Maya the dog (we got at Tractor Supply adoption event Nov. 08 from organization Take my Paws) and sadly has passed in Oct. 2022 after dealing with cushings disease, arthritis and hearing loss. Pip Squeak the cat (we got at Humane Society of Huron Valley in Jan. 08) she was our last pet and pasted June 21, 2024 after strokes, vision issues, and finally breathing issues made us help her transition. We currently don't plan on getting more pets. We love them dearly but it is tough losing them and who knows at this point if a new dog or cat might outlive us as we both are in our retirement years.

2022 was a very tough year as our son passed June 14th, 2022 after a two plus year fight with DIPG (cancer in the brain stem). We plan on doing our best to enjoy life while we are able. We are planning more cruises, bought an inexpensive home in Michigan for summers so we can see family and longtime friends and plan to enjoy this adventure we call life.

Pip & Maya Pip Maya
My homepage will document some of the locations we have traveled to; with links to related web sites and photos. Also, I may have some misc links. Hope you enjoy or find useful for researching your own travels!

Key Largo, Florida

Key Largo, Florida - Waterfront condo in Key Largo, Florida No longer rented

Past or Upcoming travel information, photos & links

Possible next cruise 25 Nights - Norwegian Cruise Line (Asia)
Norwegian Spirit (8 and 9th-99 days on Norwegian after this trip, Platinum rewards on first cruise, Sapphire on second), Nov. 2024

28 Nights - Norwegian Cruise Line (New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia)
Norwegian Spirit (6 and 7th-74 days on Norwegian after this trip), March 2023

Los Angeles to Miami (through the Panama Canal, 15 Nights) - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Panama City, Panama; Panama Canal (full transit) Cartagena, Colombia
Norwegian Bliss (5th-47 days on Norwegian), Dec. 2022

Southern Caribbean (11 night cruise) - St. John's, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba
Royal Caribbean, Serenade of the Seas (3rd-26 days on Royal Caribbean), Feb. 2017

Quick Michigan getaway trip (3 day) - Mackinac Island Oct. 2016

Mediterranean (9 day cruise) - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Amalfi, Italy; Messina, Sicily, Italy; Marseille, France; Nice (Villefranche), France; Ajaccio, Corsica, France; Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Rome (Civitavecchia)
Celebrity Silhouette (1st-9 days on Celebrity), Sept. 2016

Eastern Caribbean (8 day cruise) - Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Royal Caribbean, Navigator of the Seas, Feb. 2016

California Cruise (7 day cruise) - Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Ensenada, Mexico; San Diego, CA
Crown Princess (8th-64 days on Princess), Oct. 2015

Eastern Caribbean Cruise (8 day cruise) - Miami, Fairchild gardens; Saint Thomas, USVI; Antigua; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Nassau, Bahamas; Key Largo, FL
Carnival Breeze (6th-44 days on Carnival), Feb. 2015

New England Cruise (7 day cruise) - New York (Brooklyn), NY; Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint Johns, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia
Royal Princess, Sept. 2014

Cozumel and Grand Cayman (5 day cruise) - Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Cozumel, Mexico; Playa Del Carmen; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Ruby Princess, Jan. 2014

Pisgah Inn, North Carolina
September 2013

Back to back cruises (7 & 7 day) - Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus) Greece; Ephesus (Izmir) Turkey; Split, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Olympia (Katakolon) Greece
Norwegian Jade (3rd & 4th-32 days on Norwegian), May 2013

Southern Caribbean Cruise (11 day) - Miami, FL; Samana, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Maarten/St. Martin; Antigua; Dominica; Barbados; St. Kitts
Norwegian Dawn, Mar. 2012

Southern & Eastern Caribbean Cruises (7 & 7 day) - Ft. Lauderdale; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Curacao; Aruba; Nassau, The Bahamas; St. Thomas, USVI; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk
Grand Princess & Carnival Freedom, Dec. 2011

European Cruise (14 day) - Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Rotterdam, Holland; Dover, England; Le Havre, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Cannes, France; Genoa, Italy; Livorno, Italy; Civitavecchia, Italy (near Rome)
Star Princess, Sept. 2010

Western Caribbean Cruise (7 day) - Ft. Lauderdale; Ocho Rio, Jamaica; Grand Caymond, BWI; Belize
Carnival Liberty, May 2009

Eastern Caribbean Cruise (7 day) - Miami; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; St. Thomas, USVI; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Nassau, Bahamas
Carnival Liberty, October 2008

Pisgah Inn, North Carolina
June 2008

Arizona - Phoenix; Grand Canyon; Sedona; Jerome
Arizona, April 2008

Florida Keys - Boating around Key Largo; Little Palm island
Movies of Dolphins, Manatee, Roseate Spoonbill, Little Palm, etc. Dec. 2007

Key West, FL
31 meg, Slide show of Fantasy Fest, Oct. 27, 2007

Alaska Cruise (7 day) - Seattle; Vancouver; Sitka; Cruising Hubbard Glacier; Skagway; Juneau
Royal Carribean, Serenade of the Seas, May 2007

Key Largo, FL, Miami, FL; boating
Photos of Friends & activities, March 2007

Key Largo, FL; boating
Photos of Friends & activities, December 2006

Oakland, California
Brook's family, May 2006

Key Largo, FL
Mike & Debbie Brooks, Nov. 2005

Key Largo, FL
Joann Dils, Sept. 2005

Central American Cruise (8 day) - Miami; Belize City, Belize; Limon, Costa Rica; Colon, Panama
Carnival Spirit, March 2004

Key Largo photos w/Brooks
2003 Key Largo, December 2003

Mexican Riviera Cruise (10 day) - Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico
Sun Princess, March 2003

Western Caribbean Cruise (7 day) - Miami, FL; Grand Cayman; Roatan, Honduras; Belize; Cozumel, Mexico
Norwegian Sun, March 2002

Hawaii Trips - Maui; Kauai
Maui, April 2001, Kauai, May 2001

Europe Trips - Holland, Netherlands; Amsterdam; Woerden, Linschoten; Oudewater, Haastrecht; Schoonhoven; Neuwport; Kinderdijk; Venice, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy;
Holland, April 2000, Italy, May 2000

Europe Trips - London, England; Paris, France
London, England and Paris, France 1999

Southern Caribbean Cruises (7 & 7 day) - Old San Juan; Barbados; St. Lucia; St. Martin; St. Kitts; St. Thomas; Aruba; La Guaira, Venezuela; Grenada; Dominica; St. Thomas
Dawn Princess, April 1999

Michigan Upper Penninsula - Hancock; Copper Harbor; Porcupine Mountains; Presque Isle; Manistique
MI State Parks, September 1998

Oakland & San Francisco, California
California, April 1998

Anchorage, Alaska & a Cruize from Seward to Vancouver (7 day) - Anchorage, Alaska; Denali National Park; Seward; Valdez; Yakutat Bay; Hubbard Glacier; Skagway; Juneau
Carnival Tropicale, July 1997 - Larger photos

Big Island of Hawaii & Oahu
January 1997

Cozumel & Cancun, Mexico
April 1996

Florida Keys by motorhome
Dec. 1995

Cape Canaveral, Venice, Florida by motorhome -
Dec. 1993

Older Vacations -
List by date, location and companions

My first family trip, I was born in Japan in 1957 - Japan2 Japan3 Japan4 Japan5 Japan6

Water related

Travel - Links (verified 11/12)
Looe Key & Key Largo, Florida - Fish photos
Cozumel, Mexico - Fish photos
Hawaii & Oahu - Fish photos

Leftovers (mainly a bunch of photos, over the years)

Fall 09 - Quicktime movie (photos) of fall colors coming home 10-26-09
Summer 08 - Photos of hail in June
Winter 07 - Photos of weather
Family stuff - Misc Photos
Friend stuff - Photos
Misc stuff - 1957 Japan7 and Family Photos
Misc1 stuff - 1957 Japan1 and Family Photos
Misc2 stuff - 1957 Japan and Misc2 Family Photos
Chelsea, Michigan - Our old home on Cavanaugh Lake 1992-2007
Chelsea, Michigan - Our old home in Inverness Woods pre-move 2007-Feb. 2013
Eastern Michigan University & Trotwood Madison High School Track memories - TM-1975 - EMU-1976 - EMU-1977 - EMU-1978 - EMU-1979
My stuff

I'm an Eastern Michigan Alumni and always will be a Huron!!! Huron logo.

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