Month: December 2014

Travel Costs 2014

      Lodging Groceries Restaurants Gas Entertainment Misc Total 01/01/14 $15.69 $5.56 $26.19 $63.00 $110.44 01/02/14 $4.26 $4.26 01/03/14 $60.00 $5.71 $125.59 $191.30 01/04/14 $235.13 $33.00 $268.13 01/05/14 $125.21 $33.50 $158.71 01/06/14 $22.27 $13.83 $36.10 01/07/14 $35.71 $5.33 $41.04

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SVR, Orlando, Florida – 12/31/2014

December 31, 2014 (Wednesday) Happy New Year. We had a quiet day. Talked to family on the phone and wished everyone well. Watched the Disney fireworks from our balcony.  Hope your day was great and that you have a wonderful

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SVR, Orlando, Florida – 12/30/2014

December 30, 2014 (Tuesday) Mike here. We slept in today.  It felt very good. We spent most of the morning working on the upcoming cruise. Edie and I discussed things we wanted to see and whether or not we wanted

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SVR, Orlando, Florida – 12/29/2014

December 29, 2014 (Monday) Today we got up a little early for us, about 8:30 AM. We had a 10:00 AM appointment for a Starwood presentation. It is a lovely resort and we were interested in their program. We drove

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Sheraton Vistana Resort, Orlando, Florida – 12/28/2014

December 28, 2014 (Sunday) We did not take a single picture today. We slept in, had a lazy breakfast. I watched portions of the Breaking Bad marathon on AMC. We went to the store, made taco’s for dinner. Watched TV,

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Longboat Key to Orlando, Florida -12/27/2014

DECEMBER 27, 2014 (Saturday) Moving day. Scott, from the front desk, had called yesterday to ask what time we would be checking out. We’ve never been asked before. We said it would be close to the 10:00 AM checkout time.

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Longboat Key, Florida – 12/26/2014

DECEMBER 26, 2014 (Friday) We really didn’t do much until the afternoon when we got hungry and went next door to The Lazy Lobster Restaurant. What a great place. We were seated out on the patio and they turned on

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Longboat Key, Florida – 12/23/2014 to 12/25/2014

Longboat Key, Florida 12/23, 24 & 25/14 Spent most of the time on the computer – trying to remember and label and catch up on the blog. Had a friend of long standing over on the 23rd. After one measly,

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Longboat Key, Florida – 12/21/2014 to 12/22/2014

December 21&22, 2014 (Sunday and Monday) I gave Edie a break and told her she did not have to go with me to Land o Lakes to meet Trevor and get the computer. This is the first time we have

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Miami to Longboat Key, Florida – 12/20/2014

December 20, 2014 (Saturday) We got up at 6:15 AM – no way to end a cruise. We were in the group that kept their luggage and hustled it off the ship on their own. Most of the passengers put

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Big Stirrup Cay, Bahamas – 12/19/2014

December 19, 2014 (Friday) Mike here. Edie didn’t write today’s blog due to a series of events that I will describe in tomorrow’s entry. We arrived at the Big Stirrup Cay early in the morning. We had to be tendered

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MSC Divina, Day 5 at Sea – 12/18/2014

December 18, 2014 (Thursday) The time changed back an hour again so even though we felt like we slept in, the time was 8:15 AM. Michael went to the buffet upstairs and got some eggs and fresh fruit for us.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico – 12/17/2014

December 17, 2014 (Wednesday) Today we got up early (around 8:00 AM). We opened our curtains and saw the old fort of San Juan. It was magical from the sea. We went down to the Black Crab Restaurant and had

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Saint Martin, San Maarten, Caribbean – 12/16/2014

December 16, 2014 (Tuesday) We got up early and went upstairs to the Columet Buffet. They had everything you could imagine (and then some more). I ended up with a piece of French toast with wild berry sauce, scrambled eggs,

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MSC Divina; Day 3 at Sea – 12/15/2014

December 15, 2014 (Monday) Got up to the knock on our door that our breakfast had arrived. We had our coffee and ate our croissant out on the balcony. So warm and wonderful. Love it. Could easily live on a

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MSC Divina; Day 2 at Sea – 12/14/2014

DECEMBER 14, 2014 (Sunday) Slept really well. Nothing like the ocean to lull you to sleep. When we did wake up, it was to having our breakfast delivered to our room. The morning selection isn’t all that great but we

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Orlando to Miami, Florida; MSC Divina – 12/13/2014

DECEMBER 13, 2014 (Saturday) I have Michael’s computer and am writing this. We just sailed out of Miami (at night) and it was spectacular. Loved it. First I must tell you about our day. We left the Barefoot in the

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Two Travel Club Presentations, Kissimmee, Florida – 12/12/2014

December 12, 2014 (Friday) Mike here. I have not resolved the issues with Edie’s laptop yet, so I write today. We were up at 7 am. It has been quite a while since we have gotten up this early. Can’t

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Westgate Timeshare Presentation – 12/11/2014

DECEMBER 11, 2014 (Thursday)   Today we went to our first timeshare presentation in quite awhile.  We haven’t liked Westgate timeshares since we saw the “Queen of Versailles” a couple of years ago.  Such wealth and waste.  Anyway, we decided

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Millenia Mall, Orlando, Florida – 12/10/2014

December 10, 2014 (Wednesday) Mike here. Edie claims her computer isn’t working and therefore cannot write today’s blog. Hmmmmm, Free breakfast today, compliments of Barefootn the Keys Resort. Bagels and coffee were pretty good. After breakfast we decided to mail

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Hunger Games, Kissimmee, Florida – 12/9/2014

DECEMBER 9, 2014 (Tuesday) Got up and it wasn’t raining. Yahoo. Kinda cold for Florida though (low 60’s). Michael made us breakfast and we sat around and made some phone calls and did some work that needed to be done.

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Celebration, Florida – 12/8/2014

DECEMBER 8, 2014 (Monday) Rained all night and it’s still raining. We walked across the street to a breakfast they had – bagels, muffins, coffee, orange juice. It was in an upgraded unit with granite counter tops. Nice to see

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Kissimmee, Florida – 12/7/2014

Went no where, did nothing.  Ordered in for dinner.  Date night, Masterpiece.  Edie says she might put clothes on tomorrow.  Hope your day was great.          

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Barefoot in the Keys, Kissimmee, Florida – 12/6/2014

DECEMBER 6, 2014 (Saturday) Not real happy with the Holiday Inn. Not only did they charge an extra $10.00 (resort fee), but they called us at 7:00 AM this morning to see if we had reserved a cab (after staying

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Jacksonville to Orlando, Florida – 12/5/2014

DECEMBER 5, 2014 (Friday) Check out was 11:00 AM so we just lazed around until then and left. Most comfortable bed and night’s sleep in awhile.  Today’s drive was from Jacksonville to the Orlando area. It’s around 150 miles. I

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Tallahassee to Jacksonville, Florida – 12/4/2014

DECEMBER 4, 2014 (Thursday) Got up and went to the lobby for breakfast. After breakfast we read and played on the computer for awhile. We hit the road at around 10:30 AM. The drive today was from Tallahassee, Florida to

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Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida – 12/3/2014

DECEMBER 3, 2014 (Wednesday) Michael took the tray from our room and went to the lobby and got us some breakfast. He came back with orange juice, coffee, bagels with peanut butter, jelly and banana. Yummy. We lazed around for

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National High Field Magnetic Laboratory – 12/2/2014

DECEMBER 2, 2014 (Tuesday) We got up early and went to the lobby to have breakfast. The breakfast buffet is mostly carbs – donuts, cereals, muffins. They did have some bananas and juices along with the coffee. Michael made a

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Pearl River, Louisiana to Tallahassee, Florida – 12/1/2014

DECEMBER 1, 2014 (Monday) A long, long day on the road made longer by another time change (EST). The drive today was from Pearl River, Louisiana to Tallahassee, Florida – a drive of a little less than 400 miles and

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