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OK, first of all, so of Bruce & Marta and their trip! THREE cruises on the Magic, with a EBTA, and then a second crossing, on the QE2?!?! Lucky!
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Second, I'm excited to read about what there is around Southampton, since I've mentioned we hope to be sailing in/out of that port in August of 2016. I'd feel so much better getting to Southampton the day before we sail, so I'll also be interested in your review of the hotel.
I promise as much info as I can - and hopefully, depending on your dates, maybe we can come down and meet up?

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Sounds like you've got a great long weekend planned! I'm really looking forward to hearing about the Doctor Who Experience!!
I cannot wait to go round it - just a few hours now!
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Well, we made it down here last night fine in beautiful weather and the hotel is very nice. We're supposed to have a nice sunny day with temperatures in the 70s, so it looks perfect for exploring Cardiff. We're heading out for breakfast shortly.
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We had an excellent, albeit very exhausting day yesterday. We finally made it to Cardiff Castle and we had quite the surprise waiting for us there, but for anyone who hasn't seen the photos on Facebook, I won't say anymore about that, as I don't want to spoil the surprise...

The Doctor Who Experience was amazing, and even Mark enjoyed it "more than he thought" in his words. I am so glad I got to see it!

We then browsed around Cardiff Bay, which is just beautiful. Sadly we didn't have time to go to Tredagar House as a result, but I'm glad we got to see Cardiff Bay, so all was good.

Jurassic World last night was absolutely excellent - we both thought it was much better than the first three films.

Off to Bath for our spa day today - I cannot wait!
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