Wednesday, December 24, 2014
My Alphabe-Thursday (5th), the letter "F" — Some places I've been starting with "F"
States: (I've been to all 50)
Cities over 100,000 population where I've been:
|Fort Collins||United States|
|Fort Lauderdale||United States|
|Fort Wayne||United States|
|Fort Worth||United States|
|Frankfurt am Main||Germany|
Starting with the countries:
Finland: In the Spring of 2007 we did an eleven-day Baltic Capital cruise.
Places we visited were: COPENHAGEN; DENMARK (two days); Ship: Star Princess (Embarkation Port: Copenhagen, Denmark – 10 Days 07/01/10 (AT SEA) – THU 07/11/10); STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN; HELSINKI, FINLAND; ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (two days); TALLINN, ESTONIA; GDANSK (GDYNIA), POLAND; FRI07/09/10 – AT SEA; OSLO, NORWAY; and back to COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (SUN 07/11/10 – morning and part of afternoon) then back to London for evening. I said that I would be blogging more about some of these as time goes by. You can search my blog to see how many I missed.
In Helsinki (link for Helsinki CC like) we spent the most part of a day on shore. Here are a couple of pictures (you can click on any and it should fill your screen):
Overheard in more than one cabin: “Now are our feet pointed forward or towards the back of the ship?”
This white church is a Lutheran church located in Helsinki, Finland. It is beautiful and also very active. Mrs. Jim and I had a snack with the ladies in the basement.
Another commonly heard conversation: “Should we eat breakfast at the buffet or in the dining room? I opt for the buffet because we have a larger selection.” “No, I prefer the dining room because I like to have people bring me my food.”
And one at the diner table: “You were wearing a straw hat yesterday on the tram, were you not?”
“Yes, why do you ask?”
“I was wondering if you ever got to where you wanted to go.”
“Oh, that was you we were riding with. We did. Thank you a lot for helping us figure out that figure eight system the have.”
This couple got off every time from the ‘3B’ tram when it got to where they got on. Had they stayed on they would have seen it switch to ‘3T’ and complete the other loop that they could not get to.
- Jenny is starting in now on her tenth series of Alphabe thursday. With 52 weeks in a year and 26 letters in the alphabet she is now in her fifth year. I am linked to her blog, GO HERE for more participants and their offerings.
- I am in my fifth series of Alphabe Thusday. I intend to put on some pictures of my travels when I can find a few. Some are in albums, pictures I've taken before a digital camera came to me. I haven't scanned any yet.
Thanks for taking us on a whirlwind tour around the world. I like the adoption of an alpha travelling here as it cuts way the monotony of a one country tour, which gets predictable within seconds. Your travels span the whole world and builds up the anticipation skipping over different locations and cultures. Thanks for wonderful moments shared in 2014 and pray likewise for the ensuing year ahead. Merry Christmas to you and Mrs Jim and happy holidays!