American Southwest Family Vacation

We followed historic Route 66 on our way to see the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, plus much more in New Mexico and Arizona.

End of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Here are our stories from two and a half years of living in Saudi Arabia while exploring the region.

Excursions to Oman

On two different trips, we strolled Muscat, hiked Wadi Shab, and sailed a dhow through the fjords of Musandam.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


The cruise has ended.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Walked around the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croation with the passengers of several other cruise boats.

Aren't we supposed to be on those yellow tender vessels?

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Friday, April 24, 2009


Rhodes has a completely different air to it. It's proximity to Turkey can be seen in the moorish architecture. What about the castle?

I said no pictures!

Animal Gelato & Butchery

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Santorini & Mikonos

Our first Greek island stop was Santorini.

We rode the gondola up to the top, walked around, then walked down the stairs...dodging donkeys.

Panorama of Santorini
Taking the ferry boat from the cruise ship to shore

See that zig-zag path up on the left?

View of zig-zag path from the gondola


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


We've spent the last couple of days in Venice walking around the city befoure our cruise leave.

Canal Tour?

St. Marks Square?

Murano glass factory visit?

also, Kacey went in 4/4 08 and 11/26 08


Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean

Aboard the Costa Fortuna

Our Itinerary:

4/20/09            Venice, Italy
4/21/09            Bari, Italy
4/22/09            Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
4/23/09            Santorini, Greece
4/24/09            Rhodes, Greece
4/25/09            At Sea
4/26/09            Dubrovnik, Croatia
4/27/09            Venice, Italy

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