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1 hour ago, puppycanducruise said:

@kazuRe: bindweed.  A gardening expert acquaintance suggests that if you have bindweed, the best way to deal with it is to move.  I think that may be a little extreme, but others disagree.

 

We moved!  It was in the neighbour's garden, but kept creeping over into ours, and he just wouldn't destroy it.

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1 hour ago, puppycanducruise said:

@kazuRe: bindweed.  A gardening expert acquaintance suggests that if you have bindweed, the best way to deal with it is to move.  I think that may be a little extreme, but others disagree.

 

LOL - not sure if that is what it is, but is getting uprooted.  I have the tools - I can do it 😉 

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8 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

 

We moved!  It was in the neighbour's garden, but kept creeping over into ours, and he just wouldn't destroy it.

 

Ah ha!  Now I know how I got it 😉 

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Good morning, all!  Another week to get through and stay cool...  We're supposed to go up to around 25 today, which isn't bad.  I have watering to do.  Nice to see one of our ships in Fort Lauderdale, getting ready, I hope, to sail with passengers soon.

 

We went to Leon from Corinto, too, with Jacqui's tour.  I remember Leon as being very hot, too, and a lady on the steps of the church offered me $100 for my umbrella.  I think it was a joke - I certainly laughed, and she didn't get my umbrella!

 

Corinto from our vehicle 

 

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In the market

 

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The best part of the day was that evening was the Master Chef's Dinner

 

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Thanks for today's daily and care reports.

I post on some friendly forums where there is sometimes someone is sarcastic but this thread is a privilege to post on because everyone is so friendly,caring, respectful and everyone is so lovely.

Nice wine and food.

It's been many years since Pauline wore a bikini as she always preferred a classic costume with matching wrap before she got a basal cell skin cancer and she refrains from lying in the sun now.

We have never been to today's port as most of our cruises have been Mediterranean with a couple of Caribbean,a Bahamas and an Hawaii cruise mixed in.

Today we went to the beach and had a short walk.

We then went to a garden centre and now we are sitting in our garden.

Many thanks everyone.

Graham.

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2 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks for today's daily and care reports.

I post on some friendly forums where there is sometimes someone is sarcastic but this thread is a privilege to post on because everyone is so friendly,caring, respectful and everyone is so lovely.

Nice wine and food.

It's been many years since Pauline wore a bikini as she always preferred a classic costume with matching wrap before she got a basal cell skin cancer and she refrains from lying in the sun now.

We have never been to today's port as most of our cruises have been Mediterranean with a couple of Caribbean,a Bahamas and an Hawaii cruise mixed in.

Today we went to the beach and had a short walk.

We then went to a garden centre and now we are sitting in our garden.

Many thanks everyone.

Graham.

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Sounds like a plan, Graham!  Thanks for posting the photos of your lovely, relaxing garden.

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Thanks Rich and all Dailyites. General Tso is my favorite Chinese meal and I think I will get a package out of the freezer and have it for dinner tonight. This port was one of the ports that was most educational for my granddaughter. We walked off the beaten path and I think it was the first time that she had been exposed to that level of poverty.  We found some of the best bananas at one of the little local shops as we were walking around and everybody got one.  There were stray dogs everywhere and glass on the cobblestone streets. For safety we carried my service dog taking turns. 

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Good morning everyone and Happy Monday. Today is the paid holiday for the 4th since it fell on a Sunday. I worked for a workaholic for 10 years and would have to convince her every year about getting a paid holiday if it fell on the weekend. Each time it happened she would act surprised that anyone should ever get an extra day off. She didn’t care, and we would have to work anyway. I remember patients asking “are you really open, it’s a holiday?”  I’d have to then convince them that, yes, we were. Her mantra is “I’ll sleep when I die”!

 

 Thank you for the Daily Rich and thank you for your lists Roy. Praying for @mamaofami for help with the health care system and continuing healing for Sam. 
 

I have not been to today’s port and glad I haven’t. 😉

 

We have had today’s meal suggestion but I’ve never made it from scratch. It’s a popular frozen meal at TJ’s. Today Craig is grilling a steak. And Safeway had a free 10# bag of potatoes so I’ll make something with those too. And corn was a penny for the first five so we’ll have that also. 
 

Have a great day everyone!

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Flash Flood Warning in North West, Florida and nothing to do with Tropical Storm Elsa. Always good for our local merchants as it definitely is not a beach day so tourist shop and fine alternative entertainment which keeps us local’s away! The Emerald Coast is loaded with summer vacationers.

 

Pop Pop just subscribed to the Disney Channel and after a few more games and Legos will have in house movie classics and pop corn.

 

 

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5 hours ago, summer slope said:

Good morning.  Love Apple Turnovers, my Bikini Days are long gone, and as I'm retired no work-a-holics in this house.  Interesting quote.  Only have General Tso's Chicken when we go to the Asian buffet.

We've been to today's port, no photos.  We docked in a container dock and walked off the ship.  Made it about 100 feet down the exit and did not feel safe at all.  Turned around and returned to the ship.

Prayers and toasts to our lists.

Todays drink was interesting to look up.  Not sure I would ever order one.

The Crapper:

Prepared at Rock and Rita—a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, this one is known to be one of the most bizarre cocktails of the world. Served in a toilet-bowl glass and garnished with a snicker bar, this cocktail is basically a chocolate based pina colada.
Definitely the most sophomoric cocktail on the list, this drink is perfect for the "only in Las Vegas" mantra. Served in a miniature toilet bowl, you'll get a sugar high along with an alcohol buzz from this chocolaty Pina Colada topped off with a Snickers bar garnish. Bonus: you get to keep the glass in return for your self respect. This amusing drink costs around $25 at Rock and Rita's at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (Now closed)

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This is gross!  I will pass on it.  Anyway, chocolate makes me sneeze!

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46 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks for today's daily and care reports.

I post on some friendly forums where there is sometimes someone is sarcastic but this thread is a privilege to post on because everyone is so friendly,caring, respectful and everyone is so lovely.

Nice wine and food.

It's been many years since Pauline wore a bikini as she always preferred a classic costume with matching wrap before she got a basal cell skin cancer and she refrains from lying in the sun now.

We have never been to today's port as most of our cruises have been Mediterranean with a couple of Caribbean,a Bahamas and an Hawaii cruise mixed in.

Today we went to the beach and had a short walk.

We then went to a garden centre and now we are sitting in our garden.

Many thanks everyone.

Graham.

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Your garden is so lovely! 

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51 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks for today's daily and care reports.

I post on some friendly forums where there is sometimes someone is sarcastic but this thread is a privilege to post on because everyone is so friendly,caring, respectful and everyone is so lovely.

Nice wine and food.

It's been many years since Pauline wore a bikini as she always preferred a classic costume with matching wrap before she got a basal cell skin cancer and she refrains from lying in the sun now.

We have never been to today's port as most of our cruises have been Mediterranean with a couple of Caribbean,a Bahamas and an Hawaii cruise mixed in.

Today we went to the beach and had a short walk.

We then went to a garden centre and now we are sitting in our garden.

Many thanks everyone.

Graham.

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What a peaceful spot.  Very pretty 🙂 

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Good morning and thanks all!

 

Maybe it’s good I don’t know what bindweed is, lol!  I am finding it’s enough to deal with creeping bellflower.  
 

We are getting some much needed rain, DS is getting his second shot today, yeah!  
 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, bennybear said:

Maybe it’s good I don’t know what bindweed is, lol!  I am finding it’s enough to deal with creeping bellflower.  
 

We are getting some much needed rain, DS is getting his second shot today, yeah!  
 

I've never seen bindweed (had to look it up), but we've got creeping bellflower in our daylily patch that I keep ripping it out by the handful.  

 

Can you please forward some of the rain a little eastward?  We could certainly use it.  Congrats on your DS getting his second jab today . . . hopefully he won't have any ill effects from it.

 

Smooth Sailing!  🙂🙂🙂

Gerry

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23 minutes ago, bennybear said:

Good morning and thanks all!

 

Maybe it’s good I don’t know what bindweed is, lol!  I am finding it’s enough to deal with creeping bellflower.  
 

We are getting some much needed rain, DS is getting his second shot today, yeah!  
 

 

 

 

I discovered it’s not bindweed, thankfully.

 

I think (?) it’s Bishops weed.  It looked like a cross between that and Creeping Charlie.

 

it is taking some digging to get out but I will persevere (I hope).  

 

Glad to hear of the rain - you need it on the West Coast and congrats on your DS’s second shot.  Good news indeed 👍 

 

 

 

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One of my favorite bits of triviata:

 

Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was an English businessman and plumber. He founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London, a sanitary equipment company. Crapper held nine patents, three of them for water closet improvements such as the floating ballcock. He improved the S-bend plumbing trap in 1880 by inventing the U-bend. The firm's lavatorial equipment was manufactured at premises in nearby Marlborough Road (now Draycott Avenue). The company owned the world's first bath, toilet and sink showroom in King's Road. Crapper was noted for the quality of his products and received several royal warrants.  Manhole covers with Crapper's company's name on them in Westminster Abbey have become one of London's minor tourist attractions.]

 

--from Wikipedia

 

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Riffing on the "toilet and sink showroom," quite a few years ago, on a business trip to Wisconsin, the local rep suggested that I stay at the American Club in the town of Kohler.  I can assure you that the American Club is an outstanding facility--terrific rooms and terrific dining facilities.  It was disappointing that my stay was so short.  I was very very impressed by the bathroom facilities in my room--very modern and very attractive.  It turns out that every residence in the American has a uniquely designed and appointed bathroom--the better to show off the products of the local Kohler Company.  

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6 minutes ago, XBGuy said:

One of my favorite bits of triviata:

 

Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was an English businessman and plumber. He founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London, a sanitary equipment company. Crapper held nine patents, three of them for water closet improvements such as the floating ballcock. He improved the S-bend plumbing trap in 1880 by inventing the U-bend. The firm's lavatorial equipment was manufactured at premises in nearby Marlborough Road (now Draycott Avenue). The company owned the world's first bath, toilet and sink showroom in King's Road. Crapper was noted for the quality of his products and received several royal warrants.  Manhole covers with Crapper's company's name on them in Westminster Abbey have become one of London's minor tourist attractions.]

 

--from Wikipedia

 

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Riffing on the "toilet and sink showroom," quite a few years ago, on a business trip to Wisconsin, the local rep suggested that I stay at the American Club in the town of Kohler.  I can assure you that the American Club is an outstanding facility--terrific rooms and terrific dining facilities.  It was disappointing that my stay was so short.  I was very very impressed by the bathroom facilities in my room--very modern and very attractive.  It turns out that every residence in the American has a uniquely designed and appointed bathroom--the better to show off the products of the local Kohler Company.  

In Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Cambridge.  

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7 hours ago, rafinmd said:

 I've been to Nicaragua but not Corinto. 

 

 

Roy

 

Roy, 

Every time I've sailed sailed the west coast of Central American [4-5 times - Corinto has been on our itinerary [all BHBs] except last time on Zaandam From my notes --  SUN 22APR18 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm    CANCELLED - [Political Unrest] 

 

It seems strange you have never been there.

 

Carole

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7 hours ago, KirkNC said:

Happy Monday!

 

Corinto is probably the worst port we have ever visited.  Sorry, keeping it real.

 

Agreed, I wasn't sorry that they cancelled it 2018 because of local unrest/troubles.

 

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