Was informed today... less than a week before I am in Ft. Lauderdale... that the Regal Empress has shipped out for Freeport and will not come back to Florida. I am not sure if she is going to the breakers or not. It lists her for sale in Freeport, Bahamas. Looks like I missed her in Houston and in Florida :(

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Tucson Pinal Air Park

Each time I drive between Tucson and Phoenix, I see tails of jets sticking up against the mountains outside Marana where my parents live.

I drove out there the other day and found, unfortunately, they have high security. I had hoped to tour this area, but they do not do that. Evidently it is a big parking lot for unused jumbo jets. It looks very cool!!

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Small World!

Turns out the woman who works at the cruise lines used to live in New Jersey, just a few towns over. I said I had a history teacher with her name and she believes they are related.

Long story short, she is sending me a DVD on the Regal Empress! How cool is that?!?!
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Regal Empress Update

I wrote to the cruise line that oversees the Regal. This is what I got back:

Please contact me as we get closer to the date since the Regal maybe out
on Charter and not in Port Everglades

Kind regards,

Andrea LaSapio
Administrator Marine Operations
Imperial Majesty Cruise Line
4161 NW 5 Street
Suite 200
Plantation, Fl 33317

So... I may be able to get a tour if she is in port!
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Port Everglades - Death of the Regal Empress

On my trip to Ft. Lauderdale in March, I was thinking of going to Port Everglades to see if I can get a few shots of the Regal Empress before it is scrapped next year. In 1953, it was the only liner built for the Greek Line and named the Olympia.


I have never been to Port Everglades and I hope it is somewhere I can park and walk about to take photos. Anyone ever been there?


Beatrice Muller: Now Homeless

Why? Because since 2000 she has been living aboard the QE2. That's quite a retirement! But, it seems, she outlived the service of the QE2. Today, she retired and will be sent to Dubai to be a floating hotel. I sure wish I could get out there, but I am sure I will never make it to the UAE. So, rest well, QE2. I guess Beatrice now has to find somewhere else to live...