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Old 06-06-2013, 01:10 PM   #2581
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #2582
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #2583
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Our family is also flying out on the 12th from SFO. We can't wait! The kids are almost done with school....yeah!

Time for all those last minute things. Have a safe trip to Barcelona everyone!
Do you live in the Bay Area? We are originally from the peninsula but now live in Virginia. Our license plate is SFO! Safe travels

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Also...it's a good idea (if you have a way to make copies at home) to make a copy of the first page of your passports, credit cards, DL just in case (God forbid) something is stolen or misplaced. I also photograph my luggage so that if lost (it did on our way home from our Medi cruise in 2007), I show them the photo with exact dimensions. It worked and I had my luggage within 24 hours.
Those are really great tips. Another thing we do it put a large address label on the outside of our luggage tags that has our destination information on it while our permanent info is on the inside of the luggage tag (we have a hard plastic covered kind). On the label we put our names and the dates / locations we'll be. In this case, we'll list the Renaissance Barcelona for June 13-14 (with address, phone) and June 15 Disney Cruise Line Magic from Port of Barcelona. Inside the suitcase we'll have a fuller itinerary. For the trip home, we'll replace that label with ones we've pre-printed that will have our ATL information (we're staying over a night). That way if our luggage is delayed and the baggage people look at the luggage tag first, they won't have to guess as to where we'll be or call our house where we won't be nor will they need to rummage through our luggage for destination information.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #2585
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Yes, we are from the Bay Area. I love the helpful tips. I keep thinking I'm bringing too much stuff. How many pairs of shorts and/or capris are people bringing for the trip? I am planning on doing laundry on the ship.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #2586
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Yes, we are from the Bay Area. I love the helpful tips. I keep thinking I'm bringing too much stuff. How many pairs of shorts and/or capris are people bringing for the trip? I am planning on doing laundry on the ship.
For DH and the boys, they are packing 6 pairs of shorts, 6 t-shirts, two pairs of long pants, and two collared shirts. I have a similar list but instead of six pairs of shorts, I have three and then I have five capris because some can be used for dinner. One pair of jeans and one casual dress. And tops to coordinate. Plus the outfit we wear traveling. We, too, are planning to do laundry. We will leave on Tuesday and.not have laundry day until Sunday (or maybe Saturday if its not too busy with everyone else who has been traveling several days already). If an item won't be worn at least twice, it doesn't go.
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For DH and the boys, they are packing 6 pairs of shorts, 6 t-shirts, two pairs of long pants, and two collared shirts. I have a similar list but instead of six pairs of shorts, I have three and then I have five capris because some can be used for dinner. One pair of jeans and one casual dress. And tops to coordinate. Plus the outfit we wear traveling. We, too, are planning to do laundry. We will leave on Tuesday and.not have laundry day until Sunday (or maybe Saturday if its not too busy with everyone else who has been traveling several days already). If an item won't be worn at least twice, it doesn't go.
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Hi Bluegrass!

When are you getting in? We are arriving around 9 am on Thursday, June 13, and I have absolutely nothing planned in Barcelona. I left it that way, because I had no idea how tired we would be or what the surroundings would be like.

I'm thinking about doing the Las Ramblas, finding a good tapas bar, and seeing La Sagrada Familia (but I hear the lines are terrible, bad reviews on Trip Advisor), maybe the Flamenco show/dinner, maybe the Piccasso Museum.

Oh, and by the way, I have roots in the Commonwealth of Kentucky - I was born in Louisville, and grew up right across the river from there in Clarksville, IN!
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These are great packing tips! I always think I am packing too much.

I hate to waste time on vacation doing laundry, but I can't imagine going 16 days without it!
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For DH and the boys, they are packing 6 pairs of shorts, 6 t-shirts, two pairs of long pants, and two collared shirts. I have a similar list but instead of six pairs of shorts, I have three and then I have five capris because some can be used for dinner. One pair of jeans and one casual dress. And tops to coordinate. Plus the outfit we wear traveling. We, too, are planning to do laundry. We will leave on Tuesday and.not have laundry day until Sunday (or maybe Saturday if its not too busy with everyone else who has been traveling several days already). If an item won't be worn at least twice, it doesn't go.

Are you packing anything special for Formal/Semi-formal nights, Pirate night?
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Yes, we are from the Bay Area. I love the helpful tips. I keep thinking I'm bringing too much stuff. How many pairs of shorts and/or capris are people bringing for the trip? I am planning on doing laundry on the ship.
we are leaving from SFO on the 12th as well!!!! we are flying KLM to Schipol, what are you flying?

as for laundry, I don't want to do it! in 2010 I picked the afternoon we left warnemunde and missed all the horn blowing and fun stuff I also don't want to stink during the trip so we'll see what happens. I've got all clothes ironed and hanging up (or folded) and just ready to be put in the suitcases then i'll find out how much I have to leave behind
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When are you getting in? We are arriving around 9 am on Thursday, June 13, and I have absolutely nothing planned in Barcelona. I left it that way, because I had no idea how tired we would be or what the surroundings would be like.

I'm thinking about doing the Las Ramblas, finding a good tapas bar, and seeing La Sagrada Familia (but I hear the lines are terrible, bad reviews on Trip Advisor), maybe the Flamenco show/dinner, maybe the Piccasso Museum.

Oh, and by the way, I have roots in the Commonwealth of Kentucky - I was born in Louisville, and grew up right across the river from there in Clarksville, IN!
I just finished putting together our itinerary for BCN - Thursday will be check in at the hotel, find some food, have a little rest, then head over to Montjuic via the Bus Turistic so we can do the cable car (weather and lines permitting) and see a couple of other things over that way, then back to the hotel to chill.

Friday we have our Sagrada tix for 11 AM and based on Ame's report via Facebook, you'd better not be late for your time! So we aren't planning anything for before that. We bought our tix online - is it too late to get yours if you really want to do it and avoid the lines? We wouldn't do it if we had to wait in a long line (darn that WDW for spoiling us with Fast Passes). Then we want to go over to the Barri Gothic area and see a few things there, then rest, take care of whatever DCL administrative things we can do (like checking in if they have that at the hotel like they've had in the past), and just hanging out til time to meet and head over to the Magic Fountain.

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Are you packing anything special for Formal/Semi-formal nights, Pirate night?
No, we're not - we don't attend them, just go to Topsiders instead ever since our first cruise when one of the boys had way too much chicken and mac/cheese and puked his way out of the dining room all over DH's suit pants and dress shoes. My guys don't want to dress up, and getting them into long pants / collared shirts for dinner will be enough of an ordeal. We are one of those families that you will see in the dining room with shorts on if dinner is right as we come back from a shore excursion. But not on formal or semi-formal night (which of course are typically sea days so no worries). Nothing special for Pirate Night either. We tend to be more "observers" than participants.
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Called DCL today about dining and also asked if they happened to have movie info. was told to expect: Iron Man 3, Lincoln, Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie, Finding Nemo, Oz the Great and Powerful, Brave, Avengers, Chimpanzee, Tangled, and Monsters University! (some are in 3D)
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I seem to remember earlier a post that there are two Renaissance hotels. Which one is the cruise meet on Thursday and Friday evening?
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Those are really great tips. Another thing we do it put a large address label on the outside of our luggage tags that has our destination information on it while our permanent info is on the inside of the luggage tag (we have a hard plastic covered kind). On the label we put our names and the dates / locations we'll be. In this case, we'll list the Renaissance Barcelona for June 13-14 (with address, phone) and June 15 Disney Cruise Line Magic from Port of Barcelona. Inside the suitcase we'll have a fuller itinerary. For the trip home, we'll replace that label with ones we've pre-printed that will have our ATL information (we're staying over a night). That way if our luggage is delayed and the baggage people look at the luggage tag first, they won't have to guess as to where we'll be or call our house where we won't be nor will they need to rummage through our luggage for destination information.
I do the same thing! I travel a lot for work and these strategies have worked for me thankfully.
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