November 14, 2018
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It’s known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. The North Carolina State Capitol is a 19th-century Greek Revival–style building with a statue of George Washington dressed as a Roman general in its rotunda.

15th Anniversary Trip – Grand Cayman

In case you missed day 1, click the tile below 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh 15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale In case you want to go back to the ship review, click the tile below. 15th Anniversary Trip – Carnival Conquest Day 8, Grand Cayman We arrived on our tender into George Town, Grand Cayman Island on the first tender in. We then...

15th Anniversary Trip – Ocho Rios

In case you missed day 1, click the tile below 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh In case you want to go back to the ship review, click the tile below. 15th Anniversary Trip – Carnival Conquest Day 7, Ocho Rios, Jamaica I had booked a private driver through Marvyn’s Paradise Tours back in January. It was $150 for the day for both of us which included...

15th Anniversary Trip – Carnival Conquest

Missed the beginning? Here ya go!   15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh 15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale Day 5, Embarkation It’s sailing day! We woke up around 8:00 to get ready for this busy busy day. We had everything packed so I just needed to shave and take a shower. We got ready and called for an Uber to take us to the port. It was $26...

15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale

In case you missed day 1, here ya go! 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh Day 1 (officially) We woke up at 3:15 so I could take a shower and get ready to catch our 4am shuttle. WOO, it’s time to head out. 🙂 We walked downstairs at the hotel and hopped on our shuttle. It took us a whopping 5 minutes to get to the airport. Typically we use the skycap when we...

15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh

In case you missed the preface to day 1 and how we booked, here it is… 15th Anniversary trip Day 1 We woke up on Wednesday morning and packed our stuff and loaded the car. We had to wait on our house, dog, and kid sitter to arrive. Once she arrived, we were off. We drove approximately 20 minutes and decided we were hungry so we stopped at Chick-Fil-A to get...

15th Anniversary trip

When we cruise we always take the kids with us. In fact, we take the kids with us everywhere we go. I don’t understand how some parents always leave their kids behind when they go places. Your kids are your family! That being said, my wife and I have not gone anywhere alone without our kids in 15 years with the exception of a concert trip here and there but...

Raleigh, North Carolina

For us, Raleigh is home base. Raleigh is a short 2 hour drive from our house. I drive between Raleigh and Chapel Hill so often that I am used to the drive and it’s a quick hop down 86. I lived in Raleigh for a while so I am familiar with the city and I just love the Triangle. We always fly out of Raleigh-Durham International because it’s so much cheaper...