My Travels to Cuba

WHAT WAS REQUIRED OF US:

  1. Passport (Proof of citizenship)
  2. Visa (Permits entry in to a country) $75/person
  3. Travel Affidavit

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

I do want to emphasize that we traveled to Cuba via a cruise ship and once we arrived to the Port of Tampa we were given our Visa’s.  Completion of the Visa would be required prior to going through immigration in order to get into Cuba.  If you’re flying over I would imagine you would have to obtain your Visa before arriving or at the airport.  *Tip: Although it didn’t happen to us, it is important that you do not lose your Visa and that you fill it out correctly because if any of these two things happens you have to purchase the Visa’s over.* Continue reading

Ancestry DNA provides the missing pieces to my family puzzle!

Disclaimer: This is a longer read than normal; but it’s a great one!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and just assume we’ve all worked a puzzle at some point in our lives.  Puzzles tend to range in size with as many or as few oddly shaped pieces imaginable.

Connecting smaller pieces together in order to create a larger masterpiece is the goal when working any puzzle.  Like most, I start with the border; because in fact, that’s the easiest part.

From there I begin to concentrate on certain areas of the puzzle and I begin filling in the center by gently pressing two pieces together.  I can sit in silence for hours focusing on matching one correct piece with another, and another, and another.  For weeks, one puzzle can consume most of my time. Continue reading