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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 16
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. I was up "dark and...

Good morning everyone.

I was up "dark and early" this morning. It was the infamous 4:30 a.m. airport run, to take my sister and BIL. She and my BIL are going to California for two weeks. We are...
Forum: Open Debate Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By Mike M
There are different parts of America. Here it is...

There are different parts of America. Here it is VERY common for churches, charities and other organizations to raise funds by using hunting rifles and pistols as prizes. Six years ago I won a VFW...
Forum: All Things Cruising Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By Mike M
One interesting part of the article was in the...

One interesting part of the article was in the ticket price vs. on board revenues. The author described the "myth" that most of the revenues come from on board spending and not ticket prices. He...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 436
Posted By Mike M
I have the same feeling as you stated in your...

I have the same feeling as you stated in your later post:



With a ship of this size and the other cruise options for the Asian market I feel there had to be some sort of financial incentive,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's April 17th and I...

Good morning everyone.

It's April 17th and I just finished blowing the driveway. :roll:

We only had about 5.5 inches at our house but just north of us they had anywhere from 10" to 18" of new...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 436
Posted By Mike M
It's a big world out there and the Asian market...

It's a big world out there and the Asian market has a growing, untapped, middle class. You go where the people and the money are.

Shanghai's new, Wusongkou, cruise terminal will easily handle the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 436
Posted By Mike M
It's a big world out there and the Asian market...

It's a big world out there and the Asian market has a growing, untapped, middle class. You go where the people and the money are.

Shanghai's new, Wusongkou, cruise terminal will easily handle the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 15th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Mike M
Donna, Thanks for the good wishes but I'm...

Donna,

Thanks for the good wishes but I'm not getting butchered until next Monday. :)

It's a clear and cool day here. Sunny skies but only 20 degrees outside. There is a Winter Storm Warning...
Forum: Open Debate April 14th, 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By Mike M
I believe that the Voting Rights Act is one of...

I believe that the Voting Rights Act is one of the greatest pieces of legislation of the twentieth century.

But that nineteenth amendment needs to be repealed. :wink: :wink:

Take care,
Mike...
Forum: Open Debate April 14th, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 194
Posted By Mike M
I do believe that Truck Cruiser was referring to...

I do believe that Truck Cruiser was referring to the fact that most politicians claim to be "Christians" until something happens that shows they aren't. It is non-specific to denomination or group...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 790
Posted By Mike M
After hosting a number of Cruisemates cruises I...

After hosting a number of Cruisemates cruises I will say that you will NEVER make everyone happy.

However, I have found that once people book the cruise they are excited as heck about it.

Once...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It was a fun weekend....

Good morning everyone.

It was a fun weekend. We had the grandkids for the weekend and also went out for dinner with friends and then went to watch their kids band play at a local venue. We had...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 13th, 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Mike M
On some cruise lines you can self disembark...

On some cruise lines you can self disembark whenever you wish. I'm not sure about Royal Caribbean. Your luggage will be dropped at your cabin door sometime before dinner. Usually it's an hour or...
Forum: Alaska April 12th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Mike M
The ships are heated but the temps in the common...

The ships are heated but the temps in the common areas will be about the same temperature as they are in the Caribbean. I would bring the sweater if you are sensitive to cooler temperatures.
...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 12th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Mike M
If your luggage will not fit through an "airport"...

If your luggage will not fit through an "airport" sized scanner you will not be able to take it on yourself. Actually the ones at the port are usually a bit smaller than the airport scanners.

Yes:...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Mike M
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and all the...

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and all the ships at sea. :)

It's a somewhat rainy Saturday in my neck of the woods. Temps should hit the mid sixties today but we are dropping tomorrow. Highs...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 11th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. Like Donna, the...

Good morning everyone.

Like Donna, the melting is almost done here and perhaps, perhaps, Spring is really here. The last bit of my five foot plus drift, on the side of my driveway melted...
Forum: Open Debate April 11th, 2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 194
Posted By Mike M
Another reason Louisiana has been crossed off of...

Another reason Louisiana has been crossed off of my "Places to Retire" list. :roll:

This initiative does not have enough support (at this time) to make it into law but the thought just scares the...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 10th, 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Mike M
This is a question that only your friend's...

This is a question that only your friend's physician can answer. Have her talk to her doctor and he/she will tell her if she is able to cruise.

The ship's doctors and facilities are not equipped...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 9th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Mike M
Good morning all. I've been AWOL for a...

Good morning all.

I've been AWOL for a couple of days. I had a doctor's appointment on Monday that was a total waste of time. The University of Minnesota Hospitals has implemented a "new"...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 7th, 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By Mike M
Just a note: Large pictures will offset the...

Just a note:

Large pictures will offset the thread. If the size can be cut down to 2MB or less than you will still see a clear picture without offsetting the thread. This is a problem with the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 6th, 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Mike M
Good early afternoon. Judy: "I am Somebody"...

Good early afternoon.

Judy: "I am Somebody" :) I merged the threads and now we are in harmony.

Yesterday, was a great day. A nice conversation with my nephew, a great early dinner and we...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 5th, 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Mike M
We do have a full basement and to my...

We do have a full basement and to my disappointment it is fairly "full". I have four rules in my house.

1. No wall paper or borders.
2. No "decorative" soaps. All soaps are there to be used.
3....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 5th, 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. What a difference 24...

Good morning everyone.

What a difference 24 hours make. Yesterday, at this time, I was blowing 8.5" of HEAVY, WET, snow out of the driveway. It was a chute clogging slushy. I would have left it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 5th, 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Mike M
I couldn't live, for an extended time, in a house...

I couldn't live, for an extended time, in a house like that. I would go stir crazy.

We have just over 3,000 square feet and it's way too big for the two of us. We want to downsize, especially...
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