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Old 08-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #361
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I freak out with those twisty high drives. When I was a kid I lived in New Mexico, would travel a lot to Arizona on some hair raising mountain roads.

I got really creeped at the Grand Canyon when we went in 2010. I can't go anywhere close to any kind of edge!

I love Ally's dress, the colors are so nice. At least if she doesn't like lobster that means more for you!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #362
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You said put the plow in the ground.....lmao!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:09 AM   #363
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I LOVE your Yosemite pics- We are all very excited to go next summer!!!!

I was so happy you got to tee off on that hole- such a cool birthday present- in addition to the bagpipes- awesome!

Great update on the cruise, too- lol-
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Thanks for the update.

What does put the plow (Plough in English)in the ground mean???????
It's not an expression we use over here.
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Loved seeing your Cali pics!

And a great update. The pics of the Fantasy (was it the Fantasy? or the Dream? now I've forgotten ) were hilarious. Such a show-off giant beast of a ship.

It's funny reading your report while writing mine - it's like alternate worlds or something: the same, but not quite. Magic, Wonder, Wonder, Magic......
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #366
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Great update and mini TR! I guess it does mean there will be more lobster for you, such as shame she was switched at birth though. lol.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #367
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I loved your mini trippie of Northern California. We used to live out there and your photos made me miss it! The whole area from Big Sur up is absolutely beautiful. I'm with you, that drive on 120 is white knuckle sandwich time.
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Thanks for the update.

What does put the plow (Plough in English)in the ground mean???????
It's not an expression we use over here.
It basically just means to suck it up and keep going..... If you stop you'll stop so "put the plow in the ground" and keep going........ You'll see why shortly.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:35 AM   #369
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This is exactly the same way I felt driving up Mt. Lemon in Tucson, AZ. My sister was driving and I was hanging onto the car door for dear life. It's a twisty drive up a mountain on a two lane road and although there are guardrails, I had no faith that those things would save us one bit should our rented economy car go hurtling towards one of them.

I also hate driving on the Taconic Parkway in New York, which we have to do when we go camping. It's small, it's twisty, it's super dark, there are rock faces on each side and deer that run across the road. I age every time we go on it.
Now I just drove up to Ohio yesterday and there's a spot in VA that has a beautiful lookout over the valley, and I was fine - I think I was more nervous that I was going to freak out, than I actually was when I drove it. But I'm a control freak - I was driving MY car and I was fine......

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I have to stick up for Ally here. I love lobster - but the Mac and Cheese with the lobster was not a good dish. I'm not sure how you can screw up Mac and Cheese but they did.
I thought it was really good, therefore YOU are not my daughter either!!!

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I freak out with those twisty high drives. When I was a kid I lived in New Mexico, would travel a lot to Arizona on some hair raising mountain roads.

I got really creeped at the Grand Canyon when we went in 2010. I can't go anywhere close to any kind of edge!

I love Ally's dress, the colors are so nice. At least if she doesn't like lobster that means more for you!
I'll walk right up to a dropoff and look down, it was just the drive. I had a check up with my family dr on Tuesday and he thinks it was a one time deal, due to some family stress right now. I sure hope so because that was the WORST feeling ever!!!

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I LOVE your Yosemite pics- We are all very excited to go next summer!!!!

I was so happy you got to tee off on that hole- such a cool birthday present- in addition to the bagpipes- awesome!

Great update on the cruise, too- lol-
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Loved seeing your Cali pics!

And a great update. The pics of the Fantasy (was it the Fantasy? or the Dream? now I've forgotten ) were hilarious. Such a show-off giant beast of a ship.

It's funny reading your report while writing mine - it's like alternate worlds or something: the same, but not quite. Magic, Wonder, Wonder, Magic......
Yes, it was the Fantasy, and she's beautiful - HUGE for a Disney ship, not so much by cruise industry standards..... We are cruising the Freedom of the Seas, built as the "largest cruise ship" in 2006 at about 150K tons and the Fantasy and Dream are each 120K tons...... Then there are the mega ships out there now...... But compared to the Magic and Wonder, yest, they are giant ships. And after doing only 4 nights on the Dream there is no way to see it all in such a short cruise, which is why we have the 7 night Fantasy booked next year.....

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Great update and mini TR! I guess it does mean there will be more lobster for you, such as shame she was switched at birth though. lol.
Well, I know even more that she was switched at birth - I mean, puberty has made her an EVIL child!!!! Surely she's not mine!!!

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I loved your mini trippie of Northern California. We used to live out there and your photos made me miss it! The whole area from Big Sur up is absolutely beautiful. I'm with you, that drive on 120 is white knuckle sandwich time.
Thank you!!!!! Even Jeff admitted to it being a scary drive, and he had control. Never never never never never never again!!!! Although we would like to go back to Yosemite and Monterey again, will NOT be heading in via 120.....
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"Yes, it was the Fantasy, and she's beautiful - HUGE for a Disney ship, not so much by cruise industry standards..... We are cruising the Freedom of the Seas, built as the "largest cruise ship" in 2006 at about 150K tons and the Fantasy and Dream are each 120K tons...... Then there are the mega ships out there now...... But compared to the Magic and Wonder, yest, they are giant ships. And after doing only 4 nights on the Dream there is no way to see it all in such a short cruise, which is why we have the 7 night Fantasy booked next year....."

I read a TR on here about one of those truly enormous ships - I would spend my whole cruise lost!!!

I may or may not have a DCL trip booked for next year too.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #371
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I read a TR on here about one of those truly enormous ships - I would spend my whole cruise lost!!!

I may or may not have a DCL trip booked for next year too.
Was it nenner1's TR about the Oasis? And what DCL cruise did you book???? Do tell!
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Was it nenner1's TR about the Oasis? And what DCL cruise did you book???? Do tell!
Yes!!!! It was fascinating! I am both intrigued and scared of a ship that huge.

I have to leave a little intrigue for my TR, don't I???? All will soon be revealed........
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Quick question...Maybe Ally can answer this one better. What kind of pins did the officers have for trading? Good ones? Special ones?

Somewhere behind my love for wine, Tokyo Disney SEA and my family...not necessarily in that order...is my love for pins. Though my collection is small(just over a 1000...667 of those are GOOFY) I do like to trade when I get a chance. Especially since trading is not allowed in the Japan parks.
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I will be staying away from those huge ships. I watched a program on PBS & they told how the large ships with all the decks were so top heavy they would easily tip over in high seas & a lot of wind!

Give me a small Disney ship!
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Yes!!!! It was fascinating! I am both intrigued and scared of a ship that huge.

I have to leave a little intrigue for my TR, don't I???? All will soon be revealed........
Aw c'mon!!!! Don't leave me hangin!

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Quick question...Maybe Ally can answer this one better. What kind of pins did the officers have for trading? Good ones? Special ones?

Somewhere behind my love for wine, Tokyo Disney SEA and my family...not necessarily in that order...is my love for pins. Though my collection is small(just over a 1000...667 of those are GOOFY) I do like to trade when I get a chance. Especially since trading is not allowed in the Japan parks.
No trading??? That's unAmerican! Wait, I guess that's okay in NOT America! lol They were decent pins, like what CMs might have in WDW. The CM pins and hidden Mickey pins...

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I will be staying away from those huge ships. I watched a program on PBS & they told how the large ships with all the decks were so top heavy they would easily tip over in high seas & a lot of wind!

Give me a small Disney ship!
I watched the making of the Freedom of the Seas and the top decks are not iron like the bottom ones, to help compensate for this. So it keeps the weight down low. But I must have started dozing off because I can't remember if they were paper mache, cardboard or what....
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