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Offline LostGirlDeb

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2007, 11:29:15 PM »
Cayley where are you?

(sheeesh you would think it would be the first thing that she did when she walked through the door tonight)
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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2007, 10:39:58 AM »
Greatest. Thread. Ever.

First off I have to say THANK YOU to Chelle for tracking my flight for me, which I asked her to do, so that if we missed our connection she'd be ready to put us up for the night  ;D ;D ;D ;D (isn't she awesome???)

I'm sorry I couldn't call you, Chelle, we had 17 minutes to connect, and my phone was turned off and buried in my bag. We landed in Concourse B and had to take the bus to Concourse C!! so there was no time to find the phone!  :(  But I was waving to you when we landed and took off!!

Its about time you came back!!
LOL-I know that it probably flew by for you but we really missed you here
Well I did more than anybody else ;)
Hurry and tell us all about it!!
Love ya my firlfriend!!

I missed you too Debs!!! Everytime I passed the internet cafe on ship I thought about popping on and saying hi, but I was determined to go a week off line if it killed me! (it almost did) ;)
But thats not why I didnt log on last night. We had a ridiculously long day, starting with getting up early, and making a bus and 2 flights, and by the second flight my dad, who had developed a cold, was looking tired. By the time we got home he was pale and weak. I spent quite a bit of time taking care of him. By the time I put my dad and Cameron to bed, ate dinner and watched "tricia tanaka is dead"  ;D :D ;) I was falling asleep. So I decided to wait to check in til today.

big hugs and kisses to all my SW friends that I missed so very much and especially my most awesomest and wonderful firlfriends, Michelle and Debs!
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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2007, 11:10:35 AM »
You made me tear up!!  :'( ;D In a good way of course.

Glad you're home lady. Missed you. I would look at my paper with your itinerary and think "Dammit! Why can't I be in Key West or Cozumel right now?!?!?" Hehehe.

Ya know, I thought I seen you waving to me last night! That is wicked awesome!!  :D

Hope your Dad is feeling better. I bet Cam had a blast!!! And Paul's BDay, was it fun times?

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2007, 11:39:19 AM »
We had a great time! My dad came down a while ago and he looked a lot better but I'm starting to think he went back to bed. I know when he gets up he'll want to drive back to CT, so I hope he is resting some more.

Cameron had an incredible time, he just loved being out in the fresh air and we walked all around the decks pretty much all the time he was awake. He was sick until about tuesday. He was only allowed in the spray pool because he's not potty trained, and he got pretty bored with that, but as long as we could walk around he was happy. He joined in some kid things like a hunt for Tinkerbell, and gathered up treasure with pirates, played hide and seek with about 20 other kids, and played on a big slide a lot. Oh, and we took an excusion around grand Cayman and went to a turtle farm, where we fed the turtles, and Paul and I picked them up and he petted them... and a butterfly garden... he had a blast.

Paul's birthday was great!! The night before was the day in grand Cayman and the Pirates in the Carribean deck party so that was like his party, and the next day in Cozumel, we actually stayed onboard and had the ship practically to ourselves. That night after Cam and Grandpa went to bed we hit the bar onboard and drank and danced. we had that bar practically to ourselves too, since everyone who had gotten off the boat didnt have to be onboard til 1am. So we got to know the staff really well, which is always a lot of fun. OH! and that night, when there were actually some people there, Paul won the "Best Husband" award. He and two other guys had to tell the crowd why they loved their wives. We won by a landslide.

I'll work on getting pics up really soon.

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2007, 01:28:19 PM »
OMG that sounds like tons of fun!!! I wanna go next time!!!  :'(

So what did Paul say to make him win that contest?!?!? Or should that remain private  ;) You know it wouldn't hurt ya...  :D

Andy why didn't ya get off the boat in Cozumel?!?!?

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2007, 01:41:01 PM »
Welcome Back!!

You have not missed much, except a lot of silliness! ;)

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2007, 02:02:39 PM »
Sounds awesome, Caley!

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2007, 02:56:27 PM »
Welcome back cayley!  It sounds like a great time! 

I'm thinking seriously about taking a cruise, none of us have ever been on one, and it sounds like SOO much fun.  You did the disney cruise thing right?  Which one and where did you go?  What advice do you have in booking a cruise?

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2007, 03:36:30 PM »
Welcome back cayley!  It sounds like a great time! 

I'm thinking seriously about taking a cruise, none of us have ever been on one, and it sounds like SOO much fun.  You did the disney cruise thing right?  Which one and where did you go?  What advice do you have in booking a cruise?

Hi LB. I have only done 2 cruises, and both were disney. I recommend them as highly as I possibly can. They are incredible. They really know how to treat their guests, including at the parks. My husband has been on Carnival cruises back in the early 90's, and he thought disney was much better.

As for advice, I'm not sure. I chose disney because I had such a good experience with them in the theme parks, and because my son was so young. If I did anything wrong during the booking process I don't know about it because everything seemed pretty close to perfect. I guess I'd recommend picking a time of year thats maybe not so busy if you can swing it, this cruise was full and we couldnt get a dinner seating time earlier than 8, which was torture on my 3 yr old, but they had a casual restaraunt that we could go to at 6:30, so we just did that. It wasnt quite as good as if we had our assigned dining rooms, but it was more important to have a happy kid with us. Prices are less during the less busy months too, because it is a pricey vacation. If my mom hadnt given us the money for this we wouldnt have been able to go.

I liked being on a cruise for a vacation mostly because its like a self contained all inclusive resort that goes to interesting places. Our room was never more than 10 minutes away, and yet we could be in the pool in the morning, the sports pub in the afternoon, a nightclub at night, take cooking seminars, there were art auctions and contests...
They had an ABC TV fan trivia contest that I ran too, hoping for some Lost questions, but they only did Desperate Housewives and Greys Anatomy. There was only one other person playing and she was also a Lost fan but we didnt get to talk cause she had just done the margarita and tequila tasting before the contest and was a wee bit out of it.

We went on Disney's Western Carribbean Cruise to Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Disneys own island, Castaway Cay (btw, its actually coincidental that I chose CastawayCayley as a screen name, I didnt mean to name myself after the island) As a family vacation this cruise is fantastic because they have extensive kids programs, where you can drop off the kids and go to the "grownups only" pool, bar, cafe, spa or restaraunt. Plus tons of events, 2 pools and activities for the family to do together. Teenagers get their own club abd activities. I trust the kids counselors because disney puts each potential employee through 4-6 months of extensive tests, psych evaluations, criminal backround checks, and medical exams. One crew member said they wanted tests that he couldnt get in Australia, so they arranged for expensive specialists to be consulted and Disney reimbursed him, even before they knew if theyd hire him.

Another reason I picked disney was theres no casino, and no late night party atmosphere. Only one bar stays open til one am. But I know people who couldnt imagine being on a cruise ship with out the chance to stay up til 4 drinking and gambling, so it's a matter of perspective, I guess, when you choose your cruise.

Also I looked up disney on a site called cruise.com (I think) that lists every incident that happens on any cruise ship, and found only 3 things ever on a disney cruise (1 case of gastrointestinal flu outbreak in 2000, and 2 crew members arrested for sexual harrassment of young passengers.) BUt the other lines have pages and pages of much   worse things.

Also, as far of Dept of health inspections, most top cruise lines have a rating in the 70's, but didneys rating is 99. I didnt know that before this cruise, but Its really reassuring.

I could talk about this forever! so if anyone has any questions or if I didnt answer LB's questions satisfactorily please ask!!

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2007, 03:41:52 PM »
thanks cayley!  i'm already looking up the cruises online!  my hubby and i have been talking about it for a while, and i know we would love to take one, but finding the time (and the money) is going to be difficult!  i'm looking at dates even a year and a half out and still can't find anything that meshes with his schedule.  he's just way too busy with basketball.  we may just have to wait a few years for him to get into administration, then (hopefully) he'll have more time (and more money)!  thanks for the advice!  the disney cruises sound great, and i know sam would have a BLAST!

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2007, 09:07:26 PM »
Hi Cayley ! ! !

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2007, 09:24:03 AM »
YAY CAYLEYS BACK! Glad Cams had a good time! Poor lil guy!

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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2007, 11:52:21 AM »
so, in all my excitement yesterday I completely forgot to say thank you to everyone who welcomed me home! Craig, Joy, Stretch, Bob, Jessi, LB, Scrod, Juggy, Lou, Rick and again to Chelle and Debs, THANKS for the big welcome. I cant tell you how much I missed you all! Everytime I saw someone with a laptop I thought, "damn, I should've brought mine! I wonder if they'd let me catch up on some threads..."


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Re: Welcome Home Cayley!!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2007, 11:56:24 AM »
so, in all my excitement yesterday I completely forgot to say thank you to everyone who welcomed me home! Craig, Joy, Stretch, Bob, Jessi, LB, Scrod, Juggy, Lou, Rick and again to Chelle and Debs, THANKS for the big welcome. I cant tell you how much I missed you all! Everytime I saw someone with a laptop I thought, "damn, I should've brought mine! I wonder if they'd let me catch up on some threads..."


I think you should make this an entry into; YOU KNOW YOUR ADDICTED LOST WHEN...   :D

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Cayley's Hobby/Vacation Thread- A thread all about Cayley's life
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2007, 11:55:50 AM »
BUMP for Cayley, cause she's always doing cool things.

So, here you go Cayley, let us know what you're up to, 'cause we'd all love to know!


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