Christmas Special Writing Prompts: Days 9, 10, 11

Well, I got a little behind this weekend!  I was shopping and watching football, basketball and Season 2 of The Crown, oh my! Got all my runs in too! But, let’s get on to the writing! Oh gee, I would be embarrassed to write a letter to Santa!  It would have to be a more…

Christmas Special Writing Prompt: December 7

I have always wanted to go to Quebec City, Canada at Christmas or for the Winter Carnival at the end of January. I love everything about the city! It is easy to get to from the US. The decorations at any time of year are fabulous. I can practice speaking French. We have been there…

Thursday Doors: Betanzos, Spain

Getting off the ship in La Coruña, we are headed to Betanzos, Spain, in Galicia, twenty miles from the port. We are dropped off in the central square of this small town (less than 15,000) and the first thing that gets my attention is the color of the many painted artifacts…….. dark green. The gazebo…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Bilboa, Spain

Put your most comfortable walking shoes on! We’re walking today in Bilboa, Spain! The ship is nestled right up to the quay and after boarding the awaiting bus we are headed for the hills! Bilboa is surrounded by two mountain ranges, so we got a bird’s eye view of the city first! We were in…

IPhriday Photo Challenge: More Food!!!

Since I’ve been baking, cooking, wrapping, and shopping a lot lately I thought I should share some more food photos to keep my energy up! You won’t go hungry on a cruise that’s for sure! There were four specialty restaurants onboard the Regent Explorer and we were served like kings and queens! Take a look…

Thursday Doors: Bilboa, Spain

 If I had to pick a city that I would definitely visit again, it would be Bilboa, Spain. First of all, I loved the port. There was a long quay with many walkers and on shore were huge, well manicured, manor houses! The city sits in a basin surrounded by two mountain ranges and the…

Thursday Doors: Saint-Émilion, France

First one big doorway! We have arrived in Bordeaux traveling from the Bay of Biscay down the Gironde River, where there was sometimes only four feet between the ship’s bottom and the river floor. Yikes! Hold your feet up! The drawbridge was very impressive too! Today a group of us are traveling to the village…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Dinan, France

Our ship has docked in Saint Malo, France and I am off on an excursion to Dinan.  After about a half hour drive we arrived in the village square that still allows cars in it and a parked near a statue of a man on a horse…… so we learned all about him first. The…

IPhriday Photo Challenge: November 10, 2017

The IPhriday Photo Challenge is a weekly feature allowing IPhone lovers (or any cell phone photographer) to come together to admire and share their favorite cellphone photos from around the world.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own IPhriday post each week.  Each Month there will be a different Theme! November’s Theme is…

Thursday Doors: Dinan, France

Helloooo everyone! Today the ship is at port in Saint Malo, France and I and 25 other passengers have decided on Dinan as our destination of the day! Something told me it was not going to be as easy taking photos as it is on most of our vacations and I can see right off…

Where’s My Backpack: Travel Theme, Branches

This year the trees look so colorful to me and I like the contrast with their dark black branches! I didn’t have to go far for these pictures either, they were taken in my backyard! And here is the same photo painted in the Waterlogue App…….. And the yellow-leaved branches really are show offs too……….

Behind Door 659

Well, we have been on the ship for a couple of hours now, but I’m excited to go see the cabin, aren’t you?  I guess I’ll have to get up from my comfy spot at La Veranda and move on! On the way, let’s look at some of the two thousand pieces of artwork aboard…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Mont-Saint-Michel, France

I did a blog post on Mont-Sant-Michel, France for Thursday Doors  and had so many great pictures, I thought they deserved another post! My hubby and I have just returned from our first cruise and there were so many excursions to pick from we decided to go our separate ways to see more! Hubby chose…

Thursday Doors: Mont-Saint-Michel, France

As some of you know, I recently returned from the cruise of a lifetime, aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer. My husband and I had never been on a cruise and didn’t think it would be something we would enjoy. We like to fly to our destination and then drive everywhere, choosing the sites we…

Boarding the Ship! What Now?

First, you are greeted with a glass of champagne! Then you ooh and ah at the opulence of crystal, marble and elegance of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer! That is quite the chandelier! The big tubes are elevators…….. Our rooms will be ready in an hour, where shall we go first?  The Poolside Grill? I’ll…