Tuesday, November 1st
The day began beautiful and a I got up and headed out on the golf cart. I love looping around looking at the decorations and other rigs at the Fort!!
While looping, got a few pictures of friends sites
This is Doodle in 601
This is Karla in 401
This is Bob in 604
This is Steve's site
After I finished my looping and Rick got up and was fed by Missy and TJ, we headed for DTD
We stopped in the Lego store to check things out.
We did some shopping at World of Disney, then went over to the Hess Station for more Diet Coke for Rick. Three 12 packs for $9, pretty good deal!!
After dropping off the sodas at the campsite, it was time to make our way over to the Poly for dinner at Kona.
Waiting for the boat
We ran into some friends on the boat
Pics from the monorail
Pics around the Poly
Dinner was DELICIOUS!! I had full intentions of taking food pics, but sadly it was all eaten before I remembered :-(
We left the Poly and went back to the Fort and met up with everyone on the beach to watch Fireworks and the EWP!! Always beautiful!!
We then wandered over to Bob and Kathy's for some coffee and socializing
Another great day at Fort Wilderness in my T@B!!!
Wed, November 2nd, 2011
The morning began again with me going out looping taking pictures along the way.
This is a fellow T@B friend of mine Randy
This is the first iCamp I had seen in person
And an RPod
Then Rick and I went to Trails End for Breakfast
We putzed around the campsite today. I finally got online and took care of some bills, cleaned out email, etc. We probably also did laundry, and just general cleaning.
Later that evening, Rick, Bob, and Rich went over to Tampa to go to the casino.
TJ, Missy, Lorna, Kathy, and myself went to Hollywood Studios for Fantasmic!
It had been a long time since I had been to Fantasmic!! and I really enjoyed it!! Have fun company made it even better!!!
We then wandered over to Epcot for late EMH
I got a text from some friends of mine that saw my FB checkin, and I met up with them and we strolled World Showcase.
Missy, TJ, Kathy, and Lorna got distracted by the Norway Bakery, so I continued on my stroll with my friends.
Once the park closed, I met back up with Missy, TJ, Kathy, and Lorna, and we took a bus back to the Fort.
I had Rick's scooter with me, so I decided to try a little experiment.
I got off at the Wilderness Lodge, and drove the scooter down the pathway, while everyone else (except TJ) stayed on the bus. TJ planned to get on the FW/WL/Yellow bus at WL.
Who would get back to the 500 Loop first?
Well on my little ride down the path, I saw TONS of deer. I was actually bit afraid one would jump out in front of me, cause the light on that scooter wasn't that bright.
Well, anyway, when I got back to the campsite, TJ was already there!! But I call foul, cause he told the driver what he was doing, and the driver drove post haste straight to the 500 Loop!!!!
TJ said he beat me by about 3 minutes, and Lorna, Kathy, and Missy got back about 10 minutes after I did.
When we got back, the guys had returned, and we got tall tales of their winnings or lack thereof.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
To start off, a few pics from my daily Looping.
Now, let me make a few pictureless comments.
We had four reservations for this trip (The Disney reservations system )
They did link them all correctly, but the folks at the front desk are really having a problem getting charging priveledges. The first reservation was right, but the other three they activated charged priveledges, but put $0 limit. We had to call and correct each time. We also never got a "gift" on our site for checkout except the first reservation either.
Also, before we arrived, Lorna had spoken to the site assigners trying to get as many of us together as possible. She actually requested 900 loop, but was told it was going down for maintenance later in the week and would not be available.
As the week went on, 900 Loop DID start to empty out, but this morning I see chalk writings on the empty sites with family names on them. No site maintenance, a GROUP reservation!!! And seeing the group later in the week, glad we weren't left among them. While they were nothing worth complaining over, there were lots of familys and kids all over the loop and just having a generally fun time!!
I'm also glad we went Premium this time, cause the same as last year, the weekend after Halloween, a large group took over 1600 and part of 1700. Once again, lots of kids all ages all over the place, a lot riding bikes fast, and barreling past the comfort station, and lots of teenybopper girls taking over the comfort station in packs!!!! Last year, we stayed a lot longer than most, and were stuck in the middle of that bunch.
Our next event was a Tea Party at the Grand Floridian Tea Room.
The tea party was sooooo much fun. Seven Fiend Gals sporting purple having a delightful time!!!
I'll just post the pics!!
The Birthday Girls!!
We continued our conversation out on the porch for SEVERAL hours
Then we got the SLOOOOOOOOOW boat back to the Fort
(This is a standby boat they use when one of the regular cruisers is out for refurb and this boat is SLOOOOOOOOOW)
Ok, we got back from the Tea Party, and all the guys were like, 7 HOURS for TEA??!!!! What can I say. We had fun!!!
We then once again gathered at Lorna's site for some pulled pork, and many other goodies, Toasted Almonds, lots of wine, conversation, and laughter!!
Doodle, Joanne, Carol, Lorna, TJ
Mike, Doodle, Rita, Joanne, Carol
TJ, Kathy, ??, Bob
Missy and Melissa
Ed and Kelly
Bob, Brian, and Rick
Mike and Doodle
Bob and Brian
Kathy, Missy, Melissa, Monique
And Thus Ends Another Awesome Day T@Bin along!!!!