WHO YA GONNA CALL" 29 NIGHTS OF GHOSTBUSTERS, MONSTERS & MORE - A 2019 HHN/SFR/RPR TR

schumigirl

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I am so glad to be back. I've been away from Universal for too long -- almost an entire year -- but I already have multiple trips planned for 2020, including Mardi Gras for the first time. :yay: It is truly my escape from real life. I honestly get teary when I see photos of Royal Pacific and Sapphire Falls because of past trips. The only time that I will not go is Halloween because I have one of those sensitive personalities that can't handle horror of any kind, but I still enjoy the HHN trip reports. :)

We will avoid NBC for steaks. I will make it to The Palm at some point, but I'm not sure if it will be this trip. If we end up at Bigfire, because my daughter likes the sound of it, maybe I will report on our experiences.
I know what you mean about getting emotional seeing favourite places in pictures.....there`s a lot of us the same!!! And, I agree HHN is not for everyone, and if you know you are sensitive, it`s not a place you`d want to be for sure......but I`m glad you enjoy reading about them.

We have enjoyed Mardi Gras the last two years, but decided next year to extend the May trip instead of going March and May, as a few of the days and certainly nights, were far too cold for us...but, we are complete wimps!!! December we`re not too bothered and although we had mainly mid 80`s last year, we don`t expect the same this year. It would be nice of course.... ::yes:: But, MG was fun....I`m sure you`ll enjoy it too.

I hope you do enjoy Big Fire if you go......and yes, we`d love to hear how it was for you there......we may go have a drink and dessert at the bar in May as that sounds like something we`d enjoy.

But, yes, it`s nice to have trips to look forward to......:wave2:
 

schumigirl

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Wonderful trip report again! Now I can't wait for you December report and too see all the beautiful Christmas decorations!
Awww....thank you so much!!

I`m happy you enjoyed reading it and yes, we are so looking forward to seeing everything festive around the hotels and parks...….some friends have sent us images of some of the decorations from the last few days and it looks so beautiful again!!!! So excited......and again, thank you for your lovely comments..... :wave2:
 

NancyLuvsMickey

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how was the weather?
The weather last week was perfect!!! Highs in the low 80's and no humidity!!! Saturday did get a bit cold and I wore a sweatshirt and shorts, but compared to home (it snowed 5 inches while we were gone) it was perfect weather!!! And we only had a light mist a couple of nights, but we were at the pool so we didn't care...
 
  • schumigirl

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    The weather last week was perfect!!! Highs in the low 80's and no humidity!!! Saturday did get a bit cold and I wore a sweatshirt and shorts, but compared to home (it snowed 5 inches while we were gone) it was perfect weather!!! And we only had a light mist a couple of nights, but we were at the pool so we didn't care...
    Oh that sounds so good!!! I`m so glad it was warm, and warm enough for pool time. And no humidity is always good.

    But, yes, anything is better than snow back home..... :thumbsup2
     

    acndis

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    Another great report! Thank you so much, Carole. Looking forward to the next one. We will be at RPR over the Christmas Holiday (ugh! crowds). I imagine we will be often taking a break at Strongwater and trying all your wonderful recommendations. Can't wait for the next report! I'll be there.
     

    schumigirl

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    Another great report! Thank you so much, Carole. Looking forward to the next one. We will be at RPR over the Christmas Holiday (ugh! crowds). I imagine we will be often taking a break at Strongwater and trying all your wonderful recommendations. Can't wait for the next report! I'll be there.
    Thank you so much, I’m so glad you enjoyed it......

    How lovely though to be there over Christmas.......hope the EP is very useful for you!!! And yes, Strong Water will be a welcome respite from the busy parks.......but hope you have a wonderful vacation......

    And look forward to seeing you on the next trip report :wave2:
     
  • jump00

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    We didn't take any pictures at all, we just weren't feeling like it that day.

    Atlas Air are a huge company based out of NY......we hadn't heard of them either, but they`re one of those companies, after you hear of them it seems everyone knows them. They do a lot of freight as well as leasing passenger jets too. When I first Googled them, it was a freight plane image that came up.......I said to Tom.....no windows....we`re going to be on a plane with no windows :eek: Then I saw pictures of the Jumbo`s they use for passengers, usually military folks and it was a regular jumbo with the much wanted windows. They were brilliant though.

    It is incredibly sad about TC. So many jobs lost, and there was a general feeling of sadness from everyone, even those that don't use them for flights. Such a massive employer even on the High Street, although we never used the Travel Agency side of the company, we just booked flights online, many people still did and they`ll be missed by many.

    We did go on Hagrids, I didn't write about it as Kyle is reading along as I`m writing, and he didn't want spoilers, but it was magnificent.....he is so keen to ride it in December!!! Think he may even wait in line!!!

    Thank you for commenting along the way Brenda, always glad to see you and yes, next one up soon......that`ll be the shortest pre trip ever!!!

    :wave2:
    I am always amazed at how great your photography skills are ( oops- Tom) so can’t wait to see the Virgin air ones. I did google Atlas air and they are impressive planes! I’m so glad you got to ride Hagrids- I don’t blame you for not wanting to spoil it for Kyle. I had a friend go down this week and came back with such a good review I told my husband I might need a quick trip to go ride it ( even for the weekend). He is totally on board.

    Take care and Happy Holidays!
    Brenda
     

    Minnie17

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    Oh thank you! You are an expert and I will definitely grab a bottle for thanksgiving (your description lets me know I will love it).
    lol.....definitely not an expert.....just a keen drinker of the stuff......

    This one we really like.....it`s dry, fruity without being sweet, we don't enjoy sweet wines. It has a peachy aroma, buttery too, and there`s a very slight toffee/caramel aftertaste we find pleasant.....it`s a silky wine, I think they describe it as creamy which it is texture wise not in taste......to me!! For what that`s worth......

    If you like Chardonnay, I`m guessing you`ll enjoy it. It`s a very good price considering what restaurants charge for it, so if anyone didn't like it, it`s not the worst thing.

    Do you have an ABC Wines close to you......they had it to try a while back in the one we visit, but would be worth asking.....

    Hope you like it...…. ::yes::
     

    schumigirl

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    I am always amazed at how great your photography skills are ( oops- Tom) so can’t wait to see the Virgin air ones. I did google Atlas air and they are impressive planes! I’m so glad you got to ride Hagrids- I don’t blame you for not wanting to spoil it for Kyle. I had a friend go down this week and came back with such a good review I told my husband I might need a quick trip to go ride it ( even for the weekend). He is totally on board.

    Take care and Happy Holidays!
    Brenda
    lol......yes, I take credit for the blurry pics!!

    They are a huge company but one I guess until you have reason to interact with them, they may not be on your radar. We certainly had never even heard the name. I mentioned it to a relative in NY and they were like, oh yeah they’re a big company.

    Oh will keep my fingers crossed you get down and get to ride.....it is an amazing ride........(we still miss Duelling Dragons though)

    Happy Holidays to you too Brenda :wave2:
     

    schumigirl

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    Oh thank you! You are an expert and I will definitely grab a bottle for thanksgiving (your description lets me know I will love it).
    Will keep my fingers crossed you do enjoy it!!! Wine is so personal, but this one is quite an easy drinker it should please most people........:-)
     
  • Robo56

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    Schumi as always another well written wonderful trip report full of great day trip destinations, restaurants and shopping ideas and beautiful pictures.

    All your research and reports on restaurants you visit are so helpful to everyone. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    I’am so glad to hear that all went well with you and Tom getting your trip settled to get back home without a lot of issues and that hopefully you we’re able to get your money back on your credit card from TC. Sad thing is the company I’am sure knew they were going to shutter the business even while selling tickets.

    Tell the camera man (Tom) his pictures are great.

    I know you are all excited about your upcoming family trip with Kyle. Have a wonderful time.
     

    schumigirl

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    Schumi as always another well written wonderful trip report full of great day trip destinations, restaurants and shopping ideas and beautiful pictures.

    All your research and reports on restaurants you visit are so helpful to everyone. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    I’am so glad to hear that all went well with you and Tom getting your trip settled to get back home without a lot of issues and that hopefully you we’re able to get your money back on your credit card from TC. Sad thing is the company I’am sure knew they were going to shutter the business even while selling tickets.

    Tell the camera man (Tom) his pictures are great.

    I know you are all excited about your upcoming family trip with Kyle. Have a wonderful time.
    Thank you so much Robo......I am so happy you enjoyed reading along, and thank you for the lovely compliments......I’ll pass along your comments to my photographer....he’ll be pleased......

    Yes, we got our money back for the May flights we had booked with them within three weeks which wasn’t bad at all.......

    We are very excited about the next trip.....thank you, we’ll do our best to have a wonderful time........ :wave2:
     

    Pumpkin1172

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    Schumi...what a great trip report!!!! I love to live vicariously through your trip reports!!!! The food porn and scenery pictures are just fantastic - especially when I look out the window and see grey, dull skies, snow on the ground and know the outside temperatures :crazy2: So thank you to Tom for the amazing pictures!!!!

    I can't wait to hear all about your next trip with Tom and Kyle. It really is fantastic that you get to travel with him yet. I'm planning a year of vacations for when I turn 50 !!!! I can't wait for it!!!!

    Have a great upcoming trip!!!!
     

    schumigirl

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    Schumi...what a great trip report!!!! I love to live vicariously through your trip reports!!!! The food porn and scenery pictures are just fantastic - especially when I look out the window and see grey, dull skies, snow on the ground and know the outside temperatures :crazy2: So thank you to Tom for the amazing pictures!!!!

    I can't wait to hear all about your next trip with Tom and Kyle. It really is fantastic that you get to travel with him yet. I'm planning a year of vacations for when I turn 50 !!!! I can't wait for it!!!!

    Have a great upcoming trip!!!!
    Thanks so much Pumpkin.......

    I’m happy you enjoyed it! We loved that trip, the food was so good and we just had a blast......and I know exactly what you mean about the weather.....I need some blue skies too!!

    You do right to travel for a year.......absolutely......there’s got to be something to celebrate hitting 50!

    Thank you, we’ll certainly do our best...... :wave2:
     

    Minnie17

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    Will keep my fingers crossed you do enjoy it!!! Wine is so personal, but this one is quite an easy drinker it should please most people........:-)
    My youngest sister and I loved it! (Hoarded it away from the “others”). So glad I tried it, we will use it for “fancy” occasions or when ever we want to splurge a bit.

    🍷:drinking:
     

    schumigirl

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    My youngest sister and I loved it! (Hoarded it away from the “others”). So glad I tried it, we will use it for “fancy” occasions or when ever we want to splurge a bit.

    🍷:drinking:
    I am so glad to hear that!!!!

    It is a beautiful wine and I did laugh at you hoarding it for yourself.....lol.....I’ve done that with some wines before!! Happy you enjoyed it...... :thumbsup2
     

    schumigirl

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    We so tried to order that drink when we were there last May. Everyone thought we were crazy and said they never heard of it. Going to have to try again. It looks fabulous.
    Really!! What a shame...... It wasn’t fully on the menu then, but it is now so you’ll have no problems ordering it next time....... :thumbsup2
     

    Worfiedoodles

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    As usual I am way behind, but I’ve finally finished your wonderful report! I’m so glad all the travel issues worked out for you. The photos were fantastic, so clear and crisp it was like being with you. 🤩

    Thank you for taking the time to finish this up before your next Adventure! I’m reading that one closely as we are heading to US in January with our 21 yr old son for the first time in 4 years! 😍 Can’t wait time pick up some tips and great restaurant suggestions 💜

    Maria 🙃
     

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