Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Now THIS is a cruise!

All for the discounted price of $46,695.00 US.


Wed Sep 9 Vancouver, BC, Canada 5:00pm
Thu Sep 10 At Sea
Fri Sep 11 Ketchikan, AK 7:00am 5:00pm
Sat Sep 12 Tracy Arm Fjord, AK (Cruising) 7:00am 10:00am
Sat Sep 12 Juneau, AK 1:00pm 11:00pm
Sun Sep 13 Skagway, AK 7:00am 5:00pm
Mon Sep 14 Sitka, AK 8:00am 4:00pm
Tue Sep 15 Hubbard Glacier, AK (Cruising) 7:00am 11:00am
Wed Sep 16 Anchorage (Seward), AK 5:00am 6:00pm
Thu Sep 17 Kodiak, AK 8:00am 4:00pm
Fri Sep 18 At Sea
Sat Sep 19 Dutch Harbor, AK 7:00am 1:00pm
Sun Sep 20 At Sea
Mon Sep 21 Crossing the International Date Line
Tue Sep 22 At Sea
Wed Sep 23 Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia 9:00am 7:00pm
Thu Sep 24 At Sea
Fri Sep 25 At Sea
Sat Sep 26 Hakodate, Japan 7:00am 4:00pm
Sun Sep 27 Sendai, Japan 9:00am 3:00pm
Mon Sep 28 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan 8:00am
Tue Sep 29 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan 4:00pm
Wed Sep 30 Osaka, Japan 1:00pm
Thu Oct 1 Osaka, Japan 11:00pm
Fri Oct 2 At Sea
Sat Oct 3 Nagasaki, Japan 8:00am 11:00pm
Sun Oct 4 At Sea
Mon Oct 5 Inchon, South Korea 8:00am 6:00pm
Tue Oct 6 Dalian, China Noon 6:00pm
Wed Oct 7 Beijing (Tianjin), China 7:00am
Thu Oct 8 Beijing (Tianjin), China
Fri Oct 9 Beijing (Tianjin), China 6:00pm
Sat Oct 10 At Sea
Sun Oct 11 Shanghai, China Noon
Mon Oct 12 Shanghai, China
Tue Oct 13 Shanghai, China 6:00pm
Wed Oct 14 At Sea
Thu Oct 15 At Sea
Fri Oct 16 Hong Kong, China 8:00am
Sat Oct 17 Hong Kong, China 11:00pm
Sun Oct 18 At Sea
Mon Oct 19 Hanoi (Hong Gai), Vietnam 7:00am
Tue Oct 20 Hanoi (Hong Gai), Vietnam 2:00pm
Wed Oct 21 Chan May, Vietnam 8:00am 6:00pm
Thu Oct 22 At Sea
Fri Oct 23 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 8:30am
Sat Oct 24 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 4:00pm
Sun Oct 25 At Sea
Mon Oct 26 Ko Samui, Thailand 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Oct 27 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand8:00am
Wed Oct 28 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
Thu Oct 29 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 4:00pm
Fri Oct 30 At Sea
Sat Oct 31 Singapore 1:00pm
Sun Nov 1 Singapore 5:00pm
Mon Nov 2 At Sea
Tue Nov 3 Semarang, Indonesia 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Nov 4 Bali, Indonesia 6:00pm
Thu Nov 5 Bali, Indonesia 6:00pm
Fri Nov 6 At Sea
Sat Nov 7 At Sea
Sun Nov 8 At Sea
Mon Nov 9 Perth (Fremantle), Australia 8:00am 5:30pm
Tue Nov 10 Albany, Australia 2:00pm 7:00pm
Wed Nov 11 At Sea
Thu Nov 12 At Sea
Fri Nov 13 Adelaide, Australia 8:00am 11:00pm
Sat Nov 14 At Sea
Sun Nov 15 Melbourne, Australia 8:00am 8:00pm
Mon Nov 16 At Sea
Tue Nov 17 Sydney, Australia 8:00am
Wed Nov 18 Sydney, Australia
Thu Nov 19 Sydney, Australia 6:00pm
Fri Nov 20 Eden, Australia 8:00am 6:00pm
Sat Nov 21 At Sea
Sun Nov 22 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 8:00am 7:00pm
Mon Nov 23 At Sea
Tue Nov 24 At Sea
Wed Nov 25 Milford Sound, New Zealand (Cruising)
Wed Nov 25 Doubtful Sound, New Zealand (Cruising)
Wed Nov 25 Dusky Sound, New Zealand (Cruising)
Thu Nov 26 Dunedin, New Zealand 8:00am 6:00pm
Fri Nov 27 Christchurch, New Zealand 8:00am 6:00pm
Sat Nov 28 Picton, New Zealand 8:00am 6:00pm
Sun Nov 29 Wellington, New Zealand 8:00am 6:00pm
Mon Nov 30 Napier, New Zealand 8:00am 2:00pm
Tue Dec 1 Tauranga, New Zealand 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Dec 2 Auckland, New Zealand 8:00am 11:00pm
Thu Dec 3 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Dec 4 At Sea
Sat Dec 5 At Sea
Sun Dec 6 Rarotonga, Cook Islands Noon 6:00pm
Mon Dec 7 At Sea
Tue Dec 8 Bora Bora, Society Islands 7:00am 11:00pm
Wed Dec 9 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00am
Thu Dec 10 Moorea, Society Islands 6:00pm
Thu Dec 10 Papeete, Tahiti 9:00pm
Fri Dec 11 Papeete, Tahiti 2:00pm
Sat Dec 12 At Sea
Sun Dec 13 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands 9:00am 5:00pm
Mon Dec 14 At Sea
Tue Dec 15 At Sea
Wed Dec 16 At Sea
Thu Dec 17 At Sea
Fri Dec 18 At Sea
Sat Dec 19 At Sea
Sun Dec 20 Los Angeles, CA Disembark

Sunday, July 26, 2009

SO glad I don't live in FL.

Hot off the internet today...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said a bullet from a gun that was accidentally dropped injured a Tampa woman sitting in a bathroom stall. Police said the bullet hit 53-year-old Janifer Bliss in the lower left leg. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Bliss was sitting on the toilet in a hotel bathroom when a woman in the next stall accidentally let her handgun slip out of her waist holster. The weapon discharged when it hit the ground.

Police said the gun belonged to a 56-year-old woman who has a concealed weapons permit.

The case has been referred to the State Attorney’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I found out that our favorite pizza place from the US, Papa Murphy's, is opening a location in Langford, BC, right where we do our grocery shopping! It will be in a new mini strip mall along with Mark's Wearhouse and Best Buy. For those of you that may not know, Papa Murphy's is a 'take and bake' establishment, whereby you phone in your order, they assemble the pizza and YOU take it home and bake it fresh in the oven. There was one 5 minutes from our old house in the states and we would usually get their large gourmet veggie pizza with white garlic sauce, instead of tomato sauce. We could get a large for $10.99 but something tells me it may be more expensive here in Canada. Hopefully not. We can't wait for them to open!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Recent happenings.

Front of the house flying the BC and Canadian flags for Canada Day

Victoria Pride parade headed for the park at Fishermans Wharf.

Parade viewers atop a restaurant, tossing blow up dolls to the crowd.

Moonrise over the forest, as seen from our deck.

New hummingbird feeder with a visitor. Can you see him??

US nuclear aircraft carrier sailing past the house.

Hiking the Galloping Goose trail in Metchosin.

Frog stuck to the outside of the sidelight at our front door. He was gone in the morning.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Yup, got new sandals. First pair in my life, not counting flip-flops when I was a kid. Kinda strange having all that air whipping around open feet, but I like it.

Victoria Pride was a bit of a letdown. Maybe I am getting too old for that scene. We did meet up with some friends and it was great to see them. And it's always nice to get into the city.

Some tomatoes are turning red! Can't wait!!!

Caught the MJ memorial. I never was a huge fan but I do like the music, not so much the newer stuff tho, and I figured this is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime event so I recorded and watched later. It was interesting.

Would love to get to the all Cadillac show in Victoria this weekend. I'm not an Escalade fan but I do like the old classics.

Took the dog for a short walk tonight and on the way up the road to the house we spied a buck in the neighbor's yard, just standing in the bushes watching us. We paused a few moments and exchanged glances, then he was off, his fuzzy antlers disappearing into the greenery.

Trying to figure out how to bring in more money.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


First bee sting in my LIFE!


Fingernails hurt from gardening. Who knew?

No sunburn after 5+ hours outside.

Maybe on my legs. (no SPF there)

Grass is brown and brittle. No rain for 5+ weeks.

Even the weeds are stressing.

Gardens look fab, with daily watering.

Hey, I didn't put the gardens in, they came with the house.

50+ tomatoes in the greenhouse.

Quite a few HOT peppers too.

Getting psyched up for Pride Sunday. Might even get new sandals on the way into town.

Visit to the States is a month away! That is coming up FAST!

Feet hurt.
Fingernails hurt.
Freshly showered and feeling relaxed.
Off to bed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Seen cruising past our house today, heading out to sea. USS John C Stennis, nuclear supercarrier.