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12 Day Grand Mediterranean on the Carnival Dream (plus Rome)

1Day 1: En route to Rome – Having been swamped just about up to the minute we left on this one, I didn’t really have time to get excited about it… I was in the workshop making candles in the morning… I didn’t pack until an hour before I left for the airport… my body decided to switch to Italy’s time zone a couple of days in advance, without checking with me if it was ok… so by the time I got to Toronto, I was pretty much wrecked already… flight from here to there was uneventful… there’s nothing better than the seat beside the toilet on a small plane… ew … at least I had a delicious Ferris best ever veggie sammie en route… and some tasty seed cookies… (this is me delaying the eating of shitty airport food – a mission that was successful until Rome on the way home) Continue reading

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Red Sox Destination: Chicago

1We were both were pretty excited about this trip… we booked an “official” Red Sox Destination trip and neither of us had been to Chicago before. Not that we don’t love Boston and Fenway, but we wanted to see another city.

Drive from home to Bangor was pretty uneventful, except being pulled over at the border and having the car searched. It’s not like we had anything in the car that we shouldn’t have had, but I was STARVING and we were planning to eat in Houlton. I think the boys at the border were just jealous of all the sports we were about to enjoy. All flights were uneventful… were checked into the hotel in Chicago (Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile) by 6:00 their time. Had some supper at ESPN zone (they really give you too much food for one person) and then went back to the hotel to relax for the night… Continue reading