Tag Archives: Gus

Bisbee, Arizona ~ Queen of the Copper Camps

January 18th ~ Bisbee, Arizona Bisbee, another rough and tumble mining town is just a short drive from Tombstone. Instead of the silver that put Tombstone on the map, it is COPPER that created the surge here. In 1877, cavalrymen … Continue reading

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LUXEMBOURG ~ What I Took Away From Visiting This Tiny Nation

August 3rd ~ Luxembourg Our morning was spent cruising along the Moselle River. Some enjoyed spa treatments or attended a mid-morning demonstration on how to make Apple Strudel put on by our Pastry Chef Alex and Executive Chef Ioan. Tim … Continue reading

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How my screwing up affected our trip – Getting from Lucerne to Pontresina

July 19th ~ Travel day Lucerne to Pontresina Well, this was my punishment day for screwing up our reservations. The itinerary was intended to be one day taking the William Tell route from Lucerne to Lugano (overnight there for one … Continue reading

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Cruising on Lake Lucerne and Exploring Old Town

Monday July 18th ~ Lucerne, Switzerland This was day two in this truly magical city that we have fallen completely head over heels in love with. I am feeling sleep deprived and we have a VERY early wake up tomorrow … Continue reading

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Portugal ~ The Queen That Was Crowned After Death

May 23rd ~ A Visit to Medieval Villages Outside of Lisbon, Portugal This was an optional full day excursion to explore the countryside around Lisbon. The theme seemed to be medieval towns with cobblestoned streets and whitewashed buildings. Once again it … Continue reading

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Singapore City Tour and UNESCO Botanical Gardens

 Saturday, March 5th ~ Singapore Only having one and a half days in Singapore to see the highlights might be considered criminal to many. I know I felt short-changed! There is SO MUCH to see and experience here that we … Continue reading

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Ensenada, Mexico ~ La Bufadora

Saturday, January 23rd ~ Ensenada, Mexico Waking up just as the sun was emerging from behind the hills surrounding Ensenada Bay, we snapped a few sunrise photos and then waddled off to meal number 572 since we boarded. Located just 70 … Continue reading

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Paris ~ A day in pictures

Friday, July 17th ~ Paris, France We wrapped up our Gate 1 tour today with an included city tour. Several of these pictures were snapped through the bus window, so the quality is not quite up to snuff with some … Continue reading

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Belgium ~ A long anticipated return to Brugge

Thursday, July 16th ~ Brugge, Belgium Thirty plus years ago I took one of those “Tuesday it must be Belgium”, fly through a dozen countries in as many days, kind of tours. London, plus a few days in Ireland, a … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Canal Boats, Making Cheese and Clogs, Volendam

Tuesday, July 14th ~ Amsterdam and Volendam We have officially started our Gate 1 tour. The Ramada Apollo Hotel offered up a decent buffet breakfast which is included in our stay. It is always nice to start the day with … Continue reading

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