04-10-2012, 08:12 AM
Community Rank: Jetsetter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Swanton, OH
| |Going on with plans...... Day 2 will be Nov. 4th. Our sail date. I'm sure I'll be up at the crack of dawn. I can't sleep well on vacation, mostly due to all the excitement. At home.. I can take 2 or 3 naps a day if you let me. I'm sure I'll be one of the first up with my gang. I'll most likely go for a walk and get some breakfast. After awhile, I'll get Claire up. And we'll get ready and she'll get a bite to eat as well. Last trip on the Dream, Claire got a daily gift from a character. I am thinking of NOT doing that this time. It was kind of hard for me to remember to leave it out daily...especially as the trip went on. And this trip is now looking to be at least 10 days long. Also with other kids in our party, I don't plan on doing this for all of them, as it could get costly, so I don't want them to feel left out either. I did tell Claire already that she shouldn't expect to get little gifts this time because it's too hard for the characters to give a gift to each when you have a large group. We'll be antsy to get to the ship. It would be nice if we get a room with a view like we did last time, but if we don't, thats fine too. I am hoping we get an early boarding time. I will be going crazy waiting to get on the ship. Eventually we will head over. I am still working this out, but we will have 4 vehicles to turn in. I am thinking the best thing would be to drive over to the port and drop off everyone and the luggage and then 1 person per vehichle take them back to Hertz and shuttle over to the port. This makes the most since to me. We'll get checked in and ready for a busy day. Hopefully we'll see a few characters hanging out. Once we board, we'll see where they direct us for lunch...but my choice is Cabanas! You know I'll be having some of these!!! Ok, I'll have some normal food too. Hopefully it won't be raining today. Last year our boarding day was non stop rain, which made exploring the decks a bit hard to do. If it's nice, we may head to the pool area till our rooms are ready. The slide was a big hit with Claire last year. Maybe we'll even hit the....... When the time arrives, we'll go to our cabins and drop off the carry ons and check out or new digs for the next few days. Claire and I have our own room this trip, but we should be connecting to my parents room. to be continued.......
Last edited by jenseib; 04-10-2012 at 08:14 AM..