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schumigirl

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I asked on the Tech boards but it doesn’t seem to get much traffic, but another lady had the same issue.

When I post gifs now, they don’t move?? They used to, haven’t altered anything with my laptop so I’m not sure why they’ve changed.

Anyone have any idea.......
 
  • DisneyLifePapioNe

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    I asked on the Tech boards but it doesn’t seem to get much traffic, but another lady had the same issue.

    When I post gifs now, they don’t move?? They used to, haven’t altered anything with my laptop so I’m not sure why they’ve changed.

    Anyone have any idea.......

    I saw something about clearing your history or caches........I don’t like doing that because I lose so much stuff I’d otherwise easily pull up lol.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    I saw something about clearing your history or caches........I don’t like doing that because I lose so much stuff I’d otherwise easily pull up lol.
    I know what you mean about history.......and caches is not something I’m familiar with (I’m so not technical)

    Will shout one of my guys to do it......Kyle is out so Tom’ll do it for me......thanks will give it a try!
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
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    Well, clearing everything didn't work???

    Colour me confused...….
     
  • AprilDreamsOfDisney

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    I don't know how you do HHN!! Your photos of the SAs make it look so so scary, I can't imagine what it would be like to be there in person! I think I'd likely have a mini heart attack just from my own nerves, let alone the actors! lol!

    You and Tom are brave!

    I also was sad to read that some folks bring their children (and even babies!!??) into HHN. How traumatizing for those little ones! Is there not an age limit or restriction that parents must abide by? (ie: no one can enter who is below 14 years {or something like that}?)
     

    schumigirl

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    I don't know how you do HHN!! Your photos of the SAs make it look so so scary, I can't imagine what it would be like to be there in person! I think I'd likely have a mini heart attack just from my own nerves, let alone the actors! lol!

    You and Tom are brave!

    I also was sad to read that some folks bring their children (and even babies!!??) into HHN. How traumatizing for those little ones! Is there not an age limit or restriction that parents must abide by? (ie: no one can enter who is below 14 years {or something like that}?)
    Lol......we love it......and would love it to be scarier.......it is so much fun!!! I’m sure if you were there you’d enjoy it.......:rolleyes1 I know it’s not for everyone.......

    It’s classed as not suitable for under 13s. But many, many people ignore that completely.......not sure what’s wrong with saying no to kids and have them wait a few years.

    But, the amount of strollers, toddlers and yes, even babes in arms is awful to see. We’ve seen toddlers and kids terrified and crying many times over the years.

    We did a house this year with three kids in front of us......the SA were obvious in not doing their normal routine......many don’t feel comfortable scaring kids so young. It’s an adult event, or supposed to be. So, yes, I’d make a mandatory age limit of around 13 or so.

    People say drunks are worse......not in our view.......

    Will get off my soapbox now....... :rotfl:
     
  • schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    I’m not an IT person either, I do believe the cache and history are separate things though.
    I’ll get Kyle to have a look tomorrow.....although he never uses gifs or memes at all, but he may have an idea.

    They are loading slightly differently.....that’s the only difference.......

    I may have an Engineering degree, but simple technical stuff like this.......I have no clue!!!!
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
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    Same here, didn't expect to like it as much as we did.



    I hated that it was two good houses that were that long walk. I think I would've done both more than twice, if the walk wasn't so long.
    Lol......I agree......that walk is off putting and we did in a couple of occasions think.....do we really want to do these houses tonight.......we felt so lazy thinking that!!

    And they were two of the best houses for sure.
     

    agavegirl1

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    What on earth is “an advanced drivers license? We have a drivers license, 2 levels of commercial drivers license for those whose job is driving, plus a motorcycle endorsement for those who have jumped through the various hoops or classes to obtain one.

    I just never heard of it. Also, we don’t drive in Orlando. Parking costs too much and we hate to have to choose who drives and who gets to have wine with a meal.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    We started doing it years ago when Tom and I used to drive Raleigh cars on a weekend for fun......I miss those days!!!

    It teaches you how to properly control a car in different circumstances, for example you spend time on the skid track and it teaches you properly how to deal with it. There’s other things too, but that’s the basics of it. It’s over and above your regular driving license that anyone gets. A driving test over here teaches you the basics.

    Some folks today think it lowers your car insurance if you have one, we haven’t noticed anything, but thats not why we do it. We quite like a morning banging around in cars like that.

    So for us it’s a fun thing to do, and that’s about it. I don’t know many folks who have one apart from a few. It’s not something that’s a necessity.

    For us, we love driving, and in America it’s fun for us, the roads are different and driving is something we enjoy anyway. And being honest Tom usually drives at night if we are driving to a restaurant......but other than that, we share the driving.
     

    schumigirl

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    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH

    MOVING DAY



    We were again up so early this morning after a totally undisturbed sleep...….but for a good reason.....yep, we were excited to be moving to our favourite place......RPR.

    Showered and dressed we again made our daily walk over to RP for breakfast......and the walk was slightly busier than usual as there was a massive conference in the hotel, and they were all enjoying assorted breakfasts and coffee.

    Breakfast is always lovely.......we chatted to a nice British family this morning who were leaving that day......and it wasn`t too busy today, in fact we were almost the only ones in at this point.










































    It was time for us to wander back over and thankfully the convention crowds were all safely ensconced in their respective rooms......so it was again relatively quiet walking through this area.

    As we walked back through the lobby, one of the girls we have known for a long time came out from the back office.....she had heard one of the staff mention we were checking out today and by chance saw us walking past....it was lovely to see her as she had been at another hotel for a while, and we had a good old catch up. Such a nice girl and I was glad she was back at Sapphire now.

    Back into our rooms we checked we had everything packed and hadn't left anything behind. It doesn't take long of course, as we hadn't really that much to pack. And I was glad we hadn`t purchased too many things before we moved homes.


    Down to the desk to check out, of course you don't need to check out as such, but we had something to hand in behind the front desk, and as we were standing we heard a lady being abominably rude!!! It`s never nice to hear anything like that, and the person she was speaking to dealt with it incredibly well...…..

    This is the reason I am not in the Hospitality industry, as I would be someone who would make sure they had the worst room...….




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    lol.....maybe not!!!

    But, once we had passed on our parcel and checked the bill anyway, we headed out and spoke to one of the valet guys we hadn't seen this trip yet...….lovely young man who is working three jobs while at school......we had asked him if the guy who was a manager is still here as we hadn't seen him this trip, heck of a nice man, but he had also left for a hotel nearer to his home......shame as he was lovely...…..

    But, into the car we went after the valet guy kindly loaded our luggage....we did tell him the second one was ultra heavy, but being the young healthy guy he was, it didn't phase him......though he did say yes, it was a little on the heavy side!!!! oops...….


    It is the quickest of drives to RP......quite literally a few minutes, and we just park in the lot and walk up with the cases.....we could drop them at the door, but we kind of like walking up for some reason...…..

    And this is the perfect view for us...…..always feel like we are home as we walk though these doors.















    I did like the new wallpaper they had put up in the lobby...…..









    We love the lobby.......and we`re glad it`s still going to be recognisable when the revamp is complete......

    Check in was empty, and it was like a family reunion as many of the check in staff are people we knew so it was hugs all round......we met the new trainee manager and then one of our favourite guys Samuel came out and then Food and Beverage manager John Askew popped over to say hello with one of his managers who we`ve met a few times, lovely men.......he asked if we lived over here too when he first saw us.....lol....

    We got checked in after a lovely welcome home, and headed up to our room...….


    It was a King Suite again, which we do love for the space......and it was immaculate as always........it was weird though to think the last time we were here in this suite Kyle had been with us, and was poorly the last few days........

    But, we were looking forward to 23 nights in this room.

































    Thankfully the beds here are as comfortable as the ones over at Sapphire Falls...…we knew we would sleep well here too.














    At Sapphire we prefer a lagoon view over a pool view, but here, we always have a pool/theme park view booked for us...….and the view from this suite is beautiful...














    As we were incredibly early, we managed to unpack everything and get things sorted before it was time to think about lunch. It`s nice getting the cases completely unpacked and everything was now completely accessible. I don't like rummaging through a suitcase for anything I might have missed bringing out.....now, everything was in it`s place.

    For lunch we had decided on Toojays which was located in Dr Phillips. We have been going here for a few years now, and we do enjoy the food there. And they do a lovely strawberry lemonade.

    Walking back out to the car we are again blasted by the heat, and the aircon is on quicker than we can blink.......Toojays is a 10 minute drive, and there are loads of parking spaces in this area.








    We got a booth and immediately ordered two strawberry lemonades while we decided what to have.....and there are so many choices.....









    Eventually we opt for the Pastrami sandwich on a brioche roll for Tom and the shrimp platter with no breads for me.....we share a side of fries which are very nice here, and I ask for a side of honey mustard as I love to dip fries in that.














    The food was delicious.......Tom`s pastrami was delightful. Moist and full of flavour…...and when I patted down the shrimp a little, there were loads of shrimp...you really do get a good portion on all dishes here...….we had enjoyed the meal a lot


    We had just decided we had no room for their gorgeous coconut cake, and as we asked for the check the owner pops by to say hello and ask how we enjoyed our meal......he`s a nice man who it`s always a pleasure to have a brief chat to. It`s nice he is so involved in his business.


    Our next stop was Best Buy where we had finally decided to buy a phone.....we thought we did need one, it had been silly travel so far without one. And we`ve always had a lot of success buying anything from there, laptops to cameras, service has always been excellent.

    It`s around 15 minutes to get there and we do indeed get a phone.....just an android one that we can make calls and text from. We don`t need internet as we usually carry an ipad with us, so it`s an easy purchase........


    At that point I get an email...….it was from the manager at the airport to say the Maserati was in, did we want it!!!! Yes we did.....this car wasn't cutting it at all....so, we replied we`d be there in 30 minutes.

    So, an unexpected journey to the airport, we set off. And it was hot.








    Takes 20 minutes to the airport and thankfully we got there before the crowds of afternoon flights arrived...….and we picked up our little Maserati Levante...…..and it was the black one......on the way over I said I hoped it wouldn't be white......but it was fine. We thanked our guy profusely!!!! And we did remember to take out our chip with all our music on it from the car we were dropping off too!!!

    This was much better...…...it had a load of power behind it and was much more comfortable.....

    Parking it in the lot, we walked back up very slowly to the bridge as you enter........we love this view too......














    Back up to our room, we had a delivery...…...

    Although our friend was on vacation, he made sure we had a lovely gift package sent here too......always a treat and as always, so considerate of him to do this for us. To say we adore him is an understatement. We were very grateful.......although I have to say I think Tom had nibbled some of the cheese and fruit before I snapped the picture!!! There`s a few strawberries and red grapes missing and definitely some cheese!!! The pineapple ring covered in coconut is beautiful!!!

    And of course a lovely hand written card welcoming us back again......
















    We did enjoy an afternoon nibble...….. ::yes:: As always I sent a thank you email to our friend. He had been in contact with us a couple of times, so I knew he wouldn`t mind.

    Seeing as we had no plans to do anything the rest of the day, we wandered over to the lounge and I had a couple of glasses of red wine and sat for a couple of hours, and we caught up with a few people we hadn't seen yet. That always passes some time for us.


    Lounge was again quiet tonight, and around 7ish, we set off to get the car...of which Tom could drive again as I`d had wine......he did smile as I said oh you`re driving...…lol...….and as we walked down to the car, I swear it felt a tiny bit cooler tonight......just a little, but it felt nice.

    Longhorn was our destination tonight......the one in LBV, so around a 20 minute drive away...…...this is the one we always drive to, it`s one of the best ones around this area.


    There`s a booth available immediately, it`s always busy but tonight it was a little quieter.....no wait at all.

    Tom is happy tonight with his raspberry lemonade...…and they bring us some of their warm bread to tempt us with......I don't eat brown but I do have a little of this as it is delicious......just a little though.














    And I have a long pour Malbec.....which is lovely I have to say.








    I`m pretty boring with my choice of steaks here....always the 8oz filet.....medium rare of course, and tonight I did plan to have a baked sweet potato, but our waiter tells us it would be a bit of a wait for one as they sold more than they realised tonight, so fries it is then......

    Tom tonight chooses the 18oz Outlaw Ribeye with fries too.......although his is always medium......














    They were both as always, gorgeous......the filet was like butter and I`m always amazed how a cheaper steak from here can be as tender and tasty as it is......and Tom`s was so full of flavour, even I loved it. He did give me the bit in the middle which was almost rare, suited me though.

    Our waiter tries to tempt us to dessert, which we never manage.....unless Kyle is here of course...….so we pay the check and head out to the car and head home.

    This Longhorn is very local and family orientated and is always staffed with really nice people, if you ever want to go to Longhorn I`d recommend this one easily.

    It`s still early-ish.....only around 9.30 so we head down to Jake`s and Tom has a beer, I think Jake`s own, and I have a Malbec.








    We do like sitting in Jake`s too......it`s a friendly bar and we know only a couple of the staff in here now......maybe 4 or 5. And only one is on tonight, so we have a quick wave before we leave...…..

    Amazingly we are incredibly tired all of a sudden. I had asked Tom if he wanted another beer, but he said no, he too was tired. So, around 10.15 we headed up to our lovely room again...…..

    It`s nice to come into the room after the turndown people have been in.....drapes all closed, water waiting and lights dimmed nicely......although I do open the sitting room drapes so we can see the pool and park all lit up.....well, Dr Doom mainly from our night time view......but it`s so pretty.

    We do put the sitting room tv on planning to watch for a little while, but we both realise we`re tired, so off it goes and we head through to bed...


    And climbing in to this one too, is bliss. Comfortable mattress and pillows suit me down to the ground. They are a little too marshmallow like for Tom......but he uses two and it`s fine.

    Lights out and we are sound before we know it.


    And finally some park time tomorrow...…...
     

    TommyJK

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    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH

    MOVING DAY



    We were again up so early this morning after a totally undisturbed sleep...….but for a good reason.....yep, we were excited to be moving to our favourite place......RPR.

    Showered and dressed we again made our daily walk over to RP for breakfast......and the walk was slightly busier than usual as there was a massive conference in the hotel, and they were all enjoying assorted breakfasts and coffee.

    Breakfast is always lovely.......we chatted to a nice British family this morning who were leaving that day......and it wasn`t too busy today, in fact we were almost the only ones in at this point.










































    It was time for us to wander back over and thankfully the convention crowds were all safely ensconced in their respective rooms......so it was again relatively quiet walking through this area.

    As we walked back through the lobby, one of the girls we have known for a long time came out from the back office.....she had heard one of the staff mention we were checking out today and by chance saw us walking past....it was lovely to see her as she had been at another hotel for a while, and we had a good old catch up. Such a nice girl and I was glad she was back at Sapphire now.

    Back into our rooms we checked we had everything packed and hadn't left anything behind. It doesn't take long of course, as we hadn't really that much to pack. And I was glad we hadn`t purchased too many things before we moved homes.


    Down to the desk to check out, of course you don't need to check out as such, but we had something to hand in behind the front desk, and as we were standing we heard a lady being abominably rude!!! It`s never nice to hear anything like that, and the person she was speaking to dealt with it incredibly well...…..

    This is the reason I am not in the Hospitality industry, as I would be someone who would make sure they had the worst room...….








    lol.....maybe not!!!

    But, once we had passed on our parcel and checked the bill anyway, we headed out and spoke to one of the valet guys we hadn't seen this trip yet...….lovely young man who is working three jobs while at school......we had asked him if the guy who was a manager is still here as we hadn't seen him this trip, heck of a nice man, but he had also left for a hotel nearer to his home......shame as he was lovely...…..

    But, into the car we went after the valet guy kindly loaded our luggage....we did tell him the second one was ultra heavy, but being the young healthy guy he was, it didn't phase him......though he did say yes, it was a little on the heavy side!!!! oops...….


    It is the quickest of drives to RP......quite literally a few minutes, and we just park in the lot and walk up with the cases.....we could drop them at the door, but we kind of like walking up for some reason...…..

    And this is the perfect view for us...…..always feel like we are home as we walk though these doors.















    I did like the new wallpaper they had put up in the lobby...…..









    We love the lobby.......and we`re glad it`s still going to be recognisable when the revamp is complete......

    Check in was empty, and it was like a family reunion as many of the check in staff are people we knew so it was hugs all round......we met the new trainee manager and then one of our favourite guys Samuel came out and then Food and Beverage manager John Askew popped over to say hello with one of his managers who we`ve met a few times, lovely men.......he asked if we lived over here too when he first saw us.....lol....

    We got checked in after a lovely welcome home, and headed up to our room...….


    It was a King Suite again, which we do love for the space......and it was immaculate as always........it was weird though to think the last time we were here in this suite Kyle had been with us, and was poorly the last few days........

    But, we were looking forward to 23 nights in this room.

































    Thankfully the beds here are as comfortable as the ones over at Sapphire Falls...…we knew we would sleep well here too.














    At Sapphire we prefer a lagoon view over a pool view, but here, we always have a pool/theme park view booked for us...….and the view from this suite is beautiful...














    As we were incredibly early, we managed to unpack everything and get things sorted before it was time to think about lunch. It`s nice getting the cases completely unpacked and everything was now completely accessible. I don't like rummaging through a suitcase for anything I might have missed bringing out.....now, everything was in it`s place.

    For lunch we had decided on Toojays which was located in Dr Phillips. We have been going here for a few years now, and we do enjoy the food there. And they do a lovely strawberry lemonade.

    Walking back out to the car we are again blasted by the heat, and the aircon is on quicker than we can blink.......Toojays is a 10 minute drive, and there are loads of parking spaces in this area.








    We got a booth and immediately ordered two strawberry lemonades while we decided what to have.....and there are so many choices.....









    Eventually we opt for the Pastrami sandwich on a brioche roll for Tom and the shrimp platter with no breads for me.....we share a side of fries which are very nice here, and I ask for a side of honey mustard as I love to dip fries in that.














    The food was delicious.......Tom`s pastrami was delightful. Moist and full of flavour…...and when I patted down the shrimp a little, there were loads of shrimp...you really do get a good portion on all dishes here...….we had enjoyed the meal a lot


    We had just decided we had no room for their gorgeous coconut cake, and as we asked for the check the owner pops by to say hello and ask how we enjoyed our meal......he`s a nice man who it`s always a pleasure to have a brief chat to. It`s nice he is so involved in his business.


    Our next stop was Best Buy where we had finally decided to buy a phone.....we thought we did need one, it had been silly travel so far without one. And we`ve always had a lot of success buying anything from there, laptops to cameras, service has always been excellent.

    It`s around 15 minutes to get there and we do indeed get a phone.....just an android one that we can make calls and text from. We don`t need internet as we usually carry an ipad with us, so it`s an easy purchase........


    At that point I get an email...….it was from the manager at the airport to say the Maserati was in, did we want it!!!! Yes we did.....this car wasn't cutting it at all....so, we replied we`d be there in 30 minutes.

    So, an unexpected journey to the airport, we set off. And it was hot.








    Takes 20 minutes to the airport and thankfully we got there before the crowds of afternoon flights arrived...….and we picked up our little Maserati Levante...…..and it was the black one......on the way over I said I hoped it wouldn't be white......but it was fine. We thanked our guy profusely!!!! And we did remember to take out our chip with all our music on it from the car we were dropping off too!!!

    This was much better...…...it had a load of power behind it and was much more comfortable.....

    Parking it in the lot, we walked back up very slowly to the bridge as you enter........we love this view too......














    Back up to our room, we had a delivery...…...

    Although our friend was on vacation, he made sure we had a lovely gift package sent here too......always a treat and as always, so considerate of him to do this for us. To say we adore him is an understatement. We were very grateful.......although I have to say I think Tom had nibbled some of the cheese and fruit before I snapped the picture!!! There`s a few strawberries and red grapes missing and definitely some cheese!!! The pineapple ring covered in coconut is beautiful!!!

    And of course a lovely hand written card welcoming us back again......
















    We did enjoy an afternoon nibble...….. ::yes:: As always I sent a thank you email to our friend. He had been in contact with us a couple of times, so I knew he wouldn`t mind.

    Seeing as we had no plans to do anything the rest of the day, we wandered over to the lounge and I had a couple of glasses of red wine and sat for a couple of hours, and we caught up with a few people we hadn't seen yet. That always passes some time for us.


    Lounge was again quiet tonight, and around 7ish, we set off to get the car...of which Tom could drive again as I`d had wine......he did smile as I said oh you`re driving...…lol...….and as we walked down to the car, I swear it felt a tiny bit cooler tonight......just a little, but it felt nice.

    Longhorn was our destination tonight......the one in LBV, so around a 20 minute drive away...…...this is the one we always drive to, it`s one of the best ones around this area.


    There`s a booth available immediately, it`s always busy but tonight it was a little quieter.....no wait at all.

    Tom is happy tonight with his raspberry lemonade...…and they bring us some of their warm bread to tempt us with......I don't eat brown but I do have a little of this as it is delicious......just a little though.














    And I have a long pour Malbec.....which is lovely I have to say.








    I`m pretty boring with my choice of steaks here....always the 8oz filet.....medium rare of course, and tonight I did plan to have a baked sweet potato, but our waiter tells us it would be a bit of a wait for one as they sold more than they realised tonight, so fries it is then......

    Tom tonight chooses the 18oz Outlaw Ribeye with fries too.......although his is always medium......














    They were both as always, gorgeous......the filet was like butter and I`m always amazed how a cheaper steak from here can be as tender and tasty as it is......and Tom`s was so full of flavour, even I loved it. He did give me the bit in the middle which was almost rare, suited me though.

    Our waiter tries to tempt us to dessert, which we never manage.....unless Kyle is here of course...….so we pay the check and head out to the car and head home.

    This Longhorn is very local and family orientated and is always staffed with really nice people, if you ever want to go to Longhorn I`d recommend this one easily.

    It`s still early-ish.....only around 9.30 so we head down to Jake`s and Tom has a beer, I think Jake`s own, and I have a Malbec.








    We do like sitting in Jake`s too......it`s a friendly bar and we know only a couple of the staff in here now......maybe 4 or 5. And only one is on tonight, so we have a quick wave before we leave...…..

    Amazingly we are incredibly tired all of a sudden. I had asked Tom if he wanted another beer, but he said no, he too was tired. So, around 10.15 we headed up to our lovely room again...…..

    It`s nice to come into the room after the turndown people have been in.....drapes all closed, water waiting and lights dimmed nicely......although I do open the sitting room drapes so we can see the pool and park all lit up.....well, Dr Doom mainly from our night time view......but it`s so pretty.

    We do put the sitting room tv on planning to watch for a little while, but we both realise we`re tired, so off it goes and we head through to bed...


    And climbing in to this one too, is bliss. Comfortable mattress and pillows suit me down to the ground. They are a little too marshmallow like for Tom......but he uses two and it`s fine.

    Lights out and we are sound before we know it.


    And finally some park time tomorrow...…...
    What was the breakfast item in the 3rd picture? The thing with what looks like icing on the top?
     

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