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  1. I use the Great Value butter spray to make seasoning stick without adding calories---weight watchers friendly. I've never brought these on a cruise but I don't know why you couldn't carry them on.
  2. It seems that RC has many ships with the same glass wall configuration so if they settle wouldn't that be admitting there is a problem with something that is on a lot of ships and would cost a great deal of money to change? From nearly every picture I've seen, an adult should easily be able to tell an open window from a closed one due to the tinted glass and the handle on the sliding window being in view when the window is open. I agree the lawyer is seeking a settlement, but I don't see it happening.
  3. The lawyer was asked in a video interview with the media (which you can watch on youtube) if he was a defense attorney and he said he was not. He works for a maritime law firm that strictly takes on cases to sue cruise lines. He's not working to help keep the grandfather out of jail so much as he is trying to make a case again RC for either a lawsuit or settlement.
  4. Another statement that was made was the grandfather lifted her up because she wanted to bang on the window. Since the windows go from floor to ceiling she could have just banged on the window while standing on the floor. That just seems to make the argument that he knew the higher part of the window was open and put her up there so she could see out better.
  5. From what I first read, I thought the people had just got on the ship so the incident happened during daytime and as so many people commented on here, it would be easy to tell if the window was open. However, on a video I just watched of an interview with the lawyer, they were showing pictures of the police on the deck after it happened and it was night and the windows were all dark and there were lights from buildings outside showing and it made it look like it was hard to see if the window was open (although I would think there would still be a breeze coming through an opening). Does anyone know what time of day this happened? Just wondering if the lawyer is showing pictures of the police there much later trying to give the impression it was dark outside and the grandfather couldn't tell if was open due to the darkness. This is what it showed during the interview with the lawyer.
  6. Thank you for understanding 🙂 Can't wait for the rest of your review!
  7. I'm enjoying reading your latest review. Love your formal night dress and pictures. You look great. Like you, I found myself wanting to be good and not eat all the time on my cruise but with food everywhere and such a short time to try it all, what do you do? Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review 🙂
  8. Oops! My bad! From seeing the family pictures, I assumed the wife was doing the writing. I guess because I'm the one who does this sort of thing. Also, I couldn't really tell from your user name, although it probably is a little more masculine now that I think about it I'm sorry about that. I'm glad you're doing better. I'm still enjoying your review and latest pictures.
  9. Thank you so much. We loved Vista. We've booked another cruise on the Dream. Hoping we like it as well.
  10. I enjoyed your review so far and came back today to see if you posted any more. I'm sorry to hear about your health problem. You have such a sweet looking family. I'll bet your husband and mom are taking good care of your boys while you are recovering.Prayers for a speedy recovery.
  11. Thank you so much for saying this. It's far from perfect and all the typos and left out words (things I didn't notice I did until it was too late to edit them) make me cringe. Still, I enjoyed doing it and I'm glad to know someone enjoyed reading it. 😍🙂
  12. After fueling up we were on the road again. We made good time and it seemed like we were back in Dallas quickly. K called me and said her Dad had called her and said the weather was about to get bad and we should be alert for it. We came through an area that just had hail north of Dallas in the Mckinney area. It looked like snow on the highway. Crazy seeing this when we had just come from a tropical vacation. We were lucky though that we missed it and made it home safely before dark. Whew! I've been slow about getting this review done but I've enjoyed looking through all my pictures and looking for the ones I wanted to post and reliving the cruise in my mind. It was a great experience. We all loved our cruise and can't wait to go again.
  13. Our floor was called so we got in an elevator to go down to the lobby deck, got in a long line and just followed along until we were on the gangway and off the ship. K sent me a text. They were just in front of us. She could see us. The line split into people with passwords or birth certificates. As people with birth certificates moved to their line there were just a few people between us and we asked if we could get with our traveling buddies and some nice people allowed us in. We got separated again though as she had to declare the alcohol she bought on board. We finally made it through customs and out of the port and didn't see K or J so I wasn't sure if they were still inside or had already left to go to their car. I saw the shuttle belonging to EZ Parking and we decided to go ahead and go to our car and see if they were there or wait on them if they were behind us. The shuttle driver misdirected us to the shelter for Royal Carribean. I told him they dropped us off at the Carnival one and I thought we were supposed to get picked up there but he said he was pulling over to the RC side to pick up some people there. Instead of allowing us to board there he told us to go to the RC shelter and wait. We walked over there and a different shuttle was pulling away. The guy said if he knew we were coming over there he would have had the driver wait. I told him the driver who was just pulling in told us he was going to give us ride to the parking lot. He said that guy was just pulling in and it would be 30 minutes before he left again. I was frustrated since I had paid the 20 dollars extra for the shuttle and would have to wait that long so we decided just to walk back to the parking lot. From the shelter next to the port to cross the street and walk to the lot was about 4 blocks total so not a big deal. It would have been easier to ride the shuttle instead with all our luggage but we made it. K and J were already there at their car. She said they had walked right out and got on a shuttle. We loaded our luggage in our car and headed for home. There was construction and an accident on the highway before we got to Houston which slowed us down for well over an hour. We stopped in Madisonville, Tx at Woody's Smokehouse for a bite to eat and fuel up. They sell barbecue there and it's pretty good. It's always one of our stops when we go on a trip to Galveston and the boys like their beef jerkey so we had to buy some before we left.
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