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…

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…

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…

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…