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  2. Jan and Cheryl you both inspire me. I NEED to get back on track. I like Weight Watchers, it works well for me ..... I really need to rejoin.
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    Explorer of the Seas Two Crew Members Overboard

    Oh my gosh, I never even heard that on the news. Thank heavens they were rescued.
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    Amazing Photos...thanks Todd!
  7. WELCOME ABOARD!
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  10. Shari2

    DAILY DOCK FOR JULY, 2018

    Friday, July 20th Happy Friday everyone! Jackie...so wonderful that your sister-in-law is able to cruise, and spend memorable time with family. I do remember you talking about being managers at the RV camp in Iowa. That had to be so scary when the storms came and no place safe, and close to go. At least the cops came and woke you up. It must have been hard to wake up and have to get everyone else up and then to safety. Yes, we do have a lot of tornadoes here in the Midwest, and Northern Midwest. It's always scary if you're not home in the basement. We had a tornado up at our lake years back...I was a young widow then with my 5-year-old daughter. I was just outside my mom's trailer and saw the skies getting black...we didn't have any warnings up there then...all of a sudden the winds starting blowing so hard it pushed the waters of the lake up so high that it looked like a hurricane. My daughter was in the trailer with my mom and step-dad. I tried walking to the trailer and the winds were so strong I was bent over and could hardly walk...my step-dad came out of the trailer and dragged me in. Inside the trailer it just rocked, and it seemed like we would be picked up and thrown into the lake. You couldn't see anything out the windows, but when it seemed like it was clearing I saw a black cloud like sit down on the other side of the lake. The people next to us only had a smaller trailer with canvas on the top and sides, and they were laying over their children to keep them from flying out. Thank heavens everyone was alright. Some trees down and a tree on someone's car, but everyone was ok. Small tornado, but Scary! It was hard after that to be calm when the storms came up in the night. We did have the pavilion/bar to run to, but after 1AM they usually had it locked up. So sorry what you went through with your fall...not being able to use your hands for 6 months had to be the worst. Jan...sounds like a fun weekend coming up for you and family. Enjoy! Happy Anniversary for Kristin and her husband. Have fun with the grandkids! Working out at the gym with your trainer...hope the workouts will continue to help you and David...be careful... if it gets too much, take a rest...although I'm sure you are younger than I am, we still aren't as young as we used to be. LOL I am just starting back on our recumbent. I had to stop for awhile after overdoing it with some things. It does help me to walk a little further, and stand a little longer, strengthens the back and leg muscles. I admire you and David for working so hard at this. Hi to ALL CruiseCrazies...have a wonderful weekend!
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  12. Jan, I wish. Although we dance alot, the dancing cannot keep up with the amount of calories consumed, unfortunately. The food is too good for me to deprive myself.
  13. Jan115

    DAILY DOCK FOR JULY, 2018

    Hi Everyone - It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend. Kristin and family are crashing at our house for the weekend while their home addition slowly progresses. plus we’re in charge of the kids tonight while their parents go out for their 11th anniversary dinner. Beyond that, tentative plans are for the local Italian church feast and fireworks, berry picking, hot air balloon fest and/or the beach - all depends on how early everyone can get up and out. Shari - We go to the trainer at the gym. While we do have a treadmill and bike in the basement, we don’t have the weights and other equipment necessary for a productive workout. He’s upped the game as of late, and worked us nearly to death this morning. But as long as I don’t faint from exhaustion, it’s well worth the effort.🙂 Jackie - I agree on the rain. My flowers are wilting and my lawn is turning various shades of brown, so I do like it when the rain helps both. Todd - send a little of that rain my way, please!🙂 Andi - I knew you were involved in music, but didn’t know you were a piano major. Do you still play? After Kevin and Grace played their concert for us on the Koningsdam, we should have followed up with an encore from you and Ray!😁 Gotta finish up some stuff before getting out of here. Have a good evening everyone!
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  19. Just saw this news release about Explorer of the Seas on a Alaska Cruise. It seems two members of the crew went overboard while working on a lifeboat. Below is the link tot he story. Explorer of the Seas Two crew members, reportedly working on a lifeboat on the Explorer of the Seas, fell from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship near Victoria last evening, according to News 1130. The two overboard ship workers were apparently rescued by another vessel, which has not been identified yet.
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  22. For the last few months, the chatter among cruise investors has been tinged with worry that operators are building ships faster than demand for them is growing. Shares of the three largest cruise companies — Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings — are down between 8.5 and 11.5 percent since the beginning of the year. But executives have proclaimed their confidence in the face of those concerns, citing bookings for 2019 and even beyond, opportunities in emerging markets, evolving consumer trends that they believe work in their favor, and demographic shifts. “Today, we want to confidently tell you that we do not see any evidence of recessionary pressures on demand or on pricing as a result of global or domestic macroeconomic conditions, or that the increase in supply growth coming online over the next few years is causing any disruption in the marketplace,” Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio said during an earnings call in May. Thursday, Del Rio backed up that optimism with a bet on long-term growth: The company has ordered two more ships due in 2026 and 2027 for its Norwegian Cruise Line brand, adding to five already on order or under construction. The new vessels, which will be built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, will be siblings to four already ordered last year. At the time, the company said it had the option to order two more ships in what is being called the “Leonardo Class.” Unlike the most recent Norwegian builds, which can carry about 4,000 passengers at double occupancy, the upcoming ships will have capacity for 3,300 passengers. That’s significantly smaller than the megaships operated by Royal Caribbean, which hold more than 5,400 passengers. Ships coming from Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises are also expected to top 5,000 passengers. In its announcement, Norwegian said the ship’s size would allow for more energy efficiency and open up more potential destinations. Specifics on those destinations won’t be revealed until closer to each ship’s delivery, but the company has been clear that it wants more flexibility. “These orders extend our disciplined and measured newbuild program and strong growth trajectory well into the future and will further drive long-term returns for our shareholders,” Del Rio said in a statement. “Our six-ship Leonardo Class fleet will allow us to broaden our deployment into strong performing and mature unserved and underserved markets and offer new experiences to our guests.” By Hannah Sampson, Skift Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  23. For the last few months, the chatter among cruise investors has been tinged with worry that operators are building ships faster than demand for them is growing. Shares of the three largest cruise companies — Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings — are down between 8.5 and 11.5 percent since the beginning of the year. But executives have proclaimed their confidence in the face of those concerns, citing bookings for 2019 and even beyond, opportunities in emerging markets, evolving consumer trends that they believe work in their favor, and demographic shifts. “Today, we want to confidently tell you that we do not see any evidence of recessionary pressures on demand or on pricing as a result of global or domestic macroeconomic conditions, or that the increase in supply growth coming online over the next few years is causing any disruption in the marketplace,” Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio said during an earnings call in May. Thursday, Del Rio backed up that optimism with a bet on long-term growth: The company has ordered two more ships due in 2026 and 2027 for its Norwegian Cruise Line brand, adding to five already on order or under construction. The new vessels, which will be built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, will be siblings to four already ordered last year. At the time, the company said it had the option to order two more ships in what is being called the “Leonardo Class.” Unlike the most recent Norwegian builds, which can carry about 4,000 passengers at double occupancy, the upcoming ships will have capacity for 3,300 passengers. That’s significantly smaller than the megaships operated by Royal Caribbean, which hold more than 5,400 passengers. Ships coming from Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises are also expected to top 5,000 passengers. In its announcement, Norwegian said the ship’s size would allow for more energy efficiency and open up more potential destinations. Specifics on those destinations won’t be revealed until closer to each ship’s delivery, but the company has been clear that it wants more flexibility. “These orders extend our disciplined and measured newbuild program and strong growth trajectory well into the future and will further drive long-term returns for our shareholders,” Del Rio said in a statement. “Our six-ship Leonardo Class fleet will allow us to broaden our deployment into strong performing and mature unserved and underserved markets and offer new experiences to our guests.” By Hannah Sampson, Skift Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
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  26. zebra

    DAILY DOCK FOR JULY, 2018

    Good Morning Crazies! Well we have had rain again these past two days and will get more this weekend. I must say in this heat, rain is always welcome as it drops the hot summer temps and I don't have to water the garden 😄 Our brother, sister in law (who has Stage 4 cancer), nephew and his wife all leave on a cruise out of Tampa tomorrow. We have offered to dog sit their lively fur baby, Ben. They are going to drop him off this evening ...... so our Gucci is not going to be thrilled to have to share her house and her people with the intruder. 😄 Jan - Oh I am sooooo with you in regard to getting new eye glasses. I also wear non-reflective progressives and have had to go through the re-alignment process more times than I would prefer. The last time that got it spot on and I was so elated!! Speaking of new glasses I really need to go and get mine seen to, an eye test and I know I will need new glasses as I am not seeing as sharp as I should anymore. Andi - a few years back I had a work related accident. Stepped out of my office with the banking in one hand and car keys in the other and my heel got stuck in a crack on the concrete sidewalk on the way to my car. I went flying and put both hands out in front of me to shield the fall. I seriously sprained both wrists, broke my right arm (hairline fracture) and severely damaged my right knee, tore both meniscus and had to have surgery. Even with the arm in a cast and the searing pain in my knee the two sprained wrists were the WORST. My husband had to do everything for me, I couldn't even go to the bathroom. I had no use of my thumbs because the sprain was so severe. I used to refer to them as my "broken" wrists. I could not use my hands at all. It took more than 6 weeks for me not to be an invalid and use my hands again. So I know exactly what you are going through ..... Shari - gosh that tornado in Iowa was bad. We managed an RV Park in Storms Lake, Iowa 8 years ago ... for the entire summer. Never, ever again!!! The Cops would come and knock on our door in the dead of night, shouting "Get Out Now there's a tornado 1 mile to the West etc" We had no storm shelter on the premises and would have to make sure everyone in the RV park was woken up and then leave for the basement of a local hotel. What a nightmare. This happened 4 times that summer ..... no more Iowa in our future that's for sure!!! Todd - hope the learner driver lessons went well. I'm surprised your cat like to go out in the rain. All the cats we have had did not like rain or water at all. I must say they look so funny and bedraggled when they do get wet though.
  27. Shari2

    DAILY DOCK FOR JULY, 2018

    Guess the tornadoes in Iowa caused more problems than I thought. Still reading the news.
  28. Shari2

    DAILY DOCK FOR JULY, 2018

    Thursday, July 19th Hi Everyone...lots of rain today, and maybe tomorrow. Tornadoes in Iowa...very close to MN. Don't think anyone got seriously hurt...hope not...some damage to homes. Sad! Next week looks fantastic in the weather if it holds up...highs in the 70s and low 80s, and sunshine. Yea! Andi...so glad that you enjoyed the concert. Didn't know that you were a piano major in college. So great! Hope your wrist heals much quicker than they say it will. The wrists can really give off some pain. Sorry about the stomach acid issues...I have had GERD and Esophagitis for many years. Had a couple of endoscopies over the years...I have a weak sphincter, a muscle that holds back the stomach acid from coming up into the esophagus. I took Prilosec {Proton Pump Inhibitor} for years, and then had some issues with it, and don't use it anymore. Think you will be ok to take it for the time the doctor said, but I wouldn't take it forever...so many things coming out against these pills now. I'm sure you may have heard this before, but It may help to avoid acidic foods, and drinks, and not eat for about 3- hours before bed, and to elevate the head of the bed a little if you can. Hope you are better soon. Todd...hope the rain eases up there. So nice to have another cruise to look forward to. Hope all goes well with Lyn and her teaching her sister how to drive. Interesting that your big cat still likes to be outside, even in the soaking rain. He must definitely be a hunter. My two cats were inside cats, but I knew who the hunter was. My Willie-cat...he loved to jump up and swat the flies, and if he saw any little bug he would get it. Hi to ALL CruiseCrazies...have a great weekend!
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