Yesterday we said “arrividerci, Roma” as we boarded the Celebrity Reflection to begin our Mediterranean tour. Because the kids were a bit tired after we ran them all over Rome, we had a low key day of lounging by the ship’s pool. Today, our ship stopped in La Spezia, Italy, which is a jumping off […]Read more "Under the Tuscan Sun"
A bit of Rome but first Happy Father’s Day. On the flight over to Rome I read a great op-ed to all new (and in my my case OLD) fathers by Bob Gabordi executive editor at Florida Today. Bob reminds us about what it takes to be a successful father. In Summary, being a successful father […]Read more "Buongiorno Roma! And Happy Father’s Day!"
Buon giorno, Roma! We start our Mediterranean adventure with a couple of days in the Eternal City. But before we landed in Rome we took a little diversion to Paris to accommodate a sick passenger. Once we were on the ground in Paris, many people stood up and stretched while we waited for the aircraft […]Read more "Ed Sheeran and the Vatican…"
Today we embark on our Europe and Mediterranean tour. We will miss our friends and fur family but the memories we’re about to create will last a lifetime. I’m blessed to have this summer off to reflect and focus on what matters most – my family. Our first stop is the eternal city – Rome […]Read more "And we’re off…"
We said goodbye to Captain Mickey and we’re back in Colleyville, TX for a few days to give the kids some time with friends. Plus our dogs needed some home time away from their fancy friends at Posh Paw Resorts. Not having to go into the office felt surreal but I’m enjoying every minute of […]Read more "Home for a few days…"
Our last port of call on this Alaskan adventure was Ketchikan, which bills itself as the Salmon Capital of Alaska. Fern and I have visited this port before years ago, and we had fond memories of walking around Creek Street, shopping in the little shops, and eating freshly caught seafood. Therefore, after our exciting helicopter […]Read more "A little Ketchikan…and a last day day seeing the beauty of Alaska"
We’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world, both for business and pleasure, and have gotten to do some pretty cool things as a result. However, there are very few experiences that could compare to our day at the Mendenhall Glacier. Originally, we had planned to go whale watching in Juneau, and to visit […]Read more "Mendenhall Glacier and Musher for the day. Wow."
Today we went panning for gold since I’m officially unemployed and need to find a good way to pay for for our summer sabbatical. But first we headed to Canada and the White Pass Summit. Amazing. Our driver took us up the Klondike Trail that the original stampeders took in the gold rush of 1898 […]Read more "Skagway. Gold Rush"
On Tuesday, we we headed out to see the beauty of Alaska up close and I mean close. As we entered Endicott Arm Fjord to approach the Dawes Glacier the gorgeous Disney Wonder slowly came to a stop to let a few lucky passengers on to a smaller vessel to see the amazing beauty of […]Read more "Amazing beauty. Big Blue Glaciers"
A little first class love to YVR thanks to American Airlines (and surprisingly on-time). A few glasses of wine and we’re set to see the sights of Vancouver. It took us much longer to leave the airport than anticipated as customs was a mess (several Asian flights arrived at the same time we did). That meant […]Read more "Vancouver fun…"