It's a WONDER we have any money left after the Cruise! - All done!

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  1. dgbg100106

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    your day sounded nice and relaxing, except for Fran being in pain. I know it puts a damper on things. but you both spent some nice quality time together.

    Thanks for all the food porn, I am now starving after my yogurt for breakfast. :(
     
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  3. Pinkocto

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    Excellent!
     
  4. rentayenta

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    I feel like an old fogie after 2 nights without sleep. :scared:

    That's a nice pic of you and Fran too. :thumbsup2 Cute dress you've got on. Love the food coma photo. Can't wait to get to my Boma pics in my trip report. I was in a Boma coma after that meal.
     
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    Maybe start with a short one and go from there
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, being back home and having to do my daily routine and chores really takes away from my TR time on the DIS. I seem to only have time for lasting!

    I can’t wait to get back on another ship! Even the “not so good” food porn days were better than me having to cook at home!

    That is the black dress, and no :sad2: I didn’t get a full length picture of myself. I was just too tired that night. Probably from all the “stuff” I did that day! :rotfl2: Probably the massage kicked my butt!

    Awww shucks! I’ll have to tell her, she will be flattered! :blush:

    I’m sure you enjoyed yours today too! Thanks!

    At least that is one of the luxuries of being on the ship. She had in-room entertainment, all her meals were prepared and barely had to leave the room except for dinner!

    She did the same thing on our Alaska cruise, we did these excursions that I never would have dreamed of a helicopter, seaplane, hydrofoil boat, plus jewelry and stuff! All I have to do is get her out of the house near shiny objects and she’s all over it. There’s still more to come! :faint: I just found the receipts when I took the stuff out to take pictures of! :scared1:

    I did the brunch because Alicia’s trip looked so good and took her recommendation for the first day at sea. I think we will repeat that on our cruise out of Galveston.

    No we didn’t find that rearview mirror. We also never found a computer that was supposedly delivered, but at least they sent a replacement. Here’s the car story. Fran’s first car was a Cougar. I think it caught fire or got in a wreck. About 10 years ago she got this. We had it COMPLETELY restored (rebuilt engine, new seats that look just like the original, everything) about 4 years ago.

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    Then a few years later she got this, thinking she could drive it daily.

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    Then she wanted a show car, so she got this. It was also detailed and restored on the surfaces (no engine work).

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    Then this year we got some extra money from an investment that her father left her which cashed out, and she started to go crazy. She always wanted one of these, but now we found out it can’t be registered in California, so it is back up for sale. This is a replica of a 1936 Auburn Speedster.

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    Then she decided she needed something a little less “fancy”, so we bought this one at auction.

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    The 1928 Auburn, the car I showed earlier, is an ACTUAL 1928 Auburn, and she felt she had to have a “real” one instead of just a repicar. I’ve told her we REALLY have to stop buying cars (we might run out of money) because we just don’t have any more garage spaces to put them in! :rotfl:

    Again, something from your TR that sounded fun. I didn’t even notice the older gentleman in the photo! I’m sure your DH will look better! :thumbsup2

    I didn’t get any kind of spiel after the massage, but I know that they normally do one.

    I liked ordering room service! It was neat just to hide in our room for that one day. I’d look out the verandah every so often, but we were just tucked away in the room watching movies and eating, it was kind of fun. We never take time to do that and relax at home.

    Well, sorry to say I only have one more day left! But it was a good one too!

    The steak sandwich was really good. Normally I can’t finish something, but I ate all of that and my Macaroni and Cheese.

    She is a pretty sharp dresser when she wants to be. Yes that is a Polar Bear, she is an honorary Bear Club member! :lmao:

    I hope you guys do, I think you will like it!

    Unfortunately she is in pain a lot of the time at home too, but yes, we did get some nice time together, and I didn’t even get on my computer once!

    Boma Coma! :lmao: Love it! I can’t wait to read about it!

    While we were on our way home from my parents, we stopped at the outlets at Gilroy and I picked up a few new dresses. One for Palo Brunch, and one each for Formal night and Semi Formal night! :banana:
     
  7. PrincessInOz

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    LOVE the cars!
     
  8. ACDSNY

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    Fantasic looking cars...it's sad you won't be keeping this one...

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  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! I think they're pretty nifty too! I love the looks we get riding around in them. I just wish we had more time to go out for leisurly drives on the coast and park them whike we kuunch on a patio and watch people walking by saying, "ooh look at that car!"

    Oh don't worry she'll have another. Shes has already found one at 2/3 the price of that one, we just need to make sure we can register it in CA before she tajes the plunge. I'd prefer we sold this one first, but the one she found this mrnng is an awesone deal!

    We'll ship the other one bavk to the dealer in Florida. Who knows maybe we can take it for a spin on our next vacay!
     
  10. ACDSNY

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    Wouldn't that be funny...go to Florida to drive the car while on vacation.:rotfl2:
     
  11. rndmr2

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    Followed you from Ellen's TR and have spent the last couple days reading the whole thing. Looks like you are having a nice cruise so far, sorry Fran has been having pain issues. It is cool to see a cruise going to some different ports than the usual Caribbean ones. Too bad they aren't doing cruises on the Mexican Riviera anymore.
     
  12. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Welcome! :welcome: I'm really enjoying Ellen's TR and hoping to make a visit to Aulani sometime soon. One of the reasons that we still went on the cruise (while canceling our previous WDW vacations) was that we knew she would be able to rest in the cabin. She needs a lot of rest at home. Without having the full strength of her arthritis medication, she had a lot of pain.

    I can say that now that she has had two doses, she is moving much better. We had to postpone her infusion for tomorrow because we are both suffering from upper respiratory bugs, but hopefully she will get it before our trip to WDW, which is rapidly approaching and seems rather surreal right now!
     
  13. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    So I was really exhausted after dinner that night. I had meant to put out the breakfast card so that we had something to eat in the room that morning, but I forgot. I decided to head up to Goofy’s and see what I could find to put a little something in our tummies so we didn’t starve while waiting for our next meal.

    On my way, I stopped to take pictures of some of the “not for sale” artwork on the walls. Fran had commented that we should take some pictures, and I finally remembered. All of these came from one Fantasia or another, either the original or the 2000 version.

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    I went up to Deck 9 and got us some fruit, a chocolate croissant for Fran and a Special K with milk for me. You see for you veteran cruisers, we have dined at Palo, Triton’s, BBB, and Parrot Cay while in port, but there is one meal that we have not yet had, the infamous character breakfast! So I got Fran dressed after we had our snack and we headed out for breakfast.

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  14. franandaj

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    We checked in at the podium, and they were a little busy, so we had a brief wait.

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    Wait a minute? :scratchin How many of you got champagne with your character breakfast?



    Psych! We were back at Palo for brunch!

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    I missed taking pictures of these masks up close the first couple times we dined here. They all had music notes on them, and I love anything with music notes.

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    We didn’t have our normal table, but this one would do just fine.

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    You see, living only about 25 minutes from Disneyland, we can go to Goofy’s kitchen, Storytellers, Minnie’s or the one at the Paradise Pier hotel almost any time we want. When was the next time that I was going to be able to eat the delectable Chicken Parmesan?

    Unfortunately as we got closer to LA the seas became very choppy. Unbeknownst to us, it had rained the entire week we were gone, HARD. We were just now hitting the front of the storm as it moved down into Mexico. I’m not sure if you can see in this photo off the side of the ship, just how choppy the water was.

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    This time we were seated more towards the middle of the restaurant, rather than close to the entrance.

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    We had our same server who still took wonderful care of us. They made me another Bloody Mary just like I had the first day.

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    Since I took pictures of the buffet the first day, I refrained from taking them on this second visit.

    I did take pictures of our plates. This was Fran’s first plate.

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    This was my plate

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    She followed up her first plate with the Strawberry Soup.

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    I couldn’t wait to have the Chicken Parmesan yet again!

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    Now on the DISboards I had read about the grape and gorgonzola pizza, our concierge Rodrigo also told me that he heard it is wonderful. I wasn’t so sure about it, I’m more of a traditional pizza kinda gal, so when Hristo told me that they can make split pizzas, I decided that was absolutely the way to go. I went for the half signature pizza and half margherita pizza. It was good, but I could only eat about half of the pizza, because I definitely had to save room for some of the desserts that I missed the first time.

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    Here I have the Panna Cotta, berries in Grand Mariner and I think the one in front is some kind of a trifle or cheesecake in a shot glass.

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    I washed this all down with a Bailey’s and coffee

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    Fran had our server get her a sticky bun for dessert.

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    She was still not feeling great, mostly by this time it was because of the motion on the ship. We were rocking pretty good (which is why she let the server bring her the sticky bun instead of getting it for herself). We had brought Dramamine and she was happy to have it. We stopped back by the room and found our Concierge snack for the day.

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  15. Leshaface

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    Trickster!

    Not gonna lie, I was going to be pissed that they offered you champagne at the character breakfast and not us! :lmao:

    Yay for a second trip to Palo Brunch! I'm glad you decided to try the gorgonzola pizza. I wish they had told us about doing a half and half pizza, because I would have done half margherita as well. How did that taste?
     
  16. dolphingirl47

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    I am glad that you got a second Palo brunch.

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  17. PrincessInOz

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    Looks gorgeous!

    The food is just to die-for!
     
  18. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    :rotfl2: Gotcha! I liked the Margherita side better. Both were good, and even though I love the blue cheeses, I just wasn't feeling the grapes as much as the tomatoes and mozarella.

    You were the hardest to keep the secret from. You were asking, "Are you going to go back to Palo?"

    I kept wanting to say, "Sooner than you think!" :thumbsup2

    We really enjoyed it so much the first time, we had to do it again. I think for the Magic we are going to book it for both the first and last brunch days. Not sure about which night for dinner. I don't think we can book until 75 days out, which will be right in the middle of our WDW trip!
     
  19. dolphingirl47

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    As Silver Castaway Club members you can make your reservations at 90 days out.

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  20. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    You snuck in while I was replying to the other updates! I wish I were eating there soon. I just read Corinna's night at Palo on her TR and she mentioned that Graham had the Lobster Mascarpone Ravioli, I am dying for some of that right now!
     
  21. dolphingirl47

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    Graham really loves this dish. I don't seafood with the exception of shrimp every now and again so I cannot comment.

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