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On 9/25/2022 at 5:36 PM, Ocean Boy said:

The Charles W. Morgan, the Seaport's main ship attraction. She is a whaler that sailed our if New Bedford, MA. I always have mixed feeling when I see the ship because of its whaling history and the barbaric and painful way that the whales were taken. I have the same feelings about my childhood home, Nsntucket, which had a large whaling fleet but history is what it is.

 

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Welcome aboard 

 

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The captain's wife's cabin on the main deck. She did not like it diwn below.

 

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Captain’s cabin?

Downright luxurious!

Edited to say I posted this before I saw the captain’s real cabin complete with en-suite toilet!

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19 hours ago, Jimbo said:

To All our friends on this thread who live in Florida, please post your plans as to what you are doing to get ready for this upcoming "Hurricane Ian".

 

Suppose to a powerful slow moving storm.

140 mph winds on Wednesday Morning.😲

Tampa Residents,. Mandatory Evacuation in place right now.

 

Our Aunt and Uncle live in Sarasota, their plans are going to stay in a hotel in Port St. Lucie which is on the east coast and ride it out there.

 

Whatever you do , please be smart and stay safe.

We prepared by cooking and eating our steak and kidney pie. We kept it frozen since February, saving it for a special occasion. 
We also charged our power banks to be sure our cell phones and Kindles had no worries. 
Other than that, filled the gas tank in case power went out and gas pumps didn’t work, dug out flashlights and batteries, and bought bread. 
Our normal hurricane preparations. 
Reporting from Northeast Florida, home if the Jacksonville Jaguars. image.png.780f397b850a42b2fd3ea3130943ec38.png

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15 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I just remembered that Kenzie's sister had one a couple years ago at her other grandparents house.  Caden had an Escalade.  I need to ask my DD if it is still around.

Our cool grandkids approx. 6 years ago.  

 

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16 hours ago, Jimbo said:

Thought the same thing when we moved from NJ 2 years ago. Always thought we would be moving to Florida. The more and more we thought about it just couldn't pull the trigger, between the hurricanes and the heat just thought more and more it wasn't it for us

Very happy though with our move to Southwest Virginia. Very nice here, we made the right move for us..  🙂

Heat isn't a problem... We get that in spades now.  I'm just totally freaked out by extreme weather.  It doesn't matter if it is hurricanes or tornados, those types extreme weather events just totally terrify me.  I've just about got DW convinced that when we settle and stop the full-time travel, we settle in a small Idaho town.  I told her we can come back to see the kids in winter when it is not hellishly hot and enjoy the beauty and moderate climate of the NW the rest of the year.  She's still skeptical but she's warming up to the idea.

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2 hours ago, Jimbo said:

What is the nearest body of water from your house and how far from it are you?

 

You are near New Port Richey right?, so you might be better off now since prediction now is for the direct hit further South in Sarasota


Ugh, Sarasota.  Right where my moms condo is.🤯

 

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She is on the second floor. 

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5 hours ago, Jimbo said:

Seems they are going to close the Tampa Airport today at 5pm and they will be turning off some of the Power in the City of Tampa because of the storm surge.

 

They said they are doing this to save some of the equipment rather then it be under water when the power is live in those underground lines.

 

Could get 3 months of rain in the next 3 days in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota area........their average per month is usually 6 inches.

 

NFL is considering moving the Chiefs/Bucs game from Tampa to a neutral site this Sunday because of the hurricane.

while eating lunch I just read online news article about they may shut down power in a small area of Zone A for Tampa as early as tomorrow morning.   That area is under evacuation orders so it makes sense to be pro-active and to shut it down before the storm.    

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15 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


Ugh, Sarasota.  Right where my moms condo is.🤯

 

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She is on the second floor. 

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That looks like a bad spot to be in, I can see that pool filling up with sand, even on the second floor may not be high enough.

 

I see a trip to Sarasota in your future. The worst storm surge though should be south of there, but still probably not good in Sarasota.

 

My Aunt and Uncle just bought a new house in Bradenton, Fl. , they are riding it out in Port Saint Lucie on the East Coast, not sure how close their house is to the Gulf...........We are suppose to go to their house in January  and spend 4 days with them after being in Disney for 5 days.

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6 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

I agree, 9:30 would be a good pick up time at Cape Liberty.    When you walk out of the terminal stay to your right  and text her the zone number you will be at then she can just pull right up to the curb and load luggage and off you go.

Good luck with your tests today😍

Thank you, Debbie!  Great suggestion.😉  Will do!!!!!🥰😘  Thank you!!!

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22 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

Ugh, Sarasota.  Right where my moms condo is.🤯

 

Yikes! I hope she can stay safe. I will be thinking of everyone down there. My best friend and frat brother has a house a block from the beach in Naples.

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5 hours ago, Arzeena said:

@Luckynana Maryanne

Wishing you a great cruise! I am sure the excitement is building!

Thank you, Arzeena!!🥰

4 hours ago, singinalot said:

 

restaurant close to our house that has become my favorite

Beautiful place to hang out!  I just love restaurants on the beach.

1 hour ago, jagsfan said:

We prepared by cooking and eating our steak and kidney pie. We kept it frozen since February, saving it for a special occasion. 
We also charged our power banks to be sure our cell phones and Kindles had no worries. 
Other than that, filled the gas tank in case power went out and gas pumps didn’t work, dug out flashlights and batteries, and bought bread. 
Our normal hurricane preparations. 
Reporting from Northeast Florida, home if the Jacksonville Jaguars. image.png.780f397b850a42b2fd3ea3130943ec38.png

Do you have cash on hand, also in case the registers don't work if they lose power??  Good luck, Mimi and Dick.  Stay safe!

My brother and his family live in Jacksonville, my cousins live in Kissimmee, and my aunt and uncle live in Sarasota.  They are en route to Boca where they were fortunate to get reservations in a hotel there.

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2 hours ago, jmh2006 said:

To all of our Florida Gulf friends:  Stay Safe and I pray that Ian will not cause any major flooding or damage!🙏

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29 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


Ugh, Sarasota.  Right where my moms condo is.🤯

 

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She is on the second floor. 

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My aunt & uncle are not far from your mom.  They are right on the causeway on Ringling Bros Blvd.  Hopefully, your mom is still in Canada.  My aunt & uncle are on their way to the East Coast right now.

5 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

 

Yikes! I hope she can stay safe. I will be thinking of everyone down there. My best friend and frat brother has a house a block from the beach in Naples.

Our condo is about a mile from the beach....we are on the 2nd floor

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2 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

+6

 

+7.

 

I read somewhere that this is the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2018. Is that correct? The weather people make it seems like it's an every other month occurrence.

 

Although last year, I think Louisiana & Mississippi took the brunt of hurricane season.

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10 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

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My aunt & uncle are not far from your mom.  They are right on the causeway on Ringling Bros Blvd.  Hopefully, your mom is still in Canada.  My aunt & uncle are on their way to the East Coast right now.

Our condo is about a mile from the beach....we are on the 2nd floor

 

I hope they will be able to weather the storm. Best wishes for them and their condo.

 

 

5 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

Happy Dance for Jim and myself!!  Negative x 2!!

ArriveCan is done, everything is done, and we're ready to cruise!!!🛳️  Whoot whoot!!!

 

So exited for you Maryann and Jim. I hope you have a fantastic cruise.

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