Cellpic Sunday – 12 November 2017

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

This week we are headed for our annual trip to Arizona for the winter. Now, we aren’t going to find much water in Arizona, but we are looking forward to a unique (for us) family gathering. We are going on a family cruise in January. As luck would have it, our Eastern Caribbean itinerary was hit hard by this year’s hurricane season. Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience

NCL Pearl-6

This week, Jeff Golenski asks us to share an image or two reflecting exceptional ambience. He goes on to say, “Ambience is the atmosphere of one’s surrounding environment. It basically boils down to how one’s surrounding impact the human senses and alter the feelings of an individual.” Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest

quest-4Panama Canal Zone.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a quest. You can read her entire challenge post here. For me, one journey that I hoped to take led us to the Panama Canal. I don’t even know why that was an important goal for me. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Treat

Tortilla Chips

Our Mexican treat is described in the article.

Huatulco, Mexico.

In this week’s photo challenge, Jen H. asks us to share an image reflective of our season of Halloween. You can read about this week’s challenge here. Treats are a staple of Halloween, but they aren’t exclusive to October’s holiday. Continue reading

The Norwegian Pearl – North to Alaska

NCL Pearl-12

Our first experience with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) occurred in Hawaii on the Norwegian Wind. Though the Wind is no longer in NCL’s fleet, it was there that we learned about NCL’s brand of “Freestyle Cruising”. Our next NCL cruise checked off one of my bucket list travel destinations, the Panama Canal. Continue reading