Traveling with RedagainPatti Part 2 - the sailing

By: OtherBug , 4:03 AM GMT on January 19, 2013

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So I have so many photos to post that I am making a blog just about the sailing part of my time with redagainPatti.
Part 1 of the traveling bog is found at - Part 1, to the Redwoods

As I shared before, this was almost a last minute thing pulled together by the family. The boat named Navigator of the Seas and left from the port of New Orleans. The ports we all went to was first Falmouth, Jamaica, then George Town, Grand Cayman and last port was at Cozumel, Mexico.

Because redagain and her family live rather close to New Orleans, they were able to get a last minute deal when the ship had not sold out. Then one of her daughters were watching and a room with a deck came open.... quickly that room was booked for redagainPatti with her mom, Lowgirlscout, and me!

The room however was still small but a corner was found for me to hang out in.
And many times I rested on one of the two beds in the room. Here I am below, waiting for my first port of call - Falmouth, Jamaica. I soon moved to the deck to check out the town. Our ship is a rather high and tall so we had a great view of all the places we put into along our trip

Resting While Waiting... The Picture which I liked the Best.

Here I was out on the deck. Looks like we were in a high rise apartment right?

Checking out the area around the dock Jeanie with OtherBug outside our ship, Navigator of the Seas

Here I am off the ship and in the town with Jeanie, one of redagainPatti's daughters. Look in the background. THERE's our ship!!!
This port was Falmouth, Jamaica and here redagainPatti ate her first meal from goat meat. She said it was great!! And that it was a little like lamb meat.
We do have more photos on her Flickr account so Just click here to see some more.
But look at the hat this guy is wearing. A lot of the folks down there seem to like them while redagainPatti said back in Mississippi, they only wear such hats if it is very cold outside.

Another means to travel by...


We were a little slow getting off the boat at the next port, George Town, Grand Cayman. The dock there is in waters are too shallow for the bigger boats so you have to first get off the big ship onto a small boat to ferry you into the land. RedagainPatti also had some blood sugar problems the night before so she waited to make sure she was ok to leave the ship. What we ended up doing was two wonderful spots very close to to the port. The first one was a very little fort built around 1790. It is called Fort George.

Our First Stop in Grand Cayman Another View of Fort George

However, would you believe the last battle the little fort saw was in 1972? It got demolished following a battle between a developer and the Planning Authority! Here I am on what is left of one of the walls of the little fort. A really cool place and something that was important in the history of things on the island and is right there at the port and the city that is growing up around it.

The wall of Fort George or rather, what is left of it. By George! It is Fort George!

On the way down the street to the next place to check out, we passed some street carts with some really cool stuff to buy.
Check out the artwork on those coke bottles below....

Art Work Everywhere!

And there was more special art work waiting for us at the Heroes Square Wall of Honor. And the photos we are sharing below is just one of the corners of this special place. Oh, Look carefully, you might see redagainPatti in a reflection as she was bending over to take the photo.

Grand Cayman Heroes One of the many markers in this area

Read and Remember Things to keep in mind

RedagainPatti and I think this is a very cool landmark and much worth the time to walk over to see it. We must go back again to this little place. We did not do all that we wanted to do.. one was to visit with a special person who is a friend of some in here.. Maybe next time darling Laurie!

At the next port, Cozumel, Mexico we went only to one place to pick up a geocache and there we met some cool folks. They told us they live about half the year down there. I guess they get away from the cold and snow of the north. Also we have a photos taken of the sunset on the last evening on the ship.
OtherBug at a Geocaching site Untitled

And so with the last photo of New Orleans with the sun rising over one of their bridges ... I end this blog but my travels are NOT over with.. I am heading off to a warm breakfast and then heading back north to see maybe see another landmark called "The White House"

The sun rose on our last day on the trip

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21. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:16 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
OtherBug has created a new entry.
20. HeavySnow
4:45 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
Busy dad of 3 here. I will update this blog with pics soon enough! Fun with Obug!
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19. redagainPatti
2:02 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
It is on the "Passport" but just in case, I have emailed him... huh like today ...
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18. PeaceRiverBP
2:19 AM GMT on February 25, 2013
Has anyone given Heavy Snow the login credentials to this blog so he can post his photos of OtherBug?
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17. redagainPatti
1:40 PM GMT on February 06, 2013
I heard that she is with HeavySnow
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16. hurricanecrab
1:40 AM GMT on February 05, 2013
OBUG! You look to be having a GREAT time with Patti and fam! We finally finished the trail, and on to a new one. Miss you, GF.

Thanks, m'friends for posting your photos and OBug's travels! I guess she's with Gams now? Or is she with HeavySnow?
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15. AllyBama
12:44 AM GMT on January 30, 2013
GOODNESS!

"Other Bug" travels are quite intertaining and exciting! She gets around more than I do!!..lol
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14. palmettobug53
10:08 PM GMT on January 29, 2013
I know OB will enjoy visiting Heavy and family. If he takes her into the Smithsonian, we may never see her again, though. She'll refuse to come out!
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13. redagainPatti
1:29 PM GMT on January 29, 2013
Quoting seflagamma:
Patti , never mind, I opened the inside of the cardboard folder and found your documentation from Sept - Jan.... and I see the cruise was in December.
Thanks.


big hug!! Yep... redagainPatti was the first to mark on the "second" page
of the passport
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12. seflagamma
1:06 PM GMT on January 29, 2013
Patti , never mind, I opened the inside of the cardboard folder and found your documentation from Sept - Jan.... and I see the cruise was in December.
Thanks.
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11. seflagamma
1:02 PM GMT on January 29, 2013
Since I did not have her but a few days and only for the WUBA breakfast I am not doing a travel log on this trip with me. I put 4 photos in my blog if you want to see them.

But if HS does a "tour of WashingtonDC" I hope he does do a new blog for that adventure.


Off she goes!
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10. seflagamma
1:00 PM GMT on January 29, 2013
She is here and has already been to the WUBA Breakfast and getting ready to head to Virginia/Washington DC with HeavySnow.


Patti, I am updating her 'travel log" that goes with her as she travels...

Not sure but your cruise was in early January wasn't it?

That is how I am going to record it on thelog.


And not sure who had her before you...the last date on the travel log was August 2012 with LakeWorthFinn....

Did Finn/Lissu send her to you?


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9. redagainPatti
6:20 PM GMT on January 21, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
I'm glad the real me wasn't along on the trip. I think I would have gone broke, shopping those street carts and markets!

Hugs dear darling, that is why I took photos. However I did buy some earrings and a hat.
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8. redagainPatti
6:18 PM GMT on January 21, 2013
Just a note: OtherBug is on her way south from cold central Mississippi. Due to be at her next stop on Wednesday
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7. palmettobug53
4:25 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
I'm glad the real me wasn't along on the trip. I think I would have gone broke, shopping those street carts and markets!
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6. OGal
1:49 PM GMT on January 20, 2013




Good Morning Other Bug. Have you packed for your trip to Florida? I know you will enjoy attending the breakfast one more time. Have a safe trip and I will look forward to your pictures from Florida.
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5. OGal
3:52 PM GMT on January 19, 2013





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4. palmettobug53
2:03 PM GMT on January 19, 2013
It surely looks like you, your mom, daughters and OB had a wonderful trip!

Lovely sights and photos.

It looks so sunny and warm and we're a bit nippy here this morning!
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3. seflagamma
2:01 PM GMT on January 19, 2013
Patti, really enjoyed this blog and your adventure with "Other Bug" what great pictures and narrative!

Hope to be getting "Other Bug" in the next few days so she can attend the WUBA Breakfast...then off to Washington DC she goes!
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2. OGal
1:05 PM GMT on January 19, 2013






Patti, loved every minute of reading the blog. You did an excellent job of writng and combining the pictures. You had such a good time. Other Bug look what you got to see. So sorry you and Laurie didn't have a chance to get together. Maybe next time. Take care and I look forward to your next adventure.
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1. sandiquiz
10:54 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
What a wonderful trip - you are certainly a well travelled lady!

"Keep on trucking!"

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