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23 hours ago, Oceanwalk said:

go out to eat at least 2 or 3 times/week

Wish I could say that was 'normal' for my area. Can't speak for others, but haven't been to a restaurant in over a year. With new cases increasing, won't be any time soon either. If cruising resumes anytime before '22, espcially if done so in a way that doesn't require proof of vaccination, it'll be too soon and have less than desirable results. 

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6 hours ago, OnTheJourney said:

Actually I'd go with the 25th...but could be wrong. 😉

You are most likely wrong which was something told to me one evening when I was at a baseball game in Philly.

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2 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

You are most likely wrong which was something told to me one evening when I was at a baseball game in Philly.

Yeah well, guess you can't always believe stuff you hear at a ball game...😁

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56 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

Yeah well, guess you can't always believe stuff you hear at a ball game...😁

Somebody said that Trevor Bauer was a great player ,that is 100% wrong.He is just a con artist.

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On 3/10/2021 at 5:14 PM, lenquixote66 said:

My prediction is no cruising till July 24,2023.

DANG really thought our cruise for March 2023 would be a perfect time and still do.  Here in Michigan it's real bad.  

 

 

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18 hours ago, oceanblue33 said:

DANG really thought our cruise for March 2023 would be a perfect time and still do.  Here in Michigan it's real bad.  

 

 

Nobody believes me .Wait and see and you will see that like Nostradamus I know the future.

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On 3/24/2021 at 8:57 AM, Keksie said:

  My son and I went to the casino last Thursday, I came out a little ahead and he lost a little.  It was a fun day with a good lunch.  

Which casino did you go to?  We live in Punta Gorda, and we usually go to Immokalee; haven't been to Tampa in quite awhile.  

 

We are at two weeks Monday and will start going out then.  I would have started earlier, but for some reason I think DH thinks we're at 0 and then magically get to 90 % on day 14.  Anyway looking forward to going out to dinner, new car shopping and going to a neighborhood party (everyone vaccinated).

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Overall mood in SC and the Low Country seems positive. In Jan, daily cases spiked in Jan but now fewer than 500/day. Vaccines available to age 16 and up and easy to obtain. The resort where I work is packed and traffic is the worst I have ever seen. Small supermarket has a line of people waiting to get inside. The biggest group seems to be New Yorkers. They ask questions of restaurant servers, then interrupt us when we answer. Asking me what I know about different areas to buy real estate. Very hot market here and vast tracks being cleared for subdivisions. A few friends have moved to NC but it's getting crowded there too! It makes me sad that Charleston is losing it's soul. Transplants generally have little regard or interest in the rich history and culture we have. 

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37 minutes ago, mafig said:

Which casino did you go to?  We live in Punta Gorda, and we usually go to Immokalee; haven't been to Tampa in quite awhile.  

 

We are at two weeks Monday and will start going out then.  I would have started earlier, but for some reason I think DH thinks we're at 0 and then magically get to 90 % on day 14.  Anyway looking forward to going out to dinner, new car shopping and going to a neighborhood party (everyone vaccinated).

We are in North West Florida and drive over to Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  There is a casino in Atmore, Alabama Wind Creek that is nice but we really like the Terrace Cafe for lunch at Beau Rivage.  There are several casinos in Biloxi so if one is not paying we can try another one.

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On 4/10/2021 at 11:16 AM, goldfish65 said:

Overall mood in SC and the Low Country seems positive. In Jan, daily cases spiked in Jan but now fewer than 500/day. Vaccines available to age 16 and up and easy to obtain. The resort where I work is packed and traffic is the worst I have ever seen. Small supermarket has a line of people waiting to get inside. The biggest group seems to be New Yorkers. They ask questions of restaurant servers, then interrupt us when we answer. Asking me what I know about different areas to buy real estate. Very hot market here and vast tracks being cleared for subdivisions. A few friends have moved to NC but it's getting crowded there too! It makes me sad that Charleston is losing it's soul. Transplants generally have little regard or interest in the rich history and culture we have. 

They all want out of the hell hole that New York has become, but then they want to bring New York here.  If it's not "the way it was back home" it's "wrong."   Yes, they ask questions and interrupt because they think we are all stupid.   I would agree that Charleston is losing its soul.   Even the old market area is filled with transplants setting up arts and crafts booths and selling hokey trinkets. It used to be filled with artisans selling unusual things and definitely things that were hand made and creative. Now it's just running from table to table to see who will sell the knick knacks the cheapest.  
I disagree that transplants have "little regard or interest" in our rich history and culture.   They have NO regard for it.   All they care about it is that it is cheaper to live here.  Charleston will soon have no soul if the transplants get their way. And sadly with more of them moving in, it will be sooner rather than later. 

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On 4/10/2021 at 11:16 AM, goldfish65 said:

Overall mood in SC and the Low Country seems positive. The resort where I work is packed and traffic is the worst I have ever seen. Small supermarket has a line of people waiting to get inside. 

We have the same issues at Hilton Head, South Carolina.   It is packed here now, completely at capacity.  Visitors REFUSE to wear masks or abide by any rules here.   As usual, on vacation so "rules" do not apply.  If not for the fact that loads of people here are getting vaccinated, I would expect us to have a severe spike by the end of April or beginning of May when it gets too hot here and everyone migrates back to the north.   We may yet have that spike anyhow within the next couple of weeks when spring breaks all end and everyone goes "home."  I know that at least 10 of the local vacation villa rental companies said their villas were at 100% occupancy.  Most of the hotels were at 100% occupancy.  I know of at least five restaurants that were selling out of food every night this past week  by 8 p.m.   No-one was expecting this onslaught. I guess people figured they were vaccinated and now they can travel. 
Supermarkets here are all still pretty large, but they are at bare bones inventory much like the beginning of the pandemic when people were hoarding supplies.  So the locals come off the island and strip the shelves in Bluffton and Hardeeville, even Savannah. It's like a plague of locusts.  LOL  

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On 3/30/2021 at 9:50 AM, OnTheJourney said:

Yep..and it's the biggest mistake ever. That's why the numbers are going up. 

A friend of one of my neighbors,a 59 year old healthy man went to Florida last week to visit family members.Three days later he became ill and died.

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On 4/11/2021 at 10:11 PM, gkbiiii said:

Well NY/NJ spring breakers, screwed Miami Beach, leaving us with weeks of 8 pm curfews!  I am so glad they went home finally, leaving our island! 

If it wasn't for tourism- your state would have massive unemployment.  I suggest that you don't bite the hands that feed you.

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1 hour ago, Cruise a holic said:

If it wasn't for tourism- your state would have massive unemployment.  I suggest that you don't bite the hands that feed you.

I hope i never leave a bad impression when vacationing. Manners are always in style. 😊

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