New Orleans, LA

Posted on Thu 29 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Cruise, Louisiana, New Orleans, WWII Museum • 1 min read

Today we spent the entire day at the National World War II Museum.

There were three main exhibits: an exhibit about the European Theatre of the war and an exhibition about the Pacific Theatre of the war and an exhibit with some WWII planes. Overall, it was a good comprehensive …


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New Orleans, LA

Posted on Wed 28 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Battle of New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans • 5 min read

Today we went on a Segway tour of the city and then went straight to a river boat tour which went down the Mississippi River to the site of Andrew Jacksons stand in the Battle of New Orleans.

Segway Tour

After breakfast, we walked to Decatur street where the Segway …


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New Orleans, LA

Posted on Tue 27 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Laura Plantation, Louisiana, New Orleans, Oak Alley Plantation, Plantation, Red Fish Grill • 3 min read

This morning we woke up to very dense fog. (See below.) I don't think I've ever been in such dense fog for such a long time.

We ate breakfast downstairs and then headed out down …


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Denver to New Orleans

Posted on Mon 26 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Colorado, Denver, French Quarter, Lousiana, New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral • 4 min read

Abstract (because I know nobody reads the whole thing anyway)

We flew to New Orleans and walked around the French Quarter.


Today we began another adventure. We began the day in Denver, CO and ended up in New Orleans, LA (pronounced: naw-lens). My day started at 04:00. Yes, that …


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6-5-2016: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Posted on Sun 12 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Travel, Underground City • 4 min read

Today we rode the entire hop on hop off circuit and walked around the Montreal underground city.

Tim Hortons

For breakfast we decided to go to Tim Hortons. It’s the thing to do in Canada. I got a coffee. Because that’s what you do at Tim’s.

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6-4-2016: End of Cruise and Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Posted on Sat 04 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Canada, Montreal, Mount Royal, Notre Dame Montreal, Old Dock, Old Town, Quebec, St. Joseph's Oratory, Zip Line • 4 min read

Today we disembarked from the cruise and went to a few sites in Montreal.

Disembarkation and Arrival at the Hotel

The disembarkation went smoothly and we were able to get a taxi to the hotel very easily. We were unable to check in to our room, but the hotel stored …


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6-3-2016: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Posted on Fri 03 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Canada, Chateau de Frontenac, Citadelle, Cruise, Quebec, Quebec City, Travel • 6 min read

Today we went on a walking tour of Quebec City.

Lower Town

Quebec City is divided into two parts, the upper town and the lower town. The dividing line is a tall cliff, so the upper town is literally above the lower town. The lower town is the part of …


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At Sea (Sailing the St. Lawrence River)

Posted on Thu 02 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with At Sea, Canada, St. Lawrence River, Travel • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I managed to stay fairly busy but it wasn't a very exciting day. I played some chess and ping pong and went to the show, but other than that it wasn't an interesting day. Tomorrow we are in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada so it should …


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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Posted on Wed 01 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Anne of Green Gables, Canada, Captain, Charlottetown, Confederation Bridge, Confederation Hall, Cow's, Fishing Village, North Shore PEI, PEI, Prince Edward Island, Travel, Victoria Row • 4 min read

Today we went on a car tour through Prince Edward Island and then we walked around a bit in downtown Charlottetown.

Car Tour

Our guide took us on a large loop around the center of Price Edward Island (PEI). If you think of the island as a U with the …


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5-31-2016: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted on Tue 31 May 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Alexander Graham Bell, Canada, Nova Scotia, Sydney, Travel • 3 min read

Today we went on a bus tour which took us to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Alexander Graham Bell Museum

The Ride to the Museum

On our way to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, our guide talked about a few interesting things about Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Canada in general …


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