Category Archives: Carole

What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 6 (At Sea)

By | December 23, 2018

Monday, August 20 was the sixth day of our vacation, and the third day of our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise. It was one of our two “sea days” — days without a port call — and we spent it transiting the eastern Baltic Sea, having left Rostock, Germany around midnight the night before and not arriving in Tallinn,… Read More »

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 5 (Fear and Loathing in Berlin)

By | December 23, 2018

Sunday, August 19 was the first full day of our nine-day Baltic cruise, and when I say “fulI” mean full. It was one hell of a long day. We docked in Warnemunde (the port of the city of Rostock), on the coast, and took a train three hours south to Berlin. We were driven all over the city in… Read More »

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 4 (All Aboard)

By | December 22, 2018

Saturday, August 18 was the first day of our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise aboard the “Norwegian Breakaway”, a big-ass cruise ship decorated from end to end in New York-oriented stuff. Most of the year it serves the New York market, but for some reason did a series of back to back summer 2018 cruises out of Copenhagen in… Read More »

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 3 (Tivoli)

By | December 22, 2018

Friday, August 17 was our first full day in Copenhagen and the last day before we embarked on our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise. We kept things simple and didn’t try to do too much; mostly we wandered around the legendary Tivoli Gardens amusement park and dodged a couple of showers. Tivoli Gardens is the second-oldest amusement park in… Read More »

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 2 (Arrival)

By | December 21, 2018

Day 2 of our Baltic Sea vacation was our first day in Denmark. Our red-eye flight from Chicago got us to Copenhagen at 1 pm local time, which actually worked out well. By the time we got our bags (all four made it! yeah!) and caught a train from the airport to Copenhagen’s central rail station downtown, it… Read More »

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 1 (Across The Pond)

By | December 21, 2018

This past August we took what was probably our most ambitious vacation ever — a nine day cruise around the Baltic Sea, stopping off in quite a few countries along the way. I say “ambitious” because frankly, we ran ourselves ragged in the course of things by trying to do as much as humanly possible and then some,… Read More »

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Messiah Sing

By | December 12, 2018

The Burlington Choral Society (Carole Furr, member, usually) held an open-to-all Messiah Sing last night at the North Avenue Alliance Church. I’m sure ours was much like any other: we did about a third of the full work in about 90 minutes’ time. The soloists and accompanying pianist were first-rate. Jay, who sings so badly that he can… Read More »

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Happy Thanksgiving from Carole

By | November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. As usual, we spent a quiet Thanksgiving. No family visits. Just us and kitties. But I’m thankful that Jay was home. He’s been traveling an awful lot. Last weekend, he walked yet another 3-Day (Susan G. Komen event) in San Diego. Came home with horribly blistered feet and he’s been experiencing some strain in one… Read More »

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Travel and appetite

By | August 17, 2018

Some days when I’m traveling, my appetite gets extremely erratic. I’m not sure why…my current theory is that my digestion slows to almost nothing when I have to sit for like twelve hours without moving, and it may take several days to get moving again. Anyway, we’re in Copenhagen, and I’m having one of those days. We got… Read More »

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