Fantasy February 16, 2013 - 7 Night Western Cruise Meet

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  1. momtoleasawav

    momtoleasawav Mouseketeer

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    If it was today we would be half way to Florida by now! Luckily next week. I see daily checking of the weather channel this week.
     
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  3. silmarg

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    I am on the same flight as you are! (I think there's only one flight a day from ABE to MCO). We r driving from NYC suburbs (and saving a bundle in the progress).

    Have u ever flown out of ABE? It is such a ghost town. Almost comical when compared to JFK, LGA or MCO. It was so desolate when we last flew out of there we roused the TSA/security folks from a deep nap. (No joking).

    So far the flight is listed as "on time" for this evening - but I think this storm is more coastal impact than inland.
     
  4. silmarg

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    Its been a while so I will repost here (not to mention that I am bored while I I wait out the blizzard).

    Fish Extender list is below. No change since last post.

    I have changed the primary sort of this list from stateroom number to section (forward/midship/aft) then stateroom number. I have done this as the length of the fantasy is so long, it makes sense to deliver by section than by deck. This comes from experience as I think it took me as long to deliver 25 FE gifts on the Dream as it took me to deliver 125 FE gifts on the Magic. The distance between midship and aft is crazy long.

    I will have a dry erase board and extra copies of the FE list (room 6566) - if you change staterooms or take an upgrade, please write it on my board.


    Latest FE list (please let me know if I have any of the information wrong):
    Forward:
    JCARWASH / TOTORO - DH/DW/DS6 - 2525 Forward
    THEHOLMESBUNCH - DH/DW/DD10 - 5020 Forward
    THEHOLMESBUNCH3 (parents) - DH/DW - 5022 Forward
    THEHOLMESBUNCH (sister) - DH/DW/DD12/DS10 - 5518 Forward
    CLEOGOLDFISH - DH/DW/DD11/DD7 - 6036 Forward
    LAURITAGODDESS - DMom/DS10 - 6040 Forward
    NIKITTA28 - DMom/DGrammy/DD14/DD12/DS10/DD8 - 9040&9043 Forward
    KPD320 - DH/DD12/DS8 - 9045 Forward
    BROWNIEBITES - DH/DW+DW's parents - 9506 Forward
    THETHOMSLUVDISNEY (friend) - DMom/DS17 - 9517 Forward
    THETHOMSLUVDISNEY - DH/DW/DD16/DD12 - 9536 Forward
    THECHAVEZLUVDISNEY - DH/DW/DD9/DD7 - 9538 Forward
    THREEBOYSNY - DH/DW/DS12/DS10/DS7 - 9540 Forward
    NIKITTA28 (friend) DH/DW/DD14/DS13 - 10016 (late) Forward
    RIEGERVIC - DH/DW/DD12/DD8 - 10024 Forward
    WOLFCAT - DH/DW/DD11/DD7 - 10028 Forward


    Midship:
    SILMARG - DH/DW/DD13/DD10 - 6566 Midship
    TWINSANDAGIRL (grandparents) - DH/DW - 7076 Midship
    TWINSANDAGIRL - DH/DW/DS10/DS10/DD4 - 7078 Midship
    MAKINMEMORIES4MYKIDS - DH/DW/DD13/DD12 - 7570 Midship
    JENGRABINSKI - DH/DW/DS7/DS4/DD1 - 7622 (late) Midship
    DIZJOHN - DH/DW/DS9/DD6 - 8080 Midship
    DISDREAM09 - DH/DW/DD12/DD8 - 8116 Midship
    APHOENIX & AVP - DH/DW - 9062 Midship
    LANI - Lani and Steph (Adults) - 9064 Midship

    Aft:
    NANANDIBOB - DH/DW/DD12 - 6178 Aft
    MATTHEWSMOMMY - DH/DW/DS6 - 6690 Aft
    KK92476 - DH/DW/DD9 - 7646 Aft
    DISNEY1430 - DH/DW/DD14/DS12 - 8664 Aft
    MOMTOLEASAWAV - DH/DW/DD17/DS15/DD10 - 10120 Aft
     
  5. DizDragonfly

    DizDragonfly <font color=green>Oooh oooh! Can we take a poll? I

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    I don't know if this will effect anyone here, but I wanted to pass on this ALERT I received just now.

    I, personally, have no further information, but if you are traveling with a minor who is not your own, you may want to get more information to avoid any potential problems.
     
  6. momtoleasawav

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    No, I have never flown out of Allentown. I only found this foight through these boards. Originally we were going to drive. We usually fly out of Logan, so a nice quiet airport will be nice!
     
  7. Lani

    Lani MousePlanet.com editor

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    That was in the news last year sometime... I don't remember who was suggesting it -- the Weather Channel? I don't remember. The were saying that we needed to name winter storms because of social media, and how we need names for them so we could refer to them easily.

    I believe whatever federal government organization is in charge of the weather stuff (is it the USGS?) said they wouldn't be using it, and basically pooh-poohed it... but I guess they're using it in the media.

    I still think "Nemo" is funny... maybe they will go through a slew of Disney names, or they will start having corporate sponsors. "Winter Storm Nemo, brought to you by Disney. Finding Nemo, now on DVD Blu-Ray." lol
     
  8. jcarwash

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    It's the Weather Channel (owned by Comcast/NBC/Universal) that is naming the winter storms. No government agency is naming them -- the National Hurricane Center is the agency that names the seasonal hurricanes. Even my local NBC affiliate isn't using the Weather Channel names, and they have a business association with them.

    If I were Universal I would have vetted the list to use names promoting their own properties. Despicable Winter Storm "Gru" anyone? Instead they have a list with unfortunate commercial overtones. They used "Khan" which people associate with a Star Trek character (owned by Paramount) and now "Nemo" which most people associate with Disney/Pixar...or maybe even 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. If we make it, "Triton" is on the list later. So is "Rocky."
     
  9. kshark1958

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    The convention of naming storms is a recent one. The earliest examples were destructive storms in the West Indies that made landfall on a particular saint's day, and were given the name of that saint.

    The first recorded instance of such nomenclature was Hurricane Santa Ana, which struck Puerto Rico in July 1825. In the early 20th century the United States used a similar convention, but included both secular and religious holidays. Perhaps the most famous example was the catastrophic "Labor Day Hurricane," which struck the Florida Keys on September 2 and 3, 1935, causing hundreds of deaths and ending Henry Flagler's dream of building a railroad to Key West.

    The first formalized system of naming storms was created near the end of the 19th century by Australian meteorologist Clement Wragge, who started naming storms after letters of the Greek alphabet. Later he changed to using the names from Greek and Roman mythology, and later still to common feminine names. U.S. military meteorologists picked up the convention during World War II, but at the end of the war, the system that became formalized was one which used the military's phonetic alphabet (Able, Baker, Charlie, etc.). In 1953 the Weather Service switched over to feminine names; the very first was Tropical Storm Alice. In 1978, due to sexist overtones (male meteorologists referring to the stormy personalities of women they knew), male names began alternating with female ones in the Eastern North Pacific, and in 1979 the practice was extended to the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico region.

    In that region there are six separate lists of names running from A through W, excluding the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z (names beginning with those letters are fewer and not as commonplace, and the intent is for names to be familiar and easy to remember). If the 21 remaining names are used up -- as happened in the 2005 season -- forecasters resort to the Greek alphabet. Every seventh year, the six lists repeat, so that Alberto, the name given to this year's first tropical storm, will appear again at the top of the list in 2012. Particularly costly or destructive storms have their names retired from the lists (Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma were retired in 2005).

    In addition to the Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific regions, there are regional lists for seven other regions of the world subject to tropical cyclones. Each list uses names common to the culture and language of local indigenous peoples to its region.
     
  10. kshark1958

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    I'm not smart enough to take credit for last post. I got it from independenttraveler.com
     
  11. nanandibob

    nanandibob Earning My Ears

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    Thank you! Very helpful.




     
  12. MatthewsMommy

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    I am so glad our cruise is next week and not this weekend! I hope all of my fellow New Englanders are home safe. We're getting hit hard and the worst is yet to come. Expecting to lose power any time now, there have been many power outages in my town and neighboring town already.

    On the bright side, a good weekend to be home bound as I still need to pack!
     
  13. DarthTod

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    Yeah, me too. Well, after I unpack. I'm currently in a bar at DEN, homeward bound. Got a few door decorations to finish as well.
     
  14. DizJohn

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    The wind has just started to pick up something fierce here along 95 in CT we have about a foot already the heavy wet snow from early this morning is making trees crack... DW was out snow blowing (we take turns) and a large limb came down near her.. Tomorrow may be a packing day :) A week from now at this time I will be sitting on a train heading south somewhere in the Carolinas.... BTW it's 79 right now in Port Canaveral
    :joker:
     
  15. MatthewsMommy

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    Wow! Glad she's ok. The wind is picking up here too, it's been bad for a while. Can't wait for that Caribbean weather! DH just went out plowing, that snow is heavy so they need to get a head start (he does residential and small businesses, private roads). The trouble with packing this weekend is he won't be home and DS can't know what I'm doing :rolleyes:, but my 19 yo DD is homebound with us so hoping she can keep him occupied for a while.

    5 more sleeps til WDW!
     
  16. Luckymomoftwo

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    That's how I separated the list when I kept it the last few cruises I was on. (I had your job....the keeper of the FE List) :thumbsup2 It was a LOT quicker to go to each deck by separating forward/midship/aft. It's WAY too time consuming and WAY too much walking back and forth on each deck from forward to aft.


    Oh gosh, please don't give them any ideas! :rotfl2:


    Thank you....I feel like I just sat through a history class while I was reading that. :rotfl:


    And here I was thinking you were a weather/history expert! :laughing:


    If your power goes out, I hope it's not out for very long.

    And I hope everyone getting slammed with this storm stays safe!
     
  17. silmarg

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    Frontier was very late in canceling todays flight - which would've been a disaster if this happened next week...
     
  18. DisDream09

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    Hey! Watch that Yankee hatin' stuff. LOL
    Born and raised in the Boogie down Bronx!!!
     
  19. Jennifer_W

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    MY LISTS:
    *Autograph book for DS (5)-done
    *Pressed Penny holder-done
    *Holder for money to make pressed pennies-done
    *clean pennies for penny press machines-TRIED, did NOt work:confused:
    *door signs (about 50!) for 3 cabins-done
    *place mail hold-done
    *dog booked into kennel-done
    *print off car service, shore excursion, etc. confirmation-done
    *haircuts for everyone-done

    to do:
    *newspaper hold
    *notify neighbors of upcoming trip
    *pedicure for me :yay:
    *make a t-shirt or two
    *finish reading the Passporter DCL guide
    *make pin trading binder
    *attend birthday party
    *attend Eagle Scout Ceremony
    *attend DS's (18) talent show
    *go to bank get cash for travel & tips (1's & 5's) and pennies (shiny)
    *find great idea & make "super cute worthy of Martha herself" Valentines for DS's Kindy class :scared1:
    *make/buy/send Valentines to relatives (DGP's, etc.) SOON
    *make/buy valentines for DH & DSs
    *notify schools of DSs' upcoming absences
    *print off DCL payment authorization form (anything else???)
    *laundry for 5
    *START PACKING!!! :cool1:

    Oh my goodness, I thought i was SO MUCH farther ahead than this!!! :sick:
     
  20. DizJohn

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    Has anyone found out what movies are playing inboard???
     
  21. momtoleasawav

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    Well i have never seen anything like this. All roads in Mass. closed. Trees down everywhere. Spent the night with no electricity listening to the wind, praying a tree didn't fall on my house. It is hard to believe that in a week I will be standing on deck, looking at a blue ocean. One good thing, after this I am not too picky about the weather we get! Anything is better than Nemo!
     

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