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October 7, 2012

Mom decided to sit this excursion out after she saw some of the pictures of what was to come. Hate she missed the absolute best shore excursion yet. We boarded our tour bus at the pier and met Simona (our tour guide) and Pasquale (our bus driver). Our day was destined to be filled with […]


October 5, 2012

My brain is waaaay overloaded. There is entirely too much to see and do. Not one of these ports deserves less than a couple weeks of my time. We are barely scratching the surface but loving everything we are seeing. Today we are docked in Civitavecchia, about 90 minutes from Rome, the capital of Italy […]

Livorno Italy

October 4, 2012

This morning we left the ship fairly early for our first shore excursion… a boat tour through some of the canals of Livorno. Then of course a little shopping. Wanted to try the REAL gelato from Italy but everything that served that was closed. Maybe when we are in Rome. There is some sort of […]

Today in Cannes

October 3, 2012

Our shore excursion didn’t leave until 1:30 this afternoon so we enjoyed a somewhat more leisurely morning aboard ship. We all met for breakfast in the main dining room. After that, Mary had some more business in the spa, Mom had some serious piddling to do, and I was ready to sit out on the […]

Toulon France

October 1, 2012

We watched the sun rise over the port city of Toulon from our balcony. Somewhat mountainous and I guess I wasn’t expecting that. Quite beautiful. More rain headed our way. Just hope we don’t have to endure for the entire trip. The three of us had breakfast in our room this morning. Have I mentioned […]

Cruise underway!

September 30, 2012

Torrential rain as we headed to the cruise port! Seems Mark and Mary’s luggage suffered the most. So we spent time hanging stuff up and using the hair dryer to help the process. We were some of the first groups to board our ship. And I think we sampled adult beverages and topas in every […]

We have arrived…Barcelona

September 28, 2012

As I write, it is Friday at 2:20pm. We are sitting in HardRock Cafe having food , refreshments and free wi-fi!!! I’ve been having terrible issues with my data capabilities from my iPhone. This morning I have spent over 45 minutes on the phone with Verizon. We DO have Mary’s working. Mine, on the other […]

Seat backs and tray tables in upright position

September 26, 2012

The hardest part was getting up so early! Had to be at the airport at 4:30 this morning…. Not to worry, Mom was catching really quick!

Another test

September 21, 2012

Still trying to work out the bugs before the trip next week.


September 14, 2012

Just doing a couple of tests. Getting ready for the European trip!