Ep. 68 San Francisco and The Winchester Mystery House

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Ep. 68 San Francisco and The Winchester Mystery House

I think you guys have figured this out by now but we just go away for a while and then come back abruptly. At least we have a lot to talk about.



We took a trip out west to one of our favorite cities, San Francisco. We spent a day and a half in Napa taking a chance to go to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and to Del Dotto Vineyards. Del Dotto stores their barrels in huge dugout caves and their tastings are INCREDIBLY generous. We then headed into SF where we ate at Marufuku Ramen and took a history and food tour of Chinatown and Little Italy. We ended our trip with a drive down to San Jose to take a two hour tour of the Winchester Mystery House, a 160 room mansion built by the widow of the heir to the Winchester rifle company Sarah Winchester. This mansion has stair that lead to nowhere, doors that open up to a 15 foot drop off the side of the house, skylights that never see the sky and windows that never catch the sun, it is bizarre but beautiful.

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Ep. 67 Sarah Almost Died

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Ep. 67 Sarah Almost Died

Once again we are back from an unannounced hiatus but this time our lack of content was caused by something much more dire. After Sarah’s ankle reconstruction surgery she spent 4 days in the ICU due to a massive blow clot in each of her lungs. Everything is good now and she is almost back to normal but it was touch and go for a while there. 

On a lighter note, we were able to check out a few Disney resort restaurants while Sarah was confined to a wheelchair. Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Artist Point Storybook Dining also at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Sanaa at Kidani Village in the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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Ep. 66 Halfway Between The West and the Underground

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Ep. 66 Halfway Between The West and the Underground

Toby Fox, developer of the the beloved Undertale, dropped a new “game” on Halloween called Deltarune. Many are speculating that this is a playable trailer for Toby’s next game set in the Undertale universe. In other news, I have contracted an illness known as RDR2. I hate the main character but for some reason I keep playing… weird.

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Ep. 65 Dancing, Eating, and Sobbing

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Ep. 65 Dancing, Eating, and Sobbing

First, we checked out the new show to take over the Bill and Ted Stage at HHN, Academy of Villains. Next we head over to EPCOT for the Food and Wine Festival before finishing off with the Mike Shinoda concert at the House of Blues Orlando.

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Ep. 64 Howl-O-Scream 2018

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Ep. 64 Howl-O-Scream 2018

Howl-O-Scream this year in Tampa was incredible. With Universal right down the road, Tampa needs to match or exceed the standards put up by the halloween giant. The production value is on par and in a lot of instances the scares are better. If you have never been, now is the time to go. Just maybe think about getting a “Front of the Line Pass” if you are going on a Saturday.

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Ep. 63 HHN 28 Part 2

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Ep. 63 HHN 28 Part 2

This year everyone is talking about Stranger Things and the house at HHN 28 does not disappoint. We follow up with our remaining 5 houses including Seeds of Extinction, Stranger Things, Poltergeist, Trick r Treat, and Halloween 4. These houses are gorgeous and really put you in the story they are portraying like standing in the middle of Joyce’s living room to standing at the bottom of where a swimming pool would be complete with the famous phrase “You moved the headstones, but you didn’t move the bodies.” Check out our full thoughts here! 

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Ep. 62 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

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Ep. 62 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

The best Disney deal is upon us. Not only do you get into the Magic Kingdom for way less but you get a butt load of candy and an incredible show and parade lineup to boot. This year they added some live actors to some of the rides and changed up a couple others. There are also special snacks and treats as well as exclusive meet and greets that you only get during this event.

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Ep. 61 HHN 28 Part 1

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Ep. 61 HHN 28 Part 1

Haunt season is upon us so time for us to come out of hiding. We went to HHN Orlando on opening night and are bringing back our takes from 5 of the 10 houses this year. Slaughter Sinema, Dead Exposure: Patient Zero, Scary Tales, Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Peace, and Blumhouse.

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Ep. 60 Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

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Ep. 60 Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

We checked out the fairly new speakeasy: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. If you have ever been to a speakeasy before just imagine that but with a unique Disneyfied-tiki flare. The drinks are stellar, the theming is perfect and every drink comes with a show.

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Ep. 59 Weekend in New York

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Ep. 59 Weekend in New York

Our main topic is our weekend trip to New York. We were actually able to catch quite a few shows in that short amount of time. We saw “My Fair Lady”, Hello, Dolly!”, “Wicked” and “Boys in the Band”. We also went to the observation deck at One World Trade Center and ate the rest of the time.

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Ep. 58 Pre-E3 Jitters

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Ep. 58 Pre-E3 Jitters

New Pokemon for Switch is a real thing!!! Lets go Pikachu and Lets go Eevee are real and we are pretty excited. The Pokemon Go integration looks non-intrusive and the changes they made we can live with especially since we are getting a traditional mainline Pokemon game for Switch next year. Also, a new Fallout is coming in the form of Fallout 76. From what we have been able to find out, it looks to be an online survival RPG and even Sarah is excited to get her hands on it.

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Ep. 57 Let’s Go Pikachu

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Ep. 57 Let’s Go Pikachu

We are getting pumped about the rumors circulating around the new Pokemon game for Switch, which of course leads us down a nostalgic path of days of Pokemon past. We also talk about going to see Deadpool 2 and Book Club. Don’t worry, no spoilers

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Ep. 56 HHN For Babies

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Ep. 56 HHN For Babies

So… we went through the Walking Dead experience at Universal Hollywood and our consensus is that it is HHN for babies. I’m also not sure but I think we are now going to Wild Adventures in Valdosta…

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Ep. 55 Californication

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Ep. 55 Californication

We went to LA and did way too much stuff. Not only did we go to Disney and Universal but also managed to take an LA tour of celebrity homes, the walk of fame, the Chinese theater, Beverly Hills, the Famers Market and much more. We ate at In-N-Out, saw the Santa Monica Pier and walked the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

We are also starting a NEW podcast called ParkHoppers that focuses solely on our theme park adventures. If you want to hear about the two Disney Parks and Universal Hollywood then check out ParkHoppers right here on Tuesdays at noon

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Ep. 53 The Music of Video Games

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Ep. 53 The Music of Video Games

Every AAA game has a music score but do many gamers realize what is playing in the background while they are mowing through demons on the surface of Hell or sparing the life of a poor defenseless Froggit?

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Ep. 51 Do You Even Like This?

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Ep. 51 Do You Even Like This?

Do you guys even like our content? We do these things every single week and we have not really gotten a lock on what our subscribers like us to talk about. We welcome any feedback you guys give us, we can’t do anything different if we don’t know.

You can always find us on social media:
Twitter: @KyleandSarah
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Ep. 49 Theme Park Food

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Ep. 49 Theme Park Food

Since getting our Disney passes we have been trying to try more of the in-park food in the Disney theme parks. So far everything we have eaten inside Disney has been really good, like actually worth your money good. Between Disney, Universal and Seaworld who comes out on top when it comes to food? Is it even worth spending your money?

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