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    Shalimar FL
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    Reading, Socializing, Teaching, Kumihomo cord work
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    Transatlantics; Malta!

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  1. Don was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out that he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with whom to share the fortune.One evening at an investment meeting he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty just took his breath away!He said to her, “ I may look just like an ordinary guy, but in just a few years, my father will die and I will inherit $200 million. Impressed the woman asked for his business card.Three months later she became his stepmother............... Lesson: Women are much better at financial planning then men are! Den
  2. This is terrible! Don’t you know Polar Bears are in the N Pole and penguins are in the S Pole!! this is a complete.......these are Jokes?? Oh......OK. Den
  3. I put this on the thread I started on the Expedition Great Lakes so will add it here to for those interested in the general Expedition ship builds: https://www.vikingcruises.com/expeditions/email/ship-timeline.html?contid=30070417736_1011728855&utm_id=email_vrc.53643062&cid=EML|RSP|999|vrc.53643062&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email
  4. A few more posters are starting to show interest in the Expedition class ships and the Great Lakes cruises so I’ll update our thread. i got a Viking email that had this video about the Expedition ship design and building. https://www.vikingcruises.com/expeditions/email/ship-timeline.html?contid=30070417736_1011728855&utm_id=email_vrc.53643062&cid=EML|RSP|999|vrc.53643062&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email den
  5. This is a story of self control and marksmanship by a brave, cool headed woman against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber you would trust to defend yourself? A Beretta Jetfire Testimonial! Here is her story in her own words!"While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside of The Villages with my soon to be ex husband discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12 foot alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water and starting charging at us with jaws wide open! She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire 25 with me, I would not be here today! Just one shot to my estranged husbands kneecap was all it took. The gator got him easily and I was able to walk away at a brisk pace. It is one of the best pistols in my collection. Plus, the amount i saved in lawyer’s fees was truly incredible!" Den
  6. And 100’s of thousands have died in 5 months and COVID is damaging the lungs, heart, kidneys, etc. And COVID is much more infectious and there is no vaccine or ability to reduce the impact as with flu’s. it’s time to quit the pointless comparisons. No one cares if someone doesn’t ‘buy into it’. That’s why the governments have to make things mandatory. Just stay away from the rest of us. It’s interesting watching all the naysayers getting COVID. But sad for those they infect. den
  7. A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I’d like ti buy some cyanide!”The pharmacist asked, “ Why in the world do you need cyanide?” The lady replied, “ I need to poison my husband!”The pharmacist’s eyes got big and he explained, “ Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband, that’s against the law. I’d lose my license! They’ll throw us both in jail. All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!”The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife.The pharmacist looked at the picture and said, “ You didn’t tell me you had a prescription !" den
  8. Was the TA a private/own company set up or an OnLine or BigBox TA? Sounds as if it was a BigBox type since it took a while to find one of their TA’s who would work this. As you can see from this experience, there is a big difference between real TA’s and Booking Agents who are, in almost all cases, online/BigBox types. the OP is lucky they got the info they needed; they are unlucky on who they use as their ‘TA’. I had a group booking and my TA who runs her own company and has an office, got my refund portion that was booked on her company card. Many of the issues posters have had have been because of the TA they used, thinking they were actual professional TA’s. As posted by some, there are some BigBox with real TA’s who follow-up and work issues, but my direct experience and from many posts, they are few. Den
  9. We used SPB for a 2-day tour and it was excellent. A bit too much Czarist palaces, but you can ask for changes prior. they also do tours in Berlin (outstanding) and Helsinki (OK, rather do on my own next time). And as all have said, if you use an ‘official’ tour company, you don’t need an individual visa. But if you are going ‘on your own’, two years ago, a Russian Visa was $300......a bit pricy for a bit of extra time. Personally, I loved all the other Balkan ports, especially Estonia, and St Petersburg was my least favorite. If I saw one more gold-guilted wall, I’d join the Revolution!! So much other history to that area, the Russian Revolution sites and WWII had an unbelievable battle there (when it was Leningrad) and we spent most all of the time in palaces. But each to our own. when shopping, the workers there followed us around and I felt they were watching to see if I palmed anything.....I guess they knew me! But not a friendly port what so ever. But historically interesting. Den
  10. Yup, checked a number of websites and those cruises are missing. Interesting that the Apex has it’s Nov and on Caribbean cruises available. Some posters could be right in that Celebrity is trying to evaluate passenger ‘load’, or could be a clear cancelation of passengers for those TA’s, which are all missing. Or they could be figuring how to allow UK/Euro passengers to do the TA’s since getting US citizens over to UK/Spain and bring them back would not be possible. I had cancelled my TA just before the final payment. Already have a goodly amount in FCC’s for X and Viking, so decided enough was enough. Very sad we won’t be on the Apex TA. Hope if works for those still committed that X is somehow just restricting numbers, but I didn’t bet on it and gave up. What a mess all these businesses are finding themselves in. Too bad we’ve put ourselves in this situation, but thats what happens when we ignore science and ‘science’ is in control. In my old life, more than a few times I And my team had to explain to a senior manager that no matter how much money they wanted to throw at a problem, trying to go against physics wasn’t going to work out.....fortunately in that business, they listened, usually. Den
  11. Since this thread has gone completely off the rails because pretty much everyone has chimed in, its now ‘fun’ to just babble....... Wine-0, when I was an aviator, we couldn’t use, shall we say, ‘colorful language’ over our radios while airborne. So we started a list of ‘certain words’ and then colorful jokes that we’d number and use over the radio. Some were just silly, such as “A Beer for Me and a plate of flys for my wingman!”, dump stuff such as that. Others were much more ‘expressive’. On one mission, I was ferrying a special plane off the carrier up to a UK airfield and had to send messages to my squadron to keep them informed of status. I added a few ‘Number Jokes’ and so on in the messages to let the guys back on board I was having a great time ‘ashore’! Unfortunately, the status messages were also sent on to Higher Command so they’d know the aircraft location and status and they got these messages with the joke Numbers. They thought it was some kind of special code and started hitting my squadron what this was all about and why I was sending ‘secret signals’.......needless to say my CO wasn’t a happy camper. By the way, all aviators wore masks flying and many ground crew wore than on the flight deck so as not to be overwhelmed by all the exhaust, and we wore them for many hours. (I put this in so I’d not get hit for being off topic!!) Den
  12. Bo - See if this mask will go with your suits?? I think it’ll be very popular in Europe!
  13. Right now, I’ve been saying nope, won’t go on board and wear a mask the majority of the time, but time will tell.....I have a cruise in May 2021. IF Europe allows us to fly over, and flying is less risky than now, might consider it especailly since the cruise I have is out of London (Greenwich really) to Norweigan ports ending in Bergen. All the ports appear to be much safer than the US so may consider it. We’ll see. to me, the point isn’t really the pain of wearing the mask, if the Line(s) still consider it high enough risk that we need to wear masks, then I’d think the risk is too high to Fly over and go onboard for such an extended time. It’s not like going to the grocery store or whatever, it’s being in a ‘building’ requiring wearing a mask a good deal of the time for a week or longer unless I’m sitting in my SR. And taking tours in buses or wandering a city, going to museums? tough call. Not something I do at home now. That’s why I’m waiting for X to come out with more of their 2022 itineraries for the FCC’s I have already. Den Den
  14. What a great thread. Thank you so much for posting this, it gives so much info that many posters ask about and guys such as me, guess at! Den
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