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Old 12-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
DisneyZell
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Disneyzell magical christmas cruise 2008-4/7/11:TR from my 8 year old pg 9 COMPLETED!

Hi everyone! So we are 12 days from sailing and DW told me that if I'm going to do a pre-trip report I better do it before actually sailing. Go figure! As I love to bore everyone with my adventures I figure we may as well start now!

Soooo, without further ado, here are my cast of crazy people...er I mean characters. We are, once again, travelling with our neighbors so they are part of the cast!

DH - That's me, Andrew. Because we are lazy and refuse to come up with a separate log-in, DW posts all the time under Disneyzell, so it's hard to tell who is who. Here is a tip: if there is something useful posted....that's DW. If you are bored out of your mind...that would be me!

DW - My lovely bride, Deanna. She is the all-knowing planner. I'm pretty sure she spends 28 hours a day on the DIS answering and asking questions and hooking up with all those people who are going on our cruise (hooking up in the strictly non-prostitute meaning of the word).

DS10 - Our son Nick, he is fired up to go on his 3rd cruise. holy cow we have given alot of our money to Disney. He is currently in 5th grade and recently made high honors at school! Thank the lord he got DW's brains. He also just finished up football where his team won the state of New Hampshire . I was a coach. Yet we still won. Crazy. Thankfully he got his mother's athletic ability as well!

DS6 - Our son Connor. He is also excited for cruise #3. The first one he was just a baby, Flounders for him (booooooring, wait, did I say that out loud??? He also just finished football...yes, he is 6 playing tackle football. and yes, Child Protective Services has considered visiting our house. Now, if your lucky we will post a picture of him in his uniform and bore you even more....

Now our neighbors.

DNH - Mike. Mike is the man with all the tools. He is always around to help and has saved me from myself on multiple occassions. We have lived accross the street from them for 4.5 years and have somehow managed to remain friends. they did, however, put up a fence. Hmmmmm, but that is a story for another time!

DNW - Kim is the better half of that relationship (don't go there). She is an avid runner, even in the cold of winter (did I tell you we are from New Hampshire?). 6-7-8 miles are no problem for her. I would join her on those runs, but I'm a much better and just wave as I drive by and splash her. DW tried to run her off the road one day. She claims is was an accident as she came around the corner...but maybe she is jealous about how much Kim exercises?

DNS12 - Chris. To be honest, not entirely sure if he is 12. Luckily I can correct this if he isn't. And I'll erase this note anyway, so you won't have any idea that I'm not always the smartest guy in the world. Or just don't pay attention. or all three. both, whatever.

DND8 - Kathryn. Same thing here on the age. I suck at this. I'm sure your asking yourself why DW isn't writing this. She is much better at the facts. Funny, I asked the same thing. Yet here I am. Kathryn is our resident soccer player and noter of all things that you might not have thought about. She will ask you questions you didn't even know should be asked. And naturally they are things, as an adult, you should know. Guess what? yup, I have no idea of the answers on those. DOH!

So that's it, although both families have dogs which will play a role later because they have to go somewhere while we are on a trip.

DDOG (Disney Dog???) - ours is Harley. He is just over a year old and is a Maltese. so, do you think of Maltese dogs as lap dogs? we did to. We are pretty sure he has ADD. We've considered drugs.

DNDOG (Disney Neighbor Dog?) - Theirs is Mulan (yup, named after that disney character). She is a Tibetan Terrier. She's a great dog, but a bit of an old biddy, and is the dog that keeps all the other dogs in their place in the neighborhood.

We head down to Orlando on the 17th, several days in advance!

More later on our preparations!

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