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Forum: Holland America July 2nd, 2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By arkiegal
On our Alaska cruise last week there were lots of...

On our Alaska cruise last week there were lots of kids....only to be expected. DH and I were very impressed w/ how well-behaved they all seemed to be. Of course we only saw them at meals and on...
Forum: Holland America July 2nd, 2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,251
Posted By arkiegal
We stayed at the Sheraton downtown..... very...

We stayed at the Sheraton downtown..... very nice. There is a Grayline shuttle bus from the airport to downtown hotels at door 00..... buy tickets at the desk to right of door...... about 1/3 the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 2nd, 2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By arkiegal
You are gonna LOVE it! We just back Saturday...

You are gonna LOVE it! We just back Saturday from celebrating our 40th anniversary on a HAL Alaska cruise..... it was fabulous. Don't neglect to treat yourselves to an anniversary dinner at the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 1st, 2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By arkiegal
Another beatiful morning out on our deck.... the...

Another beatiful morning out on our deck.... the long-range forecast was for a cooler, wetter summer than normal and so far they have hit it right on the head. Hope we can keep it up!

Yet more...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 30th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By arkiegal
A few random thoughts

I'm not really ready to write a review yet..... too tired still..... but a couple of things come to mind. We were very impressed with HAL.... we paid only $200 more for this cruise than for our last...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 30th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By arkiegal
Sitting out on the deck..... just finished my...

Sitting out on the deck..... just finished my b'fast..... we came back from our cruise to glorious weather. It was hot and muggy most of the time we were gone, but rained Saturday and cool air came...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 29th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By arkiegal
I'm Baaaaccckkkk!

Just got back from our Alaska cruise..... we're dead! Got to unpack, wash, pick up cats in the morning(dog is already back) and figure out what all has happened while we were among the cruising. It...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 18th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By arkiegal
A lot of times, breaking it down to $s per day...

A lot of times, breaking it down to $s per day for food, lodging and entertainment makes a major impression. I know it did for my accountant hubbie!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 18th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By arkiegal
Yaaaaayyyyy!

Yaaaaayyyyy!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 18th, 2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By arkiegal
Got a busy "pre-cruise" day today. First I am...

Got a busy "pre-cruise" day today. First I am going out to b'fast with my mom, my sister, and my mom's best friend..... then I have some shoppping to do, of course (including the new Stephanie...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 17th, 2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By arkiegal
Things like scrapple and sausage and fried...

Things like scrapple and sausage and fried chittlins came about because a slaughtered hog was too valuable to let any part of it go to waste. When they boiled the parts to make scrapple, they would...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 17th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By arkiegal
Rained again yesterday evening and forecast says...

Rained again yesterday evening and forecast says more rain later today..... the morning paper says we are 20" above normal rainfall-to-date for this year and only 2 1/2" short of average total yearly...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 16th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By arkiegal
Our Air National Guard unit lost their F-16s...

Our Air National Guard unit lost their F-16s recently in a major shakeup and reorganization...... they have been replaced with something whose actual name I can't remember, but they are called...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 16th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By arkiegal
Another bad storm here last night...... I was...

Another bad storm here last night...... I was awake a lot as the weather radio kept coming on...... DD called at 8:00 am...... I knew something was wrong as she doesn't get up that early once school...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 15th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By arkiegal
Definitely, the fois gras...... on our last trip...

Definitely, the fois gras...... on our last trip to London my DD and I ate at a well-recommended French restaurant. This was before she went vegetarian....... she was my "picky" eater...... she had...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By arkiegal
Thanks Dean and Trip! I had noticed this myself,...

Thanks Dean and Trip! I had noticed this myself, but I'm so unskilled computer-wise I thought it was just me. Also keep getting cut off and sent back to Google!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 14th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By arkiegal
Just a quick hello...... I've got beef browning...

Just a quick hello...... I've got beef browning in the kitchen...... making chili for the "cousin party" this afternoon. RD, I'm not sure where the party will take place...... our rain was last...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 12th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By arkiegal
These are very good suggestions, but I do think...

These are very good suggestions, but I do think with an 8-year-old you might want to go for the Windjammer buffet. Of course, if you have an 8-year-old who doesn't mind a 1-2 hour dinner time,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 12th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By arkiegal
For Better or Worse

I don't know how many of you get this comic strip...... I believe it is Canadian in origin. I thought of many of our posters when I read today's installment. They are discussing moving up a wedding...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 12th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By arkiegal
Well, we tried, but the only cabins that were...

Well, we tried, but the only cabins that were available starboard were right next to the outside elevators so everyone going by overlooked the veranda. Not my idea of a good time..... so we decided...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 11th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By arkiegal
Quick question

I just got an e-mail from our TA with an offer from HAL to upgrade from an SY to an SA (Superior Veranda to Deluxe Veranda) for $249 pp. Is this a good deal or is it just the regular price...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 10th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By arkiegal
Oh no! It can't be over! Wonderful time,...

Oh no! It can't be over! Wonderful time, wonderful stories, wonderful photos! Indeed, it is the people who make the memories..... and the dogs!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 10th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By arkiegal
bahamamamma, they live in the old part of...

bahamamamma, they live in the old part of KC,MO...... east 76th terrace, house is slightly over 100 years old, between Holmes and Troost. We always stay at the Marriott Courtyard at Country Club...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 10th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By arkiegal
I'm late, I'm late...... had to call my...

I'm late, I'm late...... had to call my housekeeper and arrange for her to come Thursday instead of today. I'm giving a cousin party here Saturday for my visiting sister..... so it will stay nicer...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 9th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By arkiegal
Bad news and then good news

Well, I had a scare over the weekend...... we had gone to KC to see DS and DIL. DS had a bad wreck a week ago Friday - not hurt bad but Mom had to go see for herself. Friday evening after dinner I...
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