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Unread 11 Apr 19, 04:10 AM  
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The Marshs Marvellous Mousecation- Day 3 - Tuesday 9th April


Today's plan had been Typhoon Lagoon, however the forecast was not good (grey skies, persistent rain & lightning, so we decided to venture to the Florida Mall instead.
Various stores were visited by the kids:-
American Girl - youngest DD got a doll + outfit & hairbrush for $152!
Morphe - Eldest DD's friend had given her $50 before our trip to secure her a James Charles make-up palette & American candy.
Sephora (again) - eldest DD bought more make-up & got a lovely gift (can't remember what she bought now!).
M&M world - various flavours purchased by kids with me trying to ensure they didn't go mad as it's $6.99 per half pound!
B&BW - I bought some of the infamous hand sanitizers on special offer - I looked at but didn't buy a candle & body spray - and now I've decided I'll have to go back.
DS bought a football from World of Soccer
We had lunch there which was a bit of a hassle as the kids all decided they wanted different things at the food court which had huge queues- so seemed to take us ages to have lunch.
More shopping after lunch, DH visited the Apple Store intending to buy an iPod - I know people prefer streaming but DH prefers the ipod. He said they looked at him like he didnt really know what he wanted & were intent on pushing streaming devices. In the end he left empty-handed.
After looking in various clothes shop, we went outside to bright sunshine, so decided to go back to the villa & swimming pool.
And, good news- its now lovely and warm. In fact I had a call from Ocean Holidays to say the pool maintenance guy had visited while we were out (we had pulled the cover across before going out). Apparently they decided to increase the pool heat to 90 degrees as wed been without it a few days - it is lovely & warm now! 🏊 ☀️ 🌊
We decided to go out to dinner tonight. Initially we were looking at Red Robin or similar at Champions Gate. However DH found what he thought was a nice restaurant called Dulcetto pizzeria (also at Champions).
When we turned up we discovered it was a scratch kitchen with only 1 person up front & 1 chef. There was another English family in there & several people coming in & out asking for take- out - they were being given wait times of 45mins - 1 hour (this is after wed been seated).
We were all quite hungry & ordered starters & mains. The food was lovely, but half way through our starters the server bought out our mains with the reasoning that the chef is backed up with take-out orders. DH also decided to let 2 of the kids (who dont each much) order plates of 10 chicken wings each - suffice to say we bought lots home in take-out boxes.





The bill (with drinks) was a huge $150 + tip. Yes it was nice, but also rushed - not just with all the food being brought out together-but just as we left they locked the door & put the closed sign up!
We walked around the corner to Publix as one of my DD had been bitten so we needed some cream.
Also got middle DD one of those nail buffer/shiner blocks for 99c (a similar one was being foisted on her at the Mall by a sales person on one of those stalls in the middle of the store- for a whopping $30, luckily we said no thank you for her!).
Tomorrow we go to Kennedy Space Center.

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Unread 11 Apr 19, 08:00 AM  
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So glad the pool is sorted for you! Yay!
I love a day at the Mall, especially Bath and body works. Shame about dinner feeling rushed but pizza and garlic bread looks good!
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LOVE your report so far. Cant wait to keep reading along.
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Really glad you now have a lovely warm pool

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Unread 11 Apr 19, 05:42 PM  
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Just caught up on your report so far. You seem to be having a great time. My DD (16) is looking forward to shopping in Sephora far more than going to the parks I think. I dread to think how much she is going to spend. I don't even know what half of the stuff she buys actually is!

Glad you have a warm pool now - somewhere nice to relax.

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Originally Posted by clochette View Post
Just caught up on your report so far. You seem to be having a great time. My DD (16) is looking forward to shopping in Sephora far more than going to the parks I think. I dread to think how much she is going to spend. I don't even know what half of the stuff she buys actually is!

Glad you have a warm pool now - somewhere nice to relax.

Looking forward to reading more.
Youre not the only one - the array of highlighters, correctors, brow pomades and other stuff DD has is impressive- I wouldnt have a clue how to apply (apart from the corrector!). Shes only 12, I dread to think what shell be like by the time shes 18!
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Yay to the toasty hot pool!

I know what you mean about Sephora 😳 I love it and spend a fair amount but my DD15 can go wild and this year I will also have my neice who is 18 so I think we will be in there for ages.

Really enjoying your report 😃
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Love having a nice warm pool. Glad they put the heat up for you as it makes a big difference
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