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  1. I don't have any October 17 sunrises in my travel archives but had a stroke of luck on the way to my walk this morning. Roy
  2. Thank you for the Daily, Rich. That's a great combination of days and two very timely quotes. I don't eat seafood so I'll pass on the shrimp but will probably honor pasta tonight. My alternate meal suggestion is Coconut Nutmeg Soup, Grilled Turkey Breast, and Mixed Berry Tart, as served on the Amsterdam October 17, 2017. Today's care list: Mrs Vmax with radiation looming Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers California and Colorado Wildfires Kazu’s sister, niece, and BIL Debbie’s nephew and his girlfriend Family and friends of Denise’s friend who died of cancer October 13 Sharon’s book club member and Krazy Kruisers and Joe Today's Celebrations and shoutouts: Welcome to the Daily, Mickb Front Line Health Care Workers Teachers and school workers StLouisCruisers on a road trip to visit aged mother Fall colors and Sharon in Az getting word that one shingles shot gave substantial protection Roy
  3. I may be confusing this with Maryland local but I think over 65 is pretty much an automatic excuse. Good luck Roy
  4. Regular or high dos?. One time a few years ago I was offered a flu shot by my doctor and declined because they only had the regular one, and got it a bit later at the pharmacy. Roy
  5. Thank you and welcome to the Daily. Roy
  6. October16, 2017, my second day in Yokohama on the Amsterdam was not a good weather day. I had an all day to Hakone National Park, about a 2-hour bus ride from town and would take a cable car to the summit of Mt. Komagatake, which should have views of Mt. Fuji. The winds were so strong nobody left the lodge at the Komagatake summit. This is our view of Mt. Fuji: A mural at the top showed us what we should have seen, quitebeautiful: Roy
  7. I saw the sun come up on 2 consecutive days on my 2015 QM2 crossing enroute to the Allure of the Seas but would not make it to 3: Roy
  8. I saw the sun come up on 2 consecutive days on my 2015 QM2 crossing enroute to the Allure of the Seas but would not make it to 3: Roy
  9. Thank you for the Daily, Rich. I haven't really had a boss now for over 13 years. I do still have a paper dictionary, and we have ample cat lovers among us. I love the quote and the meal suggestion. My alternative suggestion is Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast and Blackberry Sundae, as served on the Amsterdam October 16, 2017. Today's care list: Mrs Vmax recovering from surgery (is the chemo finished?) Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers California and Colorado Wildfires Kazu’s sister, niece, and BIL Debbie’s nephew and his girlfriend Family and friends of Denise’s friend who died of cancer October 13 Sharon’s book club member and Krazy Kruisers and Joe Today's Celebrations and shoutouts: Mrs Vmax surgery going “according to plan” Front Line Health Care Workers Teachers and school workers StLouisCruisers on a road trip to visit aged mother Fall colors and @richwmn taking a blank screen every morning that becomes a "daily" inspiration. Roy
  10. The Zaandam maiden call was posted in the daily several days ago. It was also the maiden call for the Volendam, making all 3 of the ships that transferred from Scheveningen. I suspect one of these days the Westerdam will make a reprovisioning stop there; not sure if that will be a maiden call. Here's the Volendam: Roy
  11. I wonder if a number of Canadians will be heading to Vancouver and Victoria for the toughest part of winter this year. Probably not a real option for the Atlantic Bubble. Roy
  12. The Amsterdam had an overnight call in Yokohama but my entry today will have a distinctive Crystal flavor. Crystal was founded by Japanese company NYK, and I visited the NYK museum in their former Yokohama office: Like HAL, NYK started out as an all inclusive maritime company with both cargo and passenger liners. They left the passenger business in 1960 but one of their last ocean liners, the Hikawamaru ia museum ship in the harbor. I learned what it was too late to visit it. Most of the HAL ships have plaques in the stairwells. These are part of a plaque exchange with the port authorities, although we rarely see the ones given by the ship to the port. The plaque given by the Amsterdam to Yokohama during the 2010 GWV was on display. In the evening a local drum group performed in the showroom: Roy
  13. The next 2 sunrises are from my 2015 QM2 crossing enroute to the Allure of the Seas. This is October 15: Roy PS: I know Denise has been following my 2003 so I'll hold off on that until she returns to Cruise Critic.
  14. The next 2 sunrises are from my 2015 QM2 crossing enroute to the Allure of the Seas. This is October 15: Roy PS: Great article Claudia.
  15. Thank you for the Daily Rich. Something I have learned during the Covid pandemic is that guide dogs have no sense of social distancing and I doubt if white canes do either so part of safety will be for those of us with sight to take care around the blind. Handwashing day is particularly appropriate now and is maintaining breast health while getting to doctors is more complicated. Oh, that quote is SO true. Not a fan of black bean soup. My alternate menu suggestion is Chilled 3-berry ministrone (is that what was pictured in the daily a couple days ago), Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad, and Peach Crisp as served on the Amsterdam October 15, 2017. Today's care list: Covid-free Mrs Vmax in surgery(possibly even in recovery now with the time difference) Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers California and Colorado Wildfires Kazu’s sister, niece, and BIL Debbie’s nephew and his girlfriend Family and friends of Denise’s friend who died of cancer October 13 and Krazy Kruisers and Joe Today's Celebrations and shoutouts: Welcome back smitty34877 Front Line Health Care Workers Teachers and school workers StLouisCruisers on a road trip to visit aged mother Fall colors a quick condo sale for Overhead Fred HorizonChaser1957's luggage arriving intact and in good shape Roy
  16. I'm no cook and not really a fan of casseroles but used this as a jumping off for a simple impromptu dish along the same lines. I took some instant brown rice, chopped up a couple of chicken McNuggets, and a few frozen vegetables and popped them in the microwave. It worked out fairly well. Roy
  17. Today's sunrise is another from my 2017 Grand Asia Cruise: Our leaves haven't turned much yet but there was one nice tree ahead of the others on my morning walk: Roy
  18. Today's sunrise is another from my 2017 Grand Asia Cruise: Roy
  19. That's my guess as well after a reprovisioning stop in Southampton. Roy
  20. Thank you for the Daily, Rich. A special salute to Emergency Nurses. I'll pass on the spinning top although any diversion is probably worthy these days. I love the quote. The meal suggestion also sounds great. My alternate suggestion is Chilled Arjou Pear soup, Prime Rib Au Jus, and Apple Crisp as served on the Amsterdam October 14, 2017. The soup is almost like a desert, and 2 deserts are kind of appropriate on National Desert Day. Today's care list: Covid-free Mrs Vmax getting ready for surgery October 15 Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers California and Colorado Wildfires Kazu’s sister, niece, and BIL Debbie’s nephew and his girlfriend Family and friends of Denise’s friend who died of cancer October 13 and Krazy Kruisers and Joe Today's Celebrations and shoutouts: Front Line Health Care Workers Occasional posters like @sailingdutchy Teachers and school workers cruisin single helping Colorado firefighters StLouisCruisers on a road trip to visit aged mother a local Eagle Scout Candidate building desks for students in virtual school Fall colors and for Canadian dailyites, reports of Amsterdam luggage clearing Canadian Customs I haven't yet elevated it to the care list but am surprised that erewhon did not post yesterday. I expect Mrs Vmax will be out of surgery by the time the next daily is posted. Roy
  21. I can't prove it but I suspect there's a "Chilled Mixed Berry Sou". Roy
  22. You haven’t posted much lately. I hope you’re doing ok. Roy
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