Back to the Med Greece/Turkey in 2013! Complete!

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  1. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    Sea days are such a nice break from the non-stop touring in the ports. One of my favorite memories is sitting on my veranda reading while looking at the coast of Corsica. ;)

    Jill in CO
     
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  3. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    I'm excited to go thru the Strait of Messina (between the toe of Italy and Sicily). I'm contemplating bringing a tripod just for this...
     
  4. ame

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    my husband is looking forward to that too. I'm like meh! What time of the day do you think we'll go through there?
     
  5. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    I don't know, but it's gonna be one of the first questions I ask. Might have to rearrange spa appointments to accommodate the voyage thru. Yes, the Strait actually ranks higher than the spa.....shocking, I know.
     
  6. CJCPixieDust

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    Just catching-up on this thread and have to say how happy I am that your family is going! Sometimes, you just have to go for it and be grateful for the opportunity! It's the time and memories with family and friends that matters the most... Really looking forward to meeting this group in person! Here's hoping for an amazing trip and experience for all of us!
     
  7. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    The cruise would not have been the same...:thumbsup2....and remember, good things happen to good people and KARMA sometimes works it's magic!
     
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    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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  9. mindelmouse

    mindelmouse Rabid Disnoid's Spouse

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    :love:
     
  10. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    BAZINGA!!!


    Let there be Vatican tickets! For anyone needing to book, stalk your dates....the next date is released at midnight Vatican time...so for me at 3pm PST. Sundays cause a day's delay.
     
  11. debsters41

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    I was wondering what time you booked your tickets for?
     
  12. mindelmouse

    mindelmouse Rabid Disnoid's Spouse

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    We booked the tickets for 2 pm.
     
  13. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    When I was on the obsessive hunt for a new camera bag? Wouldn't you know that Pacsafe finally decided to make an official bag for DSLRs? Actually, they made a few types in differing sizes, and the one I ordered is already out of stock. I had to get it off Zappos when Amazon failed to fulfill the order after a MONTH:

    http://pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=216

    It's fabulous. I can fit EVERYTHING in there, iPad included, and it feels lighter than the Clikelite bag (which I sold back to B&H). Used it the other day and am very happy with my decision to completely change my mind and spend a few more $$ on this bag.
     
  14. OrangeCountyCommuter

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    Looks like a nice bag. I can't bring myself to buy anything by this vendor so I am still looking for my perfect bag :)
     
  15. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    Ok, I'll bite....bad experience with Pacsafe??
     
  16. OrangeCountyCommuter

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    Nope. But I am not a fan of advertising designed to scare folks into buying costly products to protect themselves from threats the company makes sound much worse then they really are. Pax safe has made a lot of money creating unnecessary fear in travelers
     
  17. pixie08

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    Yes! I regret not having one last time. I wouldn't have brought it out with me but wish I had it on deck. Can't wait to see your report. I am contemplating the med in 2014 again... I will live vicariously through you until then!
     
  18. MrsScooby

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    This is great:thumbsup2
    We have Rome in Limo booked for Florence, Rome and Naples and now have a better idea what to expect:cool1:

    Looks great:thumbsup2
    Going to get one too:thumbsup2
     
  19. mindelmouse

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    Ok, so we're at a little less than a month and a half. Can't believe it. People are starting to get their cruise docs. I expect mine today since DCL told us they were mailed 4/30. Have made all our magnets. Kim has made embarcation shirts. Just starting to put things we dont use every day aside. Oh yes and in the mix painting the kitchen and bathrooms.
     
  20. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    :thumbsup2 I see in your siggie you're about to take a vacation....cruise or WDW?
     
  21. texasgirl29

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    It took several sittings but I finally finished reading through the entire pre-trip report. We are a three-generation family sailing in August 2013. I obsessed over the three days in Barcelona, then turned my obsessiveness to Italy. Then I saw y'all got your tickets to Sagrada Familia and I remembered I need to return my obsessiveness back to Spain.

    I started a pre-trip report but it's not nearly so chatty as yours. I'm expecting my Keens in today. I'm a little (OK, a lot) worried about foot comfort. And heat. We really couldn't fit in the cruise before August because of camps and volunteer stuff so I'm hoping it will be OK -- we live in Texas, so we are used to it. As my 13 year old said, "Mom, it's going to be hot whether we are there or here."

    Keep posting.... and I'll keep reading....

    JoAnn
     

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