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#41
Central New Jersey
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Originally posted by kaboodle
just for fun i went on our old board today and no one had posted since feb. 2. i tried to post and it went though as no. 5000.

how about that!!! ernie should be home soon and from his posts it sounds like he is having a great time.

we are starting to pack for our march 9th cruise on the explorer.
this one we are going alone. when we booked a while ago the rates were very low and our next cruise certificate made it even lower as this is a 10 night cruise and rccl gives the diamond plus additional money off.

anyhow, we will continue to post on the new board.

carl
Have a great time on your cruise.
Donna
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#42
5,190 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Thankfully we have passed the 5000 mark on the last board.

Keep this board alive!

Ernie
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#43
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Joined Nov 2007
Only one more day in Costa Rican paradise!

It is so beautiful here, and the Howler Monkeys really put on a show for me this morning, I was fortunate enough to have the video camera with me this time!

Ernie
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#44
433 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by merdon
Ed,
I just read your post 5001 on the other thread.
You are hilarious.

Donna
I thought it would be fitting that the board come to an end with "Not that there's anything wrong with that" but Ernie didn't bite.
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I've always been considered an a-hole for about as long as I can remember. That's just my style. But I'd really feel blue if I didn't think you were going to forgive me.
#45
5,190 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by The Sun King
I thought it would be fitting that the board come to an end with "Not that there's anything wrong with that" but Ernie didn't bite.
Sorry, Ed! My brain must have been in Costa Rica mode. It certainly would have been a fitting ending for such a great board!

Ernie
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#46
Central New Jersey
1,055 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by laskoske
Sorry, Ed! My brain must have been in Costa Rica mode. It certainly would have been a fitting ending for such a great board!

Ernie
That is the perfect way to close out that thread.

Now that you and Sharon are back from your wonderful Costa Rica vacation, it's time for you to begin your search for your next cruise.

Donna
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Past Cruises: 2003 Norwegian Dawn; 2004 Golden Princess; 2005 Norwegian Star; 2006 Serenade of the Seas; 2007 Explorer of the Seas; 2008 Island Princess; 2009 Carnival Splendor; 2010 Carnival Glory; 2010 Celebrity Summit; 2011 Explorer of the Seas; 2012 Celebrity Summit; 2013 Jewel of the Seas; 2014 Explorer of the Seas; 2015 Liberty of the Seas; 2016 Oasis of the Seas; 2017 NCL Pride of America
#47
Abingdon, Md
446 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Wow, nothing like waiting 'till the last minute, Ernie! They must have shut that board down within a few moments after your last post.

Nice going - it's an appropriate end to a terrific thread!

p.s. Welcome back! I hope you and Sharon had a great vacation in Costa Rica. Now back to work... time to start planning EGEIII
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#48
5,190 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by johnboy1939
Wow, nothing like waiting 'till the last minute, Ernie! They must have shut that board down within a few moments after your last post.

Nice going - it's an appropriate end to a terrific thread!

p.s. Welcome back! I hope you and Sharon had a great vacation in Costa Rica. Now back to work... time to start planning EGEIII
Wow, what a great ending to a great board! It could not have been planned any better. Thanks for the set-up, Ed!

I had no idea that the board would be closing when it did, I figured it would have been closed last week, but I took the chance and was still allowed to post. Maybe they closed it BECAUSE of the comment! Not that there was anything wrong with that!

Ernie
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#49
5,190 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by merdon
That is the perfect way to close out that thread.

Now that you and Sharon are back from your wonderful Costa Rica vacation, it's time for you to begin your search for your next cruise.

Donna
Costa Rica was fantastic, Donna, it is a great place to relax and take in the laid back atmosphere of a totally different way of life.

Yes, now is the time to work on the next vacation.

My daughter is getting married on October 5 in London, so that leaves out any cruising in the fall this year. It will be the first time in 12 years that we haven't cruised in the fall, but this certainly will be a special occasion worthy of giving up our cruise!

Let's hear about plans from everyone else now.

I am back and ready to vacation again!!!!!!

Ernie
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#50
Central New Jersey
1,055 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by laskoske
Costa Rica was fantastic, Donna, it is a great place to relax and take in the laid back atmosphere of a totally different way of life.

Yes, now is the time to work on the next vacation.

My daughter is getting married on October 5 in London, so that leaves out any cruising in the fall this year. It will be the first time in 12 years that we haven't cruised in the fall, but this certainly will be a special occasion worthy of giving up our cruise!

Let's hear about plans from everyone else now.

I am back and ready to vacation again!!!!!!

Ernie
CONGRATULATIONS!!

That's certainly wonderful news. Best wishes to the happy couple.
Donna
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Past Cruises: 2003 Norwegian Dawn; 2004 Golden Princess; 2005 Norwegian Star; 2006 Serenade of the Seas; 2007 Explorer of the Seas; 2008 Island Princess; 2009 Carnival Splendor; 2010 Carnival Glory; 2010 Celebrity Summit; 2011 Explorer of the Seas; 2012 Celebrity Summit; 2013 Jewel of the Seas; 2014 Explorer of the Seas; 2015 Liberty of the Seas; 2016 Oasis of the Seas; 2017 NCL Pride of America
#51
Abingdon, Md
446 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by laskoske
My daughter is getting married on October 5 in London,
Ernie
Well heck, that should be easy: a TA would fit right in there!
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#52
new jersey
543 Posts
Joined May 2008
welcome back ernie. i have been looking at the nov. 24 explorer out of bayonne. it is very low and i am thinking about booking it, even though it is only 2 months after we return from the allure b/b.

check it out, as it is only 9 days.

carl
#53
beautiful Jersey Shore
968 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
We're looking ahead to 2013 - limited budget means no cruise in 2012. Did they release 2013 on EOS yet? That not-flying stuff is great; I can pack as much junk as I want without bag/weight restrictions!

Dena
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#54
Central New Jersey
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by smooth_sailin
We're looking ahead to 2013 - limited budget means no cruise in 2012. Did they release 2013 on EOS yet? That not-flying stuff is great; I can pack as much junk as I want without bag/weight restrictions!

Dena
Dena, does that mean you're getting a portable shed too?

Donna
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Past Cruises: 2003 Norwegian Dawn; 2004 Golden Princess; 2005 Norwegian Star; 2006 Serenade of the Seas; 2007 Explorer of the Seas; 2008 Island Princess; 2009 Carnival Splendor; 2010 Carnival Glory; 2010 Celebrity Summit; 2011 Explorer of the Seas; 2012 Celebrity Summit; 2013 Jewel of the Seas; 2014 Explorer of the Seas; 2015 Liberty of the Seas; 2016 Oasis of the Seas; 2017 NCL Pride of America
#55
Rochester NY
1,064 Posts
Joined May 2007
As previously stated we will be doing allure in Nov. We are looking forward to a EGE cruise in 2013, but no fall itineraries have been posted. We will be going to Virginia beach in May and hopefully to Ed's in July!!!!

Glad Ernie & Sharon had a great vacation.
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#56
beautiful Jersey Shore
968 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Originally posted by merdon
Dena, does that mean you're getting a portable shed too?

Donna
I can only aspire to Sharon's shed greatness!

Dena
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#57
5,190 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by smooth_sailin
Originally Posted by merdon
Dena, does that mean you're getting a portable shed too?

Donna

I can only aspire to Sharon's shed greatness!

Dena
Hey, Donna and Dena,

I told Sharon about your comments, she was laughing! Her portable shed is now famous, or maybe that would be infamous!

Things are beginning to get back to normal after being away for a week and having three major work projects converging at the same time. Hopefully I will have a bit more time to check these boards, and then start thinking of reunions and future cruising! Or maybe a group all-inclusive!

Ernie

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#58
Central New Jersey
1,055 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by laskoske
Hey, Donna and Dena,

I told Sharon about your comments, she was laughing! Her portable shed is now famous, or maybe that would be infamous!

Things are beginning to get back to normal after being away for a week and having three major work projects converging at the same time. Hopefully I will have a bit more time to check these boards, and then start thinking of reunions and future cruising! Or maybe a group all-inclusive!

Ernie

Ernie
Tell Sharon to market the portable shed. It will pay for the vacations!

Donna
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Past Cruises: 2003 Norwegian Dawn; 2004 Golden Princess; 2005 Norwegian Star; 2006 Serenade of the Seas; 2007 Explorer of the Seas; 2008 Island Princess; 2009 Carnival Splendor; 2010 Carnival Glory; 2010 Celebrity Summit; 2011 Explorer of the Seas; 2012 Celebrity Summit; 2013 Jewel of the Seas; 2014 Explorer of the Seas; 2015 Liberty of the Seas; 2016 Oasis of the Seas; 2017 NCL Pride of America
#59
Upstate New York
92 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by laskoske
Costa Rica was fantastic, Donna, it is a great place to relax and take in the laid back atmosphere of a totally different way of life.

Yes, now is the time to work on the next vacation.

My daughter is getting married on October 5 in London, so that leaves out any cruising in the fall this year. It will be the first time in 12 years that we haven't cruised in the fall, but this certainly will be a special occasion worthy of giving up our cruise!

Let's hear about plans from everyone else now.

I am back and ready to vacation again!!!!!!

Ernie
I'm glad you had a good time in Cost Rica Mayor. We just got back from Florida last Monday from a nice relaxing trip (except for the food poisoning) and I am here to announce that I am up and running on our new board.

Still haven't heard from anyone bout a reunion before July..... what's up with that!

Mick
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#60
Connecticut
986 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by laskoske
My daughter is getting married on October 5 in London, so that leaves out any cruising in the fall this year. It will be the first time in 12 years that we haven't cruised in the fall, but this certainly will be a special occasion worthy of giving up our cruise!

Let's hear about plans from everyone else now.

I am back and ready to vacation again!!!!!!

Ernie
Hey there! I'm back from obscurity. I have no time at my NEW JOB to read Cruise Critic - and that's the worst thing I can say about my job. I really love it so far and it has been a wonderful opportunity.

How exciting - a wedding! Wonderful news! I will be going to my best friend's wedding on that day & will salute across the pond in honor of your special occasion!

We're planning on the Sometime-Around-July 4 party at Ed's this summer, and then from the 14th=19th we will be back on the Explorer. Otherwise we have no real vacation stuff planned but I need to make something happen.

I hope everyone is doing well! I miss you guys!
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9/1991 RCI Song of America
9/2000 RCI Grandeur of the Seas
11/2003 RCI Voyager of the Seas
11/2004 RCI Navigator of the Seas
11/2006 RCI Grandeur of the Seas
4/2009 RCI Explorer of the Seas
4/2010 RCI Explorer of the Seas
10/2010 RCI Explorer of the Seas (East Ghost Explorers)
10/2011 RCI Explorer of the Seas (EGE II)
7/2012 RCI Explorer of the Seas family trip
2/2013 RCI Explorer of the Seas - just the 4 of us!
10/2013 RCI Jewel of the Seas (EGE III)
10/2014 RCI Explorer of the Seas (EGE IV - farewell Explorer!)
3/2015 NCL Norwegian Sky Spartan Race Cruise
10/2015 RCI Liberty of the Seas (EGE V)