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La Marque, TX... about 9 miles from Galveston Island
10,142 Posts
Joined May 2005
Originally posted by yanadog
I posted a /this morning and now can't find it !
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You did not mention your sail date in your post on the TEST FORUM so I cannot direct you to your specific Roll Call thread. Make sure you are logged in with your user name and password and then click here http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=384 for the Ventura Roll Calls Forum. Next, click the thread with your sail date in the title to open your Roll Call thread. Read through all the posts to get to know your fellow Roll Call members. Then use the Post Reply button to post an introductory post about yourself. I feel sure your fellow Roll Call members will post welcoming replies to you on the thread. You can then take your online relationship from there by continuing to post on the thread. Remember you must be logged in with your user name and password to be able to view or post in any of our Roll Call areas. Roll Calls are for logged in members only.

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