Jim and I reminisce a lot. The topics vary but most of the time it’s about our RVing adventures. This particular weekend was when we started it all. I pulled up several posts and many a time this weekend said, “remember when we…” 2008 was the big year. 2009, we finished up our trip and the rest I just included for the hell of it.
This weekend in our history:
7/13/2008 = I started our blog to chronicle our lives while RVing around the country. This is story of how all of this happened.
7/14/2008 = We picked up our RV!
7/13/09 = We’re in New Orleans and having a little fridge trouble.
7/14/09 = We departed New Orleans and arrived in Georgia to have the RV fridge fixed.
7/13/10 = Spotted a deer.
7/14/10 = I show off my weight loss and complain about BJ’s pricing.
7/13/11 = Bad videos at the Chiropractor. Tooth issues. Oral surgeon.
7/14/11 = Emergency root canal.
7/13/12 = Bad day, trip to Augusta, I discover tethering.
7/15/12 = Jim builds sewer lines.
Now for the quiz to make sure you read them all… I’ll put it in the mail.
I forgot to chronicle the weekend as I typically do. Here’s what a remember. Friday, packed, picked up Jim, ate Publix subs, drove to Augusta. Now I remember why the weekend is a blur (as of 7/16/13). It’s because it rained ALL weekend. It’s not like we didn’t check the weather first. We made the decision to go regardless of the weather. Or perhaps, in spite of the weather.
Saturday we went to brunch with Paul and Jeff. We went to the Marriott’s breakfast buffet. It was good. The last time we were there, we got sticker shock when we found out AFTER we drank that Mimosas were $8 each. This time, Jim ordered a bottle of champagne and the juice was free so we made our own.
We took a walk along the riverside which was severely flooded. Here’s some comparisons photos.
I also noticed this strange door on the Marriott. We theorized it’s an elevator access shaft but it’s still amusing.
Afterwards we came home, napped (Mimosa head) and the we shopped and shopped. We went to so many places I can’t even remember. We stopped at 3 mobile home places to see if getting a mobile home was doable (it might be). We went to the Augusta Mall, Walmart, and where ever else.
Over the weekend, I checked cruise prices. I tend to check them weekly or bi-weekly.
We got a hold of our travel agent and friend, Ruby at AAA. She was able to get us a double upgrade to the Concierge Class which is a Veranda with extras:
Complimentary tote bag
Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
Celebrity eXhaleSM bedding featuring 100% cotton linens and plush down duvet, pillows and custom premium mattresses
Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
*Additional charges apply.
That was all the Veranda features, now for the next upgrade:
In addition, Concierge Class staterooms include:
Personalized Concierge service
Evening delivery of hors d'oeuvres
Complimentary shoeshine service
Express luggage delivery
Main and specialty restaurant seating time preferences
Upgraded room service menu
Complimentary welcome sparkling wine
Plush Frette® bathrobes
Oversized 100% cotton bath towels
Pillow menu (I LOL at this every time)
Handheld hair dryer
Celebrity tote bag
Use of binoculars and golf umbrella
Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead
I’m sooooo excited. Naturally, Jim would prefer the money back but that’s not possible. At least I feel like we’ll be pampered. We’ve never had amenities like this.
3 days later, now look at the prices:
How crazy is that?
Jim said maybe next time we’ll just get time off work for a specific week. We’ll “plan” a cruise and stalk the prices weekly. We’ll buy it when it seems really low. If it isn’t the “right” price then we’ll do something else. Jim checked airfare prices and those are still the same. Maybe next to Hawaii?