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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the kitties. Is that the zoo or the wild...

Love the kitties. Is that the zoo or the wild animal park?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'm one of those folks who loves to find out how...

I'm one of those folks who loves to find out how things work, etc. DH and I took the tour on Ruby Princess on our last cruise. 3 1/2 hours. Kind of expensive at $150 pp but you do get lots of...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 15th, 2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We saw the poppies when we were in London in...

We saw the poppies when we were in London in August - amazing sight. I was glad to hear that most of the poppies have been sold - I ordered one after we got home. I plan to enlarge and frame one of...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions November 13th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the expression on the gorilla's face. You...

Love the expression on the gorilla's face. You can see how intelligent they are.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 12th, 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,919
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'll admit that until I looked at Australia in...

I'll admit that until I looked at Australia in Google Earth I don't think I realized how big it is.

I did however know that I wasn't going to run into any kangaroos or koalas in a city unless...
Forum: Holland America Line November 11th, 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I have to share this. We had a small parade and...

I have to share this. We had a small parade and dedication of a statue of a soldier at a park in our neighborhood - Veterans Park. At one point a guy walked up and asked DH if he was a veteran - he...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions November 10th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Since tomorrow is Veterans Day - this is what we...

Since tomorrow is Veterans Day - this is what we saw at the Tower of London in August.

http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/mm362/sparky-elpaso/DSC06206_zpsfdd06800.jpg...
Forum: Holland America Line November 10th, 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We were there in August. Incredible sight. ...

We were there in August. Incredible sight. There are a lot more of them now - they were just getting started when we were there.
...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 10th, 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,258
Posted By sparky-elpaso
A gentleman ahead of us on a Holland America...

A gentleman ahead of us on a Holland America cruise was complaining that he and his wife hadn't gotten any dinner one night. I think the gal behind the desk was as puzzled as the rest of us since we...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 10th, 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By sparky-elpaso
According to the CDC it's "level 1" - which I...

According to the CDC it's "level 1" - which I imagine is the lowest level of possible problems.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/chikungunya-saint-martin

If the info your dad got was...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions November 10th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Yikes. That is one huge bullfrog. Love the...

Yikes. That is one huge bullfrog. Love the "kitties".
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions November 9th, 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Gorgeous trees. That's the one thing I miss here...

Gorgeous trees. That's the one thing I miss here in El Paso (grew up in Michigan). Here the leaves usually just turn brown and fall off.
Forum: First Time Cruisers November 9th, 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,722
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Speaking of lights for an inside cabin. We have...

Speaking of lights for an inside cabin. We have one of these little Coleman backpacking lanterns that I put in the bathroom. It's about 6 inches high and 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

...
Forum: First Time Cruisers November 7th, 2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think a lot depends on whether you're prone to...

I think a lot depends on whether you're prone to motion sickness.

We aren't so on our last cruise we had a forward cabin and really didn't feel a lot of movement. We had a few rough nights and...
Forum: First Time Cruisers November 4th, 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By sparky-elpaso
First cruise to Alaska I forgot toothpaste. We...

First cruise to Alaska I forgot toothpaste. We had the little travel size in our 3-1-1 bags which lasted the length of our land tour. I thought the regular tube was in the bag that went ahead to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 2nd, 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks for the link - interesting article. We...

Thanks for the link - interesting article. We just returned from a Princess cruise and went on the Ultimate Ship Tour where we spent time in the galley and food storage areas so I've seen some of...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions November 1st, 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I got my first camera when I was around 7 or 8...

I got my first camera when I was around 7 or 8 years old - about 60 years ago. :eek:

While I'm not particularly artistic I love being able to document our trips so I can share with family - not...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions October 29th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By sparky-elpaso
That reminds me of spending the weekends with my...

That reminds me of spending the weekends with my grandmother and cooking with her - especially at Christmas. Some of the best memories I have.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By sparky-elpaso
My Dad always told me I wasn't made out of sugar...

My Dad always told me I wasn't made out of sugar or salt so I wouldn't melt. :)

We just wear water resistant jackets with hoods and carry a small umbrella (more to keep my camera dry then for us).
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 21st, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sparky-elpaso
The first evening of our most recent cruise - on...

The first evening of our most recent cruise - on Ruby Princess - we got back to our cabin after dinner to find the bathroom floor flooded and the carpet by the bathroom soaked. Called the pager...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 19th, 2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,221
Posted By sparky-elpaso
NO. One of the passengers worked in the lab (not...

NO. One of the passengers worked in the lab (not a nurse) and MIGHT have worked with samples from the infected guy who died. The other person is her traveling companion (husband?). Neither of them...
Forum: Holland America Line October 12th, 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 30,552
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Our bus driver on our 5 day land tour in Alaska...

Our bus driver on our 5 day land tour in Alaska told us "the first time you're late everyone applauds as you get on the bus, the 2nd time everyone boos, and the 3rd time everyone waves bye-bye". We...
Forum: Holland America Line October 6th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 30,552
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Right. The group I was talking about were...

Right. The group I was talking about were playing right in the middle of the busy lunch time. We ended up sitting a ways away from them so I don't know if they eventually moved or not.
Forum: Holland America Line October 6th, 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 30,552
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I don't think it's been mentioned yet - folks...

I don't think it's been mentioned yet - folks sitting at a table in the buffet playing cards or a game - during a meal time. This particular group knew they were wrong - as we passed their table one...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 22nd, 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks - makes sense. Although that wasn't...

Thanks - makes sense. Although that wasn't something I would have thought of. Ain't technology great?
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