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Old 07-05-2012, 10:07 PM   #61
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Hey all, hope you are having a good week!
Here is the Navigator for the next day. It was a day at sea.




I also forgot to post this. This was the list we got of the movies playing at the theater.

So I had made a deal with myself that I wouldn't sleep in...I wanted to experience everything and I was unwilling to waste it with silly things like sleep. So I had my alarm set for 8 but....I woke up at 7:30. Once I started waking up there was no way I was going to get back to sleep. So I got up and showered.

Found another logo!
Then, I attempted to wake DH...and was shot down. Apparently, he was on vacation and was sleeping in! So...I left for about 10 minutes...and I got just as much of an attitude when I came back.
I took this at one point trying to wake DH up.

still love the details. I could tell he wasn't going to get up so I grabbed the camera and took off.
Good morning!

Good morning Funnel!


I then went into the Cove Cafe to get a Mocha. YUM! I can really only function with coffee...and knowing I'd probably have to wait for breakfast, I needed my coffee. It was very good.
Then I took off my shoes and sat with my feet in the quiet pool, enjoying the sun and breeze.



After that, I got up and did some exploring



I really loved the etchings in the door of the shops.


After about 40 minutes I headed back to the room to demand breakfast.. Thankfully when I came in DH was awake and getting ready!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #62
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So now we could head off to breakfast! We had missed Lumiere's the night before because we went to Palo...so that was where I wanted to go.



I really loved this restaurant. I wish we had seen it at night the first night...but Palo was so worth it!!
So, like always, I took a photo of DH at the table.

You can see the waiter in the background watching!
Then he offered to take one for us!

DH got Eggs Benedict - toasted English muffin with grilled Canadian bacon and poached eggs, topped with Hollandaise sauce

DH really enjoyed this.
I got a spinach and tomato omelet.

I should have gotten pancakes or a veggie version of the Benedict. Because this was blah. Especially the hash brown. It looks and tasted like a McDonald's one, which didn't impress me. I think I just order wrong. Everything else looked great.
After breakfast we did some more touring of the ship. I was amazed at how empty the ship felt. It was a day at sea and yet we weren't waiting for anything. Breakfast wasn't crowded and neither were the hallways. I guess there is just so much to do!
So we headed to check out Beat Street again.


Yeah...I don't think he is really scared anymore..
DH wanted to watch the England v France soccer game, but it wasn't advertised on the Navigator. We went over to Diversions and were told that the game would be showing in the Cove Cafe instead, because there was a DVC presentation. So we hung around and played some of the board games. I thought this was a nice touch. There were board games in a couple places around the ship.
We played Yahtzee first


DH won.
Then we played Sorry

and I won!
We went up on deck and saw this guy...





You can see the hair of a small child...he kept yelling at Donald..."You're just a person! You're just a person!" Donald really wanted to get him away...so he requested a photo with me!





By then, it was time to head over to the cafe for DH to grab a spot. We stopped at Signals so DH could get a drink. He bought one of those giant souvenir beer mugs. Which, btw, weigh so much! I bought a plastic one so I could put the beer that we had brought with us in it!
They had big headphones so that if you wanted to watch the game you could listen, but if you were just picking up a coffee you didn't have to.
So with DH all set I decided to go get some beer and take a long swim! It was a little cold, but not too bad. I went to the Quiet Cove pool, ended up meeting a nice couple and chatting with them for a while. Enjoying the sun and semi-heated pool. It felt so good...
After enjoying the pool for over an hour, my new friends left and I decided to get out and check out the Wheel of Fortune game that was going on in the Promenade Lounge.
It was fun but definitely needed to be updated. It only lasted for about 15-20 minutes, which surprised me.

I then went to get DH from the Cove so we could go have some more fun!
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Yep, your DH looks totally relaxed there!

How awful about the little one with Donald...thank goodness he was smart enough to pull you over for picture.

Love sea days...they are so relaxing. We actually used to look for cruises that were filled with port calls, with the mindset we enjoyed visiting different places. That was until our last cruise when we decided those at sea days were the best. Now, we are finally taking an Eastern Caribbean itinerary next year, which we never did before due to the additional sea day (and fewer port calls).

Oh, and your breakfast...you are so right about those hash browns. I much prefered when they had the home fries (or breakfast potatoes) available.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #64
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Yep, your DH looks totally relaxed there!

How awful about the little one with Donald...thank goodness he was smart enough to pull you over for picture.

Love sea days...they are so relaxing. We actually used to look for cruises that were filled with port calls, with the mindset we enjoyed visiting different places. That was until our last cruise when we decided those at sea days were the best. Now, we are finally taking an Eastern Caribbean itinerary next year, which we never did before due to the additional sea day (and fewer port calls).

Oh, and your breakfast...you are so right about those hash browns. I much prefered when they had the home fries (or breakfast potatoes) available.
Haha I know! Guess he got over that fear quickly!

I know right!? I haven't seen a child act like that with characters...I wonder how he did the rest of the trip.

This cruise had a nice balance of sea days and ports of call. I don't think DH would do well with too many sea days especially in a row. He definitely needed to get off the boat.

Yeah. I should have ordered something different. I didn't realize it would be like that when they said hashbrowns, Oh well!
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I love Lumiere's and their eggs benedict!!!! OMG YUMMMY!!!!!!!!!!
Nice pictures!!!! Giving me ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep them coming!!!!
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Wow - thanks so much for posting this TR and all the wonderful pictures. We will be on this cruise in September and I love reading all about this and getting some ideas of what to do and all the great things to eat. Looking forward to more.

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I love Lumiere's and their eggs benedict!!!! OMG YUMMMY!!!!!!!!!!
Nice pictures!!!! Giving me ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep them coming!!!!
Yeah...nothing says good morning to me like some good eggs benedict (veggie for me of course!)
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Wow - thanks so much for posting this TR and all the wonderful pictures. We will be on this cruise in September and I love reading all about this and getting some ideas of what to do and all the great things to eat. Looking forward to more.

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Glad I can help with your up coming trip! It always helps me get through the long months of waiting!!!
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Hey all! Hope you're having a good week.

So, after I dragged DH away from the game, we headed back to the room to get another beer and chill for a bit.

Then we headed to the Gazebo to see our favorite little alien.

First, though, we saw Chip and Dale right before they left.


Soon enough, our stomping friend was taking his place!


We only had a few people in front of us and then it was our turn. I don't know if I mentioned this, but Stitch is DH's favorite! So, like me with Donald, any time he was out we just had to find him!




I love the cast members they choose for Stitch! He is always so much fun. I have to say that I love how quick and easy it is to see characters on the cruise, unlike in the parks. We never waited any longer than 15 minutes! In the parks, we have been known to wait for 30-40.

We then headed around the ship to see the view. I really wanted to see dolphins or whales, but no such luck.

We then played foosball...

which btw...I learned I'm terrible at!!



After our nice trip around the boat, we headed down to Rockin' Bar D for BINGO!

There were lots of different choices for how to buy cards, but they were all definitely more expensive then I ever would have expected. I like paper cards (I think its much more fun!), but DH - of course - wanted the electronic one. So we ended up with both. I had three paper cards and DH had 24 electronic ones.




I got very close twice and DH once. But there was no winning for us! It was definitely fun, but my biggest complaint from the entire cruise was how much money it cost! I'd rather less of a prize and cheaper tickets. We also didn't realize that, as the cruise went on, it got more and more expensive. Again...we had no idea this would happen.

After we failed to win Bingo, we decided to chill out in our room and get ready for semi-formal night! I love any reason to get dressed up! DH...not so much. After some champagne, treats, and lots of hair spray, we were off to see tonight's show, Twice Charmed. I love Cinderella so I really, really loved this show. It was so beautiful and I loved the different transitions between scenes. This was our first 'Broadway' style show on the ship, and I was immensely impressed. I have seen many real Broadway shows and I was surprised that they could perform something just as elaborate on a ship! I was kind of sad when it ended!

After the show we went to the atrium to go meet my favorite duck! I loved his fancy clothes!

He clearly liked DH's too!
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We then headed to dinner. We were both very excited for it!



OMG we loved this restaurant! Especially the theming, and how it changed over time.




We finally met our server (Vlado) and assistant server (Mahut), who were both so nice and friendly. It was nice to learn about them and feel comfortable with them. They were both sad we hadn't been there the first night!

I love soup. So if there is a soup I can eat, there is no decision needed!
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Garnished with Chives and drizzled with Sour Cream

I could have licked the bowl...it was so good. But I'm a sucker for soup and butternut squash so...it was going to be a clear winner.

DH also got soup
Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup with bacon bits and chives

DH doesn't usually like soup but this was also a winner for him. He has a hard time resisting anything with bacon in it.

For my main
Black Bean Chipotle Cakes
Over Corn Kernels and Brown Rice topped with Tomato-Cilantro Salsa

Seriously? Best vegetarian meal ever! It was so so so good. Spicy but not overly powerful. MMMMMMMM!

DH's was Penne Pasta
In Parmesan Cream, topped with Julienne of Turkey Breast and Prosciutto

While this looks really bland, DH said it really had some nice flavors and was very good but not too filling.

For Dessert, DH had
Double-Fudge Chocolate Cake
With Caramel-Orange Chocolate Sauce

what can I say? DH is obsessed with cake...so yeah, he liked it.

This was mine
Chilled Lemon Soufflé with Raspberry Drizzle


This was a nice, light dessert. It seems like after every meal - even though I love dessert - I couldn't even think about what to order, so I chose whatever wouldn't push me over the edge!

As soon as our desserts came out...so did a special mouse!


DH will be mad if I don't tell this story. So Mickey dances around with the servers and parades by most of the tables. Well, a small child - seeing Mickey for probably the first time that trip - stood on a chair and launched himself at Mickey while he was dancing. Mickey, kind of kneed the kid in the head! The entire restaurant gasped. They still finished the show but Mickey went back to give the kid a hug and make sure he was okay. Children, please keep your arms and legs in your seat until the mouse has come to a complete stop!

Because our servers had missed us the first night, they brought us a little surprise!

and they clapped. Our server is on the left and the head server on the right, the assistant was taking photos!

Then they asked us to kiss! Our camera confused him...so this is attempt number two, and it wasn't actually us kissing... but I liked it just the same.



So much for my light dessert!! I loved this though! It is exactly my type of dessert...they should have it on the menu! It is so much better then those sad cupcakes they give you at WDW!

Besides Palo, and for me maybe even more then Palo, this was the best meal! The choices were great and everything was so so good!


DH very much agrees - favorite restaurant!


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We decided we wanted to go to Sessions (the piano bar) but first we headed back to the room to grab some beer.


This is what we came back to.

So you will notice a box that our towel animal is holding...this was limited edition Canadian-themed DCL stationery, especially for us because it was the first time the Magic was going to Canada! I love this and it is one of my favorite souvenirs from the trip.

Oh, and I forgot to post earlier, here is Duffy being fancy for the night


On the way to Sessions, we literally ran into Snow White!

It is 10pm. Snow White is just strolling around the ship? It was very random but awesome!



So...this is the inside of the girls bathroom! I loved the bathrooms at Beat Street. Such great theming.
We headed to Sessions and got a nice seat by the window.


DH ordered a beer and I got a glow-tini.

I cannot remember what was in this, but it was strong and good! I really just wanted the glowing drink...and apparently you cannot just buy the ice cube and put it in any drink!

We sat and listened to the music for around an hour, just chatting and enjoying the evening. It was very relaxing and a great atmosphere.

We then dragged our butts back to the room, but not without first heading up to Deck 9 for a drink...and just in case you have been missing the funnel here's another one for you...


I made DH watch around an hour of Mulan before passing out. Ready to take on Halifax in the morning!!!

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Love the pictures of you and your husband together while you take the picture using your reflection!!! You two look perfect together -- so cute! -- and I hope you have a wonderful and happy marriage.

Thanks for sharing your adventures/experiences. I look forward to reading more.
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Love the pictures of you and your husband together while you take the picture using your reflection!!! You two look perfect together -- so cute! -- and I hope you have a wonderful and happy marriage.

Thanks for sharing your adventures/experiences. I look forward to reading more.
Thank you so much! that's really sweet of you!

Thanks for reading along!
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Wouldn't you know...the night we went to Palo was our regular dining night in Animator's Palate - so we missed the good veggie dish. Argh! Looks wonderful!

Yeah, those characters are always roaming about. I have learned to take my camera everywhere with me on the ship, and always have it with me. Random run-ins are my favorite!

Thanks for the funnel picture - you can never have too many of those!!!
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Great Trip Report

Thank you so much for sharing this great trip report! Great photos! I especially appreciate your comments on the vegetarian food.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #75
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Love your TR and all of your photos! Looks like you had a great time. DH and I are on this cruise in September for our 1st anniversary.

BTW, how rough were the seas to/from Canada?

Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip!
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