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Carnival Has Lost Its Splendor

Carnival Splendor –

Carnival Cruise Lines has experienced a lot of bad luck and bad press. I had always defended them and stated they were a great cruise line. Lets face it, wouldn’t you rather be on a ship stalled in the ocean than on a plane falling out of the sky, with no chance of survival. But, after 7 cruises on Carnival, the last two not good experiences, we are parting ways. Continue reading “Carnival Has Lost Its Splendor”

Halifax & Titanic Cemetery

Titanic II Stirs up Titanic Memories

In all honesty, I no longer know if this is real or a hoax. The Titanic II is still slated to sail next year, 2018, but I cannot find any updated information. Any pictures I   can find online are just computer generations. According to Wikipedia, as of   February 2017, no construction of the ship as begun.

 The following was written upon first hearing of the project last year, 2016. As this is not about Titanic II, but rather the memories and emotions stirred up by the   thought of another Titanic, it is still valid and…definitely not a hoax.

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Ivywild School – Colorado Springs

A New Life for an Old Schoolivywild-school

Ivywild - Bob serving beer at Bristol Brewing
Bob serving beer at Bristol Brewing

As you climb the twenty-some steps leading to the main entrance you almost expect to hear school bells and the sound of children on the playground. Today the historic Ivywild Elementary School, constructed in 1916, is a re-purposed building with new life bustling through the halls. Continue reading “Ivywild School – Colorado Springs”

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica

Searching for our Golden Years in Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica

We were told our Golden Years were before us and something to look forward to. But we could see very little gold in our future if we were to stay home in the US. The cost of living, taxes, and medical expenses would just be too high. And we are uncertain of the future for retirees in the US. Continue reading “Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica”

Cuenca, Ecuador

Paradise Found…Cuenca, Ecuador

Seeing a taxi driver running through an airport waving your purse in the air is a tear-jerkingly awesome moment. We were in line to check our baggage for our flight home from Cuenca, Ecuador when I realized my purse was missing. The purse containing our tickets, passports, and money had been left in the cab! We thought all was lost…! Continue reading “Cuenca, Ecuador”