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Old 12-31-2011, 10:17 PM   #16
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If it is "5 o'clock somewhere," does that mean it can be 5 o'clock anywhere and all the time?
 
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Smile T-MINUS 96 HOURS AND COUNTin......









...and let the fun begin!!




Got my Palo outfits (Dinner & Brunch) all packed, along with everything else!


FINAL WEIGHT LOSS TOTALS: 8 lbs

Hey....I will take it!!


Considering when I go on vacation, I have fun in always asking myself:

Diet?? What diet??



ANYWHO -




BACKSTORY ABOUT MY PLEA LETTER TO SNOW WHITE:


Ok - so Goofy me decides to take my digital camera on DCA's California Adventure roller coaster ( BIG MISTAKE) and yup -

Ya guessed it!!



SO, off I go to buy a new one in time for my adventure into MNSSHP last year (see below trip report in my signature).

had tons of fun, saw & inneracted with every Disney character imaginable;
even Snow White and 7 of her friends.

She even told me to close my eyes and she would give me a great big surprise ....on the count of three.
Which she did as she promptly landed a big ol red lipstick kiss on the top of my forehead!!.

BOY did I turn beet red!!


Got home later on that evening back at POFQ.....3 hours later (the start of my day) - I awoke and thought it would be fun to see which pics were keepers and which ones were deleters.

Well.....wouldn't ya know it, I didn't realize ON MY BRAND NEW CAMERA, that there is a difference between delete pic and delete all file!!


YES - I DID!!


So, I am out on a mission to seek out Ms White and gently ask for a reshoot; and hey - ya never know..... there is a possibility that the rest of the Princesses just may join up in the fun.




Keep yer fingers crossed as it sure was fun trying to explain to Ms White (in my letter) just what exactly is a camera and just what does it do..




Ok -


Been real, looking forward to KEY WEST (very first thing I packed in my suitcase?? My key lime cookies!!).







UP NEXT:


ARE WE THERE YET???? ARE WE THERE YET??????????????








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Old 01-02-2012, 10:46 PM   #17
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Smile - T-MINUS 48 HOURS & COUNTIn -





Got my "in-flight" movie packed (I am bringing in portable dvd player) for the flight to OAI.



the name of the movie??



WHY, "The Muppets Take Manhattan"




Hmmmmm....I er.....well......


I am doing "research" while on THIS adventure for my NEXT adventure (NYC Sept 2012).










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Old 01-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #18
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Smile IT's SHOWTIME!!


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


Ladybug gets dropped off at her "hotel" in a few hours......
(I told her she has been 'banned' from organizing a choir group while at her hotel)


and in just a few more hours, I can ask myself:




WHAT TIME IS IT??





STAY TUNED -






(P.S. I am also celebrating my birthday on this adventure as well)

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Smile SAY.....WHAT TIME IS It??



**DOUBLE CLICK ON THAT MOUSE OF YOURS & THE ABOVE VIDEO WILL ANSWER THAT ? OF 'WHAT TIME IS IT'? ****




Headin' for the airport right now.




But first a few ground rules:

1 THERE ARE NONE.



No wait -


the only rule I have is I don't bring a laptop with me when I travel.
So I am left up to my own devices as to updating my blogs.


Rest assured, yours truely will up to plenty of silliness as I anticipate being up on my feet approx 12-13 hours a day -

getting into plenty of 'michief'.



Don't worry, I will pop in from time to time 2 let ya know how things are a doin'
so until then -





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Smile So here we were -

In Sessions last night talking with Andy johnson the Piano player (while he was on break) and such -

(I am thinking Andy 'dedicated' this song to us.....table #32)


MORE ABOUT TABLE #32 LATER - I PROMISE.




We (table #32) all having fun talking.
Then the subject turns to WWYD
if the ship sank......


Well -
next morning:


1) what happened off the coast of Italy and that cruise ship.
2) what happened off the coast of Grand Cayman and the Carnival cruise ship


WOW!!!!!

What a way to disemabark the Disney Magic!!



No -----


wait -


Then I experienced a "Disney Magical Moment"
and it involved something I saw on Deck 10 this morning
that -


well -


just made me cry.







Details on this and all from my wonderful adventures into Key West, GC & Cozumel coming up





IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK -






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Smile OKSOHOWMUCHDISNEYSTUFFCANIPOSSIBLYCRAMIN1DAy????







So -
DAY ONE



FRI; Jan 6th
High temp for the day = 78 degrees




My adventure began with me finishing up things at work and heading off to DFW airport around 8 for a 9:40am flight. It sure felt really refreshing to drop the silliness of work and enstead adopt another 4 lettered word:

PLAY


and play I did as the flight was rather uneventful though I do say I did see a very nice young lady one row in back of me who I could have sworn was reading a book but I dismissed this as an afterthough. MORE ON THIS LATER as this comment will come back into play a few days later.


WE finally touched down at MCO around 2pm with me hitting the ground floor (and to ME) of the airport as quickly as I could. Enjoyed talking to the people just right across from me on the plane; which made the process of getting to the Magical Express bus system so much less taxing for me.


ANYWHO -


got all checked in the CBR around 3pm and I was now officially in WDW mode!!




My first stop was MK and to get a bite to eat at Caseys (I had nothing of "subtsance" allllllllll day)









(something I have never seen before while at MK)

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and I jjuusstt had to get a:





It was just me and that hotdog in front of CIndy's castle; just a chillin out and people watching for a while.

After that, I was off to ride HM; pretty cool ride esp with all the new additions.




Had fun walking around MK a bit but before I knew it, it was time to head on over to HS since it was rapidly approaching 5pm.



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Arrived at HS -


Grabbed me a




from this place:

(THE 'RITA TASTED SOOOOOOO GOOD)



and



made it just in time for a beautiful view of Fantasmic (I have never seen it):





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And who can forget STAR TOURS??

I rode that bugger 3 times IN A ROW!!

I have never been on it before & it was quite a treat for me to be in row one as I felt like I was IN the movie.


ANd what was soooooo nice about STar Tours, is that its close by this place:




GUESS WHICH CHARACTER IS MY 2nd FAV???? HHMMMMMMMM..........



HINT: My last name is Newton.




It was also nice to see a still from the movie, "SO Dear to my Heart" and see where Walt got the idea from for his barn:



AND FINALLY!!


It was nice to finally see the Abe AA:



(It's amazing to see the tech advances in AA's from the 60's AAs to the 80's "Joe Cocker AA" out at the DIsney Studios)


ANYWHO -
After a quick shot of Coca Cola and another pretzel, I was off to see this spectacle:



and -





**JUST DOUBLE CLICK OVER THE TWO VIDEOS POSTED ABOVE & THEY WILL PLAY FOR YOU **



This was really a sight to behold as I have never seen it before. So I felt like a little kid with his mouth hanging open, taking in all the sights with a "WOW!" look to my face. I must have hung out in that section of HS for about 20 minutes before

I decided that all this was enough for my first day and decided to mosey up on outta HS around 11pm and made it back to CBR around 11:30pm for a quick stop off at Old Port Royale for 6......yes count them Six cc cookies and two cans of Coke.
(DIET?? WHAT DIET??)




Threw myself into a nice hot bubble bath while nibbling on a few cookies while looking at the my "Must Do's" for the next day.



Chilled out watching "The Stacey Channel" while finishing my late night snack as I finally tumbled off to Neverland around 1am.






UP NEXT:





So - how fast can you get dressed and out that hotel door for a impromptu charcter breakfast??




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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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Smile - THE MAGIC BEHIND A PB&J MILKSHAKe -




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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Smile AAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKkk!!


(My apetizer while on day 1 at AP) = YUM!!




About the pesky world of tablemates from heck:



I have a strong belief in the phrase, "Treat your table mates in the way that you would want to be treated."


Now here comes the word BUT -




But -



when I sat down at an EIGHT TOP (table) and introduced myself to the ONLY PERSON AT THE TABLE ....


ok......


AND....



the tablemate begins to talk about:


1) US politics
2) real estate


Now, let me stop this right here and express that I really tried to give it a go and see if this could work, but I gotta tell ya, I was rapidly losing interest since I am on a vacation and the LAST thing I desire to immerse myself in is REALITY.

Yes, there is so much more I could say about this but I am choosing to be kind here.


ANYWHO -

So at the end of the meal, I made it a point to stop on by Guest Services and express my sincere disdain for the table from heck.

A table that shall go un-named.



And with that, I bid him a farewell, and made my way on up to Rockin' (what's the proper name of that bar??) and had fun participating in Magic Quest - A game that all should enter.


We all had fun - didn't win but had fun playing.
From there, I hung around that area checking out the sights and sounds before


I sauntered on back to my room, ordered 3 big island cookies and a can of Coca Cola (from Room service) and relaxed out for a bit while watching "Puss n Boots" on one of the zillion Disney tv channels.


Finally called it a night around 1:30am.


All in all, what a beautiful day; all things considered.






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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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(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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