Originally posted by tikibird: |
A girls' trip - how fun! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] How did you all originally meet, and was this the first time you met face to face?
Looking forward to the next installment, and could you expand a bit more on that yummy :yummy" sounding grapefruit cake? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
<font size="2" face="Comic Sans MS, Arial">Tikibird,
We all originally met thru the Disney internet community. We were all just busy planning vacations, and trying to help others. Friendships were soon made, e-mails exchanged, and we became closer friends.
I had been lucky enough to meet part of the group face to face. Kim and Karen just so happened to be going to WDW the same time we were in October, so we met. After months of exchanging e-mails, knowing we both lived in Tennessee...Amy and I finally asked where. The funny thing was...we only live about 25 minutes apart, both of us on the outskirts of Nashville. We've since had dinner, seen movies, and had our kids play together. For the rest of us, it was the first time meeting in person.
It was a little strange when we first started planning the trip to say that you were going on vacation with "People from the Internet"
, but we'd known each other almost a year. We'd shared lots of fun, and stories, and pics of our families. I'd been involved in meets with fellow Disney lovers on both my trips in June and October, and had nothing but good experiences, so I knew we'd do just fine.
Grapefruit Cake = [img]graemlins/yuma.gif[/img]
It is a signature dessert of the Brown Derby, and is really delicious. It's a moist, citrus based cake, with cream cheese icing. Originally we'd planned on taking the birthday girl to the Brown Derby that night for a special celebration. Since she couldn't make it...we had a piece of that wonderful cake in her honor. It is really quite easy to get it to go. Once my stomach wasn't cooperating on ToT, I ran over to the HBD and ordered the cake. They put it in a to go box, bagged it up, and provided plastic forks, knives, and napkins. The cost is about $5 per slice, but they are huge, and I found it a nice alternative to the snacks at Fantasmic. [ 01-28-2003, 10:56 AM: Message edited by: AliciaG ]