I'm now sitting in a Super8 Hotel in Ozona, Texas, waiting for Michele to wake up.
I have come out of the room into a central enclosed area with 2 pools and a whirlpool. It's like a tropical rainforest. All that's missing is the birds! I'll put up a pic so you can see it..amazing and unexpected bonus. You would never guess it was here when you booked in.
I'd recommend this hotel if you're passing this way! The staff are all very friendly too.
My previous week was the cruise.
Well...what can I say?
The cigarette smoke on board got to me from day1 and I ended up going to the hospital twice a day for sinus/asthma treatment. Still spluttering.
The three port calls were very hot, Cozumel so hot that I ended back on the ship after less than half an hour so didn't see it :(
Florida Keys was nice, loved all the old buildings. We shopped and did a little sight seeing there. Did you see us waving at you all from Hogs Breath Cafe??
On Grand Cayman we hired a car and I drove. They drive on my side of the road there!!! We headed off up the island and after a few detours ended up snorkeling on the reefs. I took a few underwater photos which I'll have to get developed when I get home. Will need to find somewhere to snorkel so I can finish the film. I enjoyed that part, except when I filled the snorkel and came up gasping! Once out of the water we quickly cooked again!
Our last night on board was rough, but I slept through most of it.
Unfortunately when we arrived back at Galveston it was wet and stormy so I didn't get the photos of all the old buildings there I was hoping for.
Our trip from Galveston to Houston was VERY wet. It rained and rained. Many of the roads were flooded, but fortunately most of where we travelled was on higher ground.
Stayed with Liz in Houston for a night and then she took me to the zoo to see all the baby animals. It was another excessively hot day!! Then to cap it off her car decided to die and we each had to find our own way to our next stops.
Finally met with Michele again yesterday morning and we headed of on our route to LA. I think we get there on Friday.
I'll post when I can, and when I get to LA I will do a town by town post of the missing parts of my trip!