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Bop

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About Bop

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Midlothian VA
  • Interests
    Travel, hunting, fishing, boating, photograpy
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess AMAWaterways
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Italy

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  1. I'm back!!! Any suggestions on the American Queen and the Lower Mississippi cruise/tour? Anybody going on the 9/20/2020 cruise? Bop
  2. We have only been on one USA river cruise, on the American Empress cruising the Columbia and Snake rivers. The staff and crew were very accommodating for older passenger's needs. Busses were always close by and carts and wheel chairs were always available. I feel sure that The American Queen will have similar services. We had a great time on the Lewis and Clark itinerary last September and are booked on the American Queen 9/20/2020 sailing on the advice of several crew members who said the lower Miss. Was their favorite itinerary. Bop from VA
  3. We're back!!! Just re read some of the posts from the Empress Lewis and Clark cruise. Really enjoyed the cruise and Empress. So much so that we just booked the Memphis to New Orleans cruise on American Queen. Thanks to all the great tips and the neat gift from Bill/Buck. What are the odds of meeting a good friend on the boards and ending up performing a back-up dance routine with him on stage? I am still looking for an agent to represent us. Gotta go to look for a roll call for our Sept 20, 2020 cruise on American Queen Bop/Jim
  4. Hi All, My good friends who recommended the Lewis and Clark itinerary also did the Mississippi New Orleans to Memphis, I believe. They expressed the same observations about the industrialization and less than scenic views. We too are considering the Memphis to NO itinerary. I will contact AQSC and see if they would like to have Buck and me do a return engagement on stage! TOOT TOOT. I am still editing my shots of all the unique scenery from the cruise. Got a bunch suitable for framing. Photography is definitely a big part of my cruise enjoyment and prefer to have g
  5. Here to thank all for the tips and suggestions. Have much more info that I will share. Still smiling from the cruise. Ask away! Jim
  6. Hi All, Buck summed up the cruise very well. We felt it was a very good experience and few things to complain about. The plusses definitely outweighed the minuses. We ate everywhere and often and found most selections were good. We ate dinner in the dining room and 2 nights in the River grille. It was very noisy and a bit chilly there but service was good and friendly. Breakfasts and lunches in the Grille were buffet style and food was good, hot, and plentiful. Great views too. HoHo buses are a great idea and we got to see everything we wanted to with a minimum of hassle.
  7. Thanks to Leafeater, I will claim my spot on deck at sunrise with a cup of coffee and my camera. Can't wait! Bop
  8. Hey DD, Buck, et. al, Back in the 90's here in VA. Cool cruise breezes coming soon. I'm down to the "cruise. accessories" phase of packing. Where's my charger for my kindle? Picked u p some cruise snacks to smuggle on board the UAL plane. I would hate to be kicked off the plane on a Snack RAP. Those guys will squeeze the last nickel out of us. Best to all! Jim/Bop '
  9. gHi Buck, LEAFEATER, DD, et .a, I just read thru the thread and thanks to all who responded. Buck, sorry for misidentifying the great. Moose pic . D D, and leafeater had some great shots too. I am just finishing my packing and can't seem to find some of my travel stuff. Found my "master list" but that is for foreign travel so it is a lot longer. Now I am going back and putting stuff back in my closet. Looks like weather will be pretty warm so don't need as many layers. Better half is actually still shopping and adding stuff to her pile. She is adding stuff to my suitcase so I will probabl
  10. Hi Buck, LEAFEATER, DD, et .a I just read thru the thread and thanks to all who responded. Buck, sorry for misidentifying the great. Moose pic . D D, and leafeater had some great shots too. I am just finishing my packing and can't seem to find some of my travel stuff. Found my "master list" but that is for foreign travel so it is a lot longer. Now I am going back and putting stuff back in my closet. Looks like weather will be pretty warm so don't need as many layers. Better half is actually still shopping and adding stuff to her pile. She is adding stuff to my suitcase so I will probably
  11. I am always talking to myself. Nothing to worry about as long as you include others at least occasionally!
  12. Hi All, Looks like hurricane Dorian is starting the season off with a bang. Pray for the folks in FL and lots of others who could be affected. Hopefully Dorian will clear up the atmosphere and allow some interruptions of the east to west currents. Don't want to have to leave home with a hurricane here or on the way. Just gave our house sitter a tutorial on hooking up the generator. The ladies have begun the important task of planning their outfits and the guys have been pondering their "country club casual" wardrobes. Shirt, pants, shoes, done. Read thru the tips f
  13. Just made airport van transfer reservations at Historic Davenport Hotel as recommended by DD et al. $25 per room is a good deal. Thanks! Now on to the things to pack list and luggage selection. Have gotten a lot better at packing over the years. Not worried about "the fashion police" as things have gotten more casual over the years. Comfort first! Now debating how much photography gear to pack. Usually bring just the Canon S95 but that may not produce the great photos like DD's moose and fawns shot. (hope I got the correct photographer for that great shot) Hate adding the
  14. Already signed up for this one. Sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity to me. Hoping for some great landscapes and maybe some wildlife shots. Jim
  15. Cruise docs arrived yesterday Have luggage tags, tickets, instructions, etc. Time to start packing list. We travel pretty light now. Usually just a couple of carry one. We used to look like a caravan when we did the tuxedo drill. No more! Jim
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