sunset-at-sea-2Ok we’re hooked. Even more so now.

It has become clear to us that cruising is our greatest vacation. From the moment we set out for the airport until we step off the ship at our final port – it is the closest I think we can come to being completely unplugged and sincerely relaxed. Time seems to stand still onboard a cruise and even though it’s a relatively short trip and the days slowly tick away…there is no urgency, no sense of running out of time. Even as the last days approach you don’t feel … “Oh no it’s almost over!” but rather the sense is “We still have two more days left.”

Not until you head back to wherever you call home that the feeling sets in that it’s over…for now. And then life begins to flood back in as thoughts of children, work, home and everything else we deal with in our daily lives rises back to the surface and becomes top of mind again. But those feelings only serve as added motivation for us to plan more cruises. Continue Reading…

Back At It

February 24, 2015 — Leave a comment


Blogging on a consistent basis is tough.  You can tell, as it’s been almost a year since my last post.

Spending time on a new hobby is tougher.  Such as with my want to learn iPhoneography…until today the last photo I shared was last July.

Continually progressing with my running is the toughest.  RunKeeper tells me I last ran in April 2014.

I guess – as the saying goes – if it were easy then everyone would be doing it…all the time. Continue Reading…

Just Cruising

45 years old and I have never been on a cruise. Until this past week. And I have no idea why I have not gone on one before this. Now I am able to say this was my best vacation……ever!

Jill and I decided to make our big trip a cruise this year – something she has done a couple of times. So I leaned on her heavily as we went through the process.  Who knew there were so many details to attend to when you go cruising especially if it involves international ports.  Thankfully I have Jill and because of her our entire trip was flawless. Continue Reading…

We The People

You know I don’t pass things along…especially anything on politics…but this just makes sense to me.

I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on or where you stand on any particular issue – it does not matter with this. The only thing that matters is that we as citizens fight to take the improper influence that big money has on our political system and obliterate it. Campaign finance reform as we know it has failed us and if anything it is rampantly worse. Right now our political beliefs do not matter because the “elected” officials are not responsible to the American people and their interests. They are forever indebted to the person/corporation/super PAC that gives them the most money to get elected. Continue Reading…