Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heading Out for the Summer

After about 2 months of downtime from traveling, we are getting things ready to get back on the road again. In a couple of weeks we will head out for North Carolina and the Outer Banks for the summer. Our time here in Georgia has been good in most aspects, but in others it has not.

A month ago we were heading back from a short visit at my daughter's, which unfortunately takes us through Atlanta. We were cruising along when someone in a white Chevrolet pickup passed us on the left and sideswiped us. It looked as if he was going to lose it right in front of us because he fish-tailed violently. He got control and then sped away at a high rate of speed. Derita got the binoculars and tried to read his plate but he was too far away. That little event cost the insurance company over $2000 and us the deductible.

About a week later we had a hail storm that punched holes in the convertible top of the Jeep. This was a week after insurance replaced the windshield because of a crack that ran across half the windshield.

I do hope that we have no more interesting events like those.

Brent came home on a 2 week leave from Iraq and to maximize family time we all went on a 4 day 5 night cruise to the Bahamas. Never having been on a cruise I was skeptical about going, but I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and would not hesitate to go on another one. Actually, I think this one will pave the way for an Alaskan cruise that Derita has been wanting to do.

I think when we leave out for the OBX we will first go to Charleston and stay there a couple of days and then do the same in Myrtle Beach. Derita has never been to either place so I think she will really enjoy both locations.

The picture to the right is of the harbor in Nassau as seen from the top deck of the Carnival Cruise Line "Fun Ship" Fascination. It really was a fun ship. The staff and crew were exceptional.

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