A Hop, NO Skip, and Many Mishaps to a Disney Dream!

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  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. I'm not sure if I'm going to get it from that company, but I was palying around yesterday. The thing with the smaller one is I think it will be on top of the chest ....so kind of facing up. LOL! Of course the second will have more of a wrap around effect. LOL!

    And Mike...it's the same girl in both. :lmao:
     
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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I forgot to mention…while Mom and Claire were getting breakfast, they also stopped at Guest Services to find out if they could get another light up Tink. Mom said they went looking for one and basically found the last one on the ship. LOL! Claire got a new cup along with a replacement Tink. She was very happy!

    Back to Castaway Cay!

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    Those girls were on a mission to get to the beach. But I strolled leisurely.

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    Then my memory card ran out and I had to change once again. This had me worried. At this point and time I have taken 6G’s of pictures. I only had 2G’s left and 3 ½ full days. I decided I was going have to either buy an new CF card somewhere, or get the pictures I had transferred to CDs.

    I didn’t worry too much at that point and time though. I knew I could make it till we got off the ship.

    I was going for artsy here…focusing on the weeds.

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    We spotted an Island Native.

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    We could already tell this was going to be a HOT day. The sun was really shining and we were working up a little sweat with our walk.

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    We came across Minnie and got in line.

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    And the ships photographer.

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  4. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

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    Wow! All I can say is you certainly took some fabulous pictures. Crystal clear and really well composed. You got some cool, creative shots, too! Nice work. Better than the ship photographer.
     
  5. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

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    Wow! You took some really good photos of Castaway Cay!

    I have never thought of going to the top deck to see the ship dock! :thumbsup2 Great idea! Thank you! So far we have always just sat outside on the verandah to watch.

    I love all the photos of the details! Thank you for reminding me how beautiful it is on Castaway Cay!

    Can't wait for more!





    And BTW .......... I cannot wait for August 14 - so looking forward to finally meeting you in person! :banana: :hug: :banana:
     
  6. RinkyTinkyTinky

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    Super beautiful pictures Jen! I love the ones with Minnie! They are so cute and perfectly crisp and clear! You did an extra awesome job with those. I'm so glad to hear you had a hot beach day. I think I would be VERY disappointed to have just one day at CC and it be cold or rainy! It really looked like a perfect day for you! :cloud9:
     
  7. Mndisneygirl

    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

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    more wonderful pictures!! Isn't Minnie's beach wear so cute?
     
  8. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. I enjoyed taking pictures on the island. There is so much to see.


    I can't wait too. It's going to be so exciting to meet several Disers that I already feel like are my good friends.

    It was nice watching up top. I could move around to where I need to be to get the best view for the most part. It was also nice to look out on our balcony and see the island as well.

    Thanks. We had a fabulous day. One CM told my Mom it was the warmest day that the Dream had had their at that point and time and many cast members were enjoying it well.
     
  9. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It is. I think it might be the same outfit she wears for Cape Mays breakfast too.
     
  10. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    I absolutely love your trip report. Your brothers are hilarious and I love that you get to travel with your Mom. You are so lucky to be able to do that. Your pictures are amazing, you make me want to try CSR one day. Looks like you are having a great time. I can't wait to read more!
     
  11. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. I don't have any brothers though...do you mean my Dad?

    I also have not stayed at CSR? Though I will be touring it this summer.
     
  12. bubba's mom

    bubba's mom <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=darko

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    That works...thanks! I think I saw a pic of the front where it sez Aqua Duck too...I'll have to go back & find that one...

    1st one because it's smaller.

    Love the CC pix. While I noticed the ship's pic was brighter & clearer and they did eliminate shadows on Claire's face, while doing that, it also "washes the skin out" too :sad2: I like your pix better...they are more natural looking.
     
  13. itgirl1002

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    great report. anxious to read the rest about the room steward.
     
  14. KatMark

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    Great picture of "Mine Mine" bird, Jen.

    Love the Daisy and Minnie photos with Claire. Did you see a lot of grown-ups having pictures taken with the characters?

    Castaway Cay looks great.
     
  15. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    If you want a bigger version, let me know.

    When we visit Goofy, I tried to use my flash to eliminate the shadows...and it did NOT work for me. What I did, I have no clure, but I not only washed out her face, but almost her whole body! LOL! :rotfl:



    Thanks. He certainly wasn't too great. Not the worst, but he seemed forgetful at leaving stuff in our room.

    Yes, adults did too.
     
  16. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Just down the way we spotted Goofy, so we go in line.

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    And I took a few pictures while waiting.

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    After a few minutes of waiting, Mickey strolled by.

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    Goofy and Mickey were swapping out. We decided to just wait for Mickey then. Mickey and Goofy hugged and played a bit before Mickey got to signing.

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    The line moved fast and soon it was our turn to meet Beach Mickey.

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    The ships photographers.

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    My camera started going a little crazy at this point and time….well not the camera, but the lens. I only brought one lens on the island with me, and it’s one I had had trouble with in the past, but so far the whole cruise it had been working fine. It will do this thing where it can’t find a focus and just goes in and out and makes noises. I took it off and cleaned the contact points, which helps sometimes, but the other cure is rest for it. It would work on and off for me, but it became frustrating. I also had my point and shoot. I can’t remember how many pictures I took with that, as those are on the lost card…but I still got a fair amount with the Big camera, I just had to fight it at times.

    We then came upon the gift Shop, She Sells Sea Shells. Mom wanted to get a hat because it was so sunny, so we looked around.

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    Mom got a big white sunhat. It was really cute and she got so many comments and compliments on it throughout the rest of the trip.
    I browsed as well. I debated on a blue Castaway Cay tank top. I really liked it, but in tank top terms it was expensive. I buy mine at Old Navy for not more than $8. But usually look for the $5 sales. I finally just got it. I really liked it and I knew that I couldn’t buy it on the ship. This was exclusive to the island. If I waited, I might forget to come back or they could be sold out of my size and then I might regret it.
    With our purchases in hand, (And I think we actually escaped without buying Claire something?.....but maybe Mom bought her something small, but I don’t remember what it was if she did) we headed off to the beach.

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    I wanted a picture of Claire in the Hammock. All the hammocks had things on them, but no one around. So I just took some things off for a few minutes, had her hop in, which was funny as she really had a heck of a time, and instead of helping, we laughed, LOL, and she finally got situated as best she could.

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    I tried to get her to pose, but I think she was just to worried she was gonna fall off, so these were the best I could get.
    After that, I quickly put the other peoples stuff back on and we headed off to find ourselves some chairs.
    Claire spotted the tubes right away. I told her not right now, but if she still wanted one when we came back after the Aqua Duck she could get one.
    Claire and I headed off to the water, while Mom sat with our stuff. I also made the switch to waterproof camera.


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  17. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    Luvin the beach pics.
     
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    More wonderful pictures! I am really enjoying looking at your pictures and reading your report.
     
  19. KatMark

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    The beach pictures are great. I really want to go there one of these days. Claire looks great with Mickey. Tell Claire I have a very hard time getting in and out of hammocks too. :rotfl:
     
  20. Daddy_of_Princesses

    Daddy_of_Princesses The downside of being better than everyone else is

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    In that case, shirt 1 gets my vote. The smaller logo makes...um enhances, um.. this is a family site so you adults can just figure out what I mean.
     
  21. dizneeat

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    You got some great character pics! We never saw Mickey or Goofy on the island - but then we were just heading for Serenity Bay! :rotfl2:

    I cannot believe how crowded the family beach is! :scared1: And getting in and out of a hammock IS tricky - I can tell from experience! :lmao:
     

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