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Trip Report A Not So Splashy, Very Dashy, Somewhat Sleepy and A Little Frisky, Uplyfting Sept 2018 TR (Completed!)

Figment Forever

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mmm All that snacking around the WS looks good! Looking forward to food and wine this year, since I've only been to flower and garden.

Good thing you got that picture in front of that Tomorrowland sign! They took it down this week and they are putting up a new one soon I guess. Not sure why they felt the need to spend money on that... I like the current one!

It was sooooo yummy! I get so full though! I want to try everything, but I usually end up getting my same favorites, especially that lamb chop! lol We had a bunch of QS meals left, so we actually used one in exchange for 3 items at several of the booths. That was really nice to do because we would have never used all those QS meals we had left!
 

NessNewt

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LeighM

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That story about the pins made me tear up! It reminded me of my friends son who is non verbal and people tend to ignore him because they forget that just because he can't speak, doesn't mean he can't hear. So it really means a lot when someone is acknowledged. You raised a good one!
 

Figment Forever

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I love squishy love-y pictures! Yours is lovely!
Thanks!!


That story about the pins made me tear up! It reminded me of my friends son who is non verbal and people tend to ignore him because they forget that just because he can't speak, doesn't mean he can't hear. So it really means a lot when someone is acknowledged. You raised a good one!
Awwww.... Thanks so much! It's funny because I think having Hope being non-verbal for so long put us all into the "mode" of talking to some who can't "speak" back. - So we are use to it and don't really feel uncomfortable in those situations. But you are right, Hope has also been ignored at times by people who can't figure out how to talk to her.


I love the picture of Julia and Ross together - it’s the type of photo that can evoke so many memories when redeem years down the line. 😀
Yes - I'm so glad they stopped for it!


They are such lovely pictures of you all from Magic Kingdom! And that picture of those piggy wings is making my mouth water.
Those Piggy wings are definitely on our must dos for the next trip! lol Thanks for reading along!


Glad your back to finish the report, Julia's pin story melted my heart you are raising such good kids.
Thank you so much!! She is an amazing kid and I'm proud of her.
 

Figment Forever

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Day 17: Saturday September 22th

Our final day was upon us. How crazy is it that after such a long trip we wouldn’t be happy to be going home, but no, it felt like the time flew by and no one wanted to be waiting for our TE later in the day.

But we still had some time left…

Our plans for this day were a little different for us than in the past. Remember, the girls and I went to a park before Ross arrived, so he still had a park entry for the day. He said he want to go tp AK and Epcot for the day. I really thought he was joking, but no, he was completely serious. And since we were still at the point of being on each other’s nerves, I thought it was a brilliant idea.

We woke up on the very late side for check out day. While Ross showered, I packed up the rest of our checked luggage and then we walked it down and checked in for our flight. Ross had left his MB on the dresser when I was packing and I thought it was an extra one so I packed in our checked luggage, which meant Ross had to go and get a new MB for the day in addition to a duplicate of my MB since he would need that to get his food. (His band still never allowed him to charge or redeem dining credits.)

The girls and I were originally going to BB and to play golf, but Hope said she didn’t want to go to BB. She said she wanted to “take a tour” of POP – which means she wanted to walk around the entire hotel and take pictures. She also wanted to swim at POP since we really never did except for a couple of hours one day.

Julia didn’t seem to care about not going to BB; I think all of us were exhausted by now and the thought of just hanging around seemed appealing to a certain extent. However, Julia did want to play golf, so we all compromised.

After our checked luggage was set and Ross was on his way to AK, the girls and went to the food court and had our last meal of Mickey waffles.

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Rista1313

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Day 17: Saturday September 22th

Our final day was upon us. How crazy is it that after such a long trip we wouldn’t be happy to be going home, but no, it felt like the time flew by and no one wanted to be waiting for our TE later in the day.

But we still had some time left…

Our plans for this day were a little different for us than in the past. Remember, the girls and I went to a park before Ross arrived, so he still had a park entry for the day. He said he want to go tp AK and Epcot for the day. I really thought he was joking, but no, he was completely serious. And since we were still at the point of being on each other’s nerves, I thought it was a brilliant idea.

We woke up on the very late side for check out day. While Ross showered, I packed up the rest of our checked luggage and then we walked it down and checked in for our flight. Ross had left his MB on the dresser when I was packing and I thought it was an extra one so I packed in our checked luggage, which meant Ross had to go and get a new MB for the day in addition to a duplicate of my MB since he would need that to get his food. (His band still never allowed him to charge or redeem dining credits.)

The girls and I were originally going to BB and to play golf, but Hope said she didn’t want to go to BB. She said she wanted to “take a tour” of POP – which means she wanted to walk around the entire hotel and take pictures. She also wanted to swim at POP since we really never did except for a couple of hours one day.

Julia didn’t seem to care about not going to BB; I think all of us were exhausted by now and the thought of just hanging around seemed appealing to a certain extent. However, Julia did want to play golf, so we all compromised.


After our checked luggage was set and Ross was on his way to AK, the girls and went to the food court and had our last meal of Mickey waffles.

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Oiy.... see ya Ross.. have fun!

Does Hope prefer the bowling pin pool because it's more quiet? I know I do!
 

Figment Forever

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As we were doing our tour, Ross was entering AK – or at least trying to. Remember he had to get a new MB since I packed his away? Well, apparently it wasn’t set correctly, so when he arrived at AK, he got a blue Mickey – and I got a text about it!

He ended up having to wait about a half hour at guest services for them to rectify the problem. He said he told them how I packed up his MB and sent it off to the airline without him realizing it. However, he did get it fixed and he had to slinky dog dash to FOP since that was his first FP and now he was late for it. I call it payback for his turtle walk in HS with us! Lol When he got there, he got another blue Mickey – because he was late, however, the CM was nice and let him through.

As Ross was flying with the ducks, (as @Rista1313 would say), we returned to our room one last time to get our stuff. We brought our carry-on to bell services and then called for a Lyft to take us to Winter Summerland. Ross need not know.

Our driver was nice, but couldn’t really speak English that well which can make for a little awkward ride. Nonetheless, we arrived safe and sound only to find that there was a wait to play. This was new to me, we had never experienced a wait time. We chose the course with the shorter wait, which was winter. Originally, we wanted to play both courses, but we were informed again that we could only play one a day as part of the water parks and more feature (or whatever the title is these days), which really makes no sense to me.

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Julia had an ice cream sandwich while we waited. It was blazing HOT so I also picked up a bottle of water for us to share. Hope is not a big water fan – it still can make her choke a little, but she manages.
 

Figment Forever

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When it was our turn, we discovered we were playing behind a HUGE family. There were like nine people in the group including some little kids who were taking FOREVER to play the holes. I think the heat and the last day blues were getting to me because I usually have much more patience. But when it takes a little kid 27 stokes to get the ball in and then he has a fit because his brother got it in 19 and the parents let him do it over – well you get the idea… I was beside myself.

I prepared Hope that we were going to skip a hole – which is tricky sometimes because skipping things and going out of order is difficult for her, but my patience was gone. Once I had her prepared, I asked the family if we could just go ahead of them – and they said no. Ummm…. Really? I was a little taken aback. Then someone else in the group came over, I guess they really didn’t speak English that well and didn’t understand what I was asking. Anyhoo, the girls and I went past them and continued on at a much faster pace. Julia managed to lose her ball somewhere along the way – she just has a talent I will never understand. Lol

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Figment Forever

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While the girls and I were melting on our golfing adventure, Ross was having his own enjoyment. He began his day at AK. I had gotten him FPs for FOP, Kali Rapids and EE. After he had his fill there, he hopped to Epcot to eat around the world one more time. I got a text from him at one point asking me to make him a FP for TT or another EPCOT attraction, but there was nothing available that he wanted to do, so he was content with just eating.

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When we were done, I offered to walk into BB to get some mini doughnuts and frozen lemonade, but the girls just wanted to swim so I called a Lyft to come and take us back to POP.

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Our driver back was really nice and we had a great conversation. Turns out he was originally from NY and moved to Florida a few years back. He offered to take us to the airport later in the day. I was so tempted to ask him how much it would be, but I knew even the thought of taking a Lyft to MCO would put Ross into palpitations.
 

Figment Forever

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Back at POP, we headed right for the pools, and of course Hope wanted to swim in each one; so we started with the computer pool, then the bowling pin pool and finally ended up in Hippy Dippy.

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It wasn’t the “last” day I had planned, but it was actually really nice and enjoyable. It would nice not to have to worry about getting a bus back to the resort or fearing missing the TE, so I was really able to relax – something I NEVER do on our last day of WDW. It was a satisfying feeling not to have to worry about any shenanigans. Little did I know what was happing over at EPCOT…
 
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