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Old 01-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #31
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I believe the upstairs section of Cove Cafe was added in 2009...my understanding is that it was intended as a warm and cozy spot for gazing out at Alaska.

Oh, those chocolate chip bars on a stick in the Cove Cafe should be illegal! YUMOLA!
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #32
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We are actually contemplating a 2013 new year's cruise. Who knows, you might be ready for another one by then.....
Come join us on the Dream for our NYE cruise. I'm not as entertaining as Drew but it promises to be fun. Of course don't forget the 45th birthday present for me. They won't let you board without it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:37 PM   #33
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Ok I fell asleep during the toxins portion of that update. I don't worry much about toxins in my liver...the alcohol already residing there tends to scare them away. Great update and looking forward to more. As you already know I have been getting our FE gifts ready for a year now and we still have almost a year to go. Here is the bad part... so far our cruise meet board isn't very active. I may end up with a ton of extra FE gifts...but that's ok..it has been fun doing it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #34
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I hear you...it was hard to leave. But then again for the first time after a cruise I was looking forward to going home. Was that because the kids weren't there or it was time to go...not sure. But it was definately different!
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I was the opposite. Usually I am ready to get home and check mail. Why I want to see bills, I don't know, but that is what I am craving. This trip however, I was quite content to stay on vacation.

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For the pizza lover you are, I find it shocking that you didn't have much on this cruise. Guess a childless cruise led to fancier food and drink.
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We had that pizza fairly often. It was not very good though. I was even asked about how it was by the manager up there and had to give him an honest answer. I know the kids love it though. Good for you for avoiding it more on your childless trip.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #35
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great report....
As much as we try staying up late, since were on vacation, we have a hard time with the late shows.....
thanks for sharing
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #36
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Thanks for the update! I guess if you only did 4 miles, you never earned the half or full marathon certificates? That "running club" on this cruise was so helpful keeping me motivated to move - Even at the speed I walk (turtle), I managed to earn the full!

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Loving your trip report! My fiance (though he will be my husband at the time) and I will be on the May Panama Canal sailing for our honeymoon! Can't wait to read more about your journey!
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I believe the upstairs section of Cove Cafe was added in 2009...my understanding is that it was intended as a warm and cozy spot for gazing out at Alaska.

Oh, those chocolate chip bars on a stick in the Cove Cafe should be illegal! YUMOLA!
It was darn nice - and darn crowded - on the sultry days down south, too

Anxious for the next installment, DZellin!
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #37
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WOW! A new record.....you plan on having this one done in six months?? Yet another shocking relevation. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone.

We are actually contemplating a 2013 new year's cruise. Who knows, you might be ready for another one by then.....
ha, ha...er..ha.

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That was a risk that we took, we had no idea how that would turn out. Of course it turned out great. I don't think all the tables had as good a time as ours did...but we sure had alot of laughter with us. So I guess it is likely hit or miss. but you can always ask to be reseated if it doesn't work. I got stuck with a bunch of Canadians...and somehow made it through. HA! just kidding guys!

And to think that on a couple of nights the Canadian contingency outnumbered you....just saying....
I know! Even when new people joined our table we were outnumbered by the Canadians. I think it's part of the evil plot to take over to world and make us all say "eh?"

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Just wanted to clarify a few things for everyone (including you, Drew). For the FE gifts, I had ordered 60 clipboards for the kids thinking it would be way more than enough since at the time, not too many people had signed up for the exchange. Well, I was wrong! I think I was like 7 clipboards short, so I had to figure something out. I decided that the oldest 3 teen boys probably would not want a decorated clipboard, so I got them some collapsible water bottles, candy and some brain teaser cards. For the 4 youngest babies, I found little Disney books. Not coloring books, reading books. I have a picture of all the clipboards, but I think Drew put those on our other computer, so he will have to find that picture and upload it. I really liked how the clipboards came out, so now, for my clients who have kids, I will be making them clipboards as well to go in their gift basket. And I know Drew says he was lazy and didn't help with the FE (he actually did the music CD, so he did do something), he did help distribute the gifts which was no small feat!
That's why I keep her around. I will post pictures soon.

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Loving your trip report! My fiance (though he will be my husband at the time) and I will be on the May Panama Canal sailing for our honeymoon! Can't wait to read more about your journey!
ah...you are lucky to be looking forward to it! You will have a blast...what a great way to spend a honeymoon. Are you going with other people? going to link reservations, or have a romantic table for two? Very cool stuff!

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I believe the upstairs section of Cove Cafe was added in 2009...my understanding is that it was intended as a warm and cozy spot for gazing out at Alaska.

Oh, those chocolate chip bars on a stick in the Cove Cafe should be illegal! YUMOLA!
That makes sense....so my excuse will be that it wasn't there before. nice! Yes those chocolate chip cookies on a stick should be illegal. I'm not sure the guy liked me stepping in, stealing a few and then stepping back out without buying any coffee!

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Ok I fell asleep during the toxins portion of that update. I don't worry much about toxins in my liver...the alcohol already residing there tends to scare them away. Great update and looking forward to more. As you already know I have been getting our FE gifts ready for a year now and we still have almost a year to go. Here is the bad part... so far our cruise meet board isn't very active. I may end up with a ton of extra FE gifts...but that's ok..it has been fun doing it.
I think the drinking is part of the toxins...not a solution, but I like your thinking! Hopefully your cruise meet will pick up. I'll bet ours was one of the most active, though I didn't really participate, DW did!

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I was the opposite. Usually I am ready to get home and check mail. Why I want to see bills, I don't know, but that is what I am craving. This trip however, I was quite content to stay on vacation.

We had that pizza fairly often. It was not very good though. I was even asked about how it was by the manager up there and had to give him an honest answer. I know the kids love it though. Good for you for avoiding it more on your childless trip.
Glad you told the Manager about it...for me it wasn't the quality...I don't know, just didn't hit it as often. I did, however, have them stick it back in the oven for me.

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great report....
As much as we try staying up late, since were on vacation, we have a hard time with the late shows.....
thanks for sharing
I know! That's how we are, though we did quite a few on this cruise. But part of it was we kept moving the clocks...so it wasn't as late as normal. or was it later? dang, now I can't remember.

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Thanks for the update! I guess if you only did 4 miles, you never earned the half or full marathon certificates? That "running club" on this cruise was so helpful keeping me motivated to move - Even at the speed I walk (turtle), I managed to earn the full!

Anxious for the next installment, DZellin!
No, I didn't earn anything or order a certificate as I did not anticipate earning it either. So nothing lost on that account!

Again, thanks everyone for the kind words!

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:40 AM   #38
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Just starting to read but I'm looking forward to more. The husband and I are booked on the September 2013 PC and I'm trying to convince us to not cancel. I'd be interested to know what types of dinners or special adult events DCL offered on your PC cruise. I'm a little disappointed in the number of ports of call and am hoping we don't get too stir crazy.

We love our days at sea and excel at laziness, but eventually we find ourselves in need of land ho or our muscles being to atrophy.

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #39
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Come join us on the Dream for our NYE cruise. I'm not as entertaining as Drew but it promises to be fun. Of course don't forget the 45th birthday present for me. They won't let you board without it.
Well, I remember you from DZ's last TR...or two...where I felt it necessary to harass him throughout. hehe......I also remember you being right there with me, so I'm thinking we'd have just as much fun. I don't think Disney would know what hit them if the three of us were ever to be on the same cruise.


Is it the Dream or the Fantasy that is NYE this year?
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Enjoying your report..........

Can't wait for more.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #41
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No, I haven't! I'm new to DIS, so I'm still trying to find my way around haha. What is the link? (I saw a few different ones)


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ah...you are lucky to be looking forward to it! You will have a blast...what a great way to spend a honeymoon. Are you going with other people? going to link reservations, or have a romantic table for two? Very cool stuff!
No, just the two of us! I'm hoping that we have tablemates, as it's always fun to meet new people and to talk about your days' adventures! My fiance has never been on a cruise, so it will be exciting! This will be my third Disney Cruise, and I am beyond excited! Exclamation points!!
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