Travel Blogs from Avalon
... of Texas Longhorns having a shop in the terminal and one guy wearing a cowboy hat and carrying what looked like a gun case, the real Texas continued to surprise me throughout my 5 days there. I saw more oil rigs off the coast of California and already I've seen many more guns, cowboy hats and cactus' in Mexico. Austin and it's Northern counterpart Dallas are both modern cities, and I was soon to find that the image I had of Texas was of the far West, where Oil ...
... Back on the boat for lunch followed by a motor down the coast to Two Harbors (I really really want to type Harbours....) – a much quieter anchorage with a slightly cheaper ferry (25c less...) another nice meal in another harbourside restaurant (actually the ONLY restaurant).
John got his hopes up the next morning as we looked out to sea – wind?! Just ruffling the surface of the water – would we get a sail in on the ...
... enjoyed looking at these memorials and taking pictures of them. I especially felt connected to the Merchant Marine memorial as my grandfather (on my mother's side) was a Merchant Marine. Unfortunately, I never got to meet him because he died before I was born.
At 12 noon we boarded the shuttle at the hotel to take us to the port so we could start the process of boarding our cruise ship - The Star.
... as well as the entire island, if he smoked outside you can bet so did all of his guests and workers. They feel that is the reason the interior still looks brand new in spite of being nearly 100 years old.
The theater has a stage, dressing rooms, orchestra pit as well as a screen and projectors for showing movies. It seats over 1100 people. We went to see a movie. The tickets were cheaper than on the mainland and as a bonus ...
... on the sea doos is plenty and we saw a giant jelly fish. Here's the secret sauce on this excursion. If it's windy and rough in the morning it will be calmer in the afternoon and vice versa. You don't need to make reservations ahead of time if you can be flexible. Wait till you have a very calm ocean day.
The highlight of the trip was the snorkeling. You can join tours if you wish or go to lovers cove which has the highest ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed