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Can You Help Me Out? Disney Dream Questions!!!

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Disney Dreamin’ 2011 is a reality, people! In two short months, we head south to embark on our first ever cruise on the Dream. Yes, we have a countdown calendar going but I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to give too much specifics online (paranoid, I guess). So I’m moving into overdrive on the details. Excursions? Check. Brand spanking new 9th edition Passporter DCL book? Check. But I still have questions, and I need the advice of my “oh so knowledgeable” friends who are cruising experts. So PLEASE post comments to any and all of my queries. I would SO appreciate it!!!!

1. Seriously, what time should I register for check-in? Any advantages beyond the obvious to “getting in early” besides being able to gawk at everything and take tons of photos of the ship uninterrupted? (Yes, I am dorky like that!)

2. To spa or not to spa? Sounds crazy to question it but the price is really blowing me away because all I can think is how many treatments I can get back home for the same money! I know, it’s the Dream, live a little, but deep down, I’m a frugal gal, and it’s hard to get past that budget-conscious self.

3. Ok, we’re doing a 3 day cruise so do we stay onboard at Nassau, go ashore part of the day, or dive in and do stuff all day in Nassau? I’ve heard mixed reviews of this port of call, and am leaning towards doing the pool and Aquaduck while the masses head for the shore. Thoughts?

4. What souvenirs do you like to pick up? Or what have you gotten home and thought-shoot, I wish I had gotten that! I know Disney Store online is now carrying some DCL items, but would love a heads up on what are your hot-ticket items!

5. Castaway Cay-stingray encounter: yes or no? (Kiddos are 10 and 6.) And if not, what DO you recommend?

6. Have any of you done second seating for dinner? If so, how did the whole “pick the kids up at 9PM so grownups can linger over dinner” thing work out for you?

Thanks, everyone!

My Summer Playlist

My intentions with the blog have been good…it’s just summer has provided WAY too many distractions. Let’s just say that in a little over 1 week, the school schedule will be kicking my tush! I LOVE the sleeping in and relish the mornings when the kids pile into bed and snuggle. Because I know all too well that these days are fleeting.

Another way to hold on to the last remnants of summer is music. I love iTunes, especially the celebrity playlists because 1) they pick some really random music; 2) you occasionally find a new song or artist you like; and 3) most the time they pick some totally laughable stuff! So I’m willing to put my  list of summertime tunes out there…IF you promise to list a few of your own in as comments!

  • Three Little Birds by Bob Marley (because it’s a great song and it reminds me of Jamaica. Enough said!)
  • Turning Tables-Adele. Girl can sing her face off!
  • Carolina by Matt Wertz-reminds me of my alma mater (the Gamecocks).
  • Ships in the Night-Mat Kearney. I already liked his stuff and this is his newest single.
  • Until You by Dave Barnes. Love his voice.
  • Light Up the Sky by the Afters. Because our God can and does. Every day.
  • Somewhere Only We Know by Keane. Liked it before Disney used it for the Winnie the Pooh trailer. Now I like it even more:)
  • You and Me-Dave Matthews Band.
  • Any songs by Kaskade for dancing!

So what’s on your playlist right now???

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