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Scarlet Lady – Day 4 and at Sea!
Scarlet Lady – Day 4 and at Sea!

Scarlet Lady – Day 4 and at Sea!

Today was the last full day of our Virgin Voyages cruise on the Scarlet Lady, and was a lazy sea day for us aboard. While we normally love sea days, as. Bimini is only 50 miles or so from our…

Virgin Voyages: Day 2 Welcome to Key West!
Virgin Voyages: Day 2 Welcome to Key West!

Virgin Voyages: Day 2 Welcome to Key West!

On the second day of our four night Virgin Voyages cruise aboard the Scarlet Lady, I woke up around 9:30am, and heard . . .nothing! Absolutely nothing but quiet silence! We had already docked in Key West earlier in the…

Happy Fourth of July! Summer of 2023
Happy Fourth of July! Summer of 2023

Happy Fourth of July! Summer of 2023

It’s actually now the 6th of July, and I’m quite a bit behind in posting. On the last post we were on the Mariner of the Seas, and since then we’ve been enjoying the hot Florida summer, mostly at home.…

Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!
Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!

Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted, during which time I’ve been recovering at home from my pacemaker surgery, and generally taking it easy a bit. It’s been nice being home, and not tied up to so many wires in…

The Globe Theater and Greenwich via Uber-boat
The Globe Theater and Greenwich via Uber-boat

The Globe Theater and Greenwich via Uber-boat

Today was our fourth day in London, and third full day to tour around. I’ll start this post with a London tip, but it’s actually relative to travel in general; even the best (or in our case semi-mediocre plans) are…

Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores
Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores

Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores

Steve (DOS) and I celebrated my 59th birthday week on another summer Stay-Cation, this time at Daytona Beach Shores, only an hour from our house. We stayed once again at the Residence Inn Oceanfront, and had a wonderful and relaxing…

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020
Summer in Roanoke  – August 2020

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020

This year in 2020 has been like no other we’ve ever experienced, thanks to the COVID-19 which is plaguing the world. Like everyone else we are dealing with it the best we can. Fortunately I retired last December and no…

July Road Trip to Roanoke!
July Road Trip to Roanoke!

July Road Trip to Roanoke!

It’s now July 17th and Steve DOS and I have been to my hometown of Roanoke for a week now. This is the first trip we’ve taken since March, when we were last here and flew home in the midst…

Day tour of Monticello
Day tour of Monticello

Day tour of Monticello

Our Charlottesville mini-getaway continues with a visit to the mountainside estate of Monticello, home of the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson (link to Monticello’s official site). While DOS and I have both been to Monticello previously and separately, it was…