Cracking on to Thanksgiving and Black Friday. This was the first Thanksgiving that I have ever spent away from family, so it was the first year we’ve ever had to put together our own Thanksgiving meal.  Staying in someone else’s home, in addition to preparing a meal for only two, led us to the, Read More

The drive from Salt Lake to Boise was fairly uneventful, though we did get turned around a bit due to roads closed for construction once we made it to town.  Arriving in the dark, yet again, it was difficult to get a good grasp on the beauty of the mountains and hills surrounding Boise. , Read More

With our Breckenridge sit over, we had a few days to get situated, do laundry, and repack for our Boise, Idaho housesit.  Originally, Ian wanted to drive all the way up to Boise in one go, or maybe stop halfway for a night.  After looking at a few options though, we decided to break, Read More

So whenever Amanda and I are in a new location we try to find some game stores. We will usually either buy something, or see when open game nights are so we can get some gaming in, even better when these stores have open boxes for us to play so we don’t travel around, Read More

With our schedule freed up after our first house sit in Idaho was canceled, we began looking for other possible house sits to fit in before our second sit in Idaho was set to begin in mid-November.  After looking at and applying to several house sits in the Washington/Oregon area, we noticed a house, Read More

In the interest of giving formal reviews for the excursions we participated in, Ian and I rated each excursion, and put together lists of some important things to keep in mind for people booking these excursions on future Royal Caribbean cruises.  Here are our findings: Labadee, Haiti Amiga Island Experience: 5.5/10 Ian’s Rating: 6/10                  , Read More

It’s always a sad moment when you realize it is the last day of a vacation.  However, the last day also happened to be our last day of cruising, and Ian’s Birthday!  What better way to spend your birthday, than on one of the biggest cruise ships in the world? All night, I had, Read More

Cozumel.  Our final stop before we head back to the states, and the earliest arrival of the whole trip.  With the gangway opening before 8:30 in the morning, our shore excursion meeting time was scheduled for 7:45 in the Amber Theater, so I ordered our room service for a 6am delivery.  I pulled back, Read More

It happened.  The thing you never want to have happen when you’re on vacation happened.  Ian got sick.  All night, a tickle in his throat kept him up and coughing.  The throbbing headache from Jamaica turned into a full on stuffed nose sinus infection.  To top it off, muscles I strained while attempting to, Read More

Ah, Jamaica.  After a quick breakfast up at Windjammer, we went out onto the upper decks to check out the view of port.  Alongside us, on the opposite edge of port, was the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.  Once we had gotten some pictures and were done checking out the upper pool decks and enormous, Read More