This cruise is in celebration of our 10th
anniversary of our family gatherings, which was technically started
in June of 1998. Prior to that, Don, Teeter and myself went to
Myrtle Beach, SC every summer alone for our family vacation.
That year, 1998, Judy Amerman contacted me and wanted to come to the
beach to meet us and join us in our family vacation. She and
her son Nick, who was 8 at the time and Teeter was 6, came and we
had a wonderful time with them. We decided that maybe the next
summer we would put a notice out on our listserv to see who else
would like to meet us and other families. The next summer,
June 1999, we had 11 families attend. The rest is history.
Every year since, I have organized a family vacation in Myrtle
Beach, SC with the exception of this year, our 10th year. To
celebrate, I decided to do something a little special - the Disney
Cruise. And what a great time was had by all our wonderful
families that attended. We are all sorry that it's over, but
look forward to next year's event back in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Nick and Teeter in 1998
Nick and Teeter in 2008
I would like to thank the generous donors who
donated money to
Apert International, Inc. to help make our Disney Cruise a
Thank you to
program of AmeriFace -
formerly AboutFace USA for their donation to buy all our
families the 8 X 10 group photo!!!
Thank you to the generous donations in loving
memory of Milford and Kathleen Sears - Teeter's late
grandparents - to purchase all the photo albums for each family.
Thank you to our generous friends who want to
remain anonymous who donated funds to Apert International, Inc.
to purchase all the other Disney Cruise Line gifts given to the
families that attended.
I would also like to thank
Disney Cruise Line for their superior service and
hospitality. We all enjoyed the Ice Cream social, the
private luncheon, the meet and greet with the Captain, the
kitchen tour and the pillow case decorating event. Nicole
outdid herself in planning these onboard events.
Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you
Myrtle Beach in July 2009. xo CAT >^..^<
Now, on to the good stuff, the