So instead of it being my one thousandth post

It'll be my 1007 or something. I wanted to thank just about everyone in here for a whole lot of enjoyment and knowledge about a subject we (and others) spend a lot of time and $$ on. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about cruising, or certainly enough to keep me comfortable in my maneuverings. However, like they say, one is never to old to learn, or at least be open to it. I have picked up all kinds of interesting info about the cruising world..including reading other folks opines about their trips. Especially folks whose opinions I have come to trust.

Seems to me most of the folks who post in here (both regulars and newbies) are the kind of people I generally wind up schmoozing with on board. Im in a number of other groups, under the usual assortment of NICS, mostly rather cold, technical or financial get togethers. Interesting, but not like this.

I hope from time to time Ive added to it, and helped some newbies along the way. Its really the only payback any of us can do.

We've got one coming up in a few weeks, even without the countdown clock. I still have a calendar on the wall, and fingers!!!

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I sometimes wonder if this is more of a coffee house than a cruise centered chat room, but quickly realize that it is both. I, too, have learned a wealth of information here, and hope that I have helped others.

Yankee - even though we may not have seen eye-to-eye on some topics (imagine that considering our screen names!Big Smile) I have enjoyed your company, as well as the company of all others on board.

And a special shout-out to Simon and his crew, without whom we would not have this community!

BD...fwiw, I live in the South..extremely rural is a nice way to put it..waaay out in the weeds is another...with some of the best neighbors I have ever had...I live here by choice...not by birth. Kinda wish I had been, my early years might've been a tad more pleasant.

Thanks to Yankee all on this board. This is a great place to talk cruise or other things and to just kick back sometimes and escape the reality of some days.

Cheers to all.

I was born way up North but raised in the South. Planning on retiring either here in TX or FLA.

These areas seem to have an "island attitude" about them.

Thanks for re-posting your original thoughts. I agree with all of you, that this is a great place to learn more and share whatever we can with each other regarding cruising (mostly). I've made many friends here; some I've met, others not yet met (hopefully some day) and others who have disappeared (various reasons) from the board. You all make my day a bit brighter, even when we disagree. Also thanks to Simon and his team for all that you do to make this work, fixing it promptly when is doesn't (usually Wink).

Nice thread, Yankee47!

This was great! I am really starting to break in to cruise life as a real thing. it started for me as a fun little get away but I soon fell in love. I enjoy all of the company here and like AuntPinkie said I hope to meet more of you here. Reading the forum has become my favorite downtime activity. Seeing all of the opinions and learning from the masters like Yankee, AuntPinkie and JusMe to name a few. This is like the coffee house where everyone knows your name (I sang that as I typed it Happy) Thanks Yankee!


(Wait -- wasn't that in Boston?Big Smile)

They too have a cruise port Wink

But that is the other side of the border!!Big Smile

Do I need a passport?Wink

Nah, Im not from there, but I can vouch for you...wait...that might make it worse!!!

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