October 26, 2019

I recently posted a blog about how we were all packed up and highly anticipating our cruise on the Sky Princess, October 20-November 3. We had planned the first 7-day Inaugural cruise and the next 7-day as well.

We had our big cruise bags stuffed with our formal wear (w...

October 14, 2019

For once in my life, I’m a little ahead of myself.

It’s a miracle, really.

We are (mostly) packed and ready for our voyage on the new Princess Cruises Sky Princess next weekend.

My schedule as a busy marriage and family therapist means that the weeks before I go on vacati...

September 14, 2019

Sometimes we get caught in reading and thinking about the same old same old when it comes to London. So many people have come and gone, and have written about it, that it's hard to find something new.

Nevertheless, I learned some things on our recent trip there that I d...

August 25, 2019

I want to go to a plague cemetery.

I know, I know, you are shaking your head in amazement.

What is a plague cemetery, and why would I want to go to one?

Well, it's like this. Loyal readers will remember that I've previously talked about my Master's degree in medieval hist...

August 18, 2019

In 1996 I got a Master's degree. And, no, it's not the one that qualifies me to be a licensed marriage and family therapist.

This one is in history. My specialty: medieval history. My area of interest: medieval warfare. My thesis topic? “The logistics, diplomacy and mus...

November 12, 2018

First of all, a disclaimer. I am NOT the one of us who is eloquent with words of love. By a long shot. Pete is the romantic of the two of us. I have the emotions, but for some reason, I'm definitely not as good at putting them into written words as he is. But here goes...

November 7, 2018

The kindness of strangers

Turns out, the best way to meet people is to fall flat on your face. We've written about my little, ahem, shall we say, mishap in Florence. What we didn't mention, because it only became apparent later in the cruise, was how lovely everyone who...

November 4, 2018

One day after our sojourn on the Peloponnesian mainland and the cruise port of Katakolon our ship was on to the island of Mykonos. This Greek island, in the Cycladic chain (roughly the Cycladic islands make a chain around the holy island of Delos) is well-known for its...

November 2, 2018

What an ancient weekend we've had. While others of you were watching people get married, attending homecomings and doing fall things, we've been immersed in the past.

We began with a return trip to Olympia, in Greece … a place I had visited before, but Pete had missed....

October 28, 2018

So this is the third day of our 24 days on the Crown Princess, a lovely Princess Cruises ship which will take us from Barcelona all the way around Italy to some Grecian isles, and then back again.

Recently was our first of 12 sea days, and we are currently passing throu...

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