Tag: discovering self
Pauses and Moving Forward
For the last three years, I have been focused on rewriting and editing my memoir. Everything else was put on… read more Pauses and Moving Forward
I got it! I think Almost.
I started writing this morning working on a piece about how I came to love the beach, travel and cruising… read more I got it! I think Almost.
Restlessness in Homeport
Restlessness has set in even with a major move this summer to a new homeport that is closer to the sea and to my being. Seeing her everyday has given me solace. Yet I have sat looking out over the Atlantic Ocean every morning sipping tea and dreaming of being out there upon her charting new courses and discovering new ports of call.
Journey Cruise: Carnival Triumph
Sister’s Travel Diaries Series Cruising the Past, Present and the Future My sister, Susan and I began taking cruises when we… read more Journey Cruise: Carnival Triumph
Freedom Cruise: San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico The ship docks early in the morning. It is still dark outside! The disembarking begins before… read more Freedom Cruise: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Freedom Cruise: New York City
I haven’t been to NYC in at least 25 years. Living outside Boston we sometimes would go to NYC to visit with family. We most often stayed out on Staten Island or Long Island and would just come into Manhattan to do the sightseeing stuff. I would like to come back and indulge in the atmosphere and culture of the city beyond the normal tourist sights. It is exciting to go back even for just overnight.
The beach is the in-between place between the ocean and the land. It is where transition and change take place…. read more The Beach
Life is a Dance. Life is in constant motion. We are in constant movement. We move through phases, transitions and… read more The Dance
Carnival Destiny Part 2: Memories of Reawakened Passion
Dinner is a highlight of cruising for us. We love dressing and going to the dining room for dinner. Dinner on Carnival hasn’t changed that much since all those years ago. Dinner is wonderful. Choices are similar to those I remember. Dress is less casual even on formal nights, the formal wear for most people isn’t a long beautiful gown. A cocktail dress or nice evening dress seem to be the choice now. I remember those nights of dressing up for dinner and how fun it was. I actually like dressing up sometimes.
Introduction to Our Sister Adventures
Our first cruise on the original Carnival ship, the Mardi Gras was an adventure at sea. We encountered a hurricane roaming erratically in the Atlantic. Several cruises later we embarked on a maiden voyage of a new ship. Eventually our cruise days dwindled and real life, marriage and children took precedent. But I was ever so great for the opportunity to be at sea and go on so many wonderful cruises. The memories sustained me and I always knew one day I would return to the sea and traveling.