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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 03:53 PM
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Just landed in S.F. Forgot what a great town this is. So many nice, smart people.
It's so nice to get a fresh perspective, even if its just for a little while.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:08 PM
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1. Did you come off the QM2?
I just did a quick walk around the pier and took some shots. The streets here are *never* this crowded during the week!
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:17 PM
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2. I wanna see it. I wanna see it. Luck duck you!
What a splendind ship. Anyone on it, I'm so pea green with envy.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:20 PM
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3. I feel very lucky
She is HUGE!!! (not HUGH!1!, but actually HUGE!!!) It's like a little party over here - the streets are filled with all types of folks, here to take a look at her.
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:27 PM
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5. Hate to sound dumb but...what's special about the QE2? Is it the biggest ship or something?
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:34 PM
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6. The Queen Mary 2 is huge, and making a rare stop in SF today
The paper has been pumping it up, too. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/02...

Part of the reason for the interest in the ship is its size -- the QM2 was the largest passenger ship in the world when it went into service in 2004. It has since been surpassed by the Freedom of the Seas, which is 1,725 feet long and displaces 158,000 tons. Other super ships are said to be on the drawing board.

There are other ships that carry more passengers than the 3,090 passengers and 1,254 crew that the QM2 can accommodate. But the Queen has something else: tradition.

The Cunard Line modestly calls the ship "the most magnificent ocean liner ever built,'' part of a kind of high-toned hype designed to attract customers to a ship that cost $800 million and three years to design and build.

So far the ship has lived up the billing. The Berlitz Guide to Cruising calls it "a ship of superlatives" and gives it a five-star rating. Even The Chronicle's travel section called the ship "the new reigning monarch of elegance and grandeur.''
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:26 PM
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4. No. Came off an airplane. One down nine to go. Next question.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 04:35 PM
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7. Sorry you're stuck in the airport!
Or are you going to take in the air down there in San Bruno? The nearby mall's great </sarcasm>...
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