Cruising Down The River . . .

For our 50th Anniversary I gave Jan two gifts, one small one that you’ve already seen – the thermal mug that  displays a cat when hot liquid is poured in,

Cat Mug 1

Cat Mug 2

and then the big one.

In 1997 on our 30th anniversary, I gave Jan an Holland American Alaskan Cruise/Tour, something that she had been wanting for a while. As an Air Force brat she had lived in both Fairbanks and Anchorage back in the late 1950’s and always wanted to go back. And we did make that trip in May of 1998.

So this time I gave her another cruise that she’s always wanted to take – a Viking River Cruise in Europe.



So we spent today looking over various websites. Turns that there’s more than half a dozen different companies that do European River Cruises besides Viking.

However we did narrow things down to either a Rhine River Cruise or a Danube River Cruise. These two rivers cover what most people think of when they think of river cruises , the fairytale castles high on the hill, the large cathedrals and monasteries, and the scenic rivers winding through age-old forests.

We’re probably going to go about a year from now, in September or October. And besides picking a cruise line, a river, and a date, we also want to schedule a side trip either before or after our cruise. Jan has also always wanted to see Versailles, so we’ll make time for that with a couple of days in Paris. And hopefully, we’ll also have time for a visit to the Louvre, on my wish list.

I did finish up the wiring of the remote control system for my exterior lights. So now I can turn on the outside lights when we pull up to the rig after dark. And I also wired in the front interior lights inside the rig. So one click of the remote turns on both outside and inside lights.

While I was finishing up on the remote stuff, a young lady walked by and we started talking. Turns she and her husband are real RV newbies, only on the road for about a week and a half. They’re from Wisconsin, and have come down to Texas to work, she as an Occupational Therapist, and her husband as a Social Worker.

Our short conversation turned in to a couple of hours, as Ed Hurlburt came by walking one of their dogs. Then later Debi came out with the other dog, wondering what happened to Ed. So I called Jan outside, and then a little later, Dawn’s husband showed up, wondering what had happened to her.

Ed, Debi, Jan and I spent time giving Dawn as much RVing info as she could absorb, and then some. Hopefully it will help.

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Tomorrow we’ll be moving back to the Lake Conroe Thousand Trails for the next two weeks, but since it’s only about a 45 minute trip we won’t leave until about 1pm. So Jan and I, along with Debi and Ed Hurlburt, are all heading back over to Coldspring and the Paradise Grill to have the Turkey and Dressing Sunday Special about 11.

The Word of the Day is:  Jollification

Thought for the Day:

Very Funny!



7 Responses to Cruising Down The River . . .

  1. Mary says:

    The European River Cruise sounds awesome! Enjoy!

  2. Linda Sand says:

    We liked Vantage River Cruises so much we took more than one. Their tour guides wear microphones that match the customers’ headsets so you don’t have to be right up next to the guide to hear the spiel. And their beds work like webbed lounge chairs so if you have acid reflux you can raise the head of the bed a notch or two. Try it; you’ll like it. 🙂

    • gregwhite says:


      Thanks for the info. Vantage is one we’re checking out.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate your comments.


  3. Mary Burge says:

    What a wonderful trip to look forward to, daydreaming is so much fun. Great thought for the day, really funny. Isn’t it exciting to meet newbies, brings back wonderful memories. Here is hoping you guys have a fabulous birthday month.

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