The Captain’s Travels: Buccanneers and Bombshells – Day 2 – From the Seas to the Streets

We got a late start this morning, opting to repay yesterday’s sleep debt. Neither of us rolled out of bed until after 10, and we didn’t leave the room until after 11 in search of breakfast. We ended up at First Watch, a purportedly “healthy” option. We did not select the healthy options. Okay, healthy… Ish. Does glazed bacon count

The Captain’s Travels: Buccaneers and Bombshells – Day 1: The Calm Before the Storm

And I’ve set sail again, this time to the largest gathering of like-minded maritime adventurers in all of the country, Gasparilla! This time I’m bringing the dragon who calls herself Stevie. The journey begins by first scouting out the local lands of Tampa Bay before the invasion, then it’s off on a ship of my own – well, it’ll be mine

The Captain’s Travels: Las Vegas – Day 1 – The Sad Cheese Platter Experience

I traveled with my parents, my sister, and her boyfriend to Las Vegas to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. It took several months of secrecy, but we were able to successfully plan the vacation without my dad’s knowledge until we told him two days prior to our departure. We arrived at our hotel Sunday night, missing the CES 2017 crowd by mere

The Captain’s Travels: Oahu – Day 6 – Journey to Atlantis!

(This post originally appeared on Facebook before I started this blog.) Captain’s Log, Day 6 Found an alternate portal to the world below. Observed the natives without interfering. Star Fleet would be proud. Traveled north and swam with more domesticated natives. Private Nick was wounded in battle when the local gods sent him tumbling, including injuries not noticed until later. Fortunately,

The Captain’s Travels: Oahu – Day 5 – Maunawili Falls

Captain’s Log, Day 5 (This entry appears to have been torn out.) Note from the future: Similar to Day 2 when I didn’t write much, apparently I didn’t write anything for this day’s adventuring, so this will all be from memory. Nearing the end of our vacation, despite all the driving around and leisurely time spent on beaches and shores, we hadn’t yet really spent

The Captain’s Travels: Oahu – Day 4 – Welcome… to Jurassic Park

(This post originally appeared on Facebook before I started this blog.) Captain’s Log, Day 4 Went hunting for the elusive dinosaur. Came home empty handed and hungry after hiding from Godzilla in an old military bunker. Had to defend against a velociraptor, but it’s okay – it’s the size of a turkey, not a lion, and it doesn’t have friends upon