Port Days

This sure is an unusual writing schedule I’m keeping this trip. The port days have been very good. In Orlando I was able to take Colton to see a little event A Day to Remember put on for their homecoming celebration this week. They are doing 4 shows at House of Blues in Orlando and…

Sea Days

Well into cruise life by now with the first full day under my belt. Boarding day was even almost a full day since we found ourselves on board by 10:30. Thats crazy. My friend who works for Royal says their goal is to have you from the car to the bar asap and it certainly…

New York November 2019

While we got on the road by 6:30 yesterday, it still took us until 2 to get to the hotel. Thats partly due to rain but also to some stops along the way. Apparently the earlier the start the more leisurely trip we’ll allow ourselves. Finally after several years of waiting, we had opportunity to…

Carnival Sunrise 2019

Road trip and NYC Posted on June 9, 2019 by Michael Ok, so I was wrong earlier when I said I’d be writing from Bryant Park this morning. Would you believe it was closed!? Why would a park close? I was a little disappointed to say the least. So now I’m over at Times Square…

June 5, 2019 A Day to Remember, Columbus, OH

Colton and I were only gone 30hrs for our Columbus road trip, but it was a perfect success and I don’t think we could have had a better time. We took the direct route and went US 50 and US 33 East. The drive wasn’t much more than 3hrs. We knew that going in, but…

New England Road Trip 1999

“We traveled long, we traveled hard.” Hootie and the Blowfish, 1998  June 18th, 1999  The day began with the same nervous excitement that initiates most of our trips.  Though we knew when we hit the road that this trip was by far the largest undertaking yet.   It was a beautiful day for driving and that we…

Grandeur of the Seas Review Christmas 2018

The day by day link is to my daily posts from the ship, the review itself is below that: Holiday sailings can be expensive but reasonable rates do surface from time to time apparently. About a year ago we were successful in locating this incredible 12 day Southern Caribbean itinerary for less than what we…

Grandeur of the Seas – Day by Day

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….

Carnival Horizon Day by Day

A compilation of the posts from our June vacation 2018. Slayer Day 2018 June 9, 2018 June 9th is finally here and though I was encouraged to sleep in for what will no doubt be a late night, I was still up at 5:30. We’ll head to Pittsburgh in a couple hours for lunch and…