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Panama, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands

Panama, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands

Eight nights at sea aboard Carnival Pride gave us visits to Costa Rica, Cayman Islands, and a Panama Canal Partial Passage as well as lots of fun, camaraderie, and of course dancing.

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The First Four & a Half Months

The First Four & a Half Months

Where are we? Where have we been? What are our plans? Why are we so behind on the blog? So many questions but we'll do our best to give you an update. This afternoon we arrived at Greg's in Western Massachusetts and spent a pleasant evening with grandkids in the...

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Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas

Launched in 1989 and with a 1602 passenger capacity, Empress of the Seas is oldest and the smallest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet. We’ve sailed on some of the much larger ships in the fleet and in many ways truly prefer the coziness of the Empress. It was almost...

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Again in Cozumel

Again in Cozumel

How many times have we visited Cozumel? Quite a few, but actually we’re not quite certain how many. We’ve had some great adventures in this particular port of call but today we must be saving our enthusiasm for coming attractions. Our buddies have all opted either to...

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Sunshine State

Sunshine State

There's something special about a mid-winter break. Yes, winter is a lovely time to be at our mountain house. We enjoy the quiet, the lovely scenery of our dormant woods whether blanketed in snow or basking in sunlight. It's a good time to catch up with local friends...

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The Freedom

The Freedom

She's Freedom of the Seas and on our sailing out of Port Everglades transported somewhere around 4200 passengers on a week long adventure into the Caribbean Sea. Yes, some of us had misadventures even getting to the ship and Carol didn't even catch up to us until...

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Turnaround

Turnaround

It has been a glorious week of dancing, hanging with friends, dancing, soaking up the sun, dancing, exploring Caribbean ports, dancing, indulging in excellent foods and libations, dancing, making new friends, and dancing aboard the Norwegian Sun. Now we are back...

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Our Kind of Island Tour

Our Kind of Island Tour

As is typical of us, we eschewed the prepackaged tour of the island of Cozumel. We engaged a taxi driver to take us "to the beach." Since there were six of us and he had 14 passenger seats in his van we agreed to wait until he had a full load. The bonus there was...

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Caribbean, Here We Come

Caribbean, Here We Come

This afternoon we boarded Grandeur of the Seas at Port of Tampa with our Swing Dance friends and got underway for five nights of fun, friends, and food. We're headed for Cozumel and Belize City, but what happens on board and hanging out with our friends is what really...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Cobh on Our Own

Cobh on Our Own

For our first adventure together on the Emerald Isle, we walked the streets of Cobh, County Cork, explored St Colman’s Cathedral, and visited the Cobh Heritage Center.