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Breakfast on The Dream, Lunch at Epcot, Sawyer’s 5th Birthday

Morning on the Disney Dream With the seas as rough as they had been the night before after departing Castaway Cay, waking up to the calmness was both a blessing and a curse. It meant that the ship was tied up and we were back at Port Canaveral… our cruise had ended.  We were excited, however, to wake up to… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday Day 3

Disney’s Castaway Cay Island Morning Day three of the three day Bahamas cruise always pulls you in two directions.  On one hand it is amazing because you get to enjoy the day on one of the most beautiful islands on earth.  On the other hand, it is your last day of the cruise which means tomorrow you are back to… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday Day 2

Sunrise on the Disney Dream – Day 2 Nassau We arose to the gentle rocking of the ship as we continued the last portion of our journey to Nassau, Bahamas.  Day one on the Disney Dream was a blast and we were looking forward to another fun day on the ship.  Most of the Hayes household likes to sleep in… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday, Day 1

Traveling to Port Canaveral Emily had, in her usual style, arranged all of the details for a memorable fifth birthday for Sawyer, which kicked off with a three night Disney Dream birthday cruise.   The bags were packed with the essentials as well as some fun birthday surprises for Sawyer.  After getting the car packed, Sawyer and I went to… Read more »

23 Hours of Mickey… A Sad Tale

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Hayes Family Fish Tank

For as much time as we spend at Disney, my assumption is you are thinking this post is about one of our crazy weekend experiences at the park.  While you would be correct on the weekend part, this had nothing to do with any theme park at all. It started Saturday when Emily needed to run to Michael’s to pick… Read more »

Thanksgiving And Drew’s 50th Birthday – North Carolina Weekend

It was a simple holiday trip to North Carolina that Emily had been planning since the middle of the summer. Our sister-in-law Fran reached out and mentioned she wanted to have a special birthday gathering for Emily’s brother Drew and after 2 seconds of contemplation, the hotel was booked and Pinterest saw a spike in their birthday ideas pin volume…. Read more »

Disney Dream – Halloween on the High Seas 3 Night Bahamas Cruise

This trip had been a long time in the making, but we finally convinced Grandma Jean and Papa Don to take a Disney Cruise with the whole family.  For those of you following along on Hayesvision you know that we absolutely love cruising.  I owe this relatively new found love to Emily because if it wasn’t for her, I am… Read more »

Disney Fantasy Seven Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Tortola (Day 4)

After three days at sea, we were eager for the sight of land which came on day four in the form of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  We had arrangements set for a shore excursion that included  a morning of exploration (via open air van), beach time, and a little snorkeling.  Although not a destination that we might have sought… Read more »

Disney Fantasy Seven Day Summer Cruise – Days at Sea (2 & 3)

Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean Day 2 – Day at Sea There is just something fantastic about waking up on a Disney Cruise Ship!  We eased into our day as Emily got some reading done and Hunter caught up on some Bunk’d episodes on demand, while Sawyer slept and I got some time to blog about the prior day’s activities.  We… Read more »

Disney Fantasy Seven Day Summer Cruise – Day 1

One of our absolute favorite vacations was finally upon us, a seven night Eastern Disney Cruise on the Fantasy!  We booked the trip about six weeks prior, and Emily had been packing ever since. I got up early so I would have enough time to load the 26-foot U-haul truck that was just barely able to contain our luggage for… Read more »