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Old 10-23-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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Jack & Sally Celebrate 40 Years---A PTR

Once again, I’m going to attempt to share a trip with you all. I have little problem writing the pre-trip reports, but never get the trip reports done. My hang up is how to share the photos with everyone. I’m just not that computer savvy. But, I have some amazing trips coming up and I wanted to share, so here goes nothing!

First of all, let me introduce our travelers. Some of you may recognize us from around the boards.

First up…me…Stephanie…aka NanaTink, the Sally of our tale. Age 60 (but a kid at heart). Mom to two grown sons and Mema to four of the most wonderful grandkids ever. An analyst in real life, I escape to the bubble as often as possible. When I’m not there, I’m planning the next trip. It keeps me sane.

Next…my DH…Dave…the Jack to my Sally. Also age 60. A converted Disneyphile, though he will tell you he goes ‘for me.’ Papa to the same most wonderful grandkids, he is the reason we bought DVC right after our granddaughter was born and he realized he wanted to take her and any others that followed her to the most Magical Place on Earth, something we could not afford to do when our boys were young. A public affairs specialist, he looks forward to our trips as much as I do…to unplug, unwind, and de-stress.

The why…our 40th wedding anniversary! We have traveled to WDW or taken a cruise almost every anniversary since 2005. This time, our anniversary is smack dab in the middle, but more about that later.

Our December trip has its origins few years ago. We had a B2B cruise booked for the week after Thanksgiving and the first week in December. We ended up canceling those cruises in order to be able to go to Disney in January with our youngest two grandsons and their parents. So we just pushed them off for a year. Then Dave’s brother decided that we all needed to go to Tucson and replace DMiL’s floor. So once again, the cruises were pushed out. I couldn’t afford two cruises and flights to Tucson and our share of the new flooring right at the same time…Christmas. So we decided to cancel.

Then I was looking at the big picture…how great would it be to do a B2B for our 40th Wedding Anniversary? Two weeks of just floating around? Sign me up!

I hear what’s going on in your mind! “Hey wait! This is the WDW forum! Doesn’t she know she should be posting all this in the CRUISE forum?” Oh ye of little faith!

So I called our trusty TA and said, “Can you price out a B2B the first two weeks of December 2018?” Kenneth hits me with the news…sorry, the December 2018 cruises aren’t released yet. So I pouted. 

OK, can we game this out a little bit and ball park it and we did. Sounds do-able. So we have tentative plans that on release day for Platinum, Kenneth will put a hold on a stateroom for us for the first two cruises in December on the Disney Fantasy! So now I’m waiting for Disney to release the dates and prices for the December cruises.

I’m hanging out, reading travel reports and news groups and what do I see? I see that DVC is selling a Platinum Plus annual pass for LESS than it would cost me to renew my Gold annual pass! Downside, I have to buy it before Dec 2017, but I have until December 31, 2018 to activate it. You have my attention.

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Love the start of this cruise PTR on the Fantasy! Sounds like a good one and hope your TA books this for you once you can and just keep in touch with him! My guess it will be similar to Cheryl and Mark's cruise and I know this is from a while back as I see your dates in the PTR! I'm looking forward to seeing how all enfolds!
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Love the start of this cruise PTR on the Fantasy! Sounds like a good one and hope your TA books this for you once you can and just keep in touch with him! My guess it will be similar to Cheryl and Mark's cruise and I know this is from a while back as I see your dates in the PTR! I'm looking forward to seeing how all enfolds!
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