Oh the places We Go, The People We see

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  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    After we got done with our tour, we all made our way back to the ship via the customs House.

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    I was on the hunt for a magnet. They have a few shops there, but nothing was grabbing my attention. I decided I wanted to stay in port a bit and look around at some shops. I had not had an opportunity to do so on our last cruise here, so today I wanted to take a look around. No one else wanted, to, including Claire, so she headed off with the family and I went off on my own.

    I browsed a few shops and found a magnet and also found a sun dress for Claire that was really cute. She has not worn it yet, so I sure hope it still fits for this upcoming summer.

    I kind of just hung back and took pictures. I liked this horse and carriage.

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    See the guy walking behind the carriage? Well he liked me! UGH. I kind of got nervous as he came right over as he saw me take the picture and started talking. Let’s just say, he was CREEPY! He was missing the majority of his teeth yet he thought he was some sort of prize. He came over and told me how beautiful I was and how he would never let me walk around by myself if he was my husband. ICK>>>> Get away from me! Finally he did leave. Thank goodness. I made sure to stay in plain view of other people and right near an entrance to a shop.

    After he went on his way, I took a few more pictures.

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    And I made my way back to the customs house, being sure to walk the long way around where that guy was standing.

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    I had to take a few pictures of the Dream in port. It’s one of those things you can never have enough pictures of.

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    A look back at the customs house.

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    A look up at the Aqua Duck.

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    Isn’t she just “dreamy”?

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    And back on the ship I went.

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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    While I had been shopping in Nassau and talking with Mr. Creepy, the rest of the family made their way back to the ship.

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    Rob later told me that the girls took off with Aunt Mary and they were on a mission to get back to the rooms and change and go swimming. I guess at one point, Claire panicked because she didn’t have her swimsuit, but Alexis, the wise, pointed out she was wearing her lanyard and it had her room key in it, so she would be able to get her suit. Yay, crisis averted!

    Rob, Gail, Geoff and Abby had taken it slower to get back on the ship and when they got to the atrium there was a mass meet and greet going on and they stopped off to get many pictures.

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    Abby is all about the princesses, so they stopped and waited in line.

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    Evidently they didn’t have the ships photographers out, because there were no pictures of this meet on our CD. I do have Geoff’s pictures though.

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    Abby seems a little unsure with her meet with Cinderella.

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    Getting a bit friendlier with Tiana.

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    She was more comfortable with Belle, now getting into meet and greet mode.

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    I didn’t ask Gail how this worked, but it almost looked like they had to wait in a separate line for each princess. I know in the past, they had one line for all of them and that worked really well for us.

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    Princess Minnie was upstairs.

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  4. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    When we were in the Custom House, there were soooo many people that there was no way that I could get any pictures. I'm talking wall-to-wall people!

    Sorry Mr. Creepy was pestering you! You never know what you'll run into in Nassau. That's why we pretty much stuck to just our tour group.
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It was busier last cruise too. We must've hit it at the right time.
    That guy was so creepy and he thought he was a smoothy. Um yeah, I am going to leave my husband and live with him in the bahamas. :rotfl:
     
  6. tinkerbellandeeyor

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

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    Abby looks so happy with bell
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    She loves her princesses
     
  8. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    I don't blame you for taking so many photos of the Dream in port. I would too.

    EWWW on Mr. Creepy. Most people pick up a hat or a t-shirt in port. So what does Jen do? She picks up a STALKER! :scared1:

    Abby looks so adorable with all the princesses. Sigh. I miss that age. Well, sort of. ;) At least when I'm at Disney I do.
     
  9. KatMark

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    Wonderful updates, Jen (yes, I was behind again because we were out of town for the weekend).

    I love how Claire stood "between" her cousins with the flamingos. :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    You got great pictures of the various buildings, etc.

    I don't blame you for not going down those stairs and then having to climb back up them.

    The pictures of Abby and the princesses are wonderful; you can certainly see how she felt more at ease as she approached a new princess.
     
  10. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    It's a little extreme to pick up a stalker as a souvenir ;). He definitely sounds creepy.

    It is amazing to see so many princesses out together, but what a shame that you had to stand in line for each of them. I definitely prefer the traditional Princess Gathering where there is one line to see them.

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  11. MEK

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    Wow! I have seen a lot of pictures of the Dream, but this one is really fabulous. It looks like a floating city. I had no idea the ship was that big. It looks as big as Atlantis.

    OMG - Can't believe your niece Abby tried to choke the flamingo. :rotfl: Poor thing. It was obvious she did NOT like being surrounded by a bunch of orange birds.

    Your pictures of the kids with the parrots are wonderful. Such lovely candid shots.

    Great updates!
     
  12. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Yeah, nothing like bringing home a stalker to show my husband. :rotfl2:

    I miss that age too, but just for some things. others not so much.

    Claire is no fool. she has to have protection. ;)
    Yeah, I am not much for walking up and down stairs on any given day, so why would I do it for "fun"? LOL.

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    I tend to track guys like that for some reason.
    It was a character palooza. I was kind of sad we missed it.

    It is HUGE. Wait till you see it. you will be so amazed.
    Abby is not going to let some bird boss her around. :rotfl:
     
  13. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    You mean like now? At bedtime? :rotfl:
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    :rotfl2: I just put her to bed and she went willingly. But thats not to say she won't be back out a few more times. ;)
     
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    Those first few pictures of the custom house are so colourful. I love it!

    Ewww creepy guy. :scared1:

    I LOVE how the princesses are sitting on the floor and have Abby sit on them/their dress. So cute! :lovestruc

    Princess Minnie is so adorable. :goodvibes
     
  16. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    Yeah, I talk a good game about wanting someone little again. But the truth is..... I love that when I'm tired at night...... I can just go to bed. The kids just put themselves away. :rotfl2: Man, life is good sometimes! :lmao:
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It is so colorful! They don't have a lot of traditional American colors on buildings down there. :)

    Yuck on creepy guy.

    I loved how personal they got with Abby too. It's so cute.

    Yes, I can't wait for that to happen here once again. I was at that stage with Michael and Paige before I had Claire. I completely started over when I had her.
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Oops, I was wrong; there was a photographer with Minnie.

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    And Jude even found them and got in a few.

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    And they found Daisy as well.

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    Abby was very happy and now on a Princess high.

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    Geoff headed back to his room then and this was his view.

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    I think Geoff then joined everyone at the pool for a while.
    Once I got back on the ship, I also headed back to my room. I am not sure when I found Claire, but I am thinking she returned after they had a swim and a few rides on the Aqua duck. I know at some point Claire did ride it again with Geoff.

    I took a few pictures from our verandah when I got back.

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    Oh look! They are building my new house!

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    I think our original set sail time was for about 4:30 PM, but we found out we were going to have an extended stay in Nassau till midnight (I think). When we had been getting ready to go on our port adventure that afternoon, the crew was doing some sort of safety drill. We saw them all over the ship in life jackets and announcements were made to them off and on. I guess because of this, they earned extra time in port.

    Before we knew it, it was time for dinner.
    We got ourselves dressed and headed to the dining room.

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    Alexis is ready as well.

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    Gail and Abby did not arrive with the rest of the family. If I remember right, Abby had fallen asleep and she was waking her up for dinner, plus she didn’t want her awake all night, and let’s just say she wasn’t pleasant. So Gail hung back to get her ready.

    I took a quick picture of the girls dressed in their Alice in Wonderland outfits. Abby would be dressed as Alice, but sadly I never got a picture of her in it as she was not too sweet at the time and this was the only picture I got of Claire and Alexis and they both changed immediately after dinner.

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    We all sat down and bread was waiting for us.

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    I got my favorite drink, the Princess Delight, Passion Fruit Juice, Mango Puree. It does not have alcohol and it’s so yummy.

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    Gail had arrived with Abby now and she was not in a good mood at all. You can kind of see a little bit of the blue of her dress in this picture. No one was going to make her happy at this point.

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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Food was ordered and soon the appetizers arrived.

    This was Claire’s. Honeydew Melon Boat - with strawberries. We got it more because it said strawberries, as she is not a fan of honeydew, but it was lacking in the strawberry department.

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    I got the Iced Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp~ White and green asparagus, micro greens, and lemon-dill dressing with horseradish cream.

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    Rob got some sort of fruity drink.

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    This was actually the night where he got like 3 or 4 different drinks and when Gail went over her bill a day or 2 later she swore it was wrong and I told her yes indeed, he really did get that many drinks with dinner that night. LOL!

    I next had the Escargots Gratines ~ Herb-marinated snails with finely chopped mushrooms, topped with garlic butter and breadstick.

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    And then the Belle's French Onion Soup with gruyere cheese crouton.

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    I was happy with all of them. Very tasty.

    I think this is Rob’s salad. At this point, Abby was just not feeling in the mood for a dining room dinner and Gail left with her. We talked to Benjamin about having her food sent up to the room and he really didn’t want to do this. He acted like it was impossible, but I knew it wasn’t as we had done this a few times just a few weeks ago on the Magic with some table mates who had not been feeling well a couple of nights.

    Rob basically told him to bring it out and he would deliver it to the room, so as things came out, Rob would take them up to the room.

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    Claire’s meal came quickly. Beef Tenderloin Medallion - topped with large shrimp.

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    And Alexis’ meal, Mickey's Mac n Cheese.

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    The beautiful light fixture.

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    Our entrées arrived.
    I had some sort of steak, but I am not seeing it on the online menu.

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    The girls got Mickey bars once again.

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    Again, because the food came out early, they were done fast and getting jumpy. They weren’t bad, but they didn’t want to sit. I think Rob took them out to the atrium a bit and then came back for dessert.

    It soon was dessert time and I believe I got two. One was the Peanut Butter Mousse
    Dark chocolate infused with peanut butter, chiffon cake, and whipped cream. (I think)

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    And the other is one of my favorites. I find this one better than the one served at Palo.
    Grand Marnier Souffle, Infused with fresh orange zest and served with creme Anglaise.

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    Dinner was very good and I felt bad that Gail couldn’t enjoy it with us. I did suggest Gail taking Abby to the kids clubs during dinner and just feeding her before, but she never did. I think she felt bad about doing that, but if she could eat in peace, it might’ve been a better option for her, for both really.

    We did get a few pictures while at dinner from the ships photographer as well.

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    Tonight’s show was Villain’s Tonight. I didn’t want to see it. It’s my least favorite show and I have seen it twice now. I’ll wait and see it again at another time when perhaps Skip is along. Claire however did want to see it, so I was going to send her with whoever went to it.
    That plan changed at dinner though, as Aunt Mary suggested a few fun things like mini golf and Karaoke. Claire informed me that she would NOT be hanging with me tonight and I was also NOT allowed to be with her while she was playing with Aunt Mary. Ok, I am not going to cry about a little free time.
    After dinner, she and Alexis headed off with Aunt Mary and I went on my own way. I guess they stopped in our room as when I next saw Claire she was changed out of her Mad Hatter dress.
     
  20. rndmr2

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    Great updates! Love the Flamingo pics, they are such a deep color.

    Sorry you had to deal with the creepy man.

    Love all the Princess Pics with Abby, she is so cute with them. I really love that dress that Princess Minnie wears.
     
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    Love the pictures of Jude and Abby with Minnie! The ones of yo and claire at Dinner were lovely. I can't wait to try the French Onion soup-looks heavenly! Relly enjoying your trip report!
     

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