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Trip Report Time for Flowers! Flower & Food (Garden) March 2017

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by ajrwdwgirl, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Jess G

    Jess G Well-Known Member

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    Following !!!!
     
  2. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yay! :)
     
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    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    count me in as well!

    I have not heard of an airline going down to 40 lbs per checked bag
    It will not be long until they weigh carry on and then after that.....

    If they start weighing me I might have to stop flying!!!!


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  4. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks for joining in! The Spirit airline is known for it's cost cutting measures, it charges for a lot of "extras", including carry on bags. The 40 pound thing is kind of strange but supposedly it saves gas. As for weighing carry on bags, I flew on Hawaiian airline from Kona to Honolulu a couple years ago and they weighed our checked and carry on luggage. Our carry on bags were over the weight.
     
  5. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    :hilarious:

    Fly Jet Blue like I do. You can eat all the donuts you want, and they won't charge you extra for weight! :joyfull:

    As for the comment @ajrwdwgirl shared about Delta, I also stopped flying them years ago for the same reason. They kept changing flight times if you booked a few months ahead. Found it really frustrating, and finally switched over to Jet Blue and like them much better.
     
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    Good to know for our August trip!! Left side it is!
     
  7. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I hear so many good things about Jet Blue, I wish they flew out of my airport. :(
     
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    Mr Ferret 88 Resident "and onion" of the boards Premium Member

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    Thans for the tag :)
     
  9. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    So continuing on into Epcot.....

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    Brad really liked the flower towers in the entry way, so he stopped to smell them.
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    I'm a Figment fan so I was really happy to see this topiary. Part of me thought it should have been over by the ride.
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    We stopped for this photo-op and we like that you could actually stand by the sign.
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    Since we had only had some mini-muffins at about 5am we were pretty hungry and we were headed into World Showcase to start trying some of the Flower and Garden food booths! But first we saw some pretty butterfly topiaries.
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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Our first stop was to the Northern Bloom booth in Canada. Brad wanted the scallops (i'm not a seafood fan so that was all his but I did steal a couple beans). I got the beef, although he stole a beef chunk and I let him have the mushrooms. And we got the Nanaimo bar trifle, but I ate most of it, and it was delicious. He enjoyed the scallops and the beef was really good too.

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    Just a closer look at the trifle....:hungry::hungry:
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    Next stop was the UK.
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    We decided to share the pear cider brined corned beef and cabbage. Neither of us like cabbage that much so we were planning on just eating the meat, well the cabbage was really tasty.
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    Then we wandered around the pavilion.
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  11. WDWDarling

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    We'll be there in May and I was already looking forward to experiencing Flower & Garden for the first time but your pictures have me super excited! Love that picture of the two of you by the Fresh EPCOT sign :). Following along!
     
  12. MySmallWorldof4

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    I love the Fresh Epcot pic. Gosh it looks so warm and sunny. Haven't felt warmth or seen the sun in a bunch of days/weeks. :coldfeet:

    That trifle looks soooo good! :hungry: On my list for May.:)
     
  13. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks for reading! I hope you have fun in May when you go!
     
  14. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I know what you mean about warmth. We may not have had your snow but we had cold temps. It was not fun this week walking outside to 5 degree F temps. We did have sun most of the days this past week.

    Oh the trifle was one of my favorites! I was sad that we never made it back to that booth to get another one. A word of advice...do not share it! Keep all that goodness to yourself! :)
     
  15. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    As we continued on our journey of our extended lunch....the next stop was France. I really liked the onion tart last year and I was looking forward to having it again. I had even bought a couple last year that I took home with me. I even tried making it at home, it wasn't the same. And on a visit to Trader Joe's they had what looked like the onion tart from this booth in France, it however was vile. So needless to say I was very excited to see it was back at Flower and Garden this year. Did it live up to expectations??????

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    I really like this announcement post in France, it reminds me of ones I saw with real announcements in Paris.
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    We did a couple of photo pass shots in France. The photo line was short just one couple finishing and then another couple and their toddler. Well the couple with their toddler took forever. They wanted shots of them, shots of the toddler, shots of them with the toddler, then the adults separate! :rolleyes: Maybe I was just anxious for the onion tart....
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    The onion tart was ........
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    very tasty! We shared it, with the thought that we would come back another day, sadly we didn't. So I have the recipe in my Epcot Festivals cookbook, so I may attempt it again this year. I might even plant the herbs that are supposed to be used for it so I can use fresh herbs.

    Just a couple pictures of around the pavilion...
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    It was time to head back to Future World and start using our fast passes. We had a 12:30 to 1:30 fast pass for Spaceship Earth so we were in the middle time for that so we headed over.

    We took the pretty path back. Brad said that what he was looking forward to most about Flower and Garden was seeing the flower quilt between Future World and World Showcase. He had enjoyed my pictures of it that last couple years that he was excited to see it for himself. He said he was not disappointed.

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  16. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The monorail was my enemy this trip. We would get just past the point of a good photo op spot and I would have my camera put away and there it would come...:mad: Anyway, I still think this was a pretty good pic with my best guy, flowers, and Spaceship Earth!

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    We also stopped at the Flower and Garden shops on the bridge area. It was really windy so I bought myself some cute ears to keep my hair back. We also stopped for a photo pass.
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    Time for Spaceship Earth, Brad said he would try to stay awake this time. And he did. We also stopped a couple times, so I took those opportunities to take a couple pictures. I hadn't been planning to. I thought it would be cool to stop at the Roman scene and we did just in a spot that wasn't looking at anything worth taking a picture of.
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    We always try to make crazy faces for our picture on Spaceship Earth. I think I succeeded. Brad didn't take a picture of his, he sat in the row behind me.
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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Alright just one more post for today....after our journey through the history of communication we headed over for a fast pass I was not willing to skip at all. A fast pass for Living with the Land. I absolutely adore the green houses and since it was Flower and Garden festival, this ride fit the theme. And coming to these green houses during the winter, and living in cold Wisconsin it just makes me love the plants even more. :)So I don't have a lot of commentary for these pictures except to say it was all so lovely in there.

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  18. blgauger

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    LOVE those ears!!!
     
  19. MinnieM123

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    Aw heck, who needs the stupid monorail to go by in the background, when you already have a wonderful, smiling photo of Brad in front of all those gorgeous, colorful flowers? This photo is perfect, just as it is!! :)
     
  20. MySmallWorldof4

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    My favorite food from last year! So glad they brought it back.:hungry:
    When my DH and I were dating, we took our first trip together to Disney during Spring Break '96. I only just realized it was during one of the first years of the festival. They had a strawberry trifle that year that I still cannot forget.:) I remember constantly going back for more. Wish that would be brought back.:happy:
     
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