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Originally posted by DoubleD:
VinT - did you pick up any interesting wine from Beaune?

DD, I did not load up on Burgundies as I thought I might. We picked up an interesting 2011 "Hospices de Dijon" from Ch de Meursault but opened it last night. Only other bottle lugged back to Paris was the '83 Senejac, which will also not see the trip home. But never fear...the adventure's not over yet and I hear there are a couple of wine shops in Paris. Smile
Took our 3.5 year old to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I'm not a fan so I haven't been in more than 20 years (besides a few night time corporate events) but it was wonderful seeing Disney through her eyes. She had an absolute blast which made it all worth it. Some random thoughts from yesterday:

- It's alarming how many grossly overweight people there are. When you are walking through a big place like Disney which includes a lot of tourists its really eye opening the % of people that are just plan fat. I saw kids the same age as my daughter that were 4-5 times her size. Then you see their massive parents double fisting a churro and a corndog and you understand why. I'm not a small guy but I was like a fitness model next to most of these people. It was kind of sad.

- I thought cargo pants and shorts were largely extinct. I'm sad to report they are alive and well. The fashion in generally for most people at Disney is a site to see. Not as bad as the people of Walmart website but close.

- I was not aware that there we so many Disney obsessed adults. Adults with no kids, dressed in Disney gear getting autographs from Mini Mouse. Interesting.

- The infrastructure at Disney is pretty impressive when you stop and think about it. The trams, parking, lines, moving ropes, blocking things off for the quick parade, the timing of shows and character appearances, etc. They have had a long time to get it down but still impressive when you think about it.
My big sister is obsessed along with her daughter. She's been involved in theatre and specially costumes/wardrobe mostly in the rock and roll business for decades. She spends almost every weekend at Disney. Going there with her is a trip she knows all the ins and outs of that place. People should hire her to be their guide fur the day. She has made friends over the years with many others, knows lots of cast members and all the band's there.
My niece is into photography and has a whole group that regularly go there for that reason.

It really is an amazing fine tuned theatrical production above and beyond being an amusement park
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Took our 3.5 year old to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I'm not a fan so I haven't been in more than 20 years (besides a few night time corporate events) but it was wonderful seeing Disney through her eyes. She had an absolute blast which made it all worth it. Some random thoughts from yesterday:

- It's alarming how many grossly overweight people there are. When you are walking through a big place like Disney which includes a lot of tourists its really eye opening the % of people that are just plan fat. I saw kids the same age as my daughter that were 4-5 times her size. Then you see their massive parents double fisting a churro and a corndog and you understand why. I'm not a small guy but I was like a fitness model next to most of these people. It was kind of sad.

- I thought cargo pants and shorts were largely extinct. I'm sad to report they are alive and well. The fashion in generally for most people at Disney is a site to see. Not as bad as the people of Walmart website but close.

- I was not aware that there we so many Disney obsessed adults. Adults with no kids, dressed in Disney gear getting autographs from Mini Mouse. Interesting.

- The infrastructure at Disney is pretty impressive when you stop and think about it. The trams, parking, lines, moving ropes, blocking things off for the quick parade, the timing of shows and character appearances, etc. They have had a long time to get it down but still impressive when you think about it.


Glennk, +1 on everything except your weird distaste for cargo shorts.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Took our 3.5 year old to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I'm not a fan so I haven't been in more than 20 years (besides a few night time corporate events) but it was wonderful seeing Disney through her eyes. She had an absolute blast which made it all worth it. Some random thoughts from yesterday:

It has been 20 years for us as well. We cannot wait to take our granddaughter this year.

- It's alarming how many grossly overweight people there are. When you are walking through a big place like Disney which includes a lot of tourists its really eye opening the % of people that are just plan fat. I saw kids the same age as my daughter that were 4-5 times her size. Then you see their massive parents double fisting a churro and a corndog and you understand why. I'm not a small guy but I was like a fitness model next to most of these people. It was kind of sad.

I think the same thing every time I have a delay at the airport. Very alarming.

- I thought cargo pants and shorts were largely extinct. I'm sad to report they are alive and well. The fashion in generally for most people at Disney is a site to see. Not as bad as the people of Walmart website but close.

Seem to be FINALLY falling out of favor.

- I was not aware that there we so many Disney obsessed adults. Adults with no kids, dressed in Disney gear getting autographs from Mini Mouse. Interesting.

I cannot imagine going without kids. That is interesting.

- The infrastructure at Disney is pretty impressive when you stop and think about it. The trams, parking, lines, moving ropes, blocking things off for the quick parade, the timing of shows and character appearances, etc. They have had a long time to get it down but still impressive when you think about it.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Took our 3.5 year old to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I'm not a fan so I haven't been in more than 20 years (besides a few night time corporate events) but it was wonderful seeing Disney through her eyes. She had an absolute blast which made it all worth it. Some random thoughts from yesterday:

It has been 20 years for us as well. We cannot wait to take our granddaughter this year.


Hey, what's Disneyworld, chopped liver?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Took our 3.5 year old to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I'm not a fan so I haven't been in more than 20 years (besides a few night time corporate events) but it was wonderful seeing Disney through her eyes. She had an absolute blast which made it all worth it. Some random thoughts from yesterday:

It has been 20 years for us as well. We cannot wait to take our granddaughter this year.


Hey, what's Disneyworld, chopped liver?


Disney world is much better. More parks. Bigger scale. You can take your grand daughter to dinner in Cinderellas castle
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Took our 3.5 year old to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I'm not a fan so I haven't been in more than 20 years (besides a few night time corporate events) but it was wonderful seeing Disney through her eyes. She had an absolute blast which made it all worth it. Some random thoughts from yesterday:

It has been 20 years for us as well. We cannot wait to take our granddaughter this year.


Hey, what's Disneyworld, chopped liver?


Disney world is much better. More parks. Bigger scale. You can take your grand daughter to dinner in Cinderellas castle


I meant Disney World.
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Got back last night. Was freeing my a$$ off but had a great time. If you get the chance hit up ABC Cocina and Rebelle. Both were fantastic.
Yeah, that will be a shock to my system as well. Looks like highs in the low 30's/high 20's when I'm there. I had to buy a warm jacket this weekend because I literally don't own a jacket besides sport coats for work.

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