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  10:30:25 pm, by The Dreamer   , 38 words  
Categories: Travel

Two cruises in one year

Well, word is that it is now fairly certain that I'll be cruising in reunion. Should be interesting....

The cruise is going to be 5-Night Baja California (San Diego Round-Trip) Cruise on the (Holland America) Oosterdam .


  03:10:42 pm, by The Dreamer   , 173 words  
Categories: General, Travel

Discovered a travel home woe...

Today, is the first time I decided to venture out since returning home....wearing pants that require a belt. |-|

Well, I had checked my belt, along with a number of my gadgets in the hopes to expedite getting through security.

It didn't help, because they wanted to check my laptop for bomb residue....and found none, and seemed surprised that when they opened it...that it woke up. :?

Anyways....when I went to dig out my belt from my suitcase (which is still sitting on the floor waiting to be completely unpacked....not uncommon for this to take a month or so)....I found this:

Well, that settles it. I do have to go shopping today, but I can't use a belt to hold my pants up. Which would've been okay...except it was pouring rain...and as my pants got kind of caused a problem with whether they would stay up.... :))

Good thing I found out today, rather than tomorrow when I have to go back to work.... &#59;D


  10:49:47 am, by The Dreamer   , 10 words  
Categories: General, Travel

Oops, there's Java code on my blog now....

....but I wanted to put the countdown timer somewhere..... &#59;D


  04:50:24 pm, by The Dreamer   , 103 words  
Categories: Travel

Booked the Cruise

Well, I finally got of my lazy tail, and booked the cruise that I want to take on June 20th.

Gonna see Alaska.

I guess I waited one day too long, because the 1 night hotel pre-cruise stay wasn't available anymore. So, I'll have to settle with hoping that I can make it in on time by air on the day of the cruise start.

Hopefully it won't be like my Xmas trip to Calgary. Though 5 years ago when I went on my last cruise there were also weather related flight delays and I came very close to missing the start of my cruise.


  12:23:01 pm, by The Dreamer   , 150 words  
Categories: General, Travel, WiFi

Homeward bound

Well, I'm about to embark on my trip back home. Hopefully this will be a much more uneventful trip. &#59;D

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  03:21:44 am, by The Dreamer   , 746 words  
Categories: General, Travel

If anything can go wrong, it did!

My winter trek to Calgary was a disaster.....

First it was the cab ride to the airport. Heard on the radio that it was a Level 2 Snow Emergency. While working our way to the airport on I-270, we got cut off and first swerved behind a slow moving truck in the left hand lane...and had to continue the swerve until we hit the wall.

We were stuck. Had to wait for another cab to come and pick me up to continue the ride to the airport. But first the state troopers wouldn't let me go because they insisted on an accident report. He was insisting that it was a Level 3 Snow Emergency and that the airport was closed. But, I had checked and the airport was saying they were turning flights around on time. And, listening to the radio in the second taxi, they were still saying it was a Level 2 Snow Emergency for Franklin County.

Anyways...I arrived a little after 8am...for my 8:51am I might still make it. Except I had too many electronic gadgets in my carryon, so they had to spread everything out for extra passes through the x-ray machine. But, I still made it to the gate with about 10 minutes to spare.

Only there was nobody there. And, nobody around at the previous gate either.

Turned out American was having problems with their airplanes. The 8am flight to ORD was stuck in the gate in need of maintenance and when they finally unstuck the tires....and brought in the other plane, there was apparently a battery problem so it went back to the hanger for work.

After much delay.....the 8am CMH->ORD flight finally departed the gate around 1pm. There was enough vacancies on the flight that everybody for the 8:51am flight (my flight) got rebooked over to it. The 8:51am flight had been rescheduled for 2:30pm. The annoying thing was two other CMH->ORD flights, while delayed...both left before the 8am flight did. But, those were full planes. CMH->DFW was oversold, so they were offering $250 vouchers for people to give up seats.

The DFW bit only means something later.

Now, it should be noted that the flight crew for the CMH->ORD flight was DFW based.

Meanwhile, my connecting flight in Chicago to Calgary left on time...10:35am. Definitely missed it.

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  05:15:55 am, by The Dreamer   , 287 words  
Categories: General, Travel

About to start my winter trek....

Well, I'm about to embark on my annual trip to visit my parents. Despite some misgivings about the whole thing this year..... :?

Hopefully the weather won't mess things up too badly....Winter Storm Warning, Blizzard Watch, Snow about 3.5 hours to the flight. Hopefully I can score a taxi first.

But, I'm going to where it'll be colder.....Calgary. And, the bad thing is the cold air system that will hit Calgary after Xmas...will probably follow me home.... :..(

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  09:05:01 pm, by The Dreamer   , 69 words  
Categories: General, Travel

Starting that holiday stressing.

Well, I'm starting to stress major about the holidays.

I think I got things straight packing and what I'm bringing wise. But, the way winter had jumped in today...and with the Winter Storm warning continuing until 5pm tomorrow. Things could get dicey out there as I try to make my way to the airport at 6am.

Probably won't get any sleep until I get on the airplane.... :yawn:


  05:57:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 57 words  
Categories: General, Travel

eBags Delivery


Today's Delivery from UPS came earlier than expected.

The box was in pretty rough shape...but it would be a bad sign if the contents hadn't survived.

It's my new suitcase. Guess, I really am going to visit my parents this Xmas.

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  12:15:46 pm, by The Dreamer   , 503 words  
Categories: General, Travel

My Xmas Flight

Well, I did it.

I booked a flight to Calgary for the Xmas holidays.

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