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Posted: Sep. 17, 2003 12:52 am/pm Quote

Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

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

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday

Day 6 - 8/25/03

Second seat or not?

First # 21 Staying onboard the Ship :pirate:

We sleep in this morning, I was up first and as always the first thing I did was look out to see if we had docked yet. We were still pulling into Nassau.  Sue got up and we showered, dressed and were at Beach Blanket by 10 am. We stacked our plates. I had a breakfast burrito, bacon, and fresh fruit. Sue got Eggs, bacon, donut. As I rounded the corner to head outside I saw it the Mickey waffles. I wanted one but I had no room. So what dose anyone who wants one do? I eat what I had and head back inside to get one.

After we ate we took pictures of the Atlantis. We stopped at guest services and asked about change our dinner assignment. We were told we had to talk to our head server.
Then I had the crew member apply my winnings to our room bill.  I wanted pictures of the out side of the ship so we went down to the gang plank and I walked around taking some pictures. Then I want back up to our cabin and stepped out on to the verandah and Sue took pictures of me. I waited in the cabin for her to come up. We got our swim suits on and head up to the Adult pool.

Sue sat on the edge, witch has a ledge of about an inch or two of water that you sit in, and I got in. we stay till about 2pm. We had to head back to the cabin to shower and change we had a hair appointment at 3:30pm. Before we left we ordered lunch Sue got a hot dog and Mac and Cheese. I got Pizza and a turkey sandwich. I was hungry.  

Now this is kind of a sore spot for me. I had a girl that was earning her ears. She asked if I had colored my hair before and I answer yes I have done it myself. I told her I wanted it auburn, I had brought the color I wanted but dummy me for got it in my Passporter.
She talked me into a semi permanent and I wound up choosing a darker color then I wanted. I don’t blame the CM I should have spoken up. She did do a great job of cutting it for me. Sue got a permanent coloring. It was blond highlights. Boy dose she look good.

Dinner tonight was Tritons. So we dressed in our fancy dresses and headed out. We got our pictures taken with the Arial statue and went in to sit down. We had left early hoping to get there before the others so we could sit next to each other. Score we got seats next to each other this was going to be a good dinner. I had shrimp melody, a salad and Beef tenderloin. Sue had Fried Cambridge Cheese and cheese ravioli.

After dinner we went up to Preludes to meet Capt. Henry and have our picture taken with him. He took Sue by the waist and posed with her and left me standing there looking like I jumped into the picture. For 2 pictures!!! The Tropical deck party was that night so we ran back to the cabin changed cloths and head to the Walt Disney Theater to see Finding Nemo.  I love this movie, Swimming, Swimming, Swimming. Alls we do is swim. After Nemo headed up to deck 9 witch was crowed all ready. So we moved on up to deck 10. We figured it was a good place to film the fireworks.

First # 22 attending a deck party :Oo:  

The party started and we were jamming, Sue turns to me and says I feel rain.” I say “I don’t feel anything.” We jam some more, Mickey and Co. come out and in a few minuets the sky opens up and it pours. I shoved my camera back in the bag, yell to Sue to give me the camcorder and that gets shoved up my shirt. We make our way to Palo’s witch open its doors so all of us could get out of the rain. So down to the cabin we go soaking wet. Mostly my back because I was slumped over holding the camcorder. Sue changes and goes out to the verandah. She yells at me “the Fire works are going off.”  So I grab my black dress and throw it on and run out with my camera.

Now if we had known that we could have seen them from the verandah, we would have stayed in the cabin and order snacks. They were very nice we could even hear the music that was playing. It was from the Little Mermaid. Bed cloths on, I lay my head down on my pillow. Tonight I slept in the small bed. I got up and saw my pillow. I had lost most of the color out of my hair. The pillow had a big red spot on it. Oh well next time I’ll get something permanent.

Stay tuned when next: So this is Freeport?


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Posted: Sep. 19, 2003 5:23 am/pm Quote

Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

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

Celebrations: Sue’s Birthday

Day 7 - 8/26/03

I forgot to mention that Sue and decided it was too short of a Cruise to change our seating. So we stuck it out.

So this is Freeport

First # 23 Seeing Freeport’s Port

I woke up at about 7:30am. I looked out to see Industry. This is not what I expected. While I waited for Sue to get up I watched 2 Tugs pull a barge. After Sue got up we decided to disembark just so we can say we were in Freeport. Pluto was out there and so was Hook so we got our Pictures taken. We sat for a bit then went in for breakfast at Parrot Cay. I had the usual Eggs, Bacon, Krispy Cream Donut and Fruit. Sue had Eggs and Bacon. Due to Mother Nature I need some laundry done.

First # 24 Doing Laundry on Vacation :help:

So off to the laundry. It took 3hrs to do it. But there was a woman who took up 2 washers and 4 dryers. We took 1 washer and took 2 dryer because we wanted to get done. We had lunch in our Cabin after we had done the laundry. It was about 1pm. I had 3 cheese Pizza and Sue had a Hot Dog and Tomato soup (it was more like a broth from Beef soup) and Ice Tea to drink.  I wanted to go to the Spa so on with the suits and off we went.

First# 25 using the spa :smart:

We get to the spa and the girl gave us locker keys and robes. I had trouble finding my locker, and my robe didn’t fit. We didn’t get the shoes either. When we got to the Tropical Rain Forest It was full. We wanted to sit in those cool seats but not one empty one. So we decided to sit in the unscented sauna. I liked this it got rid of all my aches and pains. We sat for a bit then went out to see if the seats where empty but only 1 was and neither of us would sit in one without the other, so we went to the pool.

First #26 Using an Internet Cafe

We went and got an ice cream then back to sit at the pool. We stayed there till 3pm then went to get ready for dinner and we wanted to play Bingo again. We had an hour to kill so I wanted to go to the Internet Cafť and sign on. That’s when I left the first message. After a bit online I signed off and we went to Bingo. We got our same seats. Marty asked for a volunteer but I didn’t. The person got a DCL pin. Bummer.  He called the first game and who yells BINGO!! My Sister!!  Sue won $95, I didn’t win anything this game. Maybe next time. Animator’s Palate. My favorite restaurant on the ship. We got to sit next to each other again and our table mates talked to us this night. It was very enjoyable.
I had Roasted Chicken and Sue had a Sirloin. For Desert I had Cheese cake, Sue had Boston cream pie and we shared a Chocolate cake.
Sue didn’t like her cake so she asked for Cheese cake instead. That’s the nice thing about being on a Ship you can change your mind. Since we knew Richard our server was on the Magic in the beginning we asked about some thing that didn’t happen. I don’t want to spoil anything so I can’t go into detail. (If you want to know just PM or E-mail me and I will tell) We did take him by surprise on some of it. We had pictures to pick up so off to Shutters to see Alberto. And tonight’s show was Hercules the Muse-ical.  

First# 27 Seeing The Pirates of the Caribbean :depp:

After the show we went back to the cabin I changed into shorts and Sue went to bed. I had other plans. Tonight was one of the things I was hoping for. I was going to watch “The Pirates of the Caribbean!! I got there early so I was one of the first ones in. I got a prime spot just high enough and center of the screen. It started to fill up and there were 4 or 5 seats next to me on the left side open and 1 on the right. Some teens came in and filled the left side, then asked me to move over. Well I just didn’t feel friendly enough I had staked out my seat and I wanted that spot so I told them.” I have never seen this movie I came early so I could get the seat I wanted and No I will not move.”

I’m not sure they liked my answer but I didn’t move. The other girl came in and sat to the right of me. Then the other told her to come and sit on her lap. Well at least they didn’t bug me.  I loved the move!!!! I just had to get on the internet and tell some folks. The next day is Sue birthday and I had some plans. I just need her to be asleep when I got back. So after a few E-mails I went back to the Cabin and she was asleep. I pulled out the decorations. I made magnets to go on the Cabin door and I had picked up a giant card to hang for folks to sign. I was lucky and Sue didn’t wake up when I opened the door. Then it was off to bed for me. I had the big bed.

Stay tuned for a Birthday on Castaway Cay!!


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Posted: Sep. 25, 2003 12:34 am/pm Quote

Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

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

Celebrations: Sueís Birthday

Day 8 - 8/27/03

A birthday on Castaway Cay

First # 27 An exertion on Castaway Cay

We woke up early and the Ship was docking at Castaway Cay. We went out on the verandah to watch for a bit. We dressed and head to Tritons for breakfast. I had a Denver omelet and Sue had her Scrambled eggs, we both had bacon. I think we both had tea to drink too. We then went down to deck 1 to disembark for a day at the beach. Our first stop was the post office to send out some post cards. We also sent one to our selves to use in our scrapbook, did you know they have their own post mark at Castaway Cay?
I had gotten up tickets for the first Glass bottom Boat trip. So we found where we were to check in there.

We took the tram over to the beach area to have a pit stop and to see if any characters were out greeting folks. There were none. So after the pit stop we went inside of She Sells Sea ShellsÖ.. and everything else to see what they had. We picked some things out we would pick up later on our way back to the Ship. We took the Tram back to the dock and checked in at the booth. We were told to have a seat and wait to be called. While sitting there I saw a baby crab walking along.

Finally we were call and we all stepped aboard the boat. I put my sea bands on and made sure my glasses were on tight.  This trip is cool they take you out pass Serenity Beach and show you all kinds of fish and Coral formations. The guide even feeds some of the fish oatmeal to bring them to the top. He tells you about the rocks the form the barrier to the Family beach and it is actually coral. There is a net at an opening that keeps out predators. I recommend this tour I found it very informative and you can get some great pictures of the Island from the sea. They also stop if the weather permits so you can get pictures of the ship. I didnít do this since I didnít have my good camera with me.

I talked with the guide on the way back and he was on of the original tram drivers from when the Island opened. Oceanographers had come to the Island to teach them about the fish and animals around the Island. When we got back Sue was ready to sit in the water and chill. It is her day so back to the tram and a quick ride. Mickey and Minnie where coming out so I wanted pictures. Sue needed a pit stop. I got in line for Minnie first then Mickey. Then I made my pit stop. We meet back up and off to the beach.                            
First # 28 renting a tube

We grab a lounge chair and but our stuff down, then grabbed Sue a small Beach chair and I got her settled in the water. I wanted to rent a tube to sit in. So down the beach I went and got my tube. Itís a good thing we didnít video tape me trying to sit in it. Not easy. I did bring an underwater one time use camera and took so shots of Sue and she took some of me. I was getting thirsty so I went to find a Waite prison to get some drinks. Sue got a sprite and I got a Konch Kooler (Nonalcoholic). The brought it right to the water for us. A female Photographer came by and took a picture of us.  We were at the Family beach.

Then I noticed Alberto taking pictures. He was a brave sole going waist deep in the water were most of the others were only going knee deep at the most. I was taking pictures of him from a far. He made his way over to us and took a picture of us, then asked if we want singles As Sue told him it had to be good because it was her Birthday I took a close up of him. At around 1:30 we went to Cookies to get lunch. There were Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Ribs, fruit, cookies and Ice Cream.
 
First # 29 A manicure

After stuffing ourselves we headed back to the shop before entering we washed our feet. Pick up everything we wanted and made our way back to the ship. We had nail appointments. We get back on the Ship, up to the Cabin and shower change and start packing. Sue had to leave for her appointment it was earlier then mine. So I finish up what I was doing and head to the Internet Cafť to log on for a bit.  The finial Bingo was at 7pm that night and they were selling them early.

So after a bit online I went up to Preludes and picked them up from Marty. He remembered me and asked if we were going to sit in our lucky seats. I said I hope so. I then had to head to the spa from my manicure. I had never had it done but I enjoyed every minuet of it. We were invited to a reception for Castaway Club members. So after our nails where done thatís were we headed. We got free drinks and there were things to nibble on. I had a Bahama Mama. The Captain made a speech and the Cruise Director also.  Thatís when I found out that the New Show would start the next night and we would not see it.

After the speeches we head for Dinner back to Parrot Cay.  Our Table mates were not there yet but we let our severer know we had to be at Bingo at 7pm. They arrived and we ordered. I had steak and lasagna roll (Not very good) and Sue had Steak and fries. Our Head server brought out a cake for Sue and we all sang Happy Birthday to her. Now it was time for Bingo!!

We went down and our table was taken!!!   We took the one in front and 2 girls came and joined us. They were quite annoying. Game after game past and not one bingo from Sue or I. The Jackpot comes and Iím get close but wait Nope 2 other yell bingo. I lost. So I volunteered to help verify the numbers. Hee Hee I got my pin this time. They did win the 2 shared a pot over $2000.

First # 30 Disney Dreams Show

Disney Dreams was the show for tonight so we headed there.  This show was cancelled when we sailed on the Magic in 1998. We were looking forward to it. We arrived a bit late but a CM showed us to some seats. I love this show very cute. Peter Pan helps a girl to keep her dreams. So glad we finally got to see it. We still had to pack so after the show we went back to the Cabin to finish. Sue was tired and headed to bed she got the big bed tonight, after all it is her real birthday. I wanted to get my moneyís worth and also to see Mars so I head down to the Internet Cafť. I send some E-Mails and go up to deck 10 to stare at Mars. I realize itís getting late and we have to be at breakfast at 6:45, which means I have to get up at 5:30am to be ready. I can be slow. So off to bed with me.

Stay tuned for Next time for Tea for 10


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Posted: Sep. 25, 2003 2:30 am/pm Quote

Thank you for the great trip report! You're giving me a great idea of what the cruise is like, can hardly wait to be on one myself †:mickey:

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Quote (Goofyteer @ Sep. 25, 2003 2:30 am/pm)
Thank you for the great trip report! You're giving me a great idea of what the cruise is like, can hardly wait to be on one myself †:mickey:

Thanks Chris. When are you planing your Cruise for? I'll have to link to some of my pictures. for everyone.

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You're welcome  :minnie:  I'm thinking about maybe next year if I can get up the cash. All depends on the money situation. What is the Castaway Club?

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Posted: Sep. 26, 2003 11:51 am/pm Quote

It's for repeat Crusiers on the Disney Line. I belevie oncew you have Cruise with them your signed up. The reseption was away for them to say thank you for coming back.

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Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

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

Celebrations: Sueís Birthday

Day 9 - 8/28/03

Passporter tea Or Tea for 10

First # 31 Going to WDW after the Cruise

Mickey called at 5:30 to get us up. We got dressed packed up the morning stuff, and then scanned the cabin to make sure we didnít forget anything. We took our carrions and headed down to breakfast. When sailing you have breakfast in the same Restaurant that you eat in the night before. So this morning it was Parrot Cay again. Our table mate joined us and gave Sue a card. We had the normal eggs and bacon. We said goodbye to Richard and Karin and went to say good bye to Ali. (Our head server) By 8am we were off the ship and down the escalator to get our bags. A nice gentleman (Stewart?) grabbed our bags for us and took us to the Mears van. He told the gentleman at the podium that we were going to the Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL). We had to wait for the next van which didnít take long at all only a minuet or two. There was 2 other familyís in the Van with us one going to The Wilderness Lodge and the other to The Grand Floridian.

First # 32 seeing the outside of WL

On the way to WDW I heard the drive saying some thing about only 2 stops. When I heard this I didnít know the other 2 stops yet. I also kind of heard say something about there was something written on his sheet and he could not read it. Since we were in the 2nd bench seat I could not hear him well. The first stop was WL The family staying here was in the way back so I got out to let them out. So I made mention that Sue and I were going to AKL. The drive was surprised. It turns out what he couldnít read was AKL. So back into the van and off to GF to drop off the next family, and finally off to AKL!!!!

First # 33 Staying at AKL

Ok so hereís were my inexperience at deluxe resorts would show if you were in my thought. As we pulled up there was an island separating were TTC and Mears drop you off and Valet parking is. I was trying to figure out how to get all the luggage up the stairs and into the lobby. Ok you can stop laughing now. As soon as we got out of the van the bell hop was there to take it for us. Sue really needed a pit stop so I sent her in and took care of the luggage and tipped the driver. Then up the step and to the doors.

Ok a bit of back ground. I have been wanting to stay here since it opened I love all things animal epically African. Sue decided we would stay here because I can go to WDW for my Birthday and this was kind of celebrating it early. (My Birthday is in Dec and I work in retail) Ok back to the trip now.

I walk in slowly and look around. I didnít have a clue were the bathroom was so I just stood in the lobby wait. I can be emotional about things I really want to do or see. As I looked around tears of joy started to swell up in my eyes.  I couldnít believe I was in the lobby. A CM with a Zebra hat came over and we chatted while I waited. He told me there was a big collection of African art. Then Sue arrived and we got in line and were waited on quickly. The CM pulled out a map and I saw see was putting us in Kudu Trail at the very end. I look at Sue and she whisper are you going to be ok (I had requested Zebra Trail) I shook my head yes and the CM asked if there was a problem I said No. Then she noticed the request. I could feel the vibes coming off her that she felt threatened. She told me she was trying to find a room in Zebra but there were none. Thatís was after Sue ask a second time if I was going to be Ok. I look at the CM and very nicely told her ďI understand that a request is just that and that in might not happen.Ē I saw her shoulder relax.

She checked the computer again and found us a ready room in Kudu Trail on the 4th floor   Right near the lobby. It was facing the kopje Aursha Savanna, room number 4211. The Pink backed Pelicans were right out our window and Auckland cattle sleep out there too. We called for our luggage and settled in as best I could. I spent a lot of time out on the balcony watching. I really donít think there is a bad view from a savanna room. I loved this room. At one time or anther I got to see some thing.

Then we went down to the Market and I asked where I could mail stuff. I was told and I quote ďYou can give it too Guest Services or you can go diagonal from here to a small room with the phones and feed the Hippo.Ē So what did I do well of course I went and feed the Hippo. We looked around and took some pictures I tried to find all the Hidden Mickeyís. I found most of them. We were hunger so we went to the Mara and got our mugs and some food. I had pizza and Sue had a hot dog I think. I also had a Mickey Ice cream sandwich. We went back to the room to rest before tea. At 1pm they feed the pelicans and we watched. Then we changed for tea and I put some extra cloths in a bag to change into after.

First # 34 seeing the GL from the inside.

We took the first Buss to MK and then the boat to the Poly. We wanted to look around some before tea since we didnít gat the chance too when we stayed there. It was mostly the pool area we didnít get to see because of the rain. We went into the Wayland Gallery and I found a book call Whales on walls By Wayland that I have been searching for years   for now.  Sue when into the gift shop and got herself the SpetroMagic Cd and A tee shirt. Then on the Monorail and to the GF. We looked in there shop and got some stocking stuffers for mom. Sue wanted postcards for her collation so we got them too. And then down to find The Garden View Room.

First # 35 High Tea

As we approached the elevator I saw someone sitting on a couch down in the lobby. I looked at Sue and said I bet thatís tiki. Sure enough it was Sandy, I introduced myself and Sue and we sat down to talk. I took out some of the pictures that were taken on the ship to show her. As we talk a family approached and it was Don and his loved ones. Don did an intro to Nancy, Ashley, and Jason.  Then Kristin snuck up on us.


We walked over to the Tea room and I put in my name. We had to wait a bit for them to figure out how we were going to sit. It could be one of 2 ways.  
# 1: 2 round tables side by side
#2:  2 tables back to back.
I choose the side by side. I was worried when Sheila didnít show and I tried calling her but there was no answer but I did get her voice mail so I left a message. We looked at our menus, Sue and I decided to share the Buckingham Palace. I think Sandy got the same and so did Don. Kristen got a truffle. I didnít see what Nancy or the kids got. Then sandy gave Sue a present and gave Don his Wheel barrel. Sue and I had made goody bags for everyone so I handed them out. After all it was a birthday party. In it was stuff from Indiana and we had made key chain/ book marks with everyoneís Passporter name on it. Of course Nancy, Ashley and Jason had their names on theirs. Don also got a Nasscar pin that was a race car that had wheels that moved.  The others got a pin of the Pagoda at the track. This is the icon of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Where the timing and scoring happens.

We got our tea and then the first course the tea sandwiches. Sue and I shared the Egg one I eat the Water crest and took bit out of the rest. Sue wished she had gotten my picture when I bit into the pear one, YUCK!!  I didnít like the rest of them.  Next came the Scones, with jam. They were very good. Then the pastries both Sue and I choose the Swan that had a vanilla mousse in it. As we eat our pastries the server went over to Nancy and asks if there was cake too. I barley could hear her I ask Sandy if thatís what she said Sandy told me yes. So I whispered back yes. No one knew of the cake but me. I want to surprise my sister with one and it was the only way I could. I had called to add another person on when I set up the whole thing and had asked about ordering a cake.

They brought it out and we all sang Happy Birthday to her. The cake was big so I told the server to give some to anyone in the room that wanted it. Itís not a big room and it wasnít filled so it was not problem. I also told her to take it and all the CMís enjoy it too.  After that we chit chatted while waiting for the check. I also made a quick change I. I wanted to get to MK to ride Splash Mountain. We asked for the check and it seemed to take for ever to get. But final we got it and paid.  Nancy and Ashley left and Don, Jason, Sandy, Kristen, Sue, and I head to the Monorail.

First # 36 Splash Mountain

Don and Jason was the only one who didnít have to go through security. So through we go and we power walk toward Splash. Sandy need a pit stop and Don lead the way for me. As we got to the bridge Sandy caught up. Sue stayed there on the bridge with her camera in hand and kept all the bags we had.  I was surprised that there was no line but also glad. I donít think I would have backed even if I had to wait. I tried to take in as much of the Queue as I could going at the rate we were. I knew I wanted to sit in the 3rd seat and be the first one in. Don and Jason took the front, Kristen took the next, Sandy and I next. Girls we didnít know got the back.  

Now if you need a guild for this ride I recommend Sandy highly.  She told me when every dip was and if it was a big one or small as her memory let her.  I enjoy the animatronics. I didnít get a chance to look for hidden Mickeyís.  Ok the whole truth here when we got the part where you go up for the BIG drop. My mind was saying ďItís a good thing I canít get out right now or I wouldĒ I was very scared. I had heard so much about the View from up there I keep my eyes opened until the log tipped to go down.

I had to shut them. I was holding so tight, I though my hands would go numb. I felt us level out and I opened my eyes we turned the corner and there was Sue on the bridge take pictures. I started yelling ďI did, I did!!!!Ē I was shaking. We sat back and enjoyed the ending. When got to the exit the CM asked if we wanted to go again but I need to claim down. So off we went. My adrenalin was flowing I could have flown to the moon and back.  As we exited we saw Mickey telling everyone so long.

We said our good byes and I invited Sandy up to see our view. Sue and I got on a bus and went back to the Lodge. We drop off the stuff we had and headed out to Downtown Disney.

First# 37 A Ghirardelliís Ice Cream Sunday

The first stop was to see what Scrapbooking stuff they had.  We looked around but didnít buy anything yet. We were waiting of the World of Disney Store. Then we looked in the Christmas shop and purchased a Tinker Bell tree topper for mom, An Arial ornament for our DBro and a Mickey Head flag ornament for our Cousin. We had these shipped home.

On the way to the Winnie the Pooh store we called Mom to say hi and let her know we got back ok. We had to sit out side because I lost her when I walked into the store.  We then headed to Ghirardelliís to have a Sunday we both got the Carmel Sunday. Very Yummy.

First # 38 Once Upon A Toy

We then headed to Once Upon A Toy Store, hanging out side to talk to our DBro.  I really like this store I found a Muppet Monopoly game and I got the Haunted Mansion Clue. They also have these packets with small plastic Disney things like Dumbo ride Elephant and Spaceship Earth and so on. I got 2 packs of these. Now here some thing to remember. I ask for the games to be sent home. They CM told me I could hold on to them and send them from the last store we buy from that night. So we take them. When we got to WoD we were told that was not true and they were having a problem with them sending stuff with folks to be sent with their stuff there. (But thatís getting ahead) Just remember to make Once Upon a Toy send the stuff.

From there it was to The World of Disney. This is were the real shopping began. We must have bought all most every thing in Scrapbooking they had. Sticker wise any how. We spent way too much money. Thatís when the CM told us that we shouldnít been told we could have my games sent from them, He did it any how. Iím sure he felt he had to.
By this time it was 11pm and all the store were close. The only thing we hadnít gotten was the Mickey scissors. We figure we would go back for them on our last day.

So we tracked back to the front and got on the bus back to AKL. We were tired by then. Sandy was coming around 8:30 am so I asked for a wake up call around 7 so I could dress and be ready. Then we got some rest.

Next time: A Marathon around the World.


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Adventures: LilMarcieMouse (Me)
                    Sue (My DSIS)

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

Celebrations: Sueís Birthday

Day 10 - 8/29/03

A Marathon around the World.

I got up at 7am and dressed. I woke Sue up about 7:30 so she could be dressed before Sandy got there.  I wasnít sure how well I told Sandy where room was so I told Sue I going out to the balcony to the lobby look for her coming in. Sue said sheíd go with me. So I grabbed my key.  When I saw her come in I called out be she didnít hear me at first.
She got closer to where we were, I gave a shout out again and she looked up. She found the stairs and came up and we went back to our room. I opened the balcony and we went out to look and chatted a bit. Then Sandy had to get to breakfast. So we said see ya later.

Sue and I headed to the Mara for some food. I got the Breakfast Wrap with Bacon and Sue got Eggs and bacon. Today was Epcot day.  After finishing eating we got up to leave and who was taking pictures of the soda machine but Sandy So I walked and said Hi. She was getting a picture for Steve of the Fresca they sell. Sue and I parted and headed for the Buss stop.

We got to Epcot. Sue stopped at Guest Services and got me a Birthday button. She always feels bad that we celebrate hers and not mine. So she decided we would celebrate mine today.  Our first stop to add another Leave a Legacy. It was the only perk we got for our stay at AKL. After getting that picture done we went searching for our first one. I took a bit to figure it out, but we did find it. Our first ride was of course Spaceship Earth.
I wanted to go on it before they gutted it. (Iím glad now that they are not.) I tried taking pictures without the flash but they didnít turn out well. Last time we were here we tried calling mom form the big phone and she wasnít home. So we decide to do it again.

We got a phone card and entered. I remembered how to do it and we got a hold of mom!!
It was fun talking to her. We didnít want to keep people waiting so we didnít talk long.
Net up was Mouse Gears. I wanted my own Pal Mickey so I looked at them and choose the one I liked best. We found the Mickey scissors and got them, I got an 8x 10 scrapbook and we found some other stuff. She went to the jewelry to get something and to have everything sent home while I paid for my Mickey.

We remembered we wanted our Picture taken in front of the ďGolf BallĒ so back to the front to do it. He was the first CM to notice my button. He called me the birthday girl. Hee hee. He took our picture together and one of each of us. He had us put our hands out so Mickey could stand on them.

First # 39 Mission Space

We made our way to Mission Space. This is cool looking form the out side. We got in the Queue. I really liked the things to look at here. I thought of my brother the whole time. He loves the space program. We were set to the briefing area and watched to video. At that point I did want to get on. I get Sea sick and had forgotten my sea bands. There was a problem with our ďshipĒ and we had to move over and watch the video again. Finally the door open and I let the CM know we were bowing out. He had us follow him and we went into the command center. We look around but the fun stuff to do was busy with kids   so we headed to the shop.

We shopped around getting some great stuff for our DBro for Christmas. I got a Polo shirt, A Mickey beanie and a pin. I found 2 hidden Mickeyís and took a picture of them. This was while I checked out. They noticed my button and asked if Goofy had called me. I said no. So they got him on the phone and I got a birthday greeting from him. I was hard having CMís tell me Happy Birthday at first, since my birthday was 4 months away. But I got use to it.

Next we headed to Cranium Command. We love this one. Sue was get very hunger and feeling a little sick so I sat her down in The Wonders of Life and got her a Hot Dog. I also got a Hot dog and some Cheese and Fruit.  We took a pit stop before going in to Cranium Command. Donít you just love Buzzy?  After the show we looked around and played with some of the stuff there. It was raining so we waited a bit. Then we headed to Innovations East and then to West to play there. I sent off some E-Mails and looked at most of the stuff.  I wanted to go to the Cool Station Ice so that was up next I love trying the soda here. After cooling off we headed to see Figment.  I tried taking pictures here too. But Iím not that good at it yet. Sue wanted one of the pictures at the end so we looked at them I told her she should do the Figment one. She told me I should do the Monorail one. So thatís what we did. I had them sent to the Resort so we wouldnít have to wait on them.

Next we trucked up to the front to get our pictures. It was almost 5pm now and our Ps was at 6pm at Le Cellier. So back to the World Showcase. We bought Passports so we had time to start them. First Canada, one of the CMís sang Happy Birthday to me while he signed my passport.  We still had time so I suggested going to England next. We got our passports sign and Pooh and Eeyore were there. Eeyore saw the button on me and one other woman and grabbed us as a poor little girl was trying to have her picture taken with him. There were steps and he took us up them. The CM helping they tried to get him to come down but he would give up.

He told Pooh what he was doing and then the CM saw our buttons and told everyone that Eeyore wanted them to sing Happy Birthday to us.  It was cool. He then went down the stairs and when I came down them Eeyore took my hand like the gentleman he is and helped me down. What a sweetie. After we sat out side and rested a bit until we had to return to Canada.

First # 40 Le Cellier

I didnít take us long to get seated. This is a very nice place. I looked around to see if Sandy and Craig where there but I didnít see them I thought maybe they had gone. I couldnít remember what time she had told me they had a PS for. The beard sticks came and the Pretzel ones are great.  We ordered the Cheese Soup to start and the Surf and Turf for dinner. The soup came it was delicious. While we wait for our mine course to come Sandy and Craig came in. After they had ordered I went over to say Hi to them and meet Craig.

Our food came and it was also delicious. For dessert we both ordered the Maple crŤme brulee. When mine came it was on a big plate that had Happy Birthday written on it in chocolate with Mickey heads. Our server told me mine was on Mickey. It also had extra fruit. Sue and I were feeling very tried by this time. So before we left we stopped by Sandyís table to tell her we might not make the meet. We wanted to finish our passports and get back to AKL for a swim.  Sandy had Craig take a picture and we were off again.

First # 41 Esmeralda

We headed straight to France. Do you know how hard it is to find the Kidcot stations?  Esmeralda was out so I got in line to have my picture taken with her. I told her to tell jolly hi and she told me he was at AK in Goat care and that she had to pick him up soon.  Quick stop in Morocco, then Japan, were we shopped a bit. I got a pearl here again.
When we got to the American Adventure we went looking for the WTC flag that was suppose to be there. But it had been pulled out by the owner.

First # 42 The Living Statue

In Italy the Living Statue was out so we stopped to look. This was the first time we had gotten to see her. Germany, China, Norway and Mexico were an in and out deal. We were dragging by this time. It was about 8:30pm when we exited Mexico. I looked for everyone as we headed out I wanted to stop and say hi. I saw Sandy standing talking to someone and went over. I think it was ILoveDisney- Jennifer, Sandy introduced us and Ruth/Disneybound came over. I could have been the other way. If guys remember please correct me if Iím wrong. We stayed long enough to do a group Photo. Then Sue and I headed to the exit.

My feet were sore so I pulled my shoes off to walk faster. It didnít help much. When we got to the front I put them back on for the walk to the bus stop. I was happy we had the closes stop to the front but the Bus wasnít there when we got there. Sue ran to make a pit stop. I was so worn out and I think dehydrated too.  There where not any Soda machines around. I sure could have used one. I thought I was going to pass out. I almost started crying. We heard Illuminations going, and it ended before the bus arrived at this point Sue and I realized we should have just stayed and visited with everyone.  By time the buss came people had walked out and there was a line forming. Finally a bus came and we got a seat. It stopped and picked up Animal Kingdom folks and off we went. The driver let us off first.

First # 43 Using a zero entry pool


We headed up to the room and changed and went to the pool. The zero entry was great. We soaked and I tried to swim a little. There was this guy with some kids and he was throwing a ball into the air and I almost got hit with it. He was watching were it was going and we nearly got hit several times. Thatís when we decided to get out and go to our room and soak our feet. We brought stuff for that. We drew the bath and sat on the side of the tub for some time.  Then it was one last look out the balcony and off to bed.

Next time MK and AKL


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Posted: Oct. 06, 2003 5:48 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Marcie!

Happy birthday (early)!
:eyebrow:

So, where's the group photo?
:lookaround:

Thanks for all the detail in your trip reports. I love it!
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