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Old 02-01-2017, 06:05 PM
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All very true, David! Changing tastes, and beyond that, changing expectations! The old, "how you gonna keep 'em down on the farm once thay've seen Paree?". Yes, the DQ was considered very nice in its day, especially out in California for a one night trip. Still very nice over here and an improvement over the GORDON C. GREENE, with the big dining room, air conditioning (such as it was), many private baths, etc. "Was it 'really' all that wonderful?" back in the day? Some things would be okay, some not. Myself, as a passenger I would no longer tolerate no private bath. As far as food goes, with modern growing methods and quick transportation of fresh vegetables and fruits (some exotic!), our expectations evolve. Nostalgia is fine, but there is a limit to what folks who pay money will accept.
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