Cruising the Caribbean

Bushnell, FL

We’ve spent the last few days just hanging around central Florida, enjoying mild temperatures compared to the cold experienced by friends and family who live in the North.  One day we had the opportunity to meet and visit with Pam and Vic of the blog Travelin’ in the Big EZ.   They were staying in Zephyrhills, about forty miles south of us, so we arranged to meet for lunch in Dade City.

Pam and Vic not only share our current life style of living in a motorhome, they also share many common experiences from our previous lives.  Both are former educators and Vic was a middle school principal and taught history, as did John.  We spent a few pleasant hours trading stories and enjoying a nice lunch at a neat restaurant, Kafe Kokopelli.  We look forwarding to meeting again later this winter.

Tomorrow, Friday, we continue our trek south and head to Miami.  We’ll park the motorhome on the property of a  friend of a friend and on Sunday we’ll board the cruise ship Norwegian Sun for a ten day cruise in the Caribbean.  We’ve never been on a cruise and are not sure this type of thing is for us, but life is all about new experiences, so off we go.

Internet access is very limited on a cruise ship so we will not be blogging for a couple of weeks.  Look for a “cruise summary” upon our return . . .

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22 Responses to Cruising the Caribbean

  1. Dave says:

    Enjoy the trip, nice time of the year to do this type of thing…hope it all goes well. –Dave

  2. Gat Taylor says:

    So glad you got to meet Pam and Vic…I enjoy their blog too.
    We have never been on a cruise either…can’t wait to hear all about it!

  3. Have fun and be safe. Don’t be surprised if you won’t fit in your hiking clothes coming home. Hope you had a good thanksgiving with new friends.

  4. That’s terrific you got to meet up with Pam and Vic! Hope you have a fun cruise!

  5. Allison says:

    Have a great sail. Take lots of pictures, we want to see what it looks like! Bon voyage.

  6. heyduke50 says:

    we cruised a lot in our pre-retired lives, and will have to do so once again soon….

  7. Janna says:

    Hope you have a wonderful time!

  8. pmbweaver says:

    What adventure you two are going to have. Sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

    Have a safe trip. We are looking forward to your summary.

  9. Suzi says:

    We’ll miss you, enjoy yourselves but hurry back!

    Sue

  10. rommel says:

    “Come and knock on my door. We’ll be waiting for you.”
    Darn it, now I’m trying to figure out who talked about Kafe Kokopelli on her blog. Grrr!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. colibabas says:

    Have a great cruise. We look forward to pics of your adventure.
    Safe travels!

  12. Ingrid says:

    Have a wonderful time. My sister cruises regularly and absolutely loves them. Me….NOT a fan. I felt confined and captive. I love the freedom of the RV and land. Looking forward to posts on this new adventure and all the ports along the way. Enjoy :-)

    • placestheygo says:

      That is exactly what I am worried about, Ingrid. Neither of us are real sure about this whole thing. I am more concerned about the 2000 people all in ONE space!! But since we have a free place for the RV with power, it was a chance to give it a try with friends. We’ll let know what we think real soon.

  13. Pam says:

    We so enjoyed getting to finally meet you! We have another thing in common: never been on a cruise either. We will be anxious to hear your review. Bon Voyage!

  14. LuAnn says:

    We have not been on a cruise either so will look forward to your summary and how much you enjoyed the big ship. :)

  15. Erin says:

    We just got back today from our back-to-back cruise that brought us from Istanbul, Turkey back to the US. Hope you find that cruising is something you like to do…the key is to find a cruiseline that matches up with your style. The Caribbean is a good place to start. The ports of call allow you to get off the ship before cabin fever sets in … enjoy the beaches. (By the way, the ship’s water is usually potable, but does have more sodium that bottled water … one of the causes of weight gain :-) )

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