Today was filled with fun and excitement, and not all of it cruise related!! We arrived in Grenada today. It’s in the West Indies and has a population of 110,000. We had an excursion booked through the cruise line, which is something we don’t often do. It wasn’t a real early start, but we treated ourselves to a room service breakfast on our balcony before we headed out. We thought we were booking a nerve wracking river tubing excursion…but we decided that the truth of the matter was that we booked a treacherous hour long bus ride over a high and narrow mountain road (up to 1910 feet above sea level) followed by a relaxing half hour river tubing to bring our blood pressure down, finished off by another hour long bus ride to get our adrenaline pumping once again. The funniest part of the whole tour was after we had completed the river tubing and were getting dried off and back on our “death trap”, oops, I mean motor coach…they produced liability waivers for us to sign. That pretty much sealed it for us…we realized then that the waiver was more for injuries sustained via a traffic accident than it was for any incidents on the river tubing!! It was quite fun, all in all, and not the least bit scary. Now don’t get me wrong…at no time did I say that it was good value for our money. But then again, no excursion booked with the cruise line ever is. You pay for convenience, and that’s what you get. But it was fun and we were certainly glad we did it. I got some fabulous video clips too, with my new GoPro, but they will have to wait for my final entry when I’m back home and using a more stable internet connection.
It was a short stop in Grenada and we were pulling away from the pier by 1:45
Needless to say, I’m quite elated now about the bargain I secured for my flights, so really…my Fuss Budget is now at ZERO!!
You know, it never rains, but it pours. Two days ago I got word that our flight to Vegas at Christmas time had dropped in price so we had to beeline down to the internet café that day to book those flights. We holiday planners never have a day off! But I don’t mind…cause you all know how much I LOVE a bargain!!!
The mate was a mighty sailing man
Tuesday, October 06, 2015