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On 3/2/2021 at 3:17 PM, cruise kitty said:

I am actually packing for this weekend, It's my DH's birthday (56)  so we are going to Vegas this weekend,  DD & SIL who are fully vaccinated are going with us, very excited, forgot I actually own some cute clothes that aren't joggers & tee shirts lol 😉

 

How fun!!  🙌. Will we all remember how to behave ourselves in polite society again? 🤣

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On 3/2/2021 at 3:17 PM, cruise kitty said:

Lois, that's fantastic!  ( of course, I wish you didn't have the underlying conditions )     I second Melody, if your system for getting an appointment is online, start looking now...   good luck!  One thing I discovered with our system, is that it pays to be persistent, sometimes for hours there would be nothing, then suddenly one would pop up   🙂  As they say, may the odds ever be in your favor 🙂

 

& I have some nice news too, I am actually packing for this weekend, It's my DH's birthday (56)  so we are going to Vegas this weekend,  DD & SIL who are fully vaccinated are going with us, very excited, forgot I actually own some cute clothes that aren't joggers & tee shirts lol 😉

I totally missed this.........you are going to Vegas? HOW FUN!!!!😃 Can I go with?🙂

 

So are you staying on the strip? Hope you have a great time!

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Hello all, catching up with all the news. Melody, I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. It’s good that she has you to help her thru’i it all.

 

Debbie, how nice to have a fun trip planned! Great chance to “dress  up” incl make up! Heard tonight that the calculations the state uses to decide the various tiers that each county is in will now include vaccination numbers. I’m still trying to figure out the current calculations and now it’s going to change? 

 

Kat, yay-dose number one-done! BTW I enjoy reading about you work “adventures”. Hope Spring Break doesn’t bring the crazies to your resort.
 

Lois, congrats on  being able to get your appointment. As Debbie said, one side effect is that you feel relieved and happy. Oh and just wait until you get the second dose, then it’s a happy dance all the way back to your car!  Your meal sounds so yummy. I have not heard of that restaurant.  You seem to have many interesting restaurants to choose from. 

Take care all,

Sharon


 


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Good morning,  Sharon, you live near LA so I am guessing you have tons of restaurants too 

but I think ya'll are still on a much tighter lockdown than we are here. (we are not on one actually).

 

Here is a link to the Seasons website.  You can get an idea of what they serve.

 

https://www.seasons52.com/home.   Click on the Menu😃

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I think I have finally caught up with all the posts during my time in VA.  Lots of happy news regarding vaccines, trips and Happy Belated Birthday, Cynthia!  Sad news too, so sorry for the losses your friend has had recently, Melody. 
 

It was so much fun to spend time with grandkids but kind of nice to be back in sunny Florida.  We had 2 ice storms and one snow storm while we were there, temps never got above 36 which seemed really cold after living in FL for 2 years. 
 

The most exciting thing in my life this week was getting color and a haircut!  My gray roots had gotten really long so it felt good to get rid of them.  I also started back at my gym but I’m only going 3 days a week and limiting my time there.  Also wearing a mask.  Going back felt amazing!  
 

OOTD: Jean capris, Gap t shirt and flip flops.  My typical “uniform”😂😂

 

Sherri🙂
 


 

 

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Debbie!  An actual trip for fun!!!  Love Mandalay Bay. Did you know about the reciprocal status with Celebrity & Royal Caribbean with MGM Grand properties?  Your X/Royal status gives you many MGM perks 

 

congratulations to Kat & Lois on first jabs. Les & I got our second jabs on Tuesday. He’s only had a headache. I had headache & nausea yesterday, but feel fine now. Melody

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Hi Sherri, welcome back and glad you had fun with the family.🙂

 

Got my shot and all is well😃.  I got Moderna and go back for the 2nd one on April 1st.

 

I am getting a hair cut this afternoon as well!

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12 hours ago, cruise kitty said:

Hi Ladies!  we are going to stay at Mandalay Bay, very excited & hoping that I know how to behave in public...  will try not to hug strangers lol 🙂

 

Mandalay Bay is my favorite place to stay!  The pools just opened up too.  Give the DH a big surprise and rent a cabana for a day!!!  I did that for myself one year for my birthday - it was so nice.   Let me know how LV - I might have to spend a night there if the campground I want to go to is full (Valley of Fire SP - it's first come, first serve and I can't get there until early evening from home).  '

 

Lois - if you ask for the recipe for the mash, most chefs will give it out, especially of it is part of a chain.  I "googled" and only found their recipe for the whole roasted cauliflower.  That is at least the base for the "roasted cauliflower mash" that you had, I'd guess.  

 

So far, no problem with my shot.  Well, I fell asleep at 8pm last night and didn't wake up until 9am.  Don't know if that was from the shot or just the effect of waking up at 3am all week and not getting back to sleep.  The arm is a little sore, but that may due to absently laying on it when I slept.  It's no worse then the soreness when I get a flu shot.  

 

Get to see my hair stylist today to get rid of the rather large "skunk stripe" that I've grown since we couldn't take care of it in the usual time period.  It's not horrendous, but some of the under growth has to be addressed more aggressively than usual.  It's also a nice time for us to gossip and talk local happenings - I've been going to her since the early 90s.  

 

I sure hope my condos get skipped by the Spring Breakers!!!  We have had a few groups of what seem like older college guys the past 2 weeks.  2 of our owners' kids are staying here for the of the season and they've had their college friends and girlfriends come through.  At least they are good kids.  

 

OOTD:  It's a "wear, put on chair, re-wear" kind of day.  Camo joggers and a Tshirt (not sure which one yet).  

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Anyone else still following along on this thread besides me who is still waiting for their opportunity to get vaccinated?  I can't believe how slow my state is. They only just added teachers to the list and are still only vaccinating those who are 65+ years....

 

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Hi Cynthia, the only reason I was able to get mine yesterday was because the state changed 

one of the parameters.  It was the first time they added "Those under 65 with vulnerabilities."

They are supposedly going to lower age range in the next couple of weeks to either 60 or 55

for everyone. Hope you are able to get one soon.🙂

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My 81 year old father (in MO) just got his second dose this week and he got the first one as soon as he was eligible and the VA had appointments. I do not know how they are doing otherwise. And I only got mine when I did because I'm an RN. They just started teachers this week. 

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4 hours ago, cruisemom42 said:

Anyone else still following along on this thread besides me who is still waiting for their opportunity to get vaccinated?  I can't believe how slow my state is. They only just added teachers to the list and are still only vaccinating those who are 65+ years....

 


I’m not eligible in FL. I would be in other places if I wanted to use my BMI as the eligibility requirement. I’m not really waiting for my opportunity though. I have no reason to get vaccinated so will likely wait a year or two to see how it all pans out. The next international travel that is a must do for me is just over 2 years away so I have time for the world to figure out what it is doing with regards to the variants and also the few, very few but still happening deaths that may or may not be a result of the vaccinations.

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4 hours ago, cruisemom42 said:

Anyone else still following along on this thread besides me who is still waiting for their opportunity to get vaccinated?  I can't believe how slow my state is. They only just added teachers to the list and are still only vaccinating those who are 65+ years....

 

Sneak on out here to my county.  After dropping the age to 65 last week, this week they said they're dropping it down to 40 on Monday!!!  I'm not sure why - we're nothing special.   And, since many down in Utah County do not want to be vaccinated, they end up with leftovers.  So, people are driving down to Provo and Orem at the end of the day to get what is not given.  One of the kids here - he's 24 - did that and the people giving the vaccine did not bat an eye.  

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Wow Kat that’s just crazy. Maybe I’ll send our son & son-in-law out there. They’re the only ones in the family that haven’t had jabs yet. Son has breathing issues so VA will likely take care of him son. SIL is an essential worker, so hopefully soon 

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Good morning girls,  I have been thinking about going on a land trip...yes, seriously.  I haven't

made a final decision yet but I am really tired of staying here (I know we all are in the same boat).

But I am looking at Tauck Tours......they get very high ratings and I know someone who has done a trip to Italy with them and she LOVED IT😃

 

This is not a European Tour but here in the states....a California Tour for 10 nights.

From LA to Santa Barbara to Monterey to San Francisco...the hotels they stay at look fantastic

and the tours are SMALL....no more than 26 people.   Just thinking about it. 

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3 minutes ago, Lois R said:

Good morning girls,  I have been thinking about going on a land trip...yes, seriously.  I haven't

made a final decision yet but I am really tired of staying here (I know we all are in the same boat).

But I am looking at Tauck Tours......they get very high ratings and I know someone who has done a trip to Italy with them and she LOVED IT😃

 

This is not a European Tour but here in the states....a California Tour for 10 nights.

From LA to Santa Barbara to Monterey to San Francisco...the hotels they stay at look fantastic

and the tours are SMALL....no more than 26 people.   Just thinking about it. 

I have a friend that has done many Tauck tours & loves them. We considered them, but I really can’t stand buses. The hotels they stay at are fabulous 

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5 minutes ago, awhfy said:

I have a friend that has done many Tauck tours & loves them. We considered them, but I really can’t stand buses. The hotels they stay at are fabulous 

It looks like it for sure.  I can't remember the last time I ever took a bus tour to be honest about

it. Not sure how bad/good it would be........

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1 hour ago, Lois R said:

It looks like it for sure.  I can't remember the last time I ever took a bus tour to be honest about

it. Not sure how bad/good it would be........

 

I've never done a bus tour per se...the closest thing that I can compare it to is the trip I took as a chaperone during DS's 8th grade year when the entire 8th grade music department goes to Disney. We drove from an hour north of Atlanta down to the Orlando and then all around Orlando on the bus when necessary. So my opinion is being shared from having been on the bus for that long haul drive and then the very, very short drives around WDW.

 

The buses are so very comfortable. Usually more room than an coach airplane seat. Definitely a more comfortable chair...foot rests that drop down from the seat in front of you...the big windows make watching the scenery as you drive very nice. The atmosphere is so much better than a plane...the noise level is different, there isn't the pressure on your head and body...it's overall just a much more comfortable ride and atmosphere.

 

Also, because the atmosphere is so different, it much easier to have conversation. Generally you can easily talk to the people around you...also because it's just different, it is easier to adjust your sitting position, even sort of stand for short bits to stretch as needed, though they prefer you don't walk around much. Generally...the bus air conditioning is set for very cold. It helps get the bus driver alert, so if you are doing any evening driving, with the sun going down, the bus can get downright chilly. We drove overnight to get home and it was freezing cold on the bus. Everyone had blankets. I would definitely be packing a lap blanket for such a bus ride.

 

Also...along those lines...because of the lack of security issues, bringing food and drinks on the bus is generally not an issue. So whenever you have the opportunity to stock snacks, etc., there's never an issue with bringing such things onto the bus, which is nice. Because of the a/c, the air can be dehydrating and so it's good to be able to keep yourself stocked with beverages, etc.

 

Idk if you've been to CA before...I was born and raised in CA...the Bay Area...I love to visit Monterey and especially Carmel...probably one of my most favorite places in the world because of all the good memories I have and how beautiful the coast is. I haven't been in over 20 years though so many things are different, I'm sure...I think I heard a while back that the famous tree on the scenic drive around Monterey is now gone. 

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Hi Anita, thanks for the reply.  I have been to CA multiple times and I love it. San Francisco is 

one of my most favorite cities anywhere!🙂.....I love it!!!!! I have been to Monterey as well.

Never been to Santa Barbara though.

 

As for "snacks" and stuff......I have never been one to bring that kind of stuff with me. That 

is just me. Maybe a bottle of water but as for food? I just don't carry much of anything extra

with me.  I don't know if there is driving at night.......I don't plan on bringing a blanket on the

trip though. A warm up jacket yes, a cardigan, yes......but bringing a blanket is not really in my

wheelhouse.  Since we are staying in various hotels,  I would guess there won't be much

"night driving".  But that would be a question I will ask them.  I do know there are no

more than 24 people on the tour, which is a good thing (in my opinion).

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We have been on 5 Tauck tours.  You won’t be disappointed...   Have another one scheduled for this October to Egypt and Jordan.  Hope it goes!!

 

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1 hour ago, alidor said:

We have been on 5 Tauck tours.  You won’t be disappointed...   Have another one scheduled for this October to Egypt and Jordan.  Hope it goes!!

 

5? Wow, you must really love them!😀

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All alone at work for 45 more minutes and bored...

 

Lois - those are some very cush hotels on that tour!!   The only bus tour I did was the Jordan part of my Egypt/Jordan trip.  15 of us in a comfy bus.  It was not bad at all.   I think the buses usually have a cooler of water bottles.  You don't have that much travel time between stops, so it would be manageable.  

 

One of my old co-workers from when I worked the ski lifts does bus tours for one of the companies in the summer as the "tour director."  He does the ones that go through the National Parks.  He loves it as his summer job.  He stays semi-retired in the winter.  

 

I'm all set for Stanley tonight!  Hoping to find out some new things to put in my risottos...  Last night, I watched the reruns of Rome and Bologna.  I really have to remember to have dinner BEFORE I watch Stanley!!!

 

Oh Athleta lovers:  I picked up one of the Uptempo Hoodie Sweatshirt to add to my working wear collection.  Oh My!  It's so freakin' soft!!!!  It's not sweatshirt material, but like the stuff the Pranayma Wraps are - a stretchy, but thin, knit.  I wore it for the first time today - I was so comfy.  I went outside for 30 minutes around lunch - sunny and 43 degrees - and I was perfectly nice.  I may get another one.  I got the "Bali Green/Oganic Teal" color - it has a greyish-green to it that's really nice.  Not sure what other color I'd get - probably the off-white one.  I like the purple one, but it's out of stock in L and XL.  

 

OOTD:  The new hoodie, my Woolx leggings with the side pockets.  I'm in a rut...  But, I'll have to wear another Tshirt tomorrow in case I get some time to sun on our patio again...

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