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Old 04-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #151
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We hopped on the boat back to Fort Wilderness. Connor requested that we sit out front.

I always liked the boat rides to the MK from Wilderness Lodge.

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Once we made it back to our cabin, we saw this:

We only got towel animals when we went...I always hid my teddy bear so they wouldn't see it.

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This is the movie/campfire area:

That looks pretty cool!!! What was the movie they were going to show?

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Look at all those Hooligan's graffitin' the sidewalk!!!

Sounds like another really nice day!!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #152
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We only got towel animals when we went...I always hid my teddy bear so they wouldn't see it.
A bear? I always figured you slept with a stuffed Goofy.


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I don't remember. It was some Disney movie!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #153
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I did this two Octobers ago with Brooklynn, some of my cousins, our friend, Kay, and her granddaughter. All the kids are little, and they enjoyed the singing, dancing, characters, and the excitement of being allowed near a fire to roast marshmallows. We didn't stay for the movie, but they quite enjoyed the evening anyway.

I can relate to Sully. I have long hated getting my picture made.
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He hasn't liked getting his picture taken since he was 2!
Ach we must all get a boy like that - my eldest boy is the same way The youngest one however would happily pose all day long (for now at least ). Really do love the look of the campground more and more with every peek at your photos
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I did this two Octobers ago with Brooklynn, some of my cousins, our friend, Kay, and her granddaughter. All the kids are little, and they enjoyed the singing, dancing, characters, and the excitement of being allowed near a fire to roast marshmallows. We didn't stay for the movie, but they quite enjoyed the evening anyway.

I can relate to Sully. I have long hated getting my picture made.
I'm sure the younger kids love all of the activities that go along with it.

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Ach we must all get a boy like that - my eldest boy is the same way The youngest one however would happily pose all day long (for now at least ). Really do love the look of the campground more and more with every peek at your photos
Owen is nice enough to always be willing to pose for me. Except no one was overly interested in getting pictures taken with characters this trip.
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I feel honored! And a big shout out to the lovely DawnMaree for booking our trip!
I know I don't get over here that much. In fact, the last time was when I last posted here. LOL

Did you feel like the boys were feeling a "bit old" with some of the Disney cuteness? For example, not wanting to get a picture with Chip/Dale. I know my boys were getting that way last time, and it pangs a bit at the heart.
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Great update and pics.

I think it great you brought Baxter down and visited him.

I have never done the campfire at Disney. Cute thing to do just not for me. Of course I have never had a S'more either.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:31 PM   #158
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Day 4

My notes say I slept until 6:30 this day. Woohoo! I got my shower and woke everyone up by 7. We were out the door by 8. This day we used the buses to get to Epcot. There was the typical wait for one to arrive, but we got to Epcot with time to spare.

I apologize that I did a very poor job of taking pictures of the topiaries this trip. Many of them were similar to the last one we attended and I posted lots of great photos in my last TR.

I did take a lot of food porn though.







Not a lot of pictures for the first part of our day. We had a mission! First thing we did was head to Soarin' and went through the stand-by line. It took a while, but then we were flyin'. Connor kind of hid his face for a lot of it. Then we booked it over to Test Track, but the stand-by line was already 40 minutes. We decided to get FPs and find something else to do. Crowds were already showing it was not going to be a great day in that regard.

We decided to head over to Mission:Space. I'd done the green side on my last trip and thought they would all enjoy it. I wasn't sure how Connor would do, but he was a trooper about trying everything once on this trip. I opted to sit out while they went. Turned out to be one of Connor's favorite rides of the trip!

With the mission complete, we still had a bit of time to kill for our return FP time so we headed to Spaceship Earth. While we walked through the line, we handed out snacks to everyone. Lara bars and water. A few pictures from our trip through time and space:

I rode alone:




Sully and Connor went together:





We walked over to Innoventions for a bit and then decided to hit Ellen’s Universe of Energy. A show was just getting ready to start and would take us to FP time.

Finally we made it to the new Test Track. Unfortunately, the FP line kind of bypasses a lot of the fun part where you get to design your own car. There is only one section to do this in FP (or that’s all we got anyway) and it’s just a basic design. From what I’ve heard, the stand-by line is much more fun and involved. Overall, we were disappointed with the new TT. I preferred the old theming. But we still enjoyed our fast spin around the track.

With everything in Future World completed that we wanted to do, it was time to head to the World Showcase and eat some food!

At this year’s Flower and Garden Festival, there were food kiosks. I was most excited about this! The first one we stopped at was in the UK.



This was Potato, Chive and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare and Sour Cream and Waterkist Farms Heirloom Tomatoes with house-made Mozzarella, Minus 8 Vinegar and Basil. I tried a small bite of the smoked salmon but it’s not my thing. The caprese salad was okay.

We continued on, everyone still starving. The boys decided the just wanted to stop somewhere for a meal so we headed to Morocco and got them something to eat. Then it was off to find more kiosks.

Saw these and thought they were neat:





This was Spiced Lamb Kebab with Vegetable Couscous Salad in Morocco. I thought it was okay. The lamb was kind of tough. Chuck enjoyed it more than I did.

Then it was frushi in Japan! I didn’t have any as it had toasted coconut and coconut is one of those things I just can’t stand. But Chuck and the boys enjoyed it.



We spent some time in Japan shopping for Sully’s girlfriend. She’d recently celebrated her birthday and Sully wanted to pick out a couple of things. He got her a necklace and a little cat figurine.

Between Italy and the American Adventure we stopped so the boys could do a mission for Agent P. The boys had never done Kim Possible (I did once) so this was new for them. We were sent to Germany for our mission. The younger two seemed to have a lot of fun with it.



And then I hit the jackpot! I found my favorite item of the festival.



This was Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apple. I could have eaten a couple of those. Yumm!

We headed into the Mexican pavilion for a boat ride. Chuck was hungry and wanted to grab something at a counter service so he headed out with Owen while Sully, Connor and I did a little looking around. He ended up waiting in a long line for a big plate of nachos that he shared with the boys.



In Mexico I had my last items that I shared with Sully: Tacos de Carnitas (Pork Tacos topped with Tamarindo salsa, served on a flour tortilla with Chicharrón) and Tostada (Crab tostada served with Chipotle Mayo and Valentina Salsa). They were both okay, but I just wanted another spring pancake.



At this point, the crowds were really starting to get to us so we knew it was time to head out. We did stop at MouseGears and bought some pins. I loved this one!



It opened up:



Probably my favorite pin ever.

And we stopped for a final snack on the way out:



Connor really wanted to take the monorail so we hopped on to go to the TTC and then get a boat ride to the Fort. It ended up being a much longer trip than if we’d taken a bus, but it was our only monorail ride of the trip.

Since we’d left so late (I think it was close to 4 or shortly after when we got back to the cabin) and we were all beat, we decided to skip seeing Baxter (this was the only day we didn’t see him). We got back to the cabin to see what Stitch and Big Muffin had been up to in our absence. They were a bit, uhm, indisposed…





We all rested and had hot dogs for dinner (cooked on the stove). The boys took showers and watched tv and then we all crashed.


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Yes, that was definitely part of it. Although we have never been big into getting our pictures taken with characters. Connor has never liked it and Sully only did it with special ones last time (like his favorite, Donald). But Owen gave me the impression he was feeling a bit too old to be doing it.

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Great update and pics.

I think it great you brought Baxter down and visited him.

I have never done the campfire at Disney. Cute thing to do just not for me. Of course I have never had a S'more either.
S'mores aren't all that great anyway.
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What a great day at Epcot It looks like you got quite a bit accomplished despite the crowds. I love the pin that you bought too, very cute. Your mousekeepers were quite creative with the stuffed animals!
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What a great day at Epcot It looks like you got quite a bit accomplished despite the crowds. I love the pin that you bought too, very cute. Your mousekeepers were quite creative with the stuffed animals!
We did get a lot accomplished. And we had wonderful service at our cabin.
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Since we’d left so late (I think it was close to 4 or shortly after when we got back to the cabin) and we were all beat, we decided to skip seeing Baxter (this was the only day we didn’t see him). We got back to the cabin to see what Stitch and Big Muffin had been up to in our absence. They were a bit, uhm, indisposed…





We all rested and had hot dogs for dinner (cooked on the stove). The boys took showers and watched tv and then we all crashed.[/COLOR]
That is HYSTERICAL! Better than a towel animal.

Love the pin and the spring pancake
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #165
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Haven't been on here much in the last couple of years, but I just recently started scanning the trip reports. I was glad to see one of yours--the boys have really gotten big! Enjoying reading about your adventures at the cabins.
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