Thursday Doors: Amalfi, Italy

We are hot……….it is early morning and it is hot………….but we have looked forward to getting to Amalfi and it should be hot in the middle of the summer right? But, still I am really hot! As I look out from our balcony on the ship I think there should be lots of doors here….

Saying Goodbye to Our Last Port on Elba Island: Portoferraio, Italy

We’re leaving Elba Island today from Portoferraio, the capital of Elba Island, during Napoleon’s time. This island is the perfect getaway whether you are coming for the beaches or wanting to get some solitude! So, one last look and back out to sea for us! And photos from the ship…………. Sailing, sailing, sailing away! Where…

The Rest of Elba Island, Italy

I bet you think we are going to be on Elba Island for as long as Napoleon was! I have been re-couping from spine surgery, so things have been in the slow lane here for a couple of weeks……….. But,  here is my last post on Elba! Following the tour of Napoleon’s villa we drove…

WeekendCoffeeShare: The Halloween Edition

Hellooooo everybody! Happy Halloween! It seems like weeks since I have seen you for our weekend coffee! It has been a few weeks……….  I am three weeks post-op from my lower spine surgery and wowza I can finally sit comfortably in a chair……….but I am restricted another 5 weeks from riding in a car or…

Napoleon on Elba Island, Italy

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military leader, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. He quickly rose to fame during the French Revolution, after seizing power and crowned himself emperor in 1804. He was shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, who successfully waged war against many European nations and expanded…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Help Wanted

Good Morning everyone! If we were having coffee this morning you would have to join me in the bedroom……….I had surgery on my spine Friday, and it will be about 4 weeks before I am back to the new me! So, of course the spring bulbs arrived on Thursday.  I need 145 bulbs plus planted….

It’s Still Sunday: Pink

Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme. Terri posts the theme with images of her own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome, who would like to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos. There is also an optional Link-Up using InLinkz. What do I have this week for the PINK Challenge, that…

Six On Saturday on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has reached the port at Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy. Our featured excursion was to see the country villa of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled here in 1814. I have written another post about Napoleon’s villa HERE. Bonaparte’s villa called the Villa of San Martino is located in the Arcipelago Toscano National Park….

Thursday Doors on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has anchored near Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy, which is shaped like a fish. We are here to visit one of two residences that Napoleon Bonaparte had on the island between May, 1814 and February, 1815, when he was exiled here after he abdicated the French throne. I will post a more detailed account…

Ship Shape

Yesterday, I posted about the Eats on board the ship and the many restaurants, lounges and bars to partake the great food in…….. What else did we do on a daily basis aboard the Voyager? We went out to the pool deck at night to watch the colors change and gaze at the different ports………..

Eats, Drinks and Dancin’!

I haven’t showed you many photos of the ship, the Seven Seas Voyager.  So, today I thought you might like to see some of the things we did, when we were not on an excursion or after we came back from an excursion. I have broken down the fun into different posts and today will…

Santa Margherita, Italy

We have “tendered” over to Santa Margherita from Portofino. For those of you, like me, who had no idea what a “tender” was; it’s a boat that can be used as a life boat from a big ship or can be used to transport you from a ship out at sea to a harbor. Our…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Fall Finally!

If we were having coffee I’d opt for the Pumpkin Spice with a gingersnap on the side……… I’ve been “Doing Up the Porch” this week. Asked hubby to bring round the big tin planter to put the mums in. His reply, “Why can’t we use the same planters we had here all summer?” My look…

Six On Saturday in Portofino, Italy

We are cruizin’ right along so today I have a twofer! Portofino was definitely one of my favorite destinations on this cruise. The village and harbor were small. The colors were amazing. The flowers everywhere. So let’s look at my SOS! We walked up the hill to see Saint George’s Church. Cascading flowers and cacti…

Six On Saturday in Nice, France

We can’t leave Nice without a SOS! What is Six on Saturday you ask? It’s easy, six photos (six only please) of a garden (yours or anybodies else’s. This can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related) posted on Saturday!  So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday….