Costa Maya, Mexico

Posted on Sun 01 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • Tagged with Cruise, Mayan Ruins, Travel • 7 min read

Today we were in Costa Maya, Mexico. (Yay! Another country on my list of "been there's".) Costa Maya itself is not a very big town and the only industry is tourism. It consists of a cruise pier, a multitude of shops where locals set up to sell to the tourists …


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At Sea

Posted on Sat 31 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • Tagged with At Sea, Cruise, Travel • 1 min read

Happy New Years' Eve! Today was a day at sea. I did a bunch of things today including: playing chess, playing soccer, eating, reading The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 1, Fundamental Algorithms, Third Edition by Donald E. Knuth, eating, watching the Chelsea-Swansea City game, and watching karaoke.

I could …


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New Orleans, LA and Start of Cruise

Posted on Fri 30 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • Tagged with Cruise, Louisiana, New Orleans • 2 min read

Today was our last day in New Orleans. This morning we rode the St. Charles Streetcar through the Garden District and this afternoon we boarded our cruise ship: the Norwegian Dawn.

Streetcar

The New Orleans streetcar system is the oldest streetcar system in the world (or maybe just in the …


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New Orleans, LA

Posted on Thu 29 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • 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 2016-17 • 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 2016-17 • 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 2016-17 • 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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