of the evening.

An hour wait for Dinosaur. Not fun! No wonder you skipped it. Great trick to get Em to pose for a picture.

Fun pictures from the front row of EE. Nothing better than the front row.

Cute dress.
Hi there! The Dismeets were truly the highlights of our trip! We'll try Dinosaur next time...it was just too hot to wait that long.

We loved the front row of EE, great spot to see the sweeping vista at the "end of the tracks".
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Sorry for the short update to this TR... it's late and I need to roll into bed but I am determined to update tonight so I'll do a short one heavy on photos light on narrative.

Monday August 20, 2012 - Day 3 Part 3

It was 3pm and our plan was to take a bus to Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter and then take the boat to DTD where we wanted to play at DisneyQuest. We hadn’t been to either of those resorts let alone taken the boat to DTD.

A glimpse at a PO Riverside or is this POFQ?:




Once at PO Riverside we went into Fulton’s General Store to get some cold beverages since we were parched! We stopped in the resort lobby briefly before moving outside to catch the boat. I thought the lobby was very beautiful with the chandeliers, floral arrangements, and the Mickey details in the decorative overhead arches.











Someone got sucked into watching the kiddie TV:












We boarded the boat and waited about 15 minutes before we left to head to DTD. It made a stop at POFQ and made it to the Marketplace section of DTD. We should have done the smart thing and caught the bus from Marketplace to the West Side where we were headed but instead we decided to walk all the way in the blazing heat. It was about this time that Michael and Em were a bit grumpy and done with any fun. I honestly don’t blame them since they were pretty tired and miserable but they didn’t revolt – they kept trekking.



Next Up: DisneyQuest and being wet two different ways!


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Riverside does look really pretty! We've never taken the boat from there to DTD before, but I'm hoping we do on our next trip!

UGH DTD can be a brutal walk in the heat. It's just SO endless!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:18 AM   #162
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I love POR. It's so pretty there. It's probably the resort I miss most after purchasing DVC since I rarely stay there anymore. If I do its only for the night.

Curious to see what you think of Disney Quest. That is a long walk in the heat.
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Really pretty pictures of POR!

Michael in the kiddie chair watching TV is hilarious!

I hope the hot walk to Disneyquest was worth it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #164
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Wish we would have used that boat when we stayed @ POR in '09. It is a beautiful resort.
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Lovely photos of POR, it's such a lovely boat trip to take
On our last trip we rented a little sea racer boat at downtown disney and headed up the river to POR, a really great way to spend an our or so
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