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Old 07-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #976
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Oh Mel, I didn't want to bring up that unfortunate flight situation you have to endure to come to WDW. I have some familiarity - we have a 22 hour drive to get there. Can't find flights cheaper than the drive. Gotta save money somewhere. I do love to drive. If I could I would drive to Barcelona. But, there is too much water in the way.

My concentration at work is beginning to really suffer from daydreaming about this cruise. Today, mostly how many courses and choices for dinner. I reviewed many of the food pictures. sigh.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:37 PM   #977
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A Packing Tip

I think I'm living vicariously through your thread as our cruise was so amazing and I'm wishing we could be back on board.
On that note, I have another recommendation:
I had everyone pack their outfits in ziplock bags, the ones with the slider. We pushed all the excess air out and then wrote what day we were going to wear it. It was easy for DD's and I as we have enough clothes for two weeks and our outfits are smaller and needed minimal ironing. DH used the 2 gallon size vs our 1 gallon. At the end of the day items not needed again were put back in the bag with air pressed out and put under the desk drawer until it was time to get off the ship. We had a cat 9 so I'm not sure what your room layout will be, but you get the idea. We've always had bags of laundry and this eliminated all of that. The items we needed again went into the two pop up hampers that I had brought along. I also brought a bag of those laundry detergent tablets.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:47 AM   #978
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I think I'm living vicariously through your thread as our cruise was so amazing and I'm wishing we could be back on board.
On that note, I have another recommendation:
I had everyone pack their outfits in ziplock bags, the ones with the slider. We pushed all the excess air out and then wrote what day we were going to wear it. It was easy for DD's and I as we have enough clothes for two weeks and our outfits are smaller and needed minimal ironing. DH used the 2 gallon size vs our 1 gallon. At the end of the day items not needed again were put back in the bag with air pressed out and put under the desk drawer until it was time to get off the ship. We had a cat 9 so I'm not sure what your room layout will be, but you get the idea. We've always had bags of laundry and this eliminated all of that. The items we needed again went into the two pop up hampers that I had brought along. I also brought a bag of those laundry detergent tablets.
Have fun everyone.
That is exactly what I do for youngest DD - also helps with not over packing. Can't convince DH in this strategy who still insists on taking far too much and then only wearing 1 pair of shorts
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #979
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We're leaving in five days!! I think I heard this somewhere but can anyone confirm that Disney offers a free shuttle from the port to the old town of Dubrovnik? Is it also offered on the way back?
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #980
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Okay, I have slowly started to adjust my sleep clock over the past week and a half. I am now getting up at ~3:30 a.m. our time - 9:30 a.m. Barcelona/Med time. It was neat last night as DW and DD went to bed early too. They got up around 4:30a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

DS can't join in yet as he is working evenings at his job. We warned him he is off as of Saturday. So, Friday night/Sat morning he is getting a crash course.

We're hoping to stave off a little of the jet lag problem.

How is everyone else doing? Not long now.
We fly on Saturday. We've traveled a good deal (military family). We usually take a night flight over and sleep as best we can. When we arrive it's morning in Europe, so we stay up as long as possible. Collapse and then we are on European time the next morning.

I'm afraid the hard part is coming home. It takes a week to get sorted out. We've never found a good secret to coming back home.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #981
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We're leaving in five days!! I think I heard this somewhere but can anyone confirm that Disney offers a free shuttle from the port to the old town of Dubrovnik? Is it also offered on the way back?
I read that on the 2013 Med thread. I guess it will be available back to the ship based upon our experience in Stockholm 3 years ago

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:18 AM   #982
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I read that on the 2013 Med thread. I guess it will be available back to the ship based upon our experience in Stockholm 3 years ago

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:22 AM   #983
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Just a quick note tk all those travelling this weekend. Hope you all have a safe journey and we will see you on the Magic on Thursday.:woohoo
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #984
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FE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Thank you to JKK who pointed out that my own room number was wrong. I am in 6606.

I am not leaving until Tuesday. I will keep updating on here until then. All cabin changes and a list of disboard names w/room numbers (not names,etc.) will be posted on my cabin door at 6606!!! I will also have extra copies of the entire list, which you can request by dialing my room and I will deliver it to yours. If your room changes please write the new information on my door. If you are delivering FE and can not find someone, chances are their room has changed and their new information will be on my door.

Also, in case you missed it, NewFamilyMan's room changed to 2148.

Safe travels everyone!!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #985
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Smile Boarding passes printed....

Headed out tomorrow 3:30 pm PST en route to London. See you all on the Magic.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #986
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Ted just found this app. You speak English to your iPhone and it will speak the phrase in Italain, French, Spanish, etc. French is free. Each additional language is .99 cents. Also, if someone speaks Italian, French, etc. to you, it will repeat it back in English.
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Ted just found this app. You speak English to your iPhone and it will speak the phrase in Italain, French, Spanish, etc. French is free. Each additional language is .99 cents. Also, if someone speaks Italian, French, etc. to you, it will repeat it back in English.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #988
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Ted just found this app. You speak English to your iPhone and it will speak the phrase in Italain, French, Spanish, etc. French is free. Each additional language is .99 cents. Also, if someone speaks Italian, French, etc. to you, it will repeat it back in English.
What's it called?

Edit: oops, nevermind just saw the title of your post
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Headed out tomorrow 3:30 pm PST en route to London. See you all on the Magic.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #990
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Ted just found this app. You speak English to your iPhone and it will speak the phrase in Italain, French, Spanish, etc. French is free. Each additional language is .99 cents. Also, if someone speaks Italian, French, etc. to you, it will repeat it back in English.
Kelly,
Do you know if their is an app like this that doesn't require an Internet connection? I don't have an iPhone ( have a Blackberry - I know, I know...) but we do have an iPod touch, which only has wifi capabilities where available. Thanks!
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