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#41
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Enjoy the wonderful fresh made noodle bar in the Lido.
They had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We seldom, went
back to the dinning room as the noodles were so good along with
the other Japanese choices for breakfast. Enjoy your time in
Tokyo and on your cruise.
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Sorry for the delay In Writing up our travels we have been so very busy.
I have so much to write about but it will be tomorrow when I can fill you in with everything. We have been going non stop.i cannot keep my eyes open.



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Very interested in your review in that my wife, SIL and I will be on the Diamond at the end of the month.
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#49
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Ohayou Gozaimasu , it’s almost 7 am oddly by body wakes up the same time it does at home. Let me see if I can you you caught up on what we have been doing.
We have been extremely busy and when we have come in for the day was just too tired.
The best thing for this trip and one of the reasons for coming here was to see our good friend James Deering and his wife Aileen, many of you may remember James while he is now retired from working in the cruise industry he has been a Passenger Services Director for Princess as well as a Hotel Director for Holland America. We met James about 13 years ago on Hal.
He had his wife have been the most gracious hosts for taking us all around Tokyo. We have had so much fun.

Ok back to when we came into Haneda, everything went very smooth, we first went through Immigration showing our passports, then on to getting our luggage. I had gotten an email from American Airlines that one of our pieces missed the flight and would arrive on the next flight
, oddly all three were right there together. Next we went through Customs where they did select to go through one suit case. Then out the door where we quickly found the young Princess Rep who took us to the bus that goes to Shinjuku. It was Friday rush hour for a three day Holiday weekend so traffic was bad but we were still at the hotel just before 5. James and Aileen came to the hotel to get us and we headed off to their place via the subway/train with a quick stop at the Shinjuku Station to get Tom and I Pasmo Cards.
We got to see their very nice home and meet their cote cat
The next to a local restaurant grill called Mockingbird which was very close to where they live.


Then back to their place for after dinner drinks. We did not get back to the hotel till 1 in the morning, yes that made for a very long day that started at 3:30 am pacific time Thursday.
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Saturday morning I woke up at about 5:30 and was going to write here but I had left my phone at James place.
Anyway we went down to the Coffee shop and had breakfast which was a nice small mini buffet and themJames and Aileen came and got us for Day 2 first stop Ginza.

Very crowded due to the Holiday




Next was lunch Shabu Shabu which was lots of fun
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#51
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Next up more shopping
I came extremely close to purchasing the new Apple Watch 3 I have the Apple Watch one I got over 2 years ago but wanted the Stainless with cellular and the cost here with no tax and in yen would me close to 200 but they found it would not work in the US.

There was also a big thing going on that the Governor of Tokyo was out campaigning, lots of tv crews all over.
About this time while we had lots of plans , I was hitting the wall with exhaustion, we had already done close to 4 miles walking so we decided to take a break and went back to our hotel for a nap.
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#52
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Originally posted by LAFFNVEGAS
Saturday morning I woke up at about 5:30 and was going to write here but I had left my phone at James place.
Anyway we went down to the Coffee shop and had breakfast which was a nice small mini buffet and themJames and Aileen came and got us for Day 2 first stop Ginza.

Very crowded due to the Holiday




Next was lunch Shabu Shabu which was lots of fun
It all looks great I'm looking forward to following your adventures.
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James and Aileen arrived back to our hotel around 6:30 we decided to stay in Shinjuku and went for Chinese, we had some very good Peking Duck and lots of other good things.
There was a bit of a wait so we went for drinks, then dinner.

I think I am caught up although a mini version of everything
I am about to get up and get ready for Sunday, it’s now 7:50 am we are going to try the buffet here at the hotel for breakfast then James is coming to get us at 11.
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PCL Ruby Nov 2018 - Cali Coastal
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Originally posted by LAFFNVEGAS
Ohayou Gozaimasu , it’s almost 7 am oddly by body wakes up the same time it does at home. Let me see if I can you you caught up on what we have been doing.
We have been extremely busy and when we have come in for the day was just too tired.
The best thing for this trip and one of the reasons for coming here was to see our good friend James Deering and his wife Aileen, many of you may remember James while he is now retired from working in the cruise industry he has been a Passenger Services Director for Princess as well as a Hotel Director for Holland America. We met James about 13 years ago on Hal.
He had his wife have been the most gracious hosts for taking us all around Tokyo. We have had so much fun.
So glad to hear news of James Deering. He was more than our HD on the 2015 Kobe/Vancouver re-positioning cruise. He held several sake tastings and it was there that I became engaged to the extent that I am now a Certified Sake Specialist. I missed him on our 2017 repo
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I am enjoying your "Live" and pictures.
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Originally posted by NMLady
I think you have to have chosen that option.

Or maybe I unchose that option since, thankfully, I am not subscribed to every thread I reply in, just the ones I manually subscribe to, like this one.
I must have chosen the "automatic" option (a long time ago) because every once in a while I go into the user control panel and delete/unsubscribe threads I don't want to follow.
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