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Old 07-15-2014, 04:44 PM   #1311
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Wow, Cheryl, what wonderful pictures!
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Nice, Cheryl.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #1313
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We took that cruise in 2008 PF and it's beautiful. It's one of our trip stories.
http://stevekathytravels.com/sitebui...cruise2008.pdf
Thanks Kay for the link. I have previously read the diary from front to back. But it is always nice to go back and revisit.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:40 PM   #1314
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We took that cruise in 2008 PF and it's beautiful. It's one of our trip stories.
http://stevekathytravels.com/sitebui...cruise2008.pdf
Did you guys get to tour the Lightship? Shrek and I did, we were also able to climb the stairs of the Astoria Column...I made it all the way to the top. My legs were angry the next day. We spent 4 days in Astoria and the surrounding area.

So I wonder if the food has gotten any better on the cruise. Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #1315
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Did you guys get to tour the Lightship? Shrek and I did, we were also able to climb the stairs of the Astoria Column...I made it all the way to the top. My legs were angry the next day. We spent 4 days in Astoria and the surrounding area.

So I wonder if the food has gotten any better on the cruise. Thanks for the link!
PF, here's the latest review on that river cruise. Queen of the West Cruise Ship Reviews - American Cruise Lines

We love cruising and your best information for any cruise can be found at cruisecritic.com.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:22 AM   #1316
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PF, here's the latest review on that river cruise. Queen of the West Cruise Ship Reviews - American Cruise Lines

We love cruising and your best information for any cruise can be found at cruisecritic.com.
I just wanted to add PF, that the 30 day cruise we recently took around South America on Princess cost much less than the river cruise on the American Columbia river cruise we did in 2008. Flying at least one way however, is not optional.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:12 AM   #1317
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Yes they are watercolours (from tubes, since it's a large painting). I like vivid colours (as you can tell) so am a bit "heavy handed" on the pigments.
I'm the same way with watercolors. I've done three paintings - the first two look more like tempera paint! The third turned out really nice, so I quit. Wanted to end on a high note.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:14 AM   #1318
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Cheryl, those photos are really nice.Cute grandkids too. And that last one is of the "cabin"? That cabin looks like it's three times the size of our house! So much to clean, so little time interest.
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I just wanted to add PF, that the 30 day cruise we recently took around South America on Princess cost much less than the river cruise on the American Columbia river cruise we did in 2008. Flying at least one way however, is not optional.
Thanks Kayelle.

The reviews are very mixed. Not sure I would want to spend that much money and have the same experience as some.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #1320
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Cheryl, those photos are really nice.Cute grandkids too. And that last one is of the "cabin"? That cabin looks like it's three times the size of our house! So much to clean, so little time interest.
Thanks, CG! Yes, it's big. If you noticed that it's in the shape of a barn, that's because it used to be one. There was a fire and the main cabin burned down about 15 years ago, so the guys in the family all got together and rebuilt from the barn.

The wooden beams in the pic used to be part of the horse stalls. They're not too worried about keeping it spic and span, as you can see the floor is dusty.

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