28 Day Sapphire South Pacific fashion questions and other girly stuff

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Holy Moly! This is craziness. When we fly, it is two large suitcases and a carry on for each of us. Bing, bang, boom.

Now that we are driving it is a different ballgame. We can only fit two large suitcases and our garment bag in the trunk. So I had to go to smaller cases for the back seat.

The backseat will have have two carry ons, one blue Princess bag holding the mattress topper & our pillows, the wine case for champagne, a small case with lots of pants and stuff, small case with shampoo etc, tote bag with all my hats , DS & DBIL's mattress topper, tote with their pillows and 3 snorkel gear bags!!!!!!!

I have no idea how you guys are taking door decorations, coffee pots, etc and flying. I am most impressed!

One of the really cool small bags is called a "Sky Roll". It is an amazing little item. Fits my dresses for formal night, a few odds and ends and 5 pair of shoes. My son bought it at the Men's Warehouse. You can also find it online.

Cheers, Denise
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Hello all you LUCKY people on the 28 day cruise -I so ENVY you. We are on the cruise following yours on Nov. 26th (only 14 days ). If anyone has the time or internet minutes to post during the cruise Please do. Love to know what is going on re drydock preparations, and also what shows are going on , is the new bayou show on the ship yet ? If you have any special tips , appreciate that as well. To all of you Have a spectacular time on your cruise. Happy cruising ....
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When I first started using www.myfitnesspal.com
and going to the gym I set my goal to lose 20 pounds before this cruise. I've struggled going through several long plateau periods but have stayed true to the food plan as much as possible and going faithfully to the gym 3x's a week. Been close to my goal the past few weeks but finally accepted that I was only going to be close and not there...BUT, today something happened and a few pounds just seemed to drop off all at once...woo hoo! I finally have lost 20 pounds...but before I got too full of myself I quickly changed my goal on my fitness pal to lose another 13 pounds before my birthday next May, this will put me down to the weight I was before I started having so many problems with my knees...This will most likely not be a priority between now and the first of the year because we have this cruise and another over Christmas and you all know what my temptations will be...
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"today something happened and a few pounds just seemed to drop off all at once...woo hoo! I finally have lost 20 pounds"

CONGRATULATIONS, SISSY!! YOU MADE YOUR GOAL!

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Sissy....that is great about reaching your goal. We are all proud of you cause we know (well, I certainly do) just how hard that can be. Perhaps we should have a "walking" group while on this cruise...designate a certain time every day to meet on the Promenade (or wherever)....whoever shows up that day will have a walking companion.

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That sounds like a great idea for those who like to walk. I'm interested in zumba and want to give it a try because it looks fun, especially since it is on a cruise with a little older age group than the classes at our gym..I don't know how many times a week they will schedule it but maybe I could fit walking in between. Robert wants us to try using the gym this time...if we even get up there it will be a first for us. I told him I would go up there but not promising anything. Andi, maybe you could have an informal sign up sheet at the M&G just to let everyone who walks know and to see how many might be interested. I bought a new pair of crop tights yesterday at Walmart to take because I didn't want to embarrass my self wearing the ones I have worn since March, they are pretty faded out and crummy and TOO LOOSE!.
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I intend to check out the Zumba classes....have tried it once or twice at the "Y"....don't know if these knees can do it though. Wil usually goes to the stretch class at 7:30AM and I try to get to the spa pool for my own exercise around the same time....really don't like their gym.

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Both of my 25" suitcases are filled to the point what I am going to have to unzip the expansion on one of them to get the last minute clothes in. So far each weighs a bit under 40 pounds, so I should be okay in that respect.

I am positive I have overpacked .... like the 20 knit tops I have put in .... but I don't want to have to do laundry too often, and I like to have plenty of options. LOL!

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Originally posted by flamomo
Both of my 25" suitcases are filled to the point what I am going to have to unzip the expansion on one of them to get the last minute clothes in. So far each weighs a bit under 40 pounds, so I should be okay in that respect.


Mary Lou
Mary Lou, same here with the expansion on my two 26" cases. My luggage straps are my best friends now, that way I know they won't pop open during transit.
I packed the beginning of the week, and so far haven't thought of anythinig I have forgotten, so hopefully it's all in there.
Those poor porters at the pier, with so many driving, I can only imagine how much luggage will be loaded on our ship for this one. It will probably resemble a World cruise in the luggage department.
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Congratulations Sissy!!!! That's fantastic!

Zumba...I have the DVDs at home and love it...would love to try a live class, but have two left feet, so have been too embarrassed to try one locally. Maybe on a cruise with only a couple of hundred of my CC friends, lol.

I love to walk as well, I'm up for a sort of standing meet time.
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Today's the big day I've waited almost a year and a half for...the ceremonial packing of clothes...LOL, you would think it was a ceremony for all the whoop de do surrounding it. I have been shopping for a year, ironing for weeks and everything is ready to actually go into the suitcases. The suitcases have all been cleaned and Febreezed and set on my dining room table to air overnight, Robert packs in another room, we have found this to be the most marriage preserving way to do it. I have my clothes sorted out for the airplane on Thursday, Friday at the Crown Plaza and Robert's bday party at Acapulco and my boarding clothes for Saturday.

I can't wait to get to San Pedro now..Friday Robert is going out for lunch with a few guy friends and our daughter and oldest grandson are driving up from Escondido early in the day to hang out with me and to run out and buy a few things I want and we'll go out for a light lunch before the rest of the family come about 4:00...Then we'll all go for dinner and Robert's bday party that night.

Gonna go start packing and see how much of this stuff is actually going to fit...be back with an update!
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Sissy, Congrats on the 20 lb weight loss. Way to go!!!!

The hardest decisions for me were what to wear to LA, the Green Onion and then to board the ship! You would think I was making choices that would affect world peace!!!!!

Have a great time at Robert's birthday dinner! My birthday is the day we come home.

Can't wait to see your update and how the packing worked out.

Cheers, Denise
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I thought I had this packing thing under control...I have filled my two big suitcases about half full and there is still an awful lot of stuff hanging on the rack and scattered about in the room....I think it might be time to make a few hard decisions about what has to go and what has to stay...I still need to find room for suntan lotions and some toiletries and SHOES!
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Originally posted by SissyG
The suitcases have all been cleaned and Febreezed and set on my dining room table to air overnight,
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Sissy.......never thought of this good tip.......I'm going to go get my Febreeze out right now and do the same thing to my suitcases. (I'm serious)

I'm finding the hardest thing for me is to figure out how much "stuff" we will need to last thru 28 days......toothpaste, mouthwash, hair stuff, razors, vitamins, etc....do I pack lots of extra or plan on a run to Walmart in Hawaii????? I'm not ironing anything......being Elite with free laundry is good!! . I'm starting to actually check off items on my list.....I love to check off items.

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Hello all

I have been packing today as well. Everything ready now, except for my hand luggage for the plane.

I am working up until Thursday, so only really tomorrow to finish everything up.

Hard to believe it's such a short time to wait now.

See you all onboard
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I'm only packing minimum toiletries, mini sized things I need on the way to Hilo and the items that I have to have certain brands to use that I may not find on the shelves in Hilo. The big sizes of all that stuff weigh so much and take up so much room I'll just buy them there and use them up before we disembark.
It's looking pretty good right now, almost everything in except extras like travel mugs, plastic champagne and cocktail glasses, coffee pot and our snorkel gear still has to be distributed between both of our suitcases, I got Robert to put 2 jackets and my tuxedo top in the suitbag with his tuxedo so that helped me a little too. Will close them up and weigh them and will know which ones we can add to.
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I wrote a new page for the Sapphire Princess Odyysey Blog today called ~ 6 Days To Go . . .

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Oh Peg...very pretty....can you send me the JPEG....don't think I can download from Webshots.

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Originally posted by pegpowell
I made a door sign this afternoon.

The colors are so pretty, I like it.
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