You Best Start Believing in Ghost Stories...Halloween on the Dream | The End P40 8/15

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by FreezinRafiki, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

    Apr 16, 2009

    "You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one."


    My family and I are Walt Disney World veterans. DVC members, (former and future) Annual Pass holders. We've stayed off site, on site, Value, Moderate and Deluxe DVC villas. We've slept out in the woods in a Saratoga Springs Tree House. We've braved the savannahs at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Through the years we've hit rope drop and closed down every Walt Disney World Theme Park.

    But we've never been on a cruise.

    That all changed over Halloween of 2011 when we stepped foot on the Disney Dream. But I seem to be getting ahead of myself. In fact, I haven't even introduce anyone yet.

    That's the 5 of us, up there in that picture. I'm Barry, the tall one on left. As you can see from my DISboards signature, I've written a few trip reports. People keep reading them, so I keep writing them. That's how this goes.

    Next to me is our son, Evan, who just turned 5 twelve days before this trip. He loves his sports - football, baseball, hockey, golf, racquetball. (Well, not really "racquetball" in the traditional sense. He like to go in the court with me and use me as a target). He's also into every other thing 5 year old boys enjoy: Legos, Super Heros, Star Wars, doing things that grosses out his mom, etc.

    Just down the railing from him is our Daughter Madison. She hit the big "Oh-Seven" 13 days before we left. (Yes, their birthdays are one day apart. Which means we can get two-for-one when we do a birthday trip.) Madison is the sweetest little girl I've ever come across. A princess through and through, but not afraid to get up in someone's face when they need a talking too.

    The beautiful lady with her hair gently blowing in the breeze is my wife of 11 years, Bambi. I don't know how she does it, but her hair is always gently blowing in the breeze, even when there is no breeze. This should tell you just how awesome she is. She's E3yore here on the DISBoards, and she'll pop in from time to time to let all of you know where I messed something up in the TR.

    Now, I know what you're thinking. "Barry you dolt, you said 'the 5 of us', then showed us picture of 4 people. Either you can't count or you fat-fingered the keyboard again" I did say the 5 of us. The 5th, Ryder, was on this trip, but still hanging out in utero. Yes, Bambi was pregnant while on the cruise. 17 weeks (ish) to be precise (ish). He's due April 11, so he'll be making is way into the world in the middle of my TR. I hope you don't mind, but in my sleep deprived state a few of the updates might not make any sense. In fact, just assume that about all updates that don't make any sense.

    So, that's us. Before I get on with the trip report, why don't you tell me a little bit about yourself...
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  3. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

    Apr 16, 2009
  4. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    I'm in! Can't wait to see how the 5 (4 1/2?) of you enjoyed the cruise! popcorn::
  5. twokids0204

    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

    Jan 15, 2009
    Count me in - I ain't afraid of no ghosts!
  6. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

    Nov 23, 2008
    here.... back to comment later
  7. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

    Apr 23, 2010
    I'm here... and I always enjoy a good ghost story!
  8. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes Dis Dad #469 . . . . "Nation Ford", SC

    Jan 20, 2007
    Permission to board sir?

  9. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

    Jul 9, 2011
    Hello! I lurked on your last TR, but since I'm getting in on the beginning of this one I thought that I'd come out of hiding. Nice family picture! Can't wait to hear about the cruise! :thumbsup2
  10. rdkeim

    rdkeim Mouseketeer

    Oct 23, 2006
    I'm in!
  11. tutter99

    tutter99 DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2009
    I plan on using this to sell DW on a cruise so you better make it a good one!

    No pressure:3dglasses
  12. glennbo123

    glennbo123 DIS Veteran

    May 10, 2008
    Woo hoo! I'm in!
  13. chloe770

    chloe770 <marquee><font color=green>Isn't it just more fun

    May 9, 2008
    Here! I'll be back later. I have to catch up on your last report too. Now I have grocery to attend too.
  14. preschoolmom

    preschoolmom DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2007
    Fun, We've never been on a cruise! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    I think I've introduced myself before, but I'm Preschoolmom, My three kids are just turned 9 (third grade) and about to turn 8 (second grade). They are 13 months apart. We leave in a month for our third family Disney World Trip. We are driving.

    We live in a suburb of Chicago.

    As always, thanks for sharing your vacations with us!
  15. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    You know, a PRIVATE MESSAGE would have been nice to let me know you had started this. I've been a little busy with my son's surprise he gave us.

    But I'm here now since you FINALLY finished your other TR and shared the link.

    I love the intros. And you cracked me up when you used "sleep deprived" after Ryder's arrival for some of your updates might not make any sense. I hate to break it to you...but that goes on now. :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Seriously, you know I love you and your family and I can't wait for this next adventure.
  16. reelmom

    reelmom DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2006
    I hope I make it on the first page but will settle for page two. I have never been on a cruise but DH wants to go on one. Maybe you can convince me to go. I don't know how to relax so a cruise has never appealed to me. I would rather go, go, go than be stuck in one place.
  17. jecskc

    jecskc DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    Joining in !! We sail on the Dream in 46 more days and we are beyond excited !! Looking forward to reading about your trip and congrats on the new addition !!
  18. Bethislucy

    Bethislucy DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2009
    Can't wait to read another one of your family adventures.
  19. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

    Jan 6, 2008
    I made it over but will be back to read. Working the weekend and that starts tonight - with nothing else to do so I will be back....
  20. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Joining in!!! :yay:
  21. Grooovertoo

    Grooovertoo DIS Dad #572

    Feb 22, 2011
    Coolpopcorn:: now I can make smart alec remarks on your TR like somebody does on mine.:rolleyes1:lmao:

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