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On 8/22/2022 at 2:32 PM, ReneeFLL said:

Happy Birthday to a special person.

 

When I was in Texas last week we drove down to South Texas. It rained from San Antonio down to Corpus, but none in Fredericksburg. They really need it.

 

I don’t mind the testing, but I will miss out on the new protocols by 2 days. My first cruise of a b3b starts on Sept 3rd. Mike will join me on the 17th so he won’t have to test. We can save them for October.

I feel your pain….I cruise 1 day after….9/4🤪

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Lovely day on the Coast yesterday. We haven't been for a while as its been too hot for our dog out in the open for hours with no shade. 

Went for a long walk along the beach to Poole and had a nice lunch. Unfortunately our normal beachside cafe looks like they've had a change of menu and ownership and not for the better.

I had ceaser salad and Gary had Thai fishcakes 

It was pretty quite considering its the school holidays 

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Currently sitting on my balcony  of the Quantum OTS  from Seattle to Alaska, and playing catch up on the posts.  So far most of what I have seen is fog.  😂  Tomorrow is Ketchikan from 7 a.m to 12:30 pm (Noon) . This was a schedule change as we were supposed to be in Icy Straight Point for the day, but they are having some mechanical issues, and we are having to travel at a lower speed.  Still, happy to be on a cruise ship, I don't care where we are going!!

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It was 57° when we headed out for a walk this morning.  Back home by 7:30 am, and already did five miles. 

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This was my view this morning. 
 

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Had to get an early start.  We have the grandkids today while SIL take daughter to another hospital for more tests.  

 

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3 hours ago, taznremmy said:

Currently sitting on my balcony  of the Quantum OTS  from Seattle to Alaska, and playing catch up on the posts.  So far most of what I have seen is fog.  😂  Tomorrow is Ketchikan from 7 a.m to 12:30 pm (Noon) . This was a schedule change as we were supposed to be in Icy Straight Point for the day, but they are having some mechanical issues, and we are having to travel at a lower speed.  Still, happy to be on a cruise ship, I don't care where we are going!!

 

We are 4 weeks after you.  Same ship, same changed itinerary.  I'd love to see some pictures to get me (even more) excited if you have the time to post.

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I am heartbroken. Please no sympathy for me. I do this post only as a tribute to my longtime close friend and coworker for over 38 years. NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and sports broadcaster legend Len Dawson. Len passed away last night he was 87 years old.

 

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I first met Len Dawson as a child. I was maybe 6 or 7 years old getting a haircut at an upscale barber shop in Kansas City that my father had brought me to. As I was getting my haircut two chairs down from me a man got finished with his haircut and got out of the chair and put on a full length mink coat. He walked by me and stopped and smiled at me. He said, “how are you doing sport?” Having no idea who he was I just said ‘fine.” After he left my barber asked me, “do you know who that was?” I said “no” to which he replied “that was the great quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs Len Dawson.” I thought wow that was pretty cool. He stopped and took the time to say hi to me.

 

Now fast forward.

 

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I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Len for over 38 years with 12 of those years as a sports video journalist covering the chiefs. Because Len was the color commentator for the Chiefs radio network and we had the Chiefs Coaches Show I traveled with Len on every road game on the team plane. I traveled with Len to every city in the US and spent time with him in Berlin and Tokyo for NFL abroad games.

 

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Most professional athletes have giant egos but not Len. Everywhere we went people would want to come up and meet him and get an autograph. He was always accommodating and very courteous.

 

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He talked to everyone young and old. But it was especially the young kids that he engaged with. Remember my first experience as young kid? I can’t even tell you the number of autographs he gave unconditionally over the years.

 

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He taught me many things. How to be humble. How to sometimes be quiet and just listen. How to be the utmost professional. He also taught me about fine food dining as we got to eat in the finest restaurants around the world. He even taught me how appreciate fine wine and cognac.

 

 

They don’t make professional athletes like him anymore. He defines class, honesty, humbleness and dignity and he did it on the field as well as off. A true gentleman that treat everyone with kindness and respect.

 

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I’m proud and honored to have worked along side him for so many years. He was more than a coworker he was my dear friend. He once told me that if I ever need something to call him. Len was that kind of a friend.

 

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So many stories, so many memories. He is one of a kind a true Kansas City hero and treasure.

 

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So sorry to hear about Len Dawson.  I don't think I ever saw him play (at least that I remember) but the stories about him are legendary.  I've seen that picture before of Len smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer.  That's old school NFL.  I have heard Len providing color commentary during games and he was excellent.  He clearly knew what he was talking about.  Even though you did not ask for sympathy, you have mine.  Sounds like you have some wonderful memories.  RIP Len Dawson.

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27 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

I am heartbroken. Please no sympathy for me. I do this post only as a tribute to my longtime close friend and coworker for over 38 years. NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and sports broadcaster legend Len Dawson. Len passed away last night he was 87 years old.

 

1216799655_724643-KMBC-LenDawson-.thumb.jpg.8252fc3f94ec2509a346cbcbe4ab9edf.jpg

 

 

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I first met Len Dawson as a child. I was maybe 6 or 7 years old getting a haircut at an upscale barber shop in Kansas City that my father had brought me to. As I was getting my haircut two chairs down from me a man got finished with his haircut and got out of the chair and put on a full length mink coat. He walked by me and stopped and smiled at me. He said, “how are you doing sport?” Having no idea who he was I just said ‘fine.” After he left my barber asked me, “do you know who that was?” I said “no” to which he replied “that was the great quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs Len Dawson.” I thought wow that was pretty cool. He stopped and took the time to say hi to me.

 

Now fast forward.

 

1134788961_1980sPhotog.thumb.jpg.b367893b2c92027bdb52abaea8aeb75a.jpg

 

1396900160_Len-CrumleySpringTrainingFt.Meyers.jpg.454b708728a48c9dce5627ed6cc48b11.jpg

 

I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Len for over 38 years with 12 of those years as a sports video journalist covering the chiefs. Because Len was the color commentator for the Chiefs radio network and we had the Chiefs Coaches Show I traveled with Len on every road game on the team plane. I traveled with Len to every city in the US and spent time with him in Berlin and Tokyo for NFL abroad games.

 

612801631_LenDawson.jpeg.2636687ad9a349993eaa86b11bbedd54.jpeg

 

Most professional athletes have giant egos but not Len. Everywhere we went people would want to come up and meet him and get an autograph. He was always accommodating and very courteous.

 

len-dawson-cig-super-bowl-01192014.jpeg.863cef3d74be020a4b3534c779f922f4.jpeg

 

He talked to everyone young and old. But it was especially the young kids that he engaged with. Remember my first experience as young kid? I can’t even tell you the number of autographs he gave unconditionally over the years.

 

IMG_3043.jpeg.929d42b6424c4ee98001f868fa796bfd.jpeg

 

He taught me many things. How to be humble. How to sometimes be quiet and just listen. How to be the utmost professional. He also taught me about fine food dining as we got to eat in the finest restaurants around the world. He even taught me how appreciate fine wine and cognac.

 

 

They don’t make professional athletes like him anymore. He defines class, honesty, humbleness and dignity and he did it on the field as well as off. A true gentleman that treat everyone with kindness and respect.

 

1960780175_WithLenandtheSportsGang.jpeg.a84c4d7ed00b3b8c45511e44b37667f3.jpeg

 

I’m proud and honored to have worked along side him for so many years. He was more than a coworker he was my dear friend. He once told me that if I ever need something to call him. Len was that kind of a friend.

 

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So many stories, so many memories. He is one of a kind a true Kansas City hero and treasure.

 

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Sending our condolences for his Family and Friends Greg.

All the best.

Graham.

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31 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

… I've seen that picture before of Len smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer.  That's old school NFL.  

I also thought it was a beer, but after looking at it again I think it’s a Fresca soda.

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1 hour ago, Sea Dog said:

I am heartbroken. Please no sympathy for me. I do this post only as a tribute to my longtime close friend and coworker for over 38 years. NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and sports broadcaster legend Len Dawson. Len passed away last night he was 87 years old.

 

Sorry to hear this, what a beautiful tribute, sounds like a truly great guy.

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@Sea Dog

 

It sounds that Mr Dawson had a great impact on your life, as he did to others through his professional career.  

You are truly blessed to have worked and enjoyed the company of a humble athlete, friend and just plain caring person.

 

The way you shared his legacy in itself is a great tribute.

 

Thank You

 

Prayers and kind thoughts for Mr, Dawson as well as his family and all he knew.

 

May he rest in peace.

 

Take care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I recently learned that Royal's "Kids Sail Free" promotion only applies to kids up to age 12. Such a bummer. Often, that term applies to any 3rd or 4th passenger (on other lines), but I couldn't get it to register when I was getting ready to book a cruise for next summer after Andrew turns 13. He's definitely still a kid. 😞

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5 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

I am heartbroken. Please no sympathy for me. I do this post only as a tribute to my longtime close friend and coworker for over 38 years. NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and sports broadcaster legend Len Dawson. Len passed away last night he was 87 years old.

 

1216799655_724643-KMBC-LenDawson-.thumb.jpg.8252fc3f94ec2509a346cbcbe4ab9edf.jpg

 

 

194389334_GregandLen.thumb.jpg.f299e51aacced00e6147606d933b7311.jpg

 

I first met Len Dawson as a child. I was maybe 6 or 7 years old getting a haircut at an upscale barber shop in Kansas City that my father had brought me to. As I was getting my haircut two chairs down from me a man got finished with his haircut and got out of the chair and put on a full length mink coat. He walked by me and stopped and smiled at me. He said, “how are you doing sport?” Having no idea who he was I just said ‘fine.” After he left my barber asked me, “do you know who that was?” I said “no” to which he replied “that was the great quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs Len Dawson.” I thought wow that was pretty cool. He stopped and took the time to say hi to me.

 

Now fast forward.

 

1134788961_1980sPhotog.thumb.jpg.b367893b2c92027bdb52abaea8aeb75a.jpg

 

1396900160_Len-CrumleySpringTrainingFt.Meyers.jpg.454b708728a48c9dce5627ed6cc48b11.jpg

 

I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Len for over 38 years with 12 of those years as a sports video journalist covering the chiefs. Because Len was the color commentator for the Chiefs radio network and we had the Chiefs Coaches Show I traveled with Len on every road game on the team plane. I traveled with Len to every city in the US and spent time with him in Berlin and Tokyo for NFL abroad games.

 

612801631_LenDawson.jpeg.2636687ad9a349993eaa86b11bbedd54.jpeg

 

Most professional athletes have giant egos but not Len. Everywhere we went people would want to come up and meet him and get an autograph. He was always accommodating and very courteous.

 

len-dawson-cig-super-bowl-01192014.jpeg.863cef3d74be020a4b3534c779f922f4.jpeg

 

He talked to everyone young and old. But it was especially the young kids that he engaged with. Remember my first experience as young kid? I can’t even tell you the number of autographs he gave unconditionally over the years.

 

IMG_3043.jpeg.929d42b6424c4ee98001f868fa796bfd.jpeg

 

He taught me many things. How to be humble. How to sometimes be quiet and just listen. How to be the utmost professional. He also taught me about fine food dining as we got to eat in the finest restaurants around the world. He even taught me how appreciate fine wine and cognac.

 

 

They don’t make professional athletes like him anymore. He defines class, honesty, humbleness and dignity and he did it on the field as well as off. A true gentleman that treat everyone with kindness and respect.

 

1960780175_WithLenandtheSportsGang.jpeg.a84c4d7ed00b3b8c45511e44b37667f3.jpeg

 

I’m proud and honored to have worked along side him for so many years. He was more than a coworker he was my dear friend. He once told me that if I ever need something to call him. Len was that kind of a friend.

 

299849287_10106081236480517_6718629328092968752_n.thumb.jpeg.fe4b383120b234b9dde9e8007186f400.jpeg

 

So many stories, so many memories. He is one of a kind a true Kansas City hero and treasure.

 

299786608_450872213751403_8356778627801483345_n.thumb.jpeg.3e37ccba86388918dbf6d0026d3f88f5.jpeg

 

He sounds like a truly amazing person.   You will always have the wonderful memories and how he impacted so many lifes by being such a great person.   May he RIP

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