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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


After the hustle and bustle of excursions in Florence, Rome, and Pompeii, we had no specific plans for Corsica. We also arrived here on a Sunday, so many things were closed. This was perfect. We slept in. We did laundry while having a leisurely breakfast. We finally made it off the ship around noon and wandered through the local marketplace. It was a mix of flea market and farmers market with lots of cured meats, roasted chickens, fresh fruit and veg, and tons of cheese sharing space with jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, and t-shirts.

We walked down to Napoleon's house, but it was closed.

We bumped into Dave, Ashley and Melanie having a leisurely lunch in their own comfy clothes. Dave offered more ship trivia - the paintbrush in the Animator's Palette is a #6 because that was Walt's preferred brush. We chatted about Disneyland Paris and the ship heading to dry dock. There's less than 4 weeks before the Magic goes in for its overhaul, which is amazing. There are little hints of wear and tear around, but not much, and certainly not enough to expect the kind of total overhaul she's about to get, but, that's Disney maintenance for you.

We walked down to the beach, with the gorgeous sea lapping at the sand. We strolled down to the Citadel and back to the stairs, collecting some sea glass and colorful rocks along the way. Then the sea tricked me into filling my shoes full of water, so we headed back to the ship to lounge around a bit more.

A lazy afternoon of writing up travelogues, naps, and time around the pool followed before we headed to see Disney Dreams, one of the musical production numbers on the ship. This one was about a girl on the cusp of her teenage years trying to keep her dreams alive. There was an amazing Under the Sea number with a Sebastian puppet and dancing turtles and bubbles.

We stopped by Studio Sea to play "Who Wants to be a Mouseketeer?," the shipboard version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Next up was dinner at Lumiere's and Dave's super tough Disney trivia. How tough? I got 2 out of 20 correct. The winning score was 7. We wrapped up the night with the comedian Heath Hyche in Rockin Bar D. Tomorrow is a tour of Nice and Monaco!


  • "We walked down to Napoleon's house, but it was closed. "
    He was probably out conquering something.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 11:18 AM  

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