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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 10th, 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By MercedMike
Garb

We have ready made Halloween costumes, since we go to Renaissance Faires several times a year. We just wear our Faire garb for Halloween parties. I have everything from peasant garb to wizard...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 6th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By MercedMike
Unhappy We lost Portugal

Just returned from a Western Med cruise on HAL. The itinerary was to depart Rotterdam, sail to Lisbon, Gibraltar, Southern Spain to Barcelona, turn around and go back to two more ports in Portugal...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 6th, 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By MercedMike
Question Where were we?

This one should be easy.

Here is where we were in one of the ports on our cruise last week. Our guide was also a professional photographer and posed and took this picture.

Do you recognize it?...
Forum: Holland America October 5th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,759
Posted By MercedMike
Just back -- HAL Rotterdam, Rotterdam to Barcelona

We have just returned from a great cruise! Jet lag is beginning to wear off so I can post ... ;)

We sailed on HAL Rotterdam from Rotterdam. The planned itinerary was to visit Lisbon, then...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 6th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By MercedMike
Thumbs up Tile

We have that tile half way up the bathroom walls and love it. In fact it was one of the few things they saved after the fire, because we asked them to. One of their workers spent two days in the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 6th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By MercedMike
Unhappy The fire

Yes, they did a thorough investigation. They concluded it was the old fashioned cap and tube wiring from the 1930s. The Fire Captain said every house in our neighborhood is wired the same way and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 5th, 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By MercedMike
Talking Skin problems

We had bulldogs for many years. They are subject to skin problems. We tried every sort of thing from sweet smelling to phew!

One of our dogs was losing the hair on her side, and we didn't know...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 5th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By MercedMike
Toilets

I love our grown up toidy! It is 2" longer, 2" higher and 2" wider than a normal toilet. For a gentleman of my maturity and construction it is perfect! It is from CRANE. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 5th, 2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By MercedMike
Exclamation Following the contract

Well, nobody is referring to this very important part of the article:



Judge Judy frequently says, "The law is bounded by the four corners of the contract." I know that everybody who purchases...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 4th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By MercedMike
Talking Babushkas

Ah, yes, the Babushka ladies. So characteristic of Russian museums and palaces. You got the lady right --

but not the palace. Close, close.

The ornate gilt doors are another characteristic...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 31st, 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By MercedMike
Question Where in the World?

Haven't posted a mystery picture for a while.

Here is my DW and our guide, standing on a wonderful parquet floor.

It just HAS to be in a palace! But which palace?
...
Forum: Alaska August 26th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By MercedMike
Talking Alaska weather

Weather in Alaska, anytime during the cruise season, is extremely variable. As Donna says the key is to dress in layers.

If you do something like landing on a glacier they usually supply boots...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 25th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By MercedMike
Talking George

LOL --

How about George Foreman's kids. What are there, six of them all named George. Now that would make it easy.

We sailed on one of the the last trips of the OLD Pacific Princess. We miss...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 24th, 2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By MercedMike
No Ocean Princess??

Paul, do you mean "There is no TAHITIAN Princess any more"? Because the Ocean Princess is definitely there on the page you list, right down at the bottom under small ships.

;)
Forum: Holland America August 24th, 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By MercedMike
Thumbs up HAL dining

Paul, my very favorite meal in the MDR is the Bami Goreng! It is watered down to suit American tastes so I have to ask for hot sauce for it, but it is really good. It should be since the chef who...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 24th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By MercedMike
Talking Woman

Oh, yeah, that one ...

Just amused me that a lady wants to post 5 pictures of herself in a bathing suit to this site. Ego or advertising? :D

But that barechested guy -- yeah, maybe it IS his...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 23rd, 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By MercedMike
Question pleasureher

To clarify, I found it on Google, which often archives pages.

Here is the link

CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums - All Albums...
Forum: Holland America August 23rd, 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,780
Posted By MercedMike
Thumbs up Bami Goreng

We enjoy the Bami Goreng that HAL usually has on the menu one night. But it is a "sanitized" version.

Many years ago, our first cruise on HAL, it was on the menu and we ordered it. It was quite...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 22nd, 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By MercedMike
Angry Pleasureher

Well, it may be deleted, but it is still archived on Google.

Clearly a weirdo. Too bad we can't delete HIM entirely.

And that was up there since June?

But while I was searching for it I...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 22nd, 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By MercedMike
Exclamation End Wars

Two simple ways to end war:

In war, old men argue and young men die.

Let the young men stay home and make the policy and the old men go out and fight.

OR

Better yet
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 22nd, 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By MercedMike
Question Cruise lines and PVSA

The story I have often heard, and it makes a great deal of sense, is that cruise lines are afraid to go after changing the provisions of the PVSA, for fear that it would open them up to scrutiny and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 20th, 2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By MercedMike
Jones Act

The decision of the Court stated, ...the test for whether a Jones Act employee was acting within the course and scope of his employment is whether his actions at the time of the injury were in...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 14th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By MercedMike
Talking Great Loves

Well, if we include William and Kate, which is charming but sort of unproven in its lasting ability, surely we must include

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

Victoria and Albert

Edward and Wallis
...
Forum: Holland America August 10th, 2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,780
Posted By MercedMike
Talking Quality

Well --

We live close to the SF Bay Area and traveling there is a special treat for us. We can talk for days about what restaurants we will enjoy when in the Bay Area. It is unquestionably some...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 10th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By MercedMike
Talking CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor

Kuki has some of the facts right, but not precisely.

It happens that my DW actually IS a Master Cruise Counselor so I watched her go through the whole process.

Basically here is how it works. ...
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