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On 3/18/2021 at 9:56 AM, ctjon said:

Waiting to see sun rise / sunset pictures from the July cruises.

While that is still some time off, and I won't be traveling until my medical issues are sorted out, I did catch this today on the Paradise Island(Nassau) webcam.

 

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For both the Nassau webcams sunset is hidden behind a tall hotel.

 

Roy

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Today's sunrise is from my 2018 Crystal 2-ship World cruise.  On  March 22 Crystal Symphony was at sea from Fakarava to Nuka Hiva.

 

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Today's sunrise is from my crazy combination of 5 ships (Koningsdam-Crystal Serenity-Zaandam-Carnival Inspiration-Crystal Symphony in 2017.  On March 23 the Zaandam visited Montevideo:

 

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Roy

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Today's sunrise is from my close to home Grandeur of the Seas B2B.  On March 24, 2015 we were at Sea from Baltimore to Cozumel on the second leg.

 

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Roy

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Ok, this isn't exactly off topic, but I don't want to clutter up the threads of everyone being serious about vaccinations and all.

 

Just to point out: in the US Krispy Kreme has announced they will give a free doughnut every day, for the rest of the year, to everyone who has been vaccinated.

 

Yakov Smirnov voice: "is this a great country, or what?" 

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38 minutes ago, KenzSailing said:

Ok, this isn't exactly off topic, but I don't want to clutter up the threads of everyone being serious about vaccinations and all.

 

Just to point out: in the US Krispy Kreme has announced they will give a free doughnut every day, for the rest of the year, to everyone who has been vaccinated.

 

Yakov Smirnov voice: "is this a great country, or what?" 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/krispy-kreme-free-doughnut-covid-19-vaccination-card/

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58 minutes ago, KenzSailing said:

Ok, this isn't exactly off topic, but I don't want to clutter up the threads of everyone being serious about vaccinations and all.

 

Just to point out: in the US Krispy Kreme has announced they will give a free doughnut every day, for the rest of the year, to everyone who has been vaccinated.

 

Yakov Smirnov voice: "is this a great country, or what?" 

 

I’m 50% vaccinated. Wonder if they’ll cut a donut in half for me...? 🤷‍♂️

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16 minutes ago, BEAV said:

 

I’m 50% vaccinated. Wonder if they’ll cut a donut in half for me...? 🤷‍♂️

 

The article says 1 shot is sufficient to get the donut so I don't think you need wait.

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2 minutes ago, TER777 said:

 

The article says 1 shot is sufficient to get the donut so I don't think you need wait.

 

DANG!  Yakov Smirnov was RIGHT! 

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2 hours ago, KenzSailing said:

Ok, this isn't exactly off topic, but I don't want to clutter up the threads of everyone being serious about vaccinations and all.

 

Just to point out: in the US Krispy Kreme has announced they will give a free doughnut every day, for the rest of the year, to everyone who has been vaccinated.

 

Yakov Smirnov voice: "is this a great country, or what?" 


I would have posted it there, myself...  This is a lot more helpful than a lot of the stuff we’ve all posted in the vaccination thread.  😁

 

OTOH, I previously wondered how someone could possibly travel so much as to physically wear out the vaccination card in just 1 year...  This totally answered my question.  Lol. ...Not to mention sticky.

 

Vince

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2 hours ago, BWIVince said:


I would have posted it there, myself...  This is a lot more helpful than a lot of the stuff we’ve all posted in the vaccination thread.  😁

 

OTOH, I previously wondered how someone could possibly travel so much as to physically wear out the vaccination card in just 1 year...  This totally answered my question.  Lol. ...Not to mention sticky.

 

Vince

Assuming you're not still waiting you could go to https://md.myir.net/login/  and get a state certification, replaceable any time.  Same (with the proper state code for Arizona, Louisiana, Washington, and West Virginia.

 

Roy

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5 hours ago, KenzSailing said:

Ok, this isn't exactly off topic, but I don't want to clutter up the threads of everyone being serious about vaccinations and all.

 

Just to point out: in the US Krispy Kreme has announced they will give a free doughnut every day, for the rest of the year, to everyone who has been vaccinated.

 

Yakov Smirnov voice: "is this a great country, or what?" 

Do they let you pick the one you want or do they give you the day old ones?  Just wondering.  🤣

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Today's sunrise is from my 2014 3-ship combination from Bali to Ft. Lauderdale.  On March 25 Crystal Serenity was at sea from Durban to Port Elizabeth:

 

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Roy

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12 minutes ago, KenzSailing said:

Cherry Blossom update:

 

Here in DC, we have reached peduncle elongation.

 

So jealous here...  We don't quite seem to be at florets yet here.  It's amazing the difference a few miles makes.  

 

Is the ground 64 degrees yet?  😬

 

Vince

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34 minutes ago, BWIVince said:

 

So jealous here...  We don't quite seem to be at florets yet here.  It's amazing the difference a few miles makes.  

 

Is the ground 64 degrees yet?  😬

 

Vince

 

Nope, all is quite.  Which is frustrating because I keep penciling in the Chez's famous cicadadilla on the menu, only to have to take it off.  "Tastes just like chicken!"

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Today's sunrise is from my 2003 round the world attempt featuring the trans Siberian railroad.  On March 26 the freighter Canmar Courage was approaching my destination of Antwerp.

 

 

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This is my final sunrise from my 2019 Grand South America and Antarctica cruise.  I was almost home as Amtrak's Silver Meteor was midway between Richmond and Washington DC.

 

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On 3/25/2021 at 12:29 AM, KenzSailing said:

Ok, this isn't exactly off topic, but I don't want to clutter up the threads of everyone being serious about vaccinations and all.

 

Just to point out: in the US Krispy Kreme has announced they will give a free doughnut every day, for the rest of the year, to everyone who has been vaccinated.

 

Yakov Smirnov voice: "is this a great country, or what?" 

I saw Homer Simpson at the vaccination clinic so the news must be true.

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Well, here in NA, the asparagus is coming into season. 

 

Relatedly, I have discovered how easy it is to make Hollandaise sauce in a blender.  Dietetically, this is like figuring out how to construct a nuclear device in your basement.  Just because you can do a thing, doesn't mean you should.  

 

Still...

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1 hour ago, KenzSailing said:

Well, here in NA, the asparagus is coming into season. 

 

Relatedly, I have discovered how easy it is to make Hollandaise sauce in a blender.  Dietetically, this is like figuring out how to construct a nuclear device in your basement.  Just because you can do a thing, doesn't mean you should.  

 

Still...


My mother used to do this, and I thought it came out surprisingly decent.  Agreed that unhealthy food made more accessible is a double edged sword.  
 

My hollandaise routine has two speeds though — conventional scratch and Knorr.  🤭  I really would benefit from meeting in the middle with the blender version.

 

Vince

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Today's sunrise is from my first combination of cruises and the first time I did a live thread on Cruise Critic.  It was Crystal Symphony Los Angeles to Sydney followed by a Queen Victoria World Cruise segment Bangkok to Dubai.  On March 28, 2010, Queen Victoria was at sea from Phuket to Cochin:

 

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Today's sunrise is the only one from a 2005 land trip to Africa with a safari and a journey on Rovos Rail from Johannesburg to Cape Town.  On March 29 I was in Cape Town before flying home the next day:

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Roy

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