Dec 28, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
I'm watching re-runs of Boy Meets World on TV....do you remember that show? I miss the old Disney Channel. Shows like The Torkelsons, Fast Forward, Bug Juice, Even Stevens and yes...even Lizzie McGuire. Back when TV was still somewhat innocent and cute.
For Christmas Hardy got me a few things, but among them all was a beautiful Mickey Mouse watch, I'll have to say it's probably my favorite gift this Christmas. I've been looking for a Disney watch for a while now to no avail. They had a million on the cruise ship (or so it seemed), but nothing really caught my eye. The band was too big or the face was too flashy...sometimes the face was too big. I know I can be difficult describing what I want, especially when it comes to something with so many options, but he did an amazing job :) He also got me a biography on Walt Disney and I'm excited to get that started!
Dec 24, 2011
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Well $129 later.....yea I'm still trying to figure out what all I bought. I get home, wrap the gifts and take a nap. When Hardy got home and we were getting ready for the party I go to put on my new shoes and discover I have two RIGHT shoes. (Now I am pretty clumsy, but I always wear the shoes on the correct feet.) You can imagine my bp went through the roof...I was so angry. Angry at Wal-Mart because its Walmart, angry with myself because I should have double checked and angry because we were leaving any minute to go to the party and I was without shoes!
I decided to stop at the Wal-Mart in Buford on our way to the party to exchange them, but of course their customer service line was ridiculously long. After 10mins I decided to just buy a second pair and worry about returning the first pair later. To make the evening worse, those were the most uncomfortable shoes ever!! 5mins after wearing them I took them off! All that work for a horribly uncomfortable pair of shoes....sheesh. I plan on returning them both this weekend.
On a side note, if you or anyone you know is a Harry Potter fan, the Wal-Mart in Oakwood has the first 7 movies on DVD for only $3.96/piece....thats an amazing deal!
Dec 14, 2011
While we were on Castaway Cay earlier in the day, I caught Jack Sparrow walking along the beach and tried to get a picture with him, but he kindly declined stating he was in a hurry and I could catch him on the ship later in the day. He was right, we happened to walk past the D-Lounge and spotted him taking photos, so we hopped in line :) Kudos to whoever this guy was, he may not have been a spitting image of Johnny Depp, but he had the talk/walk/personality down to a T!
Dec 9, 2011
My mistake was not wearing shorts under my bathing suit bottoms so after about 3mi, I was wishing I had some cornstarch! Luckily they did have a tram that took you to certain drop offs throughout the island and I was sure we caught the one to take us out to Serenity Bay (the adult beach).
We had been here twice already and I'll be honest, there's nothing there that really appeals to me (unless you do an excursion or head over to Atlantis). The residents there could care less that you're there, which might be a good thing I guess. Hardy and I aren't "shoppers" outside of movies and music I guess, so all of the shops along Bay St don't catch our attention.
Hardy wanted to check out Fort Charlotte, he had read reviews online that it was just a 20min walk from the straw market and worth it. Well we didn't have a map on hand when we first got off the ship, so we ended up walking about 20mins out of the way, then all the way back to where we started and another 30mins in another direction. We stopped at Junkanoo beach for a few minutes. It was a small beach, but a nice escape from the crowd and it was FREE access....I wished we had brought our suits with us.
We stopped and watched a few minutes of Monsters, Inc on the jumbo screen near the family pool.
Then decided to go for a swim, apparently Nassau doesn't appeal to many people (especially if they've visited before) because there were still a ton of cruisers onboard the ship. We went back and forth between the hot tub and the pool for a little while then decided to try our luck at the 9-hole putt-putt. Hardy beat me by 1 point...dangit.
Here is the grand Christmas tree they had set up in the atrium of the ship.
We hung out on top deck along at the front of the ship on this huge sofa and just enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Next stop...Castaway Cay
Dec 8, 2011
The last two cruises we went on with Royal Caribbean, we left from Port Canaveral, FL. Both of those times, we also stayed at the Radisson because they offered free parking during your cruise as long as you stayed one night with them either before or after your cruise. It was decent, but nothing to write home about.
This time we stayed at the Residence Inn by Marriott and were very very impressed. It was a little bit more $$ wise, but you get what you pay for. Our room was like a small apartment, very cozy. They also offered to let you park your car there while on your cruise, but they charged $5/day....still cheaper than parking at the port.
We rode the shuttle over to the port around 11:15am, went through security..etc and boarded at 12:00pm. For every family/group that boarded the ship, they had Disney castmembers there to announce your arrival to everyone in the atrium...I thought that was pretty cool.
Dec 3, 2011
I still have an off/on stuffy nose. Yesterday I picked up a migraine that decided to return today on our trip down...argh! Im hoping the salty air will relieve me of my snottiness and well....I hope tonight is the last of this lousy migraine. I cannot be miserable for Mickey!!
After an 8hr drive we made it to our hotel in Cape Canaveral. It's a very comfy cozy Residence Inn by Marriott.
We will be boarding the Disney Dream tomorrow at noon! So excited :). I will post as much as I can before we set sail to share the happiness.
I wonder if they call their cruise ships "The Happiest Place at Sea"??