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Old 02-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #271
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Great looking resort and I love the frogs and artwork.
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Beautiful resort pictures, and I didn't have to wait long for them
Thanks! I'm trying to plug along to Kidani, Jenny is getting so impatient about those roast pictures! I'm not sure if I will be able to keep up the speed much longer. Now that we are at Disney, I am taking hundreds of pictures in each download! It's taken me from (travel day) Monday until Friday to get up pics from most of Tuesday. After Wednesday night, updates will take much longer, so expect that I will be finishing the majority once I'm home.

However, if Fran keeps pushing herself like she did today, I'll have lots of her nap time to work on updates. The unfortunate thing is that they will take a long time. The good thing is that I have a lot of detail so you can live vicariously for quite a while!

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Great looking resort and I love the frogs and artwork.
It is a very nice resort and fun to stay at. I actually like the resort better than the parks!! I would probably enjoy just hanging out at the pool and trying some restaurants and stuff there more than trying to go to US or IOA. I also love that all the frogs are playing some kind of musical instrument!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #273
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I'm deciding between portofino bay and hard rock for universal. I think hard rock is edging slightly in front right now....but I love the look of portofino bay.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:30 PM   #274
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You're there! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!



Just read a little. I will have to go back and catch up tomorrow.

Yay!!!!!!

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:33 PM   #275
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The hotel is quite pretty!

Suessland (name?) looks darling and HP looks very cool but I don't see us doing Universal anytime soon. We gave the kids the option during our last trip to WDW and they all opted out. I've Disneyfied them I think.

I'm glad your at Disney now!

You both look relaxed and that you're having a great time.

And I'm waiting to see the roast.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:39 PM   #276
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Alison,
Could you please do me a HUGE favor?

If you are in the parks and see the red shiny reversible Mickey tote bag that you can only purchase if you spend a certain amount of money on other things (can't remember the amount $40, $50??), would you PLEASE get the item number for me?

It is bright red with a rhinestone Mickey shape on the bottom corner.

I bought one last week & when I got it out today to use it I noticed one of the rhinestones is missing! I called Disney but they can't even look it up without the item number - very UNMAGICAL phone call.

I've searched for the last hour for the reciept - I've got one for every cookie we ate, but NOT that bag! UGH!!! They said I need the item number to exchange it for a new one.

Did I mention, PLEASE?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #277
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However, if Fran keeps pushing herself like she did today, I'll have lots of her nap time to work on updates.
Oh, poor Fran! Don't let her wear herself out!!! We don't want her feeling bad again. I know how she feels - you want to push as much as you can, but it's worth it to slow down, not do as much, but truly enjoy what you do!

I'm always sending Fran hugs, but give her another one from me!

We can wait for updates... you just might have to post that meat pic out of order!!! THAT we can't wait for!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #278
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What's the cool looking drink with the Corona sticking out of the top?
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #279
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You'll need to get the Corona drink next time at Bubba Gump's my family likes them.

The resort pics are lovely and it's great to see the elephants kept their trunks on.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:11 AM   #280
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I'm deciding between portofino bay and hard rock for universal. I think hard rock is edging slightly in front right now....but I love the look of portofino bay.
We picked the Royal Pacific because it was the least expensive and the closest, plus I liked the food options there the best. I'm not sure about the others.

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You're there! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!



Just read a little. I will have to go back and catch up tomorrow.

Yay!!!!!!

I know I can't believe that we are FINALLY here!

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The hotel is quite pretty!

Suessland (name?) looks darling and HP looks very cool but I don't see us doing Universal anytime soon. We gave the kids the option during our last trip to WDW and they all opted out. I've Disneyfied them I think.

I'm glad your at Disney now!

You both look relaxed and that you're having a great time.

And I'm waiting to see the roast.
I know, it will take a lot to get us back there. I much prefer Disney. The Dr. Seuss part was my favorite, the last time we were there.

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Alison,
Could you please do me a HUGE favor?

If you are in the parks and see the red shiny reversible Mickey tote bag that you can only purchase if you spend a certain amount of money on other things (can't remember the amount $40, $50??), would you PLEASE get the item number for me?

It is bright red with a rhinestone Mickey shape on the bottom corner.

I bought one last week & when I got it out today to use it I noticed one of the rhinestones is missing! I called Disney but they can't even look it up without the item number - very UNMAGICAL phone call.

I've searched for the last hour for the reciept - I've got one for every cookie we ate, but NOT that bag! UGH!!! They said I need the item number to exchange it for a new one.

Did I mention, PLEASE?
I asked Fran, she said that they are now offering a different promo, but we will definitely look.

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Oh, poor Fran! Don't let her wear herself out!!! We don't want her feeling bad again. I know how she feels - you want to push as much as you can, but it's worth it to slow down, not do as much, but truly enjoy what you do!

I'm always sending Fran hugs, but give her another one from me!

We can wait for updates... you just might have to post that meat pic out of order!!! THAT we can't wait for!
It's hard to tell her anything! But hopefully she's not pushing too hard. She is getting in several hour naps every day so that helps!

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What's the cool looking drink with the Corona sticking out of the top?
They called it a Coronatini. We want to try those!

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You'll need to get the Corona drink next time at Bubba Gump's my family likes them.

The resort pics are lovely and it's great to see the elephants kept their trunks on.
They look/sound good, so we'll have to try them.

at the bold!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #281
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After a couple glasses of wine, we headed down to our dinner location.





Last time we dined here I didnít take any pictures of the room, so I fixed that this time!







Another one just for you, Lisa!



Shrimp chips with a spicy sauce are served in lieu of bread.



The menu













This is going to become a theme for our trip, we decided again on a menu of tapas and chose this Alsacian Gewurtraminer to accompany our choices.



We really need to learn. Order two things at a time! This was the crispy tempura Blue Crab with Bibb Lettuce and Creamy Mango-Caesar Dressing. This was the split portion.



This was the Pan Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Potsticker



This was my favorite the Slow Roasted Filipino Adobo Pork Shoulder with Chinese Chive Pancake. I love scallion pancakes! And to use them like a taco wrap was just great!



Here it is served up (sorry itís blurry).



And lastly the Konwe Smoked Baby Back Ribs



Even though we could not finish all the tapas, we certainly had room for dessert. They brought us the dessert menuÖ





But in the end I really wanted the dessert from the Chefís Tasting menu. Warm Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce and Cinnamon Ice Cream. It was F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S!



Fran wanted the Warm Lemon White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Blueberry Sauce and Strawberry ice Cream.



After dinner we returned to our room and I worked on getting us consolidated and packed for our move over to Disney the next day.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #282
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that resort is gorgeous, it looks like you are the only ones there. No one is in your photos...
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oh food porn I love it...

When I was looking at the menu, I thought the blue crab salad, and the lemon dessert would be my order.

The cinnamon ice cream sounds really nice too.

So out of all the savory offerings, which was your favorite?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #284
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I asked Fran, she said that they are now offering a different promo, but we will definitely look.

It's hard to tell her anything! But hopefully she's not pushing too hard. She is getting in several hour naps every day so that helps!
Thanks for keeping an eye out for the bag.
I bought mine in the store across from the Country Bears in MK, if that helps.

I'm glad Fran is taking breaks & resting some. I know how stubborn people are... because I'm one, too!

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:43 AM   #285
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Yay! A picture of you two together!!!! Love it! You look so happy!

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