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    Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Heading out tomorrow morning for a week at the world with the wife. She be taking it easy but I'll be pretty busy early in the morning with gym and stuff. Gonna try a round of golf Tuesday for a change. Tomorrow at this time I have a reservation at Rain Forest Cafe at 4:30..can't wait for some Bones!!!
    Hopefully if we go to Busch Gardens might get that chance to go to Mongellos!!!!
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Have fun!!
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Have a great trip.

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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Good flight.got rental car made it AKL about 3 pm. AKL is beautiful. Was surprised rooms access was through lobby. Headed off to Rain Forest at AK. Dinner was good. We shared a Shrimp Steak Ribs combo., Some nachos and ceasars salad and a cup of clam chowder. All was good. Caught bus to Epcot [then rode and fell asleep on SSE because all the carbs. But made it worse and go douuble scoop ice cream cone (chocolate and mint chocolate). Headed over to Capatain EO. No line whatsoever. Great to see him again while he was at the top. Never seen the film but was ok but at times the film was blurry. So headed over to Soarin..supposedly had 50 min wait time. NOT!! Try 90 mins. But had the best seats. (middle of 1st row in the middle) Had real good chat with cast members waiting to ride ride for first time. When got out Illuminations started so we headed back and topped the evening off with Jose Cuevo Magaritas from the store in the lodge and now heading off to bed. Tomorrow breakfast beigets from PORS after gym.
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Didn't get up to 9 so headed down to check gym out. Pretty good gym so don't have to huff it to Saratoga or Golds for this trip. Showered headed off to Red Lobster for some lunch and mandatory Pina Colada. Did a little souvenier shopping and breakfast items at Walmart. About 630 caught bus to MK to checkout new/old parade then fireworks. No parade but fireworks was awesome. Rode POTC, Splash, Thunder,TTA (some of the Tom Morrow spiel is back thankfully) and Buzz. We split a burger in Tomorrowland and a double scoop Ice Cream on Mainstreet and did some window shopping on Main Street.
    Caught the bus back to AKL @ 1130 and finally got to take in how beautiful the lobby is when no one is in there. Awesome!! Nice easy day.
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Sounds like you are having a great time
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Day 3 Got up early ate breakfast in room. Headed off to gym for workout and run. Headed back to room scooped up wife and headed off to Olive Garden on International Drive. First time there..when build the house gonna take a few ideas outta there. Came back dropped food off at room headed off to Hollywood Studios. Did a little window shopping. Rode Toy Story Mania wife and I wound 200 points seperated our score.She said I cheated ..oh well. Rode RNR 3 times in a row and wife rode TOT. Headed back to room to eat leftovers and watch game..WHEW Whodats..that was close!!

    Had chance to look over AKL when the lobby wasn;t so busy...I really didn't like it here when we arrived..Now I love the place..the detail is awesome!!! If I do buy DVC.it will be here!!
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    Day 4 started out with PGA golf Instructor at Palm Magnolia Proshop for terrible slice I've had for years. THIS IS THE BEST 75.00 I'VE SPENT. Took her 30 mins to explain mechanics of swing and 3 pails of balls to somewhat straighten it out so I can hit and aim for the first time. So alot homework but well worth money.
    Bad thing is I hit so many balls and played 9 holes on a walking course that I tightened up real bad so we didn't go to any parks today.
    We did though resort hop. We drove to PORS and caught the boat to POFQ..was very impressed this is a moderate..WOW!!
    We had some Beignets....This was awful.over cooked greasy..this is not Cafe DuMonde or Morning Call. They really ought to just buy the mix..its inexpensive easy to make a way way better that was served..Another group that ordered some at the next table noticed my Cajun acent and asked if we were from La I told them yes and they asked what the big deal was about the Beignets their's too were awful. ..well we straightened them out and told them what to look for and where to get the mix shipped to them..Beleive me...its that much better.
    So after that we cruised over to GF..looks ok couldn't find anywhere to park. So by this time we wanted some Pizza and wings so we headed off to Pizza Hut and brought home leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
    Tomorrow is AK and Epcot in afternoon and LeCellier!!!
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Got up early headed to gym..got back wife still sleeping. So ate breakfast in room and picked up US Today newspaper and read for awhile by the pool. Swam for awhile got back to room and had leftovers from Pizza night before. Dressed and headed out to Epcot. Rode a few rides then headed over to LeCellier. I had Cheedar cheese soup as a appetizer and Prime Rib and the chocolate Mousse for dessert. Wife had 8oz filet mignon. Food and service was awesome. Was better than I thought it would be. So we headed over to see American Adventure. We never seen this before and was quite impressed with the show and characters interaction.
    We spent another 2 hours taking photos of buildings at the each country pavilions with the digital camera. We take pics of certain things we like then convert them to black and white photos and buy some frames and hang them on the walls in the house of special places we like as a reminder of our trips. Also we trade them out alot. Its very inexpensive and it all started with a pic on the back of one of Celebration magazine.
    We were headed to AK but ran outta time so we headed back to room amd swam for a couple hours and soaked in the hottub.
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    No gym-too sore from golf and swimming. Gonna solo to the parks till lunch in which I pick up the wife and head to Red Lobster.
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Sounds like a nice, slow paced trip. And at least you are enjoying what the deluxe hotel has to offer. Other wise there isn't much of a reason to stay at one.


    Where does your balconey face, ours at our AKL stay faced the pool, at night it was so pretty.

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    Ours faced the savannah..it was Jambo house room 5256. Awesome look..had animals all the time right outside.
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    No gym today as said before. Had a good breakfast in room. Took the car today to AK. We rode Everest twice right away..then Primeval Twirl..then headed over to catch Wonders of Flight. Some call that show cheesy but we always try to take it in when possible. We got a treat today when we were asked to stay over for a training session for a Barn Owl they are training for the show. They needed an audience so the bird could get use to people and do his routine.. We enjoyed that although it only lasted maybe 10 mins. I did find out though why they stopped bringing out the Eagle at the end of the show. It is because she is very nervous and they limit exposure to crowd because of her getting real aggitated. I was hoping to get a real good look at her and get a pic to hang on the wall at home but oh well...
    It got kinda sticky hot so we were hungry so we headed out to try a new Red Lobster over at Turkey Lake road. Same food but we prefer the one by Old Town..better atmosphere even though its an older store.
    After lunch back to AKL for a nap..watched the animals for awhile and headed on out to Epcot. We rode Test Track and decided to head over to Mexico to get a seat to watch Illuminations. We shared our table with a nice lady from South Africa and her friend from here who was staying at Shades of Green. Very nice people and exchanged many stories and expirences with them and time flew by literally. We enjoyed Illuminations while snacking on some Nachos and after show headed over to Mouse Gears for shopping. I found some jordan almonds and bought a pound and did my best to eat them all before the wife fininshed shopping but she found me and I had to share.
    So back to AKL took a shower and now heading off to bed so I can hit the gym one more time and shower and pack and maybe go to Universal if not back to Hollywood Studios or Magic Kingdom for an hour or two before heading out to Airport.
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Last day..woke up very early by housekeeping to clean room. Told her I was checking out at 11 o'clock. So worked out at gym -ate very big breakfast ( ate rest of breakfast supplies we bought) wife wiped out rest of Red Lobster leftovers. Showered up packed up..checked out and did some shopping. We left grounds to pick up some stuff at Walmart but didn't have what we wanted so back to Downtown Disney. Hungout there to around 3 then headed to Airport. We had a Double whopper at Burger King with fries. Man that thing was good considering we ate Red Lobster twice plus leftovers Olive garden plus leftovers and Rain Forest.
    Flights were good but there was messup at home airport. Kids didn't leave us a car but picked us up over an hour after we landed but we had a show anyway.
    If ever you have the oppurtunity to watch a contracted traffic cop at an airport with a SERIOUS Attitude problem it is something to watch. We almost rolled on the floor dying laughing at what this girl was telling them and what the folks who were picking up passengers were going to do anyway while her watching them do it. She was literally telling people to get out of the car they just got in and take their luggage out the trunk and drive to the otherside and get in..maybe 10 feet from where they where in the first place. People where just standing there watching this cracking up laughing..We did get a chance to talk to her about 10 mins and she said it was all a show but next time they would come she said they'd remember!! It was funny..
    This trip wasn't about us going to see how much we can jam into 7 days but it was my wife to relax. She has medical issues herself but also takes care of 2 elderly people who require ALOT of care not to mention my son with aspergers. So we go to the world alot so we just see what we want to see and get out. It was more about sleep to her and read a book to relax.
    I was really impressed with AKL and it looks like we will be staying there in Feb/Mar if my daughter and I run if her back permits. If not probably May or definitely October for another week with just her and I.
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    Re: Heading out to the World 09/18/2010

    Sounds like a nice trip. Glad you both had some time to kick back and relax.
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