Author Archives: markchallender

Things we use to make life easier

Time out bench, mattress genie, RAM Mount cup holder, stainless steel straws with rubber tips so I can recline my chair and get back up. We use the time out bench to ear at normal height tables. I can’t lift … Continue reading

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Sneaky Surprise!

Seven days have flown by. At 7:15 this morning it was warm enough to go out on the balcony at which point Ruby started loading me up with a step stool and other things like pillows, blankets, towels and my … Continue reading

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We adapt, inventing and improvising as things change

I have sporadic inclusion body myositis, a neurological muscle condition that causes the large muscles to deteriorate. There is no cure and no treatment. Google it. I don’t play guitar and my only real claim to fame is that Peter … Continue reading

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San Diego

We got a bit of a late start but we found a Rite Aid and bought ibuprofen that we forgot. Then we went on the Midway and saw where history was made during the time after WW 2

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San Diego on Eurodam

Going to find a store to buy ibuprofen, visit the Midway (maybe I will get to use the amateur radio that is on board) and we’re just going to look around. Here’s to a well placed gang plank. Maybe we … Continue reading

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Here I sit

In the explorations lounge at the bow looking out a large window seeing the occasional whale, reading a book, relaxing and waiting for Ruby to get back from her facial that she won in a raffle the other day. Life … Continue reading

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Ok, here it is!

73 days, Panama Canal, Western Caribbean, key west, Dominican Republic, Amazon River, four back to back cruises. We’re loving it and will be back December 18.

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Make it like home

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It’s Monday

It’s Monday, I know because the carpet in the elevator says it is Monday.

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Kindness and patience

Our first room was labeled “fully accessible” but it was virtually impossible to navigate. It had a post in the middle, a couch that had to be moved and almost no room to move between the bed and desk. And, … Continue reading

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