Saturday, November 29, 2014

And We’re On The Boat! Again!

We managed to get the rental car, pick up Nancy and Katie (who provided Starbucks), and head to the port. Molly dropped the three of us and our luggage off and then proceeded to the Budget place to turn in the car. Naturally there was a long line there and she had to call a taxi because the shuttle wouldn’t arrive for another 45 minutes. But soon she was also at the port and we all waited for the desks to open. Which they did, and we all got checked in, and after a short wait, WE WERE ON THE BOAT!!

Now, when you officially step onto the boat, some of the crew is there and they announce your family’s name. Since we had two families, we decided to call ourselves “Go Bulldogs” family (while K&N are not bulldogs, but they were content to go along with this idea). So imagine our surprise when we were announced as the “Gabundas” family. Oh well, we tried, as did the MSU Bulldogs – unfortunately their efforts were about as effective as ours, since they lost to Ole Miss.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - on the Disney Fantasy!

This dwarfs my tree at home by about a billion ...
Just a little lunch ...

Nevertheless, we had lunch, got our rainforest room passes, made our Palo brunch ressies. Soon our rooms were ready, so we spent the rest of the day taking a nap, unpacking, going to the rainforest room, eating dinner and passing out for the night. With two sea days on the horizon, I think we’ll be doing quite a bit of the napping/eating pattern!

Molly on our verandah with our free Castaway Cay Club gift
I may just stay here for the next week!!

Today is a gift because: getting the minivan rental; picking up Nancy and Katie and the peppermint mocha frap; waiting for Molly to get on the ship and the dude with all the information behind us in line; seeing Ole Miss fans in the terminal; meeting our servers and having a table to ourselves (no creepy tablemates)

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