Sweetie and I did some camping in Goliad but then we went on a hiatus for a while.
As recently as last May (2022), we enjoyed a 6 night cruise from Memphis to New Orleans on the American Queen steamship. We both had a great time seeing the mighty Mississippi run its course and we visited many small towns and cities along the route.
In October, Sweetie and I took a European Waterways trip in the Loire Valley in France. Unfortunately, on Day 5, a passenger notified the captain that he tested positive for the COVID. Following their guidelines from the company, the crew tested themselves and all of the passengers. Of the 8 passengers, five of us tested positive. That left only one couple (who, by the way, did a self-test and tested themselves as negative) who could remain on board. The other six (one of which did not test positive) had to pay for our taxi back to Paris and arrange for our hotels until our scheduled flights departed. The taxi costs about €500 for the trip - split 3 ways.
After that, we booked a Viking cruise over the Christmas holidays. We traveled from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to several different Caribbean islands before returning to San Juan for our flight back to Houston.
This year, we flew to St. Lucia and stayed at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian resort for a much needed break and relaxation week.
Next up is our trip to Ireland. We are returning to European Waterways and our second barge trip on the River Shannon riding a great barge, Shannon Princess.
Later this year, we visit Japan for the first time. We will have a three day pre-cruise land tour visiting Tokyo and surrounding areas before getting on our ship and visiting 8 ports in Japan and South Korea. Can't wait for that!
More later if I remember how to log onto this blog.