Thursday Doors in Kristiansand, Norway

This morning we are continuing our walk in Kristiansand, Norway and making our way to the Old Town, called Posebyen. But, before we get a move on, I want to say some more about COLOR! I just can’t get over the play of light on the colors. They are so brilliant and crisp. Crisp and…

The Walk to Otterdalsparken, Kristiansand, Norway

We’ve made into the port at Kristiansand and I am loving this place! I’ve divided the city up into four distinct sections; the wharf and port area, the beach and condo area, the main square and shopping area, and the neighborhoods. My, we have a lot more to see, so we had better get a…

Sunny Side Up In Copenhagen

What a difference a half hour can make! This morning we arrived in Copenhagen and if you want to see how our day started, look HERE! It was pouring down rain……. Even with rain coats and umbrellas, we were soaked through and looked like mangy dogs, I am sure….. So far, we had seen two…

Rainy Day in Copenhagen Edition

The Dark and Rainy side of Copenhagen……. Lesson learned………….Always TAKE an Excursion offered by the Cruise Ship, EXPLORER. There was a reason they didn’t offer an excursion to the city of Copenhagen…….They knew what was what……..but that is what we wanted to see, so we decided to do a historical walking tour following a map…

Six On Saturday: It’s Finish Up day

Good Mornin’, SOS’ers!  58 posts later and we are finishing up the first two weeks of the Baltics Cruise! Let’s take one more look at the gardens of Warnemunde, Germany, before we head back to the ship! We’ve had a great two weeks! Remember all the pears, real and faux? They were everywhere! and so…

A Day In the Life, Warnemunde, Germany

One of the highlights for me, on my visit in Warnemunde, was the Living History Museum. I am very interested in family history and looking into the way other people live. This fisherman’s cottage dates to 1767 and presents the way of life for many of these villagers over the years. There is also a…

The Cottages of Warnemunde, Germany

Leaving “the Teepott,” we are headed to the main shopping area of Warnemunde, but my thoughts are on the little fisherman’s cottages that are everywhere! You can see how wide the street is here. I didn’t see one car, so I think the village is pedestrian only. Or, maybe there are no cars because it…

At the Seaside, Warnemunde, Germany

Today, I am showing what I was up to in the Port of Warnemunde, Germany. If you have been following along, hubby and I parted ways, and went on different excursions. He was off to the city of Schwerin and all it’s delights and I explored Warnemunde! It’s overcast this morning, but I think we…

Six On Saturday: The Warnemunde, Germany Edition

Today my SOS is coming from Warnemunde, Germany! It would be hard to find a seaside resort, more enchanting than this one!  Walking along the old fisherman’s cottages, you are greeted by color at every turn. We’ll start first, right along the harbor’s edge, where the larger homes were built on higher ground, probably so…

Churchin’ and Boatin’ in Schwerin, Germany

Here’s the thing……..I should have been paying attention……..we have “His and Her,” Photo Albums, and then we also have ONE BIG ALBUM, where we meld everything from each trip together. We do this because on some excursions, like here in Germany, we go our separate ways, because we have chosen different things to see and…

Old Town, Schwerin, Germany

Today, we are going to start back where left off at the Schwerin Castle. There are other beautiful buildings right before the bridge over to the island and we’ll explore those first ……… Duke Christian Ludwig II of Mecklenburg (May 15, 1683-May 30, 1756) loved art and began collecting and buying in Holland and Flanders…

Six On Saturday: The Schwerin, Germany Edition

I know I have been delinquent in my duty to SOS! I never thought that being in lockdown would keep me so busy! I need a schedule now! I have caught up with the all the things I wanted to do “when I had time,” and I’ve had plenty of that! So, now let’s see…

Dear Self: Are We Having A Good Time Yet?

May 8th 2020 This morning, on the news, there was a report that recreational vehicles were jumping in sales…….it seems that now everyone has decided to see the U.S by driving around, parking the RV and enjoying the outdoors! I just can’t do that! At our age, I can’t imagine driving on the roads, and…

Along the Canal in Klaipėda, Lithuania

It seems the Teutonic Knights left their mark in Lithuania, at a port city where the Baltic Sea meets the Danė River. They built a castle here and collected tolls to use the waterways, and eventually named the town, Memel. In the 16th-century, the Lithuanian name, “Klaipėda,” was believed to mean, “bread eater,” as the…

Basanavicius Promenade, Palanga, Lithuania

We are making our way from the beautiful Palanga Botanical Garden and Amber Museum to the  resort area of Palanga……….If you missed the first post on this city you may want to read it so you can get your bearing and learn some fun facts about this beautiful setting in Lithuania!  Driving down a wide…