Barbara on May 23rd, 2009

Technorati Tags: Acer Aspire One,Flip,SkyFi3,Bell Mobility,Rogers,Live Writer,YouTube,HP Photosmart,technology Well, now that I’ve been back from my month-long hiatus, it’s time to review the technology used while travelling.  Here is a listing of what hardware I took along as well as software used to blog and/or communicate. Acer Aspire One NetBook Computer Flip Video Camcorder HP […]

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barbara on May 18th, 2009

Here I am just a week after getting back from my 3 week cruise, heading off to Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  I was in Calgary for my friend Gail’s son’s wedding.  It was a wonderful day – the sun was shining, the bride was radiant and the groom was handsome as always.  […]

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Barbara on May 11th, 2009

We are disembarking today in Vancouver so this is the last of my series on the Panama Canal Cruise.  I hope you have enjoyed following our escapades. Believe me, the things we have done on this cruise are only a very small part of what you can do while cruising.  If you are considering a […]

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Barbara on May 11th, 2009

This is our last full day on our cruise.  The seas had calmed down today so we had no problems getting on with our day.  Gail went for another spa treatment and this time she was okay when she got back.  I spend the morning writing and getting caught up on emails – not the […]

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Barbara on May 8th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel We are now getting ready for our last two sea days before landing in Vancouver.  We had breakfast delivered again but it was too cold to go outside.  The seas were especially rocky last night and pretty rough this morning.  There was a lot of rocking going on.  Here is […]

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Barbara on May 8th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel,Avalon,Catalina,California We arrived at Avalon, Catalina early in the morning.  Catalina is such a beautiful island with a cute little shopping area, wonderful restaurants and interesting architecture such as the Casino.  The Casino in Avalon isn’t a casino as we have come to known them now but rather reverts back to […]

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Barbara on May 8th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel,San Diego,California Disembarkation Day for those ending their trip in San Diego.  This was the worst disembarkation I have ever gone through.  US Immigration and HAL were totally disorganized.  Immigration required that all non-us citizens register whether they were disembarking or not and would not let anyone off the ship until […]

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Barbara on May 8th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel Last day at sea for the first leg of my voyage.  Thank God.  It’s just a couple of days too much.  Rick and I met with our group and then took them to the Disembarkation Briefing and Crew Farewell.  The staff here have been totally confused by the fact that […]

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Barbara on May 8th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel 3rd day at sea.  Another packed day with the Songwriting Seminar and Passenger Cabaret Class.  The show is really coming together.  With all of the great songs written about our missing Mexico Diane decided to merge the two classes so that the songwriters would have their works debuted at the […]

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Barbara on May 7th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel The second of our series of Sea Days.  The Agenda is looking pretty packed with up to 6 different things going on at one time on the ship.  The Event Planners are working overtime to keep us busy.  As I said yesterday, Captain Harris and his crew are pretty smart […]

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