Stuck in the Middle
- Jan 22, 2005
Sorry about your kitty
Wow those all look delish, I Love pie!And while we're at it, we picked up a fresh peach pie to take home, but they have many other good options. The place is called Polly's Pies, you know.
It's a neat idea for sure.
The theming/colours really are lovely!
We saw these guys at DL- fun!
Umm because there are like a zillion restaurants at WDW lol!Dad and I went up to the counter, there was a good size line, but nothing unusual. As we were waiting, he asked, “Why am I just now, on the last day, finding out about this place?”
Ohhh! I love raspberry but I extra love lime things!We also had a Macaron with Raspberries and Lime cream,
I was going to ask was it yummy and did you heat it, but I learned later you didn't get a chance
Like the magic golds ( I think they are gold) rightI took a few of the indigestion pills that I keep in my “in-purse-pharmacy”
You know her oh so well!I figured that was the best solution for her crankies and she did end up coming back in a much better mood.
That looks oh so good, but oh so tiny!it was a Hawaiian Sea Bass with a Miso Mero sauce and sounded really good, but it was so small a piece so I didn't dare ask for a bite.
Nice work Mr. Serverbut he was already on top of it and had her entree ready for her as she sat down.
That looks rather odd, glad it was yummy!
Inside was the beignet and there was raspberry sorbet and some other tasty little morsels inside. Everyone totally loved it!
I really gotta see Pandora!Anyways, I had not had the opportunity to see the after dark bioluminescence at Pandora, so we specifically planned the early dinner to get there after dark.
Back when wine tasting was free! Here now they waive the tasting fees once you buy a bottle...there was a winery circuit within easy driving distance of their house. On a given afternoon you could visit as many as five different wineries who may pour anywhere from four to eight tastes of various wines, all for free! I would try to explain this concept to my mom and she just never got on board.
How odd!Also the vehicles that were hanging from the skyway earlier that day were gone now. Interesting.
Yum! The "like trading cards" made me giggle- I can totally picture this!Mickey bars and walking around the crowds who started trying to form a clump outside the booth and just passing them out like trading cards.
I probably would too! I love ice cream.not before Fran got another Mickey bar.
That is NOT a lot of sleep!!think it was about 2AM when my head finally hit the pillow.
The alarm went off at 6AM,
So very sorryone of "the white things" aka little old lady cats passed away over the weekend of the EPIC West coast mini meet.
This is such a lovely picture xx
I turned around a couple times during the ride to take pictures of animals we had passed and I noted them both glued to their phones, and this was at a point where there were giraffes, ankole cattle and all sorts of other animals!
Good to see he's back up and running. Well, not literally. You know what I mean.Even the Animatronic lion was in his element.
Then it was time for EE. Me and my Dad rode while mom and Fran rested. As we pulled into the station I asked my Dad if he wanted to take Mom and Fran's bands and go again, and he gave me a firm “No”.
Sounds like everyone is just about done!Fran wanted to go to WoD, but when we asked my Mom she gave an adamant “No.” so instead the three of us went back to the room. I'm not exactly sure what Fran did, but I plugged in the scooters and went to bed. I was pooped from all that walking!
Fragile, huh? Must be Italian.I took the package over to the business center and they printed the label for me, put some Fragile stickers on it and had it on the way.
Yeah...no thanks.Thank goodness we had FP cause this was the standby wait.
Well, if you make somebody else do the research...Dad and I went up to the counter, there was a good size line, but nothing unusual. As we were waiting, he asked, “Why am I just now, on the last day, finding out about this place?”
Exactly!I dunno? You coulda done your own homework...
Whoa! You gotta wait till I'm sitting down before you spring something like that on me.Fran wanted to do more shopping.
I mean who wants to travel without applying their deodorant first. There are certainly some people
There's nothing we enjoy more than Monday Morning Quarterbacking.At some point before the bread arrived, she mouthed to me, “Can we have more than one opinion next time?” She had forgotten that we had looked over the menu and at that time, she had found things she could eat. But now she was unhappy. She didn’t say so, but those of you who've been married a long time know what I'm talking about when your spouse is peeved.
Oh, so she likes it now.I was still nibbling away at my food and forgot to take a picture of her ribs, but she liked them!
Yeah, sounds about right.It was cool, and I'm glad that I got to see it, but now I'm good.
Amen to that!While the stuff was new, I wasn't really thrilled to be sitting there looking at stuff when I could be riding.
Wow. I've never seen it like that!The ride experience was surreal, I walked completely through the queue, the preshow room door was open as was the door out to the immediate ride queue. The preshow was running, but there were only two people standing there watching.
She really did need more Ice Cream!
I guess you're not going to miss that one!
I was really sad at the amount of food that we left in the fridge.
Yeah, I get that. I wanted to go back with just my family and not any extended family who didn't know how to properly have fun at WDW.Actually I was ready to go home. Not that it wasn't fun, but I was feeling a lot like we were tour guides 24/7 and it was a little tiring.
Breakfast of champions!We were served snacks and I think this made up my lunch ffor the day. What a sorry last picture for my Trip Report!
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that, Alison.And so to end this TR on a sad note, but cute pictures, one of "the white things" aka little old lady cats passed away over the weekend of the EPIC West coast mini meet.
As you should do!Since no one really gave me any direction on the rest of the FP, I made them for my favorite rides.
Fran's got a hot rod!The boat could only take one scooter, so Fran opted to take the trail, and she beat us by a substantial amount, in fact she was already in the restaurant securing a table as we were unloading from the boat.
Not many games are as classy as tag...Never mind the kids playing tag behind the pillar to our left.
At some point before the bread arrived, she mouthed to me, “Can we have more than one opinion next time?” She had forgotten that we had looked over the menu and at that time, she had found things she could eat. But now she was unhappy. She didn’t say so, but those of you who've been married a long time know what I'm talking about when your spouse is peeved. Heck! If you know Fran you probably know what I'm talking about!
Good point!Let's face it, when do you get to do everything you want on a WDW trip? It's why we all keep coming back, right?
Kind of how I feel about it too.It was cool, and I'm glad that I got to see it, but now I'm good.
Well, as you mentioned there's the old saying If it's free it's for me. But I always say I can sleep when I'm not at Disney World. Both of those point toward free Mickey Bars and more rides!!!Free Mickey bars and all the rides you want just didn't entice my parents, they were more interested in this thing called sleep.
Oh, definitely a good call. I like SDD, but I wouldn't wait 40 minutes for it.Mickey bars secured we headed to SDD, which must have been everyone else's game plan because it had a 40 minute wait, which never let up as long as we were there. I wasn't willing to wait that long, even if it was ½ to ⅓ the wait it was during the day. I had already been on it twice, and it’s not like we were never coming back. I checked the app and ToT and RnRC were only 10 minute waits.
Is this Heaven? I'd just walk right back on this ride all night long!!!!The ride experience was surreal, I walked completely through the queue, the preshow room door was open as was the door out to the immediate ride queue. The preshow was running, but there were only two people standing there watching. There was no line and I literally walked up to the front, there were a handful of people waiting for the front car and I decided that it wasn't worth it to me. I did decline the last car as my head just got too banged around when I rode that Saturday. In the end I got the second car.
Doesn't everyone? Well, maybe aside from you with how you felt at dinner, but I'd eat as many Mickey Bars as I could get!She really did need more Ice Cream!
All families are.Back in the room, my Dad had also realized that we had his sweatshirt and he left this little “note” for us. My family is definitely odd.
I can totally relate to that feeling... hate to end a trip feeling that way too.Actually I was ready to go home. Not that it wasn't fun, but I was feeling a lot like we were tour guides 24/7 and it was a little tiring.
What???? How on earth do you have a layover in Indy? I can never even find a direct flight from Indy to anywhere!We changed planes in Indianapolis and our gate where we got off the plane was right across from where we would be boarding.
Sorry for your loss.And so to end this TR on a sad note, but cute pictures, one of "the white things" aka little old lady cats passed away over the weekend of the EPIC West coast mini meet. So here's a few pictures. She came to us as a little kitten and had a long and fulfilling life.
We put empty ones around the house and call them cat traps.Of course. The cats need boxes.
So did you? How was it?Huh. I want Kusafari's…
They only have it for a couple months in the Summer, but they always have something good. Sure we can put it on the list!I don't think I've ever had peach pie. Sounds good.
And any pie place is in my book.
Maybe next time I'm down we can go.
Oh my! That's awful!So sorry to hear about your kitty. We came back from out DLR/D23 trip to a dead pet bird, and even worse - our "pet sitter" had neglected to feed the pets a couple days - so she had starved to death.
Yeah. We had a cat locked in a garage once and the pet sitter didn't notice. He didnt come back either.(The kitties were OK.) We found out about this on the trip...but is still a rough homecoming. (BTW - that pet sitter will not be sitting our pets no more.)
I somehow doubt that it is scooter friendly so I doubt that we will be riding it.Thanks for sharing the skyliner picture - there's been a lot of conjecture over it, I'm so glad it's going on line soon. We are excited to ride it next month, and then likely we'll also use it in February as we have a dinner ADR at Topolino's @ Riviera.
I didn't even realize we had done three different parks. For us that's amazing!Seemed like you had a very busy last day! Three different parks and one of them twice!
And in two more weeks I'll be taking my first tub of the trip!This sounds chillingly final.
It would be hot.
This sounds toasty warmly final.
We've done it on quite a few trips....Oh! I never would've thought of that
This seems to have become a recurring theme.Because she drives that scooter like she's in the Indianapolis 500?
I hope so! I have a FP for my upcoming trip!Tons of people were having that problem with SDD. I wonder if they (Disney) finally got it resolved?
Is this a movie quote I'm not getting?The spirit isn't really willing, 'cause the flesh is on the BBQ?
Well they can take two scooters but there was already one on the boat.Really? I didn't know that. seems... inadequate.
Either that or the boat is slow and makes multiple stops.See???? Indy 500!
Yup. And this is part of what I meant about being the tour guide.
Also the same type of person who says "Don't worry. We'll make a reservation when we get there."
(That's my dad.)
I may like to try it sometime, but there are so many other things to eat, I may never get there...mmm... that sounds good.
I think I'll pass...Or he dropped it on the floor and was too embarrassed to pick it up so just kicked it under the table.
You should ask him.
But you know it happens!Ew...
Yeah, I'm starting to watch it a little more about dairy based desserts. Unless it's late at night and I can just go to bed in a food coma.Oh dear. Sorry about that.
Yeah...Um... Someone is none too pleased with the dining arrangements!
You do know her!
We love you Fran!
Well yes, it was fully charged!But the good news is that I bet it's fully charged by now!!
No? Not so good?
I think she enjoyed that.Sure! She got to zoom around Disney running over the unwary and un-swift
Yeah, it turned out to be pretty good.Huh! That does sound... a bit odd. But it worked out!
That's good service.
I would've tipped more too.
We were a little bit confused, the server had to clue us in how to eat it.That thing looks... weird.
But it sounds like it was good.
Yes. That's what we did last time. We chose poorly.Yes.
I recommend it over ROL.
Now that I find boring.
It definitely loses its luster after the first time.
(See what I did there?)
Actually something I plan on catching up on when we go there. Not too much, but these last couple months have been sort of crazy. I'm looking forward to slowing down for the Disney part, cause the band part is going to be hard work.Sleep? what is that?
Holy crap! It's a Mickey Bar extravaganza!
Someday the hype will die down. Maybe when RotR opens.I get that. I think I'd be tempted to ride it just to see the standby queue, though.
It probably only happens at these special events.I've never seen that!
Well, except me.But of course. We all do.
Well it's a plastic box about 1 meter long and half a meter wide, I'm sure you've seen similar ones at Home Depot. We've got a ton of stuff in there like my large coffee mug, an oven safe stove top pot, a butter dish, a set of knives, measuring cups, napkins, baggies of multiple sizes, trash bags, pepper grinder, salt, my special pillow, and a bunch of other stuff. There's no way a big bottle of juice is going to fit in there. As it is I have to sit on the thing to get the zip ties (they give you a set each trip) on it to close.Well... neither do I, actually.
And everyone looks to you for what's next. It gets tiring.I totally get that too.
I need my alone time to recharge. When you're a tour guide, you don't get that time.
So we'll be there after it opens.Slated for end of September now.
Well, between retrieving the car, LA rush hour traffic, and needing a few groceries, it all takes time...
Thanks. Unfortunately it was time.Oh, gee. I'm sorry to hear that Alison.
Thanks.So sorry about your white kitty!
Thanks.Sorry about your kitty
Polly's does a good pie!Wow those all look delish, I Love pie!
And I just saw that Pete posted that they will be ECV friendly. So one day on our trip I'll walk to the Int'l Gateway and we can take it somewhere.It's a neat idea for sure.
Yeah, I'm not waiting in THAT line!120 yikes!
I thought the area was pretty cute.The theming/colours really are lovely!
I wonder if they'll still be marching around with Batuu open now.We saw these guys at DL- fun!
Yeah, and I certainly wasn't going to try and educate them about every QS place in addition to all the TS places I thought they would like.Umm because there are like a zillion restaurants at WDW lol!
This was quite good, nice tang with a sweetness to it still.Ohhh! I love raspberry but I extra love lime things!
I think it would have been better if I had warmed it and maybe put some butter on top.I was going to ask was it yummy and did you heat it, but I learned later you didn't get a chance
Those are in there too....there are five little compartments on one side, and one large compartment on the other side. I keep the big side full of Pepcid Complete pills, that's what I took.Like the magic golds ( I think they are gold) right
You know her oh so well!
It turns out that it was the perfect portion for them. Just enough to sate them, but not enough to be too full for dessert.That looks oh so good, but oh so tiny!
Nice work Mr. Server
Yeah, we were all perplexed as to how to eat it.That looks rather odd, glad it was yummy!
It is pretty cool, but after you've seen it a couple times, it's OK.really gotta see Pandora!
I haven't been in so long, I'm not sure how it works, but I remember the last time there was a nominal fee.Back when wine tasting was free! Here now they waive the tasting fees once you buy a bottle...
I tried to use words that would illustrate just how strange it seemed.Yum! The "like trading cards" made me giggle- I can totally picture this!
I love ice cream, it just doesn't love me.I probably would too! I love ice cream.
No, I am used to far more than that at home.That is NOT a lot of sleep!!
Thanks. Then again it was time.So very sorry
Thank you. She was very cute!This is such a lovely picture xx
Yeah, I think he was down for refurb on either your or my last trip. I remember having that discussion.Good to see he's back up and running. Well, not literally. You know what I mean.
Yeah, I think we all were feeling it quite a bit.Sounds like everyone is just about done!
Fragile, huh? Must be Italian.
I was so impressed with him finding Todd English's Bluezoo in his own....Well, if you make somebody else do the research...
But he obviously didn't go much farther than that.Exactly!
Whoa! You gotta wait till I'm sitting down before you spring something like that on me.
Yup.There's nothing we enjoy more than Monday Morning Quarterbacking
She did agree in the end that the food was excellent. There just weren't a ton of choices that appealed to her. I believe when we looked at the menu before making the reservation, her words were, "I can find something to eat there."Oh, so she likes it now.
Seems to be the consensus.Yeah, sounds about right.
I wasn't there to shop....and I was fading fast after a long day.Amen to that!
And I may never see that again!Wow. I've never seen it like that!
No, pretty much not.I guess you're not going to miss that one!
I'm looking forward to taking it pretty easy on this upcoming trip...Yeah, I get that. I wanted to go back with just my family and not any extended family who didn't know how to properly have fun at WDW.
It worked for me.Breakfast of champions!
Thanks, but she did have a long and steak filled life.Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that, Alison.
Thanks. It was a nice trip.I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for sharing.
As we say, "Silence is compliance"As you should do!
Seems like that's the consensus.....Fran's got a hot rod!
Not many games are as classy as tag...
I feel like you have experience with this....
Another consensus.....Kind of how I feel about it too.
I'd heard so many reports from people who went to these Moonlight Magic events and got all sorts of free snacks, and such while riding tons of rides, so I had to check it out for myself!Well, as you mentioned there's the old saying If it's free it's for me. But I always say I can sleep when I'm not at Disney World. Both of those point toward free Mickey Bars and more rides!!!
There's not a lot that I would wait 40 minutes for.Oh, definitely a good call. I like SDD, but I wouldn't wait 40 minutes for it.
If I wasn't stupid tired, I would have gone on it a few more times.Is this Heaven? I'd just walk right back on this ride all night long!!!!
I could have also had a non dairy bar option, but I was pretty full after we ate the hamburger.Doesn't everyone? Well, maybe aside from you with how you felt at dinner, but I'd eat as many Mickey Bars as I could get!
I never thought of it that way!All families are.
But are the knives intended as a threat?
Looking forward to doing a chill trip in a couple weeks.I can totally relate to that feeling... hate to end a trip feeling that way too.
I don't know how it came up. Normally they offer Dallas, Denver, or some other place in the middle of the country.What???? How on earth do you have a layover in Indy? I can never even find a direct flight from Indy to anywhere!
Thanks. I really think it was time.Sorry for your loss.
But I've got plenty of Bonus features to post!Wow - I finally got back to your TR, and it just ended! What timing!
I just keep reading TRs and I find plenty of things I want to do!Yeah, tour guiding is tiring. Tho I still would need someone to help me find stuff.
I don't think I ever ended up having any street food in Paris. We ended up doing mostly sit down on my trips. One of them I stayed at a friend's house, so I did get the family experience with wine and cheese though.I'm with your dad on the French street food love. I generally love street food, but French street food is special. Although, Disney versions probably wouldn't live up to my memories. I know the crepe stand didn't.
Actually the trip ended six months ago, almost to the day. She passed just a couple weeks ago.Sorry to hear about your kitty. Rough way to end your trip.
This is good to know. Perhaps on one of our trips to DHS, I'll leave my scooter in the room and walk to the International Gateway so we can ride on a Gondola together.Too lazy to quote - but yes the Skyliner will be scooter friendly, at least at the Epcot, CBR transfer and DHS stations. I am not sure how it will be handled at the Riviera station - but at all the other stations there are two loops where the gondolas detach. The main loop the gondolas slow to a slow walking speed, which is slow enough for people and strollers to enter. The second loop will take gondolas off and will bring them to a complete stop. The seats on one side even flip up, so they can load an ECV onto a gondola. Now, it's only one ECV per gondola, but I would bet the line for ECVs will generally be fairly short so they will be able to get you on pretty quick.
That sounds like a pretty fair trade. Now I'm looking forward to trying this!Observers say they are pull off about every 12th gondola to the ECV/Wheelchair loop. Even with the stop to transfer at CBR it may be a quicker route to get from DHS to Epcot than the boats, especially if there are other ECVs in front of you in line at the boats!
Cool! And now that I'm a bit more caught up, maybe it won't take me as long to get back!But I've got plenty of Bonus features to post!
Oh, I didn't mean needing help figuring out *what* to do (tho I do also keep learning more from TRs, too). I meant, I need help navigating when I'm there!I just keep reading TRs and I find plenty of things I want to do!
I was a broke college student when I was there, so I pretty much lived on street food.I don't think I ever ended up having any street food in Paris.
I wonder if there will be any differencesthen Oga’s Cantina @ 4:10PM
Oh man you are going to tempt me with pictures I'm sure- the marshmallow wheel and dark salt caramel I think are the ones that look the most yumm for meIf nothing else we'll need to stock up on our stash from Karamel Kuche.
I bet you will get some fun ones!When they come out at 7PM, I'll be right at the front of the line and free to do whatever else we want. I want pictures, mostly cool pictures! The candy lines, parades and fireworks are my lowest priorities, I want magic shots!
I like a lot of Fran's decisions :nod:Fran will want to check out Ample Creamery,
Ohhhhh!I have to save some surprises for the TR!
Looks purple to me in this picture
soo close!we’re only 12 points away from the 1000 point club!
That seems very perfect indeed for you two!
Yumm! Can't wait for this!
It does look very uniqueThe Outer Rim was the one with the foam. It was pretty good, but then foam was a little weird, I think I liked it better than the other drink.
The mug looks very cool, I don't even want to think about the cost in Canadian dollars...gullppmost desirable drink a "souvenir mug only". Lots of people have indicated that this is the only one that appeals to them, but don't want to spend 50 bucks on a drink.
This one looks right up my alley!
Nothing like a good Pupu platter!Pupu platter
Sounds like a winner!!ou guessed it. Orlando.
Because the group is a non-profit 501c3 organization all expenses related to the conference are tax deductible. Items such as airfare, car rental, meals, hotel rooms at the conference, can all be written off as charitable expenses.
Was there even any question?So we are already flying to MCO, why not take a side trip for a little fun and R&R?
So how big is the extra empty suitcase that you're taking for Fran to fill with souvenir mugs?Oga’s Cantina @ 4:10PM. Once we’re done there (which will be before 5PM since they only let you stay 45 minutes), we’ll head back to the room to drop off our souvenir mugs. Yes, I know Fran and if there are any left in stock, she’ll be buying them. Then we’ll catch a bus from the BCV to MK, and hop on the monorail to the Poly for more mugs at Trader Sam’s.
Looks like a great plan... getting plenty done, but still not running yourselves ragged.So that’s our plans for the next trip. Mostly I want to arrive at the conference well rested and ready to play.
Awesome!The artist was there. He told her if she bought it now (as opposed to when we came back to pick up my picture), that he would autograph the picture. Sold!
Maybe if free refills are included...And she got a Yub Nub. I think Disney purposely made the most desirable drink a "souvenir mug only". Lots of people have indicated that this is the only one that appeals to them, but don't want to spend 50 bucks on a drink.
Breaded and fried fixes a lot of things!ou get your protein and veggies, and breaded and fried almost always makes your veggies better!
Well the TRs will always be here, that is unless I reach my maximum number of images. PB is now limiting people to 25,000 images.Cool! And now that I'm a bit more caught up, maybe it won't take me as long to get back!
Ah, OK I guess I can understand that. We seem.to keep going to a lot of the same places and stay at the same places, so we're slightly in a rut, but we do try new things too.Oh, I didn't mean needing help figuring out *what* to do (tho I do also keep learning more from TRs, too). I meant, I need help navigating when I'm there!
I've always been afraid of street food. It could be that growing up in CA we have such strict health department laws, I sort of assimilated their fears.I was a broke college student when I was there, so I pretty much lived on street food.
We should go there the first night! Either that or Friday afternoon.I might have to have a Shipwreck in the Rocks soon...
That's what we are wondering as well.I wonder if there will be any differences
There will definitely be some of those!Oh man you are going to tempt me with pictures I'm sure- the marshmallow wheel and dark salt caramel I think are the ones that look the most yumm for me
I hope so!I bet you will get some fun ones!
A lot of people do!I like a lot of Fran's decisions
In the sun it looks purple. In the dark it looks brown.Looks purple to me in this picture
We'll see. We still have to pass ROFR.soo close!
I would like to get it on the wall so we could see it daily!That seems very perfect indeed for you two!
We must dine there! I may do it in November as well.Yumm! Can't wait for this!
I gotta start thinking about what drinks I want when we are there, less than a week now!It does look very unique
I haven't been paying attention to the exchange rate. When I used to travel to Canada it was like the land of 30% discounts.The mug looks very cool, I don't even want to think about the cost in Canadian dollars...gullpp
We'll have to visit there as well!This one looks right up my alley!
Nothing like a good Pupu platter
Sounds like a winner!!
The question was how many days.Was there even any question?
We're going to pack a box. There's packing tape in the Owner's Lockers, and I just send the label to the business center and they ship it home for us!So how big is the extra empty suitcase that you're taking for Fran to fill with souvenir mugs?
I hope so, cause the last part may make us ragged.Looks like a great plan... getting plenty done, but still not running yourselves ragged.
Maybe if free refills are included...
Breaded and fried fixes a lot of things!