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On our last cruise, my husband didn't know that you need to spread the spray on sunscreen around. So after being out in the sun all day he had a very interesting pattern of sunburn on his belly. It looked like someone took a clothes iron and just stick it randomly around his chest and stomach. Or like he got burning hot slices of pizza thrown at him. It was so hysterical I couldn't stop laughing about it. The awesome part was that it tanned that way and lasted for months!
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Cortaro, Arizona
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Originally posted by tx_sweetpea
My parents were on a TA with a large group of cross-dressers. My mom walked into the women's restroom to find one of the cross dressers in there-dressed in a dress, full make-up and earrings. It was quite surprising!
I know there is a large group of folks like this. I may have been on the same TA as your mom. One day, a fellow, dressed in his bikini was in the jacuzzi and suddenly decided it was time for him to be a man and he removed his top. Make up your mind folks!
Northern California
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Originally posted by Swayde
On our last cruise, my husband didn't know that you need to spread the spray on sunscreen around. So after being out in the sun all day he had a very interesting pattern of sunburn on his belly. It looked like someone took a clothes iron and just stick it randomly around his chest and stomach. Or like he got burning hot slices of pizza thrown at him. It was so hysterical I couldn't stop laughing about it. The awesome part was that it tanned that way and lasted for months!
My husband just did that last week in Mexico. He looks like an odd Dalmatian on his chest and stomach. 3 inch round, white circles (SPF 30) in amongst the tan. I don't know what he was doing with the sunscreen, he must have been re-applying in the same spots.
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Originally posted by JandBR_PHX
WTH is that?!?! Angel Goat packin' heat?
The strangest art I ever saw on a ship was a large framed real (I think) plant that looked exactly like a very large dandelion, roots and all, behind glass.

We had to pass it every time we used those stairs and it never failed to make me wonder why??? that was considered art.

But, the weird sacrificial goat picture wins!
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Cortaro, Arizona
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Originally posted by Pomperaugrr
Sooooooooooo that's why they are limiting the number of washcloths in the cabins!
Poor guy, only needing a washcloth too.
Braggard! LOL!!
Cortaro, Arizona
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Originally posted by rharvey999
I have to admit this is one of the things that has always amazed me about "twins". Trust me my nose is short and it is difficult to down from it but really, REALLY? Do adults think its cute to dress alike?
I'll go you one better. On the infamous TA crossing with the cross dressers, one married couple, a male and a female, wore exact duplicate outfits when he dressed as Michelle. Sad really, as he was a nice looking man with an attractive wife.
Cortaro, Arizona
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Originally posted by MedicKen



Well, I'll be 60 before our next cruise. Guess that makes me a dinosaur, or an Egyptian Mummy, make that Daddy.


Remember when we used to say Holland was for the old fogies. Oh, well, add me to the group. 60 on our next cruise.
Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally posted by carolmacey
Remember when we used to say Holland was for the old fogies. Oh, well, add me to the group. 60 on our next cruise.
WOW Carol. where do you dig this one up? Almost 2 years have passes since I wrote it. I am flattered.
THANKS
Georgia
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Originally posted by notentirelynormal
I buy pictures of my kids and grandkids and my friends all the time. I'm not in the picture but I still want to buy it. Who says just because you aren't in it that you have no connection? You can't expect the guy selling it to make the connection.
This cruise we were on our own, no friends, no family. I would have asked people we knew.
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Originally posted by momofmeg
This cruise we were on our own, no friends, no family. I would have asked people we knew.
My point was, the guy who sold me the pictures didn't bother to ask me why I was buying pictures of someone else or their children. All they cared about was that I paid for them.
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Georgia
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Originally posted by notentirelynormal
My point was, the guy who sold me the pictures didn't bother to ask me why I was buying pictures of someone else or their children. All they cared about was that I paid for them.
And MY POINT was why in the world would anyone want a picture of me and my husband?

I just found it weird. I look at the pics of us, i find one I especially liked. I went to find my husband to see if he agreed and 10 minutes later the photo was gone.

BTW since you pay with your cruise card they CAN look up and see whom it was, he just would not tell me, I am guessing a regulation by the cruiseline-but oh well at least he made me a copy.

I liked that Celebrity Solstice had you put in your card as ID and then you choose from your pics on a screen instead of already printed pictures. No worries there.
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Originally posted by carolmacey
Remember when we used to say Holland was for the old fogies. Oh, well, add me to the group. 60 on our next cruise.
I hated my first HAL cruise, I was bored to death on ship. Back then I loved Carnival. Fast forward 12 years later, and it has been 9 years since I have even been on Carnival, HAL is more my speed, although I do not like their smoking policy, which is why Celebrity or Princess is more for my speed now-lol! I will be 60 next year. I will do one more cruise before the big 60 though!
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Originally posted by momofmeg
And MY POINT was why in the world would anyone want a picture of me and my husband?
You know I bet those same people, when they looked at their cruise pictures, thought to themselves "Huh, who are these people?" and are still laughing at themselves for buying a picture of strangers.
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In February I went on the Pacific Jewel with my kids. There were at least 2 hens parties on board. While waiting to board I noticed one woman wearing a dress decorated with about 20 plastic penises around the hem.

Later while swimming my daughter asked what a man was doing, it turned out that he was removing a bride-to-be's socks with his teeth.

Also at the bar on the pool deck a bride-to-be was french kissing a man who I don't think was going to be her husband (they appeared to have just met).

One of the hens night groups all had Rod Stewart hair styles, I didn't get close enough to find out if it was wigs.
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This...in our bathroom


But I guess it's because we left this for our cabin steward:


Good thing our cabin steward, his assistant, and their manager had a great sense of humor. Best we've had.
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Originally posted by random_australian
In February I went on the Pacific Jewel with my kids. There were at least 2 hens parties on board. While waiting to board I noticed one woman wearing a dress decorated with about 20 plastic penises around the hem.

Later while swimming my daughter asked what a man was doing, it turned out that he was removing a bride-to-be's socks with his teeth.

Also at the bar on the pool deck a bride-to-be was french kissing a man who I don't think was going to be her husband (they appeared to have just met).

One of the hens night groups all had Rod Stewart hair styles, I didn't get close enough to find out if it was wigs.
I'm sorry, but I'm actually laughing at this one but I'm sure you weren't too thrilled with this going on when your kids were on the cruise. I wonder if that "bride-to-be" is still married, or even if the wedding went on. Wow!
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A dad dipping his diaper clad kiddo in and out of the hot tub like a tea bag.

People on a HAL cruise knocking some people down to the floor as they rushed into the mid-morning return cruisers party when the doors opened.
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