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usnuzuloose
01-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Before I get fully started I would like to send out my prayers and condolences to the Costa Concordia. I hope everyone gets home safely.

This TR was supposed to have been in Oct of 2011, however those dates were not available to us. So we rescheduled for January 9 2012. We held our breath and 60 days out we were confirmed for those dates.

We finally got to do our packing and at 5:45 am our taxi was outside waiting to take us to the train station. Our train left at 6:40 am and we were due to arrive at the Queen Mary at 4 pm.

This is where we sat all the way to Bakersfield.

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It was a very quiet ride until we got to Modesto, then the train got full. Time to put the computer away. We arrived in Bakersfield and took the bus to the Queen Mary. We arrived right on time.

This is the first pic of her when we arrived

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h445/usnuzuloose1/078.jpg

We took alot of luggage. Next time I will cut back on the packing.

We checked in, and upon check in we got a free upgrade from an inside room to one with portholes. So YAY! The room was located on the portside of the ship. The rooms were updated. I will post some pics and then explain the bathroom.

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cont next post...

usnuzuloose
01-16-2012, 12:22 PM
more pics..


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I will comback in a while and post more. Photobucket is being the pain and not let me copie images to post.

PrincessInOz
01-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Subbing in. popcorn::

Nice that you started! :thumbsup2


I'll come back in a while too.....work is interruptus painus for my Dissing.

franandaj
01-16-2012, 02:23 PM
I'm here too! Nice room on the QM.

usnuzuloose
01-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Subbing in. popcorn::

Nice that you started! :thumbsup2


I'll come back in a while too.....work is interruptus painus for my Dissing.
Hope you enjoy! Promise to finish,
I'm here too! Nice room on the QM.

Thats not the whole room. Photobucket :sad2:

usnuzuloose
01-16-2012, 04:54 PM
continuing with the pics...


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usnuzuloose
01-16-2012, 05:01 PM
The bathrooms are a little odd, the bathtub only uses two of those turning knobs. There is a tradational turn valve for turning it on or off. When you shower, the tub is not very wide. And the water pressure is very low. So when I showered I had to stand side ways to wash my hair. But the toilet has that stick to push to flush it. Hmmm...I thought the flush was more pressure than the shower. I wonder? Do I ? Um no never mind. There is alot of stuff on this ship alone to take pictures of..

So come along the journey and lets explore this beautiful ship and beyond. And if you are prone to seasickness.. get the dramamine... the chicken enters later. Thanks for joining. I will answer all your comments. Ask your questions.

Upnext more pics of the Queen Mary..

klmall
01-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Coming along to see more!

So nice to get an upgrade! I'm a bit claustrophobic so an inside cabin would petrify me. And the train ride looks comfy and tech suitable!

DH is looking at cruises for us this spring or next year to Alaska. He refuses Disney but that's okay with me so I am anxious to read and see more about your trip here.

focusondisney
01-16-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm here. Looks great so far. Can't wait to hear about the chicken! ;)

skiingfast
01-16-2012, 09:32 PM
I will answer all your comments. Ask your questions.


So what is the square root of 7 to the 22nd decimal place?

skiingfast
01-16-2012, 09:40 PM
What were the other two knobs in the shower for?

What are the two things on each side and over the bed? One looks stuffed with something?

usnuzuloose
01-16-2012, 10:48 PM
Coming along to see more!

So nice to get an upgrade! I'm a bit claustrophobic so an inside cabin would petrify me. And the train ride looks comfy and tech suitable!

DH is looking at cruises for us this spring or next year to Alaska. He refuses Disney but that's okay with me so I am anxious to read and see more about your trip here.
It was so comfy and relaxing. No Driving!! The bed was comfy also!
I'm here. Looks great so far. Can't wait to hear about the chicken! ;)
The Chicken, yes it was very interesting.
So what is the square root of 7 to the 22nd decimal place?
I cant answer, I am horrible at math.
What were the other two knobs in the shower for?

What are the two things on each side and over the bed? One looks stuffed with something?

Those white things are the heating and cooling system. It was interesting.

Sorry for not answering fast enough. I am on the cruise critic watching the threads about the ship tragedy.

skiingfast
01-16-2012, 11:18 PM
Sorry for not answering fast enough.

;)


What about the other two knobs in the shower?

usnuzuloose
01-17-2012, 01:44 AM
;)


What about the other two knobs in the shower?

Sorry, the two on top do nothing. The bottom two fill the tub. Funny thing is none of the rooms are alike.

PrincessInOz
01-17-2012, 03:52 AM
Catching up. The QM room looks great; but that bathroom is a little dated. Still, by the sounds of things, it does the job...wash, flush, clean. :thumbsup2



So what is the square root of 7 to the 22nd decimal place?

I cant answer, I am horrible at math.


I, on the other hand, can use a calculator!

The square root of 7 to the 22nd decimal = 2.6457513110645905905016 :thumbsup2




:scratchin Although, I'm sure I answered a similar question about Pi lately. :rolleyes1

skiingfast
01-17-2012, 11:57 AM
Sorry, the two on top do nothing. The bottom two fill the tub. Funny thing is none of the rooms are alike.

Seeing as how the rooms are exactly modern, being that it's an old ship, are they comfortable?

usnuzuloose
01-17-2012, 01:36 PM
Seeing as how the rooms are exactly modern, being that it's an old ship, are they comfortable?

The room was very comfy, the bed was nice and soft. We slept really good.

usnuzuloose
01-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Now that we had settled into our room it was time to do some exploring. This ship is so beautiful. The woodwork, details in the wood. There is so much you could photograph. But getting on with so more pics.

I cant remember everything about every picture.. please forgive me.

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These are things for sale in the shops. Now mind you when I walked in, I asked if it was ok to take pictures. I was told yes. So when I did he said no, I thought you meant of the store. I kept thinking how do you take pictures of the store without capturing the merchandise. :lmao:


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more in next post.

usnuzuloose
01-17-2012, 02:03 PM
more pics...


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This is a piano in the music room

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next post..

usnuzuloose
01-17-2012, 02:15 PM
More Pics

Okay, I am infatuated with doors...

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At this point, we realize we need to eat something, so need to figure out where and what.. looking at the few resturants that were on board, we decided something quick and simple.

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Peach Bellini YUMMY!

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I think photobucket hates me! It wont let me grab Chris's food. Sorry.

But I am a curious person, so I got to thinking about the kitchen and wondering if they left it modern or updated it. So I asked the waiter if I could see the kitchen and he said yes!! So, the only thing that was updated was the ovens..

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I will leave you with that for now. Next we will keep going with more photos.So stay ABOARD!!

skiingfast
01-17-2012, 06:07 PM
The doors are great. Modern doors are so cheaply made, usually not the only doors in a house comparable to old doors are solely on the front of our houses.

The wood columns in that reception room are fantastic.

franandaj
01-18-2012, 01:42 AM
So what restaurant was that? Chelsea? I know it wasn't Sir Winston's! :lmao:

PrincessInOz
01-18-2012, 03:14 AM
We went to the Yucatan Peninsula a long time ago before the digital age. DH came back with scenic pictures. All I took were pictures of doors. I must have taken over 50 photos just of doors.....of the wooden, ornate kind. I LOVE doors. :lovestruc

usnuzuloose
01-18-2012, 12:12 PM
The doors are great. Modern doors are so cheaply made, usually not the only doors in a house comparable to old doors are solely on the front of our houses.

The wood columns in that reception room are fantastic.
There were so many lovely doors. The details are fantastic. I could probably have done that all day, just staring!
So what restaurant was that? Chelsea? I know it wasn't Sir Winston's! :lmao:
I have to look, I forgot. Sir winston ? That was reserved. I did manage to a pic inside somewhere along the line.
We went to the Yucatan Peninsula a long time ago before the digital age. DH came back with scenic pictures. All I took were pictures of doors. I must have taken over 50 photos just of doors.....of the wooden, ornate kind. I LOVE doors. :lovestruc

I wish they still made doors like that!

usnuzuloose
01-20-2012, 10:05 AM
Well to pick up where we left off. Well while were off having fun and enjoying ourselves, we came back and discovered that Tom, our chicken snuck himself in our bags.


No wonder that darn bag I kept dragging was so heavy!!


We walked into the cabin and lo and behold here he sat thumbing through the resturant selection. Needless to say we were Shocked!!


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We asked him what he thought he was doing, His Reply " I need to find a date " I asked find a date ? How ? He went away and came back...


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Okay out he went! Hmm..wonder how he is going to pay for it?:eek:

PrincessInOz
01-20-2012, 02:00 PM
Houston.....we have chicken!


Did you BRING the chicken with you???? :faint:

usnuzuloose
01-20-2012, 02:11 PM
Yes, hes a big spender too.

PrincessInOz
01-20-2012, 02:23 PM
(I think he spends your money!)

franandaj
01-20-2012, 02:29 PM
Did he find a date?

usnuzuloose
01-20-2012, 08:34 PM
I will let you know tomorrow. As the chicken turns.

skiingfast
01-21-2012, 02:34 AM
I will let you know tomorrow. As the chicken turns.

What a tease.

Foxes Den
01-22-2012, 12:04 AM
Just checking out your review.. ;) so what's going on with the chicken? . :lmao:

usnuzuloose
01-25-2012, 08:51 PM
Please bare with me, I will try to do an update tomorrow. I have been batteling a sciatica nerve issue. Thanks for your patience everyone!

PrincessInOz
01-25-2012, 10:26 PM
take care. :hug:

usnuzuloose
01-26-2012, 02:02 PM
Well, I am here and I will post as much as I can before pain gets me and I need another pill to knock me out! Not knock me up.:rolleyes1

I am not sure if you can imagine all elevators, but these are very small and you need to get in them quickly or you will get caught. I am sure someone has. So if you stay on the Queen Mary make sure you check your luggage.

This is the inside of the elevator. Hard to take a pic, very small

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One of the stores, again love the doors

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I cant truly recall, I think this is where the Queen was christening the ship

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next post The Splendor in port and a dismeet

usnuzuloose
01-26-2012, 02:32 PM
Sorry I got froze in photobucket. I will try to go back in a while and see if it will work.

skiingfast
01-26-2012, 03:53 PM
that was nice how the door was bowed to echo the display cabinets.

ACDSNY
01-27-2012, 01:06 AM
Enjoying your report on the Queen Mary! My DH loves to do woodwork so I love looking over all the details.

PrincessInOz
01-27-2012, 02:14 AM
Oh wow! Pictures of King George and Wallace Simpson in the Queen Mary.

Thanks for sharing.

usnuzuloose
01-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Okay third try at this.

I woke up at ( 6 am ) its vacation, I realized that the Splendor was outside. I had to get some pics of her. Now mind you I have not had my coffee, nor did I have a shower, or Brush my teeth. Yea Yea dont say it. Anyone who would have seen me would have run. Lucky me no one was out there. Kinda of EERIE being out there by myself. I felt like I should of been dressed in the 1940's clothes. I guess I could have gone into the couture store and bought something. Naw I was comfy forget that idea. Funny though there were some people walking around dressed in the 40's clothes. Foxesden1 did you see them? Any way here are a few pics of the Splendor, PIO Dramamine?:lmao:


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Here are some pics of the Infirmary

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Next post more pics of wood work...

usnuzuloose
01-30-2012, 10:54 AM
These are pics of the original elevator, no longer in use..

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I cant remember if this was the Queen's or Kings Salon..

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Mr. Tom was enjoying the night air before his so called date..

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By the way he came back to the cabin in a drunken stupor and still had the bottle sitting on the floor by the door and got stood up and he admitted he erased the pic I took of him ... he was so emabarresed..

Up next a visit on a Russian Submarine..

skiingfast
01-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Are the big rooms constantly rented out for private functions? The salon above has a table with flatwear on it. In a fromer post there are round table with table clothes set up ina large room.

usnuzuloose
01-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Are the big rooms constantly rented out for private functions? The salon above has a table with flatwear on it. In a fromer post there are round table with table clothes set up ina large room.

Yes alot of rooms are used for private things. They were setting up stuff all the time. There is a chapel on board for weddings. I cant remember how many pics I got. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for checking!

franandaj
01-30-2012, 11:52 PM
Poor Tom got stood up. :sad2:

Never been on the submarine thought it's been out there for years.

PrincessInOz
01-31-2012, 04:57 AM
Excuse me whilst I throw up in the infirmary......:sick:


But I can still appreciate the nice pictures. :thumbsup2


Think I better take the Dramamine BEFORE I open your thread....next time!

usnuzuloose
02-01-2012, 01:14 AM
Poor Tom got stood up. :sad2:

Never been on the submarine thought it's been out there for years.
See thats what he gets for spending my money! The sub is neat.
Excuse me whilst I throw up in the infirmary......:sick:


But I can still appreciate the nice pictures. :thumbsup2


Think I better take the Dramamine BEFORE I open your thread....next time!

I warned you. The sub is a tight space.

usnuzuloose
02-03-2012, 09:56 AM
If you are really not into subs, well dont know what to say, take the dramamine :eek:. I think its called the Red Scorpion, it is very tight quarters. It is still a working sub,it was built in 1973 I believe. I dont know much about it. The pictures are very interesting. I can only imagine what it would have been like to serve time on this vessel. Very cramped. Hope you enjoy.

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Some of the uniforms.

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Spaces you have to crawl through to get to different areas. YIKES!

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next post more pics..

usnuzuloose
02-03-2012, 10:02 AM
Sorry first holes you see, I said were to crawl through, are the spots for the torpedos. I will repost the crawl through later.

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I wouldnt sit up real fast! Ouch!

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Hmm..work, and business at the same time.

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next post... more photobucket freezing up

usnuzuloose
02-03-2012, 10:11 AM
More pics

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The Periscope

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The Galley where the food is stored

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This is the biggest door to walk through.
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Up next more pics..

usnuzuloose
02-03-2012, 10:18 AM
More pics, hope you are enjoying them..

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Where they eat there meals

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Chris trying out the bunk beds

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More torpedo spaces..

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The other crawl through spaces were round holes. I guess I did not get a pic of that sorry!

Up next more of the Queen Mary... Hope no one got sea sick in there.:rotfl:

skiingfast
02-03-2012, 04:25 PM
I don't think that "food" was what they really ate. Banannas? Maybe in a can.

usnuzuloose
02-03-2012, 05:22 PM
I don't think that "food" was what they really ate. Banannas? Maybe in a can.

Its a very tiny space, I dont know how often they even had to get supplies.

PrincessInOz
02-04-2012, 02:16 AM
Okay....see....I don't have a problem with tight spaces or claustrophobia. And none of those pictures are showing the sea at all....so no dramamine needed for me today. :teeth:

Pretty cool to be in a sub like that and with such tight quarters. Thanks for sharing.

usnuzuloose
02-05-2012, 12:22 AM
I wish this report could be in a different location.

The sub was interesting. Chris loves things like that.

PrincessInOz
02-05-2012, 12:31 AM
:confused3 Why?

usnuzuloose
02-05-2012, 11:17 PM
Not enough traffic in this spot.

PrincessInOz
02-05-2012, 11:48 PM
You should try the Hong Kong subforum. Hardly any traffic there either! :rolleyes1

franandaj
02-06-2012, 03:53 PM
Finally I got through reading your TR! Nice pics of the sub, definitely cramped quarters! I'm not claustrophobic, but I don't think I would enjoy living in there! :lmao:

ACDSNY
02-06-2012, 08:01 PM
Neat sub pics, but I'm with Alison I don't think I would handle living in one very well.

usnuzuloose
02-12-2012, 11:39 PM
Thanks for you patience everyone, I feel so much better and will do update tomorrow. I guess my chicken gets to go on more trips.

usnuzuloose
02-13-2012, 12:51 PM
Well, after touring a sub, it was time for some outdoor site seeing. So we took the free bus over the bridge to see what was around town. We probably drove about a mile and got off and there was pikes pier, not the same as before but got some pictures. It sure was empty for early afternoon. Here are some pics.

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Chris wanted something to eat...Famous Daves BarBque
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There chips very crunchy...and good
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The young ladys job to make a face and explain the sauces.

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Chris had a sandwich I forgot what kind
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I had chicken wings..
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Next post more photos.....

usnuzuloose
02-13-2012, 12:59 PM
A few pictures of the boats in the harbor

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All the goodies
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Next Post more pics from the harbor area..

usnuzuloose
02-13-2012, 01:22 PM
There were a few ships you coud tour but decided to wait and spend my money over on catalina. It was a beautiful day.

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I love boats!!!

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After all that walking around we decided to take the free bus to Wally World to get our soda for our cruise. By the time we got back it was almost time for the splendor for her sail away and then get ready for our meet with Alison and Fran.

I was thinking Hmm.. I think the splendor left about 5pm so Chris and I went out on deck and was waiting for her sailaway. Now I confess I also frequent another forum for cruising. And there is a roll call forum for your cruises. I got to talking with this really nice lady...Foxesden1, she was staying on the Queen Mary as well. The splendor was late leaving, but while standing there this lady walked and mentioned that the Splendor was late in leaving and she figured out who I was and then I got the picture of who she was. What a way to have a dis meet...she does frequent this site as well..

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She has a lovely family. But she came out by herself. We told her we would meet her and her family by the check in for our cruise in the morning.

We said our good byes until tomorrow. Now its time for the next dis meet, with two wonderful ladies. Okay Alison, I think Chris has found another favorite place to eat besides Famous Daves. It was an excellent choice and the food was excellent and prices were awesome. I was glad to have gone there. I will go back. I only took a few photos, as I wanted Alison to be able to share her own pics and take on things. We really enjoyed our time with both of you, and thanks for picking us up. It is nice meeting people when you spend time talking with them on a forum. Here are a few pics. I hate myself in pictures.

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Up next some more photos from queen mary and our last night before the cruise. Ask questions I dont read minds......

franandaj
02-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Usnuz it's weird to see a place I see often featured in a TR! :rotfl:

So where did the goodies come from? Rocky Mountain Poison Company?

PrincessInOz
02-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Thanks for sharing the Long Beach pictures. Brought a smile to my face.

Did you just have a random DisMeet with the other lady? WOW! And not at Disney! :thumbsup2



That's great pics of you, Alison and Fran. Wish I were there.
Waiting on Alison's pics and your Catalina ones....popcorn::

franandaj
02-13-2012, 03:11 PM
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Hey! I had my 40th birthday party on that boat! Will add some pics when I get home.

franandaj
02-13-2012, 08:32 PM
OK, so let me chime in a little bit here.

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Our meal started off with this relish plate

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Soup & Salad

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Lobster Tail

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Ground beef pattie with hash browns

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Fried Chicken with Hash Browns

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franandaj
02-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Hey! I had my 40th birthday party on that boat! Will add some pics when I get home.

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focusondisney
02-13-2012, 10:55 PM
I love the pictures Usnuz, but I did get a little quesy going back & forth from boat to food to boat! :rotfl: That chicken looks like a fun traveling companion!

PrincessInOz
02-14-2012, 02:54 AM
:thumbsup2 Thanks for sharing Alison!

usnuzuloose
02-14-2012, 07:26 AM
Usnuz it's weird to see a place I see often featured in a TR! :rotfl:
It is fun for a memory!
So where did the goodies come from? Rocky Mountain Poison Company?
Yes, never had a fried cupcake, I should have tried one.
Thanks for sharing the Long Beach pictures. Brought a smile to my face.
They have alot of places to photograph there. I love light houses too.
Did you just have a random DisMeet with the other lady? WOW! And not at Disney! :thumbsup2

It was random. She spends time on here and the other forum. She was very nice. We chose the same excursion as well.

That's great pics of you, Alison and Fran. Wish I were there.
Waiting on Alison's pics and your Catalina ones....popcorn::
I love the outfits! I love the riverboat. But I love boats!
OK, so let me chime in a little bit here.

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Our meal started off with this relish plate

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Soup & Salad

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Lobster Tail

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Ground beef pattie with hash browns

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Fried Chicken with Hash Browns

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So much food! But worth every penny!
I love the pictures Usnuz, but I did get a little quesy going back & forth from boat to food to boat! :rotfl: That chicken looks like a fun traveling companion!

I forgot to warn folks, take the drammanine! Just wait, he was alot of fun! The photographers had alot of fun with him. So he gets to go to VEGAS!!

usnuzuloose
02-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Hmmm...I wonder if tom will get a date in Vegas?

KCmike
02-20-2012, 08:56 PM
Just found your trip report. I'm on board.

Those subs made me extremely claustrophobic. I think I need to go open a window.

PrincessInOz
02-21-2012, 02:09 AM
Just found your trip report. I'm on board.

Those subs made me extremely claustrophobic. I think I need to go open a window.

:wave: I think I recognise your camera gear from the photoboard!

usnuzuloose
02-21-2012, 02:21 PM
Just found your trip report. I'm on board.

Those subs made me extremely claustrophobic. I think I need to go open a window.

Thanks for coming aboard and welcome. I dont think you would want to open those windows! I will be doing an update tomorrow.

KCmike
02-21-2012, 08:03 PM
:wave: I think I recognise your camera gear from the photoboard!

Hello. Small world, huh?

KCmike
02-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Thanks for coming aboard and welcome. I dont think you would want to open those windows! I will be doing an update tomorrow.

I'll be on the lookout for it then. Loving the report and the pics. The last few times out to CA we've wanted to stop by the Queen Mary. I've even priced out the Carnival cruise before that your doing.

kmedina
02-22-2012, 12:48 AM
All caught up now. The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship. I love the woodwork. I think I was on it one day as a kid but would need to confirm with my Dad to be sure. The sub scared me a little. When I saw Chris in the bed, I thought I would not feel well sleeping there. Loving all the food porn. I have always wanted to eat at Dave's too, because I see commercials for it all the time. I wonder if there is one in Vegas (unless it's a national commercial). I love Fran and Alison's outfits. So proper for the occasion.

You got some pretty good pictures too. My favorite thing of all is the chicken of course. He looks so cute. Cannot wait to read more and hopefully see more of that chicken.

usnuzuloose
02-22-2012, 10:37 AM
I'll be on the lookout for it then. Loving the report and the pics. The last few times out to CA we've wanted to stop by the Queen Mary. I've even priced out the Carnival cruise before that your doing.
We figured we got an excellent deal for the cruise. There are a few itineraries I would love to do this side of the coast. Airfare is so expensive

All caught up now. The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship. I love the woodwork. I think I was on it one day as a kid but would need to confirm with my Dad to be sure. The sub scared me a little. When I saw Chris in the bed, I thought I would not feel well sleeping there. Loving all the food porn. I have always wanted to eat at Dave's too, because I see commercials for it all the time. I wonder if there is one in Vegas (unless it's a national commercial). I love Fran and Alison's outfits. So proper for the occasion.

You got some pretty good pictures too. My favorite thing of all is the chicken of course. He looks so cute. Cannot wait to read more and hopefully see more of that chicken.

I was quite surprised that I didnt feel enclosed. We tried Daves when we were at a golf tournament in Arizona. Chris is a fan of Daves! Well we will be in Vegas earlier this year, so if you are around maybe you might get a chicken to visit. He has a journey ahead of him..:rolleyes1

usnuzuloose
02-22-2012, 10:55 AM
Well pressing onward, here are some more random shots of the Queen Mary, forgive me as I cant remember everyone of them. When I do I will make a quote..

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Buttons in the elevator...

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Hand rails in the elevator....to many people they would be of no use :rolleyes1

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Okay we didnt dine at Sir Winstons, but I managed to get a few pics inside

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Okay I am still learning this lovely camera, outside on deck nice evening

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I think this was a door or unusual window.

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This is a story of a bear, yeah, yeah, it aint my chicken

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Long hallways, I think I said every room was different..

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Next page.....

usnuzuloose
02-22-2012, 11:04 AM
So much beautiful wood work. I would love to go back just to get more pics. Even the flooring. I was made for the ocean. I was disappointed, there was a little snack shop, but I didnt get anything as it was close to there closing and not much to choose from. But when I walked around the corner I noticed pictures of the kitchen from it on the wall. It looked very interesting from back then. Well I remember when I asked the waiter from our dinner the day before to see the kitchen, I was going to do the same. But alas when I returned they were closed

So much for not getting a peek at that.

Here is a door way, didnt see to many of these..

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Well we settled in for the night as tomorrow we get to leave our first docked hotel and get to move to the floating one. I got up early, and realized ...

MY SHIP IS IN!!

usnuzuloose
02-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Dingle, Dang, computer froze!!!

I have no idea what time I woke up but, I sprang from the bed and took that lovely camera and strolled out on the deck.. ahhh there she was. She is the sister ship of the Sensation. Sensation was our first cruise.

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Alright, I will be on her soon enough. Here are a few last pics on my way back to the room to start our day. Good...thing no one was out! Second time I ran out of my room with out doing anything... you know no shower or brushing my teeth.

The Deck, love the flooring

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The so called famous pool, no picture inside as it was locked unless you paid for the tour. Maybe I can find a pic some where else.

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Not sure where these doors led to..

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Well its time to go get ready and start our day and get my COFFEE!!

Up next the journey begins on the moving ship!!!

usnuzuloose
02-22-2012, 11:36 AM
I believe this is a picture of the pool

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PrincessInOz
02-22-2012, 02:43 PM
Nice update Usnuz. The woodwork looks amazing and that story of Teddy Bear was lovely.

Thanks for sharing...looking forward to your ship.

franandaj
02-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Nice Update,
I'm looking forward to your reports from the moving boat! :thumbsup2

kmedina
02-22-2012, 06:50 PM
I love the picture of the pool. You are funny. Cannot wait to read more.

I was quite surprised that I didnt feel enclosed. We tried Daves when we were at a golf tournament in Arizona. Chris is a fan of Daves! Well we will be in Vegas earlier this year, so if you are around maybe you might get a chicken to visit. He has a journey ahead of him..:rolleyes1

I will be here for sure, except for possibly a few days between mid to late June. DH just started a new job, so I am not even sure we will take that Dl trip anymore. I'd love to see the chicken (and you too, I guess, lol).

ACDSNY
02-22-2012, 10:21 PM
I haven't been on the Queen Mary since I was a teenager, but I still remember how awesome the woodwork was. Great pics, but you were up way too early.

usnuzuloose
02-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Nice update Usnuz. The woodwork looks amazing and that story of Teddy Bear was lovely.

Thanks for sharing...looking forward to your ship.
There is so much history on the ship. I wish I would have had more time.
Nice Update,
I'm looking forward to your reports from the moving boat! :thumbsup2
Thank you, I cant wait to get moving on this report.
I love the picture of the pool. You are funny. Cannot wait to read more.



I will be here for sure, except for possibly a few days between mid to late June. DH just started a new job, so I am not even sure we will take that Dl trip anymore. I'd love to see the chicken (and you too, I guess, lol).
I hope to get to meet you! Well your interested in Tom :rolleyes1 I want to go inside and see the pool area for myself. Theres alot I didnt see.
I haven't been on the Queen Mary since I was a teenager, but I still remember how awesome the woodwork was. Great pics, but you were up way too early.
I went on it in the 80's , but that was before it became a hotel. They only let you see so much at that time. The wood is awesome.

usnuzuloose
02-28-2012, 12:54 PM
Its Bording Dayy!!!


Well after getting back to my room and getting myself together it was time to get my coffee. You dont see pictures of that as it really wasnt that exciting.

We came back to the room and grabbed our luggage. We checked out of our first beautiful home. Now, never have been here for a cruise before we werent sure where to take our luggage, and it was heavy we walked it over to the dome and they told us to go right back to the Queen Mary. YIKES!! So we go back and then we were told to walk the length of the ship , which is the original area where they checked everyone in. Well we were first in line. We argreed to meet Foxesden1 about 9:30 and we were right on time.

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Excellent we got boarding zone 1 !!

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The next to the first group on the ship outside of VIP and the Handicapped, which is understanable. Some people who had zone 2 tried to get on and were told no.

Nice view for the morning

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Nice Limo

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We went straight to the Lido Deck for lunch. Oh, forgot to mention we boarded about 11:45.

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Nice view for eating

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next post more pics

usnuzuloose
02-28-2012, 01:11 PM
I had the Mongolian Wok, it was really good

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By the time we finished lunch it was 1:30 and that meant our room was ready. We had three pieces of luggage we carried on, my two bags had a 12 pack of soda and a bottle of champagne. The other piece had my laptop and such oh yeah including my pack back. With carnival they allow one bottle of champagne and a up to a 12 pack of soda for your carryon per person.

Our room was clear to the AFT of the ship, we had an inside room. I usually get the Ocean View but it was cheaper for the inside and it was quite nice actually. We were on the Riviera deck.

The first ship we sailed on was her sister the Sensation, much smaller compared to the Glory.

Our Room

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Over head beds , the room sleeps 4

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next post more pics

usnuzuloose
02-28-2012, 01:15 PM
The safe

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Up next will be more pics from walking around the ship before sail away and dinner. I really need to go to the store. I have cabin fever. So stayed tuned!

kmedina
02-28-2012, 10:45 PM
Yay to almost first boarding. The desserts at that lunch look amazing. There was barely any food left on the Dream by the time we entered, but we were no where near first to board. Your room looks nice. I love that you took a picture of the safe.

ACDSNY
02-28-2012, 11:01 PM
:surfweb:

skiingfast
02-28-2012, 11:32 PM
Had it open almost all day, and now I've read it all. Excited to get out to sea.

PrincessInOz
02-29-2012, 02:59 AM
Love the sweet porn! Thanks for sharing. Sadly, I'm hungry now.

usnuzuloose
02-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Yay to almost first boarding. The desserts at that lunch look amazing. There was barely any food left on the Dream by the time we entered, but we were no where near first to board. Your room looks nice. I love that you took a picture of the safe.
It does fit the Ipad. I was so excited to have a zone 1 card. The food was so good!
:surfweb:
I know you are paitenty waiting! Thanks !;)
Had it open almost all day, and now I've read it all. Excited to get out to sea.
To bad it goes by so fast.
Love the sweet porn! Thanks for sharing. Sadly, I'm hungry now.

I have enough food porn. I got so full one night I coudnt eat!:rolleyes:

usnuzuloose
03-01-2012, 11:37 AM
This will be a shorter update, thanks for hanging with me.

So anyone who needs the dramamine, please take it now, as I dont have barf bags for accomodation.

These are more pics of the ship and of course our dinner.

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This is where they held our muster drill, in the rock and roll lounge

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Evening time, this is sail away

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next post....chicken time

usnuzuloose
03-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Well as it turn out sail away was about 5:30, and our dinner was at 6 so we went back to the cabin to get ready for dinner.

We opened the door and this is what we saw.....

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Here was Tom clinging to the bed in a life vest, did not want to go to dinner. I think he was a tad sick. Okay scared is more like it. So he decided to stay there and get room service.

So we bid him adue and we went to dinner. Now Carnival had just changed their menus, so we had no clue what there would be.

Food Porn!

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Of course our favorite dessert, Warm Chocolate Melting Cake...

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After dinner we strolled around the ship some more and took more photos.

next post a few more pics ...

usnuzuloose
03-01-2012, 11:53 AM
A few more Pics....

This was our walk all the way down the hall to our room at the end..

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I left you with a few disney pics from the ship.

Our next meeting will be CATALINA!!...

kmedina
03-01-2012, 01:22 PM
Loving the food porn. I had chocolate covered strawberries for the first time in months yesterday. That really is a beautiful ship. Glad to see the chicken is prepared for an emergency.

franandaj
03-01-2012, 02:57 PM
Yay for being the first ones on the boat! popcorn::

focusondisney
03-01-2012, 03:34 PM
Great pictures! I so wish I could go on a cruise. I want all that yummy food! Especially the desserts! Glad the chicken is so prepared. :rotfl2:

usnuzuloose
03-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Loving the food porn. I had chocolate covered strawberries for the first time in months yesterday. That really is a beautiful ship. Glad to see the chicken is prepared for an emergency.
Yeah he was prepared for few more things. He got into trouble!
Yay for being the first ones on the boat! popcorn::
That may never happen again, unless I get to VIP!
Great pictures! I so wish I could go on a cruise. I want all that yummy food! Especially the desserts! Glad the chicken is so prepared. :rotfl2:

So much food! So many choices! But I cruise for the Warm Chocolate melting Cake!! Oh Tom, Tom, he spent to much money on my account!!

franandaj
03-01-2012, 06:20 PM
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Wow! Someone had a little too much! :rotfl2:

ACDSNY
03-02-2012, 12:20 AM
Send the stawberries and chocolate melting cake to me!!!! Love the pic of Tom too.

usnuzuloose
03-02-2012, 01:50 AM
Wow! Someone had a little too much! :rotfl2:
There was alot of alcohol ! I had my own bottle.
Send the stawberries and chocolate melting cake to me!!!! Love the pic of Tom too.

Sure sending it your way, cant wait to see your pics! Have an awesome time.!

PrincessInOz
03-02-2012, 02:58 AM
Nice picture of Tom! He obviously got a personal drill.

Nice food and drink. :thumbsup2

usnuzuloose
03-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Nice picture of Tom! He obviously got a personal drill.

Nice food and drink. :thumbsup2

All the food was great! Thank you! Tom, he was caught in a spot that cost alot of money.:lmao:

usnuzuloose
03-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Well, we woke up and it was a nice day to go to Catalina, I think I woke up at 6 am. We were not sure how tendering worked. So we got up and got ready and decided to go to the MDR and get breakfast.

I had eggs benedict and chris had an omelet and they were both so good.

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We sat with a nice couple who serve in the military. They had a tour to get to so they needed to catch the first tender. We parted ways and started making our way down to level 3 catch a tender. On the way I caught a few pictures.

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What a beautiful day

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This a tender boat at the other end of the ship

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It was a little choppy, but it only took 5 minutes to get there.

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You can see we were not that far from the ship

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This is the beach area

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we were to early to shop

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next post a neat house..

usnuzuloose
03-05-2012, 12:12 PM
While researching the shore excursions, I noticed a tour that took you walking and it had mentioned a home that someone built out of two shipwrecks. Well me I am always trying to look for ways to save some money. Some excursions can be costly and not worth it to pay.

We went to the left side of the shopping area from the pier in search of the bargain for the golf cart. We waited a while before getting the cart. I asked the lady in the shop about the house and where it was located, as good as it could be it was within walking distance. I have no history of the house or how they even moved it there. I wish I could of gone inside, I would love to know if the inside was kept the same or if they updated things.

Oh well I guess I cant do everything.

usnuzuloose
03-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Photobucket froze, so I had to wait to the next post..

These are the pictures..

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It is hard to capture so many details as I certainly cant walk inside someones gate. I dont know how they made that thing into a two story. Hopefully I can go back one day and see the inside.

Upnext we get the golf cart and explore... boy did we do the stupid too...

kmedina
03-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Your breakfast looked great. That is a beautiful city. The house is way cool. It looks so nice to be built from shipwrecks.

skiingfast
03-05-2012, 05:29 PM
Looks like a Mark Twain House. Cut out the bushes and you could tell people it's on the water.

usnuzuloose
03-05-2012, 05:38 PM
Your breakfast looked great. That is a beautiful city. The house is way cool. It looks so nice to be built from shipwrecks.
The breakfast is always good. I was in awe I could of taken so many more pics but it was time to move on. Good thing its within walking distance.
Looks like a Mark Twain House. Cut out the bushes and you could tell people it's on the water.

If I did that, and then some one went to visit it, it wouldnt be on the water.:rolleyes1

skiingfast
03-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Looks like a Mark Twain House. Cut out the bushes and you could tell people it's on the water.

franandaj
03-05-2012, 10:07 PM
The breakfast (well yours) looked yummy. I don't care for eggs cooked well done like Chris's omelet was...I like mine like I like me meat, still sort of kicking!

PrincessInOz
03-06-2012, 02:22 AM
Nice pictures Usnuz. That's a very cute house.

I'm with Alison....cooked eggs are nice and all that but I like my eggs poached with a runny yolk. :thumbsup2

usnuzuloose
03-07-2012, 01:01 AM
Nice pictures Usnuz. That's a very cute house.

I'm with Alison....cooked eggs are nice and all that but I like my eggs poached with a runny yolk. :thumbsup2

I love my eggs runny to. But they are still yummy.

usnuzuloose
03-09-2012, 01:05 PM
Moving along, we decided after looking at the house to return to the rental place and get our limo around town,

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If you go there walk to the left end of town and at the end is the rental company. Mention the special before noon. Buy two hours get one free for 80.00 dollars. They only accept cash. 40 dollars is cash deposit which you get back.

I really like unique things I really would love to drive this

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This report will be short and sweet

Chris loves golf

so a few pics of the golf course

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Yikes dont walk up these steps to get to the starting of the golf course and the golf shop. To many stairs.
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Views driving up the mountain side

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I am not a fan of heights, but chris took this of a guy doing the zipline

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Oh yeah, our mistake! Can you say follow the path? Dont drive on the red brick area, no driving allowed. Can you say embarrassing?

This is the grocery store Vons and the other Vons express. They are small. Prices run about the same.

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usnuzuloose
03-09-2012, 01:32 PM
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Tow truck for golf carts

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The round building is the casino , which is closed. They do have public showers available. I didnt get how much it was. But there are all kinds of eateries everywhere. We decided it was time to turn our limo in, it backfired on us twice. And back to the ship to eat some lunch.

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I guess I didnt get a pic of mine. After lunch I told chris we needed to check on Tom . He doesnt dig water. He missed out. Upon our return I have no idea what he did and where he got the lei. I cant leave him again.

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Tom said he ate room service and didnt want dinner so off to dinner chris and I went.

This is strawberry soup

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After dinner one of the couples at our table, wanted to go play monopoly. We were up late. This is how our fun of monopoly nights started. But its off to bed as the next day is Ensenada. And we found this on return to our room. It was a great day.

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Upnext Ensenada..

PrincessInOz
03-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Looks like you had a nice time in Catalina whilst Tom was sunning himself in Hawaii.

I think I rented the golf cart from the same place as you. Got the same sort of deal.

kmedina
03-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Love the limo rental, lol. More great food. Catalina is beautiful. More shenanigans with the chicken. I have not played Monopoly in a long time. Sounds fun.

skiingfast
03-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Why does that house need that weird hat?

KCmike
03-09-2012, 10:17 PM
We're debating whether we should visit Catalina this go around by taking the Catalina Flyer. Great report.

franandaj
03-09-2012, 11:52 PM
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This is strawberry soup

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That is one old golf cart! You can tell by the blue and gold license plate!

I make a strawberry soup, much like that, looks good!

usnuzuloose
03-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Looks like you had a nice time in Catalina whilst Tom was sunning himself in Hawaii.

I think I rented the golf cart from the same place as you. Got the same sort of deal.
He had a good time with the champagne, and dont know where he got the lei.
Love the limo rental, lol. More great food. Catalina is beautiful. More shenanigans with the chicken. I have not played Monopoly in a long time. Sounds fun.
We had an awesome time playing monopoly, we drew crowds. Catalina is very nice. I would do it again.
Why does that house need that weird hat?
I am not sure what the dome was. They were adding on.
We're debating whether we should visit Catalina this go around by taking the Catalina Flyer. Great report.
I wish I could have gone there sooner in my life. It is a great place to visit. I would take take the flyer over there. Its not disappointing.
That is one old golf cart! You can tell by the blue and gold license plate!

I make a strawberry soup, much like that, looks good!

I like things like that. As you can tell, the little fed ex truck. Its amazing what they get by with for a small island. The soup is so good. I really like the cherrry soup as well. Yummy!!

queenie82
03-10-2012, 01:48 AM
For the record...that don't look nearly as nice as the Disney Strawberry Soup :lmao:

Finally caught up on yours and Tom's adventures...

usnuzuloose
03-10-2012, 02:36 PM
For the record...that don't look nearly as nice as the Disney Strawberry Soup :lmao:

Finally caught up on yours and Tom's adventures...

I guess you need to finish the other one so i can see..and compare..:rolleyes1

queenie82
03-10-2012, 07:15 PM
I guess you need to finish the other one so i can see..and compare..:rolleyes1
Finish what? :confused:
The soup is found at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian in WDW

I don't have a photo of it but I'm sure a quick google would find it...

usnuzuloose
03-11-2012, 05:41 PM
Your other TR?;)

PrincessInOz
03-11-2012, 10:07 PM
I Wonder if she's DREAMing???

Queenie - on current behaviour, age is no barrier to entering the Old Fogies Club! :crazy:

skiingfast
03-11-2012, 11:56 PM
How much are those golf cart rentals?

skiingfast
03-12-2012, 12:03 AM
:)

franandaj
03-12-2012, 12:50 AM
For the record...that don't look nearly as nice as the Disney Strawberry Soup :lmao:

Finally caught up on yours and Tom's adventures...

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Yeah, but that Strawberry soup has like heavy cream, sour cream and all sorts of wonderful fattening foods (including strawberries).

I think mine has lowfat vanilla yogurt, milk and strawberries, all blended up in a blender. Maybe not as tasty as 1900 Park Fare's (pictured above), but a lot less artery clogging and you can eat a lot in the summer, not just once! :thumbsup2

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 12:54 AM
How much are those golf cart rentals?

I thought I mentioned it sorry. If you get the special before noon. Buy two hours and get the 3rd free. It was 80 dollars. I had to put a 40 dollar deposit and got it back when I returned the cart.

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 12:54 AM
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Yeah, but that Strawberry soup has like heavy cream, sour cream and all sorts of wonderful fattening foods (including strawberries).

I think mine has lowfat vanilla yogurt, milk and strawberries, all blended up in a blender. Maybe not as tasty as 1900 Park Fare's (pictured above), but a lot less artery clogging and you can eat a lot in the summer, not just once! :thumbsup2

Defitnatly not fat free, but it is so good.:lmao:

skiingfast
03-12-2012, 01:26 AM
I thought I mentioned it sorry. If you get the special before noon. Buy two hours and get the 3rd free. It was 80 dollars. I had to put a 40 dollar deposit and got it back when I returned the cart.

So was it $40 per hour and you payed for 2 hours totaling $80. $40 deposit was the deposit which was refunded.

Defitnatly not fat free, but it is so good.:lmao:

Was it warm or cold?

kmedina
03-12-2012, 02:10 AM
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Yeah, but that Strawberry soup has like heavy cream, sour cream and all sorts of wonderful fattening foods (including strawberries).

I think mine has lowfat vanilla yogurt, milk and strawberries, all blended up in a blender. Maybe not as tasty as 1900 Park Fare's (pictured above), but a lot less artery clogging and you can eat a lot in the summer, not just once! :thumbsup2

That does look really good too.

PrincessInOz
03-12-2012, 02:15 AM
Skiboy - I also got the Pay for 2 get 3 hours special. $40 sounds about right (once I got my deposit back). Sherry E put me on to it and it is the spot immediately to the left once you get off the Catalina Express ferry/flyer. From memory, Sherry said that they do book out early so we pretty much caught the first boat out.

Depending on how much stopping you do, you may or may not need the full 3 hours. We stopped at Wrigley Gardens and one of the local enviro museums so we ended up using all 3 hours.

The other thing to consider is make sure you plan out the afternoon activities as well. By the time we came back to Avalon, we had decided we wanted to do the zipline but it was already all booked out for the day. On hindsight, we should have booked the afternoon activity AFTER we got the golf cart.

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 10:49 AM
I got it for 3 hours. It was buy 2 hours and get the 3rd for free. So it was 40 dollars per hour. But you need to do that before noon.

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 10:54 AM
So was it $40 per hour and you payed for 2 hours totaling $80. $40 deposit was the deposit which was refunded.



Was it warm or cold?
It was cold soup. They have other cold soups as well.
That does look really good too.
I really enjoyed it, I also love the cherry soup as well.
Skiboy - I also got the Pay for 2 get 3 hours special. $40 sounds about right (once I got my deposit back). Sherry E put me on to it and it is the spot immediately to the left once you get off the Catalina Express ferry/flyer. From memory, Sherry said that they do book out early so we pretty much caught the first boat out.

Depending on how much stopping you do, you may or may not need the full 3 hours. We stopped at Wrigley Gardens and one of the local enviro museums so we ended up using all 3 hours.

The other thing to consider is make sure you plan out the afternoon activities as well. By the time we came back to Avalon, we had decided we wanted to do the zipline but it was already all booked out for the day. On hindsight, we should have booked the afternoon activity AFTER we got the golf cart.

She is right, you may not need the full 3 hours. Depending on how much you want to keep driving and seeing. There is enough to see and do even without the golf cart. Unfortunately, the other half of the island you couldnt drive due to a rock slide. But you certainly have quite a bit of time to fit in a few things. :thumbsup2

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 11:11 AM
We finally arrived in Ensanada, got up early as I did have an excursion. We had some breakfast at the buffet.

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It was a beautiful day.

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I should have taken the shot from the side, the size of this flag is I think 3 football fields.

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While waiting for my excursion, I saw foxesden1, who was on the same excursion. We sat there waiting for the guide to let us know when we were ready to leave. After about 20 minutes the guide came back and said they were looking for us!

Whoops!. I guess we held the bus up. :rolleyes1

We headed on our way and made a few stops nothing worthy of pictures anyway. So after the bus driver making a few speaches were finally on our short drive to the restuarant. The name of it is Mango Mango.

I will show the food we made, it is really not a cooking class. But you made your own salsa. For the most part it was good up until the tostada. Blech!

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 11:37 AM
This was the chef for the restarant cant remember his name

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This was the salsa with avacodo, it was very good.


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Chicken echilada also good.

Now this tostada, sorry but he used oregeno on the thing and that was horrible, no one liked it. Not a good way to end your cooking class.

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This whole process was about an hour. The guide said we had about an hour and a half to do some shopping. Well foxesden1 and I went together. I really didnt take pics. Dont really know why. Half way down the shopping trip, we ran into Chris and he was with the other couple that we have dinner with at our table every night. Well Foxesden1 said to finish with my husband. So I walked back to the restaurant and let the guide know I would continue and not be back on the bus. She thanked me for letting her know. We walked back to an area to catch the bus to the port. It cost $1.00 dollar to ride.

I bought a purple beaded necklace for a dollar. They have people everywhere selling you stuff. The children are always grabbing you to buy things. The bus drivers get to know the locals. When the bus was ready to leave, one local was on the bus continuing to sell. After so far he stopped and let the guy off. We got back to the pier.

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I didnt get a chance to look in the port shopping area, so I looked around there and bought a bottle of vanilla.

We told the other couple we would meet them in the library to continue our monopoly game. It was a good thing we kept the game, as the library was closed for a private function. So we had to find a new place to go play our game.

We eneded up at the lido deck inside, where the buffet was. We played until it was time for dinner.

I had so much food I was not hungry, but I did not want to disappoint the waiter, so I ate a few bites and let it go at that.

But, couldnt pass up dessert

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No pics from dinner on as we played monopoly the rest of the night till bedtime....

Upnext our final day at sea..

kmedina
03-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Great food porn. Which one of you had the burger for breakfast? DH would approve. The other breakfast looked amazing. Yay to more monopoly.

ACDSNY
03-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Love the Catalina house. It doesn't sound like the golf carts have gone up too much since we went 6 years ago, I think we paid around $60 back then.

franandaj
03-12-2012, 09:38 PM
That looks like a nice day. I'm thinking of a possible cooking class excursion if we go on a cruise (besides, it's about the only HA one available).

Skiboy - I also got the Pay for 2 get 3 hours special. $40 sounds about right (once I got my deposit back). Sherry E put me on to it and it is the spot immediately to the left once you get off the Catalina Express ferry/flyer. From memory, Sherry said that they do book out early so we pretty much caught the first boat out.

Depending on how much stopping you do, you may or may not need the full 3 hours. We stopped at Wrigley Gardens and one of the local enviro museums so we ended up using all 3 hours.

The other thing to consider is make sure you plan out the afternoon activities as well. By the time we came back to Avalon, we had decided we wanted to do the zipline but it was already all booked out for the day. On hindsight, we should have booked the afternoon activity AFTER we got the golf cart.

Other than the zipline, this sounds like what we did when we went to Catalina, but I think that was 12 years ago... :rolleyes1

usnuzuloose
03-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Great food porn. Which one of you had the burger for breakfast? DH would approve. The other breakfast looked amazing. Yay to more monopoly.
Well, that is an oops! Dont know where that came in. I think that must of been during our monopoly game. The deep fried egg was good!
Love the Catalina house. It doesn't sound like the golf carts have gone up too much since we went 6 years ago, I think we paid around $60 back then.
I loved that house to. I wish I could have gone inside. Everything has gone up.
That looks like a nice day. I'm thinking of a possible cooking class excursion if we go on a cruise (besides, it's about the only HA one available).



Other than the zipline, this sounds like what we did when we went to Catalina, but I think that was 12 years ago... :rolleyes1

I like the cooking classes. There is alot to do in Catalina. Its just a matter of choosing what to do in that time your there.

skiingfast
03-13-2012, 01:59 AM
Deep fried egg looks interesting. I wonder if they could make them soft boiled?


Tapas style dinner looked really good. Mmmm Chocolate.

skiingfast
03-13-2012, 02:14 AM
Deep fried egg looks interesting. I wonder if they could make them soft boiled?


Tapas style dinner looked really good. Mmmm Chocolate.

PrincessInOz
03-13-2012, 04:10 AM
Nice food porn. Looks like you had a nice day in Ensenade despite the oregano.

queenie82
03-13-2012, 04:56 AM
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Yeah, but that Strawberry soup has like heavy cream, sour cream and all sorts of wonderful fattening foods (including strawberries).

I think mine has lowfat vanilla yogurt, milk and strawberries, all blended up in a blender. Maybe not as tasty as 1900 Park Fare's (pictured above), but a lot less artery clogging and you can eat a lot in the summer, not just once! :thumbsup2

What you are describing IS Yoghurt. Or actually.. a smoothie you DRINK...

NOT SOUP :confused3:confused3

If it tastes like regular yoghurt it ain't soup...

As for the fried egg.... :sick:

usnuzuloose
03-13-2012, 10:53 AM
What you are describing IS Yoghurt. Or actually.. a smoothie you DRINK...

NOT SOUP :confused3:confused3

If it tastes like regular yoghurt it ain't soup...

As for the fried egg.... :sick:

It was a little thick, but it was so refreshing. They arent the healthiest, but it does taste good on a warm evening.

I thought that about the egg, as well until I tried it.

usnuzuloose
03-13-2012, 11:01 AM
Deep fried egg looks interesting. I wonder if they could make them soft boiled?


Tapas style dinner looked really good. Mmmm Chocolate.
All the food is good, Good thing about a cruise you can order what you want and how much you want. There are certain cruises, longer cruises that offer a midnight chocolate buffet. All the chocolate you could handle. Hmm..maybe I should suggest a bacon buffet. Or a mixture. That may do real well.
Nice food porn. Looks like you had a nice day in Ensenade despite the oregano.

Ensanada is kinda like TJ, not quite as bad though. But all the shops carry just about carry the same thing. I was looking for a purse that I had back in the 70's, but the leather is not the same. I didnt find one. I was feeling the quality they use now, it is not the same. It was a great day. Just dont do oregeno......:lmao: There bottled vanilla is excellent by the way.

kelmac284
03-15-2012, 10:50 AM
Loving your TR and have to say that my mom and two girls and myself had this exact cruise scheduled for this past President's week. But then a few weeks before I had a few people say it was pretty choppy and since I suffer from motion sickness ESP on boats I got freaked. I was afraid if I got on and felt ill I would be STUCK. So we cancelled last min and ended up going to Long Beach and we stayed on the Queen Mary.

I had seen the first part of your report and never even thought about it but was intrigued and we LOVED it!! We got lucky and were upgraded to the King George Suite and it was amazing. We took the background and ghost tours and we ate at the chowder house.

Thanks for such a detailed report because it really influenced us going there and SO glad we did.

I must ask though did you notice it being choppy at all? Does that stuff bother you or do you think you didn't notice because it doesn't? I don't know if we will ever attempt one again. I am hoping to hold out to go on one of the BIG ones in the carribean. Thinking maybe the bigger ship I might have less motion.

usnuzuloose
03-15-2012, 09:57 PM
Loving your TR and have to say that my mom and two girls and myself had this exact cruise scheduled for this past President's week. But then a few weeks before I had a few people say it was pretty choppy and since I suffer from motion sickness ESP on boats I got freaked. I was afraid if I got on and felt ill I would be STUCK. So we cancelled last min and ended up going to Long Beach and we stayed on the Queen Mary.

I had seen the first part of your report and never even thought about it but was intrigued and we LOVED it!! We got lucky and were upgraded to the King George Suite and it was amazing. We took the background and ghost tours and we ate at the chowder house.

Thanks for such a detailed report because it really influenced us going there and SO glad we did.

I must ask though did you notice it being choppy at all? Does that stuff bother you or do you think you didn't notice because it doesn't? I don't know if we will ever attempt one again. I am hoping to hold out to go on one of the BIG ones in the carribean. Thinking maybe the bigger ship I might have less motion.

Welcome, you know I am not bothered by motion sickness. In fact it gives me a great nights sleep. They make so much stuff for sea sickness. The ocean is so unpredictable..Every ship we have been on , even in the caribbean the seas were fairly smooth. I enjoyed going to the caribbean. We had a 7 day cruise the last time. I would encourage you to try something for the motion and go out on a day trip and see how you do. I am glad you stayed on the Queen mary. Do you have pics on the suite? You may add them here for everyone to enjoy. If you have more questions , please feel free to ask. Thanks for stopping by. I am going to do an update tomorrow.

kelmac284
03-16-2012, 08:36 AM
Thanks you!! You know it is weird I have taken Dramamine on planes and it usually works but I went out on a fishing boat and I still got EXTREMELY ill. I realize that was a LOT choppier but as I said I guess I am afraid if the dramamine DIDN'T work then I would be stuck like you said. And it is just so hard to tell if I would be "less" affected on a larger boat. I guess one of these days I will just have to try it and hope for the best. ;) That is why we thought of the 4 day so if it was bad I wouldn't have as long but I just got really nervous and didn't want to ruin mine OR my families trip.

And yes I DO have pics of the suite. I haven't used photobucket in forever but I will try to upload them and see if I can get some on here. :)

kelmac284
03-16-2012, 08:53 AM
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kelmac284
03-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Unfortunately I am not good at taking tons of descriptive pics like yourself and others. Which I really appreciate by the way because it is nice to be able to see all the little details. But these are the ones I DID take. ;)

One you open up the door to the suite on the left is a HUGE walk-in closet and I don't know if you took any tours but they told us that it was VERY common for people to bring like 70 or 80 pieces of luggage on these trips. YIKES! And then even have some more in the hold! But then on the right is a small room that is a maids quarters. That is the last pic on the bottom with my daughter in it. It has a single bed a sink and a small closet. Then going back out in the hall there is a bath for the "maid" or for guests that has two doors. One from the hall and one that leads into the living room. Then straight ahead is the living room which was quite large with a book case and bar and of course now they have a tv. On the tour we saw one of the other suites and it had a fireplace but our's did not. The living room is my first pic.

Then from the living room you entered the master suite and it was HUGE with a king bed and lots of clostes and such and there were two doors that lead out to the hall and then a private bath with a separate comode. As shown in the above pics.

We really enjoyed it and thanks to your report we decided to try it and will DEF be back. :)

usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 12:07 PM
Unfortunately I am not good at taking tons of descriptive pics like yourself and others. Which I really appreciate by the way because it is nice to be able to see all the little details. But these are the ones I DID take. ;)

One you open up the door to the suite on the left is a HUGE walk-in closet and I don't know if you took any tours but they told us that it was VERY common for people to bring like 70 or 80 pieces of luggage on these trips. YIKES! And then even have some more in the hold! But then on the right is a small room that is a maids quarters. That is the last pic on the bottom with my daughter in it. It has a single bed a sink and a small closet. Then going back out in the hall there is a bath for the "maid" or for guests that has two doors. One from the hall and one that leads into the living room. Then straight ahead is the living room which was quite large with a book case and bar and of course now they have a tv. On the tour we saw one of the other suites and it had a fireplace but our's did not. The living room is my first pic.

Then from the living room you entered the master suite and it was HUGE with a king bed and lots of clostes and such and there were two doors that lead out to the hall and then a private bath with a separate comode. As shown in the above pics.

We really enjoyed it and thanks to your report we decided to try it and will DEF be back. :)

Those are fabulous pictures, and you did a great job in describing them. That is one large suite:eek:. Enough room for a maid. Wow! I'd say you were so fortunate to have that suite! Its a good things people dont bring that much luggage anymore, that would be one hefty airline fee. Well, you know dont give up on yourself, or beat yourself up because you get seasick. You might one day be able to find something that will work for you. And thank you for sharing you beautiful pictures for everyone to enjoy as well. I did not do the tours. The main room I wanted to see was the pool. I was to cheap to pay to see that when I saw alot on my own. But if I do come back , I may do a tour at that point and time. I hope you join me on my journey to Las Vegas.

kelmac284
03-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Thank you!! I did get a pic of the pool if you would like to see it!

And yes I am hoping that someday I can find something that works because I would very much like to try one!! :)

And yes I will def check out your vegas report. I love following along especially with people like yourself that are so descriptive! :)

usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Well, I must say this is my favorite part of cruising. Sea day, no getting up real early, just slow cruising and relaxing.....or is it?

Today is Tom's final day at sea...He decided he wanted to go out and greet the public. He had way to much fun. But first my a cup of tea is calling my name. Need to start my day with something..

usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 12:48 PM
I am back, we had met this really great couple at our table, and we have alot in common. But for the most part of the last two days we have been playing monopoly.

All the games are located in the Library. I am so glad we decided to take the game with us a few days back, as the library was closed for a private function and couldnt get in. That would of been a sight, seeing 4 grown people drooling at the window begging for the game.

I am not sure what time I woke up but, when I do I need my shower, and run for the darn coffee station. We decided to play the monopoly game at 9:30 am ... go ahead say it , call us nuts. We planted ourselves in the buffet area towards the back of the ship. Um, hoping not to drive people with our madness. Well that didnt last long. All kinds of people we watching, and laughing with us.

I drove them really carzy, as I kept buying at least one property from each area and wouldnt sell. It was so much fun to try and watch them how to get property from one another and go in circles.

The next thing we knew our day turned toward evening and almost time for dinner. So we agreed after dinner we would go play more monopoly.

So of to the cabin to change and get ready for dinner....

Hmm....on the way back our beloved Tom decided to go expolre and boy oh boy. He was in trouble , he made his way over to the night club to dance..I was hoping he didnt run up a tab in there.

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We took him back to the room and told him he had to wait for us to come back from dinner, his punishment..

Well he broke that rule this is where we found him on the way back from dinner..

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Holy Smokes!!! That bird played alot..dont know if he won anything either.

Next post more pics

usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 01:07 PM
Yikes! I forgot to show you our dinner didnt I ?

Sorry!!

Well, darn photobucket wont let me grab the pics

I had chicken, roasted potatos, actually I asked for mashed potatos on the side. Chris had the steak. And of course the My oh so favorite dessert I cruise for....

WARM CHOCOLATE MELTING CAKE dang, my last round . I should of ate two.:eek:

Oh well time to get back to the game. Well Tom went with us.

Tom sat waiting for us to take him out..

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We left the cabin and the ladies were loving him. Never mind kids. They never even noticed him...:eek:

We were a few doors down and these ladies standing in the hall and I stopped to talk with them and they enjoyed tom , not to mention that Chris went back to the room and I was waiting for him.

This one lady looked at Chris and said you look familiar. He said the same thing in return. She said arent you the carpet guy? Yes, he has cleaned the apts where she lives. Talk about a small world.

We continued on our journey to the lido deck to continue our game. As luck would have it the ships photographers wanted to have fun with Tom and started taking his picture. He was a hit. I asked permission for this picture.

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I took a few pictures with him. But I didnt buy them. I only bought the one of Tom alone. What memories. After the fun we went back to play the game and of course what else do you do on a cruise? Eat! We played well in to the night before it was time to stop and get packed and ready for our debarkation. But here is a few pics of Tom..

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usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 01:08 PM
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usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 01:11 PM
Upnext will be debarkation with a few photo's

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PrincessInOz
03-16-2012, 04:00 PM
Tom looks like he had a lot of fun. :goodvibes

usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Tom looks like he had a lot of fun. :goodvibes

He did , want to pay the S&S bill? I am short on quarters for my own jar:lmao:

franandaj
03-16-2012, 08:53 PM
Usnuz, it sounds like you both (and Tom) had a really good time on the ship! Too bad we couldn't see your pictures from dinner. I love a good chocolate cake!

Unfortunately I am not good at taking tons of descriptive pics like yourself and others. Which I really appreciate by the way because it is nice to be able to see all the little details. But these are the ones I DID take. ;)

One you open up the door to the suite on the left is a HUGE walk-in closet and I don't know if you took any tours but they told us that it was VERY common for people to bring like 70 or 80 pieces of luggage on these trips. YIKES! And then even have some more in the hold! But then on the right is a small room that is a maids quarters. That is the last pic on the bottom with my daughter in it. It has a single bed a sink and a small closet. Then going back out in the hall there is a bath for the "maid" or for guests that has two doors. One from the hall and one that leads into the living room. Then straight ahead is the living room which was quite large with a book case and bar and of course now they have a tv. On the tour we saw one of the other suites and it had a fireplace but our's did not. The living room is my first pic.

Then from the living room you entered the master suite and it was HUGE with a king bed and lots of clostes and such and there were two doors that lead out to the hall and then a private bath with a separate comode. As shown in the above pics.

We really enjoyed it and thanks to your report we decided to try it and will DEF be back. :)

That room was really amazing! Would you mind sharing how much it set you back per night? :rolleyes1

usnuzuloose
03-16-2012, 09:08 PM
Usnuz, it sounds like you both (and Tom) had a really good time on the ship! Too bad we couldn't see your pictures from dinner. I love a good chocolate cake!



That room was really amazing! Would you mind sharing how much it set you back per night? :rolleyes1

That is one cool room, and they say all the rooms are different. I wonder if the walls are as thin as the room we had.

kelmac284
03-18-2012, 10:57 AM
I think it cost my mom 300/night and we only stayed the one night. We had orig booked a mini suite that was 200 something so it was less than a 100 to get the huge suite so she decided to do it. :)

ACDSNY
03-18-2012, 11:58 AM
I'm glad you had a good time on your cruise and it doens't look like Tom got into too much trouble.


Very cool pics of the suite.

usnuzuloose
03-19-2012, 07:15 AM
I think it cost my mom 300/night and we only stayed the one night. We had orig booked a mini suite that was 200 something so it was less than a 100 to get the huge suite so she decided to do it. :)
Thanks for sharing, it is a very cool sute.
I'm glad you had a good time on your cruise and it doens't look like Tom got into too much trouble.


Very cool pics of the suite.

You didnt get the bill.:rotfl2:

kmedina
03-19-2012, 10:37 PM
I always try to hold onto as many properties as I can too, so no one gets a monopoly. It's just smart of you. Tom sure did have a good time. He probably did win but did not tell you. Your dinner sounded great. I am picturing the cake now.

ACDSNY
03-19-2012, 10:40 PM
You didnt get the bill.:rotfl2:

Want to trade with my bill? I'll trade if yours is lower than ours.:rotfl:

usnuzuloose
03-21-2012, 01:15 AM
I always try to hold onto as many properties as I can too, so no one gets a monopoly. It's just smart of you. Tom sure did have a good time. He probably did win but did not tell you. Your dinner sounded great. I am picturing the cake now.
That cake, if I ate that all the time, I would be in so much trouble:eek:
Want to trade with my bill? I'll trade if yours is lower than ours.:rotfl:

Uh, um, okay maybe not:rotfl2:

usnuzuloose
03-23-2012, 11:39 PM
I am a nice weekend away, so I will be trying to finish up on monday or tuesday.

kmedina
03-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Enjoy your weekend.

usnuzuloose
03-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Enjoy your weekend.

We had a great time. Thank You.

usnuzuloose
03-27-2012, 10:52 AM
This is a the day of depature, they always kick you off the ship, they claim there are other people who want to cruise. I usually get up early, we had our bags packed and ready to go. You can choose to set your luggage tiout the night prior for the porters to remove it so you dont have to walk it off. We normally do that when we travel the east coast. We stay an extra day so we dont try to feel rushed getting to the airport.

We had to self assist ourselves as our amtrack bus was going to be there about 11:45 am. After getting ready it was back up to the lido deck and have some breakfast.

They called our time to depart,so it was off to the room and retrieve our luggage and depart our sweet ship. She is a little older ship but it is a nice ship for either a 3 or 4 days cruise. Bear in mind if you choose to self assist, it is a very long way through the terminal as it is the old building for the Spruce Goose. It was a little difficult, but we managed.

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We arrived home about 9:30 pm. I hope to cruise again real soon. I would recommend this type of vacation, as all your meals are included, and you can visit alot of places. We have done two cruises prior to this and I will continue to do them, as we can visit more places. Thanks for following me on my journey. I hope you enjoyed it.

Our next stop is Las Vegas in may, Tom will have a little more of an adventure......so stay tuned.;)

kmedina
03-27-2012, 03:01 PM
I could not agree with you more on cruising. It is a great way to travel. We got off the ship way too early on our most recent cruise. Yay to your Vegas trip. See you then.

usnuzuloose
03-27-2012, 03:21 PM
I could not agree with you more on cruising. It is a great way to travel. We got off the ship way too early on our most recent cruise. Yay to your Vegas trip. See you then.

Cant get any better, room and food all included and a great way to travel from one destination to another for one price.

franandaj
03-27-2012, 06:06 PM
I'm so glad you had a nice time, and I'm glad that we got to meet! :hug: We'll have to do it again sometime!

PrincessInOz
03-28-2012, 04:16 AM
Thanks for sharing. It looks like Tom and you had a great time. Looking forward to Vegas exploits! :goodvibes

usnuzuloose
03-28-2012, 07:17 AM
I'm so glad you had a nice time, and I'm glad that we got to meet! :hug: We'll have to do it again sometime!
Yes, I am very glad we met. We enjoyed meeting both of you. Your not so far away. We have a friend who wanted us to come to Huntington Beach for two days at the end of the month, but that wasnt doable. But we do come that way quite often, so we will be sure to get together again.:thumbsup2
Thanks for sharing. It looks like Tom and you had a great time. Looking forward to Vegas exploits! :goodvibes

Me to, Tom has one last adventure as well. Hopefully a dismeet in Vegas? There are a few places I still havent got to see yet. I am hoping I can do it on Sat night when we arrive. Hopefully with fun pics to share. Hey I finally finished this. :rolleyes1

kmedina
03-28-2012, 04:18 PM
Me to, Tom has one last adventure as well. Hopefully a dismeet in Vegas?

That is one I can definitely make, lol. Who else can make it?

usnuzuloose
03-31-2012, 01:11 AM
That is one I can definitely make, lol. Who else can make it?

Okay, everyone lets meet in Vegas!

franandaj
03-31-2012, 01:22 AM
Hey! You got your ticker back! I can't make it to Vegas then, we *might* be there in two weeks, but will be kind of busy with business meetings and that is if Fran's leg heals. I'm not jeapordizing the WDW trip just for business!

usnuzuloose
03-31-2012, 02:53 AM
Hey! You got your ticker back! I can't make it to Vegas then, we *might* be there in two weeks, but will be kind of busy with business meetings and that is if Fran's leg heals. I'm not jeapordizing the WDW trip just for business!

:thumbsup2 Its ok. Vegas is alot of fun. Stuff I still want to see that I havent seen yet. Frans leg needs to get better first.

franandaj
03-31-2012, 10:49 AM
:thumbsup2 Its ok. Vegas is alot of fun. Stuff I still want to see that I havent seen yet. Frans leg needs to get better first.

The nurse is here now, and her leg looks a little better this morning. It has healed over a little (since I made her do nothing yesterday).

kmedina
03-31-2012, 10:46 PM
:thumbsup2 Its ok. Vegas is alot of fun. Stuff I still want to see that I havent seen yet.

There is still a lot of stuff I need to do. There is so much to do here, and new things arrive all the time.

The nurse is here now, and her leg looks a little better this morning. It has healed over a little (since I made her do nothing yesterday).

I am glad to hear that. I will continue to pray for her.

I'm not jeapordizing the WDW trip just for business!

Such a good philosophy. If you wind up with extra time, let me know. I can always swing by and say hello.

usnuzuloose
04-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Three of us are fairly close. Maybe one day we can do something together.

kmedina
04-10-2012, 01:55 AM
Three of us are fairly close. Maybe one day we can do something together.

I am down if it ever works out.

usnuzuloose
04-11-2012, 02:41 AM
I am down if it ever works out.

1 month and 1 week. We can set up a time if you like.

kmedina
04-11-2012, 03:47 PM
1 month and 1 week. We can set up a time if you like.

I am pretty open. I will pm you my cell phone number. Just call me you're about to come in.

skiingfast
04-19-2012, 06:12 PM
I finally got around to reading about the departure day. Wish you had more train pictures or one inside the giant terminal. Oh well you'll do it again with that in mind and take some more picture for me, I'm sure.

usnuzuloose
04-22-2012, 11:14 PM
I never thought about taking pics of the train station. Its really old. If I get downtown sometime I will take more. I hope to ride the train more.

MrsMears
04-23-2012, 03:21 AM
How interesting, my husband and I did almost this same exact itinerary except we caught a shuttle to Anaheim when we disembarked and spent all of Friday in Disneyland. Saturday morning we caught a cab to the Aneheim train station and took the Pacific Surfliner to LAX and traveled the Coast Starlight north in a sleeper room. :3dglasses

usnuzuloose
04-23-2012, 10:14 PM
How interesting, my husband and I did almost this same exact itinerary except we caught a shuttle to Anaheim when we disembarked and spent all of Friday in Disneyland. Saturday morning we caught a cab to the Aneheim train station and took the Pacific Surfliner to LAX and traveled the Coast Starlight north in a sleeper room. :3dglasses

I see your in Northern Ca, I am in Sacramento. I really enjoyed riding the train, it was so relaxing. Thank You for stopping by.

DisneytheKid
06-18-2012, 06:00 PM
Great thread :goodvibes

usnuzuloose
08-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Thank you! It was a really fun trip!

dolphingirl47
08-29-2012, 05:58 PM
I just read this in one sitting. It was great to get somebody else's perspective on places I have been to. We did not get to stay at the Queen Mary, but we spent the best part of a day touring her in April and loved what we saw. We have been on a day trip to Catalina in 2004 and we went to Ensenada in May as part of our Hawaii cruise. We did not have a chicken though. Tom's exploits made me smile.

Corinna

usnuzuloose
08-29-2012, 07:34 PM
I just read this in one sitting. It was great to get somebody else's perspective on places I have been to. We did not get to stay at the Queen Mary, but we spent the best part of a day touring her in April and loved what we saw. We have been on a day trip to Catalina in 2004 and we went to Ensenada in May as part of our Hawaii cruise. We did not have a chicken though. Tom's exploits made me smile.

Corinna

I really enjoyed the Queen Mary, I would love to explore it some more...

Maleficent Dragon
04-18-2013, 12:57 PM
I generally do not read trip reports, but your "A Christmas Story" emoticon under name always captures my attention......so I decided to read your trip report. I was very entertained. The whole chicken thing was brilliant. Bravo!!

It is nice to read you enjoyed your trip and your ship wasn't filled with waste and spoiled food. :teeth:

S. C.
05-09-2013, 01:19 AM
Enjoyed reading your report. Thank you for taking the time to write it.

usnuzuloose
05-30-2013, 10:08 PM
Enjoyed reading your report. Thank you for taking the time to write it.

Your welcome! I haven't checked in a long time.

usnuzuloose
05-30-2013, 10:10 PM
I generally do not read trip reports, but your "A Christmas Story" emoticon under name always captures my attention......so I decided to read your trip report. I was very entertained. The whole chicken thing was brilliant. Bravo!!

It is nice to read you enjoyed your trip and your ship wasn't filled with waste and spoiled food. :teeth:

Sorry , I did not know people were still responding here. We had a great time! I love my chicken.:lmao: