Travel

We have Traveled to the following in recent years.

New Orleans, LA June 1996
Spent a week in a nice little hotel near the eastern edge of the French Quarter

Granbury, TX June 1997
Stayed at a small cabin outside of Granbury Texas. Nearly got lost on the way due to a big pile of dirt! Visited Fosssil Rim Wildlife Park.

New Orleans, LA December 1998
Went to a Cowboys Game in New Orleans

Mayan Riviera, Mexico 1999?
Stayed at the Aventura Spa Palace in the Riviera Maya while it was largely still under construction.

San Angelo, Texas september 2000?
Drove out to west texas and bummed around for a couple of days...the city smelled funny!

Las Vegas, Nevada 4th of July, 2001?
Stayed at the new Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada

Honeymoon - Caribbean Cruise March 17, 2002 - March 23, 2002
Holland American - Maasdam (1258 passengers)
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Georgetown, Grand Cayman
  • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

San Antonio, Texas June 2002
Stayed at the Menger Hotel and found the set of mini dominos. This was the year of the big flood at Canyon Lake. Our friends got chased out of their lake house. We'd planned to visit them, but had a great weekend on the river walk instead!

Caribbean Cruise March 2003
Royal Caribbean - Rhapsody of the Seas (2436 passengers)
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Key West, Florida
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Galveston, Tx

San Antonio, Texas New Years 2003
Stayed at the La Mansion Del Rio with a room overlooking the riverwalk

Isla Mujeres, Mexico March, 2004?
Resort on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Houston, Texas 4th of July, 2004?
Spent a few days in DownTown Houston

Alaskan Cruise August 2004
Celebrity - Mercury (1886 passengers)
  • Seattle, WA
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Vancouver, Canada

Caribbean Cruise April 2005
Carnival - Elation/Ecstasy (2634 passengers)
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Cozumel, Mexico

Caribbean Cruise September 2006
Carnival - Conquest (2974 passengers)
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • GeorgeTown, Grand Cayman
  • Cozumel, Mexico

Colorado Springs, CO May 2007
Visiting the Herdejurgen's new house in Colorado Springs with Richard.

Caribbean Cruise September 2007
Carnival - Conquest (2974 passengers)
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • GeorgeTown, Grand Cayman
  • Cozumel, Mexico


Colorado Springs, CO May 2008
Visiting the Herdejurgen's new baby in Colorado Springs with Robert and Kevin.

5 day Caribbean Cruise March 2009
Carnival - Elation (2634 passengers)
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Calica, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico

Alaskan Cruise (Lois & Yvonne) May 2009
Princess - Star Princess (3100 passengers)
  • Seattle, WA
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Victoria, British Columbia

Cozumel Mexico June 6-12 2010
Attended Richard and Jannies beach wedding and had a great time.

Driving Through Texas March 17-20 2011
To celebrate our 9th anniversary and take a break, we went on a driving trip to the Texas Hill Country. We meandered our way around for 3 days and saw some of what I list below. You can read more about the trip here and here.
  • RockWall, Tx
  • Glenn Rose, Tx
  • Dublin, Tx
  • Lampasas, Tx
  • Burnett, Tx
  • Longhorn Caverns
  • Marble Falls, Tx
  • Johnson City, Tx
  • Fredericksburg, Tx
  • Enchanted Rock,
  • Round Rock, Tx
  • Wylie, Tx
  • and more!!!

Little Rock, AR Sept 3-5 2011
A quick weekend get away to Little Rock Arkansas .

10th Anniversary Cruise March 16-26 2012
To celebrate our 10th anniversary we return to Holland America for a 10 day cruise (This time on MS Noordam). It was fantastic!
  • Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
  • Willemstad(Curacao), Antilles
  • Samana, Dominican Republic
  • Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos,
  • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
  • Ft Lauderale, FL

GrapeVine,TX Mar 15-17 2013
A weekend stay at the Gaylord Texan, to get away for our 11th anniversary!

Marble Falls,TX Mar 14-16 2014
A long weekend stay at the La Quinta overlooking the lake in Marble Falls, to get away for our 12th anniversary. Also, Had a day visit from my Dad for his 70th Birthday.
  • Marble Falls, TX
  • Fredericksburg, TX
  • Longhorn Caverns


Nacogdoches TX and Galveston,TX Oct 25-30 2014
A leisurely drive down through East Texas including a visit with my Nephew at Stephen F. Austin University, then down through Beaumont and along the coast to Galvestion. Several nights at the San Luis Resort in Galveston and we were much more relaxed! Got in a visit to the beach and the Galveston Aquarium and sadly watched the Cowboys lose to the Redskins.
  • Nacogdoches, TX
  • Beaumont, TX
  • Galveston, TX
  • Lots of great roads


Bahamian Cruise () Sept 5-12 2015
Carnival- Freedom 2974 passengers)
  • Galveston, TX
  • Day at Sea
  • Key West, Florida
  • Freeport, Bahamas
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at Sea
  • Galveston, TX


Galveston TX March 3-6 2016
A long weekend stay at the San Luis Resort in Gavleston TX, to get away for our 14th anniversary.
  • San Luis Resort
  • Moody Gardens


Road Rally to Paris TX March 26 2016
A full day of a road rally from Sachse, to Paris TX. A lot of fun but we did VERY poorly as usual.


The Big Hail Storm April 11 2016
OK, so this is non-travel related, but it is notable. This was the day of the big hail storm in Wylie. Lois just beat the storm home by about 2 minutes and got June in the garage. We had fist sized hail that destroyed the roof, broke out two windows shredded the siding and totalled tha Armada. But we got off lucky! The hail was larger on the other side of town and folks had hail breaking through the roof causing a LOT more damage.


Jimmy Buffett Concert - Frisco TX May 28th, 2016
OK, actually just tailgating as we never made it to the concert. This one ended poorly. I overdid it in the hot day an ended up with a Hernia! I ended up spending eight days in the hospital after surgery. Not fUn!
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Grilled Burgers and Pineapple
  • Hernia!




Frisco TX July 30-August 1 2016
A short weekend stay at the Westin Hotel in Frisco TX, just because. Also did a short BBQ crawl on the way back home.
  • Westin Hotel in Frisco
  • Kenny's Burgers
  • Kenny's Smoke House
  • 3 Stacks House of Smoke
  • VooDoo BBQ & Grill
  • Tried Hutchins Frisco location but they were closed on Monday
Clear Blue Sky Rally around McKinney TX August 20 2016
A full day of a road rally mostly on back roads NE of McKinney TX.
- For the first time ever, we got second place in Novice class!
- For the first time ever, we placed in the top half of all contestants (9th of 22)
- Found Jordan's BBQ in Farmersville. Not the best BBq, but good and a really neat place with an old fashioned Soda Fountain / bar.


College Station TX August 27-28 2016
Took Lois mother and Aunt's to see Lyle Lovett in College Station TX and visit the old Campus.
  • Lyle Lovett Concert
  • Burgers at Chicken Oil Company
  • Quick tour of campus on move in weekend
  • Night at the (wrong) Holiday Inn with a 3:40 a.m. fire alarm


Galveston TX March 16-19 2017
Another lovely anniversary weekend at the San Luis in Galveston. It was Spring Break, so it was loud and crowded, but still fun!


Bahamian Cruise () Sept 17-24 2017
Liberty of the Seas - 3634 passengers)
  • Galveston, TX
  • Day at Sea
  • Roatan
  • Cozumel
  • ???
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at Sea
  • Galveston, TX


Caribbean Cruise () Feb 22-29 2020
Carnival Vista - (3934 passengers)
This was a cruise to celebrate Chad's 50th birthday (a couple of weeks late). We never even got off of the ship!!!
This cruise was also about 3 weeks before the Covid19 outbreak that shut down most of the world including the entire cruise industry. About this same time, our friend Kevin had a cruise delayed 2 or 3 days because the previous cruise had passengers suspected of having Covid (they did not). Our friend Richard cruised 2 weeks after we did and was one of the last cruises out before the shutdown. It's been a crazy ride! As I write this we're still all working from home and having to wear masks to go to "essential" businesses.
  • Galveston, TX
  • Day at Sea
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Ochos Rios, Jamaica
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at Sea
  • Galveston, TX