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Your dining plans look great! I agree that the food is as important as the attractions when planning a Disney trip! We also have a Rivers of Light dining package at Tiffins. I can't wait!
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Your ADR's sound fantastic! Looking forward to full reports on the new places!
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Love the ever-expanding ADR list! That happens to us every time!!! It's just so hard to try new places AND fit in a few favorites.

After reading your list, I realized that I am woefully out-of-date with Disney Springs. There are so many restaurants there that we have never tried. I look forward to hearing your reviews!
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That's too funny how your ADR list quickly escalated from 5 to 10! You were probably adding these when you were hungry and thinking with your stomach and not your head! And in the meantime, you were browsing the menus over on Allearsnet! It's all good and now you have so many more places to enjoy!
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Great dining plans! That's quite the list!!
It is definitely the little list that grew!

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Our trip in May is short on ADRs too. So far only 5 (one each day we are there). Also - your ADRs look very yummy. We are trying Art Smith's Homecoming in May - so can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! And I am hoping you like Boathouse - I really enjoy it and I would definitely go back!! Happy eating!!!
We do like Boathouse as we ate there last May. I had the filet mignon sliders and was one very happy camper.

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LOL!!! I love the list of ever growing ADR's. We always start of with a small one as well.............but then, we all know how that goes.
Great choices and time slots!!
We had good intentions, but I just love eating out at WDW. I knew you all would understand.
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Loved your growing ADR list - too cute with Luke's suggestions. I think the times that you have chosen will lend itself to ample time to get stuff accomplished before easing into your night.

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That became our plan, dining late to give us plenty of play time. Now we'll see how it goes.

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I love the list Cam! I can't wait to hear what you think of Art Smith's restaurant. It's on our list!
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Love all the plans so far. So many similar to choices we will be making when we go back, sadly not till 2019 as we are going to Aulani again next year.
Aulani sounds like a wonderful trade off to me. We're still hoping to finally get to Aulani, but no definite plans yet.

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(Another one with a previously frozen shoulder problem - steroid injections and gentle exercise/stretching got rid of it, but I was told it could recur in the other shoulder too!)

Plans look great so far, laughing at the ADR increase though - we are going QSDP this year, (we normally go table service as we get free dining at the time we book, but this year we are going for a different resort for a change), and AT THE MOMENT are relishing the idea of having a bit more freedom around the parks, without having to be anywhere specific to dine. However, in my head I'm taking bets as to how long it will be before DH starts to realise this means that unless we pay out of pocket, there will be no free Trail's End dinner, no free Hollywood Brown Derby, Mama Melrose's Fantasmic Dining package, 50's Prime Time Cafť, Crystal Palace, Be our Guest dinner, Yak & Yeti dinner, etc. etc.! I give him until, ooh, about August? Hahaha!
I was told the same thing about frozen shoulder, so for now I'm continuing my stretches and exercises.

We really were funny each of the times we decided to go back online and book something as it just kept escalating. Luke looked over our plans this morning while I finished my last therapy session. He asked as soon as I got home why we didn't have dining plans on one of our Epcot days. I had to remind him that we had won't to use that day for the food booths at lunch and dinner.

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Your dining plans sound wonderful!! If it's any consolation, we do the same thing!! We always wind up booking way more anyway so I don't know why we fight it!!
Who knows what we'll decide for our fall trip, but I think we probably wind up just like this time.
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Great dining list! I started my list with only 5, I currently have 6 and I'm trying to get 'Ohana for my husband. So much for fewer ADRs.
If there weren't so many wonderful places to eat, we might all be able to cut back. But WDW just keeps adding more wonderful spots.

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Your dining plans look great! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of some of the new restaurants. I'm hoping to add a couple of them to my October trip.
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Your dining plans look great! I agree that the food is as important as the attractions when planning a Disney trip! We also have a Rivers of Light dining package at Tiffins. I can't wait!
Cool! Tiffins is one I'm very interested in and hoping it really is a winner.
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Your ADR's sound fantastic! Looking forward to full reports on the new places!
Now if I can just remember the food photos.

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Love the ever-expanding ADR list! That happens to us every time!!! It's just so hard to try new places AND fit in a few favorites.

After reading your list, I realized that I am woefully out-of-date with Disney Springs. There are so many restaurants there that we have never tried. I look forward to hearing your reviews!
You are so right. We have two now that we consider must dos and several that we try to fit in at least every two or three trips. Such a puzzle to work it all in with so little time.

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That's too funny how your ADR list quickly escalated from 5 to 10! You were probably adding these when you were hungry and thinking with your stomach and not your head! And in the meantime, you were browsing the menus over on Allearsnet! It's all good and now you have so many more places to enjoy!
We just had to laugh at ourselves when we made the last ones as we had doubled the number. We just kept reading Disney websites and blogs and then we decided we just had to eat there.
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I guess I was correct after all and this is the way I think and have the same great problem, which I love with the planning!
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Just caught up! Love your intros. It seems like as we get older parts of the body reminds us of that!!! You really have great ADRs. I will wait for your review (you always post great reviews good or bad) on River of Lights that is one I'm very interested in.
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I watched a short video today on the Disney Park Blog about Rivers of Light. I just keep getting more excited about this.
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A little interlude in this PTR:

Today is Stefanie's birthday, and I have felt very glum for a week. This mood is an annual occurrence now, so I just go with it, knowing in a few days the fog will lift and I'll be myself again. Unfortunately, this year I've been down physically, too, with the frozen shoulder (Therapy is done as I'm much, much better.) and then Friday my eyes open to a large floater in the left eye. I've been to the eye doctor and the retina is fine. But it's going to be a while before this floater and I get used to each other. Now tonight after a sweet dinner with family, I have my feet up as my right knee is swelling. Cold weather is supposed to return with a vengeance tomorrow night and so my early alert system, aka arthritic joints, is letting me know. Bummer! Grief is unpredictable and does not completely ever go away. I'm in good hands so no need to worry or continue all this whining and complaining.

Instead I'd like to share a few photos of spring here in northwestern Kentucky.

On March 2 after taking a walk through our neighborhood, Luke and I realized how green our willow was and noted that our daffodils were indeed blooming. The Jane Magnolia was also budding out already. Remember it is only March 2.











The very next morning (March 3), we awoke to a thin layer of snow on the ground. Here are a few photos from that day, too.





Interestingly, the weather is supposed to take a turn for the worse Saturday with potential for some accumulating snow. It's still a little early to know what may happen. But I was so enjoying this early spring.

Some of you may remember that we bought several prints (5 to be exact) on our May trip last year. We can be slow at getting things done, but we usually manage to get them done. Monday we purchased the frames at Hobby Lobby for all five of these prints. We actually tried to on Friday evening,, but the wall frames weren't on sale last week, so we waited because 50% off makes a huge difference in cost. Today we got the prints into the frames and hung on the walls.

The Larry Dotson print of Animal Kingdom Lodge now is hanging in our safari bathroom.





The remaining four, three of the Magic Kingdom train and one of the Magic Kingdom sign, now hang proudly on our living room wall.



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I feel so bad for you with all of the ailments you have been suffering with lately and more coming on! I can't even imagine how you must feel, when your beloved Stephanie's birthday rolls around! There's really nothing I can say about this and hoping the pain gets easier each year, but at the same time just keeping all of the great memories you had with her and I know how much she enjoyed WDW! I remember the time when you surprised her with a WDW trip she knew nothing about! That was amazing and I know she was ecstatic over this! Don't want you to dwell on this too much.

Just hope you feel better soon and the last surge of winter doesn't cause too much aggravation for you! I haven't seen any blooming flowers here in CT as of yet, even though we've had some warm days this winter. Forecast for a few inches of snow Friday morning and possibly another one on Tuesday! Hope this is the end of it as I hate the cold! Glad the days get an hour longer starting Sunday!
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