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beachbuddy
May 1st, 2012, 05:22 PM
Is Mimi going? or did she cancel? I forgot what she did... carol

Carol, Mimi booked, then Mimi cancelled, then Mimi booked again! LOL But you know Mimi, she could cancel again!!! LOL

Patty

psupa
May 1st, 2012, 06:53 PM
Is Mimi going? or did she cancel? I forgot what she did... carol

Carol, Mimi booked, then Mimi cancelled, then Mimi booked again! LOL But you know Mimi, she could cancel again!!! LOL

Patty

So far she's booked, but like Patty said you know Mimi. I hope she doesn't cancel. We got a really great price that I couldn't pass up. Actually looking forward to it since we haven't been to the Bahamas in a long time.

Theresa

beachbuddy
May 1st, 2012, 09:06 PM
So far she's booked, but like Patty said you know Mimi. I hope she doesn't cancel. We got a really great price that I couldn't pass up. Actually looking forward to it since we haven't been to the Bahamas in a long time.

Theresa

Theresa, You'll have a good time. I just can't talk myself into sailing out of Bayonne in February.......LOL No way........well, maybe if it were 12 nights!!! LOL:D Hmmmm:rolleyes:

Host Corkey
May 1st, 2012, 11:56 PM
Carol, Mimi booked, then Mimi cancelled, then Mimi booked again! LOL But you know Mimi, she could cancel again!!! LOL

Patty


Don't know why I even try to keep up with our Mimi - -ha!ha! well, I actually don't - all I know is, she better NOT cancel our Allure cruises!!!

carol

beachbuddy
May 2nd, 2012, 12:08 AM
Don't know why I even try to keep up with our Mimi - -ha!ha! well, I actually don't - all I know is, she better NOT cancel our Allure cruises!!!

carol

She wouldn't dare cancel that one!!! I mean those TWO!!!!

Patty

Host Corkey
May 2nd, 2012, 01:26 AM
She wouldn't dare cancel that one!!! I mean those TWO!!!!

Patty


She'll have ALL OF US ganging up on her!! c.

cage keeper
May 2nd, 2012, 04:24 PM
Isn't there anything that leaves out of Bayonne?

No. They are not doing anymore NJ sailings. And nothing out of Florida in the summer. So that leaves us March from Florida or San Juan or just letting it go. Thought maybe we could find a short one from Miami or something because we will be down there this summer. No luck.

Joni

kclvt
May 2nd, 2012, 04:30 PM
No. They are not doing anymore NJ sailings. And nothing out of Florida in the summer. So that leaves us March from Florida or San Juan or just letting it go. Thought maybe we could find a short one from Miami or something because we will be down there this summer. No luck.

Joni

That stinks that you would have to lose it but I wound up losing mine. When I cancelled my Silihouette they didn't even offer to move it somewhere else and I never thought to ask.

cage keeper
May 3rd, 2012, 07:41 AM
That stinks that you would have to lose it but I wound up losing mine. When I cancelled my Silihouette they didn't even offer to move it somewhere else and I never thought to ask.

When I moved it from this March to next the guy said to just call back if I have to move it again. Did you cancel in time to get the deposit back? Is it 3 months out? I made sure I did it before final payment was due. That stinks if they didn't offer it to you. They should have suggested moving it instead of canceling.

Joni

psupa
July 1st, 2012, 10:17 PM
Posting to see what you are all up to. Haven't been any posts since early May and I know you are all planning cruises. Ann did you cruise to Bermuda this past May. Patty hope you are doing better after your surgery. Stay cool everyone.

Theresa

beachbuddy
July 2nd, 2012, 06:35 AM
Posting to see what you are all up to. Haven't been any posts since early May and I know you are all planning cruises. Ann did you cruise to Bermuda this past May. Patty hope you are doing better after your surgery. Stay cool everyone.
Theresa

Hey Theresa, well you know that us, Carol, Nafce, Dee, John, Kim, Alex, Mimi and Walt are doing a b2b on the Allure in December. Wish you were coming.

Wednesday will be 4 weeks and I'm still in a cast and still can't put any pressure on the foot. I go to the docs on Thursday and I'm hoping he takes these darn pins out because they really are annoying and they hurt off and on.

How's everyone else here doing? Ann, what have you been up to?

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!! Honestly, I'm not!!!

Patty

alwalaska
July 2nd, 2012, 01:44 PM
Hi all! I have been busy writing a course book for a class I teach, traveling around teaching out of town, and now on my week home to work, we have been without power since the big storms went through on Friday. What a way to celebrate the 4th and my birthday. :( Luckily I have a good friend who is letting me hang out at her house and TRY to work. Ha ha.

beachbuddy
July 2nd, 2012, 03:48 PM
Hi all! I have been busy writing a course book for a class I teach, traveling around teaching out of town, and now on my week home to work, we have been without power since the big storms went through on Friday. What a way to celebrate the 4th and my birthday. :( Luckily I have a good friend who is letting me hang out at her house and TRY to work. Ha ha.

Ann, sorry to hear about your losing power. So many people I know are without it. Hope they get you up and running soon.

Happy Birthday too!!!

Patty

ebk2795
July 2nd, 2012, 04:13 PM
Hi Everyone.
Nothing too exciting going on her. Just trying to beat the heat!
Eileen

psupa
July 8th, 2012, 09:32 AM
Hey Theresa, well you know that us, Carol, Nafce, Dee, John, Kim, Alex, Mimi and Walt are doing a b2b on the Allure in December. Wish you were coming.

Wednesday will be 4 weeks and I'm still in a cast and still can't put any pressure on the foot. I go to the docs on Thursday and I'm hoping he takes these darn pins out because they really are annoying and they hurt off and on.

How's everyone else here doing? Ann, what have you been up to?

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!! Honestly, I'm not!!!

Patty

Patty, I hope you're feeling better. Hopefully your doctor's visit went well and the pins are out. I can't even imagine what that must be like. I don't think I'm ready for a ship as big as the Allure yet. I'm hoping they bring the Sunshine Class to Bayonne in 2014. We'll have to wait and see.

Theresa

psupa
July 8th, 2012, 09:58 AM
Hi all! I have been busy writing a course book for a class I teach, traveling around teaching out of town, and now on my week home to work, we have been without power since the big storms went through on Friday. What a way to celebrate the 4th and my birthday. :( Luckily I have a good friend who is letting me hang out at her house and TRY to work. Ha ha.

Happy Birthday.

I hope you made the best of it under the circumstances. Hopefully the power is back on.

Theresa

beachbuddy
July 8th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Patty, I hope you're feeling better. Hopefully your doctor's visit went well and the pins are out. I can't even imagine what that must be like. I don't think I'm ready for a ship as big as the Allure yet. I'm hoping they bring the Sunshine Class to Bayonne in 2014. We'll have to wait and see.

Theresa

Theresa,

I went to the docs on Thursday and they left the cast off and took the pins out. He told me to start walking on it but it hurts so bad so I'm using the walker still and really limping along - they said to use a walker or cane until I'm good to go. Of course, can't do a lot of walking on it but enough to get me around the house which is certainly better than walker and wheel chair. Certainly won't be walking in Shop Rite or anywhere like that for now.

I have to do a bunch of stretching exercises with the foot and toes but they really hurt when I stand on them!!! At least now I can get my leg wet and the first thing I did when I came home from the docs was wash my leg and shave it!! LOL

Anyway, I'm hoping it gets better after maybe a week and that I'll be able to walk without to much pain. He doesn't want to see me for 4 weeks at which time he said he'll try getting me into a show and or sandel. For now I'm in one of thos stupid hard shoes that he gave me and I have a boot at home from a previous surgery so I can switch off between those two for now.

Guess no beach for me for awhile as I won't be able to walk in the sand. Hopefully, maybe sometime in August! I still have stitches under the toes but they are dissolvable and the other stitches he did he put inside and they are also dissolvable. When he removed those pins I thought I'd die!!! The cast guy told me they were at least 3" long!!!! OMG.....they gave them to me and they really are at least 3".

Patty

alwalaska
July 8th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. We finally got power back in the middle of the night between Friday and Saturday. It was a bit rough, but we are getting back to normal now.

Patty, I am so sorry to hear about how painful your foot is, but I am glad that you are at least making progress. I hope it is all better soon.

I may be ready for one of the big ships one of these days. I'm not sure if I am there yet.

beachbuddy
July 9th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. We finally got power back in the middle of the night between Friday and Saturday. It was a bit rough, but we are getting back to normal now.

Patty, I am so sorry to hear about how painful your foot is, but I am glad that you are at least making progress. I hope it is all better soon.

I may be ready for one of the big ships one of these days. I'm not sure if I am there yet.

Ann, I'm not sure if I'm there yet either, but I'll let you know afterwards........LOL I hope we like this big ship!!! There certainly are enough shows, places to eat, both specialty and free - we wanted to at least experience it but honestly, it might be to big for us. We shall see!!

Patty

kclvt
July 9th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Hi All! I am still sitting here waiting for our March 2013 cruise to come around. Chocking on the airfare to San Juan. I haven't booked flights yet so I am getting real nervous. Price was about $1200 per couple now it is up to $1400. don't know if I should wait or jump on something. Of course it is still 8 months out so who knows what the airlines will do to the flights between now and then!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

beachbuddy
July 9th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Hi All! I am still sitting here waiting for our March 2013 cruise to come around. Chocking on the airfare to San Juan. I haven't booked flights yet so I am getting real nervous. Price was about $1200 per couple now it is up to $1400. don't know if I should wait or jump on something. Of course it is still 8 months out so who knows what the airlines will do to the flights between now and then!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Wow Kathy, That's a lot of mula just to fly to Puerto Rico!!!! I just can't justify paying that much to fly somewhere in order to get on a cruiseship............that's crazy!!! I think I'd wait and see if prices come down unless you book with a line that doesn't charge for changes and you can get the reduction with no fees attached to it.

Good Luck!

Patty

alwalaska
July 9th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Hi All! I am still sitting here waiting for our March 2013 cruise to come around. Chocking on the airfare to San Juan. I haven't booked flights yet so I am getting real nervous. Price was about $1200 per couple now it is up to $1400. don't know if I should wait or jump on something. Of course it is still 8 months out so who knows what the airlines will do to the flights between now and then!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Just pretend you are in the casino when you are buying airfare. It is really quite similar. Unlike cruises, you just have to bite the bullet and buy it at some point, then don't look any more. You will just frustrate yourself.

In most of my work travels, I have found that airfare mostly goes up and not down. The really nice thing about Southwest is that they don't charge change fees, so if the price goes down, you just change your ticket and you have a year to use the credit left on your account. AirTran is being bought by Southwest, so I don't know if they offer the same thing. They don't have their March 2013 prices out, but it looks like they have some pretty good pricing for Feb out of Columbus. I'm not sure what the closest airport to you would be where AirTran services.

Airfare to PR is why those cruises usually have such good prices. Good luck.

kclvt
July 9th, 2012, 12:25 PM
That's why I picked this cruise. The price was right. We have 5 couples going - 3 from Albany airport, 1 from Hartford and 1 from Tampa. I dont' believe that Southwest goes to San Juan.....Jet Blue does but they only have their schedule out until Feb 17th. They also don't charge for baggage. They don't fly out of Albany but if need be we can drive to Hartford which is only 2 hours from here. Which my husband and his brother don't want to do but...... We are going down the day before because of all the horror stories and experiences with the airlines.

I am not even worried about the Florida couple yet. Those flights are cheap from Tampa....

beachbuddy
July 9th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Just pretend you are in the casino when you are buying airfare. It is really quite similar. Unlike cruises, you just have to bite the bullet and buy it at some point, then don't look any more. You will just frustrate yourself.

In most of my work travels, I have found that airfare mostly goes up and not down. The really nice thing about Southwest is that they don't charge change fees, so if the price goes down, you just change your ticket and you have a year to use the credit left on your account. AirTran is being bought by Southwest, so I don't know if they offer the same thing. They don't have their March 2013 prices out, but it looks like they have some pretty good pricing for Feb out of Columbus. I'm not sure what the closest airport to you would be where AirTran services.

Airfare to PR is why those cruises usually have such good prices. Good luck.

Ann, Yep, we already got 2 reductions on Southwest to fly to Fort Lauderdale in December!

Patty

Host Corkey
July 9th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Happy Birthday Ann! have a happy year!!

carol

Host Corkey
July 9th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Patty - I better check and recheck my SW flight the way you told me too - I hope I have a reduction - the way I did it last week, it wasn't showing one -

Hello Everyone! I love all those food pics that Eileen puts out on FB - ha!ha! always making me hungry -

carol

alwalaska
September 7th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Happy Birthday Ann! have a happy year!!

carol

Thank you. I'm sorry I didn't see this until now.

alwalaska
September 7th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Hi folks! I'm going to be in Manhattan this week for work. Is anyone close enough and have enough free time to come in to dinner one night?

beachbuddy
September 8th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Hi folks! I'm going to be in Manhattan this week for work. Is anyone close enough and have enough free time to come in to dinner one night?

Not close enough Ann and I was off this week........I go back to work next week. Would have been nice to see you.

Patty

alwalaska
September 8th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Not close enough Ann and I was off this week........I go back to work next week. Would have been nice to see you.

Patty

Darn. That would have been fun.

ebk2795
September 9th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Hi All! I am still sitting here waiting for our March 2013 cruise to come around. Chocking on the airfare to San Juan. I haven't booked flights yet so I am getting real nervous. Price was about $1200 per couple now it is up to $1400. don't know if I should wait or jump on something. Of course it is still 8 months out so who knows what the airlines will do to the flights between now and then!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Hi Kathy,
You will be getting on Explorer as we are getting off. We leave on 03/05/13. It can't get here fast enough!
Eileen

kclvt
September 9th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Eileen,
We are going on Celebrity Valor out of San Juan! So we won't be seeing you.........:(

Kathy

Host Corkey
September 19th, 2012, 12:05 AM
Hi Everyone!! just dropping by to say HOWDY!!! Carol

alwalaska
September 19th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Howdy Carol and everyone else.

I've started doing some planning for my Canada/NE cruise next fall. I am so excited. Everything sounds so fun. Ron thinks it is weird to cruise and not go somewhere exotic or foreign. For some reason, Alaska didn't seem weird, but this does.

I told him I could make it a girl friend cruise and go without him and he said no way. He wanted to go, it just seems weird. ;)

Host Corkey
September 20th, 2012, 12:23 AM
Howdy Carol and everyone else.

I've started doing some planning for my Canada/NE cruise next fall. I am so excited. Everything sounds so fun. Ron thinks it is weird to cruise and not go somewhere exotic or foreign. For some reason, Alaska didn't seem weird, but this does.

I told him I could make it a girl friend cruise and go without him and he said no way. He wanted to go, it just seems weird. ;)


Eastern Coastal cruise sounds great too - will put it on my MustDo list - please tell us all about it -

have a great Thurs everyone!! carol

Host Corkey
September 20th, 2012, 12:25 AM
Patty will have a great Thurs cuz it's her......birthday!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PATTY ....
& many many more!!
Love...
Carol & Narce

alwalaska
September 20th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Eastern Coastal cruise sounds great too - will put it on my MustDo list - please tell us all about it -

have a great Thurs everyone!! carol

I am so excited about this one. It is a 14 day round trip Boston round-trip on the Norwegian Dawn. I'm sure I will have tons of pictures. I always intend to write a trip review, but I never actually do it.

It would be great to have any or all of our Explorer buddies join us on this one. We have a great roll-call going already. Our roll call has more posts than the one where the people are leaving tomorrow.

We only stop in 1 place twice, and Halifax has so much to see, I am happy to stop their twice. We have 3 or 4 stops in Quebec which will be fun too.

I decided to get in the fall mood with the colors. It is pretty chilly here in Ohio today. Fall has definitely arrived.

beachbuddy
September 20th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Ann, sounds like a great cruise!!!

Carol, thanks for the BD wishes!

Patty

alwalaska
September 20th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Ann, sounds like a great cruise!!!

Carol, thanks for the BD wishes!

Patty

I hope you had a good birthday. Lots of September birthdays around here. Melissa turns 21 Sunday. I'm getting old.

Host Corkey
September 21st, 2012, 12:51 AM
I hope you had a good birthday. Lots of September birthdays around here. Melissa turns 21 Sunday. I'm getting old.


Wow!! Melissa is already 21 ? !! how is she doing ? school wise ... and your son? both good kids .. carol

beachbuddy
September 21st, 2012, 07:16 AM
Happy Birthday to Melissa. Thanks for the BD wishes.

alwalaska
September 21st, 2012, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the wishes and kind words. Melissa is home for a semester putting herself back together after a really rough and emotional semester last year. She is starting to feel a lot better, so hopefully she will be ready to go back in January or next fall. She took a sabbatical, so she is guaranteed to get back in when she is done.

Believe it or not, Scott is a sophomore at Brigham Young University. He is majoring in Bio-chemistry with the goal of getting an MD or PHD to do medical research. He is also in the marching band. He totally loves school. Hopefully it stays that way.

As soon as I scan out pictures from our last cruise I will post a link. You won't believe how much they have both grown up and changed. :)

Host Corkey
September 21st, 2012, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the wishes and kind words. Melissa is home for a semester putting herself back together after a really rough and emotional semester last year. She is starting to feel a lot better, so hopefully she will be ready to go back in January or next fall. She took a sabbatical, so she is guaranteed to get back in when she is done.

Believe it or not, Scott is a sophomore at Brigham Young University. He is majoring in Bio-chemistry with the goal of getting an MD or PHD to do medical research. He is also in the marching band. He totally loves school. Hopefully it stays that way.

As soon as I scan out pictures from our last cruise I will post a link. You won't believe how much they have both grown up and changed. :)


Yay for both of your kids Ann - I always knew they were intelligent - Your son is ambitious and that's great - love that he wants to get his PHd...

Happy Birthday to Melissa on Sunday!
Carol

psupa
September 21st, 2012, 08:29 PM
Wishing Patty a Happy Belated Birthday.

Hi to Ann and Carol. Been busy so not on the boards as much as I like to be.

Theresa

psupa
September 21st, 2012, 08:37 PM
I am so excited about this one. It is a 14 day round trip Boston round-trip on the Norwegian Dawn. I'm sure I will have tons of pictures. I always intend to write a trip review, but I never actually do it.

It would be great to have any or all of our Explorer buddies join us on this one. We have a great roll-call going already. Our roll call has more posts than the one where the people are leaving tomorrow.

We only stop in 1 place twice, and Halifax has so much to see, I am happy to stop their twice. We have 3 or 4 stops in Quebec which will be fun too.

I decided to get in the fall mood with the colors. It is pretty chilly here in Ohio today. Fall has definitely arrived.

Ann, that's a nice itinerary. My favorites are Bar Harbor, Boston, Halifax, PEI and Quebec. I guess you can say I love them all.

Theresa

beachbuddy
September 21st, 2012, 08:42 PM
Ann, that's a nice itinerary. My favorites are Bar Harbor, Boston, Halifax, PEI and Quebec. I guess you can say I love them all.

Theresa

Hi Theresa, thanks for the BD wishes. Hope you and Michael are doing okay.

Patty

psupa
September 21st, 2012, 10:22 PM
Hi Theresa, thanks for the BD wishes. Hope you and Michael are doing okay.

Patty

We're doing okay. I hope your doing well after your surgery. Lots of birthdays this month. Michael's is the 29th and my niece turned 17 on the 9th. We celebrated our 36th anniversary on the 11th. It's my favorite month even though fall is on the way.

Theresa

Host Corkey
September 21st, 2012, 11:48 PM
We're doing okay. I hope your doing well after your surgery. Lots of birthdays this month. Michael's is the 29th and my niece turned 17 on the 9th. We celebrated our 36th anniversary on the 11th. It's my favorite month even though fall is on the way.

Theresa


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! We also got married in 1976 -- January...

always good to keep in touch with you all - I am on facebook if you all want to be my buddies!!!
carol

Host Corkey
September 22nd, 2012, 12:26 AM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! We also got married in 1976 -- January...

always good to keep in touch with you all - I am on facebook if you all want to be my buddies!!!
carol


can't give our full names on CC but if you want to email me - i am:

carfieldtnepo at comcast dot net

ebk2795
September 22nd, 2012, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the wishes and kind words. Melissa is home for a semester putting herself back together after a really rough and emotional semester last year. She is starting to feel a lot better, so hopefully she will be ready to go back in January or next fall. She took a sabbatical, so she is guaranteed to get back in when she is done.

Believe it or not, Scott is a sophomore at Brigham Young University. He is majoring in Bio-chemistry with the goal of getting an MD or PHD to do medical research. He is also in the marching band. He totally loves school. Hopefully it stays that way.

As soon as I scan out pictures from our last cruise I will post a link. You won't believe how much they have both grown up and changed. :)

Hello, everyone!

Ann, it seems like yesterday that we were keeping an extra eye on your kids during the cruise. Now they're not kids anymore. Time really flies.

Halifax was my favorite stop on our Canada/New England cruise last year. That is one place I wouldn't mind going back to.

Eileen

Host Corkey
September 23rd, 2012, 12:20 AM
Hello, everyone!

Ann, it seems like yesterday that we were keeping an extra eye on your kids during the cruise. Now they're not kids anymore. Time really flies.

Halifax was my favorite stop on our Canada/New England cruise last year. That is one place I wouldn't mind going back to.

Eileen

Eileen :

I love all those old time Philly pics you post on FB all the time - and of course, the FOODie ones!!!

I really want to do an east coastal cruise now - so many cruises I want to do ...sigh.... Carol

alwalaska
September 23rd, 2012, 08:25 AM
Here are some pretty fall pictures to make it easier to accept the cooler weather. My computer is telling me it is 40 outside this morning.

http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/road-trips/photos/take-your-best-shot-of-fall-foliage

Carol, we would love to have you come along with us next fall.

Theresa and Eileen, tell me more about your favorite spots and what you did. We tender in Charlottetown, so we may do a ship excursion so that we can get off the ship at a decent time. Now that gold, platinum, and suites all get priority tender tickets, it will probably be very hard to get off the ship early. But then again, with 10 ports and only 2 sea days, people may be tired and we can sneak off while they are all still sleeping. :D

ebk2795
September 23rd, 2012, 03:56 PM
Here are some pretty fall pictures to make it easier to accept the cooler weather. My computer is telling me it is 40 outside this morning.

http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/road-trips/photos/take-your-best-shot-of-fall-foliage

Carol, we would love to have you come along with us next fall.

Theresa and Eileen, tell me more about your favorite spots and what you did. We tender in Charlottetown, so we may do a ship excursion so that we can get off the ship at a decent time. Now that gold, platinum, and suites all get priority tender tickets, it will probably be very hard to get off the ship early. But then again, with 10 ports and only 2 sea days, people may be tired and we can sneak off while they are all still sleeping. :D

Ann,
In Halifax, we did the HoHo bus; it's a great way to see Halifax. My favorite stops were the Old Burial Ground and the Victorian Garden.
In Halifax, there is also the Titanic Memorial. We didn't get to that, unfortunately.

Host Corkey
September 23rd, 2012, 09:13 PM
Here are some pretty fall pictures to make it easier to accept the cooler weather. My computer is telling me it is 40 outside this morning.

http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/road-trips/photos/take-your-best-shot-of-fall-foliage

Carol, we would love to have you come along with us next fall.

Theresa and Eileen, tell me more about your favorite spots and what you did. We tender in Charlottetown, so we may do a ship excursion so that we can get off the ship at a decent time. Now that gold, platinum, and suites all get priority tender tickets, it will probably be very hard to get off the ship early. But then again, with 10 ports and only 2 sea days, people may be tired and we can sneak off while they are all still sleeping. :D


Seems like you really got into NCL -- good for you - always love to hear about your cruises!! and your kids, of course!

Carol

beachbuddy
September 29th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Hi everyone, just thought I'd stop by and let you all know that the KLUTZ did it again. I fell Tuesday while on work business (tripped over a curb and went flying - landed flat on the pavement). Had pain on my left side which got worse each day and by Friday, the Employee Health office sent me for xrays. They showed a fractured and displaced 6th rib. Pain is terrible!! Hurts to do any upper body movement so even getting up from a chair hurts. Hurts to take deep breaths too. They told me there is nothing to do for it. They sent me home and told me to ice it, rest, take walks and do deep breathing even though it hurts. They said I need to keep those lungs working so I don't get pneumonia. I'm so mad at myself for doing this - our cruise is in about 8 weeks and I have so much to do before that and can't do anything right now.

Patty

alwalaska
September 29th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Patty,
I am so sorry to hear about your fall. Can't they at least wrap it or something to help? That is just awful. It really stinks that breathing hurts. Don't you love when Drs say, they know it hurts, but do it any way? Rest, breathe deeply, and take care of yourself so that you can be good for the cruise.

I am really good at falling flat out and not doing major injuries. I didn't take any pictures of my face earlier this year when I panicked over a VERY small bug my husband was trying to not scare me about, and I went over our living room couch and tipped it into the book shelf. I caught myself and the couch with my nose. I looked really bad for a while, and it hurt, but luckily, I didn't do any real damage.

When I was in Jr High, my mom even bought me a t-shirt with a big S that said Super Klutz.

Eileen, thanks for the pictures. I think at least one of our stops in Halifax we will rent a car so that we can get around and do our own thing. My mom has a hard time with stairs. Do you think she could do the HoHo bus? I know some of them are lower than others.

Carol, we have definitely jumped fully onto the NCL band wagon, but I almost booked a RCCL Bahamas cruise for Halloween this week. It was only $129 per person for the 4 day cruise from Canaveral, but by the time I checked with Ron, the price had jumped back to $399. Still a good price, but not enough incentive now to go that route instead of NCL which is still $139 out of Miami that week.

We like NCL because of the relaxed atmosphere. We would rather not sit with others for dinner and Ron loves to wear his shorts in the dining room, so it is a big win for us. Also, their next cruise program is great. This causes me to buy a certificate each time we are on board.

I just added a new photo book for our Niagara Falls trip to Shutterfly here. (http://weberfamilytravels.shutterfly.com/pictures)

beachbuddy
September 29th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Patty,
I am so sorry to hear about your fall. Can't they at least wrap it or something to help? That is just awful. It really stinks that breathing hurts. Don't you love when Drs say, they know it hurts, but do it any way? Rest, breathe deeply, and take care of yourself so that you can be good for the cruise.

I am really good at falling flat out and not doing major injuries. I didn't take any pictures of my face earlier this year when I panicked over a VERY small bug my husband was trying to not scare me about, and I went over our living room couch and tipped it into the book shelf. I caught myself and the couch with my nose. I looked really bad for a while, and it hurt, but luckily, I didn't do any real damage.

When I was in Jr High, my mom even bought me a t-shirt with a big S that said Super Klutz.

Eileen, thanks for the pictures. I think at least one of our stops in Halifax we will rent a car so that we can get around and do our own thing. My mom has a hard time with stairs. Do you think she could do the HoHo bus? I know some of them are lower than others.

Carol, we have definitely jumped fully onto the NCL band wagon, but I almost booked a RCCL Bahamas cruise for Halloween this week. It was only $129 per person for the 4 day cruise from Canaveral, but by the time I checked with Ron, the price had jumped back to $399. Still a good price, but not enough incentive now to go that route instead of NCL which is still $139 out of Miami that week.

We like NCL because of the relaxed atmosphere. We would rather not sit with others for dinner and Ron loves to wear his shorts in the dining room, so it is a big win for us. Also, their next cruise program is great. This causes me to buy a certificate each time we are on board.

I just added a new photo book for our Niagara Falls trip to Shutterfly here. (http://weberfamilytravels.shutterfly.com/pictures)

Ann, glad to hear I'm not the only Klutz around. Glad you didn't do much damage.

Patty

psupa
October 4th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Ann,
In Halifax, we did the HoHo bus; it's a great way to see Halifax. My favorite stops were the Old Burial Ground and the Victorian Garden.
In Halifax, there is also the Titanic Memorial. We didn't get to that, unfortunately.

Ann, we did a bus tour in Halifax and stopped at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. There are victims from the Titanic tradegy buried here. The stone markers are in rows that form the bow of the ship. I have pictures but I'm not very good at uploading or attaching. The people in Halifax are very nice and there is so much to see that 1 day isn't enough. We've been there a few times and the last time we took the tour out to Peggy's Cove. It was nice, but very crowded with 3 ships in port that day. You can save that for another time. Send me your email address and I'll send you a few pics. My email address is amv1321 at verizon dot net.

Theresa

beachbuddy
October 5th, 2012, 07:04 AM
Ann, we did a bus tour in Halifax and stopped at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. There are victims from the Titanic tradegy buried here. The stone markers are in rows that form the bow of the ship. I have pictures but I'm not very good at uploading or attaching. The people in Halifax are very nice and there is so much to see that 1 day isn't enough. We've been there a few times and the last time we took the tour out to Peggy's Cove. It was nice, but very crowded with 3 ships in port that day. You can save that for another time. Send me your email address and I'll send you a few pics. My email address is amv1321 at verizon dot net.

Theresa

Theresa,

Can you copy me on those pictures. We have never been there either so I'm interested in seeing a bit of it.

Patty

Host Corkey
October 9th, 2012, 01:19 PM
Theresa:

Those pics sound interesting - I'd like to see them also -

carfieldtnepo at comcast dot net

thanx...........c.

psupa
October 9th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Patty, Carol and Ann,

You have mail (more pics from Quebec).

Theresa

beachbuddy
October 9th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Patty, Carol and Ann,

You have mail (more pics from Quebec).

Theresa

They were great!! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Patty

Host Corkey
October 9th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Thanx Teresa -amazing pics - what kind of camera are you using -- thanx again - loved them... carol

Host Corkey
October 10th, 2012, 03:50 PM
are you on FB? teresa? Ann? cuz I like to look at pics on that --

i'll email you my long name if you want -

carol

psupa
October 10th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Thanx Teresa -amazing pics - what kind of camera are you using -- thanx again - loved them... carol

Carol, I have a Kodak 10 megapixel digital and it has video too. We've had it a few years and it's probably outdated but I like it. We have another camera but I always use this one because I'm used to it.

Theresa

psupa
October 10th, 2012, 09:55 PM
are you on FB? teresa? Ann? cuz I like to look at pics on that --

i'll email you my long name if you want -

carol

Carol,

Email me your name.

Theresa

Host Corkey
October 10th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Carol,

Email me your name.

Theresa


Nice pics - good camera -

emailed you already -

thanx... carol

psupa
October 24th, 2012, 06:20 AM
Hi everyone, just thought I'd stop by and let you all know that the KLUTZ did it again. I fell Tuesday while on work business (tripped over a curb and went flying - landed flat on the pavement). Had pain on my left side which got worse each day and by Friday, the Employee Health office sent me for xrays. They showed a fractured and displaced 6th rib. Pain is terrible!! Hurts to do any upper body movement so even getting up from a chair hurts. Hurts to take deep breaths too. They told me there is nothing to do for it. They sent me home and told me to ice it, rest, take walks and do deep breathing even though it hurts. They said I need to keep those lungs working so I don't get pneumonia. I'm so mad at myself for doing this - our cruise is in about 8 weeks and I have so much to do before that and can't do anything right now.

Patty

Patty, hope you're feeling better. Your cruise is just about 5 weeks away. You all will be cruising the same time we are. We leave on Dec 3rd for 10 days. I can't believe how fast it came up.

Theresa

beachbuddy
October 24th, 2012, 07:23 AM
Patty, hope you're feeling better. Your cruise is just about 5 weeks away. You all will be cruising the same time we are. We leave on Dec 3rd for 10 days. I can't believe how fast it came up.

Theresa

Hi Theresa, The ribs are doing much better. I can't believe how fast our cruise is coming up either. Now it's coming up to fast......I have so much to do between now and then and I'm not ready!!!

Your going on the Explorer, right?

Patty

psupa
October 24th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Hi Theresa, The ribs are doing much better. I can't believe how fast our cruise is coming up either. Now it's coming up to fast......I have so much to do between now and then and I'm not ready!!!

Your going on the Explorer, right?

Patty

Patty, we're sailing on the Explorer. The cruise seemed so far off and now we're almost down to the wire. I'm trying to cut down on what we take (I always overpack), so I'm going to try to only bring 2 suitcases, like that's going to happen (lol). Don't laugh but I'm already thinking about when to put the Christmas tree up so when we get back I won't have to rush. We were talking about the holidays in work and Thanksgiving is only 4 weeks away and Christmas not far behind.

Theresa

beachbuddy
October 24th, 2012, 01:24 PM
Patty, we're sailing on the Explorer. The cruise seemed so far off and now we're almost down to the wire. I'm trying to cut down on what we take (I always overpack), so I'm going to try to only bring 2 suitcases, like that's going to happen (lol). Don't laugh but I'm already thinking about when to put the Christmas tree up so when we get back I won't have to rush. We were talking about the holidays in work and Thanksgiving is only 4 weeks away and Christmas not far behind.

Theresa

I know........I usually put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving but I might put it up the weekend before Thanksgiving.......LOL A agree, time is flying by and I'm just not ready to go away.

Host Corkey
October 25th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Hi You Guys:

I am also thinking about Christmas - I don't like to celebrate the commercial part of it now... too old for that, but I do want to show the real meaning of Christmas and put things up or that reason only -

I have a skinny 7' Pretend tree that is kinda' cute - easy to put up, easy to decorate - like Patty, will try to do that after Thanksgiving -

my problem is my Card sending- I send out lots of cards - oh well, do I send before to tell them of my upcoming cruise or Afterwards to tell them how much I had fun - ha!ha!

doesn't matter, they will be late as usual... Carol

Host Corkey
October 25th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Theresa: haven't looked up your schedule, are we going to be at some of the islands at the same time?

My Sis-In-Law will be on the Explorer too but she gets off when you get on - she's been on one cruise - 10 yrs ago with us on the Brilliance... so she is excited.

Carol

psupa
October 25th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Hi You Guys:

I am also thinking about Christmas - I don't like to celebrate the commercial part of it now... too old for that, but I do want to show the real meaning of Christmas and put things up or that reason only -

I have a skinny 7' Pretend tree that is kinda' cute - easy to put up, easy to decorate - like Patty, will try to do that after Thanksgiving -

my problem is my Card sending- I send out lots of cards - oh well, do I send before to tell them of my upcoming cruise or Afterwards to tell them how much I had fun - ha!ha!

doesn't matter, they will be late as usual... Carol

Carol,

You made me chuckle. I don't send Christmas cards. We put up a big tree that takes me forever to decorate. Last year Michael bought the musical Charlie Brown tree and we had so much fun with it. Very easy to assemble and includes the ornament and blanket (lol). I told him to get one for his sister this year because she doesn't put a tree up.

Theresa

Host Corkey
October 25th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Carol,

You made me chuckle. I don't send Christmas cards. We put up a big tree that takes me forever to decorate. Last year Michael bought the musical Charlie Brown tree and we had so much fun with it. Very easy to assemble and includes the ornament and blanket (lol). I told him to get one for his sister this year because she doesn't put a tree up.

Theresa


when I have the energy, I put up 3 trees, all good size -- living room, family room and my garfield one upstairs in our hallway that looks down on the living room - all my Garfield toys come out during the Christmas Season - I have quite an extensive collection - i need the multi trees cuz of all my Christmas ornts that i collect all yr long -

I love my close family and friends who send me pics with their cards -

carol

psupa
October 25th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Theresa: haven't looked up your schedule, are we going to be at some of the islands at the same time?

My Sis-In-Law will be on the Explorer too but she gets off when you get on - she's been on one cruise - 10 yrs ago with us on the Brilliance... so she is excited.

Carol

I checked the itins and the Allure is Western Carib and the Explorer is Eastern Carib. We'll be heading back when you are in the Eastern Carib.

Theresa

Host Corkey
January 17th, 2013, 05:20 PM
Eileen and Pat :

Thought and prayers for you and your family from us - may your Mother be at peace with our Maker so she can go on with her eternal life of happiness.

Hugs,
Carol

beachbuddy
January 17th, 2013, 06:44 PM
Eileen and Pat,

Carol couldn't have said it any better. Please accept our sympathy as well. Thinking of both of you and sending prayers and hugs.

Patty

beachbuddy
January 17th, 2013, 06:45 PM
I checked the itins and the Allure is Western Carib and the Explorer is Eastern Carib. We'll be heading back when you are in the Eastern Carib.

Theresa

Theresa, so.....how was your cruise? I forgot you were cruising the same time we were. I see your cruising again next month!!

Patty

Host Corkey
January 17th, 2013, 07:17 PM
Hi Everyone -

sure hope everyone is staying warm - it's cold in CA !! the sun is out but the temps are low! well, to me 50's is freezing!!
carol

psupa
January 18th, 2013, 09:28 PM
Eileen and Pat, sending thoughts and prayers and so sorry for your loss.

Theresa

psupa
January 18th, 2013, 09:33 PM
Theresa, so.....how was your cruise? I forgot you were cruising the same time we were. I see your cruising again next month!!

Patty

Patty, we had a great time on the cruise. Michael's cousin and wife decided to join us at the last minute (10 days before). We rented a cabana in Labadee and really enjoyed it. We did a lot with them on this cruise. They cruised in the past but never to the Easter Caribbean. The only thing for me was I was sick a few days before the cruise and had to get an antibiotic to break it.

Theresa

psupa
January 18th, 2013, 09:34 PM
Hi Everyone -

sure hope everyone is staying warm - it's cold in CA !! the sun is out but the temps are low! well, to me 50's is freezing!!
carol

Hi Carol, I would take 50 right now. Next week our high will be 16 to 18 degrees (brrrr). Stay warm

Theresa

beachbuddy
January 18th, 2013, 10:07 PM
Patty, we had a great time on the cruise. Michael's cousin and wife decided to join us at the last minute (10 days before). We rented a cabana in Labadee and really enjoyed it. We did a lot with them on this cruise. They cruised in the past but never to the Easter Caribbean. The only thing for me was I was sick a few days before the cruise and had to get an antibiotic to break it.

Theresa

Glad you had a great time!

Patty

psupa
January 19th, 2013, 08:15 AM
Glad you had a great time!

Patty

Patty, how was your cruise on the Allure and how did you like the ship.

Theresa

beachbuddy
January 19th, 2013, 08:37 AM
Patty, how was your cruise on the Allure and how did you like the ship.

Theresa

Theresa,

We had a great time! Lots of fun with Carol, Dee, Kim and Mimi........LOL Kathy Nelson was on the cruise too and I hadn't seen her since 2002 so it was nice to see her and Bill as well and I finally got to meet Jo who I had been chatting with and also Jeanne DeMarco. We were in Blaze every night for cocktails. I couldn't even drink by the 2nd week.........LOL The ship is amazing and we wanted to experience it at least once so glad we did it. We really don't need a ship that big but it really is an amazing ship! It took me a while to get used to the pools..........there's 4 of them but they are separated by an opening in the middle so when you look down, you see Central Park, so there didn't seem to be a lot of seating especially at the pool we went to everyday because of the opening, but they had that elevated seating which was fine......think I liked that even better as no one was right on top of you. I have to say that as many people that were on the ship, we never had a problem finding a chair at the pool. I guess because there were so many pools, plus the fact that there was lots of other things going on so people were pretty distributed throughout the ship.

There's a lot of places to eat free too. MDR, Windjammer, Park Cafe, Solarium, Wipeout Cafe, Dog House, Promenade Cafe and Sorrentos.

Two weeks on the ship and I think I stopped at the Promenade Cafe twice for a cookie and we never even ate at Sorrentos which was something I wanted to do. Come to think of it, I didn't even have a slice of pizza during the entire 2 weeks......LOL I was disappointed in the Windjammer, it was much smaller than all the other Windjammers. Guess that's why we only had lunch there maybe 3 times in the 2 weeks. Food wasn't even that great there so I mostly had salads. The windjammer didn't even have a egg/omelette bar where they made fresh eggs so honestly, we didn't eat breakfast there even once....LOL Oh yeah, Johnny Rockets is free for breakfast too. We mostly had breakfast at the Park Cafe.

My favorite part of the ship was Central Park.......it was very pretty!

The shows were all excellent......best I've seen on any ship so I really enjoyed them all. There was one headliner the 2nd week that we didn't care for but all the other shows we saw were great!

We all did a night at Rita's Fiesta which was a lot of fun. Kim won the dance contest.......LOL

There is so much going on around the ship that there's just not enough time to do it all. I really recommend for people to take 2 weeks on the ship just to see the entire ship......LOL I found the Library on the last day of the cruise........never even found the computer rooms......LOL I used my little ipod to check emails so didn't need to go to the computer rooms......LOL

They had a comedy club that only held 90 people but it was really cute. We went both weeks to the late comedy show and the comedians were hysterical. I liked it in the little comedy club vs the auditorium. There were lots of places to listen to music too..........seemed there was music all over the ship!

Now I wanna cruise again............boohoo

Patty

psupa
January 19th, 2013, 03:03 PM
We had a great time! Lots of fun with Carol, Dee, Kim and Mimi........LOL
Now I wanna cruise again............boohoo

Patty

Patty, the Allure sounds wonderful. I think Mimi is still going in February on the Explorer. If we ever decide to cruise either the Allure or Oasis we would do back to back just to see the ship. We're going to sail on the Grandeur over Christmas this year out of Baltimore. Never been away for the holidays but we need something different and this cruise is over Christmas and New Years.

Theresa

Host Corkey
January 20th, 2013, 12:48 AM
I ditto all that Patty said - the Allure was really something - so glad we went - much better to be with friends too - if Narce and I go alone, we will just go on the smaller ships - well, Freedom, Explorer aren't really that small!! but bigger than the Brilliance, which is my fave - but the Allure/Oasis, is just a ship to be experienced - !! loved it -

Patty - you forgot to say we also saw Chicago - the broadway play -

carol

alwalaska
January 20th, 2013, 11:51 AM
Pat and Eileen, I've been off the boards and Facebook for a while, so I just heard about your loss. I am very sorry. I know that the prayers and strength from my CC friends helped a lot when I lost my dad, so I am sending those prayers and strength on to you now. Knowing our loved ones are in a good place helps, but we still miss them.

alwalaska
January 20th, 2013, 11:58 AM
The Allure sounds great. I usually like smaller ships and I gave my 4th and 5th NCL cruises planned right now, but the Allure may have a place in my future. ;)

Anyone up for a Christmas 2015 cruise on the Allure?

beachbuddy
January 20th, 2013, 02:32 PM
The Allure sounds great. I usually like smaller ships and I gave my 4th and 5th NCL cruises planned right now, but the Allure may have a place in my future. ;)

Anyone up for a Christmas 2015 cruise on the Allure?

Ann, Christmas is the one holiday I won't cruise unless my entire family were with me...........LOL

The Allure is really more expensive than their other ships so I can't even imagine how much it would cost to cruise on her over Christmas...........LOL

Patty

psupa
January 20th, 2013, 06:15 PM
The Allure sounds great. I usually like smaller ships and I gave my 4th and 5th NCL cruises planned right now, but the Allure may have a place in my future. ;)

Anyone up for a Christmas 2015 cruise on the Allure?

Hi Ann, I'm watching the NCL Gem out of New York for Christmas 2014. It's 11 nights but the price is too high right now. I'm hoping the price drops but may not because it's a holiday cruise. Does NCL still offer the next cruise or whatever they call it. We'll be on the Gem in September and I would purchase one if they still offer it.

Theresa

Host Corkey
January 21st, 2013, 02:28 PM
Ann, Christmas is the one holiday I won't cruise unless my entire family were with me...........LOL

The Allure is really more expensive than their other ships so I can't even imagine how much it would cost to cruise on her over Christmas...........LOL

Patty


I know Patty= I have checked prices cuz Narce wanted to cruise during Christmas and the prices were outrageous - I mean, why pay double? so he said, oops!!

carol

ebk2795
January 21st, 2013, 08:06 PM
Eileen and Pat, sending thoughts and prayers and so sorry for your loss.

Theresa

Thank you.

Eileen

ebk2795
January 21st, 2013, 08:07 PM
Pat and Eileen, I've been off the boards and Facebook for a while, so I just heard about your loss. I am very sorry. I know that the prayers and strength from my CC friends helped a lot when I lost my dad, so I am sending those prayers and strength on to you now. Knowing our loved ones are in a good place helps, but we still miss them.

Thank you
Eileen

ebk2795
January 21st, 2013, 08:08 PM
Eileen and Pat :

Thought and prayers for you and your family from us - may your Mother be at peace with our Maker so she can go on with her eternal life of happiness.

Hugs,
Carol

Thank you
Eileen

ebk2795
January 21st, 2013, 08:09 PM
Eileen and Pat,

Carol couldn't have said it any better. Please accept our sympathy as well. Thinking of both of you and sending prayers and hugs.

Patty

Thank you
Eileen

ebk2795
January 21st, 2013, 08:11 PM
Just looked out the door, and it's snowing. The snow is sticking to the street. I just hope I don't see the same thing on the day we leave for our cruise on March 5.

Eileen

beachbuddy
January 21st, 2013, 08:13 PM
Just looked out the door, and it's snowing. The snow is sticking to the street. I just hope I don't see the same thing on the day we leave for our cruise on March 5.

Eileen

Eileen, it's snowing like crazy here too! Everything is covered and we didn't even know we were expecting snow. I thought I heard on the news this morning that we might get some the end of the week so this is a surprise to me!

Patty

psupa
January 21st, 2013, 09:40 PM
Eileen, it's snowing like crazy here too! Everything is covered and we didn't even know we were expecting snow. I thought I heard on the news this morning that we might get some the end of the week so this is a surprise to me!

Patty

Snowing here and got about 1 1/2 inches so far and I hope that's all. Expecting more snow on Friday 2-4 inches. Oh well it's winter. Looking forward to our short 7 night cruise in Feb.

Theresa

Host Corkey
January 23rd, 2013, 12:06 AM
Just looked out the door, and it's snowing. The snow is sticking to the street. I just hope I don't see the same thing on the day we leave for our cruise on March 5.

Eileen


have a good time - are you going with Pat? It's not snowing here but it's cold - to this CA girl, 50's is freezing for me!!

my fingers and hands are numb when it's in the 40's and our heater is on all day when it's 40=50... !! once i get the temps to 70, I am ok -

carol

beachbuddy
January 23rd, 2013, 06:40 AM
have a good time - are you going with Pat? It's not snowing here but it's cold - to this CA girl, 50's is freezing for me!!

my fingers and hands are numb when it's in the 40's and our heater is on all day when it's 40=50... !! once i get the temps to 70, I am ok -

carol

It's "0" here in Trenton today!!!! With the wind chill it's in the negative numbers!!!!

ebk2795
January 23rd, 2013, 12:49 PM
have a good time - are you going with Pat? It's not snowing here but it's cold - to this CA girl, 50's is freezing for me!!

my fingers and hands are numb when it's in the 40's and our heater is on all day when it's 40=50... !! once i get the temps to 70, I am ok -

carol

Yes, Pat and I are cruising together.

Heck, if it were 50 degrees here, I'd be going outside without a jacket!

Eileen

Host Corkey
January 23rd, 2013, 06:16 PM
My cousin from Vancouver used to come over and i'd be wearing a jacket while she was wearing sleeveless dresses during our winter time!!

have fun Eileen and pat -

carol

alwalaska
January 25th, 2013, 11:33 PM
We got about 3 inches of snow here today and it has been brutal cold both here and in Cincinnati where I was working this week.

I just wanted to pop in quickly and share some news with all of you. It looks like rather than a Christmas cruise, I may be saving up to go to Madagascar in May of 2015. Scott just got his mission call for our church. He is going to Madagascar. I think we may go pick him up when he is done with his mission. He goes into the missionary training center (MTC) to learn Malagasy on May 15th. We won't have him for very long between finals and when he heads back to Provo to the MTC.

beachbuddy
January 26th, 2013, 08:40 AM
We got about 3 inches of snow here today and it has been brutal cold both here and in Cincinnati where I was working this week.

I just wanted to pop in quickly and share some news with all of you. It looks like rather than a Christmas cruise, I may be saving up to go to Madagascar in May of 2015. Scott just got his mission call for our church. He is going to Madagascar. I think we may go pick him up when he is done with his mission. He goes into the missionary training center (MTC) to learn Malagasy on May 15th. We won't have him for very long between finals and when he heads back to Provo to the MTC.

Anne, Wow..........sounds very interesting. What is Scott doing? I'm not sure I understand what a mission call is. Does he want to be a missionary? I have a cousin who was a missionary in Afica for a long time (he was a Roman Catholic Priest). Wow.......Madagascar!!!

Patty

beachbuddy
January 26th, 2013, 08:43 AM
Anne, It was cold as heck here too! Our kids were taking us out for dinner last night to celebrate our 40th Anniversary but the darn snow started around 4 pm and covered everything really fast. Roads were so slick we all decided to cancel for another time. Just as well as our son didn't even get home from work till after 8 pm so it was pizza for dinner last night.........LOL

I'm looking forward to the temps of 50's that they say we're getting next week.

Patty

alwalaska
January 26th, 2013, 10:29 AM
I hope you get a real anniversary dinner one of these days. 50's would really be appreciated. It is snowing here again, not hard, but enough to be annoying. Hopefully it will fizzle before it gets to you.

In our church, many of the 19 (and now 18) year old young men, and some young women spend two years dedicated to teaching the gospel. There are missionaries all over the world, including in the US. We kept teasing Scott that he was going to Utah on his mission. You do not get to pick where you go or even exactly when. You apply to the church and give a date after which you are available. Scott has been waiting since the beginning of the year to hear back the decision on when and where he was going. I went to France and Belgium for 18 months when I was 21 and Ron went to Korea when he was 19.

beachbuddy
January 26th, 2013, 11:02 AM
I hope you get a real anniversary dinner one of these days. 50's would really be appreciated. It is snowing here again, not hard, but enough to be annoying. Hopefully it will fizzle before it gets to you.

In our church, many of the 19 (and now 18) year old young men, and some young women spend two years dedicated to teaching the gospel. There are missionaries all over the world, including in the US. We kept teasing Scott that he was going to Utah on his mission. You do not get to pick where you go or even exactly when. You apply to the church and give a date after which you are available. Scott has been waiting since the beginning of the year to hear back the decision on when and where he was going. I went to France and Belgium for 18 months when I was 21 and Ron went to Korea when he was 19.

Anne, what a great experience for him. Did your daughter go anywhere?

Patty

beachbuddy
January 26th, 2013, 11:04 AM
Me and Tony went out last weekend and celebrated but the kids wanted to take us out. I'm sure they'll reschedule. It's very hard for both kids to come up with a time and date..........everyone has a different work schedule and our grandson has sports.

Patty

alwalaska
January 26th, 2013, 11:10 AM
Anne, what a great experience for him. Did your daughter go anywhere?

Patty

I hope it works out well for him. He is a born leader, so he definitely needs to share those talents.

Melissa thought about it and decided not to.

beachbuddy
January 26th, 2013, 11:12 AM
I hope it works out well for him. He is a born leader, so he definitely needs to share those talents.

Melissa thought about it and decided not to.

I wish him the best! I know you'll miss him!

Patty

psupa
January 26th, 2013, 11:23 PM
Anne, It was cold as heck here too! Our kids were taking us out for dinner last night to celebrate our 40th Anniversary but the darn snow started around 4 pm and covered everything really fast. Roads were so slick we all decided to cancel for another time. Just as well as our son didn't even get home from work till after 8 pm so it was pizza for dinner last night.........LOL

I'm looking forward to the temps of 50's that they say we're getting next week.

Patty

Happy 40th Anniversary.

ebk2795
January 27th, 2013, 07:05 AM
We got about 3 inches of snow here today and it has been brutal cold both here and in Cincinnati where I was working this week.

I just wanted to pop in quickly and share some news with all of you. It looks like rather than a Christmas cruise, I may be saving up to go to Madagascar in May of 2015. Scott just got his mission call for our church. He is going to Madagascar. I think we may go pick him up when he is done with his mission. He goes into the missionary training center (MTC) to learn Malagasy on May 15th. We won't have him for very long between finals and when he heads back to Provo to the MTC.

That sounds very exciting, Ann! Good luck to Scott on his mission.

Eileen

beachbuddy
January 27th, 2013, 09:20 AM
Happy 40th Anniversary.

Awwww, thanks Theresa.

Patty

Host Corkey
January 27th, 2013, 01:13 PM
Good Luck to Scott = what a fine young man he is and your daughter is a great person herself -

Leaving tomorrow til 2/17 -- Philippines to visit family and then Hawaii for me and Narce --

chat with you all when I get back!! carol

alwalaska
January 27th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Good Luck to Scott = what a fine young man he is and your daughter is a great person herself -

Leaving tomorrow til 2/17 -- Philippines to visit family and then Hawaii for me and Narce --

chat with you all when I get back!! carol

Thanks. Philippines and Hawaii sounds great, especially with all the snow out there. Have a fantastic trip.

alwalaska
January 27th, 2013, 03:46 PM
Thanks Eileen!

Yes Patty, I will miss him. Especially since they are only allowed to call home on Christmas and on Mother's Day. Otherwise, they are required to "write" to their parents once a week.

He has been so good about keeping in contact at school, but Melissa said, just pretend it is her. I had the hardest time getting her to call, or even text when she was in Utah. She is back living at home now, so she can help keep me from being too lonely.

Host Corkey
January 27th, 2013, 10:49 PM
Thanks. Philippines and Hawaii sounds great, especially with all the snow out there. Have a fantastic trip.


It's cold here too - in the mid 50's !! ha!ha! for us,that's cold! so we will enjoy being in tropical weather again -

thanx Ann -- Carol

psupa
March 15th, 2013, 08:39 AM
Wow, can you believe it's 4 years since we did this cruise and made lasting friendships. I wish Royal would bring back the 12 night.

Theresa

alwalaska
March 15th, 2013, 08:50 AM
Wow, can you believe it's 4 years since we did this cruise and made lasting friendships. I wish Royal would bring back the 12 night.

Theresa

I can't believe how fast time flies. I would really love to cruise with all my buddies again some day. Maybe I can convince some of you to come and try NCL with me. Ron and I are doing an 11 day Southern out of Miami on the NCL Sun Feb of 2014.

Our New England/Canada cruise for this fall is booked full for the 14 day version and the north bound version and there are very limited cabin types left for the south bound portion. :eek:

beachbuddy
March 15th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Wow, can you believe it's 4 years since we did this cruise and made lasting friendships. I wish Royal would bring back the 12 night.

Theresa

Hi Theresa, Wow.........it's been 4 years already!!!! Doesn't seem that long ago to me. Something is wrong with CC and my email notifications. This is the first one I received in about a week! I keep emailing them telling them all my notifications stopped. Guess I'll wait till the end of today and see if I get any other.

Hope everyone here is doing well.

Patty

Host Corkey
March 20th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Hi Everyone!! Yes, Theresa, it's been that long! good memories -- I see the Kelly sisters just had a nice cruise on the Explorer!

just poppin' to say Howdy! carol

psupa
March 20th, 2013, 10:25 PM
Hi Everyone!! Yes, Theresa, it's been that long! good memories -- I see the Kelly sisters just had a nice cruise on the Explorer!

just poppin' to say Howdy! carol

We were supposed to be on that cruise, but changed it and did the Bahamas cruise in Feb. Glad we did since I heard they hit a storm on the way down.

Theresa

Host Corkey
March 20th, 2013, 11:47 PM
We were supposed to be on that cruise, but changed it and did the Bahamas cruise in Feb. Glad we did since I heard they hit a storm on the way down.

Theresa


can't wait to hear more about the new Quantrum ship -- excited to have another RCCL ship to experience... carol

ebk2795
March 21st, 2013, 03:56 PM
Of course they still aren't saying for sure that Bayonne will get the new ship.

Eileen

Host Corkey
March 22nd, 2013, 12:25 AM
Of course they still aren't saying for sure that Bayonne will get the new ship.

Eileen


at least dock in Ft Lauderdale and we can meet half way -- carol

Host Corkey
May 12th, 2013, 01:22 PM
Happy Mothers Day to Everyone who are Mothers and those who are not -

carol

beachbuddy
May 12th, 2013, 04:12 PM
http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/henrietta/files/2011/05/happy-mothers-day.jpg


Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!

Patty

alwalaska
May 12th, 2013, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes. We had a really nice mother's day to top off a really crazy busy but nice weekend. Scott is getting ready to leave Wednesday very early in the morning. He will spend 10 weeks I think in Provo learning Malagasy and then will be off to Madagascar for the remainder of his 2 years of service. My nephew is going to believe it or not, Salt Lake City for his mission and leaves on June 2nd, so he was here this weekend with his parents as well. My sister from LA flew in with her daughter to see the boys to say good-bye and be here for Scott's farewell and for both boys (OK - men) going to the temple yesterday.

We had a great mother's day brunch this morning at my house with all of the family. I need to restart my diet tomorrow. Yesterday we went out for a buffet with family and friends from both PA (Where I grew up and my nephew still lives) and Ohio.

Did anyone have any really great Mother's Day stories to tell?

beachbuddy
May 12th, 2013, 07:06 PM
Hi Anne, Best wishes to Scott as he starts out on his 2 year mission! Wow, he must be so excited!

It really was a quiet mother's day here this year. We had my cousin's wedding in NY City yesterday and didn't get home till 1:30 am this morning so we both slept late this morning. Tony got up before me and went to our grandson's soccer game which was an hour away. They won 4/0 and our grandson made the first 3 goals so I was sorry I missed the game. I spent the day writing bills and food shopping. I didn't want to go out to eat today because I really hate eating out on days like this - to crowded and rushed. But I'm not cooking either so if anyone wants to eat we can order out........LOL I'm just tired today as yesterday was a long day but lots of fun!

Patty

alwalaska
May 12th, 2013, 08:03 PM
Hi Anne, Best wishes to Scott as he starts out on his 2 year mission! Wow, he must be so excited!

It really was a quiet mother's day here this year. We had my cousin's wedding in NY City yesterday and didn't get home till 1:30 am this morning so we both slept late this morning. Tony got up before me and went to our grandson's soccer game which was an hour away. They won 4/0 and our grandson made the first 3 goals so I was sorry I missed the game. I spent the day writing bills and food shopping. I didn't want to go out to eat today because I really hate eating out on days like this - to crowded and rushed. But I'm not cooking either so if anyone wants to eat we can order out........LOL I'm just tired today as yesterday was a long day but lots of fun!

Patty

Thanks Patty, that must have been some soccer game. Sleeping in and relaxing sounds good. After all the food from the past 2 days, I'm not going to have to eat for a week.

Host Corkey
May 13th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Hi to Everyone - Safe travels to Scott and your nephew -

carol

ebk2795
May 13th, 2013, 05:10 PM
Hi Ann,

Save travels for Scott! A little over four years ago, he was a kid you asked us "to keep an eye on" during the cruise. Now he is grown and ready to leave on his mission. I wish him all the best!

Eileen

Host Corkey
May 13th, 2013, 06:26 PM
Eileen: what kind of SUV did Pat get ? I can't tell from the pic - I know it's nice -- carol

ebk2795
May 18th, 2013, 10:30 PM
Eileen: what kind of SUV did Pat get ? I can't tell from the pic - I know it's nice -- carol

It's a Buick Encore. I think the color is called Deep Espresso Brown.

She had all kinds of problems with her GMC Terrain. The transmission had to be worked on more than once, and she had something in the engine replaced. She broke down a couple of times on her way to work; once on the PA Turnpike. After the last time it broke down and then got fixed, she didn't feel safe driving it anymore, and got the new car.

Eileen

ebk2795
May 28th, 2013, 09:42 AM
Pat and I just booked the Quantum of the Seas, sailing 04/12/2015 for 12 nights.

We booked a superior grand suite on deck 8.

I can't wait! Will any of you be joining us?

Eileen

alwalaska
May 28th, 2013, 10:02 AM
Thanks all for the safety and good wishes for Scott. It is fun to see you all on Facebook and following the blog as well.

Eileen and Pat, wow, your cruise sounds amazing. I will have to go and look it up. Scott should be getting home about a month after that, so I'm not sure if I will want to cruise without him, or try and go after he gets home. :confused: I could always do both, but hubby would give me grief about that. :rolleyes:

psupa
May 28th, 2013, 10:38 AM
I'm thinking about the 12 night for either March or April. I told Michael this morning that I was going to book the Quantum today. I need to do some research on the decks and prices. I'm sure the prices are very high right now and hopefully will drop eventually.

Theresa

beachbuddy
May 28th, 2013, 02:04 PM
Pat and I just booked the Quantum of the Seas, sailing 04/12/2015 for 12 nights.

We booked a superior grand suite on deck 8.

I can't wait! Will any of you be joining us?

Eileen

YES........YOUR GOING TO HAVE COMPANY. JUST BOOKED A D7 ON DECK 9 FOR APRIL 12TH. Dee and John, Kim and Alex, Mimi and Walt and I believe Carol and Narce are also booking!!!!!!

WOW.........party in Eileen and Pat's cabin!!!!! Congrats!!! I want to see your cabin. I didn't even ask for the price of those figuring they'd be a lot........LOL

beachbuddy
May 28th, 2013, 07:25 PM
I'm thinking about the 12 night for either March or April. I told Michael this morning that I was going to book the Quantum today. I need to do some research on the decks and prices. I'm sure the prices are very high right now and hopefully will drop eventually.

Theresa

Theresa, the East Coast Gang is doing the April 12th........and so are Eileen and Pat so why not join the party.............LOL

psupa
May 28th, 2013, 07:47 PM
Theresa, the East Coast Gang is doing the April 12th........and so are Eileen and Pat so why not join the party.............LOL

I thought I would be booking today, but after seeing the prices I'll wait. Even the insides are expensive, almost as much as the balcony. It's a long way off so I'll keep checking the prices and hope we'll be able to join you all.

On another note, how about the fire on the Grandeur. We're doing the Christmas and New Year's cruise on her I hope. Glad everyone was safe and accounted for. Those pictures were scary and the next time I'll really pay attention when at the muster drill. I hope we never experience something like that.

Theresa

beachbuddy
May 28th, 2013, 08:17 PM
I thought I would be booking today, but after seeing the prices I'll wait. Even the insides are expensive, almost as much as the balcony. It's a long way off so I'll keep checking the prices and hope we'll be able to join you all.

On another note, how about the fire on the Grandeur. We're doing the Christmas and New Year's cruise on her I hope. Glad everyone was safe and accounted for. Those pictures were scary and the next time I'll really pay attention when at the muster drill. I hope we never experience something like that.

Theresa

Theresa, did you call for prices? I thought they'd be a lot higher so I didn't think they were to bad. We paid more to go on the Allure last year........of course that was a back to back so 14 days but it still cost us a lot more than this 12 nighter. Someone said prices already went up for some categories since this morning. Keep checking..........

Patty

psupa
May 28th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Theresa, did you call for prices? I thought they'd be a lot higher so I didn't think they were to bad. We paid more to go on the Allure last year........of course that was a back to back so 14 days but it still cost us a lot more than this 12 nighter. Someone said prices already went up for some categories since this morning. Keep checking..........

Patty

Patty, I checked the prices on the Royal website. I'll wait until they open it up to everyone and monitor prices and see if there are any perks from any TAs. I read the post about the price increase too.

Theresa

beachbuddy
May 28th, 2013, 10:09 PM
Patty, I checked the prices on the Royal website. I'll wait until they open it up to everyone and monitor prices and see if there are any perks from any TAs. I read the post about the price increase too.

Theresa

Theresa, do you have a next cruise certificate? If you do, I'd say book something and get the cabin you want - you will only have to put down a $200 deposit and if prices don't come down you can always cancel it. But if you go you will at least have the cabin you want. Putting $200 down is much better than having to put $900 down.

I check prices all the time too so if I see a reduction I'll let you know. Me,
Dee and Kim have a D7.

Patty

Host Corkey
June 6th, 2013, 09:18 PM
I hope you all who haven't signed up for this Q cruise will do so .... the rest of us will be on it and can't wait to share it with you --

Carol

alwalaska
June 6th, 2013, 10:14 PM
The new interiors with the virtual balconies are intriguing, but wow, the prices are crazy.

beachbuddy
June 6th, 2013, 11:00 PM
The new interiors with the virtual balconies are intriguing, but wow, the prices are crazy.

Ann, I hope someone we know has one of those cabins because I'd really like to see it!!! LOL

Patty

psupa
June 6th, 2013, 11:30 PM
The new interiors with the virtual balconies are intriguing, but wow, the prices are crazy.

Ann, I agree with you. Unless those prices come down I won't be booking the Quantum anytime soon. I did book the last 9 night Explorer cruise for Oct 23, 2014 and got our favorite corner aft cabin. I would have loved to do the reposition itinerary which goes to Aruba and Curacao, but Michael still refuses to fly even one way.

Theresa

beachbuddy
June 6th, 2013, 11:37 PM
Ann, I agree with you. Unless those prices come down I won't be booking the Quantum anytime soon. I did book the last 9 night Explorer cruise for Oct 23, 2014 and got our favorite corner aft cabin. I would have loved to do the reposition itinerary which goes to Aruba and Curacao, but Michael still refuses to fly even one way.

Theresa

Theresa, the prices are going up already!!!!! I'm still hoping they come down some when it gets closer to the sail date. I'm sure there will be cancellations around final payment time. We did get our $325 balcony dicount plus my TA gave me another $318 off so I was happy!!!!

Patty

ebk2795
June 7th, 2013, 04:16 PM
YES........YOUR GOING TO HAVE COMPANY. JUST BOOKED A D7 ON DECK 9 FOR APRIL 12TH. Dee and John, Kim and Alex, Mimi and Walt and I believe Carol and Narce are also booking!!!!!!

WOW.........party in Eileen and Pat's cabin!!!!! Congrats!!! I want to see your cabin. I didn't even ask for the price of those figuring they'd be a lot........LOL

You are more than welcome to come see our cabin! I can't wait to see what the wraparound balcony is like.

You are more than welcome to come see our cabin. Maybe we will have a whale sighting like we had on our 2009 cruise!

Eileen

ebk2795
June 7th, 2013, 04:18 PM
Thanks all for the safety and good wishes for Scott. It is fun to see you all on Facebook and following the blog as well.

Eileen and Pat, wow, your cruise sounds amazing. I will have to go and look it up. Scott should be getting home about a month after that, so I'm not sure if I will want to cruise without him, or try and go after he gets home. :confused: I could always do both, but hubby would give me grief about that. :rolleyes:

I vote with doing both.

Eileen

ebk2795
June 7th, 2013, 04:19 PM
I thought I would be booking today, but after seeing the prices I'll wait. Even the insides are expensive, almost as much as the balcony. It's a long way off so I'll keep checking the prices and hope we'll be able to join you all.

On another note, how about the fire on the Grandeur. We're doing the Christmas and New Year's cruise on her I hope. Glad everyone was safe and accounted for. Those pictures were scary and the next time I'll really pay attention when at the muster drill. I hope we never experience something like that.

Theresa

We would have loved to cruise in the Grand Loft Suite, but the prices were sky-high.

Our cabin went up almost $600.00 by the end of the day that we booked!!!!

Eileen

psupa
June 7th, 2013, 07:01 PM
Theresa, the prices are going up already!!!!! I'm still hoping they come down some when it gets closer to the sail date. I'm sure there will be cancellations around final payment time. We did get our $325 balcony dicount plus my TA gave me another $318 off so I was happy!!!!

Patty

Patty, I'll keep watching the prices and I'm sure once the ship is out and final payment is made, the prices usually drop. On another note, did I read somewhere that you are retiring. Congratulations, you'll love it.

Theresa

Host Corkey
June 9th, 2013, 07:33 PM
Patty, I'll keep watching the prices and I'm sure once the ship is out and final payment is made, the prices usually drop. On another note, did I read somewhere that you are retiring. Congratulations, you'll love it.

Theresa


waiting for you to book the Q - how about Joni? Anne?... looking forward to seeing Eileen and Pat there --

carol

psupa
June 9th, 2013, 08:05 PM
waiting for you to book the Q - how about Joni? Anne?... looking forward to seeing Eileen and Pat there --

carol

Carol, I'll keep watching the prices and hope we can book the 12-night. We have 4 cruises booked through Oct 2014. It's so much fun looking for the cruises for 2015. I hope we'll be able to join you all.

Theresa

beachbuddy
June 9th, 2013, 08:43 PM
Patty, I'll keep watching the prices and I'm sure once the ship is out and final payment is made, the prices usually drop. On another note, did I read somewhere that you are retiring. Congratulations, you'll love it.

Theresa

Thanks Theresa, this Friday is my last day!!!! Can't wait!!!!

Patty

Host Corkey
June 9th, 2013, 09:16 PM
Thanks Theresa, this Friday is my last day!!!! Can't wait!!!!

Patty


it's the most wonderful feeling!
carol

psupa
June 9th, 2013, 10:09 PM
Thanks Theresa, this Friday is my last day!!!! Can't wait!!!!

Patty

it's the most wonderful feeling!
carol

Patty, I wish you the very best in your retirement. You are going to love it. Now you can enjoy your summer home and the beach. You can do what you want when you want. Like Carol said it's the most wonderful feeling. The first week will feel like you're on vacation.

Theresa

psupa
June 9th, 2013, 10:12 PM
You are more than welcome to come see our cabin. Maybe we will have a whale sighting like we had on our 2009 cruise!

Eileen

I remember that and I think I have a picture we took from the balcony (lol).

Theresa

beachbuddy
June 9th, 2013, 10:27 PM
Patty, I wish you the very best in your retirement. You are going to love it. Now you can enjoy your summer home and the beach. You can do what you want when you want. Like Carol said it's the most wonderful feeling. The first week will feel like you're on vacation.

Theresa

Thanks Theresa, it's a little scary but everyone says once I leave I'll be fine. Really looking forward to it now........

Patty

Host Corkey
June 10th, 2013, 01:43 AM
Thanks Theresa, it's a little scary but everyone says once I leave I'll be fine. Really looking forward to it now........

Patty


you will be fine - believe me -- esp when you experience NOT having to leave your special Shore place on Sundays early so you can go to work the next day - Tony will really like that part -
carol

Host Corkey
June 16th, 2013, 01:55 AM
East Coast Cruisers Gang (http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=828)

click on the thread above - you are invited to Patty's Retirement Party - post now - tomorrow - but join the party -
bring booze... lots of food - music and presents!! wish Patty a Happy Retirement!!

Carol

beachbuddy
June 16th, 2013, 05:22 PM
You are more than welcome to come see our cabin! I can't wait to see what the wraparound balcony is like.

You are more than welcome to come see our cabin. Maybe we will have a whale sighting like we had on our 2009 cruise!

Eileen

Okay Eileen, I'm gonna drag Corkey Carol with me and we're coming to see your cabin! LOL I have not checked prices but I heard they are crazy high right now.......I'm just glad I booked when I did. The price we booked it for is less than the B2B on the Allure last year........I thought that cruise was really high too.

When we booked the Silly 2 years ago when it was brand new..........the price was just as high as this one but we got a great reduction the closer it got so keep your eyes on the prices.

OOPS...........I just realized I was responding to an old post! LOL

Patty

beachbuddy
June 16th, 2013, 05:24 PM
east coast cruisers gang (http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=828)

click on the thread above - you are invited to patty's retirement party - post now - tomorrow - but join the party -
bring booze... Lots of food - music and presents!! Wish patty a happy retirement!!

carol

omg........corkey!!!!!! Lol

Host Corkey
June 17th, 2013, 12:55 AM
I will be glad to see Eileen's stateroom- will make me jealous, I know -- I think my cabin has gone up $200 since we booked - wow - sure hope the prices will go down - can use the extra $$...

Corkey Carol

psupa
June 19th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Carol, I just noticed you are now a CC Host. Congratulations - I guess you'll be keeping us in line (lol).

Theresa

Host Corkey
June 19th, 2013, 08:54 AM
Carol, I just noticed you are now a CC Host. Congratulations - I guess you'll be keeping us in line (lol).

Theresa


We are all so well behaved here! I am proud of US ... thank you for the Congrats - hope I am worthy of this role - Host Corkey

beachbuddy
June 19th, 2013, 10:31 AM
Congratulations my friend Corkey Carol!!!!!! You'll make a great host!! Hey, does this mean I have to be nice to you on the boards? LOL

Patty

Host Corkey
June 19th, 2013, 04:09 PM
Congratulations my friend Corkey Carol!!!!!! You'll make a great host!! Hey, does this mean I have to be nice to you on the boards? LOL

Patty


-- then you'd be borrring.... thanx my pal.. i'll need lots of help!
Host Corkey

alwalaska
July 10th, 2013, 09:05 PM
Hi all! Just a really quick generic note to let everyone know that I am alive, but super busy. I'm in Wichita boiling in the 100 degree temps and a very small classroom with an A/C that can't keep up. Each everyone I am wiped out, but I still have a bunch of work that needs to get caught up on. I truly hope to be able to read up and catch up with posts and roll calls next week.

beachbuddy
July 11th, 2013, 04:15 PM
Hi all! Just a really quick generic note to let everyone know that I am alive, but super busy. I'm in Wichita boiling in the 100 degree temps and a very small classroom with an A/C that can't keep up. Each everyone I am wiped out, but I still have a bunch of work that needs to get caught up on. I truly hope to be able to read up and catch up with posts and roll calls next week.

Stay cool Ann..........it's hot here too!

Patty

Host Corkey
July 12th, 2013, 08:23 PM
Hi all! Just a really quick generic note to let everyone know that I am alive, but super busy. I'm in Wichita boiling in the 100 degree temps and a very small classroom with an A/C that can't keep up. Each everyone I am wiped out, but I still have a bunch of work that needs to get caught up on. I truly hope to be able to read up and catch up with posts and roll calls next week.


Hi Ann and Everyone -- just poppin' to say Hiya to all of you -- Host Corkey

alwalaska
July 13th, 2013, 10:10 PM
Hi Host Corkey! It's good to see that you haven't forgotten us lowly CC members from your past. ;)

Patty, I keep forgetting it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. Ha ha. It was in the 80's here in Columbus while I was gone, but I brought the triple digit temps here with me when I cam home today. :rolleyes:

psupa
July 14th, 2013, 10:57 PM
Hi everyone, it's hot, hot here to. Stay cool.

Theresa

beachbuddy
July 15th, 2013, 08:13 AM
Hi Host Corkey! It's good to see that you haven't forgotten us lowly CC members from your past. ;)

Patty, I keep forgetting it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. Ha ha. It was in the 80's here in Columbus while I was gone, but I brought the triple digit temps here with me when I cam home today. :rolleyes:

Awwwww, Corkey will never forget us!!!! LOL

It sure was HOT here yesterday! Looks like another sunny day today!! Hmmmm, Beach or Lake????? Those are the decisions I have to make while down here........LOL

Hi Theresa!!! Hope your enjoying your summer and your retirement!

Hey, Joni, where are you? We haven't heard from you in awhile. Come out and play.

Patty

psupa
July 15th, 2013, 12:27 PM
Awwwww, Corkey will never forget us!!!! LOL

It sure was HOT here yesterday! Looks like another sunny day today!! Hmmmm, Beach or Lake????? Those are the decisions I have to make while down here........LOL

Hi Theresa!!! Hope your enjoying your summer and your retirement!

Hey, Joni, where are you? We haven't heard from you in awhile. Come out and play.

Patty

Hi Patty, you retired at a good time to enjoy the beach and lake and the weather has been really hot. No pool so staying in the AC. Enjoying retirement and love working outside in the yard when it's not so hot. I have so much to do inside, but just can't seem to get motivated. The Explorer has some really good rates for Dec and Mar.

Theresa

beachbuddy
July 15th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Hi Patty, you retired at a good time to enjoy the beach and lake and the weather has been really hot. No pool so staying in the AC. Enjoying retirement and love working outside in the yard when it's not so hot. I have so much to do inside, but just can't seem to get motivated. The Explorer has some really good rates for Dec and Mar.

Theresa

Hi Theresa, I don't think I want to cruise out of NJ in December but maybe I'll check out the March ones. I wish they would bring back their old 12 night itinerary!

Patty

psupa
July 15th, 2013, 07:40 PM
Hi Theresa, I don't think I want to cruise out of NJ in December but maybe I'll check out the March ones. I wish they would bring back their old 12 night itinerary!

Patty

I miss the 12 night cruises. March 21st has very good balcony prices for 8 night Bahamas. Itinerary is not great, but I look at it as an after winter getaway.

Theresa

Host Corkey
July 15th, 2013, 09:36 PM
you guys are the best--always will be...

no doubt ever....carol

beachbuddy
July 16th, 2013, 09:30 AM
I miss the 12 night cruises. March 21st has very good balcony prices for 8 night Bahamas. Itinerary is not great, but I look at it as an after winter getaway.

Theresa

I'll take a look.

alwalaska
July 16th, 2013, 11:20 PM
I'm ready for a vacation now. Who's ready to join me??

beachbuddy
July 17th, 2013, 12:02 AM
I'm ready for a vacation now. Who's ready to join me??

Can't cruise now....we're spending the summer at the Jersey shore. Where are you going?

Patty

alwalaska
July 17th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Can't cruise now....we're spending the summer at the Jersey shore. Where are you going?

Patty

Nowhere, except in my dreams, until our Sept 27 cruise on the Dawn Boston to Quebec.

I think no summer vacation at all this year is what has me Jonesing so badly for a cruise right now. Ron is out of vacation time (even into the future) with our long cross country drive in April for Scott, the 14 day cruise in the fall, and we have an 11 day cruise in Feb. :rolleyes:

beachbuddy
July 17th, 2013, 08:37 AM
Nowhere, except in my dreams, until our Sept 27 cruise on the Dawn Boston to Quebec.

I think no summer vacation at all this year is what has me Jonesing so badly for a cruise right now. Ron is out of vacation time (even into the future) with our long cross country drive in April for Scott, the 14 day cruise in the fall, and we have an 11 day cruise in Feb. :rolleyes:

Oh..........if it's a virtual cruise I'll come along...........LOL

Patty

alwalaska
July 17th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Where should we go? I'm thinking lots of sea days and beaches (not ky normal style) since I need to veg.

Sent from my Android phone

beachbuddy
July 17th, 2013, 09:45 AM
Where should we go? I'm thinking lots of sea days and beaches (not ky normal style) since I need to veg.

Sent from my Android phone

I don't know......you pick! LOL Right now I have to sign off and pack a lunch for Sea Isle's Beach. Chat later. The water must have been in the high 70's yesterday and soooo calm. It was a great beach day and hoping today is the same.

Patty

alwalaska
July 17th, 2013, 02:33 PM
Oh Patty, that sounds wonderful. I am jealous.

Let's start our virtual cruise here leaving Port Canaveral - watching the last bit of land going by ...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3205/2304087685_f32e88289f.jpg

beachbuddy
July 17th, 2013, 06:00 PM
Oh Patty, that sounds wonderful. I am jealous.

Let's start our virtual cruise here leaving Port Canaveral - watching the last bit of land going by ...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3205/2304087685_f32e88289f.jpg

Beach was wonderful today!!! I just can't get over how clean and clear the water is..........if the water was blue, I'd swear I was in the Caribbean! LOL There weren't even big waves.......just little rolling ones like on the islands!

Ann, I see we're on our way to our cruise! YIPPEE...........

alwalaska
July 17th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Glad you had a good time today Patty. I'm jealous. To help me feel better, I'm going to spend some time on my lovely balcony with my daughter ...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7093/7238244896_f7ed788795.jpg

beachbuddy
July 18th, 2013, 08:06 AM
Glad you had a good time today Patty. I'm jealous. To help me feel better, I'm going to spend some time on my lovely balcony with my daughter ...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7093/7238244896_f7ed788795.jpg

hahahaha.....now I'm jealous cause you have a bigger balcony than me! LOL

alwalaska
July 18th, 2013, 01:36 PM
hahahaha.....now I'm jealous cause you have a bigger balcony than me! LOL

You can upgrade your virtual balcony. :D On real cruises, we haven't yet gone beyond an ocean view. First real Balcony in 71 days. Not that I'm counting or anything. ;)

beachbuddy
July 18th, 2013, 09:35 PM
You can upgrade your virtual balcony. :D On real cruises, we haven't yet gone beyond an ocean view. First real Balcony in 71 days. Not that I'm counting or anything. ;)

Ahhh, this was your parents balcony, wasn't it? LOL I hope I get to see one of those virtual ones on the Quantum. I can't imagine how they're going to look. I meant hey sent me mail with pictures of them, but it's just weird....I wanna see it in person.......LOL

We came home today. I have an eye doctor appointment tomorrow morning and then have to get a hair cut. We'll stay home till Sunday morning and then head back to the shore. We want to catch our grandson's soccer games Friday and Saturday.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter than today and then I hope we get a break with this hot weather!

Patty

alwalaska
July 18th, 2013, 10:14 PM
Actually, it was from a cabin crawl. No one has beat the sisters' whale performance on the Explorer though for a cabin crawl. :D

OK I'm hungry now. Time to stop off at the buffet for some NCL pretzel rolls.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/SilverVw3/Epic/Food/088.jpg

beachbuddy
July 18th, 2013, 10:23 PM
Actually, it was from a cabin crawl. No one has beat the sisters' whale performance on the Explorer though for a cabin crawl. :D

OK I'm hungry now. Time to stop off at the buffet for some NCL pretzel rolls.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/SilverVw3/Epic/Food/088.jpg

Looks good. I had my first pretzel roll on the Allure last December. They had hotdogs in pretzel rolls, they were really good!!

Patty

Host Corkey
July 18th, 2013, 11:26 PM
love your cruise you two --
continue and have fun - I want to see what else you guys will be eating and doing!

Host Corkey

beachbuddy
July 19th, 2013, 10:00 AM
love your cruise you two --
continue and have fun - I want to see what else you guys will be eating and doing!

Host Corkey

Hey, your on the ship with us!! Not sure what ship we're on, but your there! LOL

Just got back from the eye doctors....they're going to schedule the cataract surgery for sometime in September, they'll call me probably Monday to let me know.

Patty

Host Corkey
July 19th, 2013, 07:31 PM
Hey, your on the ship with us!! Not sure what ship we're on, but your there! LOL

Just got back from the eye doctors....they're going to schedule the cataract surgery for sometime in September, they'll call me probably Monday to let me know.

Patty


Ha!ha! I can't afford it this time ! need to save my pennies for our cruises in Feb 2014...........

but oh ok.... if we are going to be eating LOTS, then I'll come along!

Carol

alwalaska
July 19th, 2013, 07:47 PM
That's the nice thing about virtual cruises - they are free and the food doesn't have any calories. ;)

So far we have been on the Sovereign of the Seas, the Norwegian Star, and unknown ship (I stole the picture - but the NCL Spirit had the BEST pretzel rolls), and now the NCL Sky and the Disney Wonder. Anyone recognize that cute little boy?

Here's some more food for you.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2754/4539710732_8841bccf29.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2784/4229451822_54de6a235e.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/4229449150_34641aa47f.jpg

beachbuddy
July 19th, 2013, 10:23 PM
That's the nice thing about virtual cruises - they are free and the food doesn't have any calories. ;)

So far we have been on the Sovereign of the Seas, the Norwegian Star, and unknown ship (I stole the picture - but the NCL Spirit had the BEST pretzel rolls), and now the NCL Sky and the Disney Wonder. Anyone recognize that cute little boy?

Here's some more food for you.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2754/4539710732_8841bccf29.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2784/4229451822_54de6a235e.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/4229449150_34641aa47f.jpg

Awwww, is that your son?

alwalaska
July 20th, 2013, 10:27 AM
Awwww, is that your son?

Yep. It seems like forever ago. Our first cruise was on the Disney Wonder in 2004, right after we moved to Ohio.

psupa
July 21st, 2013, 01:49 PM
Ha!ha! I can't afford it this time ! need to save my pennies for our cruises in Feb 2014...........

but oh ok.... if we are going to be eating LOTS, then I'll come along!

Carol

Me too :D Where are we off to today

Theresa

psupa
July 21st, 2013, 01:51 PM
Yep. It seems like forever ago. Our first cruise was on the Disney Wonder in 2004, right after we moved to Ohio.

Wow they sure do grow up fast. that is such a cute picture of him. Congratulations on his success.

Theresa

psupa
July 21st, 2013, 01:53 PM
Actually, it was from a cabin crawl. No one has beat the sisters' whale performance on the Explorer though for a cabin crawl. :D

OK I'm hungry now. Time to stop off at the buffet for some NCL pretzel rolls.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/SilverVw3/Epic/Food/088.jpg

Yum. I hope they have these on the Gem when we go. I have a taste for some savory bites (I wish I knew how to attach a photo). Still haven't mastered that.

beachbuddy
July 21st, 2013, 02:41 PM
Wow they sure do grow up fast. that is such a cute picture of him. Congratulations on his success.

Theresa

Theresa, Welcome aboard!!! Yes, he certainly is a cutie!!! Ann, sometimes don't you miss when they were little? I do..........

Patty

Host Corkey
July 23rd, 2013, 02:47 PM
Theresa, Welcome aboard!!! Yes, he certainly is a cutie!!! Ann, sometimes don't you miss when they were little? I do..........

Patty


where are you guys? I've been looking all over the ship for everyone.... can't find you... are you eating lunch? where?

Carol

beachbuddy
July 23rd, 2013, 07:33 PM
where are you guys? I've been looking all over the ship for everyone.... can't find you... are you eating lunch? where?

Carol

Carol, LOL, your so funny! LOL

Of course we're eating............nanananana, we're not telling you where.......come find us! LOL

Patty

Host Corkey
July 23rd, 2013, 08:10 PM
Carol, LOL, your so funny! LOL

Of course we're eating............nanananana, we're not telling you where.......come find us! LOL

Patty


ha!ha! you can't get me to move now - once I am planted, I stay put-- I am eating a burger now so I ain't going nowhere!! c.

beachbuddy
July 24th, 2013, 08:44 AM
ha!ha! you can't get me to move now - once I am planted, I stay put-- I am eating a burger now so I ain't going nowhere!! c.

We're out at the pool now........come and get some sun! Ann and Theresa are here too!

Host Corkey
July 24th, 2013, 11:23 AM
We're out at the pool now........come and get some sun! Ann and Theresa are here too!


I'll get my sun block on cuz I have the most awful skin that doesn't do too well in the sun - I'll put on my bathing suit coverup - and won't take it off!!! so I'll see you all there - get my drink ready - I want a 1/2 pina colada and 1/2 strawberry colada -- !! thank you very much!

Host Corkey

alwalaska
July 24th, 2013, 12:47 PM
No sunburn or skin cancer on virtual cruises, only golden tans.

Unfortunately, doing my Bermuda book got in the way of my virtual cruise (not to mention that 4 letter swear word that starts with a "W"), so in honor of that, today we are enjoying a beautiful pink sand beach in Bermuda! :D

You have to follow the link today though so that you can see all the exciting places to visit while we are in Bermuda. ;)

https://weberfamilytravels.shutterfly.com/pictures/70

If the link doesn't work, I will post some of my favorites directly into our cruise here.

Welcome to our new cruisers.
Thanks for the comments on my little boy. There are times I am grateful they are grown and times when I miss my little ones.

Theresa, I haven't been on the Gem, but they should definitely have some sort of pretzel rolls. The chocolate croissants for breakfast are also to die for!

If you email me some savory bites, I can put them here for everyone to share.

Host Corkey
July 24th, 2013, 05:00 PM
oh - while you are at it Anne, please get us a couple of orders of Escargot!!!

Host Corkey

beachbuddy
July 24th, 2013, 07:26 PM
Ann, the link didn't get me to any photos..........LOL

Patty

alwalaska
July 24th, 2013, 10:46 PM
It loads slowly, but it should be a whole photo book. I will post some other pictures tomorrow hopefully.

Sent from my Android phone

Host Corkey
July 25th, 2013, 01:44 AM
It loads slowly, but it should be a whole photo book. I will post some other pictures tomorrow hopefully.

Sent from my Android phone


I am taking a nap - being in the hot sun makes me sleepy! wake me up when it's concierge time!! Host Corkey

alwalaska
July 25th, 2013, 08:30 AM
Sorry, class is keeping me really busy this week and I have a hard time doing photos from my laptop when I am on the road.

The link above should "VERY SLOWLY" turn pages and eventually my entire 50+ page photo book from our Bermuda cruise should appear.

I will see about getting more pictures later.

Today I have a lot more energy, so we are off to check out some old forts. Can anyone guess where?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8177356396_4e4af177de.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8177322711_4671914b6e.jpg

beachbuddy
July 25th, 2013, 08:34 AM
Sorry, class is keeping me really busy this week and I have a hard time doing photos from my laptop when I am on the road.

The link above should "VERY SLOWLY" turn pages and eventually my entire 50+ page photo book from our Bermuda cruise should appear.

I will see about getting more pictures later.

Today I have a lot more energy, so we are off to check out some old forts. Can anyone guess where?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8177356396_4e4af177de.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8177322711_4671914b6e.jpg

Ann, could be my connection here at the campground..........I'll try later to see if it will load. I tried with my ipod and the book came up but was taking really long to load and the pictures are to small on my ipod to see them.....LOL On my laptop, the book didn't even come up...........just the website homepage but I'll try again later on.

Patty

alwalaska
July 25th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Here is a picture from our beach day yesterday ... I forgot that they were on FLICKR.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7278863036_30129745f7_c.jpg

You can find all of the pictures from that day here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alwweb/sets/72157629910399786/

beachbuddy
July 25th, 2013, 01:35 PM
Great pictures Ann,

Here was our day at the beach........hope this works........LOL

Before the beach we did the caves so it was a long day.

Nope, it didn't work. They're on FB so maybe that's why it won't work.

Patty

alwalaska
July 25th, 2013, 03:58 PM
I am taking a nap - being in the hot sun makes me sleepy! wake me up when it's concierge time!! Host Corkey

Oh, that's true - it is a virtual cruise - I can afford a suite!!!!:D

alwalaska
July 25th, 2013, 04:04 PM
Great pictures Ann,

Here was our day at the beach........hope this works........LOL

Before the beach we did the caves so it was a long day.

Nope, it didn't work. They're on FB so maybe that's why it won't work.

Patty
Directions follow - if they don't work, I will try and find you on Facebook. Are we already friends?

Click in the picture in your album on Facebook so you see just the one picture. Right-click the picture and click Copy Image Location.

Come to a post, click the little Picture icon (the one with the mountain (I think) and the yellow top. In there, paste the link you copied.

That should work, maybe. I'm not sure about Facebook permissions getting in the way.

Host Corkey
July 25th, 2013, 05:42 PM
will skip the beach - too hot for me -- will continue my nap - oh, but I am hungry - will go to the WJ and get some snax -- cookies and some cake --
Host Corkey

psupa
July 25th, 2013, 09:22 PM
I am taking a nap - being in the hot sun makes me sleepy! wake me up when it's concierge time!! Host Corkey

I'll meet you there

Theresa

Host Corkey
July 25th, 2013, 09:26 PM
I'll meet you there

Theresa


please save me some chicken wings!!

c.

alwalaska
July 26th, 2013, 08:55 AM
Someone ate all of the savory bites, but Theresa was kind enough to share her escargot.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/alwalaska/100_2619.jpg

beachbuddy
July 26th, 2013, 09:33 AM
Someone ate all of the savory bites, but Theresa was kind enough to share her escargot.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/alwalaska/100_2619.jpg

OMG, thanks Theresa, they look so good!!!! It wasn't me that ate those savory bites....LOL

Patty

beachbuddy
July 26th, 2013, 09:44 AM
Directions follow - if they don't work, I will try and find you on Facebook. Are we already friends?

Click in the picture in your album on Facebook so you see just the one picture. Right-click the picture and click Copy Image Location.

Come to a post, click the little Picture icon (the one with the mountain (I think) and the yellow top. In there, paste the link you copied.

That should work, maybe. I'm not sure about Facebook permissions getting in the way.

There is no "copy image location" choice. I was copying the properties and that didn't work. Now I went into options on FB and tried clicking "Get Link" so let's see if that works.


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1133417031030&l=935adcba84

Nope............didn't work. Maybe it's something with CC not allowing FB stuff on it's site. I thought I read somewhere that we're not supposed to talk about FB on here......maybe Host Corkey can enlighten us...........LOL

Host Corkey
July 26th, 2013, 04:10 PM
that's ok on the savory bites - just give me some good ole French slices or any type of roll so I can dip them in my escargot buttery/garlicky sauce --- yummmm good!! miss those escargots!
Thanx............

Host Corkey

ebk2795
July 28th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Ok, let's get the cabin crawl started.

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp53659%3Enu%3D3268%3E656%3E%3B%3B%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D3247%3A8%3B88232%3Bnu0mrj

beachbuddy
July 28th, 2013, 01:48 PM
Ok, let's get the cabin crawl started.

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp53659%3Enu%3D3268%3E656%3E%3B%3B%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D3247%3A8%3B88232%3Bnu0mrj

Eileen, Yay..........your here too! Is Pat with you? Where the heck is Joni??? LOL

Patty

alwalaska
July 28th, 2013, 03:10 PM
Welcome Eileen,

I look like a school teacher lecturing her students. :rolleyes:

The cabin crawl made me hungry, I think I'm ready for some very yummy salmon.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/alwalaska/DSCF2689.jpg

Host Corkey
July 28th, 2013, 03:47 PM
Eileen and Pat always has those super gigantic staterooms!! thanx for the peek -

I am tired from the cabin crawl too - I need a big fat burger - i'll order from room service!

carol

ebk2795
July 28th, 2013, 06:42 PM
Don't forget dessert

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp53654%3Enu%3D3268%3E656%3E%3B%3B%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D3247%3A%3A885%3B32%3Bnu0mrj

pkexton
July 28th, 2013, 06:42 PM
Eileen and Pat always has those super gigantic staterooms!! thanx for the peek -

I am tired from the cabin crawl too - I need a big fat burger - i'll order from room service!

carol

Hi Carol,

Eileen said you were wonder where I was in this thread - now I know where it's at:). I am having chicken tonight w/some corn on the cob dripping with butter - you hungry now???

Pat

ps - had to get Eileen straightened out on how to post pics on the threads - had to change a setting for her - she owes me BIG TIME

pkexton
July 28th, 2013, 06:43 PM
Don't forget dessert

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp53654%3Enu%3D3268%3E656%3E%3B%3B%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D3247%3A%3A885%3B32%3Bnu0mrj

and I get all the chocolate covered strawberries cause Eileen doesn't eat them - but on our Quantum cruise I will be fighting for them with Dad cause he would want them too:D

pkexton
July 28th, 2013, 07:03 PM
I didn't know if I was gonna be able to get to the pool today - was able to go after 4pm but the ugly clouds came in after 5pm
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d909b3127ccef3eda9cee5e100000030O12ActWbdo0ctQ e3nwU/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00500944735920130728230216658.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

beachbuddy
July 28th, 2013, 07:26 PM
Hi Pat, Glad you made it over here. Eileen, those strawberries look delicious! I love them!!!!

Patty

Host Corkey
July 28th, 2013, 07:30 PM
Hey Pat - yes, been wondering where you are - and on the Q roll call, was wondering where Eileen is - ...thanx for the plate of goodies - I kinda' miss them when we are cruising cuz when I am napping - and that's when they distribute them- I have the Do Not Disturb sign on the door and they don't bring them in -

I love the choc covered strawberries too - can't get enough of those - on one cruise, I didn't get any at all - didn't see any either - but on the last one, I had my fill at the CL.... yummmm

Love this cruise we are all on - well, gotta' get ready for dinner - glad it's not formal night!! don't want to dress up.

carol

pkexton
July 28th, 2013, 09:05 PM
Love this cruise we are all on - well, gotta' get ready for dinner - glad it's not formal night!! don't want to dress up.

carol

Love this one too - after I went to the pool I just put my pj's on to eat dinner - if we were in the MDR I sure would have been kicked out:eek: or be the subject of a Cruise Critic thread:D

Pat

ebk2795
July 28th, 2013, 09:28 PM
I'll have a cup of coffee and a scone in the Promenade Cafe.

http://images3a.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp73436%3Enu%3D3268%3E656%3E%3B%3B%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D36%3A47478%3B432%3Bnu0mrj

ebk2795
July 28th, 2013, 09:29 PM
I'm enjoying this cruise, too. But darn it! I have to go to work tomorrow!

Eileen

Host Corkey
July 29th, 2013, 12:36 AM
I'm enjoying this cruise, too. But darn it! I have to go to work tomorrow!

Eileen


At least Patty doesn't have that problem anymore since she retired -

Eileen - have a good day at work - we will be thinking of you as we enjoy our cruise!

I love those scones!! yum - I guess they didn't have any of those coconut cookies that I like - carol

Host Corkey
July 29th, 2013, 12:38 AM
Love this one too - after I went to the pool I just put my pj's on to eat dinner - if we were in the MDR I sure would have been kicked out:eek: or be the subject of a Cruise Critic thread:D

Pat


That's why you have your own balcony or your spacious suite - you can eat while wearing pj's, shorts, or anything you want! whadja have for dinner?
Carol

ebk2795
July 29th, 2013, 05:02 AM
That's why you have your own balcony or your spacious suite - you can eat while wearing pj's, shorts, or anything you want! whadja have for dinner?
Carol

Who said that we had to wear anything? :):):):)

pkexton
July 29th, 2013, 07:49 AM
That's why you have your own balcony or your spacious suite - you can eat while wearing pj's, shorts, or anything you want! whadja have for dinner?
Carol

I had chicken and corn on the cob from room service and a nice stateroom attendant named Pat served it to me - I tipped her well - she kept my ice tea glass filled :D

beachbuddy
July 29th, 2013, 08:35 AM
At least Patty doesn't have that problem anymore since she retired -

Eileen - have a good day at work - we will be thinking of you as we enjoy our cruise!

I love those scones!! yum - I guess they didn't have any of those coconut cookies that I like - carol

Carol, I have a plate of those coconut cookies in my cabin........if you want some, I'll share.......LOL

Eileen, Wow, to bad you have to go to work today.......are you taking one of the tenders or the smaller one man life boat?? :D

Pat, I want a big suite too.........I hate dressing for dinner. Used to like it but grew tired of it, especially formal nights. We just want to go in, eat, and get out............LOL Maybe we'll do the WJ tonight.

Ann, where are you eating? Who's getting off the ship tomorrow?

Patty

alwalaska
July 29th, 2013, 08:59 AM
Like Eileen, I'm working and cruising at the same time. We are able to alternate with the crew who go ashore every evening to sleep, we take the boats back to shore in the morning to work. ;)

Breakfast in the buffet with the awesome chocolate croissants, but I ate them all, so sorry, none to share. :o

alwalaska
July 29th, 2013, 09:00 AM
http://media.meltybuzz.fr/article-1108101-ajust_930/l-histoire-du-pain-au-chocolat-fait-encore.jpg

pkexton
July 29th, 2013, 09:26 AM
This morning I had a coconut pastry that was made just for me. Also since we are in a GS we have a Keurig Coffee Maker and I got to pick what flavor coffee I wanted in the morning - sorry but I ate pastry to quck to take a pic.

Pat

beachbuddy
July 29th, 2013, 09:33 AM
Ann and Eileen,

Your sweet breakfast looks good but I had eggs benedict in the MDR with a side of bacon and because I showed them my "D" card, I was able to get a latte for free. We don't like to eat in that specal "D" room, prefer to eat ourselves - that way we get out of there faster. Headed to the pool today. Should we save seats for any of you? LOL

Patty