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LIVE from the Vision of the Seas Sailing 5 Oct 2012

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Cruise Along With Trainman-2 & Judith for 28 Nights!

 

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Two 14 Night Back-2-Back Panama Canal Transits

 

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We have the same cabin for both legs of the B-2-B which is Cabin 8542 on Deck 8 and it is a a Handicapped Junior Suite so we will rack up some serious cruise points between tomorrow when we board and Nov 2nd when we debark.

 

I am posting "Live" from the Red Roof Inn in West Palm Beach, FL. Once again they discombobulated our reservation totally so this hotel is now high on our "Never Stay There Again" list. But we will persevere!

 

Tonight we are meeting one of our cruising friends for dinner and tomorrow we will make the 70 minute drive south to Port Everglades.

 

We have received several notifications from RCI warning us to not show up at the port until after 1:30 pm. The seating in the terminal is limited and the Vision is returning from Europe and is scheduled for;

 

- Full US Coast Guard Safety Check

- Full US Customs Check for Passengers and Crew

- Full Homeland Security Check for Who Knows What

 

There are also rumors of 1/3 to 1/2 of the crew changing.

 

We have no clue when we will be able to board the ship or when my first post from the ship will be tomorrow.

 

The Vision is one of RCI's smaller and older ships with a MDR, a Windjammer, and 8 bars and lounges. It does not have any Specialty Restaurants or a Concierge Lounge.

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I am so excited that you are finally doing the b2b. I had read some time ago that you were doing this; but, couldn't remember the date. I have already subscribed and can't wait to follow along. I will be on my 2nd Allure cruise during your 2nd leg and will have to catch up when I get back. Thanks so much for doing the live threads; yours is always so informative. Have a great cruise.

 

BTW can't wait to see new pictures of you since your last cruise. Are you still on the South Beach diet?

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Looking forward to this thread as I've really enjoyed your other "live from" threads. Hope you have a fantastic trip!

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Trainman-2, I've heard of you but haven't yet happened upon one of your "Live" reports! Happy to follow along with this one!

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I suspect that this thread may set a record for the longest "Live Report" here on the RCI Board.

 

Several of my past "Live Reports" have gone well over 100,000 views for 7 night cruises.

 

It is up to you CC'ers to check in often and maybe we can go above one half million views by the time Judith and I debark on Nov 2nd!

 

I have a great new camera with excellent close up capabilities that I got for my model trains. But guess what? It also works great for Menus and Food, and shoots HD Videos, and shoots excellent regular photos.

 

I will probably also set a record for internet usage on this cruise.

 

The Vision does not have WiFi so I will have go to various "Hot Spots" around the ship to post and upload photos.

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What an awesome vacation! Subscribing. Can't wait to follow along with you, your live reports are always so great to read. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. :)

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I'm really looking forward to your review especially the pictures. We sail on the Vision when you get off and have never been on this class of ship. Hope you have a great time and post lots of pictures please!!

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Trainman

 

Take good care of the Vision. I'll be on the dock on Nov 2nd when you return. I'll be boarding for my 10 day Caribbean cruise.

 

Have a great trip.

 

Don

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I always follow your live threads and enjoy them so much. I am excited to 'go along' with you and Judith on yet another virtual cruise. Wishing you both a wonderful trip and I can't wait to board tomorrow!

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If I post fast enough I will make post 12 and view 66, wow, we will help you make your goal.

 

We should do a contest to see who the one million viewer would be!!!

 

Safe travels.

 

Sue and crew

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We are buying a house on 5 acres in the country about 20 miles south west of our current home in Palm Coast, FL. We close on Nov 9th a week after we get home and after having some work done on it we will be moving in December.

 

Here are a few photos...

 

 

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Judith is a Country Girl at heart and is already planning for a big garden and a chicken coop. We might even have some pygmy goats too.

 

I am planning a large outdoor track for my model trains.

 

We are going to add a swimming pool and maybe dig a pond in the back yard. If we did a pond, we will soon have our own alligators.

 

Check out this video of a pygmy goat stampede. It will make you smile!

 

http://youtu.be/IQ6xGMSOu1E

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Hope you and Judith have a great time, I will have to check in aboard the Freedom and when i return. Have been looking forward to this...

Safe travels !

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I'm subscribing to your thread. We're sailing on the Vision in January. I'm anxious to hear about the food and the condition of the ship. Also looking forward to seeing your pictures. Thanks.

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Bon Voyage. All set for a great month. This will be awesome.

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Count me in!!!

 

This will definitely help pass the time till my cruise! Really looking forward to your updates and food pics!! You surely set a high standard where live reviews are concerned!!

 

Have a wonderful time!

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Subscription already added! This will be great fun to watch.

 

Trainman, make sure you do some pictures on that outdoor railroad and keep me posted. :)

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Thank you for the Pygmy goat video link - adorable! Looking forward to your review.

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Yay trainman!!!! I always love your sunny reviews and what a fab pad you've bought.

 

Cant wait to hear all about your trip

 

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I am so looking forward to this review. My in-laws did this cruise several years ago and it sounded wonderful. Unfortunately they weren't ones to take pictures. I will certainly help increase your viewing numbers. Have a great cruise.

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Subscription already added! This will be great fun to watch.

 

Trainman, make sure you do some pictures on that outdoor railroad and keep me posted. :)

 

Here is a photo of one of the engines I built running on a friends track.

 

 

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Here is another video filmed in Jamaka several years ago.

 

I use it to get in the mood for a cruise.

 

Connie Talbot singing Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds"

 

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