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jilljill
02-04-2004, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Christmas2004
1998. Only two more folks!
Where have you been hiding?

Christmas2004
02-04-2004, 03:15 PM
jilljill got 2000!

jilljill
02-04-2004, 03:15 PM
Looks like I got 2000 before my trip!!!!!
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!
:Pinkbounc :bounce:

lneeley
02-04-2004, 03:15 PM
Way to go jilljill. You know, GaRry, you snooze, you lose!

tkd lisa
02-04-2004, 03:17 PM
Congrats Barb!! I knew we could do it!

And no, I don't have a clue to the fax number for inventory control. If you post it over on the resorts page, I'm sure you can get it though.

jilljill
02-04-2004, 03:17 PM
Thanks guys. Now we can work on 3000 for Mary. Mary, do you have a goal date in mind?
gaRry, closer to your 10,000 goal now.

lneeley
02-04-2004, 03:39 PM
Okay, so I put in Dec 18, 2004, 5 p.m. EST as cruise time and date. How come I am out 318 days and you guys are at 317? Are you trying to sneak out of the port a day earlier than me?

Dancind
02-04-2004, 03:47 PM
lneeley, I think a lot of us put in the day we're flying to Orlando, Dec. 17.

My DD will miss 3 days, even leaving on Friday night before the cruise. They have three days the next week. Hope she doesn't miss too many 8th grade semester finals. This year she missed the last two days before the break for our cruise. Her teachers were pretty accomodating, she got straight A's for the nine weeks.

If you take a kid out for a full year, you're a Homeschooler! Or would that be Worldschooler in your friend's case? What an incredible opportunity! Diana

lneeley
02-04-2004, 04:05 PM
Diana-Our DD Jamie (12 at cruise time) will be missing the 17th and 3 days the next week. I figure the schools won't be doing anything at that time except assemblies anyway. She will be missing 7th grade.

WVMD
02-04-2004, 04:11 PM
Congratulations JillJill....

I leave work - drive home - and what happens....

We're already on our way to 3000!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to hear the story about the ******. I mean - I realize that we can be a rowdy bunch here on the cruise board - and especially on this thread..... :teeth:

Virgil

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wdwgoose
02-04-2004, 04:22 PM
Mary pics got here today. Now see what we can really do as a group ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :jumping1: :love1: :jumping1: :grouphug:

way too go group ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
CONGRAULATIONS BARB ! ! ! ! ! ! !! !

OKAY GOT TO GO FINISH SOME STUFF be back tonight ooppss have meeting at 7:30 after that then ......


gaRry

gail1771
02-04-2004, 04:24 PM
Hi everyone. Way to go Jill!!!!!!!!! 2000 WOW!! We are on a roll. How do you know what number post you hit? I must be missing something right in front of me.
Thanks again for all your input. It meant a lot in my deciding factor to pull her out.
Diana, that is some story about your friend traveling the world with their family.
What a beautiful day in NY today. Talk to you all later. Gail:Pinkbounc

jilljill
02-04-2004, 04:45 PM
Virgil. I'm glad you were driving home so you couldn't snipe away 2000.


Gail, on the Cruise Meets page it lists the number of posts.

WVMD
02-04-2004, 04:49 PM
Sniff..... my feelings are hurt now....... :rolleyes:

Ahh well

- still aiming for GarRy's 10,000.......:earseek:

pirate:

jilljill
02-04-2004, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by WVMD
Sniff..... my feelings are hurt now....... :rolleyes:

Ahh well

- still aiming for GarRy's 10,000.......:earseek:

pirate:
I didn't mean to hurt your feelings :scratchin :tilt: :hug:
But you have the right idea - AIM HIGH!!! Go for the big number!!!!!

wdwgoose
02-04-2004, 05:32 PM
GAIL you can use the user pc at the top of the pages to see what post there is and how many views of that post.
it just depends on how fast you are and your computer. the more there are posting the more unsure on who post gets there first. chat night you type something and then hit enter and 7 posting come up.

okay time for supper see you cruisers in a while.

gaRry

justmestace
02-04-2004, 06:38 PM
WOW!! Look at all these posts! We'll probably reach 10,000 by September....then what?

lneeley
02-04-2004, 06:44 PM
Thanks GaRry for the info on the User CP, I just keep learning more and more everyday. You know, we only need about 25 posts each day to reach the 10,000 now. I am sure we will exceed that, especially as the date draws near!

Linda

WDWLVR
02-04-2004, 06:46 PM
Wow you guys are awesome! I had a feeling you would do it while I was at work. :D

Congrats Barb on 2000 :jumping1: :jumping1: :jumping1:

Let's keep rolling and see how long it takes us to get 3000. Target date - how about 3/24 - that's my birthday. If we do it sooner all the better!

Dancind
02-04-2004, 06:50 PM
LOL, Gail. I thought it was your friend. OK, whose friend was it? Diana

2belles'mom
02-04-2004, 07:04 PM
I have the teacher friend travelling the world with her kids!

Signed,

Lisa, Diana, Christy
;) :earsgirl: ;) :earsgirl: ;) :p

2belles'mom
02-04-2004, 07:11 PM
Ok Matt, see what you started? :p

I think I will just start using names randomly and see if it will be as fun as blotting out ****** when we are posting about ******.

And no, we are not DVC, we rented points for our Villas at Wilderness Lodge stay. I must say, I do LOVE the Villas!

WDWLVR
02-04-2004, 08:01 PM
We have more pictures up in the photo gallery. Come check out tkd Lisa's family as well as LeiLani's (lnaylor862) family.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. I just love getting to see everyone we are cruising with. We are the luckiest people in the world because in addition to our families we'll be cruising with so many DIS friends. Who else will be able to walk just about anywhere on board and meet up with a friendly face!

jilljill
02-04-2004, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by WDWLVR
Wow you guys are awesome! I had a feeling you would do it while I was at work. :D

Congrats Barb on 2000 :jumping1: :jumping1: :jumping1:

Let's keep rolling and see how long it takes us to get 3000. Target date - how about 3/24 - that's my birthday. If we do it sooner all the better!
OK Mary, 3/24 is the target date for #3000.

2belles'mom
02-05-2004, 12:00 AM
Is everybody ASLEEP????? I just got home from work!

Matt--I emailed you about Hawaii :cool:

Goodnight everyone!

Donalds_best_pal
02-05-2004, 12:28 AM
Got your email Christy. To bad we can't get together. It is still cool we will both be in Hawaii though. Have a nice night all. I am going to study for a stuphid history exam and go to bed. The history exam is going to be hard so cross your fingers for me that I will do well. Oh yea, did I mention I am looking forward to the cruise?:hyper: LOL
Have a nice night,
Matt

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 06:20 AM
Good morning everyone! I still can't get over the posting spurt yesterday! Great job.

LeiLani - are you getting dumped on with snow this morning? They say its coming our way later today.

Matt - good luck with that exam today.

Well I'm off to read the rest of the boards.

Have a great day everyone!

tkd lisa
02-05-2004, 06:33 AM
Christy (2belle's mom), I don't think we have anyone with your name yet. But you can share my name any time you want!!

Mary, great job on the pictures. I just looked at Vicki and GaRry's. Boy do those t-shirts bring back memories! We still have 3 of our 4 (DS wore his to camp, and it was RUINED!!) We'll probably bring them too, just to give people a beacon to follow!

Happy Thursday to all. Lisa

DVC4US
02-05-2004, 07:00 AM
Good Morning Everyone!

Mary - the pictures look great. I have changed my DIS name though, it is DVC4US instead of LNaylor863.

No snow yet, but they say it is coming tonight. Anywhere from 3-9 inches depending on where we land in the storm. Mary, I hate to say it, but the weatherman's map showed that the snow extended all the way to Chicago. Are we having fun yet?:scratchin

:sunny: :sunny: (Warm sunny thoughts, warm sunny thoughts)

Matt - good luck on your test. We were in Hawaii in December and loved it. We were going to take the kids back this summer, but our timeshare is booked up, so I think we are going to head to Atlantis instead. We will go to Hawaii next summer.

Everyone have a good day and stay safe if you are in bad weather.

LeiLani

wdwgoose
02-05-2004, 07:21 AM
AND A VERY GOOD MORNING EVERYONE ! ! ! ! ! :sunny: :teeth:
so another milestone falls ::yes:: ::yes:: :tongue: :tongue:
now on to then nexted one.
MARY I think 3 - 24 is WAAAAAAY to long of A time WE can get there in less then 6 weeks easy!!!!!!!!!::yes:: ::yes:: :p

THE S*** is coming!!!!!!!! so keep us updated please!!!!!!
starting a different shift tom morrow, nice pay raise for a while.
had it planned out with days off to go to fl. for over a week,
Feb. 12 - 22 but now the time doesn't work out, and my d d said she was NOT going. ohhhh d w was staying home and working shame she cannot get time off like me:teeth: :hyper: :hyper: :teeth: really hurts my feelings to go to W D W without her::yes:: :wave: :hyper: ::yes::

LISA look for the other glow on the horizion thats me and my hat, and t shirt ( I just like to STAND out.)
don't think these shirts will be as BRIGHT as those.well have to get d d from school dentist thing then back to school for her.

Barb did Karyn find my friends yet?????????

gaRry

boy can I reall be A PEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by DVC4US
Good Morning Everyone!

Mary - the pictures look great. I have changed my DIS name though, it is DVC4US instead of LNaylor863.

No snow yet, but they say it is coming tonight. Anywhere from 3-9 inches depending on where we land in the storm. Mary, I hate to say it, but the weatherman's map showed that the snow extended all the way to Chicago. Are we having fun yet?:scratchin


LeiLani- I'll fix that when I get home. I'm at work right now checking out the thread one last time before I start work.

Yes the snow is heading this way and then on to gaRry. Enough already! Oh well this is winter in Chicago. I filled up the car with gas just in case. I don't have far to go luckily, but I hate driving in it. Just a wimp I guess.

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by wdwgoose
AND A VERY GOOD MORNING EVERYONE ! ! ! ! ! :sunny: :teeth:
so another milestone falls ::yes:: ::yes:: :tongue: :tongue:
now on to then nexted one.
MARY I think 3 - 24 is WAAAAAAY to long of A time WE can get there in less then 6 weeks easy!!!!!!!!!::yes:: ::yes:: :p



Ok to get to 10,000 before we cruise we need to post 25 posts per day. At the 25 posts per day rate we should hit 3000 by 3/18/04.

I'm sure we can do way better than that especially based on yesterday.

Let's target lead day 2/29/04 - that only needs 33 posts per day.

Whatever day we do it I'll be ready. Just remember I work during the day so don't pirate: it from me. :D

WVMD
02-05-2004, 08:19 AM
Sniff.... now even Mary is dissing me......

Snipe one post - and you pay for it forever.... geez!!!

Working 10 hrs today - so it's going to be a long day.

Hope everyone keeps warm... it's supposed to be in the 40s today and raining.


Take Care!

Virgil


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lneeley
02-05-2004, 09:36 AM
Good morning all. Can you believe, it is still snowing in Salt Lake City. They now say that it might stop later this morning or early this afternoon. Problem is--I fly to Atlanta at 1:30 p.m. today for a business trip. (Wish it was Orlando instead!). I tried to sneak in a little DW extra by doing a layover thing, but they wanted an additional $220 and I figured since I was by myself, it wasn't worth it to go a day early just so I could go shopping in Downtown Disney! I have to go to Atlanta again this fall, so I am definitely going to plan ahead and hopefully add a little side trip to the business trip even if I am by myself! Maybe I could work in a 3 day DC (I wonder if I could sneak that by without the DH finding out.) Hm.....that's a thought!

Anyway, guess I better get to work this morning and check the Delta site to see how delayed my flight will be today. I'm taking my laptop with me so while I'm doing my homework each night, I have assigned myself as the #1 priority to read the pages and pages of posts that I miss during the day!

Have a great one!

Linda

Donalds_best_pal
02-05-2004, 10:17 AM
Good morning guys,
Thanks for everyone wishing me good luck. As some of you know I am friends with Karl Holz President of DCL. I emailed regarding anything special next year and about new builds. This is his reply
"Matthew,

The holiday program remains in development but is fairly well defined. Yes, there will be some special surprises and entertainment. Additional ships are certainly important to us and we are working on that front but there is no timetable that I can share.

Regards,

Karl
Thought you would all enjoy reading that,
Matt

lneeley
02-05-2004, 11:04 AM
Boy-here we all are (except Matt) trying to figure out what's going on and our own Matt has an inside connection! Thanks for the update, keep working on him to see what you can find out for those of us who can't wait till December.

And Matt, when and what island are you guys going to in Hawaii?
We will be in Maui in April. Let me know!

Linda

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by WVMD
Sniff.... now even Mary is dissing me......

Snipe one post - and you pay for it forever.... geez!!!

Working 10 hrs today - so it's going to be a long day.

Hope everyone keeps warm... it's supposed to be in the 40s today and raining.


Take Care!

Virgil


pirate:

Oh Virgil you know we are just teasing you cause we love ya, and a little green with envy cause you got 1000. Now that Barb got 2000 she's happy and once I get 3000 I'll be happy. No one has called 4000 so you can swipe that :D

Sorry to hear you are having a long day today - hope it goes quickly for you.

videogal1
02-05-2004, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by WDWLVR
Ok to get to 10,000 before we cruise we need to post 25 posts per day. At the 25 posts per day rate we should hit 3000 by 3/18/04.

I'm sure we can do way better than that especially based on yesterday.

Let's target lead day 2/29/04 - that only needs 33 posts per day.



Well, this might get a discussion, of sorts, going.
I have found Cash's poop deck.....Gasp, in my own cabin. Disney policy, as told to me by the TA...
According to reservations I have lots of time to un-housebreak Cash so that he can do his things in a sand-box in my cabin...and lots of time to un-train him so that he will go away with a stranger so I can permit a crew member to take him to the "backstage area"where I am not permitted to go.
I am SO sad.:(

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Donalds_best_pal
Good morning guys,
Thanks for everyone wishing me good luck. As some of you know I am friends with Karl Holz President of DCL. I emailed regarding anything special next year and about new builds. This is his reply
"Matthew,

The holiday program remains in development but is fairly well defined. Yes, there will be some special surprises and entertainment. Additional ships are certainly important to us and we are working on that front but there is no timetable that I can share.

Regards,

Karl
Thought you would all enjoy reading that,
Matt

Thanks Matt. Feel free to pass on info on the newsletter to Karl. He's high enough I think we can trust him. Besides maybe he'll take a look at this great bunch and pass out upgrades :D

Tell him we need someone on the thread to have the suite with the piano in it. ::yes::

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by videogal1
Well, this might get a discussion, of sorts, going.
I have found Cash's poop deck.....Gasp, in my own cabin. Disney policy, as told to me by the TA...
According to reservations I have lots of time to un-housebreak Cash so that he can do his things in a sand-box in my cabin...and lots of time to un-train him so that he will go away with a stranger so I can permit a crew member to take him to the "backstage area"where I am not permitted to go.
I am SO sad.:(

Linda I don't have the address or number but I wouldn't take the word of a travel agent on this. I would talk directly with Customer Relations at DCL. Hopefully you will get a much better answer. I would think the least they could do would be to allow you backstage with an escort so Cash doesn't have to go with a stranger.

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 12:44 PM
Linda,

I found this on another post - hope it helps.

Although Disney Cruise Line sails from Port Canaveral, that's not their headquarters location. Their address is:

Disney Cruise Line
210 Celebration Place
Suite 400
Celebration, FL 34747-4600
800-511-1333
http://www.DisneyCruise.com/

Mr. Karl Holz is the new president of Disney Cruise Line.

jilljill
02-05-2004, 03:09 PM
Happy Thursday everyone.
I had to be at my 2nd job early this morning so I'm just getting on here fro the day. You guys have been busy again. What's it going to be like when I am gone for 9 days?!?

gaRry, I haven't heard from Karyn since the other morning. I don't know if she has found your friends.

Donalds_best_pal
02-05-2004, 04:11 PM
Hi all,
I am checking in from school. I did good on my test. LOL I will have to email Karl again about our thread on here and tell him to check it out. I have been bored lately. I love build websites. I had a DCL one before but it crashed and I lost it. I have all this website software and online webspace and want to use it. Any ideas? I was thinking of making a new DCL Website for info like Barb and Tony's. I dont want to build somthing and have no one look at it. You guys could pass the name around. Let me know what you think? I am open to any ideas. I know we sorta have a 10 Day Cruise page. If mary would like I could make a fancy one and take care of it for her. Also I could get us our own special forums for talking and asking questions. I love doing that stuff so let me know what you think.
Matt

gail1771
02-05-2004, 05:01 PM
Hi Everyone. Happy Thursday evening.
We are expecting snow, rain than snow starting this evening going into Saturday morning. Yuck!!!!!!!! I hope the temp. rises and it is all rain.

Virgil, sorry to hear you have a long day today. I use to do 2 13's back to back and it was a killer. The nice side of it was I was off for 5 days. I do miss working at the hospital. When DS goes to kindergaren I will start looking again. At this point in time I love being home with my children.

Matt, I am glad to hear your test went well.

Mary, I have a family picture I will e mail to you for the photo gallery in the next day or so. I just picked up the pictures from our trip to the Caymans in December.

I can't wait to be on a plane to Florida one week from today. I am so looking forward to feeling that warm sun on my face.

For all of you that are in bad weather tonight take it slow out there and be careful.

Fondly, Gail

Talk to you all soon. Fondly, Gail

justmestace
02-05-2004, 05:03 PM
Just popping in to say hi....really busy getting ready for these trips, and I'm exhausted. We're supposed to go to a gallery showing tonight and I'm trying to weasel my way out of it. I don't feel like getting all dressed up. (Whiner).
Kinda fun yesterday with the c*r*u*i*s*e* word getting censored. Too bad I had to leave right in the middle of it.
Anyway, I have to run....again...will try to check in tonight or in the a.m. before our plane leaves.

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by DVC4US
Good Morning Everyone!

Mary - the pictures look great. I have changed my DIS name though, it is DVC4US instead of LNaylor863.



LeiLani - I fixed the list and the photo gallery.

tkd lisa
02-05-2004, 06:26 PM
Hi all. I'm burning a CD of all of our cub scout pictures to show at our boy's scout graduation Saturday, so while the CD is burning, I thought I'd see what was happening.

Gail and Stace, you all have a great trip. I'd sure like to be heading somewhere warm today. I was talking to someone in Tampa from work today, and he was saying it was 78! He keeps inviting us to hold meetings down there! I told him it was too close to my mom, since she'd expect me to visit if I was within 1 1/2 hours!

DS got a hair cut tonight so he'd look good for graduation. We were teasing him that he should get a lightning bolt cut in, since he's graduating from the lightning patrol. Of course, he was up for it, even though I wouldn't be!

Have a great night! Lisa

videogal1
02-05-2004, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by WDWLVR
Linda I don't have the address or number but I wouldn't take the word of a travel agent on this. I would talk directly with Customer Relations at DCL. Hopefully you will get a much better answer. I would think the least they could do would be to allow you backstage with an escort so Cash doesn't have to go with a stranger.

Good news, good news...I got an upgrade to a verandah stateroom for my May (wheelchair users) cruise that just happened to have one accessible stateroom with verandah left in their inventory. With the TA working with a special services coordinator at DCL they worked it out, which means that it could work out again for the 10-day cruise......maybe. With Cash trained not to go away with a stranger or forget his "potty only outside" training, a verandah solves the problem......Verandah dog has arrived...

Congrats on #2000...on to #10000....:bounce:

jilljill
02-05-2004, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by videogal1
Good news, good news...I got an upgrade to a verandah stateroom for my May (wheelchair users) cruise that just happened to have one accessible stateroom with verandah left in their inventory. With the TA working with a special services coordinator at DCL they worked it out, which means that it could work out again for the 10-day cruise......maybe. With Cash trained not to go away with a stranger or forget his "potty only outside" training, a verandah solves the problem......Verandah dog has arrived...

Congrats on #2000...on to #10000....:bounce:
:rotfl: Congrats to you and Cash. That is great news for your May cruise. Here's :goodvibes for the Dec. cruise.

2belles'mom
02-05-2004, 08:42 PM
That is good news for you and Cash!:p

And good news for Matt too!:tongue:

WDWLVR
02-05-2004, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by videogal1
Good news, good news...I got an upgrade to a verandah stateroom for my May (wheelchair users) cruise that just happened to have one accessible stateroom with verandah left in their inventory. With the TA working with a special services coordinator at DCL they worked it out, which means that it could work out again for the 10-day cruise......maybe. With Cash trained not to go away with a stranger or forget his "potty only outside" training, a verandah solves the problem......Verandah dog has arrived...

Congrats on #2000...on to #10000....:bounce:

Lynda - that's great news for your May cruise. Here's hoping that the same wonderful thing happens for December.

Cruisin'goose
02-05-2004, 09:05 PM
One more work day this week, then the WEEKEND!!!!

The snow has started, Mary, thought you could have kept it in Chicago. We really didn't need anymore here. Hope you didn't get tooo much. Better yet it could have just stayed in Iowa.


Have a great night

Vicki
:boat:

Cruisin'goose
02-05-2004, 09:12 PM
Yes - Yes - Yes

Bought a new suit today and it is a size smaller than I have worn in several years. I haven't seen a size 10 since I had the kids!!! (and a great sale too 75%+off.) saved so much I had to get a new leather jacket.
I just might have to go shopping again this weekend. I hope we aren't snowed in.

Vicki
:boat:

jilljill
02-05-2004, 09:53 PM
OH NO!!! Just looked out and it is snowing here too. It wasn't supposed to snow - it was only supposed to rain :eek:


Vicki, a big congrats on the new clothes in a smaller size!!!::yes:: Happy shopping!

justmestace
02-05-2004, 11:52 PM
Okay, FINE...I went to the gallery showing, and I have to admit, I had a great time. Good food, excellent WINE ::yes::
It was in Old Town Scottsdale, and I'd forgotten how charming it was to walk around the brick sidewalks and look in all of the shops and galleries.
We stumbled upon an Italian Bistro and decided to have dinner there. The food and service were beyond excellent. Frank Sinatra songs in the background....even the waiter was from New York!
It was like being on vacation already. I'll have to take back my whiny thoughts and apoligize.
jilljill, have a positively fantastic time in Ireland...find my ancestor's castle for me. (Really...County Cork).
I'll check in in the a.m. to give us one more push to 10,000.
I'd like to claim 4000 if no one else wants it! Heck, I need to have SOME purpose in life!! (Besides being the chief whiner...or is that wine-o ?)
G'Night All!!
Stacey

justmestace
02-06-2004, 12:00 AM
Ooops, forgot, most of you are already in bed. Oh well.
Big congrats to Vicki!!!! Wish I were making some progress.

And Lynda....YIPPEE!!!!!! At Christmas, Cash can use my verandah any time...I love dogs & don't mind their doo. See, if you walk him out your room, into mine, and straight out the verandah door, it will almost seem to him that he is truly going "outside" for his duty! Did I tell anyone that I have a "GrandPuppy"? My DD & SIL got a new pup after their wedding. No real grandbabies yet, thank goodness. Now that they've seen how I spoil the dog, they really want to wait to have kids!
And we have big ol' Molly. She's a Lab/something mix. True angel-baby, that one.
Okay, enough of my rambling....must have been the wine.
Stacey

WDWLVR
02-06-2004, 06:05 AM
Originally posted by Cruisin'goose
Yes - Yes - Yes

Bought a new suit today and it is a size smaller than I have worn in several years. I haven't seen a size 10 since I had the kids!!! (and a great sale too 75%+off.) saved so much I had to get a new leather jacket.
I just might have to go shopping again this weekend. I hope we aren't snowed in.

Vicki
:boat:

Vicki - that's wonderful! Congratulations on your new look!

WDWLVR
02-06-2004, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by jilljill
OH NO!!! Just looked out and it is snowing here too. It wasn't supposed to snow - it was only supposed to rain :eek:


Vicki, a big congrats on the new clothes in a smaller size!!!::yes:: Happy shopping!

Barb, I can't believe you only have one more day until you leave.

Have a wonderful trip to the Emerald Isle. That is definately somplace I want to get to. ::yes::

Have a safe trip, a great time, and give us all the details when you get back. We're going to miss you!

gail1771
02-06-2004, 06:49 AM
Happy Friday everyone.

Barb, have a great trip.

Snow and rain here. Rain most of the day today into Saturaday morning. Yuck!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to be in sunny Florida next Thursday. I will be so happy when spring comes rolling around.

I hope everyone has a great day.Talk to you all later. Fondly, Gail

jilljill
02-06-2004, 07:05 AM
Stacey, I will be sure to ask for directions to your ancestor's castle in County Cork. That's where will be staying Sun. and Mon. nights.

Forutnately the snow did not last long and it turned to rain, but we are supposed to have horrible rain today with lots of flooding. Good thing our flight isn't until tomorrow evening.
I really should think about packing today - I haven't even started.

Thanks for all the good wishes.
Everyone else that is going away in the next week and a half - have a good, safe trip yourselves.

WDWLVR
02-06-2004, 07:56 AM
Wow it seems like everyone is going on vacation. Am I going to be here posting by myself?

Hopefully Karyn will start posting again once she gets back from her trip and moved.

DVC4US
02-06-2004, 08:02 AM
Good Morning All!!

5 inches of snow yesterday!!!! The roads are a mess and school is on a 2 hour delay. (I guess that is better than no school at all - at least for me) And it is snowing again if you can believe it.:crazy2:

Vicki - that's great about getting into a smaller size. But, that's not right what you said about the snow staying in Iowa. That's where I live and we have enough already. They are actually advising people not to travel on I-80 between Des Moines & Iowa City because the roads are so bad.

Mary - thanks for fixing that for me.

Barb - hope you have a great time on your trip.

garRy - since Vicki is thinking bad thoughts about us poor souls in Iowa (she wants to keep all the snow in Iowa!) I am rescinding my invite to our Cat 1 if you make the April 10 cruise.:tongue: :laughing: I'm just kidding you know you are always welcome if you make the cruise.::yes::

Everyone have a good day.

LeiLani

WDWLVR
02-06-2004, 08:14 AM
LeiLani - seems you got the worst of the snow. We only ended up with about 2 inches. It kept going north of us all day, but then I saw the major line covering your whole state. We got snow overnight, but not as much as they were saying. Here's to warmer temps and sun to melt that snow away.:sunny:

tkd lisa
02-06-2004, 08:18 AM
Happy Friday all! Lynda, great news about the verandah! I can't imagine how much of a pain that would have been! You can't be the first person who's had this issue. They really ought to have some sort of process which is workable. Is this something that one of the big organizations like Canine Companions or the Seeing eye foundation could tackle for the industry as a whole? Kind of like they addressed service dogs coverage under ADA?

Vicki, congratulations on your size change! I've been looking at clearance suits too. But I have several that are in my size right now, and I'm not going to jinx my luck by buying the next size down. I figure the suits will be on clearance just before we leave, and I can be sure to get the right size then.

Barb, have a great trip to Ireland. Doesn't it rain a lot over there in the winter? Sounds like someone's just trying to get you acclimated for the trip (lol!). I too would love to visit Ireland someday. It's about the only place overseas I have a deep desire to see.

Our weather here is rain, hovering just above freezing. Another 2 hour delay on schools, cause the northern part of the county is below freezing. Drawback to a countywide school system is that when weather affects one school, it gets them all!

Looking forward to chat tonight! Maybe just me and Mary since everyone seems to be in the travelling mode right now, huh?

justmestace
02-06-2004, 08:26 AM
Barb...guess I should have told you, the family name was O'Driscoll...but they spelled it with a "gh" or something in there. I was only kidding, anyway. There is a castle, but you don't have to look for it....just have a WONDERFUL time!

HEIGH HO everyone...in to work for a few, then off to Vegas.

Have a safe a fun weekend.

Stacey

jilljill
02-06-2004, 09:09 AM
Stacey, I was just going to ask for directions to Stacey's ancestor's castle and see what kind of looks I got :teeth:
Have a great time in Vegas - win lots of money.


I just heard from Karyn. They are having a great time and are just about ready to go to CC for the day. Karyn's going to go parasailing and Randy's going to take pictures from deck 10. It is a bit cloudy and they may see a bit of rain.


gaRry, she has not found your friends :(

WVMD
02-06-2004, 10:04 AM
Mary,

I'll be here posting.... Working but posting....

Especially since Stacey hasn't invited me to go to LV with her :mad:

It's raining here - just missed the ice that hit south of us. My PA couldn't make it in so I've had the whole ER to myself...:rolleyes:

Hope everybody stays safe....

Take care!

Virgil
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tkd lisa
02-06-2004, 10:11 AM
Mary, I checked my ressie again. The rooms as 2571 and 2573. Sorry for the mistake. I knew we were right next to the library. Dain Bread this week!

tinkfan
02-06-2004, 10:29 AM
wow took a few days off from reading and had a ton to catch up on!!!!

Gail- Also and an educator ( former teacher and currently a teachers assistant) I agree with your decision to pull out your daughter. I would be doing the same if we weren't moving to GA where they get out earlier for the holidays.

Leilani- My father grew up in Cedar Falls. I still have Aunt and Uncle that live there. This is the first time I have met ( or will meet) anyone from there. I visited once many years ago when I was young.

Mary- I will try to get you a picture by the weekend. You've done a great job!

Stacey- Viva Las Vegas!! We were there Labor day weekend and I can't wait to go back, hopefully we will fit a trip in sometime this year.

Congrats on all the posts and also to those of you losing weight. I seem to be going in the opposite direction, which I need to change quickly. Can't wait until Spring!!

TGIF everyone!!!


Tina

Dancind
02-06-2004, 10:58 AM
Mary, really enjoying the pics. I think ours is a little fuzzy, I'm still trying to figure out my new digital camera. We are in cabin 5624, by the way.

Not sure we will be able to take any vacations before the cruise. I have reservations at BCV in August for DD and I, but my job is sort of in flux right now, and I may be retiring this year. That means a LOT less $$$ coming in. Not what I had planned at all. I'll be hanging on to the money for this cruise for dear life! Oh, we may be going to Las Vegas in late July for a dance competition Nationals, but I don't really consider that a vaca. Sorry, just don't like Vegas!

Any Scots on this board? My Sinclair family ancestry goes directly back to Scotland and then it's a dead end. All those guys back then gave their firstborn sons their father's name. Makes it reallly confusing, since so many have the same names.

Diana

DVC4US
02-06-2004, 11:51 AM
Tina - Cedar Falls is a small town so I just may know your Aunt & Uncle. DH is a doctor so he runs into a lot of people in town. We used to live in Virginia also. DH was in the Navy for 10 years and we spent 5 of those at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

Mary - Sorry I didn't catch this last time, but we have changed cabins also. We are now in cabin #8602. Still keeping our fingers crossed for the Walt suite.::yes::


LeiLani

WDWLVR
02-06-2004, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by jilljill
Stacey, I was just going to ask for directions to Stacey's ancestor's castle and see what kind of looks I got :teeth:


Barb - are you going to be in Mayo at all? That's where my family is from. No castle in our family, but if you are in Mayo think of me!

WDWLVR
02-06-2004, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by tkd lisa
Looking forward to chat tonight! Maybe just me and Mary since everyone seems to be in the travelling mode right now, huh?

Lisa, Not sure if we'll be in chat tonight. If I can get out of work on time we have a "date" planned for dinner and a movie. If plans fall through I may be there. We'll see.

justmestace
02-06-2004, 12:15 PM
Off to the airport....anyone who wants to meet me there is more than welcome!! SEE..I invited ALL of you!
Thanks for the good luck wishes...hope I do win a little, can pay for the next cruise!

jilljill....I may be famous, but I'm not THAT famous! (Ireland) Or maybe I'm infamous??

See ya!!!!
Stacey

jilljill
02-06-2004, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by WDWLVR
Barb - are you going to be in Mayo at all? That's where my family is from. No castle in our family, but if you are in Mayo think of me!
Mary, we aren't going that far north. We will just have to plan another trip to do the northern part of the country.

WVMD
02-06-2004, 12:29 PM
LeiLani - we were in 8600 on our first cruise. It had a huge verandah - 8602 is even larger. The only thing I didn't like is that the verandah is metal - and you can't see out of it when you're sitting.

Still trying to get a Cat. 3 on our 4 day cruise in April (we leave the day after you) and on the 10 day (of course - if I knew we were going to party in Walt's suite - might have done the 7day cruise instead. . :smooth: ). Seems to be a long process. Hopefully once the date gets closer we'll get "the call"........

Stacey - thanks for the invite... :teeth: Too bad I'm working nights on Sat and Sun - or I might've just shown up at your door...:eek:

Virgil
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gail1771
02-06-2004, 03:46 PM
Happy afternoon everyone. It went from snow to freezing rain to rain. Yuck. Everyone be careful out there tonight. I am so excitied that I have been working out 3 times a week and tennis once a week and I finally fit back into my jeans today.Yeah. I have only lost 1 pound but I am toning up. I hope to be in size 8 when we cruise in Deceber with you all. I had put on weight last year and could not fit into my jeans or in some of my clothes. I was also not in the best shape. Many years ago - about 15 years exactly I use to Play lacroose (attack wing) and Field Hockey. We both love to play and watch Tennis. We both play doubles. DH loves Baseball and he collects signed bats and BB cards. He also has so so many BB cards. He has been doing it since he was a child. We are Yankee and Met fans. Anyway back to the subject I am on a roll to get in shape and use the DCL gym while on board. DD loves to Dance and Drama. Enough said on that subject. I am just so psyched to wear the clothes that I have in my closet.

Stacey have a great time in Vegas.

Jill have a great time in Ireland.

Mary, Did you get the family picture. If not I will send you a different one. I was thinking about the one I sent and I do not like the sun was in our eyes. I am getting to critical I guess.I have not been on the Photo Gallery today.

Talk to you all later. I am on my way with DH to buy him a new suit for our cruise next week. He has not bought a new suit for 10 years as long as we have been together. I can't believe we waited till the last moment!!! It is not like me at all. I usually have everything done way in advance. If you are traveling tonight be careful out there. The roads are terrible in NY and I am sure they are everywhere else. Fondly, Gail::MinnieMo

Donalds_best_pal
02-06-2004, 03:46 PM
Hey Guys,
Checkign in from school. You guys see my post about website. Any ideas? I would love build a new site for somthing like DCL but want somthing people would visit. Would you guys like having our own forums just for us? I thought it would be a cool thing. I love doing that stuff. Let me know what you think.
TTYL,
Matt

wdwgoose
02-06-2004, 07:24 PM
DOC you think you have it bad do 24 hrs its really nice. no calls just hang out at the station. only on some days, today had ice rescue training naturaly my suit had holes in it the water was very COLD.
just a fast post hope to be in chat later



gaRry

DVC4US
02-06-2004, 07:43 PM
Virgil - I know those suites are great. We had 8102 on our cruise last March. The verandah was so big we really did not mind the metal. We are still hoping for one of the larger Cat 3's that have a murphy bed so the girls do not have to sleep together, but if that is the only way I can have a Cat 3 I will take it. I think we are going to spoiled with our Cat 1 in April. I'm not sure what we are going to do after that. DH still at the hospital, who knows when he will get home. At least with the ER shift you generally have set hours, although that can sometimes change. DH leaves early in the morning and I never know when he will walk in the door.

LeiLani

WVMD
02-06-2004, 09:03 PM
GarRy - I used to be a firefighter/paramedic in my former life. I also used to run the Medical Command Center at WVU in Morgantown - so I hear ya about the 24 hours....

LeiLani - Yes - we're so spoiled after the Cat. 3 - we're in a Cat. 4 in April - and again in December - Hopefully my wife will still go after she's tried the Cat. 4....:hyper:

Not being on call is definitely nice - but the shift work can get to you. Especially when you have early meetings and then have to work the late shift. At least my beeper doesn't go off all of the time.

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wdwgoose
02-06-2004, 09:19 PM
well just at chat very slow there
we had two of those cabin deck 8 aft. 8102 8600 I think the last one was port side last cabin. the first cruise we were up graded to the next to the last one on deck 8 aft. sorry not sure of the cabin numbers, just think first time cruiseing to be upgraded to that cabin, WOW. we had to do the bigger veranah next time. last cruise was WITHOUT KIDS so we just had a smaller cabin. now we have two cabin for this cruise. across from each other deck 7.



gaRry

wdwgoose
02-06-2004, 09:24 PM
stace do you make it to the horse shows out there ???????
our trainer is on her way out for the nationals out there. we did joiuner nationals in owlberque a few years back never did this one we stay around here mostly. just thought that it might be close to you.??????

doc how many former lives have you had ?????? and to still be doing this?????? at least you were not a corpsman or were you ??????????


gaRry

2belles'mom
02-06-2004, 09:25 PM
Hi all!

Checking in from the Northwest...lots of rain here (same 'old, same ol!). We actually have some sun in the forcast for the end of next week! That news is very welcome...

Wow, I would LOVE to do a Cat 3 or better some time...but still looking forward to this, our first cruise!:smooth:

It has been a very busy work week with looooong hours and I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Next week is sure to be a killer as well...but it will be a four-day weekend :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: after that!!!!

Took DD Katja to the doctor this evening to have TWO plantar warts removed--giant things, one on each foot. YUCK! She completely FREAKED and it took three of us to hold her down while they scraped dead skin and applied the freezing juice :( :( . Very traumatic end to the week. :rolleyes:

Matt--thinking about your website idea...and also, how was YOUR school week???? What was the final verdict on your history test?

Christy

wdwgoose
02-06-2004, 09:27 PM
okay thats it time too hit the bed and hope it stays very quiet tonight. need all my sleep I can get. at least here theres a different sound at night loud ZZZZZZZZZZZ in a DEEPER voice.

not saying my d w ZZZZZZZZ or anything!!!!!!!

good night all

Barb have A safe trip.


gaRry

videogal1
02-06-2004, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by DVC4US

Mary - Sorry I didn't catch this last time, but we have changed cabins also. We are now in cabin #8602. Still keeping our fingers crossed for the Walt suite.::yes::
LeiLani

I wish you well on your quest for the Walt suite but why would you want that one, which is not handicapped accessible, when you have just changed to a stateroom that is handicapped accessible?

If you do get the Walt suite would you release #8602 for me and Cash, the Wonder Dog? ::yes::

jilljill
02-07-2004, 12:12 AM
gaRry, thanks for your well wishes for our trip.
We still have to finish packing in the morning. Nothing like waiting until the last minute ::yes:: :smooth:

wdwgoose
02-07-2004, 05:58 AM
kARYN , rANDY JillyBean all leave the ship this morning,
hope you had a great time and are now REALLY ready for the christmas cruise!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD MORNING ALL just a post before I leave work. evjoy the day I will be posting later.
very lonely at chat last night still enjoyed it at least I could keep up with the typing and all. the work computers are on the fast server things. I just might have to go that way at home !!!!!!!!!!



gaRry

WDWLVR
02-07-2004, 06:19 AM
Originally posted by jilljill
gaRry, thanks for your well wishes for our trip.
We still have to finish packing in the morning. Nothing like waiting until the last minute ::yes:: :smooth:


Barb - 8 hours to go - hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

WDWLVR
02-07-2004, 06:20 AM
Karyn, Randy & Jill,

Welcome back! Hope you have a MAGICal time.

We want to hear all about it!

djs113
02-07-2004, 07:22 AM
Morning all,

check out what I received via email yesterday. As anyone else ever participated in this?

Hope I get picked !!


- David :earsboy:



New York City Tell Disney Cruise LineŽ what you think!


Dear Disney Cruise LineŽ Panel Member:

You are receiving this email because you have participated in prior research for Disney
and have agreed to be contacted for future research.

Disney Cruise Line will be conducting live focus group research sessions in New York City on
February 17th, 2004. On behalf of Disney Cruise Line and Audience Profiler, a third-party
independent marketing research firm, we would like to invite you to participate!

There will be two focus groups conducted on February 17th, 2004 in New York City, each
lasting two hours.

If you are available between the hours of 3:00pm to 7:00pm on February 17th, 2004 please
respond to this email with a telephone number and an ideal time to call you. There are a
limited number of seats available so please respond quickly!

Sincerely,

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Resarch Team

jilljill
02-07-2004, 08:07 AM
David, if you get picked you will have to tell us all about it.

DVC4US
02-07-2004, 09:00 AM
Lynda,

We switched to 8602, which is handicapped accessible, because that is the Cat 3 that DCL offered to us. Don't flame me, but we do not require a handicap accessible cabin, so I am hoping we get moved to another Cat 3 or to a Cat 1 or 2 so that maybe 8602 can be made available for you and Cash. DCL usually does not release the handicap accessible cabins until about 30 days out from the cruise, but it seems like this time they are releasing them early. We can't wait to meet you and Cash and if we stay in 8602 Cash is always welcome to stretch his legs since we have such a large verandah.


Barb - have a great trip.

Stace - have a good weekend in Vegas.

Karyn, Randy, Jill - welcome back. Hope you had a "Magic"al time.

LeiLani

Cruisin'goose
02-07-2004, 09:18 AM
Karyn, Randy, Jill Hope you all had a great time cruising. :boat: Welcome back!!

Barb - Have a great time in Ireland::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes:: .

Leilani - Hoe you all didn't get too much of the white stuff this week. I was just kidding about you keeping it all, I know Mary wants her share and we must send some to Lisa too. I just don't care if it all passes me by. :sunny: Enjoy rm 8602 - unless of course you get Walt's room. It is great that you are willing to share that wonderful verhanda.

David - Let's hope you are picked, then you can share your inside info with all of us!!

Stace - Hope you had a winning time in Vegas.

Off to the Barn, riding time for DS & DD.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Vicki
:boat:

DVC4US
02-07-2004, 09:52 AM
Vicki,

I know you were just kidding.:p So was I.:teeth: We got about 5 inches so we have plenty of snow on the ground. Because of the snow plows the mail boxes are almost covered up. Now, the wind is blowing so we are getting some pretty interesting snow drifts. Every time the guys come out to plow the driveway and sidewalks they are covered over again in about an hour. Are we having fun yet??? Is it March yet? I want to be at WDW.::yes::

LeiLani

Cruisin'goose
02-07-2004, 10:57 AM
LeiLani hope the white stuff quits visiting soon. We actually have had more ice than sn*w.
Kids had yesterday off school again, but DD had to cheer at the basketball game, which wasn't cancelled even though school was. I haven't figured that one out yet (policy used to be no activities if no school) :confused:

Well DS is finally getting ready to head out. So I better get going

Vicki
:boat:

videogal1
02-07-2004, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by DVC4US
Lynda,

We switched to 8602, which is handicapped accessible, because that is the Cat 3 that DCL offered to us. Don't flame me, but we do not require a handicap accessible cabin, so I am hoping we get moved to another Cat 3 or to a Cat 1 or 2 so that maybe 8602 can be made available for you and Cash. DCL usually does not release the handicap accessible cabins until about 30 days out from the cruise, but it seems like this time they are releasing them early. We can't wait to meet you and Cash and if we stay in 8602 Cash is always welcome to stretch his legs since we have such a large verandah.
LeiLani
sigh,
There is a process of change going on with the DCL service dog policy that, unfortunately you landed square in the middle of. The only way that Cash and I can go on this cruise, it seems, is if we have an accessible stateroom with a verandah. If you're serious about letting him have his DCL-approved litterbox potty on your verandah, that's fine with me....We'll be seeing a lot of each other. All I know is that DCL insists that either I un-housebreak him so he will potty in my stateroom, or I un-train him to go off with a stranger to go potty in a backstage area.
Insisting on either of those policies will land DCL in hot water with the ADA police because you NEVER mess with the training of a service dog. (I believe a suit against DCL is already being prepared by someone else on this issue.) I'm not going to insult you or give you a hard time over this... (the Mouse wouldn't like that) I'll reserve the room assignment process and its repercussions for my TA and her DCL special reservations contact, where it rightly belongs. Right now the only way we'll meet, though, is if you come to Texas.

WDWLVR
02-07-2004, 12:15 PM
For all of us in the snow area:



http://monorailgreen.info/DIS/snow.jpg

WDWLVR
02-07-2004, 12:17 PM
Update on the photo gallery.

Gail - I got your family photo and replaced the ones you had for the one with the whole family.

Lisa - updated your cabins

Dancind - updated your cabin

DVC4US - updated your cabin

Tinkfan - got your photo and it has been added.

WDWLVR
02-07-2004, 12:19 PM
David - the panel sounds very cool! Hope you get picked. I would love to do something like that!

jilljill
02-07-2004, 12:52 PM
Looks like I'm going on vacation posting #2100 :teeth:

Mary, I really like the snow cartoon.

Finally packed, but must get bandaids. You never know...

Talk to everyone when I get back. :wave2:

gail1771
02-07-2004, 02:44 PM
Happy Saturday everyone. The rqain has finally stopped.
I will be so glad to get on a plane this Thursday and fly to Florida.

Stacey and Barbara have a great trip.

Karyn, welcome back. I will be leaving in a few days so I will e mail you after our trip. I can't wait to hear all about your trip on the Magic.

Mary, Thanks for swaping pictures for me.

We will be cruising on Celebrity Summit 2/13 to 2/23. I will miss being on the DIS with you all. I will check out St. Maarteen, St. Thomas and St. Lucia for the DC trip. We are also going to Barbados and St. Kitts. I will have a lot of catching up to do when I return. Time to go and pack. Just a quick hello. Have a great day everyone. Talk to you all later. Fondly, Gail

Donalds_best_pal
02-07-2004, 08:08 PM
Hey,
Its matt here. Sorry I have not checked in until today. I am not allowed on the PC because I got in trouble. LOL I might get back on in a few days. I am at my friends house now. I just wanted to check in.

Christy: I got a A- on the test.

videogal1: Hope you can get your cabin situation worked out regarding cash.

Mary: Got your pm and totally understand.

TTYL
Matt

Dancind
02-07-2004, 08:24 PM
David, that would be fun to be on the panel, they might give you some hints about their future plans. Just cross your fingers when they swear you to secrecy, so you can tell us about it! We won't tell, promise...I wouldn't be very good on that panel, since I wouldn't have anything constructive to say. Besides "we love DCL, we love DCL, we love DCL", or maybe "please don't change a thing!"

Good trips to all, hope you all stay warm too. Hate to say it, but we were outside without jackets today. DH has the bug for a new truck, so we were driving Toyota Tundras and Nissan Titans. Both nice, tough decision. Wish he could get one without getting a new car loan, cuts into vacations.

So why do I want to move away from this beautiful climate in NM? Diana

WDWLVR
02-08-2004, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by gail1771
We will be cruising on Celebrity Summit 2/13 to 2/23. I will miss being on the DIS with you all. I will check out St. Maarteen, St. Thomas and St. Lucia for the DC trip. We are also going to Barbados and St. Kitts. I will have a lot of catching up to do when I return. Time to go and pack. Just a quick hello. Have a great day everyone. Talk to you all later. Fondly, Gail

Gail, that cruise sounds wonderful. You will have to give us all the details when you get back, especially about St. Lucia!

Lucky girl - you get to celebrate Valentine's Day on a cruise! How romantic!

WDWLVR
02-08-2004, 05:53 AM
Good morning everyone!

Sure is quiet here.

Barb's off to Ireland, Stacey's in Vegas, Gail's packing for her cruise, Karyn's either still in Florida or so busy with house things she hasn't checked in, and Matt's got to stay away for a while. Wow!

Well here's a happy Sunday to all of you who are still here. Checking in before heading out to Mass.

Nascar season officially started last night so we are very happy in this household. Lots of driving on today so I may or may not be checking in. :D

Have a great day everyone!

Donalds_best_pal
02-08-2004, 12:44 PM
I get to check in right now. I wanted to say hi and happy sunday. It is very quiet here. Hopefully I will be back on full time by tuesday.
Have a Disney Day,
Matt

Dancind
02-08-2004, 01:39 PM
Karyn and her family are on a Disney cruise this week, I'm pretty sure. It's Princess Aurora's graduation cruise. Diana

gail1771
02-08-2004, 02:43 PM
Happy Sunday everyone.

I am finally packing. DD had a bitrthday party today and I am very busy getting everything ready for our trip this Thursday. Time goes so fast.

NY is so so cold today. We are expecting more snow this Wednesday. I hope they are wrong!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk to you all later. Fondly, Gail

WDWLVR
02-08-2004, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Dancind
Karyn and her family are on a Disney cruise this week, I'm pretty sure. It's Princess Aurora's graduation cruise. Diana

Diana - Karyn's cruise was last week. She was keeping in touch with Barb via e-mail. I think they may be home now but doing the big move to the west coast. I'm sure we'll hear from her once she's settled in.

WDWLVR
02-08-2004, 04:17 PM
We have some of the designs for the t-shirts on the web page. Go as if you were looking for a newsletter page of the photo gallery and then click on the t-shirt link.

I beliveve the first two designs would be silk-screened to the back of the shirt and the last 3 could be what is embroidered on the font. Take a look at gaRry's picture in the photo gallery to get a better idea.

So what do you think? Colors?

My original thought was lime green shirts (the DIS color) with the design 3 (holiday bow) in red.

gaRry's design for the back would look better on a medium blue shirt (as the background of the shirt helps make the design).

So #3 could stay in red or be in green.

Opinion? Anyone else have any designs they would like to show us. We asked this before but really didn't get any others.

2belles'mom
02-08-2004, 06:45 PM
I love lime-green! It is one of my favorite colors to wear, so put my vote there!

I can't wait until Kabuli1 gets here (to the west coast, that is)! Kabuli--email or PM me once you are settled.

Matt--don't know how long you will be away from the boards, but CONGRATS on the A-:tongue: :smooth: :tongue: :smooth:

And if any of you DVC members have points to spare for rent...PM me!!! I am still trying to talk DH into buying, but renting is the next best things at this point. And we had soooooo much fun at the WL Villas--I don't think it will take too much more to convince him!

Kabuli1
02-08-2004, 09:25 PM
We're back! Got in about an hour ago! We had a wonderful time. I think we talked some of the 1/31 cruisers into joining us on the 10 day!

Anyway, the next two days are going to be a whirlwind. Got to finish everything and on Wednesday the movers come! My computer is going out in the moving van, so it maybe awhile till I get back on! I'll try to check in before the computer gets put in a box!

I think I wrote this address for the last time on my US immigration papers on Saturday.

Karyn

Donalds_best_pal
02-08-2004, 10:06 PM
Hi Guys,
My dad is letting be on once and a while. Sorry Christy we dont have any DVC points for you. We are using are points faster then we get them.:earseek: I talking my parents now into doing a cruise on one of the RCCL Mega Ships. We probably might go on the Adventure of the Seas 06/05. Hopefully we can go. I have been looking forward to going on it for a long time. I will check in with you later.
Matt:bounce:

gail1771
02-09-2004, 06:29 AM
Happy Monday everyone.

Hi Karyn, Welcome Back!!!!!! You were missed. Good luck with the move. I will e mail you when I return from our trip on 2/23/04. Oh will you have a new e mail address??? If you do please e mail me it when you get settled in. I can't wait to hear all about your trip.
That is great if more join in.

Matt, We were on the Adventure out of San Juan, PR. We cruised in July of 2002. We loved it. It was awesome and great for all ages. I hope you all get to go. If you or your family have any questions e mail me and I would be happy to fill you in on all the ship has to offer.

Mary, I Love the bow design for the front of the shirt and I like the Holiday ball one too. I also like Design #2 for the back of the shirt. I'll go with the flo. Whatever is decided is fine with me.

Gary and Mary what a great job you all did. Thanks.

Time to get the children ready for school.
Talk to you all later. Fondly, Gail

DVC4US
02-09-2004, 06:38 AM
Good morning everyone,

No more new snow here, but we sure do have a lot on the ground. It will probably be June before all this melts.:laughing:

Mary - loved the snow cartoon. I am going to have to print it out and show everyone around here. We (or I should say me) are big Nascar fans also and I have been looking forward to this weekend since November. I would like to find out if they show Nascar on the cruise, so that FIL and I can watch it while we are on the cruise in April. May have to plan my excursions in Key West around the race. Then again that is Easter Sunday so maybe they won't have a race. I will have to look at the schedule.

Lynda - DCL does seem to have a strange policy regarding service dogs and the handicap accessible rooms. I don't know why they released this room so early, but I have to say for us it is a good thing. We did not want to cruise unless we were in a Cat 3 or better. But, I did tell inventory control that I would like to move out of this room to another Cat 3 if at all possible, so that it could be opened back up for someone who needs a handicap accessible room. I am supposed to call my contact at inventory control soon, so I will ask her about it again. And maybe I will see if there is someone I can talk to while on board in April.

LeiLani

DVC4US
02-09-2004, 06:43 AM
Other post was getting to long, so I decided to split it into 2 posts.

Gail - hope you have a great cruise. I know I am counting down the days for our trip in March.

2belles'mom - wish we had some points to let you rent, but like Matt we tend to use all of ours. DD turns 16 in the summer of 2005 and we are planning on taking 4 of her friends and their moms to stay in a Grand Villa for a week, so we are saving up what we have left.

Karyn - Welcome Back! Hope everything goes smoothly with your move and we wil look forward to hearing from you once you are settled in your new home.

LeiLani

WDWLVR
02-09-2004, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by DVC4US
Mary - loved the snow cartoon. I am going to have to print it out and show everyone around here. We (or I should say me) are big Nascar fans also and I have been looking forward to this weekend since November. I would like to find out if they show Nascar on the cruise, so that FIL and I can watch it while we are on the cruise in April. May have to plan my excursions in Key West around the race. Then again that is Easter Sunday so maybe they won't have a race. I will have to look at the schedule.


No race on Easter Sunday so you are free to go and enjoy Key West! The first part of the season is on Fox so I don't think you would get it on the ship. The only racing we have ever seen on board were the trucks back when they were on ESPN (since ESPN is part of Disney).

WDWLVR
02-09-2004, 07:19 AM
We're holding on to our DVC points in hopes that another Member Cruise is announced. One rumor floating around is that the repositioning cruise through the Panama Canal may be a member cruise. That would be cool as that is one cruise I've always wanted to do but never did.

DVC4US
02-09-2004, 07:26 AM
No race on Easter Sunday so you are free to go and enjoy Key West!

Mary,

That's a relief!!!:teeth: We won't have to miss a race. I didn't think there was one, but had not looked at the schedule yet.

LeiLani

WDWLVR
02-09-2004, 08:01 AM
No race - no worries - enjoy Key West.

We were going to hit some of the race shops on our way home in May since we are driving this time. Then Member Homecoming came up and while we are still driving down we are staying an extra day at WDW and coming straight home. The dates we'd be coming home is speed week- no way am I going near Charlotte then!

WDWLVR
02-09-2004, 12:01 PM
Hello - anyone home? :D I'm replying to myself from this morning.

Looks like a slow day with everyone either working, on vacation, or preparing for vacation.

gaRry - where are you - need your help if we are to get to 10,000
::yes::

Donalds_best_pal
02-09-2004, 12:18 PM
Good Morning,
Just checking in from school. Its quiet on here today. We need to post to get to 10,000!LOL Gail thanks for the offer. I will email if I got any questions. I am really looking forward to going. I have hounded my parents nuts all weekend. I looked at probably every photo of the ship there is. www.voyager-class.net has so many pictures. Its a great site. We were looking actually looking into navigator next christmas or the disney 10 day. Choose disney this time. I wanted to go on the Adventure next spring break since its so cheap for some reason. My mom said its would be to soon since its only 3 months after our disney cruise. I did not realize that.:hyper: Of course I dont care but everyones pocketbook does. We might go in june. I am wondering how exspensive it will be though. No rates are out yet for then. If you dont mind be asking was july exspensive when you went gail?
Talk to you later,
Matt

tkd lisa
02-09-2004, 12:52 PM
Sorry I haven't posted. It's been a busy weekend for us here. DS had blue & gold banquet on Saturday which included arrow of light and graduation to boy scouts. I was all choked up. Hopefully you can all see how handsome he is in this link.

http://www.shutterfly.com/view/picture_dt.jsp?state=67b0de21932aab992520&idx=0

Mary, I'm going to email you a new family photo we took at the end of the banquet. It's not the best picture of me in the world, but at least it's current!

Sunday I was singing in choir at church, which meant both services to attend. DH came down with a nasty cold, so he stayed home. By the time we got home from church and I got in my 3 mile exercise tape, it was about time to turn around and go back for awanas and choir practice! Then the chase around Southern MD to find a store open after 9 on Sunday which had cold medicine!! It took the 5th store to find it!

Today, DH stayed home from work, and I no sooner got into work, when DS's school called cause he was throwing up. He's been fine since we got home, but it's just been nuts!

justmestace
02-09-2004, 04:31 PM
:wave2: Weel, sounds like everyone's been having fun while I was gone. We had a great time, that room was unbelievable!! I want one like that on the ship. I told DH while we were lounging on the "terrace" that the only way life could be any better was if the ocean were right below us.
Catching up on laundry today so that I can turn around and leave again tomorrow. I'm going t be having computer withdrawal. Nobody in my family has one!:(
I need to get busy, but wanted to check in and say hi.
Will check back tonight.
Stacey

lneeley
02-09-2004, 05:29 PM
Hi all, see, no one even missed me. Read all the pages I missed while in Atlanta. Boy it was rainy, cold and miserable the whole time, and then I came home to Salt Lake with another foot of snow! Wouldn't you know!

Sorry, no DVC points to rent, we use all of ours, wish we could buy some more, but don't think I can talk DH into that.

Matt-we went on the Radiance of the Seas last May. We loved it! (Well, not as much as Disney, but pretty close)

Mary-We did the Panama in May on the Radiance. We went from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego for 16 days. We loved the repositioning cruise. Would love to go again, especially if it was Disney. I would love for them to do a Member's cruise through the canal. We definitely need more than 400 points per year at the rate we are going!

I'll have to go take a look at the tshirts, thanks for the February newsletter, it is great!

Okay, my auditors decided to come today instead of tomorrow, so I guess I better get back to work. I think they will be here for about 10 days, oh well.....

Talk to you all soon!

Linda

Cruisin'goose
02-09-2004, 06:24 PM
wow things are not moving very quickly today.

Kayrn hope you had a very good cruise

Stace glad to hear you had a fun trip

Hope Barb is enjoying all of the corked Irish beer

Can't wait until the weather warms up some or I am able to travel to a warmer climate

Have a great week al


Vicki
:boat:

Donalds_best_pal
02-10-2004, 12:33 AM
Everyone in bed?
Just wanted to check in for the night. Hope all of you had a good day. I feel bad for all of in the bad weather. Hope it gets warmer. Talk to you all tommorow.
Bye,
Matt

WDWLVR
02-10-2004, 06:03 AM
Linda - I noticed you hadn't posted, but couldn't remember if you said where you were. Old age on my part.:D When I was posting the list of all those going somewhere I kept feeling like I was leaving someone off but couldn't figure out who!

Hope the audit is going well.

We had such a push last week that I'm wondering if those that are still here are a little tired of posting. I hope not!

Well I'm off to read more of the board.

Have a great day everyone!

gail1771
02-10-2004, 06:37 AM
Happy Tuesday everyone. I'm sorry I have not been posting. DD,DS and myself are all sick with sinus infections, headaches and a cough. I can't belive we are leaving in two days and we are all sick but DH. I also still have half my packing to do. At least I have half the day on Thursday as car service does not pick us up until 1:30pm. DD will go to the doctors today. DS has been sick for 4 days and that is where we got it. Oh well. NY has been warming up near 40. No snow storms this week. Anyway got to run. I will try to post later today. If not I will post before we leave on Thursday. Have a great dy everyone. Gail::MinnieMo

DVC4US
02-10-2004, 07:04 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Just checking in before I have to get the kids off to school. It's hard sometimes trying to keep up with all these posts. Between our trip to WDW in March, the cruise in April and then to Atlantis this summer (or someplace) I feel like I am spending all my time on the computer. Everyone have a good day.

LeiLani

tkd lisa
02-10-2004, 07:43 AM
Gail, I hope everyone feels better soon!

Linda, welcome back.

Happy Tuesday all. DD has the stomach bug today, so I'm home with her. Our dial up service is a little unreliable, so I can't really post as much as usual. It takes forever to post, and I'm just too impatient to wait!

Please let me know if you were able to see the picture of my son on the previous page. I just want to be sure I posted it right.

Talk to all of you soon. Lisa

WDWLVR
02-10-2004, 07:52 AM
Lisa - when I went to look at it I got a log in screen not a picture. I was in a hurry at the time and didn't bother to post. Sorry.

Some of the photo sharing sites require guests to log in and view the photos. I assume this is one of those sites.

WDWLVR
02-10-2004, 07:53 AM
Gail - sorry to hear everyone is sick. :( Hopefully everyone will be healthy by the time you leave. Nothing worse than being sick while on vacation! Pixie dust heading your way for a healthy, happy trip!

Donalds_best_pal
02-10-2004, 09:25 AM
Good Morning Guys,
Gail:Sorry to here everyone is sick. Hope you all feel better soon.
Lisa: I also tried but got a log in screen.
Hope everyone has a great day. I am going to the Dentist and then off to school.:( I have to babysitt tonight also until 10 with 4 kids! Oh well at least I will make money.
TTLY,
Matt

lneeley
02-10-2004, 09:57 AM
Good morning everyone. Temperature was a whopping 2 degrees this morning, so unusual for Salt Lake City. Mary-I tried to get on your website last night, but it was acting bizarre, so I am going to try again this morning. Well, right now in fact, before the auditors track me down and give me a list of things they need today. Oh, and I must get payroll done too, wouldn't want anyone to go without a paycheck on Friday. Mine, well, it's going on that Cruise! I'm paying on each stateroom each month, so the DH doesn't notice it too much!

Anyway, have a great day everyone, I'll try to check back occasionally

Linda

WDWLVR
02-10-2004, 12:10 PM
Linda - I'm doing the same thing you are - paying a little each month so that it will be paid in full by the time the final payment is due.

I'm having a hard enough time finding the money for 1 stateroom - can't imagine trying to do 4!

WDWLVR
02-10-2004, 12:15 PM
Linda - forgot another part of your post. Let me know if you still had trouble getting in. I wasn't working on the page at all last night so not sure what the problem could have been.

lneeley
02-10-2004, 12:15 PM
Yep, I need to sneak away as much money as possible, since the DH has no idea what this cruise is costing!

I looked at the t-shirt designs. I think #3 is great. Love the wreath, either red or green is fine. Either ship picture on the back is great also.

I guess GaRry will have a cost figured out at some point?

Linda

lneeley
02-10-2004, 12:17 PM
Oh, and I got into the site this morning, there must have just been a glitch when I was trying last night. No problem today!

I love everyone's pictures. I am going to print them off and send them to everyone in the family along with their copy of the Feb. newsletter. Thanks again for all your hard work in putting this together.

Linda

wdwgoose
02-10-2004, 12:18 PM
morning all,
not much time at work now. hoping nexted month to be all set and have more time.
WELCOME BACK ALL! ! ! !
April cruise is not looking very good for us.:mad: d s and his grades. we should be leaving for w d w thursday but now thats not looking good either. maybee I should just go WITHOUT the kids?????? OOOOOH but I would just miss them soooo much:tongue: ::yes:: :hyper: :wave: :Pinkbounc
I'll try to get 1 posting for the shirts and post all info on that.
the islands 1 has the island colored in the other is just an out line and they would be the color of the shirt. DESIGN #LIME GREEN
would be like the lime green t shirt. change the writing in the ship and date at the bottom plus add ? ? ? so this would be 3 designs for the back. I guess its just a start, some how we need guideness, on which way. simple LIME GREEN style , or 1 or 2 something else ? ? ? it will be hard to make everyone happy. I cannot even do that with my family everyone wants the other choice?????????
so when I post all the info we can start from there.

AND the wreath would be embrodered not sure of the others yet.

ALSO names would be embrodered LIKE GARRY
WDWGOOSE

IS HOW WE DID IT LAST TIME one or both names.

gaRry

justmestace
02-10-2004, 01:26 PM
Sorry I didn't post last night, we had a friend fly in from W. Virginia, and he stayed longer than we expected.
I do not want to go to freezing Nebraska! When I went out at 7:00 this a.m. it was already 50 degrees here. The highs there are only going to be in the 30's. YUK.
Anyway, I'm about on my way out the door. Love the new Southwest deal...I already have my boarding pass..and I got Group A! At least I'll be able to put my bag in the overhead. People in Group A both going to and coming from Vegas took up so much over head that all of the B's and C's ended up having our luggage checked. I don't know why they (airlines) don't stick to their own rules, and limit people. (Just had to get my venting over with)
Have a really great trip Gail, I hope everyone will be feeling better really, really soon!
All of the shirt choices look great...love the one with the ship, and Mary's DIS logo seems most fitting.
Well, like it or not, here I go.
Talk to you all next Thursday!
Stacey

lneeley
02-10-2004, 02:16 PM
Stacey-I'll vent with you. When I flew back from Atlanta on Sunday, there was a family of four (obviously coming back from DW) the kids were probably 3 and 5. They had 9 carryons. Now granted, they were really over 1, however, it took them 20 minutes just to get down the ramp, on the plane, couldn't find room for their stuff, and of course, the kids didn't help. Why they couldn't just bring a bigger suitcase and check the thing in, I don't get. And believe me, there is no way, that my DH and me would carry 9 carryons through Orlando, Atlanta and then to Salt Lake.

It is amazing that the airlines either enforce very strictly or don't enforce at all.

Linda

gail1771
02-10-2004, 05:53 PM
Happy Tuesday evening everyone. I finshed packing for DD and myself. Tomorrow will be DH and the medicine bag. DD and I both have bad sinus infections. DD was home today and will be home tomorrow from school. The headache is the worst part of it all.I hope we are better by Thursday at 4pm when we fly to Florida. I can't believe the luck we have to get sick right before we leave.Thank you all for your good wishes.

Gary and Mary thanks for all the hard work with the shirts.
Time to sign off. Early to bed tonight. Fondly, Gail::MinnieMo

2belles'mom
02-10-2004, 07:15 PM
Hope you feel better Gail, that doesn't sound like very much fun at all.

Matt--have fun babysitting, that sounds like a handful!

Weather here is sunny...unbelievable! Very nice, but I am stuck working late tonight :(

Talk to you all later...

Christy

wdwgoose
02-11-2004, 12:04 AM
well I'm up at 1 am so might as well post again.
Linda I know the feeling, just you or me try to take 1 over size carry on into the plane , you see all this stuff going on and then your bag is just a little to big and NOOOO must be checked in THEN the last one to come out in the baggage claim area. been there.
okay thats it

GOOD NIGHT (MORNING) ALL

gaRry

djs113
02-11-2004, 06:15 AM
got the call last night from Disney Cruiseline Research!

I will be meeting with them next Tuesday for 2 hours to be part of their research panel!

And they are actually paying me 100 bucks to do it !! LOL

I would do it for free!

Leaving tomorrow morning for 6 days of skiing in Northern Vermont !

Stay good all

- David

WVMD
02-11-2004, 06:26 AM
David,

That is really cool - I definitely would do it for free, also...

Have fun skiing....

It's been really busy here - and I've been down in the dumps... I guess I need a Cruise fix really bad.....

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

Virgil

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WDWLVR
02-11-2004, 06:29 AM
David - great news on being selected for the panel. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Enjoy your ski vacation!

djs113
02-11-2004, 07:01 AM
Just Announced

Comcast Cable Company has made a hostile take over bid for Disney !!

Apparently, Comcast approached Michael Eisner earlier in the week about a friendly takeover of Disney by Comcast, he said no thanks.

Thus Comcast has launched a hostile takeover against them.

Imagine the largest cable / media content company buying Disney.

That could be very interesting. If that did happen, maybe Pixar would come back to Disney in partnership.....

Makes you go hmmm......

- David

tkd lisa
02-11-2004, 07:45 AM
Morning all. I'm back at work. DH stayed home with DD today. She's doing better, but still not up to school yet.

I just can't imagine who would want to wrestle 2 little kids, and 9 carryons!! I limit my kids to their backpacks so that they can carry their own, and make them put them under the seat so that they can get things out by themselves.

I thought the airlines were still at 1 carryon plus a purse per person?

I hope everyone has a great day. Mary, I still haven't emailed you the picture. I'll get to it, I promise.

Lisa

lneeley
02-11-2004, 09:59 AM
Good morning all, it is a whopping 8 degrees this morning!

David-maybe you could sneak in a tape recorder and record the whole thing for us. I would love to be a part. I would even buy my own airline ticket to be able to be a part. Find out lots of good, juicy stuff for all of us. You ought to try skiing in Utah, it is incredible this year!

Well, I'm in my third day of the audit, 3 down, about 7 to go. All is going well, but I expect them to walk in with a list any second of what they need from me this morning.

So all.....Have a great day!

Linda

DVC4US
02-11-2004, 11:39 AM
Good Morning (almost afternoon here) All!

I have to agree with all of you about the carry-ons. We try to take as few as possible and I also limit the girls to a backpack which they have to carry. What always makes me laugh (or shake my head in disbelief) :rolleyes: is the people that pull the big suitcases on as carry-on and then try to put them in the overhead compartments. The look on thier face when they don't fit :confused: . The airlines are supposed to have a size restriction for carry-ons but I don't see them enforcing that either. Okay, done venting for the day.:p

garRy - just tell that DS of yours to straighten up or you will leave him with a babysitter and go on the cruise without him:laughing:. Just kidding. It would be great if you guys could make it, but if not, I guess I will have to wait for the Christmas cruise to meet you.

Everyone have a good day.

LeiLani

WDWLVR
02-11-2004, 12:18 PM
It amazes me to when I see what people try and carry on an airplane. We used to love to fly the Super 80's of American Airlines because they had 2 + 3 seating. You had the same amount of overhead room, but 1 less seat per row. Now almost all their flights are 757's which are 3 + 3.

gail1771
02-11-2004, 05:14 PM
Happy Wednesday everyone. We are finally packed and ready to go. I hope everyone has a great 10 days and I will return on 2/24.
Take care, Gail::MinnieMo

Donalds_best_pal
02-11-2004, 05:34 PM
Have fun Gail!
If comcast takes over Disney, I will die!
Anyways, I wanted say and happy afternoon or early evening. We are almost to under 300 days! Its going to slow and I can not handle the wait.
TTyl,
Matt

WDWLVR
02-11-2004, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by gail1771
Happy Wednesday everyone. We are finally packed and ready to go. I hope everyone has a great 10 days and I will return on 2/24.
Take care, Gail::MinnieMo

Have a wonderful time Gail! We'll miss you!

Send some of that warm weather up this way!

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Donalds_best_pal
02-11-2004, 11:10 PM
Good Evening Guys,
Its way to quiet on here. Just wanted to check in and say hi. Lets get posting!LOL
Matt:bounce:

gail1771
02-12-2004, 06:34 AM
Hi all. Happy Thursday. I wanted to say goodbye and wish you all a very happy 10 days. I will be back on Tuesday 2/24. Talk to you all than. Fondly, Gail::MinnieMo

djs113
02-12-2004, 06:46 AM
Matt,

why would you die if Comcast takes over Disney?

For one, you would probably get what you want in your banner, about Michael Eisner getting booted.

Most people would say that the Disney company has been awful for the last 5 years, and a change in leadership would be the best thing for Disney.

In addition, the media conglomerate that Comcast is would be a great match for ABC TV and ESPN, as well as the other media devices that Disney owns.

Since most of the Disney Stores are closing within 2004, the nightmare of EuroDisney continuing losing money, the awful ratings of ABC, etc .. I would welcome the change to Disney

Especialy since the 15% increase yesterday in the stock price already was great, since I own way too many shares in Disney.

Just curious, why do you think it would be bad?

- David

WDWLVR
02-12-2004, 07:33 AM
Good morning everyone! Really quiet on the thread lately. Don't you want me to have #3000 for my birthday :(

Just kidding - hard to keep the post moving with everyone off doing other things.

Hope everyone traveling has safe, enjoyable trips!

Cruisin'goose
02-12-2004, 07:34 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,
NO its the other one. shes working now. still cannot get this to change! ! ! ! so. lots to get done today. getting ready to leave friday night saturday morning. got to go see a friend, don't think he's very happy has some trouble right now. so I thought if nothing else the trip would cheer me up. not sure if the kids are going with me or staying with d w ,? so pay bills pack and get ready. talk later



gaRry:teeth: :hyper: :teeth:

WDWLVR
02-12-2004, 07:36 AM
Personally I wouldn't like to see Comcast take over. My limited experience with them and what I have read elsewhere makes me not respect them much as a company.

Disney needs a serious shake-up and hopefully this will cause one. My hope is that the shareholders (of which I am one) speak up with the votes.

David - did you get your proxy yet? We still don't have ours.

WDWLVR
02-12-2004, 07:37 AM
gaRry - did you get me pm the other day. When you get back we should talk about the shirts because I'm really confused about pricing etc. and not sure what to put up on the web page.

Have a great trip!

lneeley
02-12-2004, 09:50 AM
Good morning all. A record -4 degrees this morning in Salt Lake. Not much new here, just plugging away with that audit. I am trying to figure out how I can manage a WDW trip in sometime this year so I don't have to wait until that cruise in December. For right now though, I'll stay in the dreaming mode.

All our Disney stores closed here. I was soooooo disappointed, as I am a regular shopper there. I was probably the best customer they had here. And, I would always buy those grandkids all their gifts when they were on sale or clearance. So, it's a real bummer. The catalog just isn't as much fun. That's why I need to go to WDW so I can get my fix by going to Downtown Disney!

Okay, I am out for now. Have a great day

Linda

Donalds_best_pal
02-12-2004, 10:39 AM
Good Morning Guys,

djs113: From what I heard ComCast plans to sell the parks and hotels to independent companies. Like WDW Parks to Mr. Y, Hotels to Mr. X and so on. That would be bad in my opinion if that happens. It would not be disney. If they can merge the company without dumping everything then go right ahead. I am just a little worried.
Have a Good Day,
Matt

Dancind
02-12-2004, 10:50 AM
Don't worry about what happens with Comcast, Matt. Not much we can do about it. The sell-off is a rumor, I've actually heard that the Comcast president (who used to work for Disney), has "big plans" for the parks. Big plans sounds good! And they won't get rid of DCL or DVC because they are money makers. Diana

Donalds_best_pal
02-12-2004, 01:22 PM
I am still really worried. I think needs to stay disney not comcast disney.If they merge I want them to keep the name Walt Disney Company owned by Comcast. It could be really good or really bad. We can make a differenc. If you are stock holders you can make a difference, get the word out to people. Well that is just IMHO. Hope everyone is having a good day. I am at school right now.
TTLY,
Matt

lneeley
02-12-2004, 01:26 PM
Could they change DVC? I don't think they could since we are actual property owners. I'm sure they could raise fees and stuff, but I think we are pretty safe until the time period is up.

2belles'mom
02-12-2004, 05:27 PM
Hello all!

Matt--I agree with you that the "splitting up" of things would be bad. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
And another thought: how do you manage to get on the boards at school????;)

Gail--have a wonderful trip!

I am soooo happy, I have a four-day weekend! Yippee!

I am off to San Francisco tonight for a quick 2-day Valentine getaway my DH arranged. Gee, I wish he'd booked Disneyland instead :rolleyes: Oh well, I am sure San Fran will be fun, and I don't want to TOTALLY O.D. him on Disney...

Christy

WVMD
02-12-2004, 05:55 PM
I hope that everyone has a great weekend!!!

Gail - have fun on your trip.....

2Bellesmom - definitely a Disney fanatic if you'd rather go to Disneyland instead of a romantic weekend in SanFran.... Of course - I'd rather be on a cruise..... :teeth:

Matt - I definitely wouldn't worry - so many things can happen - who knows how they've got Disney structured to prevent a hostile takeover.....

I'll be gone skiing... or something over the weekend in Snowshoe, WV....

Be back posting late Sunday.... After the Daytona 500 (of course)...

btw - LeiLani - you said you were a NASCAR fan - who's your driver???

Virgil

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Christmas2004
02-12-2004, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Donalds_best_pal

I think needs to stay disney not comcast disney.If they merge I want them to keep the name Walt Disney Company owned by Comcast. Don't worry. Business leaders know the value of a good brand. Disney as a brand has more value than just about any other brand in the U.S. They'll definitely keep the name.

DVC4US
02-12-2004, 08:50 PM
Linda - I don't think they can mess with DVC too much because we have contracts, at least until 2042. They could raise maint. fees but no more than 15%.

Matt - I do not think they would takeover Disney and then break it up. Although Disney struggles from time to time, they have a pretty good thing going. I don't think Comcast is out to destroy Disney but now that they have rebounded from the takeover of
A T & T they have the capital and Disney is ripe for the picking. (so to speak) Most people feel the offer is to low so I will wait to see what Comcast does next.

Virgil - I don't really have a favorite driver, I am just one of those people who likes to watch the races. Some of the drivers I pull for most are Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, and Ryan Newman. We buy tickets to the race in Vegas every year (FIL loves to go - Dale Jarrett fan) but because it is scheduled so close to spring break (and we usually go somewhere than) I don't get to go the race very often. Have a great time skiing. When we lived in Virginia 10 years ago we went to Snowshoe and we loved it.

LeiLani

Donalds_best_pal
02-13-2004, 01:55 AM
We have the laptop program at school so that is how i get on. I use my laptop in all my classes.

I am not going to relax about the comcast issue until its over. Like I said it may turn out to be really bad or really good.
Good Night All,
Matt

tkd lisa
02-13-2004, 08:15 AM
Things are settling down around here for now. I had to take DD to the ER yesterday cause she was still vomiting. They got some fluids in her, and IV phenegran which finally broke the cycle. She's also having some problems at school, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We can use all the help we can get!

Matt, I had wondered about the checking in at school thing. Okay, I'm putting on my mom hat. If I were your parents, I would not be happy to know that you were surfing the web during school. It sounds like you're a very bright young man. I wouldn't want you to get into trouble over this, so please think twice while surfing at school. Mom lecture off.

Have a good weekend all. I should be in chat tonight. Since DD is better, she still wants to go to Disney on Ice, and DH is taking them.

Donalds_best_pal
02-13-2004, 12:59 PM
Hope your daughter feels better. I will send pixie dust her way.:wizard:
I only go on the internet at school in between classes or when we when I finish whatever I need to finish.LOl
Talk to you all later,
Matt

lneeley
02-13-2004, 03:55 PM
Good afternoon all. It has been the Friday from ****. I guess it is the 13th, no wonder!

So this morning I got up, turned on tv, it was -3 degrees out. Then the Today Show came on, and there was Matt Lauer, on the beach down in the Carribean soaking up 80 degrees on Necker Island (the island that guys owns from Virgin Records-Richard something, I think). Anyway, you can bring 10 of your closest friends and stay for only $37K per night. Way out of my range!
And then Jimmy Buffett was on, and I was just aching to get on a cruise ship and head down that way.

But then reality set in and I came to work, and I have been buried with the auditors all day long. It is now 3 p.m. MST and I am just now getting into my email. Oh well, at least the weekend starts pretty soon!

Okay, that's it for today. Have a great day everyone!

Linda

videogal1
02-13-2004, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by lneeley
Stacey-I'll vent with you. they couldn't just bring a bigger suitcase and check the thing in, I don't get. And believe me, there is no way, that my DH and me would carry 9 carryons through Orlando, Atlanta and then to Salt Lake.

It is amazing what the airlines either enforce very strictly or don't enforce at all.

Linda

When I was getting my luggage checked in on the return Orlando/Dallas flight I asked the agent not to dismantle my scooter (illegal per ACAA) and had several persuasive reasons one of which being that it had been inspected on the way to Orlando and, according to the paperwork was the same scooter. The agent, citing "National Security" concerns, did not hesitate and asked me to move into a wheelchair so he could remove the seat and tear the plastic cowling off...He was having such a hard time taking the seat off that I, afraid he would break something on my scooter, offered to show him the pages from the manual I had copied and tucked into a pocket for just that reason. When he got the seat off he remarked that if I had brought the entire manual he wouldn't have to do the inspection...whereupon I whipped the manual out of a suitcase pocket for his reading. After reading the entire manual he pronounced the material insufficient and got back to tearing apart my scooter....When he got down to the batteries and saw that they were, indeed gel cell, as I had told him and as indicated on the previous airline paperwork, I commented that I just felt compelled to say "I told you so"..... His reply was that he was used to it as there were many people from New Jersey whose equipment he had also inspected...

Are we laughing yet?
::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes::

Donalds_best_pal
02-14-2004, 02:21 AM
Sorry linda you had a not so hot day. I had not school today! YAY My parents are going to GA tommorw and my mom is going to try to convince my dad to move back there. Its to darn exespensive here in CA. If we move it will be this summer. My aunt is staying with us over the weekend while my parents are gone. Somtimes she is mean but usally she is okay. Hope everyones weekend goes well.
Talk to you all later,
Matt:bounce:

lneeley
02-14-2004, 05:06 PM
Hello all, Happy Valentine's Day. Been working on our 2003 income taxes most of the day, thought I'd check in. It's been pretty quiet. I popped over to the Port Canaveral Cam, at 6 p.m. EST and the Magic is still in port. I was surprised. Was showing the DH the live cam since he doesn't know how any of these things operate (doesn't even know how to turn on my computer!) He can operate millions and millions of dollars of heavy equipment, but hasn't learned how a computer works! I was showing him ebay and how that works, he was just amazed. I think it is a little overwhelming to him.

Anyway, DD is gone for the weekend at a Leadership Conference, so we are headed to dinner here shortly and to a movie! Talk to you all soon!

Linda

lneeley
02-14-2004, 05:21 PM
The ship is on the move. 6:08 p.m. EST, I sure hope we leave on time and don't have any delays!

WDWLVR
02-15-2004, 07:42 AM
Good morning everyone!

Checking in before race day starts (big NASCAR fans at this house).

Snowing again here in Chicagoland. Light fluffy snow and it doesn't seem to be piling up.

We've decided that we are going to fly down on Friday morning but instead of going to Disney we are going down to Vero Beach for the night. We own at Vero and have never stayed there! My in-laws have and love it so we'd really like to go check it out. Plus it saves us cash as we can use points for our stay. I'm calling member services on Monday to make our reservations. Sorry we won't get to meet all of you staying at the Radisson , but I really think this will work better for us.

wdwgoose
02-15-2004, 10:29 AM
GOOD MOOOOORNING ALLLLLL
WE are in ocala til wed. anyone else down???? there were nothing at w d w last night under $300.00 maybee today. nice warm sunny. need I say more?????????
waiting for breakfast. so anyone here I can always meet up. I have my t shirt so you can spot me waaaaaaay off.
okay post more after food.


gaRry

Cruisin'goose
02-15-2004, 10:35 AM
let a guy listen to the conversaiton and they only get it half right. There were NO rooms available at wdw for the night of 2-14-04:( I guess everyone was taking their sweetheart out for the evening. The rooms available for tonight were those 300+:earseek: . might just stay with the family here and do wdw when we are down at Easter.

I had to get ut of the cold and snow/ice for a few days Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!!


Vicki
:boat:

WDWLVR
02-15-2004, 01:18 PM
Matt - nice job on taking over the master DCL cruise list! Keep up the good work!

2belles'mom
02-15-2004, 01:22 PM
Hello!

Just back from a quick trip to San Fran. OKAY, it was fun and romantic :p , but I still think Disneyland would have been romantic as well! Well, that will be for this summer :earsboy: .

Matt, glad to hear you have laptops--how cool! Do you get to take them home? Do they check one out to your for the entire year? How does it work?

Christy

WDWLVR
02-15-2004, 01:45 PM
Christy - San Francisco is a beautiful city but I agree that I'd have rather gone to Disneyland. :D

We may try and go back out next year for the 50th anniversary. Haven't been back for a couple of years and that time I was sick the whole time :(

Donalds_best_pal
02-15-2004, 09:22 PM
Christy: Actually the laptop is mine. Student parents buy them and then use them at school. I actually have 2. One is a Gateway with Windows that I use at home mostly and the Apple Laptop I use at school.

The list is hard! lol I get tons of emails every day. Its a hard job but its going okay.

My mom and dad called it my dad loves the house so its probably a done deal that we are moving. I am kind of excited but will miss my friends so much.
Hope everyone had a great Weekend,
Matt:bounce:

DVC4US
02-16-2004, 07:05 AM
Good Morning All!

I'm probably going to jinx us by saying this, but it is warming up here. YEAH!!:bounce: They say we are going to have a heat wave on Wed and it's going to get into the low 40's. It has still been cold around here but the sun has been shinning, so some of the snow is starting to melt. I finally saw a patch of grass (although it was dead) in my yard yesterday.:sunny:

Matt - it's always hard to move. My DD (14yo) has moved 7 times in her life so I know it is not easy. Although you will miss your friends, I am sure you will make new ones in GA and everything will work out great for your family. What part of GA are you moving to?

Trying to get everything organized and final plans made for our trip to WDW in March so I've been real busy. Every one take care and have a good day.

LeiLani

WDWLVR
02-16-2004, 07:57 AM
Good morning all! Looks like it is going to be nice here as well. Snow yesterday but fluffy flurries - nothing major. We are supposed to hit 40 by the end of the week as well so maybe some of it will go away!

Have a great day everyone!

tkd lisa
02-16-2004, 07:58 AM
Good Monday morning all!

Matt, good luck on the move. Look at it this way, Georgia's a whole lot closer to Florida than California!

We are just a moving bunch on this thread, huh?

Has anyone heard from Karyn since her cruise? I sure hope they had fun. Hopefully when she and Barb get back, we'll see more activity here.

Vicki and GaRry, hope you enjoy your Florida time. Congrats on being able to get away!

Mary, staying at Vero sounds like a good idea for you. I've heard it's very nice.

Things were pretty quiet here this weekend. We delivered DD's girl scout cookies, and had a busy day at church yesterday.

Have a good one. Lisa

lneeley
02-16-2004, 10:01 AM
Good morning everyone. Glad to see we are active again. It was a little slow for awhile.

Mary, you will love Vero Beach. We own at OKW, but what we have done many times is go to WDW and then add on three extra nights with points down at Vero Beach. It's a great way to relax around the pool and wind down after running 24/7 at the parks! They have a great kids program with activities and a fun lighthouse waterslide at the pool where they host many contests. For children, they also have a teacher come in and teach kids how to swim. I can't remember the cost. It's fun to go when the turtles are out and you go on midnight flashlight turtle hunts. Vero Beach has everyone close their drapes in rooms when the turtles are coming in. They said that they are attracted to the light. Anyway, you will love it. Hopefully, you can get there early enough to enjoy doing some of the activities available. Also, make sure to attend the singing around the campfire if they have it and to make your own s'more. (That's the Girl Scout in me). Hope you can use your points and stay there. If we didn't have 13 of us, I would probably have gone to Vero Beach also. Okay, enough from me about Vero Beach.

This week we break 300!!!! I wish we were on our final 100 day countdown. Although I know it will be here before we know it.

Have a great Monday everyone, auditors are still here and I need to do checks today. Talk to you later.

Linda

2belles'mom
02-16-2004, 01:12 PM
Hello...

Raining hard here, but no work and no school :D

Mary--you simply MUST get back to DL. Have you been able to check it out since CA and the new Downtown sector opened? It is so much better than in years past...AND, Tower of Terror will be open this summer!!! Yippeee!

I spent some time yesterday planning our summer trip to DL. Looks like it will be the last week of July. If you book through AAA you also get unlimited fastpasses--FPs you can hold for multiple rides AT THE SAME TIME. That, along with single-rider strategies, can make a trip to DL at the height of summer season enjoyable. I can't decide which hotel though...they all have their merits. I might lean toward GC since we can get five in the room, with the trundles under the bunk beds...

Matt--so your school must have wireless capability??? Does the school have any capacity for checking out laptops to those who don't have them?
Also, what are you doing with the list, LISTMASTER?

Have a nice President's Day,
Christy

WDWLVR
02-16-2004, 05:59 PM
Christy,

Yes we were there twice since California Adventure opened. Once not long after it opened and then again on its 1st birthday!

We've stayed at Paradise Pier and Grand Californian. Next trip we'll stay at the Disneyland Hotel because DH has never stayed there. I did but it was long ago!

Disneyland has such a special charm to it! I love the fact that it still has the original Tiki Room - not that "Under New Management" Plus the fact that it truly was Walt's park - where he actually walked the streets.

We really like California Adventure too. Soarin' is our favorite and I can't wait for it to come to Epcot.

I think that is why so many are saying that DCL may reposition over to the West Coast for next Summer. I can totally see them trying to do a tie-in with the 50th. We'll see what happens.

2belles'mom
02-16-2004, 07:02 PM
That would be so FANTASTIC--having DCL out of CA. It is a horrid trip from Seattle to Orlando, especially since it is so difficult to get non-stops--a difficult enough trip that it can set my DH to whining about having to do it :rolleyes: . California is a much easier sell!

Mary, I agree about the special charm that Disneyland has. When people ask me how the two compare (DL and WDW), I always respond that it is like comparing apples to oranges. And it is--how can you compare a 47-square mile WORLD to the quaint walk-anywhere-you-want-to-go Disneyland. I LOVE them both!


Christy

Donalds_best_pal
02-16-2004, 07:17 PM
Actually yes the school has wireless internet. Also if you are below a certain income they will provide you with a loaner laptop. I am actually looking forward to the move. The house will be nice and I liked living there before. Should be fun. I have moved 6 times so I am sure it wont be to hard moving for me.

The list is hard updating it all the time. Its hard adding 2005 dates.
TTYL,
Matt

jilljill
02-16-2004, 08:55 PM
Hello everyone,
We made it home tonight. We had a great trip and ready to go back. The countryside was so pretty and the weather was very nice: only sprinkled a couple of mornings and over with by 9:30 or so and in the low 50's.
I will post more when I am able to see straight - vacations sure are tiring ::yes::

WDWLVR
02-16-2004, 09:33 PM
Barb - welcome home! Can't wait to hear all about it! Hope you get a great nights rest!

WDWLVR
02-17-2004, 06:02 AM
Good morning everyone! How is everyone doing this fine day?

Looks like things are warming up here in the Chicago area - yeah!

Well off to read the boards and then to work.

Hope everyone has a great day. :sunny:

tkd lisa
02-17-2004, 06:34 AM
Welcome back Barb! Hope you had fun. It sounds like you did!

We've got to get cranking on this post count!

Hey, I'd like everyone's opinions on a cruise question. DH and I have never been to Palo. It just wasn't on our priority list for the 1st cruise, and then everyone was sick on our 4 day cruise. My in-laws are very simple people, not much on fancy food. I fully expect MIL to choose the steak most nights in the dining room. FIL is a diabetic, so will probably go pretty simple on his choices as well.

I'm thinking that maybe I should just book Palo for DH and I as a nice dinner by ourselves. That way the kids would still have grandma and grandpa there for dinner. I could always book the in-laws their own romantic night, then cancel if they don't want to use it? I'm thinking of the tea for MIL and myself (can't see the guys getting into the high tea thing!)

Anyone have opinions on this?

WDWLVR
02-17-2004, 07:51 AM
We didn't do Palo until our 5th cruise, but loved it. My in-laws didn't care for it much. I would say the best thing might be to book two separate nights - one for you and one for them. Do yours first and then you can see if it is the kind of experience they would enjoy. It gives you a night alone, gives the kids a night out with grandma and grandpa, and later gives them a night alone.

High tea is wonderful. DH and I love it - again his parents were not too thrilled with it. We couldn't get reservations on our last cruise, but hope to on the 10 day.

WDWLVR
02-17-2004, 08:18 AM
Woo Hoo! Just booked our night at Vero Beach before the cruise! One more piece of the puzzle!

Our plan is to fly down the morning of the 17th. Enjoy the day at Vero and then get an early start over to the Magic on the 18th. I'm so looking forward to this!

lneeley
02-17-2004, 10:34 AM
Mary-so glad you got Vero Beach booked. You will love it, even if it is only for a day! If you get up really really early you might be able to see the Magic passing Sat. AM!

I agree on the Palo-book it for DH and yourself. That's what we usually do and let the DD stay with Kid's Club for dinner and the night.

Woo Hoo....it is going to be 47 degrees in Salt Lake today. I didn't even wear a coat to work. That's the first warming trend we have had since Christmas. I hope I don't get sick with all these changes going on, but hopefully it will melt some of the 3 feet of snow at my house!

Have a great day everyone

Linda

WDWLVR
02-17-2004, 12:04 PM
Linda,

I never thought about that. Wonder how close the Magic comes to shore and what time. Might be worth it to set an alarm. I could beat those who are getting up at 4am for the Magic at the Radisson!

afff
02-17-2004, 08:02 PM
Hello all.....I have been hiding in the background and reading all your posts.
Just a quick stupid question regarding Palo.
Is there an extra charge to eat there because you must reserve there?
Can someone enlighten me, on this restaurant please.

WDWLVR
02-17-2004, 08:19 PM
afff, no fun lurking - come post more often.

To answer your question - yes there is a $10 per person charge for Palo Dinner and Brunch. High Tea, if you can get a reservation, is free. It is totally worth it as dinner there is wonderful. Hoping to do the bruch with the DIS group on the 10 day.

afff
02-17-2004, 08:48 PM
Thanks Mary.....Is lobster and King crab on the menu there?
I'm drooling already.

jilljill
02-17-2004, 08:51 PM
Good evening all,
I went and checked on the progress of the new house today - we finally have a hole in the ground and they have poured the footers. Hopefully the weather will hold out so they don't get behind schedule.

Ireland was very beautiful and we are ready to go back. There is still so much that we want to see and do that we didn't get a chance to this trip. In fact DD asked tonight if we were going back this summer - she didn't want to go in the first place.

dee47
02-17-2004, 11:28 PM
We're going on the 10 day cruise! YEAH!!!!!

Did I see other people from WA on this thread????

DH, myself, and DS (who will be 8 at cruise time) are not only going, we actually have enough miles on Delta to get 1st class tix...I call THAT a Pixie Dust miracle :)

It helps to go to WDW from Seattle several times a year, lol!

So I haven't been able to read all 148 pages on this thread, but I hope to see some DISers I've sailed with before. And, if there are any Seattle-area people going, let's do Starbucks and get excited together!

Donalds_best_pal
02-17-2004, 11:42 PM
Hi All,
Just wanted to check in. Hope everyone is doing well. We are getting closer to under 300 days to go. Its so exciting, I wish it was sooner though.
Matt:bounce:

WDWLVR
02-18-2004, 06:00 AM
Originally posted by afff
Thanks Mary.....Is lobster and King crab on the menu there?
I'm drooling already.

afff,

Lobster is served in all resturants on Thursday (can't remember if that is formal or semi-formal night :confused: ) Sometimes you can even get lobster at the adult beach at Castaway Cay (the next day).

Not sure about king crab. Edit- afff I went and checked the memus as noted below and King Crab Legs are on the menu for Palo Brunch!

For a look at all the menu's check out Barb and Tony's site www.***************** or Dave's site www.dcltribute.com I also have links to both at our main cruise page.

WDWLVR
02-18-2004, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by dee47
We're going on the 10 day cruise! YEAH!!!!!

Did I see other people from WA on this thread????

DH, myself, and DS (who will be 8 at cruise time) are not only going, we actually have enough miles on Delta to get 1st class tix...I call THAT a Pixie Dust miracle :)

It helps to go to WDW from Seattle several times a year, lol!

So I haven't been able to read all 148 pages on this thread, but I hope to see some DISers I've sailed with before. And, if there are any Seattle-area people going, let's do Starbucks and get excited together!

Hi Dee - welcome to the thread!

I see that you cruised on the DVC cruise so you have cruised with my DH and I! We organized the DIS meet on that cruise and made the buttons we gave to the DIS'ers. (Actually going back and reading your signature I see that you have Disney Magic DVC cruise - so did you cruise the Magic on points? The DVC cruise was on the Wonder).

For this cruise I have volunteered to do a monthly newsletter and a photo gallery (a way for everyone to see who they are cruising with). If you click on my home page link below you can click a link to the main page (and if you want a trip down memory lane there is a link to the DVC cruise as well). Please drop me an e-mail or pm with the following so I can add you to the list: names, birithdays and anniversary date for all cruising, your cabin number, early/late seating, any other special information (like what cruise it is for you, DVC, etc.). Also if you will send me a family photo I'll be happy to add it to the photo gallery. For the privacy of everyone we've made the newsletter and photo gallery protected by a password. When I get your info I'll pass it on to you.

We've got lots of fun things planned. Gail (who is on a 10-day Celebrity cruise right now) is organizing bruch at Palo. gaRry and his wife Vicki are working on getting t-shirts made for the group.

So glad you'll be joining us and hope you post with us often. Our goal is to get to 10,000 posts before we cruise! Of course, the real reason to keep posting is to get to know each other so we can be sailing with some great friends!

WDWLVR
02-18-2004, 06:12 AM
Good morning all

We cruise in 10 months!

That's right! Today is 2/18/04. We sail on 12/18/04!

:boat: :boat: :boat: :boat: :boat:

DVC4US
02-18-2004, 06:52 AM
Good Morning All!

WOW!!! 10 Months - Mary that makes it seem so much closer.

Dee - welcome to the cruise. I have a DD who will also be 8 on the cruise but her and her big sis (15) do not know about this cruise yet. Because I am such a planner, it is getting harder and harder to keep this a surprise. We love to fly first class, it makes the flilght so much nicer.

Barb - welcome back from Ireland.

I too have not been posting much lately :bitelip: but I will try to do better. I have been so busy with our other up coming vacations. We will be at the BCV March 14-21, on the 7 day western April 10th, and then we are going to Destin, FL this summer for a week. I have lists coming out my ears for all these vacations including the Christmas cruise. I'm just going to start buying small note books and use one for each vacation.::yes::

I am off to read the other boards.

LeiLani

jilljill
02-18-2004, 08:32 AM
dee47,
A very big welcome to you and your family to this bunch of :jester: and :crazy: cruisers.


LeiLani, thanks for the welcome home.


gaRry, I did not have any corked or uncorked wine in Ireland - I only drank Guinness and I don't even like beer at all :eek:

dee47
02-18-2004, 10:42 AM
Thanks for making my morning on the 10-month mark! :) WDWLVR you're right -- it was the Wonder! I fixed my sig -- thanks!

I'll send you the info later today, I hope, once I had my Starbucks :p

So if we're going to have a DIS brunch at Palo, does that mean we can get 2 brunches on the cruise??? One for me and DH, one for us as a group? I LOVE Palo brunches. Hey, a girl can dream, right? :)

Has anyone ever stayed in 2080? It's on Dave's noisy staterooms list, but I wonder how bad it really is. If it's really noisy I may try to change cabins...DH is not tolerant of anything beyond sensory depravation tanks when it comes to sleeping arrangements :)

Thanks again for everything! I hope to chat here often!

tkd lisa
02-18-2004, 10:52 AM
Welcome to the thread Dee. We'll be nearby you. My family (DH, DD - 12 when cruising, DS - 11 when cruising, and my in-laws) are in adjoining staterooms 2571 and 2573 (opposite side of the ship, and forward just a bit from you). Looking at the ship's map, you'll be below Lumiere's. If you have early seating, and are early to bed people, there might be some noise coming down from the restaurant. But if you're late seating, I can't imagine you'd be in bed before they were done cleaning up. In the morning, they start serving breakfast in Lumieres around 8 I think, so you might hear tables moving around, etc. beginning about 7. The only other thing I can imagine might cause noise there is if there is a anchor rope below you.

I know that someone on this thread is actually moving to Washington soon. I think it's JillJill (Barb), but don't quote me on that. I think there's also someone here who already lives out there, but I'm just brain dead today. We have some good friends who live in Coupeville WA. My son and husband visited them last year and took a 39 mile round trip hike up the Hoh River Valley trail. They really enjoyed it. DS is insisting that he's flying back out this summer to visit his friend, and he's going by himself. We'll just have to see how that works out.

Welcome to the gang!

WDWLVR
02-18-2004, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by dee47
Thanks for making my morning on the 10-month mark! :) WDWLVR you're right -- it was the Wonder! I fixed my sig -- thanks!

I'll send you the info later today, I hope, once I had my Starbucks :p

So if we're going to have a DIS brunch at Palo, does that mean we can get 2 brunches on the cruise??? One for me and DH, one for us as a group? I LOVE Palo brunches. Hey, a girl can dream, right? :)

Dee - so we did sail together - cool! Did you come to the DIS meet on Deck 10 that cruise. We had so many DIS'ers show up I can't remember them all! We met so many great people there that is what got me wanting to start the newsletter etc. to have just as good a time on this cruise!

Haven't seen him on this thread in forever but madcoco was also on the Member Cruise and booked for the 10 day!

Also there are a number of DIS'ers (ourselves included) from the Member Cruise going down to WDW for Member Homcoming. :D

With 3 1/2 sea days I think there would 4 days worth of brunches so I don't see why you couldn't eat with the group one day and with DH alone on another. Gail is the one coordinating details on the bruch.

So glad you checked in with us. Looking forward to getting the info. Don't be a stranger now!

jilljill
02-18-2004, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by tkd lisa
I know that someone on this thread is actually moving to Washington soon. I think it's JillJill (Barb), but don't quote me on that.
Lisa, it's not me moving that far - I'm only moving 4 miles from where I live now. I think all the snow talk has gotten into your head and made you 'brain dead' today :D We need to think :sunny: thoughts to get our brains working properly.

lneeley
02-18-2004, 04:30 PM
Good afternoon all. Welcome to the cruise Dee! We are so excited to have you join.

I have been busy (still) with auditors. It's 53 degrees out today. Hopefully, some of that snow is melting at my house.

Mary, I would think the ship passes by Vero Beach maybe an hour earlier. I would think if it is clear you would definitely be able to see the ship, since when we've been on the ship at night coming up the Florida coast we can see the lights on shore. It would be great for you to get a jump on those Radisson groupies!

Anyway, I get excited enough just looking at the Magic in port on Saturdays if I am around my computer at the time. I can't believe we are only 10 months out, too bad it isn't 1 month away.

Okay, have a great evening everyone. Talk to you all later.

Linda

WDWLVR
02-18-2004, 08:04 PM
We've had some updates to the photo gallery.

New pictures of Lisa's family taken at her son's Boy Scout banquet. Looks great Lisa!

Also we have a picture of Dee47's family. Welcome Dee!

So check out the new photos and if you haven't sent in yours yet - what are you waiting for ? We want to see what you look like!:D

jilljill
02-18-2004, 08:20 PM
Mary, I just sent you an email. I hope the picture is ok.

WDWLVR
02-18-2004, 08:33 PM
Got it Barb and it is up! A little dark and grainy - but nice to see you in the gallery. I sent you an e-mail!

jilljill
02-18-2004, 08:41 PM
Mary, I will get a better pic out to you in a few days. Oh well, at least the beer stands out in the pic better than we do :cool2:

2belles'mom
02-18-2004, 11:59 PM
Hi Dee47!!!

Welcome to this thread!!

We are from Seattle (well, Bainbridge Island to be SPECIFIC :smooth: ). I have 2 DDs, ages (at time of cruise) 5 and 8. We simply MUST get our kids together before the cruise! Starbucks for us--or Seattle Center??-for the kids???? The Fun Forest is about the closest thing to a theme park we have around here :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Kabuli1 is the one moving to this area--to Puyallup. They are moving from Chicago. I think they are in the throes of the move right now--that is why she hasn't posted lately.

One thing about us West Coasters on this thread (Matt is also one--although he is in CA--and there are some others): it is lonely posting at night because when it is 10:00 here (like now!), everyone else is sound asleep. And then by the time I check posts (like tonight), everyone has been going mad all day--starting hours before I even WAKE UP and there is a ton to catch up on!:crazy:


Well, I'm off to check the new additions in the photo gallery,

Christy

2belles'mom
02-19-2004, 12:04 AM
Dee--I love your picture at Safeco Field!

dee47
02-19-2004, 12:53 AM
I like waking up and finding all the new posts that went on while I slept :teeth:

You have the cutest girls! Yes, we MUST get them all together. We can do Fun Forest and then Starbucks at the Seattle Center.

And beignets. Have to get beignets at Seattle Center.

Should we PM each other and set up a time? Or just keep up the post count on the thread to get to 10000? heh... :teeth:

Let me know, either here or through PMing. Keith would be THRILLED to meet some friends before the cruise. As would we!

We're Mariners fans, as well, as you saw in the picture...If you ever want to go to a game or something...:D

tkd lisa
02-19-2004, 06:21 AM
Sorry Barb! I remember you talking about packing! We didn't have much snow here, so I can't use that as an excuse. We've just had every germ known to man! DH is still coughing awfully! And DD had a fever yesterday with a really stuffy head. DH said one of the guys at work said he was coughing so hard his bald spot was red!!!

Anyway, we're all healthy today, so I'm back at work. Tonight is DS's first boy scout meeting! He's been working on his requirements for his first rank (scout), and is very excited. They have a winter campout the end of the month, so I'm looking for details. Hopefully it's cabin camping. Tent camping the end of February does NOT sound good to me.

Take care all! Lisa

WDWLVR
02-19-2004, 06:41 AM
Good morning all! I'm up for the 2nd time today. Woke up at 3 am to find them digging up the street in front of our house - the water main had broke! Yuck!

They left at 5 and I fell back asleep for about an hour.

Dee if you and Christy have a meet be sure and send me a picture! We had great fun when we got to meet Karyn and Vicki's familiies!

If anyone is going to be in WDW the 23rd through the 27th of May I'd love to meet you!

lneeley
02-19-2004, 09:52 AM
Good morning all. Well, my 53 degrees and dreams of melting snow went out the window during the night. 28 this morning and it is snowing! Oh well, we need the water I guess.

I agree with you guys on the West Coast thing. It would be nice if we had some more posters in the Pacific and Mountain Time Zone. Usually by the time I get on the boards in the morning, they've been burning for hours!

Well, I got tons to do here at work, I'll try to check back periodically.

Have a great day everyone.

Linda

jilljill
02-19-2004, 10:00 AM
Linda, sorry to hear about your snow again today.
It is supposed to be in the 40's here for a few days. But they are calling for rain on Sat. - we definately don't need the rain.

Have a good day.

WVMD
02-19-2004, 04:07 PM
It's almost 60 degrees today. Supposed to be wet and cold again over the weekend. I wish it would just stay cold and then warm up. You get your hopes up - and then it's 20 again....

Hope that everyone has a great evening....

I get to work 5p-2a.... So I'll be checking in on occasion.

Virgil
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wdwgoose
02-19-2004, 05:27 PM
WELL we are back cut trip short d w went had to be back for work today. we got in at 1 a m . not bad.
so now I'm really far behind.
WELCOME dee47 glad to have you.

WHO was the steak eater????? try the lamb??? I love steak but I think I will do more lamb on this cruise. palo yes I am bringing a surprize for them.

so lets get this tread moving. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

wvmd how far are you from bluefield??????

jilljill you're back. great I missssed yaaaaaaa :~}}}
no one to pick on ohhh I was gone to.

well time to eat b back


gaRry

jilljill
02-19-2004, 05:43 PM
gaRry, sorry you had to cut your trip short.
Lamb, who eats lamb?!? The poor little things - we saw lots of them last week.

2belles'mom
02-19-2004, 06:02 PM
Hello!

Dee, we will definitely do a meet...we can PM and post--to help the 10,000 cause :teeth: Where do you guys live?

And Mary, we will send you a picture!!!

Ineely--yes, and if I don't check the boards in the morning (as I often don't, since I have to be at work at 7:00 a.m., so am usually running out the door without a second to spare :hyper: ), I am checking at 9 or 10 at night...but still, I love catching up :D

Lisa--good to hear everyone is healthy again!

I will check in later...

Christy

WVMD
02-19-2004, 06:06 PM
garRy,

Charleston is about 1 1/2 hours north of Bluefield.

No lamb for me - STEAK.....

Wait to you see my eldest daughter demolish her medium rare steak. We ate at The Red Fox Inn at Snowshoe over the weekend - and she had the Wild Boar - and then ate the last half of my youngest daughter's filet mignon. The waiter can never believe when she orders - that she'll eat it all.... She looks about 14 or 15 at most.... instead of almost 19....

Virgil
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lneeley
02-19-2004, 06:06 PM
Boy, we need to get some posters to get us to that 3000 mark!

The new pictures posted are great. It's great to see everyone and their families!

Well, gotta go pick up the DD from dance. I'll see you all tomorrow!

Linda

wdwgoose
02-19-2004, 06:41 PM
CHRISTMAS CRUISE LIST 2004


CHRISTMAS CRUISE 2004 LIST

OHIOMINNIE
CHRISTMAS2004
WDWGOOSE & CRUISIN'GOOSE & UPTOWN_GIRL44
WDWLVR & MARKRG
KABULI 1 & THE GREAT PRINCESSAURORAINBLUE
PAULCRSB
ALL_EARS
TWO4RUFF
3TIMECRUISER
TINKFAN
DANCIC
LG123
ROBERTS B19
OUTAHERE
GAIL1771
JILLJILL
B & B DISCRUISERS
DVC4US
TRISHY
DJS113
TKSBASKETS
LORRIANE
KPROS
GOOFYDADEO
TCHRMOM
UROMAC
MARC & ALLISON
ITSMAGIC99
DONALDS_BEST_PAL
MDVASQUEZ
DEBS HILL
DISNEYJUNKIE
JHEMOND
JAN LYN
PFOITH
TDKLISA
SANDERS 3209
WVMD
VIDEOGAL 1 & CASH THE WONDER DOG
SANDMAN 980
CMASSFAMILY
JUSTMESTACE
DISNEYME
AFFF
LAURAJEAN 1014
MSEC - DVC95
HERCULES 10
ATHURSTANCE
LNEELEY
2BELLE'SMOM
3PRINCESSES
DISNEYPINDIVA
DEE47



HERES hoping no one is left behind ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
DID I FORGET ANYONE ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AND PLESAE OVERLOOK MY SPELLING:teeth: :hyper: ::yes::



gaRry

jilljill
02-19-2004, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by wdwgoose
CHRISTMAS CRUISE LIST 2004
Is this the 'Casper listing'?!? :tongue:

wdwgoose
02-19-2004, 06:55 PM
CASPER LIST ?????????

nope nope nope nope thats the list of everyone drinking boonesfarm wine, should I have placed your name on it ?????


gaRry

wdwgoose
02-19-2004, 07:04 PM
well I was happy to see the eiffeil tower has returned, all nice and new looking.
I didnot spend a lot of time there. I did finally get d w gift I ordered for christmas when I was down early dec. the last day I wanted to get a flashing mickey pin. NO ONE had any left.
so I ordered 4 of them when I got home. she like them. maybee I should have saved them til next christmas???????

doc I was thinking you were outside of nitro, been a long time , that I ve been that way. okay steak NO blood,

lets see 19 going on 14 ?????? my d d is 16 going on 27 or so.


gaRry

WVMD
02-19-2004, 07:16 PM
garRy,

She just looks like 15.... she acts more like 25 - of course my 9 yr old thinks she's 16.....

Gotta have a little bit of blood with your steak........ Only way to eat it..... :p Medium rare - at most!!!! With a nice bottle of red wine - corked of course... My DW is the only one of the girls who doesn't like her meat medium rare.... - but at least she's down to medium... when we got married she ate it well done with ketchup.....

I'm actually right up river from Nitro. The hospital I work at is in South Charleston.

Virgil
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jilljill
02-19-2004, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by wdwgoose
CASPER LIST ?????????

nope nope nope nope thats the list of everyone drinking boonesfarm wine, should I have placed your name on it ?????


gaRry
NO, NO, NO, do not place my name on that list!!!!!



Originally posted by WVMD
Gotta have a little bit of blood with your steak........ Only way to eat it..... Medium rare - at most!!!! With a nice bottle of red wine - corked of course...
I agree with the steak, but not on the color of the wine, I am not a red wine drinker. Give me a nice bottle of Riesling and I'm a happy camper - make it German or Australian and I'm even happier.

wdwgoose
02-19-2004, 08:17 PM
well bed time for me. hope its very QUIET tonight, I need ALL my sleep.

everyone one have a good night.


gaRry

WVMD
02-19-2004, 08:26 PM
gnite garRy.....

JillJill - you disappoint me.... you DON'T drink red wines???? Everybody wants the whites..... Here I was hoping that since you liked real wines - you'd at least like reds.... Oh well....

Virgil
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jilljill
02-19-2004, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by WVMD
JillJill - you disappoint me.... you DON'T drink red wines???? Everybody wants the whites..... Here I was hoping that since you liked real wines - you'd at least like reds.... Oh well....

Virgil
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Sorry to disappoint you - I only know people who drink white wine, except for my dad, he drinks Merlot.
We can still enjoy our corked bottles together. Think of it this way - we each get to drink more :hyper:

WVMD
02-19-2004, 09:06 PM
Sorry to disappoint you - I only know people who drink white wine, except for my dad, he drinks Merlot.

OK- OK - more wine for each of us..... Since garRy can't figure out how to use a corkscrew :rotfl:


Of course my DW only likes whites so I have to be careful...
:duck: you'll have to share with her.....

Virgil
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2belles'mom
02-19-2004, 09:45 PM
I LOVE red wines, and so does DH! Only problem is red makes me sleepy...but I love a good merlot, cab...mmmm...

justmestace
02-19-2004, 10:03 PM
:wave: Hi Everyone!
Well, I made it back from Nebraska with a whole new respect for all of you Easterners and Mid-Westerners. The LAST day that I was there, the temp was 44. A virtual heat wave. The rest of the time it was only in the 20's.....and a ton of snow. My arms ache from shoveling, and chipping away at the ice in the driveway.
I don't know how you all stand it.
The trip went well, nice to see my brothers and their kids. I had some medical tests done while I was there (actually the main reason for the visit)...and I'm as healthy as a horse! I also weigh as much as one, too.....my family is the type that asks where we are having dinner while we are still eating breakfast!! :teeth:

Anyway, hitting the hay early...my flight was late last night, didn't reach my house till nearly midnight, and went straight to work this a.m.
Hope everyone is doing well, and I'll have some reading to catch up on tomorrow, I see.
Stacey

WVMD
02-19-2004, 10:21 PM
I LOVE red wines, and so does DH! Only problem is red makes me sleepy...but I love a good merlot, cab...mmmm...

Good - another red lover.... At least I'll have someone to drink with.... The 19 yr old is really upset - when she went on a cruise with her mother (my ex) she was on RCCL and they let them have a drink at 18 once they are on the high seas..... Disney says 21 - oh well - I guess I'll have to sneak her a sip now and then.... She's learning to like wines with corks.... don't want her hanging too much with the likes of garRy and the MD2020 gang....
:earseek:

Virgil
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