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

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  1. Leshaface

    Leshaface DIS Veteran

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    Great job on the magnets!

    You're leaving in a few hours! :cool1:

    Hope you have an amazing time and don't update us too much...even though I secretly hope you will :lmao: Relax and enjoy! :goodvibes
     
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  3. Hawleys

    Hawleys DIS Veteran

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    Have a wonderful cruise! Enjoy the downtime and take lots of yummy food pics for us. :)
     
  4. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    love the magnets....


    5 suitcases? Really?????

    whew, I agree with the library books. I usually take two and never get thru one!
     
  5. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    You don't know Fran, she is willing to take you up on the bet! :lmao:

    I have gone through so many printers and I have at least three more new ones in the garage I have no fear! :rotfl:

    Just about! I'm uploading a few more pics to PB from the Destination D report, answering you guys and then shutting down the computer to pack it!

    Thanks! I saw yours on the Magnet thread while I was stealing these designs. They looked nice too! :goodvibes

    We might actually even get there in time for first boarding! :eek: I can't believe we're both up and all the suitcases are in the car. Just need to feed the cats and put the scooter on the back and deal with carry ons. We may have to stop for breakfast because the port might not be open yet!

    I've already read the menus over two and three times. I can't wait for all the yummy food!

    I. don't. want. to. do. laundry.

    Besides Fran has 4 long sleeve shirts, 3 Hawaiian shirts, 3 Polos, 3 T-shirts a Tuxedo, a white dinner jacket, three pairs of shorts, three pairs of pants and a robe. I have 8 dresses, two pair pants, and four shirts and a robe. Not to mention shoes and unmentionables. The Fish Extender gifts took up almost a whole suitcase themselves! :scared1:

    Fran will get through at least one. You folks don't know how we travel! :rotfl2:
     
  6. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    I love the door magnets! I woke up this morning hoping all is going well so you two get on the ship and have a well deserved vacation. Enjoy!!!
     
  7. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We're on the boat! Having lunch at Parrot Cay!
     
  8. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    How wonderful!! I hope you two have an amazing time!!
     
  9. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    Woo hoo you made it!!!
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! Now I just have to wait for the luggage to arrive and put them up! We had a DVC magnet already waiting for us on the door!

    Yay! And OMG you should see our room I'll post pics before we sail if I can!
     
  11. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    Have a fantastic time.

    Corinna
     
  12. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Excellent!

    Have an amazing time. Looking forward to the "live" updates.
     
  13. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I love the new name!
     
  14. rentayenta

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    :cool1: So glad you made it. The magnets are darling. :thumbsup2

    Room pics, room pics, room pics!!!! :hyper: Love a live report. Can't wait to read more.
     
  15. Leshaface

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    YAY!!! Can't wait to see what your room looks like :hyper:

    And LOVIN' the new TR name!! :lmao:
     
  16. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Yay! Can't wait to see the room pics
     
  17. nunzia

    nunzia You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys

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    I'm glad you made it! Whew :) Love the magnets. Have a great time!
     
  18. podsnel

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

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    Hope you have an amazing time!!!!!:banana::banana:
     
  19. jetskigrl

    jetskigrl No mumbojumbo here

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    I hope you have a wonderful trip!!!!
     
  20. dgbg100106

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    hope you are having a wonderful time right now!
     
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    OK folks, I'm not sure how much I'm going to be able to update! Thanks for all the replies, let's see if this one goes through!

    I started writing this on embarkation day, so pretend that you’re reading this with me as I sit in my stateroom waiting for dinner…..

    So here we are cruise day! I know that you all know we made it on the boat and we made it to lunch, but let me tell you a little bit about how we got here! We were doing fine this morning, we woke up around 7AM, started moving and I think I was even dressed before 8:30AM and messing around with the DIS before shutting down my computer. I fed the cats by 9:00AM and I thought we were about to get out the door. It took us another hour and a half, but we made it. It was 10:57AM when we were pulling out of our street. :faint: I’m not a good relaxer, hence why I am writing this TR while Fran is in the bedroom sleeping.

    I hadn’t eaten anything, nor had I had any coffee yet! :scared1: We drove through Carl’s Jr. :crazy2: and I had a burger and coffee. I had read enough Wonder menus for the last year to know that there aren’t really many burgers on the ship, so I might actually enjoy having one today and next week when we get home. The trip to the port was actually incredibly fast! I was amazed at how close it was once we got over the bridge into San Pedro. Here are some shots of me getting really excited about seeing the ship, but having really lousy angles to take pictures.

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    Now our first mistake was to pull into the parking lot. That one cost us a dollar to get back out and go around to the drop off area. But once we pulled back around we saw

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    Unloading the bags was easy and a porter helped us out, and we gave him a big tip. I left Fran curbside with all the carryons and her scooter and went to park the car. I lucked out and got the last handicapped spot, so I didn’t have to walk very far to get back to the terminal. Boarding was easy and other than a few snafus (like we hadn’t signed our new passports yet) we were good to go with our KTTWs and on our way. Security is always a thing with Fran especially when we are overpacked. I had four carryons, purse, computer bag, special pillow bag and CPAP machine. She had her two carryons so we were quite a sight with her all loaded down carrying bags on the scooter!

    We got on board and almost had a meltdown or two, but avoided that and headed towards lunch. I wanted to eat at Parrot Cay (another reason for wanting to be at the ship early). When Parrot Cay (indoor buffet seating) fills up they send everyone to Beach Blanket Buffet. It serves the same menu, but you have to sit outside. As you could see from my previous pictures, it wasn’t a lovely Southern California day. Besides I didn’t relish the idea of sitting outside looking at containers waiting for transport. San Pedro is not the most picturesque of ports, not like Vancouver with a beautiful skyline, and I forget what Port Canaveral looks like Even Long Beach has a better view from the Cruise Terminal.

    So we were here!

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    We were shown to our table

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    Any of you who have read my TRs know that I always survey the buffet line before jumping in. My first stop was the kids buffet.

    They had Mac and Cheese and Mini Corn Dogs

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    There was also spaghetti with meatballs available

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    I checked out the breads and pastries

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    I took a look at the hot items available, I think you call this a side of beef.

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    I believe here there was some ziti and gorgonzola, pork schnitzel, something with salmon, and something with another kind of fish.

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    I did a fly by of the desserts. Not sure what any of these were!

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