Explorer of the Seas Oct 10 2004

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Falcon, CO USA
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It would appear---by looking at the NOAA website....that it takes about 2 weeks for a 'tropical depression' to form into one of those NASTY hurricanes.

Well, if you look at the NOAA site today--it says "No tropical depressions predicted to form between now and Sunday". (hope, hope, hope, hope!)



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To go along with Lynda's good news about no new depressions forming soon.....acccording to the weather channel's webpage....Tropical Storm Lisa is moving NNW and is expected to take a similar path to Hurricane KArl which was WAY FAR AWAY!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!! Let's hope and pray they are correct in this prediction and that we have no delays and smooth sailing....
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To check the status of the Explorer go here

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/rccl/obs/ex-rt-obs.pl

Looks like she is moving slowly around the northern part of Cuba...staying out of the way of Jeanne.........
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Falcon, CO USA
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Originally posted by new2cruizin
To check the status of the Explorer go here

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/rccl/obs/ex-rt-obs.pl

Looks like she is moving slowly around the northern part of Cuba...staying out of the way of Jeanne.........
Now, isn't that like the coolest site??? How in the world did you find it???

Two weeks from t-o-m-o-r-r-o-w!!!! That'll go like a big flash!

This is a serious question for Jane.

Jane, you said that you are traveling with your service dog. I know, that my daughter loves dogs and cats. How do you want me, as a parent, to respond if she wants to pet your dog?

Our rule is to ask before petting, and she would NEVER just run up to a dog (or cat) prior to getting permission...working or otherwise.

I'm just always so unsure about dogs that are doing such an important job, whether or not it's OK to even ask.

Thanks!
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Hi Lynda,


I know that you can get to the cruisecams from the RCCL site but I forgot how to do it that way......I used this websitehttp://cruiseclues.com/cruisecams.htm and just clicked on observations of the Explorer..........the main site http://cruiseclues.com has many different things regarding cruises from port schedules to diningroom menus etc.........thought the site was well done. On the cruisecams link you can also look at port cams.....checked out the Miami one and it's dark but the power is on and it was raining......I checked out one near Port Canaveral and the waves were unreal........
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Lynda,

I think that you ment me when you were talking about traveling with a service dog. I am Barbara Butler, David's wife. I appreciate you asking and educating your daughter about aproaching my dog. I do wish more parents would talk to their children about this matter. Most people who use a dog prefer that you do not pet or distract them in any matter. The dog tends to pay more attention to the love it is getting than the job it is suppose to be doing. However, if I am in a fairly quiet, calm situation I have no problem allowing Valentine to be talked to or petted. She is a small dog, only about 9 lbs. and usually will be riding around on my scooter. She is very friendly but does tend to ignore folks when in uniform. Please tell your daughter that if she sees me sitting quietly with Valentine that I would love for her to come and talk to me and get to know Valentine too.

Thanks again for taking the time to teach your young ones about service dogs.
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I'm sorry, Barbara...I sure messed that one up.......

Thank you SO MUCH for answering the question about Valentine. I've told her what you said, and she's looking forward to meeting both of you.

She would love to visit and get to know you and Valentine during some 'down time'.....and so would I! So much of my 'cruise time' is sitting on the deck (usually in the shade) watching my daughter swim. It's something that I really enjoy doing.....and that seem to be the best time to just chat and get to know new friends.

Two, two, two weeks from today! [img]http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_1_209.gif[/img]
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David,
Thanks for writing. We are undergoing a massive cleanup and rebuilding here. I doubt if ships will be able to come here by mid-October, but maybe by the end of October. We will know ahead of time if your ship will not be arriving, so we will be able to cancel your reservation (without penalty) if that is the case. Thanks--
Ruth for Capt. Marvin's

I wanted to show everyone the personal letter from Capt. Marvins.
Marianne...I signed up with Hardrock cafe so that we can get in front of the line. I will call them this week to confirm. I believe that your party will have 4? Please let me know.
I have called Bubba Gumps and confirmed with them. Please...please..if there are any changes...let me know!! If it is more or less. I have told them 26-30 people.
David.....................

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David ; Thank you for reserving a table . We will be 8 people :Heidi ,Tom and their son (12years )Aleksander.
And us Jan Roger , Marius(12) and me . With the to of you it becomes 8 . Hope thats ok. with you ?? We have not sendt any photos, but I will send you an E-mail .

Lynda : I have told my son that he sould pretend he understands your doughter !!!! He was surprised that Poce`mon is still popular inn the U.S ??
They have had a couple of periodes her but now it is quiet.

Lets cross our fingers and hope these storms are put to an end soon . We have seen a lot on our news inn Norway, that is unusual . It is verry sad to se the damages they have done,and all the poor people that has lost their friend ,rellatives and houses !!!!

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I`dont know if I did something wrong but I could`nt send you any E-mail message . Could you try me I have not reserved me from reciving E-mails.
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Originally posted by tessamilla
I`dont know if I did something wrong but I could`nt send you any E-mail message . Could you try me I have not reserved me from reciving E-mails.
Marianne
Marianne.....
My email address is [email protected]. I don't know your email so I can't send you anything. I will change the amount of people we are having with no problem.


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Hey everyone look here http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/rccl/obs/ex-rt-obs.pl
she's back home.....safe and sound!!!!!!
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Lynda,
Did you say Pokemon?? My daughter loves Pokemon. She can name all the important ones and what they evolve into etc...


Barbara,
My daughter is an animal lover. She wants to be a vet. She also has been taught to ask before petting. She is very excited to meet you and Valentine, but will not disturb her work. Thanks for explaining the situation to all of us.

Tessamilla,
We are lucky because our flight is only 2 hours. It seems like 13 though because we are usually so excited to get there. If we do not run into you Saturday night, then we will look forward to meeting you on Monday, or maybe even Sunday!!

Less than 2 weeks!!!

One more weekend and I have lots to do. Yikes. Amy
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Amy---I'm sure Kristy will bring her cards with her. They usually go where she goes. This'll be a good icebreaker for the girls.

Marianne, Kristy wants to ask your boys if Yugi-oh (?) is cool in Europe? (Yugi-oh.....in MY day that sounded a lot like a bear that used to steal picnic baskets in Jellystone park. LOL! Show's you what I know about being cool! )

Also, if there is anything 'cool' that they would want the American version---like cards, or such....let us know, and we'll be happy to bring some along with us for them.

Love the link that shows the Bow View of our Grand Lady. I saw it--and I felt like tiny bubbles were popping in my tummy! It's so exciting!!! And, it's SO CLOSE NOW!!!

We went shopping yesterday for that last little bit. Now...I think the only thing left on my list to buy is Bonine (for just in case)....and sunscreen.

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Just looked on NOAA's website.


THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM JEANNE...LOCATED INLAND ABOUT 15 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
ALBANY GEORGIA...AND ON TROPICAL STORM LISA...LOCATED ABOUT 1040
MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH
TUESDAY
.

FORECASTER PASCH

Me again....looks like we're gonna have some smooth sailing ahead of us!!!!

Here's the link to the forecast center--if somebody else wants to follow it too.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh...l/250930.shtml?

Lynda


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Lynda.....

Isn't that amazing!!!! I guess you can believe the Farmer's Almanac that said that we will have smooth sailing!!!


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We have the 9 am time slot for the Turneffe Atoll. Is that the time you booked? We booked it because we wanted to make sure we get to dive there. We got our confirmation last night. Did you see on the Belize forum- there is a "new" resort open on Water Caye. I am still trying to find out about a water taxi that leaves from the ship and goes over to the island. Sounds like a plan to us if we have time.. After our dives in Belize we want to drop off our equipment in the cabin and go over to the resort for a little while. The resort is called Coral Sands Resort- sounds like they have a little gem there! Didnt book the other dives yet. TTYL, Jane
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Just a heads up for those with football squares.

I think I am going to cancel out the football square for the Monday night game. We still have 39 unsold squares and that is really too many to go around or leave open...Maybe we can all just meet for a drink during the game at the sports bar on board...

A week from Saturday, we leave for Miami...man I cant wait....

See everyone soon,

Bill
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Bill,
I am really sorry to hear about the football pool. We were excited. Do you think we could keep it alive until Bubba's and see if there are anymore people interested?

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Bill, I agree with Amy - please wait as we are all excited about the pool! We'll talk it up at Bubba's and get some more people on board(!). Thanks in advance for all the effort so far.

Saw our ship all lit up last night on Miamicam - it was beautiful! Just 12 more days! Everyone at work is wishing I was gone already! See you all soon!

Judie