Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SAYONARA AND A NEW ADVENTURE!

 I am always a person who eagerly anticipates a new door opening for adventure, and I definitely have one that is arriving. Something I have never done before and am very grateful for and excited about.  I am only so thankful that my recent pneumonia is resolving and that I am beginning to feel more back to myself as this opportunity rapidly approaches.
    Awhile ago, some dear friends who we have known and had the privilege of traveling with for many years, actually GIFTED us with this amazing cruise. There are not too many friends like this in the whole world, and we are all looking forward to having a wonderful time together.   SOOOO, in a few days, we are off to Lewiston Idaho, where we will board a small, 100 passenger old fashioned paddleboat and cruise up the Columbia river, following a part of the original LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITONS. What an adventure  this will be, and many interesting stops along the way.  I am bringing along with me the third volume of the Lewis and Clark journals which cover this part of their expedition which really was so significant in mapping our country and the WEST.   Doesn't this paddle boat look totally amazing!  Each room is a stateroom and has its own balcony so i can only guess what sort of photography opportunities will exist. 

This is the pathway that we will be following, so you can imagine me in some of these places.   While I am going I may , at times , be able to post short blog posts from my phone, however, they are only brief, and can include one photo, so will try to do this when I can.  I am not going to be able to really visit anyone's blog though while I am on this trip as the internet, and my telephone are both rather limiting.  Love to all of you and stay well.  I feel quite sure I will have lots of new photo material when I return, and many new memories to share.  Big Hugs From The LONE STAR STATE.

33 comments:

  1. a wonderful gift indeed Jeanne and so glad that you are recovering in time to enjoy it. Relax and make the most of it; look forward to your posts ...

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  2. This looks fabulous. An amazing adventure and amazing friends. Have a great time. Look forward to seeing photos when you get back.

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  3. What an amazing journey that will be ! Am anxiously awaiting a flood of pics and thoughts about your trip.

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  4. How absolutely wonderful, Jeanne!!! I know y'all will have a fabulous time. The goodness of the Lord is so obvious here ---- He's blessed y'all with generous friends. Wow.

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  5. what a wonderful opportunity! what a wonderful route and fabulous boat (ship???) to take you there.

    enjoy it fully!

    but please remember, you are still recovering from pneumonia! do not, not, not over-extend yourself in any way, and cause a relapse!!!! remember? please remember? you don't want me to have to worry about you, all the time you are gone, do you??? :-)

    gentle hugs,
    tessa~

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  6. wow! now that'd be a cruise i'd probably enjoy! :) have a great time!

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  7. I've always been a big fan of Lewis and Clark. What a fantastic opportunity. I hope you have a great time!

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  8. I am green with envy and can't wait to hear all about it. My travel companion and I have talked about taking a similar cruise on the Mississippi River ... but this sounds even more exciting. I was born in Idaho but we moved from there when I was a year old, so I have no memories of it. I have always had it in the back of my mind that I should go see my birth place ... maybe a cruise like this would be a good excuse to head out that way.

    I am concerned about you ... you are a nurse and you know that you will need to be very careful not to overdo ... rest when and as often as you can. There could be nothing worse that a relapse ... I will have you in my prayers with emphasis on you being able to enjoy to the fullest this marvelous opportunity. Be well, Jeanne and I will look forward to all of your wonderful posts when you return.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  9. This looks like a wonderful adventure! Such a beautiful area to slowly paddle along ... and the fact that each room has a balcony will be a wonderful opportunity to sit, relax and admire. I have a blogging friend in that area near Mt. St. Helen's and she always has amazing scenic photos on her blog (enough that it makes me want to move there!!). Have a wonderful time Jeanne and enjoy your time with your very thoughtful friends. Wendy x

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  10. Enjoy your trip to my 'hood! Hope you get a chance to explore some of the watefalls in the Columbia River Gorge. The Gorge is my most favorite place in Oregon (and I've visited quite a bit of it)

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  11. What a wonderful gift!
    Travel safe, and have a fantastic time.

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  12. I'm SO excited about your next adventure, Jeanne! Oh, the pictures you will take and the memories you will make. So wonderful! It looks absolutely dreamy and I'll look forward to your future blog posts, dear friend. Enjoy! Lori

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  13. I know you will have a wonderful time - looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing all about it :-)

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  14. What an incredible gift! This sounds like a cruise I could handle...lol. No oceans, just a river! I can't wait to see your photos from your trip, Jeanne - enjoy!

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  15. awesome!! that sounds like such fun. please share lots of view with us. ( :

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  16. Good that you are recovering Jeanne. Enjoy your cruise, it will support you.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  17. have so much fun.. can not wait to see your photographs!!!

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  18. Jeanne, this is SO exciting! Wow! You will be following in the steps of Lewis and Clark, and enjoying life on a paddlewheeler. Take lots of photos of your adventure. Enjoy every minute!

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  19. So glad to hear that you are feeling better! Now be off! And enjoy every second of this trip! Sounds just amazing!!! Nicole xoxo

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  20. What a wonderful trip that is going to be. You will be soon back with loads of pictures.

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  21. Okay, so I really do hope you are better, you don't want to have a setback (don't over do it)- now that I have that out of the way, lol, I know you will have so much fun - it looks amazing!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  22. What an awesome gift. I've seen that Paddleboat on the river before and often thought it would be great to travel on it. We live about 45 minutes from Richland, WA and also Pendleton, OR both stops on your trip. I hope you have a blast and can't wait to see your photos from the trip.

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  23. What an adventure. I can't wait to see some pics from your cruise.

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  24. What a splendid opportunity. Hope you enjoy it fully.

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  25. What an exciting journey! I love both the Snake and Columbia River. The route you're taking is truly interesting - enjoy it as much as you can.
    I once did a cruise up the Nile in Egypt. It was unforgettable.

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  26. It sounds like a wonderful journey and what amazing friends to give you such a gift! I am looking forward to seeing the photos! You will be traveling 'near' me here in Western WA, but of course, it is still 200 miles away from your start. When you get past Mt. Hood, - that is the type of climate and scenery you would see where I live - the 'wet' side of the mountains. Enjoy, enjoy and bring us back tales....Hugs xo Karen

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  27. I am sure you brought along extra camera batteries, right!! Have a blast Jeanne and looking forward to your adventures/photos.

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