Category Archives: United States

Thanksgiving in Illinois

November 20 – 28th Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family ties and long-time friends. My roots were in Oregon and Tim grew up in the heart of the country where soy bean and corn fields can be seen for … Continue reading

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A Day At Sea ~ Halifax to Brooklyn Including a Galley Tour

Friday the 13th of October A full day at sea is always welcome. It gives one a chance to relax, catch up on sleep, roam/explore the ship, overeat (again), do a bit of shopping, attend a show or watch a … Continue reading

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Bar Harbor, Maine

October 10th Three years ago we visited our friends Lise and Charlie at their family cabin just a few miles from where our ship docked. On that trip we explored Acadia National Park and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the natural beauty. 

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The Salem Witch Hunt and Boston, Massachusetts

October 9th Mother Nature decided we had been having too much sunshine and decided to continue the downpour. We are such fair weather travelers, that although we do not melt, a rainy day puts a damper on our mood. Our … Continue reading

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Newport, Rhode Island

October 8th Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. To put it in perspective, you could fit 165 Rhode Island’s in the state of Texas! The state motto is “Size doesn’t matter!”. 

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Brooklyn ~ Our Fall Foliage Cruise Begins

October 7th Our time in New York City came to an end and we made our way from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Brooklyn via Uber. The private car ran $39 plus tip. We will be on the … Continue reading

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New York City ~ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

October 6th The Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka The Met was originally opened in 1872. Seeded by an art collection owned by John Taylor Johnston, a railroad executive, they quickly outgrew their original location on 5th Avenue. Today the enormous … Continue reading

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New York City ~ Time Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Chrysler Building

October 5th Apparently we are still on West Coast time and not getting out the door as early as we should. Oh well, I guess we are not really accountable to anyone and can come and go as we please. … Continue reading

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New York City ~ 9/11 Memorial and Museum

October 4th ~ 9/11 Memorial I was sound asleep when the phone rang. Hearing my Mother-in-Law’s voice on the end of the line brought me to a quick focus. “Turn on your TV” she instructed. An airplane had just struck … Continue reading

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New York City ~ From Newark to Manhattan, Central Park and the Excelsior Hotel

October 3rd ~ We arrived! After a sleepless night, we were happy to have pre-arranged transportation from Newark airport to Manhattan. I found a company online with reasonable rates that would do the job. Through Go Airlink NYC you can … Continue reading

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