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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from JLMoran in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Never got to the pictures of the ship since my phone died...oh well there’s still 4.5 more days for that!
    So instead I’ll cover today....Bonaire!  


    We docked about 9am and were cleared by about 930.  We first had to go to the theater for the start of our excursion.

     
    We did the Bonaire land and sea excursion through Royal Caribbean.  Great experience with small group size!  We had less than 12 people for the entire day!!!  We first went on the “sea” portion so we took a little ride to the sail boat.

     

    Once we were all on the sail boat we went for a ride to our snorkel spot.

    The snorkeling was awesome and the water was very clear!  Bonaire is a great place for snorkel and scuba!
    After the “sea” time was over we went to a lunch spot where we all were provided with a burger and fries.  Not bad...  

    After lunch we then took the “land” portion of the excursion which was a drive around the island in this big Mercedes Benz off road vehicle!  It was open air in the back with a cover for shade.  We drove around and got information on the island and saw LOTS of the island!  We stopped a few times for pictures where I got this..

    This was on the slightly more expensive of the excursions but we LOVED the small group size where we could enjoy ourselves!  We hate the snorkeling where everyone is kicking each other in the head because it’s sooooo cramped with people! It was an ALL DAY adventure so not much time to walk around once we were done.
    On a “never seen that before” note....as we were walking on the ship standing on the bridge from the pier to the ship where security scans your sea pass card the lady in front of us dropped her card in the water.  You can see those cards WAYYYYYY down if anyone was interested to know! ?  
    gotta get ready for dinner quick...that’s it for now but have more to cover about yesterday still (including the casino winnings ?)
     
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from KristiZ in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Real quick post about the casino.  For those that are part of the Crown and Anchor we all know the free pulls in the casino on their special machine where you really don't win anything other than maybe a T-shirt if you're lucky........
    Well they apparently changed the program recently and now you get "cash" to spend on any machine you want!  Since we are diamond level we apparently get $6.  I do not know the other level amounts, sorry.  Well we picked a machine and Lisa sat down to go first.  She ended up winning 58 cents!!!  Then it was my turn.  I sat down and hit the button.  BAM!!!!!  $51!!!!!!  I hit the cash out button and we ran to the cashier to collect!!!  Love this new program!!!  Way better than the 3 free spins on their crappy machine!  The cashier said she has seen someone win as much as $200 off the free spins!  I have a picture of me flashing the cash but not available to post here.  Ill try to get it on here for fun ? 
    Bedtime soon since we have a long day in Aruba tomorrow!  We are in port from 830am to 830pm!  We are doing the trikes so that should be a lot of fun!  
    Until tomorrow everyone!  Thanks for following!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Skigoofy in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Never got to the pictures of the ship since my phone died...oh well there’s still 4.5 more days for that!
    So instead I’ll cover today....Bonaire!  


    We docked about 9am and were cleared by about 930.  We first had to go to the theater for the start of our excursion.

     
    We did the Bonaire land and sea excursion through Royal Caribbean.  Great experience with small group size!  We had less than 12 people for the entire day!!!  We first went on the “sea” portion so we took a little ride to the sail boat.

     

    Once we were all on the sail boat we went for a ride to our snorkel spot.

    The snorkeling was awesome and the water was very clear!  Bonaire is a great place for snorkel and scuba!
    After the “sea” time was over we went to a lunch spot where we all were provided with a burger and fries.  Not bad...  

    After lunch we then took the “land” portion of the excursion which was a drive around the island in this big Mercedes Benz off road vehicle!  It was open air in the back with a cover for shade.  We drove around and got information on the island and saw LOTS of the island!  We stopped a few times for pictures where I got this..

    This was on the slightly more expensive of the excursions but we LOVED the small group size where we could enjoy ourselves!  We hate the snorkeling where everyone is kicking each other in the head because it’s sooooo cramped with people! It was an ALL DAY adventure so not much time to walk around once we were done.
    On a “never seen that before” note....as we were walking on the ship standing on the bridge from the pier to the ship where security scans your sea pass card the lady in front of us dropped her card in the water.  You can see those cards WAYYYYYY down if anyone was interested to know! ?  
    gotta get ready for dinner quick...that’s it for now but have more to cover about yesterday still (including the casino winnings ?)
     
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Big Tule in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Real quick post about the casino.  For those that are part of the Crown and Anchor we all know the free pulls in the casino on their special machine where you really don't win anything other than maybe a T-shirt if you're lucky........
    Well they apparently changed the program recently and now you get "cash" to spend on any machine you want!  Since we are diamond level we apparently get $6.  I do not know the other level amounts, sorry.  Well we picked a machine and Lisa sat down to go first.  She ended up winning 58 cents!!!  Then it was my turn.  I sat down and hit the button.  BAM!!!!!  $51!!!!!!  I hit the cash out button and we ran to the cashier to collect!!!  Love this new program!!!  Way better than the 3 free spins on their crappy machine!  The cashier said she has seen someone win as much as $200 off the free spins!  I have a picture of me flashing the cash but not available to post here.  Ill try to get it on here for fun ? 
    Bedtime soon since we have a long day in Aruba tomorrow!  We are in port from 830am to 830pm!  We are doing the trikes so that should be a lot of fun!  
    Until tomorrow everyone!  Thanks for following!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    I think its about 80 some degrees!  I jumped right in and had no shock at all.....NOTHING like jumping in the water in Minnesota ? !  You will LOVE the water!  Enjoy!  The snorkeling is outstanding (if that's what you're doing)!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from monctonguy in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Real quick post about the casino.  For those that are part of the Crown and Anchor we all know the free pulls in the casino on their special machine where you really don't win anything other than maybe a T-shirt if you're lucky........
    Well they apparently changed the program recently and now you get "cash" to spend on any machine you want!  Since we are diamond level we apparently get $6.  I do not know the other level amounts, sorry.  Well we picked a machine and Lisa sat down to go first.  She ended up winning 58 cents!!!  Then it was my turn.  I sat down and hit the button.  BAM!!!!!  $51!!!!!!  I hit the cash out button and we ran to the cashier to collect!!!  Love this new program!!!  Way better than the 3 free spins on their crappy machine!  The cashier said she has seen someone win as much as $200 off the free spins!  I have a picture of me flashing the cash but not available to post here.  Ill try to get it on here for fun ? 
    Bedtime soon since we have a long day in Aruba tomorrow!  We are in port from 830am to 830pm!  We are doing the trikes so that should be a lot of fun!  
    Until tomorrow everyone!  Thanks for following!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Brobbins246 in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    I think its about 80 some degrees!  I jumped right in and had no shock at all.....NOTHING like jumping in the water in Minnesota ? !  You will LOVE the water!  Enjoy!  The snorkeling is outstanding (if that's what you're doing)!
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    MO & LO on the go! reacted to Brobbins246 in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    How was the water temp for snorkeling?  I'll be snorkeling there next April, which I assume will be a little warmer than February, but I'm a wimp about anything cooler than luke warm bath water.  Want to be mentally prepared. ? 
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Guy Gadwa in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Never got to the pictures of the ship since my phone died...oh well there’s still 4.5 more days for that!
    So instead I’ll cover today....Bonaire!  


    We docked about 9am and were cleared by about 930.  We first had to go to the theater for the start of our excursion.

     
    We did the Bonaire land and sea excursion through Royal Caribbean.  Great experience with small group size!  We had less than 12 people for the entire day!!!  We first went on the “sea” portion so we took a little ride to the sail boat.

     

    Once we were all on the sail boat we went for a ride to our snorkel spot.

    The snorkeling was awesome and the water was very clear!  Bonaire is a great place for snorkel and scuba!
    After the “sea” time was over we went to a lunch spot where we all were provided with a burger and fries.  Not bad...  

    After lunch we then took the “land” portion of the excursion which was a drive around the island in this big Mercedes Benz off road vehicle!  It was open air in the back with a cover for shade.  We drove around and got information on the island and saw LOTS of the island!  We stopped a few times for pictures where I got this..

    This was on the slightly more expensive of the excursions but we LOVED the small group size where we could enjoy ourselves!  We hate the snorkeling where everyone is kicking each other in the head because it’s sooooo cramped with people! It was an ALL DAY adventure so not much time to walk around once we were done.
    On a “never seen that before” note....as we were walking on the ship standing on the bridge from the pier to the ship where security scans your sea pass card the lady in front of us dropped her card in the water.  You can see those cards WAYYYYYY down if anyone was interested to know! ?  
    gotta get ready for dinner quick...that’s it for now but have more to cover about yesterday still (including the casino winnings ?)
     
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    MO & LO on the go! reacted to VegasFella in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Glad that you're feeling better!  Look forward to the pictures.   :)
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Brobbins246 in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Never got to the pictures of the ship since my phone died...oh well there’s still 4.5 more days for that!
    So instead I’ll cover today....Bonaire!  


    We docked about 9am and were cleared by about 930.  We first had to go to the theater for the start of our excursion.

     
    We did the Bonaire land and sea excursion through Royal Caribbean.  Great experience with small group size!  We had less than 12 people for the entire day!!!  We first went on the “sea” portion so we took a little ride to the sail boat.

     

    Once we were all on the sail boat we went for a ride to our snorkel spot.

    The snorkeling was awesome and the water was very clear!  Bonaire is a great place for snorkel and scuba!
    After the “sea” time was over we went to a lunch spot where we all were provided with a burger and fries.  Not bad...  

    After lunch we then took the “land” portion of the excursion which was a drive around the island in this big Mercedes Benz off road vehicle!  It was open air in the back with a cover for shade.  We drove around and got information on the island and saw LOTS of the island!  We stopped a few times for pictures where I got this..

    This was on the slightly more expensive of the excursions but we LOVED the small group size where we could enjoy ourselves!  We hate the snorkeling where everyone is kicking each other in the head because it’s sooooo cramped with people! It was an ALL DAY adventure so not much time to walk around once we were done.
    On a “never seen that before” note....as we were walking on the ship standing on the bridge from the pier to the ship where security scans your sea pass card the lady in front of us dropped her card in the water.  You can see those cards WAYYYYYY down if anyone was interested to know! ?  
    gotta get ready for dinner quick...that’s it for now but have more to cover about yesterday still (including the casino winnings ?)
     
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from JLMoran in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    We are back on the ship after a nice day in Labadee!  We loved beach lounger for 2 and would highly recommend one!

    This was our view from the chairs!  Outstanding!

    It was a very windy day and got worse as it went on.  We only saw the parasails for a short time in the morning and then it must have been too windy.  Lots of whitecaps!

    We took a little walk around and got this shot back towards the main area

    All good things must come to an end...unfortunately!  So walked back to the ship and now hanging out in the solarium for a bit and then dinner!

    We just love these days at the private stops!  So relaxing and low key!  Especially when home just got about 6” of snow!  Haha!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Skigoofy in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Just pulled in to labadee!

    We were able to get a beach lounger from the wait list so we will be heading there after breakfast!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from monctonguy in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    All packed and ready to go....we think!  We always feel like we are forgetting something even though it seems like we have the kitchen sink with us ?

    As a side note...one of those cases is completely empty so we have space to bring purchases home!
     
    Now the dogs are just hanging out together in the sun as we wait to go.

    Almost time to load up the vehicle and head to the airport!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Guy Gadwa in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Well that was an experience getting to the port...
    We signed up for the shuttle service from the hotel but someone jumped on our spot.  The staff did not stop the people from doing this so we sat at the hotel for another 30-45 minutes.  When the driver came back he picked us up and we then went to a different hotel and picked up a van full of Norwegian Cruise passengers.  We went there first and dropped all them off.  Then he said he was going to pick up more people to bring back.  We sat for a bit at a gate but no one came so he drove to our dock and then stopped.  He came over to the door and opened it and we asked if this was our spot to which he said it was.  It’s been a strange morning getting here.....but WE MADE IT.  It was about a 2 hour adventure to get to the port!
    In regards to the coronavirus stuff, we did not notice anything different other than that they asked more questions about where we had been and who we had been with but other than that we did not see anything different (but we did get there later than normal as mentioned above).
    Here was security...not too bad


    We went to the diamond/diamond plus line and had about 12 couples in from of us.  Then we looked at the platinum/emerald line and there was 1 couple!  We should have payed better attention to the lines!
    Check in was a breeze and took no time at all.  Walked right on the ship with no real wait!
    We went straight to the shore excursion desk to try and get a bed-thingy for labadee but they were sold out!  We are number 1 on the wait list!  He said we might be able to get 1 since people book 2 since they don’t realize that 1 reservation is for 2 people.
     
    more to come soon....we did our usual rounds and then sat at the “mouth-jammer”! 
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Zambia-Zaire in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Sorry for no more updates last night.  Something hit me and I went to bed very early.  Now today is a sea day so it will be low key.  Tonight is formal night (which we found odd so soon).  
    Can’t beat the view from the balcony!

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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Guy Gadwa in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Just pulled in to labadee!

    We were able to get a beach lounger from the wait list so we will be heading there after breakfast!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from JLMoran in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    So today is another sea day.  We are going to go check the ship out now that I feel better!  It's overcast today so hardly any sun ? 

     
    We will get some pictures of the ship today to share
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from ellcee in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    We are back on the ship after a nice day in Labadee!  We loved beach lounger for 2 and would highly recommend one!

    This was our view from the chairs!  Outstanding!

    It was a very windy day and got worse as it went on.  We only saw the parasails for a short time in the morning and then it must have been too windy.  Lots of whitecaps!

    We took a little walk around and got this shot back towards the main area

    All good things must come to an end...unfortunately!  So walked back to the ship and now hanging out in the solarium for a bit and then dinner!

    We just love these days at the private stops!  So relaxing and low key!  Especially when home just got about 6” of snow!  Haha!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Guy Gadwa in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    So today is another sea day.  We are going to go check the ship out now that I feel better!  It's overcast today so hardly any sun ? 

     
    We will get some pictures of the ship today to share
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Dan Curtis in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    We are back on the ship after a nice day in Labadee!  We loved beach lounger for 2 and would highly recommend one!

    This was our view from the chairs!  Outstanding!

    It was a very windy day and got worse as it went on.  We only saw the parasails for a short time in the morning and then it must have been too windy.  Lots of whitecaps!

    We took a little walk around and got this shot back towards the main area

    All good things must come to an end...unfortunately!  So walked back to the ship and now hanging out in the solarium for a bit and then dinner!

    We just love these days at the private stops!  So relaxing and low key!  Especially when home just got about 6” of snow!  Haha!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Just saw this and made us both smile huge...

     
     
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Skigoofy in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    We are back on the ship after a nice day in Labadee!  We loved beach lounger for 2 and would highly recommend one!

    This was our view from the chairs!  Outstanding!

    It was a very windy day and got worse as it went on.  We only saw the parasails for a short time in the morning and then it must have been too windy.  Lots of whitecaps!

    We took a little walk around and got this shot back towards the main area

    All good things must come to an end...unfortunately!  So walked back to the ship and now hanging out in the solarium for a bit and then dinner!

    We just love these days at the private stops!  So relaxing and low key!  Especially when home just got about 6” of snow!  Haha!
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Dan Curtis in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Quick update this morning.  Woke up to HEAVY rain pretty early.  This is what it looks like outside!

    This is not what we had in mind for our first day of this trip and boarding the ship!  

    We signed up for the hotel shuttle service which was $10 a person.  Not too bad of a price.  
     
    The issue with luggage tags and set sail pass was solved!  The hotel had an area where they had a desktop computer with a free printer to use!!!  CRISIS AVERTED!!  ?
     
    Leaving for the ship in about 3 hours so stay tuned!  Thanks to all that are following along!
     
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    MO & LO on the go! got a reaction from Dan Curtis in Explorer | Feb 7-16, 2020 | First Time To ABC Islands!   
    Couldn't really sleep this morning (as usual before a trip) so got up and continued to get ready to go.  Lisa is mostly packed and I am a last minute packer so I don't have anything packed yet.  I decided to work on last minute things around the house and whatnot.  The packing for me will start soon...
     
    Here is a positive for us though.  The 7 day forecast that we will be missing!!!

     
    Stay tuned as we finish packing and start the journey!
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