Oh the places We Go, The People We see

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  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You do have a good point. The one year when Skip and I sailed NCL we had an inside and we slept like rocks. It is pitchblack in there.
    I would love to do the panama canal. That would be a dream!

    :rotfl2: You know, I have looked at that picture over and over and I can't figure it out. It almost looks like a rabbit with his ears down in the back and up on his haunches, BUT it would look like he has an extra set of paws sticking out front if that is the case. :rotfl:

    I didn't hear anything bad, so she must of "mustered" through it ok. :goodvibes
     
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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    We found a spot up top. I was amazed at how busy the top area was already and people were squeezing right in. I kept my eye out for family members, but never did see any of them during the whole party.
    As we stood there waiting for the party, I thought how different this day was compared to the day I boarded the Magic. On that day I had toured so much of the ship in the few hours before we sailed away. Today I ate and hung at the pool! LOL Both were fun though.

    We stood on the lookout for family members, but never saw any.

    This is a picture from that time period that Geoff took of Alexis and Abby. This was taken after the muster drill I believe.

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    From what I gathered later on, Gail’s family did come up on deck to watch the sail away, but Geoff, Mary, Pete, Vicki, Mom and Dad all headed towards Geoff and Mary’s room and drank some champagne. I am not sure what Katie’s family did.

    Anyways, Geoff took a few atrium pictures on his way to back to the room.

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    Claire and I on the other hand were waiting on a PARTY!

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    I didn’t even think about it earlier, but I should’ve changed lenses on my camera. I had a shorter one on and the rest were back in the room. Oh well, I did the best I could.

    The party has started!!!!

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    I noticed that the big screen must be on a delay because they it is slightly off one what the dancers on stage were doing.

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    I spotted some people from the podcast group.

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    It was a fun party and we were ready to cruise!! Our vacations was officially underway.

    Claire and I then moved over to the side to watch us pull out.

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    In the words of Bugs Bunny ….Bon Voyageeeee! And with a blare of the Disney horn it makes it all the more exciting.

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    After waving to everyone, we decided to head down to our room and wave from our balcony. Also with early dinner, we needed to already start getting ready.
    I never did find Gail and her family but she said she did see us walking down the stairs as we were heading to our room.

    As we walked through Cabanas I made a quick stop for the mural …and then as I am clicking the picture I got a little photobomber!

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    Meanwhile …while Claire and I were boogying our booties off up top, the “older” crowd were taking it easy in their rooms.

    Geoff took pictures of their experience.

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  4. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    It's great to see all the photos of the Dream.

    Corinna
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    The Dream is such a beautiful ship. I really enjoy sailing on her.
     
  6. luvslikepi

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    I need a cruise. I wonder if the hubs would kill me for re-booking. I love your photography. You really take beautiful pics.
     
  7. francis6306

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    So… you weren't as lucky starting off with the "empty boat" pictures on this trip? :rotfl:
     
  8. linetbo

    linetbo Mouseketeer

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    Wait.....I'm Here.... need more pictures......:dance3::dance3:
     
  9. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    LOL! Mine would! I really want to get back on a ship, but I am just waiting it out to see how the year turns out for us.

    no. It kind of irked me as the family saw I was trying to take a picture, but I know kids don't pay attention to that sort of stuff, even my own!

    I am slowly but surely getting more edited. :thumbsup2 I am writing another TR as well and I want to get that one done soon so I can work exclusively on this one. But I might get another update here in the next day if time allows. ;)
     
  10. MEK

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    At least your little photobomber was cute! :rotfl: That mural is pretty amazing.

    The Sail Away Party looks crazy crowed, but still looks like a lot of fun!
     
  11. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    true.

    Yes the sail away is fun. Most other lines really don't do alot to aknowledge that you are leaving. At least in my past experience ...we just started sailing.
     
  12. KatMark

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    Jen, I am slowing catching up again. All of your pictures are spectacular, but I really like the group shot.

    The cabin looks lovely, and lunch looks yummy.
     
  13. dizneeat

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    Hi Jen! :wave2:

    We are back and I am all caught up here as well. Love a day off after just one day back to work. ;)

    Wonderful pics of embarkation day, you brought a lot of fun memories of last week back to life. :goodvibes
     
  14. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    Just looking at the view of the other ship from your verandah is enough to make ME a verandah snob. And I've never stepped foot on a cruise ship! :lmao:
     
  15. Beth D

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    Looks like fun! I can't believe they didn't close the pool though during the sail-away party? I would be worried about someone falling in, as there isn't a railing in between there and the party-goers! :confused3

    Oh well! I'm just glad you had better weather this time!

    Don't go too fast with this TR! We leave Friday for a week in the sun, and I don't want too much to catch up on! :rotfl2:
     
  16. Kathy Jetson

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    Hi:wave2: I'm still here. I was back on page 24 at AKL! I spent last night and tonight catching up.

    It always amazes me how much stuff you can get done in one day. I feel like when I'm on vacation time speeds up and gets away from me.

    I loved seeing your MNSSHP pictures. That's my favorite party!

    I'm glad the great suitcase fiasco worked out and your mom got her luggage back. It sounds like it was a very stressful morning until you got to the ship. It looks like your relaxing and having fun now!

    It seems I missed your birthday. So :bday::cake:party: Happy Late Birthday!

    I promise to do better keeping up:flower3:
     
  17. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. It was a good lunch. Once on the ship, the worries started to float away. Yes we had a few stressful times, but they aren't so bad on a Disney ship! ;)

    You should win an award for being caught up. I just am so behind constantly anymore. I mostly work on my own report and slip in a few TR's if I get a chance. I know I will get to read them all eventually.
    I wish I was there last week too. So jealous of all your cruises. Are you platinum now?

    Yes. Veranda's are so nice. All rooms are nice, but just sitting out and watching the world go by is something extra. Claire will be a bit heartbroken if we ever go to an inside. She's a bit spoiled now. Well she's spoiled in a lot of ways. As she was throwing a fit the other night I reminded her how she gets things and has done things that most of the kids she knows has not done and she should think about that.


    I heard on the Dream that they normally keep the one pool open and sometimes booth. I think on the full sailings they might close them.
    I plan to finish my other TR today if all goes well. And then full time on this one! I actually have an update ready, but I'm not sure I'll get it up today yet.
    I wish I was leaving for a week in the sun. I have something coming up planned, but it's not Florida and not sure how warm it will be. But it will be fun, I'm sure.

    If I remember right, didn't you write a TR on another board a few years back about the halloween party. I think yours were the first pictures I ever saw of the parade and party.
    I have wanted to go ever since.
     
  18. dizneeat

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    :hug: You are so sweet, Jen!
    I would not be caught up if it had not been for that day off. :goodvibes For a while it looked like I would never get caught up. :rotfl2:

    It was awesome last week. We had so much fun. And YES, we turned platinum this cruise. First thing off the cruise .... I went and checked my status. :lmao: :rotfl2:
     
  19. Kathy Jetson

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    Jen, I didn't write a TR about my Halloween trip but I did post all of my pictures.
     
  20. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I would too. So fun to be Platinum ....some day ...many years from now!;)

    LOL. Ok, maybe I saw your pictures...or I read someone elses TR. LOL
     
  21. udflyer00

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    Hi Jen,

    I just wanted to say that I'm having a blast following along with your trip and eagerly await the next update. We are a family of 6 but we took grandma and grandpa with us on our last cruise in 11 on the Dream, and it's funny to read about your folks because they sound just like my wife's parents. It's always fun to vacation with relatives!! :D

    I miss the ship and love remembering all the different areas and events through your pictures.

    Mark
     

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