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Old 03-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #766
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Here we go again. Love all those photos of the ship, Jen! Even though I have some that look quite the same and we had those crazy birds too! They were soooooooo loud.

Love the pics of you all at breakfast. Your dad putting the napkin on his head is hilarious. And Claire looking at her spoon .... hm I wonder if it is a magical one.
Thanks for all the great pics, Jen.
The birds were really crazy. They knew a new meal was coming their way.

Claire and the spoon. I have no clue what was going on there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #767
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After we all got settled in at our table and made some drink orders, we headed up to get some plates of food.







A light fixture on the wall.



We had a nice breakfast and discussed the days plans. After breakfast, I was going to take Alexis and Claire to play the Detective Agency game. And then drop them off at the kids clubs for a while. I think Gails plan to was to take Abby there as well for a bit.

We headed to go get our card set up and ran into the Princess meet and greet and it was a bit crazy.



The girls got their instructions and learned how to play the game (though Claire has played this before).



While they were learning how to play, I peeked into the Podcast groups head quarters to see if anyone famous was in there. &&Ok, I really was looking for Richard Sherman, who was on our cruise, but I never did see him.





On to the fun!



The girls took turns at each picture to make it fair.







While playing, I spotted this Mickey and had some fun with him.














I cant remember if we finished off the mission or not, but I know the plan was to take them to the kids club by a certain time, so I did. I am thinking we got close to done, and maybe someone else finished the mission with them at a later time.





Time to get washed up.






I said good bye and went off on my way.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:20 PM   #768
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After leaving the girls, I headed up to the top of the ship and relaxed and took in the view.

















The lighthouse is one of those things that I tend to take a lot of pictures of.





I saw Gail and Rob come up Öalone. It seemed so weird to see the 2 of them without a child. They were married for several years before Alexis arrived and it was the norm to see just the 2 of them back then. Now it seemed strange. I let them walk around together and have their romantic moment. (if thatís what it was ! LOL).







Originally I had planned to go to Atlantis to the aquarium on this day. But I changed my mind and decided that it could wait for another time. If Skip ever does sail with us, I would like to do it with him. Years ago (actually about 10), we sailed NCL and this was one of the things we did while in Nassau. He really enjoyed it and we have talked of doing it again in the future.









I decided to go scope out the area where we would be meeting for the excursion later on. I believe we were meeting in the District Lounge. I think I mightíve stopped and gotten an ice-cream cone on my way down too. It was time for a morning snack!









This is 687.





Here is the District Lounge.



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Old 03-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #769
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It but how is Clair today
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #770
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The photos of the sea are so beautiful. I just love the colour of the water in the Caribbean and you captured this perfectly. Goofy Golf would be right up our street. I love all the detail. Looks like Midship Detective Agency works in a similar way to The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This is something else I would really enjoy.

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It but how is Clair today
she is back to school, but a bit sassy. She wouldn't do homework, so I gave her the threat of homework or a nap and she took a nap! I just got her up and it's time for dance now, so now we'll be doing homework late.

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The photos of the sea are so beautiful. I just love the colour of the water in the Caribbean and you captured this perfectly. Goofy Golf would be right up our street. I love all the detail. Looks like Midship Detective Agency works in a similar way to The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This is something else I would really enjoy.

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I think so. I think they were so popular on the ships that they put them in the parks too.
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Jen - you are the only person I know who can make exercise equipment look pretty.

What an amazing sunrise! I am so glad you get up early so you can take all these wonderful pictures.

The more pictures I see of ATlantis the more I want to do an excursion there. It really does look amazing.
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Jen - you are the only person I know who can make exercise equipment look pretty.

What an amazing sunrise! I am so glad you get up early so you can take all these wonderful pictures.

The more pictures I see of ATlantis the more I want to do an excursion there. It really does look amazing.
LOL. It's prettier to look at than use!

Atlantis really is pretty.
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Did anyone else stop getting Dis email notifications? mine stopped about 6:30 today and not a single one since. It really annoys me.
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I'm all caught up!! I can't wait to go on a Cruise one day! I don't even care where or what! Just get me on a boat!!!!! BUT I do want to wait until Catie is really old enough to enjoy it.

I LOVE Claire's dress for the golden mickey! And all that food looks so tasty!

I can't wait to read about your excursions!!!
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What great pictures, Jen. I just love that mini-golf course...so well themed. And those lounges are spectacular.

Breakfast does look yummy.

Claire reminds me of my husband. He checks the silverware and the china every where we go...it's because they sell "old stuff" at dollar stores and he likes to compare or see if it is theirs.
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Did anyone else stop getting Dis email notifications? mine stopped about 6:30 today and not a single one since. It really annoys me.
It does it to me that way every so often. I'll get no notifications and then get 100 of them all at once. It's been like that since they updated some time ago.
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I'm all caught up!! I can't wait to go on a Cruise one day! I don't even care where or what! Just get me on a boat!!!!! BUT I do want to wait until Catie is really old enough to enjoy it.

I LOVE Claire's dress for the golden mickey! And all that food looks so tasty!

I can't wait to read about your excursions!!!
You'll love cruising. Give her a year or so and she'll be ready!

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What great pictures, Jen. I just love that mini-golf course...so well themed. And those lounges are spectacular.

Breakfast does look yummy.

Claire reminds me of my husband. He checks the silverware and the china every where we go...it's because they sell "old stuff" at dollar stores and he likes to compare or see if it is theirs.


Geoff often examines it because he is a germaphobe, but I am sure that wasn't Claire's reason.

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It does it to me that way every so often. I'll get no notifications and then get 100 of them all at once. It's been like that since they updated some time ago.
A whole slew came in overnight. I am not sure if it was my email causing the problem or Dis. I was getting some other emails from other sources last night, but not all.
I get annoyed by dumb things like this.
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I toured the District a bit more and looked in on what I think is the prettiest of the places, Pink.

















I headed back up top. I do believe I found Gail and Rob then and we chatted a bit.





Helloooooooo up there!







Another lighthouse shot.



At some point in time, I think Rob left us. I don’t remember why or where he went, but after a bit Gail and I decided to go pick up the girls and get them some lunch before we headed off to meet for our port Adventure.

We arrived at the kids club and asked for our girls and Rob showed up with them. He said he was able to sign out his 2, but they wouldn’t let him sign out Claire. I had never thought about giving Rob permission. I had Mom and Gail listed, but not Rob. Abby had a princess dress on and the cast member told her she had to go take it off and he went to help her and she pushed him. Ok, it’s not funny at all, but it was hysterical. She was NOT about to leave if she couldn’t take the dress with her. Rob wasn’t too happy and tried and she pushed him away too. She got a lecture and with some effort, the dress was taken off.
In the meantime I had lifted my camera to take a picture, as it was so cute and funny and I got a lecture as well ….from one of the cast members. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of kids in the clubs. I was standing outside and our kids were still inside, even though right at the gate. I said it was my child and nieces and was still told no, it wasn’t allowed. Now I had done so earlier without a blink of an eye by any cast member and I had taken pictures inside the actual club on my last Dream cruise, so I don’t know if the rules have changed, or some CM’s are stricter with policies over others, but needless to say, I didn’t get a shot of Abby pouting. And the CM did get a big giant eye roll!

We got the girls a light lunch and really they weren’t too hungry, but we made them each take at least a bite of a few things. And cookies do count as part of lunch!

I got adventurous and tried sushi.



Let’s just say …yuck, gross, and never again! It was just nasty. I don’t know if you are supposed to eat the black thing around the edge, but I did, and blahhhhh! The rice was no better either. Dry and sticky and not tasty at all. Maybe this is not the best spot to try it, but it will be a long time before I decide to give it a try again.

This is the overhang at Cabanas. I thought it was cute.



A shot of the dessert choices.



When we finished up, we headed down towards the District Lounge and Claire and I made a pit stop in the fancy round bathrooms.







The family was all waiting and we went and checked in.



The girl in blue was some person who did arrangements for the excursions, or something like that. Today she was going to be joining us on ours.

We got a few instructions and then were led off the ship. Our excursion today was to the Ardastra Gardens and City Tour.

We had to walk down several flights of stairs to exit the ship and we all joked with Dad about it. He had been anti stairs this whole trip and of course we had to get a couple of digs about whether he was going to make it or not.
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Once we exited the ship, we had to wait a few minutes before we proceeded on.



You know me ….I started taking pictures.



On my last trip to Nassau, I had lost my memory card sometime during the trip and the pictures on that card were mostly from this day. So I needed to make up for lost time now.








You could clearly see the damage that Sandy had done the week before. Many of the plants were brown and had a burned out look.



Taking care of the garbage problem. Amazing how much is dumped off after less than 24 hours of ship time.



As we were standing there, a girl walks by and says “Hello Jennifer” all excitedly. I looked and had absolutely no clue who she was and I looked puzzled and asked who she was. “It’s me, Rasheeta, one of your servers”! I said hello and really thought it was nice she recognized me, but I instantly felt bad too, as Gail and I had just recently been discussing her poor service.
Like I said, she was REALLY nice, but just not a good server. I did notice if I asked for something, it got done, but if Gail asked, it seemed to get ignored. LOL



We were on the move now. Walking towards the area to find our busdrivers.









It was so sad to see the plant life so burned out.











Some of the family was a little slower.











We were directed to the buses. They had a couple of them waiting for us.






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