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Greetings to all!

 

Thanks for the encouraging comments on the upcoming world voyage! Got a pizza baking in the oven right now, as we look outside watching the cold rain coming down....

 

John, that is good news that we are on the Tales of the South Pacific again. Looking forward to seeing you.

 

Hello Sandra and Alan......seems like forever since we have seen you guys! Only a few more days now....

 

Judy and Glenn..great to hear from you. We were hoping you may be on the cruise this year, but being caretakers is number one. Maybe next year.

 

Happy holidays to all!

 

Bill & Mary Ann

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Thank you in advance for all the time you will be giving to editing the daily diary for us very envious people

Have a great Christmas and enjoy the new stops on this 2015 world cruise

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Happy Christmas from us here in Melbourne Bill & Mary Ann,

 

We will follow a similar route between Singapore & Southampton on the Rotterdam on the 3rd of March.

 

We will be monitoring your beaut reports which we never miss.

 

24C here on Christmas Day in Melbourne

 

If you are in need of transport to a great Pizza place in the famous (Italian) Carlton area let us know & we will be there to take you on the 13th of Feb.

 

Bon Voyage!

 

Bellair

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lagunaman , had a good time talking with you on the Veendam , Happy Holidays :)[/QUOT

 

Likewise, and have a very Happy New Year in lovely San Diego

 

Hope to meet you again on another DAM ship !

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We have done Italy in 4 weeks and Australia (2 trips) 3 weeks and 4 weeks. I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE being gone from home for over 4 months.

 

Sleeping in a strange bed, worrying about health issues, hospital/doctors availability.

 

The logistics of receiving paychecks, paying bills, watering my plants & trees, feeding the animals, etc. must be absolutely mind boggling.

 

Not to mention, being on a ship that many days, EKE!

 

I guess I will have to be content to read your "live from thread" as I would never contemplate such a trip.

 

Hope you have a great cruise!

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Bill and MaryAnn,

It is always a pleasure to follow along on your adventures around the world. I'm looking forward to doing so again this year.

Happy travels.

Terri

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Looking forward to reading about your adventures once again.

 

We tried Disney two years ago when they were sailing from nearby Galveston and enjoyed experiencing a different take to cruising than the lines we usually sail.

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subscribing so I can follow around the world with you once again :D

So how does one subscribe. Is there a link? Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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So how does one subscribe. Is there a link? Merry Christmas and happy new year!

 

Now that you have posted to this thread, you should get an email every time there is a new post.

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So how does one subscribe. Is there a link? Merry Christmas and happy new year!

 

Go to the top[ of this page Find thread tools and choose subscribe to thread then pick e-mail immediately

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Once again, thanks for so generously sharing your journeys & adventures with us! Looking forward to your posts, & hoping there will be links to the facebook photos again!

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Report # 2 The final week before the cruise December 26, 2014 Friday Chilly & windy 53 degrees

 

Christmas day has come and gone. All the weeks of thought and preparation panned out to a fun time for everyone, especially the little ones. More than ever, we enjoy seeing Christmas through the eyes of the kids, who would patiently wait for "present time", but were oh so glad when Grandpa suggested to open them first this year. Even baby Kenny, one year old now, got excited when he found out ripping Christmas wrapping paper was just as fun as what was under it. We could never imagine not being here this time of year, especially when the grandkids are at this special age. They do grow up so quickly. Julie is already in middle school, and liking it, and Melanie will begin kindergarten in a few short years. With Julie playing piano, and Melanie rocking with her new play drum set, there may be music in their futures.

 

Even our short morning walk in our quaint town of Clayton was fun. Seemed like everyone we passed on the creekside trail said happy holidays, including the teenagers. With all the negative news these days, it is delightful to take a break and feel the comraderie that is in our own backyard so to speak. Even better to hear was the rushing clear waters of the seasonal creek in town. We sure hope this rain continues while we are gone. It is nice to see the hills and glens green once again.

 

By the way, we tracked the four duffels and found they were in Florida as promised........arriving four days after they left here. Hopefully, they are in one piece.

 

Well, we are down to three suitcases for the final packing. Mostly, it is stuff we did not want destroyed in the shipped duffels, or the electrical cords and plugs strips that usually gets your bags singled out for checking. Much easier to open the suitcase than the duffels. One thing nice is that the few clothes we are taking will be for warm weather. Surprisingly, the weather has taken a turn for the cold, and we should have our first frost tonight with the temps dropping to the low 30's. Up to now, we have been spoiled with fairly mild days and nights. Still, Florida is sounding better to us every day, and spending many lazy days onboard the Amsterdam!

 

To be continued..........

 

Bill & Mary Ann

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Thanks for letting me tag along for this year's (2015) exciting adventure! I am looking forward to reading all about it, although it may take a bit longer to read as we will be on a cruise of our own for a few months.;)

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One thing nice is that the few clothes we are taking will be for warm weather.

 

You say that you are taking few clothes, yet you have shipped 4 duffels and will bring an additional 3 suitcases; what the heck do you pack??? LOL

 

Smooth Sailing! :) :) :)

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I have been following your blogs since your first world cruise. Always enjoy your writing style. Have another great adventure. I'll be traveling with you vicariously all the way. ENJOY.

Irene

 

 

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