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re: My Official Photo Thread on Italy & NYC - nctiger71
Very nice, thanks for sharing. We hope to get to Italy in a year or so. I’ve heard that Pisa is a tourist trap. Do you agree with that and do you think it is worth seeing?...
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re: Best Alaskan Cruise and month to go ? - nctiger71
Wow, that’s impressive. Thanks for the info. A friend once told me that life was “one long series of mistakes and missed opportunities”. My brother was stationed in AK for 7 years while in the Air Force and we never gave any serious thought to going there. I guess I can put that decision in ...
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re: Lake Glenville, NC - nctiger71
It sure is. I will post a review and more pics next week. ...
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Lake Glenville, NC - nctiger71
We are staying at Lake Glenville, NC this week. Went to check out 1 of 3 waterfalls on the lake and found an LSU fan's home. :cool: [img][img]https://i.imgur.com/H6Z9z5Al.jpg[/img][/img]...
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re: Best Alaskan Cruise and month to go ? - nctiger71
Thanks RTS, never thought about a ferry system, but should have as there is one in NC to the outer banks. We’ll have to give a road some thought, maybe put it on the bucket list. ...
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re: Best Alaskan Cruise and month to go ? - nctiger71
Understand about the limited time in port; we felt the same way on our summer of ‘17 Princess cruise. But tells us more about your road trips. Many of the places the ship went can not be driven to so I’m wondering what an Alaskan road trip itinerary looks like....
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re: If you could retire, what part of Europe would you like to live in? - nctiger71
Checking my understanding of your comment about Italian citizenship. Are you saying that if a male ancestor (father, grandfather, etc) was born in Italy then it is possible to become an Itialian citizen without renounceing your USA citizenship?...
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re: have you ever been to a drive-in theatre - nctiger71
Well that’s interesting. When did you live in Bossier? I lived there & Shreveport off and on and moved from the ArkLaTex in 1992. And, yeah I have been to many drive in movies in a variety of places....
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re: Best Alaskan Cruise and month to go ? - nctiger71
You are wise to do research this far ahead. These are some pluses and minus of our trip. Scenery is spectacular. This is the McKinley Princess lodge, about 1/2 way, maybe 4 hours, between Anchorage and the town of Denali. [img][img]https://i.imgur.com/BL2zGwgl.jpg[/img][/img] That's the end ...
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re: Best Alaskan Cruise and month to go ? - nctiger71
We have only been on one cruise and it was to Alaska last year so don’t really have a frame of reference for “the best”. But I can tell you about ours. We did a 10 day land/sea trip the last two weeks of August last year. We had excellent weather; not a lot of rain and they get 120+ inches/ye...
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re: Apologies to RogerTheShrubber Re: Juneau (pics of Alaska included) - nctiger71
Just curious, why was Princess really bad? We did a very similar trip last year, on The Island Princess I believe, and thought it was great. We were 3 married couples and one guy did catch a bug but it wasn’t too bad as he did not miss any activities....
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re: San Diego - nctiger71
Use the Search function to find post about SD. Click Search, Select ‘More Options’, enter San Diego in the text box and then change the ‘Subject and Post’ option to ‘Subject Only’ You should get back a number of post w SD in the title. Click Replies at the bottom of any post that interest you...
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re: Social Security Question - nctiger71
Perhaps she is thinking about the restrictions on the amount of SS funds you get if you earn too much from working. If you take SS before your full retirement age and are still working there is a restriction. The amount you can earn is not a lot before the restriction is applied. It is a little...
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re: Social Security Question - nctiger71
Both. If you both qualify; i.e., paid into the system for the minimum quarters, both can draw on their own work record. If one does not qualify then that person can draw on their spouses work record. The amount they draw is ~ 50% of the qualifying spouses amount. It all depends on if you begin...
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re: Social Security Question - nctiger71
I recently heard of a woman that is 59 and plans to start drawing on her husband’s SS when she is 60, but he has died. Prior to that I thought you had to be 62. I do not know if the widow can draw at 60, or if her husband being dead is even a factor. I’m sure you can find the correct answer on lin...
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re: Suggestions/Tips for Getting Out of Debt? - nctiger71
There are a lot of good ideas before my post. The first & most important step is to MAKE A BUDGET, imo. It does not have to be an electronic one; a piece of paper works fine. Someone mentioned Dave Ramsey. Find out if his radio program is broadcast in your area and start listening. He will t...
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re: Anybody else replacing rice with riced cauliflower? - nctiger71
Yes, have had it as fried rice and thought it was good. It was very similar to real rice. Tried Spanish “rice” but did not like that much but if you have other Mexican food to eat w/ it, it is tolerable. Have had cauliflower “mashed potatoes” in the past but we used a head and not the faux ri...
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re: Failed at My First Attempt Making Ribs - Can I save them today? (Update) - nctiger71
I have found that my ribs are better after they have rested a long time, put back on the grill wrapped in foil for about an hour, then unwrap and baste sauce on till I think they have enough. By a long time I mean overnight in the fridge or even frozen for weeks. We also do eat them the day they ...
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re: Spin-off thread: Favorite black and white movies - nctiger71
The Postman Always Rings Twice is another good one. My favorites are Casablanca & TKa Mockingbird. ...
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re: Durham vs Chapel Hill/Carrboro - nctiger71
Check out Hillsborough, cost of living is supposed to be a little less there....
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