March 9, 2021
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Tag - 2017

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...

Atlanta, Georgia

After we left Greenville, we headed down to Commerce, Georgia. I wanted to stop here because I use to live here and wanted to see the area. We ended up eating at Outback Steakhouse which is hidden. It’s across from the Walmart on 441 behind the truckstop. You have to go through the parking lot of the abandoned strip mall thing. The service was excellent though...

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The famous Gettysburg Pennsylvania I will say when we were planning this trip, I was kinda dreading it. Let’s be honest, I am not into history and the wars and all of that. It just doesn’t interest me at all. My wife wanted to take her dad for Father’s Day so we did. We found a nice Civil War era house on AirBNB in the heart of Gettysburg. It was a block from...

Baltimore, Maryland

Let’s be honest, there isn’t too much to Baltimore. We went back this year and took the kids to Inner Harbor and man was I disappointed. Inner Harbor use to be a happening place. Tons of people, lively mall with lots of shops, things going on. Man it was dead. The shops have all closed, the mall is dead, not many people around the area. Very sad to see that area...

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Day 1 We slept in a little this morning since we were in no hurry. We woke up and loaded the car to head north. I didn’t want to go. I love Key West. The car was loaded and north we headed. We ended up stopping at an IHop in Marathon for breakfast. I hate Ihop but everyone was hungry. The service and food was okay, again, it’s Ihop. The weather was still nice and...

Key West, Florida

Day 1 We got on Florida Turnpike and south to the Keys we went! We stopped in Islamorada at Robbie’s so my kids could feed the tarpon and we could stretch our legs. It was about $20 for 3 buckets of fish so we could go out on the dock and feed the tarpon. This was fun, my youngest really enjoyed it. Be cautious when you go here because the pelicans are very...

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Again we had an excursion booked. This time it was the Old San Juan City & Fortress tour through Island Marketing. We went ahead and booked a private tour, which was nice because it was just us. There was a hiccup in the beginning because there were two people from Island Marketing contacting me, which was a bit confusing. Finally our driver arrived in a black...

St. Kitts

We had an independent excursion booked this day as well. We booked through Pereira Tours which Liz was GREAT. I cannot say enough good things about her. She also joined our Facebook roll call and helped all of the cruisers answer questions, find excursions even if they weren’t with her, and just make everyone feel welcome to St. Kitts. We started the day by shopping...

St. Maarten

We were excited about St. Maarten. St. Maarten is part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. It comprises 2 separate countries, Netherlands & France. We had booked an excursion through Bernards SXM Tours independently, we don’t like going through cruise lines for excursions. We met Bernard’s Tours at the cruise terminal and boarded an air conditioned van...