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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 12:25 am/pm Quote

There’s a First Time for Everything

Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

Date: 8/20/30 to 8/31/03

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday



Day 1 -  8/20/03

First #1 Leaving the Night before

I woke up about 6:30 am by 7:30 I had logged on to say good bye to all of you. Sue worked till Noon. I had the day off. In the morning Mom and I brought some dry cat food to Sue at her work; she had forgotten it for their cat Greeseball. My brother Dennis came over and rode drove us to the Airport. We arrived around 2:30pm. He let us off at the door and we said goodbye to him and Mom. There was no line to check in so it was very quick. We stopped at the Food Court to have launch.  We had Long John Slivers chicken. $7.00 and change. At about 3pm we headed to the gate and got through with no problems. I help pass time I bought 2 Invisible Ink books. One was a Mickey Mouse one that you colored. I did that in about 20 min. I did 2 pages in the 2nd one called Arm Chair Detective. Then I started my diary.

First# 2 using Tiffany Town Car

Finally we boarded and Sue let me have the window seat. When we hit the right altitude I pulled out the tape player and started listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This was the best thing I did yet. It kept me entertained till we started our decent. We got into MCO about 9:05pm. We made a Pit Stop then headed to baggage claim. Our Tffany Town Car driver (Sid) was waiting for us and asked what took us so long to get there. I told him we had to go to the bathroom! Our bags were on the floor NOT on the carousel. Sue thinks Sid pulled it and left it there. Sid grabbed the garment bag and let the big bags for us to take and then took the escalator and NOT the elevator :mad: . Sue and I had trouble getting our bags down it.

First # 3 staying at a Resort for one night

We got to All Star Movies (ASMo) paid Sid and he told us he would pick us up at Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL) at 7:30pm on the 31st. we dragged everything in and there was no line. We gave our name and Sean the CM started looking. Then he gets on the phone to talk to someone tell them he had 2 guests that need a room. We had prepaid for our room, it should not have been a problem.  Sean then explains that they do not have a room for us but All Star Sports (AS-S) dose and it is by the pool. (Ok I was stupid in thinking he was talking about the Surfs up pool.) Sean asked if we had a car and we told him we took a Town car. So he arranged transpiration for us. German would meet us out side.  He was very nice and took good care of us.

When we got to AS-S they acted as if Sean had never called them. They also gave us a room in East Oshkosh land. That would be Baseball #9 room 9106. Sue was so shook up from it all and to top it off my brother left a ton of voice messages on her phone that gave her a scare. We called home and she was in tears. I had to get on the phone and explained it all to mom who had no clue we book the extra stay. Then I phoned DebiDebiDebi (A friend from the Passporter Boards) to let her know we got in safe and sound. I told her the story while we wait for our Pizza to cook. We took it back to the room and got some rest. It had been a long day.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 2:17 am/pm Quote

Oh, no! Sid sure didn't sound like he was very nice. And that mix-up at the All-Star -- how horrible!

I hope the rest of your trip went better. I'll be looking for your next installment and hoping things improved for you.


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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 2:35 am/pm Quote

Wow, sorry to hear about Sid.  Just so you know, we've used Tiffany twice and both times, we were pleased.  However, our last driver told us that Tiffany doesn't have the same drivers - they contract them out.

And the whole mess at AS - I think I would have dropped and cried right on the spot!

Can't wait to hear the rest of the report.  I'm guessing it could only get better  :D


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Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

Date: 8/20/30 to 8/31/03

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday

Day 2 - 8/21/03
First # 4 Switching Resorts

Mickey got us up at 6:30am. By 7am I called Baggage to come get our bags and to arrange to have them sent to the Polynesian. We stayed and made shore them all got taken from the room. We had 6 bags. The CM who picked them up did not give us a baggage claim ticket. I figured since we were switching Resorts we didn’t need it.  We got the first bus to the Magic Kingdom and hopped the Monorail to the Poly.

First #5 Staying at the Polynesian :hula:

There was no wait a Check in, we had a new CM named Lawrence. He was earning his ears. We are patient folk so when he had to go ask a question we just waited. While he was away another CM started talking to us. I mentioned that we were celebrating Sue’s birthday. He walked over looked at Lawrence’s screen the back to his station he made a phone call asked Sue her name then after a minuet or 2 he called her over moved the phone near her and pushed the speaker phone button. Goofy came on and sang her Happy Birthday. Lawrence came back and the rest of check in when smoothly. As we knew our room would not be ready till 3pm. We then went to the Disney Cruise Line desk and checked in there. We let them know that only our luggage would be traveling to the Port with them. We haired a Town car to take us.
Then to Capt. Cook’s for breakfast and a short walk to the TTC to take the Monorail to Epcot.

I thought we hadn’t done this before but while we riding, I kind of remembered doing it. I love the view and Mission Space was very impressive from the Monorail. I wanted to do Spaceship Earth first but the wait was too long and I knew Sue want to see Figment. So that’s were we headed. On the way I tried calling Joe (Elliot’s Dragonanother Passporter Friend) but his phone was off. I figured he was on a ride some where so I left a message. I really liked Journey Into Imagination, it’s almost as good as the original. We look through the shop and decided we wanted to do it again, But it had broke down. So off to the World Show case. We looked through the United Kingdom shops, then to catch a boat to Disney’s MGM Studio’s.

By time we got to Disney Studio’s we were hungry so we went to 50’s Prime Time. We had no problem getting in without a PS. Sue got a salad and fries, I got the Golden Fried Chicken. For Desert Sue got the Caramel Sunday, I got the S’Mores.  After refueling we went to watch the Muppets 3D (my favorite). Looked in the shop and wanted to look in the Christmas shop but it was closed. It was getting to be around 2 so we started walking to the bus stop stopping in shops along the way. We got to the Poly around 3pm Lawrence helped us again and gave us our room. Our room was in Rarotonga 1807. The first floor about half way down the hall, garden view (?). I was just glad it wasn’t the parking lot. We went to get our bags so the CM could show us to our room. He asked how many bags and we told him 6. He told us they only had 5 bags for us. He then took us to the bag room. Sue had put her sugar tester in her carryon so we would have to worry about it in the parks. She didn’t have room for it in her camera case. My first thought was oh no her tester is lost.

We got back there and I noticed the bag missing was the garment bag. Whew!! I told him they didn’t give us and tags and what the bag looked like. I had also tied a red ribbon on the handle to all our checked bags. I think that helped. He apologized a lot and told us they would find the bag and his supervisor would get on it right away. We thanked him and he took us to our room.

First # 6 finding a surprise in our room :happydance:

As soon as we entered I saw it on the table. Balloons, hats, blow ticklers and a cake with candles. WOW!! I had heard of this happening but this doesn’t happen to us!!(I'd like to thank Steve aka Tikiman for his site and his pictuers that where I learned of this and why I thought to mention it.) We look around our room I tried calling Joe again and it started to rain. Not a drizzle but a down pour. So we waited it out and had some cake. We then headed back out back to Disney Studio’s. As I got off the bus I felt my phone vibrate. I had a message from Joe so I called him back right then. Yes! He answered. He was at Hollywood and Vine and we were at the Security tables. Sue and I made a beeline to the Restaurant. Joe was all ready inside. I didn’t know what to do I didn’t think they would let me in so we stood out side for a minuet.

I didn’t have to wait long Joe had seen me and came out. We finally meet face to face. For anyone who hasn’t meet Joe in person you should. He is one of the nicest guys I have ever meet and I glad to call him my Friend. We talked very briefly so he could eat and Sue and I went shopping. I found 2 shirts at the Villains shop and we got mom one of those new charm bracelets. It’s kind of a Disney mother’s bracelet. We put Minnie and Tinkerbell on it for her, Eeyor for Sue, Ariel for my brother and Mickey for me.

It was almost time for our PS at Hollywood and Vine. We were waiting for the CM to put the charms on for us, so I ran ahead to put our names in. As I was crossing the street I saw a woman with 2 pins on that I thought was a Passporter pin and a Guest of honor pin. I also thought I saw Don (yet another Passporter Friend) so I yelled out his name but no answer. I guess it wasn’t him. I put our names in and sat and waited for Sue. Then we got seated. It was the Fantsmic Dinner Package. I did really care for dinner there but I did get a light up Ice Cube.

First # 7 Fantasmic

We went to do the Great Movie Ride before the show. I like this one but it is getting old. I didn’t notice anything new.  Then to see Fantasmic. It started to drizzle and continued for the rest of the night. We were seated it Ursula. I tried to find Joe but didn’t see him. I want to know why is it when a crowed gets together they have to do the wave? They must have done it for an hour straight. I loved the show and want to see again. Right after the show we headed back to the Poly from some sleep. On the bus back I saw a Passporter Pouch, It was Sufly. She doesn’t post often but did recognize my name. She got pushed to the back so we didn’t get a chance to talk.  Sorry.When we got back to our room our missing bag was there. We had to get up early so I called Mickey to wake us up at 6:30am.

Stay tuned for the 3 hour tour.


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Posted: Sep. 06, 2003 1:20 am/pm Quote

When Marcie was visiting the ThinkPlace (presented by IBM at Innoventions at Epcot, blah blah blah! ), she emailed all of the Disney EchoEars this "Thinking of You" Postcard:


Thanks, Marcie!


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Posted: Sep. 08, 2003 2:19 am/pm Quote

Thanks Rich for posting the E- Card

Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

Date: 8/20/30 to 8/31/03

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday

Day 3 - 8/22/03
Going Wild in Animal Kingdom

Just a note when I started planning this trip I hadn't found this wonderful place yet so all my meeting were with Passporters.I hope on my next trip I can meet some of you guys.

First # 8 Doing The Wild By Design Tour

We were up at 6am and dressed and ready to go but 7am.At 7 wee were at the bus stop and waiting. We waited a half hour before the first bus arrived. Man I could have sleep a bit more. We got to AK and I headed Sue to guest Relations to find out where we wait for the Wild By Design Tour.  We were told to sit down right in front of them and wait. Today I was meeting Kristin (Laughahloic) for the tour with her mom. I mother and Daughter came and sat down near me, I was wondering if it was them so I said to the young girl are you here for the tour and got a leave me alone sounding yes from her. I knew it wasn’t Kristin.  After a bit anther Mother/Daughter came up I looked at her and just knew it was her. I introduced myself and my sister.

Dan our Tour guild was there and all take our tour showed up and we headed inside the park to start. Dan gave us the cool head sets so we could hear him. This tour is great and I recommend taking it. Dan told us all kinds of stuff on the Stories behind the different areas of the park.  We talked to an Animal keeper, saw the queue for Kali River Rapids. A walk on the Maharaja Jungle Trek. Then to Africa. We stopped at The Tusker house for breakfast. Dan talked to everyone during the break. He asked how Kristin and I knew each other and was surprised to find out though the internet. I talked to him about the Passporter boards and about the DisneyEcho boards I visit, about staying at the Poly and tikiman. He told me that he had sent tikiman some pictures and to tell him Hi from Dan.

After breakfast it started raining just as Dan was going to get us ponchos it stop. Oh well no free poncho today. We visited the gorillas and around Africa. The tour took about 3 hours to do. We ended the Tour behind the Flame Tree and could see the construction work on the New Ride. We talked to Dan some and did a survey, Talked with Kristin and her mom then said our good byes. The only thing wrong with the tour was you do not do Dinoland. I would do the tour again. I enjoyed so much Dan dose the Tour on Fridays if you want to do it with him.  

Sue and I decided to head to see the Loin King before the closed it for rehab. I love this show. We sat in the Elephant section. Now I just need to sit in the Lion section.  After the Show we shopped. I got a cell phone holder witch was the smartest buy   I made. Around 3pm we headed back to the room for some rest before we headed to MK to meet Joe for Dinner.

I had had a message from Ericka (LottaDoleWhip) she was at MK.  So I called her back and told her we were heading to the Poly and gave her our room #. I was in the bathroom when my sister yelled at me “Your phone is ringing.” I ran and answered it and it was Ericka, She and her friend were out side my door. She had knocked but we didn’t hear it. I invited them in and we sat and had a nice talk. It started pouring about the time we were thinking of going to MK.  So we hung out. It was thundering and Lighting. We could hear some guys next door yelling every time the thunder sounded. I was sitting near the window and I kept looking out, at one point I looked and one of the guys was look around the corn of his patio. I thought he was about to streak of something.

First # 9 E-Night

When it lightened up we donned our ponchos and went to the Monorail. We got MK zipped in got our bracelets for E-Night and walked to the Liberty Tree Tavern. Joe wasn’t there yet. We waited a bit then I called him. No answer yet again I figured he was on a ride. Then my phone rang it was Joe he was on the bus pulling up and would be there in about 15mins. I put his name in and we waited. Ericka and her friend waited with us. Which was nice. Before Joe got there they called his name so explained he was on the way but they would not seat us without him.

First # 10 Having a Character Meal with a young one.

A couple of minutes later Joe showed and we got a group photo with Ericka. We said our good byes Ericka told me to call her when we were done with dinner to see if they were still there. Joe’s “Grandson” Rafi is cute and full of energy. He wanted to chase after the Characters. We had bought him a reusable camera and boy did he use it.  We sat and talked till after 7pm, when Ericka came in to say goodbye. We all walked out together and stood in the rain talking for anther few minutes. Yes it rained all night. After Joe left we headed to ride the Haunted Mansion. I got to see Madam Leona’s eyes move on the Head Stone. Very Cool. Then we went to Buzz Lightyear to ride. We got to front only one family in front of us when it broke down. It seamed like ages before they got it working. The CM there in the front told us bad jokes while we waited.
 
First # 11 Having a cell Phone

We got on and I did pretty good. As we got to the spot that tells you what you are it broke down again. By this time we were wet and tired and getting cranky. We wait for another eternity for it to move again. Once we got off that was it we wanted to dry off and get some rest.  We stopped at the Bakery for a Cookie. We got 2 Cookies, A cupcake (For Me) and a chocolate croissant (for Sue). When we got back to the Poly we had the cupcake and the Croissant and then bed. Every night we called our mom and told her about our day. She enjoyed this.  

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Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

Date: 8/20/30 to 8/31/03

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday

Day 4 - 8/23/03
Breakfast with Pooh

We were up and dressed at 7am. We had to stop at the front desk to tell them that our Luggage would be taking the bus and not us. We had arranged a Town car.  The Front desk sent us to the Cruise Line Desk (Who had told us to go to the front desk the fist day there).  We had an 8:30 Ps at The Crystal Palace (CP). So up to the Monorail and off to MK!!

      Once in side we first got our picture taken in front of the Castle then over to CP We were early but we checked in anyhow and got seated quickly. The first Character to meet us was Piglet. He jump up behind me and start stroking my hair. He was the only one there I got my picture with. We got food and watched the kids around us. There was a little girl near us who absolutely loved Eeyor. She watched him working his way to her with her eyes glowing. When he got to them she gave him the biggest hug ever. Sue was going to have him sit by me for a photo but I couldn’t keep at little girl waiting. We watched them do a parade around the room and got a picture of Sue with Tigger. Then left.

      Sue wanted to get her hair cut so we made our way to the Barber Shop. There were People there all ready so we sat and waited. It wasn’t too long she had 3 kids in front of her. I was amazed at the patients the 2 have with the kids. Michael had one child that keep turning his head but Michael keep cutting and did a great job too. Then it was Sue’s turn. Michael cut her hair and as I was waiting Joe popped his head in. He and Rafi were doing the Family Tour. A quick hello and he had to go.
 
When Michael was through he put pixie dust in Sue’s hair then came over and put some in mine. Did you know after a day this it in your hair it works its way to your scalp and starts itching?  It drove me crazy after awhile.  We made a pit stop by City Hall so I went in and got Sue a Birthday button and made her wear it.

  We then went to pick up our picture and in front of Exposition Hall was Cruella!! I have been trying to get my picture with her for 4 trips now, so in line I went. I love her she looked at my hair and told me I had fabulous hair do. I told her I loved her hair. Cru saw the button and asked Sue if she was having a rotten day, Sue answered no and Cru told her to bad.

      We got our picture and went to the Cinema so I could rent Pal Mickey.  Next was a Train ride to ToownTown. We got inline to have our Picture with Mickey taken which made me very happy. I love having a picture of me AND Sue with the big Cheese, plus Pal Mickey too. After we went into the Big Top bought 2 post cards and got inline for the Princesses. We had 2 young girls we wanted to send post cards too. Cinderella was there. So were Pearla and Suzie and Jasmine. Jasmine had everyone wish Sue a happy birthday.

It was to do some rides so we headed to Fantasyland. First spot Winnie the Pooh and a 30 min wait. Fastpass time so we grabbed one. Ok so let do Small World. We couldn’t believe it a 30 min. wait!! I was crowed it was a 50 min wait for Peter Pan. We were getting hungry so we stopped at LTT for lunch. They decorated our table for Sue.
Sue had a hamburger and I had pot roast. They sang Happy Birthday to her and she got a cupcake. We decided not to watch the parade and see if we could do some rides.

Our Fastpass was ripe so the first stop was Pooh. Last time I rode this I video taped it. I enjoyed more without the camera in my hands. I even saw the Mr. Toad in there!!
Then to Small World, the wait was shorter so we got in line. As we got the last part that is all White I took out my Cell and called my mom. I held the phone up so she could hear it. It’s her favorite ride. When we got to the end I told her we would call her back. We sat and talked to her for a bit she said we made her cry she was so happy. Someone near us told us they had closed the Fastpass of Peter Pan and the wait was still too long.

I want to go to Tom Sawyer Island so off we went. We got Ice Tea at Aunt Polly’s. That’s when I called tiki to tell her Joe had the pass for her. We sat in the rocking chairs and watch a storm move in. Sue suggested we leave before they kick us off. By time we got to the launch CM’s were arriving to herd everyone off. The rain started she we went to see the Country Bear Jamboree. I like this one but a few rude folk who could NOT wait till the end to take pictures kinda ruined it for me. The flashes kept blinding me.

Then it was off to see the pirates. I love this ride. I always think of my Dad. We then Did Hall Of Presidents and the TikiRoom.Oh boy not is Ice Cream it!! I got a Dole whip Float and Sue had a Mickey Bar. :icecream:  We found seats for Spetro Magic and got kick out for wheel Chairs. Found another spot got kicked out again.

So we sat on a very narrow ledge in front of the Hall of Presidents. During Spectro Prince Charming saw Sue button and wished her a Happy Birthday and sealed it with a kiss.
After the Parade we headed to the front to get our pictures with Mickey then sat out in front in the Rockers there to let the crowds die down. I called Debi then too. I think I called her almost every night. We got the last Monorail to the Poly. It was bed time we had to get up early breakfast will be at 8am.

Stay Tuned for Next time when there is a Passporter Meet or Two.


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Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

Date: 8/20/30 to 8/31/03

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday

Day 5 - 8/24/03

A Passporter meet or 2

First # 17 Breakfast at Kona’s Cafe and Tonga toast

We were up at 7am got dressed and made sure all our stuff was packed and ready to go. We were meeting JoyJ and her son Kirk at 8am for breakfast at Kona’s. We dragged our carrions up to the 2nd floor and waited. I decided to look in at Kona’s around 8 to see if they had arrived early and checked in but nope I did see anyone I recognized. Joy had E-Mailed me a picture of herself so I kind of knew what she looked like. After a little bit Sue noticed someone coming off the Monorail with a Passporter pin on and said “That must be her.”   Sure enough it was. We got our seats and chatted I already knew what I wanted and so did Joy and Kirk. It didn’t take long for Sue to decide.

Sue had Scrambled eggs with bacon and milk. I had Tonga Toast with bacon, Pineapple juice and milk. Joy and Kirk had Tonga toast and pineapple juice one with bacon and one with sausage I think. After we eat Sue excused herself to give Mom a wake up call at home. We talked some more and then parted ways. By this time I had a really bad blister on my foot from those “really great” sandals I bought and had walked in a couple of times at home. It was big sore and red. I thought it was infected. I stopped at the store to get some Bactrian, Band-Aids (the ones I brought with me were not working.) and some Mole Skin. (Witch I didn’t know you had to cut to size)  

First # 18 taking a town car to the port

We went out front early to wait for TTC and lo and behold he was there already. It was not Sid. This driver was much better he even offered to show us a movie but we wanted to sleep. I took little cat naps all the way there but I didn’t want to miss that first site of the Wonder. For those of you who have not Cruised yet it is a beautiful site to see. As you see it the excitement swells in you and you all jumpy.

First # 19 Sailing on the Wonder

We dragged ourselves and our carrions over and into the Port. Up the escalator and of course a pit stop was needed. We grabbed a seat near the Ladies room and Sue went first. A very young gentleman by the name of Garrett climb on the seat next to me and started picking hairs off my shirt. His mom told him to leave me alone and I told her it was ok, I didn’t both me. We talk and it turned out they were on their first family vacation.  Her husband was being deported to Korea and they wanted family time. I then took my pit stop and Sue stay with our stuff. When I got back Sue went to take some pictures.
Garrett was a hyper kid and started walking all over the place. She started to pick all her stuff up to chase after him so I told her I would watch her stuff.  I think that helped a lot.

First # 20 getting told we be board first.

Sue came back and so did Garrett and his mom. We went to get in line to board. We got part way through the small maze and Sue put down her carryon told me to wait there she would come around and pull the bags till I got to her (they were very heavy). Well the CM who watches the line saw Sue’s legs. She has large leg due to her thyroid problem.
He told her he didn’t want her standing so long in line and to go sit were they have the wheel chair folk sit. This as odd for us this never happens to us. Pluto came out but I didn’t get a picture of him and then we were told to go on in. Were right behind some one in a wheel chair and the line split so we took the right side and they took the left.

We got our picture taken and then had to stand there a bit while they finished getting ready for us. Then down the gang plank, Sue and I lead the way. We were the First ones on!! The Cruise director asked our name and announced “We’d like to Welcome The LaCava Family Aboard!” All the Crew clapped for us. We were told to Parrot Cay for lunch but we stopped in the Atrium for a bit and since we booked with AAA we got free soda refillable mugs. So we got them. Then to lunch.  After lunch we went back to the Atrium and sat.

At 1:25 we headed up to our cabin. The Fire doors were still shut so we had to wait. But the minute they open we turned left and found our room. Wow what a room. I had ordered decorations for her birthday and Sue ordered Bon Voyage decorations for me. They were all up. There was a Castaway Club towel and 2 pins on the bed and Sue’s gift I got her too. We looked around a bit then went straight up to the Spa to make our appointments. We got the Tropical Rainforest treatment for 4 days, a hair appointment for both of us and manicure appointments too.

My brother had a race in Nazareth, PA. So we went back to the cabin to see the start before the Muster drill began. Sue also had ordered cheese and crackers for us and there were in the room when we got back. We took the cheese out to the veranda and sat and eat some of it. I was looking out and I saw a big building and started to say to Sue “it amazing that you can see that…. Oh my IT”S NASA SPACE CENTER!!!” I was going to say hotel. We put the race on and called mom.

It was getting close to 4 so we took out our lift jackets and I looked out in the hallway to see some of the people leaving with theirs on so we left too. We got to our station early and in about a minute the horn sounded and they called out all the rest of the cabin numbers. The Cruise Director made her announcement about the life boats and when that was said and done we were free to go. WaHeeeee!!! Deck Party Time! We went up to the Deck party and went that was done we had to go get ready for Dinner. We got stuck in First seating. Our first restaurant Parrot Cay.

Our Server was Richard, Our Asst. Server was Karin and the Head sever was Ali.
Ok I don’t know the names of our table mates it took for ever for them to even say hi to us. When we got to our table our mates were already seated. There weren’t even 2 seats next to each other. Our mate where an Aunt and her nieces. So Sue and I had to sit across from each other and Parrot Cay is noisy so we couldn’t talk to each other. I was very upset at this. I had Ribs for dinner. They were good. I think Sue had steak.

After dinner we went to play bingo. There are 5 games in a session so we both got our own cards to play. We found a seat up front but near the door so we could leave right away to see the show that night. Having played on anther Cruise I knew if you volunteered you get some thing small but cool for doing it so when Marty (The Crew Member running Bingo) asked if anyone would come up and verify that all the balls where there my hand shot up. I was picked, I went up and looked gave the Ok but no gift. I was bummed.

 4 games come and go, but we didn’t win. It’s down to the Jackpot. The last game every session is a jackpot game and the pot grows with very game and is reset if someone wins before the last session. So the jackpot starts. As always it a coverall. For those of you who don’t know what a coverall is it’s when you have to cover the whole card, every number and it can take some time. The jackpot target number is 40 something, I think 47 which means in 47 numbers you have to call bingo or the jackpot moves to the next session.

Ok so I’m getting close and the target number comes and I didn’t bingo but I’m close.
Marty calls a number I look and Oh my gosh!! I start shaking as I punch the number through I shout out “BINGO!!!!!” They come over and verify it. I just won $111.00!!
I felt good about winner but I kind of felt bad because Sue want to get to the show and get a good seat. But since I had won we had to wait a bit so I could get my winnings. They give you a slip and you take it to the Guest Services desk and they do what you want with it.

After I sign for my winnings it’s off to see the show. Tonight was a comedian named
Gary Delaney.  Man was he funny, He kept saying wired things to watch one of the interrupters. (His name was Marvin I found out. He got picked on quit a bit.)  After the show we went to the gift shop. We spent $300 Oh well at least $111 is covered. I t-shirts, towels and a little Ship with the fab 5 on it. We also got our picture taken with Mickey and Minnie. Then off to bed. On our way to back to our cabin we were passing room 6111 and I hear “Marcie??” I answer “Sharon? “  Yes it was Sharon or other wise known on the boards as Ciaria. I knew coming on board she was just down the hall from me. We chatted. She had room at her table on the 2nd seating so tomorrow we decided to see if we can change. When we got to our cabin there was our first towel animal of the trip. An Elephant. This night Sue took the small bed and I took the big bed. It was sweet dreams.

Tune in next time: Will we or wont we get 2nd seating?


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Posted: Sep. 14, 2003 12:15 am/pm Quote

How come you didn't choose to take that cool-looking Disney Cruise Line bus?
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Quote (RichKoster @ Sep. 14, 2003 12:15 am/pm)
How come you didn't choose to take that cool-looking Disney Cruise Line bus?
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We did that last time and by time we got there Mickey and Co. had left so we wanted to be earler this time. But that didn't work either. We had to wait to long to get to our room. Now we know why the Resort bus arrivie at that time. You can get right to your cabin. :uhoh:

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