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  1. I taught my two sons to drive using the roads in a nearby cemetery. They are basically deserted, have lots of turns and it’s hard to speed. Also, obvious chance to warn they could end up here if they weren’t careful. At 36 and 33 they have only had one traffic ticket and one accident.
  2. After almost 30 years in Atlanta, I agree!
  3. My oldest son has a PhD in chemistry. He is brilliant. But honestly, he has the common sense of a rock. I believe that qualifies as quirky.
  4. I recognized all of them except the plastic circles with the holes just before the bra. Some, like the McGuffy reader were definitely before my time, but I have seen them.
  5. I cancelled on 8/20 and the correct refund is in my credit card account this morning (8/29). I am due FCCs for the non-refundable deposit, but I am confident they will come.
  6. Wow, we’ve had plenty of TP and paper towels in the stores for quite a while. Even name brands like Charmin and Bounty.
  7. If I have 2 FCCs from 2 separate cruises I cancelled, can I book a B2B 3/4 day cruise and use one FCC on each leg? I don’t have time to fit in 2 longer cruises before the FCCs expire the end of 2021. Thanks
  8. DH , myself and a couple we happened to sit next to won trivia. They gave us 6 of the blue hats. That’s been years ago and DH uses them every day. They may not have cost RC much, but he loves them.
  9. I had a similar issue with Grand Circle. I contacted the BBB in Boston where their office is. They were able to get me a cash refund. You might give it a try.
  10. We have a late January out of Miami. Although I hope to be on it, I have made alternative plans. I give it a 20% chance. I am more hopeful for our May family cruise.
  11. I finally got a refund. I had to contact the Boston BBB (the company is in Boston). They contacted Grand Circle and soon after I received my refund. The BBB seems to be a good option for issues like this. The whole situation has taught me one thing- never pay earlier than necessary.
  12. I cancelled our September river cruise on March 31. Was sent an email stating I would receive a refund in the manner in which I paid. Called May 1 to see when I would receive refund. Told to expect 90 days. Called today. Seems they changed the policy and no cash refunds, just future travel credits. I really don’t want that and asked for my money back (less cancellation fee). Agent on phone told me that she would ask for an exception. She promised to let me know by next Monday. Can they legally change what I considered a contract (to their advantage) like that? Grand Circle was highly recommended to us. I am very disappointed in their behavior. If we cannot get our money back I’m not sure what we will do. I have NEVER contacted a lawyer, but this may be the first.
  13. My FCC was actually higher than expected. Only by a little. Expected $2453 and got $2475.
  14. I was also supposed to be on this cruise. My account shows a reservation number not points earned. Oh well. I really don’t deserve them so I can’t complain.
  15. And the most famous palindrome Able I was ere saw I Elba. Napolean Bonaparte
  16. Thanks, I was hesitant to admit I didn’t get it!
  17. A clarification please. Cruise was with DH and 2 adult sons. Son from California isn’t sure he wants to go next time. The original fare was about $8,000. Rounding, it was split $3,000 for me and DH and $1,000 for sons. The 125% gives us $3,750 for DH and me and $1,250 for sons. If Cali son doesn’t cruise we would lose his $1,250, but still be ahead $750. Can we book the three of us? You are such a nice person to take the time to answer all our questions. Thanks!
  18. I just got a refund from a Hilton prepaid reservation before our May 17 Galveston cruise. Between the time I booked and prepaid and now, we had a fraud issue and got a replacement card with a new number. Credit went through with no issues. If changing number doesn’t matter, then I would be surprised if changed expiration date matters. BTW, kudos to Hilton for the refund of a non refundable room. I also cancelled Delta flights and that is still pending. Waiting for FCC from RC, but it’s not a rush, so I can wait patiently. Curious to see how it is split. The four of us were in the villa suite. I’m hoping it isn’t split evenly, but split based on each person’s cost.
  19. Just received the rest of the refund on my credit card. Less than a month, I’m happy. Now just waiting on Hilton and Delta for refunds and FCC from RC.
  20. I cancelled the cruise planner purchases on 3/31. Received part of them 4/16. Still nothing on the rest. Chops dinner was refunded, Sabor and Giovanni’s wasn’t. Liberty on 5/17 cancelled by RC last week. So I’m not sure there is any rhyme or reason to when the refund comes.
  21. This reminds me of our first cruise on NCL’s Southward in 1979. Food was great and service wonderful, even for lowly interior cabin passengers. But boy did it take a lot of luggage for a week! Main dining room was your only option with set times and large tables.
  22. Our local grocery was sold out of yeast from people baking their own bread. I’ve been baking bread for over 50 years. I’m happy to think that at least a few of these new bakers will keep it up. I also wonder about how it will change the way many offices work. In 1996 when the Olympics came to Atlanta, most offices went to a more casual dress code. After they were done, the dress stayed more casual. Office managers found out that it improves morale and didn’t hurt productivity. Will this crisis change the way people work? I’m retired, so it doesn’t matter to me.
  23. We like the Oasis better, it seems roomier when the curtain is open. Since it is only the two of us, having a separation isn’t important. Harmony seemed darker and a little claustrophobic. If we were sharing with a third person, Harmony would be better.
  24. Yes, there’s a curtain across the whole area.
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