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Musee Oceanographique, Musée Océanographique, Monaco, Monaco-Ville, Mediterranean Cruise, European travel, What to do in Monaco, view from Musee Oceanographique

Snapshots of Monaco’s Musée Océanographique

Perched atop cliffs, overlooking the Mediterranean sea was our favorite stop in Monaco, the Musée Océanographique. What is funny is that I probably would not have toured it if I hadn’t had Mary Polly with me.  The Musée Océanographique dates from 1901 and was the brainchild of Prince Albert I. Jacques Cousteau was even the director …

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Snapshots of Monaco

In September of 2012, my daughter, Mary Polly and I went on a Mediterranean cruise on the ship, the Carnival Breeze.  This post is about our first stop. Cruise Port: Monaco. We had attended our cruise director’s lecture on the highlights of the cruise port Monaco and he was not lying when he told us …

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Snapshots of the Carnival Breeze

In September of 2012, my daughter, Mary Polly and I went on a Mediterranean Cruise.  This post is all about the unbelievable boat that took us on this fabulous trip, the Carnival Breeze.  We boarded this ship in Barcelona, Spain. Last year at this time, I had already booked our Mediterranean cruise on the Carnival …

Snapshots of Banff Fall Color

We are spending our Fall Break in the Canadian Rockies, and the Banff Fall Color is absolutely stunning. The trees are a sparkling gold instead of just yellow. Against the pine trees and the blue sky, the color shines so bright.  As we are hiking through this part of the Canadian Rockies this week, we …