Do you speak Foodie?If someone gets you on the topic of a recent restaurant experience or recipe you tried & you could go on forever, then you speak Foodie! If your friends turn to you for clarification of a term on a menu when you're out, or you're their personal Zagat guide, then you speak Foodie! So speak Foodie to me baby...
- No public Twitter messages.
Day 9, Monday Ah, the end of the trip. This is always the hardest post to write because it means the road adventure has come to an end and it’s back to “real life”. I’ve done this cross-country drive three … Continue reading
Day 7, Sunday Oklahoma City was encased in a much-needed rainstorm, allowing us to sleep in late, eat too much and simply relax. We made it to Best Buy where the Sirius radio was fixed in two shakes of a … Continue reading
“Oooooklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain…” And yes it does! We left Arkansas this morning and headed next door to Oklahoma. Once across the border, we stopped to stretch our legs (Fancy Pants too!) and enjoyed a … Continue reading
Day 4, Thursday This morning Fancy Pants loaded us into the car after breakfast and we all waved goodbye to Brenda & Roy as we left their home in North Carolina and drove on to Georgia. Our route took us … Continue reading
Today we enjoyed sleeping in late as we were staying in North Carolina another day. As I walked into the kitchen brushing away my sleepyhead, Roy was busy in the kitchen with his mise en place bowls filled with all … Continue reading
This morning we were up at the crack of dawn to get a jump on the long drive from Maryland down to North Carolina. While Peggy busied herself in the kitchen pulling together a hearty breakfast for us travelers, I … Continue reading
Who’s Fancy Pants? She’s my Mom’s Boston Terrier. The breeder named her that and we felt too bad to change her name after she’d had it for years. But trust me, we still feel foolish running down the street yelling … Continue reading
Let’s get this series over and done with, shall we, so that I can go back to speaking Foodie… Here are the last three days of the Panama Canal cruise: a sea day with sake bombers, a beach day in … Continue reading
Remember when Julie McCoy, Cruise Director on The Love Boat, would announce that they had arrived in beautiful Acapulco, Mexico? There was no Julie this time, but our own Cruise Director, Andy, welcomed us to this famous destination on the … Continue reading
Hola, Huatulco, Mexico! We arrived at this sleepy little town on Tuesday, April 26th and the Pearl was able to get so close to the beach that it looked as if we might run aground. As we disembarked for our … Continue reading
Monday, April 25th dawned and we were in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. The government has made an effort to create a very beautiful area for the cruise ships, and so we disembarked to find a charming thatched-roof hut village with all … Continue reading
So where were we? Oh yes… when we last left our intrepid (translation: over-fed) adventuresses, they were enjoying another day at sea aboard the Pearl and it was Sunday, April 24th.
Today we took the boat, train and bus tour of Costa Rica. Well, not all of Costa Rica. We docked in Puntarenas early in the morning of Saturday, April 23rd, hopping off of the boat and into a coach bus … Continue reading
Friday, April 22: I went to the gym for the morning stretch class and when I walked in, Slavko The Terrible yelled out to everyone the room “Aha! Here is our little songbird!” in his Eastern European accent. Then he … Continue reading
Pop Foodie Quiz! Question: What food would pair well with a crossing of the Panama Canal? If you want to find out the answer, read on.
With all the long buffet lines to cut, old folks in wheelchairs to beat in races around the Promenade deck, and spa water features to numb out my body parts, there’s simply too many things to keep me distracted from … Continue reading
There’s an interesting & depressing fact that they like to remind you of over and over on this ship: You. Will. Get. Fat. And the only thing you can do to try and prevent this fate of yours is to … Continue reading
We’re under way! The NCL Pearl is in the middle of the sea and as I type this I look out my cabin window and watch the waves slip past me as the ship cuts through them on our way … Continue reading