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Old 07-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #331
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Yosemite weather can be stinking hot and other times cold. I'd bring a swim suit and everything else to a jacket. We went over father's day weekend and Yosemite was in the 90s the whole time. The evening did cool down but still warm not warm enough for a jacket.
We are only there 1 full day, staying at the Ahwahnee!!! So excited! I'm thinking once we are in for the night, we are IN.... so I won't worry too much about that. I'm a city girl, no hiking or anything crazy like that!

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Yeah, that will not be an easy packing trip. Make sure you watch the SF forecast pretty closely. It is true that it is not super-warm there, but there are always a couple of weeks each summer when I would sell my soul for air conditioning (most homes are not air-conditioned). Also, if you are planning to spend time in the East Bay, it is much warmer there usually.
East, West, South, North Bay? I'm just tagging along on a business trip so no planning for me. I do know we will be eating lunch at Fishermans Wharf on Saturday, then we have a tour guide picking us up for 4 hours.... Then driving to Manteca for the night and Yosemite the next day. Then two days at Pebble then back to SF for another full day of sightseeing and one night before flying home....

What are your top 3 Must Do's????? We are doing Muir Woods and Sausalito and Fishermans Wharf the first day..... Then the last day we are doing Alcatraz and Lombard St and Chinatown, etc.... I MUST ride a cable car.....
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Just caught up on your trip report and it is incredible. Your excursion seemed awesome and captain jordan was dreamy!
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East, West, South, North Bay? I'm just tagging along on a business trip so no planning for me. I do know we will be eating lunch at Fishermans Wharf on Saturday, then we have a tour guide picking us up for 4 hours.... Then driving to Manteca for the night and Yosemite the next day. Then two days at Pebble then back to SF for another full day of sightseeing and one night before flying home....

What are your top 3 Must Do's????? We are doing Muir Woods and Sausalito and Fishermans Wharf the first day..... Then the last day we are doing Alcatraz and Lombard St and Chinatown, etc.... I MUST ride a cable car.....
Girl, I think you have enough planned to use up your entire time there! Make sure you make plenty of time for eating - there is a lot of good food in SF!
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OMG- Timmy did the EXACT same thing!!! FREAKED out and Pods carried him back to the boat- feet wrapped around Pods' waist in a death grip!!

Crap- does this mean the Grandkids are gonna be wimpy too?????
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AND she had grilled cheese for lunch????



This does not bode well for future generations at ALL.....

Are we sure they're not somehow already related????
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #336
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Loving your TR...we'll be on our first Disney Cruise on the Fantasy exactly 6 months from today! Can't wait! Keep it coming...
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #337
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The problem with these types of tours is that you don't get the one on one attention that we got from Fat Fish and Jordan. And who wouldn't want one on one attention from him????
man hes so dreamy lol

Then Jordan advised us to NOT go to the counter to order lunch, but rather to just find a table and someone would come to us. Hey, he's the boss and he knew what he was talking about!!!
thats my kind of man ordering for me.. geez I cant even get E to do that


We invited Jordan to join us for lunch and the view just got even better!!!
Why would anyone NOT invite him to join..

Ally got all crazy and went with a grilled cheese.....
wild women LOL

Following JOrdan back to the boat....
Id follow him anywhere.. swoon

The Reel Nauti...... Oh yeah, my head is filled with thoughts right now!!!
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OMG- Timmy did the EXACT same thing!!! FREAKED out and Pods carried him back to the boat- feet wrapped around Pods' waist in a death grip!!

Crap- does this mean the Grandkids are gonna be wimpy too?????
I believe it skips a generation.. cuz my parents are real wimps.. and so are my kids.. but me.. ill do anything once.. twice if he's cute LMAO

Have fun on the West Coast.. wish we had time to meet up if it were closer darn it!
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #338
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I want to try to finish up Grand Cayman today, as I am leaving early Saturday for a week in San Francisco, Yosemite, and Pebble Beach!!!! I have never been to this part of the country and I'm uber excited!!!!! It's a company paid trip, as Jeff is taking a customer and his wife out there and I am lucky enough to get to tag along!!!! The boys are playing Pebble Beach and I plan on hitting a ball too, just to say I did!!! I think that is what I am most excited about.....

But anyway...... Back to Grand Cayman and Starfish Beach....

I had no idea what to expect from this stop on the tour, but it was kind of neat..... but then again, if I go back (as in next spring!!!!) I'll ask Jordan to skip this stop. Been there, done that. Definitely do it once!!!! But after that, not again. I mean, how exciting is a starfish?

Jordan picking up some jellyfish... and he got stung. Good thing he's so cute, cause that wasn't very smart.....



Ewww Nice of him to risk his limb for the education of our daughter.





He told us we could pick them up for no more than 15 seconds, and Ally was so upset watching other people keep them out for much longer. Again, Jordan was very concerned with the wildlife and even though he wanted to make us happy, he had rules and he respected nature....





Were you thinking about making a new swimsuit top?

By now the girls were getting a little bored. A lot of sun, a lot of water, and our bellies full, I think we were all getting a little tired.





Soon it was time to say goodbye to the starfish and make our way back.....



I really did not want this day to end, it was the PERFECT excursion!!!







On the way back, Jordan really opened up the engines for the girls and we were FLYING across the water! But I just didn't want it to end.....

Sadly, it did. We got back to the dock, and piled back into the van and Jordan dropped us off at the port.

As much as I joked about how cute he was, he was a FANTASTIC captain!!!! I always felt safe with him, I totally relaxed, he was laid back, fun, easy to talk to, and that is why we booked him again next year. I cannot recommend this operation enough!!!!

Once back at the port, we had a little bit of time to kill, so we decided to go ahead and stay on the island a little longer.....



As you can see, Ally was 100% DONE by now!!!! She was so ready to tender on back and rest for awhile....



I ordered a Havanas and Bananas and just relaxed in the cool bar....



Here's to a great day on a beautiful island!!!



CHEERS!!!

A couple more shots that I just found.....










That does look like the perfect day! I think it would be hard to leave - you would just want to sit on that starfish beach forever. It does kind of remind me of a pirate scene.
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I'd stay on that beach forever too but only if the captain was there too.

Drea can't wait to hang out with you in May
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That looks awesome! I love the pic where the starfish are "accessorizing" your swimsuit!

Did you find any 6 pointed ones? DH and I did the jetski excursion at CC and when we were over by the little tiny island off CC we found a giant 6 pointed one. It was one of the most special parts of our trip!

The only thing missing from Margaritaville is a giant plate of volcano nachos! Those are the best!

Have a great trip out west! Will you do a mini TR when you get back? (please say yes!)
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This does not bode well for future generations at ALL.....

Are we sure they're not somehow already related????
Doesn't matter.... I'm from South Carolina, we love to marry our own kin!
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #342
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That looks awesome! I love the pic where the starfish are "accessorizing" your swimsuit!

Did you find any 6 pointed ones? DH and I did the jetski excursion at CC and when we were over by the little tiny island off CC we found a giant 6 pointed one. It was one of the most special parts of our trip!

The only thing missing from Margaritaville is a giant plate of volcano nachos! Those are the best!

Have a great trip out west! Will you do a mini TR when you get back? (please say yes!)
I will do a mini TR.... Jeff and I have an over/under bet on number of photos I'll take in 5 days..... It's at 1200, and I'm saying over....

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I believe it skips a generation.. cuz my parents are real wimps.. and so are my kids.. but me.. ill do anything once.. twice if he's cute LMAO

Have fun on the West Coast.. wish we had time to meet up if it were closer darn it!
One day I'll accompany Jeff on a trip to LA or San Diego, are those closer to you????

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Loving your TR...we'll be on our first Disney Cruise on the Fantasy exactly 6 months from today! Can't wait! Keep it coming...
So jealous!!!! My next cruise is March and my next DCL is May and my next 7 night DCL is December of 2013!!!!

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OMG- Timmy did the EXACT same thing!!! FREAKED out and Pods carried him back to the boat- feet wrapped around Pods' waist in a death grip!!

Crap- does this mean the Grandkids are gonna be wimpy too?????
I was so afraid my bathing suit top was going to fall off and scare off Captain Cutie!!!!

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Girl, I think you have enough planned to use up your entire time there! Make sure you make plenty of time for eating - there is a lot of good food in SF!
Oh, I plan to eat.... a LOT!

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Just caught up on your trip report and it is incredible. Your excursion seemed awesome and captain jordan was dreamy!
Thank you! And yes, yes he was......

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That does look like the perfect day! I think it would be hard to leave - you would just want to sit on that starfish beach forever. It does kind of remind me of a pirate scene.
It was awesome!!! Starfish Beach I wouldn't do again, now that I've done it. But it was cool to see so many of them in one place in the wild.

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I'd stay on that beach forever too but only if the captain was there too.

Drea can't wait to hang out with you in May
I think I'd stay there with or without him!!!
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I have to say I would be sitting in the boat wih Timmy & Ally! No touching sea creatures for me!
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I will do a mini TR.... Jeff and I have an over/under bet on number of photos I'll take in 5 days..... It's at 1200, and I'm saying over....
I would bet on it you will . Oh if you have time for breakfast try The Buena Vista Cafe, best Irish Coffee's in the WORLD.. Ill be honest theres lots of Irish Whiskey with a splash of coffee.. either way PERKS ya right up LOL

One day I'll accompany Jeff on a trip to LA or San Diego, are those closer to you????
Yes, La is my hometown (dont hold it against me LOL) and SD E and I moved to when we got hitched so I really consider that where i grew up LMAO both are just under 2hours from me (thats counting at traffic hour)

So jealous!!!! My next cruise is March and my next DCL is May and my next 7 night DCL is December of 2013!!!!

there you go rubbing it in lol (its ok I would too)
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I'm with MAGICFOR2 here....I thought you were modeling for a new swimsuit idea!

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As much as I joked about how cute he was, he was a FANTASTIC captain!!!! I always felt safe with him, I totally relaxed, he was laid back, fun, easy to talk to, and that is why we booked him again next year. I cannot recommend this operation enough!!!!
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(Oops, I guess that was a comment, wasn't it?!)
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