Memories of the DREAM come true ….. 08/09 All 30 days done!

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  1. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

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    It seems like our hearts WERE in our dreams as they all came true this summer!

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    Whose dream?

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    Ours, there is my DB Tom,

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    who is as much of a Disney lover as I, Karin,

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    but not as much of a planner. We both love to travel and have always spent our vacations travelling as long as we can remember.
    We both live an Austria and travelling to Florida requires a lot of planning and searching the internet for deals and discounts. Well, that is MY job!

    Last summer we were not sure if we could manage another trip like the ones we had taken the previous years, but we decided that IF we went value, we would be able to at least manage to do two cruises on the Disney DREAM and spend about two weeks at WDW.
    During that last year we were able to change our value resorts to Old Key West and our two cruises became three in the end!
    So our dream came true, we went to WDW for 17 nights and spent another 11 nights on the Disney DREAM.
    We met a lot of our DISfriends,

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    received some very thoughtful and generous gifts

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    and found new friends from all over the world.

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    There was lots of time to explore both on dry land and at sea and for good measure we had a Hurricane thrown in as well.

    When did all that happen, you ask?
    From August 13 to September 11! We have just been home for a week and feel the urgent need to share our adventures with our DISfriends!

    So, sit back, grab a relaxing drink and let’s take off on this adventure together!

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    Table of contents:

    Day 01, August 13:
    Let the memories begin - Part 1
    Let the memories begin - Part 2
    Let the memories begin - Part 3

    Day 02, August 14:
    A DISmeet kicks off the trip - Part 1
    A DISmeet kicks off the trip - Part 2
    A DISmeet kicks off the trip - Part 3

    Day 03, August 15:
    Adventures in the Animal Kingdom and a leisurely dinner at the neighbours - Part 1
    Adventures in the Animal Kingdom and a leisurely dinner at the neighbours - Part 2
    Adventures in the Animal Kingdom and a leisurely dinner at the neighbours - Part 3
    Adventures in the Animal Kingdom and a leisurely dinner at the neighbours - Part 4

    Day 04, August 16:
    Guest of honour - Part 1
    Guest of honour - Part 2
    Guest of honour - Part 3

    Day 05, August 17:
    A lazy day is a good day - Part 1
    A lazy day is a good day - Part 2
    A lazy day is a good day - Part 3

    Day 06, August 18:
    Water fun and more - Part 1
    Water fun and more - Part 2
    Water fun and more - Part 3

    Day 07, August 19:
    Meeting Rosie and receiving special treatment - Part 1
    Meeting Rosie and receiving special treatment - Part 2
    Meeting Rosie and receiving special treatment - Part 3
    Meeting Rosie and receiving special treatment - Part 4

    Day 08, August 20:
    The march around the World ends in a visit to Africa - Part 1
    The march around the World ends in a visit to Africa - Part 2
    The march around the World ends in a visit to Africa - Part 3
    The march around the World ends in a visit to Africa - Part 4

    Day 09, August 21:
    Falling in love with the DREAM - Part 1
    Falling in love with the DREAM - Part 2
    Falling in love with the DREAM - Part 3
    Falling in love with the DREAM - Part 4

    Day 10, August 22:
    Nassau - take 1! - Part 1
    Nassau - take 1! - Part 2
    Nassau - take 1! - Part 3

    Day 11, August 23:
    Finally back to Heaven on Earth - Part 1
    Finally back to Heaven on Earth - Part 2
    Finally back to Heaven on Earth - Part 3

    Day 12, August 24:
    Exploring the DREAM and BELIEVE!!! - Part 1
    Exploring the DREAM and BELIEVE!!! - Part 2
    Exploring the DREAM and BELIEVE!!! - Part 3
    Exploring the DREAM and BELIEVE!!! - Part 4

    Day 13, August 25:
    Crossing Paths with Irene - Part 1
    Crossing Paths with Irene - Part 2
    Crossing Paths with Irene - Part 3
    Crossing Paths with Irene - Part 4
    Crossing Paths with Irene - Part 5
    Crossing Paths with Irene - Part 6

    Day 14, August 26:
    Nassau, brides, pirates and fireworks - Part 1
    Nassau, brides, pirates and fireworks - Part 2
    Nassau, brides, pirates and fireworks - Part 3
    Nassau, brides, pirates and fireworks - Part 4
    Nassau, brides, pirates and fireworks - Part 5

    Day 15, August 27:
    Missing Heaven on Earth because of Irene - Part 1
    Missing Heaven on Earth because of Irene - Part 2
    Missing Heaven on Earth because of Irene - Part 3
    Missing Heaven on Earth because of Irene - Part 4
    Missing Heaven on Earth because of Irene - Part 5

    Day 16, August 28:
    The Fishermans conquer the DREAM - Part 1
    The Fishermans conquer the DREAM - Part 2
    The Fishermans conquer the DREAM - Part 3
    The Fishermans conquer the DREAM - Part 4

    Day 17, August 29:
    And another trip to Nassau - Part 1
    And another trip to Nassau - Part 2
    And another trip to Nassau - Part 3

    Day 18, August 30:
    DREAM hospitality - Part 1
    DREAM hospitality - Part 2
    DREAM hospitality - Part 3
    DREAM hospitality - Part 4
    DREAM hospitality - Part 5
    DREAM hospitality - Part 6

    Day 19, August 31:
    Cabana 19 - Part 1
    Cabana 19 - Part 2
    Cabana 19 - Part 3
    Cabana 19 - Part 4
    Cabana 19 - Part 5

    Day 20, September 01:
    Goodbye Disney DREAM - Part 1
    Goodbye Disney DREAM - Part 2

    Day 21, September 02:
    Marceline to Magic Kingdom - Part 1
    Marceline to Magic Kingdom - Part 2
    Marceline to Magic Kingdom - Part 3
    Marceline to Magic Kingdom - Part 4

    Day 22, September 03:
    We still have money to spend? - Part 1
    We still have money to spend? - Part 2

    Day 23, September 04:
    A show, a safari and an expedition in the morning and fireworks and Extra Magic in the evening - Part 1
    A show, a safari and an expedition in the morning and fireworks and Extra Magic in the evening - Part 2
    A show, a safari and an expedition in the morning and fireworks and Extra Magic in the evening - Part 3
    A show, a safari and an expedition in the morning and fireworks and Extra Magic in the evening - Part 4

    Day 24, September 05:
    ………… and a whole can of whipped cream!!! - Part 1
    ………… and a whole can of whipped cream!!! - Part 2

    Day 25, September 06:
    A sad goodbye to the Fishermans, another DISmeet and more very special treatment - Part 1
    A sad goodbye to the Fishermans, another DISmeet and more very special treatment - Part 2

    Day 26, September 07:
    Let’s get crackin’ - Part 1
    Let’s get crackin’ - Part 2

    Day 27, September 08:
    Fun at the Studios, another sad goodbye to the Disney DREAM and visiting Bubba - Part 1
    Fun at the Studios, another sad goodbye to the Disney DREAM and visiting Bubba - Part 2

    Day 28, September 09:
    The best kept Disney secret …….. - Part 1
    The best kept Disney secret …….. - Part 2

    Day 29, September 10:
    How many rides can you fit into half a day? - Part 1
    How many rides can you fit into half a day? - Part 2
    How many rides can you fit into half a day? - Part 3

    Day 30, September 11:
    Back home again
     
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  3. KatMark

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    I'm subscribing Karin. Great introductions.

    I'm not sure how much I'll be able to stay up-to-date as we leave for our own DW trip in just five days, but I will do the best I can.
     
  4. Teri1

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    I'm ready hear all about your trip!!!!
     
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    Whoo Hooo, first page!!! Can't wait to read all about it!!!
     
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    Yes, first page! That never happens for me.
     
  7. dizneeat

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    Kathy, you are first again! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    Don't worry about staying up to date, by now you should know the rate at which my threads move! :rotfl2:
    You won't have trouble catching up once you are back from your trip! (And I still hope that you get to stay in a 1 bedroom at OKW. ;))


    Hi Teri!
    You are second .... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    I am working on the first installment, but I caught a bit of a cold coming back and it makes me sloooooooow! :laughing:


    Yeah, you made it Mary!
    I promise NOT to update too much while you are gone to have fun at MY happy place, oh well, I gladly share with you ;) :lmao:


    :woohoo: Welcome to the first page of my trip report! :thumbsup2
     
  8. elaine1109

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    Hi Karin, Just signed on for a few minutes and see that you have started your trip report!! Looking forward to it! Elaine
     
  9. MamaPotts

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    Your introduction has me smiling already!

    Sorry about your cold... don't you wish you could call room service and get a nice cuppa?

    I'm guessing that school has started for you again. Hope your class(es) are filled with great kids.
     
  10. KatMark

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    :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: for me being first. :goodvibes

    It would be lovely if we were upgraded to a 1 bedroom at OKW (I could do laundry, etc.), but we'll be happy with our studio. I just can't wait to get there and see it for myself.
     
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    Loving it! :thumbsup2
     
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    I am subscribing. It sounds like an amazing trip!
     
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    What an amazing trip, I can't wait to hear all about it! :goodvibes
     
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    I'm in - and can't wait to match up the details to the pictures I've seen!

    I so wish we had managed to connect in August - maybe next time!!
     
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    You know I wouldn't miss this! :goodvibes
     
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    I'm here too :goodvibes
     
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    Karin, I was just sitting here thinking about if you guys were home yet and here you are!!!!:cool1: The picture of you sitting with your feet up...I bought the exact same shirt as you!!! We obviously both have great taste:lmao: Can't wait to hear all about this one!!!
     
  18. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    I made it, Karin! So excited to real of all your adventures!!:cheer2:
     
  19. jamiesgirl

    jamiesgirl Earning My Ears

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    It's been busy around here lately, but I finally made it! Looking SO forward to reading all about it!!!:woohoo:
     
  20. JolllyHoliday

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    Looking forward to reading your trip report. I have followed some of your other reports (just lurking) and I really enjoyed them. Just thought I would come out of lurkdom and say hello and can't wait to read more!
     
  21. annmarieda

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    I can't wait to read all about it!!! I still can not get over how long of a trip you took. I think that we here in the US could stand to learn a thing or two from other countries... I get 0 vacation time and dh...well, after dd's surgery he lost all his and is down to 0 days (even though technically he worked the two weeks.:sad2:). We will still be going in December...but we will definitely have to budget around the loss of wages for taking the time off.:rolleyes:
     

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