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Old 09-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #16
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:55 AM   #17
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I loved eating at Cabanas. They had a good variety of quality, plentiful food. ( is that a proper sentence ). I really enjoyed eating breakfast while sitting by the window watching the water flow by. I think i was one of the first people in the morning for breakfast. The same could be said about the food for lunches.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:40 PM   #18
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After a leisurely lunch, we headed out to explore the ship. We went up from Cabanas and exited onto the sports deck. Went down one level and walked around.

A couple photos of ‘us’







Our son was going to go through withdraw as soon as we lost cell receptions, so he took full advantage of the time we were in port.



The ‘kiddie’ slide.



Our son decided he was going to go for it and ride the Aqua Duck.



There was a 20 minute wait. So we hung around waiting to see him. What we didn’t know was a grandmother was in line and her grandson was too small (or young) to ride alone. She asked Tyler if he would ride with him and he did. Tyler has always had a good heart, especially when kids.









After he got done, we thought we would go see if our room was ready. (It was just about 1:30).

Up next, our room!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #19
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Welcome Chiara. So bummed we didn't get to meet up.

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I loved eating at Cabanas.
Because of Cabanas we didn't even realize there was a sit down for breakfast or lunch, we really did enjoy the food there.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:44 PM   #20
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It was getting close to 1:30 so we thought we would head towards our room. We took the stairs down to deck 7 and see that the ropes are still up. Within a few minutes though, they took the ropes down and we were on our way to our cabin. We had cabin 7690, very aft, family stateroom with verandah (a BIG verandah)! We arrive at our cabin and open the door and just take it in!

Warning, photo overload of our room



















Our Castaway Cay (returning cruiser) Member gift! A nice tote bag, with two metal water bottles, two rice crispie treats, a pen and key chain.



All of a sudden, we felt the ship move and looked outside and realize we were ‘Sailing Away’!!!



We thought we better head up on deck to see some of the Sail Away Party.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #21
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Enjoying your report! We loved our stay at CI&S also. Very cool you were in boarding group 3. Doesn't get much better than that!
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #22
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I missed several things, before we get to the Sail Away Party. . .

There was a DVC members get together. There they lined up the ‘oldest’ member (who has owned the longest) to the newest (someone who had just bought that morning before coming to the port). They started a ‘trivia’ type game and I won a prize (thankfully I didn’t have to answer anything), I panicked when they called my name. Oh, and Aubre went with us, free mimosas and champagne and she was set! What a way to start vacation!!!

I ran out of the meeting since we had a 3pm Dis meet up planned at Currents. I met Tyler up by the front of the ship and we walked around a little waiting for others to arrive. AND THEN IT HAPPENED!!!!! At 2:46, I got the following text . . . born 232 still gotta get cleaned and weighed. Then the following info and photo . . . 20 ½ inches 7lbs 14 oz. Our grandson Cullen Ryan made his appearance while we still had reception!!! That was my hope all day! (here is his ‘second’ photo since the first might not be appropriate to share with ‘non family’



I’m estatic and can’t wait to tell Dale, but there is no cell reception down in the lounge and we weren’t figuring out the wave phones too quickly. So Ty and I met up with some of the Disers. It was great to get to meet some of the people we have ‘talked’ with over the past year (or longer) while planning this. I wanted to tell everyone about Cullen but wanted to tell Dale first. So finally, he and Aubre make their way to the meet up and I tell him (and can now share our news). They all knew we were waiting patiently for his arrival. We also relayed info to those that had been in Disney and not online that a family had to back out last minute so I was collecting their FE gifts and going to send them off to them. Another Diser was so kind to receive the family’s gifts and delivered them to all the cabins. So after chit chatting with our new friends, it was time to get going to the lifeboat drill.

They no longer make you were those big bulky life vests, but they do demonstrate how to during the drill. Our muster station was the lounge (where we spent a few evenings, lol). It was nice and cool, thankfully. Last time, we were outside and it was HOT! We got to just sit and wait until everyone showed up. Then they blasted the alarm. Wow, it sure is loud, but at least you would hear it. After instructions and a demo, we were free to head back to adventure. We went back to the room to check for our luggage (which sure enough was there)! While there, Tyler had to demonstrate that he did indeed know how to put on his life vest, lol.



We started unpacking before we realized that the ship was moving. So THEN we head up to the Sail Away party (since we were already leaving the dock, lol). It was in full swing.



After people watching for a bit, I ran into my friend, Lisa’s dad (the obvious Mickey tie-dyed shirt was the giveaway), plus I saw photos of him and his granddaughter before. I asked about his g/f, which later led Lisa to have to explain to her dad that I was not some creepy internet friend, but a REAL friend who she would get together with at times! So as we got further away from dock and out into the water, we decided we were hungry again.

Up next, MORE food!
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #23
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The DVC Members party was really a pep rally. It was pretty cool. Everybody was offered either a Mimosa, Champagne or non-alcoholic drink. Every member's name was put in for the drawing of numerous minor gifts. Patt's name was drawn twice but you were only allowed to win once. We were also told about daily gifts we could receive if we daily went to the DVC kiosk. It was also a minor sales pitch to get you to purchase more DVC points. There even was a trivia game using members with various years of ownership as the panel guests. It was a good time. Let me have another Mimosa.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:21 PM   #24
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Next up, the terminal!
Where did you take this shot? The parking garage?
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:11 AM   #25
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Where did you take this shot? The parking garage?
This was taken on the 'overpass' from the parking garage to the terminal. A great place to get 'you and the Dream' on one photo.

I promise, I'll be back soon with an update. Been crazy with school and hubby turned 50 today so we had a little family party for him Sunday (all the kids, their S/O and the grandkids)!

On a great note, we booked the Fantasy for NEXT December (with our DVC points!!!!). Only have to pay airfare, great deal!
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #26
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Well, to continue our trip, after much exploring we decided to check out the show in the theater since we had late dinning. I can't remember the name of the show, ( and don't feel like going back and researching it ), but it was entertaining. We had all intentions of going back nightly for the shows but somehow never quite found the time. I don't know how people seem to do all the things they claim they do while on the ships. Anyhow, we made our way to second seating for dinner at Animators Palate. While second seating is much quieter then first, due to less children, there still were a number of kiddies floating around. Especially one whose Mom (?) seemed to have know concern about the kid roaming around seemingly unattended. The walls were entertaining with pictures and lights changing and the appearance of Crush. Crush would appear at central TV screens and actually converse with people in the general area. The food was enjoyable and so was our service. I'm sure Patty will add pictures when she can.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #27
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I'm late, but caught up now!
I can't wait to hear al labout it.
Dale, Happy belated birthday.
MY DH just turned 50 this year too. Of course I have to tell he's an old man all the time now!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:52 AM   #28
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Better late than never!!C Ready for more.
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I can't wait to hear al labout it.
Dale, Happy belated birthday.
MY DH just turned 50 this year too. Of course I have to tell he's an old man all the time now!
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #30
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Hey there -- thank you for pics of your great room I booked it this AM for 2013 !


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