Life Stinks! Season Three! Finalized 11/11

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  1. chepic

    chepic I tear up whenever I hear "Welcome Home." Some p

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    I hated leaving the ship also!!!!

    Mozart, thank you for that sappy coment....it means alot cfrom you. I hope you and your beautiful wife are enjoying all your hard earned extras!!!

    cheryl
     
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  3. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    HAHA thats how we felt too LOL.
     
  4. Tink rules

    Tink rules <font color=teal>The kids in my family sometimes t

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    Is he on this week????

    Can't wait to hear since the cruise got changed to a Western cause of Paloma...
     
  5. Mozart

    Mozart There's one in every crowd...and it's usually me

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    Well, the dog just pulled into the Upstate of South Carolina a few hours ago and is totally exhausted. Yes, Tink, we did do a totally different cruise from the one we expected. It included 2 stops at Castaway Cay, Cozumel, Costa Maya, and even a brief detour to Key West.

    More details to follow. I just need a few days to get my thoughts organized. Despite the grumblings I have about not doing an Eastern like we expected, I understand that it was necessary. But having already been to Cozumel and Costa Maya it just wasn't quite the same as going someplace new. The ship, food, and service were just as expected.

    I'll go into more later. Just wanted to say hello.
     
  6. lovesDCL

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    hi mozart! happy to hear you are back...can't wait for your report :thumbsup2 popcorn::
     
  7. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    awww sorry your cruise had some changes.. but cant wait to hear all about it.. specially since we didnt get to go to Costa Maya
     
  8. Tink rules

    Tink rules <font color=teal>The kids in my family sometimes t

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    Sorry for the changes... but I hope you had a great time just the same... did DW love her surprises???? :goodvibes
     
  9. cheeringmom

    cheeringmom <font color=teal>Out of the mouth of babes<br><fon

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    Looking forward to reading Mozart!!!
     
  10. Mozart

    Mozart There's one in every crowd...and it's usually me

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    During the course of this report, I shall be providing some new, never before seen elements to Mozart's TR. First and most noticeable will be pictures. The dog has loaded up on pictures this time, returning with well over 300 photos from a one week vacation. I'll do my best to help the story along with a sampling of these.

    Secondly, there will be a daily tip/and or thought mentioning something I learned during the course of the day that should be wise words for all of us when we travel. Take them for the grain of salt that they are worth.

    Finally, I've given out kudos in the past but never really done them in an official format. Throughout the course of the report I shall be giving out official Mozart dogbiscuits. These biscuits will go to people or things that went above and beyond the call of duty to make the vacation special. Read on for more info on these...but coming next...the trip begins!
     
  11. chepic

    chepic I tear up whenever I hear "Welcome Home." Some p

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    I am certain your words to the wise are a must have!!!

    Glad you're back.

    cheryl
     
  12. jenn&nelsonrego

    jenn&nelsonrego <marquee><font color=blue>The first person to repl

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    Very exciting! Waiting patiently... :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:
     
  13. cheeringmom

    cheeringmom <font color=teal>Out of the mouth of babes<br><fon

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    popcorn:: can't wait! Fun to hear someone elses perspective af the same trip!!
     
  14. MaryAz

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    Alright, lets get this party started! Cannot wait!
     
  15. Mozart

    Mozart There's one in every crowd...and it's usually me

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    It’s finally that time. The time we get to fully relax and enjoy the first blissful minutes of knowing that we were on vacation. It occurred for us on a Wednesday night when we packed the last of way too many bags into the car, and pulled out heading for my parent’s house about 2 hours south of our home. It gives us a headstart on the drive down, and makes it possible to spend a little time on Thursday afternoon goofing around Downtown Disney. Of course, it also means dropping off the canines for a week and a half. We’ve never left them for this long before.

    Things went well at my parents, and Thursday morning we got up bright and early and began the trek down I-95 to Orlando. I set goals for my driving. Leave by 7 and grab breakfast at Chick-Fil-A. Stop in Brunswick , GA around 11, and then get to our hotel right around 3. That’s the goal. It never seems to work out that way. But actually this time we came pretty close. We left at 7:20, skipped Brunswick in favor of St. Augustine, and hit Port Orleans French Quarter at 3:15. We spent our honeymoon at this hotel and haven’t been back since. I missed that place. But now, it’s time for our cruise. No, not the one onboard the Magic. This one is just a riverboat ride from Port Orleans to Downtown Disney.

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    Downtown Disney has truly been a refuge for us over the last few years. It’s that place you can go to begin getting a feel for the Disney experience, without yet having to fork out $70 for theme park tickets on a very short day in Orlando. Forking it out for a full day is bad enough, but having to blow that kind of dough on about 3 hours just makes me cringe. So…we don’t. We just go blow the money in souvenirs without actually entering a park.

    My best friend moved to Melbourne about 5 years ago and he and I rarely get to see one another anymore. Thursday night, he and his wife drove over from Melbourne and joined us for our evening at Downtown Disney. Mike is, shall we say, an interesting character. He’s the type of guy that you’re either insanely mad at, or laughing with hysterically the entire time you’re around him. Sometimes it’s both at the same time. There is absolutely nothing PC about this guy. He will say anything to anyone at any time. He and I have had conversations about the DIS. He uses the wdwinfo site to keep up with what’s new at WDW. So, he and I start talking after we get to DD. What percentage of the people at DD are DIS’ers we wonder?

    Mike proceeds to try and find out. He’s, literally, walking around, stopping people as they walk by and asking them if they know what the DIS is. After about 10 people or so, he gets a hit. Then, this yahoo friend of mine proceeds to introduce me to the woman in a way only Mike can. “This is Mozart. He writes DCL Trip Reports. Do you want his autograph?”

    I’m serious. He actually asked the woman if she wanted my autograph or to have a picture taken with me. My face is probably as red as it can be. The woman and her family have looks of absolute confusion on theirs. It was about this time that DW and Mike’s wife walk back up and tell us that it’s time to go to the House of Blues for dinner. I escaped as gracefully as I could considering the circumstances. Mike just laughed. Why am I friends with him again?

    After dinner, we just did some shopping before heading back to the resort. The new T-Rex restaurant is pretty cool. Whether you eat there or not, you need to step inside and check it out. The dinosaurs are so realistic it’s scary.

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    Caught a little bit of the jazz musician in the lobby at POFQ. His name is Elliott Dyson, and if you get the chance to see him, he’s excellent. Basically we just relaxed because we knew that the next day we were going to be EPCOT commandos. And that’s where we leave off for now.

    THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY: I have never ever found a shirt that I like in my size at World of Disney. Either they're out of my size, or I don't like the shirt. I'm telling ya...It's a conspiracy.

    TIP FOR THURSDAY: Never ever tell anyone you know in real life that you're a DIS'er. It's just asking for trouble.
     
  16. jenn&nelsonrego

    jenn&nelsonrego <marquee><font color=blue>The first person to repl

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    :lmao: I lol'd! (snorted too...) :lmao:
     
  17. lovesDCL

    lovesDCL Mouseketeer

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    thanks for the installment mozart! :rotfl:
     
  18. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    SO you saying I should cancle my personalized licence plate that says
    " I<3 2 DIS"

    Cant wait to hear about Epcot!
     
  19. Mozart

    Mozart There's one in every crowd...and it's usually me

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    I did not find it humorous at the time myself. But it's one of those things that you look back on and say "That was funny. He's an idiot, but that was funny."

    Not a problem. I got that one out quick because I pretty much wrote it on the cruise. From here on out it's going to be a little longer between installments.

    Okay, I'm having trouble with that one. Does it say "I (heart) 2 Dis?" I've never seen that abbreviation before. And no, don't cancel it. Just don't be willing to tell anyone what it means. :)
     
  20. jedijill

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

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    It's "I love to dis".....does anyone else miss the old License Plate gameshow????

    Jill in CO
     
  21. Mozart

    Mozart There's one in every crowd...and it's usually me

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    Don't remember that one. All I can see is visions of "NO WHAMMIES! NO WHAMMIES!" as I think about old game shows.
     

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