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Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Happy New Year 2024!
Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day.  Happy New Year 2024!

Flying home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Happy New Year 2024!

(NOTE: It’s now January 28th and I’m currently in a Rehab Hospital in Orlando. This New Year’s Eve post was mostly written a while back and I’m just now posting it; which covers the end of our trip back from Singapore. I’m…

Flight from Miami to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class
Flight from Miami to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class

Flight from Miami to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class

After a good night’s sleep in our Miami Airport Hotel, Steve (DOS) and I had relaxing day at the hotel before our 10:30pm flight to Istanbul. Like any major trip we always arrive the day prior to the departing airport…

Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!
Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!

Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!

After many months of being excited about the Brightline Train starting service from Orlando to Miami, Steve (DOS) and I finally took the train on this route to take an international flight out of Miami. There have been quite a…

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!
Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

After 3 days in Seattle, Steve (DOS) and I took Amtrak’s Empire Builder cross-country for 2 days from Seattle to Chicago. This was our second cross-country trek on Amtrak, with the first one being from Chicago to Emeryville on the…

Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!
Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!

Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport on Monday night, in anticipation of our flight to Seattle on Tuesday. While we used to only stay at the Hyatt Airport when we had an early flight, as…

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!
Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

As everything in life (both good or bad: “This too shall Pass”) eventually comes to an end, so ends this 10 day Crown Princess cruise. We had a wonderful time, and it was so nice to finally complete the Alaska…

Heading to Vancouver for our Alaska cruise!
Heading to Vancouver for our Alaska cruise!

Heading to Vancouver for our Alaska cruise!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Orlando Airport on Saturday night, in anticipation of our early morning flight to San Francisco, which connected to Vancouver, BC. As a bonus, we met our friends Jane…

Travel to Vancouver for our Alaska Cruise!
Travel to Vancouver for our Alaska Cruise!

Travel to Vancouver for our Alaska Cruise!

Since my 60th birthday at the beginning of August, Steve (DOS) and I have been home, mainly catching up on various doctor and other appointments, tests, and errands. I’ve had a few follow-up appointments with my Cardiologist and others, but…

We Left the Ship, . . . In San Francisco! Touring around and heading home. Yikes – We got COVID!
We Left the Ship, . . . In San Francisco!  Touring around and heading home. Yikes – We got COVID!

We Left the Ship, . . . In San Francisco! Touring around and heading home. Yikes – We got COVID!

When I left off on the last post, we were staying in San Francisco a couple days, after our continuing 4 night cruise segment to Vancouver on the Caribbean Princess was canceled. The ship’s explanation was it needed more time…

Heading out for a month: 2 Cruises and lots of Nautical Miles and Sea Days!
Heading out for a month: 2 Cruises and lots of Nautical Miles and Sea Days!

Heading out for a month: 2 Cruises and lots of Nautical Miles and Sea Days!

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! I started this post before I went to bed on St. Paddy’s Day (Thursday night), and I’m doing some last minute packing of mostly my electronic gear; i.e. cords adapters, meds…