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Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 – Day 6 Grand Turk

By | February 10, 2024

Here we are for our last Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 cruise port post. I may do 1 more post to wrap it all up. Anyway, our last port of call was in Grand Turk. That morning we were up super early, so that we could scarf down some breakfast right when they opened at 6:30am… Read More »

Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 – Day 5 Amber Cove, DR

By | February 2, 2024

We’re continuing our Christmas Cruise posts. Today I’m sharing about our time in the Dominican Republic, which is one of Rob’s and my favorite ports. Carnival docks at their port called Amber Cove, but the nearest ‘real’ town in Puerta Plata. That morning we had breakfast in formal dining and then met up with the… Read More »

Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 – Day 4 San Juan, PR

By | January 25, 2024

If you missed the 1st two posts from our Cruise, you can check those out there: Day 0 & 1 Day 2 & 3 Day 4 of our cruise on the Carnival Mardi Gras was in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We got off the ship after eating breakfast at the Pig & Anchor. It was… Read More »

Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 – Day 2 & 3

By | January 21, 2024

Day 2 and 3 on our cruise were both days at sea. If you missed the 1st post from this cruise, it’s here>>>>Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 – Day 0 & 1 The weather surrounding us was making for some very windy, rough seas. Luckily none of were feeling sick. It just meant the Lido and… Read More »

Carnival Mardi Gras 2023 – Day 0 & 1

By | January 19, 2024

Last fall Rob and I were entertaining the idea of a trip around Christmas. I mean we get 2 weeks off at Christmas and we knew Alex never got to go on a cruise since the one we cancelled. We ended up choosing one and pitching it to Alex and his girlfriend, Madison. They were… Read More »

Vacationing in the North Carolina Mountains

By | August 10, 2018

Mountains, waterfalls, and serene views were calling our names for 4th of July this year. You may recall that we had an annual 4th of July mountain trip tradition going for a while (2010 2011 2012 2013), but we have done other things like pheasant hunting and river rafting the last few years. Those who… Read More »

After Christmas Texas Trip 2017

By | January 13, 2018

Dec. 26th The day after Christmas we got up, went and got our rental car, and headed to Baton Rouge. We stopped at The Boiling Pot in Mobile, AL. Really great shrimp po-boys, pricy, but overflowing with shrimp so it was worth it. Next stop was Rob’s cousin, Candi’s house in Baton Rouge. We stayed… Read More »

West Coast Trip:Newport to Portland

By | May 2, 2017

Continuing with our family adventures on the West Coast as we leave Newport and head to Portland, Oregon. 1st stop was the Yaquina Bay and Yaquina Head Lighthouses. Such a beautiful lighthouse and natural area. It was quite foggy that morning, which made for some cool pictures. 2nd stop was the campus of Oregon State… Read More »