Harvest Caye, Belize

Posted on Mon 02 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • Tagged with Belize, Cruise, Harvest Caye, Paddle Board, Parasailing • 2 min read

Today we were in Harvest Caye, Belize - a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The island has been opened to cruise ships for only 11 days, so we were some of the first people to be on the island.

The first thing we did was go paddle boarding. It …


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Costa Maya, Mexico

Posted on Sun 01 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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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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

Posted on Sun 22 May 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with At Sea, Cruise, Travel • 1 min read

Today we were at sea and it was fairly rough. The swells were up to 6 metres (20ft). Of course, the ship didn't go up that high, but it was going up and down quite a bit. Mom spent most of the day in the cabin, only coming out for …


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5-21-2016 Boston, Massachusetts and Set Sail

Posted on Sat 21 May 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Boston, Cruise, Massachusets, Set Sail, Trolley Tour • 3 min read

Today we did a trolley tour of Boston and then boarded the ship.

Trolley Tour

With our Boston Go Pass we got tickets for the trolley tour of the city. We redeemed our tickets yesterday so that we can use them today (the trolley tickets were good for two days …


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