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  1. What a beautiful day! 29 and very sticky here.
  2. It's tea time! Have a scoop for me, too. Are you able to post a photo or two?
  3. I have just pulled out our photos of the residence and fondly remember wandering away from our guide to find our own treasures. Rooms without other tourists 😄
  4. Hopefully we will be able to join you too. RB
  5. Not all cruise lines have electric assist bikes. But I wish they did 😁.
  6. A huge thank you to Notamermaid for starting this thread and to JPAlbany for the beautiful 'end of the line' photos. Following along and participating has been such a fun and educational journey. We still have a way to go before we can travel as freely as we once did, but we will eventually get to see in person what we have seen in the photos in this thread. RB
  7. I agree the Uniworld decor is not anything like I have in my home, but it does make me feel like I am staying with a special auntie. A bit eccentric and dearly loved.
  8. Thanks for taking us along on your cruise. So many of us are in need of positive stories to give us hope. RB
  9. Yes, there are many approaches and many comfort zones, but a major difference is which country you are from. Here in Canada we do not have all of the different credit cards and features the Americans have. We have had chip and pin for quite some time and now because of the pandemic many businesses have adjusted limits and terminals so it is a truly hands free transaction...just flash your card at the terminal and go. Where we live there are many retailers who are debit and credit only. No cash, so germs are not spread to cashiers. I have not used cash in 15 months. RB
  10. Daisi, What a bummer. It seems as if the larger centres just can't get their youknowwhat together. I know people in Ottawa who drove to Kingston back in March to get their shots. Our second shots were also set, but now with the acceleration we jumped on it. Good luck, RB
  11. Daisi, many health units in the province have their own registration system so you don't have to go through the provincial web site. There has been a lot of border hopping, all you need is a valid OHIP number. Now that pharmacies are also giving shots a phone call is all that is required. Yesterday my hubby called the pharmacy located in a grocery store and got his second Pfizer jab today. RB
  12. Here in SW Ontario in our county health unit we are now able to book our 2nd jab well in advance of the original time line. My first Moderna jab was in April with the second scheduled for the 21st of July. Called today and got an appointment for this Friday. Once needle is in the arm I will cancel the July one. That means I will be fully vaccinated by Canada Day 🇨🇦🎆. RB
  13. Why does it look as if the original heads have been replaced with these grumpy looking ones?
  14. I have been to opening day of the market in Alkmaar and I don't remember it looking quite like your photo, so how about Edam? RB
  15. Way off on a limb...the St. Lawrence river?
  16. Can you imagine the packing and unpacking for each leg of the trip? Wearing the same clothes for weeks? Nope, not for me.
  17. Notamermaid, Have a great day back at the office. The mental image I have is one of a young student on their first day of school. Uncomfortable shoes, new lunch box, new outfit. Enjoy! RB
  18. The River Queen is my favourite ship out of their fleet, and we've been on her three times. There are many opinions on this board comparing the various cruise companies, and I only have experience with Uniworld having done 10 cruises. We loved the first one we did so found no reason to try any other. Having someone greet you at the airport and take you to the ship is a nice way to start the all inclusive adventure. The food, staff, tours, guides, etc are all great. It will be interesting to see how things change post pandemic. Enjoy your cruise and we look forward to reading your review. RB
  19. Ninaks, as I mentioned cruise companies change things up and Uniworld added Baden Baden to the itinerary last year, so I can't help with that location. Speyer walking tour was the only thing available when we toured, but everything I have read about the vinegar tour is positive and very popular. The technology museum is worth a visit if you have free time. Your own interests will determine which of the Boppard options to take. If the weather is nice we always took the bike tour options. Have fun, RB
  20. Ninaks, Yes, we've cruised this area on the River Queen a few times. Cruise companies do change things up after a few years, so let us know which options you are wondering about. The Queen was supposed to undergo refurbishment at the end of the season last year, but there is no mention of it in the 2021 or 2022 literature. RB
  21. I have just gone down that rabbit hole and found some information that leads me to believe my pieces are worth maximum $50 to $70 each....if there is an interested buyer. I might net enough to buy a round of drinks for our virtual meetup in Wurzburg. 😄
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