Review of Fulton’s Crab House

Fulton’s Crab House  June 16th, 2006 Dinner – a bowl of crab and lobster bisque; crab cake entree with vegetables; grilled opah with pineapple glaze and butternut squash; half order of steamed snow crab legs Approximate Price of Entrees: An arm and a Leg ($112.00, with no alcoholic beverages) Rate the following (1-5, five being…

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Driving to Disney World June 16th, 2006

Day 1 will forever be known as “The Day Mommy had her nervous breakdown”. We are scheduled to leave IMMEDIATELY following Brighid’s final – final exam, which ended at 9:45 AM on Thursday.  The deal was we would pack the car and everything up on Wednesday.  I didn’t factor in things like the fact that…

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Review of Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco at EPCOT

Where: Restaurant Marrakesh When: Saturday, 27 May, 2006 What: Lunch Combination Appetizer for Two – Beef Brewat Rolls, Chicken Bastilla, and Jasmina Salad Roast Lamb Meshoui – a Moroccan tradition – roasted lamb in natural juices Lemon Chicken – braised half chicken seasoned with garlic, green olives and preserved lemon Child’s Kefta – hamburger served…

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Disney Memorial Day Trip Report – the Last Day

Sunday, May 28th It’s check out day today, and I am already tired from anticipating the long drive home by myself.  Jim, however, has started a family tradition that takes us into a park on our last day until noon or so, so that he ends up being OHSD (Our Hero, Super Daddy).  Of course,…

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Disney Memorial Day Trip Report Day 3

Friday, May 26th The Streak Is Alive! On each of my last three trips to Disney, someone has gotten sick.  I was tempted to keep all three of my kids in a plastic bubble in the weeks before this trip to keep them from getting ill, but the thought of cleaning the fingerprints off of…

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Disney Memorial Day Trip Report Day 4

Saturday, May 27th I will start today’s trip report with a quote from Helen Keller: “Grief can’t be shared, Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.” And this is how the day went for my darling little Granuaile.  We realized on our trip from the parking lot into EPCOT center this morning,…

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Memorial Day Weekend Disney Trip Report

Cast of Characters – Mom Anna (41), and DDs Brighid (14); Eilis (5) and Granuaile (1) Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th: I drop Brighid off at school at 8, and Eilis at 9 for her end of year beach party.  I drive home hoping Gracie will fall asleep so I can pack the…

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Sonic Virgins No More

We tried a new restaurant for breakfast this morning – well, new to us.  We have never eaten at a Sonic Drive In, but when we pulled off the highway in search of an elusive McDonald’s in Somewhere Little, SC, we came upon a fairly deserted Sonic.  We pulled in and we were going to…

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Raglan Road Irish Pub review

Who: The Skamarakas Family – Jim (Dad); Anna (Mom); Brighid (DD14); Eilis (DD5); Granuaile (DD who turned 1 today!!); Dot (Grandmom); Russ (PopPop) Where: Raglan Road Irish Pub When: April 16, 2006 What: Lunch – Where’s Me Fada Burger (kid’s menu cheeseburger with fries); Me Ma’s Pie – Beef and Lamb; Me Ma’s Pie –…

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The Osbourne Lights Disney MGM Studios

Years back, a man from Arkansas tried to make Christmas magical for himself, his family, and especially his little girl, Breezy.  He had the most incredible spectacle of lights anyone had ever seen, and people came from miles, no, hundreds of miles to see the annual display.  Unfortunately, this man lived in Grinchville, and his…

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