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Well, that was interesting. My original flight out of Rochester was for 2:30pm. After a cancelled flight and a scramble this morning, I got to the airport with an hour's notice. It'll be interesting to see what I packed, and what i didn't.

More to come. Posting live from the Escape 1/30.


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Glad you made it to the airport! We're on the Escape in three weeks. As with any winter flight, weather and cancellations are always in the back of my mind.

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See ya soon, leaving from Chicago at 6am and hopefully landing at 10am. Weather is great here ...40, no snow or bad weather forecasted :)

Hope all works out for you!

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Slowing inching my way there!

Of our extended traveling group, I'm currently flying solo, my sister and brother-in-law are en route to PBI from Laguardia, my gf's parents are en route on another plane to meet up with me at FLL, my parents are at their condo in Florida, and my gf and her kids are still stuck in Rochester after their second flight cancellation of the day. Hopefully their next two flights will work out, and they'll arrive promptly at their new scheduled time of 1am.

If it wasn't for the fact that I had a rental car waiting and a couple round trips between FLL and MIA tonight, I'd probably be pretending the UBP privileges started right now.

But I'll wait. Ugh...




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Good luck!!! Our friend is on your cruise and we will be on it next week. Did the Escaoe in Nov and loved it. Can't wait until next week!!

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I hope you get there! We're driving from Murrells Inlet (South of Myrtle Beach, SC) next Friday 2/5/16 and will board the Escape 2/6/16. Can't wait!!!!

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The "fun" continues. Most of us have made it to Florida. Unfortunately my gf and her kids will likely be stranded at JFK tonight, with hopes of a 6am flight.

First vacation drink? Goose Island IPA @ Hyatt Place Miami Airport East.





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[quote name='MalervyC']Excited! We board next week!! Any reservations planned for the pay restaurants?[/QUOTE]


With the 4 day SDP, we're hitting the Brat Pack Supper Club (+upcharge), LeBistro, Cagney's, and Bayamo (+upcharge).

Well that's it for day T-1! I'm hoping to hear from the gf in the morning that she and the kids are boarding the plane at JFK at 6am. Once confirmed, I'll leave my great hotel in Miami (Hyatt Place Miami Airport East - got it for $80 on hotels.com) around 8am and head back up to FLL.

I figure if things go smooth with grabbing her checked bag, we'll be on the road back to Miami around 10am. We need to drop the Avis car at the port location and then hop on the shuttle. An 11am port arrival would be glorious, all things considered. (last I heard - they were camping out on the floor at the gate, not wanting to take any chances)

I always say... the best night of any vacation is the night before it arrives. I might be second guessing that philosophy tonight.





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You are going to have a great time. I can already see that you have a good sense of humor and little glitches won't ruin your fun. I am looking forward to hearing all about your trip and any adventures that your group has.

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The last few pieces to the puzzle are at 15,400' and climbing.

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And I'm enjoying a nice quiet breakfast in Miami. That's apple juice by the way - the IPAs stopped flowing around 1am.

[quote name='biguntx']We'll be waiting to board on your return. [/QUOTE]


Sweet!! I'll pull her up in front of Cruise Terminal C and I'll leave the keys under the port-side floor mat. Have a great trip, and safe travels!



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We're booked at the Hyatt east next Friday - heading to the Escape on Saturday

Hope you have a great cruise! What did you think of the Hyatt? It received mixed reviews. Have they finally opened the pool?

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[quote name='17cruisesnsl']We're booked at the Hyatt east next Friday - heading to the Escape on Saturday



Hope you have a great cruise! What did you think of the Hyatt? It received mixed reviews. Have they finally opened the pool?[/QUOTE]


I've never stayed at a "Hyatt Place" before, but I like the concept. I know this location just opened a few months ago - so maybe there were some kinks to work out.

The rooms are quite nice, very spacious, with nice bathrooms. For dining, the eatery is open 24 hours and you can either order ahead and pick up, or dine in the rather unconventional dining area. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. I haven't seen info on the pool, but I'll try to remember to ask on the way out.

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The room...

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We made it!! Our party is all accounted for, and we're now waiting to board. We arrived at the port at 11am, and there were only 10 or so people in line at Terminal C. They just called boarding group #2 at 11:25am.


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We were on the inaugural in November. We had a much longer and embarkation. They actually started about an hour late, so the crowd started building up quickly. Have a great trip.

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Subscribing... How stressful with your flight. Glad you made it. Enjoy your cruise.

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Boarding group 10 called at 11:50am. Let's do this!!


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[quote name='TheDougOut']We made it!! Our party is all accounted for, and we're now waiting to board. We arrived at the port at 11am, and there were only 10 or so people in line at Terminal C. They just called boarding group #2 at 11:25am.


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I'm excited for you. My turn with DS's in 28 days yeah. May I please compliment you on your fabulous photos. I can hardly wait for more.

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I hope you enjoy your trip. I have to wait until May.

I see you are a beer drinker. If you get this message before leaving, can you take pictures of the latest beers available on the ship? Especially what on draft at the District Brewhouse.


Thanks and have fun!

Coy

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Lunch at Savor... Grilled Grouper sandwich on a pretzel roll. The flavor was great, but the execution allowed the bottom bun to get soggy. Knife and fork... problem solved!


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Key Lime Parfait

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Flan


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[quote name='TheDougOut'][IMG]http://a63.tinypic.com/xlz31i.jpg[/IMG]

Maybe she's home, too?...


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3 words for you,

ROCK SHRIMP SUSHI

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[quote name='Golfin55']3 words for you,

ROCK SHRIMP SUSHI[/QUOTE]


Duly noted... thanks for the tip!!

Will report back...



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[quote name='TheDougOut']We made it!! Our party is all accounted for, and we're now waiting to board. We arrived at the port at 11am, and there were only 10 or so people in line at Terminal C. They just called boarding group #2 at 11:25am.


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So glad everyone made it! You deserve that beer! Have a great cruise

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Trying a new photo posting method now that wifi is blocking my old method. Let me know if it causes trouble...


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