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3 hours ago, JazzyV said:

@Horizon chaser 1957 I'm jealous of the Safari excursion. That's a bucket list item for me.

 

28 minutes ago, Quartzsite Cruiser said:

Glad you could book the excursions you wanted, especially the safari.  We did a half day safari years ago, and I would love to do a longer one.

I’ve never seen one like this. It’s in Kruger, but the biggest thing is the accommodations. It’s called the train on the bridge, right in Kruger National Park. The rooms and dining area are carriages on a refurbished train set right on a long trestle over the Sabie River on a disused track. There are only 24 carriage cabins in total, so excursion space is finite. It’s not like HAL can just hire another 40 seater bus or two as demand increases.

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6 minutes ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

 

I’ve never seen one like this. It’s in Kruger, but the biggest thing is the accommodations. It’s called the train on the bridge, right in Kruger National Park. The rooms and dining area are carriages on a refurbished train set right on a long trestle over the Sabie River on a disused track. There are only 24 carriage cabins in total, so excursion space is finite. It’s not like HAL can just hire another 40 seater bus or two as demand increases.

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Wow great photos.

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39 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Tonight's sky and meal.

Graham

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Are you folks Royal’s?😁You sure dine well and dress impeccably! We are being reclusive as we want negative Covid test for our upcoming cruise!

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21 minutes ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

 

I’ve never seen one like this. It’s in Kruger, but the biggest thing is the accommodations. It’s called the train on the bridge, right in Kruger National Park. The rooms and dining area are carriages on a refurbished train set right on a long trestle over the Sabie River on a disused track. There are only 24 carriage cabins in total, so excursion space is finite. It’s not like HAL can just hire another 40 seater bus or two as demand increases.

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That is so cool!

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25 minutes ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

 

I’ve never seen one like this. It’s in Kruger, but the biggest thing is the accommodations. It’s called the train on the bridge, right in Kruger National Park. The rooms and dining area are carriages on a refurbished train set right on a long trestle over the Sabie River on a disused track. There are only 24 carriage cabins in total, so excursion space is finite. It’s not like HAL can just hire another 40 seater bus or two as demand increases.

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Wow!  That should be wonderful.  It's now on my bucket list.

 

Lenda

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1 hour ago, grapau27 said:

Tonight's sky and meal.

Graham

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Looks delicious but I have to ask - do you ever eat at home 😉 

Seriously - So nice you have so many great places to go to. 😄 

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1 hour ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

 

I’ve never seen one like this. It’s in Kruger, but the biggest thing is the accommodations. It’s called the train on the bridge, right in Kruger National Park. The rooms and dining area are carriages on a refurbished train set right on a long trestle over the Sabie River on a disused track. There are only 24 carriage cabins in total, so excursion space is finite. It’s not like HAL can just hire another 40 seater bus or two as demand increases.

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That is really cool! 

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I started something when I took the upsell to the Neptune.   Sister Sue has been muttering all week that we need to make a Neptune happen for Norway next year.  So, today we rebooked Norway.  We moved it from September to July (better weather) and booked an aft wrap on the Rotterdam.  
 

Date changes work for all.  Nephew Matt and his parter, Laura, are planning to join us.  

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12 minutes ago, dfish said:

I started something when I took the upsell to the Neptune.   Sister Sue has been muttering all week that we need to make a Neptune happen for Norway next year.  So, today we rebooked Norway.  We moved it from September to July (better weather) and booked an aft wrap on the Rotterdam.  
 

Date changes work for all.  Nephew Matt and his parter, Laura, are planning to join us.  

 

Love Norway in July!  So great you can do it in another Neptune.🤗

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15 minutes ago, dfish said:

I started something when I took the upsell to the Neptune.   Sister Sue has been muttering all week that we need to make a Neptune happen for Norway next year.  So, today we rebooked Norway.  We moved it from September to July (better weather) and booked an aft wrap on the Rotterdam.  
 

Date changes work for all.  Nephew Matt and his parter, Laura, are planning to join us.  

 

My like is a laugh because I can understand your sister 😉 

 

DH says he doesn’t care but loves the Neptune.  that will definitely be better weather and an aft should be lovely for Norway.

Lovely that you are having more family joining you, too.  You’re going to have fun.

We’ll be ahead of you for Norway in May (God and covid willing).  Our first time so internet permitting - I’ll definitely be doing a live thread in case it might be of help to you.

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Good evening!

 

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts - I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  All is well, the surgeon did what he had to and got it all. 

 

I've missed so much, but will try to go back and catch up.  Prayers to all needing them, and cheers to all celebrating!  Glad to be back with my CC family, I've missed every one of you!!

 

Laura

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16 minutes ago, kplady said:

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts - I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  All is well, the surgeon did what he had to and got it all. 

 

 

that is truly good news 🤙  So happy to hear this 😄 

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19 minutes ago, kplady said:

Good evening!

 

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts - I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  All is well, the surgeon did what he had to and got it all. 

 

I've missed so much, but will try to go back and catch up.  Prayers to all needing them, and cheers to all celebrating!  Glad to be back with my CC family, I've missed every one of you!!

 

Laura

Glad all went well and you are home. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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34 minutes ago, kplady said:

Good evening!

 

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts - I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  All is well, the surgeon did what he had to and got it all. 

 

I've missed so much, but will try to go back and catch up.  Prayers to all needing them, and cheers to all celebrating!  Glad to be back with my CC family, I've missed every one of you!!

 

Laura

 

Good news that you are home now. Rest and take care of yourself.

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53 minutes ago, kplady said:

Good evening!

 

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts - I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  All is well, the surgeon did what he had to and got it all. 

 

I've missed so much, but will try to go back and catch up.  Prayers to all needing them, and cheers to all celebrating!  Glad to be back with my CC family, I've missed every one of you!!

 

Laura

 

Glad you're home.  Wishing you a speedy recovery.

 

Lenda 

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1 hour ago, dfish said:

I started something when I took the upsell to the Neptune.   Sister Sue has been muttering all week that we need to make a Neptune happen for Norway next year.  So, today we rebooked Norway.  We moved it from September to July (better weather) and booked an aft wrap on the Rotterdam.  
 

Date changes work for all.  Nephew Matt and his parter, Laura, are planning to join us.  

 

Great news.  You'll like Norway in July.  

 

Lenda 

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7 hours ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

Apologies for venting that on the Daily - this is not the place for that.

Meanwhile, I am on my sisters deck overlooking Lake Kalamalka. The forest fire smoke has cleared, and we’ve dodged the heavy rainfall warning at home on the coast. Life is good!

This is the right place to vent, especially when you come back and say things have resolved themselves.  The tour you booked looks AMAZING.

 

Roy

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1 hour ago, kazu said:

 

My like is a laugh because I can understand your sister 😉 

 

DH says he doesn’t care but loves the Neptune.  that will definitely be better weather and an aft should be lovely for Norway.

Lovely that you are having more family joining you, too.  You’re going to have fun.

We’ll be ahead of you for Norway in May (God and covid willing).  Our first time so internet permitting - I’ll definitely be doing a live thread in case it might be of help to you.


What are your ports in Norway?   I did the Midnight Sun itinerary in 2017 and loved it.  We went to Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Eidfjord, and Stavanger.  Most are great DIY ports.

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1 hour ago, kplady said:

Good evening!

 

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts - I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  All is well, the surgeon did what he had to and got it all. 

 

I've missed so much, but will try to go back and catch up.  Prayers to all needing them, and cheers to all celebrating!  Glad to be back with my CC family, I've missed every one of you!!

 

Laura

That is great news.  Thank you for keeping us posted.

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7 hours ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

Good morning, all! We are in the Okanagan and visiting an orchard later today, so I pick Apple Dumpling day to celebrate! The meal,sounds good, but we’re going out to a BBQ Rib place tonight. Even if cod is on the menu, it won’t be my choice. The wine sounds good. I like Semillon, and feel encouraged that the tasting notes don’t say anything related to being dragged through a gravel pit by a diesel with leaking exhaust pipes. If we still stop in Portugal next year, I'll look for it. I’ve been to San Diego several times, but any pictures are at home.

Yesterday we booked a Safari excursion for the 2023 GWV. The excursions were down after the ship change, probably due to the itinerary being changed as well. When they came back up, the popular ones disappeared like snow on a hot day. The good news is we have spots on what we wanted! Unfortunately, the poor mans computer kept crashing, and in the end our credit card was charged North of $2000 more than the cost of the excursion. After 2 1/2 hour on the phone to Seattle, we were told to send everything in to refund accounting in an email. Due to high volume, they will,be able to look at it in 7-10 business days. Sigh. But, we have spaces reserved on a completely unique excursion, which is the big thing!

Apologies for venting that on the Daily - this is not the place for that.

Meanwhile, I am on my sisters deck overlooking Lake Kalamalka. The forest fire smoke has cleared, and we’ve dodged the heavy rainfall warning at home on the coast. Life is good!

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Happy Friday, TGIF for those it still makes a difference to. Keep dreaming of those BHB’s!

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Hope things get sorted out for you.  Vent away, argh!  At least you have a view of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.  Enjoy! 

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5 minutes ago, dfish said:


What are your ports in Norway?   I did the Midnight Sun itinerary in 2017 and loved it.  We went to Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Eidfjord, and Stavanger.  Most are great DIY ports.

 

Our itinerary for the 1st segment:

 

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4 hours ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

 

I’ve never seen one like this. It’s in Kruger, but the biggest thing is the accommodations. It’s called the train on the bridge, right in Kruger National Park. The rooms and dining area are carriages on a refurbished train set right on a long trestle over the Sabie River on a disused track. There are only 24 carriage cabins in total, so excursion space is finite. It’s not like HAL can just hire another 40 seater bus or two as demand increases.

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Wow!  Is that a HAL excursion? 

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