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About pyropoodle

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    NYC via Alabama
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    Anywhere warm

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  1. my very first drink onboard is ALWAYS the DOD- Funship special. 26 more days until I can have another one :)
  2. 26 days, which while super exciting, also means summer is coming to an end.
  3. I sail out of NYC as well, and I'm on Sunrise this year and Radiance next year. I have to try them both!
  4. oh yes, and also because for me, big vacations are usually a year or more away, it helps me pass the time and find things to look forward to.
  5. eh, to each their own. I like surprises, but I also like to be prepared. I research anywhere I go ahead of time, not just cruises. I want to see places in Paris that I want to visit ahead of time, not just show up and be surprised. but, I am a planner. my husband is a 'just go along with it' person. I plan and tell him what to do and he just goes along with it. He usually says "I'm glad you planned all this, I would have no clue what to do here".
  6. We are headed out on August 19th, and maybe it's crowded or maybe it smells, but it is not me sitting at my desk, slogging my 9-10 hour work day, so anything I do that week will be amazing. it will be what you make of it as well. I feel like some people are just looking for things to be negative about, and I'm not that kind of person, so I will find the positive in it and i'll have a great time no matter what.
  7. That isn't the end of the random stuff people complain about. you should read some of the messages/ requests that John Heald gets: "John, you didn't mention there was a tornado in Ohio last week, I want $50.00 OBC" "John, the room steward didn't give me a chocolate, what can you do for me????" "John, the CD made too many announcements, I need a refund!" people are really ludicrous
  8. i feel like whoever you get on the phone will say whatever they want to say at the moment :P We didn't have a problem when my son was turning 2 and this go around we are actually sailing on my daughter's 2nd birthday- departing the day she turns 2, so it's not an issue. it could also be up to the counselors on the ship. better to wait until they are actually 2 than to chance it
  9. they may let him attend if his is 17 at embark but it is not true that a kid as to be 2 years old on date of embark to be in the kids club. they have to at least turn 2 on the sailing.
  10. there are faa approved devices out there, all of which are less of a hassle than taking a heavy car seat on vacation. The CARES system is one such that is recommended for air travel. i also included an amazon link for a bunch of others https://www.amazon.com/s?k=cares+harness&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3oilxfKu4gIViJ6zCh1U-gxQEAAYASAAEgJPE_D_BwE&hvadid=241912510311&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9004169&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=15769661317128937260&hvtargid=kwd-3509101965&hydadcr=24662_10400876&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_2vjhmkt0tl_e I do not regret the safe rider, especially in cars and cabs. it has been a lifesaver for us, especially since we live in NYC. you are not required to have a car seat in a cab, and most cab drivers get a little...annoyed...if you ask them to install one for a short ride, so with the harness, it's just an extra 60 seconds and we are off. kids are safe and mamma is happy.
  11. We are out of our room by the time we have to be (8 or 8:30, whatever it is) and then we head to the MDR for a nice, leisurely breakfast. don't have to worry about lido crowds, and you are usually seated very quickly. even having a nice, relaxing breakfast, we are still finished eating with plenty of time until debark. we've never been last off, but we've been in the higher numbers.
  12. yes, we love it. we use it mostly in taxis when we need to take them in the city. the first couple of times you use it, it takes getting used to, but then it's a breeze after that. my son calls it a robot because he feels like a robot when he wears it.
  13. 90 Days. woot, woot. and now, I will stop wishing my summer away and enjoy the next 3 months....mayyybe
  14. Regardless of what carnival says, I would still bring closed toed shoes for a 4X4 excursion. they can get muddy and rough and just being able to control the 4X4 comfortably would be important to me. I would suggest bringing an old pair of tennis shoes for the excursion and then just tossing them in the garbage when you are done. you won't regret having tennis shoes on this type of excursion.
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