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Old 02-12-2014, 11:13 AM   #61
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Sooo close now! I like the beach blanket idea. Things not to forget? Sunscreen! It's probably weird to think about that when it's freezing cold outside but you'll be in the sun soon!
Yes sunscreen will abound! We need to get a travel size one in case we want to go to the pool tomorrow (although chance of rain) Cody is Irish and has a bunch of tattoos so he NEEDs it.

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I swear by airborne when traveling, especially on a cruise. Probably the same as emergen c?
Yes, don't forget the sunscreen, and maybe a hat?
You could always purchase a cute Mickey towel as a souvenir
I think it's about the same! It's in my carry on bag so I can take it when we get to the airport I don't actually own any hats lol and I already have more towels than I need which is why I'm trying to avoid that route. We were thinking just buy super cheap ones and just leave them when we are done...

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Thanks everyone! We had an AMAZING trip and I can't wait to tell you all about it! It had definite highlights and a few shortcomings, but overall I think for the price differential it was worth giving up some of the Disney perks (although if I get a chance I would love a DCL trip again in my future!) I have a bunch of pictures to go through and need to work on getting my thoughts together (because I took no notes and we lost most of our activities guides...) and then I will get started on a TR for everyone!
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