Borrego Springs, CA

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Woohoo! I can't believe I did it...

Remember a few days ago when I said I was day dreaming about taking a cruise?  Well, this morning when I got up, it was pouring rain outside which eliminated my plans to do a bird survey.  So, instead I gave the Peterson Travel Services a call about the Escapees Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise HOP.  After talking for quite a while with Dorothy Peterson, I bit the bullet and made reservations!  I really can't believe I did that.  ;)

Traveling solo, as I do, I had to pay almost the same price for the cruise as two people traveling together.  That kind of bites, but maybe I can find a traveling companion.  My cabin on the ship will have two twin beds and I chose to get a birth with a balcony (on the outside of the ship).  They were the most expensive, but I decided if I was going to do this, I was going all the way!  Actually, it's a good thing I called today as there were very few cabins left. 

What an exciting year this is going to be!  Yellowstone, Oregon, and a cruise!  Now I've got seven months to figure out the logistics of how I"ll do this.  I don't know anything about cruises....like what to bring along, how many suitcases and what kind of clothes should I pack, what to do with Emma for three weeks,  where to store the RV, etc., etc., etc....  I have some ideas, but I'm open to any suggestions anyone has.

The travel service also made the airline flight out of Houston for me.  I'll leave on November 3rd for Barcelona.  That's a few days before we embark, so I've expressed my interest in a three day pre-cruise tour of Barcelona.  I've not only never been on a cruise, but I've never been to Europe.  Again, any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

I guess by the end of the year, I'll be able to call myself a world traveler.  :)  Wow! 

I can't say that anything else that went on today is as exciting as this decision for me.  So, Pam, Kurt, Wynetta, Dan, Jack, Andy, Robyn, Dianna; any of you up to joining me?

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Congratulations on making the decision to book the cruise. It sounds like fun, although I have gotten such an aversion to water that I don't even get into a swimming pool anymore.

    I hope you find someone to join you.

  2. OK...I am really tired of reading about YOU living MY life! Of course I would go if I could!! Alas...it will not likely be. I AM, however, going to my first rally next month. Some friends here belong to the Intl. Snowbird group, and their rally is in Houston. First we are going to San Antonio for a few days for another smaller rally. It will be good for me b/c my friends are old hands at the 5th W game, and I will feel secure being in their company for my first long trip.
    Anyway...not quite in the same league as a European Cruise. You go, girl!!

  3. Wow!! A world traveler!!! I wonder if you'll even remember us "little people" when you get back from your cruise?

    All kidding aside, I'm so happy for you and hope you have a great time.

    Take care,