Cruisin into Spring Training-VWL & 4 Nt Dream 3/22-28/13 COMPLETE! 8/11

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  1. podsnel

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

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    Thanks- it has been a challenging season around here....

    Anyway....some people think the bike ride is boring, but I have really liked it both times, and so has Timmy- just make sure you pedal the right way and pay attention! (You'll understand what I'm talking about when I update- our ride had a little more drama than I like in my life :().


    Thank you!

    The one at serenity Bay is better- the food quality seems better, or maybe because it is so awesomely serene over there. Or maybe because they will grill a steak for you. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. podsnel

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

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    Well, it looks like you'll have to rebook on board for a CC cruise then!

    :lmao: We have the night time pics of the Magic, too- in Key West, in November. :thumbsup2 THERE I was off the ship by myself without fear, lol....
     
  4. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

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    Hi Ellen! Loved the updates, although they made me very hungry. :laughing:

    Thanks for taking the pics of the food at Cookies - I have never seen many pictures of it and didn't think there was much on offer, but it actually looks pretty decent. :thumbsup2

    Loving reading your report because we are SO close to our vacation now that it seems real. Leaving for WDW in less than a month and then the cruise a week later. :cool1:
     
  5. Goofy442

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    We went back in 2002, I can't remember but I think the ship was two or three years old. My DS wants to go on the Dream, and so much has changed since then.
     
  6. podsnel

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

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    So, Timmy and I went for a bike ride.

    Which ended up being REALLY irritating. Too much drama on a bike path.

    I am sure future bike rides (including yours, Jenny) will be better.

    I'll explain. We set off to explore on our bikes, and all was going as expected, until we got to the loop. You know the one I mean- it goes out to the tower.

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    I think that is at the beginning of the loop- see the arrows? Now, to us, the arrows are clearly pointing out that the loop is supposed to be one way. (On the ground, to the right but not in the photo were arrows pointing to the right). So we went to the right, in the direction of the arrows. HOWEVER...some people look at arrows differently than we do. And they go to the left, against the arrows. In my world, going against the arrows means you are going the wrong way.::yes:: Unfortunately, as it turns out, we have been misguided. Because an adult couple was riding against the arrows that day. And when Timmy (who I was riding ahead of- he pedals more slowly than I do, no doubt because he refuses to put his seat up higher to accomodate his very long legs) was going around a curve, he was riding (in the correct direction of the loop) to the left side because a woman with a huge jogging stroller was taking up the right side. And the people who were riding against the arrows crashed into him. No one was hurt, but they yelled at him a LOT. Blamed him for everything. By the time I got back to him, they were biking away. Timmy said those people were really mad at him. BUT...weren't they going the wrong way? Any how, when we got up to the tower, I was still telling Timmy he was not to blame, and that the adults were at fault because it is clearly marked with arrows all over the place which direction you are supposed to ride in. So then the lady with the big stroller comes up and says, "Umm..NO..it is not one way. Your son caused all the problems." :furious: There are arrows all over the place, lady! "No there aren't. Your son should not have been riding around the curve on the left. The bike path goes both ways."

    :eek:

    Am I the stupid one? Cause, I'm pretty sure I understand the complex road signs on the bike path and what they mean-

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    And I am pretty sure the only reason he was even on the left was for the same reason I was- the lady and her stroller that we didn't want to hit.

    UGH. People. They're the WORST!

    Anyway- back to the bike ride, which is really nice, especially when you go THE RIGHT FREAKIN WAY!!!!! :rotfl:

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    The troublemaker-

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    The troublemaker and his Mom-

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    I like these people- they're going THE RIGHT FREAKIN WAY!!!

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    Cont'd next post-

     
  7. podsnel

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

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    We rode all the way to the end...

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    Then pedaled over to Serenity Bay, so i could drool.....

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    where I saw Steve, my wine sharing tablemate reading a book in the shade of the bar. I asked him where Avery was, and he said all the teens were hangin out in the teen area together.

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    I informed Timmy of what steve had said, and SHOCK! Timmy pedaled faster than I thought possible to get rid of his bike (and his Mom, LOL) :rotfl: There they are all hangin out all teenager-ish-!

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    So I spent the rest of my CC day with my kindle on the beach....

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    I got hungry again, so ate some salads and fruit. The coleslaw was REALLY good-

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    Oh look! Someone else got blown off too! :rotfl:

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    I enjoyed a cone- I think it was mango-

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    If I remember correctly, you could swirl it with strawberry.

    OOPS! Out of pics! To be continued later...

     
  8. podsnel

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

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    Glad you liked the foodie pics! It was early and everything (almost) was full, so I thought it was a good time for pics! You must be really excited for your vacation! I am- we leave one month from today for Cali! :yay:

    I didn't realize that the sports court wasn't always there- the boys spend so much time on it, including on the Magic (2008 & 2010), it was a wonderful addition!:thumbsup2
     
  9. 2xcited2sleep

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    You're SUPPOSED to go to the left AGAINST the arrows??? :confused3 Huh??? I cannot think of any scenario in which I wouldn't have followed the arrows to the right. WTH? People do stink sometimes. Glad no one was hurt!

    Serenity Bay looks amazing and your afternoon looks so relaxing... despite being ditched. ;)
     
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    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    It was very relaxing....I should have headed back over to Serenity Bay, though. But I kept thinking "What if Timmy needs me?

    :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    I guess I really AM stupid! :rotfl:
     
  11. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    What idiots! How can you think going the opposite of the arrows is correct?
     
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    I think Timmy just earned a new nickname..."Wrong Way Timmy." :rotfl2: j/k Those other people are jerks and I can't believe the lady with the stroller. :confused3

    Someday I should try biking but I never make it past Serenity Bay and the siren call of Konk Koolers.

    Jill in CO
     
  13. Goofy442

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    Wow, another thing they added bike riding. That woman was very rude, we are all human we make mistakes get over it and move on.
     
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    I ride a bike all the time (OK - well, I used to ride a bike all the time back in my younger years) and you are definitely correct. Seriously, what is wrong with people? :confused3

    Glad you got to dumb your teenager and enjoy some kindle time! :thumbsup2
     
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    Wow - I'm pretty sure I would have understood the arrows to mean the same as you did. Regardless, there was no reason for those people to be so awful to Timmy. Holy cow!

     
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    The only people to maybe ride against the arrows is dislexsic sign readers! What an a** that woman was!
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    :rotfl2: :lmao:
     
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    I can't believe that woman freaked out like that. We always follow the signs. :confused3 So odd that she thinks it would be different. Fuzzy Disney thinking? :lmao:

    I'll make sure we follow the arrows. I'm really looking forward to the bikeride around CC.

    The food looks good too.

    When is your trip to So Cal? There's a slim chance we'll be there Aug 17- 23. :goodvibes
     
  19. podsnel

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

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    EXACTLY!!!!! Thank you!

    I don't think I have ever had one! I know!! :guilty: Sacrilege! I will do my best in January! :thumbsup2

    The woman was very full of herself. I felt like if I said the sky is blue, she would have said "No- it's orange." And I would have started to believe her... :rotfl2:

    Love my kindle- best invention EVER, especially for bringing a bunch of books with you on vacation. My book group is reading 1000 white women this month- I need to go download it....:thumbsup2
     
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  21. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    YEAH me too I love the Dis, able to meet so many awesome and amazing people, I cant wait Im counting down the days I need a mini vaca stat! lol




     

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