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About gbolton

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Reading, Swimming, Cruising!
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  1. Your travel details, pics and stories always make my day! Thank you! I have lived in Canada for the past 45 years but I am originally from Bournemouth, England!
  2. I just recently found your blog and I am still on page 5 but I am extremely curious - how do you take pictures of yourselves (as a couple) without using a selfie stick?
  3. They are going to be the Hawaii Ambassadors on our cruise March 24th, 2019. So excited!
  4. Google "Gary Golding 777" on Instagram and you'll find several pictures etc. Also a five year award with Princess.
  5. Its unfortunate here at this thread that we electric scooter drivers are all being "tarred with the same brush". Most of us are responsible, cautious and are most grateful that we are still able to travel even though our legs tell us otherwise. I can assure you that given the choice, we would rather be able to vacation on our own two legs, rather than be looked down upon and sneered at for being an "inconvenience" or for driving a "montrosity". Personally, I would never leave my scooter out in the hall or a stairwell, because we book the appropriate room, and it is true that once we get to a seat in the dining room, we are at the mercy of where the wait staff park our scooter. The staff and crew on our cruises have always been very considerate and kind, and I am thankful for that. And I apologize in advance for getting in your way.
  6. I am ambivalent to the whole thing, (I never order a second entree) but to your point, some would say, and I would tend to agree, that if you have paid $26,000 for a cruise its a bit insulting to ask you to pay $10.00 for a second entree. Just saying .......
  7. Norris is a big jokester with a whacky sense of humour which makes his very extraordinary blogs and photographic genius very entertaining - I really enjoy going along with him and Carol to places I will never have an opportunity to see. It sure beats watching TV these days!
  8. I am not very savvy about such things, but I thought I read that if you bought a beverage package while still in port you would pay their local taxes, but out on the open sea you would not. You may want to check!
  9. They put the two twins together and call them a Queen bed but it is definitely bigger (wider) than our Queen bed at home. Very comfy!
  10. We just got off the "Veendam" on May 19th, 2018. We parked at 12 Drydock Ave for the convenience - we were prepared to pay the $30 per day so that we could walk off the ship straight to our van. So glad we did! We ended up paying $25.00 per day which automatically came up on the machine. We arrived at the port, we were handed a ticket and asked to park on the fifth floor. We took the elevator down, and had an easy, easy, easy walk to the terminal - me driving my mobility scooter and my husband toting one large and one carry on suitcase. (Parking spots were empty from the third floor up but they must be busier during the week - this was a Saturday). When we disembarked, chaos ensued outside the terminal for those waiting for taxis and shuttles; there isn't much room on the sidewalk and the problem was compounded by an ambulance that someone must have required. We just walked around everyone, got to our vehicle - they helped us at the exit to insert our ticket and pay with our credit card - and we were on our way. The other parking close by that required a shuttle was $21.00 per day so for $4:00 a day difference, the convenience was worth every penny. Especially with a mobility scooter that may not have fit in the shuttle. We would not hesitate to park there again. P.S. We drove from Ontario, Canada and to avoid paying the ridiculous high prices of hotels in downtown Boston we stayed in Westborough at the Westborough Inn B&B - about an hour outside of downtown Boston. We were charged $100 per night for the room, which included a very adequate continental breakfast - again we would highly recommend. So where we saved on a hotel overnight we were comfortable paying for the parking! :)
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