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    bossdog421 got a reaction from IRMO12HD in Stuck on The Ultimate Abyss?   
    Tips to go faster in a waterslide:
     
    Try to have as little of your body actually touching the slide as possible. Cross your ankles, cross your arms, lift your butt completely off the slide with all your weight on the heels of your feet and your shoulders. Try to keep your legs, butt, back and head off the slide as much as possible. The less body touching the slide the faster you go.
     
    That's how you get 3 plus spins around the toilet bowl... i mean champagne bowl... on the  Supercell slide.
     
    EDIT: Since this is a topic about the Abyss. I want to add to NOT do this on the abyss. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from USFFrank in Stuck on The Ultimate Abyss?   
    Tips to go faster in a waterslide:
     
    Try to have as little of your body actually touching the slide as possible. Cross your ankles, cross your arms, lift your butt completely off the slide with all your weight on the heels of your feet and your shoulders. Try to keep your legs, butt, back and head off the slide as much as possible. The less body touching the slide the faster you go.
     
    That's how you get 3 plus spins around the toilet bowl... i mean champagne bowl... on the  Supercell slide.
     
    EDIT: Since this is a topic about the Abyss. I want to add to NOT do this on the abyss. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    I got another great pic last night of the skyline. I went on a fathers day ride on the quads with the guys.
     
     

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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    So looks like up to 9/15/20 is being canceled. Still going to ride it out. I mean i got 5 whole days past the new cancel date. If she still sails that means I would be on the first on Oasis out of NJ once things resume. I have no issues being the test subject for new policies.
     
    Not looking great but worst case they cancel and I refund and do something else. I have some ideas but I'd rather be cruising.
     
    *Rubs lamp* Come on Genie give me some magic.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    I got another great pic last night of the skyline. I went on a fathers day ride on the quads with the guys.
     
     

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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    So looks like up to 9/15/20 is being canceled. Still going to ride it out. I mean i got 5 whole days past the new cancel date. If she still sails that means I would be on the first on Oasis out of NJ once things resume. I have no issues being the test subject for new policies.
     
    Not looking great but worst case they cancel and I refund and do something else. I have some ideas but I'd rather be cruising.
     
    *Rubs lamp* Come on Genie give me some magic.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    I got another great pic last night of the skyline. I went on a fathers day ride on the quads with the guys.
     
     

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    bossdog421 got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in Cruise industry announces US sailing suspension extended until Sept. 15   
    Just shy of my 9/20/20. If oasis still sails I'll be the first on her once things resume. 
     
    Not going to cancel or shift. I'll test out new procedures for everyone. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Cruise industry announces US sailing suspension extended until Sept. 15   
    Would suck if they did but ill wait for the official announcement.
     
    Some other vacation source will be glad to take my money im sure.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Cruise industry announces US sailing suspension extended until Sept. 15   
    Just shy of my 9/20/20. If oasis still sails I'll be the first on her once things resume. 
     
    Not going to cancel or shift. I'll test out new procedures for everyone. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from ehw51 in CDC guidance   
    While I'm not one to grab a pitchfork and make a ton of noise... I did send a message in the contact us section of their site. I asked for updates and threw in a couple lines about things opening up etc.
     
    https://www.royalcaribbean.com/resources/contact-us
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Double digit day! 99 days to go. Feeling good and worried about the date at the same time. A random post from someone in the FB group saying they called the port and said they will be good to go out of jersey in August gave me a bit of confidence. But still... the world has gone mad, and all that grouping together is likely to drum up more cases. We are on the cusp of reopening and don't think anyone is going to be willing to shut down again. 
     
    I've always been a gambling man. My bet is still on things will go!!!
     
    Diet update down about 14 pound overall. Had a pretty big plateau for about a week that I finally got passed. Another 16 or so to go.
     
    Beautiful day in Jesery. Got out for a hike with the family.
     
     



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    bossdog421 got a reaction from JLMoran in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/wildcat-ridge-hawkwatch-trail
     
    Hawkwatch. 5 minute drive from my house then about a 30 minute hike. 
     
    Lots of cool stuff on that trail if you are willing to do some more serious hiking.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/wildcat-ridge-hawkwatch-trail
     
    Hawkwatch. 5 minute drive from my house then about a 30 minute hike. 
     
    Lots of cool stuff on that trail if you are willing to do some more serious hiking.
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    bossdog421 reacted to coneyraven in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    That shot of the skyline is insane.  Where is this?
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Double digit day! 99 days to go. Feeling good and worried about the date at the same time. A random post from someone in the FB group saying they called the port and said they will be good to go out of jersey in August gave me a bit of confidence. But still... the world has gone mad, and all that grouping together is likely to drum up more cases. We are on the cusp of reopening and don't think anyone is going to be willing to shut down again. 
     
    I've always been a gambling man. My bet is still on things will go!!!
     
    Diet update down about 14 pound overall. Had a pretty big plateau for about a week that I finally got passed. Another 16 or so to go.
     
    Beautiful day in Jesery. Got out for a hike with the family.
     
     



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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Double digit day! 99 days to go. Feeling good and worried about the date at the same time. A random post from someone in the FB group saying they called the port and said they will be good to go out of jersey in August gave me a bit of confidence. But still... the world has gone mad, and all that grouping together is likely to drum up more cases. We are on the cusp of reopening and don't think anyone is going to be willing to shut down again. 
     
    I've always been a gambling man. My bet is still on things will go!!!
     
    Diet update down about 14 pound overall. Had a pretty big plateau for about a week that I finally got passed. Another 16 or so to go.
     
    Beautiful day in Jesery. Got out for a hike with the family.
     
     



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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    With all this dieting all i can think about is food. I know i'll have a genie and they can do all of the meal planning but i'm a bit of a plan freak. I have the entire cruise mapped out for where / when i want to eat already. We enjoy going to the venues so i doubt there will be much in room dining except for breakfast. We'll play that by ear once we see how much room there is for dining in the suite.
     
    Food plan -
    Day 1 - Leaving Jersey
    Lunch - Special Star Class lunch? Chops?
    Dinner - CK Filet night? Will move if its a different night
     
    Day 2 Sea Day -
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Playmakers
    Dinner - Giovanni's
     
    Day 3 - Port Canaveral
    Breakfast - In room
    Lunch - With inlaws somewhere in FL. Cuban sandwich??? For those that read my last blog i like me a cuban sandwich. lol
    Dinner - Izumi Hibachi
     
    Day 4 - Coco Cay
    Breakfast - Johnny Rockets
    Lunch - Snack shack Chicken Sandwich. Maybe Captain Jacks for some wings. Is that included with star class?
    Dinner - Chops
     
    Day 5 - Nassau
    Breakfast - In room or CK
    Lunch - Something at Atlantis - Maybe Playmakers
    Dinner - 150 Central Park. This is the only one i'm not sure of. The menu doesn't seem great to the 3 of us. Might skip this one and just go to CK.
     
    Day 6 - Sea day
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Johnny Rockets
    Dinner - Port Side BBQ (maybe in room)
     
    Day 7 😞
    Breakfast in room
     
    Lets see how well i stick to this in a couple months.
     
    Great now i'm hungry.  
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Double digit day! 99 days to go. Feeling good and worried about the date at the same time. A random post from someone in the FB group saying they called the port and said they will be good to go out of jersey in August gave me a bit of confidence. But still... the world has gone mad, and all that grouping together is likely to drum up more cases. We are on the cusp of reopening and don't think anyone is going to be willing to shut down again. 
     
    I've always been a gambling man. My bet is still on things will go!!!
     
    Diet update down about 14 pound overall. Had a pretty big plateau for about a week that I finally got passed. Another 16 or so to go.
     
    Beautiful day in Jesery. Got out for a hike with the family.
     
     



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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Double digit day! 99 days to go. Feeling good and worried about the date at the same time. A random post from someone in the FB group saying they called the port and said they will be good to go out of jersey in August gave me a bit of confidence. But still... the world has gone mad, and all that grouping together is likely to drum up more cases. We are on the cusp of reopening and don't think anyone is going to be willing to shut down again. 
     
    I've always been a gambling man. My bet is still on things will go!!!
     
    Diet update down about 14 pound overall. Had a pretty big plateau for about a week that I finally got passed. Another 16 or so to go.
     
    Beautiful day in Jesery. Got out for a hike with the family.
     
     



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    bossdog421 got a reaction from joshgates in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    I loath seafood. So I typically avoid places that have names with anything sea related as the entire place usually smells of fish. There was a place in Coco Beach that I was going to try earlier this year but I inlaws brought me a sandwich from one of my favorite places in the Tampa area so we skipped it. I'll probably try and get us to go there this time.
     
    The Florida plans are still up in the  air. Not sure if we are just hitting the beach or driving up to the space center just yet. Its probably going to depend how much is open. I'm a huge Disney fan but we already decided we were not going there, just not enough time at the port for us. We like to have a full week when we go to Disney. I do miss the days of having annual passes and just going for a couple hours whenever we wanted.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Suite Lounge   
    I never had any issues walking out with drinks. I would routinely go in by myself and walk out with 2 drinks for me and my wife for a nightcap.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Interior Cabins   
    Very true. I am a suite cruiser, got my first star class booked got a feeling I'm going to have issues knocking it down.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Vee2525 in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Today is my quarantined 40th birthday...
     
    Looking back it was 2 years ago on my birthday that we went on our first cruise. It was on Disney Dream. I have to say that vacation was the best vacation i ever had. Everything was perfect. Now I'm hooked on cruising.
     
    I'm not going to blast this blog with pics from a different cruise but there is one picture from my birthday 2 years ago on the ship that stands out. My wife ordered one of those special ice cream things that had like 100 scopes and the concierge brought it up to the lounge.  It was great. here's a pic with our concierge and suite lounge bartender
     

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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Cile in Coco Beach Club- Beach Cabana and Full day pass   
    For a regular cabana that price is a pretty steep. I paid only like 100 more than that and was in the overwater cabana.  That said, i really liked the beach club area and the food was great.
     
    God willing I'll be back there in September. I will not be doing beach club this time.  I just didnt get to see a lot of the other areas as there was no real reason to leave my cabana.
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