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Old 05-24-2008, 10:12 PM   #16
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I am so glad to be "1" of the few hundred families that is crusing with you, its almost like crusing with a celebrity
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:34 PM   #17
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Erica strikes again ... see how hard it is to stop writing this stuf???

Looking forward to reading along as always.
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I am so glad to be "1" of the few hundred families that is crusing with you, its almost like crusing with a celebrity
It really is. Really!

PS: What happens on the Magic DOES stay on the Magic!!!!*

*(Except where applicable, which includes DIS entertainment value of 6 out of 10 and entails anecdotes with cast members named Lionel, Sarah, Mat, or Erica.)
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:16 AM   #19
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looking forward to hearing more
we are on the Oct Cruise so looking forward to hearing all about yours in Sept
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:23 AM   #20
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I am so glad to be "1" of the few hundred families that is crusing with you, its almost like crusing with a celebrity
It's going to go to her head now. Great.

P.S. How many cabins are involved here? 4 people in one cabin would be awfully crowded. Of course, Sarah does get ready in about 2 seconds so it's really only like 3.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:58 PM   #21
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It's about dang time you started writing for *US*, and not as WORK!



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I know where Casselberry is...I have a very good friend who lives there!
You are one of the few and proud! We're actually barely even IN Casselberry, more like Winter Springs, but no one knows where that is either.

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yeah another trip report by u i can laugh my a$$ off at 2am instead of taking care of patients
I'm glad you and I have the same priorities I hate when my patients need something and drag me away from my reading! I'm busy here!

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I am so glad to be "1" of the few hundred families that is crusing with you, its almost like crusing with a celebrity
Awwww.....

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Erica strikes again ... see how hard it is to stop writing this stuf???

Looking forward to reading along as always.
It really is! I can't believe I waited this long to start. I'm still working on Lionel for October 2009, btw. Though I fear the Magic might not be able to hold enough liquor for both of us......

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It really is. Really!

PS: What happens on the Magic DOES stay on the Magic!!!!*

*(Except where applicable, which includes DIS entertainment value of 6 out of 10 and entails anecdotes with cast members named Lionel, Sarah, Mat, or Erica.)
Hehe - I promise, no off-color comments unless I have permission. Or unless it is really REALLY funny.

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we are on the Oct Cruise so looking forward to hearing all about yours in Sept
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It's going to go to her head now. Great.

P.S. How many cabins are involved here? 4 people in one cabin would be awfully crowded. Of course, Sarah does get ready in about 2 seconds so it's really only like 3.
We opted for two cabins this year, and they are even on the complete opposite side of the boat from us. Last time we cruised with another couple we were right next door, so this should be interesting! Must remember not to peek over into the neighbor's balcony. It is NOT Mat and Sarah. Must remember.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:11 PM   #22
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I do have news:

Guess what I am reading?

MY NEW PASSPORTER!

Yes, almost immediately after I fired off an email to poor Jennifer and David I had to send an apology. Thank goodness I was nice.....
I have been reading non-stop for the past 18 hours, with a little time off for sleep. I have learned many many things, including one very shocking and disturbing fact:

Disney now CHECKS ON YOUR FRIENDS' RESERVATIONS before it lets you reserve more than your cabin size for Palo. Dude. Uncool. So that means only one night at Palo, one brunch, and one high tea. Lionel might implode. Of course, you can put your name on a list and take whatever is left, which we will likely end up doing. But I wonder when they started doing that? Were people complaining that they couldn't get in or something? Hmmm.

In typical Erica-overplanning fashion, I have little sticky-note tabs marking all of the things I want to do on this cruise, and I haven't even gotten to the excursions yet. One the list is:
  • towel animal folding
  • ballroom dance lessons!
  • galley tour
  • art of Disney walking tour
  • many, MANY spa treatments

I think we learned from our budget cruise (see the link in my signature) that there are a ton of freebies on the boat that are incredibly fun and worth doing at least once, and we want to take advantage of those things. Of course, we are probably going to be spending more than we have ever spent on ANY vacation regardless, so hopefully doing some of the freebies will make me feel a little better about that

Still have many lists to make. But the will come. Oh yes, they will come.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:23 AM   #23
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:39 AM   #24
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Hi Erica! Just checking in - I'll be "sailing" with you here - wishing I was still there - and so sorry to leave the "Party Cabin" empty - I'm sure you'll find some place to drink, though...
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:24 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=zweihund;25297838]I did do a little formal dress shopping online last night, before our modem got knocked out by a thunderstorm (I'm posting from Panera right now).....no internet until tomorrow at noon! What ever will I do?

OH no.....do we need formals? Should I be finding something for the muchkin who will be traveling with us? What to do? I have GOT to order this passporter thing everyone is talking about....of course the resident Disney expert here at the office suggeted the 'offical' guide..which is better? I think I'm going to go into meltdown soon.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:40 PM   #26
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I have GOT to order this passporter thing everyone is talking about....of course the resident Disney expert here at the office suggeted the 'offical' guide..which is better? I think I'm going to go into meltdown soon.
For the cruise, it's virtually unanimous. Passporter is the way to go. Birnbaum (the "official" guide) is pretty good for theme parks, but their cruise book is horribly mis-informed in places. Not very detailed either.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:45 PM   #27
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I did do a little formal dress shopping online last night, before our modem got knocked out by a thunderstorm (I'm posting from Panera right now).....no internet until tomorrow at noon! What ever will I do?

OH no.....do we need formals? Should I be finding something for the muchkin who will be traveling with us? What to do? I have GOT to order this passporter thing everyone is talking about....of course the resident Disney expert here at the office suggeted the 'offical' guide..which is better? I think I'm going to go into meltdown soon.
Definately get the passporter- it's like 100times the info and size and soooo much better!!

YAY!! So happy you've started your pre-trip report! I've never gotten to read along with you as it was going on, this is very exciting! We'll be on the Western in November, so I'll be very interested in all your tips and fun stuff. Subscribing right now!

And whoever said you are a celebrity on the DIS was soooo right- you are so hilarious, you should have a fan club!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #28
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I do have news:

Guess what I am reading?

MY NEW PASSPORTER!

Yes, almost immediately after I fired off an email to poor Jennifer and David I had to send an apology. Thank goodness I was nice.....
I have been reading non-stop for the past 18 hours, with a little time off for sleep. I have learned many many things, including one very shocking and disturbing fact:

Disney now CHECKS ON YOUR FRIENDS' RESERVATIONS before it lets you reserve more than your cabin size for Palo. Dude. Uncool. So that means only one night at Palo, one brunch, and one high tea. Lionel might implode. Of course, you can put your name on a list and take whatever is left, which we will likely end up doing. But I wonder when they started doing that? Were people complaining that they couldn't get in or something? Hmmm.

In typical Erica-overplanning fashion, I have little sticky-note tabs marking all of the things I want to do on this cruise, and I haven't even gotten to the excursions yet. One the list is:
  • towel animal folding
  • ballroom dance lessons!
  • galley tour
  • art of Disney walking tour
  • many, MANY spa treatments

I think we learned from our budget cruise (see the link in my signature) that there are a ton of freebies on the boat that are incredibly fun and worth doing at least once, and we want to take advantage of those things. Of course, we are probably going to be spending more than we have ever spent on ANY vacation regardless, so hopefully doing some of the freebies will make me feel a little better about that

Still have many lists to make. But the will come. Oh yes, they will come.
Ohhhh...sticky tabs for the PassPorter! What a GREAT idea!
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:20 PM   #29
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Don't forget to label your sticky tabs on your passporter, so you know exactly what to flip to when you are looking for it..

Plus, it makes you look like a genius when you are looking up something and your friends are there planning with you.
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Erica, another of your cruise mates looking forward to reading your report .

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