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About JohnGinPBG

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    South Florida
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska, so far.

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  1. We visited the B+J factory in Waterbury and it was a let-down. Not even a free cone. Meh. My suggestion if you're in the area is to go to the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury. If you're into beer at all, they have the best you can get. And their grass-fed burgers are outstanding. We also visited Shelburne Farms 5 mi. south of Burlington which is beautiful and historic and I think right up your alley. If you were on a cruise on Lake Champlain, this would be a primo excursion. Enjoyed the 6 perfect days of weather in the Capital District! Sweating through the FL heat until we leave for Italy in 10 days.
  2. Thanks! Such great weather here. Tooting around town today then going to Mass. tomorrow.
  3. A little get-together with family this weekend. Staying with my sister in Niskayuna. Weather looks much nicer than Florida!
  4. Still getting rain bands here, but we dodged a major bullet. Heading up to Albany tomorrow. Maybe I'll run into JP.
  5. We're shuttered up, stocked up and just watching closely and waiting for the turn north. If we don't get it, we could be in deep doodoo. Fingers crossed.
  6. Thanks, Terry! We've been through many smaller storms hear, but this one is scary.
  7. We are in the bullseye as well. Stocked up, gassed up, freezing blocks of ice. Time to prep outside and get busy on the shutters. Good luck to you and all our neighbors.
  8. No need to apologize, Master E. Your photos and video gave me a good indication of how the island looks from the ship and reinforced my decision to go to Oia. I'll report back after our trip. Thanks!
  9. That looks wonderful, JP! Off-season for us here. I start mine in November and start eating them in March.
  10. Great video, Davey! Was pleased to see Pan from Myanmar, who is our all-time favorite SS server. We love her!
  11. We had free airfare through SS on a Caribbean cruise in March. Miami to San Juan and Barbados to Miami. The day the cruise started, all 737 MAX aircraft were grounded and that plane was what we were scheduled to fly back on from Barbados. While it took them a couple of days, SS was able to arrange alternate flights for our return. I was relieved I didn't have to work that out myself during a cruise.
  12. I can only speak from personal experience, but we have booked four cruises directly with SS and have been very pleased with our rep. Others insist that using a TA is the way to go, but I prefer to deal directly with the provider, whether it's a hotel, airline or cruise - just for peace of mind. Our SS rep has gotten us unpublished discounts, what I consider to be generous OBC, prompt answers to my questions and good suite assignments. He also arranged for us to visit a ship in port which included a tour and lunch with an officer. So we're happy.
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