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    : Piedmont NC - 630 miles from the fort

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  1. David tried to make a funny remark, but apparently this person was humorless. Isn't that the only restroom on the 4th floor? I'd hate to be a parent with a young child who suddenly thinks they can't wait. Right now I'm just hoping that Trail's End will be back again. This just didn't feel right ...
  2. I have no idea. I went back and looked carefully at my photos of each of the 12 trees. It appears that the only 2 trees missing lanterns are the main Disney Springs tree and the one inspired by Pluto. The Pluto tree may have had a lantern on the opposite side ... I'm just not sure. The one for HM looks fine to me too, but the rest of them are just plain odd.
  3. Friday was our second MK day. And it was finally in the low 70s, beautul, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. We rode Peter Pan's Flight and Haunted Mansion, walked around awhile, had some popcorn in the shadow of the castle, and left. It was time for us to visit the horse barn. Wow! This horse's name is Owen. He was being groomed for an event at Golden Oak that evening. The groomer said he's young and a little hard-headed. He listened to her pretty well. She would say 'Owen, put your head down,' and other things like that, and he would do i
  4. Thursday was another non-park day for us, so we went to Disney Springs. We arrived around 11;00 and made our way to the second floor of the parking garage to get in the long line for our temperature check and then the security check. It took a good while to get cleared. There was a long line waiting to get in World of Disney, so we skipped it for the meantime. We had lunch at the Polite Pig and did the Christmas Tree Stroll. I took pictures of all the trees, I won't post all of them here unless someone requests them. Here are three of the most unusual ones. The Lion King:
  5. On Wednesday morning we had breakfast again at Whispering Canyon Cafe. i'm sure you all know that the shenanigans there have been discontinued because of COVID. Instead our server decided to provide his own entertainment. As we came out of the Cafe, we had greeters: Then we drove over to EPCOT. It was another really cold day. We got in line to enter the temporary MouseGears. The store is small. This picture shows about 25% of it: It's pretty much just a warehouse experience right now. Not the fun stop it used to be. But it was warm in there! This wa
  6. The next day was Tuesday, December 8. It was cold, cold, cold. Even David was cold. It was our Animal Kingdom day. When it's hot, AK is really hot. We found out when it's cold, AK is REALLY cold. And with all the shows closed, there's no way to stay warm without going from one restaurant to the next. We rode the safari, walked both trails, and ate at Flame Tree in the small sliver of sunshine we could find. Here's a few photos: DID I SAY IT WAS COLD?
  7. I thought Runaway Railway was great too, but David not as much. I think the long wait really got to him. It was so much easier for me since I was sitting in my scooter. The next day was another no-park day. David develops what to me is a weird affliction while at the Fort. He has an allergic reaction to the Disney bubble. The longer he's in contact with it, the worse his reaction becomes until he just has to escape for awhile. But to me, once inside the bubble, it's almost heresy to even suggest I extend even one toe outside that bubble. And we'd already ventured out three times --
  8. Well, guys, I found out this afternoon that I will have surgery on my elbow a week from tomorrow, 1/19. My surgeon won't know how extensive the work will be until he actually gets into it. I'm praying for the short version rather than the long version and the much more complicated recuperation it entails. Anyway, I'm going to try and get as much of this TR finished as i can before Tuesdsay! The next day was reserved for Hollywood Studios. The one attraction I really wanted to experience since it had opened since our last visit was: We waited about 50 minutes in line, wh
  9. The only long line we waited in was for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway. It was posted at 60 minutes and took us around 50. Yeah, that empty river is quite a jolt. It looks like they are repairing the riverboat track. Huge chunks of it are missing. If all goes well, we will be together there soon!
  10. Our First Park Day! Finally Saturday arrived. We had survived 6 days without going to a park. Would I want to do it again? A definite no! We had reservations for Magic Kingdom. Oh happy day! We had heard horror stories about it taking 1 - 1.5 hours waiting in line to get onto the boat at the marina, so we drove to the TTC and took the ferry over to the MK. Big mistake. It took us forever. After getting our temperature checked and going through security, we finally got into the park at 10:30. But finally we were there. I was home. i could breathe. And the crowd
  11. Finally Friday arrived. We started the day with breakfast at Whispering Canyon. This meal was $23 per adult, not including beverages. David selected the Heritage Skillet (biscuits and gravy not pictured): and I ordered the Carnivore Skillet: The food was good, but it didn't compare to our breakfast at Chef Mickey's. After we ate we went to Publix in Celebration and then went back to the motorhome to clean it up because we were having some very special guests that afternoon! Grumpy and Grandma came to visit! It was great spending time with them. The af
  12. Wow! If I went out on FB and said I didn't love the new castle colors I'd be crucified! But then of course some of those nuts think it's heresy to criticize Disney about any little thing at all ...
  13. We didn't find one server anywhere who was working at their pre-COVID restaurant. As I said earlier, Joy from TE is working at Olivia's. Our server at The Wave said she is a new hire because of none of their previous servers would come back there. We found out Ken from TE is now working at Le Cellier in Canada.
  14. One of the few good changes due to COVID is that many of those once-noisy restaurants are much quieter now that seating is spaced so far apart now. I'll bring that up again later in my TR. Great! I'm not alone! Words can't express what I'm feeling for our country right now ...
  15. Under our original reservations we would have been at WDW on my birthday. But since we deleted the first two weeks I decided to celebrate my birthday two weeks late on December 3. Our tradition is that I pick a Disney restaurant we've never been too before. I wear my Disney ears that I've worn every year for the past 15 years or so on my birthday (even to work!) And this year I totally ignored my low carb diet and ate things I haven't had since 2002. And loved every single bite without feeling one sliver of guilt! No signature or fancy restaurant for us this year! Where did w
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