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JimnKaren

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About JimnKaren

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  • Location
    Spring Hill, FL
  • Interests
    Reading/knitting for Karen, gardening for Jim. Both retired.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Hal, Princess, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    My driveway

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  1. I have two tuxedos in the closet, regular fit and another one "why did you eat so much" fit! I also have a black suit. One of those goes with me and I wear them as appropriate. I also have a collection of "special" ties that I enjoy wearing. I no longer work, and I have those things in the closet...why not! Do it if you want, or not. You will not be out of place. Jim
  2. Also, consider other parts of the country. Look into renting a car for a day or two and get to Verona or Lake Garda. Lots of options, take you time and read, read, read! Jim
  3. Clearing away one plate only at a table for two seems to mean to me that the waiter is bored. He has to make a second trip to remove the other plate. I would not mind that. However, I would not be happy with the presentation of the dessert menu while someone at the table (of any size table) is still eating the entree. I would immediately speak to the waiter about that; and if it continued, speak with the person at the head of the dining room. And, if that didn't change things a "how are we doing" card would be filled in so that the Food & Beverage Manager would be aware. Jim
  4. Often, when it is raining, you won't get a fantastic shot anyway. Keep it covered (a jacket is wonderful), until you are ready to shoot. Think about what you are going to do and make it happen quickly. Jim
  5. We have been to so many ports in the Caribbean and west coast of Mexico that I don't want to count. Some were sorta iffy, but we went for the experience. Karen has never removed her wedding ring. The only time she did was just before a major operation in a hospital. You will do OK. Those ports you mentioned are popular places, they are geared to tourists. Would you remove your ring in NOLA during festivities? Jim
  6. I buried ours in the yard. Some day, long time from now, I figure archeologists will dig them up and wonder. Jim
  7. So much for this one. I find it difficult to believe that no one can offer significant assistance.
  8. Once, I met a couple who drove an adventure. They rented an RV and drove north to Alaska, then got on a ship and cruised south. While that was happening, another couple cruised north and they returned in the RV to the starting point (Wisconsin). Each couple had only a single one-way ticket for airfare. I thought that was unique. Jim
  9. teacherman, you should do your own research here and not continue to do what you have. Pick up a phone and call the cruise line! Duh!
  10. It is my impression that you want/need to cruise in the summer (or at least May through September). With that in mind, there are only two places to go. Europe or Alaska. Have you looked at Princess? Jim
  11. I did not see this addressed anywhere else. If the topic is out there, I missed it. Karen and I will board Zaandam on 21 March of this year. The ship will sail from Buenos Aires the next evening. Our roll call has been considering a group excursion the evening of the 21st to a local Tango Show. We have about 20 (so far) and I am working on getting decent transportation between the ship and show. However, a thought was put out that maybe Holland America Lines just might have local talent come on to the ship that evening of the 21st and perform their version of a tango show. Very interesting. Anyone with experience with being in Buenos Aires for two days? Does HAL bring local talent on? Jim
  12. You can also buy gifts for me! Jim
  13. I read, Karen knits. Never been bored on a sea day on any ship on any itinerary. Only you can decide if the itinerary itself is the reason for booking a 22-day trip. We have a 34 day coming up in March; and a 51 day coming up in October. Nothing to the longer itineraries. Jim
  14. They might put it in a taxi and you pay the fare. The store itself is not far from any of the piers. Take a taxi yourself. You can pre-order and then just pick it up. You might consider calling the store for more information. Jim
  15. Be sure to take bug spray with you to Tikal. Jim
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