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…

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…

The Road South 11/17/2017

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, WV After much debate, planning and research, our departure changed from early Friday to early Saturday to mid-day Friday and finally as of a couple days ago, back to early Friday. I’m very thankful it worked out that way as we were able to take our time rather than just…

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…

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…