For some crazy reason, the night before embarkation, we all went to bed at like 8:00 pm. Unheard of in our house. So... we were all awake at 5:00 am. Yes. FIVE. I know! Crazy! My schedule always goes upside down on vacation! But COME ON! It's vacation! You are supposed to be able to sleep LATE, not get up at an ungodly hour, that I NEVER see in real life! Anyway, good thing about being up was getting to watch the Disney Wonder make her way into the Galveston port for the first time ever! Our hotel was literally ON the port, so we just walked out to watch! It was very cool.
|Here she comes! Backwards!|
We went back into hotel, ate breakfast, then laid around until time to get ready to go! Our Port Arrival Time was 11, but we went around 10:30. We had an easy wait until time to go through security, sped through check-in, and were boarding by 11:30!
They welcomed us "home"! *Tears*
Once onboard, I headed to Guest Services for tea party tickets and to drop off our Vinylmation for autographs! Clinton and Em went to Wave Bands (one of the clubs) to change our Palo reservation to that night. We met back up at the pool for lunch and to let Em play while the pools were empty. She was the FIRST kid in the Mickey pool!!
It was, then, time for the Muster Drill! We went down to Animator's Palate to learn what to do in case of emergency! Then we went to the Sail Away deck party! We didn't get to go to the one on our last cruise because of the dang fog!
|Oh! Hi Minnie!|
The "When You Wish Upon A Star" horn makes me tear up every time! After dancing away the afternoon, we went back to the room to change for dinner and to feed Em some room service. She needed to eat before that night's show, because afterwards she was finally getting to go to the Oceaneer's Club!
|Em's dinner- Mac & Cheese, and warm cookies! AND Skinny Steve|
The show on the first night is called "All Aboard: Let the Magic Begin". It is a cute little introduction show, but it was exactly like the one we saw on the Magic in January. We dropped Em off at the club, she was so excited, couldn't wait to get in there! Then went up to Palo, the adult only restaurant. We had been looking forward to this since we ruined our visit on the Magic!
|For the table- Antipasto|
|For the table- Fresh baked breads|
|Shared appetizer- Fried Calamari|
|Kayla's Pasta course- Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce and Asparagus|
|Clinton's Pasta course- Lobster and Marscapone Ravioli|
|Lemon Sorbet palate cleanser|
|Kayla's Entree- Beef Tenderloin topped with red wine sauce|
|Clinton's Entree- Osso Bucco (I had serious plate envy! It was AMAZING!)|
|Clinton told our server Judy that my birthday was 3 days before, so I got this really cute plate with dessert!|
|Dessert- Chocolate souffle! (We both got our own, NO SHARING!)|