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#1
Bowie, MD
10,155 Posts
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We have a place of our own now! How very nice to have a home away from home to discuss life, friendship and what cruises we have upcoming.
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Alexandria, VA
2,115 Posts
Joined May 2007
Originally posted by DELTABLUE
We have a place of our own now! How very nice to have a home away from home to discuss life, friendship and what cruises we have upcoming.
Well, indeed, here we are!

Laura will be moving the March 19 thread here soon. We'll see what happens.
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Bowie, MD
10,155 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
That the rest of the crew show up soon. Time to start planning a post cruise M&M!

Ed...thanx for finding our new home!
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#4
Central Virginia
1,543 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Yay, it let me in. What a great idea and thanks Ed for setting it all up. I was dreading not being able to converse everyday or so with the Brigade.
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#5
Virginia
10,542 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
I'm moving over too!

Yippee! Now we can chat as much as we want to!
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#6
Baltimore, Md
2,274 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Hi everyone.... looks like we have a new home
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#7
Bel Air, MD
784 Posts
Joined May 2008
I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and support. We've received so many cards and emails from the Bead Brigade. Your prayers and support mean so much to Chuck and I.

Please keep the prayers coming, Alan is back in the hospital today. He came to the funeral home on Monday for both viewing and it really was too much for him. It seems like he has a couple bad days then 1 good one. I think I have to go back to work Monday, everyday I've driven to John's house (50 miles each way) searching for a will and bringing stuff Mom wants back home.

Ed, thanks for setting up the new Beader thread, I've added it to my subscribed threads.

Love to everyone!!!!!!!!
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1/23/00 - RCI - Enchantment of the Seas
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#8
Westminster, MD
1,717 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
I had to do a search on Bead Brigade to find everyone!! The 19 Mar post no more!! Now that I'm here I have to figure out how to find my way back...bread crumbs...I'll use bread crumbs. I'll have the assistant waiter bring me some!!

WE HAVE A NEW HOME....WHOOOOHOOOOOO!!
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#9
virginia
7,341 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Yep, I found it, too. Added it to my favorites so I can find my way back.
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Previous Cruises:Carnival Ecstasy– July 2000: Mexico; Carnival Fantasy– August 2006: Bahamas; Carnival Pride –October 2009: Bahamas; Celebrity Constellation–March 2010: Panama Canal; Enchantment of the Seas–June 2010: Eastern Caribbean, September 2010: New England and Canada, March 2012: Southern Caribbean; Celebrity Mercury–November 2010 Eastern Caribbean and January 2011 Bahamas and Florida; Carnival Legend –April 2011: Western Caribbean; Radiance of the Seas--Alaska; August 2012, Explorer of the Seas--Bermuda: October 2012; Legend of the Seas –Transatlantic, October 2013; Brilliance of the Seas--North Atlantic TA: August 2014; Vision of the Seas--Southern Caribbean: November 2014; Serenade of the Seas--B2B Bahamas and Western Caribbean: March/April 2015; Southern Caribbean: November 2015; Grandeur of the Seas–June 2005: Bermuda, April 2013: Caribbean reposition cruise; March 2014: Western Caribbean, April 2016: Eastern Caribbean, July 2016: Bermuda/Bahamas, Harmony of The Seas-- October 2016: Transatlantic, Equinox-- .February 2017: Mardi Gras cruise
#10
Alexandria, VA
2,115 Posts
Joined May 2007
Actually this is the Beadie Forum, seriously, we can create as many threads here as we like.

Subscribe to this thread, and any other threads you follow. Then click QUICK LINKS on the right side of the menu bar at the top of the page, you know, it's right next to LOG OUT. Select SUBSCRIBED THREADS (it's one up from the bottom). When the page with all your subscribed threads comes up, THAT'S the one you book mark so you can see all your followed threads and what is new in each one.

I know a lot of you all ready know all this, but if it is news to some, then I've done good.
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#11
Alexandria, VA
2,115 Posts
Joined May 2007
Check out the BEAD BRIGADE FORUM, it now has 2 threads, this one and our old March 19 one.

You might want to save the address of the forum as well as the separate threads. You might have to make it a favorite. I subscribed to it, but it is a forum and thus doesn't show up on "subscribed threads". I'm learning a lot about the workings of Cruise Critic this week!

Has anyone e-mailed Gail? Scot and Tami? Dundalkhon? We have to get the word out.
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#12
Chesterfield, VA
511 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
We missed the March cruise but still belong to the Beadies and looking forward to keeping touch and making the next reunion. Thanks Ed for helping us keep in touch.
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#13
Central Virginia
1,543 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by Cruznation
Check out the BEAD BRIGADE FORUM, it now has 2 threads, this one and our old March 19 one.

You might want to save the address of the forum as well as the separate threads. You might have to make it a favorite. I subscribed to it, but it is a forum and thus doesn't show up on "subscribed threads". I'm learning a lot about the workings of Cruise Critic this week!

Has anyone e-mailed Gail? Scot and Tami? Dundalkhon? We have to get the word out.
E-mailed George & all three above this morning.
This is going to be so much fun being able to stay in touch in our own cozy forum and not have to search each other out on others.

Ed, thanks for all the advice about CC because I have learned more this week, too. It's always good to learnd new things, so any tidbits anyone wants to share, please feel free.
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Grandeur 3/2016, Anthem 7/201, Grandeur 3/2017
#14
Cumberland MD
1,403 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Okay, that's enough you guys! I just know you guys are doing all of this "conversing" just to make me jealous 'cause I had to cancel and pay for a wedding. Well, it won't work....I wanted to be part of the Beadies, and here I am!

I have been reading along and it sounds as though this group had a lovely time on the cruise...so sorry I had to miss it. I will be on the Enchantment on Nov 1, and again on April 9 of 2013. I am hoping that I will catch up with some of you on one of those cruises. In the meantime, know that I might butt in every once-in-awhile with an opinion or comment.
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#15
Alexandria, VA
2,115 Posts
Joined May 2007
Originally posted by CeeAngel
I will be on the Enchantment on Nov 1, and again on April 9 of 2013. I am hoping that I will catch up with some of you on one of those cruises. In the meantime, know that I might butt in every once-in-awhile with an opinion or comment.
Looks like you'll be disembarking as we'll be getting on. We'll be on Enchantment Nov. 10 for the Bahamas cruise! Good hearing from you again!
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virginia
7,341 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
I must admit I was one of those CC lurkers (readers--not posters) for several cruises. It is my go to site for information. One of the reasons is that I did not spend enough time figuring out how all of the features of CC work. Thanks for the "technical support."
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Previous Cruises:Carnival Ecstasy– July 2000: Mexico; Carnival Fantasy– August 2006: Bahamas; Carnival Pride –October 2009: Bahamas; Celebrity Constellation–March 2010: Panama Canal; Enchantment of the Seas–June 2010: Eastern Caribbean, September 2010: New England and Canada, March 2012: Southern Caribbean; Celebrity Mercury–November 2010 Eastern Caribbean and January 2011 Bahamas and Florida; Carnival Legend –April 2011: Western Caribbean; Radiance of the Seas--Alaska; August 2012, Explorer of the Seas--Bermuda: October 2012; Legend of the Seas –Transatlantic, October 2013; Brilliance of the Seas--North Atlantic TA: August 2014; Vision of the Seas--Southern Caribbean: November 2014; Serenade of the Seas--B2B Bahamas and Western Caribbean: March/April 2015; Southern Caribbean: November 2015; Grandeur of the Seas–June 2005: Bermuda, April 2013: Caribbean reposition cruise; March 2014: Western Caribbean, April 2016: Eastern Caribbean, July 2016: Bermuda/Bahamas, Harmony of The Seas-- October 2016: Transatlantic, Equinox-- .February 2017: Mardi Gras cruise
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Central Virginia
1,543 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by CeeAngel
Okay, that's enough you guys! I just know you guys are doing all of this "conversing" just to make me jealous 'cause I had to cancel and pay for a wedding. Well, it won't work....I wanted to be part of the Beadies, and here I am!

I have been reading along and it sounds as though this group had a lovely time on the cruise...so sorry I had to miss it. I will be on the Enchantment on Nov 1, and again on April 9 of 2013. I am hoping that I will catch up with some of you on one of those cruises. In the meantime, know that I might butt in every once-in-awhile with an opinion or comment.
Just because you didn't cruise this March doesn't disqualify you from being a Beadie.

We all hope at some point to again cruise together and in the meantime, we can all stay in touch here.
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Grandeur 3/2016, Anthem 7/201, Grandeur 3/2017
#18
Virginia
10,542 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Good to hear from you again CeeAngel!

Are you sure you're on Enchantment on 4/9/13? We're booked on the April 1, 2013 Enchantment and it's a 12 day cruise. We'll be back on 4/13 so maybe you're boarding then? Or maybe you're on the 4/1 cruise with us. If so we have a roll call going for that one-come join us!
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Bowie, MD
10,155 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
Maybe we can track down Henry. There are lots of other Brigade members out there that we need to catch up with.

I'm gonna email Dinghy Capt now.
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Cumberland MD
1,403 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by dixieva
Good to hear from you again CeeAngel!

Are you sure you're on Enchantment on 4/9/13? We're booked on the April 1, 2013 Enchantment and it's a 12 day cruise. We'll be back on 4/13 so maybe you're boarding then? Or maybe you're on the 4/1 cruise with us. If so we have a roll call going for that one-come join us!
Ah, you're right, it is April 1! I did see the roll call, and I'll get there sooner or later. Looks like that cruise is shaping up to have a great bunch of cruisers. I've never been on a ship with the bikes, and am looking forward to seeing the bikers board and disembark. I saw a couple of names from the bead brigade on the roll call.
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Shirley
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Grandeur 10/31/16 Southern
Grandeur 04/28/15 Eastern Carib
Grandeur 11/01/14 Western Carib
Enchantment 11/16/13 Western Carib
Enchantment 04/01/13 Southern Carib. **Diamond**
Enchantment 11/01/12 Eastern Carib.
Enchantment 10/20/11 Eastern Carib. **Emerald**
Enchantment 10/21/10 Eastern Carib. **Platinum**
Grandeur 05/24/08 Bermuda
Explorer 10/01/06 Bermuda **Gold**

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