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Old 06-27-2013, 10:10 AM   #151
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We may still get a few more, but likely not many at all. I'm secretly happy that we will probably have a small group! I've got a couple of craft ideas so will probably do gifts on multiple days.
I spent way too much time online last Friday looking at all of the FE gifts on the FE Facebook page, Esty and Pintrest. My head was positively swirling from the overload!

I did want to mention to you ladies that my 13 year old DD is not a girly girl -- so no ribbons, barrettes, nail polish, etc. She'll gladly take whatever you're planning to do for 13 year old boys!

I love some of the FE holders on Esty. Don't know at this point if I'll go that route or get one at IKEA and fancy it up.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:46 AM   #152
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Last Call for Fish Exchange Participants!

Hey Everyone,

Our cruise date is coming fast (not fast enough!) so we probably need to get a final count on FE participants. So far, we've got 4: texasgirl29, 1travelgirl, gw45 and cbeb. Anyone else???

If you've never done this, it is SO MUCH FUN! Just hang something with one or more pockets on the fish beside your stateroom door. It's so fun to come back to your room and check the FE for candy and trinkets. It really doesn't matter what's in it - some people are very creative! - it's the fun of simply finding a surprise.

If you're interested, please reply with your stateroom number, number of adults, and number/age/gender of children.

We need to get a final count in the next few days so that people know how many gifts to plan for. The more, the merrier
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #153
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Our cruise tickets and documents arrived yesterday!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #154
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I've got a count down on my calendar at work. We board in 1 month -- but since we leave DFW for Barcelona on the 6th, my countdown is only 27 days.

Suddenly, it seems like I've got a lot of stuff to do to get ready! Finish my Fish Extender (I got one from IKEA, stripped off the decorations that came with it, bought my ribbons); finish my FE gifts. I have all the stuff to work on them, just need to sit down and do them.

A few last minute accessories and some things to go in my toiletries kit and I'm done.

Oh, and buy a few on-line tickets for Barcelona like Sagrada Familia. I also want to sign up for Runner Bean tours.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #155
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I think we've done everything short of packing. I too have a countdown calendar and we have 28 days before we leave (7th)

It's SOOOOOO hard to wait!!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:50 PM   #156
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Today we shopped for dorm supplies. The day after we return from Barcelona, we must take DS to college. I feel much less stress now about that and can go back to thinking: Med Cruise! It's almost here! Yay!!!!! C'mon, anybody else excited?
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #157
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Today we shopped for dorm supplies. The day after we return from Barcelona, we must take DS to college. I feel much less stress now about that and can go back to thinking: Med Cruise! It's almost here! Yay!!!!! C'mon, anybody else excited?
Oh yeah!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #158
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Twenty two days until we board for Barcelona! Not that I'm counting!

I'm now starting the process of working with my co-workers to cover for me while I'm gone. I'm getting my FE gifts done.

I started a document with all the info about our tours and reservations -- I need to get back to that.

I'm the planner for our extended family -- my inlaws paid for the cruise so researching the excursions and other activities is the least I can do, right? But I do need to distill some of the info down for them so they know what we're doing. I signed us all up for a private tour in Villefranche and for two Can't Be Missed Tours in Italy. Even though I forwarded them the info, I think they are still a little confused.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:01 AM   #159
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Hi all, just wondering if it's not too late, could we add our staterooms for the FE Gifts? This will be our first time to participate. We're getting all our ideas together! Getting very excited.

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You've got daughters the same age as mine -- Rachel is 13 and Stephanie is 16. CEBE has a DD16, too. What fun if they can hang out together.

Got to get in gear and think about FEs for teens.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #161
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Hi all, just wondering if it's not too late, could we add our staterooms for the FE Gifts? This will be our first time to participate. We're getting all our ideas together! Getting very excited.
Sure! Join the fun Here's the list:
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Three weeks until we leave and I'm already getting that "short timer" slacker thing here at work.

This morning I booked tickets for Sagrada Familia on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. online to avoid the outside line.

And I booked a tour of Barcelona's Old City with Runner Bean Tours at 4:30 on Friday. It's a "free" tour which means pay what you wish -- 10 or 15 euros per person.

I've also confirmed our French Riviera Tour with Ingrid, meeting her at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 12. I figured that gives us time to tender in without worrying about not making it on time.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:05 AM   #163
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Aug 10th is getting close!

Is everyone starting to get excited?

Were getting both excited and nervous and the cruise gets closer.

This is My and DDs first cruise, DW has cruised before but not with Disney. Does anyone with past Disney experience have suggestions for regular meals and formal night attire? On vacation Im typically not a shirt and tie kind of guy. I see cruise casual for most nights and formal for one. I dont want to be under dressed how do most people dress?

Our Daughter is 12 and looking forward to activities are there any that can/should be booked in advance?
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Hi, welcome to the group.

Formal is a rather subjective term. Most men will wear a shirt & tie, maybe a sportcoat. But there will be some in shorts although technically that is a no-no. I think this cruise tends to be a little less formal than even the other DCL cruises because of the weight restrictions on airplanes.

Personally, my husband will be in a shirt, tie and most likely khaki pants. A sport coat will just take up too much room in his suitcase. I have a long black knit dress that I'm accessorizing with a wide belt and a necklace. My daughters will have sundresses. So, that's not terribly formal.

If you have not yet done so, you can register your daughter for the Edge, the pre-teen hang out. I don't think there's anything else on the ship you need to register her for. If you and your wife want a nice dinner or brunch, there's Palo, for adults only.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:59 AM   #165
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Hi, welcome to the group.

Formal is a rather subjective term. Most men will wear a shirt & tie, maybe a sportcoat. But there will be some in shorts although technically that is a no-no. I think this cruise tends to be a little less formal than even the other DCL cruises because of the weight restrictions on airplanes.

Personally, my husband will be in a shirt, tie and most likely khaki pants. A sport coat will just take up too much room in his suitcase. I have a long black knit dress that I'm accessorizing with a wide belt and a necklace. My daughters will have sundresses. So, that's not terribly formal.

If you have not yet done so, you can register your daughter for the Edge, the pre-teen hang out. I don't think there's anything else on the ship you need to register her for. If you and your wife want a nice dinner or brunch, there's Palo, for adults only.
This will be our 5th cruise with DCL. We love our meals in the MDRs and actually go all out on formal night with tuxes and long dresses. We've seen lots of nice dresses and suits as well as much less formal attire. On our Alaskan cruise the family that showed up late in super casual (jeans and tee shirts) did get lots of dirty looks from the other guests. Most people, if not in formal wear, at least made an attempt to respect the spirit of the occasion.

Getting SUPER excited!!!! Three weeks to go!
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