Don't We Need More Ice Cream? - A F&G Trip Report - With our Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Mugs! 4/15

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  1. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Day 2

    Fran woke me at 6AM because we thought SW flights were going on sale for our October trip, but when I checked on their website, it was postponed, not until tomorrow. So we went back to sleep and I woke again at 8AM. I did a check in with her if the idea of breakfast still sounded like a good one or if she was too tired. When I told her we could sleep for another hour at least, she liked the idea. We drowsed for a bit and at 9AM I started to get dressed. I went out to the living room to turn down the thermostat, and to my surprise there was a golf course out our windows! And there were people playing on it! I quickly stepped back into the bedroom and grabbed a towel!

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    And while I was at it I snapped at daytime shot of our patio (that we never used).

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    After we got dressed, we headed back to the main buildings where we had breakfast at Olivia's.

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    Then it was back to the room to grab my scooter.

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    I had neglected to charge it overnight since my cord was in the suitcase and at that late hour I was kind of tired. I did get it out of the suitcase, but forgot to plug it in.

    It wasn't fully charged, but it would probably do. So we headed out to the bus stop and within about five minutes a bus to Epcot came and picked us up. We had been texting Pam and she and her Mom were going to be meeting us in about an hour.

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    When we got to Epcot there was a line at Guest Relations so I asked Fran if she would mind if I went to ride TT while she waited and she was OK with that. My first car was a monster truck that won two out of the internal challenges but the final screen was down so I never saw if it won the overall.

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    However, I was so tired from building the truck, I fell asleep during the ride.

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    My second car won most of the Internal challenges and then the overall championship.

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    This car was so fast and exhilarating that I scared myself to death!

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    At this point we met up with Pam and her Mom, JJ. Pam and I went on Mission Space Green Team with mine and Fran's FPs.

    Then we went to the Festival Center to purchase some merchandise. On the way there we saw some of our first topiaries.

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    After Fran did some damage at the Festival Center and I got a shirt, we were off to sample some booths.

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  2. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Our first booth was Flavor Full.

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    Pam got beets

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    We got a peanut butter and jelly Mickey Tart.

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    They loved theirs, ours was good, but I'm not sure I would repeat it.

    Next we went to the Honey Bee-stro.

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    Pam got the Roasted Cauliflower

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    Fran and I got the Chicken Flatbread

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    And Mascarpone Cheesesteak.

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    We also got the Honey Wine and Peach Cobbler with Blueberry Vodka that were pictured in the previous photos. Everything was “lick the plate clean” good!

    Lastly we moved on to the Trowel and Trellis.

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    We were trying to stick with booths that had things Pam could eat and she was eating Vegan for weight loss. This booth had a Mexican street corn with Garlic Sauce. The were cooking it out back on a grill.

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    And they had fake corn “growing” behind the booth.

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    I thought it was great, but Fran couldn't eat it cause it was too garlicky.

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    After our corn we went to ride our FP for SE. When I told Pam about our plans several weeks before, she had tried to get corresponding FP to ours, but the only one available was SE ours started at 2:50 and hers started at 3:30 so we all headed over after our corn and arrived just in time. We saw Daisy on the way.

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    They had definitely made some improvements on the ride. I wished we had remembered to bring the Big Camera!

    Once we finished the ride (our pictures didn't come out) we went to Mousegears to pick up our complimentary AP magnets.


    I'll pick it up next update, where play some real life Jenga, visit a Tropical Hideaway.
     
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  4. dizneeat

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    I love those balconies. Sitting out there with a drink in hand - sooooo peaceful.

    May I ask what the white stuff is on the waffles? It looks like whipped cream, which sounds weird to me with the scrambled eggs.

    :rotfl2::rotfl2: When I first looked through the update, I just looked a the pics and I was kinda shocked that you had passed out. :scared1::scared1::scared1::laughing::laughing:

    This looks a bit to "garden clippings" to me ........... sorry, Pam! :hug:

    YUMMY!!

    Looks good. Is that garlic butter dripping down or some kind of garlicy sauce?
     
  5. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We were only there for two nights, and didn't get a chance to relax in the room much, but I would have liked to do that!

    It's butter, I took the picture as soon as I put the butter on and it didn't have a chance to melt! :laughing:

    Strenuous stuff this car building!

    I know! I didn't try her dishes, well except we both got the corn, but I'm not a fan of beets or Cauliflower.

    This was very good! I would have got it again if we had time!

    I think it was a garlicky sauce, it wasn't just plain garlic butter. The menu says, "Savory Garlic Spread".
     
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  6. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    What!?!?!?! Oh, no!!

    Yep. ::yes::

    Because they're interchangeable?
     
  7. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    It took me a bit to figure out what you were saying. I know that she'll jump out of bed for tiki mugs, so... was thinking Disney related.
    "They're getting up early for Star Wars flights? What? Is this with Space-X or something???"

    That's better.

    :laughing: Who had the better view!!??

    the patio that must not be named!

    er... used.

    Do you get Fran to pose the menus for you often? Don't think I've noticed that before.

    This photo is screaming for a caption:

    "This is a biscuit"

    I thought you were going to tell us how the scooter was drained and you killed yourself walking all day. Glad that wasn't the case!

    Nice of her. :)

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    :laughing: But you do look comfy!

    Woot! Way to go!

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    They both look good to me. :)

    mmm.... yummy.

    I want that!!!

    Ooh! So, freshly made! Nice! I've had a few things that have tasted... "We cooked this over in the kitchen a few miles away and then shipped it over here an hour ago. It should be okay."

    Holy smokes they look amazing!

    What??? I thought the renovations weren't going to happen until later!
     
  8. mvf-m11c

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    Nice view from your patio of your room. I have played at Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Great course but my favorite course is the Magnolia Course.

    The room building at OKW reminds me of the Sheraton Vistana Resort where I use to stay when I am in Florida.

    Good pics on TT especially the one you were out.

    The Disney character topiaries are so neat to look at during the F&GF. The food porn looks good especially the flatbread.
     
  9. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    Ooh - that food and the honey booth looks good. Not sure when we will make it down for F&G, probably not in the next few years, but I love that their putting food booths and all the festivals. I'm a sucker for food booths.
     
  10. GGOOFY1

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    We will be there in a month! Can’t wait to hit the booths!
     
  11. Steppesister

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    Maybe I'll get back to the Keys again soon. :) I really love it there!

    :scared1: But what a GREAT view!!

    You never used it?! I LOVE to sit on the patios or balconies with morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. So relaxing!

    This sounds.... ominous!

    Nice design!

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    Your choices at the kiosks look good, but I think I'd pass on the corn. If I ate a whole ear of corn that'd be it for several hours. Too big and yeah, sounds too garlicky.

    I can't wait to see the topiaries this year! So beautiful. :goodvibes :lovestruc
     
  12. jedijill

    jedijill Chiefs fan living in Bronco country

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    All the food looks awesome! Glad Pam could find things she could eat! Looking forward to hitting the booths myself in a couple of weeks!

    Jill in CO
     
  13. DnA2010

    DnA2010 Rope Drop!

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    I love biscuits...I'd just love that sucker right now with a ton of butter...

    You kill me with your falling asleep on rides! :P you do seem to get into a deep sleep!

    I love the variety in this car of people! :p

    :lovestruc Pluto

    I know you aren't a fan, but nom nom!

    This also looks quite lovely

    I'm not sure how I feel about this- very "goopy"
     
  14. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    :laughing:

    You know I don't know why, but it doesn't matter, they never call me anyways!

    And actually we didnt jump out of bed, we brought the computer into the bedroom looked it all up from the comfort of our nice warm bed.

    Much.

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    Honestly, I think they were all too involved in their golf games.

    Someday.....

    She often tries to hold them up for me, but I usually don't take her up on it because it puts the menu in the shadow.

    Or is it? :scratchin

    No, at least not today. Let's just say I didn't gain any weight on this trip, and we'll let that unfold.

    Not only that, but she let me use her FP too!

    At least I won the second one.

    Always!

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    I'm not a fan of beets, nor cashew cheese, so no thanks.

    It definitely was!

    This was the all around favorite, at least among those who could eat it!

    That's unfortunately how I think the booths in California have to work. We have weird food handling laws here and I don't think the little kiosks can actually "prepare" the food. They're always running out and when they get restocked people with carts give them those giant restaurant heating pans and they put them into a warmer. When you order the food from the kiosks in California, they "assemble" your plate. It's nice that they were actually cooking the corn right there behind the booth.

    I thought it was great! Fresh corn with garlic sauce all over, Pam and her mom too, but Fran took one bite and was like, "no".

    Well I think there were some changes at the beginning of the ride, but I could be wrong. There was some stuff I didn't remember.
     
  15. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    That's better.

    Their loss.

    Ah. Can't have that.

    Hmmm....

    Oh dear. Cue ominous soundtrack.

    Good to know! It's on my list. :)

    Huh. But corn is okay.

    That too is on my list. :)

    I guess I'll have to watch for that.
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! Is that what that Golf Course was called?

    I remember your pictures of that resort, it was nice too.

    Thanks!

    They do such an amazing job with the topiaries, so creative!

    I hear ya! I am too! I love that DCA is bringing out the booths three times a year and it appears that Eocit is doing the same as well. Maybe even four times since they have holiday offerings as well.

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    I hope I can preview a few more before you go!

    Never been but it sounds great!

    It was rather nice!

    We never had any relaxing time at this resort. It was always go go go.

    No not really, sorry about that.

    Thanks!

    Well that was actually a good thing cause we didnt eat anything for a while as it was!

    They are so nice! More to come I hope before you go!
     
  17. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Wish I was doing that! Then again I still have three tabs left for DCA food and wine left to use up!

    Sounds tasty! I've got a can of biscuits in my fridge, maybe they might end up on the dinner table.

    I'm running out of ideas! :laughing:

    It is quite an eclectic bunch!

    I take it you're a big fan? :confused3

    It's pretty, but there were just too many things going on there that I didn't care for.

    It was! :cloud9:

    I thought it was very good, but it was messy.

    It was all good in the end, but let's just say thing never go as planned.

    You and Elle going to hit a few booths?

    No, the corn was cooked in Florida. I'm talking about all the booths in my other TR.

    As well it should be!

    Tell me if I'm wrong. I totally could be!
     
  18. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    They seldom do.

    ::yes::

    Ah!

    If it's subtle, I might not notice. But I'll watch!
     
  19. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I thought they had changed up the beginning a little bit.
     
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    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    When we left off we had just picked up our AP magnets. Then we headed out of the park. But not without taking some pictures with a PP photographer.

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    Last time we traveled with Pam we barely fit the two scooters in the car with three of us and now we had four of us. But we made it work.

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    JJ was a little cramped.

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    Fran had stuff shipped from Walmart to the hotel, and we stopped to pick it up at Bell Services. The Bell guy didn't think we could fit it, but JJ proved them wrong.

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    We unloaded the scooters, unpacked the box, and realized that she ordered high test Mtn. Dew and not Diet. In addition to the other contents of the box, she had ordered a DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to get the order up to $50 and free Amazon Prime Shipping. It wasn't in the box. We finally figured out that it had been shipped separately.

    So while Fran took a nap, Pam, JJ and I took the other sodas back to Walmart, and bought some of the correct ones.

    Jill and Jenny were complaining that I hadn't been texting them pictures, so we snapped this selfie of the three of us and sent it to them.

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    Then it was back on property.

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    We went to the car care center and picked up Fran and my rental car for the next day.

    When I came back to the room, Fran had MSNBC on the TV and the breaking news was that the US had finally caught up with the rest of the world and grounded the 737 MAX8 planes.

    I woke up Fran, we changed into Tiki bar appropriate attire and Pam and her Mom dropped us off at the Poly so we could enjoy our Tiki beverages and get the requisite mugs as well. We had to give our names at the door and there were quite a few in front of us, but evidently they didn't respond to the text message when summoned to the tiki bar.

    Fran was in the gift shop when I got the text and it had only been about 10 minutes.

    They have a bizarre policy that even if they don't have enough seats, they can have 51 people in the bar so they'll let you in so you can stand and lurk. So we lurked by a table that Fran noticed was signing their check and they gave us their table when they left.

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    We got a Nautilus that we shared. You can see the server coming with the drink.

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    Since we had decided that this was going to be our dinner, we ordered a couple appetizers.

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    One of my favorites, the Chicken in Lettuce Cups.

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    And the Pan Fried Dumplings.

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    When we finished the Nautilus we each ordered our own drinks, I got the Dark & Tropical Stormy: Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, fresh lime juice, Ginger Beer, and Falernum. I love that the little umbrella is all messed up and windblown!

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    Fran got the ever popular Krakatoa Punch, but I failed to get a picture.

    Next we got another two person drink, the Uh-Ohah

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    Fran was still hungry (she let me eat more of the first two appetizers) so we got an order of Kalua Pork Tacos. I let her have two of these as I wasn't as hungry.

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    We finished off with a Rum Flight.

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    All the drinks Fran ordered came with souvie glasses. So we had a lot of glasses to figure out how to get home.

    While we were there my Mom sent me a text that their plane was not in fact a 737 MAX8, so their flight would not be grounded.

    After we paid our bill and picked up our mugs, we topped the evening off with Dole whips. She got hers with coconut rum.

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    Mine was a float.

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    I'm not sure if this particular experience set a precedent for this trip, I'll let you decide.

    After that, we took the Monorail to MK and caught a bus to OKW. She went right to sleep. I updated my TR notes and then took a tub.
     
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  21. mvf-m11c

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    It is. https://www.golfwdw.com/courses/disneys-lake-buena-vista-golf-course I believe it is one of few resorts at WDW that the resort is right next to the golf course. I haven't played golf in ages but I have played at all four courses (Magnolia, Palm, Lake Buena Vista and Oak Trail.


    Can't believe you were able to fit the two scooters in the back and got more stuff on that trip.

    Always enjoy your pictures at Trader's Sams pictures from the DLR or WDW. Nice to see that you got the Nautilus drink. The Nautilus cup you got me a few years ago is still one of my favorite souvenir cups.

    That is good news that your parents were not on a Boeing 737 Max 8 going there.
     

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