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! I am so envious of your Alaska cruise! It's almost here!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:
     
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  3. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    my calendar says its
    Moscato or margarita Monday
    Tequila Tuesday
    Kettle Juan Wednesday lol or wine down Wednesday
    Triple Shot Thursday
    Fudge Friday (what I drank all week I need some sweets now) lol

    Which usually leads to Sloppy Saturday and Sleep it off Sinday lmao
     
  4. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

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    So glad you are back! :cool1: And I will definitely be checking out the latest from the DISMoms! :dance3:

    Your BoG review totally has me leaning toward the steak JUST FOR THE FRIES! I have a serious issue with mayo (it is actually my one and only major food issue as a grown-up), but I'm hoping that if I keep calling it "aioli" in my head, I can somehow overcome. The magic of the Beast and his castle should help with that. I mean, I have a real heights phobia, but at WDW, I can totally do things like EE without hyperventilating because of the amazing theming and just the joy of Disney, so it should work. :thumbsup2 Right? Right??? :rotfl2:

    We are doing the Western on the Fantasy. I think the Eastern has better ports :confused3, but I'm going to be honest here and admit that we are not actually doing any port except CC. This cruise is 100% about enjoying the ship for us. After 7 days in WDW in August, we are going to want to chill out. I am looking forward to masses of people exiting the ship on port days - our plan is to do the Aquaduck, swim, and play the detective/painting game (what the heck is the name of that? :rotfl2:) on port days. Heck, I'm looking forward to seeing a movie, enjoying a coffee with no one yelling "MOM!!!!!," etc. :cool1: :rotfl2:

    Thank you so much for the info on the transfer vs. town car. I have decided to use Disney for exactly the reason you said - it is quite a bit cheaper with just the two of us. So we won't get on the ship as early - we will be there for 7 days (with no port excursions :rotfl2:) and will have plenty of time to enjoy the ship. I am actually going to switch us to late dining as well - more time to enjoy the pools, shows, etc., and we can get back on West Coast time. :thumbsup2

    Aww - I do feel very blessed to enjoy these trips with my little one. I can't believe she is 6 already (and I really can't believe that I will be within a couple weeks of 44 when we cruise :scared1:). I love that she enjoys the clubs so much. Last night I asked her if she would mind if I booked a dinner for me at Palo and Remy. She said, "Mommy, after Disney World, I am going to want some time to just be with my new friends on the ship, so I don't mind." :rotfl2: She loved the kids' club SO MUCH on the Wonder - it was one of her best vacation memories of all time.

    Really glad you're back and can't wait for more updates!
     
  5. 15isto2

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    So long without an update, Timmy has probably grown another foot in height :lmao:
     
  6. MEK

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    How the HECK did I NOT know you had this TR going on? :faint:

    I've got a lot of catching up to do and I am already drooling over the sushi on the first page.

    Hope to get caught up soon! :thumbsup2
     
  7. englishrose47

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    Hi Ellen !!!
     
  8. podsnel

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

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    Well, that was some break I took, huh?! :rotfl: Sorry about that- life gets in the way sometimes-

    Sooo....Timmy and I were headed to the DISmeet....

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    We looked west, and the sky was NOT looking too good-

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    Far off in the distance, over land, we could see the craziest lightning- it began at the top of the clouds and went straight down to the ground- bunches of them, one after another, or all at the same time! I wish I had taken a video, but it was so windy that to be honest, we really just wanted to get inside asap!

    We arrived fashionably late to our meet which was at the Vista Café- lots of DISers were already chatting it up. :thumbsup2 I ended up meeting Karen(toniosmom) nearly right away, which I was really happy about- she's a Jersey girl, like me, actually doesn't live too far away! She also is raising a son with a disability, so we have quite a lot in common. PLUS- she was cruising alone with him, so I was SO happy to have a GIRLFRIEND! :hyper2: While we were getting to know each other, we noticed the weather seemed pretty...crappy.

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    Suddenly, chair cushions and who knows what else went flying by on the deck! :eek: And we noticed that the ship- in port- was rocking. :sad2: Ummm...that's not supposed to happen. Here's a vid-

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    Nice weather for sailaway, huh? :rotfl: We found out later that a tornado had blown through the port, and that they had managed to get everyone safely inside before it blew through- and had battoned down most of the hatches to that end- but I guess a few random cushions and towels were lost in the scuffle (I hate writing this, I have to say, after the horrible tragedy in Oklahoma this past week. Please pray for Oklahoma, every day!).

    Anyway, I looked around for a willing CM, found one, and asked everyone to assemble themselves on the stairs for a group pic-

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    And yea- in case you are wondering, NO, Timmy is NOT that much taller than me, he was a step up!:rotfl:

    After the meet, we went back to the cabin for a few to unpack a little and wait for muster. I checked out our CC gift-

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    And the CD made an announcement NO ONE wanted to hear, but the sun is always shining on the Disney Cruise, lol....

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    Hey- can't do anything about the weather- it really didn't bother me as much as it could have- lucky me, I was on a Disney Cruise with my youngest son, and so - the sun really IS always shining onboard DCL for us. :goodvibes

    Time to muster up, baybeeeee!!!!

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    We were in Group A so that meant we headed to the balcony of the theatre. It was handled differently than the last Dream cruise- they checked us in as we entered the theatre, and Timmy and I did not have to yell TWO! at the top of our lungs when they called out our cabin number (even though no one else did. :rotfl2: Ahhhh...DISmom Cruise memories....). Timmy was looking....tired. Again.

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    REALLY!! So as soon as we were fully mustered, Tim went to the cabin- to take a nap.

    What can I tell ya- growing an inch a day wears a kid out! :confused: :laughing:

    UP NEXT (and I promise to come back a lot sooner this time!)- I sail away by myself- AGAIN!!!!!

     
  9. englishrose47

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    It is bringing back sweet memories !!!! The deck the Lifeboat drill!!!
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Yay for an update! I hope your weather improves.
     
  11. MAGICFOR2

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    I can't believe you had a tornado in port! Freaky! :crazy:
     
  12. podsnel

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

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    You are too funny- after our vacation (DISmoms) I need a week of sleep it off Sundays, thank you! :laughing:

    Thanks! I have a little break in baseball, although PTA is in full swing right now, between year end stuff and training my replacement as President (and she's one of my close friends, so the training is a nice thing to look forward to!). So I should be doing more updates. :thumbsup2

    LMAO!! :rotfl2: This really is true!!! The kid has no pants! They are all capris! :rotfl2:

    And you should be very proud of this post of yours- not only did it crack me up, but it motivated me to write last night. :thumbsup2


    I hope you do too! I still need to catch up on yours, too! And FWIW- I REALLY still miss HHI!
     
  13. podsnel

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

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    Mornin Rosie!!:goodvibes

    I wish I had been at your Muster drill with you!!!

    Hi Alison!! Don't worry, it did- kind of- and really, the way Drea was "Just happy to be here" on the latest DISmoms trip, well, that's how I was on this trip with Tim- "Just happy to be here". :yay: Even in the rain-

    I know! I was shocked when I heard that later!!:eek:
     
  14. rentayenta

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    Rain rain go away! That's a big DIS meet- looks like fun.
     
  15. 2xcited2sleep

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    Yeesh... first you have me hankering to go to Hawaii and now I'm dreaming about cruising. :laughing: Such fun catching up on your adventure this morning.

    You definitely are a hero mom for planning this trip and love that you have had special one on one trip time with your boys.

    Looking forward to those pomme frites and aioli at BoG!

    Congrats on finding that great fare... any tips or were you just patroling the website?

    The DIS meet looks so fun!

    Can't wait for more!! popcorn::
     
  16. LITTLEKID58

    LITTLEKID58 Platinum Castaway

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    Luv Luv your report you are amazing mom...:)
     
  17. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Another report from Ellen!! :banana: Just found you and will be following along!
     
  18. knewton64

    knewton64 - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -

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    .....met our Page hostess that I SWEAR was as tall as Tim & I am guessing mabey 9 yrs older than him.
    (I am 6 foot & she was TALLER than ME!!)


    So as we were beginning the tour @ 30-Rock,
    I leaned over and whispered into her ear
    "What's your secret?":earsboy:



    She replied, "Milk & Wheaties!":rotfl:



    ANYWHO -
    YYEEAAAAA!!!! U R back - I feel better now.;)



    P.S. I agree about the rain -- GO AWAY RAIN!!







    T.T.F.N.:wave:
     
  19. podsnel

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

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    DIS meets are always fun- very nice to put faces with the names you have been chatting with for months. We actually had a bunch more people who were not in the pic- and several who did not make it to this because they went to the DVC thing instead.

    Thanks!

    Awww....thank you SO MUCH! :blush:

    Hi Magdalene!! :hug: Glad you found me! Did you start one yet? Are you going to?

    It's raining here today, too- very cold- at least it's keeping all the cicadas quiet and un-flying. (We have 17 year cicadas here this month- it is DISGUSTING!!! http://www.cicadamania.com/
     
  20. podsnel

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

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    With Timmy taking a nap, I would be attending the indoor sail away party BY MYSELF. Again. Actually, out of 4 DCL cruises, the only sail away when I was NOT by MYSELF was when I was with the DISmoms. My family always has a pool they'd rather swim in, or something else besides dancing around and waving a streamer with Mickey and crew. So I headed to the Atrium, and MAN was it PACKED in there!!!

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    It was funny, they kept on encouraging everyone to jump around and dance, but if I would have done that, I am pretty sure I would have taken an eye out or broken someone's toe- we were squished in there like sardines! I ended up not staying for the whole thing, because after a while, getting pushed around and stepped on grew old (can you imagine!). And technically, we weren't really sailing away yet anyway. We were still in port.

    So I decided to take a tour of the kids clubs- and WOW!!! Was I totally jelly over all the parents who were smart enough to come on DCL when their kids were still little! Those areas are beyond amazing- I was completely smitten!

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    This room made me miss Sean. He loves Toy Story (still)-

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    Andy's Room is incredible!

    Back in a bit with more pics-

     
  21. podsnel

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

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    Well, Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone- kick off to summer! Just turned my heat back on- the A/C we were running all week here in NJ just doesn't cut it on a 45 degree day! :rotfl2:

    Back to the Kiddie tour-

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    As I was admiring all of these kid areas, I was thinking of how people often say Disney thinks of everything, and how those people are REALLY RIGHT!! :rotfl:

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    I wanna wash my hands- don't you?

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    This was in between the two age groups, to be shared for flubber experiments and stuff-

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    WOW...just...WOW....

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    Hi Toniosmom!

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    Seriously...EVERYTHING...

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    Just then, I felt some movement- we were actually sailing away!! Cont'd next post-

     

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