Eeda & Jahn

Eeda and Jahn

Eeda & Jahn

Wondering about our names? These are our travel names - because everyone calls us by our first names on flights, tours, etc... and they pronounce our names "Eee-duh" and "Jaw-un" ...Every. Single. Time. We joke around and call ourselves this from time-to-time at home.

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas March 8th 2021

We left Vegas Monday morning. We were home by 5pm. Just a few things of note.... We are still technically in a pandemic. You would never really know this in Vegas. No one was ever-ever-ever following the 6-foot rule. Masks were being worn by basically everyone everywhere but many people weren't covering their noses with their masks (even waitresses). Saturday, when the full-on young crowd was here, masks were optional outside everywhere it seemed. They didn't care. There were some crowded places at times during this trip so we were shocked. Thankfully, there were free mask dispensers and hand sanitizer dispensers at every entrance to our hotel and there were a lot of ways in and out of our hotel. We took advantage of the free masks and the sanitizers on a regular basis. I changed ... read more
California vehicles have no rules against tinting (this was a CA tag)
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Egypt Hotel
Mandalay Bay  - Famous for the saddest reason

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas March 7th 2021

Sunday was a good day in Vegas. We didn't do too much before noon today. Lunch was at Gordon Ramsay's Burgers here in Planet Hollywood. We had noon reservations. There are no menus. You use your phone to scan the code on a small card they give you so your menu shows-up on your phone. The options are basic but nice. We both ordered a burger (Dubliner, 3 cheese for me and I'm not sure what he ordered) and we also got some parmesan truffle fries to split. I ordered a white sangria with pear Prosecco and Chardonnay with a hint of cinnamon. It was okay. My burger was fine, nothing amazing. Kamie's was medium and it was raw in the middle - not pink - raw. He barely ate half. We thought the fries were ... read more
Gordon Ramsay's Burger Restaurant
That's a Pear Sangria at from Gordon Ramsay's

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas March 6th 2021

Saturday in Vegas. WOW Friday was busy but Saturday is packed. Scarily so. By the way, masks are mandated to be worn outside so we do (but many people do not). Let's backup. Kamie slept-in and I was awake by 7am (Vegas time). There are two Starbucks in our hotel. They were both packed. I waited in line over an hour for an iced tea and it was worth it. We tried to have lunch at Gordon Ramsay's Burger Restaurant but all their reservations for today were taken. We made a reservation for tomorrow. We had sandwiches from "Earl of Sandwich" which Kamie loved and I would pass on in the future. The bread was 10X better than Subway, however. We walked outside and the weed smoke hit us again. We were on the south side ... read more
The morning line for Starbucks (every morning it was this long or longer)
PH Chandeliers
A shop in the mall surrounding our hotel

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas March 5th 2021

We are in Vegas! Kamie got 10 days off work so we booked this trip ... read more
Poor Arthur
Us at the airport
Flying into Nevada

North America » Canada » Quebec December 7th 2019

I'm writing this final entry after the fact, clearly. We had a whirlwind weekend. Friday evening we again were out exploring Quebec and it was getting colder and colder. We also realized our hotel has three restaurants which, in comparison to the skyrocket prices around the hotel, offer better food for less money (overall). So, we made reservations for dinner in one of the hotel restaurants but we still decided to walk around some of the side streets tonight. The hotel, by the way, has steadily increased in traffic daily. Thursday evening the check-in desk was backed-up with people everywhere. Tonight, the lobby is packed full of people coming and going and then we see later on.... there's a ball in the ballroom!! They had a red carpet setup and "security" in tuxes so only those ... read more
Typical Menu
Convenience store

North America » Canada » Quebec December 6th 2019

We have been out and about today so I'm writing my blog for today early. It's basically dark now so we'll go back out in a minute. It is completely dark by 4:30pm here every day. The lights start coming-on outside around 3:00pm. I was up semi-early today and took a shower and was ready long before Kamie was at 11am. That seems to be our "get out and about" time on this getaway. Good for us. We need the rest. First off today, we checked on the Toboggin ride they have outside our hotel. It was not open and running today. We would have froze to death anyway. It was 6 below freezing out this morning. We took the Funicular - which is a moving elevator - down the hill to the shops of Old ... read more
The lobby of the hotel is beautiful with several sitting areas
Today's weather - 6 below freezing
Our hotel has been around since at least 1602

North America » Canada » Quebec December 5th 2019

We had a full day of sightseeing yesterday and it was glorious! I was wearing my new boots which are super cute (that's mandatory, right?) and comfortable too but after nearly 9,000 steps and walking up and down hills all day, my poor feet were warm but tired by the time we finally came back to the hotel room around 10:30pm last night. First, we returned to see the Christmas Markets at night. We walked through every area of the markets we could find. The Christmas Markets are in association with the Bavarian region of Germany and they have 80 to 90 vendors from Germany selling various items - hats, gloves, soaps, ornaments, hot chocolate, nougats, jewelry, etc. I've purchased two ornaments so far but their really hasn't been anything stand out to us as something ... read more
Our hotel
Entrance to our hotel

North America » Canada » Quebec December 4th 2019

Welcome to the North Pole! This is the greeting we were given by a jolly man with a white beard when we flew into Quebec yesterday - we weren't even in the airport yet - he was waiting for passengers as we got off the plane and started our walk down the "hallway" that leads into the airport! We then walked directly into the airport staring at a Café Starbucks which I was really in need of to simply stay awake for a couple more hours. Kamie was off to the restroom while I listened to Christmas music overhead, noticed the airport had a kids (and adults) area setup with The Grinch movie showing on a giant TV, and adjacent to that was a Lexus SUV wrapped in a big red bow. This small airport sang ... read more
Kamie smoking outside Toronto airport

North America » United States November 4th 2019

Well…. we were bad kids on the last night of the cruise. We listened to some music, walked around here and there, etc. Didn’t get to bed until after 1:30am sometime… and the boat began slipping into the New York harbor a little after 5am. I tiptoed around and grabbed my camera and went outside and watched. Everything was quiet except for the nonstop early morning traffic on the Verrazano Bridge. I probably took a hundred pictures. It was chilly and I was exhausted but I kept slipping out to the balcony and then back in the room to finish packing the last suitcase. I could see the city waking-up every time I stepped on the balcony so it was nearly impossible to stay in the room. By the way, you know what the one thing ... read more
Another view
Veranzzo Bridge
Balcony view

North America » United States November 2nd 2019

We woke-up to the ship still rocking and rolling today. It was so dark and stormy that at one point they almost shutdown deck 14 because it was raining so hard it was blowing rain onto the entire deck. It was weird to see. People were walking all over the boat today like they were drunk. It really didn’t calm down until about an hour ago and it’s midnight now. I should be asleep. On that note… today we settled with the casino (we won a whopping $5), settled our account, picked-up our pics, played in the arcade for a couple of hours and then rode bumper cars afterwards. Tonight we went to The Music Hall and listened to a band called The Royal Swedes. They were singing songs like “Feel Like Making Love” and “I ... read more
My favorite
I'm in the top 3 now
Kamie playing

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