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Originally posted by merdon
Funny!!!
That's what I get for posting on Tapatalk. Can't see those darn letters.
Donna
I knew you wouldn't mind if I busted you on that one, Donna. That's what I love about our group! We have so much fun, and feel so comfortable with each other.

I'll keep working on the cruise pictures from last year.

Ernie
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Originally posted by laskoske
Hey, John,

It's good to hear from you again! Have you checked the postings on the EGE FaceBook page recently? There are some pictures there.
Ernie
All right, I'm going to show my age now: My 14-year old niece set up a facebook page for me a couple of years ago, but I haven't been on in ages, and even forgot how to do it. Also, I understand that I have to be "invited" to be able to get access to a particular page, like EGE.

Any of you young whippersnappers out there want to teach me about how to find the EGE page and invite me (if that's required)?

Thanks from the old fart,
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Originally posted by johnboy1939
All right, I'm going to show my age now: My 14-year old niece set up a facebook page for me a couple of years ago, but I haven't been on in ages, and even forgot how to do it. Also, I understand that I have to be "invited" to be able to get access to a particular page, like EGE.

Any of you young whippersnappers out there want to teach me about how to find the EGE page and invite me (if that's required)?

Thanks from the old fart,
You call yourself an old fart? What a gas!

I am not that well-versed in FaceBook (I still prefer the cruise critic board) but if I did it correctly, I just invited you into our closed group. Hopefully you will get the "invitation" to join, but you have to be on FaceBook to get it. I hope you remember how to log on! Meanwhile, keep checking this board, we won't let it die!

Ernie
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I was just looking online and saw a cruise that might work for next year.

10-night Southern Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
It's a repositioning cruise from Brooklyn, NY to Galveston, TX leaving on October 26th, ports-of call are: Grand Turk, Curacao, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

Just thought I would put that out there.
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hi ya all

i am still lurking and enjoying all the boards. i am on this board and the four cruises we have booked. some of them are slow, but our dec.3, 2012 on the explorer is going big time.

we are waiting for our b/b on the allure starting sept. 9 driving to florida.

sure is hot.

carl
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Originally posted by kaboodle
hi ya all

i am still lurking and enjoying all the boards. i am on this board and the four cruises we have booked. some of them are slow, but our dec.3, 2012 on the explorer is going big time.

we are waiting for our b/b on the allure starting sept. 9 driving to florida.

sure is hot.

carl
00Carl ,

I envy your vacations. I wish I had the time to travel as much.
Enjoy the Allure and when you get back, you must give us the scoop on the Allure.

Have a great time,
Donna
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WOW!! 26 days without a post on this board - this has got to be an all-time reord for EGEers. Normally, you can't shut us up for a minute!

Where is everybody???

John
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Hi John,

Some folks are on Facebook, but even that's pretty quiet. No decision has been made on a 2013 cruise, but there has been some discussion - a good sign!

Dena
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Originally posted by johnboy1939
WOW!! 26 days without a post on this board - this has got to be an all-time reord for EGEers. Normally, you can't shut us up for a minute!

Where is everybody???

John
Hi John,

I'm here and always checking the boards.
This board has more activity than my roll call (just kidding).

Donna
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Hi Dena and Donna,

Glad to see there are still a few posters left on this board. At this point, I would guess that most EGEers have probably made individual plans for Fall 2013, and an that organized EGEIII cruise may not be in the cards this year.

So, looks like we'll have to start checking out the Fall 2014 cruises (not expecting itineraries to be announced until Spring 2013), so we're looking at a pretty quiet board until then.

Would have been nice if our mayor hadn't abandoned us, as we would still have some of his "glue" to hold this board together!

Hey Ernie, remember that this is an election year so you'd better get back out here and start campaigning if you want to get re-elected. We're not automatic votes you know - and we're not feeling the love lately...

John
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The chat on the EGE's Facebook page today involves itineraries for Oct/Nov 2013. I feel a decision is nearing, but there is still no consensus on departure port, itinerary, even the cruise line is now up for debate. If it looks like the group is nearing a decision I will post again... Or you can join the conversation on Facebook. It's easy to sign up, and once you do we'll look for YOU so you can join that group.

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Originally posted by johnboy1939
Hi Dena and Donna,

Glad to see there are still a few posters left on this board. At this point, I would guess that most EGEers have probably made individual plans for Fall 2013, and an that organized EGEIII cruise may not be in the cards this year.

So, looks like we'll have to start checking out the Fall 2014 cruises (not expecting itineraries to be announced until Spring 2013), so we're looking at a pretty quiet board until then.

Would have been nice if our mayor hadn't abandoned us, as we would still have some of his "glue" to hold this board together!

Hey Ernie, remember that this is an election year so you'd better get back out here and start campaigning if you want to get re-elected. We're not automatic votes you know - and we're not feeling the love lately...

John
Hey, John,

We just got back from Ocean City, Maryland this evening, so that's why we have been so quite. (Why do I say "we" because Sharon doesn't even get onto the computer to check e-mails, no less cruise critic!).

We are eagerly awaiting the London wedding and cruise! But we are of course wondering about a Fall 2103 cruise, we are VERY much interested in that!

Any ideas yet. Johnboy?

Ernie
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Originally posted by smooth_sailin
The chat on the EGE's Facebook page today involves itineraries for Oct/Nov 2013. I feel a decision is nearing, but there is still no consensus on departure port, itinerary, even the cruise line is now up for debate. If it looks like the group is nearing a decision I will post again... Or you can join the conversation on Facebook. It's easy to sign up, and once you do we'll look for YOU so you can join that group.

Dena
What are your ideas, Dena?

Would you sit at our table again???????????

Ernie
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Originally posted by merdon
Hi John,

I'm here and always checking the boards.
This board has more activity than my roll call (just kidding).

Donna
I agree, Donna, same with mine!

Ernie
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Originally posted by laskoske
We are eagerly awaiting the London wedding and cruise! But we are of course wondering about a Fall 2103 cruise, we are VERY much interested in that!

Any ideas yet. Johnboy?

Ernie

Hi Ernie, glad to see you posting again. I know you must be busy planning your London trip, the wedding, and Med cruise in October. Good that you were able to take some time off for a land vacation, but you'd still better make time for us, buddy!

We booked a 10-night Western Caribbean (Cozumel, George Town, Falmouth, and Labadee) out of Baltimore on the new and improved Grandeur, sailing Nov 16, 2013 . It's a new RCI itinerary from Baltimore.

Involves no flying and adds C&A points by sailing RCI, so I'm happy!

You all might want to consider this as a candidate for a possible EGEIII cruise, as many can drive to this port, too (a GREAT benefit).

John
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Originally posted by johnboy1939
"At this point, I would guess that most EGEers have probably made individual plans for Fall 2013, and an that organized EGEIII cruise may not be in the cards this year.

So, looks like we'll have to start checking out the Fall 2014 cruises..."

John
Wow, just read my post from last night and see that I typed the wrong years. Should have been:

"At this point, I would guess that most EGEers have probably made individual plans for Fall 2012, and an that organized EGEIII cruise may not be in the cards this year.

So, looks like we'll have to start checking out the Fall 2013 cruises..."

Darn senior moments
John
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Originally posted by laskoske
What are your ideas, Dena?

Would you sit at our table again???????????

Ernie
John and I would like nothing better!

Dena
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Originally posted by laskoske
What are your ideas, Dena?

Ernie
Here are what appear to be the favorite options for 2013, in date order:

Oct. 20, 27 NCL Breakaway, 7 nights (new ship)
Port Canaveral; Great Stirrup Cay; Nassau

Nov. 3, Explorer, 11 nights
Labadee; San Juan; St. Maarten; Antigua; St. Kitts
(I'll wave as you sail away - too long for us)

Nov. 8 Grandeur (Baltimore) 8 nights
Port Canaveral; CocoCay; Nassau; Key West

Nov. 14 Explorer, 9 nights
Same itinerary as last year

Nov. 16 Grandeur (Baltimore), 10 nights
Cozumel; Grand Cayman; Jamaica; Labadee

Dena
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Originally posted by smooth_sailin
My preference is 8 nights 11/8 from Baltimore, but my priority is Ghosties! We'll try to work with the majority.



Dena
I am with you, Dena, gotta love the Ghosties!

Ernie
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