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…

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…

Oasis of the Seas 2017

For more context, you can read these posts about our road trip to Florida. The Road South 11/17/2017 Georgia/Florida Line 11/18/2017 The cruise section was written for this lovely UK cruise site: https://cruisingisntjustforoldpeople.co.uk Oasis of the Seas, November 2017 Next up was Saturday afternoon and our arrival at the Homewood Suites in Cape Canaveral.  We…

Georgia/Florida Line 11/18/2017

Perfect weather, perfect scenery, perfect morning walk. We didn’t even come close to scratching the surface of what Savannah, Georgia has to offer, but to say we were impressed is an understatment. I was up at 6 putting a dent in the coffee and fruit available at the hotel, walking along the river at sunrise and…

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…