Leslie's Omnibus

Smooth Sailing

The tickets are booked. The Princess Mom and I are flying back from Charleston, SC instead of parking our carcasses (because you do feel like dead meat after a few hours) in another motor coach for the 13+ hour trek back to Sarasota. We've emailed the travel agent the happy news. (God, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes the next time he hears from TPM. It ain't going to be pretty.)

You have no idea what a relief this is.

As an added bonus, because of the only available flight timing we'll actually be able to ditch our luggage and take a tour of Charleston, rather than just passing through. Given the bits we saw of it on our way to the ship, that's really going to be a treat.


The ride from the motel to Charleston was the very best part of the whole uncomfortable journey. Low Country is breathtaking. If my ass was aching, at least my eyes were feasting and happy. (And I'm going to have to find my way to blogmeets in both Charleston and Savannah. Both stunningly beautiful cities, both of which I want to spend a LOT more time exploring.)


After another round of Chinese firedrills and how many clowns can you fit into one of those tiny trick circus car routines, we were finally able to board our ship. It's a lot smaller than ones I've been on in the past, but it's also a brightly-polished gem. The food has been great so far -- a far cry from our last experience with Princess. There appear to be at least 5 cruise staff members per guest, and the scheduled events are pretty interesting.

It's an at sea day today, so we're mostly being slugs -- eating, reading and napping. This is what vacation is supposed to be all about -- truly relaxing. Ahhhhhhhhhh............
Leslie

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

... I don't know that much about Charleston, but I have loved Savannah every single time I've visited her...... she truly IS the 'Angel with the dirty face'......

Eric

Anonymous said...

Charleston is just about my favorite city of all. Your MPC won a 5 day stay at the Isle of Palms just outside of Charleston for herself and her family when she was just 15. The downtown market has been there for over 200 years, I believe. It's a must see. Have fun. And Happy Birthday to the Princess Mom. Anne

Anonymous said...

Dear Leslie and The Princess Mom,
I LOVE LOVE Charleston. Your MPC won her parents a 5 day stay at the Isle of Palms a few years back. WIsh I could afford to live there. Don't know if they still have the downtown market or not

Fotobuch said...

Hello, I do not ever go that places. But I feel Interest to go there. Thanks for your Post!

Denny said...

You're gonna have to talk Catfish into having another Low Country Boil at his house. He's about 20 miles south of Savannah.

Savannah might be a good place for a blodge meet. Elisson's younger daughter works there and he goes there a lot so he would know a lot about the town.

mountainbike said...

It's a nice tour. Enjoy yourself. Hope your will back soon.

Anonymous said...

Ask about Mepkin Abbey,

Quasi said...

Cruising is great (I hear) but wouldn't it be even greater if you could take your cats? With all that staff to wait on them and cater to their every whim?