New York City June 2nd, 2017

Wow, what a day today has been. Our most enjoyable day in New York in a long time. After breakfast at the hotel we hit the subway for Central Park and the Zoo. Its a tiny zoo and the variety of animals isn’t the greatest but the setting is unbeatable in my opinion. I’m sure…

New York City June 1, 2017

Trip from home was uneventful. Didn’t make very good time due to some construction we came across which probably knocked us back an hour getting to the city. Once through the Holland Tunnel we tried to find a little place on Canal St. that Steph had seen on TV. But we had no luck. So…

Carnival Spirit and West Coast 2001

The trip essentially began in Columbus, Ohio Thursday 5/17. We endured monsoon like rain coming through Parkersburg but Columbus was dry. It was closing in on 10pm by the time we settled at the Cross Country Inn. This place may claim to be the “cleanest place you’ve ever stayed” but, I don’t recommend it. Jill…

LA and Carnival Holiday 1998

Note: This was my first ever trip story. It was far from the first trip, but this one did inspire me to write up a summary for the folks who might want to tag along someday. First of all…it was fantastic as usual. Monday morning at 5am we left Parkersburg for Columbus. From Columbus we…

NYC and Norwegian Breakaway 2016

An Afternoon Downtown So the first part of this is going to sound terribly similar to our New York visit this past June. We were up early and on the road from WV at 6:40. We stopped a couple of times on the way at a Loves Travel Plaza in Cumberland, MD and again at…

Rock of Ages

Somehow or another the 6:30 show that we understood had been canceled was on! That is what we learned at 5:30 as we entered Taste for dinner. But how could we eat dinner and get to the theatre in less than an hour? Turns out with a little cooperation from the wait staff it can…

Midweek Cruise Ship Life

By Wednesday we’re usually hitting the sweet spot of our vacation and today was no different. We were up for breakfast around 8:30 before heading over to Great Stirrup Cay for a short visit to see what had changed since June. The island has been closed much of that time due to Hurricane Matthew’s visit…

Sea Days

By this point in a cruise I’ve usually got a complaint or two accumulated and this one is no different. Nothing serious of course, just observations that I’m not crazy about. I always purchase the unlimited soda package so I can satisfy my Diet Pepsi cravings at my home away from home. In the past…

A Breakaway Sunday

As is the case with the first day of most every cruise, we all crashed early Sunday night so I didn’t get a chance to write anything down about our day. I’ll take a little time now to hit the highlights. Steph was first up as usual on Sunday morning and was making a making…

An Afternoon Downtown

So the first part of this is going to sound terribly similar to our New York visit this past June. We were up early and on the road from WV at 6:40. We stopped a couple of times on the way at a Loves Travel Plaza in Cumberland, MD and again at the one in…