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DISmoms 4 - The Hunt for Jack Sparrow

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by karajeboo, May 23, 2012.

  1. podsnel

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

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    After the most amazing Champagne tasting EVAAAAHHHHHH we went back up to our cabin and got all decked out for Pirate night- ARGHHHHHH! I think it's pretty funny that ALL of us, whether we had cruised DCL before or not, seemed to be able to put together a pirate costume for that night very easily because ALL of us had one. :thumbsup2 (Even if 3 out of 4 DISmoms seem to have broken fingers or broken computers or SOMETHING that has made them COMPLETELY mute in this TR....:confused3....they all make great pirates!). See?

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    I love that pic! Our pirate dinner was held in the Royal Palace- such a pretty restaurant. Not very pirate-ish, but still a gorgeous space. Beverages were being sold in keepsake flashy pirate glasses, and of course, we all got one-

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    Mine is no longer flashy, Pods stuck it in the dishwasher about a week after I got home. Oh well. Still love a man willing to do the dishes, ya know? Joan was REALLY in touch with her pirate side-

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    Our choices for appetizers were-

    Black Beard's Jumbo Crab Cake - with golden raisin-carrot and coconut slaw served with a spicy Calypso dressing

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    Pirates Golden "Pot Stickers" - oriental pork "dumplings" deep fried and served with a tamarind-ginger soy sauce and pickled vegetables

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    Pearls of the Caribbean - crabmeat, shrimp and salmon mixed in pearls of couscous with lemon grass infused vinaigrette

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    And I had Jerk Chicken Salad - jerk-seasoned chicken strips over fresh crispy greens with a citrus dressing and plantain chips

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    There were also soups. Caribbean-style Conch Chowder - with sherry, sweet peppers, onions, tomatoes, thyme, and garnished with diced potatoes and crispy bacon bits

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    and Chilled-to-the-bone Honeydew Melon and Watermelon Soup

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    Now, the only entree I have a photo of is Jack Sparrow's Barbecue Marinated Beef Short Ribs - Rubbed beef short rips with tamarind-barbecue sauce and served with onion red bliss mashed potatoes and plantain chip

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    Which I don't believe was even my entree- I think it was Kara's. But that's no doubt because everyone else at the table was taking pics of the food, so I figured I wouldn't repeat what they already had. I did take a pic of the dining room, though- but there are very few pirates out there? Didn't they get the memo? Do think think they're on HAL? First they don't dance, THEN they don't wear the bandanas! SHEESH... WHO? Who doesn't wear de ribbon? (Sorry- obscure Seinfeld reference. Haven't had one of those in a while!)

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    Time for dessert! Rum Soaked Chocolate Cake - with raspberry glaze and whipped cream

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    Fruit Cobbler - with vanilla ice cream

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    Crunch Time Sundae - Rum Raisin Ice Cream, Pineapple, Whipped Cream and Croquant

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    Say what you will about my Princess Leia of the previous night, but, no matter what, I think Miss Kara is still queen of the ITSK-

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    Once again, we were treated to some disney magic, courtesy of the dining room's most dashing pirate, Roland!

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    A great server is a beautiful thing, isn't it?

    Cammie was VERY impressed!

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    Up next....who's dancin at Pirate Night? 3 wenches, that's who......

     
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  3. Beth D

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    OK, still don't know how I overlooked the hottie at the pool....

    Love the champagne. We had a bottle of Moet Chandon at our wedding (a gift from our boss). People who say you can't taste the difference between cheap champagne and expensive champagne have never had the good stuff!

    I'd love to try that Ice sometime!:thumbsup2 Now if only they'd ever sell it in Ohio...:confused3
     
  4. WannaBeADisMom

    WannaBeADisMom WDW...it's my "happy place"....

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    AAARRGH! That's one ITSK wench!
     
  5. dizneeat

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    You definitely had a LOT of fun at Pirate Night! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2
     
  6. kid-at-heart

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    I really should not be reading Ellen's TR's right before dinner. Makes me start snacking. It is worst than buying groceries right before lunch. :sad2: You ladies are so beautiful in your headgear! Too pretty to be pirates.
     
  7. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    OMG I just about spit all over my screen with that picture of Kara. (Sorry Kara). But that is one funny picture! :lmao:
     
  8. podsnel

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

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    You may have to wait a looooong time for it to come to Ohio! But I hear it's at the Champagne & Dessert booth at F&W- so ya never know!

    Thank-you. From the bottom of my heart, thank-you for healing your fingers!

    Yes we did!:banana:

    Well, it's technically Kara's TR, but she has been working like a nut lately, so I'm just trying to keep it moving along....:goodvibes

    And yes- no one can sport head gear like Peas & Carrots! :rotfl:


    She sure has been blessed with a photographic face...
     
  9. CRdisMom

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    i too burst out laughing..love kj. Something told me after I saw that photo that there would be posts from someone soon...
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I love your pirate attire. I love the group picture too.

    What a fun time.
     
  11. englishrose47

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    Absolutely LOVED the ITSK pix !!:lmao: Kara is as SEXY as ever , especially with her tongue haNGING OUT !!!:rotfl2: tHE FOOD LOOKS soooooo delish, looking at the menus I will be hard pressed to choose what I want next May.:confused3
     
  12. podsnel

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

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    Well...I guess not!

    It was a great time!:thumbsup2:dance3:

    So order one of each! :cheer2:
     
  13. CRdisMom

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    Plane ticket are purchased for next year's adventure.....got them for a song too.
     
  14. podsnel

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

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    Great news! I am waiting to hear what time Drea is leaving- I have a lot of plane options, and I want to try and book when everyone else is leaving. I should arrive at 10:30 am, though, unless they bump up the price before I can book- but we are almost at the 6 month mark- so I have to think that airline will release it's schedule soon. :confused3

    So, I'm going to get in touch with the AKV Concierge and have them book Bistro de Paris on Friday night and Sanaa for Saturday night- do you and Loni want anything for Sunday night? Ironically, I will be staying at AKV in a GV the day our window opens- too bad I can't just run upstairs and talk with them in person!
     
  15. CRdisMom

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    I'll have to check with her and see. Nothing really pops out at me that I have to do so I will check with her and see.
     
  16. luvslikepi

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    I wish I could join you ladies but I think that's the same week hubby is going to get home from his deployment. We had planned on the Fantasy for the 5th but had to cancel because we never know how long it will take him to get home. Hope you ladies have a blast and maybe someday I can join in on the fun. I could use a some Cinco de Drinko.
     
  17. podsnel

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

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    I am so happy that he will be coming home! How long is his deployment? How's the baby?
     
  18. luvslikepi

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    His deployment is going to be 6 months from the date he arrives at his final destination. He's still in transit after training. Lilly is doing great. I just started back to work and she loves the day care on base. They do such a great job. She's been getting over her first ear infection so sleep has been fleeting for both of us but the antibiotics have kicked in and she seems to be getting better. :)
     
  19. saintstickets

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    FYI, don't forget that Bistro is undergoing a refurb by then and the menu will change fairly drastically. Rumor has it that it will no longer be upscale French but it will be more low country so as to bring more families into the restaurant. :sad2:
     
  20. podsnel

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

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    Ahhhh...ear infections. Is she teething yet? Timmy had sooooooo many ear infections- he ended up getting tubes at 11 months. What we discovered about him was that because he was born with the cord around his neck, he had something called torticollis- so his head was kind of tilted to the right, and whenever he was getting a tooth, all that extra saliva would pool in his right ear and bingo! Ear infection. :sick: Hope Lilly starts sleeping again for you soon!

    And I'm looking forward to hearing about your happy reunion in May.:)


    Yes, I had heard that, and I'm curious how it will be changed, that's why I want to go! :thumbsup2 Lonnie and I had a very nice dinner there a few years ago, I am sorry I will never get the chance to have as romantic of a meal at Bistro with Pods, though! I really hope they don't make it too much like Chefs'- that is one of the few Disney restaurants that I do not like at all. I love French food, and when I have eaten at Chefs' it reminded me of cafeteria food. Just not impressed.
     
  21. podsnel

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

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    It was time for the Pirate Party! Three of us couldn't wait to get there- Kara and I were interested to see how different it was from the party on the Magic, and Joanie...well, Joanie just likes to party! party: Cammie said she wasn't in the mood, and preferred to go watch tv in the cabin instead. So the three of us went up to do some dancin with some pirates...AAARRRRRRGH!!

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    ONCE AGAIN, we danced to the Curly- I mean, Cupid Shuffle, and then oohed and aaahed over the fireworks. But no Mickey swooping down from above to save the day, and I have to say, I for one, really missed that part. We did manage to go look at the buffet, but being late diners, there was no way any of us were hungry for it. Here are some pics, tho-

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    We decided we had one more thing to do, and that was.....visit Alex and get a properly made Ooh La La....

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    YUMMMMMM.....soooo good. Can't wait to have one again in March!

    We got back to the cabin, and Cammie was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live. When he was done, it was lights out- tomorrow was Castaway Cay, and we needed to rest up for our big day on Serenity Bay....

     

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