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Old 06-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #31
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no special brand. We bought it in the home depot. It's just a standard paint that is very very thick because it's full of little flecks of iron. It goes on your wall black and you just put up a few coats until your wall is "metal" enough to hold a magnet up (we tested it throughout the process....ended up requiring 3 coats I think). Then once you have it as magnetic as you want it, you just paint over it (if you don't want a black wall) with whatever color walls you want and then your wall looks like normal but happens to be magnetic.
Oh, how cool. I am so doing this!

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Old 06-26-2010, 02:43 PM   #32
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Wow, the water looks so amazingly beautiful! It sounds like a really fabulous day trip that was made just a little less perfect by the wind, but what can you do. Still wish I was there! Someday...
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:41 PM   #33
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I think we need a picture of the magnetic wall.....please. It sounds so cool.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:33 PM   #34
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Wow, the water looks so amazingly beautiful! It sounds like a really fabulous day trip that was made just a little less perfect by the wind, but what can you do. Still wish I was there! Someday...
The water really was incredible. The wind was mostly just annoying. It did not spoil the trip!

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Day 3 - Valletta, Malta and Gozo

Before dinner, I made the circuit of Character pictures. Some of them actually turned out!

Me and Mickey!

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I LOVE this picture! Your trip report ROCKS!

Did you get an ABD pin each day and an ABD lanyard?
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:29 AM   #36
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I LOVE this picture! Your trip report ROCKS!

Did you get an ABD pin each day and an ABD lanyard?
Thanks, tk! I'm kind of fond of that picture, too.

Yes, we got pins each day (even Sea days!) but no lanyard. They gave us this funny pouch that's meant to go on your belt, and that you can pin the pins on. 2 problems: 1) I don't ever wear a belt 2) The pouch has the ABD logo embroidered on the front, and the pins cover it up... I kind of hate to pin through the embroidery. Oh, well. I hope it's not the new thing, and that they still do lanyards for the regular ABD's. The Guides thought it might be because they expected a lot of folks to be wearing Castaway Club lanyards.

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I'm hoping they offer an ABD add-on for the Alaskan cruise next summer
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:19 AM   #38
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I'm hoping they offer an ABD add-on for the Alaskan cruise next summer
Our Guides said it's pretty sure to happen, but they're not sure when... I guess the Med one went over really well.

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What a great pic of you and Mickey!
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Our Guides said it's pretty sure to happen, but they're not sure when... I guess the Med one went over really well.

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Sweet! Do you think you would have paid about the same for the ABD add-on as paying for individual excursions?
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:14 PM   #41
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What a great pic of you and Mickey!
Thanks, glassslipper2004! I'm not too fond of a lot of pictures of me, but I like that one!

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Sweet! Do you think you would have paid about the same for the ABD add-on as paying for individual excursions?
Well, this is up for interpretation. I went and priced the excursions for each port that most closely resembled the excursions we did on the ABD, and while it wasn't quite as much as the ABD, it was close. And you get more out of the ABD than just the excursions, as you know, because we had the Adventure Guides with us even on the Sea days, and perks like the picture CD, and the dinner at Palo's, and a case of water in the cabins, etc, etc.

That being said, *would* I have signed up for all those high-priced excursions if I wasn't doing the ABD? Possibly not. There were some less expensive excursions that I might have opted for in some of the ports, like Corsica & Villefranche. Not that I didn't thoroughly enjoy the excursions we took, but I don't know that I'd've done full-day excursions every port day. So YMMV. I still found it well worth the money.

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Thanks SayHello! I think it's a great way to combine two of our favorite addictions.
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