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Our Kidani Room and Lunch at Sanaa

November 18, 2014

After catching a tram back to our section of the lot – cranking the A/C – we make our way back to the resort and hit the front desk to get assigned our room. We’re just a little ways off the main lobby in room 7225. We would learn the parking at Kidani is actually awesome. There is an underground garage, so we were right under our room and just took an elevator up. You can see the HUGE swath of grey parking that is the AKL Jambo House parking. I can’t imagine walking all of that at the end…

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Kidani Village and Animal Kingdom

November 17, 2014

At 6am Monday morning the alarm goes off, and we head over to our home for the week. We have to stop in at the resort to get our magic bands activated before we can go to our breakfast ADR in the park. Still groggy, I take a few quick cell phone pictures as we walk up in the dark stillness. The sound of crickets and birds quietly drift across as you head to the doors. There’s a savannah out there, I’m told. Very Lion King. Also the last time you will see a sunrise photo from me. Check in…

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Bits and Bobs and All the Rest

November 17, 2014

This spot is for all the other little tidbits that aren't quite part of the trip but someone might find interesting. I've got some reviews, some crafts, and just a few other observations that I didn't want to clutter in the regular posts. Some of this might get techy as I talk photography stuff. Feel free to skip past that. ;) Getting an extended view... I purchased the Memory Maker package again this trip, as I already know and love the benefits of stopping at the photopass photographers in the parks, and having all of the ride photos bundled in.…

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Kobe Steakhouse and a Room for the Night

November 15, 2014

A new day has dawned (and then some) and we try to forget about Saturday’s misfortunes and move on. We start with break-lunch (it was 3pm) at Bojangles. A southern fast food chain that caught my attention because they have pork chop sandwiches! It was actually quite tasty for fast food. The biscuit was fresh and the pork chop was juicy and seasoned nicely. Not pictured is the awful drink mixup that was not helping my confidence in the day. I ordered a cherry soda of some sort, put in the straw, take a big swig and get SWEET TEA!…

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Road Trip to Orlando – Through Mountains and Mayhem

November 13, 2014

I had a last minute work item that kept me downtown late, and so we didn’t get the early start we had wanted on our drive. In fact, it was nearly 2 in the afternoon when we finally got rolling. Most of the evening before and early morning spent doing this: Finally though we had everything packed, in the car, all the cats were accounted for, the house/cat sitter had all they needed, and we were ready to get on our way. We decided to take I-77 south so we could get the pretty mountain view with the fall colors,…

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Disney World 2014: A Halloween Road Trip

November 13, 2014
Disney World 2014: A Halloween Road Trip

It seems like we’re creating a habit of last minute trip plans to Disney World. While 2011 was booked about 6 months in advance this time it was just three. This year marked our 5th wedding anniversary, and 15 years being together. Such a milestone deserved an awesome celebration and so after some budget wrangling, deliberation, discussion, and angsty hand-wringing we got a hold of a TA and put down the deposit. Our first option had been for Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get it booked in time and the last room sold. Mind you –…

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WDW 2011 Trip – Table of Contents

September 26, 2011
WDW 2011 Trip – Table of Contents

Since blogs follow a “newest post first” setup, and you’ll want to read each day in order, this might help keep it all straight. At the Airport: Walt Disney World Trip – Jan 2011 WDW Day 1 – Wolfgang Puck’s WDW Day 1 – Yachtsman Steakhouse WDW Day 2 – Epcot WDW Day 2 – Chefs de France WDW Day 2 – Morocco & Japan WDW Day 2 – Germany interrupted and Mission:Space WDW Day 2 – Narcoossee’s WDW Day 3 – Animal Kingdom WDW Day 3 – Kona Cafe” WDW Day 4 – Magic… Studios? WDW Day 4 –…

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WDW 2011 – Florida Day 14

September 12, 2011

1/22/2011 We awake early (around 5:30 am); after a fitful night’s sleep knowing we were to be leaving; and quietly pack the car and check out. Most of the process is in darkness still, and fairly boring and uneventful. I grab a few snaps once in the airport: Sorry Harry… I just wasn’t that into you this trip. See? Told you it was damned early.

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WDW 2011 Day 13 – Epcot and Magic Kingdom (last day)

September 12, 2011

1/21/2011 Our last day in the parks. Today was the least structured. By now coordinating 4 adults with different thoughts on how to tackle / see each park and rides was getting to everyone just a tad. We were all still on speaking terms however – so it wasn’t a complete meltdown. We headed to the Magic Kingdom parking lot and took the tram to Epcot first. I love these billboards around Disney. Our last time passing this sign.

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WDW 2011 Day 12 – Hollywood Studios

September 4, 2011

Friday 1/21/2011 Day 12 finds the weather a bit grey and drizzly. We decide to do Hollywood Studios one last time – but we don’t even spend too much time there. This park really needs to be looked at for their next major expansion. I’d love to see more movie related stuff – like a theatre that runs some of the old Disney cartoons or a studio where you get to mix your own short (how to cut scenes, simple fade transition, drop in some music and maybe record yourself over an animation). Anyone with any power reading this? I…

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