[QUOTE=tiki;875814]So now on to the day of the 16th–when DH and 15yrDS flew home and 12yoDS’s friends flew in…complicated, I know!
Just when we were getting familiar with POR, it was time to check out. We were deciding whether to have lunch at WPcafe at DD or have the Kitchen Sink instead–the ice cream won out, of course. When we were storing our bags at POR, DH realized he didn’t have his phone (remember the wallet incident earlier?), but couldn’t remember if he had packed it with his carryon (now stored at POR) or if he left it in the room. He asked the hotel to contact housekeeping if they found it, and went ahead with our day, hoping to get a call about the phone. It’s a Blackberry and his lifeline, so once again we were on edge worrying about where it might be…
I had heard about a walkway from Epcot to BC (I now know that going to DHS and then taking the boat is a faster, more direct way, where you don’t have to go thru bag security or use your ticket to enter a park). it was a 10min walk thru Epcot, once thru the international gateway, we ended up taking the boat, but mistakenly got off at BW, and with the high temps, by the time we walked all the way around to finally find Beaches N Cream, we were disgustingly hot and tired! It was a 45 min wait, so had time to cool off and enjoyed seeing the pool area, it was amazing! The ship by the BC pool at Stormalong Bay
The DVC guide had recommended the burgers at BnC, so we ordered one to split and the Kitchen Sink, just as they make it, no alterations (I’m really not a fan of whipped cream with ice cream, but wanted to experience it the way it comes)
Going… Going… Still going…looks digusting, but still good! almost gone… As close as we could get!!
Our server told us that if you eat the whole thing by yourself in under an hour, it’s free! (Yeah, but the stomach pump at the hospital afterwards costs $500!!) For those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s 8 gigantic scoops (even we were sceptical, thinking we’d polish it off in seconds) of vanilla, choc, strawberry, mint and coffee (the kids didn’t enjoy getting an unexpected bite of this flavor!) ice cream, toppings including marshmallow, peanut butter, fudge, hershey’s syrup, caramel, oreo cookies, pound cake, snickers, jimmies, a cup of cherriees and much more that I can’t remember…and a whole can of whipped cream!!!it was unbelievably good! There are flashing lights and the servers announce when someone is having it. it was so worth the wait and the money. It was one of our favorite (if not THE favorite) memories of our trip!! I’d recommend it to everyone. Plus I had wanted to see the BW and BC resorts, so it worked out perfectly.
Our last day as a family at WDW was quickly over, we had just enough time to get back to POR, try to find DHs phone (it was thankfully in his carry on bag) and hop on the ME to MCO. Even though only 2 of us were flying out, we went as a family so that we could pick up 12yoDS’s friend. The flights in and out were an hour delayed, but it all worked out fine. We found his friend and got back on the ME to head to ASMo to check in.
We arrived a little late to go to a park, so we got something to eat, went swimming and got to bed to be ready to finally wake up early and get to a park before opening!!
to be continued…[/QUOTE]
We got the same thing. After 10 min it was one big pile of mush good though.