Grandeur of the Seas – Day by Day – Christmas 2018

Friday – Maryland Posted on December 21, 2018 by spridlewv Well, look where we ended up tonight, Frederick, Maryland. After much discussion, we decided this afternoon to bail and head east early. Probably a wise move considering the forecasts.  Its been a nice evening plus it saved me a lot of worry about a last minute road trip….

Goodbye Three Rivers, February 11, 2001

Below is a small section of my documentation of the worst years of my life.  Only months before all hell officially broke loose, our farewell to Three Rivers Stadium was hugely significant for me. Weekend of February 11th 2001 (written February 2006) While I didn’t come out and say anything until this writing, this was…

Steps and such, Part 2

Home and settled this morning at laundry central.  I didn’t plan this post, but felt I should share that my weigh-in this morning was a mere 4.6 lbs up from exactly two weeks ago.  If you read along this cruise, you know that I fully expected double digits.  I literally ate anything and everything I…

Thursday 1/3 – Home

<sigh> Well, I write this last entry from home. Yesterday already seems so long ago I don’t even recall what happened. Actually, not much did. The hour I spent writing around 6am on Deck 10 yesterday turned out to be my last time there. The weather turned cold and rainy very fast and as suspected…

Wednesday 1/2 – Last Sea Day

Oh man, how did we reach this point already. A month ago, I was so concerned that it might be too many days, a bad ship, too stuffy or even just too Royal Caribbean. I was sure Colton would be miserable after 7days. Of course, none of that proved true. For the most part, I’ve…

Tuesday 1/1 – Sea Day

Happy 2019! So we survived New Years Eve on a ship. It was an interesting atmosphere, but I don’t think I would ever pay extra for the experience. It was basically like formal night on steroids. People were dressed to kill here. Most people that is. A handful of us bucked the system and still…

Monday 12/31 – Sea Day

Sadly, we’re northbound again. Looks like we’re a couple hundred miles north of the British Virgin Islands currently. I crashed early last night and wasn’t out and about by the end of the Ravens game. It was tense enough in my cabin, but nothing like it had to have been for the huge chunk of…

Sunday 12/30 – St. Maarten

This trip has had such a long feel to it. Thats a good thing, but I am beginning to grow a little tired. Not of the trip, just physically tired. I’m sure my insistence on being up at 5:45 and taking the stairs everywhere are factors. Or it could be that I easily weigh ten…

Saturday 12/29 – St. Kitts

Do you want to know why today is such a great day? Because if this were a normal cruise we’d be preparing for disembarking and the return to normalcy. As it is, I’m still close to 2000miles from home with two port days and three sea days ahead. That makes Steph and I happy. Thankfully…

Friday 12/28 – St. Lucia

I thought the wind was bad yesterday morning! I made my trek across Deck 10 this morning with my coffee, Dr. Pepper and cantaloupe in tow only to be beaten back down to Deck 9 by the wind. Full or not, my drinks wouldn’t have stood a chance against that wind. It is really cool…