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3 hours ago, sid_9169 said:

Claimed my spot at the front of the boarding line... Of course, that's after first class, Diamond Medallion, handicapped, people with kids, Delta comfort, and Sky priority...

 

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So basically at the front of the back of the line.....🤣.  Just kidding!

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59 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

Yes, and I gave each of the Alchemy bartenders a $20 on the first day just to get the ball rolling...

Smart!  We always tipped $20 upfront at Nacchi Cocum in Cozumel to make sure the drinks kept flowing.  

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I’m too old to know how vlogging actually gets you paid, but if you don’t want to do your cruises, how about a restaurants and foodie review. Like Atlanta Eats only for the tribe. Sids version of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I would love to have your weekend recommendations! 

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I guess this has become a tradition as well... My patented pile of dirty laundry photo...

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And, now I'm going to take another shower, to wash away the cooties I've likely contracted going from the ship, to a taxi, to a plane, to a subway, and in the back of an Uber...

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4 hours ago, sid_9169 said:

Thanks to all of you, this "review" is on a trajectory to be my biggest ever... I really appreciate all of you who chimed in along the way, and to all of you "lurkers"... I will thank each and every one of you by username when I return to reality...

- I am one of those “ lurkers” but  I felt the need to post to say I really enjoyed your review. I had a really stressful few days and your review gave me something to look forward to and distract me so thanks for that! 

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Since I'm operating on very few calories today, I walked down to Holeman and Finch on Peachtree... They have a burger that is out. of. this. world... It's normally $17 just for the burger, but on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, they have a special that includes a beer for $10... It's literally the best deal in town. Wait until you see this burger... The owner, Linton Hopkins owns one of the premier and most expensive restaurants in town, Eugene... They're known for farm to table, fresh ingredients, ect...

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Welcome home Wilson!

During the time that you traveled today, I spent cleaning out my garage. Eww.  I swept out leaves, broke down boxes for recycling, and realized I really gotta stop ordering from Amazon.  LOL! 

 

Your next cruise is right around the corner.  That deserves a BIG SMILE!  I will be watching for your review of the Encore in the style that you do which is honest, real time, and not influenced.

 

See ya soon 🙂

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That was just what I needed to get ready for the rest of my day... Their burger is just indescribable. They even make their own ketchup and mustard.

This picture doesn't really do it justice. You would just have to taste for yourself.

 

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More of the H&F burger, and the grilled okra...IMG_20190929_152354.thumb.jpg.d76fa1933f1476b04becf8b338a3c330.jpg

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And, while we're there, we'll just take a look into that restroom.

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But, seriously. If you ever make it here, and you want some great food and great craft cocktails, this should be on your short list. They also have a great charcuterie program that's out of this world.

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One of the things they're currently in the process of, is dry aging duck steaks. Dry. Aged. Duck. Steak...

 

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29 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

More of the H&F burger, and the grilled okra...IMG_20190929_152354.thumb.jpg.d76fa1933f1476b04becf8b338a3c330.jpg

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And, while we're there, we'll just take a look into that restroom.

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But, seriously. If you ever make it here, and you want some great food and great craft cocktails, this should be on your short list. They also have a great charcuterie program that's out of this world.

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One of the things they're currently in the process of, is dry aging duck steaks. Dry. Aged. Duck. Steak...

 

I grow okra here in southern Cali. I may have to raise ducks, too 🙂

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Oh...I forgot to mention that while you gone, the 50th Brady Celebration was going on.  Yup...HGTV revamped the "the exterior" and entire home and brought it to life.  I don't watch "Survivor" or any reality TV for that matter, but this caught my eye.  Marcia, Marcia, Marcia...

Ahhh...memories...

 

🙂

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On 9/23/2019 at 10:10 AM, sid_9169 said:

Now, I've been on a lot of cruises, and this is simply not normal... Look at that line!

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I was on the previous Horizon sailing and we thought the lines were so bad because of Jamaica......

This was one of the things I addressed on the after cruise survey.  Not a complaint, but an observation:  I've cruised NCL and RC before, first time Carnival.  I understand standing in line to get through security because you don't want any "Island Pharmacy" being brought on board.....But the other cruise lines provide awnings, cool towels, water and music/entertainment while waiting to board.  It makes it bearable.  Everyone was miserable until you got to the shade of the ship!

People were even murmuring "Just let them bring the pot on board and get me out of the sun!"

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31 minutes ago, OceanBlueWaters said:

Oh...I forgot to mention that while you gone, the 50th Brady Celebration was going on.  Yup...HGTV revamped the "the exterior" and entire home and brought it to life.  I don't watch "Survivor" or any reality TV for that matter, but this caught my eye.  Marcia, Marcia, Marcia...

Ahhh...memories...

 

🙂

I’m exactly the same. ZERO reality TV until I saw the Very Brady Renovation. They are doing such a good job getting that house to look exactly like the sound stage where they filmed the Brady Bunch. Any fans of BB should definitely check it out. 

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Hi Sid!

Last year, my family and I were on the Breakaway a few weeks after you and I loved your review!  We are now thinking about Horizon this spring with the same itinerary you just did. I got on CC to do some research and was so excited to find another one of your great reviews!

So, here’s my question... One of the reasons we are considering this cruise is for the ports - they would be all new for us just as they were for you.  But, you didn’t seem too crazy about any of these places.  Are they worth visiting, or should we stick with tried and true Cozumel?

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