Coffee on the Verandah -The Last Slide, Recap & Souvies 5/29 - Link to Aulani TR 5/31

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  1. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    Well, it is hard to argue with that logic... :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

    I don't think there's even any question. You have to have rum if you're enjoying the beach. I think that might be a law. :confused3

    But it is vacation! And the food is included in the price of the cruise so you might as well get your money's worth out of it. :thumbsup2

    Well, I can't see how this 30 minutes could possibly come back to haunt you...

    Ok, that is odd. I don't understand why they'd close it so early. It doesn't seem right. :confused3

    Definitely not cool.
     
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  3. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    I'd have been forced to admit the same. On the first day of vacation I could "force" myself to have a bloody mary :rotfl: or a mimosa at 10 am (neither of which are remotely buffet like...the whole tequila sunrise thing is ick to me) but not on the way home. I can't believe there is one at the airport! Jeff would LOVE that!

    Were they pricey again? We looked at it last year and it was over the top we thought price wise, wah.

    Yeah, I'll remember by the time I go to eat but the before shots of buffets in particular, I never seem to get.

    I am shocked to hear that

    :rotfl:

    However, Jeff will eat a turkey burger, a chicken burger or even...GASP, a veggie one.

    Absolutely!

    that part really was a bummer...as was the wasted time. Guess we have to go back.

    :thumbsup2
     
  4. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Jeff apparently thought so, and Evan took a hint with the double cookies and chips

    Pirate law. Most definitely!

    As long as they get eaten....

    tres uncool and a total bummer at that
     
  5. natebenma

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    I would imagine so! I didn't even check because I assumed the show sold out quickly. And the regular prices are high enough, no way am I gonna get tickets from a scalping company. Oh, and DH won't "do" lawn seats.

    I can purchase a LOT of margaritas for the cost of a couple of tickets to a show.
     
  6. dizneeat

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    And I am caught up again! Not that I was just a little behind, but about 8 pages! :scared1:
    Hope you can forgive me, but I had a little travelling to do. ;)


    Cynthia, I think we are on the next cruise out of Venice - the 12 night that goes from Venice to Barcelona. :woohoo:
    If so, then we have to have a drink together in Venice. We will fly in about two or three days early, so this could work out well. :thumbsup2

    Okay, I love the updates. Your CC day sounds like a lot of fun :beach:, even thought the family beach looks terribly crowded.
    SB on the other hand is empty nearly all day long. We loved it there (again) last week.
    Bummer about Castaway Air Bar - they make yummy drinks there! :sad2:
     
  7. Chilly

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    Oh I got very behind but now i'm all caught up. Med cruise news is very exciting, I was hoping for the Baltics next year but it wasn't to be.

    I need to do Castaway again, when we went it was January so couldn't really take advantage.
     
  8. brookelizabeth

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    Your Castaway Cay day sounds like PERFECTION. And I neeeeeeeeed to be on Serenity Bay ASAP! :cloud9:

    Congratulations on the Med cruise! I hope it all works out for you!!!

    Any progress on what hotel everyone is selecting? My vote is Boardwalk to be right with you, or for the frugal, the Swan/Dolphin to be less expensive. :thumbsup2 (though, no ME with the Swolphin)
     
  9. eandesmom

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    Seriously, and dinner to go with those margaritas! Love you Jimmy but....

    pirate:

    Given that you took a whole trip, 8 pages isn't bad!



    well sadly (you missed the chatter) we changed our plans..again. Basically as much as we REALLY want to do the Venice/Greece itin, the cost was pretty outrageous and flights are brutal. It just seemed like such a long shot we decided to go for something we know we can pull off. Currently we are booked on the Southern Canberra itinerary for 9/20 (was 9/27 but now 9/20). Prices on both the cruise and flights are very doable for a great couples getaway. Now, that said...I am not totally ruling out the 8/5 sail date but will see if any deals are offered after the PIF date comes and goes a year from now. We'd still be able to switch at that point but the reality is that the other cruise is less than half the cost and the flights are about 1/3 so...it was the responsible choice.

    I wonder if it is always that empty? I am glad we got to see it and was very bummed about the bar. How was the weather?

    See my above reply to Karin, sadly we've given up the Med idea (for now) and switched to the new S. Carribbean offering. Which does sound lovely too!

    Warmth would be my concern cruising in Nov-Feb but at least you are well out of hurricane season! Maybe they will do Baltics in 2015.

    I need Serenity now too...Evan is killing me these days. See my post to Karin above on the Med, we have made changes.

    No progress on the hotel and it's killing me. I called and actually got member cash rates almost 2 weeks ago. Heaven knows how long they will be available and no one will move on doing anything. I can't make them but 10:1 they decide they do want it...and those cash rates are gone or there is only one room left. I'll see my folks both sat/sun and do plan to ping everyone today with a ticket price update but am not hopeful for much of a reply. Party of me wants to call and check on rates again today before I email and part of me is like why bother. Of course the great rates at the Swolphin are gone now. Doesn't mean something won't come back but why they wouldn't have jumped on the 3 great (peak) nights when the could I'll never understand.
     
  10. jedijill

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    I missed that you moved to the 9/20 sailing! That's makes me happy. :) See you on board! pirate:

    Jill in CO
     
  11. dizneeat

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    Caught! :lmao:
    I was skimming through some of the chatter. ;)
    Tell me about the price for those Med cruises, but for us it is wonderful as we are saving the long distance flight airfare. We just joked about having never had such a cheap flight Disney vacation. :rotfl2:

    To be honest, whenever we have been to CC, it was NEVER crowded. This last time last week, it was really empty. Just a handful of people there. There were more over lunch time, but otherwise very quiet.
    We have only seen it "crowded" once and then only about every 4th beach chair was taken. :rotfl2:
    We had a Cabana (for my eyes sake) and it was wonderful, Tibor, the bar tender from Skyline was manning the Airbar and the drinks were out of this world. Sorry again that you missed the chance to have a nice drink there. :hug:
     
  12. KatMark

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    I'm catching up again! So that is what heaven looks like? That beach looks so inviting and with the six inches of snow we currently have (with more on the way), I wish I was there right now.

    The bar was closed? Seriously? :confused3 That's just not right!
     
  13. eandesmom

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    Well, it doesn't mean we will end up on it :lmao: but in theory it has less of a chance of a conflict with homecoming so I moved it now. Next year by Mid April we should know if it works or not, as well as if the med ends up offering a deal and will probably truly commit then.



    yes, the flights are horrendous, esp from Seattle. I could handle the cruise price were it not for that and if it does end up being offered as a deal after the paid in full date, we will move back to it if we can.

    Sigh, so jealous, that sounds just heavenly right now!


    It is what heaven looks like. No snow here it's just the Feb grey blech. I need a vitamin D infusion in a big way!
     
  14. PracPerfPatricia

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    Your lunch really looked very good...

    Serenity Bay really looks pretty incredible...

    I'm sorry that you didn't get that last drink and that bar looked pretty cool too (I love how Disney makes up back stories for everything...:goodvibes)

    Since you seem to have your pulse on the Disney Cruise Scene right now...;) What have you heard about New Orleans being a new port/departure point? I read it somewhere and don't remember but I'm intrigued because I'd really like to see NOLA...
     
  15. rentayenta

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    I swear I thought I posted on your latest update. :confused3 :laughing:

    Serenity Bay looks perfect aside from being dry. :headache: Looks like otherwise it was a very successful vacation day. I'm glad you all had a wonderful time. CC looks amazing.

    Lunch looks fabulous and like perfect beach BBQ food. Pineapple upside down cake is one of my all time favorites. :teeth:
     
  16. eandesmom

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    Ugh, the copy paste thing seems still messed up so, one long reply

    It was! Maybe I'm a closet buffet lunch person...just not breakfast or dinner? I had 2 great buffet lunches on the cruise which has to be a first.

    Serenity bay was lovely, we should have ordered drinks and just waded out with them, we had NO idea it would be so shallow.

    I have heard that NOLA is courting DCL for 2015 and beyond. I would love it as well. I did a Carnival cruise that went there once and it was very cool sailing up the Mississippi!

    the Carnival part, not as cool. :rotfl:

    I do that all the time lately.

    It was a great vacation day!!!

    CC is really heavenly
     
  17. rentayenta

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    Is the BBQ on CC *free*? Do you eat at a certain time or just help yourself?
     
  18. EastYorkDisneyFan

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    Yup it's free and you can help yourself as soon as they open for the day. I think they start serving around 11 am.
     
  19. eandesmom

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    It is a help yourself although I think you actually "order" the burgers and they put them on you plate versus the mahi which was a self serve. It has set hours that it is open which will be published in that day's navigator, probably something like 11-2. Drink/soft serve will stay open the whole time I think and the locations that sell beverages were also open starting pretty early.

    If for some reason you didn't like what they had at Cookies/CookiesToo you could always go back to the ship for lunch, there will be things open there as well, probably Beach Blanket Buffet (you are on the Wonder, right?) and the quick serve spots by the pool.
     
  20. scottny

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    That is too bad she couldnÂ’t do both things at the spa.
    That is a lot of planning to do.
    Nice evening for a drink and a pirate party. Looked like fun.
    The Mediterranean cruise sounds wonderful.
    I hear you about photobucket. I signed up at Flickr and when I get back and start the next tr it will be on Flickr. Hate what photobucket did. They ruined a really good site.
    Beautiful views of Castaway Cay.
    The beach looks so inviting.
    That bar with tables looks so nice to sit out at and watch the water and people.
    Your plate of food on the island looks good.
    Serenity bay looks so peaceful and relaxing.
    Oh I am all caught up again. Great updates and pics.
     
  21. brookelizabeth

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    Makes sense! The Southern Caribbean sailings look fantastic! We have those on our back burner as well, depending on discounted rates. Joe is itchin' to get to St. Lucia. :thumbsup2
     

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