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About Thrak

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    Butte County, California
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    Cruising, Camping, Geocaching
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    Earth :)

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  1. I didn't say I wouldn't wear a mask on a cruise. I said I don't want to cruise if it entails wearing a mask all the time. There is a difference.
  2. We did actually venture out last evening. We decided that a waffle cone with 2 scoops of ice cream each would be a good dinner. Dutifully wore the masks into the venue to buy the ice cream and then at it in the car. We had to eat fairly quickly though as it was still in the 90's and the ice cream was melting. Ahhhhhhhhhh..... Schubert's ice cream. Made locally since 1938. The really cool thing is when we got home I discovered notice from a local radio station that I won a certificate for Schubert's so went out and picked it up this morning. Looks like we'll have to go back again. Darn! Perhaps that will be our big whoop-de-do for July 4th - out for ice cream again. 😎 Our daughter and her husband and our youngest grandchild moved out into their own place the other day after "only" 12 weeks of living with us. It's sooooooo nice and quiet here now. Of course she did just call me and said her computer won't boot and wants me to come check it out. 29 miles. Sheesh. Ah, well. Hopefully it won't be a horrible issue with the computer. I gave her the computer several years ago and she loaned it to someone else for 6 months or so and then it was in storage and has been moved several times. Could be loose RAM. No way to tell what's going on without a site visit. She can't talk on the phone with me while at the computer as she has to go to her front door to get any cell service. D'Oh! They have T-Mobile or Metro or something. I believe it's linked with Sprint. I have Verizon and get a 4g signal in her house. Anything to do with Sprint is terrible along the northern California corridor. (When we were in Utah we had pretty much zip for coverage. When I had nothing I noticed folks with AT&T were yakking on their phones. Of course, I didn't want to yak on the phone. I wanted a data connection. "Maybe" I could have made a call. I never tried.)
  3. Sounds horrible to me. As much as I love to cruise I can't imagine wearing a mask all the time. I don't wear one in my own home. I understand they are important but I freaking hate the things. (I don't go out much.)
  4. One can usually see a stateroom door from the elevator entrance. If the number is even it's Port side. If the number is odd it's Starboard. Once you walk to the correct side you can usually see two cabin numbers. If the numbers are decreasing that way is Forward. If the numbers are decreasing that way is Aft. Not real difficult.
  5. Please take note of the heading for this thread: Princess Cabin Reviews – NO CABIN QUESTIONS POSTED HERE PLEASE! You would be better off posting your request for info in it's own thread as you are more likely to get the right people to view the question. Note: My wife loves your name. She's a quilter and quite active in her guild as well as small groups. 😎
  6. Perhaps this info may be of assistance. I didn't have much luck with the phone number but the email eventually worked for me. Princess Gift Card support agents 1-855-426-0168 giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com
  7. Ahhhhhhh....... Glad it is cooling off. It's about 11:15 PM and it's cooled down to only 91F (32.8C). Going to be another warm night for sleeping I guess. The forecast is for a major cooling trend. In theory it will only get to 97F tomorrow. It will be a welcome break. 😁
  8. Okay... Looked again. Download the TV show theme song here: http://www.televisiontunes.com/Love_Boat_-_Jack_Jones_-_Remastered_(The).html
  9. Ahhh... I let the Talisker, the 24k Gold Margarita, and the Chairman of the Board take care of that. 😜
  10. Since it was stipulated that the download be legal... You can download the song by Jack Jones (the original singer) on Amazon for $0.99 Note: It's not actually the original version from the TV show though. If I wanted the "real" version I'd just snag a program that lets one pull audio from youtube videos. https://www.amazon.com/Love-Boat-Theme/dp/B000QLHPVA
  11. It's been hot here. Yesterday the "official" temp was 110F. Today it's "only" 109F. Of course the temp on my front porch where the thermometer is in the sun is always higher than the official temp. Here's a pic I took about 30 minutes ago. (Yesterday it was totally pegged about 8-10 degrees higher.)
  12. UPDATE: As I said previously, I had five of the $50 "bonus" gift cards from purchasing $5k in regular cards. Princess had applied them to one of my cruises this winter and it is pretty much a given that the cruises will be cancelled so I asked to have the OBC moved to a cruise next May. Princess didn't want to do that and said they would extend the expiration date of the bonus cards and refund them. That was quite a while ago. I just got email from Princess and they have issued a new e-card in the full amount of $250 and it doesn't show any expiration date at all. Wahoo! They came through and made good on things. I'm not totally surprised they covered the cards but I am surprised they did it "so soon" since they haven't even cancelled the cruise(s) yet. Very cool. 😎
  13. The forward observation decks are on both Caribe and Baja decks. No furniture on either of them.
  14. Balconies are cut out of the hull so they are all covered.
  15. We do our own. We've only sailed as Elite one time so far and didn't have a good experience with the free laundry. The cleaning service failed to remove the spot on the dress and the regular laundry returned the wrong clothing.
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