And we're off.....

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  1. keith

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    oh wow what a long flight. Premium economy *IS* tough once you've tried Upper class :( sigh.

    ...but we're here now at the wonderful villa. Cool, spotless, ice in the freezer and just a perfect home from home in every way.

    Now... where was that publix steak and cheese sub.... mmmmm
     
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    Sounds perfect...do you have a spare room I could share?
     
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    Glad you arrived safely Keith and Helen. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy.
     
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    so so tired... can't.. keep... eyes... open.....

    well maybe just long enough to watch letterman
     
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    Go to sleep!
     
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    Hope you had a good night sleep? What is the plans for today?
     
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    How was Le Cellier and IllumiNations?
     
  8. keith

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    Well we didn't have long after arriving at the villa before we were out and driving to the boardwalk to valet park and take the boat to EPCOT. Made a lot more sense to do that given the reservation at le cellier.

    Le cellier was busy as always but the reservation at 8:50 was fine and we were seated pretty quickly. We had no problem going out to watch the fireworks though it's not the BEST spot but it was enough for the first night (we have illuminations dessert party reservations later anyway so it's not the last time we'll be seeing them!).

    I ordered the le cellier filet mignon with truffle butter and DW ordered the lamb. Neither was *amazing*. I ordered mine well done which translated to them as "nuked" so it was pretty dried up. I prefer it on the nuked side of things so I wasn't that dismayed but when you ask for the same from charleys/ruths chris etc. you get a steak which was wonderfully tasty crust on the outside but then still juicy enough on the inside. It's a subtlety that the le cellier chefs didn't get. The truffle butter was of a quantity that suggested a small thimble had been filled and waved at the meal from the other side of the kitchen. I'm sure sophisticated sensing equipment could have detected a few atoms of it present though. The lamb was herb crusted which was an unnecessary distraction from the taste of the lamb itself and somewhat overpowering. Always confuses me when they do that. Are they so unsure of the taste of the lamb that they feel they need to smother it with a herb dressing and if so, they should probably mention it in the menu.

    It wasn't as bad as I made it sound :) it was ok and we were glad to have some non-plane food but tiredness was starting to kick in so we just walked slowly back to the boardwalk rather than sticking around for long. Certainly though the late reservation affords the opportunity to amble out of EPCOT without being rushed.

    It was a lovely evening though. Beautiful sky, warm enough to know I was in Florida without being smothered and nowhere important to be :)

    Today's plans... well I don't know yet! :D we have hoop dee doo later which is something of a tradition for us. In the day well, we may go see a movie or perhaps a mall. Nothing strenuous though :lol:
     
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    Sounds like just what you need, my friend...a lot of do nothing time! Enjoy HDDR tonight, it's always a fun evening for us!
     
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    Sighs.....
     
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    I`m glad that you arrived safe and sound Keith....I must try to find time to visit Florida myself this year [darned brides ! :lol:]
    Le Cellier didn`t seem to get my taste buds going, but the Publix sub sure did.....yum!!!!
    Waiting with baited breathe to hear about the rest of your trip. :wiggle:
     
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    Ya' wanna' come and pick blueberries with us tomorrow morning? :D :D
     
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    Sounds like a relaxing time so far Keith. Have fun!
     
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    That's one of the funniest things I've read in ages!

    Florida clearly agrees with you. Enjoy it, and bring a little back for us!
     
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    Hoop dee doo tonight [​IMG]
     
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