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Old 06-12-2014, 12:41 AM   #676
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Very nice update. Nice to read that you all had a great time that night with Joshua hanging out with other kids and you & Pam having a great time. The food porn looks very nice.
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Great update. Lol re your table mates! I am looking forward to hearing the rest! Don't blame Joshua for the pizza & ice cream option! Those wav phones are great. Each cruise I witness folks crying at reception at the $250 fine because tweeny child has dropped one in the pool or lost it lol.

Your table mates sound as entertaining as folks on table next to us once ( we insist on table by ourselves or I dine in my room lol ) won't steal your thunder but lets just say 3 year olds eating mac n cheese with hands and placing face directly in food bowl not a welcome sight lol..

I am going to guess these folks were more trouble as the cruise went on. I bet they were pleading parents at reception with 2 x $250 wav phone fines lol.
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Your table 'sharers' are turning out to be an entertaining storyline. Wonder how low it gets?


Seems like you and Pam and Joshua are having a great time. Love the food porn....but I love the big smiles even more.

Glad your server liked his present.


They were entertaining and I'm sure AC was on more than booze. Oh yeah....Dramamine.


We all had a great time. Our little trio was perfect. Can't wait for her meet the rest of the family.

Ozzy was sweet and wore it the rest of the cruise. Good form Ozzy. He also gave us a very sweet gift the last morning.




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Very nice update. Nice to read that you all had a great time that night with Joshua hanging out with other kids and you & Pam having a great time. The food porn looks very nice.

Thank you Bret. Because I took almost photo with my phone, I couldn't adjust any settings. Pam has better pics I'm sure. Next time I'm going to suck it up and use the camera.

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Great update. Lol re your table mates! I am looking forward to hearing the rest! Don't blame Joshua for the pizza & ice cream option! Those wav phones are great. Each cruise I witness folks crying at reception at the $250 fine because tweeny child has dropped one in the pool or lost it lol.

Your table mates sound as entertaining as folks on table next to us once ( we insist on table by ourselves or I dine in my room lol ) won't steal your thunder but lets just say 3 year olds eating mac n cheese with hands and placing face directly in food bowl not a welcome sight lol..

I am going to guess these folks were more trouble as the cruise went on. I bet they were pleading parents at reception with 2 x $250 wav phone fines lol.
They were big trouble indeed. Not sure sure but for the rest of the ship indeed. Ours almost ended up in the Mac n cheese but opted for striking a CM later on. No kidding.

Joshua loved the pizza as did I. I ate it every day. But there is something about it that was just wonderful.

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Old 06-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #679
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Oh my goodness, I'm late for the party! I'll be back with an update!
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I left you guys off with me putting some laundry in. I then went up to the Rainforest Room. Jenny had bought a day pass before boarding the ship and realized that she really wouldn't have any time to use it since at the time Josh hadn't made many friends. She very kindly let me use it and I completely forgot to give her some money. I still owe you!



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No pictures of the Rainforest Room, I left the camera behind. But I had the place to myself, it was awesome. I tried all the saunas and all the showers. It was glorious. I think I was in there for about an hour and then headed down to grab my laundry. I asked the CM for the time and was shocked when she told me. Found out shortly after that she hadn't turned her watch back...



My steward was in the hallway and opened the stateroom door for me. Shortly after I hear a knock at the door. It was my steward giving me more H2O goodies! Too cool.

I watched Wreck-It Ralph in the room and caught up in my journal until 3:25, then headed up to lounge in the sun.

Stopped for a slice of pizza and then went to the Quiet Cove area. Fresh out of the oven pizza, SO GOOD!





Sorry half naked man, I didn't notice you there



It was super hot out so I swam for a bit. The water was a perfect temperature and the pool was DEEP! I couldn't touch the bottom, I loved it. After some time I started getting thirsty so went for a drink. Who was coming towards me but the fabulous Jenny! After getting my drink I would meet her back at the QC.

And who did I see on the way but my favorite character!!! I get so excited.



Back to the QC and Jenny told me about their day. Josh was off with friends he had made which was awesome. She told me about the soccer ball fiasco. And then we parted ways intending to meet up to see the Golden Mickeys later at 6:00.

I swam a little more and then had the brilliant idea to go back in the Rainforest Room.

I sat in my favorite sauna and just enjoyed the peacefulness.





I was only in there for 10 minutes but it was perfection.

Then to the room to get cleaned up and ready.

I got distracted by the ice cream



Looks like I forgot a picture of the actual treat...

After getting cleaned up I headed up to meet Jenny. I heard an overhead page that the first five people, maybe it was ten, that got to the DVC podium with a cap or lanyard would win one of the pop up tents. I didn't race, I had won one at the meeting. I did stop by and get my evenings present



And took some pictures while waiting for Jenny. Another overhead page shortly after saying that such and such family and such and such family needed to report to guest services immediately. The page was repeated maybe 10 minutes later.







Love the detail on this



And who did I see over at the DVC podium getting a pop up tent? Jenny of course! Apparently Josh had locked her out of the room so she didn't have a lanyard but they gave her one anyway. Too cool.

Then off to our show



I really liked seeing it again and I hope Jenny didn't think it was a waste of time. One thing to note is that they have a video of Disney's CEO Bob Iger talking to the main character in the show. I thought Bob wasn't doing that job anymore...

After the show we still had an hour before dinner so did some wandering. I think at some point we took Jenny's tent to her room, or she ran up there, I didn't write that down. We wandered through Studio Sea where a super nice CM told us to come back later for a game show because even the losers get a cool pin. Hmmm, I wanted a free pin....
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #681
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We went up and got a surprisingly delicious drink by the pool and then the lure of the free pin led us here







People, it was painful. We almost left so many times. Easy, stupidly easy, questions were stumping people on stage. And then the CM would do a dramatic pause and ask them if they were sure of their answer, and sometimes lead them to the correct one. Oh but the lure of an exclusive free pin. Turns out only the people onstage who happened to lose would get the pin. A waste of our lives.

Then off to dinner where it seemed for a bit that we'd be dining alone.



The rest of our tablemates showed up, and they were hammered. Well, the two young adults anyway. Mom was pissed off and the two younger ones seemed to be oblivious to it. Sadly it was that they were used to it. You know it already but the two were who the CMs were paging about. I think we were supposed to leave port at 5:45 and they got to the ship at 5:58. Mom had gone down to guest services saying the ship couldn't leave them, yada yada yada. In the nasty way people who are used to getting what they want say. If you get my drift. Amazingly Disney didn't leave them, I think any other cruise line would have.

They were at Senoir Frogs, drinking to their hearts content. Had to be driven up the pier by one of the guys on the bikes. I think they had rented a scooter and had some trouble returning it or took it to the wrong place, who knows. Bottom line they almost missed the ship and were totally drunk at dinner. That didn't affect me at all though, bring on the grub!

J and I shared this, some kind of pumpkin stack. No bueno.



This was like a Caesar salad, very tasty



I then had the grouper and it was dry. I didn't make the mistake of not telling Ozzy again. He brought me a very delicious replacement piece and a fabulous baked potato.





Like Jenny said, at some point adult kids left, and then later young kids left to find Josh. We were left with mom who shared the whole story with us. She was also quite mad that they said she was drunk the night before and missed dinner because of it. Had only had one drink, never drinks, ect. ect.

On to dessert, I don't like complainers.

Fabulous pineapple cake



And then I was brought a birthday celebration cake. So nice of them.



Dinner was quite delicious overall. The evenings weirdness however, was just getting started.
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Wouldn't that have been a blast?! How long is that cruise?

In Cozumel I have only been to Nachi. Loved the beach and food but I'm not sure how the snorkeling was. There is plenty of time to do all you want though. We were off the ship early plus the clock was set back an hour and all aboard wasn't until late.
It's 14 nights, sailing out of Miami and ending in San Diego. Can't. Wait.

Thanks for the info on Cozumel, I will definitely look into Nachi
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Love how you captured that photo of Walt holding Mickey and you can see Mickey in the lower right corner of the picture.
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Oh sounds interesting re evenings weirdness just getting starting!

How nice to run into that happy Duck cute photo. Yum to the ice cream.

The spa looks lovely. I bet that was an oasis to behold. Your meal looks good too. I found the bakes potatoes my goto food cooked to perfection on the cruise. They just ordered me one every night in the end. Like Jenny with her soda don't you just love they do that!

Sounds like kids sadly take after Mom at your table. Not actually wonderful at taking responsibility...
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Love how you captured that photo of Walt holding Mickey and you can see Mickey in the lower right corner of the picture.
I didn't even see that until you said something. Total luck!
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Oh sounds interesting re evenings weirdness just getting starting!
Just you wait, this is only the tip of the iceberg!

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How nice to run into that happy Duck cute photo. Yum to the ice cream.
And there was no line! I couldn't believe it.

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The spa looks lovely. I bet that was an oasis to behold.
That room is basically hot hot stone loungers. Perfection.

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Your meal looks good too. I found the bakes potatoes my goto food cooked to perfection on the cruise. They just ordered me one every night in the end. Like Jenny with her soda don't you just love they do that!
Those baked potatoes were so good!

Some of my cruises have had sub par servers, such as my recent Fantasy cruise...

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It's 14 nights, sailing out of Miami and ending in San Diego. Can't. Wait.

Thanks for the info on Cozumel, I will definitely look into Nachi
We did the same cruise last month and it was absolutely amazing. Ours was 15 nights though and additionally stopped in Key West.

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Goodness, it definitely sounds like it was a blessing that your memories of this evening are not crystal clear. What a going on! I can't believe that they nearly missed the ship. I am actually surprised that Captain Fabian waited for them. He is not usually know to wait around after all aboard time.

Well done on winning the DVC tent. We won one in December, but had to turn it down as it would not have fit in the suitcase.

I hope you enjoyed The Golden Mickeys. It is now so long ago that I watched this that Roy Disney was still featured in this.

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Pam, it sounds like you had a wonderful relaxing day.

So I can understand this all better and have a more clear picture, AC and ACSO are a lesbian couple? Not that it matters, but I can see it a lot more understanding that. I can't believe that the ship waited, we always make sure that we are back well in advance of All Aboard.

I'm glad you were able to enjoy your evening despite the drama. Sounds like it progresses.
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The evening weirdness is only beginning???
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