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Old 08-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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E komo mai o Hawaii

Hello All!!!

This is my first Pre-TR, and after I am done with my cruise will also be my first TR!!! So here goes nothing! If I get anything wrong, I’m very sorry, but I know I’ll get the hang of it!

I’ll start out by introducing myself and my mom who will be on this trip with myself. I’ll also introduce my Fur-babies who I will sadly be missing for TWO WEEKS!

Me: DD: HAZAA! My name is Lesley, and I was born in Texas but lived in Alaska for most of my life. I now live on the East Coast with my mother, I graduated from Culinary/Baking school about 2 months ago. So I therefore am a Baker! YAY! Feel free to ask me any sorts of baking/cooking questions you wish! I am now looking for a job (I am very specific about a job as I have recently started having major Anxiety issues) and planning our Cruise!!!

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Mom: DM: Diane is what she’s called. :-D She is a Military Brat and has been all over the world. She has some medical issues which is why I live with her. There are some things she can’t do that I do for her. It works out well and we are very good friends. We plan on opening a Bed and Breakfast in Alaska in 5 years. You should come. It will be EPIC.

FURBABIES!: Jackson and Lexxie. Lexxie is the girl and she’s the oldest and then Jackson is the boy. They are both adorable and annoying at the same time. Its truly like I am a mother. We had to have Jacksons tail removed because he thought it was attacking him and therefore he attacked it. So yeah…these are the furbabies who make me crazy but I love them. We’ll have to board them while we’re gone and believe me…I’m sure the Vets office will be both sad and happy. They love Jackson and do not enjoy Lexxie as she can be a bit of a pill. But if you find a boy for her to love she gets all purry and wonderful.

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So that’s us in a tiny nutshell.

Shall I tell you where we’re going? To Hawaii!!!! HAZAA!!!! I am so excited. So is my mother. This is our fourth cruise on Disney (we only take Disney) and it will be for my mothers b-day and my graduation. So a celebration at its best! We have always wanted to go to Hawaii but never knew where to start, when we found out about this cruise we jumped on the idea.

Its two weeks long with EIGHT DAYS AT SEA! Yes, we LOVE sea days. We are SO excited. We’re also hoping there is some sort of Halloween party.

I’ll stop there for now and continue tomorrow!

Thanks for tuning in!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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So excited that you have started your PTR! As you know, I am dying to hear about this cruise!

Lesley! I had no idea that you had graduated from culinary school so recently. CONGRATS!!! That is a huge accomplishment. And I will admit I am a little jealous - I never had something I was driven to do when I was young, so I became a lawyer like every other young person who knows they have to go to grad school but doesn't know what to do. Anyway, if I were doing it all over now, I would go to culinary school, so bravo to you!

Your feline beasties are so cute!

And you have to tell us about what other cruises you have done!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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So excited that you have started your PTR! As you know, I am dying to hear about this cruise!

Lesley! I had no idea that you had graduated from culinary school so recently. CONGRATS!!! That is a huge accomplishment. And I will admit I am a little jealous - I never had something I was driven to do when I was young, so I became a lawyer like every other young person who knows they have to go to grad school but doesn't know what to do. Anyway, if I were doing it all over now, I would go to culinary school, so bravo to you!

Your feline beasties are so cute!

And you have to tell us about what other cruises you have done!
Hazaa! Thank you!!! The next 64 days need to go by FASTER!!!! On my FB page I have a countdown that I change every five days with a different Hawaii picture and a number.

Yes, I did just Graduate! Thank you! I enjoyed it and I'm glad its over, like most people are when school is over. But I'm still searching for the right job!

During this PTR I'll post pics of food that I make so people can see! That way there is a BIT of fun food porn pictures for people to enjoy!

I love my kittens! They are dorks, but my dorks!
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:04 AM   #4
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Hazaa! Thank you!!! The next 64 days need to go by FASTER!!!! On my FB page I have a countdown that I change every five days with a different Hawaii picture and a number.

Yes, I did just Graduate! Thank you! I enjoyed it and I'm glad its over, like most people are when school is over. But I'm still searching for the right job!

During this PTR I'll post pics of food that I make so people can see! That way there is a BIT of fun food porn pictures for people to enjoy!

I love my kittens! They are dorks, but my dorks!
Graduation is HUGE - you should make a BIG deal about it on the cruise!

Finding the right job is a challenge, but you will find it. I can't wait for your food pics! I am going to be very jealous what with my stupid gluten-intolerance and your baking abilities.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:16 AM   #5
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Graduation is HUGE - you should make a BIG deal about it on the cruise!

Finding the right job is a challenge, but you will find it. I can't wait for your food pics! I am going to be very jealous what with my stupid gluten-intolerance and your baking abilities.
OHHH! If you come to my B&B in the future I will TOTALLY be doing gluten free things!!!! I just don't make them at home because my mother and I are fine with gluten. But I have a group of recipies in my recipie book!

ALSO we plan on doing a cookbook for the B&B and it will have Gluten Free things as well. If you ever need any ideas or help with Gluten free let me know!!!
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OHHH! If you come to my B&B in the future I will TOTALLY be doing gluten free things!!!! I just don't make them at home because my mother and I are fine with gluten. But I have a group of recipies in my recipie book!

ALSO we plan on doing a cookbook for the B&B and it will have Gluten Free things as well. If you ever need any ideas or help with Gluten free let me know!!!
Dear lord! I will totally be needing your help. I am okay with going without most bread-type products most of the time, but sometimes, man, it would be nice..... I will be hitting you up for sure!
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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53 Days and COUNTING!!!!

Sorry I haven’t posted, its been a bit crazy! Plus I didn’t know what else to fill up the PTR with! But some fun things have been happening!!!

1. I found out that there MAY be a Halloween Party on our Cruise! Maybe…we’re not sure. Apparently the Magic is getting one on a cruise that heads out on the 20th of October…so we think it would only be fair that we get one *we being the rest of my awesome DISers!*

2. The way I found out we MAY have a Halloween Party is because I sent out an email to family telling them about our cruise and that they should each buy her a day at the Rainforest room so she can go every day. But when I was looking at the gifts you can buy for the staterooms they now have Halloween products! HAZAA!!!!

3. EVERYONE is getting their stateroom numbers. Sadly we have not gotten ours yet. We’re a Cat 11B, GTY. My mom and I are almost never in our room so we always like to get the indoor cabins so we can have more money for fun things!!! But I want our cabin number!!!

What else is going on you ask?

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We’ve been working on our FE gifts!!! They are EPIC!!! This picture gives you an idea…it’s the fabric for the gifts. And I’ll be making our FE hanger. I found The Avengers fabric!!! SO awesome! *I am a nerdy/geek at heart and LOVE that movie* and then Tinkerbelle will be on the FE hanger as well! Hazaa!!!

This week I’ll be going to JoAnn’s to get a lamenter *half off!!!* so I can start working on making our magnets. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Our door magnets will be changing EVERY DAY! Yup. Each day will have its own “theme”, of course we’ll keep a few constants. PLUS I’ll be doing a quote of the day.

SO fellow Hawaii Cruisers, you’ll have to come down every day and see our door and how it changes! I’ll be taking pictures every day as well.

So that’s about it for right now…I’ll post again soon!!!
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Joining in!

Congrats on your recent graduation! And that's so exciting that your mom gets to celebrate her bday on the ship!

I hope y'all get the Halloween party! That would be so fun.

Can't wait to see all of your magnets.
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Congrats on your recent graduation! And that's so exciting that your mom gets to celebrate her bday on the ship!

I hope y'all get the Halloween party! That would be so fun.

Can't wait to see all of your magnets.
Thank you!!!

I hope we get the party too! Fingers crossed!!! I have a costume all planned out if we do!

I'm SO excited to do the magnets!!!
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Guess what!!!!?

GUESS WHAT!!!!!!

WE GOT OUT ROOM NUMBER! So random that I just posted about it, and then I looked…and OMG! I tried calling my mom to tell her, but she was in a meeting.
We are 2043…which apparently is still a Cat 11C, but when I looked on the picture of that number it says its Cat 10C…so I don’t really know what to think.

Anyone know?

But its about 2 rooms away from the middle elevators, which will be GREAT for my mom and her legs. So I am SO excited that even if it IS 11C we got SOME Pixie Dust for a room close to the elevators.

It feels even MORE real now!!!

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GUESS WHAT!!!!!!

WE GOT OUT ROOM NUMBER! So random that I just posted about it, and then I looked…and OMG! I tried calling my mom to tell her, but she was in a meeting.
We are 2043…which apparently is still a Cat 11C, but when I looked on the picture of that number it says its Cat 10C…so I don’t really know what to think.

Anyone know?

But its about 2 rooms away from the middle elevators, which will be GREAT for my mom and her legs. So I am SO excited that even if it IS 11C we got SOME Pixie Dust for a room close to the elevators.

It feels even MORE real now!!!

Hi! I am joining in. You got a 10B...Split bath! On the DCL website it will list your booked cat. so the 11C will stay there even if you were upgraded to the Walt Disney Suite! LOL

Can't wait to meet you onboard!
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Planes...Hotels and The Queen Mary

DRAMA! With a captiol D!!!

Today I was thinking about our flight…well freaking out would be more like it. We “were” flying in the day of the Cruise, from DC…getting into LAX at 11am. I thought that this would be okay…until today that is. Today I started freaking out.

I went onto our DIS boards FB page and put my dilemma out there for all to see. I asked if anyone else was flying in the day of, two people are but they get in MUCH earlier. Then the awesome Travel Agents started piling on and others who have done flights like this before.

They were VERY adamant that we should change our flight for the before. I was beginning to agree and still freaking out. So I waited until my mom got home and plopped her down and told her whats what. She totally agreed with me! YAY!
So we are now arriving the day before. Which led to another dilemma. Hotels!? Where should we stay. Other people were staying at Double Tree and Crowne Plaza. At first I was SUPER excited about Double Tree. I LOVE their cookies. And I’m a Pastry Chef. They have some of the best chocolate chip cookies. But the price for one night was a bit steep and we would rather use that money for fun onboard things like drinks and Bingo!

So I found that there is a Vegabond Inn there, which apparently my mother has stayed at while she goes to conventions or whatnot. $80 and free shuttle to the Port! PERFECT! So perfect in fact we’re changing our hotel for the day the Cruise docks to the same hotel. And we’ll be Blue Shuttling it to and free the airport.

This will also be very good for my mom since she has leg issues and we can go to the hotel and she can stretch out and relax before we head to the ship the following day.

Mischief Managed if I do say so myself!!!

Thanks to all my Disers who weighed in! It means so much!

UPDATE!

We’re not staying at Vegabond. We are in fact going to stay at Hotel Maya *which is also a Double Tree* while I was waiting on the phone FOR AN HOUR to change out flight *which btw, the price had gone down! HAZAA!* I was looking at hotels and found this one. Its beautiful and amazing and a mile from The Queen Mary!

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So we’ve decided to get to the hotel, check in and go grab some lunch on the Queen Mary! We may do a tour…they have a ghost tour! And a few others, and apparently they do fireworks which you can see from our hotel! Or, at least that’s what I’ve read.
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Yay for under 30 days!!!!!
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Yay for under 30 days!!!!!
I know! I'm so excited! I still have so much to do!
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Hey there! I have been Dis-absent for a week or more, but I am back. I can't believe how close your cruise is!

In fact, I just got a couple of emails from my brother. He lives in San Francisco and was walking home from work tonight when what should he see but THE DISNEY WONDER!!! He took pics to send to me and Willow immediately.
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