Touring the Eastern Caribbean December 2016

We are off to visit the Eastern Caribbean using Royal Caribbean, Jewel of the Seas (Cabin 1016 - Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom with Balcony) departing San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday December 18, 2016 with stops St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, St Maarten, St Kitts, Antiqua, St Lucia, and Barbados. We are planning on being in San Juan a few days early to have some time to look over the city.We are off to visit the Western Caribbean. What makes the Caribbean most interesting is that Tom and Diana enjoy history and studying architecture from the time this country was being formed. They also enjoy hiking-seeing the sites and the beautiful plants and trees and taking a close look at the creatures of the sea while snorkeling. We have become somewhat of art experts in that we enjoy painting of various artists. We won one panting last year and bought another on a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean.

We also did the necessary things that are needed to hike/travel outside the US like finding our passports, locating hiking poles and packing our clothes. Diana is a systematic packer while Tom waits till the last day and throws his stuff in the suitcase. Diana method is more logical but both systems work.

December 14, 2016 (T-2)

Located passports and we reviewed airline schedules and excursions we have planned at each port. Counted pills and vitamins and packaged per day so as not to miss anything each day as we traveled.

December 15, 2016 (T-1)

Up early so we can get on the Southwest airline web site and reserve our seats 24 hours before we take flight. Got A 59 & A 60 for first leg and A 57 & A 58.

December 16, 2016 (T- 0)

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