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Old 01-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #151
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You could just write one for me. I want to do new stuff eat new places (but as I say this I am not sure I can do it). We are staying at SSR... but after you all, we (Doug) just didn't go for the 4th week... conflicts and such.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #153
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You are doing a great job selling the cruise experience, missy! Other than hearing that your MIL was feeling a bit and that you could feel the ocean such that you had to hang on to the treadmill , I am pretty much sold! SO beautiful!!!

So I'm not familiar enough with cruising to know... is Capt Jack typically on board for Pirate night? Did you ever read the blog of the real life guy who played Capt Jack in Disneyland? Yowza... he got some offers & "gifts" from the ladies that I can't repeat on a family board. But I can see why...

Can't wait to hear about your summer plans! Always great to have a next trip in the works!!!
Oh I can only tell you it really is great fun. I can't wait until February!!! RE the movement I didn't feel that much in the Bahamas so maybe it is just along the caribbean route. YOU would really love it I think. You can do a cruise at your pace, no matter what pace that is, because there is so much to do (or NOT do!) OH he has been on each of the cruises I have been on. To me this MUST have been something unexpected. I am sure there were plenty of people complaining. I mean REALLY??? Jack being absent??!! NO I have never seen that blog... crazy... I can say the Jack on the Dream was PLENTY dreamy....

Yep! Summer is shaping up nicely!!!

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I always enjoy reading about your Pirate Nights -- you always seem to have such a fun time even when your little pirates aren't in attendence.

I am shocked and saddened to hear there was no Captain Jack -- I can just imagine your crushing disappointment -- it really seems like quite the travesty. I would also have to agree with you that Pirate Mickey swinging down onto the deck just doesn't quite have the same air that Jack would.

Looks like you had another beautiful day at the beach! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I wish I could bury my feet in the sand and eat fish sandwiches right now instead of wearing three layers and shivering in my classroom (teacher workday for us). Oh, well, your pictures are the next best thing.

It has turned BITTERLY cold hasn't it?!!? BOOOO!!!!!! COLD COLD COLD!

Well, you and me both are mooning over the beach! I wish I was there now!!!

YES, shocked and saddened sums it up! WHAT a drag!!!! It was a bummer! He adds so much, obviously!!!

Pirate Night is cool!! So much fun on board. I love how many people join in on the fun... Really brings the kid out in everyone!

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Okay...the absence of the missing Captain aside I am really dying for a cruise now....that water. How I miss that tropical blue. Don't you love your underwater camera? Bought one years ago and still use that one more than any of my others.

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I am glad I got the camera, yes! It gives piece of mind that the camera can take the beach, especially with sand!

DO it DO it DO it... I'll go with ya!!!

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All caught up! What happened to Jack??? That is very weird as you'd think he'd be the star of the show.

Just curious, sounds like you did St. John on your own? Or did you use Disney transportation? I was looking at the website and I see they have beach day at St. John but you only get like 1 1/2 hours on the beach. I was thinking 3 hours would be better. We are going next Thanksgiving so, I'm curious what we should do. I'm anxious to read about Thanksgiving Dinner and Castaway Cay.

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Hi there! If you are going to go to St. John I think you would do alright on your own. The cabs you can get once you dock in St. Thomas (and I mean the tender where it docs) will take you to the ferry to St. John. It runs every hour apparently. We did NOT use Disney packages back the last time we were at St. John, and this trip though we didn't go, we stilll got our own taxi, etc. It was less expensive, and as you mention, you get more time/flexibility. I bet you can gain back some time this way. Study the times for the ferry, so you can get on the earliest one! Thanksgiving and CCay coming up next!! Well, next we have one more sea day! And THEN we have Thanksgiving!!!! Thanks for reading!!!!
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Whew, I have really been behind on my dising!

Nice picture of you and your family for formal night.

Too funny about FIL and the tequilia. Not sure I could handle straight tequilia without the margarita mix. That is my drink of choice!

Love the beach pictures. I have always wanted to do a western caribbean cruise but your pictures have me second guessing myself.

Pirate night without Captain Jack!? What is up with that?

It sounds like your 4th of July plans are coming along nicely. There are going to be a lot of disers there this year and this is the year we choose to stay home.

Can't wait to read more and hear about your summer ADRs.
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Loving you TR! I also Loooooove that you went to sapphire beach! We honeymooned at the resort there! Brought back memories!!
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Back to the BOAT!

So after a great day at Sapphire beach, we made our way back to the ship. Now if you recall we took a cab to the beach, and I didn’t take photos on the way up. But on the way down, and back, if you will, I did... so these are from the van. I also realize that I didn’t show you the photos from the tender boat as we were arriving to St. Thomas, so these are here as well! I think you can see the ship in the distance. We were the only cruise ship tendering this trip…

THIS first one is from the descent down to Sapphire Beach, that I can tell... the rest, from the taxi on the way back...



You can also see St. John in the distance...
















Out in the middle of the bay they had this pirate ship (well looked like one anyhow!!! LOL!!! And it also looked like you could take tours to it … I didn’t read much up on that, perhaps if we do a 7 day cruise with this stop again, I would consider that…




Here is St. John, the National Park Island... from the boat...



So as I said after coming back from the beach, we stopped to walk through St. Thomas’ shopping area. This was quick, I wasn't buying jewelry, and DH priced the booze and didn't sense any great deals. Because we had to get back on the boat soon, we headed towards the pier, and the shuttle boats which would bring us back to the ship. Well, let me tell you what we saw was not a pretty site. A LINE that streamed down along the edge of the pier… AND boy was it long! And BOY was it HOT outside… Well we got in line, it probably was 30 minutes total until we could get onto one of the boats. They only had one point of loading people, with I think two boats that were circling back and forth. The CMs from the ship were bringing trays of water to the people in line, which was nice, but boy after a long day at the beach, to stand in this line was NOT fun… Now I know it was hot, but I wonder what it must be like in July??!!

Finally back on board, we headed up to get some food. Not too much longer after we got on board, did we hear the ship’s whistle signaling we were off to our next destination! It was a day at sea, but never the less, we were on our way to Castaway Cay!!! I stayed on deck with the boys at the pool while DH headed down to the cabin to get a shower and ready for dinner. I had grabbed a chair by the Mickey Pool, and with a drink in my hand, was enjoying just sitting, and watching the boys…

After a bit I corralled them to take them down to get cleaned up. On our way to the elevators, we walked up on the top deck. And it was here where I realized that we were no longer moving. I overheard someone say that they must have forgotten someone on the Island. OOPS!!! Well I am not sure if that is true or not, but it must have been, because a police boat came out to our ship! I didn’t stay to watch or try to see (not easy to do from the top of the ship) but something clearly happened to that effect.

SO as I mentioned we were waiting for the elevator. While we were waiting, boy were we surprised when STITCH and his handler came into the Elevator landing area with us!! The boys were beside themselves, and Stitch started being silly, he picked up the phone, to start to make a call (the phone on the wall) and his handler admonished him and played along. I asked the CM about the boat being stopped and she said well.... that is usually why that happens... and she said it with a smile, so I am guessing that was the case... Then the elevator door opened.

I said, "oh I am sure you need the elevator before us", and she said “you can ride the elevator with us!” So with that we got on the elevator with Stitch and his handler!!! I was DYING for my camera. Can I tell you how annoying it was that I gave that to my DH to take the bag down to the cabin? I couldn’t kick myself enough. The kids were playing hand games with Stitch for a few floors, when the elevator door opened again. And this is where it got really interesting.

A woman and her husband were waiting to get on. The expression on her face was priceless. For a second she was absolutely stunned. Stunned. Then, as she got onto the elevator, she shrieked, and was clearly beside herself! It was hilarious. Her DH explained that Stitch was her favorite character, and she was getting her camera out to take a photo, asked to take a picture of him and the CM said of course! then the CM said why don't you get in the picture, and you would think she told the woman she won the lottery: "I get to take a photo with stitch!!!" she was so excited... I couldn't believe it. So we continued down a few more floors, it was like she was on the elevator with a mega star… perhaps like I would act if I were on the elevator with Daniel Craig… LOL!!!! And so, when the elevator stopped they positioned themselves to take a picture, and Stitch gave my boys each a high five and patted DS6 on the head, and he left the elevator…. the woman continued out behind him, taking photos of Stitch after he left the elevator, and they followed behind still taking photos (they were getting off at deck 3 I think – the main lobby). As the door was closing, I could hear her say “Oh my god I can’t believe I was on the elevator with Stitch! I was on the elevator with Stitch!!”

That whole exchange with the star-struck guest and Stitch, was probably one of the funniest moments of this cruise. The boys were tickled to have seen him like that, but that woman’s reaction was great. Just so fun to see an adult having so much fun over a character, know what I mean? And in a genuine way!!! It was very Disney

MORE COMING UP IN THE NEXT POST!!!!!!
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Palos and a great end to a wonderful day!

So we got back to the cabin, and of course I had lots to tell DH! The boat being stopped, the Stitch encounter, etc! Of course we did so while we ate cheese and drank prosecco! I got the boys in and out of the bath, and into some clothes, and then DH took them to the arrrr-cade!!! We had some game time to burn! That was great fun, of course, and they headed out to do that while I enjoyed some peace and quiet and got ready for dinner myself.

A NOTE about the ARR-CADE. It isn't cheap. The costs for the games are more than even at Disneyworld, and I don't think they are reasonable there! BUT in a pinch, use of the ARR-CADE can be to your advantage. Mainly if you have kids who need to take motion sickness medicine. We are not one to bribe our children. Okay, okay, I confess, for Christmas pictures, for posed photos basically anywhere LOL!, and of course other moments that require compliance, we have been known to do so. Them taking bonine was one of these moments. The children's pills are chewable. The adult version are not. But the kids pills are not so nice to chew on, and the boys HATED them.. So we gave them an arcade game for each pill. And it worked. If only because I didn't want them to refuse the medicine and I couldn't force them to eat them. Honestly the threat of being sea sick didn't really register. I knew how they would feel, and maybe for a little self-preservation I didn't want to "let" them find out and feel the consequences themselves... I already watched one mom and dad leave the dining room with a kid who was throwing up into a napkin!!!! NOT what I wanted to deal with. So rather than shout and such, we just made this friendly exchange... and while they still whined, they did it. They didn't need this medicine when we were on the spring break cruise nor but the first day when we were on the dream, but it was clear to me from the beginning that the ocean to the caribbean was much rougher than the water in the bahamas or the med, so these pills were a must. We didn't make them take them between St. Marteen or St. Thomas. The water was plenty calm, but back to a sea day, we did. And once we arrived at CCAY, I didn't require them to take the pills then, either. NOT sure if this note is helpful for anyone, but just to let you know.


SO, tonight dinner for the boys was going to be at Topsider buffet. We couldn’t do our sit down dinner time because of the time for Palos. We instead tried the sit-down table option for the buffet, which becomes a menu restaurant in the evening. Let me tell you, DH was mighty impressed with the food!! He ordered a steak dinner (rib-eye) with a side of LOBSTER mac and cheese…. OMG. When I got up there I had a bite of each (he insisted I try them LOL!) and I have to concur… I think that steak and mac was better than a few of the entrees they have on the menu in the main dining room!!!! And the boys ate well!! Both had wanted mac and cheese, so he had ordered that for them, and though it came with fries, they didn't touch those, instead they basically split that adult meal and the pasta. It was plenty of course, but simple food, rather than the more “dressed” entrees in the main dining room. You can't go wrong with steak, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and carrots!!! At least, not with my guys!!! LOL!!!!
Here is one photo I took, it being ambient lighting in there I didn’t want to snap a bunch of flash photos, it wasn’t the best but so you can at least see the arrangements…



So we took the boys to the clubs, and then OFF we went to Palos!!!
Palos of course didn’t disappoint. We met my inlaws there and had a delightful dinner of course!!! We sampled a lot b/c there were more people there to sample food and desserts with! So we had fun! This is one interesting dessert I took a photo of….





I can’t recall the name now, something about orange creamsicle with chocolate, not certain, but it required my DMIL to break into the chocolate with her spoon and then the soda interacted with the cream, etc. It was interesting to see! I had my hands full with Chocolate Soufflé and Panna Cotta, so I didn’t try it LOL!!!! I am sorry that I don't take food photos, I just don't like bringing my big camera to do so! With my next cruise I will have my phone camera more, and will use it to take some of REMY'S I promise!!

After dinner, we headed to get the kids… we were on our way to the show!!! Disney Dreams!!! And who should come by but one Snow White… And of course I could get DS9 to pose with her, but DS6 not a chance!!!





This evening after dinner, my inlaws took the boys to go see Real Steel. Which was great fun, and the kids (who had already seen it) really enjoyed seeing it again. DH and I went to the Outlook café, grabbed coffees, and he stayed there with his book, and I went to see our photos at Shutters, walk the shops, and visit with him as well. This evening they were having a midnight showing of The Muppets!! But like the PremEAR at sea for CARS2, we were not going to make that showing with the kids!!! So after Real Steel, which ended close to 11pm, we met the boys and my inlaws outside the theater and headed back to our cabin. Unfortunately I either didn’t take a photo of this towel art, OR I can’t find it!!! LOL!!! At anyrate, it was a nice relaxing evening, but one I didn’t take too many photos of!!! I have some photos I must have taken, in the lobby, etc. But it is hard to find them! I hae so many!! I plan to do a "catch all" at the end of the TR, because as I was loading them I don't think they loaded in chronological order...

Next up, THANKSGIVING DAY!!! Pool time, Tea time, DINNER, and DISNEY DREAMS!!! Oh, and The Muppets
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You could just write one for me. I want to do new stuff eat new places (but as I say this I am not sure I can do it). We are staying at SSR... but after you all, we (Doug) just didn't go for the 4th week... conflicts and such.
Well that stinks!! BUT of course you are going to have a great time! I actually would like to stay at SSR sometime, I think the low-key atmosphere would be a nice change... I thought that the one night we were there in October. The pool areas all look really nice, and the main complex is neat!

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Whew, I have really been behind on my dising!

Nice picture of you and your family for formal night.

Too funny about FIL and the tequilia. Not sure I could handle straight tequilia without the margarita mix. That is my drink of choice!

Love the beach pictures. I have always wanted to do a western caribbean cruise but your pictures have me second guessing myself.

Pirate night without Captain Jack!? What is up with that?

It sounds like your 4th of July plans are coming along nicely. There are going to be a lot of disers there this year and this is the year we choose to stay home.

Can't wait to read more and hear about your summer ADRs.
Hey! I noticed you updated yours too! SO I have to get back on to my reading as well! This just tells me I need to spend more time on my Treadmill... been REALLY lax lately. I didn't like many of the photos that Disney took. I wish they had taken a few better ones. I don't have a family who likes to wait in lines for pictures. DH in particular, so that makes it challenging... the ones in the restaurant turn out okay, but the photographers are often rushed, so don't but take one... ANYhow, I got a few good shots with my camera after all!

Yep, the beaches were AMAZING. We are up for the Western next, but it is always about dates and trying to get one that matches... the other Eastern itinerary that has San Juan is the one we are booked for in Nov... Western next July!

Speaking of July, YES. This summer is coming along NICELY!!!

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OH hello! Welcome! Yep, Sapphire beach is BEAUTIFUL! Loved it! It was really pretty, I bet spending time there would be great!!!
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AND then who of course must rescue the scene, NOT JACK ... bitter, bitter, bitter ... but Mickey Mouse!!!! (SORRY Mickey, I love ya, but not on Pirate night.) He flew overhead ala' tinkerbell...
The fireworks were amazing of course, and I just cannot get very good photos I am afraid, and so I gave up trying so I could enjoy the sights! After the fireworks we took some very very tired pirates (one who fell asleep during the dance party but woke for the fireworks!!!) back to the cabin... here we are going down the elevator...
Teeth were brushed so they didn't perpetuate the Pirate image in the morning and they were asleep before their head hit the pillow!

So after we were sure the boys were passed out, DH and I snuck up to deck 10. I know yes, we left our practically dead to the world children unattended in our room... I know I know this is bad parenting, but really, if we had been anywhere else, and NOT on this Disney cruise, I wouldn't have ever considered it. But on a Disney ship, I felt safe enough to let sleeping babes lie, especially since we were not going to be gone long. Please don't flame me on my TR, okay? Would really appreciate not reading snarky comments about me or my TR elsewhere...

At this point in the evening the evening buffet was in full swing. The Pirate party buffet was great, crepes with icecream, nachos, taco and fajita bar, AND TURKEY LEGS! Argh!!! DH grabbed a turkey leg and a few other things, and went back to the cabin, I stayed up deck to take some photos and walk a bit. I didn't want to take pictures of people and the chow line, but, with NO Jack to oogle, I was forced to take photos of Johnny Depp on the funnel vision screen... LOL!!!

It's interesting to read about your pirate night. SO very different than on the Alaska cruise. If there was a buffet, I missed it. Then again, ours was inside so.... NO Jack there though either. I will be very interested to see what the kids think on the next cruise, whenever that is of it compared to what we experienced. I can't wait for fireworks at sea though! Tired little pirates for sure. NO flaming here, we let our kids tuck themselves in at least twice I think. Ok, they are a little older but still. I wouldn't do it anywhere else either.

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A woman and her husband were waiting to get on. The expression on her face was priceless. For a second she was absolutely stunned. Stunned. Then, as she got onto the elevator, she shrieked, and was clearly beside herself! It was hilarious. Her DH explained that Stitch was her favorite character, and she was getting her camera out to take a photo, asked to take a picture of him and the CM said of course! then the CM said why don't you get in the picture, and you would think she told the woman she won the lottery: "I get to take a photo with stitch!!!" she was so excited... I couldn't believe it. So we continued down a few more floors, it was like she was on the elevator with a mega star… perhaps like I would act if I were on the elevator with Daniel Craig… LOL!!!! And so, when the elevator stopped they positioned themselves to take a picture, and Stitch gave my boys each a high five and patted DS6 on the head, and he left the elevator…. the woman continued out behind him, taking photos of Stitch after he left the elevator, and they followed behind still taking photos (they were getting off at deck 3 I think – the main lobby). As the door was closing, I could hear her say “Oh my god I can’t believe I was on the elevator with Stitch! I was on the elevator with Stitch!!”

That whole exchange with the star-struck guest and Stitch, was probably one of the funniest moments of this cruise. The boys were tickled to have seen him like that, but that woman’s reaction was great. Just so fun to see an adult having so much fun over a character, know what I mean? And in a genuine way!!! It was very Disney

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I love it! That's the Disney magic right there.

Sapphire beach looks beautiful. Both your St. Maarten and Sapphire beach pics have me dreaming about the Caribbean. And really wishing Disney would come out with the darn 2013 magic itineraries so we can decide what the heck we are doing!
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Thanks for the tips on seasickness and the eastern med cruise. We are cruising the Fantasy next December and I have motion sickness problems. I had no problems with using my Meclizine on the Wonder for a 4 day bahammas trip but this helps me anticipate.
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What a gorgeous location!!! I really really want to visit the Caribbean!!!!

LOVE the Disney Magic and it is for those reasons I keep going back and back, moments like that are priceless!!!!!

Have you transitioned back to school life yet?? Last week was rough but thinking I have a handle on things this week!!!!
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It's interesting to read about your pirate night. SO very different than on the Alaska cruise. If there was a buffet, I missed it. Then again, ours was inside so.... NO Jack there though either. I will be very interested to see what the kids think on the next cruise, whenever that is of it compared to what we experienced. I can't wait for fireworks at sea though! Tired little pirates for sure. NO flaming here, we let our kids tuck themselves in at least twice I think. Ok, they are a little older but still. I wouldn't do it anywhere else either.
I know it does seem like they have to adapt to the cruise, the climate, the environment, etc. makes sense... You will have a great time in the summer, I am sure the weather will work out for you... I don't think it is hurricane season yet, right? I have to say my kids sleep HARD. And we knew they wouldn't wake!!! People talk about concerns with their kids on these ships, I honestly didn't see it, maybe I am very pollyanna-ish, but I felt they were very safe, everywhere.

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I love it! That's the Disney magic right there.

Sapphire beach looks beautiful. Both your St. Maarten and Sapphire beach pics have me dreaming about the Caribbean. And really wishing Disney would come out with the darn 2013 magic itineraries so we can decide what the heck we are doing!
I know I know!!! We have two other cruises booked... not sure if we will keep them there or change.... I hear the Magic is going to be in Europe, which might be why the itineraries have not been posted... This was from one of the Palo servers...

It was fun seeing so many characters just because. I think that was what made it so special.


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Thanks for the tips on seasickness and the eastern caribbean cruise. We are cruising the Fantasy next December and I have motion sickness problems. I had no problems with using my Meclizine on the Wonder for a 4 day bahammas trip but this helps me anticipate.
If you are really prone, may want to consider those patches... we just used Bonine, and were fine! The Caribbean, once you are there between the islands is fine it seems (my DFIL is retired Navy so I trust him ) and I agree, the water between the islands was really calm, but it was the "blue" water getting there from FL which was choppy and conditions windy.



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What a gorgeous location!!! I really really want to visit the Caribbean!!!!

LOVE the Disney Magic and it is for those reasons I keep going back and back, moments like that are priceless!!!!!

Have you transitioned back to school life yet?? Last week was rough but thinking I have a handle on things this week!!!!
Oh it was the LONGEST short week!!! LOL!! UGH!

Yep, I agree, moments like those are priceless.
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Wow, what a beautiful location. Love your pictures.

Wow, a cruise in November and next July---I am super jealous!!! Is it Thanksgiving week? We are taking a Bahama cruise that week. DH agreed to a short one to see if he liked it and then a longer one if he does!

I bet your boys had a ball with Stitch. Too funny about the woman in the elevator.
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Wow, what a beautiful location. Love your pictures.

Wow, a cruise in November and next July---I am super jealous!!! Is it Thanksgiving week? We are taking a Bahama cruise that week. DH agreed to a short one to see if he liked it and then a longer one if he does!

I bet your boys had a ball with Stitch. Too funny about the woman in the elevator.
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More fun posts!!!

I would not have enjoyed standing in that long line! Yuck!

Oh, my! See, missing the boat would be one of my worries! That would send me into a panic! Glad that person was able to make it back onboard!

I am dying laughing over the woman with Stitch in the elevator. You're right -- I would probably react that way over someone like Daniel Craig, but Stitch? Not so much! I really cracked up that she kept taking pictures of him getting off the elevator! So precious!

I am all about bribery -- both with my two younger ones and Charles. It just makes life easier!

What a nice evening -- did you buy goodies while you browsed?
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