2016 Travels travel blog

Carpes greet 2016

A traditional Hawaiian Aloha as we visit Hilo

Honolulu's Aloha Tower

Ruby Princess atrium decked out for Christmas

Our cabin door "stowaways"

Kauai rainbow

Kauai Waimea Canyon

Kauai Spouting Horn

Kauai Spouting Horn

Ruby Princess atrium ready for New Year's Eve

Sun, 03 Jan: Home again...

We arrived back at RoVer's Roost in the early afternoon after a fifteen day cruise to Hawaii, plus two days on each end driving to and from San Pedro California. We enjoyed the cruise very much and our drive reaffirned our belief that anyone who voluntarily lives in Southern California is eligible for a "go straight to heaven" card. The traffic and hectic pace is way over the top for the two of us.

Hawaii was, as it always is and (hopefully) will be, a very special place. Visiting with Cathy Rhodes on Maui was an extra special treat. Thanks for everything Cathy.

The cruise portion of the trip was pretty much as we expected. The Ruby Princess is a huge ship, 3,300 passengers. There were hoards of screaming children and not a quiet public area on the ship. Food and service were good and our mini-suite very comfortable. Other than the size of the ship we enjoyed the cruise.

We returned to San Pedro 02 January and got Carpe Dinkum loaded and hit the road. Even on a Saturday morning in the middle of a three day weekend the traffic was horrific. We elected to head east out of LA on I 10 to Palm Springs and then south along the Salton Sea to I 8. We spent the nite in Yuma and continued home Sunday morning.

We'll be here for a few weeks and then head to Quartzsite for the annual RV Show.

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