As I mentioned in another entry we are very simple in our approach to life. It comes from the way we were raised. Sherry was raised on a ‘Mill Hill’ and I was raised in a parsonage, both of us by conservative parents. Money was ‘never’ wasted.
Below is a picture of my first dog, Bingo. Really was not mine She was a family pet. Oh, the cute little girl is Shirl.
If my pet seemed sick it would never go to a Vet. Dad’s approach was animals live and die in their time. Vets are expensive and are for farm animals, those that provide work and livelihood. Dad was an animal lover, and would never have intentionally hurt one. He was raised on a farm and was a farmer for the first few years of the early marriage. In the beginning he was a share-cropper. Their rent was paid by a share of the crop, a normal practice in rural Georgia at the time.
In the early years of their marriage they did not travel much. When farming fell off they traveled South following work. They spent some time in Hollywood, Florida working, early 1900’s.
In my early childhood vacations were always tied to something to do with the church. General Assemblies and Camp Meetings. I always looked forward to those. They were fun and reasonable. Mama could cook a great meal on any kind of fire, HA!
If we vacated, it was sight seeing, driving thru the mountains, sleeping at a camp sight, or in the car, Tourist Cabins were for the well off. Dad would love a motor home, mom would too, but they were before Winnebago made them popular.
This is the way we have vacationed: You could sleep in that Rambler, or this pop-up I built.
Then we also spent time in tents with bears around:
And I cannot forget the forerunner of our motor homes: The VW Camper we had a ball in it!
Now to my question, if you have been on a cruise, did you take the tours, etc?
We have only been on one cruise together. We were content to walk about the ship, see the onboard shows. We walked off the ship once, and into town but came directly back, we are not into souvenirs and gifts too much. And why buy a meal ashore when they furnish everything to eat on the ship?
(That reminds me of the time Sherry came aboard the ship I was stationed on for Thanksgiving meal, she was astounded, loved it, wondered why I would EVER complain about the food! hahhaha, I told her the cooks were just showing off!)(Truthfully, the Navy food was good). Like Gary, http://oldboomerwoodys.blogspot.com/ I made a few cruises without my honey!
From a cruise without Sherry, off the coast of Spain.Me, MA3 Darnell and PI3 Jones, that is DS3 Malinowski (ski) to the right with his back to the camera, what a life.
This time, for our anniversary, we are taking a 7 night cruise to the Western Caribbean. Cozumel, Belize and the Gran Cayman Isle. Of course the ship offers many shore excursions, we have not taken one. Prices are from $40 pp to $150 pp, now we probably won’t take the $150 one. haha.
I searched and searched for the cheapest cruise I could find. We got a good price and this time we even sprung for a balcony and looking forward to it. I love the sea, would live on it with my Sherry.
Thanks for the advice,
to quote the Blue ridge boomer http://brboomer.blogspot.com/
LIFE IS GOOD!