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About RobinCruiser

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    Aldergrove, BC Canada
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    Princess, RCI, Carnival
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  1. Hi everyone! I'm up .4 this week. Like PAcruise, I've had a stressful week as well... my 73 year old dad tested positive for Covid over the weekend. Seems to be doing better and was not hospitalized but had us worried for a while there - he was averaging about 20 hours sleep a day and was very foggy, mild fever and light cough. No shortness of breath though so they felt he should self isolate at home. Belle, thanks for your delightful poem. I'm ready for a moth of loss! PAcruise, I'm sorry for your loss and hope your dad will be negative! Hoping your daughter has a full recovery and your kids aren't too stressed about going back to class. Jan, Happy birthday to your daughter! Enjoy time with family. Diana, congrats on staying the same. I'd count that as a success! Jo, Best wishes on your test, hoping it will negative! Ombud, good luck for losses with your new routine. Rose, congrats on your great loss! Way to go! Have a great weekend everyone! Robin
  2. Thanks everyone. We are early risers as well so the noise shouldn't bother us too much if there is any anchor dropping. We had a super rough night in an aft Balcony a couple years back in the Caribbean - almost tossed us right out of bed, and the room in general was noisy day and night due to an outdoor seating area above which was always busy and cleaned at 3am. I am thinking this category looks like a great deal!
  3. Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware there different categories of Porthole cabins. I will be looking at PTs, I don't DH will be happy sleeping on a sofa bed. 🤣
  4. Looking for feedback on a porthole cabin on the Riviera deck, on the Freedom. Looking at the 16 day Panama Canal 09/20/22. Wondering if anyone has stayed in one of these cabins anc can share your thoughts. Was it noisy? Rough? TIA Robin
  5. Morning all. I'm down .4 this week so still up .2 from my lowest in the past month. Congrats PACruise on your great loss. Sorry to hear you've gained Jan and Melmar - I would suspect water retention might be playing a big part in your gains. We are having a heatwave up here in BC right now. We are experiencing days and days of mid to high 30's which corresponds to high 90's farenheit. Can't complain though, I guess, we've finally go summer!
  6. Thanks everyone, I kind of figured it would be decorated but just wasn't sure.
  7. Just booked the Panorama for December 4th, 2021. I'm curious if they will have it decorated for Christmas? I've never been on a holiday season cruise. Robin
  8. That sounds amazing! Our 25th is this September but unfortunately, looks like we won't be going anywhere. My DD# 1 is done with school at this time and happily works with plants - she's a gardener. She's gone to college for Interior Design but loves working outdoors and with plants. DD#2 is planning to go to college this fall for a Social work program... not sure yet how much will be in class versus online.
  9. Well I did it, I just booked a great deal on a 7 day Mexican cruise for December 2021. I'm happy with that and hopefull that everything will be semi-normal by then. The flight is less than 3 hours for me from Vancouver so that will good if masks are still mandatory on flights, which I suspect they may be. And now I have something to look forward to/work towards. Yay! @retiring soon Sorry for your gain, at least I'm in good company this week! 🥴 I would think the Cheezies factory would smell pretty cheesy, lol. And we used to have Swiss Chalet out here but not sure there are any left. There used to be two within a 45 min drive of my house but they are both gone now. Wow, you have a busy 2021 scheduled! I envy you.
  10. Hi everyone! Belle, thanks for getting us started. And I may have to start wearing my mask at home... I'm up .6. Guess all my "what the heck" eating caught up with me. PAcruise - great job on the loss. Sorry you are feeling off... I know, I find myself quite up and down all the time. So much stress and worry these days. A cruise in November would be nice but I have a feeling there may not be any sailings this year at all. I hope I'm wrong. I want to cruise again! Jan - glad to hear your dog is doing better and it was nothing too serious. Glad you followed up when you knew something was different before it got worse. Congrats on your loss. Your visit with the kids sounded great! Diana - I'm sorry you are feeling off too. Wishing all this Covid nonesense would just go away. Belle - Does your Alaska cruise go from Vancouver or Victoria? You could try our Cheezies if so. And in answer to your question, no I have no cruises currently booked, although I had put a couple for 2021 on option, I had let them go. I've been looking at 2022 though so might book something soon. I am a planner - I always book far, far in advance. I had our cancelled April cruise booked for just over 2 years. Off to get some exercise in before I start on my mask orders. Have a great day everyone! Robin
  11. I'm happy that so many of you seem to be getting together with family! That's great!! Jan - Sorry to hear about the influx of tourists to your state. I have never been to Maine but from everything I've seen, it's very beautiful! But it is so frustrating when people are lying to get it and not quarantining or wearing masks. I still can't believe Disney World opened up in Florida. I'm glad Disney Land in CA has stayed closed. Jan - Hope your dog is feeling better! Maybe it's the heat? Melmar - We have Cheetos up here as well. Cheezies are firmer, most crunchy and have a stronger cheese taste in my opinion. Both are good though! And congrats on your work out consitency! I just finished making a big tossed salad, a pasta salad and a coleslaw. Going to rotisserie a chicken tonight on the BBQ and have it with salads. We are having a sort of heat wave out here... supposed to get up to around 33C or 91F today. Wishing I was at the lake so I could go for a swim!!
  12. Good morning everyone! Nice to see lots of people popping in. Hoping you are all staying safe and keeping on track this week. I'm getting back to low/no carbs so hopefully that will help. Belle - yes our borders are closed here but we have the Alaska loophole that many US people seem to be taking advantage of. All they have to do is tell the border guards they are going to Alaska and we have to let them through. I feel that anyone heading to Alaska from the lower 48 should fly, not travel through our province but that is not up to me. The issue is, some US citizens are using that excuse to come to BC for a vacation and while we love Americans and welcome them to come experience our great province, we would prefer they wait until the pandemic is over. And even up here people are rebelling against mask wearing. I don't get it. @melmar02 I think Cheezies are a Canadian thing. They are really good and very addictive!
  13. Happy Friday everyone! Sorry to hear of your gain Jan. Wishing you a great weekend and a loss next week. Welcome Etta! Sounds like you are on track for a good loss. Congrats on your losses Jo and Diana! Diana, I too would love to get out of the Obese category and into Overweight - maybe the Cheezies might have to go. I don't have the willpower to toss out the rest though... I'll just leave them out in sight for the kids to see 😅. Jo, I think eating at home all the time helps for sure! Belle, congrats on staying the same - better than a gain any day! Yes, I'm in BC, Canada and our numbers are on the rise again since we entered into phase 3 of re-opening. Kind of scary. I am still trying to maintain the same level of care - only going out once a week or less if I can help it, sanitizing, wearing a mask, physical distancing, etc. The problem though is that a lot of people seem to think the whole thing is over and are just going about their business like they did a year ago and the spread is picking up. We are still doing pretty good - an average of 25 or so new cases a day in the province but we are the stepping stone for the Western US to get to Alaska so we are seeing a lot of US visitors and people are worrying that they will bring more infection. Have a great weekend everyone! Stay Safe!
  14. Good morning! Thanks for getting us started with a great poem Belle. I'm in the eating "I don't give a heck food" category lately. I've been walking and working out though and stayed the same this week but I definitely need to get my diet under control. It's been hot here, finally and there has been ice cream, and cheezies, and even caramel popcorn. 🥴 @melmar02 Congratulations on your loss! I love getting out and walking first thing in the morning, while the streets are still quiet and before the heat hits. I don't have a fitbit, but I do have a group to check in with for accountability each day so that keeps me motivated. Have a good week!
  15. Jan - Sorry to hear you are feeling down. I hope you can try to have a good weekend with family. Luckily they are not driving you crazy! Jo - Congratulations on your great loss! Belle and Diana - no gain is a win in my books!! PACruise - I'm sure you will lose that .4 in no time. Have a great weekend all!
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