Saturday, September 29, 2012



Thanks to Cate at for hosting Six Word Saturday..


D H and I took our first bus trip with our Retiree Group yesterday.  We actually took a cruise.

The day started early for us.  I have to admit that we set the alarm to make sure we got up in time. Since we are used to a leisurely start to our day, it was a bit of a shock to our system. We both forgot how horrible traffic is and got into the rush hour drive. ( I still don’t get “rush hour” when it is really “stop and go” ).  Fortunately we arrived in the nick of time.  We were both thankful for the washroom equipped bus.

Our journey to us first to a casino.  Neither of us gamble however we did enjoy the scenery surrounding the Casino as well as a lovely lunch which was included. From the Casino we were back on the bus to our cruising destination. We got a paddle wheel called the “Serendipity Queen”. The cruise travelled from one lock on the Trent/Severn system to another.

We had a buffet supper on board and we were serenaded by a young man with a guitar. He played songs we could sing along too.  It took us a while but we finally found a space on the back deck where we could do a little dancing.

Then it was back on the bus for the drive home. We both caught a bit of a nap. It was a wonderful day and we look forward to many more.


  1. Hello :-) that sounds like a fab trip out.I have never been to a casino and would probably feel like a fish out of water in one!Then again I expect they are just like giant amusement arcades,but with higher stakes!The boat trip sounds lovely,I'm glad the weather was decent enough for you to enjoy the views.All in all a good day out,I too wish you both many more happy trips.

  2. I have been on a couple 'senior' trips, and always enjoyed....your day sounded fun ...

  3. I have always wanted to go on a cruise, haven't made it yet. Love the idea though. Hope you had a great time. Happy cruisin.