Because we can practically drive to the gangway, we won't have the hassle of airport security, TSA, baggage weight and extra fees, narrow seats and all the other challenges that go with traveling by air. We will still carry our basic "cruise clothes", but I'm not going to be washing socks in the shower this trip.
I'll take some additional camera gear with me like another DSLR, Nikon D200 and 300mm f/4 lens with a 1.4X tele-converter. I hope to find some beautifully colored tropical birds in Honduras and Belize and I want to be able to photograph them.
This was MA's 30th tax season and she's anxious for it to be over. Our cruise is a way for her to unwind and relax after a very "taxing" season.
We'll be sending a daily update on the cruise so just log into http://travelingwaynesworld.blogspot.com to read them.