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Royal Caribbean Cruisers -- How Are Things Where You Are? (was "Routine" ​ 😁 ​day in lockdown... how was yours?)


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1 hour ago, HBE4 said:

 

Made it home to NY last night, around 11 pm. My earlier reply to you was during a rest break & driver change in Maryland.

 

Thank you for the tips. I remember visiting the Natural Bridge and some of the caves as a kid during family vacations, driving along the Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkways. I'd love to visit them as an adult now too.  Along with some of the wineries. And I did notice the billboard for Hard Rock Casino and I thought, funny, I don't remember seeing that before, either on the way down end of July or last December when I had stop in Bristol, VA on a similar drive to Texas. It just opened last week in July. I thought the billboard was literally put up while I was in TX. I do love casinos!

 

Our original plan was to take a relaxed-paced drive back, hitting a few tourist spots along the way. But it took a few days longer than expected to tie-up all the loose ends in Houston so, other than a quick stop in Memphis TN, it was straight driving back as we had other commitments for today.  But we are already plotting a return tip to VA to see all the things we missed this time around.

 

How is Leonard ? I must say that I like that name very much .

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22 minutes ago, Momof3gurlz said:

Busy weekend and days ahead.  We have our two granddaughters for the weekend (along with the dog) while DD & SIL go to a wedding in Portland ME.  All while trying to pack and get ready for our road trip to Disney with two grandsons.  We leave Monday for PA, overnight at their house and then hit the road to FL Tuesday morning.  Some days and weeks it seems like there’s nothing going on and then BAM, everything happens at once!  

Enjoy the weekend.We have one grandkid for the weekend but not the dog.We are trying to find activities for our granddaughter .

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21 hours ago, MJSailors said:

Graham- Was your dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding? I had that dessert at the Waterlot Inn in Bermuda- yummmy!

It is not featured here in restaurants- unfortunately !

MJ🙋🏻

I was just going to ask that too!

I LOVE sticky toffee pudding. HAL (Cuba cruise) had it in their dining room and I RAVED about it so much to the waiter that they brought it for us every time we were in the mdr after that. I was literally killed with it. I got a little sick of it in the end 🤣but I truly very much appreciated that they gave it this much thought.

Bermuda cafes have it. And I saw a kit from Williams Sonoma (at local mall) once and brought it home....disaster 🤪but that was my fault not the kit's.

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5 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Yesterday was the 27th week.  Because she has gestational diabetes and high blood pressure the plan was to deliver the baby on the 29th week.  I hope your birthday is today because I want to see that baby born soon!

My girls were born at 29 weeks. So excited for all of you!

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52 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Finnley is here!  She is 7lb 10oz.  21 inches long.  Both are healthy!  Thanks for the prayers!

 

 YAY!! 🙏🏼

🥳 Congratulations to you and your family, John!!! 💐

So happy that your DD and your granddaughter are healthy!!! 🤗

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6 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Sue, your smile says it all 😘

Thanks Dani, it's fun rediscovering looking after little ones again. Rejoined our local library so we can go to the tots events and enjoy taking out children's books

Finding out all the local community events, tots singing, baby gym, baby yoga etc 

All my neighbours who are young muns helping out with advice about where to go and their children's outgrown books 

Enjoying the parks and wildlife from a child's perspective 

Loving every minute 💕 

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4 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

So having some fun last night with more AI Art. Doing some more Sea Dogs. This one is a Cavalier King Charles one. Not sure if I want to use this one?

 

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oooohhh. . . I DO like this one (in addition to your original Sea Dog), since it's a Cavalier King Charles and as OB mentioned, it really does have that Caribbean vibe. 

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5 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Thanks.  My daughter having the baby was born around the 35th week.  She spent a couple weeks in the Children's Hospital.  Sharon had fallen a couple days earlier and after having the baby she had to remain in a different hospital for a week.  It was a long week for her.  

I have had concerns for this one since we found out about my DD's high blood pressure and diabetes.   Then last night there was other concerns.  This has been a long morning. 

Thankful to hear all went well with your nephew. 

My daughter’s blood pressure zoomed with her first one and she developed preeclampsia. They admitted her but couldn’t get the bp down. 
They were trying to keep the baby in for two more weeks. 
Lisa went into a coma and her organs started failing. 
They rushed her into the operating room to do an emergency C section. 
They told us the prognosis was bleak and did we want to watch the C section. 
We were put in a room with a big window and could see Lisa draped and her husband standing there holding her hand. 
We couldn’t see her face because there was a drape between her chest and head. 
The incision had already been made and we could see the inside of her body at an angle. 
Poor Jon was white as a sheep, and Dick and I were holding each other up. 
The obstetrician lifted a tiny purple plastic looking doll out and laid it on a metal table right in front of the window. 
Two miracles happened. 
The little plastic doll opened its mouth and mewed like a kitten. Its color lightened up and she opened her eyes and looked up at the nurse. 
The biggest miracle happened a few minutes later when Lisa woke up. 
I hope this wasn’t too much TMI, but modern medicine and dedicated hospital staff work miracles every day. 
I hope and pray your daughter has her own miracle and they both come through like champions! 
Edited to say Congratulations! 
A healthy daughter and healthy baby are indeed a miracle!

 

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5 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

My daughter’s blood pressure zoomed with her first one and she developed preeclampsia. They admitted her but couldn’t get the bp down. 
They were trying to keep the baby in for two more weeks. 
Lisa went into a coma and her organs started failing. 
They rushed her into the operating room to do an emergency C section. 
They told us the prognosis was bleak and did we want to watch the C section. 
We were put in a room with a big window and could see Lisa draped and her husband standing there holding her hand. 
We couldn’t see her face because there was a drape between her chest and head. 
The incision had already been made and we could see the inside of her body at an angle. 
Poor Jon was white as a sheep, and Dick and I were holding each other up. 
The obstetrician lifted a tiny purple plastic looking doll out and laid it on a metal table right in front of the window. 
Two miracles happened. 
The little plastic doll opened its mouth and mewed like a kitten. Its color lightened up and she opened her eyes and looked up at the nurse. 
The biggest miracle happened a few minutes later when Lisa woke up. 
I hope this wasn’t too much TMI, but modern medicine and dedicated hospital staff work miracles every day. 
I hope and pray your daughter has her own miracle and they both come through like champions! 

Not TMI at all.  I am thankful to hear all ended well with them.  Last night we were told the reason for induction was preeclampsia.  I googled what it was all about and quickly learned I don't need to know it all.  The little I learned was concerning to me.  All is ending well so far.

I warned pics would come.  This is just a tease.  I will probably start flooding the board tomorrow when she is cleaned up.

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