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Old Feb 2 2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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I didn't go on a vacation last year. (New furnace, new fridge, new roof...so it goes.) THIS year, I really wanted to go on a trip. And while going back to DC was both tempting and potentially partially-deductible as research for Book Two of Omens in the Night, I HAVE been there. A lot. So...what have I NOT done? There was also the potentially research-related trip to California (been there, but not to my hero's town of birth).

Finally, though, all the Titanic research I've been doing kicked in. I've never been on a cruise. And if one is going to go on a cruise, with a short trip to start, and right in the middle of your slowest time of year at work (July) there is a New York-Halifax-Boston short trip...well, that's a sign, right? So I will be spending the Independence Day holiday aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2.

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(And maybe by then this head cold will be gone. Blah.)
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Old Feb 2 2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Great news..have a wonderful time!!!
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Hope the captain doesn't show off like that Italian.

Cunard are owned by the same conglomerate.
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Wow, that sounds grand! You have lots of fun, I'm sure. They thing I'll hold my fingers crossed for is good weather.
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Old Feb 3 2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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I hope that you have a good trip and weather that means that you can enjoy it (and no head cold)
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Hope you have fun & take lots of pictures.
My camera's going to have to stop eating batteries--they're Duracel for high-drain and it didn't USED to start with a low-bat warning after two or three flash photos. I want to be able to take pictures of sea birds. Do they have puffins in Nova Scotia? I'd like to see real puffins...
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Have fun, and I hope the weather will be good!

PS We do, of course, expect to see lots and lots of pictures.
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Have lots of fun, take lots of pictures and have lots of fun!! (BTW Did I say to have tuns of fun!! )
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I'm pretty sure that there are puffins in Nova Scotia, so it's probably just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

I know that there are puffins in Maine, but I've never seen one in the wild. I live inland, so I don't head to the coast that often which limits the opportunities to actually see one. Seagulls, on the other hand, those I've see more than one person really needs to see in a lifetime.
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Kater: I thought a 'tun' was a large barrel or fermenting vat.

That would certainly bring lots of fun (and hangovers)
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Anareth - do you use lithium batteries in your camera?
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Have a great time!

If you make it out to California again, then pm me. If possible, coffee, lunch, etc. would be fun.

I still have my "Harry Potter" cards though I've done very little with them in awhile.
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