- Jun 28, 2004
Love your reports and watching your daughter grow up! Thanks for sharing
Oooh, I would also love to do a NYE cruise!!! That sound wonderful!!Haven't done Christmas, but did New Years, and that was magical. This was before they started doing double fireworks, so only on NYE. We did still have all the decorations though, and the trip was great as always.
Sounds good!Sweet! I'll PM you if we have a spare bit of time.
My 13 year-old also goes to bed with wet hair and by the end of the week looks like she has dreads beginning in the back of her head. Ugh.
On sea days, they are always busy! They were empty on xmas day but I refused to do laundry on xmasI really think DCL needs to add more washers and dryers. The last several cruises I have had a hard time finding one open.
Yup, and she is still crushing! They've been texting since we disembarked. Guess the long distance thing doesn't deter crushesOh my goodness.....she had a crush I think this has been the best cruise for ALL of you
Haha I adore the Capt Gala menu and the fact it was in Triton's would be perfect, teehee. But I'm glad you got some more amazing pool time in!!!
It's SO sad the last night, all the bare doors. And depending on where our room is, if it's not near a 'landmark' (elevators, laundry room, etc) we usually walk right by it on the last night
Yeah, I'm not rich enough to turn down two free nights!Awwww sad day indeed!!
I remember the fabulous stay you at the San Luis resort last time , but two free nights is a good reason to give them one more chance
And yay, another Kira photo for the tradition!
Thanks so much!!!Great trip report.
Oooh she would be so jelly!! She talks a good game about the paranormal but I think she would be freaked out for years if we actually did something like that!Great trip report so far! I saw Kira's wish to visit the ever famous Stanley Hotel someday. Tell her that the Ghost Tour there is cool! One of my favorite spots here in Colorado.
I am soooo glad I started doing these pics in 2016! I love seeing her grow too.Awwww. The Galveston picture. So cool to see her grow.
Gosh, you are soooo right there!Sad whenever a cruise ends. Never gets any easier.
You just be quiet, missy!Hahahahaha !!!!
That's probably because she is as blind as a bat without them so they are rarely taken off but I wanted to show her the dark circles she had under her eyes.On the left side of this picture looks like you were sailing on an infinity ocean!
always love seeing pics of you and the fam, but I don’t think I’ve seen a pic of Kira without glasses…ever! Gorgeous little lady.
Thanks!Once again, a delightful trip report! You make me wanna go on another cruise sooo badly (even though DH and I took a big trip and went to Disneyland and the LA area a few weeks ago).
Thanks for the wonderful comments and all of the likes!What a wonderful TR! I really enjoyed it! I also read your Universal TR from Cabana Bay...your DD has changed so much in such a short time. What a beautiful young lady! (we are also a family of 3, with a DD)
We will be going on our first cruise ever this upcoming March! (not Disney though)
I'm really excited, and your TR had some valuable information that I'm sure will help out on ours!
Awww, thanks SM, you are always too kind!!I just LOVE your trip reports and I'm so sad when they are finished! I'm glad you all had such a wonderful time and I look forward to the next one!
Hahahah, well, there is a LOT to read to prepare for that cruise!!Great report! I am currently doing a Cass, Rob, and Kira superread as we are booked on a Galveston Merrytime cruise this year!
Yup, she hates all nuts and seeds! I have tried so many times and she just doesn't like them! I was the same actually for most of my life about peanuts and pb, hated peanuts in anything but now I'm not so picky.Wait...Kira hates nuts but loves Reese’s PB cups? Lol!!!
loved the trippie, Cass! Always so entertaining.
Thanks bcwife, for all of your support and comments and laughs!Another fantastic trip - and trip REPORT! - wrapped up!!
As always it's been super fun and such a pleasure to 'travel along with you' and again as always, it will be my goal to ONE day be on the Wonder for Christmas. Just need my hubby to get a job that allows a vacation at Christmas
Enjoy your Orlando trip and some SWGE time with hubby!
Thanks so much!! I sure hope so!!Thanks for sharing, see you next year!!
LOL! That's awesome!! We are crossing our fingersI love your reports! Reading about your Christmas trips really got me thinking about doing the same trip. So, I booked my daughter and I on the Merrytime cruise over Christmas this December on the Wonder. Hopefully you will be cruising too.
Oh, Jill! Where do I start with you??!! You have been so wonderfully kind and supportive of me for so long now. I love hearing what you think and I am always so eager to read your replies!Oh Cass THANK YOU!! I will so miss coming here each night to get my new story . I don't know what I'm going to do now! You've given us so much in the last day or so, loved everything. Especially the collage of Kira, I remember each and every one of those trips!! I so appreciate that you take the time to take pictures of your entire trip, fried eggs, oatmeal and all nothing is overlooked and I just LOVE that, because you are taking us along and that means so much. I remembered that hotel from last year, wasn't that the one where the cops came and made all kinds of noise? Can't wait to see which one you pick next year. I sooo understood your pool time, that is ME, I seriously cannot get enough. That is why I love being Beach Club dvc members, oh Cass, you have to stay there and experience that huge pool every day, you'll never leave. So I guess this is it till next time, enjoy your time in Orlando next week, and thank you again!!!
Thanks for the kind words!!I look forward to your trip reports each year, especially the Christmas ones. I am not a big poster but wanted to tell you how much I enjoy them. I’m so glad Kira had such a good cruise. My kids loved Edge and Vibe. Now I really want to sail on the Wonder. Thanks for sharing your family and your adventures and keep the reports coming!!
Awww, I'm so glad I've inspired you to take more pics, you can never have enough!! Thanks for appreciating all of the details!really loved reading and following your adventures, you have inspired me to start taking more photos. Thanks so much for all the details
Thanks! It really was!Sounds like you had a great trip.
Awesome, I hope you get to do that one day!Thanks for writing this! Would like to sail out of Galveston one day and all the info you’re sharing is super helpful!
Thank you!!!As everyone as expressed , your reports are great fun to read. I must add how much I appreciate that you start and FINISH in a timely manner !!! I get so frustrated to start reading a TR , it goes for about a week and then "poof", no more for days , and I have even seen some that take m-o-n-t-h-s or never finish. So thanks, Cass, for entertaining us start to finish before our expiration date
Thanks for the kind wordsLove your reports! Thanks so much for taking the time to write them each time. Even though you are not doing report, I do want to hear what you and Rob think of ROTR. We thought it was pretty amazing.
Thank you so much Darryl111Amazingly written trip report. Well done and thank you!
Cleveland, TexasNothing like a Cass Trippie at 5:00 am on a Friday. As always Cass, I just love your background music choices. I had to replay your video back twice to make sure I read those exit signs correctly. Houston or Cleveland? Cleveland? They offer an exit for a city thousands of miles away? LOL. I get why, just found it humorous.
Loved seeing the actual video of the Galaxy Lights. WOW!!! I really saw the sheer awesomeness of all that in a video compared to pics. Just beautiful!!!
Kira doing the Spaceship Limbo was so cute too. Love that kid!
Thanks for the entertainment and I appreciate your hard work with the entire TR. I always loves me some Timon Trippies.
WOW!!!I want you to know, because of you, I’ve happily done two things I never do - read a trip report and post a message!
I came across your TR during my daily reading of a recent DIS Daily Update and I was instantly drawn in. I love how well you write all the details of your journey and I’m amazed at all the pictures you add to the story. Your honesty is endearing. And most of all, your family is laidback and fun, which makes it feel like we’re old friends.
I even watched your videos (which I hesitated to do because I felt I got the complete story from reading it) and am so glad I did. They bring it all to life and accentuate the fun - especially your visit to the Galaxy Lights! You nailed it on the music choices!
We have been DVC members since 1998 and have had many trips as a Disney family, but only took our first Disney Cruise this past summer on the Dream. I’m dreaming of our next Disney Cruise, which is at least a couple years away, so your TR was exactly what I needed in the meantime.
And since I’m so late to the party, I’ve already started reading your past trip reports!
Thanks for sharing your family vacations with all of us!
Thanks for commenting!!Thanks for taking the time to write this. Very entertaining to read.
Thanks for reading, as always!! You are too sweet!Thanks for the report. Always a fun read. I can never get over how grown up Kira is.
LOL! Thanks for reading and commenting, always!This was such a wonderful report. I love hearing all the funny stories and seeing things from your perspective. You have a beautiful family. Thank you again for sharing. Have a fun work trip. Thank God we're Facebook friends so I'll get sneak previews
Thank you so much!Love your reports and watching your daughter grow up! Thanks for sharing
Thank you for the kind wordsGlad you had a great trip. Always enjoy reading your reports.
Awww, I am going to miss all of you guys too! It's so sad when the trip is over but then I get to relive it with all of you so that makes it better.Thank you Thank you but I am going to miss you. I felt like I was with you The whole trip. Have fun next week.
Oh wow!! I hope your cruise is absolutely WONDERful!!Love your reports! It was great catching up on the Wonder, as we are sailing her from New Orleans in just 7 days. We tried our best to sail on another ship this time to try something new, but the Wonder keeps calling us back!
Thanks!! It's a really great one!!What a great trip report! This is one of the itineraries that I am considering doing next!
I can't believe the difference in her looks in the last 4 years. She has really grown up!
Another great trip!
I'm going to watch your videos later, when i have more time.
Have fun on your next adventure!
iMessage is Apples texting program. You need Apple devices for this to work. If you and your mom are both in the iVerse, it should work. Basic instructions are to put phone on Airplane mode, go to wifi in settings and select the ship wifi. You should then be able to use iMessage and the DCL app. You cannot iMessage pics/ video, text only. If you are planning on buying an internet package at all then there are some other things you should do to minimize byte loss. Search here for more information.Question about the imessaging - does it only work for those who have imessage on the ship? Or does it work for imessaging anywhere? (would be nice to be able to message my Mom about our doggo!) Also, I assume its free to use?
Diet Coke! Is there a limit to how much you can bring on board?