A Little Wine, Lots of Pumpkins, Paints and Fun Times

It was the Saturday before Halloween and time for our annual pumpkin painting. Chili, veggies, cheeses, crackers, grapes and Winking Owl Wine, from Aldi, with a side of chocolate twinkies were enjoyed before the painting started. It was time to get the pumpkins and paints out, but a bottle of wine was almost empty. Dee […]

Stepping Back in Time

Our visit to the Shetlar family lake house on Pomme de Terre Lake included an outing to Lead Mine. It was a 30 to 40 minute drive back into the Missouri country side. The community is located about 3.5 miles east of Tunas on Missouri Route E and approximately 50 miles north-northeast of Springfield, The […]

Food At An Unusual Show

We started our dinner with Prosciutto . . . Mozzarella, Tomato, Balsamic Vinaigrette Gourmet Young Mesclun Greens. Our Entree was Surf & Turf . . . Grilled Beef Tenderlion and Lemon Pepper Shrimp, Fingerling Potatoes, Charred Roasted Broccoli and Peppercorn Sauce. Finally we finished off with a Trilogy of Sweets . . . Red velvet […]

An Unusual Show

We entered the Illusionarium, an immersive and technologically enhanced dining room, for the Cirque Dreams and Steam show. The show is inspired by Science Fiction, Victorian Fashion, Steampunk & the Industrial Revolution.We were seated by our hostess. Steve had reserved the “floor” seating, as it was billed as closer to the stage. The hostess and […]

If you are a foodie . . .

Cagney’s Steakhouse is a wonderful place to have dinner on a NCL cruise, this one is on the Getaway. Cagney’s is a signature restaurant that is dimly lit and discerning affair, marked by dark woods and neutral tones. By using one of our meal credits, we were able to dine on starters, sides, and desserts […]

Fifty Million Dollar Paradise

We arrived at Harvest Caye, Belize and was very surprised to find that we were not on the mainland of Belize. The last time we were in Belize, we had tendered to the port, which was your usual cruise ship experience. There was nothing usual about this beautiful cruise port. It is owned exclusively by […]

Count Those Points

This was our 12th cruise and our 8th on Norwegian Cruise Line (Getaway). When we first started with NCL we were getting double loyalty points for the cruises. This moved us up the ladder to Platinum level for this cruise. As a Platinum members, we have an exclusive check in line at the embarkation port. […]

Happy 70th Birthday

It was a few days late but we celebrated Steve’s 70th Birthday with family and friends. It was an evening filled with food, laughs and good conversation. For the celebration he wanted carrot cake . . . . very good choice with lots of cream cheese icing, his favorite. When it came time to open […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Our day was a day of eating, sharing, playing games and just being together. Mr Booker (a local caterer) did the cooking for us, Mr. Sam (Club) provided the upgraded plastic plates and silverware and everyone jumped in to helped with the clean up. The girls added deviled eggs and desserts to our meal. We […]

Sweet Harvest

We were invited to a Honey Harvest. We didn’t know what to expect, but we knew, from the invite, there would be food, drinks, music and maybe some honey. As we arrived, there were lots of cars turning into the road leading up to the ranch. We parked, grabbed our chairs and cooler and made […]