Oh the places We Go, The People We see

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  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Our main dishes arrived next. I am not a big fan of the pirate menu for the most part. I did enjoy everything I had, but I felt that the options that I would like were limited, which makes me get the same thing every time now that I have found things I like. That being said, one of my favorite dishes now on the whole cruise is the Treasure-of-the-Seas Grilled Shrimp and Seared Scallops served on strings of pasta and fresh creamy tomato sauce. I discovered this on the Magic, which was my first pirate night menu I have had on DCL. (The 3 night cruises, which I took last on the Dream does not offer a pirate menu). This dish is just really good and I could go for a helping of it right now.

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    Jack Sparrow’s Barbecue Marinated Beef Short Ribs Rubbed beef short ribs with tamarind-barbecue sauce served with onion red bliss mashed potatoes and plantain chip.

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    The meal was delicious. We also enjoyed the changing pirate scenes.

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    I think Rob is the one who discovered that the pictures kept changing. I thought that was a nice touch here.

    The desserts offered on this menu just don’t do much for me. I was so stuffed from eating so much (and I had vowed tonight I would try to eat lighter…..yeah right) that I thought I would skip dessert. Abby was getting tired of being there and I offered to take her for a walk so Gail and Rob could enjoy the dinner. Rob quickly said he would take her. I told him it would be no problem as I was skipping dessert, but I knew he didn’t want to burden anyone. But I seriously didn’t mind. He did leave with Abby though and I ended up ordering a Mickey Bar. After all it’s just ice cream and it will slide right into all the holes left in my stomach ….right?

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    Benjamin also came over and did a trick for the kids.

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    Alexis was always trying to figure out how he did what he did and she would try it over and over and see if she could get it. I did get this one figured out and I shared the secret with Claire.

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    Claire also made the same choice as I and went with the Mickey bar.

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    We enjoyed the meal and waited for the drink bills to come once again ……and once again they just didn’t appear.

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    We basically gave up because we had a pirate party to attend to.

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    While we were having dessert, Rob took Abby for a few pictures. Aren’t they so cute?

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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    A side note..... See Abby's cute pirate outfit? It matches her parents ...but was not bought with theirs. They actually bought theres several years ago for a halloween party. Abby's dress is from Claire. I had bought this about 5 years ago anticipating my 40th b-day. I wanted to sail on the Wonder that year and bought the dress for pirate night for Claire. Well Skip chickened out and we never did sail the wonder and ended up going to WDW that year. And it was still a fabulous trip. Claire wore the dress for Halloween though and made an excellent pirate. I am glad the dress finally has made it to a Disney ship for a pirate party!



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  4. udflyer00

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    Glad to hear you had a good trip to Williamsburg. We have 4 kids under 11 so maybe we'll wait a bit to check it out. I know what you mean, when there are descriptive signs the littles ones aren't interested since they can't read anyways.... So you do always feel rushed.. :( At least you got to experience the sights and atmosphere! :D

    Your pirate picturs look great. Geoff's costume is pretty cool, I bet he got a lot of compliments!
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I would wait, yes. Now she had a good time, but not all of it was super fun for her. But she did enjoy the time away from home and learning new things. She was interested in the tours we took. I wil lwait before we go back if we do, so she can enjoy more things there though.

    Geoff really outdid himself.
     
  6. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    This picture of Claire is freaking adorable!
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks! princess:
     
  8. MEK

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    Claire makes the cutest pirate and Geoff did a great job with his costume!
     
  9. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I love all the pirate photos. I like Animator's Palate on the Dream much better than on the classic ships, but I was glad to see that the one thing I do like (the giant fibre optics paint brushes) are still there.

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  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Aww...thanks

    It is pretty in there and it was nice for pirate night too.
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    We left the dining room and some of us split up. I believe Geoff and Aunt Mary went off to their room and I think Gail went off to find Rob and Abby.

    Some pictures Geoff took of their rooms.

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    Most of the rest of us headed to the pirate show that is shown between dining times. We were running a bit late, but not too bad.

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    We could not see the stage from where we were, so we watched it on the screen.

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    A couple of pirates getting their groove on.

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    We had learned the ways of being a pirate. Soon Captain Hook’s men starting invading our ship.

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    But we know the ways of the pirates and we were going to win the challenge he had set forth.

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    We won our ship back and had such a fun time doing so.

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    Claire and I needed a few pirate pictures together.

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    We then headed back to Geoff and Aunt Mary’s room to find the rest of them.

    Geoff was still dressed, which was good, as we wanted to go get some pictures taken all together.

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    Abby was obsessed with the parrot.

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    Rob had changed to shorts and tee and Gail made him get dressed back up again.

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    A look at the bunk beds in their room.

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    We all then headed off to the atrium for pictures.

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  12. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    The photographers were wrapping up for the night, but we convinced them to do a couple of quick shots. You could tell though they were not excited to do so. I asked for magic shots with the kids and they told me they are no longer an option. I have since found out that she was lying and that kind of irks me a bit.

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    A few more of our own.

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    Claire’s face in this next one cracks me up. I guess she was going for disgusted pirate.

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    And Abby needed a quick one with Admiral Donald.

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    We then headed back to t the room. I think Claire wanted to change if I remember right and Alexis also went to change.

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    Our towel buddy for the night.

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    And back to Gail’s room to meet up to go to the fireworks. Crazy pirate Abby.

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    A self-portrait on the way.

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    It was extremely crowded when we got out on deck. Massive amounts of people. We weaved around and went up to the next deck, the family following along, but somewhere along the line we lost them. I had Claire and Alexis with me. We just stopped near a pole and made that our spot. There was just no way to be able to see very good with amount of people there.

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    The little show started and this EXTREMELY tall guy comes and stands right in front of the girls. I couldn’t even see around him. He was abnormally tall and it was so annoying. The pole we were against had a railing around it and I propped the girls up in a sitting position on it to try to get them a better view. I couldn’t really take pictures because I was holding them in place and plus Mr. Tall was in the way.

    I did get one of shot of Captain Jack coming down.

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    It was then time for fireworks. I am still trying to perfect those kinds of shots, but this was not a time that was happening. It was too crowded and I was getting bumped. Basically none of them turned out nice, but these are the best of the bunch, even though they are nothing like I would hope for.

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    After the fireworks we didn’t move to fast to leave. It was pretty much impossible to do so. I decided to take pictures of the Aquaduck then.

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  13. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    The dance party had begun so we moved over by the railing and watched a bit of it.

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    I did a little dancing in my spot …you know because I am cool like that …..but the girls told me I was bad and I needed to stop. Oh well.

    We didn’t find any family members, but it appears Gail did take Abby to see Tinkerbell.

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    We then left and worked our way to the pirate buffet in Cabanas. We weren’t really hungry, but I wanted to check it out. We did get a few dessert items and both girls barely even ate a bite of it.

    After we ate a bit, I ran back up to the buffet to take a few pictures.

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    They had a lot of fruit carved. It was so neat ….BUT there was a family with some kids and they took the musk melons off to eat!!! (cantaloupe to you city folk) Yep. The kids each took a melon off the display and put it on a plate. I was shocked that the parents didn’t say anything, but they just laughed wondering how the kids were going to eat all that. How could they not know this was just a display? Alexis and Claire were thoroughly disgusted by this too and kept talking about it …loudly and they were just 2 tables away, but I didn’t stop them.

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    While I was taking pictures, a CM came over and wanted to guide me around to take more.
    He pointed out these and they were something carved, but I can’t remember what now. It might’ve been done out of chocolate? But that doesn’t sound right to me right now.

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    Alexis was now worried where her family was and wanted to leave. This was also code that she is tired. Claire didn’t use code with me, she plain out told me she needed to go to bed.
    So we finished up our desserts, well they decided one bite was enough …and headed back to give Alexis back to her family.
    I think we knocked on Mary and Geoff’s door as to not wake Abby, but if I remember right, she was the one answering the door. LOL

    We headed to bed ourselves. It had been a long and very fun day. I don’t think we stayed up too much later. I think we flicked the TV on for a short while and then went out.

    We had been to yet another port today! Same country, same bed, but new destination and I laid my head down on the pillow as we floated away from the Bahamas.
    Oh the Places We Go!

    I had seen Diser JohnPA right below our room that morning. What a coincidence to be so close!
    Oh the People We See!
     
  14. JohnPA

    JohnPA DisDad #627

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    Wow, you snuck this post in just as I finished the one above it. Got another one? Just wasting time here at work :rotfl2:
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    LOL! :rotfl2:
     
  16. KatMark

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    I am caught up again. I really did love all the photos of the island.

    Pirate Night looks like so much fun and a huge success. All of the food looks very yummy, and what a great surprise from your Aunt and Uncle.
     
  17. Pappert

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    I know I am at work too. Entertain me with another post. :rolleyes1
     
  18. KatMark

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    I somehow missed the update with the Photopass pirate pictures. Those are absolutely terrific of the group. Especially love the one with Tink.
     
  19. mickeystoontown

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    I'm loving all of your pictures of ya'll in the pirate costumes. Ya'll really went all out. The pirate party was really crowded when we went too. Fortunately for us, no extremely tall guy in front of us though. You mean the girls didn't let you boogie down? They probably don't now "real" dancing though since they are just little kids. :lmao: Can you imagine if they played Bobby Brown songs? Girl, you would have been shaking that behind!
     
  20. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    The island is a nice place to go to. I do enjoy it.
    Pirate night is fun. I am so glad everyone added at least a touch of pirate to them and was very happy that some went all out.

    LOL. I did just write 3 updates! ;) I haven't even started on the next days pictures yet. Maybe if I get time tonight I can get started. :)

    LOL, thats ok. I was happy with the pictures too, except the one I blinked in...UGH!

    We had a good time that night. I think it's fun when people get into it. I think it made it fun for the kids too.
    Now my dancing is top notch of course ....and shaking that booty could be dangerous. I might knock one of the kids off the ship! :lmao:
     
  21. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    You all looked great!! AWESOME pirates- AAAARGHHHHH!!!!!!

    I am not sure we will be dressing for Pirate night in December- although Timmy did wear the bandanna and a pirate tshirt on this last cruise, so...ya never know! :)
     

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