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#1
Central AR
1,497 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Here's our new forum! I think they'll be moving our old posts over here. At least we won't be shut down now!
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Karen

NCL Dawn - 2-8-15 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Dream - 5-18-14 - W. Caribbean 7 day
NCL Sun - 2-13-14 - So. Caribbean 11 day
(Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Guadaloupe, St. Thomas)
Carnival Triumph - 12-7-13 - W. Caribbean 5 day

NCL Star - 2-10-13 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Triumph - 11-5-12 - W. Caribbean 5 day
RCI Freedom of the Seas - 4-8-12 - E. Caribbean 7 day (CocoCay, St. Maarten, St. Thomas)
NCL Spirit - 2-12-12 - W. Caribbean 7 day
NCL Spirit - 2-13-11 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Ecstacy - long time ago - W. Caribbean 4 day
#3
Arkansas
3,964 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
And - we must have some beloved lurkers already! 17 views? We'd like to get to know you. Some of our favorite posters haven't cruised with us... yet...
#4
Central AR
1,497 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by Lena B
And - we must have some beloved lurkers already! 17 views?
That's because they know we're the FUN people!!!!
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Karen

NCL Dawn - 2-8-15 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Dream - 5-18-14 - W. Caribbean 7 day
NCL Sun - 2-13-14 - So. Caribbean 11 day
(Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Guadaloupe, St. Thomas)
Carnival Triumph - 12-7-13 - W. Caribbean 5 day

NCL Star - 2-10-13 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Triumph - 11-5-12 - W. Caribbean 5 day
RCI Freedom of the Seas - 4-8-12 - E. Caribbean 7 day (CocoCay, St. Maarten, St. Thomas)
NCL Spirit - 2-12-12 - W. Caribbean 7 day
NCL Spirit - 2-13-11 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Ecstacy - long time ago - W. Caribbean 4 day
#5
Dublin, Ohio
9,224 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Thanks Karen for setting this up. They didn't move our old posts over to our new area when my Explorer thread got shut down, but we had over 9,000 posts, so it was a huge thread.

Donna, we are driving from Provo to Vernal up through the canyons on Sunday evening, the 21st. How far of a drive is it for you to get to Heber or Park City? We're going through Heber and Park City is not too far out of the way.

As of right now, we are planning on going to a pre-band thing for freshmen and their parents with Scott on Sunday evening, but maybe we will leave in the afternoon and stop by to see you on our way to Heber.
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Ann
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Anthem of the Seas - May 20, 2017
Pride of America - Feb 16, 2019 - Roll Call

PAST
Island Princess Feb 3-18, 2017 - Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean; NCL Spirit Feb 20, 2016 - Western Caribbean Photo Book Pre-Cruise; NCL Sun Dec 14, 2014 - Western Caribbean ; Norwegian Sun - Feb 13 - 24 - Southern Caribbean Photo book - 1st half Photo book - 2nd half ; Norwegian Dawn - B2B, Boston to Quebec City to Boston - Sept 27 - Oct 11, 2013 Trip Photos ; Norwegian Sky - Surprise Bahamas Trip - Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Photo Book ; Norwegian Star - NYC to Bermuda May 13-20, 2012 ; Norwegian Spirit - Western Caribbean from NOLA - March 20-27, 2011 Pre-Cruise NOLA Photobook ; Norwegian Sky - Bahamas - March 29-April 2, 2010 Photo Book
Explorer of the Seas - Caribbean - March 15 - 27, 2009 ; Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas-Aug 13-17, 2007 ; Sapphire Princess - Alaska - June 24-July 1, 2006 ; Disney Wonder - Bahamas - March 2004
#8
Salt Lake City, Utah
1,854 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by NewYearsBaby
Not the drug! Female Hero! Heroine!

Di, You're correct! Karen is a true Heroine! I could get addicted to that girl.
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Donna

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NCL Sky, - Bahamas 4/13
RCCL Majesty of the Seas, "65" Bahama Mama Girlfriends Cruise 4/13
NCL Star, Western Caribbean Valentine Cruise 2/13
NCL Spirit Western Caribbean Valentine Cruise 2/11
NCL Jewell, Southern Caribbean 2/08
NCL Star, Mexican Riviera 2/06
NCL Norway, Eastern Caribbean Christmas Cruise 12/01
Seabreeze, Western Caribbean 2/99
Carnival, Mexican Riviera 3/94
Crown Jewel, Caribbean 3/92
#9
Salt Lake City, Utah
1,854 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by alwalaska
Thanks Karen for setting this up. They didn't move our old posts over to our new area when my Explorer thread got shut down, but we had over 9,000 posts, so it was a huge thread.

Donna, we are driving from Provo to Vernal up through the canyons on Sunday evening, the 21st. How far of a drive is it for you to get to Heber or Park City? We're going through Heber and Park City is not too far out of the way.

As of right now, we are planning on going to a pre-band thing for freshmen and their parents with Scott on Sunday evening, but maybe we will leave in the afternoon and stop by to see you on our way to Heber.
Hi Ann,

We are only 25 minutes from our house to downtown Park City. We live in Olympus Cove just east of the 45th South exit on I-215. Sadly, we leave on August 20 to fly back to the Jersey shore for a few weeks. I would so enjoy meeting you. Maybe next time you get to Utah.

I hope you have a good journey and a safe trip. Being an empty nester is an adjustment but can be a delightful chapter in life!!!
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Donna

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NCL Sky, - Bahamas 4/13
RCCL Majesty of the Seas, "65" Bahama Mama Girlfriends Cruise 4/13
NCL Star, Western Caribbean Valentine Cruise 2/13
NCL Spirit Western Caribbean Valentine Cruise 2/11
NCL Jewell, Southern Caribbean 2/08
NCL Star, Mexican Riviera 2/06
NCL Norway, Eastern Caribbean Christmas Cruise 12/01
Seabreeze, Western Caribbean 2/99
Carnival, Mexican Riviera 3/94
Crown Jewel, Caribbean 3/92
#10
Denmark
1,097 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
You're a genius, Karen - in addition to being a heroine

I'm almost at the end of my 6-week vacation (but hush, don't tell anybody, because most people think that teachers work too little and have too long vacations). Just like cruising, not having to go to work is addictive, and I dread next Tuesday when I'll be facing a lot of students who have as little interest in returning to school as I have. Don't get me wrong: I like teaching, but I like cruising better!

Luckily, thanks to Karen and the rest of you, I can keep my memories alive, and hopefully I'll soon talk Preben into booking a new cruise so I have something to look forward to.
#11
Dublin, Ohio
9,224 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Eva, my mom taught school her whole life. It was so funny because in June she couldn't wait to leave school and spend time with us, but by August, she was sick of us and ready to go back to school. Six weeks is actually kinda short. Do you have several vacations during the year, rather than one long summer vacation?

Donna, I'm sorry that we will miss you. I hope that you have a great time in Jersey. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with both of us on our trips.
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Anthem of the Seas - May 20, 2017
Pride of America - Feb 16, 2019 - Roll Call

PAST
Island Princess Feb 3-18, 2017 - Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean; NCL Spirit Feb 20, 2016 - Western Caribbean Photo Book Pre-Cruise; NCL Sun Dec 14, 2014 - Western Caribbean ; Norwegian Sun - Feb 13 - 24 - Southern Caribbean Photo book - 1st half Photo book - 2nd half ; Norwegian Dawn - B2B, Boston to Quebec City to Boston - Sept 27 - Oct 11, 2013 Trip Photos ; Norwegian Sky - Surprise Bahamas Trip - Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Photo Book ; Norwegian Star - NYC to Bermuda May 13-20, 2012 ; Norwegian Spirit - Western Caribbean from NOLA - March 20-27, 2011 Pre-Cruise NOLA Photobook ; Norwegian Sky - Bahamas - March 29-April 2, 2010 Photo Book
Explorer of the Seas - Caribbean - March 15 - 27, 2009 ; Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas-Aug 13-17, 2007 ; Sapphire Princess - Alaska - June 24-July 1, 2006 ; Disney Wonder - Bahamas - March 2004
#12
Central AR
1,497 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Y'all are too kind. I'm certainly no genius, just took a couple of emails to get 'er done. I'm just glad we'll get to stay together!

Today's Ken's last full day, the last couple of days have been h*ll trying to get some last minute projects done (with Murphy's Law in full effect). Hard trying to squeeze a whole six months of to-dos into one 27 day period. But overall Ken enjoyed his time home, and hopefully the next six months will fly by. I'll be sure to give him all your cyberhugs and greetings, thanks!!
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Karen

NCL Dawn - 2-8-15 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Dream - 5-18-14 - W. Caribbean 7 day
NCL Sun - 2-13-14 - So. Caribbean 11 day
(Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Guadaloupe, St. Thomas)
Carnival Triumph - 12-7-13 - W. Caribbean 5 day

NCL Star - 2-10-13 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Triumph - 11-5-12 - W. Caribbean 5 day
RCI Freedom of the Seas - 4-8-12 - E. Caribbean 7 day (CocoCay, St. Maarten, St. Thomas)
NCL Spirit - 2-12-12 - W. Caribbean 7 day
NCL Spirit - 2-13-11 - W. Caribbean 7 day
Carnival Ecstacy - long time ago - W. Caribbean 4 day
#13
Arkansas
3,964 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Safe travels to ya, Ken! Tater won't be the only soul missing you, ya know. It was great getting a couple of visits in while you were home and we'll all look forward to cruising with you and Karen in February.
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#14
Arkansas
3,964 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Dang it! I keep forgetting to turn off my miles long signature and I can't figure out how to edit it after I post. Sorry!
#15
New Orleans area
1,216 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Found it! Thanks, Karen, for setting this up!
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Ginny
Past and Future Cruises - Commodore Queen of Bermuda, Feb.'89 (Key West, Cozumel), Commodore Bermuda Star, Feb.'94 (Cozumel, Montego Bay, Cayman Islands), Carnival Ecstacy '97 (Key West, Cozumel), Commodore Enchanted Isle '99 (Cruise to Nowhere), Disney Magic, Apr. '08 (St. Thomas, St. Maarten), Canival Fantasy, Oct. 08 (Progreso, Cozumel), NCL Spirit, Feb.'10 (Costa Maya, Belize, Guatemala, Cozumel), HAL Zaandam, March '11 (Hawaii), HAL Zuiderdam, Oct. '11 (Panama Canal, Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Costa Rica), NCL Spirit, Feb. '12 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), NCL Star, Feb. '13 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), NCL Sun, Feb. '14 (Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas), NCL Dawn, Feb. '15 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), HAL Statendam, June '15 (Chicago, Seattle, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Homer, AK), NCL Dawn, Feb. '16 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), NCL Dawn, Feb. '17

#16
Arkansas
3,964 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
So, Ginny, tell us all about your Panama Canal trip. I think that this is the same cruise that my folks took last year and they had the time of their lives. They took an excursion that took them through the canal.
#17
Arkansas
2,562 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Okay - with 15 replies and over 100 views, there must be some fabulous lurkers out there. Please- introduce yourselves. We would love to meet you.
Ginny, your new cruise sounds awesome. But thanks for not cancelling the Spirit and Star cruises. Now that we have met, that would just break my heart.
Karen, if I don't see him tomorrow, give Ken a big ole hug from me. And tell Tater I have a treat waiting for him. (Hint: it involves MEAT!)
Now, I have to go through the 2011 thread and pick out and save pictures before they disappear!
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#18
Salt Lake City, Utah
1,854 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
OH! How do you retrieve pictures and bring them to this site??? I do have the pictures in my memory so it's a good reason to get together and take new pictures!!!!

Karen, please post a picture of Ken and you, Tater too so we have an update of you.

Di, you know that Karen is going to need some extra loving and mocha choc after tomorrow. Give her Special, Fabulous hugs from me and Suzy and get the mocha choc to that girl!!!! Wish I could be there to share it with you all.

Suzy, Lena, Eva, Ginny, Ann, ready to make it a girls time????
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Donna

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NCL Sky, - Bahamas 4/13
RCCL Majesty of the Seas, "65" Bahama Mama Girlfriends Cruise 4/13
NCL Star, Western Caribbean Valentine Cruise 2/13
NCL Spirit Western Caribbean Valentine Cruise 2/11
NCL Jewell, Southern Caribbean 2/08
NCL Star, Mexican Riviera 2/06
NCL Norway, Eastern Caribbean Christmas Cruise 12/01
Seabreeze, Western Caribbean 2/99
Carnival, Mexican Riviera 3/94
Crown Jewel, Caribbean 3/92
#19
Arkansas
2,562 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by dr.d
OH! How do you retrieve pictures and bring them to this site??? I do have the pictures in my memory so it's a good reason to get together and take new pictures!!!!

Karen, please post a picture of Ken and you, Tater too so we have an update of you.

Di, you know that Karen is going to need some extra loving and mocha choc after tomorrow. Give her Special, Fabulous hugs from me and Suzy and get the mocha choc to that girl!!!! Wish I could be there to share it with you all.

Suzy, Lena, Eva, Ginny, Ann, ready to make it a girls time????
I have love and hugs in unlimited supply and - well, let just say plenty of mocha-choc for everybody! So come on over!
I'm not sure about bringing the pictures over here. I'm not even sure I remember how to save them in the My Pictures folder on my computer. I think I can I think I can. I will try and report back.
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#20
New Orleans area
1,216 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Di - Thanks for the kind thoughts - we couldn't and wouldn't pass up a chance to be with everybody again, especially on a cruise (even if it is on a bigger "ship" that last time)! This one was so sudden, sort of a Cruise Of Opportunity, that we jumped at it.

Karen - Even though we didn't meet Ken, please know that he is in our prayers for a safe return.

Lena - This is an 11 day cruise, leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, that goes to Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Panama Canal (to Gatun Lake), and Costa Rica.
We are trying to figure out how the excursion works for the dome-topped railcar. If that is the one your parents took, please let me know, as we will sign up for it. Bill says that he saw on Anthony Bourdain's show on the Food Channel that it was a fantastic ride!
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Ginny
Past and Future Cruises - Commodore Queen of Bermuda, Feb.'89 (Key West, Cozumel), Commodore Bermuda Star, Feb.'94 (Cozumel, Montego Bay, Cayman Islands), Carnival Ecstacy '97 (Key West, Cozumel), Commodore Enchanted Isle '99 (Cruise to Nowhere), Disney Magic, Apr. '08 (St. Thomas, St. Maarten), Canival Fantasy, Oct. 08 (Progreso, Cozumel), NCL Spirit, Feb.'10 (Costa Maya, Belize, Guatemala, Cozumel), HAL Zaandam, March '11 (Hawaii), HAL Zuiderdam, Oct. '11 (Panama Canal, Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Costa Rica), NCL Spirit, Feb. '12 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), NCL Star, Feb. '13 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), NCL Sun, Feb. '14 (Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas), NCL Dawn, Feb. '15 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), HAL Statendam, June '15 (Chicago, Seattle, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Homer, AK), NCL Dawn, Feb. '16 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya), NCL Dawn, Feb. '17