Monthly Archives: June 2008

Vacation = 10 Seconds of Fame

Andy Warhol is famous for saying, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Well, Neil used up about 6 seconds of his allotment as we came home from our vacation. When we arrived at LaGuardia Airport in … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation Photo Gallery

Here’s a link to a quick little gallery with some pictures from our vacation. We’ll be adding a better gallery when we get home! Now that we’re back, we’re working on adding more photos to this as we get the … Continue reading

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Things We Learned While Cruising the Caribbean

Bring sunscreen. Lots of it. Because the markup in tourist traps is something like 10,000%. Okay, okay — 400%, but still…it’s sunscreen!! Sea turtles can swim up to 25 miles per hour. In colonial days, Bermudans ate their entire sea … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Days Eight and Nine – At Sea

This is the only way to travel — hour after hour of sitting in a lounge chair on the upper decks, soaking in the sun and hopping in the pool when you get too hot. Nothing to worry about except … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Day Seven – Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

Grand Turk is the capital of Turks and Caicos Islands. Despite that, the island’s population more than doubled when our ship — which has about 4,500 people on board — docked. The island is about seven miles long and one-and-a-half … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Day Six – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Another day, another Caribbean shopping mecca! We arrived in St. Thomas mid-morning, docking in a nice little port a few miles away from the downtown shopping areas. We headed straight to a little tour bus for our scheduled excursion, the … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Day Five – San Juan, Puerto Rico

The first thing you notice about San Juan — especially in contrast with Bermuda — is that the port is actually close to the city. Of course, there are some drawbacks to that approach, including much more pressure from various … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Day Four – At Sea

The lovely thing about “at sea” days is that there’s not much pressure to do anything. So we didn’t, apart from Geitra getting a facial and then each of us getting a nice massage. That’s definitely a great way to … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Day Three – Bermuda

Friday morning — the sun is out, and we’ve docked in Bermuda. The seas were a little rough, and we apparently almost passed Bermuda by until the last minute, when the captain made the decision that things were calm enough … Continue reading

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Caribbean Vacation, Day Two – At Sea

Our first full day on the ship was spent completely at sea — and with the morning spent getting caught up on events at home. After getting breakfast served in the cabin, we made a beeline for the Internet Café … Continue reading

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