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  1. Josh "Olaf" Gad gets the last laugh. Olaf's Frozen Adventure makes its television debut tonight. 8pm on ABC http://abc.go.com/news/insider/olaf-frozen-adventure-joins-the-25-days-of-christmas-on-abc
  2. I can hear Miss Piggy now: "RETURNS"! "FORMER GLORY"! Moi has been glorious all along even when YOU couldn't see me.
  3. If you want to see Olaf's Frozen Adventure you'd better hurry -- they're pulling it from being the "short" before Coco by December 8th. Personally, I now wish I'd waited to see Coco until after December 8th. Our experience was similar to the people mentioned in the article -- wtFort is this and when is it going to end? I didn't realize there was actually going to be a Frozen 2 and I was calling OFA "Frozen 2" because it seemed as long as Frozen 1. And it was definitely geared toward younger young kids whereas to me Coco is more for older young kids. Not a good fit. The explanation that it was originally supposed to be a tv special makes sense. They should have left it that way. https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/12/4/16709884/olafs-frozen-adventure-coco-disney-pixar-explained
  4. FP+ limit reached???

    This sounds like something to put on a tombstone!
  5. I posted in the Movie Reviews section but since it's a Disney / Pixar I'll post here too. We enjoyed Coco. Beautiful animation, a charming lead character (who is not named Coco) and a pretty good plot. You do have to get used to the fact that many of the characters are skeletons, but there is some humor there and eventually I got used to it and didn't even really notice because I was caught up in the plot. And maybe that aspect doesn't bother others as much as it had the potential to bother me (I don't like vampires, zombies, ghosts, etc. and avoid books, movies and tv shows about them). Anyone else see it?
  6. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

    Sigh... Some day.... Thanks for sharing!
  7. Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg?

    Love the Apple Barn! We've also been to Huck Finn's Catfish a couple of times. Dollywood used to have an arrive after 4 pm and your ticket was good for the next day also. 1-2 days depends on whether you want to do shows, rides, all or some. The shows are set times and usually more in the afternoon than morning. We've done 2 days when we want to see all the shows at Christmas because of the scheduling. Hotels - we usually stay in Pigeon Forge or even Sevierville which usually is a little cheaper. Gatlinburg is more walk around and Pigeon Forge is more drive between shops, restaurants, attractions. There's tons to do but I've mainly only been to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and outlet shopping. Someone I know has recommended the Titanic museum and I hope to get there someday.
  8. Instant Pot

    I had some leftover uncooked butternut squash and some Gala apples that were getting a little soft. I found this recipe, left out the onions, used garlic powder instead of fresh, used chicken stock instead of vegetable, left out the sage, used 1% milk instead of CashewMilk, and did not garnish. And it was still delicious ! ----------------------------------------------- Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Apple Soup 8 servings Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Ingredients 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped {about 1 cup} 2 large cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 medium butternut squash {about 2 pounds} peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 inch cubes 2 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch chunks 2 cups vegetable stock 1 teaspoon dried sage 1/3 cup CashewMilk sea salt and black pepper, to taste toasted almond slices and paprika, to garnish Press the Saute button and allow the inner pan/liner to heat up. When HOT shows up on the display, add the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until the onion starts to soften, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep them from burning. Add the garlic, stir and cook for one additional minute. Add the butternut squash and cook for another 5 minutes to soften. Add the vegetable stock, apples, and sage. Press the Cancel button, stir to combine, and secure the lid. Make sure the knob is in the Sealing position. Press Manual and adjust the time to 10 minutes using the + and – buttons. When the pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally, about 15 minutes. Remove the lid. Carefully puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in the CashewMilk. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Ladle the soup into a bowl and garnish with toasted almonds and paprika. (from: https://cookingwithcurls.com/2017/09/09/instant-pot-butternut-squash-and-apple-soup/ )
  9. Wintering at WDW

    Isn't that because of the 5-day cancel with no penalty cancellation policy. I was looking yesterday at a tent site Christmas 2018 and thought about booking even though I have no clue whether we'd even be able to go, but I could hold that site until 5 days before the check in without a penalty.
  10. Instant Pot

    I'm going to try this one too! I love my Instant Pot. I get home from work and dump whatever in, then by the time my boys get home from their after school activities (and shower) it's usually ready to eat. As are they.
  11. Instant Pot

    Wow, that looks delicious. And amazing you could cook it all at once. How big was the meatloaf (how much ground beef)? Also, what kind of potatoes and did you cut them up into smaller pieces? Can you tell I want to try this!
  12. Isn't the Dodge Caravan a minivan? The one in the picture will rest differently on a minivan. I have a similar one I use on my Odyssey and it's a pain to get the straps to stay on the top of the liftgate. With some adjusting I get most of the weight on the middle of the gate not the glass but the bike does rest pretty low. I only use it for short distances. My husband has an SUV with a trailer hitch and the rack we use with that vehicle is a lot more secure.
  13. Got there early and stayed late

    Great start! Love the asking where Haunted Mansion and Small World are at the stopover.
  14. I'm a huge National Parks fan and I think this is unfortunate but not unreasonable. Personally, I think the federal government should cut back on a bunch of other things and use the money to put the national parks in tip top shape, but I also know that's not going to happen. I read this: The proposal was blasted by the National Parks Conservation Association, a nonpartisan advocacy group. "We should not increase fees to such a degree as to make these places -- protected for all Americans to experience -- unaffordable for some families to visit," the group's president and CEO Theresa Pierno said in a statement. "The solution to our parks' repair needs cannot and should not be largely shouldered by its visitors." but then I think of the huge amounts of money a lot of families pay to go to Disney and other vacation destinations, professional and college sporting events, etc. and I think that many can probably afford $70 per vehicle if they wanted to. Especially since these are mostly or all destination parks that one builds a vacation around. Of this list, I've only been to Acadia and would love to go to the others someday so I better start saving my dollars.