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Old 03-26-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Smile My "IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE N KEY WEST, COZUMEL & G CAYMAN TR- JAN '12 (w/pics..)


(I like to refer to this pic as "Two people just 'Goofing' around the Disney Wonder; Jan '09)



Wow! What a wacky last few weeks it has been but the dust has settled about where my next adventure will be coming from and this is it.
**** January 7th -14th 2012 onboard the Disney Magic ****



Hello everyone - my name is Kris & well....I am a self confessed Disney nut.
Looking forward to this vacation as this has been 2 1/2 yrs in the making. I was slated to head off to the NYC area next April area but looks like I have shoved that back until Labor day enstead - give or take (what can I say...I wanna go out to a Yankees game).


So, until January 6th (my preday at CBR) - kick back....pop open your fav beverage and hang tight for some wacky adventures coming from yours truely as this vacation will be all about drinking in all the sights and sounds of a first timer into Key West, etc.


All right - enuf fer now. I gotta hop back onto updating my other trip reports you see listed below but I promise not to forget about you; esp as we get closer to my date of departure.




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Why key lime cookies & margaritas go together like PB&J



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Old 03-27-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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Woo hoo! I'm along for the ride! Looking forward to following along on your Western since we will be doing Easterns for the next two years!!!

Awesome title BTW~!
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
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Another Western, woo hoo!!

I don't know why but it seems like there are less Western TR then anything else. It will be fun following along since we will be on ours only a few short months after yours!! Love the title
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woo hoo! I'm along for the ride! Looking forward to following along on your western since we will be doing easterns for the next two years!!!

awesome title btw~!


(me thinks I will also be having a pre and a post day at WDW while on this adventure)



thanks! and to think, I am evening listening to "that song" by Alan jackson and Jimmy Buffet on my I-pod as I am typing this.



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another western, woo hoo!!

I don't know why but it seems like there are less western tr then anything else. It will be fun following along since we will be on ours only a few short months after yours!! Love the title

Western it is 4 me and lookin' forward to it very much as I have never been to Key West, etc.




Anywho -



About my fav topic:


KEY WEST


I have been hearing that the Blonde Giraffe is now closed!!
So I hope that I can locate some key lime cookies and such while I am out there (& to take some back onto the ship...prepackaged of course) cuz to me some ritas and key lime cookies go together like....


well...

like Ernie and Bert,
Lucy and Dezi,
Kermit and Ms Piggy,

(anyone else wanna add to the above list?)


because imo, they bother have the right kick that just compliments each other jjuusstt right.



So, when I arrive for my pre-day (at CBR of course), the first place I am off to will be HS as I wanna check out the new additions to "Walt: A One Man's Dream" and hopefully see Fantasmic.......for the very first time.

may have a character breakfast for the day of departure - don't know just yet.




But.....when we arrive into Key West -
ya just gotta have a shore excursion set up and one I will have set up for me that will be taking me out into the waters of the Keys....

via the "Key West Catamaran Sail & Snorkel Tour."



I gotta go for now and hop back to my Ireland trip report (see below trip report and follow along if ya want).





UP NEXT:



Getting Cozy with Cozumel.





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Old 07-14-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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Smile OUTTA KEY LIME COOKIEs!!


(some stowaways who will be accompaning me on this adventure)







What am I gonna do??



Well, I am gonna listen to PPH (that's Pirate Potato Head) and...
ORDER SOME MORE.


Which is what I just did (yesterday) as I have now officially returned from my Ireland vacation and am now turning my attention more and more to this adventure.



Which has put me in the mood about what to do when we arrive in the cozy confines of Cozumel. So I have now added to my "wish list" the 'Mexican cuisine workshop & tasting tour.'

Now that oughta be fun noshing on some excellent food while nibbling on some wonderful 'ritas.




ANYWHO -


My preday plans entail me rolling up into CBR on Jan 6th and boogying on down to HS to see the new additions to "Walt a One Mans' Dream and then onto MK to see the new additions behind CIndy's Castle.



Okey Dokey - enuf 4 now. "Ladybug" (my 14 yr old female Beagle) is telling me its time to 'take me' out for a walk.






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Smile INCHING CLOSER & CLOSER 2 THE DOUBLe DIGIT DANCE ....





Now this IS a vacation I am looking forward to as I has been about two years now since I have been on a DCL cruise and well - wondering what kind of changes have taken place out on CC.



Now while on this adventure, I jjuusstt wonder what stateroom I will have:






HHMMMMM.........

I am still thinkin


Ok....yes I will let ya in on my secret - I will actually be in #2066.
(#2068 wasn't avail at time of booking)


WHY do I like those rooms on deck 2???


Cuz itz sooooooooo close to the LAUNDRY FACILITIES.


NOT THAT I AM "TeRrIfIeD" about taking home any DIRTY LAundry:


(Now THAT'S one hotel I wud love to work for!!)



Okokokokok.....enuf of the baddddd puns

I promise.


But about the first few daz of this adventure -

what do I have up my sleeve??



Well, for starters I have a 6-day pass to the Vista Spa "Rainforest" room so that's pretty nice.


But in addition to me celebrating my birthday (December 30th) while onboard as well, I also plan on enjoying some nice Disney family entertainment 9pm to 11:30pm nightly after my 2nd seating dining.


So be on the lookout for me to be in the Vista Spa in the am, shore excursion, then Vista Spa in the pm followed by a Disney show, dinner then a relaxing time winding down my day while up in the Deck 4 forward entertainment areas.

And -

lest we forget nightly room service with cookies and milk waiting for me when I get home.


Hey - why not??




So, that's about it for now.





Until next time, keep on traveling

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Hi there, can you tell me what time you left Key West on your cruise? Did you leave as scheduled or did the ship stay in port late?
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Smile - HAVING FUN @ 1900 PARK FAIRe -




DAY TWO:
SAT; Jan 7th
high temp in Orlando = 76 degrees & sunny skies


4am was soon upon me as I awoke a little confused about what CBR's info guide desk had said the day earlier (I had to be out of the hotel by 11am).
Which I found out later was WRONG INFO!!


ANYWHO -



RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!
Well - that didn't sit too well with me and I let overnight front desk know about it until about 5:30am as I fell back to sleep -
After listening to my complaint,
They had suggested for me to call character dining at 7am this am-----to wit I rsponded that THATS WHY I ASKED THEM (CBR) YESRTERDAY IN THE PM TO AVOID ALL OF THIS!!


But I did tell them that yes I would call them when they open up.



EDITOR'S NOTE:

Little did I know these 90 minutes were not spent in vain as I was about to encounter a gag being played on me by Alice & the Mad Hatter; courtesy (from what I could piece together) of CBR - in a few more hours


BUT.........



HEY!! Enough of my lame foreshadowing attempt.




ANYWHO -
For some silly reason, I awoke with a start at 6am and literally flew out of bed and into the shower; thinking happy thoughts.


Then -


So, at about 6:45am, I was about 3/4 finished getting ready for the day, and was getting my suitcase repacked when 7am hit.


So.....I decided to call the Character dining hotline and asked if there were any character breakfasts still available that I could attend.


I finally got ahold of them at 7:10am.....talked with them for about 10 minutes and...........

They told me that Chef Mickeys was sold out but that 1900 Park Faire was open :


**** AT 8:30am!! ****


I immediately said yes, quickly told them all my relevant info & hung up the phone as quickly as I could.


Let out a HHUUGGEEE scream that would have been heard all the way down to Dade County.


WHY you ask??


1) I had not re-packed my day bag.
2) I still was not 100% dressed for the day.
3) the bus for MK leaves in 8 minutes.
4) It was marathon week (heavy traffic).
5) Bus stop was a 5 minute walk from my hotel room.

6) bus/monorial ride from CBR to GF 'aint' no 5 minute ride!!


I tell you what, it had to be a miracle I still found enough sense in me to remain calm as I quickly gathered up all my remaining stuff and crammed it in my day bag, etc & literally threw myself out that door -


with tenny shoe laces not tied
AND
the belt to my shorts slung over my shoulder


as I was still combing my wet hair as I was fast walking


almost jogging to the bus stop.


By the time I made it to the bus stop, I had less than a minute before the bus pulled up and took me to a ride into destiny:






- A DATE WITH ALICE & THE MAD HATTER I WILL NEVER FORGET -









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Smile IS THAT A BANANNA BOAT OR A STRAWBERRY BOAt??




CONT FROM LAST POST -

Ok....so where did I last leave you?





Oh yes, that's right - the bus/monorail ride to the GF.


There were so many people looking at me like I was strange as I was STILL getting dressed ON THE BUS; and I had to explain to them WHY; to no avail.


BUT hey, It's my vacation ya know?? So Whatever.


Finally, the monorail pulled up to the GF & I was immedially struck by the beauty of the place; esp just to the right of the hotel's front desk:



Now, by this time I had developed a HHUUGGEE "rumbly in my tumbly" and I was in the mood for FOOD:




But before I could wrap my arms around some much needed food, SHE stopped on by:




Now, I will admit I have this thing for MS Poppins and it goes back to last year when I met her alter ego while out in Hollywood. So she & I just hit it off quite well with her & I BOTH acting jjuusstt a wee bit cheeky with each other - but it was all in good fun.

FYI: YYEESSS, take note of the autograph (yes, me with an autograph book) book as I politely asked Ms Poppins if she could please be so kind to autograph my book; right next to Ms Julie's signature



And after a few more minutes, I had my very first encounter with Alice:






I will admit at first she was very intimidating (WHERE IS MY OJ!!!!! - I NEED TO WAKE UP!!!!!) , but soon memories of "Through the looking Glass" came back to me and all was well.


That & I was throwing down as much OJ as possible while talking with her....and she was soon feeding me more and more and more.........


THEN THE MAD HATTER SAW THIS AND JUST H-a-D to get in on the action.



By this time, the orange juice had started to kick in and I thought I could handle a deep discussion on any random topic with the Mad Hatter (first time I mad met him):



WRONG!!


So FINALLY, I was trying to find a gracefull way to exit the conversation, when suddenly the Mad Hatter picked up my bill and tore it up, saying that this whole thing is free.
(this caught me by surprise).


Then Alice interrupted him and said that it was no charge.

Then MH said , "No Alice It's free."




My reaction to all this??






This went back and forth a bit -


SO I decided to put a stop to all this silliness and replied, "No you are both incorrect! It's Non-payment for services rendered!"


(HEY....that's all I could think up at the spur of the moment!!)


They both looked at each other and said yes.....then no....then they went back to arguing whether or not my meal was free or no charge.



And with that, I knew it was my cue to head for the door before I totally lost my mind as I replied to them that I was off to an adventure out on the water in a boat.


MH asked me if it was a bananna boat or a strawberry boat.


With which I 'innocently' threw it back onto him by asking what's the difference.


To wit he went off into a small dissertation on the difference.....thus unbeknownst to me he was buying time as my a small gaggle of waitstaff gathered around my table (?????) with Ms Poppins, Pooh, Tigger, MH and ALice all singing me the Birthday song and presenting me with:





OOPS!!!


Did I not mention to ya that I am celebrating my Birthday??
Okokokokokok.......that was just a weeee bit embarrasing but I will admit I was having fun (& highly recommend atleast one character meal during your vcacation) as I emptied the contents of that cupcake outta it's container and into my tumbly asap as I listened for a bit to MH finishing his dissertation on the boat differences with me quickly hugging the both of them and with a wave goodbye, I was off for a snack before heading off to my "Bananna Boat" adventure:


I mean ya know, all that cupcake leaved me with a dry mouth! So I need
a Milkshake at Dntwn Disney at:






REMEMEBR: Diet?? What diet





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So after escaped with my wits from the GF area, I meandered my way on over to Dwntwn Disney area for some quick shopping and a:


ME?

I am a sucker for their PB SHakes:



YUM!!!


i discovered them while at the 50's Prime Time Cafe 2 yrs ago and it worked its magic once again as I was soon finding myself back on the WDW bus and back to CBR for an adventure of a lifetime:

** A DCL CRUISE **



From there, we transfered on over to this mode of transpo:




I finished the shake in no time (before boarding the motorcoach) and decided to take a quick 70 minute cat nap as it took us to the port in what seemed like 5 minutes:




as I got off the motorcoach, I looked off on my right, and there she was:




I headed towards the check in area, marveled at literally everything in sight and had to refrain from running towards her as I was so ready for more fun and excitement.


What lays ahead for me?? What more silliness awaits me?? Any tablemates from Heck????



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Smile SO WHERE AM I GOINg??

So I thought I would play a little video for ya to refresh the ol' noodle as to where I am going:


** JUST DOUBLE CLICK ON THE ABOVE VIDEO & IT WILL PLAY 4 U ****


Had fun getting on the ship, got all checked in and made a quick beeline to the Promenade Lounge for our DISmeets (it was just awe bit past 2pm); which kicked in more or less around 2pm until 3:30pm.

(lobby of the DIsney Magic)




Had fun, meet a lot of interesting and very engaging people.

From there, it was that boat drill at 4pm - then onto my room!





I loved how they decorated it:



Complete with a:



- AND -


Ya can't ferger about these little buggers:


Soon, it was time for me to get cleaned up and ready for dinner (2nd seating):





I'm thinking the below pic really helped (will explain in my next posting) -




Soon it was time for desert:









I was literally losing myself in the birthday cupcake the waitstaff had presented me (did I blush when they sang to me the H.B. Song??)


HHmmmmmmm............



Why was I literally losing myself in the B.D. cupcake??
Well, it had to do with my tablemates.




DETAILS COMING UP -





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Hi there, can you tell me what time you left Key West on your cruise? Did you leave as scheduled or did the ship stay in port late?

One of the nice things about DCl is they are always prompt.


Yes, we left Key West as scheduled.
Don't get me wrong, I had fun at all ports but I was very very very aware of the time and made sure I made it back on the Magic well ahead of the departure time.





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Smile -ENJOYING LIFE OUT ON KEY WESt -


(Sunest out on the waters of Key West)



DAY THREE (Key West Day)
Sat; Jan 8th
High Temp of the day = 78 degrees and sunny skies




Life began for me this day at around 5am w/me heading on up to the Vista Spa excercise room around 6am for some much needed excercise on their tread mill (did 1.2 miles in 45 minutes) -

before headin on over to the other side as I checked out their rainforest room from about 8-10:30am.

11am - quick breakfast for me
But before I knew it, it was time for my shore excursion:
"Fury Catamran sail and snorkel tour"


The excursion even gave me an opportunity to see my Fav Disney Character up close and personal having fun at the back of the Magic:



a pic of the Magic as we were being taken to our snorkel area:




Now about the snorkel experience and the cat ride?
LOVED IT!!


the cast and crew were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing:



Before we all went out, they gave us an option to cancel since the winds were at 17.5 knots.

Some did bail.

Me??


I look at it this way, since the winds were up, then go out and enjoy the catamaran - which I did.


The skipper took out us a little bit farther out to find a much quieter area; which cut down by approx 15 minutes our snorkel time but hey - it was still fun to see the waters of Key West for the very first time.



He and I talked for a bit as we past a sanctuary area (one I saw in a Key West dvd that the name of it just slips my mind) that has some sort of a huge bouy that signals to people that its there -

anyway -

what he was telling me is that that area is really drying up ----


ok - sorry for the deviation -


back to the story.



So I decided to walk down the stairs and into the 70 degree water and
with a splash, I was in.

Took me a few minutes to get my bearings, but in no time I was having fun checking out the coral and the fish the closer I got to that sanctuary area (the waves were up was the reason for low visibility until I got closer in).


nontheless, I got in one nice aerobic workout and enjoyed myself before it was time to head on back in to the catamaran.




The skipper took us back in no time and soon it was getting to be around 4pm.



As I was heading off the cat, I realized, "HEY! I don't have to be back on the boat until 1am!!"


HHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........

(me in front of the Magic at mallory Square)

- NOTE: my 'man bag' is not in view but more about that later as I can't even BEGIN to tell ya how many compliments I got from people (esp women) who were asking me where did I get it from as they liked how it also matched my swimming apparel.
And this occured ALL throughout my DCL adventure -

YES, Pics will be forthcoming!!


SO with a 1am deadline,
that set me off into a fun filled afternoon of having way too much fun.



Fun that I will open up to in my next installment -





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One of the nice things about DCl is they are always prompt.


Yes, we left Key West as scheduled.
Don't get me wrong, I had fun at all ports but I was very very very aware of the time and made sure I made it back on the Magic well ahead of the departure time.





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THANKS!

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the crew gets rewared with a late night in port. If not, we will be just as happy to be enjoying the ship that night!
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Cool By 12:30am that night........

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THANKS!

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the crew gets rewared with a late night in port. If not, we will be just as happy to be enjoying the ship that night!

....according to Guest Services -


there were STILL over 250 people still out and about in Key West enjoying themselves.



Pretty nice town - just get out your walking shoes.





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