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Originally posted by chasinraynbowz
Yayyyyyy.... this is my 5,000th post!!!! I made it (without being kicked off the boards.. haha!!)
Congratulations!!
The Official Photograph Poster of Captain Bill's World Cruise? They could never kick you off!

Barb, glad you made it back home -- there's nothing like sleeping in one's own bed, is there? We missed you. You're an awesome mom; your daughter is very lucky.
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Congratulations and they were all interesting and useful - unlike some multi posters who just waste time
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LOL Annie, I got a warning not too long ago. I got fed up with some drivel on another board and called the person a troll... lol. And the Activities Director on the LOS in October KNEW who I was... OMG... haha!

Tomorrow is SHOPPING!! My sister in law and I are headed out in the morning to shop for my trip!! Should be LOTS of fun!!
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Hi y'all! Pam, good luck with the shopping. Hope you find lots of bargains.

Barb, nice to see you back. Thank goodness your daughter has your support. It must be very reassuring to her to know Mom and Dad are behind her. This too shall pass!

Yvonne, enjoy that new cruise you're planning. Sounds interesting! When is it?

Need to pack now. Leaving for our cruise Friday morning. Should be easy since it's only 14 days. I'll let you know if that opinion changes this week. LOL!
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Pam, how'd the shopping go? I love cruise/vacation shopping!

Sandi, are you on the Crown's TA next week? What a terrific itinerary -- Alexandria and Istanbul on a cruise that starts from Florida -- you're really covering a lot of ground! Are you going to stay in Venice post-cruise, or have you been there before?

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Originally posted by StLouisCruisers
Hi y'all! Pam, good luck with the shopping. Hope you find lots of bargains.

Barb, nice to see you back. Thank goodness your daughter has your support. It must be very reassuring to her to know Mom and Dad are behind her. This too shall pass!

Yvonne, enjoy that new cruise you're planning. Sounds interesting! When is it?

Need to pack now. Leaving for our cruise Friday morning. Should be easy since it's only 14 days. I'll let you know if that opinion changes this week. LOL!
Have a great cruise ours it not until the end of November
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Originally posted by chasinraynbowz
LOL Annie, I got a warning not too long ago. I got fed up with some drivel on another board and called the person a troll... lol. And the Activities Director on the LOS in October KNEW who I was... OMG... haha!

Tomorrow is SHOPPING!! My sister in law and I are headed out in the morning to shop for my trip!! Should be LOTS of fun!!
Pam I hope you were successful on your shopping trip. I'm really sad that we don't get to go to Hawaii this year. We"re getting new kitchen cabinets next month & I guess that will have to be our cruise/big trip for a while!
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Shopping was a SUCCESS!!!! Last weekend I got three new outfits, which I needed for the trip and for work.

This week, I got a new sundress, a short sleeved sweater to go over, new jammies, 2 new pairs of shoes and a new purse. Not just any purse, a Vera Wang bag. I have NEVER in my life spent more than $20 on a purse. I am too hard on my purses, so I just get cheap ones are Wal Mart or KMart. This one was marked at voer $100... eeeeek! Luckily it was 50% off and my SIL had a coupon for another 20% off our entire purchases.

I am not a shopper (although I can see how easy it would be for me to become one... lol). Having been a single mom, with bills, for so long, for me to get new clothes or new shoes was a necessity, never a luxury. The kids always came first. Now that we are pretty much debt free.... WOW. This shopping sport can be fun! lol
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Carnival Dream (Eastern Caribbean) March 2014
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Originally posted by rdsqrl
Pam, how'd the shopping go? I love cruise/vacation shopping!

Sandi, are you on the Crown's TA next week? What a terrific itinerary -- Alexandria and Istanbul on a cruise that starts from Florida -- you're really covering a lot of ground! Are you going to stay in Venice post-cruise, or have you been there before?
Oh Annie, I WISH I was on the Crown through to Venice! We're only on the first 14 days, ending in Rome. The whole reason we got this cruise was for roundtrip airfare between Rome and Atlanta. We purchased tickets for May 12 and then November 18 for our fall Greek Isles/Med Transatlantic on the Crown. By doing that we saved enough on the airfare to pay for the 14 day cruise this spring.

So therefore we couldn't stay on the ship until Venice, had to get off in Rome. We'll see Venice this fall instead. Alexandria and Istanbul have to wait, too.

Guess what, I forgot to watch the FLL webcam yesterday! I missed the Crown going out on its last Caribbean cruise this spring. And plenty of other ships, too, I'll bet. DARN! Better check it today to make up for it.
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We are on our way again from FLL. The Caribbean was kind to us with only one rainy day. I thought the sailaway would be wet but the clouds let the sun through for us. Onwards to Barcelona... first stop Portugal in a week.
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Originally posted by Billy and Charlie's Mum
We are on our way again from FLL. The Caribbean was kind to us with only one rainy day. I thought the sailaway would be wet but the clouds let the sun through for us. Onwards to Barcelona... first stop Portugal in a week.
I watched you on the webcam as you sailed away and was waving -- did you see me?! I hope you have a fantastic crossing -- here's wishing you lots of lovely warm weather.
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We watched too!!!!

Have a great trip!
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Carnival Elation (Caribbean) May 2013 - Davis's First Cruise!
Carnival Dream (Eastern Caribbean) March 2014
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NCL Pearl (Alaska) August 2015 - Our 10th Anniversary - Full review with LOTS of pictures
Carnival Elation (Cozumel) February 2016 - Our Valentine's Day Cruise - Review with pictures including the Chef's Table
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That was us at the aft terrace pool waving back to you all!
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Originally posted by Cruisin Sal
Back to packing again! I sail rt from SF this Saturday for 15 days to Hawaii.

Sally
I may have asked this before and apologize if I did, what dates are you going to be in Hawaii?
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Carnival Dream (Eastern Caribbean) March 2014
NCL Gem (Canada/NE) October 2014 - Just me and mom!
NCL Pearl (Alaska) August 2015 - Our 10th Anniversary - Full review with LOTS of pictures
Carnival Elation (Cozumel) February 2016 - Our Valentine's Day Cruise - Review with pictures including the Chef's Table
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Sally, packing is the worst part, isn't it?

Pam, I'm not sure I know when YOUR Hawaii trip is. When do you leave and return?
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Originally posted by StLouisCruisers
Sally, packing is the worst part, isn't it?

Pam, I'm not sure I know when YOUR Hawaii trip is. When do you leave and return?

Sandi, I leave next Friday, May 4 to fly into LAX. I am spending the night with my mom and sister and we fly out early on May 5 to Maui. We return on May 11. I am taking the red eye from LAX to Memphis and arriving on May 12.

I am READY!!! lol
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RCCL Liberty of the Seas (Mediterranean) 2011 - In depth Review
Carnival Conquest (Caribbean) Dec 2012 - "The Doomsday Cruise"
Carnival Elation (Caribbean) May 2013 - Davis's First Cruise!
Carnival Dream (Eastern Caribbean) March 2014
NCL Gem (Canada/NE) October 2014 - Just me and mom!
NCL Pearl (Alaska) August 2015 - Our 10th Anniversary - Full review with LOTS of pictures
Carnival Elation (Cozumel) February 2016 - Our Valentine's Day Cruise - Review with pictures including the Chef's Table
Carnival Dream (Bahamas/Key West) July 2016 - Me, Mom and Becky!

Coming up:
Carnival Triumph (Caribbean) June 2017 - Jared's First Cruise!
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Originally posted by Cruisin Sal
We are in Hilo May 3, Honolulu May 4, Kauai May 5, and Maui May 6.
Look for us on the 6th!

Sally
Wow, we will be there on the same day!!!! What excursion do you have planned that day?
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Carnival Fantasy (Progresso/Cozumel) 2009 - 50th Birthday Cruise Review w/pics
Carnival Elation (Calica/Cozumel) 2010 - Review w/pictures
RCCL Liberty of the Seas (Mediterranean) 2011 - In depth Review
Carnival Conquest (Caribbean) Dec 2012 - "The Doomsday Cruise"
Carnival Elation (Caribbean) May 2013 - Davis's First Cruise!
Carnival Dream (Eastern Caribbean) March 2014
NCL Gem (Canada/NE) October 2014 - Just me and mom!
NCL Pearl (Alaska) August 2015 - Our 10th Anniversary - Full review with LOTS of pictures
Carnival Elation (Cozumel) February 2016 - Our Valentine's Day Cruise - Review with pictures including the Chef's Table
Carnival Dream (Bahamas/Key West) July 2016 - Me, Mom and Becky!

Coming up:
Carnival Triumph (Caribbean) June 2017 - Jared's First Cruise!
Carnival Fantasy (Cozumel) May 2018 - Brayden and Peyton's First Cruise
NCL Breakaway (9 Day Scandanavia, Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen) - Sept 2018



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