October 22, 2003 – from WDW

Aloha! Blogging LIVE from the Polynesian again (where I’m supposed to be grabbing breakfast for David and more cold meds for me.)

Another sunny 80+ degree day ahead. If it weren’t for my battle w/the sniffles/coughles I’d call this a perfect vacation.

After blogging yesterday, we rode Spaceship Earth (dated, but a fave of mine) and headed back to the room, where we experienced a decadent thing…the vacation NAP. See, having been here more times than I can count w/o using feet, we’ve seen almost everything. So there is no guilt in taking an hour or two for a siesta.

Headed back to Epcot last night at 6ish. Experienced Cranium Command at the Wonders of Life pavillion and then putzed around Epcot until our 8:00 pm priority seating at Le Cellier. Le Cellier is Epcot’s top rated restaurant, and as we dined on filet mignon and drank a bottle of fine wine, we chuckled at those who think we’re eating only chicken fingers and fries!

The wine (2000 Sausal Zinfandel) did it’s job, and we headed back to the room, numb.

Woke at 9:15!! this morning. Read a bit on the patio. I think we’re heading to Disney/MGM studios. If I ever get off of the PC.

I feel a bit out of sorts — I haven’t watched or read any news since we arrived. It’ll be fun catching up when I get home.


October 21, 2003 – from WDW

(insert Moroccan greeting here) Blogging LIVE from Epcot’s Morocco this morning! We’re at the Food and Wine Festival, and just a few moments ago, I ate FROG LEG CHOWDER!.


Dinner last night was very good — we had eaten at Artist Point on our 1st anniversary, and the food was as good as I remembered. I had the cedar plank smoked salmon and David had a Buffalo steak. As in steak from a buffalo — not steak covered in spicy sauce. Afterward, we went to Pleasure Island. We experienced some live jazz, saw a show at the Adventurers Club and then went to a show at the Comedy Warehouse. It’s improv comedy, and unfortunately they really had an off night. A long and dark bus ride took us back to the room, where we dozed off after 11.

Today we woke again at 8:30. Came to Epcot and rode MISSION:Space! Twice. Within an hour. (urk) The ride, we feel, is truly worth the hype surrounding it. Now we’re grazing from the Food and Wine Festival booths, which I think I already typed, but the windows on this kiosk are so darn small I can’t see what I typed.

Tonight we’re dining at Le Cellier (Epcot Canada) if we’re not too stuffed from the grazing. It’s 86 degrees, sunny, and humid. Hottest day yet. Maybe a trip to the pool this afternoon is in order.

Wish you were here! (Insert Moroccan goodbye here)

October 20, 2003 – from WDW

Aloha! Blogging LIVE from the lobby here at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Yesterday, we had lunch at DisneyQuest (David: Snickers Cheesecake, Coke; Kim: fudgy cupcake, cafe mocha) Then we meandered over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for what turned out to be the last 1.5 hours of it’s operating day. Spent some time seeing the fauna around the Tree of Life. It’s a nice place to meander. Then on the way to experiencing the Kilamanjaro Safari, we stumbled RIGHT across the parade. Bonus!! Mickey’s Jamming Jungle parade, it’s called, and I like it because it’s short.

The safari was great — we caught the poachers. Again. Then we purchased a few pins for our collection, got my Magical Moments pin replaced, and took the bus back to the Poly.

And promptly left the bag of pins on the bus. D’oh!

Hakuna matata.

We called WDW dining and redid the priority seatings. So last night we went to ‘Ohana (means family) and experienced all you can eat appetizers and meat on skewers. I had shrimp and turkey. David had everything but shrimp. Drank a bit at the bar afterwards, and I vaguely recall fireworks on the walk back to the room.

Today: Woke at 8:30ish. I had no voice. David quietly rejoiced. 🙂 Eventually, the voice returned. We went to the Magic Kingdom an hour later, and the first attraction we experienced was Mickey’s Philharmagic. It’s a 3D movie of sorts, wherin Donald Duck manages to muck up things as only Donald can. We adored it…it’s about time WDW did something to bring the older characters back into the spotlight.

Got a Fastpass for Peter Pan’s flight. Ate at Columbia Harbor House (chicken strip meals, coke, water). Did Peter Pan, Got a FP for Space Mountain. Did Carousel of Progress, and the People Mover (its’ not called that anymore). Got a FP for Buzz, did Space Mountain. FUN! Passed on Buzz. Walked to Mickey’s toontown Fair. Took train to Main St. Experienced 2 chocolate chip cookies. Headed back to Poly via water launch JUST as the rain fell.

Will now head back to room, and get ready for 5:30 dinner at Artist Point.

Summary: We’re having a blast. Wish you were here!


October 19, 2003 – from WDW

Aloha! I’m blogging LIVE from DisneyQuest on their dumbed-down terminals. The keyboard is a bit weird…the \key is where the shift key is. So excuse the typos.

The weather is gorgeous…beautiful blue sky with puffy, white, non-intrusive clouds. Our flights were smooth. We slept during the flight to Atlanta. And, we got the room we requested…ground floor, Tahiti building facing the castle. So hyper me can run right from the room to the beach!

Yesterday we ate at the outdoor cantina at Mexico. (Epcot Mexico, that is) Then we meandered around world showcase until around 3 pm. Headed back to the room for a bit, and took a nap at 5 pm, since we were awake since 2:30. Slept until 8 am this morning. Eek! Missed ‘Ohana (means family) dinner, and the fireworks. Oh, well.

This morning we ate at Kona Cafe (Kim: scrambled eggs. David: pancakes) and headed out to Downtown Disney. Bought some stuff at the Christmas store. (Erin: more antenna toppers!) And now we’re here. We’ll probably have lunch at the Cheesecake factory upstairs.

But let’s answer the burning question on everyone’s minds: “Kim, are you sick?” Why yes, Virginia, I’m sick again! Small cough…iffy voice…cranky throat. Oh well. I’m at my laughing place…and I won’t let the sniffles ruin it for me. After all, I’ve been sick since August. I’m used to it. 🙂

We also bought tickets to the Wednesday night Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba show. (Damon: Yes, we finally broke down…hope its as good as you say. Over…)

I should be blogging regularly, since there is now a cheap internet kiosk in the Polynesian lobby. (John: that means that yes, I did update my fantasy team).

Aloha for now!

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