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LOL, I once heard that the best place to find...
LOL, I once heard that the best place to find Florida seashells was at the first rest stop in Georgia. That was where they started to smell so bad the tourists had to dump them.
Due to messed up connections, our luggage did not...
Due to messed up connections, our luggage did not make it onto a flight from LA to Auckland, NZ. Two different airlines were involved but we got two suitcases after being on the ship for two days...
A person I know actually believes that when DST...
A person I know actually believes that when DST kicks in it adds an hour of sunlight to the day. No amount of arguing will ever convince them otherwise.
Reading all these posts, it made me wonder if...
Reading all these posts, it made me wonder if there are differences in approaches to these things depending on what part of the USA you are from?

I consider myself to have good table manners but...
My husband finally got fed up with a neighbor who...
My husband finally got fed up with a neighbor who smoked non-stop on his balcony and informed him it was not allowed and he had to stop doing it.

The next day the neighbor proceeded to sing heaven...
The first cruise ship I ever saw would look like...
The first cruise ship I ever saw would look like a tug boat compared to the ones you see today: The old Carnival Tropicale.

I think Alaska's scenery would be high on my list. And the Three...
Do it. We've been twice, both on the...
Do it.

We've been twice, both on the Celebrity Xpedition.
This wasn't a destination exactly, but an event: ...
This wasn't a destination exactly, but an event:

We were on the first ship to return to Tauranga, New Zealand, after 9/11. As the ship was leaving port, what seemed like every citizen of the city...
Hard Rock Casino Hollywood Parking
We managed to snag free rooms at the Hollywood Hard Rock Casino before our Princess Cruise and are wondering if anyone can tell me if we could leave our car there for free and take a taxi or shuttle...
We were staying in Houston the day before a...
We were staying in Houston the day before a cruise. Our DIL discovered she forgot to pack any socks. She and our DD walked to a sports store and bought socks for her.

Fast forward to the cruise....
It was quite cold in the skating arena so I'd be...
It was quite cold in the skating arena so I'd be inclined to say it was real ice.
LOL. Get your granddaughter quarantined the...
LOL. Get your granddaughter quarantined the night before debarcation. They made us wait in our cabins and security escorted us off the ship. There was literally no one in the terminal area. ...
I think I'd rather have a Visa I don't need than...
I think I'd rather have a Visa I don't need than need a Visa I don't have.
I'd be concerned that they wouldn't just let you...
I'd be concerned that they wouldn't just let you "stay on the bus" but that you'd have to accompany your child throughout the adventure.
Would you believe our waiter missed the ship in...
Would you believe our waiter missed the ship in New Zealand. It was the first time a ship called there after 9/11 and the entire population (it seemed) came out to wish the ship bon voyage. The...
The chimes they used to play to announce it was...
The chimes they used to play to announce it was time for dinner.
Board Format
Couldn't really figure out a place to post this but:

Remember when they changed the look and feel of the board and most of us griped and moaned about it?

I can't even remember what the old...
We run into this constantly in hotels. First...
We run into this constantly in hotels. First problem is when you "untuck" the sheets before retiring and they pull out from under the mattress. Those darn mattresses are too heavy to lift to tuck...
Not to nit pick, but the cost for seniors on the...
Not to nit pick, but the cost for seniors on the streetcar is 40 cents each way. You must have a drivers license or other id to show you are a senior. But they often just glance at it.
Not sure it will matter. The view of the streets...
Not sure it will matter. The view of the streets are blocked by the terminal and the Outlet Mall.
Not to mention that their living quarters are...
Not to mention that their living quarters are quite cramped and they don't have room for a lot of nick nacks.
Mardi Gras isn't a single day or weekend. It...
Mardi Gras isn't a single day or weekend. It lasts about a month. You could run into parades on many days. Check the schedules posted online.
We don't go around bragging about being Elite on...
We don't go around bragging about being Elite on Princess. But when we cruise on other lines without our Elite perks, we really miss them.
I just want to remind you that that quote is only...
I just want to remind you that that quote is only part of the actual cost. It may not include port charges, taxes, etc. It also won't cover on-board expenses like drinks, service charges (tips),...
On our circumnavigation of Australia cruise, the...
On our circumnavigation of Australia cruise, the ship ran out of wine about three days into the 28 day cruise. Australians do love their wine. Yes, they did re-stock, probably multiple times.