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Old 12-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #196
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OMG that looks like an amazing time the boys and you all had with the boat ride. How fun!!!

(btw now im hooked on your girls only trip report LOL... not getting any houseword done but that can always wait LOL)

Oh and thanks for the acknowledgement... I try an entertain LOL.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:11 AM   #197
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I totally understand, alan- prior to this, the thought of the whole experience just freaked me right out- I've never been a big sting-ray fan. But, I did used to have a great passion for sea life- before kids I used to volunteer at the NY Aquarium as a Docent and with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ, rescueing different sea mammals and turtles. So, I sucked it up, and honestly, after a few squeemish squeels, it was really kinda cool! Honestly, on my honeymoon 22 1/2 years ago I wouldn't even TOUCH a manta ray that was swimming by a light at night while I was standing on a rock OUT of the water- and now I really regret that. Don't want to ever make the same mistake twice- savvy?
I hear ya! You've gotta take those moments in life as they come, right? Those experiences of swimming with the Manta Rays is something you will never, ever forget.....and that means a lot. I would have done the same thing!
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:14 AM   #198
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AWESOME new installment! Watching the videos of those boys tubing brought back great memories of our 4th of July weekend this past summer! Our DS11 tried tubing for the first time on Lake Weiss and LOVED it! He was like your DS9 - he kept wanting to go faster and faster!!! Of course, I was in the boat and freaking out about how fast he was wanting to go!

I'm SOOO glad to weather allowed you guys to have a great and memorable afternoon! Sounds like JM was a great choice and money well spent.

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:44 AM   #199
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OMG that looks like an amazing time the boys and you all had with the boat ride. How fun!!!

(btw now im hooked on your girls only trip report LOL... not getting any houseword done but that can always wait LOL)

Oh and thanks for the acknowledgement... I try an entertain LOL.
Thanks! We're going back for round 2 in May- 4 nights this time!

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AWESOME new installment! Watching the videos of those boys tubing brought back great memories of our 4th of July weekend this past summer! Our DS11 tried tubing for the first time on Lake Weiss and LOVED it! He was like your DS9 - he kept wanting to go faster and faster!!! Of course, I was in the boat and freaking out about how fast he was wanting to go!

I'm SOOO glad to weather allowed you guys to have a great and memorable afternoon! Sounds like JM was a great choice and money well spent.

Alan
Tubing is a ton of fun- we didn't do it this time, just let the boys have fun. That's funny about your son- he sounds like mine! And JM was a great choice- would love to do that whole day again, ESPECIALLY if we could arrange for better weather!
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:10 AM   #200
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Grand cayman cont'd

After chatting with a nice man JM knew on the beach (who owned one of the houses on the beach and was from Maryland- rough life, huh!) we were back in the boat for more tubing. Sadly, our day was coming to an end in GC-











Jon Michael drove us back to the port, and we said goodbye to our new friend. Hope we get to see him next time we're in Grand Cayman- I'd love to snorkel in the water on a calmer day. We took a few snapshots and then got in line for the next tender-







I need to upload more photos to photobucket before my next post, so see ya real soon!
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:12 AM   #201
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Nice pics!!! I'm really enjoying your trip report.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:05 PM   #202
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Thank-you! I'm really enjoying writing it!
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #203
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Holy cow! How did I miss so many new installments? I've got some catching up to do.....................

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This picture cracked me up - the look on his face: "just shoot me now!"



Ooh-la-la Ellen - YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!! Work that ponytail, girlfriend!
The food porn from dinner looked amazing and all of your boys looked so handsome.

So funny hubby didn't realize you had arranged the REAS treatment. Men can be so dense some times - what they don't know won't hurt them!
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:26 PM   #204
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Looks like you had a blast in Grand Cayman. We didn't get to go because of the bad weather. Way to windy to go and we were on the week before you. Your excursion looked like such fun but I couldn't do the sting ray's. No way. I would just have to watch.

And yes, your guys looked so handsome. It is just the opposite in our family. My DH, me and 2 DD's. Talk about your PMS!!!

Can't wait for your next installment.
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Oh,yes, and you looked beautiful too! I loved your dress.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #206
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Is that a GLASS?? With Champagne?!!!!

When we got back onboard the Magic, I had one thing and one thing only in my head- RAINFOREST!!!! I just really wanted to go warm up on one of those tile lounge chairs...aaaaahhhhhhh.... So that's exactly what I did. The kids ran off to their clubs in a mad dash, and for the life of me, I can't remember what DH did- maybe the gym? Anyway, I tried out the different steam rooms and sauna, checked out the showers, and when a lounge chair opened up, it was mine, baby! So there are 4 of us, all women, relaxing in these glorious chairs, and the woman to my left is quietly sipping champagne. The woman on my right starts layin' into her like a lunatic, "You can't have champagne in here! That glass is not allowed!! That glass is going to break, and then what? Glass in all the mosaics, they'll never get it out, it will ruin the rainforest forever, get rid of that glass!! Get rid of that glass!!!" And on and on... she was somekind of paranoid-nerd freak!! And the whole time, the woman with the champagne is just layin there, sippin away, saying, "My champagne is fine. I will not drop it." So then the budinsky woman from h*** starts in with, "well, if you don't drop it, that's ok....but just make sure you don't drop it, because if you don't drop it, well then, I guess that's ok....so be careful and don't drop that champagne". Are you kidding me? Who is this woman....the RR police? Dude...you are totally ruining the whole thing. It's the freakin Rainforest! Shut-up and take your pile of 500 magazines and newspapers and get out!!! Actually, she did walk out right then- if she hadn't, I was about to go get my own glass of fine champagne to keep the other girl company. Yeesh. Relax already, would ya?

So, once the great champagne fiasco was over, it was back to the business of relaxing and relaxing....aaahhhhh...love the rainforest. I had a shower in the lockerroom, then went back to the cabin and got ready for the evening- I wanted to make it to a show, so I thought tonight would be a good time to start, with Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story. I went into the WD Theatre and who did I sit with? Jenny2, of course!! I had just enough time to order a DoD with her before the show began....













Wow. I was completely blown away. This show was tremendous!! Now I was REALLY regretting all the previous nights' shows I had missed. After this, though, I did not miss another! Anyway, with tears in my eyes still (I am such a sap, and Cinderella is my favorite...) I said good-bye to Jenny2 and her DD, and went back to the cabin to tell DH I'd meet him later at Parrot Cay, I wanted to go look in the shops. DS9 did not have dinner with us this night, he asked if he could eat with his club and play instead. Sure! So it was just the three of us. Back in a bit with the food porn-
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Your TR is keeping me from getting any real work done but I'm loving all your updates so keep em' coming! I keep going back and forth about getting the Romantic Escape for our cruise in May. DH and I are going on a solo trip celebrating our first anniversary! It sure sounds like it's worth the extra money but I might have to tell DH that it comes with the price of the cruise like you did (see what you started )
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:03 PM   #208
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Parrot Cay for dinner

So we were ready for another evening of fine dining. I ordered the Crab martinique-



I had to order it, after all, I'd been looking at pictures of it on the DIS for like a year now! It definitely tastes like it looks- does that make sense? It's all creamy and crabby- yum! DS11 ordered Tropical Style fruit salad, which he really enjoyed- he's a good eater, that kid!



DH had seared tuna-



There was also banana bread on the table which DH wouldn't touch (he FREAKS over banana anything, totally hates it!) but both DS11 & I enjoyed. For dinner DS11 had the Mixed Grill, I think-



He's so funny, licking his chops! DH had the Island Ribeye, he liked it alot.





And I got Pan-seared Grouper with Shrimp Lemon Butter-





We also ordered 2 separate bottles of wine, because our dinners were so opposite of each other- I think I got Evolution 9 (so they gave us some $$ back) and Pods had Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, I think. They held onto our leftovers for the next night.



DS11 and Ronzil, right before DS11 took off for Ocean Quest-



Then came the Baked Alaska parade, but my battery died, so I have no pictures. For dessert I had creme brulee cheesecake and DH had an Ice cream sundae. Pretty much for dessert every night I would end up ordering whatever Mindy at the next table was having because it looked so good! Actually, I did that with a lot of courses- good thing I liked what she was eating!! We got a slice of Baked Alaska and brought it back to the room- miraculously it survived the hour or so between when we got it and when DS11 ate it that night!

At the room we had a Sting Ray-



Although, maybe on second look, it's a turtle-



At Rockin Bar D, we hooked up with Mindy and her Dad from the table-next-door. There was a new comedian/magician, I can't remember his name, (was it Danny Buckler, maybe?) but he was FABULOUS!!! Totally hysterical! And great magic tricks!



After that, it was Spring Break!! They were handing out jello shots!!



Everyone was getting into doing the Limbo, etc- and we were hitting the wall. Waking up extra early does have its drawbacks. Oh well. DS9 was just finishing up his rehearsal for Friendship Rocks in Studio Sea (he's in the back on the left, wearing a blue shirt).



After he was done, we got DS11, too, and all went back to the cabin. Before hitting the bed like a ton of bricks, DS11 enjoyed his Baked Alaska



I still can't believe it didn't melt in that cold box!!

Tomorrow- Hola! We're swimmin' with the Dolphins in Mexico!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #209
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The food porn from dinner looked amazing and all of your boys looked so handsome.

So funny hubby didn't realize you had arranged the REAS treatment. Men can be so dense some times - what they don't know won't hurt them!
Yes- where were you? I missed you terribly!!!

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Looks like you had a blast in Grand Cayman. We didn't get to go because of the bad weather. Way to windy to go and we were on the week before you. Your excursion looked like such fun but I couldn't do the sting ray's. No way. I would just have to watch.

And yes, your guys looked so handsome. It is just the opposite in our family. My DH, me and 2 DD's. Talk about your PMS!!!

Can't wait for your next installment.
It seems like that's been happening on that island alot, lately, huh? Hopefully the weather is improving now down there- bad weather makes it hard for the nice tour guides like JM to make any $$. And thanks for complimenting my boys (and me in your other post! ). You're right- that IS a lot of PMS at your house...if that were my house, my DH would probably move out half the month!!

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Your TR is keeping me from getting any real work done but I'm loving all your updates so keep em' coming! I keep going back and forth about getting the Romantic Escape for our cruise in May. DH and I are going on a solo trip celebrating our first anniversary! It sure sounds like it's worth the extra money but I might have to tell DH that it comes with the price of the cruise like you did (see what you started )
That's wierd...my TR is keeping ME from getting any real work done, too!! But reliving our vacation is MUCH more fun than folding laundry, so we're all in luck!! I say go ahead and book the REAS...you only have ONE 1st anniversary!!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:15 PM   #210
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Oh they have friends ship at sea now... not disney univerSEAty lol this will be fun to see the difference.

Todays food porn looks great!

I too am a big Cinderella freak... I knew I liked ya LOL
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