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Feb 5, 2017 - Sea day

Today was a sea day. We had a nice day. hot tubs not very hot (and continued to be cool the rest of this week. This was Super Bowl Sunday, so Jim watched the game on the big screen TV on the Lido deck. We heard later that they also had it in some of the bars, and included some snacks. I went to the Punchliner Comedy Club and saw Tony Esposito. It was fairly funny.

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Feb 4, 2017 - Set sail, Eastern Carribean

Today we set sail from Port of Miami. We took the free hotel shuttle to the airport and then caught the shuttle that we paid for, to the Cruise Terminal. We were in room 9283 on the Lido deck on Carnival Glory (balcony). We had the anytime dining which is the one we prefer.

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Dec 26, 2016 - Shark Valley

Over the holidays, Sandy and I headed to sunny south Florida for a week in the Everglades. We left RDU around 630 on Christmas and flew to Miami. We arrived around 9 and stayed for the first night at an Extended Stay America next to the airport, not the greatest hotel, but good enough for just the evening. Monday morning, we checked out and headed west along US-41, the Tamiami Trail. Along the way, I was just amazed at the wildlife we saw in the canal running parallel to the highway – alligators, herons, kingfishers and our first anhinga...

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Dec 3, 2016 - Land ho! Last port, Miami.

My last journal entry was rather concise. This was because I awoke that morning feeling not quite up to snuff. As we ventured out into the humid Nassau heat, trying to locate a wifi station, the trek got the better of me. Immediately after that posting, as we threaded our way amongst the throngs of two cruise ships worth of tourists and the usual citizenry of Nassau, a profound sense of urgency overtook me, along with chills, sweats, vertigo, and nausea. Good ol' Brian had to either shelter me or pretend he didn't know me as I repeatedly...

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Nov 6, 2016 - Weekend Extravaganza

Wow, what a weekend! I went to Jeanne & Laurie's house on Friday in time for dinner of chili and cornbread and ice cream. On Saturday, Jeanne took me to IHOP for a pancake breakfast, then to Runners High where we both bought sneakers, then to Whole Foods which was fun to look through, and then to Nothing Bundt Cake where I picked out four small bundt cakes for dessert tonight! Dinner was duck l'orange, rice, salad, and a taste of 4 different kinds of bundt cake! There was lemon, white white chocolate, white chocolate raspberry, and pumpkin!...

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Oct 29, 2016 - Birdie Num Num

We were about an hour and a half from Miami airport, so we decided to stop off at a place called the Flamingo Garden – a sanctuary for rescued birds and other animals. And of course, give us pretty pink flamingos and we take hundreds of photos. (Only a couple for your viewing pleasure). Ms Garmin Mark II did a reasonable job in getting us around Florida, well, at least until we had to return our rental car to the airport. She kept insisting on taking us across grasslands to get onto the freeway. Fortunately, the hotel man had said that we...

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In the USA 2016

Oct 25, 2016 - Soooo laid back

OK. So I thought that New Orleans was my favourite place so far. It has been replaced by Miami. Not that there is anything noteworthy to do there. It just has this really relaxed vibe about it, coupled with good food and big drinks. There are plenty of neon lights too, but unlike Las Vegas, it wasn’t feral. And it was warm – both day and night. Nice. Fabulous Art Deco architecture, too!

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In the USA 2016

Oct 6, 2016 - Miami

So we arrived yesterday all sunny skies, got stopped at passport control must have thought me and Louise looked a bit dodgy!!! We took our taxi ride into Miami south beach all checked in and landed in our nice hotel SBH miami south beach 21st street! Dumped our bags and headed down to Miami south beach. Took a stroll along the beach pretty windy! Hotel advised us that hurricane Matthew would be happening Thursday evening so to prepare and get food supplies! So we headed out and got the essentials bananas, Pringles and water. As most places...

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Sep 1, 2016 - Miami, Florida

We are now at the Regency Hotel in Miami for four nights. It is super hot and sticky! We have tucked into some delicious fresh salad and fruit and already found how easy it is to over eat in the US! Theo is going crazy over the cars- we hired a Nissan today much to Theo's disgust as the man next to us was hiring a black Mustang convertible! The man was actually jumping up and down with excitement and Theo looked on enviously! After a day of retail therapy yesterday to replace our damaged clothes we headed out to the Everglades. It was an...

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Our Year Out

Jul 19, 2016 - Hello Havana

Off I go on a 45 minute flight to Cuba. Some of my first impressions are of the old cars on modern roads. Delicious lunch at a paladar (independently owned restaurant often in a home or small converted building). People to People - Project Muraleando. Community development project founded in 2002 as a neighborhood art collective with workshops in ceramics, theater, dancing, music and painting. These projects serve the barrios by creating communities that care for one another and the neighborhood.

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Cuba Adventure 2016

Jun 2, 2016 - last Day in Santiago heading to Maimi

Some breakfast in my room worked on travel blog now finally up to date, packed my bags and got ready to check out of my hotel, stored my bags at front desk , then out for a bit more time walking around the city, It is a rainy day so not a lot of walking around the city, back to Plaza de Armas and checked out the Museo Historico Nacional, great was free and was drier LOL. While I was there a large group of students filled the Plaza with a protest about education lots of police in riot gear was there, everything was peaceful so no body was...

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South America 2016

May 3, 2016 - Cruise - Splendor of the Seas - Nov 2015

Hello Everyone, After arriving down in Florida this past November, we took a cruise on Carnivals Splendor of the Seas to the Caribbean. This was a 7 day cruise sailing out of Miami and we couldn’t wait for the fun to begin! Jeannie and I signed up for an ‘action packed’ excursion at each port of call, and had a great time! We Zip Lined in the Dominican Republic; took a long walking City Tour of San Juan P.R.; then Snuba Diving in St. Thomas Virgin Islands; and 4-Wheeling on Grand Turk of the Cayman Islands! We were exhausted after all these...

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