crazycatperson goes a-cruising!

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Okay! We don't actually board the Wonder until one week from today, and OMG I am so excited! I'm getting the trip report started now because once we leave home I'll be posting exclusively from my mobile phone (when I post at all), and new topics are much easier to start on a real computer. So check back here in a week or maybe two and maybe you'll find a few ship and Hawaii photos.

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clapping

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yay Can't wait to hear about your trip!!

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can't wait to hear about it

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You're going to love it! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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Bon Voyage beach

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Enjoy! Can't wait to hear about it!

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Our trip has begun! We don't board the ship until tomorrow; today we flew to LA and are staying the night at the Crowne Plaza nearby. Tomorrow we get up at 3 am LA time (thank God that's 6 am our time!) to board a flight to Vancouver and start the cruise.

Today's flight was completely uneventful and arrived early. It's not quite 2:30 LA time, and we're lounging in our room for a while. Dinner will be at the hotel (too tired for the originally planned foray into LA), then a very early night so we can be ready to go in the wee hours.

Probably no posts for a while after this. Just assume we're having a great time.

A few photos of the room and our view of the end of one of the LAX runway.

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LOL I'm sitting in bed watching jets land and playing on my phone. Yes, this actually is fun.

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LOL I'm sitting in bed watching jets land and playing on my phone. Yes, this actually is fun.

Haha! I actually love doing the same thing. We always stay at the airport the night before we fly to Disney. I always request airfield view and then sit at the window at night watching the planes come and go while listening to air traffic control on my iPhone app. I'll be doing it again this Friday.

Have a great trip!!!

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Have a great trip CCP. yay

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WOO HOO!!!! Hope you have a fabulous time!

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Safe travels CCP!

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Forgot to mention, our room tonight was upgraded to club level. Yeah, it's nice. I could get used to it. Unfortunately, we have to check out before the free breakfast is served.

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Here's a jet coming in to land.

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I just discovered we have an awesome view of the LAX sign from our window.

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Ahhhhhh so excited for you!!! Literally cannot wait to hear about it. Your room looks lush at LAX.

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So excited for you guys! Waiting for a trip report. clapping

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Happy sailing mickey

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That's really cool! I've never stayed at an airport hotel before, so I'd never considered the free entertainment that comes with the location. Here's hoping that yesterday's flight was uneventful also!

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OMG OMG OMG THIS IS THE BEST VACATION EVER!!!!!!!

We love it so much we've booked the October 2016 Big Meet Up cruise.

The ship is pulling in to Hilo, so I now have phone service again. Will post a few things on the fly.

And hubby isn't at all bothered by the expanse of the ocean, and my scopolamine patches tamed the motion sickness. Yay for cruising!

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Rainy day in Hilo.

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Our stateroom. We really like it, but for the October 2016 trip we booked a midship verandah room.

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crazycatperson wrote:
OMG OMG OMG THIS IS THE BEST VACATION EVER!!!!!!!

We love it so much we've booked the October 2016 Big Meet Up cruise.

yay!!!

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Docking in Hilo.

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yay yay yay so happy y'all are loving it!

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Vancouver, and our first lunch onboard at the buffet.

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Safety drill and a couple of photos I took just before the drill began. That's a Princess ship leaving the cruise terminal before us.

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The adventures away party and a few scenes as the Wonder left port.

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Animator' Palate on our first night.

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Sunrise on our first morning.

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