Ever Scout by Stacee Adams

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sailing on a Disney Norwegian Cruise- Days 6 and 7

It's my final post on our Disney Norwegian Cruise!!



If you missed the first few days, here's your place to catch up-



Day 6- Bergen

After our unexpected day at Sea, we had one more stop in Bergen, Norway before heading back to Copenhagen. I was really excited about this stop as we had fun plans to take the funicular up to the top of Mt Floyen. Unfortunately, the weather decided to not cooperate with us! It was pouring rain almost the entire day. We pushed through and kept our plans though!


Beautiful Bergen


We ran through town on our way to funicular station since it was raining- we did not bring an umbrella and had only our rain jackets. Whoops! We quickly discovered that 2 out of our 4 jackets were not exactly water proof!!


We visited the Troll Playgrounds at the top of the mountain. 


I feel like I always say this, but this playground was incredible. It was huge and kept getting better and better as we explored!








I started chatting with another American at the playground and quickly discovered that she was part of the cast of two different shows on the ship! She played the Stepmother in Cinderella and Mother Gothel in Tangled. She was incredible in both roles and it was so fun to meet her!


Do you see our cruise ship down below? Its on the right hand side.



Poor Rowe fell down and scraped up his hands, and we were all soaking wet so we decided to take the funicular back down instead of walking as we had planned. We were freezing cold so no one complained about the change in plans. After some warm showers on the ship, we were ready for ice cream!



That night we were supposed to have the Freezing the Night Away Party on the ship but it was rained out too. :( So they had a dance party with all the Disney Characters instead!







My favorite desert of the whole trip- Olaf's Snow Cream!


Normer was finally getting into the Disney spirit by Day 6.....


Day 7- At Sea

On our final day at Sea, we enjoyed our favorite spots on the ship, watched the Freezing the Night Away Party on the deck, went for one final swim and of course saw our favorite characters!


The boys visited the Kids Club for the last time. There are two huge rooms the kids can play in and they are connected by a hallway that has these large windows in it. Badge had a hard time going into the Kids Club- he was totally fine once he got in and started playing. So I would always tell him to meet me at this hallway and we could wave at each other. It was fun although he looks so sad. :(




Buh- bye kids!!


We love finding Daisy Duck on the ship- she is too sweet!



This was a DREAM vacation for us and were so sad to leave the ship the next day. Badge has asked me a million times when we can cruise again- I'm ready to go back again too Badge! :) We had so much fun together as a family and got to see some amazing sights!

Until we meet again Mickey.......


Did you know that I help families book Disney Cruises? I can help you find the perfect stateroom for your family, give you all my tips and tricks for sailing along with helping you plan out your excursions. The pricing is the exact same as you'll find booking directly with Disney but you are getting a personal consultant for free! Please contact me at stacee@centurytvl.com for more info!



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up Wednesday- June 2017 Edition

It's my last What's Up Wednesday in London! I'm so sad but also so happy to be moving back home soon. This time next month we will (hopefully!) be back in our house!

What we're eating this week....

All of our favorite treats here in London- Almond croissants and pretty much any sandwich from Pret (our favorite sandwich shops that are all over London). We are down to some of our final visits to La Bottega, the cute coffee shop across the street, so we are just soaking it all up!


One of our last pit stops at the Starbucks around the corner!


What I'm reminiscing about....


I just had one of the most fun weeks with my lovely friend, Katie, coming to visit. She absolutely wore me out each day but I loved showing her around. Can't wait to only live 5 minutes from her again soon!

Free Jo Malone Ice Cream in Covent Garden


Kew Gardens



What I'm loving....

This view from our master bedroom- good bye lovely London.

What we've been up to....
It has been a whirlwind this month! Between our Disney Norwegian Cruise (you can catch up on our trip with the recaps here!) and two different sets of friends in town, I think we are a little worn out! The boys have 6 days of school left. We are starting to say our good byes to our friends here.  I'm exhausted but know it will all be worth it in the end!

Normer stopped by Badge's classroom to read a book this week!



What I'm dreading...

I feel like this next month is going to be so hard. Such an uphill climb with this move. I think I am dreading the moment most when we get everything moved back into our house and I have to sort it all. We did not do a good job of throwing away junk so there is still so many things in storage that we don't need. Absolutely dreading it!!!


What I'm working on......

Packing inventory lists! I have to sort out what is flying home with us in our checked bags and what will be in the air shipment.

AND

My clients have some amazing trips coming up- Dominican Republic, Africa and Disney World are just a few spots they are visiting!

What I'm excited about....




Guess where I'm going in a week??? Highclere Castle! And if you don't know what that is, you have most likely seen this castle featured in a little show called Downton Abbey! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see all the pictures from my visit! @StaceeTravels

What I'm watching/reading...

With so much going on right now, I haven't been reading or watching anything. I read 3 books on our cruise but wasn't really loving any of them! :(

What I'm listening to...

We are on a musical kick over here- Beauty and the Beast, Matilda, Hamilton and La La Land are always playing!
I seriously need to update my playlists on Apple Music- anyone have new music suggestions?

What I'm wearing...

Last week there was a major heat wave in London. It was terrible. With no air conditioning, we all felt like we were melting. Thankfully, the weather is back to its usual state- dreary and chilly. I'll take it over the heat! So we are back to wearing light jackets again!

What I'm doing this weekend....

Hanging out with these two and enjoying one of my last weekends in London. :( Badge has a birthday party at the Golden Hinge so that will be fun too!


What I'm looking forward to next month....

LULU! 

 America! And upgrading from our 750 sq ft flat to a real house!




What else is new...

We are working on getting some work done in our house soon- can't wait to change things up! This is one of my inspiration photos- white cabinets, white veiny countertops and dark hardwood floors- sounds lovely to me!





Thanks for reading!




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sailing on a Disney Norwegian Cruise- Day 5

Today I'm continuing my recap of our amazing trip on the Disney Magic Ship to Norway! You can catch up with first few days here:


I was really looking forward to this day of our trip as we were stopping in the small town of Geiranger, which has amazing fjords and even some snow! Unfortunately, due to very high winds, we were not able to go into the port. I was really impressed with the crew on board as they made our unexpected day at sea very fun! The ship did a scenic cruise through the fjords and it ended up being my favorite part of the entire trip!! 


We rolled out of bed and ran up to the top decks to see the amazing views!

It was hard to realize the scale of the fjords until you saw what appeared to be a little mini houses built at the base of the mountain. Then it became clear how very huge everything was indeed! It was absolutely gorgeous!



There were more waterfalls than you could count!

We decided to eat breakfast at Cabanas since it has an outside deck. We lucked out with a seat right at the back of the ship. It was seriously one of the best moments in my life! Eating with my sweet family in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

We even got to see a rainbow in the waterfalls!


There were so many Disney Characters roaming around and we chased all of them down for pictures!






It was the most magical morning! We spent the rest of the day relaxing on the ship. I finally got to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (in 3D!) and we also saw my favorite show of the trip- Tangled!

Keep reading about our adventures here!


Did you know that I help families book Disney Cruises? I can help you find the perfect stateroom for your family, give you all my tips and tricks for sailing along with helping you plan out your excursions. The pricing is the exact same as you'll find booking directly with Disney but you are getting a personal consultant for free! Please contact me at stacee@centurytvl.com for more info!






Monday, June 19, 2017

Sailing on a Disney Norwegian Cruise- Day 4






We just arrived back from our amazing trip to Norway onboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship. My kids have only asked 1000 times this week if we can get back on the ship right now!

If you missed the first few days, click here!

On Day 4, we woke up in Alesund, Norway! I loved the excitement each morning of getting out of our inside stateroom to see what was waiting for us in port!



The small pool here is actually a staff only area- they have a pretty prime spot for viewing the world!



After breakfast we jumped off ship and went to explore. As usual, our agenda included finding a playground for these two!


The weather was spectacular in Alesund- a little warm so we shed our layers pretty quickly!



Such a quaint town!


We finally found a playground in the Town Park! The boys happily played for awhile and then we decided to head back to the ship to eat lunch.


Spotted these gorgeous tulips on the walk back- Someone was ready for their afternoon nap!


 After lunch and a nap- the boys visited the Kids Club and Normer and I played some Jenga. I kept waiting for a large wave to come and knock it over during his turn. Of course I knocked it fell on my turn!


We dined in Lumiere's and our amazing waiter had a few magic tricks for the boys. He made them these little bunnies that would hop each time they tried to pet it. Rowe is obsessed with anything resembling a stuffed animal and begged for a bunny every night at dinner!



After dinner, we visited Deck 10 to check out the view as the ship was sailing through the Fjords. This picture was taken at 10pm! The days were very long and the sun never fully set at night.







Stay tuned for Day 5 when we had a disappointing surprise but it all worked out in the end!




Did you know that I help families book Disney Cruises? I can help you find the perfect stateroom for your family, give you all my tips and tricks for sailing along with helping you plan out your excursions. The pricing is the exact same as you'll find booking directly with Disney but you are getting a personal consultant for free! Please contact me at stacee@centurytvl.com for more info! Also, follow me on Instagram to stay up to date with all our latest trips! @staceetravels


Keep reading about our adventures here!