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Old November 2nd, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Default Enchantment in 10 days...Top Ten List!

After all the hoopla, a few prospects, one actually signed up I am now going by myself after all and glad about it. I am excited for the adventure in 10 days. There will be wild stories to report when I get back. 10 days and counting! I have begun packing, making my list and working on my base tan. I have a top ten list, if anyone has suggestions.

10. 8 pairs of swimsuits for 5 night cruise
9. 18 Budweisers, 6 bottles tonic water, vodka and limes
8. My I-pod and speaker system loaded with Jimmy Buffet and various loud rock and roll for my cabin.
7. fresh supply of tanning lotions, oils and aftersun products, primarily Panama Jack
6. 3 pair of sunglasses, Ray Ban tortoise shell Wayfarers, black Ray Ban Predator J's and my new Maui Jim's depending on weather conditions and color of swim shorts
5. a few hats
4. video camera, fresh tapes and tripod
3. digital camera with extra memory card
2. sea shell collection as way to get girls to my cabin

and the number one thing not to forget to pack.......

1. My new copy of the "Official Suntanner's Bible- the lighter side of dark" -Jason Vogel 1987 for reading and sharing poolside

Let me know if there is anything I may have forgotten.





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so Dave..which one are you in the picture ?

To add to your list

11) portable DVD player with your new box collection edition of the first season of "Boys Gone Wild Video"

12) extra "AA" batteries for your Dade County Offender Progam ankle monitor bracelet

13) your bon voyage present given to you by your co-workers a teeshirt with the inscription "I'm Shy"

14)your new GPS system programmed to find your cabin from any bar on the pool deck

have a great cruise and don't forget that church services are held every day at sunset in the wedding chapel
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Thanks Venice for the tips. I just got a new speedo too so I think I will bring that. I cheated and went to the tanning bed today just for a head start.

Extra batteries are always important. I think I need a sign for my cabin door as well to let the girls know where the party is and maybe some Bon Voyage decorations.

Does anyone know where the hold the Friends of Bill W. meeting so I can make sure I am on the other side of the ship at the time?
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It just occurred to me that maybe I should also bring some factor 8 sunscreen for the areas around my new speedo until I even up my tan....
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I have added to my list a stack of the "Congratuations for finding the lost shaker of salt" from the Margaritaville website. You get a free maragarita. it says you can only use one a year but I think I may find away to use more than one 8) and can give some to the pretty girls I meet on board.

Have I forgotten anything?
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Don't forget the condoms...
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hey croozbabe..this is a "family friendly" board so we don't openly discuss certain things (VBG)...we all know Dave the Wave only goes on cruises to show off his tan and speedo's and he does not have time for any other type of recreation because he is faithful and devoted to only one person...Brittany....
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Crusebabe, thanks, already on the list. My brother was a pharm rep and when he left the job he had stockpiled some certain prescription drug samples. They are on the list as well.
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Dave ...doesn't the stockpile consist of products that were recalled because they were defective ?? (BG)
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Yes, that is the problem. They are the higher dosage than they found to be safe. You have to break them in half or else you won't be able to go to the pool the next day in your speedo.
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spare us the visual..your wit will be missed while you are on the ship (VBG)
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As I did in May on the Sovereign, I will post live of my escapades while onboard next week. Stay tuned....
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understand while onboard you will be making a pilot for a new reality series "The Cruising Life". The plot will be to see how many unsuspecting cruisers that you can lure into doing an all day spa makeover to most resemble "you -know-who"
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In all my haste to make a packing list, I did an inventory last night and realized I only have three pair of underwear that I would want to be seen in. Now I usually don't wear them anyway but I should get some new ones at least for formal night.... Boxers or briefs??
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what about "grammy panties" ????
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Hey Dave,,,,anything but "tidy whities" Have a great cruise.
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Down to a matter of hours now. Got the back seats out of the Element to make room for all the luggage. Got the beer, vodka, limes and tonic and a bottle of wine just in case.

Got the clothes laid out, take the best 6 of my swim shorts, got new underwear yesterday, those that are boxer/briefs in an assortment of colors. My younger son is going to use the trimmer to get the patches of hair from either side of my back. All the batteries are charging, the I-pod is charging and I got a fresh stick of anti-perspirant, Cool Scent!

249 miles to Port Everglades from here, on the road before 8 and should be there by noon. I had the Element to 105 mph on the Bee-line expressway last time but will be more prudent this time. They are not very areodynamic.

I think I have everything I will need. Just hope we don't have to fend off any pirates of the Caribbean
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Hey Dave,
Sounds like you are ready to roll...Have a great time and I'm hoping you'll write a detailed review of the ship...Have fun, Bon Voyage!


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Hey, thanks Donna! I will write a detailed review from the perspective of a single traveler and also one of a revisit to the Enchantment post refurb and stretch. The pictures will probably get up first though. I will post tomorrow afternoon or evening of the first days adventure.

The weather looks great let's hope the passenger list does too.
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Thanks DAve,
Try to get a pic of you on the tramp or bungee thing they now have, sounds like fun!! I haven't heard much of anything since the stretch, so we're counting on your to fill us all in....take care and be safe!
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I will ge the usual belly flop pics, the bungee thing and great ship pics focusing on the changes. I will critique Margaritaville Ocho Rios too.
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OMG,
I almost forgot Margarita Ville, shame on me!
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Howdy! Cruising out on the "Enchantment of the Seas" in a bit over two weeks! Can not wait. Went on her last December and had the best time. I am anxious to see the renovations. Always stuck in an inside cabin, this time, splurged on a balcony. Saw the Enchantment on Martha's Vineyard back in September. The new bridges on the pool deck looked impressive. Folks traveling on the ship told me that Matt Baker is no longer the cruise director I'm sad. Hey, Dave, or other folks out there....how is the new director? We are cruising with people we met last December.......the list has grown to them inviting their friends, their friends inviting friends, and us inviting friends--10 of us in all--should be fun! Please, please send me any updates on my beloved ship! Some say I am cRaZy to cruise the same ship, but she's near and dear to my heart! Go figure!?! Of course, here in New England, it's already down to 20 degrees at night, so any vacation sounds good at this point!
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