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Indians vs Royals with win #22 on the line

Weavers Sports Desk/Fox Den Sports

The Kansas City Royals are out to be the spoilers to the Indians winning streak. Before the game it was on hold at 21.

Josh Tomlin in the office for the Indians vs Jake Junis for the Royals

*Top of the 2nd saw the Royals on the board when with runners on 1 and 2nd Moustakas hit into a double play getting Hosmer home for a 1 to 0 Royals lead.

*Home half of the 3rd Cleveland finally gets on the board when Almonte doubled to deep right. Lonnie Chisenhall singled to right getting Almonte home for 1 all game.

*Top of 6th saw the Royals take back the lead when, with Cabrera already on base, Hosmer doubled to left getting Cabrera home for a 2 to 1 Royals lead.

*Bottom of the 9th with the streak on the line, Mejia hit for Gomes and Gonzalez came in to run…

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Make a check list — From our experience

What I am sharing with you is from the experiences that Phil and I have had traveling.

*Once you have decided on the trip, make a checklist of everything you need to do. From passports, to travel insurance to registering with smart traveler. Passports should be at the top of the list because they will be the longest to get back if you are getting your first one or just renewing.

*This trip is a domestic one so passports are not needed. Photo Id is enough so Phil has his driver’s license and since I don’t drive, but I have a proof of age card.

*Travel insurance – We looked at alot of policies. Comparing prices and for how long we would be gone. We chose Qantas travel insurance. Basic policy, we got a quote which is always good. You need to read the fine print through in what they cover and such. I also took out a baggage policy, which was separate but we were fine making that choice. We hold Qantas frequent flyer cards and we got a good deal and you get points also for making the purchases.

*Take time to read about the ship that your going on to get familiar with it. We also looked up on You Tube. With the 3 day cruise we are taking there is a formal night. So we have packed a gown for me and a suit for Phil. Most of the food is included in the cost. For us there is one restaurant which will cost extra if we decide to go. Some cruise lines have drink packages. Carnival have the bottomless bubbles. We figured out for 2 of us for 3 days it will cost us 50.00(australian dollars) (7.50 per day) Our only cost should be alcohol.

*Medication – this is a biggie and you need to spend a bit of time here. We taking just enough to cover our days plus a bit extra. The doctor said we didn’t need a letter listing our medication since it’s a short domestic trip but if it had been overseas, she would’ve written it. Put your meds pouch or whatever your packing them in, in your carry on. If you put them in checked baggage you will most likely lose them. Pack unopened boxes or pouches.

*Carry On Luggage – In this bag you want the bare necessities. Swim wear, sunscreen, fresh change of clothes. Your main suitcases won’t get delivered til later after you have set sail. My makeup bag in this case with tooth brushes. (so you can freshen up after getting settled.)  Camera’s and charging stuff is also good to put in this bag. Don’t forget your sunglasses. extra memory cards for camera’s and phones.

14 days to go

 

 

 

It’s Time for a Holiday

Phil and I decided months ago it was time for a holiday. The big question was where to go. We wanted some place new that neither of us have been, and seeing friends was out. This trip is for us.

Phil has never been on a cruise, so the decision was made. Off on a cruise but it was trying to find what would fit our needs the best.

I have been on Carnival before in the USA and it was time to give them a try here.

With limited expenses we settled on a 3 day. All food and activities are included. We just had to work out airfare.

We are flying with QANTAS, only paying for 1 way, using what points we had saved up to take care of the other way.

We also weeded through the mess of travel insurance.

Over the next couple of weeks before we depart for some sun and fun I will share with you some of the things that we had to work through.

It’s 29 days and counting.

 

My mate Craig needs your help

With Phil and I in the photo is Jamie (beard) and Craig.

 

At 1 time or another in our lives we come in contact with someone who suffers from Depression and or Anxiety.  It could be a family member, someone  you work with or you have gone through depression yourself.

Each year here in Adelaide is the City to Bay fun run. You can walk or run for fun or you can do it to raise money. My Crow brother Craig is raising money for BeyondBlue. It is a great community who do a lot to get the word out and give help to those in need.

https://citybay2017.everydayhero.com/au/please-help-me-in-the-fight-to-raise-money-for-beyondblue

The above link is to Craig’s City to Bay page, please stop by and make a donation to help him reach his goal. I know that Craig will make the distance, let’s help him reach his goal. He has another goal involving some of his Country Music mates. Help Craig get them to open their wallets also.

Go Craig, you got this.

It’s Been Awhile

I know its been ages since I checked in but with lots going on quite a few things have gotten put on the shelf.

Hubby and I are still making banners for the Adelaide Crows. This past weekend was round 17, including the girls season we have made a total of 24 banners. Once had 1 week off during the season.

I finally published my first novel and it has been well received. More info soon on that front.

The knitting and crocheting have got me as busy as ever. Way to many projects on the go and not nearly enough time.

The writing has been slow but its time to get it back in dear, getting inspired through events and I need to get it on paper, well the computer screen.

Working on the final steps of a trip for September and to be honest I can’t wait. some real time to disconnect and recharge.

More soon

Hey Tex, Thats Eddie’s Pocket

The 19th Floor Blog

On Thursday’s game against Hawthorne, Tex kicked a great goal from the pocket. It was an ugly game which we should have won. The first game back after the bye round always is a hard one. It was a cold one, no rain. I was out on banner and it was a good night. The Megary Room was empty as usual, not sure if it was due to the loss or being a weeknight.

Once again round 13 passed us quietly by. That’s OK, really. They say that time heals and in this case I am trusting on that. I do get teary when I hear “Forever Young”. Phil finally went to Coach’s tree a few weeks ago. I stepped back and let him have his time. I know there are many of you who have yet to go or may never go. That’s OK too. Go when your ready.

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Saying Goodbye – at Least for Now

Cathedral 150 - a 5 year journey

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Victorsen

As Phil and I wandered into St.Peters on Sunday night our hearts leapt with joy as she had returned even just for one night. Listening to Josh play her was like old times. For just a few hours all was right in the life of S.Peters. 

Her family had gathered one last time as she would soon be turned off for good, so she could be taken apart and packed for her trip to England.

Having the chance to say goodbye but safe journey till you return home. She will be gone for over a year. Tonight its hard to imagine that but the work needed on her will take time.

We are also saying Thank You to Josh as he departs for a new job with Co-Opera. I know he will be amazing. Josh has give me a new outlook at music, the value…

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TGIF – Let’s Party Phil

I didn’t get a lot done on the list but that’s ok

Phil turns 65 today and I have been trying each day this week to make it a little special. Tonight is the Crows match at Adelaide Oval against St.Kilda. After last weeks loss we need a good solid win tonight.

Tomorrow is an event at St. Peters, and birthday party. Sunday is a birthday lunch at The Alma Tavern.

Hoping to sneak a little knitting on National Knit in Public day on Saturday.

Get your dancing shoes on and help us celebrate.

 

Busy Week Ahead

Lots of things in store for this week.

Hoping to get at least 1 Periscope this week.

Lots of writing to get done, blogs and work on the new book

Lots of knitting and crocheting also. Plenty of orders that need worked on.

The main thing is Phil’s  Birthday on Friday.

the to do list is long, lets see what gets done

 

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