Month: February 2015

Atlanta, Georgia to Grand Lake, Oklahoma – 2/28/2015

February 28, 2015 (Saturday) Long, long day. Over 750 miles and I didn’t feel well. I think the re-entry blues. We filled up the car twice. We went through seven states – Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

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Rome to Atlanta – 2/27/2015

February 27, 2015 (Friday) Had to get up early, eat, drop the car off at the car rental agency, take the shuttle to the airport, and then fly to Atlanta. Michael wanted to fly economy comfort for the flight home

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Rome, Italy – 2/26/2015

February 26, 2015 (Thursday) Slept pretty well. There was some noise but mostly coming from the bar area outside, and a neighborhood dog barking. We were finally able to get an adapter for our computers. So nice to be connected

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Civitavecchia to Fiumicino, Italy – 2/25/2015

February 25, 2015 (Wednesday) Hated leaving the ship and knowing the time in Europe is coming to an end.  So depressed but…I guess it’s time.  We left our room early and had breakfast in the Garden Cafe.  We were glad

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Naples, Italy – 2/24/2015

February 24, 2015 (Tuesday)   Last day before we get off the ship.  So sad to be leaving Europe and all the beautiful things we’ve seen (and haven’t seen yet). Today we got off the ship and walked.  Our friends,

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Palermo, Sicily, Italy – 2/23/2015

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 (Monday) Palermo! On the island of Sicily in Italy. We got up a little early and ate breakfast at the Grand Pacific Restaurant. We were off the ship by 8:30 AM. When we got off the ship,

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At Sea – 2/22/2015

FEBRUARY 22, 2015 (Sunday) Today was an at sea day. We had stayed up late last night so we slept in until about 9:00 AM. When we looked out the window, it was overcast (again) and no land to be

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Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy – 2/21/2015

FEBRUARY 21, 2015 (Saturday) Today we docked at Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy at around 8:00 AM. We went down to the Grand Pacific for breakfast before we met Helga and Dennis near the atrium at 8:30 AM. We got off the

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NCL Jade sea day – 2/20/2015

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 (Friday) Today was a day at sea. We got to sleep in a little and then went to the Moderno for lunch. Moderno is one of the “pay” restaurants and for some reason they opened it up,

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Valencia, Spain – 2/19/2015

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 (Thursday) Usual, got up, got dressed, went to the Grand Pacific for breakfast. It was around 9:00 AM when we got off the ship. We opted not to take the 12 Euro per person shuttle to the

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – 2/18/2015

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 (Wednesday) Another rough night at sea but mostly we slept better knowing the ship is sound and can make it. We put in a wake up call for 7:30 AM. We got up and got going and

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Toulon, France – 2/17/2015

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 (Tuesday) Horrible night as the seas were really rough. When we looked out the window, it looked like the waves were up to our window. Don’t like that, scares us. We got into Toulon, France around 8:00

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Nice, France – 2/16/2015

      FEBRUARY 16, 2015 (Monday) There was some confusion as to where and how we were going to dock in the area of Nice/Cannes/Monte Carlo. The Captain made an announcement about one port, then said something else a

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Florence, Italy – 2/15/2015

FEBRUARY 15, 2015 (Sunday) Didn’t sleep very well. For the longest time I thought the ship had turned on a new strobe light near us, but when I opened the curtain we realized it was a very severe thunder and

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Vatican City, Italy – 2/14/2015

FEBRUARY 14, 2015 (Saturday) Happy Valentine Day! We got up early, went up to the breakfast buffet, and then left directly from there. We got on the shuttle bus to the port entrance, then paid 80 cents each to ride

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Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, Italy – 2/13/2015

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 (Friday) Had the wake-up call set for 6:45 AM. Once we were up, showered, and dressed, we headed for the breakfast buffet and had oatmeal. There is so much to choose from at the buffet, it’s kinda

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NCL Jade Mediterranean Sea – 2/11/2015 to 2/12/2015

At Sea (Wednesday and Thursday) Mike here.  Gave Edie two days off, forgot, didn’t write anything myself and so have a few pictures to look at and try to remember.  We needed some rest time after Turkey.  At sea days

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Istanbul, Turkey – 2/10/2015

February 10, 2015 (Tuesday) Oh dear, I have lost Edie’s write up of this day.  Ugg, sorry honey, sorry everyone.  I will beg her to come back and add her commentary later.  (No need as Michael covered it all pretty

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Istanbul, Turkey – 2/9/2015

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 (Monday) Couldn’t sleep very well, don’t know why. We were up very early but then went back to bed. We ordered room service for breakfast, which was nice. When we peeked out our little window, it was

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Ephesus, Turkey – 2/8/2015

FEBRUARY 8, 2015 (Sunday) Very busy and wonderful day today. After coming back exhausted from our Free Walking Tour of Athens yesterday, we slept and slept and woke up refreshed and ready to hit it. We left our room and

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Athens, Greece – 2/7/2015

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 (Saturday) We couldn’t sleep (after sleeping so much yesterday) and were awake to watch the ship dock in Athens. Very beautiful going along the coastline and seeing all the lights. Around 6:30 AM, we went to breakfast

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At sea – 2/6/2015

FEBRUARY 6, 2015 (Friday) We were excited last night thinking about today. We woke up early and then went back to sleep a couple of hours later. We were awakened by our wake-up call at 7:30 AM. We were to

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Sea day, Mediterranean Sea – 2/5/2015

FEBRUARY 5, 2015 (Thursday) Weather turned out pretty nice. The sea swells aren’t as high, the wind died down a little, and the sky is blue. Didn’t sleep very well. Normally I sleep like a baby on a ship but

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Civitavecchia, Italy to the NCL Jade – 2/4/2015

FEBRUARY 4, 2015 (Wednesday) After sleeping on and off all day yesterday, we went back to sleep and lazed around. We finally got up and dressed and ventured out into the kitchen area, where the hosts of the B&B had

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Atlanta, Georgia to Rome, Italy – 2/2/2015 to 2/3/2015

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2015 Long long day and night. We got up and walked over to a local Waffle House for breakfast/lunch (blinner). We walked back to the hotel and the shuttle was leaving. The young man driving the shuttle was

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Atlanta, Georgia – 2/1/2015

FEBRUARY 1, 2015 (Sunday) We slept okay, not great but okay. We’re close to the airport so we got lots and lots of planes overhead, along with the usual sirens and truck noises associated with the freeway nearby. Michael did

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