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Jim Avery
February 17th, 2006, 07:57 AM
Any CCers on SD1 out of San Juan on April 16th? We hope to see some of you on board.
Jim.

frequent traveler
February 18th, 2006, 01:48 PM
Dear Jim -
ZQ VOl and I will have just returned from a week at WDW - a very different experience.
If you and Lois encounter Christophe, Martijn or Eric, please have Lois give them a hug and kiss for me.
FT

Jim Avery
February 18th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Hi FT:
Will do. Why not cash in some sick days and y'all come on down?
J & L

ctbjr1309
February 18th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Dear Jim -
ZQ VOl and I will have just returned from a week at WDW - a very different experience.
If you and Lois encounter Christophe, Martijn or Eric, please have Lois give them a hug and kiss for me.
FT

Hi folks. As I understand the schedule (explained to me several weeks ago and, of course, subject to change) Christophe will be on SD2 that week, I'm not sure about Martijn's schedule that week although he has just left for vacation and may not be back at work by April 16 and I'm not sure about Eric although my best guess is that he'll be on SD2 that week, if he's working then. Tomasz should just be back from vacation and is scheduled to be Hotel Manager on SD1 that week.

frequent traveler
February 19th, 2006, 10:09 AM
ctbjr -

when I last spoke with Martijn he was complaining that since he had broken up with his girlfriend in the US, he was going to have to go home to his parents, poor baby.

Any news on Richard - did he return from holiday engaged?

Jim -- We would love to permanently vacation somewhere in the Islands, but haven't quite got the guts to tell dear children they are on their own . . . can't wait until the last tuitition check is paid . . but since Radisson is going all inclusive in 2007 we're thinking about the South Seas adventure for our run away from children escape. You and Lois game? Cbjr - we're trying to draft Disney Jen and Andy also (planning events are scheduled for SD III)

FT

ctbjr1309
February 19th, 2006, 10:21 AM
ctbjr -

when I last spoke with Martijn he was complaining that since he had broken up with his girlfriend in the US, he was going to have to go home to his parents, poor baby.

Any news on Richard - did he return from holiday engaged?

Jim -- We would love to permanently vacation somewhere in the Islands, but haven't quite got the guts to tell dear children they are on their own . . . can't wait until the last tuitition check is paid . . but since Radisson is going all inclusive in 2007 we're thinking about the South Seas adventure for our run away from children escape. You and Lois game? Cbjr - we're trying to draft Disney Jen and Andy also (planning events are scheduled for SD III)

FT

Hi FT,

Martijn started his vacation several weeks ago by heading to Rio with some friends. Can't imagine that he would have any fun there....

Perhaps if he's spending the rest of his time at home with parents he'll return to work earlier than otherwise.

Richard is still away and last I heard was continuing to wrestle with the engagement situation. I am fairly confident that I know how that situation will turn out. I know both Richard and his prospective fiance and they are both great people.

DJ and Andy would be good companions for your Radisson adventure. We're hoping to see them on SD again one of these days as well.

Jim Avery
February 20th, 2006, 09:10 AM
ctbjr -

Jim -- We would love to permanently vacation somewhere in the Islands, but haven't quite got the guts to tell dear children they are on their own . . . can't wait until the last tuitition check is paid . . but since Radisson is going all inclusive in 2007 we're thinking about the South Seas adventure for our run away from children escape. You and Lois game? Cbjr - we're trying to draft Disney Jen and Andy also (planning events are scheduled for SD III)

FT
Hi FT/ZQVOL:
South Seas Adventure sounds great and looking forward to Radissons all inclusive plan but we have booked QE2 Transatlantic in 2007 which entails visiting relatives in Europe prior to voyage. Lois's Mom is 80 in the Fall so Arizona is a must. Only leaves 1 week to try and wedge a SD trip somewhere nearby. You guys have a blast (I know you will as long as the champagne holds out).
All the Best,
J & L.

DisneyJen
February 22nd, 2006, 09:57 AM
We are still playing with schedules here ...

Actually after our short visit back north to visit family Andy has committed us to spending a week in November in Aruba with my parents, a week in June in the Finger Lakes of NY with his brother and wife, and a long weekend in August on Long Beach Island in NJ with our bareboat sailing cousins. Mind you we have a week at Disney World in June ... when we hope to see Ctbjr and wife!

DH also asked some of his family to join us on a SD Caribbean cruise in early '07.

Still trying to fit the SDIII into the mix FT:p

Cruisewoman79
March 8th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Sounds like you all know each other!
We are sailing on the SeaDream 4/16
Kate and Pattie - girlfirends getaway without husbands or kids!
Can't wait!

DisneyJen
March 8th, 2006, 05:33 PM
The friendships that you make here on CC and then on SD really do carry over into your real life:p

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Cruisewoman79
March 8th, 2006, 07:31 PM
The friendships that you make here on CC and then on SD really do carry over into your real life:p

I hope you have a wonderful week!
Thanks Disney Jen!
I am in Philadelphia area too!

DisneyJen
March 9th, 2006, 06:44 AM
My heart and soul are still in the Philly area although my body is in NC:p

ctbjr1309
March 9th, 2006, 09:17 AM
My heart and soul are still in the Philly area although my body is in NC:p

DJ,

Why did I think that at least a part of you is in Anegada? Ever been there?

DisneyJen
March 9th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Anegada ... (insert "sigh" smilie). Kate and Pattie I hope you get to see this beautiful island on your April 16 cruise!

How right you are Ctb:D Actually my head is there anytime anyone mentions the BVIs!

FT and I are having dinner with another friend tomorrow evening ... I think I am going to have to wear FT down so that she will join us on another SD cruise. I know her DH will appreciate my efforts:p

frequent traveler
March 9th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Yes DH will appreciate your efforts - however, since I'm driving I don't think my stubborness will evaporate (or be drowned) tomorrow at dinner! Unfortunately, with respect to Caribbean SD cruises DH's academic calendar only accommodates holiday weeks - and with two bumps for a charter and the "kiddie cruise" I've sworn to avoid SD cruises on those weeks.
FT

Cruisewoman79
April 8th, 2006, 09:55 AM
Well this thread has been quiet! I know I have been busy - but it's time to really count down and start packing! Regretably I will be away next week April 11-13 so this will be crazy getting ready. Can't wait!:)

Jim Avery
April 8th, 2006, 10:40 AM
See you on board. Ready to pack.
Jim & Lois.

DisneyJen
April 8th, 2006, 10:44 AM
How wonderful to be just a few days away from a SD adventure!

I hope that you will post from the ship and/or share a trip report upon your return!

Jim Avery
April 8th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Hi DisneyJen:
Dont know about posting from the ship, remember, Im the guy that cant even fit in a workout. Will do a complete review when I am back at work. Yuck. Dont even want to think about it. Anyway, continue to work on FT about the charter.
Jim.

ctbjr1309
April 8th, 2006, 10:58 AM
I hope that you will post from the ship and/or share a trip report upon your return!

DJ,

Aren't trip reports great? Sorry, couldn't resist.

DisneyJen
April 8th, 2006, 12:56 PM
You got me Ctbjr!!

Actually I meant to give the photo CD to FT before she left for spring break on the chance that you two got together this week. Guess it will have to wait until we see you in June:p

Not to worry Jim as we all know we would much rather post on CC than work. We'll wear FT down:p

frequent traveler
April 9th, 2006, 06:27 PM
2nd try at this - the server "ate" my last posting.

DH and I were just whining yesterday that we should really have been boarding the SDII in Antigua instead of dining with the masses at Epcot. While the suishi and fireworks were quite pleasant it wasn't remotely resemb ling the SD II experience (and signing the chit was quite unpleasant . . . but does reduce the drinking).

Ctbjr - I ran into a partner of yours from the Miami office in Tampa earlier in the week. I had a memory lapse and coudn't remember your last name . . . but as soon as I described your love of crusing and SD he knew who I was talking about!!!!

DisneyJen - traveling over Thanksgiving is not an option for us yet but maybe the 2nd annual girls' week away from home could be moved to late November - - - course that means Andy would either have to stay at home or . . . . maybe he would look good in a two piece bathing suit and some curlers.

Wearing me down for a charter - I'll happily go anytime -- but arranging one -- SD requires 50% down and a letter of credit for the balance. A week in the Med is about $500,000 so until we win the lottery - someone else has to put up the big money. Any volunteers?

FT

ctbjr1309
April 9th, 2006, 07:22 PM
FT,

Too bad that you were at EPCOT yesterday, rather than in Antigua. Probably all for the best, however as the SD2 April crossing is no longer listed on the SD website.

Haven't yet heard from my partner who you met in Tampa. I guess that I'm developing quite a reputation among my partners. Wonder how I can convince them to give my billable hour credit for the time I spend cruising.

Now, regarding the thought of Mr. Andy in a 2 piece and curlers......never mind.

If anybody decides to put a charter together, keep us in mind. We're generally fairly easy when it comes to SD cruises.

DisneyJen
April 9th, 2006, 10:55 PM
So here I am, cleaning up from dinner with our Brazilian friends who now live in Belguim, and I am howling ... at the thought of Mr. Andy in a two piece and curlers ... although he does strike an uncanny resemblance to a certain golfer who just won the Masters ...but that is an after dinner story at the Top of the Yacht.

Mr. Andy said to tell you that you might catch him in a two piece but never with curlers even if Alan is playing that magically 80's disco CD that we listened to after the caviar and champagne splash!

Now that we have the lottery in NC we should pull our funds ... what do you think FT:D

We need to talk about the annual run-away from home FT! We may even let Ctbjr and Mr. Andy join us ... with two-pieces and curlers of course! Mr. Andy is adamant about wearing the curlers ... although Ctbjr will tell you that he knows the right combo at the Top of the Yacht for the curlers.

ctbjr1309
April 9th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Mr. Andy said to tell you that you might catch him in a two piece but never with curlers even if Alan is playing that magically 80's disco CD that we listened to after the caviar and champagne splash!

We need to talk about the annual run-away from home FT! We may even let Ctbjr and Mr. Andy join us ... with two-pieces and curlers of course! Mr. Andy is adamant about wearing the curlers ... although Ctbjr will tell you that he knows the right combo at the Top of the Yacht for the curlers.

You know, speaking of Alan, he and Maggie are booked on the April 16 SD1 cruise. Wonder what kind of stories we'll hear about that one??? P.S. I have a copy of Alan's CD, so beware....

I'll have no further comment about two-pieces or curlers as I am confident that Mr. Andy can get himself in plenty of trouble without further assistance from me.

Jim Avery
April 12th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Received cabin assignment, in cabin 214. Was hoping for upgrade to 315 but didnt happen. Actually like where we are. Lois is 2/3 packed. The local Chicos has empty racks. Must save money for Foxy's. Have lost 1 pound. Ready for eggs benedict.
Jim.

ctbjr1309
April 12th, 2006, 08:58 AM
Received cabin assignment, in cabin 214. Was hoping for upgrade to 315 but didnt happen. Actually like where we are. Jim.

Jim,

One thing I can tell you for certain is that your cabin assignment next week beats the heck out of mine and most others who will be perusing this thread. Hope you have a great trip.

DisneyJen
April 12th, 2006, 09:05 AM
Glad to hear that you have your assignment ... actually there isn't a bad cabin on SD:D

I chuckled about the Chico's comment as I can relate.

Think of us all stranded on land as you dine on eggs benedict and drink at Foxys!

Bon Voyage!

frequent traveler
April 12th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Jim -

we always prefer the 2nd deck (much closer to the dining room also).

Like Ctbjr - much prefer your cabin assignment to ours next week (ZQVOL must be back at the front of the classroom all week).

Aah - the uncrowded decks and privacy of the SD decks. As we mingle with the masses here at Epcot (excellent hard cider last night at Rose & Crown pub) - I'm cursing whoever invented the double wide stroller -- the fiend who invented this traffic nightmare should be sentenced to eternity in "Its a Small World".

After yet another day of signing chits everywhere and following ZQ Vol and DS from pin trader to pin trader --- I'm betting that even with a single supplement the SD will be the ultimate bargain -- luxury with no whining masses (I mean the parents, not the children)-- a real vacation.

Jim, I belive I left an open tab at the Top of the Yacht. Please feel free to have a drink or two on us.

FT

Jim Avery
April 13th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Hi Y'all:
I'm sitting at the computer wearing my Soggy Dollar Tshirt trying to finish last day at work. We are leaving a little early to spend time in Old San Juan. Understand there is a bar in there where they invented the Pina Colada. Will do extensive research and report fully.
ctrjr1309, was kidding about cabin 315. Dont think Atle gives it out to us commoners. As DJ said, no bad cabins and we do prefer to hear the water while we sleep.
DJ, not kidding about Chicos. I think Lois bought one of each in the store. Me I have 2 pair shorts, I set flip flops, 1 boat shoes and assorted t shirts. Maybe one pair long pants, must look in the closet. I usually pack in 15 minutes so as to be surprised at the other end.
FT & ZQVOL: Thanks for the tab. Will try to drain it whilst taking copius notes. Thanks to all for the good wishes, wish you were all going too. Must try to organize such a cruise at some time.
Buenos Tardes and Adios,
Jim & Lois.

DisneyJen
April 15th, 2006, 08:52 AM
Bon Voyage Jim, Lois and all you other SeaDreamers!

There is an article in this month's Bon Appetit called "Pina Colada Smackdown" whgich talks about the two bars in San Juan who claim to be the birthplace of the Pina Colada.

Barrachina and The Caribe Hilton are listed as the possible birthplaces.

ctbjr1309
April 15th, 2006, 09:14 AM
[QUOTE=DisneyJen]Bon Voyage Jim, Lois and all you other SeaDreamers!
QUOTE]

Let's not forget Allen and Maggie!! They've already left home but no doubt will see this upon their return and I don't want them to think we don't love them.

DisneyJen
April 15th, 2006, 09:17 AM
You are so right Ctbjr!

Maggie and Allan I hope you remember us as you play that wonderful CD poolside after the beach party:D