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Napa Valley, California
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Originally posted by waltd
Question is can they see us waving to them as they leave port?
Thanks Joe for including us Rockin' Royals from Northern California in your list and thanks to Judy for her hospitality! We're looking forward to meeting everyone. DW & I grew up in San Diego before moving to the Napa Valley back in 1990. We're hoping to answer your question about whether people on the ship can see you waving as we'll be on the Sapphire as she leaves port on the 6th.

See you all in the fall!

Craig
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Canyon Country, California
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Might just have to bring some binoculars along to see if we can spot you on board.

Joe
Napa Valley, California
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Originally posted by waltd
Might just have to bring some binoculars along to see if we can spot you on board.

Joe
We'll bring some too. We'll be on the starboard side, Emerald deck in one of the covered minis aft of the "survival craft".

Craig
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Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by waltd
Bob I had a funny feeling you were around. For that reason I slept like a baby. Ok not a baby more like an old goat.

Thanks
Joe
Nothing too bad. Shoplifter at Wal Mart and one very drunk young man in a mustang. Other than that, it was a quiet night.....

Bob
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Canyon Country, California
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Joined Dec 2000
Bob by any chance do you know a Michele who works for the SC Sheriffs Dept? I think ! She is my next door neighbor.

Joe
NJ
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Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by waltd
Bob by any chance do you know a Michele who works for the SC Sheriffs Dept? I think ! She is my next door neighbor.

Joe
Just had to drop in and stir up a little trouble since it's Joe's Birthday, this little short guy from Santa Clarita. I think for the next year he'll be travelling that very famous Will Rodger's Highway ( hint at age )
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Joyce
Napa Valley, California
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Originally posted by Eppe4
Just had to drop in and stir up a little trouble since it's Joe's Birthday, this little short guy from Santa Clarita. I think for the next year he'll be travelling that very famous Will Rodger's Highway ( hint at age )
Happy Birthday Joe. I've been traveling that highway for almost a year now and can confirm that its a great ride.

Craig
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Canyon Country, California
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Thanks Craig. And as far as Joyce is concerned she is a trouble maker. LOL
Napa Valley, California
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Originally posted by waltd
Thanks Craig. And as far as Joyce is concerned she is a trouble maker. LOL
Sure does sound like it, but then there's always one in every crowd.

Craig
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Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by waltd
Bob by any chance do you know a Michele who works for the SC Sheriffs Dept? I think ! She is my next door neighbor.

Joe
Believe I do. BTW, Happy Birthday....

Bob
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Canyon Country, California
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Joined Dec 2000
Thank you all for your good wishes. BTW I have never been to Route 66. One of the few places we have not tried. Is it good? We do like the Greek Restaurant which is across the street.

Joe
So. California
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Joined May 2006
Route 66 is ok, just a diner. Oggi's is the one with the good chicken tequila pasta. Great for home delivery when you don't feel like cooking. I've been to Athena's only once. Have you tried the Great Greek on Ventura Blvd? That's great Greek food and lively atmosphere.

For a taste of Venice, the Italian Job, was on TV with great shots of Venice canals and St Marks square. Can't wait to be there again!
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Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by waltd
Thank you all for your good wishes. BTW I have never been to Route 66. One of the few places we have not tried. Is it good? We do like the Greek Restaurant which is across the street.

Joe
You talking about Route 66 on Soledad....?

Bob
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NJ
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Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by WineCountryCruiser
Sure does sound like it, but then there's always one in every crowd.

Craig
Don't blame me BLAME the wine!!!!!!!!!!
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Joyce
Canyon Country, California
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Joined Dec 2000
Hi Bob

Yes the one on Soledad. I have found that we do have some pretty good restaurants in Santa Clarita but I have yet to find a really good Italian. Anyone in the area been to one?
So. California
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Joined May 2006
Originally posted by waltd
Hi Bob

Yes the one on Soledad. I have found that we do have some pretty good restaurants in Santa Clarita but I have yet to find a really good Italian. Anyone in the area been to one?
love Sisely in the Valencia mall. Also Maria's Italian deli on Lyons is good. They have some good Prosecco there. Speaking of wine, anyone like this sparking Italian wine? I read about it in the book A Thousand Days in Venice and have been drinking it ever since.
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Canyon Country, California
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Joined Dec 2000
Is the sparkling Italian red or white? What are some of the names?

Joe
So. California
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Joined May 2006
Originally posted by waltd
Is the sparkling Italian red or white? What are some of the names?

Joe
white. Really good with appetizers. Maybe I should bring some to our M&G. Prosecco brut presto is one, santa margherita valdobbiadene Prosecco is the other one in my fridge. You can find Prosecco by the champagne at bev mo, World Market Cost plus, Whole Foods, Sprouts,Maria's. Really delightful taste. If you try it, let me know what you think.

My all time favorite drink is 103 Brandy which you can only get in Spain. I'll definitely be getting some at our Barcelona stop. It's really smooth. Not like the Brandy here. Oh, and put mojitos at the top of the list too.
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