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Old 04-27-2014, 01:21 AM   #271
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Glad you shared some pics from your AEP, that would be so neat to do, one of these days I would like to be a Disney TA but I could never do it with my job, I just wouldn't have enough free time.

I have to ask about that strange cupcake that you had, with pretzels on it? What exactly was that??

Back to the cruise updates, Your Martini tasting looked like fun! I went on an NCL cruise in November (We had fun but I wouldn't rush to go on NCL again anytime soon, I prefer RCL or Celebrity)and I went to one martini tasting, it was fun, they put them on cute little trays:



Wow your dinner at Remy looked great!

That Mixology class looked like fun too!

I would be in that Rainforest as much as Possible..
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Miss this whole TR! Man I am so far behind in so much. Glad it turned to out to be a wonderful time. The Christmas photos from WDW looked grand. What a fun place to be for the holidays. I'll read more and catch up
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:06 PM   #273
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WOW! Great day! How could anyone not like that view! Glad a day of the passes didn't go to waste
It's a great view, isn't it?

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Awesome updates, Ellen! I loved to see the photos of your mixology class. We were signed up for one last summer, but then there was this "know it all - I can do everything better than anyone else" newbie who got involved in everything and we simply backed out. I could not let her ruin my trip.
Looking forward to signing up on one next summer.

I remember you saying that- that is SO annoying! I am sorry you missed out!

Rainforest looks awesome. We have never done that either. But I guess it might be in our future.
Do you know if they have something similar on the Magic?

Yes! And on the Wonder, but it is on a smaller scale and all inside- so no hot tubs, and no looking at the sae while you relax. Still love it enough to book it for my cruise to Alaska and to Key West next year! But the Rainforest on the Fantasy/Dream kicks butt- just sooooo nice.

Can't wait for more!


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Muesli - something very common here in Austria. It originally is Swiss and was developed by a Swiss physician who "preached" healthy living.

It usually is based on rolled oats to which you can add seeds and other rolled grains.



The mixture looks somewhat like this with raisins and fruit added for sweetness.

Now the Bircher Muesli they have on the ship has shredded apple in it.

You make it by soaking the dry mixture overnight in milk or yoghurt, then about half an hour before serving you add the apple or other fruit. I love raisins and have plenty in mine and since I can't have apple (gives me a belly ache) I use berries and a little honey. Yum, yum!

Hope that explained what it is - otherwise, please ask more questions.
Thank you SO MUCH!! What wonderful info! I just knew it was healthy, and I LOVE the apples- they (and the bananas on top) really make it for me.

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Ellen, I swear your cruise routine is pretty much identical to mine!
After hitting the gym, I adore the muesli and oatmeal at Cabanas
Love the rainforest room, go there every day
Mixology class? But of course!
The only thing you haven't got in there is a trip to Cove Cafe
Sure I did- I thought I did go there that day- anyway, that's great! That means we will keep running into each other EVERYWHERE in October...AWEEEESOMEEEEE!


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Hi Ellen! You are the update queen this week! Your Remy dinner looks amazing, and you two looked fabulous attending it, also! How cool to have an escort back from the restroom - that way you don't have to worry about getting lost on your way back, AND you get to be on the arm of a handsome guy, too. Oh wait! You came with a handsome guy You're just livin' large!

And then it came to a screaching halt, lol. Really just had a dinner party over the weekend, so had to focus on paella instead of my long lost vacations. Thanks for the compliment- love dressing up with the hubby, and he never complains about it because he knows I love it, so that makes it even better.

I forgot that DCL does time zone chages - RCCL just has "ship time" which can be confusing when you are off the ship. The mixology class looks like a lot of fun - a lot to drink, too Sea days are so nice to just get some relaxation in - looks like you did a good job with that. Looking forward to your report on Aladdin!
I forgot about that on RCCL! It will be good in Alaska, no time changes other than the initial one when we go from right to left coast! Much easier to keep straight!
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OMG! That is just TOO funny!

Beer Wine & Vodka. Seriously, what else is there?

OMG - all these mixology classes look so fun for those of us who are studiously inclined. I so want to do one of them!

Thanks for the great laugh!
I am so happy you liked the update and laughed! It cracked me up writing it!

And don't worry- I have a good hunch you will be feeling your inner-student pleanty on our cruise in Oct!


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Those drinks look yummy! I loved the Rainforest room on the Fantasy..well worth buying the passes!

Jill in CO
Yea....me too. I loved EVERYTHING on the Fantasy. Hope I can go again sometime!

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Wow, I can't believe I left Mixology and felt like I needed a beer for bingo. I must have had my cruise liver installed.
LMAO!!! And your hollow leg!!
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Thank you! Hope yours was happy too!

Great Updates! Your Remy dinner looked fantastic, but not as good as you and Pods! Va va voom! What a dress, and DH cleaned up pretty well in his tux too!

Thanks so much!

Does Remy have a non-seafood section, or is it mostly seafood? Not that I've had an opportunity for there yet, but future research… We totally loved our Palo brunch, and thought that was better than dinner from our last cruise.

They will do whatever makes you happy. You don't have to get the tasting menu, you can also just order a la carte.

And I usually like Palo Brunch better than Palo dinner, too- I have it booked for our Alaska cruise- we shall have to see what we think on the Dream, it will be my first dinner in Palo on anywhere but the Magic.


Was Pods reading a romance novel by the pool? Sorry, I'm too lazy to go back and find the pic right now…

YEA!! My jock husband reads harlequin romances!

It was Stephen King (and he said it was not very good ).


Also, any chance of you ever going back to your CA TR to finish up?
Yup! Your wish is my command! Actually, I will be back for updates on both of these this week and prob weekend, too.

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Getting caught up and loving every one of your updates!

Awwww.... we need another trip together to look forward to!

Your Remy meal looks amazing. And you looked beautiful. DH wants to try eating there some time but I'm not to sure about me. I'm not a real picky eater but I don't like a lot of seafood. Love me some shrimp and fish though.

Thank you. You really should go- you don't have to have fish- there are many other things you could try, and I am sure they would want to please you with other fantastic plates!

Loved the pictures at your tastings! Looks like you had lots of fun. And I love Selami! We have had him before as a bartender and he is such a nice guy. Cute too!

Yea- he was really into the tasting, he did a good job.

But looking at the photos this morning makes me wish I was sitting up on deck right now. Just looking out over that big beautiful ocean, relaxing. Ahhhhhhhhh.
I have been on hyper-planning mode for Alaska recently- but that deck chair still seems kind of far away!

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You & Pods sure do clean up nice! Then you go spill on yourself, can't take you anywhere!
I haven't had an appletini in a long time, my go to drink is a Cosmo, but now am starting to get dirty Martinis more often.

Thanks- and GO Doris with the dirty tinis!

Our last cruise was with our sons, the only time we saw them was for meals & shore trips. It was wonderful!
Funny how appealing it can be!

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Getting caught up, I am still a few pages behind but I had to say how sorry I am about the loss of your SIL. My Prayers are with you and your family.

Thank you so much-

We are going through something similar with my BIL, he has Adenocarcinoma that has spread to his bones, he is hanging in ok for now but it's just so hard to see, especially when they are so young (he is 41) and have little ones (He has 2 boys 5 1/2 and 7). How old are your SIL's boys?
That is completely horrible- I am so sorry you are all going through it, most especially your BIL. BIG hugs and prayers to all of you- It is so sad, but it is so amazing how resilient kids are- I will hope for the best possible outcome for them-
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Glad you shared some pics from your AEP, that would be so neat to do, one of these days I would like to be a Disney TA but I could never do it with my job, I just wouldn't have enough free time.

i really do like doing it, lots of fun to plan all these vacations, but also kind of an adjustment not to be going on them! Because you KNOW every one I plan, I would like to be going on!

I have to ask about that strange cupcake that you had, with pretzels on it? What exactly was that??

The Piggylicious cupcake is a bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzels on top. Very interesting....

Back to the cruise updates, Your Martini tasting looked like fun! I went on an NCL cruise in November (We had fun but I wouldn't rush to go on NCL again anytime soon, I prefer RCL or Celebrity)and I went to one martini tasting, it was fun, they put them on cute little trays:



COOL! thanks for sharing, its always good to see what is available elsewhere out there. Which ship were you on, and why are you not crazy about NCL? I am not either, but the Breakaway does look very cool. I just really like a set dining time- it takes the whole worry of when and where out of the vacation equation and I kind of like that.

Wow your dinner at Remy looked great!

It truly was as amazing of a meal as could be possible. That meal would have been easily $250 per person at home on land.

That Mixology class looked like fun too!

I LOVE mixology!!!!

I would be in that Rainforest as much as Possible..
Nothin wrong with that!

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Miss this whole TR! Man I am so far behind in so much. Glad it turned to out to be a wonderful time. The Christmas photos from WDW looked grand. What a fun place to be for the holidays. I'll read more and catch up
Hey Laura! No worries- we all get busy!
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I have no idea where I've been that I missed this TR. Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa. I just read the entire thing from start to present in one sitting to catch up! Too many items, pics and events to comment on other than to say it is everything I've come to expect from your TRs!
Your trip has been like a Dream come true with just enough Magic mixed with Fantasy to make one Wonder why anyone would go anywhere else!
I'm looking forward to more because DW and I are going on our first DCL this October and if it is as we expect, we will book the Alaska cruise for the summer of 2015 while on board! More please?
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Hi Ellen - catching up as always…..

Oh Remy, possibly my favorite place on the ship! But first, Meridian - I really need to take notes of your cocktails with me next time; I am a HUGE fan of any cocktail that involves champagne. But oh, the food at Remy - it’s almost insulting to refer to it as mere “food,” isn’t it? What a spectacular treat that place is. And you got a pic of my best friend, the sommelier! We totally bonded. And the Cheese Guru - we TOTALLY bonded! I let her pick my cheeses after I told her what I like - she asked me if I was French and proceeded to give me a plate much like yours but for ONE person. Oh, and Benoit - wasn’t he the sweetest???

You MUST do the champagne brunch too!!!

Another great drinking “class”! I really need to travel with some other adults someday.

Just before you posted about the boys, I thought to myself, “wait, didn’t the boys go with them on this cruise???”

So, tell me about this Rainforest situation - what exactly does it offer? I know I have read about it before, but it never sounded all that interesting. But you clearly loved it, so obviously, I need to know more!
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COOL! thanks for sharing, its always good to see what is available elsewhere out there. Which ship were you on, and why are you not crazy about NCL? I am not either, but the Breakaway does look very cool. I just really like a set dining time- it takes the whole worry of when and where out of the vacation equation and I kind of like that.
Sorry I took so long to answer this. We were on the Norwegian Gem. I thought the crew wasn't that great, not really friendly like other lines I have been on. Like on Celebrity and RCL (and even Carnival) the crew was great, couldn't do enough for you, etc. NCL just didn't have that extra "Something" that I have seen on other lines.

Another big thing was the "freestyle" dining. Like you I really like having the set times and table. I have been on many cruises (this one was # 12) and It just felt weird to have to get a buzzer and wait for a table (like 30-40 minutes a couple times). then it took a long time for someone to come to the table, long time to get food, etc.

I found out later on during the trip that our cruise was about 75% totally NEW crew. They had transferred all the experienced ones off and sent them to the Breakaway. Good parts were that the food was good and the ship was beautiful, our room was great (bathroom was tiny though). The shows were decent and the entertainment staff was good too.
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I'm a little late but I'm joining in. I leave for my 7 day cruise on the Fantasy in the week! So excited, I've been on the wonder and the dream and I'm so excited about this new ship.
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I am here.
Nice Christmas it looked like.
BWV looks so nice.
EEK! You have done Times Square. I could not.
MM< corn dogs.
LOL about BTMRR.
BWV was nicely decorated.
The standard view was very nice.
LOL. The three little pigs building a straw house. ROTF.
Oh my to the line waiting.
Love the snowman ornaments.
Never heard of glow wine but sounds interesting. Is that a typo in the sign? LOl
ROTF! The mars pic.
I want that coffee margarita.
Nice pics of CLP.
BCV looked pretty.
The cruise terminal looks pretty.
My last name gets butchered to. It is german and some know how to pronounce it but most do not.
Love the decorations around the ship.
Cute bathroom.
Funny about Tyler yelling hi and bye.
Love the bread basket at Royal Palace.
I LOVE escargot. YUM!. I cannot wait to get to France in a few months. I am having everywhere. LOl.
Elderbubble sounds good.
Nice ginger bread hosue.
The tasting looked fun. LOL! Don’t give up your day job.
You both look very nice at Remy.
The entire meal looked so good.
Oh that Rose drink at Epcot is the best. I dream about it often.
I have that diploma too. LOL.
Sounds like a nice trip.
So sorry to hear about your SIL.
I have caught up.
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I have no idea where I've been that I missed this TR. Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa. I just read the entire thing from start to present in one sitting to catch up! Too many items, pics and events to comment on other than to say it is everything I've come to expect from your TRs!

BILL!!! So happy to see you!!

Your trip has been like a Dream come true with just enough Magic mixed with Fantasy to make one Wonder why anyone would go anywhere else!

Could not have said it better myself! Although I did just book a Celebrity Cruise for fall 2015- largely due to itinerary, price and I need to try some other cruiselines (although I have been on one short Celebrity cruise in the past) so that I know what I am talking about with my clients- a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!

I'm looking forward to more because DW and I are going on our first DCL this October and if it is as we expect, we will book the Alaska cruise for the summer of 2015 while on board! More please?
WHEN??? we are on the Dream in Oct- the cruise on the 23rd- MEK is too!

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Hi Ellen - catching up as always…..

No apologies necessary- I am so far behind on so many TRs- inclus=ding writing my own!

Oh Remy, possibly my favorite place on the ship! But first, Meridian - I really need to take notes of your cocktails with me next time; I am a HUGE fan of any cocktail that involves champagne.

Me too! They are by far my favorite type of cocktail!

But oh, the food at Remy - it’s almost insulting to refer to it as mere “food,” isn’t it? What a spectacular treat that place is. And you got a pic of my best friend, the sommelier! We totally bonded. And the Cheese Guru - we TOTALLY bonded! I let her pick my cheeses after I told her what I like - she asked me if I was French and proceeded to give me a plate much like yours but for ONE person. Oh, and Benoit - wasn’t he the sweetest???

I agree- remy is amazing- a completely unique experience.

You MUST do the champagne brunch too!!!

one day I will!

Another great drinking “class”! I really need to travel with some other adults someday.

You do!

Just before you posted about the boys, I thought to myself, “wait, didn’t the boys go with them on this cruise???”

We always saw them at dinner (except the Remy night) so it does seem in this part of the trip that we were without them- but they'll be back soon!

So, tell me about this Rainforest situation - what exactly does it offer? I know I have read about it before, but it never sounded all that interesting. But you clearly loved it, so obviously, I need to know more!
I find it very relaxing. There are heated loungers that look out towards the ocean, along with 2 hot tubs. There are several showers, each has a different attribute- one is gentle, another is hot, another cold. There is a steam room (I love the steam!) and a sauna- the sauna has a floor to ceiling window, so you can see the ocean from the bench. You should try it- it is a very nice way to decompress, and a 1 day pass is only $16.

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Sorry I took so long to answer this. We were on the Norwegian Gem. I thought the crew wasn't that great, not really friendly like other lines I have been on. Like on Celebrity and RCL (and even Carnival) the crew was great, couldn't do enough for you, etc. NCL just didn't have that extra "Something" that I have seen on other lines.

Yea- I have read that alot. I just booked a quick 2 nighter on the Breakaway for January. I have only been on them once before, on Dawn, and that was also a quickie cruise to nowhere. I will say this- the phone reps are REALLY nice, a lot of fun to book with! Too bad they can't train all the employees!

Another big thing was the "freestyle" dining. Like you I really like having the set times and table. I have been on many cruises (this one was # 12) and It just felt weird to have to get a buzzer and wait for a table (like 30-40 minutes a couple times). then it took a long time for someone to come to the table, long time to get food, etc.

I prefer having the same people every night, too, as well as knowing that my dining is already taken care of- to me, that is one of the perks of cruising. Of course, DCL does it best with moving around with the same servers. It is genius, and I am surprised that someone else has not stolen the idea by now.

I found out later on during the trip that our cruise was about 75% totally NEW crew. They had transferred all the experienced ones off and sent them to the Breakaway. Good parts were that the food was good and the ship was beautiful, our room was great (bathroom was tiny though). The shows were decent and the entertainment staff was good too.
I have a client going on Breakaway this summer, and they specifically wanted NCL because DS20 likes their entertainment best. Thanks so much for all of your input- very helpful!
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Hi!! You must be cruising tomorrow! YAY for you, wish I was going with you!! You will love the Fantasy- she is the most incredible ship of all!

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I am here.
Nice Christmas it looked like.
BWV looks so nice.
EEK! You have done Times Square. I could not.

Well, yea, but we were smart- we did not wait in the middle of the chaos all day- we went to a bar in Times Square after a Broadway Show and then just came out onto a sidewalk at midnight to see the ball drop and see the fireworks. DEFINITELY better than hangin in the crowd all day!!

MM< corn dogs.
LOL about BTMRR.
BWV was nicely decorated.
The standard view was very nice.

I thought so too! We have pool/water view for Oct- WL for BW view. But a 2 bdrm- so we shall see how it goes-

LOL. The three little pigs building a straw house. ROTF.
Oh my to the line waiting.
Love the snowman ornaments.

Really should have gotten one and shipped it home.

Never heard of glow wine but sounds interesting. Is that a typo in the sign?

LOL, it's GLUIWEIN, it is just spiced wine. Very yummy!

LOl
ROTF! The mars pic.
I want that coffee margarita.

It was very good!

Nice pics of CLP.
BCV looked pretty.
The cruise terminal looks pretty.
My last name gets butchered to. It is german and some know how to pronounce it but most do not.

Ours id German, too- Geissel. We have been GEEzulls most often of all, although half our hometown calls us Guy-ZELLS, which is also wrong. It is supposed to be Guy-zul.

Love the decorations around the ship.
Cute bathroom.
Funny about Tyler yelling hi and bye.

It was very funny, especially because he is normally so shy and quiet with new kids. Just some Disney Magic on the Fantasy, I think!
Love the bread basket at Royal Palace.
I LOVE escargot. YUM!. I cannot wait to get to France in a few months. I am having everywhere. LOl.

The REAL France? Lucky you!! I have been sending a bunch of people there lately and it is making me REALLY want to go!

Elderbubble sounds good.

It is my favorite champagne drink ever!

Nice ginger bread hosue.
The tasting looked fun. LOL! Don’t give up your day job.

Good advice!

You both look very nice at Remy.
The entire meal looked so good.

The entire meal was spectacular!

Oh that Rose drink at Epcot is the best. I dream about it often.

Me too! My fave frozen cocktail ever- even better than a bushwacker, and that is sayin a LOT!

I have that diploma too. LOL.

You're a TA?

Sounds like a nice trip.
So sorry to hear about your SIL.
I have caught up.
Thanks about my SIL- she was completely wonderful and i am still in shock she is gone.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:48 AM   #284
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Well THAT was some break from this TR, huh? See what happens when you make me update somewhere else? Back to the Caribbean....and to the cruise! (Which I am REALLY in cruise mode lately- I have 3 cruises booked for 2015, and 2 are not DCL- I have a quick 2 niter on NCL Breakaway- because I just really have to see for myself what I think about it-a 5 night Magic cruise with Evie and Joanie in May (SO excited to sail on the Magic all new and shiny!) and then in Nov 2015 Pods and I, along with Joanie and husband Peter (and hopefully assorted others!) will be on Celebrity Summit in the Southern Caribbean- Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, St Martin and St Thomas, all out of Puerto Rico. The price was seriously too good to pass up, and the cheapest place to fly in the Caribbean is PR, so planning to spend a couple of pre-cruise days there to check it out!). So, anyway...back to our regularly scheduled program...

After an afternoon of wonderful RnR, I left Pods on the balcony with his lackluster Stephen King harlequin romance, toasted the sunset myself-





then scurried off to see Aladdin. This show is specific to the Fantasy, and I have to say, is one of their best! Really hilarious and completely entertaining, as Aladdin should be! Sorry, no pics from the show- they put the kibash on photography here as I am sure you have heard.

Afterwards, it was time to dress it up- tonight was semi-formal. Lo and behold, it seems we DO have kids on board with us!



It was the Captain's reception tonight, and they were passing out some nice cocktails and wine. I grabbed a glass of white to bring in to dinner.

Hello Sailor- what's your name?





Tyler's straw had an origami fish- hmmm...it seems like Rudwin may have some hidden talents!



Tonight, dinner was at



I had a Country Currant Roll-



Edward came by to take our order- so adorable and charming!



The kids really liked him-



Picture time!



I started with Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower with Crispy Noodles and Wasabi Dressing



I have had it before, and it does not disappoint. Love tuna with avocado, always! Also ordered at our table was North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli
with Roasted Garlic and Sweet Basil scented Tomato Juice



and Heirloom Tomato Soup with Sour Cream, Croutons, and Basil



also Spinach and Raspberry Salad tender Spinach tossed with fresh Raspberries, toasted Pine Nuts, and crumbled Gorgonzola and a Raspberry Vinaigrette



and Cream of Green Asparagus with Crabmeat and Asparagus Tips



WOW! I guess we were all hungry that night! On to our main courses... I always choose Pan-seared Sea Bass With Saffron and Fennel Risotto with a Sweet Chili Glaze. Or, at least, I often choose it- it is also delish!



Timmy had pork, but it was different than what is decribed on the menu-



There was also an order of Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Thyme-roasted Vegetables, Double-baked Potato, Horseradish, and Natural Jus



Ouside, Edward showed us it was dark!



Actually I think he was pointing out an island we were passing. The boys looked over the dessert choices-



And although I skipped dessert, I was given a rose- from my favorite asst server ever, most definitely.



Rudwin is so sweet!



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Old 05-16-2014, 11:22 AM   #285
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Timmy also decided to skip dessert- and left for Vibe, but Tyler stuck around to order his favorite dessert, Creme Brulee.



Yum!



A delicious evening for sure. But we aren't done yet! There was a LOT happening tonight- time to get out there and be in every show, lol! Quest was being held in The Tube at 10, then the Hypnotist, Ricky Kalmon would be performing in the Walt Disney Theatre at 10:45. We stopped back in the cabin to change into something more comfortable. Looks like the boys had done so too- and we are making progress here. Suits laid on the bed with shirts and ties- no crime scene as in the past!



And I had one of my Remy truffles for dessert-



Put my new rose with my Remy rose-



and then we decided we would go to The Tube, even though we thought we would be to late to participate in Quest- since it was already after 10. I had planned to being a bra with me, but ended up leaving it in the cabin thinking that we would only be watching, not playing.

OOPS. Sorry Kristi.

When we got down there, the the Mcs were up there in front, saving us 2 seats- turns out, we were TEAM 4! LMAO, Steve and Kristi had been VERY busy playing Quest while we were taking rose photos in the cabin! I think Pods jumped right in to give Steve a break- and then- it was time for the BRA! Oops. Sorry again, Kristi. That Kristi is a real team player- she had hers off and on her hubby in a flash-



Now here's a man who is very comfortable with his feminine side-



Funniest game ever!!! Go Team 4!





There was some more crazy stuff, and I thought I took pictures, but maybe with Kristi's camera? Anyway....it was time to pick a winner, and Teesa announced-



TEAM 4!!!!!!!!!!! Which should really be called Team Mc, but all I know is that we all got really awesome DCL hats because of it, so....thanks for wearin your wife's Bra, Steve! You did seem pretty comfortable with it, so, thanks also for practcing so often at home pre-cruise too!



Next, Teesa told us we all had to walk right over to the WDT for the next show, the hypnotist, Ricky Kalmon. Fortunately, we scored seats down front when we got there.



Because when they called for volunteers up on stage, Pods moved so fast, threw a couple of Octagenarians out of the way, and HIT IT! He wanted to be up there BAD! (he was next to the guy in the orange shirt). You might think it was so he could find out if this was real or not- or that he wanted an excuse to act stupid (more so than his usual level of stupid)- but I think he just wanted the nap and the end part where you wake up feeling like you have had the best sleep of your life. Zzzzzz.....



Now, some people are more suggestible than others. So this Ricky guy would pick off the ones who weren't as the night went on.





Pods lasted a while, but was eventually one who got tossed. He did say, though, that when their feet and legs were supposed to be tingling or whatever that he actually felt it- so I guess there really is something to this hypnotism stuff! This show was excellent- absolutely hilarious!

Afterwards, I think we all ended up going back to our cabins, rather than working on our passports. Right Kristi?





Tomorrow was New Year's Eve- and we had the BEST day planned in St Martin!! Next time!


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