Saturday, December 21, 2013

Honeymoon Cruise- Where Travels Began

Jim & I wanted to go on a honeymoon that was not a traditional honeymoon. Not many people cruising. In 1991 cruising was an outlier, something most people were not considering. It seemed like a romantic escape. Our understanding of cruising was the Love Boat and Cathy Lee Gifford singing in Carnival commercials. (See above). We ended up choosing Royal Caribbean based off a travel agents recommendation for a quieter cruise. My has that changed!
   I was a little hesitant to sail but my husband thought it sounded like a fun adventure. The funniest part for us was that we watched the old black and white version of "The Titanic" just before we sailed. I was not sure we were doing the right thing by sailing!
Here is a great link about Song Of America cruise ship.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Travel Along

 We are the Oslers. Jim, Karen,(and later our sons) Wesley and William. We started traveling on our honeymoon and have not stopped.  We have a few goals for travel.  1) To see all 50 states
2) Visit every baseball park 3) Cruise anywhere and everywhere we can and on any line we can....
Simple goals.

                            1)  To date here are the states we have visited:


                       2) Ballparks we've visited - this is always changing!

                          Chicago (Cubs and Sox)
                          St.  Louis (old one)
                         Washington Nationals
                         Florida (Marlins) Jim caught a foul ball
                         Texas Rangers -Saw Nolan Ryan
                         San Francisco Saw Barry Bonds hit a grand slam into the bay
                         and Seattle

                   3) Cruises:
                   Song of America Western Caribbean 11/91 7 night
                   Majesty of the Sea Southern Caribbean (Antigua, Martinique & the Saints) 5/93 7 night
                   Monarch of the Sea Western Caribbean 6/96 7 night
                   Sovereign of the Sea Bahamas 9/98 4 night
                   Disney Wonder Bahamas 3/01, 3 night
                   Explorer of the Seas Eastern Caribbean 12/03 7 night
                   Mariner of the Seas Western Caribbean 6/05 7 night
                   Adventure of the Seas Southern Caribbean (Barbados & Curacao) 5/07 7 night
                   Enchantment of the Seas Western 11/07, 5 night
                   Majesty of the Seas Bahamas 9/08, 4 night
                   Radiance of the Seas Alaska Northbound 6/09 2 weeks Land on our own. 7 night
                   Holland Nieuw Amsterdam 12/12/10 Western Caribbean, Costa Maya 7 night
                   Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean, Parent's 50th Anniversary, 3/11 7 night
                   Carnival Victory Southern Caribbean (Barbados, Curacao and St. Lucia) 6/12 7 night
                   Radiance of the Seas to South Pacific (Vanuatu and New Caledonia) via Sydney  2/4/2013  9 night 
                   Oasis of the Sea Western Caribbean 11/9/13 7 night
                  Celebrity Silhouette Eastern Mediterranean via Rome 5/2014 (Rome, Naples, Malta,
                  Mykonos, Santorini, Ephesus, Athens, and Venice) 11 night
                 Celebrity Solstice to New Zealand, Tasmania and back to Australia 1/2016 14 night
Celebrity Eclipse to Norwegian Fjords from Southampton England 8/2017 8 night
Jewel of the Seas 3/4/2018 Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados, and Grenada
Next Up Oasis in Mediterranean: Rome Naples, Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Nice & Florence 2019 (That'll make 142 nights at sea!)     
 135 nights at sea so far!!!