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Old 02-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #16
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Thanks so much for posting another trip report Kev and Tam I loved it. I have been reading your reports since we first went to Disney in 2000 when my friend at work KayleeUk introduced me to the Dis. My love of Disney has continued to flourish over the years and we will be taking our 7th trip in May. Your trip reports are the ones I look forward to the most and I just want to say how much I appreciate the time and effort you have put in over the years, you have given me lots of laughs. Your girls have grown up into 2 beautiful, intelligent women you must be very proud parents indeed

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Thanks so much for posting another trip report Kev and Tam I loved it. I have been reading your reports since we first went to Disney in 2000 when my friend at work KayleeUk introduced me to the Dis. My love of Disney has continued to flourish over the years and we will be taking our 7th trip in May. Your trip reports are the ones I look forward to the most and I just want to say how much I appreciate the time and effort you have put in over the years, you have given me lots of laughs. Your girls have grown up into 2 beautiful, intelligent women you must be very proud parents indeed

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Thanks very much Tracy, although you shouldn't have mentioned the bit at the end about the girls. Tam read it out to Georgia last night and she said 'Oohh, I'm beautiful AND intelligent'. It will take a while for her head to shrink back to natural size.

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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Hi!
I've just finished reading your TR in one sitting - really great - had me in stitches It was fab to read the sections not in Disney - some of those areas look gorgeous - hmm there's a plan forming in my head already! I now really, really, really want to go on a Disney Cruise. Do you think a 6 year old would get enough out of it? (I'm not suggesting that I'm 6 btw...I do have a 6 yr old daughter...phew...confusion averted...)

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #19
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Really great TR!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #20
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Do you think a 6 year old would get enough out of it? (I'm not suggesting that I'm 6 btw...I do have a 6 yr old daughter...phew...confusion averted...)
Absolutely Claire. The Disney ships are geared up for children of all ages. The clubs are very good, but just having the characters about is a big plus for youngsters.
One good thing is that you can try a short cruise (3 or 4 nights) to see if it is the right thing for you. I'm sure you'd have a wonderful time.

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #21
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I wouldn't worry about Georgia becoming big headed Kev as I am sure you will take great pleasure in bringing her back down to earth.... just call her grumpy like you usually do
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:02 AM   #22
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Excellent report as always, I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #23
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what a wonderful trip report - i never thought of going on a disney cruise before but your pictures have certainly piqued my interest!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #24
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Great Trip report Kev & Tam, always a good read. It's lovely to see how the girls have grown up through all the trip reports. However you & Tam havn't aged a bit



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Wonderful report Kev & Tam, how did you find out about North Captiva it looks stunning?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:46 PM   #26
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Excellent trip reporting! Everything looks amazing. We just arrived back from the Boardwalk and loved it. The location is so convenient being able to walk to Epcot and the Studios. If you ever do decide to go back to WDW don't miss Sanaa restaurant at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village. It is excellent.
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Wonderful report Kev & Tam, how did you find out about North Captiva it looks stunning?
We have stayed on Captiva before and were looking around for accommodation there when we noticed you could get much more for your money on North Captiva. Neither is particularly cheap (I think we paid $200 per night for The Little Ark), but for that we had a much nicer standard of villa.

It depends whether you want everything on your doorstep (Captiva) or are happy to have a quieter self catering type of experience.

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #28
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Brilliant trip report thank you, I really enjoyed it! What video camera did you use or was it just your regular camera? The vids and you pictures are so clear!!!
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Brilliant trip report thank you, I really enjoyed it! What video camera did you use or was it just your regular camera? The vids and you pictures are so clear!!!
I bought a Panasonic SD90 HD camcorder a few months ago. The downside of this is that you have to have a decent PC to edit the footage, recent video editing software and some method of showing it on a HD TV. I haven't got a blu ray player or burner, so I stream directly from the PC to the TV using a WDTV streamer. Phew! That makes it sound a bit complex, but it's not so bad really.
The quality from the SD90 is excellent.

Tam uses a cheap Nikon Coolpix digital camera for the photos. The best tip I can give anyone is to use the 'sharpen' tool you can find in nearly any photo editing software to make the pictures look clearer.

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Thank you for that, really helpful. Loved your trip report, looked fabulous!
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