Get Off The Ship - we are running out of towel animals! Update 03/17 Day 24

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by dizneeat, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. podsnel

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

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6,997
    Thanks for inviting me! You know I love to virtual vacation with you and Tom! :goodvibes Going back to read-
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. podsnel

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

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6,997
    Well! I had forgotten that this was the trip where you were going to the Caribbean on the Fantasy BTB- I AM SO EXCITED TO READ!!!! :banana: We are on her for a NYE Eastern- I am really excited about it, can't WAIT to hear what you thought- of the itinerary, of the longer cruises, of...everything!! :goodvibes

    Also- scary, but very good to know that getting hit by lightening turns out to be OK on a plane. :thumbsup2 VERY good to know. :hug:
     
  4. michelle9343

    michelle9343 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,451
    I am so excited to be reading along!!!! Thanks for writing another EPIC report for us to enjoy!!!!
     
  5. WDWaddictt

    WDWaddictt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    672
    I am joining along!
     
  6. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    5,884
    What an adventurous start! I would be freaked out by the taxi being late and then the lightning strike! Yikes!

    Jill in CO
     
  7. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Messages:
    28,169
    Oh Karin hit by lightening !!!I must never tell Carol or I'll never get her on another plane !!! I would have been freaking over the taxi being late !!! Did they have n explanation???
     
  8. jamiesgirl

    jamiesgirl Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    I finally made it & am all caught up!popcorn:: OMG...I am sitting on the edge of my seat already!!! Thankfully, you made it okay!:yay:
     
  9. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,587
    Yay - another Karin and Tom TR ! :)

    You are already on page 4 but I am happy to say I am here and signing on!

    I would have been a total stress head if our taxi had turned up so late so it must have been nice to the airport and have a nice lounge to relax in before your flight :)
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    27,253
    Well thats just crazy. I bet you pulled to the terminal so they could check the plane out after it's run in with lightening.
    At least you made it there safely. I think I would go nuts with a 7 hour wait.
     
  11. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    7,519
    Holy cannoli Karin :hug: Thank goodness you and Tom are okay...doubtful I would ever get my family back on a plane after that :eek:

    Thank you for the TR invite my dear! Missed you!!:flower3:
     
  12. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    26,313
    Oh my gosh! I'd have gone completely nuts when the plane was hit by lightening. That's scary! :eek:
     
  13. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    15,264
    How funny, that everyone seems to be more scared than we were. :lmao: Guess, living through the lightning strike is less exciting, then talking about it.

    I know, 7 hours sounds long, but when we changed to business class this was the only possible flight for that unbelievable price. And 7 hours in a business lounge with lots of yummy food, comfy chairs and free internet was not bad at all. ;)


    :welcome: Cynthia!
    I had been hoping for a different start to our vacation, but it all worked out in the end.
    Yes, they still cater on short flights, coach only gets a candy bar or cookie and free drinks, but flying business rocked. The food was awesome. :thumbsup2


    :welcome: Barb!
    Great that you came out of lurkdome. I hope you will chime in with comments. :goodvibes
    We didn't even realize at first that we had been struck by lightning. And the explanation from the pilot came pretty soon. It might have been different if the plane would not have been stable all the time. ;)


    :welcome:
    Glad to have you come along for the ride!
    As I said in a previous reply - the lightning sounds worse than it was at the moment. ;) And I have learned keeping my cool by travelling with large groups of pupils. :lmao:
     
  14. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    15,264
    Christine, being hit by lightning sounds worse than it actually was. ;) We had food to distract us. :rotfl2:

    It WAS quite a beginning, but the day was not over yet! ;)


    I was "not amused" when the taxi didn't show up. Thankfully we have another company about 3 minutes from where we live and they were there in no time.

    And while you have the alternative of driving to Florida, I guess we will have to live with the thought of being hit by lightning. And as I said before, talking about it makes it worse than it was. ;)


    :welcome: Ellen!

    YES, that was our Fantasy b2b trip. It was AWESOME, but it was over FAR too soon. :lmao:

    Getting hit by lightning on a plane is the same as getting hit in a car. The plane is a Faraday cage. You can feel the "bump" and hear the "boom", but that's it. ;)
     
  15. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    15,264
    :welcome: Michelle!
    I am hoping you are feeling MUCH better by now.
    And I am SO happy you are along for the trip ...... you ARE part of it. :hug:


    :welcome:
    It's awesome to know that you will be coming along as well. :goodvibes


    To be honest I was more upset by the taxi not showing up on time, than the lightning. :lmao: But we were both glad to make it to the airport in time and to Frankfurt. :thumbsup2

    I won't tell Carol either, Rosie! :rotfl2:
    The taxi not showing up really ticked me off!
    You know, one of Tom's friends works for a taxi company. So far we have always called him about two weeks prior to a trip and he sets it up for us. We then call him again a day or two before the date and he makes sure everything will work out. Since we only communicate with Tom's friend, we didn't even have the number of the company.
    This year, when the taxi finally pulled up and I told the driver that we had called another company he just said that he had been informed too late. Well, our guess was that he took on another fare before ours and didn't make it back in time. His loss, he drove back empty.
     
  16. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    15,264
    :welcome: Mary Ellen!
    I am glad you came here to join us in our travels. Just not the same as spending a vacation with you and Joe. :hug:


    :welcome: Linda!
    Great to have you here. You haven't missed much yet. There are still 32 and 3/4s days to go. :rotfl2:
    I have to admit that the missing taxi stressed me out, but the lounge and nice breakfast on the plane made more than up for it. :thumbsup2


    Jen, waiting for the taxi made me really angry. I just didn't want to miss that flight!
    I don't think that they pulled up to the terminal to check out the plane. They usually take them to one of the HUGE buildings at the outskirts of the airport. There were already people waiting at the gate, so I guess they were just turning the plane around.
    I know 7 hours sounds like forever, but to be honest, we sat in the lounge, had comfy chairs, free internet and a never ending, always changing buffet, so we had lots of distraction. ;) :lmao:


    :welcome: Jeanette!
    It would not be the same without you here! :hug:

    I guess "being hit by lightning on a plane" is something that is now OFF my bucket list. :lmao: But it was not as bad as it sounds. ;)


    Nothing I need to repeat, but it was not as bad as it sounds. And remember, we had all that food distracting us. :rotfl2:
     
  17. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    27,253
    I could deal with a never ending buffet :thumbsup2
     
  18. PrincessTrisha

    PrincessTrisha DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,523
    Can't wait for the rest!

    I'm hoping there will be many gratuitous pictures of krispy kreme donuts (I can't eat them without getting a stomach ache but your pictures always make them look so good!). :rotfl:
     
  19. superme80

    superme80 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,651
    I'm in!!!! :wave2: I made it on the first 5 pages!!!!! :cool1: Can't wait!!!!!
     
  20. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,021
    Oh my gosh, hit by lightening!!!

    I find it kind of cool...since it didn't cause any real problems. What a story to tell!

    What an exciting start to your trip of firsts! I love that even veterans can still have lots of firsts.
     
  21. disney67

    disney67 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,529
    Finally Yeah I am here to read this magical trip report that i had the pleasure with the family to enjoy a bit with you and Tom , except the goodbyes are getting REALLY harder !!!!
    i will say to both of you
    THANK YOU
    it was such a magical time sharing all our firsts with you and Tom :love:from me and the Family:goodvibes
     

Share This Page