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Old 05-15-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Ashley's Amazing MAW Cruise on the Wonder TR May 9-13th, 2010

In Progress :-)
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #4
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Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, We heard that a lot on the cruise. I am so sad.. I want to go back so bad. I can't even describe how magical our whole cruise was. If I could afford it I'd be going every month :-)
DH the Disney hater needs to be convinced that we must do it again at some point... Ugh..

Packing the night before:



Day 1:

The alarm went off at 4am. I was exhausted having just fallen asleep about 2am I then realize I have a UTI So I take meds.. I get them often and have meds on hand THANK GOODNESS.

I ran to look out the window and our driver was already here, we had a 4:30am pick up time. So I got dressed and got the kids and DH up and dressed inbetween running back and forth to the bathroom in pain and off we went. We didn't get a limo but a black suburban... No one cared ..we were so sleepy lol




Falling asleep in the car lol



We get to the airport early and get breakfast taco's and Oj. And me running back and forth to the bathroom a lot GRRRR

waiting at the airport

Doesn't Jess look tired? LOL this is WAY too early for her...he, he



Then we board the plane for our one hour and fifty minute flight to Orlando. By now the pain meds have kicked in and I'm not suffering much.. phew.
On the plane


About an hour in to the flight Ashley loses her patience and starts whining and growling about how it's takng too long and she is tired of her seat and wants to get of the plane. NOW Somehow I ge my sanity and start distracting her with my DCL book. Showing her pictures of what we will see on the ship. It works.. finally we are landing.

We get off the plane .... take a potty break and start heading down to the Cruise Line Buses. We check in, get our room keys/charging cards and loa onto the bus. The bus is really cool. It ... looks like a small ship with porthole windows. Once on the toll road.. they start a movie about our upcoming adventure. Really nice.. Different from the DCL DVD's they send out.
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We then see the Ship... Everyone is ooohhhhhing and awwwing.. WOW It is really larger than life.

We get off the bus... get screened etc....(It's about 12:30pm) Then a lady comes up to us and asks if we are with MAW. We say yes and she says well follow me :-) We follow her and we cut through all the lines (sorry if you were in them ) ... She gets us checked right in to the kids clubs.. we get our pager and the kids get their bands and she walks us straight through the lines again to board the ship.
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SO great reading your trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Just found your trip report. Hope all is going well and Ashley's surgery went well.
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Just found the TR, and following along. How is Ashley doing?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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Darn

I just realized I never finished Ugh.. Ash ended up having her Midface surgery in Sept 2010 and I forgot

I have been using my Disney rewards visa religiously and got a Southwest Airlines credit card and got two free tickets..
It payed off..
The girls and I are going on another Disney Cruise :-)
May 11-18 on the Fantasy It's with a group of people with the same syndrome Ashley has. Apert Syndrome

We are so excited.. Best part is Some of the Big Give clothes still fit :-)
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I just realized I never finished Ugh.. Ash ended up having her Midface surgery in Sept 2010 and I forgot

I have been using my Disney rewards visa religiously and got a Southwest Airlines credit card and got two free tickets..
It payed off..
The girls and I are going on another Disney Cruise :-)
May 11-18 on the Fantasy It's with a group of people with the same syndrome Ashley has. Apert Syndrome

We are so excited.. Best part is Some of the Big Give clothes still fit :-)
That is FABULOUS NEWS!!! I love my Disney Visa and rewards! SO HAPPY you get to have this opportunity! YEA for BG clothes that still fit! AMAZING!!

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