Welcome to another mandymouse trip report which sees me, the hubby (Paul) and our two lovely daughters, Kerry 27 and Becky 25 on yet another ‘final holiday’ together It all started this time last year. Paul & I boarded the Oasis of the Seas and straight away knew that our girls would love this ship. So when we got home we suggested forgoing major Christmas and Birthday presents and us taking them away, and being the well travelled girls they are (and one to spot a bargain when they see it), they jumped at the chance. Within days the cruise was booked, closely followed by the flights and of course the good old Pop Century Our itinerary didn’t take long to sort out and it looked like this .. Wed 16th May - Travel to Manchester, stay at the Premier Inn, Trafford Centre Thu 17th - Fly to Orlando (VS75), check into Disney’s Pop Century Resort Fri 18th - WDW Sat 19th - WDW Sun 20th - Board Oasis of the Seas Mon 21st - Day at Sea Tue 22nd - Day at Sea Wed 23rd - St. Maarten Thu 24th - San Juan Fri 25th - Labadee. Haiti Sat 26th - Day at Sea Sun 27th - Disembark, Fly home (VS76) Mon 28th - Land home Wednesday 16th May 2018 It was going to be a busy but fun day today. I was up as usual at 5.50am to see Paul off to work, I got ready, did a bit of housework then headed over to Coventry to see my mum and we were in town for 9am. A few days ago we found out that there was a tropical depression over Florida, and in all my planning and foreseeing of photos, rain wasn’t on my radar (though apparently it was on the Doppler Radar ) . So my first stop was Primark for a pair of trainers as I wasn’t prepared to wreck my sandals. I begrudgingly took my £12 floral trainers to the till and was told £5, result!! Next stop was Costa for a couple of skinny lattes and toasted teacakes (for those of you who know me well will know that a Costa is pretty much a daily occurrence… yes I am Mandy and I’m addicted to Costa ) At 10.30 I had an appointment for my hair, then after a short chill at home, I had a 1pm appointment for my nails and tootsies The girls messaged at 2pm to say they were leaving for Manchester and I spent the next few hours tidying up, emptying the fridge etc. The girls messaged to say they had arrived at the Trafford Centre at 4pm, and a little while later Paul rang to say he’d finished work Paul arrived home around 5.30pm and after a quick dinner and final weigh of the luggage, we were on our way by 6.30pm It was a nice sunny evening, and a relatively nice drive up the M6, but once we hit the 50mph roadworks at Sandbach, Paul decided he’d had enough of the slow and lorry filled drive and came off the motorway and took a more scenic route via Congleton and Wilmslow. We still arrived by the original 8.30pm arrival by our satnav and checked in After a quick chat to the girls, we started our usual traditional night before routine at the Champagne Bar at the Trafford Centre. We spent a lovely couple of hours enjoying a Moët & Chandon Imperial Rose (or 2) and a Stella for Paul and finished off at the Wetherspoons before calling it a night Tomorrow ~ Fly to Orlando … Woohoo!!