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Forum: Royal Caribbean International Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By sparky-elpaso
So that's why the covers were on the bins. I...

So that's why the covers were on the bins. I thought it was so things wouldn't "blow around" if it happened to get windy.

It was always noted in the ship's schedule and also on signs at the...
Forum: Holland America Line December 16th, 2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the button idea for earrings. :) I don't...

Love the button idea for earrings. :) I don't wear necklaces but if I did I would probably use the drinking straws - good idea. All my jewelry (nothing expensive) goes in a cosmetic bag in my...
Forum: Holland America Line December 13th, 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,615
Posted By sparky-elpaso
One way to get around it is, once you've signed...

One way to get around it is, once you've signed in, create a "bookmark" and use that to go to the site.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 2nd, 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Check out their web site: ...

Check out their web site:

www.jacksshack.tc/FAQ.php

According to that you just go along the paved road behind the cruise terminal complex. Shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 2nd, 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I know what you mean. We flew to Florida 2 days...

I know what you mean. We flew to Florida 2 days early for our Panama Canal cruise and stayed at a resort on the beach (I wanted to see our ship sail in). :) So we had one full day to get over our...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 30th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Not a bad excursion (actually it was wonderful)...

Not a bad excursion (actually it was wonderful) but an aggravating tour guide. Tour to the Normandy Beaches, etc. with Princess.

While most of the guides we had on other tours would give you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 30th, 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Now that we're retired and can take longer...

Now that we're retired and can take longer cruises we're working on our "bucket list". So far we've crossed off Australia / NZ, Panama Canal, and Great Britain (with some Norway and Iceland mixed...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 28th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Have you ever tried to make a cat do anything it...

Have you ever tried to make a cat do anything it doesn't want to do? :)Impossible. So something that's difficult is like "herding cats".
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions November 24th, 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
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 November 24th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
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: 36
Views: 1,931
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: 12
Views: 701
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: 3,358
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: 1,123
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: 12
Views: 701
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: 1,123
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: 14,000
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: 1,236
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: 591
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: 10
Views: 875
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: 37
Views: 10,435
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: 6,065
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: 1,804
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: 776
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: 1,748
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...
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