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Disney Wish Bahamas Day 8

This morning we woke up super early because we chose to do Express Debarkation. There are 2 ways to leave the ship. One is you go to breakfast then go pick up your luggage. The second is express debarkation where you take your own luggage and leave without having breakfast. We had the later seating for dinner which meant we wouldn’t be having breakfast until 9:15 am, so we chose to hop off the ship early and tote our own luggage instead.

Check out the cutest security dog ever!!!

His °o° Ears!!! His crossed legs!!! He’s holding his leash in his mouth! SO cute!!!

Everything went really smoothly and we were in our FILTHY car in no time! Hurricane Ian left my poor Hazel the Hyundai covered in dirt and debris! Poor girl! We went to Southern Charm Cafe for breakfast. It was delicious as always and we were on the road before we would have been seated at our scheduled breakfast on the Wish!

Just before leaving Florida, we stopped for gas & snacks at Buc-ee’s again. When we walked in I heard CSP exclaim from behind me “Buc-ee is here!”. Sure enough, the beaver himself was right there in the plush! CSP was so excited to get his picture with him!

We loaded up on road snacks, beverages, and even a hat for CSP before heading north again. When we got to Orangeburg we stopped and had an early dinner with my father & Mimi at Cracker Barrel. I swear, all these roadside stores with their tempting seasonal merchandise!!!

The drive home up I-95 wasn’t bad, though we did see some dirt and debris in some areas from Ian. We were just so thankful my car was still ok after sitting there all week! It could have been much worse and our hearts broke for those affected.

We had a wonderful week! So relaxing and so much fun! Especially with the 2 bonus cruise days thrown in! There’s no better way to ride out a hurricane than on a Disney ship! The Wish is an absolutely beautiful ship and we really loved our time on it!!!

In case you were wondering about our pups while we were cruising… they were at home being taken care of by Mom of CSP. She came and stayed the week at our house with the pups and spoiled them rotten- just as they should be!!!

Our babies were well taken care of!!!

It was so good to get back home and hug our pups but we can’t wait for our next cruise adventure!!!

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Disney Wish Bahamas – Day 7

Today is our last full day on the ship! Sad face!!! This morning we got up for an early breakfast at the buffet in Marceline Market.

They have a hand washing station as you walk in.

Today we ate in the cafe looking section up front. It’s v cute!

After breakfast I wasn’t feeling too well so I went back to the room for a lie down and CSP popped over to Castaway Cay to try and find some Stitch pins. He was successful and he also got some great shots of the ship while there!

He also saw another Lizard Man! Except this one had Jiminy Cricket instead!

I love all the free spirits you meet on a Disney cruise!

It was H-O-T HOT on Castaway Cay so when CSP got back we decided to just stay on the ship, explore, and enjoy the basically empty pools. I know- it’s a controversial decision but we’ll be back to CC soon!!!

These are the Neverland and Wonderland Cinemas. The last picture is the entrance to the Walt Disney Theatre. They show films in the cinemas and mostly live shows (but occasionally films) in the Walt Disney theatre. We knew we had limited time this cruise and with it being our first on the wish we didn’t want to commit 2 hours to a movie. But we do love being able to see the new releases at sea!

We went to Goofy’s pool for a while and found a shady spot to read. There are a bunch of smaller pools on the Wish instead of only a few larger ones and it’s really nice. We got hungry and went up to Deck 11 for some BBQ for lunch and sat by the helipad on Castaway Cay. The water is just beautiful here!

Back to Goofy’s pool for the remainder of the afternoon where we swam and read our books. CSP is reading a Daniel Silva book, The Kill Artist, or The English Assassin, I can’t remember which one. I read Natalie Barelli’s The Accident, which kept me glued to the pages! Finally it was time to go back to the cabin to pack and shower for our last dinner on the Wish (for now!).

Sunset from our verandah. While packing we decided to order room service one last time. I chose the cheese & fruit plate and CSP got some buffalo wings. The room service lady on the phone said it would be 30 – 40 minutes. So I decided to put off getting in the shower until after they left. But we were still in our wet swimsuits. I had just peeled mine off when (not 4 minutes after I’d hung up with room service) there was a knock at our door!!! I grabbed my suit and towel and CSP shoved me into the bathroom so he could answer the door!!! We were laughing so hard! FASTEST room service ever!!!

On the way to dinner we saw Rapunzel and Flynn Rider on the balcony in the Grand Hall!!!

Tonight’s last dinner was back in Arendelle.

CSP was v impressed with his Chilean Sea Bass!

Even though there wasn’t a show tonight, Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff came around to bid everyone a nice sleigh ride home!

We were able to snag a picture of our hard working server Pedro!

Pedro, our server!

While I was filling out the guest survey, CSP ran around the ship for some last minute night shots.

The last pic above is the Goofy pool, where we spent a good portion of the day.

Our towel animal tonight was a stingray!!!

Goodnight! Tomorrow we disembark the Wish and battle the aftermath of Hurricane Ian to get home!!!

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Disney Wish Bahamas- Day 6

This morning we woke up early to beat the crowds at Marceline Market buffet for breakfast.

Cool wood wall on the way in and out of Marceline Market

Click on the pics to enlarge!

We saw Lizard Man again this morning! You know how on a cruise or at an amusement park you tend to run into the same people over and over? Well for us on this cruise it was Lizard Man and Mrs. Lizard Man! LM has a tiny plushie toy Pascal the chameleon (Rapunzel’s sidekick from Tangled) on his shoulder. And Pascal has QUITE the wardrobe! I’ve seen it sporting mini Minnie ears, and a top hat and today’s princess hat! I have so many questions for LM like “How does Pascal stay up there? Does Pascal have his own suitcase?” and many more! I just love this guy!!!

After breakfast we went back to our room to get ready for the day.

Then it was time for the Hyperspace Lounge!!! This is the Star Wars bar on the ship and I swear we walked past the unassuming entrance more than once before I realized what it was!

Before our cruise you had to have reservations to get in to the Hyperspace Lounge. On our sailing we were limited to 45 minutes in the lounge as it’s small with limited seating.
The light up box on the left is where you wave your hand to open the door.
The screen behind the bar changes scenes periodically. You go into “hyperdrive” (complete with sound effects) then boom you’re in a new galaxy!
Quick tour of the Hyperspace Lounge

We ordered drinks. I ordered the Mustafar Berken’s Flow and CSP ordered the Tatooine Freetown Reserve. The server said it would taste like an Old Fashioned but a bit sweeter.

There’s a $200 drink and a $5000 (!!!) drink!!! Way out of our budget!!!

The server brought our drinks out to much fanfare! She finished making CSP’s drink at our table.

She put smoke filled bubbles on the surface of both of the drinks! I loved the smoke bubbles! We noticed a bartender creating them and floating them in the air.

We both enjoyed our cocktails very much! CSP’s even had a blue striped spherical ice cube- v cool!!!

I don’t drink very often at all so when we were finished we went up to Decl 11 to get some food on my belly!

Then we visited Joyful Sweets – the sweets shoppe themed after the movie Inside Out! It’s SO cute!!!

They sell gelato and macarons and these chocolate spheres and themed cupcakes! There’s also a section with prepackaged sweets including flavored popcorn and candies. I chose a couple of macarons and CSP picked a Hocus Pocus cupcake. We dropped the sweets off back at our room to enjoy later.

On the way back to our room we ran into Tiana! I WISH I’d had my phone out because she was gone in a flash, but I love that you can encounter characters all over the ship! We got some drink refills on Deck 11 then went to the Luna lounge for a new game show called Villains Game Night. We’d gotten there early (look at us learning!) and we (along with all the other early birds) promptly got kicked out and told to come back in 20 minutes because they needed to set up for the show. There went our front row seats!

Meanwhile, Captain Andy announced that we’d be passing by Castaway Cay in a few and the Fantasy was there. It’s extremely rare to spot another Disney ship at sea while you’re on a Disney ship since there are only 5! CSP got v excited because this 2 ships passing thing meant a horn battle would ensue! The Fantasy was leaving CC so while I waited in line to snag us some seats for the game show, CSP ran up to deck 12 to get a good spot to see the Fantasy.

The let me back into Luna

and I found seats next to this sweet couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! We chatted while we waited for the show to start. We were told to put our phones away because no photography was allowed for this show since it’s new. But I did manage to snag this pic:

You can JUST make out Villain’s Game Night on the curtain

Of course as soon as I put my phone away Chip & Dale came through the lounge in their Halloween costumes looking so cute! But you’ll just have to take my word for it! Ha! Then I noticed some commotion out in the hall behind me (I was seated in front of a window). It was Goofy in his Egyptian get up!

He did a little dance.

The show began with no sign of CSP! It was a cute show- think Hollywood Squares but with Disney Villains! Finally CSP joined me all hot and sweaty from being all the way up on Deck 12 in the sun watching the horn battle with the Fantasy. He got some good pictures of the ship and in the video (it’s about 5 minutes long, you’ve been warned) you can hear the horns. Disney ship horns are different. They don’t honk, they play tunes! It’s awesome!!!

Skip to 2:13 for the horn battle!

We went back to our room to change into our swim suits. We’d decided that we didn’t want to go to dinner at the Marvel restaurant again tonight since we weren’t crazy about it the first night and we’d just wing dinner.

A room near ours with amazing decorations!

We went up to the Quiet Cove adults only area and got in this little bench thingy. The water is about a foot deep and you sit on this tile bench (it’s comfy I promise) while water cascades down the bench and into the little pool at your feet. It was really nice.

The water bench thing. There’s one on each side of the adult pool.

More of the Quiet Cove area ^^^. We read and I found these awesome oversized, padded rockers that were SO comfy cozy!!!

CSP decided he wanted to try the AquaMouse while everyone was at dinner so I parked myself under one of the final stretches and had my phone at the ready to shoot a video.

CSP really liked this clock!

He went twice and pro tip- it’s really hard to see people at night when they are flying past you on a water raft!!! I took 11 videos of strangers to finally get this one of CSP!!!

CSP (I think!) on the AquaMouse!

We went back to the room and ordered room service for dinner then went to bed! Our towel animal tonight:

A towel bear! So cute!!!

CSP noticed the “pattern” we were sailing in trying to avoid Hurricane Ian. Basically we just drove in circles in the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean!

Our voyage thus far.

Goodnight! Tomorrow is Castaway Cay day!!!

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Disney Wish Bahamas – Day 5

Today is a sea day. We woke up early and at 8am went to breakfast at 1923. 1923 is the year the Walt Disney Company was founded. On the way to breakfast we passed the luxury shops and the Bayou- a lounge. Early mornings is a great time to snap pics of the ship!

Luxury shops on the left.
I love this painting of the Wish!
The Bayou
Mimosa station at the Bayou
The Pumpkin Tree in the Grand Hall
The bronze statue of Cinderella in the Grand Hall
Lucifer, Jaq, & Gus Gus
We ate on the Roy Disney side
We had a great table by a window
Storm’s a coming!

After breakfast I went back to the room to get ready for the day and connect with people back home. CSP explored the ship. On the way back to the room we saw Tiana waiting to meet people.

We passed back by the Bayou and noticed they now had a Bloody Mary station.
Loved this decorated door just a few down from ours!
The ship’s horns are in the Classic °o° shape!

It was another rainy day. CSP came back to the room to pick me up and we went to lunch back at 1923.

Memorabilia from Alice in Wonderland in 1923

We had sailed directly into a thunderstorm. It was WILD to be on a cruise ship and hear thunder and see lightning! We could barely see the ocean through the windows of the restaurant!

Service at lunch was slow and disjointed. So slow that we missed the sports trivia activity we had planned on going to after. Five different people waited on us at lunch. It was odd. Normally you have a service team of two.

Hidden Mickeys we found after lunch!
This painting comes alive!
I love how the lights in the hallways on our deck threw sparkly shadows!

After lunch we went to Mickey’s Mainsail gift shop again looking for Stitch pins. No luck. So we went up to the beverage station for drinks and also got some ice cream. We went back to the room to read and watch a movie. I was still looking on the app for some fun activities for us to do. We went to bingo but it was so packed an hour out that there was no room for us. Off to Keg & Compass so CSP could get a Guinness but people were spilling out of the small bar. With the rain everyone was inside so it was super crowded everywhere we went. So…. back to the room to read while CSP napped.

Beautiful mosaic

A little later we went to meet Daisy Duck. You have to stand in line to meet the characters.

Chip & Dale greeting people in the Grand Hall

Pluto was there before Daisy and every time he signed an autograph we cracked up! He’d hold the item he was autographing on his nose (!!!) and sign it that way. SO funny!

Pluto signing an autograph

Meeting Daisy was fun! And lest you think we were the only adults in that line, think again! Many, many adults line up to meet the characters. Something about being on that ship makes you a kid again!

It was time for the show so we ran up to the beverage station to refill our drinks. Tonight’s show was Aladdin.

It was REALLY good. They’d updated the Genie’s jokes. There was even a Pete Davidson joke! It didn’t go over too well but I got it! CSP isn’t normally a fan of musicals but he LOVED it!

We had to make a quick stop this evening back at Nassau for a medical emergency.

Back in our room we got ready for our first dinner in 1923.

Art Deco reigns in 1923
Our Navigator app updated to show our extra days.
Cinderella’s glass slipper
Towel lobster!

Time for bed! Tomorrow is another sea day!

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Disney Wish Bahamas – Day 4

Today is Castaway Cay day!!! Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas. It’s a beautiful wonderland! Unfortunately, shortly after waking up, we learned that we could not dock at Castaway Cay today because of the weather and the wind speed (from Hurricane Ian).

You can see how cloudy is was today.

It rained off and on all day. We were super impressed with the giant screen – Funnel Vision. SO clear!!!

So we went up to Marceline’s Market (the buffet) for breakfast. While I was walking around gathering my breakfast I saw a man who was crouched down with his hands on his son’s shoulders. The son looked to be about 6. The man was SCREAMING in his face- “You listen to me! You calm down! CALM DOWN!!!” Yeah, that’s going to make him calm down- you all red faced screaming inches from his face!!! UGH.

Random thing I noticed today- the ship smells amazing! Disney must be pumping in scent because it smells good all the time!!!

We went back to the room to buy internet for the day and make some phone calls to update people at home about our cruise being extended. We had a hotel reservation in Florida for Friday night that I had to cancel since we’ll still be on the ship. I took lots of pictures of our room. I posted a video the other day but here’s pictures. Then we got ready for our day.

Lots of storage! And there’s a great (very powerful) hair dryer in your room.
Plenty of room under the bed for your suitcases!
I sleep SO well on a cruise!!!
The walls are metal so we bring magnetic hooks for extra storage!
Lots of closet space!
I love the split bathrooms!
So much storage space!
The other bathroom (the one with the toilet). Lots of shelves here too.
Lots of people decorate their doors with magnets! Helps to find your room!
There’s a safe in each room too!

For lunch today we went casual and grabbed something to eat on Deck 11. I went to Donald’s Cantina and got a burrito bowl. CSP got brisket from the BBQ station. Pro Tip: the Disney ships have beverage stations (most of the time on the pool deck or deck 11). You have to use a disposable cup that they offer but the cups are TINY. So we bring reusable cups with us and fill them up at the drink station (using the paper cups to fill for sanitation’s sake). That way we can tote our drinks all around the ship and not run out so quickly! CSP uses a Swig cup and I used my new Stanley cup on this cruise. LOVE the handle!

Stan, my reusable cup

After lunch we went up to Deck 12 & Wheezy’s Freezies for a Dole Whip. SO good! We took my Dole Whip back to our room and read our books and relaxed on the verandah. We got some snacky snacks from room service (room service on Disney ships is free and fast! Tip your servers!). Then we showered and got ready for dinner. We found out that we aren’t docking back in Port Canaveral until Sunday!!! Wooot!!! The ship is really rocking due to the hurricane.

On the way to dinner we passed by the Grand Atrium and CSP took a quick video.

Dinner tonight is back in Arendelle and it’s Pirate Night!!! We joked that the hallway going to the Arendelle dining room is the longest one on the ship!

Tonight we have the pirate menu and no show from the Arendelle singers. After dinner we went up to Deck 13 to get a good spot for the fireworks!

You can see some people dressed up in their pirate gear!
I love that the Disney fireworks are made from fish food so they are good for the environment!

On our way back down in the elevator to get to our room to retire for the night, a man told us that DCL was gifting everyone with free internet for the rest of the cruise because of the delays. Yay!

I love all the towel/blanket animals!

Good night! Tomorrow is a sea day!!!

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Disney Wish Bahamas- Day 3

Today is Nassau Day!!! We woke up early and went to breakfast in 1923. 1923 is a gorgeous restaurant on the Wish that is decorated like old Hollywood. It’s divided into 2 sections- the Roy Disney side and the Walt Disney side. There are over 900 (!!!) pieces of memorabilia in the restaurant! So much to look at!!! Pictures to come when we have dinner there. On the way back to our room from breakfast we spotted a dachshund in a stroller! I WISH I’d had my phone in my hand so I could have snagged a picture!!! Sigh.

In our room we showered, got ready for the day, read our books, and relaxed for a while. It was POURING rain from Hurricane Ian so we didn’t get off the ship. Plus there were 4 ships in port today so it was v crowded!

2 Royal Caribbean ships docked next to us in Nassau.

Lunch today was in Marceline’s Market. It’s a buffet divided into many different sections. It’s more upscale than Cabanas on the other DCL ships (In our opinion). The food was great! SO much seafood and CSP ate ALL of it!!! We both had peel & eat shrimp, he had some crab claws too, and I had chicken tikka masala. They have a great variety!

You can see Atlantis in the distance through the rain!

After lunch we decided to go exploring a bit on the ship. We went up to the Quiet Cove Cafe, bar, and pool.

Quiet Cove area on the Disney Wish

This is the adults only area of the ship. We spent an hour at the Cafe where CSP got a Vietnamese coffee and I had a Thai Tea.

We were excited to learn that the Quiet Cove Cafe still has a punch card where after you buy 5 drinks you get one free. When we left the QCC the rain was coming down even harder! We took a right out of the cafe but ran into a dead end and had to go all the way around the end of the ship to get back to the elevators. By the time we reached the elevators we were both SOAKED! So we went back to the room to dry out and let me redo my hair! While in our room we watched some Hurricane Ian coverage and read our books.

Took some pictures as we left Nassau.

Then it was time to get ready for the show! Tonight we are seeing the Little Mermaid in the Walt Disney Theatre. No photography during the show, but it was FANTASTIC! The talent on the Disney ships is just downright amazing! You forget you’re on a ship in the middle of the ocean!!!

After the show CSP bought me the Jack Skellington popcorn bucket! It lights up! SO cute! It changes colors!

After the show we popped back to our room to freshen up for dinner. It’s also “Halloween” tonight as this is a Halloween on the High Seas cruise! CSP & I dressed up as tourists. Ha!

I had some festive bat earrings & Halloween Minnie Ears!

On the way to dinner we stopped back into Mickey’s Mainsail and bought a magnet for our souvenir.

Dinner tonight was in Arendelle, named for the village in the movie Frozen.

We sat at table 510 in Arendelle
The theme is carried over to the napkins
The menu cover

After we ordered, the show began! A female singer, a guitarist, and a violinist came out and sang songs from the Frozen movies. They were incredible!

We had great seats. Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff came out to see everyone too! The idea is that we’re at the engagement party for Anna & Kristoff.

CSP got himself a trio of Nordic drinks. A Nordic wheat beer, Meade, and Aquavit. He loved it all!

The food in Arendelle is really great too. I had the scallop appetizer which consisted of a pastry baked over a broth with 2 scallops in it with some vegetables. It was really good.

There was a nice family seated to my right in the above picture. There was a mom, dad, and daughter of about 9 years of age. The daughter wrapped her clear retainer in a white paper napkin and put it on the table. Well, you guessed it, the server cleared the table and threw it out. She was SO upset. She was sobbing. Her parents were trying to make her feel better about it but she couldn’t be consoled. The server came over and asked what was wrong. Mom explained and told the server that finding the retainer would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Well their server went through the garbage and FOUND IT!!! He then brought her a cup to keep it in. She was so relieved she sobbed even harder! Poor girl! My heart broke for her, but WOW! What service and what luck that they found it!!!

The man on the left in the picture below is Luken, our host for the evening. That’s Kristoff with the horn. They led the entire dining room in a sing along of Let it Go from the original Frozen. It was awesome! Just think- 700 ish people singing at the top of our lungs! People were belting out the words. It’s my favorite moment from the cruise!!!

We had the late seating for dinner at 8:15 pm. At about 9 pm the captain came over the PA system to update us on Hurricane Ian. He’d already told us yesterday that it was likely that we wouldn’t be able to dock back at Port Canaveral until later in the day Friday instead of 6 am as scheduled. When he started speaking it fell silent in the dining room. You could have heard a pin drop. Captain Andy (who’s Irish btw- I LOVE his accent so much) said that because of Ian our cruise would be extended through Saturday or Sunday!!! When he said “Saturday” the entire room erupted in cheers and applause!!! 700 people clapping and whooping!!! Luckily he repeated his message so we could hear the whole thing!

After dinner photos on the way out of Arendelle!

The longest hallway EVER!!!

After dinner we went to the Luna lounge for my favorite cruise game show- Match Your Mate! Think the Newlywed game but there’s a newlywed couple, a long time couple of about 20 years, and a couple who’s been married over 50 years.

Luna was PACKED!!! I was able to score a seat in the balcony and CSP had to sit behind me. It’s SUCH a funny show!!!

By the time Match Your Mate was over it was almost midnight so we went back to our room for bed!!!

Ed made a pumpkin with our blanket and a washcloth!!! So cute!!!

Tomorrow…. Castaway Cay!!!

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Disney Wish Bahamas 2022 -Day 2

This morning we woke up and checked out of the hotel, then went to breakfast at our favorite local breakfast spot – the Southern Charm Cafe. Our port arrival time was 12:45 PM (UGH- don’t get me started!!! The Disney Cruise Line website was NOT working for our online check in & I gave up after 2.5 hours so we ended up with a late Port Arrival Time), so we had a bit of time to kill.

Our first glimpse of the Wish!

We got to the terminal and breezed through security.

Everyone that works for DCL is so nice! We only had to wait 20 minutes inside the terminal before we were able to board. I came prepared with my purple Minnie ears!

CSP doesn’t commit to a theme like I do! Ha!

Then it was time to board!!! They announced our name and gave me a Wishing Wand! We took a quick seat to get our bearings and decide where we wanted to go first.

We decided to go to the Keg & Compass for a quick drink and some air conditioning. It’s the Nordic themed sports bar onboard.

My wishing wand!!!

After we’d cooled down a bit we went to the Luna lounge for our muster drill. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new way to do muster drills!!! You scan a sign with your phone, watch a video (anywhere- you don’t have to stand there) and BOOM you’re finished! No more being squished up against all of humanity in the hot Florida sun on the deck for 30 minutes! Praise be!!!

By now our room was ready so we went to check it out!

We stayed in room 6562- a verandah room.

Because we’ve sailed with Disney before, we were greeted with gifts in our stateroom. We received this travel wallet….

…and this tote bag!

Disney lets you bring alcohol onboard so CSP unpacked his beer and got it chilling in the fridge.

By now our luggage had arrived (SO FAST!!!) so we went ahead and unpacked. We made a few FaceTime calls to home. Then we went up to Deck 11 for drinks and sail away!

You can see the terminal workers waving with their giant °O° hands!

My MIL watched the Wish sail away and took some screenshots of the ship.

We had to stop by Guest Services to rent an extension cord (you can’t bring your own as they are a fire hazard). On the way back to our room we stopped by Keg & Compass to get CSP a refillable beer mug (you get discounted beer this way).

How cute is Frankenstein?!?

We got back to the room where we met our room steward Ed (SO NICE!!!). Then CSP plugged in the extension cord and POP! the tv and lights went out!!! Ooooopsie!!! I called Guest Services who sent an electrician to our room. He was there in a flash and got us all fixed up! Apparently the cord was faulty. Then it was time to get ready for dinner.

On the way to dinner we stopped by Mickey’s Mainsail gift shop but it was a MADHOUSE!!!

Dinner tonight was in Worlds of Marvel. We sat at table 510.

The menu

The show is a recorded program with Ant Man and the Wasp. It was really cute!

The thing on the table lit up in all different colors and Ant Man would prompt you to press the button to “shrink” items. The show was cute but our food was cold, the menu wasn’t anything to write home about, and it was SO LOUD in there we couldn’t carry on a conversation with each other. Not our favorite dining room.

The salt and pepper shakers (seen above at the bottom of the frame) were cute though!

After dinner we stopped back by Mickey’s Mainsail to buy a magnet. We always get a Disney Cruise Line magnet with the year on it as our souvenir. But they didn’t have any with the year on them! Booo!!!

It was a long day and we were beat so we went back to the room and went to bed!

Tomorrow: Nassau!!!

travel

Disney Wish Bahamas 2022

Today we drove down to Port Canaveral, Florida. And by “we” I mean I drove while CSP slept! On the way we starting seeing billboards for Buc-ee’s. My friend Leah is from Texas and every time she goes home to Texas she always stops at Buc-ee’s. Neither CSP nor I had never been, but I’ve heard such amazing things from Leah, so I knew I wanted to stop. Buc-ee’s is a travel stop. A gas station on steroids. It’s huge! HUGE!!! CSP counted and there are 22 gas pumps on each side of the store! They are open 24 hours a day and have the cleanest bathrooms ever! There’s one in Florence, SC (but that’s too far north of our route), so we went to the one outside of Jacksonville and we were not disappointed!!!

Buc-ee’s mascot is a beaver and there’s a statue at the entrance.

Inside is a wonderland! Not just snacks and drinks, but clothing and home goods!!! And even a vintage truck!

They have a wall of beef jerky, and they make their own brisket and fudge! You could easily stay there for an hour or more just browsing everything!

We got back on the road and finally made it to Port Canaveral 2 hours late! There were so many accidents and rubberneckers on I-26 that it added a solid 2 hours to our trip. So we missed out on having dinner with my cousin and his family 😦 , we’ll catch them next time. We got to PC at about 9pm so we didn’t have many dinner options. We chose Grill’s Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar. After a quick dinner we checked in to our hotel and called it a night!

Tomorrow we board the new Disney Wish!!!

pop culture, tv

Bachelorettes Season Finale Part 2 & ATFR

It’s finally the finale of the finale BBs!!! ABC kept me hostage for what felt like 3 years watching this today!!! Let’s dive in!

We open back with Gabby and Erich talking. Remember he JUST said he wants to date her. But they leave it on good terms.

Rachel goes to Tino’s room and tells him he’s the only one here. UGH. He looks like a mob kid.

ABC is broadcasting this live from LA so they cut to G & R. Gabby is wearing a tiny TINY dress! And Rachel looks shell shocked! That girl has SEEN things!

Back to Mexico, where R is in the proposal spot looking beautiful. Tino comes out and proposes and they ride off (awkwardly) on a horse!

The whole time R is watching the playback and she does NOT look happy. Neither does her father, Big Tony. Rachel tells us that Tino cheated on her! Say WHAT NOW??? He couldn’t keep it in his pants for 3-4 months until After The Final Rose??? Men are GARBAGE. NOT ONLY did he cheat on her… he had the audacity to ask her to not tell anyone about his cheating so they could fake it through ATFR!!! I mean!!!

Jesse then says they have footage of R confronting T about the cheating and we might need some wine to watch it, that it’s hard to watch!!! Why?? Is there waterboarding involved?? Tino comes over to this little house where R is and he’s brought with him a notebook. What’s in the book T? Your hopes and dreams?? T says “the moment I kissed another girl I knew I belonged with you.” VOMIT. He also keeps saying that it was a “tiny” thing. TINY? Cheating is tiny??? Lawd help me!!! Oh, and he keeps referencing his notebook where he’d transcribed conversations between himself and Rachel!!! UNREAL!!! Plus, he keeps walking off out of the house and covering his mic, complaining to producers that he is looking bad. He comes back in and R says she is done and hands him the ring. He leaves.

In LA Tino comes on stage. He and R continue to talk in circles, but he does apologize. Then….Aven comes out!!! He asks Rachel if he could take her somewhere so they can catch up and she says yes! SWOON!!!!

Back in Mexico, Gabby is waiting with her boobs mostly out in a mesh top dress for Erich. He comes and proposes! I really hope things work out for them! I’m shocked he proposed after just wanting to date, but good luck you crazy kids!

In LA, Gabby and Erich come on stage and discuss the texts that E’s ex released (WHY are people keeping all this “evidence”???). E is accused of only wanting to go on the show to further his career. NO MENTION of his blackface yearbook photo. I love G & E but I’m disappointed in you ABC. You gotta ask the hard questions!!!

The last 45 minutes of this hellscape is the announcement of the new Bachelor! It’s Zach! The physical embodiment of khaki pants!!! YAWN. I’m already bored. They bring on 5 women to meet Zach and let America choose by tweet who he should give the first impression rose to. The women are 3 blonde ladies who could be triplets, a dark haired girl, and a black girl. LOADS of diversity ABC. The black girl, Brianna, wins the first impression rose and she deserves it, she is super cute with her introduction.

And that is it BBs!!! Until next time when I see you in Paradise!!! xo 🌹

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Bachelorettes Week 11

My BBs!!! I hope you’re ready for 2 whole weeks of 1 finale featuring 2 bachelorettes!!! Jesse Palmer told us to gird our loins last week in preparation for this finale so I’m expecting a cage fight or something!

We pick back up with Rachel and Zach talking outside of the rose ceremony. Their body language is screaming that SOMETHING happened in the Fantasy Suite that they are not sharing with us and I WANNA KNOW!!! Zach says “I got Bachelorette Rachel and not real Rachel. I really loved you. I need to go.” Rachel just kind of stands there with no emotion. It’s all v odd. Zach leaves.

Back in LA- Rachel and Gabby both look STUNNING. But their facial expressions say they have SEEN SOME STUFF. Zach comes on stage with R and they both apologize to each other and leave it on good terms but it’s still v stiff and strange.

In Mexico, R’s family is here including her parents and 2 bffs. Aven meets R’s family first. He brings dad a cigar but Dad is tough on Aven! Dad basically yells “No one is going to take my daughter away from me” at Aven. Take it down a notch Dad. No one is absconding with your precious daughter!!! Good grief. Then Aven tells the BFFs that he’s not ready to propose in 5 days. YIKES. WHAT is going on with the men this season??? Does NO ONE want to get engaged?? WHY are they on the show??? I’m so confused. And so is Rachel! She and A sit down to talk about things and R is v confused as they argue. R thinks A lied to her about getting engaged. She is laser focused on a ring and dammit you better produce one!!!

Gabby’s family is here too including Grandpa John! G brings Erich to meet them and everything goes great. Fam LOVES E and they all get emotional about G finally settling down with her person.

Tino meets R’s family and swears his family will come around and love R. R’s family buys it but I DO NOT. I saw T’s family and their skepticism and dislike! Good luck Rachel, you’ll need it!!!

R has her last date with Aven and she goes to his hotel room. They immediately get into the whole thing about R wanting an engagement and A not being ready. A insists he loves R and wants to spend his life with her but give them some time. But Rachel isn’t hearing the logic of what he’s saying. And we all know R just wants the proposal. R says she can’t move forward and it’s over. A is clearly heartbroken. He says he failed. R leaves in tears. Aven for Bachelor!!!!

In LA, Aven comes on stage and apologizes to Rachel and she to him. Uneventful except that Aven just is soooo cute. Swoon.

Gabby’s final date with Erich starts out great then Erich says he doesn’t want to rush things and he wants to date G. Gabby, who also has engagement rings dancing in her eyes, does NOT take this well. G starts crying and walks away and boom, that’s it for this week!

So we have to wait until next week to see what happens! Until then, BBs. xo 🌹