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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – AZORES

After 7 straight sea days, our first port visit was in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Neither one of us had been here before and were anxious to explore the immediate vicinity on foot. Alas, Liz must […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS – PART TWO

When you are on a cruise ship for 27 days, you get to know almost every inch of it. We were fortunate to take a tour of the bridge, people were hiding little rubber ducks […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – EIGHTEENTH CRUISE –  NASSAU

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise-ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and […]

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Smallest Drawwbridge

Somerset Bridge is a small bridge in Bermuda. Connecting Somerset Island with the mainland in the western parish of Sandys, Somerset Bridge is reputedly the smallest working drawbridge in the world. The original bridge was […]

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El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo, a small shrine located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Chimayo, New Mexico, has been a place of worship since before its construction in 1813. For generations, American Indians, Hispanics, […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – THIRTEENTH CRUISE – KEY WEST

Leaving Costa Maya we headed back to Miami. Most passengers disembarked but we stayed onboard for another round. Leaving that afternoon we set sail for Key West, Florida. When I was in the Navy i […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWELTH CRUISE – COSTA MAYA

Looks like I have let this posting slip a little. I will try to be more prompt. This is our next stop on this adventure. Puerto Costa Maya and nearby sleepy Mahahual were once rural […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWELTH CRUISE – EMPRESS & COZUMEL

Cruise #12 was a Western Caribbean cruise out of Miami onboard the Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas. At that time the Empress OTS was the oldest and smallest ship in Royal’s fleet. She entered […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – PARIS

The end of the bus ride was our hotel in Paris. The Viking package included two post-cruise days which we opted to extend to four. Check-in at the hotel was like anything Viking does – […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – LUXEMBOURG

As we made our way to Paris, the busses stopped in Luxembourg and allowed us to visit The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. In the USA it was Memorial Day and the cemetery was putting […]

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