(New TR Link) Yo Ho, Yo Ho- Rum and Sharks for Me!An Eastern Fantasy TR May 31-June 7

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  1. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    Yeah, not much for caviar myself. I will try almost anything once as long as it is (a) not raw and (b) does not still have eyes on it. I love lots of different foods, but have never been a big seafood fan. However, I do like shrimp in moderation, and one of my favorite foods is Scallops - IF, and this is a big IF, they are prepared right. Most places either overcook them a little or overcook them a lot. If you find a place that gets them right - oooh, it's like eating butter only better.

    Were those cheese ball things the fried Bree? We had that for an appetizer at Triton's that was fried Bree and it was yummy! It didn't cause us to rebook either.

    Ugh, and your balcony pictures still give me the heeby-jeebies. :scared1:
     
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  3. Tinker326

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    I think I drank more than I thought I did on this cruise also. :) However, I drank a bottle of Sangria over the 4th (don't judge- I wasn't driving) and I felt the effects for an entire 24 hours after. Headache, lethargic. I need to work on my alcoholic skills before PHM. That's all I'm saying...........

    I would never do the braiding. I have a crazy sensitive scalp. I cry just looking at her. But it's SO nice for me after she does it... especially since it's so freakin' frizzy right at that scalp and I am hair retarded so I have no idea what to do with it. I can't even figure out how to tame my own frizz & I have way less than hers. Poor girl, getting me as her mother..... flat iron is the only thing I've found that works... but impractical on a day to day basis.

    I love balconies too. And no giraffes in the middle of the ocean. Just scary man eating sharks.
     
  4. Tinker326

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    Oh, avoid China if you don't like food with eyeballs in it still. Much of their meat comes served um... 'whole'. Really hard to enjoy chicken with it's eyes and it's beak are still attached to the piece you are supposed to be eating. I won't even bring up the turtles... and fish... and insects... on a stick.

    I don't know if they were bree. Maybe they were. He didn't really tell us WHAT they were except fried cheese and that we WERE getting them whether we wanted it or not.
     
  5. Victoriasmom98

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    Just add me to the list of people who have yet to try caviar. Yeah, I don't think so. I'm a big texture eater, so I don't think I could get those slimy little things down, but I am ever so proud of you for doing it!!

    Your relationship with your Mom sounds a lot like mine. I can pi$$ her off easily and then it's all forgotten a day later. It's unbelievable! Before I even read your statement I was wondering if everything was better in the monring and sure enough, you answered for my inquiring mind!

    All I could think of when I saw the balcony pic was "oh Nicole, the sharks are probably following you waiting for your mistake of falling into the ocean"!! :rotfl2: Good thing you haven't......yet! :rotfl:

    Keep the updates coming!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  6. Liskaloo

    Liskaloo Earning My Ears

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    Love your TR, just found it today and you simply crack me up! :rotfl2: loved the caviar shots. :D I can't wait to read more. :thumbsup2
     
  7. STLMickeyMom

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    Your caviar pictures are hilarious! I'm pretty sure that's the same face I made when I tried poi in Hawaii. At least you can say your tried it, right?

    I like becca's hair all braided--so cute! I did that when we went to Jamaica. The braiding didn't bother me but after there would be one little hair pulling that I could never find that felt like a needle stabbing me! Oh, and I forgot to put sunscreen on my scalp and burned the cr@p outta my head....
     
  8. pearlunzel

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    Loving your TR! Thanks for posting food pics! Can't wait to read the rest. Our first ever cruise is on Fantasy this Oct and this is passing the time!
     
  9. Tinker326

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    I am a huge texture eater too- I almost threw up when I first tried Lobster. I ate it to say I tried.. and that's as far as I go! Ugg. YUCK.

    The sharks were following me- they were...... I know it. Shark week is coming up on Discovery Channel . Need to block out my week to engage! :)

    Hi :welcome: Thanks for joining! Caviar is gross. That's all I can say! Hahaha!

    Eww. I tried Poi in Hawaii on my honeymoon. Yhea. Um. Yuck.

    I am DESPERATLY hoping we can get to Hawaii for our 15th next year with the kids (I even bought a guide book on Friday and left it not so secretly laying out as a sign to DH that I'm not giving up this dream!)... and maybe I can trick my kids into eating it?!?! That would be fun for me to watch! :lmao:

    I made sure I sprayed the heck out of her hair everyday! And I won't even tell you how much sand was caught up in there after 3 days on beaches! It was gross taking it out!!

    Hi :welcome: Thanks for joining! How exciting that your first cruise ever is on the Fantasy!!! Our first Disney cruise was in October (2007) and out of all the months we've sailed (October, November, March, May, June, July)- October still remains my top favorite 'cruising' month (with November right on it's tails)!!
     
  10. Tinker326

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    Very soon after our morning indulgence of caviar. And all that cr#p.... it was time to head back up to the same area and into the bar Meridan that was at the forward of the ship.

    It was time... for some good ole' fashion fun. Time to relieve college days..and nights.......

    Time for MIXOLOGY!!!

    I brought the mother with me since the husband is a beer drinker & not a mixed drink drinker- although in hindsight I think he would have loved this as well.........

    We had this super dooper awesome person with a super dooper awesome accent. She likes to remain incognito so we will just call her Mickey Bar. This is because if you ever see her profile picture on FB she looks exactly like... a Mickey Bar.

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    Shh... there's a Mickey Bar hidden in this picture.

    Anyways.... this awesome person arranged this awesome class for our FB group. It was so awesome, it had to be split into two different classes AND had a waiting list.

    Now, Disney does offer this class to it's normal passengers but it has been told to me that those people do NOT receive the same experience as we did. They get smaller drinks AND the drinks are made for them..

    All I'll say- for the $15 I paid for this- it was BY FAR my favorites onboard ship memory of the vacation. It was so, so, so much fun!!

    Our 'bartender' was Daniel. He had the same accent as Mickey Bar. Which made me love him immediately because I Love all things from the homeland of Mickey Bars.... especially those accents!

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    He is saying something like "this is some so & so tool and you should do so & so with it" I'd like to tell you what the said tool was and what I was supposed to do with it. But, um... let's just say my mind was focused on all the liquor and glasses...and so... yhea. Um... Actually my mind was probably still listening to his accent.

    We were all given numbers. Mom got #1, I got number #2. That correlated into the 'drink' you would be making. Mom was up first.

    Her mission, should she choose to accept it was: A Champagne Pomegranate Thingy. (that's it's official name too.. not just a made up one because much of the afternoon is blank when I try to recall it)

    She took her place... and got ready to rumble!!

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    We learned the magic of 'pour' and the 'shake'. How to count. How to tap. Mom is an expert.....

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    When you see this picture, don't you want to bust into song? "Shake it on baby now, Shake it on baby.. twist and shout"

    Finished product x 30.

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    (we all got to sample EACH drink and they were VERY GENEROUS POURS)

    Next up #2! That's me! That's me!!

    My mission should I choose to accept. Cosmos!

    I can totally do this. I have seen ALL the episodes of $ex in the City! I'm a pro!!!

    What did you say about pours? How may seconds? I forgot...

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    (shh.. my drink had too much vodka in it!)

    Just like Carrie Bradshaw!

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    What did you say about shaking it right & making sure it's sealed?

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    $hit Daniel, I was too busy listening to your accent and not what you were saying in your accent. Please notice all the liquid down my arm. That is because, people, my cup was not sealed correctly.

    And here lies the horrible truth of my college years- I did not bartend to get through them. No, I worked at the hardware store. Go ahead and ask me about plumbing. I got ya covered....

    (perhaps the fact that I could not seal a cosmo drink properly would have thinking twice about asking me anything regarding plumbing.. now that I think about it!)

    Well.. eventually my drink got done. I give you the Nicole special "The cosmo with too much Vodka and half of it spilled on my arms" (no, you can not lick my arms. I'm saving that for dinner so I don't have to buy a drink)

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    After that we had three more drinks. Where we watched others mix & we just drank.

    Drink #3 was a Mojito. I generally don't like Mojitos to begin with & this one was SO strong. The person making mine clearly was too focused on Daniel's accent as well to learn about pours.

    When I mean strong- I mean burned any nose hair I have OUT of my nose. It HURT to drink. That didn't STOP me from drinking it. I'm just saying IT HURT.

    The mother & daughter who drink together, don't fight together....

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    Okay- confession- I had to have Daniel's assistant (name unknown- he did not have a cool accent and therefore the name was not committed to memory) put a bunch of sprite in mine just to get it down!

    Drink #4- The Sidecar. This was straight up Whiskey and Bourbon and all those dark strong 'manly' drinks. Normally I probably wouldn't have liked it but.... I was pretty much buzzin' and it was all good!

    Last but not least.. #5- the B-52 shot. AKA- my mother's new love affair. This was my favorite of all & it was hers as well. So much that she had about 100 more during the course of our cruise........ It was Kahlua and Baileys and something else.....and it was good. Very. Good.

    Mom & her shot.

    Cheers!

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    The aftermath of a whole lot of drinkin'

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    That dark one in the martini glass..that's the sidecar. Many people did not like that one.

    Oh, in the midst of our fun.. I realized it was nearing 3pm. We had plans to meet Kurt and the girls at 3pm to see Wishes. We thought we would be done by now. We were on like drink #2...and I wasn't giving it up.. Wishes or not.

    This required me to run from forward Deck 13 to aft Deck 3 to tell him. People, this is A BIG BOAT. Good thing I ran the Wine and Dine 1/2 in November... I needed it!!!

    So, mom & I missed Wishes. Which I wanted to see. But I wanted alcohol more. Oh, the choices one makes!

    To commemorate very awesome afternoon, we received these very awesome wine charms.. I LOVE mine and have used it often!

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    It was, overall, just an awesome afternoon. We walked away happy.. and drunk. Just how it should be.

    Wishes was still playing so mom and I made a plan to wander down to meet them at the theater. Mom decided she needed to first check out what our dinner would be. And I decided I needed to take a picture of her trying to walk AND read on a swaying boat.

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    Then we made our way to the shop. Where I convinced my mom to not only hold up a shirt that had Chip and Dale on it (she eventually bought it) BUT also put on a lice-ridden hat. Notice it's on her head and not my kids. I would like to say even drunk I would not allow my children to put a hat on!

    Also notice the awesome composition of the photographer. I totally missed half the shirt!

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    Yhea, she just looks drunk.

    We met the crowd coming out.. and the girls wanted to wander the store. Charlie ended up picking out her shirt she wanted and Sarah used her money to buy a Vinyl.

    Aww, a drunk Grandma with her cute Granddaughter.

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    Kurt wanted to play shuffleboard on Deck 4. It was right about here... I got what is known as 'the drunk hiccups'.

    Um. Oops.

    Waiting for a board to open up..

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    My three girls and Sarah's Vinyl.

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    It was right about this time, mid-hiccup..that Rebecca moved away from me and stated "OMG mom, you are embarrassing me so much"

    What?!? You don't like to have a drunk, swaying, hiccupping mother on the family friendly Disney boat? Do you know how many of your friends wish I was their drunk mother?" (kidding, I did not utter those words). I actually just giggled. And then hiccupped. And our shuffleboard opened up.

    Hiccup.

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    Ha. I can play shuffleboard when drunk!

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    Good to know. As those are incorporated into my retirement plans for when I move to Sun City Arizona and drink wine often.. and join the Monday afternoon shuffleboard club.

    Silly little girl!

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    Her turn to play.

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    She decided it wasn't her bag of tea. So she joined her hiccupping mother back on the recliners and went back to her business of being adorably cute.

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    When we were done, we went back to our stateroom to get ready for dinner. Where my embarrassed daughter may or may not have told me to stand on my head to get rid of my hiccups. And I may or may not have attempted it.

    Let's just say.. when we left for dinner- I didn't have hiccups.

    Also, there is no photographic evidence of the above. Thank goodness for small miracles.

    And that, my friends, is my drunken photo limit. Time to put a kid to bed...
     
  11. STLMickeyMom

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    that mixology class sounds AWESOME! I would so have been getting drunk with you and your mom! the drunk pictures after are great!

    aahhh, embarrassing the children....good times! :thumbsup2
     
  12. Tinker326

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    The mixology class was awesome! Supremely awesome!

    And that is the reason for my existence- to embarrass my children. I've been embarrassing Sarah for years- but Becca's pretty chill and usually doesn't care about stuff like this. The hiccups were her undoing. I'll have to remember that for any future dates. I'll answer the door drunk and scare off any guy.
     
  13. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    CHEERS!

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  14. Jackiemarie21

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    Wow your mixology class looks like so much fun! I want to do one! And your pictures and commentary are so funny! And an added bonus embarrassing the kiddos!:rotfl: sounds like a well rounded afternoon.
     
  15. Tinker326

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    It's another hidden Mickey Bar! :)

    It was so much fun!!! Drinks and embarrassment! :)
     
  16. lauralynn0612

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    I have returned to the boards! All caught up. Sorry to hear all the sad news (and sorry to be late on my condolences).

    I had several of those same drinks. Not sure if they were amaretto sours or not? They were a little sweeter than my usual amaretto sours. Definitely liked them. Liked them even more because they were free.

    I will have to borrow your Palo buffet pictures. I am definitely not going to feel bad about taking pictures should we go again! I also tried the caviar. I just had to. I certainly was not going to pay some exorbitant price for it somewhere else. I didn't think it had much taste. I even like seafood. Alas, my palette is cheap. As to the price, I am certain each crack ball ran $25. More than got my money's worth.

    Mixology was certainly a blast! Glad to discover I got Daniel's name right in my trip report. I was more distracted by him and not necessarily the accent. Whatevs. Drunk shopping is also highly recommended. We didn't have time, we had to go straight to dinner. My drunk hiccups day came on St. Thomas. The rum punch packed quite the punch. My brothers were more entertained than embarrassed.
     
  17. Tinker326

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    You are right, they were pretty sweet. Maybe they were Amaretto Sweet & Sours? Instead of Amaretto Sours? I dunno . They were free..and I drank them!

    I am pretty sure any Brittish guy could be as ugly as they come & he'd open his mouth and start talking & I'd think he's instantly hot. I really have a thing for Brittish guys. Kinda funny that I married a German one! :)

    My mom was SO freaking funny in St. Thomas on that rum punch!!! She must have had 10 of them.... later after the trip I was downloading my pictures/videos to her computer and there was a video of her singing and dancing and she's like "I never did that". I was like.. "Oh yes you did!!"
     
  18. JulieODC

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your Uncle, and the other family issues :(

    Free drinks are pretty nice!! I'm glad you took full advantage!! And, who doesn't love a good porthole photo...or 9 ;)

    And, you gotta love family dynamics :scratchin

    Very cute braids on DD!

    We never took down our bunk bed, since we only have DD....but I was dying to see the constellations! Such a cool feature!

    We got drinks before dinner at Remy, and Daniel was our bartender! He and DH had a fun conversation about craft beer in England :goodvibes His accent was the best!
     
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    this is greatpirate:
     
  20. Tinker326

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    Clearly Daniel is very popular for many reasons! :thumbsup2 You are the third person to remark on him!!!

    I loved the constellations. Such a neat touch!!!!
     
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    Thanks! :)
     

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