Rob, Cass & Kira - "This trip is NOT going to suck!!!" WDW & DCL

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  1. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    I think that is the most ridiculous dining experience I have ever heard about. It sounds like Sergio is a failed stand up comedian or something, performing bits instead of doing his actual job. Nancy is very polite. I certainly would have not been able to take that! There's a place nearby that has such huge portions, I almost always order from the Kid's Menu, and I would be so annoyed if they did or said anything like that.

    But I think the part that would upset me the most is that the steak took 30 MINUTES to be reheated. How is that possible???? :scared1: Since it was only slightly warmer I'm guessing they heated it and then let it sit for awhile before someone came to bring it back.

    At least Kira was happy, her little pillowcase is so cute! Does Pluto actually stop by for that party?
     
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  3. tow-mater-1

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    First of all, I LOVE the pic of you Kira in the pool!! You should frame that one::yes::

    Sergio... what a wacko! Although I laughed at the image of Nancy wrestling him for the fork. I hope to read later that you bought yourself something nice with his tip money. ;)
     
  4. jenseib

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    Oh Cass...I sure hope you complained about them. That is just unreal. I would like to say I would've said something right then and there, but sometimes in those kind of moments you are just too stunned and can't really believe it is real and just stay quiet. There is no excuse for the way they treated you guys.
    I had too salty food at Le Cellier a few years ago. I love salt too and I could barely stand eating the food. I could tell the food was good, but it was so salty. Every bit of it.
    And you know what...who cares if your personal taste is that the soup wasn't good while others liked it..(he probably put the dang salt in since it was just you 4 :eek: ) but if you don't like it...no one is going to change your mind about it. He should have offered to take it back or get you something else. And Chefs do make mistakes too.

    Your dinner at Cabanas does look wonderful though. I am really trying to watch how much I eat and exercise daily to get off some of this stupid extra weight I have gained...but looking at your pictures just makes me hungry!!!

    I have to laugh about Kira's new crown. Daddys can be such suckers. I know once Skip went in a store with Claire and she kept asking me for a purse and I told her no, because I knew it was just a novelty and not something she would use. Sure enough they disappeared together and she came out with the Nemo purse she so desperately needed.....and probably never used again.
    Claire also has hair issues lately. She has stick straight hair and her bangs go in her eyes. I try to cut them every so many weeks so she can see...but not she says I don't cut them right (I have a license to cut hair btw) and she cries and tells me she loves them in her eyes. Good grief....the teen years are going to be fun!

    I love that picture of you and Kira walking too. It's so sweet!
     
  5. Timon

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    Let's just say I needed a stapler to attach a couple of sheets to the Guest Comment card :rolleyes1

    I wrote a little novel on that comment card ;)

    Yes! The Packers game! I remember now! Glad you have a sense of humour about the whole thing now :goodvibes

    I think you were trying to be sassy with that one last pea :lmao:

    Honestly, I was just so shocked and I didn't want to do/say anything that made Nancy uncomfortable, however, if it was ME he did that to, I would have gone straight to Jaime, the head server about it that night! :sad2:

    Yeah, she got it on a kids plate too! But I can understand that because it was a kids meal and dinner is all pre-plated.

    The attitude though was really not appreciated! :headache:

    Yes, totally, we still had a FABULOUS time!!! I know better than to let one bad apple ruin the bunch! Stuff happens and it's totally what you make of it :thumbsup2

    Yes I agree! I felt so bad that Chuck waited for so long just to get somewhat warm food back!! :sad1:

    And I believe, yes, Pluto does stop by for the party :cool1:

    Any pic of me in a bathing suit is NOT suitable for framing, Char :p

    Sadly, I did not tip less than the recommended amount. I have a hard time with not tipping well but YES in hindsight, after reliving the dining room experience, I would make a different decision today :rolleyes:

    Thanks Jen :goodvibes Your comments always make me feel better :hug:

    Too funny about Claire and her hair! Kira has started to get REALLY picky about hers now and OMG, what drama!! :rotfl:
     
  6. Timon

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    I was going to do an update but Photobucket is not working :sad1:

    So, I will share a story that I just recently remembered. I think it was on one of the first 2 At Sea Days, I ran into Nancy&Chuck and Mike&Robin at Flo's. We ended up in the Cove Cafe, visiting for a little bit. That's when I asked them if anyone wanted to join me for a presentation in the Buena Vista Theatre.

    The Navigator said it was something about animation and Walt's Legacy..blah blah blah...something or other. Sounded right up my alley, so they all decided to join me.

    Well...the description of the presentation was rather misleading :sad2:

    It was about the Walt Disney Animation Archives and had nothing to do with Walt himself!

    The lady who was doing it was very nice but obviously doesn't do a lot of public speaking as she was very nervous, quiet and rather dry. :scared:

    I think a lot of what she said seemed to be "inside jokes" or stories and unless you were REALLY into animation or worked at the archives, you wouldn't get half of what she was saying.

    I think at one point, we all closed our eyes and some of us even napped :eek: :rolleyes1

    I think we all wanted to leave but didn't want to make a scene or make the lady feel bad so we all stuck around for more than an hour :scared:

    We also got the giggles, at least Nancy, Robin and I did :lmao: which made things even worse!

    I think the next time I go to one of these, I will sit at the very back row so that I can sneak out if I have to :goodvibes :thumbsup2

    I felt SO bad for making them join me! Once we all left the theatre, I think it was Nancy who said "Whose dumb idea was this, anyway?" I RAN to the elevators before they could lynch me :rotfl:

    I just checked PB again and they are down for maintenance. Sorry, no update right now then :sad2:
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thats funny. I have heard some of those type of things are sometimes not as interesting as they sound.
     
  8. Timon

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    Day 11 - Part 1 - A Royal breakfast and getting off the ship.

    Today is our St. Maarten day. We have been here 3 or 4 times now. We've toured the island on our own, watched the planes come in at Maho Bay beach, walked the downtown area shops and did some beach time at Divi Little Bay on previous trips. This time I wanted something easy, close and something fun for Kira.

    We settled on beach time right at Great Bay Beach, where the water taxi lets you off.

    The one great thing about a verandah was being able to pop out real quick to check out the scenery!

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    Kira loved seeing the different views every morning, while still in jammies :goodvibes

    And today was the first time we saw other ships up close!

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    The last time I was here, there was only one dock, so I was shocked to see two docks this time!

    Guess who found some more gifties :love:

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    Before some beach time, we thought we would check out Royal Court for a sit down breakfast.

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    While I enjoy the buffet for breakfasts, it was nice just to sit down and not fight the crowds.

    Kira passed the time by making butter stacks :rotfl2:

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    For some reason, I didn't take a pic of my breakfast...only my hard, burnt toast!

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    A quick pic of my girl and Minnie..

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    We went back to our room and lathered on a whole bottle of sunblock then headed down to deck 1.

    Pic of Kira and her fave art work...

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    Just as I took that pic above, it started raining. Just a light spray but enough to have to put my cameras away.

    Just as we were about to reach the area with the little shops, we ran into Nancy and Chuck! They were already headed back to the ship :lmao:

    I asked Kira for a pic of her and the ship behind us but she was not feeling it...

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    So Rob tried another approach :rotfl2:

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    The shops at the pier...

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    The Visitor Center..

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    Our destination...

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    25 images already! grrrrr
     
  9. Timon

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    Day 11 - Part 2 - Can it get any hotter???

    We spent the $7 each to grab the water taxi...

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    Nice little ride over to the main beach/shops area.

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    Passed the Hard Rock, which wasn't there last time either!

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    We walked down to Lizzie's and we rented 2 chairs and an umbrella, with 2 drink coupons (just got Diet-Coke and Water) and Free Wifi (never used) for $20.

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    It was a relatively quiet area, away from the big crowds. Rob and Kira played in the water and sand for a couple of hours...

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    I mostly stayed under the umbrella and had some good views...

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    And some bad...:lmao:


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    Every once in a while I would take a dip in the ocean to cool off.

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    It was HOT HOT HOT!!! It's always hot when we've been here in the past but this was just ridiculous! We heard that even the locals were complaining about the heat! :scared:

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    At one point, I looked over and saw a teeny spider trying to make his home in my shoe!

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    Kira was getting hot and tired, so she took a little break with me...

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    Then back to the ocean for a bit...

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    Not long after that, she said she wasn't feeling good. Rob was worried that she was getting sick but I knew it was just from being in this hot sun. She is not used to it, at all! We get warm summers in Calgary but nothing like this! Plus swimming in the salt water and running around! It was time to go!

    It's funny how kids go from good to horrible in ten seconds flat :rolleyes:

    Here's some pics of our spot before we leave...

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    and left...further up the beach towards the boardwalk...

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    And back towards Lizzie's...

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    It didn't take long before Daddy's little girl was in Daddy's arms LOL!

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    Picture limit again!
     
  10. Timon

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    Day 11 - Part 3 - Back to the ship, see ya, St. Maarten!

    When we got back to the water taxi, there were tons of people there already so we just waited for the next taxi because I hate being herded! :sad2:

    Thankfully, it's a shaded area! :woohoo:

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    The beach right at the water taxi dock. We might just camp out here next time, seems like less waves!

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    Rob carried her all the way back to the ship! What a great Daddy :love:

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    I tried one last time to no avail :rotfl2:

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    And back to our lovely and huge ship! :goodvibes

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    Where Kira instantly perked up! :rotfl:

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    We got some lunch from Flo's and took turns taking showers. We relaxed in the room until 5:30pm :thumbsup2
     
  11. Jillpie

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    Mama always knows best why our kids aren't feeling good:thumbsup2 but it was a nice beach! Okay, back to the very beginning, how much do we love love love! Rob's Mickey jammie's!!! OMG Rob you just rock around here:banana:. Not lovin that pretty much burnt toast either, I am so fussy when it comes to how lightly it needs to be done. We've only done a Western cruise, so I'm loving these pictures so far, okay now when don't I love your pics:rotfl:. More please!
     
  12. monica23535

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    Wow, what great pics of everything! St Maarten looks beautiful, I definitely need to do that itinerary.
     
  13. disnut1149

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    Sooo adorable. She looks like she had so much fun!!!
     
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    I just finished reading your trip report and it was the best ever!! I really enjoyed reading it. Your server sounds so rude! I probably wouldn't have been able to hold back and would've said something to him!! You have a beautiful family and hope to read more reports. Thanks!!
     
  15. jenseib

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    Isn't the back of the Epic ugly? We had it in port with us in 2011 and I was just amazed at how boxy it is. I took pictures but those were on the SD card i lost in no mans land somewhere.

    Your beach day looks fanastic! I would love to get there some day. Claire is all about beaches too. I am not very beachy, but if I can cool off in the water here and there I am good. You got some amazing pictures!
    We have issues with pictures too. They will be sad in 20 years when they look back and see them.

    Of course we have this picture from 2008. We laugh so hard everytime we see it now.

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    Breakfast looks delicious. Must be getting close to lunch time as my tummy is rumbling.
     
  16. dizneeat

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    Great pictures of your RC breakfast and St. Maarten. Kira looks VERY happy playing in the ocean.
    Your pics brought back a lot of happy memories. We were there just last summer and we cannot wait to go back.
    Thanks for sharing. :goodvibes
     
  17. cntkg1

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    OMG....I forgot ALL about that! :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    It really was very funny though. I'm sure it was Chuck who fell asleep, right? I'd be surprised if it wasn't. ;) Gosh, I can't even remember if he came with us either. :worried:

    Any, you know I was just messin' with ya about that, right? I had to give it to you a little anyway. Hee hee. ::yes:::rotfl:
     
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    I'm also loving Rob's jammie pants! What a good sport he is. ::yes::

    I think St M day was the hottest one of the entire trip. Well, except for the Saturday after we disembarked. I also heard a local complain about how hot it was. She said she was there all her life and never experienced it that hot in November.:

    One time we're going to have to try the MDR for breakfast too. While we loved Cabana's, it would've been nice to switch it up a bit. :thumbsup2

    You didn't enjoy seeing Speedo Steve? :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: At least that wasn't as bad as us having to look at Buttcrack Bill for the entire length of the parade at mnsshp. LOL!! :lmao:
     
  19. Timon

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    He does ROCK :cool1:

    The night I met him, he was wearing a Tigger tee and a Mickey and the Gang Jean jacket, I knew he was for me :love:

    Although I think Grand Cayman is my fave port, I much prefer the Eastern Caribbean :thumbsup2

    Just make sure you stick to a beach or something. Most of the island is not impressive but beaches are gorgeous :thumbsup2

    Oh man, I think that was Kira's favourite day of the whole trip ::yes:: :thumbsup2

    Awwww thanks :hug: I really appreciate you reading it :cool1:

    I think every large ship but Disney's are ugly! The first time I saw the Grand Princess on our very first cruise in 2002 was the morning we docked at St Maarten and I said "Ewwwww, it looks like a milk carton with a spoiler" :rotfl2:

    That is the BEST pic ever :lmao: LOVE it!!!!

    Kira did pretty well considering how many pics I took :rolleyes1

    Oh my, she was on :cloud9: that morning! Up until about 15 minutes before we left :rolleyes2

    LOL, I totally deserved a lynching for that :rotfl:

    I think both Chuck and Mike might have had a little snooze :goodvibes Oh wait! I don't think Mike made it...or did he???? Stupid memory!

    I think 90% of Rob's purchases this trip was Disney jammie pants and boxers :goodvibes

    OMG, it was hot, wasn't it???!!! :faint:

    Speedo Steve wasn't so bad, it was all the times I was approached to have my hair braided, foot rubs, buy necklaces, cold water and dresses that was getting to me! :crazy2:
     
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    Day 11 - Part 4 - Arrrrgh, matey!

    It was now time for Kira's appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, which is actually transformed into The Pirate's League since it was Pirate Night!

    The first thing they do is ask the kids to roll the dice to get their pirate name...

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    Sorry, I can't remember what she got and her pirate certificate is already packed.

    We then went to the change room at the back to get her costume on. I had bought this pirate costume at Walmart several years back and it still fit :thumbsup2

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    She was called immediately to a chair where she met Nadzeya from Belarus, who was very nice and had a great accent which I had to translate to Kira :lmao:

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    She began her transformation...

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    Which she loved every single second of, of course!

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    Then her daddy showed up...

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    It was similar to BBB in the castle except for the hair. They don't do hair, instead they get a pirate bandanna. It was cute because Nadzeya asked Kira where she thinks she should put it and showed her some funny places.

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    Doing the pirate code :goodvibes

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    And admiring herself after the transformation...

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    They had a Photopass guy there and he took several pics of Kira but they never showed up in our portfolio.

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    While we were at BBB, Rob had gotten dressed up as a pirate himself so of course we had to get a pic of them together pirate:

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    This was probably the best $35 we spent the entire vacation! She got a bandanna, make-up done, nails done, face gem, eye patch, earring, pirate medallion, pirate sash, pirate sword and then she was given a little pouch to take home the rest of the face gems, her nail polish and lip gloss. Totally worth it!!!! :cool1:

    I think I spent $17 on that costume from Walmart, so really, a wonderfully cheap way to do Pirate Night that Kira just LOVED!!!

    We went back to the room for a bit and then we went to the show, which was a Canadian magician named Shawn Farquhar. He was really good!

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    Rob and Kira left early though to get in line to meet Jack Sparrow so they missed his last trick which was the BOMB!!! He played Sting's "Shape of my Heart" while he did a card trick. You'd have to see it to really enjoy it but the lyrics talk about the suits in a deck of cards and he would be shuffling and moving around the cards and when the particular card would be mentioned, he would bring it up from the deck, it was SOOOO good! :worship:
     
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    Day 11 - Part 5 - Pirates in the Caribbean!

    Waiting in line for Jack, Kira was goofing around :goodvibes

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    I got there just in time to take some pics! :thumbsup2

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    We headed to the Atrium and spotted STITCH!!! :lovestruc

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    And then Mickey!

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    It was time for the kids pirate show on deck 11. pirate:

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    I love the little girls' face in this one...

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    At this point I felt like I was going to pass out! It was HOT and very crowded and I really needed to get out of there NOW! Rob and Kira stayed while I went to grab a drink and cool off in the room.

    I told them I would meet up with them at dinner in Animator's Palate.
     

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