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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    That shrimp was REALLY great!
     
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  3. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Yes- Atlantis is very cool- the aquariums alone are magnificent! We are planning to head down there when the boys are in college for a long weekend getaway-
     
  4. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Wow, Nora! Thank you so much!!! What a lovely bunch of compliments, I am blushing!
     
  5. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Haha- i always loved everryone else's toe pics, so of course I had to take my own!
     
  6. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Your DD will go CRAZY in those clubs! Can't wait to hear how she likes them-

    And life does get in the way of the Dising- especially the month of June!
     
  7. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    My favorite things are the truffle purses app and this pasta they did not have this time- it has a white sauce and shrimp and scallops- I'm hoping they have it on the Fantasy because the 7 night has different menus.
     
  8. englishrose47

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    I remember a couple at the table got the truffle purses appie and said it was delish !!!
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Just posting to say how I'm looking forward to meeting you and I guess anewmac on your trip on August! Love DISmeets! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :love:
     
  10. Beth D

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    Hey! I finally made it back on the DIS! Gotta love a spring with baseball, work, and work that blocks the DIS now! :crazy2:

    ALl caught up with your handy dandy links! It sounds as if you're having a blast!
     
  11. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Well, I am back- briefly- from baseball travels! So, here's an update!

    I think at about 4:00 I headed to Skyline for the Mixology class- I had successfully switched my ticket to the one for today from the one on the sea day (after Bette told me today was the DIS one). I took a seat with Princess Bette and ssnow32539 & her DH in the corner. Let the mixing begin!

    Today we were making 4 cocktails in mini glasses. For each drink, several volunteers went up and made drinks for the group. This was the first-

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    I am so sorry, but I don't recall what it was- other than very sweet. Maybe a sloe gin fizz? Bette got a call, and had to leave....and sadly, never made it back, AND... I never saw her again. :sad1:

    Next I went up, because we were making a layered shot, and I have always wanted to learn how to do that- this was a B-52-

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    It was Kahlua, Bailey's and Grand Marnier. You layered with the sweetest from the bottom up and poured slowly and carefully over the back of a spoon. It was really challenging (especially with 20 people watching you!), but I did it! Three times, in fact! And MMMMMMM....was that shot GOOOOOOOD! Snow made some too!

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    Next was a caipirinha- which is made with cachaca and she made it with muddled berries.

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    That was probably my least favorite, but I don't like Cachaca (it's a brazilian rum and it has a flavor I don't like). There was a fourth cocktail, but I don't recall what it was, largely due to the fact that for some reason I did not take a photo of it. We did have Snow's hubby take our photo, though-

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    That was a REALLY fun class- I would book it again, and at $15, it was a great deal!

    Back to the cabin for a much needed shower- and then a peek out our port hole-

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    A little later, after the show, which was the Magic Show (I did get to see it, after all! Loved it!) dinner was at RP- and I agree, Rosie- it is an awesome meal. To start, I ordered a bottle of wine to share....then I had some escargot-Escargots Gratinés
    Herb-marinated Snails with Finely Chopped Mushrooms, topped with Garlic Butter and Breadstick

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    They were pretty good (but I like the truffle purses MUCH better).

    Timmy ordered Iced Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp
    White and Green Asparagus, Micro Greens and Lemon-dill dressing with Horseradish Cream

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    He ate every bite! He does love him some shrimp- Then he had Baked Farm-Raised Organic Chicken Breast
    Filled with Escarole, Raisins and Pine Nuts on Wild Rice with a Red Wine reduction

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    I had Double Cut Rack of Lamb with a Dijon Crust
    With fine Green Beans, Gratin Potatoes and Rosemary Jus

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    I had this on my first DCL cruise on the magic an few years back- much, much better this time! Right after dinner, Timmy skeedaddled- I think both he and Avery could barely wait to finish dinner asap so they could leave! :rotfl: Good for them! I said good bye to my tablemates, too, and went to MY favorite club- the Alex club!

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    Tonight- I spent more than an hour in there. A LOT more, lol! Two other CMs (One the DCL bev manager and the other an Epcot mgr) were at the Alex club too- those women attracted a bunch of visits from the crew- it was an interesting night! We all were enjoying the Moet Ice- and hangin with Alex- she really is the best bartender on the Dream.

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    It was time to say Goodnight to the girls, and then I had one more thing to do before bed....

     
  12. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Tonight was one of those extra time in port nights- for the crew, as a reward for getting stellar reviews and accolades from guests. So that meant that we were still in Nassau at night- and would be until the wee hours. Which meant that I could get a photo from the port of the Dream at night. I promised Alex and the two other CMs I would NOT get off the ship alone- so, I went back to the cabin to get Timmy. This bunny was waiting for us-

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    Off the ship...it began to rain. So VERY quickly, I took two VERY bad photos...

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    and then ran back to the ship! :rotfl: At least now Timmy can say he's been to Nassau, LOL! :rotfl2:

    Time for bed- tomorrow was Castaway Cay day! :banana::woohoo:

     
  13. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    If you like truffles, that is a great one to have! :thumbsup2

    ME TOO!!!!!!! :hyper: Thanks for making the trip twice to hang- you will love anewmac- she is soooo funny, but more importantly, she is a really great and good person. :lovestruc


    Welcome back! To both of us, LOL! :rotfl: That baseball....it sure is time consuming.... especially when it involves 20 hours of driving to play 4 two hour time limit games. :rolleyes:
     
  14. KristiMc

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    We will have to do the Mixology class on the Fantasy! Steve and I love going to the different tastings and this is one that we have not done yet.

    Enjoy the rest of your baseball season. Shawn's team (1st year of kid pitch) was the top place team for the regular season and then lost in the first game of playoffs - so we are done for the season. The 1st year of kid pitch has to be the most painful year for parents to watch. I thought I would have a heart attack when he pitched.
     
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    Love your pics of the Dream at night! How often does that happen that the ship stays there late?
     
  16. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We'll go with you! That's one I could do again and again- they make different drinks every time. :goodvibes

    UGH- pitching. Timmy pitches- it is the most stressful position for the moms, even at his level! LOL- sorry Kristi! :rotfl: But congrats to his team having such a great season!


    I'm not sure- I know Alex was not getting off, but we did speak to a lot of CMs who were, and saw a few getting back on the ship- they seemed pretty happy, lol. I think they were at Senor Frogs'.
     
  17. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    Hmmm...I've got Kahlua downstairs. And Baileys. And Grand Marnier. Hmmm....
     
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    The Mixology class looks very fun! Definitely a bargain. Love it!

    :rotfl2: The Alex club! :rotfl2:

    Dinner looks relish!

    Love that you ran off and on the boat and got your night time picture! :thumbsup2
     
  19. englishrose47

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    That class sounds very interesting !!That layered drink in particular!!
     
  20. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Just pour carefully! And practice LOTS! You WILL want more! :thumbsup2 :rotfl:

    The tip they gave was to always put the sweetest liquor on the bottom, because the sweeter it is, the heavier it is. Hmmm..... bet there's a whole bunch of concoctions we could come up with- :rolleyes:


    Yea- but it was raining and the pic was stinky! I was so mad I didn't bring my monopod with me-

    That layered drink in particular was yummmm-ooooooh-my!:goodvibes
     
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We did that same drink on the Magic in April, but they served us the first two layers already poured and then sent around a bottle of Grand Mariner (was that the last one?) for us to pour on top of the first two. It was so good! I love those tastings. I finally figured out that it's not what I eat on vacation, but what I drink that causes me to gain so much weight! :p I'm going to have to work that one out before the F&W trip coming up! :rotfl2:
     

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