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Trip Report Disney Dreamin' of a night at AKL--a little bit of a different trip...COMPLETED

DRD

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I didn't know you guys went to Trader Sam's! That crowd was ridiculous when we were there at Poly and we never got a chance to experience it.
 

myhappyplace

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I didn't know you guys went to Trader Sam's! That crowd was ridiculous when we were there at Poly and we never got a chance to experience it.
We did! My friend Penny (the one I mentioned in this report) and I had gone in 2017 and had a blast (thus marking the one only time I've been a bit tipsy on WDW property!) If you ever get the chance, you should go. And the more you participate, the more fun it is!
 
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myhappyplace

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After the fireworks, we went back in and our server continued our meal. I went with the filet, but asked for the sides from the pork tenderloin (goat cheese polenta and mushrooms) meal, which wasn't a problem.
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DH got his second course of the Duck, which he said was pretty good though he liked the first course (confit) better.
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We didn't get dessert! I think I was just too full.


Saturday, November 17th

Sadly, today was departure day. We packed up, and went out to the observation area off of the lobby, to view the animals again. The Lodge really is beautiful!
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It was breakfast time for several species! Giraffes are my favorite to watch, so I took lots of pics of them. Plus one kept getting closer to us, keeping his (or her?) eye on us as he walked.
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myhappyplace

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Back toward the barns we could see various species entering and exiting the barn intermittently.
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These fellas were having a little tussle...
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We enjoyed hanging out with the animals for awhile.

With that though, we packed up the car, and drove to Old Key West for our breakfast reservation. Now, OKW has NEVER been on my radar. Never. I never even considered it. But I really liked the style and decor, so I would definitely stay here, I'm thinking (thoughts anyone?)

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We chose Olivia's for its proximity to DS, and in looking at the menu prior to our trip, for its Banana Bread French Toast. I just HAD to try it!!
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Our server was a very nice, talkative, engaging woman, though I forget her name. She supported our choice for breakfast. We enjoyed looking at the (very dated) family photos on the wall- the first DVC members. We had the corner table.
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We both placed an order for the french toast, me with a side of bacon. While waiting for our food (which was very quick, btw), I walked around into the other room to take some pictures.
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myhappyplace

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I loved the fans
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Not the greatest picture, but this was our breakfast- Banana Bread French Toast- and it was everything I could dream of! I would totally go here again just for this dish. DH kinda remembers finishing all of his, but I clearly remember that I could not, it is easily shareable.
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Our server asked if we wanted a photo, and proceeded to take at least 8 of us from various angles and distances, though I will only subject you to the one I like best.
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After our lovely breakfast, we found the boat transport to Disney Springs. I really like the look of this resort, from the water too.
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Here comes our captain-
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A peek at the Treehouses at SSR-- DH stayed in one back when he was a kid
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Our excursion to Disney Springs was short and sweet. I had a Moana doll to pick up for my niece, some souvenirs for my assistant teachers holding down the fort at school, and one other thing that I can't recall. Then we went back to the boat, back to OKW, and started our drive home.

Kind of an abrupt ending to our wonderful trip, but I hope you all enjoyed reading along, and I'll leave you with the last photo I took on the boat back to OKW.
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Not the greatest picture, but this was our breakfast- Banana Bread French Toast- and it was everything I could dream of! I would totally go here again just for this dish. DH kinda remembers finishing all of his, but I clearly remember that I could not, it is easily shareable.
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Our server asked if we wanted a photo, and proceeded to take at least 8 of us from various angles and distances, though I will only subject you to the one I like best.
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After our lovely breakfast, we found the boat transport to Disney Springs. I really like the look of this resort, from the water too.
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Here comes our captain-
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A peek at the Treehouses at SSR-- DH stayed in one back when he was a kid
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Our excursion to Disney Springs was short and sweet. I had a Moana doll to pick up for my niece, some souvenirs for my assistant teachers holding down the fort at school, and one other thing that I can't recall. Then we went back to the boat, back to OKW, and started our drive home.

Kind of an abrupt ending to our wonderful trip, but I hope you all enjoyed reading along, and I'll leave you with the last photo I took on the boat back to OKW.
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You two look so cute and happy at the table. :)
 
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