Farewell Monarch, March 29, 2013

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Weather forecast here in Maryland is for "100% chance of a blizzard" and up to 2 feet+ of snow. Never have seen a blizzard report like that!
Karen, this is a lot of wicked bad weather for us. Maybe not for you in the UP of Michigan or when you visit Canada. But don't get near Grandeur this week.
Rick and Deirdra
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Originally posted by Pumbaamd
Weather forecast here in Maryland is for "100% chance of a blizzard" and up to 2 feet+ of snow. Never have seen a blizzard report like that!
Karen, this is a lot of wicked bad weather for us. Maybe not for you in the UP of Michigan or when you visit Canada. But don't get near Grandeur this week.
Rick and Deirdra
I'm in the northern part of the lower peninsula, I'm civilized ! My work schedule doesn't allow for a trip to Grandeur...yet. The captain that has been assigned to GR to take Captain Espen's place is a newly promoted stf capt. I met Mattias Person when he was just a first officer on Sovereign 8 years ago. I feel so old now...all my puppies have grown up and are the big dog on the ship now!
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where is MJ today? I don't keep up on special sailings and she had to overnight in Nassau Tuesday night. Today it's Grandeur and Regatta in Key West, but no MJ. Did she swap ports and went to CocoCay today instead of Key West?
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
where is MJ today? I don't keep up on special sailings and she had to overnight in Nassau Tuesday night. Today it's Grandeur and Regatta in Key West, but no MJ. Did she swap ports and went to CocoCay today instead of Key West?
According to one of the sites, she is underway, about half-way between Nassau and Miami.
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Originally posted by clarea
According to one of the sites, she is underway, about half-way between Nassau and Miami.
usually Thursday is the day MJ is in Key West...so she's having a sea day back to Miami for debarkation tomorrow
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It's been snowing for 32 straight hours at 1"+ per hour. At 9p.m. they are saying it should be done in "another hour or two". They've been saying this for the last six hours. Evidently, a band of snow has become stationary above us and doesn't want to leave.
We can appreciate it, though, that we still have our power. Things could be worse.
And we have Indy coming up in 26 days!
Rick and Deirdra
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Originally posted by Pumbaamd
It's been snowing for 32 straight hours at 1"+ per hour. At 9p.m. they are saying it should be done in "another hour or two". They've been saying this for the last six hours. Evidently, a band of snow has become stationary above us and doesn't want to leave.
We can appreciate it, though, that we still have our power. Things could be worse.
And we have Indy coming up in 26 days!
Rick and Deirdra
Good luck Rick & Deirdra, I hope it stops soon.
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Good luck with the snow. My DC area friends have all been posting crazy snow pictures of their front/back yards. Naturally, I respond with a photo of my backyard, complete with green grass and flowers blooming, lol.

I hope it melts soon. Why do these things always seem to happen over a weekend, so nobody gets any extra time off work
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anyone going on Splendour of the Seas in the next 2 months, before she leaves the fleet? I need a 2X size T-shirt from her for my quilt.
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
anyone going on Splendour of the Seas in the next 2 months, before she leaves the fleet? I need a 2X size T-shirt from her for my quilt.
I wish we could, because that's going to be the one current ship we will probably never be able to sail on. Good luck.

You could try looking at some roll calls and see if anyone you know is going.
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