Life Stinks. Now that we have that out of the way... What's been up in your life? Mine has, for the most part, been uneventful since my last trip report. Changed my position at work, but didn't get a pay raise. Meanwhile, my wife hasn't changed a thing and gotten a huge pay raise. (funny how that works out, huh?) Our niece and nephew continue to grow up. Nephew is just about to start kindergarten and niece is now officially potty-trained. Dogs are still spoiled rotten, but they'll learn their place when we drop them off for 11 days at the dog spa in November. Yes, this is the dreaded beginning of Life Stinks Season Three. We've been with parents on our previous 2 Disney cruises. But this time, it's just DW and I. This time, we will both be 37 at the time of the cruise. This time, it's a 7 night Eastern cruise on November 8th. This time, there will be no parents, no dogs, and no problems. Just like last time, there will probably be too much alcohol. At least, that's the plan. Pictures, pictures, pictures. That's all I head about last time...post some pictures. Fine. I'll buy a new camera and post some. I happened to drop my camera at EPCOT last year and broke the screen. Couldn't see what I was taking pictures of anymore. Sorry, but it was just a matter of getting lucky enough for the shots to actually show up. This year, I might even post some food porn if you play nice between now and then. Speaking of EPCOT, on the way to our cruise we're stopping by there for the Food and Wine Festival. I'll write up the portion that can be remembered. We WILL be using Disney transportation that night. Either that, or we're going to hire Erica to be our Designated Driver. How do you think that'll go over? To start with though, it's just about time to pay off our cruise. We're getting the Romance Escape at Sea package, and I can book in 2 weeks, so I'm going to pay it off in 1. Which means we're making our final payment on my birthday. Happy birthday, moron. That'll be a few thousand dollars. So for now, hello. Welcome to my trip report. If I've made you interested so far, I've got a few old trip reports in my sig. Warning though: I'm a boring writer. I try to write like Stephen King but it comes across more like Stephen Hawking. But for Season Three, things will get ramped up soon, and I'll try to actually make it interesting. So, please, store all carry-ons beneath your seat, return your tray tables to their upright position, tighten those seat belts, keep your hands, arms, and legs inside the vehicle at all times. And enjoy the ride.