Bois Cotlette Estate, Dominica

Since we can only get off the boat on Dominica, on an excursion, we opt for the historical rather than the beachy stuff. The plantation Bois Cotlette; sometimes a sugar cane, coffee and rum estate halfway up a small mountain is a great choice. We learn that in the 16th century before there were any…

Willemstad, Curasao

Curasao is a nicer Caribbean island with a not so nicer past. Willamstad is very nice, upscale and if you don’t do any reading you might think that the entire island is prosperous! It’s not, with an unemployment rate of over 25% there are some serious issues here. But I like to think my tourist…

Four Hours to Nowhere

Covid has thrown us a curveball. Since we left Ft. Lauderdale two countries have restricted access to cruise ships, Grenada and Dominica. We can still go ashore but only with an excursion group, ugh. We prefer to just wander and explore new places but we are happy to follow the rules and glad we get…

Oranjestad, Aruba

Glad to be off the boat, this is a long stop (arrival at 7:00 am and departure around 9:30 tonight) so no need to hurry this morning. We are the only ship in port so the island is not overrun with camera-toting tourists. Carl and I enjoyed our walk along the southern edge of the…

Challenges

Another day at sea..ugh. You know that I don’t sit still well, I find it hard to just do nothing, but this is mandatory fun so I’ll have to find something to occupy my time today. Eat breakfast, walk, time in the hot tub, ok now its 1:00. Back in our room I/we try to…

Cruise Day Two – at sea

At sea today, we have the whole day to get oriented and figure out what there is to do while trapped on the ship. Watched the sun rise on our balcony with the coffee I found on deck 5, we are on deck 10. I know, I know, we should have ordered coffee the night…

OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY

We’re on our way – our first travel out of the country, just the two of us, since Covid came to town. We are almost excited as we get closer to the big day. Now if we can just remember how to do it, travel I mean! We said goodbye to our house sitters, Phillipe…

Spring 2021

Monday April 5, 2021 As a reminder for anyone that may be reading this for the first time! Our goal is to visit as many National Park sites as we can before time and/or ill health stop us. Since we acquired our camper nearly two years we have managed to get most of the parks…

Pocahontas State Park, VA to Kings Bay, Ga

October 21, 2020 – Pocahontas State Park, VA. the most beautiful setting is how I will remember this park. Huge wooded sites and quiet. We settle in, and go out to Fredericksburg National Battlefield. The park ranger gives us a lunch spot recommendation down the road some so we check it out. Wonder of wonders…