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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions October 29th, 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,925
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, 06:49 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 29,234
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, 01:57 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 29,234
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 29,234
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, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
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?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,230
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think he means the room service staff volunteer...

I think he means the room service staff volunteer to deliver room service in addition to their regular duties.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Ok - dumb question. How does it know the...

Ok - dumb question. How does it know the difference between stairs and regular walking?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,230
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Well said - you hit the nail on the proverbial...

Well said - you hit the nail on the proverbial head. :) As far as I'm concerned the crew earns every bit of the amount - and more.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 17th, 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Pretty much everything is right next to the dock....

Pretty much everything is right next to the dock. Margaritaville is off to the left of the dock area.

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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions August 14th, 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Check to make sure your batteries are fully...

Check to make sure your batteries are fully charged. And take a spare with you - especially if you're going to be out all day.
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions August 14th, 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 240,292
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Yaay - success. Great shot - interesting...

Yaay - success. Great shot - interesting viewpoint. :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 7th, 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,272
Posted By sparky-elpaso
First cruise in 2008 - Alaska southbound with a 5...

First cruise in 2008 - Alaska southbound with a 5 day land portion first. Booked 3 different airlines to get from Texas to Alaska. Which of course meant picking up our bags at each airport, then...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 5th, 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By sparky-elpaso
You're going to have a great anniversary. :D ...

You're going to have a great anniversary. :D Prepare to be hooked. Cruising is a great way to travel.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 1st, 2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,232
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We usually take some granola bars, packets of...

We usually take some granola bars, packets of nuts, etc. - mostly for air travel but also to take on longer excursions that may not include a meal stop.
Forum: Cruise Air July 31st, 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,333
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Absolutely agree with you. We love to travel and...

Absolutely agree with you. We love to travel and if you want to go anywhere you'll probably have to fly.

And thanks for giving me another new word for our upcoming trip to Great Britain. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 30th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I found this on wikipedia - and it makes sense to...

I found this on wikipedia - and it makes sense to me. I see a couple of posters beat me to it

According to the Navy Department Library, the word "porthole" has nothing to do with its location on...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 25th, 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,790
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Coming in to Huatulco, Mexico ...

Coming in to Huatulco, Mexico

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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 25th, 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,644
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I like to check out the ports in Google Earth -...

I like to check out the ports in Google Earth - much better than just a map. You can see what's near the port area and can decide if you need to take an excursion of some kind or just walk around on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,772
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Another "as soon as we get our bags" person here....

Another "as soon as we get our bags" person here. Hang stuff up (already on hangers in the bag), undies, etc. in ziploc bags (everything we need for one day in each bag) go in drawers. Toiletries,...
Forum: Cruising Technology July 20th, 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By sparky-elpaso
No - basic service is free. I think they may...

No - basic service is free. I think they may have a paid part if you want to store LOTS of pics.
Forum: Cruising Technology July 20th, 2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By sparky-elpaso
For more answers come on over to the photography...

For more answers come on over to the photography board - Photo and Camera Discussions. We even have a bunch of "post photos" threads going - both cruise related and just general pics. A lot of...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 19th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 240,292
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Gorgeous waterfall. Something we don't have here...

Gorgeous waterfall. Something we don't have here in the desert.
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