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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's a Snow Globe day...

Good morning everyone.

It's a Snow Globe day here. There is a pretty downfall of light, flaky snow coming down. I've blown the driveway once already and I will do it again in a couple of hours. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising November 25th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By Mike M
He was one of the founding fathers of cruising. ...

He was one of the founding fathers of cruising. I guess you could call him the Ted Arinson of the West Coast.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 23rd, 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Mike M
Sorry: You can't have it. I won't give it to...

Sorry: You can't have it. I won't give it to you. ;)

OK: You have your post count updated and your rose is back.

All that is updated is the "count". You can only find your old postings on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 23rd, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Mike M
Good morning from tropical Minnesota. We are...

Good morning from tropical Minnesota.

We are in middle of a three day melt down. It is 49F outside right now with light rain and gray skies. This will last until tomorrow and then it's back into...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 23rd, 2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Mike M
Sue: Get a different flight. You have about...

Sue:
Get a different flight. You have about 70/30 chance, 30 being the chance of making it, of getting off the ship, clearing customs and immigration, getting to the airport, going through...
Forum: Open Debate November 22nd, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Mike M
The well off are always the ones to embrace new...

The well off are always the ones to embrace new technology and we should thank them for it. They are the only ones who can afford it when it is new technology. There may be some decent tax credits...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 21st, 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Mike M
I haven't seen any pictures of the ship with a...

I haven't seen any pictures of the ship with a scraggly beard or wearing a plaid flannel shirt. ;) :)

From what I've seen it definitely is "different".

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 21st, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Mike M
Good morning. Donna: James is starting to...

Good morning.

Donna: James is starting to sound like me. Tell him to stop it. :) I hope all goes well on the hernia surgery. I had one last April and it was a pretty uneventful surgery. One...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 20th, 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Mike M
Good morning Donna and to everyone in the cruise...

Good morning Donna and to everyone in the cruise world.

It's going to be a cool one today. The current temp on my "Weather Watcher" thermometer is +4F with a forecast high of +18.

Donna: I saw...
Forum: Open Debate November 19th, 2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 188
Posted By Mike M
There is one incident of a hunter shooting the...

There is one incident of a hunter shooting the pipeline and that was in 2001. He received a 16 year prison sentence. It was fixed in less than 36 hours. The fears that it would disrupt the Caribou...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 17th, 2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. We had a fun weekend....

Good morning everyone.

We had a fun weekend. We decided on Friday to take the kids for the weekend and checked into a hotel and spent the weekend swimming, lounging and shopping. It was a very...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 12th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Mike M
I cannot answer your question but I did copy this...

I cannot answer your question but I did copy this post to the Crewmembers forum. Someone there will have more knowledge about this than most staff members.

I hope you get your answer and enjoy...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine November 12th, 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Mike M
I do love truffles. Like anything there are good...

I do love truffles. Like anything there are good ones and not so good ones. With truffles a little goes a long way. Too much can be overpowering and too little you barely know they are there.

I...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 12th, 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's somewhat cold...

Good morning everyone.

It's somewhat cold here. The temp was 17 fahrenheit or -8 for those north of the border.

I was out at 8:30 p.m. last night after a day of more snow blowing, clothes...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 11th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Mike M
Good morning to all and a big "Thank You" to all...

Good morning to all and a big "Thank You" to all veterans and active duty servicemen and women.

Returned yesterday afternoon from the "Great 2014 Deer Hunt". I harmed no deer. It was cold and...
Forum: Open Debate November 5th, 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Mike M
Hopefully the new make up of the House and Senate...

Hopefully the new make up of the House and Senate will help stop the gridlock but I do agree with Zydie (wow: That's a first) :) The infighting within the Republican party may cause a stalemate.
...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 4th, 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Mike M
In terms of cash I would budget $100/day. It...

In terms of cash I would budget $100/day.

It really depends if you booked excursions on your own and need to pay them in cash.

Most of your expenditures on board will go to your Sign and Sail...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 3rd, 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Mike M
Sad, but good to hear that his family will have...

Sad, but good to hear that his family will have closure.

I can't believe Schettino (Captain Coward) has yet to be convicted or sentenced to a long time in jail.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 3rd, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Mike M
I wonder who the "first" of the Carnival brands...

I wonder who the "first" of the Carnival brands will experience this. On the Breeze, Mediterranean cruise, Carnival offered, at a higher cost, a faster Internet connection and I have to say I was...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 3rd, 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Mike M
A diabetic cat is not too uncommon. My daughter...

A diabetic cat is not too uncommon. My daughter has dealt with many of them in her practice. If the cat requires shots, the good news is that after about a month of hell, trying to give them the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 30th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Mike M
Gerry Cahill "Retiring" from Carnival

It look like Gerry Cahill is leaving Carnival. A replacement has yet to be named. Cahill grew the fleet and was behind the Carnival 2.0 enhancements. We'll see what comes.

Carnival Cruise Lines...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 28th, 2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's all good in the...

Good morning everyone.

It's all good in the neighborhood. :)

It's a cool, cloudy, Fall day here in Minnesota. Basically, we have gone from a warm Fall to normal with highs in the low 50's to...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal October 25th, 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Mike M
The only advice I can give on this is to rent...

The only advice I can give on this is to rent from an International and known company. You will probably pay more but you have a far better chance of receiving a decent vehicle. Less chance of...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 25th, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Mike M
An interesting article and I have developed...

An interesting article and I have developed similar feelings.

I always referred to cruising as the "Pu Pu Platter" of travel. You get a taste of a destination but never the chance to immerse...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 25th, 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Mike M
She said that she has done a lot of "changes" in...

She said that she has done a lot of "changes" in her lifestyle and is less stressed.

I wonder if that, plus plastic surgery, made the difference.

Take care,
Mike
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