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Dinner in Chops again tonight. Steaks were better last time, but a got a few different appetizers and sides. 
 

The pepper bacon. 
 

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Crab cake. 
 

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They are still doing the Caesar salad with the yummy croutons. I hope they keep this up. It changes the whole salad, and I love it. BAA481DD-5144-4C12-B53B-3393F821736A.thumb.jpeg.3fda53e8fc59261d24ae8348f0bc1f41.jpeg

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Mark ordered one of the Chops specialty cocktails. Some kind of sparkling rosemary lemonade. He hated it. Took one sip and asked for iced tea. One more reason to appreciate the beverage package. We would have paid $13 for that nonsense. 
 

I bet it didn’t taste THAT bad. 
 

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We got the same steaks as last time, but I wanted to try the gruyere tater tots. They are like cheesy mashed potatoes that have been battered and deep fried.  
 

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21 minutes ago, aring75 said:

The pepper bacon. 
 

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Finally a sensible slice of bacon  

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Laid down for a few minutes last night after dinner and accidentally fell asleep. That was at 9pm. 😂

 

Meant to go to the special buffet to take pictures, but woke up at 2am realizing we missed it. Rolled over and went back to sleep. 
 

Happy that @John&LaLa got great pics for everyone. And from his description of the madness, I think I’m not too sorry we missed it. 

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However, checked my dinner reservation for tonight as we are supposed to dine at 150 Central Park. The app is telling me they are not open. 
 

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Okay. We are supposed to have a dining reservation at 6:30pm. This might not be good. ☹️

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Guess who visited my stateroom door while I was sleeping? 🥰

 

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Noticed your door sign this morning 

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I do 3 laps around deck 9 in the morning 

Right at 2000 steps

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3 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

Noticed your door sign this morning 

 

 

I do 3 laps around deck 9 in the morning 

Right at 2000 steps


That’s way more motivation than I have in the morning. I’m impressed. 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

Noticed your door sign this morning 

 

1 hour ago, aring75 said:


That’s way more motivation than I have in the morning. I’m impressed. 

Finally.  The cross over post 

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So, went back and forth with guest services about my dinner reservation tonight. Evidently, someone booked tables at 150 CP for their own event. Problem is, we have a dinner reservation at 6:30 tonight and since it is formal night (and the special “gold” event) there is zero chance of getting in anywhere else. 
 

Carmen Molino is actually the International Ambassador. She got on the phone and totally raised some he!! with the 150 CP Restaurant Manager and as of now we definitely have a reservation tonight. I took my bottle of champagne down to the restaurant and he is going to have it chilled and waiting for us. 
 

We will see. 🤞🤞🤞

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Finally got up to Deck 12 to the “secret” bridge viewing location. 
 

You aim your phone at this piece of artwork on Deck 12 Forward. 
 

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Open the Royal app and click this icon while pointing your phone toward the picture on the wall. 
 

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If all goes according to plan, you will be able to see through the walls (wow!) all the way to the bridge. 😳

 

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Is this supposed to show the bridge in real-time? Because we watched for a little while and apparently we’re on auto-pilot. Or all the important bridge-y stuff happens on the side. 🤨

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55 minutes ago, aring75 said:

Finally got up to Deck 12 to the “secret” bridge viewing location. 
 

You aim your phone at this piece of artwork on Deck 12 Forward. 

 

Open the Royal app and click this icon while pointing your phone toward the picture on the wall. 

 

If all goes according to plan, you will be able to see through the walls (wow!) all the way to the bridge. 😳

 

Is this supposed to show the bridge in real-time? Because we watched for a little while and apparently we’re on auto-pilot. Or all the important bridge-y stuff happens on the side. 🤨

 

Real time or not, this is pretty cool.  Thanks for the tip.  I'll be trying this for sure.

 

1 hour ago, aring75 said:

So, went back and forth with guest services about my dinner reservation tonight. Evidently, someone booked tables at 150 CP for their own event. Problem is, we have a dinner reservation at 6:30 tonight and since it is formal night (and the special “gold” event) there is zero chance of getting in anywhere else. 
 

Carmen Molino is actually the International Ambassador. She got on the phone and totally raised some he!! with the 150 CP Restaurant Manager and as of now we definitely have a reservation tonight. I took my bottle of champagne down to the restaurant and he is going to have it chilled and waiting for us. 
 

We will see. 🤞🤞🤞

 

Hope it all works out.  Amazing that this would happen on this of all cruises.

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5 minutes ago, Domino D said:

 

Real time or not, this is pretty cool.  Thanks for the tip.  I'll be trying this for sure.

 

 

Hope it all works out.  Amazing that this would happen on this of all cruises.


I liked it too. And Mark thinks all the interactive stuff is neat. Of course, we are pretty easily amused. 
 

And as far as tonight goes, not gonna lie. I’m kinda hoping it’s super-duper, big-wiggy Royal Caribbean peeps having something special going on so that we can be party crashers. 
 

Or maybe some super-rich oil baron who will look on us peasants with disdain.


 

 

I may have given this more thought than it deserves. 😂

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1 minute ago, aring75 said:

I may have given this more thought than it deserves. 😂

Yeah maybe just a little.  Probably the guy from Real Wives who had the wine party, or @John&LaLa

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Just now, Domino D said:

Yeah maybe just a little.  Probably the guy from Real Wives who had the wine party, or @John&LaLa


Awww...if it’s @John&LaLa I’m going to be so bummed I didn’t get an invite!!!

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1 minute ago, aring75 said:


Awww...if it’s @John&LaLa I’m going to be so bummed I didn’t get an invite!!!

Yes but imagine their shock when you're there.

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3 minutes ago, Domino D said:

Yes but imagine their shock when you're there.

 

Just now, suesnake2002 said:

Take pics. Lol


Omg. I’m am SO looking forward to tonight now! 😳😂

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Lunch in the MDR today, they had shrimp, stone crab claws, and lots of other yummy things. 
 

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5 hours ago, aring75 said:


That’s way more motivation than I have in the morning. I’m impressed. 

Me too.

Room service breakfast every morning for us on the balcony so probably 20 steps.

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Had to get a Celebrating 50 Years shirt. They have them in navy blue too, which I also liked, but the practical side of me which lives in the Florida sunshine likes to wear the lighter colors most days. 
 

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That main dining room lunch looks terrific. I think pinnacle lunch was today, but  those that went to the main dining room may have won out. 
 

And, cool T-shirt. Didn’t realize you were from Florida. No wonder you didn’t understand about the handle on the stadium blanket😄
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18 minutes ago, aring75 said:

Had to get a Celebrating 50 Years shirt. They have them in navy blue too, which I also liked, but the practical side of me which lives in the Florida sunshine likes to wear the lighter colors most days. 
 

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We love Orlando Florida.

Been there 30 times and coming back next October.

 

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