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Life is…

…A never ending countdown of Disney trips. Never one to be content with just one Disney trip in the works; I now have two. Training and getting ready for the Royal Family 5k next month. (Tiara and Team Sparkle skirt bought), and I’m now obsessing (Mr. T’s word) about our fall cruise on the Disney Fantasy.

It’s been a few years since we cruised last but I’m so excited to be on Disney’s brand new ship. So much to read about and lots of new stuff like Fish Extenders, Satellite Falls, Aqua duck, Remy, and Pink Champagne Girls. AND…future blog subjects.

Stay tuned.



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Sand and Sun

After our first snowfall yesterday, the thoughts are already turning to warmer weather (and I don’t mean the 60 degree  weather we’re expecting on Saturday).  I’m talking about spending time on Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay.

From the Disney Cruise Line website:

Among the clear turquoise waters, white sand beaches and swaying palm tree, discover the following new Castaway Cay Enhancementsand additional island amenities:

What’s New

  • 20 premium 325-square-foot private, furnished cabanas in 2 locations: Castaway Family Beach (for families) and Serenity Bay Beach (for adults)
  • An extension of more than 700 feet to the all-ages Castaway Family Beach
  • 2 Water Play Areas: Pelican Plunge and Spring-a-Leak
  • 3 additional private, ocean-view massage cabanas at the adults-only Serenity Bay Beach
  • The Hide Out, a teens-only activity area on the beach
Castaway Cay is the highlight of every Disney Cruise.  Never been crazy about Nassau so we don’t even get off the boat there, but Castaway Cay, that is pure pleasure.  The kids don’t usually come with us on cruises, so we make a beeline to Serenity Bay, grabbing 2 conch coolers on the way to our hammock and chairs overlooking the ocean.  
Our favorite excursion was the wave runners.  You hop on one of those babies and go way out past the ship.  The guide stops on a sand bar where you can get off the machine and stand in the middle of the ocean.  That was pretty awesome and I would love to do it again.
What is your favorite thing to do on a cruise?


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Under the weather…


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Woke up Sunday morning feeling absolutely awful.  Don’t know what bit me, but fever and stomach flu.  Yuck!  The only thing I am thankful for is that the bug did not hit me while on vacation, which would have been VERY unfortunate.

I can only remember one time being sick on vacation, and it was seasickness on a Disney Cruise.  We were in some very heavy hurricane weather which was about 500 miles away from us.  The seas were so rough, the pool water was sloshing side to side.  I decided to go to the front of the ship into the spa and soak up some steam and eucalyptus.  BIG mistake!  I immediately turned green and headed for the stateroom, where I rode out 2 of the 7 days of my cruise.  Mr. T spent those days with the drinks of the day and reading his books on the deck chairs.  I think he missed me, but I’m not sure.

Anyone have any vacation sickness stories they would like to share?


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