January 18, 2018

USA Holiday Summary – 2010

Our USA Holiday Summary : January 6 – 23, 2010 Orlando, Florida – Caribbean Cruise – Los Angeles/Anaheim, California A group of seven people – myself, my brother Ray on his first overseas holiday, my travel-bug friend Sue & her … [Read More...]

Brisbane – Los Angeles – Dallas – Orlando

Wed, Day 1: Brisbane – Los Angeles – Dallas – Orlando Flight leaves at midday, I've been up all night doing last minute packing, organising copies of travel documents, etc. Why do I leave this til the last minute?! Still packing furiously at … [Read More...]

Orlando – Kennedy Space Centre & Airboat Ride

Thurs, Day 2: Orlando - Kennedy Space Centre & Airboat Ride 530am start... Stepped out into the BITING cold morning! Had breakfast at the All Star Eatery (no complaints about the food!) & then waited outside the hotel for the 'Dolphin … [Read More...]

Orlando – Seaworld

Fri, Day 3: Orlando – Seaworld (VIP Tour) 7am: Up for breakfast, then Ray & I got the Disney bus to Downtown Disney. (Note: as much as I like Disney, if I had I known what a pain some transport could be from here, we would've stayed in a … [Read More...]

Universal Studios

Sat, Day 4: Universal Studios (VIP passes) 7am: Brutal!... Not much sleep & welcome to Orlando's coldest day EVER on record, plus RAIN!.. Not the ideal conditions for touring anywhere, but hey, what else do ya do!? Embrace the freezing cold … [Read More...]

Orlando – Port Canaveral, Caribbean Cruise

Sun, Day 5: Orlando – Port Canaveral, Caribbean Cruise 7am: suitcases packed again, eat brekky, 9am cab to The Nickelodeon Hotel to be there in plenty of time to meet Sue's crew & catch our shuttle to Port Canaveral at 1030! Took an hour to … [Read More...]

Caribbean Cruise – At Sea

Mon, Day 6: At Sea (enroute to Labadee, Haiti) 5am: After what seemed like such a long & tiring night of partying, I was wondering how Ray would be feeling today?.. I woke to Ray snoring in his bed, so knew he'd found his way there & was … [Read More...]

Labadee – Haiti

Tues, Day 7: First Port - Labadee, Haiti (cancelled...) 6am: RAIN, RAIN, RAIN... Bad weather closing in all around, storm & tsunami warnings issued!? All island activities cancelled... We were sooooo looking forward to "The Dragon's … [Read More...]

Ocho Rios – Jamaica

Wed, Day 8: Second Port – Ocho Rios, Jamaica   Sleep til 745am, 815 brekky, onshore at 9am for 915-930 tour pick up. Overcast, partly raining, but we're onshore! Going to Bobsled at Mystic Mountain, mun! ;-) Cleared the temporary … [Read More...]

Georgetown – Grand Cayman

  Thurs, Day 9: Georgetown, Grand Cayman   Early day again, had breakfast by 8am, so we could take the 9am tender boat from the ship, anchored a quarter mile away, over to the small shore pier at Georgetown. A 10 min boat … [Read More...]