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    Hinunangan, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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    Stage photography, classic rock music, firearms, humor, computer forensics.

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  1. If you're on a smaller ship, to bring a bottle of Meclizine (very inexpensive on Amazon) and take it before you get sick if there are a lot of waves. I always thought it was a cliche that people turned green when seasick. A friend's wife was a combination of ghostly white and very light green. She lost 2 days being seasick.
  2. From Freedom of the Seas "Invitation to Dance". It reminded me of a scene in "All that Jazz".
  3. For some reason, the message board changed your animated GIF after you posted it. Your happy cat people were cool.
  4. A good Broadway jukebox musical would be nice. "Beautiful", "Jersey Boys", "Head Over Heels" or even "Nice Work (If You Can Get It)" have enough recognition of their music to keep audiences interested between drydocks. Plus, none have extravagant set or costume demands. But "Beautiful", while not a one-woman-show, would put a lot of pressure on whoever played Carole King.
  5. I was going to use some old evidence markers and outline tape, but this is more low key (and can be used as a beer bong if need be). Plus, they're only $1.00 at Dollar Tree for the collapsible cones.
  6. My first cruise was a TA on the Jewel in 2007. We paralleled a small hurricane for a couple days. A third of the crew was sick, the Shops On Board were closed because a lot of the bottles in Duty Free had broken and it smelled like a distillery on that entire deck. It was hard to walk in open areas because of the pitching and rolling. So I thought it would be a good idea to see if the little snack bar on the fantail (up a flight of stairs from the putting green) was open. I was surprised to see the crew and the feeling was mutual. It may not have been a good idea to climb an outside staircase in a hurricane for a chili dog and onion rings, but it seemed like an adventure at the time. Then I went back to the cabin and looked at the weather conditions. Judging from the quality of the photo, I took a picture with a potato. It shows the wind at 94 MPH almost directly at the port side of the ship. Meclizine saved me from hugging the toilet, but anytime I sat down for more than a couple minutes I fell asleep. I knew cruising was for me.
  7. Thanks! My father either helped build or supervised the manufacture of the wiring harnesses for every F-4 built. He worked at Mc Donnell Aircraft/Mc Donnell Douglas/(now) Boeing from 1954 to 1985. He'll appreciate that people still talk favorably about the plane.
  8. But Sorrentos is open late. Isn't that just as good as a midnight buffet? /sarc
  9. No problem. If you're there during the weekend, the Marina area market has a lot of stalls with vanilla and spices. If you like hot sauce, the homemade stuff in handpainted bottles was worth taking all the way across the Atlantic and back home.
  10. Odd, their Facebook page (@sarafinas.sxm) was updated June 7, 2019 and people were saying they were glad to see the bakery open.
  11. Sarafina's bakery in Marigot is amazing for presentation, food quality and even price.
  12. From Olive or Twist on the Independence during open bar. Hot food was pretty standard, but the cold snacks had nice presentation. Melon balls and Prosciutto, shredded veggie wrap. Olives in pesto.
  13. Dodged a bullet there, I have cloven hooves and ate unnoticed in the MDR on formal night.
  14. An update on the operation of Park West Galleries by the New York Times, dated May 28, 2019. Why buy art from a place with a reputation like this? You'd be better off buying excursions, drink/dining packages or gambling. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/business/peter-max-dementia-cruise-ship-auctions.html TL;DR - Think twice before you buy a Peter Max print from Park West. Know the value before you bid. That free glass of champagne may cost you a bundle.
  15. Sky Princess November 17 to Dec 4, 2019 from BCN to FLL. Wrong line, I know. But friends booked a TA that didn't spend 7 days in the Caribbean. This one goes up the Spanish coast to Lisbon Portugal, then to Funchal and across.
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