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Did you receive a Phone Call about a “Free Cruise”

Free Cruise Robot

Did you receive a phone call about a “Free Cruise” between July of 2009 and March of 2014? If so, you could be eligible for up to $900!  We remembered getting these phone calls, so I checked out our phone numbers and sure enough, our old land line number was included!  I remember when I answered the phone and it was the giant horn blaring in my ear! Of course, I got an instant smile on my face, because if you’ve ever cruised it makes you happy, but I certainly didn’t want to talk to a telemarketer. I don’t remember how fast I hung up, but I don’t remember anymore of the call after that.

You can check out your phone numbers and submit via online or mail, if your number was listed. – Charvat v. Carnival et al Class Members who wish to file a claim must complete this form online or by mail postmarked no later than November 3, 2017.


Since we had 1 number included, we can get $300.  Since we already have a cruise planned, I’m planning on rolling that $300 right towards our October 2018 cruise!  However, if you don’t have a trip planned, it’s a perfect deposit amount now… sorry $300 is not enough for a “Free Cruise”.  Let us know if you were on the list and how you plan on spending your $300 – $900 that you weren’t expecting!  People always ask us when you get the best deal on cruises, and most of the time, it’s when you book early! Of course, we can help you plan any vacation you would like to take – Disney, Hawaii, Alaska, Cruises, All Inclusive, etc.

We would love the opportunity to help you plan your next Family Getaway. We can help you book and plan your trip at no additional cost to you. Contact Us Today!

Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

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We are lucky enough to be in the direct path of the total solar eclipse.  Our plan is to head to a local park first thing in the morning to enjoy the day as a family.  The kids do have school this day, but they have already been teaching the kids a lot about the eclipse prior to the event, and we’ve decided to use a parent excuse day. We all will have some Eclipse Shirts too! Some of our local stores have some cute ones! If you are in the path, or heading to the path of Total Eclipse, make sure to check the stores early in the weekend as I know items will sale out.  We all want one that we can certainly re-wear after the date of the event.

Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017


Here are some items we’ve prepared to pack for the day

1) Solar Eclipse Glasses – Many areas around us are sold out.  Thankfully we grabbed ours a month ago.  Amazon does still have some, but the price point is going up.  Check around your local stores, libraries, science museums, etc. You can find reputable vendors for solar filters and viewers here.

2) Sunscreen – We will be outside all day and so excited about all of the events.  I know we think about sunscreen at the pool, lake, and beach, but it will be just as important.

3) Water – Make sure you are staying hydrated for the day!

4) Snacks and Picnic Lunch – I don’t want any of us getting hangry.  Plus, I think the kids will want to snack a lot while waiting for the solar eclipse to begin! Think SUNchips, MOONpie, SUNDrop, SUNnyD, ECLIPSE gum, Milky Way candy bars, etc!  The kids will think you were so creative!

5) Chairs – We will be outside all day and we will all get tired from playing!  Make sure to bring a chair, picnic blanket, etc. to stay comfortable.

6) Shade tent or large umbrella – of course this will be put up when the solar eclipse begins, but for the morning prior to that, we are planning on taking advantage of as much shade as possible to stay cool. Also a great way for little ones to take an early nap before the event begins.

7) Water Misters/Fans – This is really important for little ones! Especially if it will be a 90 degree plus day like you can usually expect in August.

8) Sunglasses – You should not look at the sun with your regular sun glasses on of course, however, you should still protect your eyes when you are not looking at the sun.

9) Games – Bring some games that will keep your kids entertained while waiting.  We will bring our cornhole, giant jenga, baseball gloves, frisbee, etc. to keep us all entertained!

10) Camera – While you should take in the day and the event as much as possible without on your electronics all day, you do want to remember these family memories.  This may be the only time you or your kids see a total solar eclipse.  Make sure to document those memories to cherish in the future.


Ultimately, be ready to make some great family memories together during this once in a lifetime event!

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Our First Disney Mail

We recently booked our Fall Break 2017 Disney trip and we received in our Disney Mail today! Check out our video sharing with you how Disney is the master of marketing and making every family feel special!

I did make an error at the end of the video about when we could book our Fast Passes! We booked another Disney with their Fast Pass date starting in the middle of July and I just got those confused.  Ignore that part, I should have just trusted Disney 🙂


Disney Holiday Parties for 2017 Announced

Disney has released the dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for 2017.

The tickets are not available for purchase just yet, but will be soon.  These events are an extra cost, and the price usually increases as the event date gets closer.  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party now starts in August! This is great for people with Fall Breaks in the month of September to enjoy the festivities during their visit.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween includes Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, Themed Fireworks Show, Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet, and much more!  Plus you can add In-Room Celebration items to your resort and get some extra boo-tiful pictures added with your Disney PhotoPass!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party begins on November 8th and continues until December 22.  This is the perfect way to get into the Christmas Spirit with Mickey and Santa!  Cinderella’s Castle Shimmers, Joyful Music fills the air, Disney attractions are in holiday themes, and Disney Characters don their most festive attire!

Let us know if you would like to plan your Disney Trip to enjoy either (or both) of these amazing events!