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Old 12-09-2012, 04:33 PM   #31
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Ugh. Just spent two hours writing up a post and organizing my thoughts, and the computer ate it.


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Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #32
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Ugh. Just spent two hours writing up a post and organizing my thoughts, and the computer ate it.


ARGH!
Ughhh! Oh no! We will patiently await the next posting. Your trip report has been fabulous so far. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #33
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Lol. Small world.
There were actually several people from TWUMC on our sailing, so I'm not surprised that there are more of us. Off to get the links off of my laptop.

So, Milliepie has pulled down her 4shared site that has the pages, I'll PM you with what I have, though. If that's okay?
Can you PM with the pages as well? I'm sailing on the Christmas cruise out of Galveston and can't wait.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #34
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Sunday Afternooon-Second Attempt

After brunch, we took the boxed up berry pizza back to our room, changed into comfy clothes wandered around for a little bit sans kids,

then decided we should see if they wanted to hang out with us and have an afternoon snack.
Chris and Kylee reluctantly left the Oceaneer's Club and came back to try some of the mysterious dessert pizza. Kylee gave it a taste or too, but didn't like it, and Chris wouldn't touch it if we'd paid him too. Oh well, more for me! Now that I had room again.

Kylee stomped on the hem of her skirt at some point during the running around DoSiDoing with Snow White and ripped the back of her skirt open, so I patched that up with the Walmart sewing kit from the day before while the guys ran out to try to find an available shuffleboard. Finally got the skirt all patched while little princess snored away. I collected another of our many lovely FE gifts out of the hallway.

Chris and Ben ducked back by to see what was going on, and since Kylee still slumbered away, Chris wanted to try to teach me Shuffleboard as well. We made it halfway around the ship when he realized he hadn't used the restroom since breakfast. And so we spent some time that afternoon locating the nearest laundry rooms and running a load. After we got through with that and getting all gussied up for formal night, we headed to deck four to take some pictures...except it was already sunset by then. It sure doesn't feel like late fall in the southern gulf of Mexico, but the sun still sets early. So instead we took some time to meander about the shops and see which items interested the kids and what they might spend their pocket money on at some point.
Chris looking like a little gentleman

Kylee in her princess finery

Kylee, indulging in a twirl

You know how all the cast members point differently than regular people?

Yep. My kindergartener picked it up in under a day and still does it, now three weeks later. Never fails to make me smile.
I picked up the cruise's itinerary pin for my lanyard

(sorry this picture looks funny, technically, this isn't a picture, but just what my lanyard looks like according to my scanner)
and we headed toward Animator's Palate.

Still early, we hung about for a little while and realized, that one of the children from Kylee's preschool not only was onboard (surprise!) but had our same dining rotation

Kylee and Her School friend
The Prince and Princess menu greeted us for the evening and cute little folded napkins.

Ben asked if we could expedite the kids' meals as Kylee really wanted to go to the kid's club at this point. They were more than happy to oblige and after a fruit salad

and a surprisingly bland tofu pad thai,

I hurried off to drop the children at the Oceaneer's Club. Who should we run into right outside Shutters but Pluto? He seemed very pleased to hug Chris and wave at Kylee then he had to run off for a snack so that he could meet the kids for Pluto's PJ party in the club. I took the kids back to the room, changed them into full length pj's and slippers and dropped them at the club. When I returned to Animator's Palate, Ben had saved the rest of the pad thai for me and was just receiving this as I sat down.

We slowly finished dinner and hung around until Luis dropped by to get our orders for tomorrow. We explained we planned to pretty much chill the next day and just catch something casual for dinner. He took Kylee's lunch order for the next day (vegan pancakes and apple slices, as it was an easy neat vegan finger food) and said to call him if I needed or wanted any dinner sent up. We slowly wandered back to pick up the kids, who were pretty well exhausted after such a full day of fun. They attacked our towel animal before I could see, let alone photograph it. Although they seemed exhausted and were already in their pjs, they took quite a while to fall asleep so we turned on the Walt Disney Theatre channel to Twice Upon a Time. Next sailing, I truly hope to be able to catch this show live, as it was lovely.
I reviewed the next day's navigators and took some pictures of the little details in the room.

I'd noticed the Disneyland and Disney World castles on the lamp on the previous cruise.

Out of curiosity I rotated the lampshade. Sure enough, there are castles for Disneyland Paris

and Tokyo Disneyland as well!

I'm guessing the shades predate the 2005 opening of Hong Kong Disneyland, though.

After a last look at the art over our bed, I shut the curtain and crawled into bed, determined to sleep in for at least one day on our cruise. Even if it was to be the one day that we would be subjected to spring forward...

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:13 AM   #35
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Why did you have to set your clocks forward? Was that to be in sync with Grand Cayman time? We did not, and I even asked about it. In fact I just wrote about this on my TR, but I swear we could never figure out for sure what time Grand Cayman was on because we saw clocks with different times there.

Palo sounds like it was a big hit. I did brunch on the Dream and loved it. I was not a big fan of Palo dinner on the Magic though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #36
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Why did you have to set your clocks forward? Was that to be in sync with Grand Cayman time? We did not, and I even asked about it. In fact I just wrote about this on my TR, but I swear we could never figure out for sure what time Grand Cayman was on because we saw clocks with different times there.

Palo sounds like it was a big hit. I did brunch on the Dream and loved it. I was not a big fan of Palo dinner on the Magic though.
Monday and Tuesday we were on EST. All ship activities and excursions. They left the card on our beds and there was a single line in the navigators the night before.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #37
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Monday and Tuesday we were on EST. All ship activities and excursions. They left the card on our beds and there was a single line in the navigators the night before.
Ok. They didn't do that for us. I had wondered if they would or not and asked before going and most people told me yes, the time would change, but it never did.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:02 PM   #38
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enjoying your TR. weíve booked a very last minute cruise on the magic january 4 and, having been the last 3 times on the dream or fantasy, just this evening iím turning into the crazy internet person who is thinking the boat is going to be dinky, nothing will be nice, our room is going to be terrible..... complete ridiculousness!

but as a fellow vegan (followed your posts before) and recently lapsed runner, iím finding alot of reassurance here! and some great port galveston pics - nice to know what it looks like!

thanks!
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enjoying your TR. weíve booked a very last minute cruise on the magic january 4 and, having been the last 3 times on the dream or fantasy, just this evening iím turning into the crazy internet person who is thinking the boat is going to be dinky, nothing will be nice, our room is going to be terrible..... complete ridiculousness!

but as a fellow vegan (followed your posts before) and recently lapsed runner, iím finding alot of reassurance here! and some great port galveston pics - nice to know what it looks like!

thanks!
http://youtu.be/rTuDWg85Opw
I thought this was cool, fwiw
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #40
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #41
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Cant wait to hear how the cruise went. My family (DW, DS, my mom and my dad) recently booked the 5 night Thanksgiving cruise on the Magic out of Miami for 2013. Trying to get all of the info I can!
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That youtube was cool!
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This one is good too :-)
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #44
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Love your trip report. Your kids are adorable!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:36 AM   #45
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thank you so much for sharing all of this!!
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