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Greetings  --  Today is my first post in the 55+ Forum...

Since Johnny was officially in the 55+ category - I've been lurking for a year or so 🙂 

My first 55+ Cruise is planned for March - San Antonio, Chile to San Diego

We are speculating on booking a cruise for this October - need to decide in the next couple of days 🙂

 

Cheers All  --  Wanted to pop in & say "Hello"  --  Von

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Hi Von! We had lunch in Talkeetna at the Brewery, in 2009. It was tasty!

 

My given middle name is Yvonne after my paternal aunt, a dear lady.

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@crystalspin  --  You would not believe how Denali Brewery has expanded in the past 10 years!!!  The original brewing & Tasting Room have relocated from Downtown to the Spur Road...  In addition - they have added Denali Spirits:  Vodka, Gin, Whiskey & last year they partnered w/ Kaladi Bros Coffee (KBC) & created a Coffee Whiskey.  The Coffee Whiskey is pretty amazing.  Plus they've created Alaska Cider Works & Alaska Meadery.   They just keep growing & growing...

 

The original Tasting room/Brewing Area & Twister Creek Restaurant have combined for a larger restaurant w/ a massive deck & renamed Denali Brew Pub.

 

Cheers  --  Von

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10 hours ago, deedle7544 said:

I'm in the 55+ group now too....

 

@deedle7544  --  Welcome to the Team...  Sid will be here in another 5 years 🙂

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On 9/7/2019 at 2:36 AM, Von & John said:

Lenquixote - are you more than (1) day over 55?

Much more,lol

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1 hour ago, Aaronmaissell said:

Me too!

When I was 55 I was healthy,working and could do so many things that I cannot do now.

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I wish that I knew what I know now when I was just a youngster of 55. When I was that age I referred to anyone (myself included) up to the age of 65 as "Apprentice Senior Citizens".

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They say the first 100 years are the hardest.  ☺️

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On 9/18/2019 at 4:26 PM, lenquixote66 said:

When I was 55 I was healthy,working and could do so many things that I cannot do now.

 

Len  --  I'm working, working on being healthy & hope to enjoy this time as much as possible!!!

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8 hours ago, Von & John said:

 

Len  --  I'm working, working on being healthy & hope to enjoy this time as much as possible!!!

I am disabled.I encourage young people to enjoy each and every day of their life.

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16 hours ago, NSnJW said:

They say the first 100 years are the hardest.  ☺️

My father had a cousin who lived to age 102 and passed away in 1969.

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Yeah my aunt is 105 and still plays poker at her nursing home.  I had heard it before but she told me the first 100 years quote  when she was in her 90s.

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6 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

My father had a cousin who lived to age 102 and passed away in 1969.

 

Wow - great genes!

My Gramph (step-grandfather) also had great genes... 

We used to wish we had a little bit of his genes in our blood.

 

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5 hours ago, NSnJW said:

Yeah my aunt is 105 and still plays poker at her nursing home.  I had heard it before but she told me the first 100 years quote  when she was in her 90s.

 

My Aunt (non-bloodline) was the last living relative of that generation...

She claimed her longevity was due to eating & drinking whatever she liked 🤣

She was my Mother's First Grade Teacher... 

Of Course she also practiced everything in Moderation...

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On 8/25/2019 at 12:48 PM, Von & John said:

@crystalspin  --  You would not believe how Denali Brewery has expanded in the past 10 years!!!  The original brewing & Tasting Room have relocated from Downtown to the Spur Road...  In addition - they have added Denali Spirits:  Vodka, Gin, Whiskey & last year they partnered w/ Kaladi Bros Coffee (KBC) & created a Coffee Whiskey.  The Coffee Whiskey is pretty amazing.  Plus they've created Alaska Cider Works & Alaska Meadery.   They just keep growing & growing...

 

The original Tasting room/Brewing Area & Twister Creek Restaurant have combined for a larger restaurant w/ a massive deck & renamed Denali Brew Pub.

 

Cheers  --  Von

Wow, that's wonderful to hear! It's great when good things grow. Do not know if we will get to travel inland again; we have another 2-wk roundtrip out of Los Angeles planned for next June on Princess. We *and* our family members will not have to fly, although they will have to drive a total of 12 hours (to our house) and then back. But they can do it as long ahead of time as they like, to have time to recover!

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That sounds like a fantastic trip. Only once have I cruised w/ family...   Jan 2001 3 of my sisters & I took Mom on a cruise, Celebrity Century.    In addition, one sister brought 10 mos old son.  It was an amazing trip, filled w/ memories.  

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