Port: Port Canaveral FL
The only reunion option voted
on and approved by those present was for a cruise
reunion in 2018, with the departure port to be determined in the
near future. We have been given the opportunity to vote and the results
are in. The port will be Port Canaveral, hosted by Kay Boudreaux Weaver,
class of 1963 and assistance from Kit and Jeanne Wildinger.
Booking your Cruise
- Kay has chosen the date of 22
April 2018 for the reunion cruise. We are now in the "Put your
$150 down to hold your space" timeframe. This amount is per person,
due when you book your cruise.
$25 each - You will still need to send Kay $25 each for your
Cruise T-Shirt and lanyard. These will help you recognize the other
Falcons on the ship. So if you are planning to attend the 2018 JHS Reunion,
please fill out this
Registration Form and send it with your check or money
order payable to Johnson High School Alumni Assn. in
the total amount of $25.00 per person for each person registered on
2018 JHS Reunion
P.O. Box 515
Tavares, FL 32778
Make your cabin reservation now to ensure a better choice of location
and price. Do not wait ! ! Because prices and availability
of cabins will change the longer you wait. Only $150 per person deposit
will secure your cabin on the Carnival Valor. Call Cook’s Travel
Center at 352-291-2665.
Undecided - Talk
to Don Cook of Cook's Travel; if you are not certain you will go or
have not decided, Don can help you; he will tell you in advance how
you can get your refund, if you decide not to go. It is to your benefit
to book early. Speaking from experience, the prices will never be this
low right now for our cruise. My rule of thumb for pricing a cruise:
"If you take the cost of the cruise and divide by the number of
days you are cruising -- anything under $100 per night is a steal!"
Kay got us a bargin!
Final payment for reserved
cabin is due on or before February 6, 2018. If you
have questions, please contact
Kay Boudreaux Weaver at JHSinfo@sbcglobal.net.
- Kay is also negotating with a local hotel for hosting our pre-cruise
stay and boarding party. We will have more information on the hotel
location very soon.
Carnival Ship the Valor
The Carnival Ship, Valor
features three swimming pools, a giant waterslide and an outdoor movie
screen. The Valor has a lot of fun spaces and features where you can
find the perfect party spot. The Bronx Sports Bar is perfect for a
brew and Jeanne’s Wine Bar is the place for passengers with
a love of all things vino. The ship uses lots of lights to make each
space bright and inviting. Be sure to check out Rosie’s Lido
restaurant with its giant Rosie the Riveter mural and the Lincoln
Restaurant for its elegant chandeliers.
The Valor has a passenger
capacity of 2,984. She was built in 2004 and recently refurbished
in 2016. This ship will stop in two really fun ports: Nassau and Freeport
Bahamas, providing lots of fun activities to keep our JHS 2018 Reunion
fun and exciting.
Click here to see the video
on the Carnival Ship,
Everyone will meet at a hotel that is near our Port the night before.
Arrangements are being made with our hotel for a shuttle to take you
and your luggage to the ship. For those of you with a car, our hotel
will provide you with a discount for parking at the cruise ship. The
boarding process usually starts around noon on the day of departure.
Worldwide Group Cruise & Tour Specialist
Cook's Travel Center, Inc.
7041 Grand National Drive, Suite 235
Orlando, Florida 32819-8991
(Carnival Ship, Valor Ocean View shown here)
Contact our Travel
Agent (407) 239-1477
for JHS Reunion 2018.
You have choices of Accommondations:
When we know which ship is our vessel, I will post
the layout of the ship and more information to help you choose. For
those of you who are novices, Kay and Marilyne are veterans when it
comes to cruising and we can help. The prices that have been quoted
are for individual, double occupancy.
to your Adventure
The excursions offered by the ship are also an extra
Click the links below to see some examples of excursions.
When you click on these links, you can filter the results
by activity types, accessibility, price range, duration, activity
level and age limits.
Kay is sending out an email BLAST to all of you with
information about the Reunion Cruise 2018.
When you get the email, complete the form and send it
to Kay with your $25 registration fee to pay for your T-Shirt and lanyard.
Be sure your email is up-to-date. If you have questions,
please let us know.
The Reunion Committee activities for this Cruise
Reunion should be pretty simple:
- Make arrangements for dinner the night
before (No Host)
- Breakfast morning of departure (No Host)
- Act as a point of contact to keep us all
for Port City Destination
- Port Canavral Hosts: Kay Boudreaux Weaver, 1963 and the
Early to Obtain Your Passport
Passports as we all know, take some time to obtain. If yours has
expired, the Post Office will have the forms you need to get started.
Even the local drug store will take passport photos. Processing through
the Post office can take up to 10 weeks to obtain a US passport. Click
here for a site to expedite
your Passport process.
It's going to COST! if you wait.
"Gospel of Prudent Packing" which states: Thou shalt put
into one's suitcase only that which will fit neatly in the allocated
storage space without hogging every available nook and cranny. For
us, this packing thing was a process learned in our youth. Remember
when luggage had no wheels and you really did have to "LUG"
it everywhere. Traveling these days has gotten a lot simpler.
I will pass along articles and any pointers I find on cruising and
add them here on the Reunion
2018 page. Feel free to forward any travel hint you come across.
Cruise ships assign daily dress codes
-- casual, informal, resort casual, formal -- that take effect in
public rooms and restaurants from 6 p.m. onward (daytime is always
casual). Normally, on a seven-night trip, you can count on two formal
nights, a couple of casual evenings and between one and four dressy
More about packing and what to wear later on the Reunion
For all but the most formal of evenings (and even on the more casual,
upscale ships), resort casual is the common dress code. That means elegant
attire, though not in the silk gown milieu. Think flowing cotton dresses
or silky mix and match pants outfits that would be appropriate at a
nice restaurant or a play or concert on land.
your Email Up-to-date?
Click_Here to update your
email address. We may not have your current information. If you are
not sure, send it anyway. "Better safe than sorry."
Kay Weaver will make sure you have the latest info.
The JHS Alumni have been attending reunions since the first in Sacramento
1980, followed by a reunion a couple of years later in Orlando, FL
1985. At this reunion, it was decided to have the gathering occur
every three years. For more information, about previous meetings of
the JHS flock, click Reunion
to view that page.
Our Reunion page on the JHS website also
provides a lot of information and news about our previous Reunion.
Be sure to stop by and see what's new.
We have a page on the JHS Website is dedicated to our classmates
who have passed away: JHS Memorial. We
will add information provided by the family on a memorial page. If
you have information that you would like to contribute, please forward
to Kay Weaver, who will be collecting the information that we will
post on our JHS Memorial page.
Since we have all gone to the social media Facebook, we have a site
that lets you chat with the JHS
Alumni — So grab your high school yearbook and
join the fun with your JHS friends online.
Information about the Reunions can also be found on Facebook under
JHS Reunions. Hope to see you there at the next
Check this out! -- a service for replacing your lost heirloom.
(Starting prices shown.)
Lost Rings at this site.
Rings on the top
of the Pagota
The spire at the top of a pagoda is called a sorin. The top nine
rings as seen on the pagoda relate to the nine heavens of Buddhism.
A lotus flower, the symbol for Buddha, crowns the top of the pagoda.
It is said that the Sorin is the most symbolic part of a pagoda, which
was originally designed after the model of an ancient Indian stupa
or pagota. The most typical wooden pagodas consist of a five- or three-storied
stackings of square floors. Each of the five floors in a five-storied
pagoda symbolizes one of the five elements of the Universe: earth,
water, fire, air, and the Universe, in this order from bottom to top.
Debbie Kelly - I have a brick in front of the World War II National
Memorial for my Dad ... he was so proud of that "Brick." What
a great and wonderful group of men and women!
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