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Today started kind of cool (at least for us south Floridians) but very hazy. What Trainman would call a "lobster day". People would lay out thinking they are safe from the sun, and end up with a big time sun burn.  

 I don't typically end up typing this much at once, and my fingers get cramped and I have to stop for a while,  but I think I can expand on Birds report on the WJ , and anything else I happen to find. Tomorrow is a sea day for our transit to Cozumel.

  

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48 minutes ago, mo&fran said:

Leaving the Hilton, another bus took us to the pier. There was a cart there that provided us a ride to the  gangway. 

  There our set sail passes were scanned.  This is the first time we used our phones for this functioned.  Turns out both of our phones have both set sail passes.

 Then we were told that we needed to do the muster drill within 30 minutes.  What happened to emuster?

 So, we went to our muster station. Nothing going there. Finally, found somebody to ask, At this point, DW is getting pretty  frustrated.  This is an evolving process, bound to be bugs, just be patient.  

 Turns out, we went to B7, found the people. Got the standard muster instructions, and got scanned.

I’d be happy to have all the hassle just to be able to cruise! Sometimes on sailing day, it feels like forever till I can sink into the euphoria of actually being on the ship 

I’m thrilled to be cruising vicariously though you! Thank you!!!

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Hello Lenquioxte66 (Lenny)-

       I went to Christ the King HS in Middle Village. 

My root canal dentist grew up five blocks away from me and his mother taught at Forest Hills HS, probably about forty years ago. Her name is Mrs. Schmett. Does that name sound familiar ?

      Isn’t it a beautiful day on LI ?

My DH and I are enjoying sitting on our screen porch right now.

      Wishing you and all the fathers and men who have a significant role in a child’s

life a most enjoyable Fathers’ Day !

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43 minutes ago, mo&fran said:

Today started kind of cool (at least for us south Floridians) but very hazy. What Trainman would call a "lobster day". People would lay out thinking they are safe from the sun, and end up with a big time sun burn.  

 I don't typically end up typing this much at once, and my fingers get cramped and I have to stop for a while,  but I think I can expand on Birds report on the WJ , and anything else I happen to find. Tomorrow is a sea day for our transit to Cozumel.

  

Enjoy your cruise. I would love to hear about it.

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17 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

mo&fran-

     Thank you for taking time to write about your cruise vacation.

Will you be posting any photos?

Enjoy!

 

I think I know how, but I have  never done it. I only have my Iphone, but stuff I have tried did not look good.  Bird had tons of wonderful photos on that thread, but I would like to try for some pictures of the royal Promenade at a busy time to show what it is like with the about 1000 passengers, which is what I have heard.am sure the MDR and WJ would be good too.

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23 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

Hello Lenquioxte66 (Lenny)-

       I went to Christ the King HS in Middle Village. 

My root canal dentist grew up five blocks away from me and his mother taught at Forest Hills HS, probably about forty years ago. Her name is Mrs. Schmett. Does that name sound familiar ?

      Isn’t it a beautiful day on LI ?

My DH and I are enjoying sitting on our screen porch right now.

      Wishing you and all the fathers and men who have a significant role in a child’s

life a most enjoyable Fathers’ Day !

I went to HS in Brooklyn.My cousin graduated Forest Hills HS in 1965.Her father was the AP there before she started HS.It is a very beautiful day on LI .

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My Father’s Day gifts… see a theme? Caesar’s this afternoon and maybe some snacks. 

 

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Lisa’s card to me. We always get joke cards. 
 

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Went off to a car show today.  Perfect day for it, but at 90° and humid, it was a little warm on the street.  

 

They had a very large turnout, as you can tell by the view down the street. 


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Just a few random shots from the 100’s of cars on display. 

 

Looks like Mater and Lightning made it. 

 

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Someone had and old, rough looking VW bus. 

 

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Had to take a photo of this old 31 Ford.  My dad had this model that he drove back and forth to work. 

 

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Someone had a nice looking split window coupe. 

 

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Always did like the looks of the Zimmer. 

 

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Someone did a unique wrap on their Honda. 

 

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My family had this model Impala when I was growing up, but it sure wasn’t this color. 
 

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53 Corvette anyone?


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Quite a few street rods there too. 

 

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Not sure of the year on this one. I am sure @A&L_Ont can probably come up with one. 
 

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Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!

 

MJSailors, you are certainly right about the City water affecting the taste of bagels and pizza.  I grew up on Staten Island, and  always had delicious bagels and pizza.  The best!  We moved to NJ four years ago, and tried so many pizza places, but to no avail.  Any time we go back to the Island, our grandsons ask us to pick up a pizza and bring them home.  One of our great Italian restaurants on the Island, Denino's, has opened two restaurants here in NJ, and they have the water shipped to them here.  I can attest to how delicious their pizza is here.  Both restaurants are only a half hour from us in each direction. 

 

mo&fran, enjoy your cruise!!!!!

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32 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

Hello Lenquioxte66 (Lenny)-

       I went to Christ the King HS in Middle Village. 

My root canal dentist grew up five blocks away from me and his mother taught at Forest Hills HS, probably about forty years ago. Her name is Mrs. Schmett. Does that name sound familiar ?

      Isn’t it a beautiful day on LI ?

My DH and I are enjoying sitting on our screen porch right now.

      Wishing you and all the fathers and men who have a significant role in a child’s

life a most enjoyable Fathers’ Day !

I had friends that went to Christ the king , I lived in Ridgewood.

 

1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

We went to the Tenement museum a few years ago.Did you go to Forest Hills HS ? I have a cousin who was the Asst.Principal there for several years and his daughter graduated from the school as well.

I grew up in Brooklyn and lived there till 2003 when we moved to Long Island.

I heard theTenement museum was very interesting, hopefully we will go next trip , problem is there is so many things to do in NYC.

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One thing that  bothered my after I first arrived in Nassau was the number of people in the terminal collecting their luggage. Then I realized , everyone was required to have the Bahamas Health  Visa, showing them to be fully vaccinated, or a negative PCR test.

 I hope I am not missing something.

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7 minutes ago, George C said:

I had friends that went to Christ the king , I lived in Ridgewood.

 

I heard theTenement museum was very interesting, hopefully we will go next trip , problem is there is so many things to do in NYC.

If you tour the Tenement Museum,about a block away is a candy store that sells candy that kids ate in the 1950’s and not at high prices.

Yes,so many things to do in NYC.In 2014 my wife and I joined a Senior Tours organization .From that year to 2019 we went to many places that we never went to ,amazing.

 

I had friends living in Ridgewood.One still does,on Stanhope St.

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41 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

Hello Lenquioxte66 (Lenny)-

       I went to Christ the King HS in Middle Village. 

My root canal dentist grew up five blocks away from me and his mother taught at Forest Hills HS, probably about forty years ago. Her name is Mrs. Schmett. Does that name sound familiar ?

      Isn’t it a beautiful day on LI ?

My DH and I are enjoying sitting on our screen porch right now.

      Wishing you and all the fathers and men who have a significant role in a child’s

life a most enjoyable Fathers’ Day !

 

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22 minutes ago, h20skibum said:

Not sure of the year on this one. I am sure @A&L_Ont can probably come up with one. 
 


I’d guess about 2008 or so from the headlights. Lots of aftermarket goodies on this car. 

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11 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

 

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!

 

MJSailors, you are certainly right about the City water affecting the taste of bagels and pizza.  I grew up on Staten Island, and  always had delicious bagels and pizza.  The best!  We moved to NJ four years ago, and tried so many pizza places, but to no avail.  Any time we go back to the Island, our grandsons ask us to pick up a pizza and bring them home.  One of our great Italian restaurants on the Island, Denino's, has opened two restaurants here in NJ, and they have the water shipped to them here.  I can attest to how delicious their pizza is here.  Both restaurants are only a half hour from us in each direction. 

 

mo&fran, enjoy your cruise!!!!!

I worked on Staten Island and my wife and I met for the very first time in Clove Lake Park.We have friends that lived in Staten Island and moved to 

North Jersey about 5 years ago.

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5 hours ago, island lady said:

Yesterday afternoon, watching the rain heading our way, Bucky down in front of the house checking out the rainbow.  Unfortunately did not find the gold at the end of it...sigh...no free cruise for us.  😉 

 

 

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Love this. So fabulous to see how the rainbow splits the sky. 

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45 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

I worked on Staten Island and my wife and I met for the very first time in Clove Lake Park.We have friends that lived in Staten Island and moved to 

North Jersey about 5 years ago.

 

Small world we live in!!  I loved living in and growing up on the Island.  Living so close to Manhattan was convenient.  The Island has gotten so crowded now.  Traffic had become a nightmare.  Where did you work on the Island?  I loved working in Manhattan years ago.

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1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

I worked on Staten Island and my wife and I met for the very first time in Clove Lake Park.We have friends that lived in Staten Island and moved to 

North Jersey about 5 years ago.

For 10 summers, I attended day camp on Staten Island and daily passed Clove Lake and Silver Lake Parks on Victory Blvd to get to the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds.  Best summers of my life.

 

@h20skibumLooks like a wonderful day at the car show.  Great to see folks enjoying themselves after being cooped up so long.

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Luckynana-

   We have had some luck in Florida with some pretty good pizza. Not sure if those places import NYC water to make the pizza dough.

      The pizza on Princess Cruises comes close to what we consider good,hometown pizza.

        I worked briefly in Manhattan at Lord and Taylor in their customer service department. This was right after college when teaching jobs were scarce in the 70s.  I did enjoy working in the City. Often,I would do some shopping on Fifth Ave before getting the subway home. Needless to say, my paycheck went in a hurry some weeks! 🙄 

  George C

I enjoyed my high school years at CK,class of 1970. The school was literally separated into two schools. One was the girls division,the other ,the boys division. We shared the cafeteria,some clubs, the yearly school play and dances. I knew some of the boys from my neighborhood and Richmond Hill and Queens Village. I am still close with six girls from my class. We are more family than friends.Those HS years  were some of the best years in my life- so far!

 

 

 

 

 

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