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    Disney, Carnival
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    Bahama's (only place I've been)

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  1. there are also people that die from the flu that DID get their flu shots... and that certainly wasn't their decision! as I said in an earlier post, I have a friend who has gotten the flu shot every year and she ended up getting the flu multiple times in a relatively short period of time, one of those times required hospitalization because it was so severe. She was just lucky enough to live in an area with a flu strain that wasn't protected by that years shot... she no longer gets the flu shot every year because she doesn't believe in their effectiveness.
  2. same! and "passport vs birth cert" or "can my mature 8 year old kid go to serenity with me?" or "how do I sneak on beer?" LOL
  3. I've done that too! LOL but this year, I want to participate!
  4. well, considering I didn't include anything "factual" in my post - only my own personal opinions... and I stated that a vaccine would have to be more effective than the current flu vaccine. If it's 100% effective, I'll get it without question once it's PROVEN to be so. (it wasn't necessarily a "comparison" just an example of what I don't consider to be effective enough for me - FOR ME, not you or anyone else reading this post. For me.) And this next comment is not directed at you, but I'm not an "anti-vaxxer" just because I don't get the flu shot... I've gotten all of my other vaccines, my children were all vaccinated... hell, even my PETS get their vaccinations too. it cracks me up that people are accusing others of being "anti-vaxx" because they don't want the flu shot and are saying they won't get this new shot right away either. Those of you throwing that accusation around apparently don't know what a real "anti-vaxxer" is...
  5. I also have not had the flu in quite a few years - and I have NEVER gotten the flu shot. So it seems like it's LUCK for both of us. I also wash my hands before I eat - I don't touch things that I don't need to - if I'm in a line where the person in front of me is coughing / sneezing, I step back and keep my distance. If the coughing/sneezer is behind me, I let them go in front of me and then I step back from them! I'd love to see some statistics on this, actually. A comparison of how many have gotten the flu when they've gotten the flu shot vs the number of folks who've gotten the flu and not gotten the flu shot.
  6. Lord I hope not! I refuse to get a vaccine that has been rushed into production without the proper testing period - I will wait and let all of you rush to get it first and let you guys be the "test subjects". If after a reasonable amount of time has passed and they work out the kinks / side effects - I will consider getting it. It will have to be an EFFECTIVE vaccine though - not like the flu shot that has a 50% or so rate. I know way too many people that have gotten their flu shots religiously and still gotten the flu (some of them VERY bad cases that required hospitalization... so don't tell me "it made the symptoms less because they got the shot"). One of my close friends (who has always gotten her flu shot) had the flu three times in a row within a 2 month period!! She no longer gets the shot as she no longer believes in it's effectiveness after that. please feel free to argue with me about the flu shot - you'll be wasting your breathe though, as it won't change my opinion of it. (I've seen statistics, I've seen many arguments in favor of it... I've also seen many against it. Confirmation Bias - anyone can look up stuff on the internet and find an article that supports their theory or way of thinking.)
  7. Yes! That's my plan too! We aren't big drinkers, so we won't "need" the visual clues but looking for the door decorations is much more fun than looking for a cabin number!
  8. thank you so much for the link! I've been perusing those galleries and wow, some great pics there! (LOL some not so great, but still NOT home! So I am still enjoying them! LOL)
  9. Wow Saint Greg!! It looks like you've been EVERYWHERE!! Some of those photos were spectacular!! I really need to get some of my photos onto this computer so I can share too! LOL
  10. my first cruise was on the Disney Cruise Line back in the late-90's. (with my then boyfriend and his children - he became my husband in 2001 and our honeymoon was also a Disney Cruise, we were on the ship on our honeymoon on 9/11 and couldn't believe what was going on!) Our first Carnival cruise - was in 2005 when our daughter was 3 years old (we'd lost her daddy 2 years prior) - it was her first cruise and my first since we'd lost my husband. She had so much fun on that cruise - spent time in the kids area, fell in love with the Maitre' D in the MDR and got as many pictures as she could with Funship Freddy! LOL She did the talent show too - my brave little munchkin standing on that stage all by herself singing her little heart out (and she was GOOD!) and ballet dancing during the song too! (she's still very much a showboat at 17 years old!) I gave her a disposable camera to take pictures with and boy did she! We've got a photo album of just those pics in it - they are quite interesting! LOL We've been on quite a few cruises since then - being a single mom, that's something I need to save up for so we go every two years on a cruise (my coming up cruise will be the first one I've gone on without her since she was born!! I don't know how I'm going to act! I'm gonna have to go hang out in the karaoke bar every night to feel like she's with me... LOL)
  11. thank you for the really great pictures!! I look forward to getting some of my own from the Liberty soon!
  12. I am currently working on a new(ish) computer from home (for some reason) - and I don't have access to ANY of my cruise photos! I was hoping that you would like to share some of your favorites with me! We're booked already on our next one and even though it's still MONTHS away, I am already planning and getting myself mentally ready. 🙂 I've been thinking of door decorations and how to snaz up our cabin (because this is going to be the first time my boyfriend and I are cruising where there are NO kids joining us!!! It's actually just going to be the two of us and I'd like to make is super special !) show me what you did on your cabin doors! We're booked on the Liberty - do they have magnetic doors? Or do I need to make sure that I've got some 3M command strips with me too? give me some of your best pics! What were some of the fun things you did that didn't involve the kids? (even better if they're from the Liberty!!) (and please, lets keep this one COVID free!)
  13. I love how we are referred to as "anti-vaxxers" if we don't want to get the flu shot. I have had all of my required vaccinations. My daughter has had all of her vaccinations... hell, all of my PETS have gotten their annual vaccinations too!! I am certainly not an "anti-vaxxer" because I don't want to get ONE shot. I'm definitely not going to get a shot that hasn't had the proper testing and has been rushed into production due to a high demand... I'll let other people be the guinea pigs for that! If this shot shows that it's effective enough at halting this virus, I will consider it - once it's been out and well established as safe. Until then, no freakin' way! I also love how you say that you get the flu shot and it's helped you... but then you go on to say that you wash often, etc. You don't think that part of your lack of the flu has anything to do with your habit of keeping clean?! I sure do! I know A LOT of people that have gotten the flu shot and then have gotten terrible cases of the flu... some worse than others. I don't see how it helped THEM. (sure, you're gonna say... "because of that shot, their case of the flu would have been much worse!!" I doubt that very much too) Lets agree to disagree here. We are both going to continue to do as we always have... and no amount of "discussing" it is going to change either of our minds. Happy sailing folks!
  14. I hope I am on a cruise with you! You sound like a hoot to hang out with!!
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