Monthly Archives: January 2013

White Cheddar-Potato Gratin

I must tell you that I am a die-hard creamy scalloped potato girl.  However, I am always open to new and healthier substitutes. We traveled back to Northern Virginia this holiday season to visit with our children and grandchildren and … Continue reading

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The Holly and the Ivy Tea

It is January and yet I find myself on a cold afternoon, sipping a warm cup of tea thinking of one of my very favorite events of the past year.  The event is the annual Tea-Quila Rose club’s Christmas tea. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year on the Jewel of the Seas – Day 5 At sea

Today we are at sea and on our way back to Tampa and then home.  The day started with a beautiful clear blue sky filled with puffy cumulus clouds that seemed as though they were hovering just over the water. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year on the Jewel of the Seas – Day 4 Cozumel

I just knew today was going to be a wonderfully, glorious day as soon as I stepped out onto the balcony and watched the sun rise high into the sky.  The air was warm and inviting and there was a … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year on the Jewel of the Seas – Day 3 Grand Cayman

Today promised to be a very good day, Randy was finally feeling well enough to eat breakfast at the Windjammer.  We had discovered that if you walked straight through the Windjammer towards the back of the ship there was a … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year on the Jewel of the Seas – Day 2

I awoke this morning to a beautiful sight.  I went out to our balcony and watched as the sun was rising over the beautiful dark blue/black water of the Caribbean.  While I was watching, I found myself lost in thought … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year on the Jewel of the Seas—Day 1

I have to start by saying that I cannot believe we actually made it to the cruise.  We left Florida on December 16th and drove to Virginia to visit with the children and grandchildren for the holidays.  December 26th we … Continue reading

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