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Old 02-23-2009, 03:50 PM   #511
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I also hate to see this TR end, you are so good at this my dear!

As to the other woman, you should worry, she's gorgeous!


And don't think she doesn't know it!! Stuck-up *****! Actually that's not true- she is a love- very, very sweet.

Uh-oh! Maybe I AM in trouble!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #512
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I've Started!

Hi! As promised, there's a link in my sig to my brand new TR about St John which I've just started on the Community Board (Thanks Tammie!). Please come over and say hi!! There'll be tons of photos of ST John and the area, so if you're headed out on an Eastern cruise, it may help you get excited for the beauty of the eastern Caribbean!!

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:27 AM   #513
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Hey girl! I was not aware this tr was still going on; thought it ended with the pictures of me on the BW!


So cool to hook up with another DISer! I think I have enjoyed Nikki's food porn over the years here on the DIS. So - she's a Jersey girl too

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I also remember someone (as a joke) wrote "I can't wait to see what you do for Valentine's Day. Well....we did this! DH & I went out to our favorite restaurant, Theresa's, in Westfield, on Friday night. Dinner was delicious, but the BEST part was the wine- which we brought from home (in NJ we have BYOB restaurants, it is the BEST thing EVER!!!!)- it was actually part of a case of wine that was a gift from my DGF Clare and her DH Tim. The wine was CAYMUS cabernet sauvignon. O. M. G. If you EVER have the opportunity to drink this wine, you HAVE TO try it!! It is like drinking smooth, dark chocolate. MMMMMMMM.... Anyway, on Saturday we had a romantic evening with the boys! Although, while I was slaving away in the kitchen, DH was on the couch having a romantic interlude with ANOTHER GIRL!!!! WTH? Do you think I should be worried?
Yes - NEW JERSEY IS THE GREATEST STATE IN THE COUNTRY - BYOB restaurants AND full-service gas stations! WOOT!

And I can't believe I knew about the fabulousness of Caymus before a wine expert such as yourself. You might want to mention to your readers though - that stuff ain't cheap!
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And look at all the cool free stuff everyone gets on a Disney Cruise!!! Korbel champagne-



White chocolate champagne glasses (which the DSs immediately chowed down), a DCL wine bucket and 2 DCL spa robes-



Ok- I have a little secret to tell you- not everyone gets this for free on DCL. Sorry for the tease. But my DH doesn't know that. He to this day believes that this is just how nice it is on a Disney Cruise. But really? I got the REAS . Because it's my 1st Disney Cruise. And I'm a foodie. And I really wanted to go to Palo. All three times to Palo, for brunch, tea and dinner. And a first time cruiser books Palo 75 days out. After all the repeat cruisers booked at 90 days out. And they booked after the lucky cruisers who were in suites booked at 105 days out....along with me, and whoever else booked the REAS. I know, it's somewhat deceptive. But I had some cash leftover from a girls trip I had been on, so I figured, why not? I actually got a debit card to book it with so it wouldn't be on our Disney Visa, where my CPA-bill-paying DH would have seen it. And I can PROMISE you, he enjoyed it. So it's a win/win, right? Look, just be glad I use my evil deceptiveness for the good and not the bad!
How did you book and pay in advance, if you don't mind my asking? I'm sure I'll have to resort to a little subterfuge as well if I want the goodies too. I thought the REAS was just added to the price of your cruise. BTW, I had seen this in your cruise TR when I read the whole thing the first time around but couldn't remember who posted it so I've been searching all afternoon.
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Hey girl! I was not aware this tr was still going on; thought it ended with the pictures of me on the BW!


So cool to hook up with another DISer! I think I have enjoyed Nikki's food porn over the years here on the DIS. So - she's a Jersey girl too



Yes - NEW JERSEY IS THE GREATEST STATE IN THE COUNTRY - BYOB restaurants AND full-service gas stations! WOOT!

And I can't believe I knew about the fabulousness of Caymus before a wine expert such as yourself. You might want to mention to your readers though - that stuff ain't cheap!
Yes- the Caymus is a LOT more than we would spend in a liquor store on a bottle of wine- it's like $65. Pods was like, "glad you enjoyed it...now forget about it!" And I am NO expert- I just have a good friend who SERIOUSLY is and she steers me in the right direction because she knows what my palate likes. Kinda cool having a personal sommelier that's so amazing Martha Stewart has hired her for the radio!

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How did you book and pay in advance, if you don't mind my asking? I'm sure I'll have to resort to a little subterfuge as well if I want the goodies too. I thought the REAS was just added to the price of your cruise. BTW, I had seen this in your cruise TR when I read the whole thing the first time around but couldn't remember who posted it so I've been searching all afternoon.
I called and found out the exact amount and then purchased a Visa debit card at a bank- this "excursion" they charge you for before the cruise. But there is some weird rule about cruise charges and credit cards- so the exact amount was not enough- they needed more $, which they then refunded to my credit card later (something to do with an assumed gratuity, i think). So I had about $65 on my Disney Visa, and then $300whatever on my Visa debit. he really never knew! Good luck! And I can't believe you remembered the story and searched all day!!

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Old 03-21-2009, 07:23 AM   #516
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Hey Ellen:

I am just getting back on the dis to read your GREAT TR!

It seems that I got a nasty computer virus that KILLED the computer and dh had to rebuild it from the floor up.

Now I can get back to planning our next DCL trip next year.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:03 PM   #517
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I am just getting back on the dis to read your GREAT TR!

It seems that I got a nasty computer virus that KILLED the computer and dh had to rebuild it from the floor up.

Now I can get back to planning our next DCL trip next year.
Hi JUDY!!!!! How nice to see you again! So sorry about your computer! How AWFUL for you- what was the virus? Well, I hope you're all doing well.

I wanted to let everyone know that my disfriend, Nikkiloveswdw, has started a GREAT TR- she's getting married in July and honeymooning in WDW AND DCL Western. And Nikki LOVES photos, so even the pre-trippie is loaded with them. I really hope you'll go read it! And come read my St John TR!! The link is in my sig-

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I wanted to let everyone know that my disfriend, Nikkiloveswdw, has started a GREAT TR- she's getting married in July and honeymooning in WDW AND DCL Western. And Nikki LOVES photos, so even the pre-trippie is loaded with them. I really hope you'll go read it! And come read my St John TR!! The link is in my sig-

Ellen

Thanks Ellen!!! Come on by, everyone!!

There is a link in my signature to my TR on the TR board but I also have one on the cruise tr board as well, in case you stumble upon that one. It's the same updates, just two different places!
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:54 PM   #519
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What an awesome trip report! Ok I might have missed this answer but I was wondering at the Dolphin Swim....are those all photos u bought from the park? Cause I thought u couldn't use ur own camera. Also what is the cost for video and photos.?? I have done the Eastern twice, I am excited to be doing the western in october! TTFN
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #520
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REAS, one more time....

I know I read this during my first pass through your TR - but could you break down the REAS by item and estimated value of the item? I know one of your main reasons for REAS was early booking of Palo, but now that you are Castaway Cay members and can reserve early anyway, would you sign up for REAS again? Is it something that you would repeat or would you use the money for something else next time??? Is it something you would recommend to others?
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:00 AM   #521
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I know I read this during my first pass through your TR - but could you break down the REAS by item and estimated value of the item? I know one of your main reasons for REAS was early booking of Palo, but now that you are Castaway Cay members and can reserve early anyway, would you sign up for REAS again? Is it something that you would repeat or would you use the money for something else next time??? Is it something you would recommend to others?
The REAS gets you booking BEFORE CC members by I think 10 days, 2 spa robes to keep, a flexible ice bucket (also to keep), bottle of Korbel or sparkling cider, 2 white chocolate champagne glasses (which my boys ate as soon as we got in the cabin!), unlimited use of the rainforest room, dinner at Palo, and a bottle of premium wine at that Palo dinner, an 8x10 from Shutters, and a full champagne breakfast in your room one morning. If you compare cost to cost, it is less expensive to do this all on your own; however, there is no $$ to be put on the breakfast in your cabin OR the advance ressie of Palo- I was able to book dinner, brunch & tea- I knew many CC members on the trip who couldn't get that. Would I do it again? If I were taking my first cruise again, absolutely. I thought it made the whole experience even that much more luxurious! Not sure if I would do it again as a CC member now, though- I'll be better able to answer that when it's a few months before our next cruise!
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The REAS gets you booking BEFORE CC members by I think 10 days, 2 spa robes to keep, a flexible ice bucket (also to keep), bottle of Korbel or sparkling cider, 2 white chocolate champagne glasses (which my boys ate as soon as we got in the cabin!), unlimited use of the rainforest room, dinner at Palo, and a bottle of premium wine at that Palo dinner, an 8x10 from Shutters, and a full champagne breakfast in your room one morning. If you compare cost to cost, it is less expensive to do this all on your own; however, there is no $$ to be put on the breakfast in your cabin OR the advance ressie of Palo- I was able to book dinner, brunch & tea- I knew many CC members on the trip who couldn't get that. Would I do it again? If I were taking my first cruise again, absolutely. I thought it made the whole experience even that much more luxurious! Not sure if I would do it again as a CC member now, though- I'll be better able to answer that when it's a few months before our next cruise!

........about my upcoming WDW / DCL trip cuz I like that REAS package. I am going to take a look at my pre-trip report and see what I can do but your trip report really made my day. Love every minute of it.


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........about my upcoming WDW / DCL trip cuz I like that REAS package. I am going to take a look at my pre-trip report and see what I can do but your trip report really made my day. Love every minute of it.
Cool! If you like the looks of the REAS on here, you will LOVE it once you're on the ship! I am interested in hearing about your cruise- we're on the 2010 Halloween cruise.

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Thank-you! I'm so glad people are still enjoying it!! That makes MY day!

I do have a new PTR- I am going to WDW TOMORROW and I am traveling with no kids and 3 other moms- and 2 of them are DISMOMS (besides me)- Karajeboo & Camster0307. Hope you'll come read our ptr soon to be TR-
there's a link in my sig, or just click here- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2163372

Hope you'll come over and say hello! We've got a LOT of cool stuff planned- including the Mammoth May Meet of DISbuds in France at 3:00 on Sunday. We're going to have a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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you guys on the 10-23-2010 DCL cruise or the 10-30-2010 cruise??


Wow..looks like you guys can follow NikkiLovesWDW and now me on our trip reports.

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