I haven't posted in a while due to family issues but thought I would try again so here I am with a TR that will hopefully keep you wanting to come back for more. First off I want you to know that I never seem to know where to posts PTRs and TRs but since this is more DCL than WDW I figured this was the place to start. I started planning this trip pretty much as soon as I finished our last one in October of 2012. My cast of characters have shrunk by one this year. Our daughter Heather joined the work force and after a few bumps finally found a good place of employment. This left me with the question of are you going with us? Can you go with us? Well between a new job and a new boyfriend I soon leaned the answer was no. Sad!!!! Heather not only decided to stay at home she also made the decision to take care of her grandmother when she came home from rehab after a second broken hip. Little was I or anyone else to know that my mom would have a series of health issues that would keep her from coming home for many more weeks and right through our vacation. Whos going?: Linda me age 58. I love all things Disney, especially Tink. Im a photo bug at heart so I will be posting many pictures of our adventures to keep you smiling, interested and maybe entertained. My husband tells me that I should have been a travel agent because I am so meticulous about my Disney planning. Which brings me to the other character. Dan my dear husband age 49. Dan loves Disney but got bit by the cruising bug a few years ago and will only cruise with Disney. He loves the ships, loves dressing like a pirate and just being a kid at heart for a week or so. Can you blame him? Our plans: We will arrive at Disney from MCO on November 29th where we will spend one night at Port Orleans Riverside, a new resort for us. The rest of the day will be spent at the Magic Kingdom then off to Boatwrights for dinner to celebrate Dans 49th birthday. The next morning we will be picked up by Florida Tours limo and head to Port Canaveral where we will board the Disney Fantasy on November 30th for a seven day Eastern Caribbean cruise to St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Disneys Castaway Cay: Cat 08B Deluxe family ocean view stateroom. Our first porthole. After this cruise we will head back to Disney on December 7th for a one night stay at the Wilderness Lodge and a day spent at Epcot followed by another trip to the port on the 8th for a four day cruise aboard the Disney Dream: Cat 05E Deluxe ocean view stateroom with oversized verandah. On the 12th we will finally and sadly return home. All of this because our daughter decided not to go. Now understand that this was the first vacation Dan and I have ever taken without our daughter. The first time alone in twenty years! I think I went kind of crazy with the planning. Lol!!! So there you have it. The beginning of our vacation. Theres so much more to come. Lots of fun, celebrations, meets and surprises and of course many, many photos.