Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Start of something new

OK well I am going to try something new. In the past when we have travelled, I have sent out individual e-mails titled "Tales from the Trail." I have had so much positive feedback I have decided to step out and try something new. I decided to try blogging. Since I am new at this I hope everyone will forgive my small errors. I don't profess to be a writer (if I was I would have more money to travel lol) but I do like to talk and share my experience with my friends and family.

This blog with primarily be about Lee's and my travels. However as you all know I really do like to talk so I may just hop in with something else from time to time. But for now I will fill you all in our upcoming trips.

In November we will take our first Trans-Atlantic cruise. We fly into Barcelona, Spain and board the ship. Our stops will be Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Alicante, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Madera (Funchal) Portugal; and Tenerife, Canary Islands. Then we head out sea and will sail for seven days ending in Ft. Lauderdale. This is a fifteen day cruise.

In January 2011 we take a very short (six day) cruise out of Tampa with stops at Cozumel, Mexico and Costa Maya Mexico.

In November of 2011 we will take another Trans-Atlantic Cruise. On this on we will fly into Rome and board the ship. Our thought is to fly in four or five days ahead of the group and do a bit of touring on our own, joining our friends on the ship. That is still up in the air and will keep you all posted as time goes by. On the ship we will cruise to Barcelona, Spain; cruise the Straight of Gibraltar; stop at Tangier, Morocco; Madeira, Portugal; then out to sea stopping at Bermuda then on to Miami where we will fly home. This is all the cruises we have on the books for now but who knows what my come up.

In May of 2011 we will take another of our massive road trips. Lee and I have already taken a thirty five and a forty day road trip. This one will be the Grandaddy of all our road trips so far. We plan to drive from Florida to Alaska and then home again all by car. This trip is still in the planning stage so I won't go into too many details but the route tentatively will take us up through Canada to Alaska then home by Marine Highway to Bellingham Washington and back home again.

I don't really know how this blogging thing works, but my hope is that I can set aside areas for each trip. That being the case I will eventually set a blog spot for each trip with the planning etc for each trip.

Until then I hope you all will enjoy this blog and keep tuned for further postings


  1. You will have fun with a blog - you can post pictures as well as trip info. You can also post links of things you might want to do again or share with a friend who may be travling to the same area....like restaurants, lodgings, areas of interest, etc, etc,

  2. Ok i am an offical blog follower...

  3. Welcome to the world of blogging, Jeannie! I will be following you....

  4. Hey auntie, I love the idea of being able to follow your trips. I Hope you and Lee have a good time. Love you!