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Me neither! We are at the stage where we both wonder around the house picking up little things we think we've forgotten or may need...really pathetic PCS Pre Cruise Syndrome! LOL

 

Uttering things like, "Where did you put my...?" and "Did you move the....!" Hair cut coming Friday morning, Todd's cigars and the wine bottles are waiting on the pantry counter at the door! We are a hoot:')

 

Made sure the mail is being held and DD is coming on next Wednesday to check our animules. I can think of nothing left undone....so far.

 

My personal tradition on boarding day is a Mojito.

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We have to go to the pool bar for that since Bolero's will probably be closed on Boarding day until we sail...and just to be safe, I go out and cut a few sprigs of mint in my garden and throw them in a baggie. I've had them declare they couldn't make my Mojito cuz they didn't have mint, so I take care of that! I also have a baggie of powdered sugar for my french toast...I had a hard time getting the idea of powdered sugar over on the Windjammer and MDR staff...they call it all sorts of things except powdered sugar. Bakers sugar, confectioners sugar. And they kept bringing me plain sugar so I just carry it with me now. That's how my Mama made it for me as a kid and that's what I like...bleh....bleh;p

 

Hate syrup on it. OK that's all the drivel I can think of this morning...............

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Lol i can't contain myself, if you get searched, what will they think of the powdered sugar and mint leaves.

 

Im really so excited for you. This is a special room. Almost a once in a lifetime sorta deal. And dang it's only weds

 

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I carry these on in my beach bag, no problem so far, haven't even noticed them...LOL

 

Yeah, I tend to get a bit depressed here in the last few days, as I know the end is coming??!! I hate the days of the week in the elevators! It will be over before I know it...

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Hee hee...though can't compare to your adventures!:cool: But I'll try my darndest.:halo:

 

Any ideas, Andrew, for where I can take my Naughty pics?

 

BTW I thought your Allure review would be a good way to pass the time, even thought I've already read it! LOL

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Also BTW, Andrew, I have to tell you that I got ya beat on last minute cruises. When Navigator moved to Galveston for a season or 2, I was just cruising along online RCCL and found she had berths available for a 5 day cruise down to Cozumel and Costa Maya, so for $497 for 2 people I booked an interior guarantee...leaving...tada...the next day!!!!! We quick called our Nlaws, the only people fast and free like us, and they booked too. Didn't even know our cabin # until we pulled into the pier....lo and behold we snagged one of the first Virtual Balcony cabins. We loved that cruise. It was a great adventure and was a fog cruise to boot. We were stuck out in the Gulf just outside Galveston coming back until 3:00 pm. Spent our time in the dance lounge with what was left of our boarding wine. Had great fun. We just dropped everything and whoosh.

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Gotta do that again sometime....enjoying the reread!:hearteyes:

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This is going to be fun. Good to hear the nice comments about MJ. We also love Jorge. If you think about it would you find out who will be the SL concierge on the 3/24 sailing? Your suite looks amazing. We've seen the escort onboard since we always arrive early and scoot in right behind the escorted group. Can't wait to virtually sail with you - we couldn't cruise twice this year and it's KILLING me. Yeah, I know poor me. ;)

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question and if you answered it I am sorry I did not see. Curious....how did you assign bedrooms......Who got the rooms with the balconies??? Thanks

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Also BTW, Andrew, I have to tell you that I got ya beat on last minute cruises. When Navigator moved to Galveston for a season or 2, I was just cruising along online RCCL and found she had berths available for a 5 day cruise down to Cozumel and Costa Maya, so for $497 for 2 people I booked an interior guarantee...leaving...tada...the next day!!!!! We quick called our Nlaws, the only people fast and free like us, and they booked too. Didn't even know our cabin # until we pulled into the pier....lo and behold we snagged one of the first Virtual Balcony cabins. We loved that cruise. It was a great adventure and was a fog cruise to boot. We were stuck out in the Gulf just outside Galveston coming back until 3:00 pm. Spent our time in the dance lounge with what was left of our boarding wine. Had great fun. We just dropped everything and whoosh.

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Gotta do that again sometime....enjoying the reread!:hearteyes:

 

 

 

We were on that same cruise with you celebrating my 50th birthday. Navigator’s first cruise out of dry dock.

Fun cruise right up until the 9 hour fog delay.

 

 

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question and if you answered it I am sorry I did not see. Curious....how did you assign bedrooms......Who got the rooms with the balconies??? Thanks

 

HeeHee, I got the biggy since I snagged the deal, my cruise buds were with us at that time got the other terrace bedroom. You snooze you lose around here. I serve as sort of the cruise planner for all these people. Since I'm the OCDer and plan well, they just sorta let me do everything, although lately, I've been trying to ween them:rolleyes:. Yesterday one of them emails me and says..."I can't check in please help oh cruise guru!" Now this individual has sailed with us at least 10 times or so and should know how to check in! Just saying....and you know who you are.

 

He finally figured it out. But the latecomers got the insides. Those ladies like to sleep in so it works for them anyways.:*

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This is going to be fun. Good to hear the nice comments about MJ. We also love Jorge. If you think about it would you find out who will be the SL concierge on the 3/24 sailing? Your suite looks amazing. We've seen the escort onboard since we always arrive early and scoot in right behind the escorted group. Can't wait to virtually sail with you - we couldn't cruise twice this year and it's KILLING me. Yeah, I know poor me. ;)

 

Sure Wolf...cruise whiner!!!!:eek:

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We were on that same cruise with you celebrating my 50th birthday. Navigator’s first cruise out of dry dock.

Fun cruise right up until the 9 hour fog delay.

 

 

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Yep that's the one Cindy. That fog was so thick you couldn't see 10 feet, right? I loved it! Were you down in the Star lounge that day?

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Loved the 'high cotton' reference! And what a very nice score on the suite! We're following along virtually!

 

Oh and it appears we'll be on the 9-7-19 Symphany Cruise w/ y'all. ;)

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Loved the 'high cotton' reference! And what a very nice score on the suite! We're following along virtually!

 

Oh and it appears we'll be on the 9-7-19 Symphany Cruise w/ y'all. ;)

 

Do I date myself;)

 

Yes, that is going to be probably our last cruise for a long time as we have some important stuff to do that will not allow us to cruise for some time. It's going to be fun, already have several cruising friends and family on that one.

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Looking forward to reading your review. We sail in this same suite in October 2019 so I am very excited to see pictures and watch on You Tube.

I am also the OCD planner of the family - hence I snagged one of the bigger rooms for the hubby and I. The rest of the family can fight over the other 3 rooms. :)

Do you mind taking pictures of the cruise compass? We are cruising this same cruise (but not this room) 2 weeks after you (Oct 7). I would be appreciative!

 

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I will scan and post the compasses when we return. I think that gives the best picture of them.

 

Checking weather today...it has changed again. 100% chance of early morning thunderstorms in Galveston...isch!

 

We will definitely be taking the truck then. They had trouble weekend before last with downpours and water 6 inches deep on the Strand. Our friend Curtis (Tugboat) said peeps were wading through ankle deep water to get into the terminal:o

 

Was hoping we could avoid that! The rain just came down too fast for drainage. I'll just pray we hit the window between clouds. But now I've gotta deal with an umbrella?!

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No as long as each couple has a copy of the set sail pass, you can check in whenever. One other couple is coming with us as we are picking them up at Hobby Airport on Saturday. The other two wanted to drive down day of as they have kids in school still. They will show up around noon.

 

MJ will go down to the lounge in terminal and gather us up to take to our room. One advantage of this suite is we go directly to it, don't have to run around or to Windjammer unless we want to. I think we will just go and get a drink and go sit on our terrace until we're hungry, then we may run up to WJs or the promenade and snag some eats. We will spend Sailaway on the terrace too. I have a Texas flag we're hanging from it so some of our family/friends can see us leave. Galveston dot com has webcams and usually will focus on the flags as Libby glides by.

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN_nxc20db9EQlTfHm9vaEA there's not much on it. Nothing for this cruise and there won't be anything until probably later on Sunday evening.

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Well, not much to do now but sit on our butts! Todd is doing reverse sear tenderloin filets tomorrow for our Grandson. He is coming for a cigar and Black Label scotch with Todd. He has completed his training for Cargo Handling with the USAF, with honors, and is home on leave before he reports to his first duty station, Tokyo!...so his Opa wanted to do the man to man thingy.

 

We are so proud of him. He made Red Braid leader and Airman of the Month out of 150 guys, with a commendation from his SSgt. Red Braid is the highest designation you can get out of basic and entails being in charge of the entire Squadron, around 150 men in his case, to make sure everyone is towing the mark. He has finally found his niche with the Air Force and we feel he will go far. If you knew the back story, you'd understand, but I will keep that to myself.

 

Other than that, there is nothing to do but wait, try not to get up at the crack of dawn Saturday, and wash/vacuum the truck before getting on the road to Libby! SOOOOO excited, but the little nagging "oh no, it's almost over" feeling is beginning to rear its nasty little head....HUSH you! I will not include photos of those elevator inserts!!!!!!!!:evilsmile:

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Also BTW, Andrew, I have to tell you that I got ya beat on last minute cruises. When Navigator moved to Galveston for a season or 2, I was just cruising along online RCCL and found she had berths available for a 5 day cruise down to Cozumel and Costa Maya, so for $497 for 2 people I booked an interior guarantee...leaving...tada...the next day!!!!! We quick called our Nlaws, the only people fast and free like us, and they booked too. Didn't even know our cabin # until we pulled into the pier....lo and behold we snagged one of the first Virtual Balcony cabins. We loved that cruise. It was a great adventure and was a fog cruise to boot. We were stuck out in the Gulf just outside Galveston coming back until 3:00 pm. Spent our time in the dance lounge with what was left of our boarding wine. Had great fun. We just dropped everything and whoosh.

 

 

Going a little off topic here, but what did you think of the virtual balcony? We are booked in one next year on Ovation.

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We liked it, made the interior cabin feel a lot bigger and if you drew the curtains, there was always a blue glow around the edges that served as a subtle nightlight.

 

When we boarded, I lay down to rest and the sound was on from the virtual balcony, you could hear all the sounds of the pier, the Stevedores, chains rattling, stuff like that and I fell asleep from it. Then later you could hear the wind and sea as we cruised. You can control the sound. The view you see is the exact view from whatever side of the ship you are on. Its real time. So when you pull into a port, that's what you see.

 

Would I pay extra for it, maybe not. But we enjoyed it.

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Congrads on your grandson. You must be bursting with pride. I know exactly what you mean, my son found his niche in the army.

Loved grandpas name, "opa" Me and hubby are oma and opa to our grandkids

 

 

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We live in an area in Texas heavily German settled so Opa and Oma are familiar terms of endearment here. I am Grammy though...can't remember how that happened.

 

I answer to pretty much anything though, as the grandkids regularly call me by the other names...they have to keep up with 3 different sets of grandparents.........

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We live in an area in Texas heavily German settled so Opa and Oma are familiar terms of endearment here. I am Grammy though...can't remember how that happened.

 

I answer to pretty much anything though, as the grandkids regularly call me by the other names...they have to keep up with 3 different sets of grandparents.........

 

My dad (who has since passed) was German, he missed watching my sister and BIL get married and have kids (now three and six years old.) My mother (who is Japanese) is Goo-Goo (:')), my nephew could never quite pronounce Granny or Grandma so the reference just stuck when my niece was born :P We all enjoy cruising as family, I cruise on my own with Royal Caribbean, the entire family with Disney. Our next big trip is a seven night Western Mediterranean sailing on the Disney Magic next June out of Barcelona which we're all looking forward to :)

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Thanks for taking the time to post. We are currently at the other end of the spectrum in our inside cabin on Explorer. But any cruise cabin is a good cabin, :D

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Hey Bill, I'm watching your review. I would love to be on it with you! We miss Alaska.

 

I bet you two have been seeing some Orca, right?

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