Hunting For Cruise Necessities

Leaving for our Disney Cruise in just about 14 days we are scrambling to get everything accomplished that we need done. We have been so consumed with getting our groups T-Shirts done that we never got to finish shopping for our Fish Extender goods. Now we are running around getting the stuff we need to get our Fish Extenders ready, and packed. We tried to think of anything that would go well for either kids, or adults. The FE is a very hard thing to prepare for.

Finding a large amount of things for a reasonable rate is a hard thing to do.  We found a real nice deal on EBay for some noise cancelling headphones. They were decorated, and good for boys, or girls. The cost is what set us back. We have thought of small toys, and some specialty things that we could make, but haven’t come to final thoughts on what to do.

So you ask “What is a Fish Extender?”

A Fish Extender is a set of pockets that hang outside of your cruise stateroom door. Usually before a cruise you get to talk to some of the other people that are going on the cruise on some sort of cruise forum. For our purposes it was DisBoards, and our own Facebook Group. Each participating person puts something surprise inside the FE. It is like Christmas in a way.

Have you ever participated in a FE? Have you ever done a Disney Cruise?

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Horseback Riding In Disney At Fort Wilderness

Ever since my daughter was young enough to take pony rides in Fort Wilderness she used to beg us to take her horseback riding.  Only within the past year has she actually nagged us to arrange a ride when we go to Disney World.  I have always told her that horseback riding in Disney is a very unique experience.  This past year we went to Disney World and she asked if we were going to go riding.  Due to funds being a bit low, and also having a very tight schedule of things to do we had to let her down.

She is now making a final request to go riding when we go back next time.  We had to tell her that on our next visit we will not be able to go riding because we will be on a 1 day hopper ticket that came with our Disney Cruise.  We did promise her that we would do it in December when we go to Disney for Christmas.

It costs @ $45 per person, and it is a 45 minute ride along the wilderness trail.

Where we are she could go riding, but it is very costly, and she would also have to have riding equipment like breeches, helmet, and anything else.  She is very happy about the upcoming ride in December.

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Can’t Wait To See The FantasyLand Expansion

This year we are going to Disney World from the day after Christmas through the New Year.  We have not gone during this timeframe in many years.  This has a lot to do with money, family, and everything else.  Being that our daughter is in 6th grade we are more watchful of the days out of school.  In the past she might have missed 2-3 days because of a vacation.  This had a lot to do with how the school system can’t schedule anything to work with everyone.

Being that we are going in December we aren’t going to get to see any of the Fantasyland Expansion being completed for at least another year.  Next year we are taking an 8 night cruise out of New York on the Disney Cruise Line, but the 1 day that they give us into the parks that is included will not allow us to see much because time will not permit.

I have been checking out videos that have been posted by someone that goes to Disney a lot, and the Fantasyland Expansion looks like it is moving along rather nice.  I only wish that they were going to have something done for us to see when we go next month.

Maybe Disney can grant me one of many unusual presents and let me check out what is being done.

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My Daughter Has Concerns

For several years we were told that our daughter has eczema.  Knowing this we are cautious about everything we do that might effect her.  Going on a cruise in a little over a month brings this back to light.  My wife is questioning the doctor, and if we should change doctors because he is saying she doesn’t have eczema, and yet I don’t think you just lose eczema.  Correct me if I am wrong.  Going on the cruise there will be sun, and moist air for the most part, but there will be some dry times, and that is the times that we worry about.  What is the most common eczema treatment that you have heard of?  I know I also don’t want to have to see the ship doctor because they charge big numbers for that, and I don’t think they accept medical insurance.

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