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The Azores

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Views [791]

San Miguel is the largest of the Azores, a chain of volcanic islands that rise from the mid-Atlantic ridge.   They gave Portugal a real edge during the age of exploration in the 15 th Century and were a strategic base during WW II, first for the ... Read more >

Tags: still cruising


Fellow Travelers

Monday, 9 May 2011 | Views [1214]

We were very lucky when it came to our tablemates, although they may have a different opinion of us.   Gregg and Laura both work for Boeing.   He is with NASA’s manned space flights and will retire after the final shuttle mission and I think ... Read more >

Tags: cruisin


Motion on the Ocean

Sunday, 8 May 2011 | Views [846]

It’s hard to know exactly with the almost daily time changes but we have been cruising for about a week now.   The weather has been good to us up till now.   Today is cloudy and much cooler.   The barometer is dropping and the seas are rising.... Read more >


Food, Glorious Food!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Views [529]

It’s possible to eat healthy aboard the ship, but judging from the lines (both food- and waist-) not many do.   Each night one of the dinner offerings – appetizer, main course and dessert – total fewer than 800 calories – but only one.   No ... Read more >

Tags: cruisin


Anchors Aweigh

Monday, 2 May 2011 | Views [639]

It’s a pretty good bet that my ancestors (and yours) that immigrated to the US came by steamship from Ireland.   So it is fitting that we are leaving in much the same way, although a bit more posh.   And while their first view of America was ... Read more >

Tags: cruisin


Photos: On the High Seas

Monday, 2 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

From Texas to Spain by Ship
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Feathered Friends

Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | Views [537]

We packed the car, locked the doors and put out the trash for the last time on Sunday.  April 24 is our anniversary and we wanted it to be memorable.  We spent it at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, where we were married 17 blissful years ago.  Then ... Read more >


Packing It In

Saturday, 23 Apr 2011 | Views [522]

"What are you bringing with you?" is the second most asked question.  The first, of course, is "You're moving where ?"  Well, you bring as much for 10 years as you bring for three months - or two weeks.  We each have one wheelie bag ... Read more >


Mea Culpa

Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | Views [618]

It has been two months since our last entry and all I can say is I am so sorry!  Let me try to catch you up.  Selling a house in these trying times is not for the faint-of-heart.  There are just too few potential buyers and way too many homes for sale.... Read more >


Mending Fences

Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | Views [782]

The house is on the market but there are still things to be taken care of - mending fences, the kind Robert Frost rhymed of, not those of the inter-personal type, although there are several of those that are also suffering from neglect.  Or were those ... Read more >


The Die Is Cast!

Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | Views [547]

So said Caesar as he prepared to cross the Rubicon.   For us it’s not a river to be crossed, it is the Atlantic Ocean.  Unlike old Julius, who just wanted to return to Rome, our goal is to see the world beginning with Europe.   We have been ... Read more >


Progress Report

Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | Views [480]

The kitchen guys have been gone for a week now and we are getting things back to rights.  Our cherry floors suffered some damage from the electrician's ladder but he sent us a check for a couple of hundred bucks as a peace offering.  All in all we ... Read more >


A View From the Right

Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | Views [651]

Sarah Palin must be the goddess of American construction workers!   Now we know where the conservatives work; construction.  When he heard we had lived in Africa, the electrician told me of his hunting safari in Namibia.   He only shot ... Read more >


Photos: Planning Our Getaway

Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

How to leave everything behind
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This Old House

Saturday, 8 Jan 2011 | Views [742]

I know we shouldn’t get attached and make selling a house personal but it’s easier said than done.   When the realtor tells you that the colors you picked out and have lived with for a decade aren’t what the buyers want, you just smile and ask, ... Read more >


Travels With Connie

Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | Views [659]

“When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch.   When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.   In middle age I was assured ... Read more >

Tags: in the beginning

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