The Original Brilliance Gang (March 2003) -- PART 5

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#61
Minneapolis
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I'm sitting on the deck drinking sangria. I'm definately getting more of this sangria

It's nice out here, it didn't get humid or as hot as they said, it's very comfortable.

I forgot to write about Tortola. I've only been there twice, the first time a long time ago on an NCL ship. We did a cave snorkel tour that was good but the best part was after snorkeling we stopped at the Willie T a bar on an old boat permanently moored in a bay of Norman Island, very fun. The other time we did another snorkel tour we didn't get to stop at the Willie T but I remember that water wa probably the most clear I've had for snorkeling.

We have two cruises booked that stop at Tortola, Disney Fantasy and the Edge. This time we plan on going to Jost Van Dyke and go to the beach bars like Soggy Dollar and Foxy's. Probably both times. Many go to the Bath's at Virgin Gorda.

I'm here, Iz
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#62
minneapolis,mn usa
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Good morning folks

Today is Weds June 21st

Hope all is well done with work and waiting for the bus.

Will get home and walk Iz to her bus then make something to eat and then nap pretty exciting right 😀😀

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#63
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Good morning

What a worker Bee you are Om!
Hope you get some outside time ..

I'm good ! It was a 12 hour thing ..
Yesterday I cleaned and cleaned and then went to the EDGE mobile theatre event. It was pretty cool ..they turned a huge tractor trailer into a movie theatre for 100+ people ..everyone got champagne with commemorative glasses to keep ( I snagged 6!) truffled popcorn freshly popped and after the presentation ice cream. I had 4 in attendance bot at different times ...so I was there from 5-8. At the end ..the heavens opened up so we got soaked! But it moved things along nicely lol...everyone was entered to win 2 night pre inaugurals on EDGE so let's see what happens, hope my clients win one! Very lovely ship and not too huge being slightly smaller than Solstice which is a big plus in my opinion. Good night ..

Shelby's on her way , Federico's flight delayed 2.5 hours so I will get Shelby, bring her home .. and we'll head back later. Maybe Terry and Shelby will get him..I'll make dinner. Originally, Shelby was flying home on Saturday hence they're on different flights.


Don't you hate change at the dentist Iz ?
We used to have a wonderful hygienist and she's gone and I'm not enamoured with her replacement either. She's rough..and I hurt after for a day or two. Last time I told her too. My dentist retired as well and his replacement is a lovely lady but mmmm I'm not 100% on her yet. She replaced a filling and it's the only tooth in my head I'm aware of feeling. I feel like she didn't polish it after enough. Need to address that too.


You're stocked up again Udi ..have to stay home for awhile now.


Terry heard sad news yesterday ..a guy he's known forever went on a Med cruise to celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary and died ..68 yrs old. Sad...he is heading up Nth today to this guys restaurant, I'm sure he'll hear more.


Be back later!
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#64
Minneapolis
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Glad you're feeling better.

I think the closest the Edge thing is in Chicago, so I won't see it until I board.

Crazy Princess web site lists that November cruise I'm eyeing for $1549 per person inside now They need to fix that pricing after their 'sale'.

Today is nice out. Tomorrow afternoon is our work Twins game and now they're making noise about rain I hope it's dry.

I'll be back at lunch.
IZ
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#65
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I think we were the last stop ....truck was heading to Mexico after here I imagine to be disassembled.

I just got an Azamara fam invite ..and guess what?! One port is Tortola lol not going though , it ends in Miami December 22 and that would interfere with Disney.

Timing, it's everything.

I find Princess pricing high lately?!
I had hoped our March Crown sailing would drop, its increased. Grrrr

Oh wellllll......
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#66
Sunrise Florida USA
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Joined Mar 2003
Good morning all
Not much to report. Lots of food but I hate cooking. LOL
Going to rain and did last night. They said yesterday was the first day in June that it did not rain so it rained during the night instead. LOL I think we can say we are out of the drought but who knows how they measure.
Pinky kept checking for price drops on Princess too and then just bit the bullet and booked. Needed to have something in the future to look forward to.
House full Kare...how lovely and noisey. LOL
Iz...what kind of sangria are you drinking.? we fell in love with a blackberry one at Bonefish....so delicious. Would love to have one in the house. When and what is the sip and save thing you are waiting for?
Have a nice dry day all
I will be around
UDI
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#67
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Joined Aug 2002
I hate cooking too !!
And just when the house was looking like it was getting emptier and I could fluff it , I've two more to feed!
Shelby's complicated , doesn't do dairy ...picky with meat , no carbs oy vey ...Federico will eat anything and everything. I hit the grocery store today yup, after the Costco haul ..as well as the wine store. We got two cases of white delivered the other day but I wanted some Rose and Chianti for Federico.

I'm making chicken parm tonight but timing will be tricky. Shelby lands at 3:41 so won't leave here until 4'ish because immigration will be a zoo at that time of day. She should sail through , Federico is delayed 3 hours and now landing at 7:10 ..I HOPE he sails through too!
I guess we'll eat and save dinner for him , will see what the others want to do. I don't do great with late late dinners. They just 'sit there' ..


I'm outside with Princess Rosie at the moment ..she loves the blanket on the grass but I have to put the umbrella to shade her or she meows. Tough life lol


Later gang!!
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Princess ~ Caribbean Princess ~ 28/01/07 - 04/02/07
Holland America~Westerdam ~ 05/04/09 - 12/04/09
Oasis of the Seas ~ 11/22/09 - 11/24/09
Princess ~ Ruby Princess ~ 01/09/10 - 01/19/10
Celebrity ~ Century ~ 18/11/10 - 22/11/10
Celebrity ~ Equinox ~ 06/12/10 - 17/12/10
Uniworld ~ River Countess ~ 14/05/11 - 21/05/11
Majesty of the Seas ~ 12/12/11 - 12/16/11
Princess ~ Island Princess ~ 07/25/13 - 08/06/13
Princess ~ Royal Princess ~ 11/10/13 - 11/17/13
Disney ~ Dream ~ 04/24/14 - 04/27/14
Princess ~ Regal Princess ~ 07/18/15 - 07/29/15
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#68
Middletown, NY, USA
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Hi

Finally I am here had an appt. with the gastro - everything is okay but I have to see what I am eating that is give me some minor digestive issues.

Kare- Exciting they are coming home I know you will be glad to see them - you certainly have enough food for them LOL -
I read somewhere that the Edge truck was in the Bronx at the Bronx Zoo but never got to go.
I would have liked to see that.

Udi - I agree I hate cooking too sometimes I wonder why I buy anything -- I guess I have to cook sometime. Rich cooks for himself and Nick just eats out - he is rich you know LOL NOT

Iz - When r u gong on Edge did you say or did I miss it - looks like a beautiful ship I saw some of it on TV - I still have to do Vista & Harmony gee I am so behind on cruises

Ok Have to finish washing the kitchen floor - Lisa brought her new puppy over it is a St. Bernard 8 weeks old and weighs 22 lbs already she asked me to babysit while she went to get gas for her car - I forgot how much work puppies can be especially BIG Puppies she is very cute and loveable

Oeggy
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#69
Minneapolis
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Joined Oct 2002
I am so bummed! I just spent at least half an hour typing a huge post telling you all about my theory of cruise pricing, then I tried to add a smiley and it all went poof! Just because I was looking for a wine smiley when I switched to tell Udi about my sangria I can add the smilies that I can see but if I click on see all 36 smilies it poofs my post

The Sangria is Kirkland brand sangria from Costco, give it a try it's yummy.

Maybe I'll come back and try to retype my entire cruise pricing theory for you, but right now I'm too irritated.

Later, IZ
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Ruby Princess 9/18
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Celebrity EDGE! 1/19
Carnival Conquest 4/19 or Symphony of the Seas 4/19

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Legend of the Seas 7/98, Sea Princess 10/99, S/S Norway 2/00, Norwegian Majesty 10/00, Norwegian Wind 3/01, Carnival Triumph 11/01, S/S Norway 3/02, Carnival Spirit 1/03, Brilliance of the Seas 3/03, Brilliance of the Seas 1/04, Celebrity Summit 3/04, Caribbean Princess 3/05, Explorer of the Seas 10/05, Carnival Liberty 2/06, Majesty of the Seas 10/06, Freedom of the Seas 11/06, Carnival Miracle 2/07, Voyager of the Seas 11/07, Carnival Miracle 1/08, Emerald Princess 4/08, Carnival Pride 11/08, Carnival Liberty 1/09, Diamond Princess 8/09, Carnival Dream 2/10 B2B, Celebrity Century 4/10, Celebrity Century 12/10, Radiance of the Seas 1/11, Disney Dream 10/11, Ruby Princess 1/12, Celebrity Century 5/12, Celebrity Reflection 12/12, Caribbean Princess 12/12, Golden Princess 9/13, Island Princess 9/13, Carnival Breeze 11/13, Royal Princess 11/13, Celebrity Constellation 2/14, Celebrity Century 2/14, Celebrity Century 4/14, Carnival Splendor 11/14, Legend of the Seas 3/15, Regal Princess 10/15, Celebrity Eclipse 1/16, Celebrity Solstice 4/16, Celebrity Reflection 8/16, Royal Princess 10/16, Celebrity Eclipse 1/17, Carnival Vista 1/17, Harmony of the Seas 4/17,
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#70
Minneapolis
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I'm sitting on the deck, having a tini, reading my book, watching a baby bunny grazing in my yard. It's a little warmer today, lower 80's.

I'll start on my pricing theory and see if I can get through it again.

Princess releases their itineraries at their highest possible price, I'm not sure I've noticed many if any that go up in price. They keep them the same until probably a year or so out and then if bookings are slow will bring them down.

For example when I was researching British Isles cruises this is what I found. My preferred itinerary was released at $2399 for 2017, but in March it was down to $1399 and in May down to $1149 but for new bookings only. The same itinerary for 2018 was released for $2549, more but on a better ship. I guess time will tell how low goes.

A Caribbean itinerary in March, prime spring break time, probably won't go down much if at all. A Caribbean itinerary in .december a traditionally unpopular time to cruise is likely to go down.

Celebrity has a totally different pricing structure. They will release itineraries probably in the higher end of a good return, but not the max. Because many popular Celebrity sailings go up substantially in price if bookings are heavy and when bookings are light will reduce substantially. For many Celebrity itineraries the lowest price will be the price right when released.

Sip and Sail is the one Princess sale when you can get the drink package for 'free'. You have to book a balcony or higher and at least a year out. So as described above you are booking at likely their initial high price. After Sip and .sail the price of a slow booking itinerary will go down, then you have to do the math to reprice and buy the drink pkg or pay as you go. For us we are fine with an inside, but for some itineraries we can book the balcony and get the drink package for less than an inside and then buying the drink package. That's what I figure when pricing out various options.

A balcony with the 'free' drink package on the LA to Santiago itinerary is $500 less then an inside and paying for the drink pkg. so I will book with the sip and sail next year for December 2019.

I better post this before it goes poof on me.
Iz
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Ruby Princess 9/18
NCL Bliss 9/18
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Celebrity EDGE! 1/19
Carnival Conquest 4/19 or Symphony of the Seas 4/19

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#71
Sunrise Florida USA
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Good morning
Welcome Home Shelby and Frederico. YAY.
Hope it went well yesterday with the crazy pickups.
Not much doing here. Supposedly we are having a rain free day. I will believe that when it happens.
Kids on the road to Nashville. About a 10 hour drive if Mr. Gregg is drving.....who knows how long if Amy is....LOL
Need gas and goes to Costco so might stop in and get me some sangria for the weekend. LOL
Thanks for the info Iz on both the sip and save and the wine.
Piggle....picture of Lisa"s new baby please....I bet he has pretty big paws. Huh?
Will be here and checking in all day
UDI
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#72
Middletown, NY, USA
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Joined Jan 2003
Hi

Good Morning

Wow Iz I am impressed with your research - I just checked my cruise out a couple of days ago and the only thing they had listed was a suite for about 1000.00 more then I paid I was so hoping for an upgrade - oh well

Udi - She has huge paws I will have to get Nick to post the pic for me - I know she has a couple of on FB page but HA I don't know how to take them off - and forget posting that pic to here OMG I don't even know where to begin but I am sure Nick knows how so I will ask him.
Have fun as Costco I wish we had one around here but we only have Sams club and about 1/2 hr. away we have BJ's.

Kare - Is Shelby home - how was the flight and has the b/f arrived you must be happy to have your baby back again.

Elaine is going into the hospital tonight she will have some minor surgery to have her kidney stent removed and replaced with a longer lasting stent. Poor Elaine I feel bad for her

Ok I will be around

Oeggy
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#73
minneapolis,mn usa
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Good afternoon

Today is Thursday June 22nd

Off to work slept like crap oh well got to see Is for a few minutes her game was delayed so they never seen it.

A noon game and it just started

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HACKIN BRODY COOKE

MY GANGSTA NAME:
Fried Green Train Jumpa

VAMPIRE NAME:
Sauve Eddie Bloodworth


HARMONY OF THE SEAS APRIL 22ND

Celebrity Silhouette 1/18
Escaping the COLD and the Super Bowl

Carnival Glory 12/18 or Celebrity Infinity 12/18
Post Thanksgiving Getaway

Disney Fantasy April 21st 2018 Party with Mickey


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347 DAYS AT SEA WITH MANY MORE BOOKED
#74
Minneapolis
16,319 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
So we hung out at the ball park all afternoon while it rained. I guess the game started about the time I got home. And then they were losing by the middle of the first. So I'm fine with missing it.

Udi, how do you like the sangria? I'm drinking my last glass now, I'll have to get more next time I go to Costco.

I'm glad tomorrow is Friday and I'm taking Monday off, so long weekend

Be back tomorrow, Iz
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Celebrity Silhouette 1/18
Escaping the COLD and the Super Bowl

Disney Fantasy 4/18

Ruby Princess 9/18
NCL Bliss 9/18
Celebrity Infinity 10/18
Celebrity EDGE! 1/19
Carnival Conquest 4/19 or Symphony of the Seas 4/19

Past Adventures...
Legend of the Seas 7/98, Sea Princess 10/99, S/S Norway 2/00, Norwegian Majesty 10/00, Norwegian Wind 3/01, Carnival Triumph 11/01, S/S Norway 3/02, Carnival Spirit 1/03, Brilliance of the Seas 3/03, Brilliance of the Seas 1/04, Celebrity Summit 3/04, Caribbean Princess 3/05, Explorer of the Seas 10/05, Carnival Liberty 2/06, Majesty of the Seas 10/06, Freedom of the Seas 11/06, Carnival Miracle 2/07, Voyager of the Seas 11/07, Carnival Miracle 1/08, Emerald Princess 4/08, Carnival Pride 11/08, Carnival Liberty 1/09, Diamond Princess 8/09, Carnival Dream 2/10 B2B, Celebrity Century 4/10, Celebrity Century 12/10, Radiance of the Seas 1/11, Disney Dream 10/11, Ruby Princess 1/12, Celebrity Century 5/12, Celebrity Reflection 12/12, Caribbean Princess 12/12, Golden Princess 9/13, Island Princess 9/13, Carnival Breeze 11/13, Royal Princess 11/13, Celebrity Constellation 2/14, Celebrity Century 2/14, Celebrity Century 4/14, Carnival Splendor 11/14, Legend of the Seas 3/15, Regal Princess 10/15, Celebrity Eclipse 1/16, Celebrity Solstice 4/16, Celebrity Reflection 8/16, Royal Princess 10/16, Celebrity Eclipse 1/17, Carnival Vista 1/17, Harmony of the Seas 4/17,
361 days at sea; many more booked!
#75
Sunrise Florida USA
5,081 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Good morning
Actually slept in til 7:30 am.....that is unbelieveable in my life.....5:45 and I am up usually. Whoo hoo.
Never got out of the house yesterday Iz to go to Costco. When we do I will let you know about the sangria. Hope you have a great long weekend. OMMMy getting any down time?
We have nothing planned. Maybe will actuallly go out side on the patio and look at the pool....LOL it is such a shame that we never use it.
Hope everyone stay dry and enjoys a good weekend. will be here all the time checking in
UDI
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#76
Middletown, NY, USA
6,088 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
hi Good Morning

Ready for the rain to start today - kind of glad as I need to stay home and do stuff especially getting everything ready to pack

Udi -I was up at 4:30 and finally fell back to sleep at 6 and then I overslept I was supposed to go to the hospital with Elaines daughter but I missed that - email to Kare in a few she will send it on hopefully.

Kare - How are you making out with the full house need to hear from you

Iz - Enjoy your nice long weekend.

Ok have to hit the shower in case I get a ride to the hospital

Oeggy
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#77
Minneapolis
16,319 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Lunch time, salad time.

Maybe I'll tackle a couple cleaning project with my long weekend. The back porch and mud room need to be cleaned and organized.

Right now Om is working 6 nights a week at the grocery store, but he has managed to get Sunday night as his off night. So he works Saturday overnight to Sunday about 7AM and then doesn't go into HD until 5PM Monday, so he actually gets more than 24 hours off. And since he doesn't work at HD on Saturday we get to make dinner together for both Saturday and Sunday. And since I'm off on Monday I'll eat dinner early with him before he goes to HD. But them since I'm taking Monday off I'll work late the rest of the week and only see him in the morning when he walks me to work.

It's sunny here, partly cloudy. We are pretty much back to normal on rain here and my lawn is looking greener. This weekend is supposed to be a bit cool with highs in the 60's, should be nice.

I'll be around all weekend doing my usual chores.
IZ
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Celebrity Silhouette 1/18
Escaping the COLD and the Super Bowl

Disney Fantasy 4/18

Ruby Princess 9/18
NCL Bliss 9/18
Celebrity Infinity 10/18
Celebrity EDGE! 1/19
Carnival Conquest 4/19 or Symphony of the Seas 4/19

Past Adventures...
Legend of the Seas 7/98, Sea Princess 10/99, S/S Norway 2/00, Norwegian Majesty 10/00, Norwegian Wind 3/01, Carnival Triumph 11/01, S/S Norway 3/02, Carnival Spirit 1/03, Brilliance of the Seas 3/03, Brilliance of the Seas 1/04, Celebrity Summit 3/04, Caribbean Princess 3/05, Explorer of the Seas 10/05, Carnival Liberty 2/06, Majesty of the Seas 10/06, Freedom of the Seas 11/06, Carnival Miracle 2/07, Voyager of the Seas 11/07, Carnival Miracle 1/08, Emerald Princess 4/08, Carnival Pride 11/08, Carnival Liberty 1/09, Diamond Princess 8/09, Carnival Dream 2/10 B2B, Celebrity Century 4/10, Celebrity Century 12/10, Radiance of the Seas 1/11, Disney Dream 10/11, Ruby Princess 1/12, Celebrity Century 5/12, Celebrity Reflection 12/12, Caribbean Princess 12/12, Golden Princess 9/13, Island Princess 9/13, Carnival Breeze 11/13, Royal Princess 11/13, Celebrity Constellation 2/14, Celebrity Century 2/14, Celebrity Century 4/14, Carnival Splendor 11/14, Legend of the Seas 3/15, Regal Princess 10/15, Celebrity Eclipse 1/16, Celebrity Solstice 4/16, Celebrity Reflection 8/16, Royal Princess 10/16, Celebrity Eclipse 1/17, Carnival Vista 1/17, Harmony of the Seas 4/17,
361 days at sea; many more booked!
#78
Middletown, NY, USA
6,088 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Hi

Just got back from the hospital a little while ago = everything went well she seemed okay and was hungry so that's a good sign.

Not sure about the results of the other tests yet - will wait until I hear from her or her daughter.

Iz - it is soo muggy here you could wring yourself out LOL - have all the a/c s blasting and still hot.

Oeggy
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#79
Minneapolis
16,319 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
It's nice sitting on the deck. 72 breezy, a very comfortable dew point of 51.

Work sucked today 50% of my responsibilities starting July 1st are horrible. I see a lot of unpleasant work days ahead.

Om went to work early and will come back between jobs and we are going to grill salmon, my favorite. Hopefully I'll feel better after dinner.

I switched my flight home from Boston for the Serenade to a flight home from the Disney Fantasy, and now that those flights are available I need to book the rest, oms flight home and both of our flights down there.

I have laundry going already.

I'll be here all weekend and Monday
Iz
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Future Adventures...
Celebrity Silhouette 1/18
Escaping the COLD and the Super Bowl

Disney Fantasy 4/18

Ruby Princess 9/18
NCL Bliss 9/18
Celebrity Infinity 10/18
Celebrity EDGE! 1/19
Carnival Conquest 4/19 or Symphony of the Seas 4/19

Past Adventures...
Legend of the Seas 7/98, Sea Princess 10/99, S/S Norway 2/00, Norwegian Majesty 10/00, Norwegian Wind 3/01, Carnival Triumph 11/01, S/S Norway 3/02, Carnival Spirit 1/03, Brilliance of the Seas 3/03, Brilliance of the Seas 1/04, Celebrity Summit 3/04, Caribbean Princess 3/05, Explorer of the Seas 10/05, Carnival Liberty 2/06, Majesty of the Seas 10/06, Freedom of the Seas 11/06, Carnival Miracle 2/07, Voyager of the Seas 11/07, Carnival Miracle 1/08, Emerald Princess 4/08, Carnival Pride 11/08, Carnival Liberty 1/09, Diamond Princess 8/09, Carnival Dream 2/10 B2B, Celebrity Century 4/10, Celebrity Century 12/10, Radiance of the Seas 1/11, Disney Dream 10/11, Ruby Princess 1/12, Celebrity Century 5/12, Celebrity Reflection 12/12, Caribbean Princess 12/12, Golden Princess 9/13, Island Princess 9/13, Carnival Breeze 11/13, Royal Princess 11/13, Celebrity Constellation 2/14, Celebrity Century 2/14, Celebrity Century 4/14, Carnival Splendor 11/14, Legend of the Seas 3/15, Regal Princess 10/15, Celebrity Eclipse 1/16, Celebrity Solstice 4/16, Celebrity Reflection 8/16, Royal Princess 10/16, Celebrity Eclipse 1/17, Carnival Vista 1/17, Harmony of the Seas 4/17,
361 days at sea; many more booked!
#80
8,429 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
Hi gang ...

Omg the past 3 days have been a blur. Wednesday was a nightmare traffic day , should take 25 mins to get to the ap took me 2 hours! By the time we got Shelby and made it home , it was almost time to turn around to go back and get Federico whose flight was 3 hours late. Yesterday , I took them to Shanan's condo , then Shelby and I went for a pedi/mani and then came home and made dinner. Today , picked up Jess at the ap and again ahorrible traffic day ...went down again to Shanan's where they're staying until Sunday ( transport to / from the wedding is from Toronto ) and took them for Mexican in the distillery district. By the time I fought the traffic home , I was exhausted. I actually sat down to savour the solitude and fell asleep. Meanwhile, Terry had rented a truck to collect Shelby and Federico's belongings which arrived on Air Canada Wed night and as Shelby hadn't declared as " goods to follow for a returning resident" couldn't clear them with customs so come home empty handed! What a waste of a rental ..and time ...they have to go back Sunday afternoon and hopefully customs won't be their usual ignorant selves and allow her to bring her belongings in without a fine. Arghhhhhhhhh......

Weather here , torrential rains overnight and today until lunchtime and humid beyond belief. Ugly. Matches my hair!

Happy Elaine made it through surgery ok ..she's been through the wringer. Poor thing, what tests did they do?

That's lousy about your change in job Iz , and not for the better. Hope it improves
That's some schedule Om has ..wow. Not much down time ..

Did you dunk in the pool Udi? With sangria in hand?!

Okay folks , that's about the highlight from me..Shelby is sad , Federico doing cartwheels to be here. Very tough ..
She and I had a little cry yesterday , me for her. Her heart truly remains in London and she wasn't 'done' yet. What we do for love ....sigh ......

Be back tomorrow ..
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