The Eye Opening Look of Albania

I knew Albania was going to be a special place when we got off the boat. There was a group of school children on the wharf singing! I looked around to see who they were singing to because we had not had this occasion at any other port. Then they reached out their hands and…

Six On Saturday: The Croc Edition

Weather Report: 43 degrees, overcast and more rain on the way! Good Morning SOS friends! This is the same weather we have had for just about a week now! One day of sunshine was snuck in. It was enough time to get tons of mulch put down, so now I am really ready for Spring,…

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Part Two

“Those who seek paradise on earth,” George Barnard Shaw once wrote, “should come to Dubrovnik.” I totally agree. For today’s Thursday Doors, I am starting where we left off in my last post, outside the gates of the Old Town. I have some stories to add to this post as well……..are we going to travel…

Dubrovnik; More to The Old Town Edition

I had to write one more edition on Old Town Dubrovnik before we head out to the country to grandma’s house. That will be in the next post! I’m starting in that park just outside the city’s fortress walls, where there are places to park. It is a beautiful spot and very busy with the…

Six On Saturday: The Home Edition

Weather: 48 degrees and rainy………….Good Morning! We are getting a good rain this morning, so it’s a good thing we got a lot done yesterday in the garden. I do not know how there could possibly be a leaf left on the ground, but we sacked another 4 bags yesterday and pruned and raked and…

Six On Saturday: Something to Warm Up To

Good morning SOSer’s! Today, I am doing two posts……….so please bear with me, I just couldn’t help it! The older I get I find myself paying more attention to my surroundings. Especially the flowers tucked in here and there. This week I was writing about Croatia and decided to add these photos in a SOS….

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good morning Door Friends! This morning our ship is in the port at Dubrovnik, Croatia and after a short bus ride we were dropped off in a beautiful garden, complete with a sidewalk florist (oh, that is another post) Our guide is ready to take us through the city gates of Dubrovnik. What doors will…

Making Our Way to Split, Croatia and Then Some

One of the best things about cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines is that they offer so many different excursions to meet everyone’s tastes. There are at least ten to twenty excursions at each port to choose from and that does not include the excursions with a private driver to take you wherever you…

Six On Saturday: Now Where Were We?

Good morning SOS friends! It has been a beautiful week in the 70’s here! Yikes, that is very warm for this time of year! So, we have been making hay while the sun shines so to speak……….well mostly raking and pruning and raking and digging and hauling ……. My camellias are all in fine form……this…

Thursday Doors in Trogir, Croatia

We’re in Trogir, Croatia and throughly enjoying our time here. If you missed my first post on this island city and would like to learn more, look HERE! That post includes one of Trogir’s famous  doors! First, a glance around, before we cross the bridge to get to the island! You can see from this…

Welcome to Trogir, Croatia

Good morning! Today, we started the next two-week leg of our Mediterranean cruise! All our stops, the previous two weeks, have been fabulous and we are looking forward to the rest of the cruise! We have made our way overnight to the port at Split, Croatia. First, we will be traveling seventeen miles to Čiovo,…

Six On Saturday: Is It Spring Yet?

We’ve been busy in the garden this week! At the end of every day we had this look! We went plant hunting……and now in my hallway, we are growing these, since the weather turned cold for a few days……. and my favorite plant that just kept speaking to me at the garden center……….BananAppeal! The Featured…

There’s More to Burano, Italy!

I’ve posted about our stops at the port in Venice, HERE and HERE. Now, you can see exactly where we have been, by looking on the map. If you have been to Venice before, or want to spend some time away from the maddening crowds of Venice, you might want to think about going to…

Thursday Doors in Burano, Italy

We have left the island of Murano, where we visited one of the furnaces and show rooms of the famous Venetian glass blowers, who have produced fine glass there since the 1200’s. Now, we are going to Burano, another island north of Venice on the Venetian Lagoon. It is a forty minute ride by water…

Venice to Murano, Italy

This morning we are arriving in Venice! We are halfway through our cruise and many folks will be departing and new passengers picked up. Since we have been to Venice before, in the two days that we are here, we have decided to visit Murano and Burano, small islands off the mainland of Italy. Murano…