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1 hour ago, TiogaCruiser said:

We’re just a quarter mile from an evacuation zone. Most of our town is under orders. For the moment the winds are light, so hopefully they can get air support up. 

 

Oh dear.  Prayers for you and everyone in your town 🙏🏻 

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1 hour ago, TiogaCruiser said:

Good Morning all!

We are having the cooler days of fall here, but we still have the Santa Ana winds, and they are driving 2 large local fires. DH’s work let them leave at noon yesterday and we are doubting they will open today as the evacuation zone currently ends on the other side of the street. We’re just a quarter mile from an evacuation zone. Most of our town is under orders. For the moment the winds are light, so hopefully they can get air support up. Humidity was 2-5%- yesterday. Not sure what it is today but skin sure is itchy.

 

The 2 fires are in a long corridor of wilderness that goes through multiple counties. It holds much of our prime hiking/ biking trails, wildlife habitats.


I am fairly certain the local weather folk would announce “the end of the world”, if my humidity was that low!

 

Stay safe!

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Good morning all and Go Navy!  

Great collection of days, and the wine sounds good too.  I'm thinking pizza tonight...

I've had only 1 black cat, he found us (all but one of our cats found us) 😉  and lived to be 17, died in 1999.  Here's Ebony.

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The swans were out front again this morning. But by the time I could get my camera and walk over to the lake, they decided they preferred the other shore and were out of range. I will keep trying...

 

I did scare up some ducks and discovered a loon in the middle of the lake!

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Good morning and thankyou Rich and Roy!  That dinner sounds wonderful, I love gazpacho and carrot cake.

 

@TiogaCruiser yikes! Stay safe! 

@cat shepard that reisling sounds lovely!  We have visited some of my husband’s family near the Saar during harvest.  Such a steep and beautiful place.  Here’s a photo of the Saar. 

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Good Morning All,  We can relate here to the Black Cat Day!  Miss Princess is a long haired shiny black with just a small patch of white on her chest.  She showed up in the middle of a snowstorm 3 years ago, as starving thin kitten............she knew a good door to come too, she stayed! 

 

We have been looking back at our travel pictures as a year ago we did some road trips and had planned to do a cruise and couple of road trips..............but Covid happened so now we are reminiscing  on our past cruises and road trips.

 

Nice fall day here, will be chasing the grands outside after lunch for some exercise (we have 3 acres so plenty of area for the boys to run and roam, with contact with just our family bubble!)

 

Stay safe I hope all are well.

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2 hours ago, Mickb said:

Neiew Statendam, Westerdam and Zaandam are all still in Torbay 

Thanks for posting, Marine Traffic still shows Nieuw Statendam moving toward Portland due to arrive tomorrow.

 

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When I last posted on my 2003 trip I said that the routine with MircCorp was that each time I boarded a train the guide had my ticket and escorted me to the train.  The exception was Helsinki, where a letter was waiting at the front desk of my hotel when I disembarked the Gabriella.

Today there are high speed trains that run between Helsinki and St. Petersburg in about 3 hours.  In 2003 the trains were conventional, and there was a Russian Train and a Finnish train. I was booked on the Finnish train, the Sibelius   Sibelius left Helsinki at 7:42 and arrived in St. Petersburg at 2PM.

 

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Sibelius was divided into 4-person compartments, and I don’t remember any of the other people in the compartment speaking English.  Along the way we passed an old steam locomotive sitting on a siding.

 

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We stopped only briefly at the border.  A few minutes an agent entered our compartment.  He collected out passports and left.  I was quite anxious until he returned 20-30 minutes later and returned our documents with a stamp on my Visa.

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When we arrived in St. Petersburg Olga was waiting as expected next to the locomotive.  One of the first things she did was take a photo of me in front on one of the iconic monuments.

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We had a short scenic drive around St. Petersburg and made a couple of brief stops.

 

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My hotel in St. Petersburg was huge.

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“Subject: Hello from Russia
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003 11:32 AM

I arrived in St. Petersburg yesterday afternoon.  My Baltic sea crossing was very smooth, (unlike the North Sea) but there was a lot of ice.  There was also a lot of snow on the sidewalks in Helsinki, but not much in St. Petersburg.  My guide, Olga, took me to Pushkin to tour Tzarist palaces today, and there was a lot of snow and ice, possibly due to a higher elevation.

I heard from  my office today that one of my fellow employees was quarantined due to SARS (fortunately it worked out for the best, so it's everywhere, even in North America).

St. Petersburg is a city of contrasts, historic and beautiful, with a lot of decay and restoration.  I've started to gingerly move around on the Metro.

Best wishes,
Roy”

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9 hours ago, rafinmd said:

Thank you for the Daily, Rich.  I'll pass on black cat day (leave it to others), cheers to the Navy and storytellers.  Love the quote.  I'll pass on the dinner suggestion.  My alternative is Chilled Mango Gazpacho, Chateaubriand, and Carrot Cake, as served on the Amsterdam October 27, 2017.

 

Today's care list:


Mrs Vmax with radiation looming

Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers

California and Colorado Wildfires, especially Southern California

Safe healing for Blue

Those in the path of Zeta

and Krazy Kruisers and Joe

 

Today's Celebrations and shoutouts:


Welcome Justice Barret, wishing for wisdom and compassion

Front Line Health Care Workers

Teachers and school workers

Fall colors

Lindaler’s sister and BIL coming for a visit.

Highland cruiser back from getaway


Roy

 

 

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Will do

They look lovely illuminated at night but up close they are beginning to show the lack of ongoing external maintenance. Still they are protected and safe here in Torbay.

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56 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

When I last posted on my 2003 trip I said that the routine with MircCorp was that each time I boarded a train the guide had my ticket and escorted me to the train.  The exception was Helsinki, where a letter was waiting at the front desk of my hotel when I disembarked the Gabriella.

Today there are high speed trains that run between Helsinki and St. Petersburg in about 3 hours.  In 2003 the trains were conventional, and there was a Russian Train and a Finnish train. I was booked on the Finnish train, the Sibelius   Sibelius left Helsinki at 7:42 and arrived in St. Petersburg at 2PM.

 

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Sibelius was divided into 4-person compartments, and I don’t remember any of the other people in the compartment speaking English.  Along the way we passed an old steam locomotive sitting on a siding.

 

wrld1530.jpg.c1016eaa714eaaadefb8df64f59069e0.jpg

We stopped only briefly at the border.  A few minutes an agent entered our compartment.  He collected out passports and left.  I was quite anxious until he returned 20-30 minutes later and returned our documents with a stamp on my Visa.

russia.thumb.jpeg.7abeb3562bca8f26ce56d63d76c3c717.jpeg

When we arrived in St. Petersburg Olga was waiting as expected next to the locomotive.  One of the first things she did was take a photo of me in front on one of the iconic monuments.

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We had a short scenic drive around St. Petersburg and made a couple of brief stops.

 

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My hotel in St. Petersburg was huge.

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“Subject: Hello from Russia
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003 11:32 AM

I arrived in St. Petersburg yesterday afternoon.  My Baltic sea crossing was very smooth, (unlike the North Sea) but there was a lot of ice.  There was also a lot of snow on the sidewalks in Helsinki, but not much in St. Petersburg.  My guide, Olga, took me to Pushkin to tour Tzarist palaces today, and there was a lot of snow and ice, possibly due to a higher elevation.

I heard from  my office today that one of my fellow employees was quarantined due to SARS (fortunately it worked out for the best, so it's everywhere, even in North America).

St. Petersburg is a city of contrasts, historic and beautiful, with a lot of decay and restoration.  I've started to gingerly move around on the Metro.

Best wishes,
Roy”

🌺🌺Hi Roy!!!!!Sorry very busy since this am!!

Having our air conditioner serviced and still doing our stuff for today’s  AmVets coming for a lot of our pickups in garage.

Just took a break.Love the write up on your journey and pictures. Olga took a nice picture of you Roy!’ Yes that hotel looks huge! Well got to go!! AmVets just drove up

for my donations👍 I will try this evening to get back to the boards. Geeze so busy no coffee this am!! No wonder I am yawning 🥱 LOL

Denise😊

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Thanks for all the updates.  I really like spaghetti squash...my DH not so much.  But we do enjoy a good stuffed acorn squash and delicati  squash boiled.  

Praying for those in the path of the California fires.  So devastating and scary.  

Been a beautiful fall day here.  Love all the colors.

Stay safe, well, and wear your masks!  

Hugs to you all.

 

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1 hour ago, erewhon said:

Thanks for the reports, love the stories of those cats choosing their new homes.

Stay safe @TiogaCruiser

@rafinmd did you get lost finding your room in that huge St Petersburg hotel?

A lovely warm sunny Wednesday here.

I don;t remember any trouble.  At least numbers in Russia are much like numbers here.  Right now I'd love a warm sunny day but it's been on the cusp or rain all day here.

 

Roy

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Thank you all for your concern about the fires.
The winds have calmed here and the red flag warning was due to expire at 6:00p. The news and websites for the agencies working  the respective fires are still saying 0 percent containment, but have not extended mandatory evacuations for several hours. Many people remain evacuated. They are setting backfires and clearing a lot of brush, and we’re able to get air support in. So am really surprised to see still no containment.
 

Sadly, 2 members of a hand crew on one of the fires yesterday are in critical condition with burns. 
 

There has been a surprisingly large amount of charred leaves and charred wood pieces scattered throughout the neighborhood and local trails. We’re talking about 3 miles from the actual fire.  This is a small branch that had healthy green and scorched leaves found locally. ( The black is scorched leaves and not shadow.) Most of the scorched leaves fell off when I picked it up.

 

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56 minutes ago, TiogaCruiser said:

Thank you all for your concern about the fires.
The winds have calmed here and the red flag warning was due to expire at 6:00p. The news and websites for the agencies working  the respective fires are still saying 0 percent containment, but have not extended mandatory evacuations for several hours. Many people remain evacuated. They are setting backfires and clearing a lot of brush, and we’re able to get air support in. So am really surprised to see still no containment.
 

Sadly, 2 members of a hand crew on one of the fires yesterday are in critical condition with burns. 
 

There has been a surprisingly large amount of charred leaves and charred wood pieces scattered throughout the neighborhood and local trails. We’re talking about 3 miles from the actual fire.  This is a small branch that had healthy green and scorched leaves found locally. ( The black is scorched leaves and not shadow.) Most of the scorched leaves fell off when I picked it up.

 

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TIOGACRUISER!! I am sooo sorry to hear this as well as knowing the danger and possible evacuation that was present! I heard over  70k told to evacuate on the OC area! Was on the news tonight. That is why we have had a haze over the ocean. The winds were very strong yesterday and early this am, then the Santa Anna’s subsided this afternoon! Good bless you and stay safe! Thank you for the picture even makes is so surreal.

Denise😊

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25 minutes ago, DeeniEncinitas said:

TIOGACRUISER!! I am sooo sorry to hear this as well as knowing the danger and possible evacuation that was present! I heard over  70k told to evacuate on the OC area! Was on the news tonight. That is why we have had a haze over the ocean. The winds were very strong yesterday and early this am, then the Santa Anna’s subsided this afternoon! Good bless you and stay safe! Thank you for the picture even makes is so surreal.

Denise😊

Many of those still evacuated, and where the fire is very active still per PIO updates, also were hit hard in the Freeway fire years ago.

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This is STRANGE.  It looks like the Daily for October 28 got lost in a Cruise Critic Hiccup.  I'm going to post the Wednesday Care List and Shoutouts here while we try to figure out what happened.  I suspect it the site was restored from a backup done after Rich posted.'

 

Today's care list:


Mrs Vmax with radiation looming

Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers

California and Colorado Wildfires, especially Southern California

Spiking Covid-19

Those in the path of Zeta

and Krazy Kruisers and Joe

 

Today's Celebrations and shoutouts:


The Dodgers

Front Line Health Care Workers

Teachers and school workers

Fall colors

Lindaler’s sister and BIL coming for a visit.


Roy

 

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17 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

This is STRANGE.  It looks like the Daily for October 28 got lost in a Cruise Critic Hiccup.  I'm going to post the Wednesday Care List and Shoutouts here while we try to figure out what happened.  I suspect it the site was restored from a backup done after Rich posted.'

 

Today's care list:


Mrs Vmax with radiation looming

Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers

California and Colorado Wildfires, especially Southern California

Spiking Covid-19

Those in the path of Zeta

and Krazy Kruisers and Joe

 

Today's Celebrations and shoutouts:


The Dodgers

Front Line Health Care Workers

Teachers and school workers

Fall colors

Lindaler’s sister and BIL coming for a visit.


Roy

 


The first time I tried to open this thread, I received an error message and was directed to try again. The “Try Again” button didn’t work. But then I went back to the Topic List and selected this thread again & it worked!

 

Thank you for letting us know, Roy & providing the updated list!

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