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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 2nd, 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By AR
Just Curious

My login indicates that I last visited here in February, at which time it was announced this site was shutting down. So I never came back until today, when I was cleaning up my auto-logon program and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 26th, 2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,126
Posted By AR
I heard that Cruise Mates is closing. It's sad,...

I heard that Cruise Mates is closing. It's sad, but the site has been in alarming decline for years and we certainly shouldn't be surprised. As a former regular, I'll still miss my occasional...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 27th, 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By AR
It's interesting that nobody here has defended...

It's interesting that nobody here has defended the status quo regarding guns on planes. Was a time when some would have broken out the old "guns don't kill people" mantra.

As for us, we were...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 23rd, 2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
Way to go Cubs. They're one of those teams...

Way to go Cubs.

They're one of those teams that kind of claims your heart no matter your hometown. Kids who get it done in an iconic ballyard in the city with broad shoulders, with some class and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 12th, 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
Purely out of curiosity why do a few of you...

Purely out of curiosity why do a few of you dislike the Cubs so much? Is it because we have the best fans in the league?


I must admit that my loyalties are split. Living in the DC area,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 7th, 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
NL: Our Nats will win the East going away, and...

NL: Our Nats will win the East going away, and the Cubs will do the same in the Central. The West is obviously a tossup between the Dodgers and the Giants. I hope the Dodgers win, simply because it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 17th, 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By AR
I believe a flu shot should be given to anyone...

I believe a flu shot should be given to anyone who is over 50, works with people who are immunocompromised or has any other underlying medical condition.

Take care,
Mike

I'll go you one...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 16th, 2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By AR
Flu Shots Available

Every summer when I get my checkup my doc reminds me to get a flu shot when they become available, and I always do. We were at the grocery store together yesterday and took the opportunity to get...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
Even though you were not a Giants fan ,as a true...

Even though you were not a Giants fan ,as a true baseball fan you had to react to the "Giants win the pennant,the Giants win the pennant." I remember that day in 1951 like it was yesterday.

And I...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
In my New York baseball world of the 50s, you had...

In my New York baseball world of the 50s, you had your choice of three teams and you automatically hated the other two in every possible respect, including their stadium, their beer sponsor (even...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 4th, 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
How 'bout that? I hated Allen because I...

How 'bout that?


I hated Allen because I was a Dodger fan.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 4th, 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By AR
NL: Our Nats will win the East going away, and...

NL: Our Nats will win the East going away, and the Cubs will do the same in the Central. The West is obviously a tossup between the Dodgers and the Giants. I hope the Dodgers win, simply because it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 19th, 2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By AR
Listen to Mike. I really would like to know...

Listen to Mike.

I really would like to know what hotel in Sydney has a rack rate of a grand a night for a standard room. I'm thinkin' there's a mistake somewhere along the line and if it's on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 18th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By AR
In order from most recent. No attempt to...

In order from most recent. No attempt to distinguish among them:

1. 2016 California, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia. Including visits to family and friends in California, lovely times in New...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 9th, 2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By AR
And lastly, if you're tired of the usual...

And lastly, if you're tired of the usual mass-market ports in the Caribbean, you could try doing a small-ship cruise that goes to some of the out-of-the-way smaller ports.
Pete
Very true. Our...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 4th, 2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By AR
How about Cuba on the Adonia? That's tempting....

How about Cuba on the Adonia?
That's tempting. I've been reading about them and their start-up pains. The main justification for their extraordinarily high prices compared to the average Caribbean...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 3rd, 2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By AR
Need Destination Suggestions

More and more we've been using ships for transportation--Atlantic crossings and a recent 3-week Pacific crossing to New Zealand and Australia. But sometimes we look for a quick "getaway" cruise. ....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 3rd, 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By AR
I hope you can answer this for me ,AR .In 1988 I...

I hope you can answer this for me ,AR .In 1988 I wrote a book (paperback) of short stories and poetry .Barnes and Noble and Brentano's were selling new copies for $5 and used copies for $1.
A rare...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 2nd, 2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By AR
Actually I just want to get rid of everything but...

Actually I just want to get rid of everything but I do not want to give things away.

I have the first ever Crawdaddy and Ramparts magazines too.

Some years ago I was having a beer in Boston...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 2nd, 2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By AR
If they want the money from the sale of the...

If they want the money from the sale of the house, property and fixtures, make them work for it. ;):D:D

Take care,
Mike
That thought has crossed our minds--and our lips--a number of times, Mike.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 2nd, 2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By AR
After 9/11/01, I was anxious about a trip I was...

After 9/11/01, I was anxious about a trip I was about to take. An old friend of mine (about 85 at the time) said to me,
"You are not safe anywhere, so you might as well go everywhere".

Words to...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 30th, 2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By AR
I have a magazine from 1961 with Fidel Castro on...

I have a magazine from 1961 with Fidel Castro on the cover.



Very nice. It would take research to find out whether it is worth anything. Factors involved will be the popularity of the magazine,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 28th, 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By AR
I could walk anywhere at any hour in Brooklyn...

I could walk anywhere at any hour in Brooklyn (where I lived) in the 60's and early 70's as well as the 50's.

NYC is more than just Manhattan .UI do not believe you can walk freely at any time in...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 28th, 2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By AR
Golden Friends

The other week Terry and I celebrated our 47th anniversary. Even though we're still three years from the big 5 - 0, we got to talking about all the people in our lives that have been friends for more...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 27th, 2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By AR
I have posted this numerous times . I lived in...

I have posted this numerous times . I lived in NYC 60+ years and I was mugged by 2 different people who had guns ,2 who had knives .I was thrown through a store window by people.

I left NYC in...
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