|11-10-2013, 08:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Davenport, FL
2nd Anniversary on the Magic 11/6/13
Let's get this party started
We just got home a few hours ago, and boy oh boy do we have some landsickness. Eep! We are all over the place. I never dreamt it would be this bad!
Hi, I'm Deena! Notorious for taking hundreds of photos, being brutally honest, a bit comedic, and never finishing trip reports right towards the end
In August of 2012, DH and I moved super close to WDW--like 3 miles close We have very much enjoyed being close to the parks, but we have dearly missed vacation. We would frequent WDW a few times per year before we moved to the area. When our favorite vacation destination became local fun, it was time to figure out what we could do to escape the world for a few days. You know... a few days when there's no dog barking at you when you're eating, no dishes in the sink to do, and no going to work? Yeah--I need that.
As much as we love Disneyland, it wasn't in the cards for this year. We decided to give DCL a shot for our 2nd anniversary.
I booked November 7-10 on the Dream out of Port Canaveral. Did tons of research for our first cruise ever.... then I got sick. July and August were a real challenge for me health wise. Health challenges follow with financial challenges and we were left having to cancel our cruise
September was looking up. I was getting stronger every day, and getting life back on track. We decided that since it was close, if we kept saving, we could most likely try to get our vacation back if a good Florida resident rate came out. So I waited, and watched, and was really hoping for the Nov 7th Dream. Finally it was getting too close, and I was getting nervous. We found a great rate for a 4 night, 9B on the Magic sailing out of Miami. This meant an extra day I needed to take off work, a 3 1/2 hour drive, Deck 2, and a re-imagined ship. I was nervous because it wasn't my original plan.... but OMG.... We are going on vacation!!!!
The next couple weeks were spent doing as much re-planning as possible. We were nervous with the canceling of 10/20, more nervous with the reviews that came to follow. We promised we were not going to let any of that bother us, although it was weighing pretty heavy in the back of my mind. With less than 2 weeks to go--I became ill again. I was a perfect patient of taking it easy and taking my medicine, and felt almost 100% going in.
Tuesday night we dropped our doggy off with our friend, and did our last minute packing. We are procrastinators for sure!
The adventure starts with the next post! I'm working on uploading and sorting photos and I can't wait to share!!
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