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Old 12-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #271
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After my photo shoot with Ariel we headed to the top deck or next to top deck to get some more grub. Again, it would be a long time until dinner.

I got my first Drink of the Day for the Cruise





We went to Plutos Dog House for our second lunch.



Mine, Bratwurst



Frans, regular dog



The whole thing all dressed up



We came back to the room to find some more FE gifts. These were filled with tootsie rolls, Fran liked that!





And Lucifer was guarding the bed.



Our Concierge perk snack had arrived. There were two more on here, but we couldnt resist before taking the picture!



One of the things they were doing for our day at sea was offering a silent auction. By this day, the gal running the artwork knew Fran was an easy target and made sure that she knew about the auction. She placed the minimum bid on a painting called. Underwater Mickey

She sent me down to the artwork section of the ship to check and see if she was outbid, and I discover that she had also purchased another painting of Pirate Mickey. We have a pirate Mickey balancing on one leg on a Rum Keg in our house currently, and this picture will go perfect with that one in our new house. Nice, huh?



She won the painting, and this is all I got. I didnt take a picture until well after the thing had been taken down and my picture was only of a picture in a book. So sorry about the quality.



Of course she won the auction and I went back to the room to let her know about the win. By this time the sun was setting and I went out on the Balcony to take some pictures.







And the moonlit ocean



Fran continued to do more of this



Dinner tonight was again at Tritons and I finally got a good shot of the mural with the Big Camera



This is Fran with our server Ridwan



Our server got to know my obsession with food, and the pairing of the wine. They had brought me tonights menu the previous night so that I could choose a good bottle of wine to go with tonights dinner. I had already selected my choices the previous night, but here is the menu.











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Old 12-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #272
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By the second night, I had the servers trained to bring me the following night’s menu so that I could better plan my wine purchases. Since I knew from the previous night exactly what I was going to be having I had ordered this wine to go with my first few courses, and the bread service.



Fran started off with the Chilled Prawns. I imagine she liked these well enough since she finished them off.



I got the Applewood Smoked Bacon and Wild Mushroom Tart. Now this was something completely different than I expected. It was quite good, but I had no idea what to expect and nothing like I thought it would be.





Both of us had the French Onion Soup



For the Entrée, Fran had the Sea Bass on a Mushroom Risotto, I’m pretty sure that she liked it since she finished it off.



I had the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, it was good, but not WOW! Good and creamy, it could have used more sauce.



It appears that I didn’t get a picture of the dessert menu for this evening. I’m not sure what Fran had, but it was some kind of chocolate mousse or pudding cake kind of a thing. I’m assuming that she liked itl



My dessert was EPIC! I love a Grand Mariner Souffle and I had been looking forward to this dessert ever since we booked the cruise and before that! It was so good that I ordered a second one!





Fran ended up sticking around at the internet Café to read her email since the signal was faster there than in our room. I came back to find our towel animal





I took a bath and was in bed before Fran made it back from the Internet Café.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #273
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Welcome! Disney cruises are a little pricier than the rest, but we really enjoy all the Disney touches. Our home is filled with Disney stuff, so we sort of think that our cruises should be too!
LOL I have been totally bitten by the Disney bug! I am already trying to convince DH to let me plan our next WDW vacation and we haven't even been back a week yet!
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So how many kids did you run into while on the ship? How many we're around during dinner?

I think I want us to take a Disney cruise but I am just worried about the amount of kids... Being child free changes you outlook on vacations.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #275
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LOL I have been totally bitten by the Disney bug! I am already trying to convince DH to let me plan our next WDW vacation and we haven't even been back a week yet!
The best way to get over Post Disney Depression is to plan another trip!

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So how many kids did you run into while on the ship? How many we're around during dinner?

I think I want us to take a Disney cruise but I am just worried about the amount of kids... Being child free changes you outlook on vacations.
There were kids on the ship definitely. There was one day when there was a whole gaggle of them in line for the Princess Meet and Greet in the Lobby. Also Mickey's pool was filled with them, however, other than that I really didn't see a lot of them other than going up and down the stairs or elevators with their parents. We were at the second seating for dinner, and there was a young girl at the table next to us, but she was well behaved and mostly colored at the table while waiting for dinner to come.

There were some at the Bingo game, when they called certain numbers they had a little schtick that they would do. On B11 (their favorite number), they would play Beyonce's song, "All the Bingo ladies", a couple of the kids would come up and dance with them. Other than those places, we really didn't see many kids.

One kid tried to come talk to her mother while they were eating at Palo, and the manager chased her out of there. The mother had to go out of the restaurant to talk to her. They didn't allow them at the adult pool, and even the family pool was relatively quiet. Perhaps if we had done some of the family activities like Trivia, the Drawing classes, or the Gingerbread House making class I might have seen more of them. Never once (except looking at the Mickey pool) did I ever think, "Oh my gosh, there are just way too many kids here."
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Never once (except looking at the Mickey pool) did I ever think, "Oh my gosh, there are just way too many kids here."
I had that moment, too, walking by the Family Hot Tub on a cool day in Canada, and all I could think of was "KID SOUP"! But I agree with you that DCL is really good about keeping adult spaces kid-free.
(BTW I think that those fancy cars would look extra special with you and your Disney Diamond jewelry posing in the front seat!!!)
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Loving the food porn!

Looks like you and Fran are having a great time.
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I am just loving seeing the Wonder through your eyes. She is absolutely gorgeous. I just ate lunch and am hungry again. So many delicious things to eat! Mom felt the same way about the soufflé. She couldn't stop raving about it, thought it was the best dessert of the cruise.

Pirate Mickey is too cute!!
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I love the Pirate Mickey painting. I also love the Grand Marnier Souffle, but missed out on this on our most recent cruise as we were at Palo that night. Still, I should be able to get it twice on our back to back cruise.

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I had that moment, too, walking by the Family Hot Tub on a cool day in Canada, and all I could think of was "KID SOUP"! But I agree with you that DCL is really good about keeping adult spaces kid-free.
(BTW I think that those fancy cars would look extra special with you and your Disney Diamond jewelry posing in the front seat!!!)
I felt pretty "child free" in our adult world, but we also spent a good amount of time in the room, so we were shielded from other folks.

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Loving the food porn!

Looks like you and Fran are having a great time.
We were definlitely relaxing a lot, it was nice to be able to go out and do something knowing that she was safe resting in the room. I hope that our next trip, she feels better though.

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I am just loving seeing the Wonder through your eyes. She is absolutely gorgeous. I just ate lunch and am hungry again. So many delicious things to eat! Mom felt the same way about the soufflé. She couldn't stop raving about it, thought it was the best dessert of the cruise.

Pirate Mickey is too cute!!
The Wonder is a very nice ship. So relaxing. I am looking forward to checking out the Dream or Fantasy or both!

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Dinner looked lovely, I can't recall what we had at Triton's but believe I liked the meal. Ambiance wise it is my least favorite on the Wonder but I did enjoy our meal there. Fun FE gifts and paintings!
It's funny how everyone has different likes/dislikes. Tritons was my favorite ambience-wise, that's why I wanted PTTAPTA for my rotation.

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I love the Pirate Mickey painting. I also love the Grand Marnier Souffle, but missed out on this on our most recent cruise as we were at Palo that night. Still, I should be able to get it twice on our back to back cruise.

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You're lucky! I've always loved Grand Mariner Souffles, it's definitely my favorite dessert.
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So how many kids did you run into while on the ship? How many we're around during dinner?

I think I want us to take a Disney cruise but I am just worried about the amount of kids... Being child free changes you outlook on vacations.
Take one of the longer cruises when kids are in school and you won't have very many around. The January 2011 Panama cruise only had around 300 kids. You sometimes had to look hard to find any. The characters were begging for someone to come see them.
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Loved all your pics. Alison your necklace and room looks awesome!

It looks like I have to cancel our May 20th cruise since they scheduled our budget hearing during that week.
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Loved all your pics. Alison your necklace and room looks awesome!

It looks like I have to cancel our May 20th cruise since they scheduled our budget hearing during that week.
That's a major bummer. We could have even had another DISmeet.
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Loved all your pics. Alison your necklace and room looks awesome!

It looks like I have to cancel our May 20th cruise since they scheduled our budget hearing during that week.
What a shame. I was hoping that I would get the chance to meet you.

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