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Maggie Atwood

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  1. Maggie Atwood

    Embarking in Tampa

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]I don't believe you go under the Skyway. That's a different direction. [/FONT]
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    Eurostar with Scooter

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]The overnight train was an experience! The cabin (with bathroom) was about the size of a queen size bed. If we didn't have 3 pieces of luggage from our 14-day cruise, I think it would have been easier with the scooter, but we managed. The porter was very helpful and carried all the luggage & scooter parts to our cabin. We piled as much as we could in the shower and made room for the leftovers. Dinner & breakfast were great, but it was a bit noisy for sleeping. Glad we did it, but not sure we'd do it again.[/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Maggie[/FONT]
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    Travel Scooter recomendations

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Sorry. My email is: [email]mlatwood@sbcglobal.net[/email][/FONT]
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    Travel Scooter recomendations

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]My husband has a spinal cord injury and walks with a cane. He is very slow so we purchased a Pride G0-Go Elite 4-wheel scooter for traveling ([URL="http://www.spinlife.com"]www.spinlife.com[/URL]). Free shipping when you purchase online. It comes apart easily in 4 pieces. He drives it to the door of the plane and then they take it and put it with the luggage. When we land, they bring it back up and off we go. We just got back from a 14-day TA cruise and then spent 5 nights in Paris. This was our first major trip with the scooter and it was a dream to travel with. He was so much more mobile/ independent on the ship, and he was able to "scoot" all over Paris with me, cobblestones and all. He even took a tour to Normandy and was able to go where everyone else did. We got the 15 mile battery and found on this trip that it actually lasts about 4 hours straight. We would recommend the 4-wheel over the 3-wheel. If you have any questions at all, email me at: [EMAIL="mlatwood@sbcglobal.com"]mlatwood@sbcglobal.com[/EMAIL] The scooter has made traveling so much more enjoyable for both of us.[/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Maggie[/FONT]
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    Navigator Stuck in Lisbon ...

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]I was also on the Navigator and part of the CC "Transponders". Although disappointed that we missed 2 ports, we still had a great time, and thought RCI was more than fair with their compensation. Everyone was safe and that is the main point. I agree with CaptainJack: "The worst day on a cruise is better than the best day at work." Well said. Attitude is everything.[/FONT]
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    Eurostar with Scooter

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Thank you for your reply and comments. I was mistaken. We're on the train that leaves Barcelona at 9:30pm and arrives Paris at 9:00am, just as you said. I guess we'll hope for the best, as my husband already purchased our ticket on line.[/FONT]
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    Scooter & Airline travel

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]My husband uses a 4-wheel scooter that easily comes apart in 4 pieces. When we fly, he drives it all the way up to the door of the plane. They then take it (as is, in one piece) and put it in baggage. When we land, they bring it back and off we go. We've never had a problem. However, my husband is able to walk from the door of the plane to his seat.[/FONT]
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    Hilton Paris

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3]Thanks so much. It was really hard to find a hotel with just a shower, so I think we'll stick with the Hilton. [/SIZE][/FONT]
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    Hilton Paris

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3]We will be spending five nights in Paris (Apr 27-May 2) post TA cruise. We needed a shower only room, as my husband is handicapped, and booked the Hilton Paris (18th Avenue de Suffren). Has anyone stayed there? Comments, please. Thanks. Maggie[/SIZE][/FONT]
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    Barcelona to Paris via overnight train

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Cynthia, Paul & Simon - Thanks so much for your comments, and thanks for the websites, Simon. We plan to travel Gran Classe as well. We're really looking forward to the whole experience. Maggie[/FONT]
  11. [FONT=Comic Sans MS]We will arrive in Barcelona on April 26, 2008, after a TA from Ft. Lauderdale. We plan to spend the day in Barcelona and then take the overnight train to Paris and stay there for 5 nights before heading back home. Has anyone taken the overnight train before? I understand the private cabins on the train are very small and have bunk beds, a toilet & shower. Dinner is included. The fare is less than flying there and getting a hotel. I'd appreciate your comments. Maggie[/FONT]
  12. Maggie Atwood

    Unforgettable Tuscany

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]We used Giovanni for a tour of the Amalfi Coast in April 2006. He was fabulous. Lots of fun! Maggie[/FONT]
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    Amalfi Driver

    Giovanni gave us a tour of the Almafi Coast last May and we had a great time with him. Go to: http://www.tourofitaly.com/ You won't be disappointed!
  14. Maggie Atwood

    Looking for the best affordable tour of St. Lucia on June 20

    We took Cosol's tour on June 6 and it was the BEST tour we've ever been on. Not to be missed!
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    Formal night at Portifinos

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]No, you don't have to dress formal. We were on Brilliance in May and my husband had a boot on his left leg due to ankle surgery. Since he couldn't wear long pants, he wore a nice shirt and pair of shorts, and I wore a skirt and top. The food is excellent, by the way![/FONT]