Operation Tulum: Texan Departure

I took a short, last-minute cruise from Galveston, Texas, on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas. On the eight-day cruise, we visited three ports. After driving into Galveston, about an hour's ride from Houston, we spent the night in the port before boarding our ship. A little history for Galveston. According to Encyclopedia Britannica and … Continue reading Operation Tulum: Texan Departure

Washington Side Trip: Monuments at Night

During my trip to DC in June 2019, I took a charter bus as part of a group tour across the National Mall to tour its monuments at night. We visited the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. Here's some images of what I saw. Jefferson Memorial- 4/5 An isolated, Pantheon-inspired dome out … Continue reading Washington Side Trip: Monuments at Night

Operation Yucatan: A Stop in Belize City

Our gateway into Belize was Belize City, the country's main port and major city. Situated where Haulover Creek runs into the Caribbean Sea, the British established a colony, known as British Honduras. In 1981, it declared independence from the British, and nowadays it is known as the only English-speaking country in Central America. All the … Continue reading Operation Yucatan: A Stop in Belize City

Fort Worth Side Trip: National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Housed in an Art Deco museum with gaping, gleaming halls, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame is a great place to learn about the West's pioneering history and the women who helped create its legacy. There are two stories of memorabilia, fabrics, and plaques that demonstrate the taming of the frontier.   The lower level … Continue reading Fort Worth Side Trip: National Cowgirl Hall of Fame