Thursday, August 28, 2014

TCC Riverboat Adventure~Day 2

Adventure In The Swamp!
Good Morning Travelers!   Time to have breakfast and pack up - we're arriving in New Orleans this morning and meeting the Swamp Runner transport that will take us deep into the bayou to the Swamp Lodge where we'll spend the night.........

After you have your fill, please return to your cabin, get your luggage, and meet on deck where your hosts, Captain Raz, Gracie, and Sammy will make sure you get safely off the boat and down to the bus that awaits to take us to the Swamp.
On our way to the swamp!
Our first adventure is a ride in the swamp.....all aboard.... Captains Raz and Sammy are your tour guides and Gracie will help you board the swamp runner.

Raz, Gracie, & Swamp Guide Sammy

Keep your tails and toes on the boat or you'll be this guy's lunch.

Please don't crowd one side of the boat..

.these two look like they're fighting over us!

Here we are at the Swamp Lodge.........make sure you get your luggage off the bus.  The Lodge looks small, but just wait until you see inside!


Be sure to stop down in the lodge lobby to pick up your sack lunch. Everyone should have one, be sure to take it with you when you leave.
Raz, Gracie, & Sammy
We have air boats down at the edge of the swamp if you would like one. Keep an eye out for all of the wonderful critters that live in the swamp.

Sammy, Gracie, & Raz

Grab a canoe and go for a ride around the swamp to see the wildlife - if you feel eyes watching you, it's probably the creatures that live in the swamp.....making sure you keep your distance!  Be careful out there.......

Dinner by the campfire....served by Raz

When you're finished with dinner come back up to the Lodge.............

We're going to watch a move in the Lodge Movie Room - complete with popcorn.....a great way to wind down the trip before getting a good night's sleep.  Breakfast in the Lodge tomorrow morning before we leave!   Hopefully the movie selection won't be too scary for you to get your rest..........

Good Night Everybody!

Gracie's Lodge Room

Sammy and Raz share a Lodge Room
Get comfy in your rooms.......we've reached the last day on the trip.....everybody catch some zzzzzs and dream about all our fun adventures that we shared sailing down the mighty Mississippi.

Before you know it - it's morning!  Time to pack up and hike a short distance through the swamp to a clearing where transport awaits..........................

Gracie, Raz and Sammy

Timmy and Miss Fitz Riverboat Trip III

What fun Fitz. The Tabby Cat Club really knows how to have an event!
You bet Timmy. Really good breakfast buffet. Now lets go and have some real fun on the river

I have our bag lunch
Great.I have the fishing pole

I hope he doesn't take my fish
He better not if he knows what's good for him!

You give me back that fish NOW!
I think we had better unwind from our relaxing canoe trip. Lets see that movie
Sounds good!

Oh my. This is scary. Glad we are in the same room.
That thing is creepy. Bet he smells funny too

Thanks friends we sure had fun and Gracie, Sammy and Raz you were great hosts.
You bet Timmy, well, it looks like its time to say goodbye. See you back at the TCC!

Timmy Tomcat
Miss Fitz

Marty and Ralphie's Bayou Day

Day 2 Bayou Adventure

Hi Guys! It's Ralphie. After a great breakfast with everyone, Marty and I headed into the bayou with Sammy and Raz as our guides.

Once we arrived there, we headed to the Swamp Bayou Hotel. It is a little spooky if you know what I mean! It felt like someone was watching us.....

Check out our room. It's really nice!

Tonight we are having dinner by the campfire (and trying not to be to scared!)

Hey Marty, I think I need to go call Mom, want to come with Me?

Hope you all are having a great time too!

Socks & Scylla's Riverboat Aventure with Brian and Samantha as Guest

We meet our friends and sailed down the Mississippi River on the Carolina Queen.

The staterooms were very spacious and large. Samantha, my lovely fiancee, and Scylla shared this one. I dropped in for a visit before we retired for the evening.

Things were a bit more primitive in Louisiana, Scylla was worried an alligator would get her so she insisted on sitting on the ROOF.  Raz and Sammy were pawesome tour guides.

The Swamp Bayou Hotel was downright creepy.

But the room I shared with Brian was very comfy.

Although listening to ghosts stories around the campfire before bed was dreadfully scary. ~Socks reporting for ATCAD with Samantha from Life from a Cat's Perspective and Brian from Brian's Home as guest.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TCC Riverboat Adventure~Day I

Ready For An Adventure??

Today is the day we have long waited for and the three of us; Gracie, Raz, and Sammy hope you will have a fun time. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Gracie, Raz and Sammy - "Welcome Aboard!"

We've been waiting for all of you to get here - this is going to be a ton of fun so grab your boarding pass and join us on the Carolina Queen out of Vicksburg, Mississippi on our way down to New Orleans.
Gracie passing out the boarding tickets

Gracie will be handing you your ticket so you will be able to board. Boarding will be in about one half hour from now. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause but the cabins are getting their final check.
Gracie, Captain Raz, & Sammy

You are free to board the Carolina Queen now. Gracie, Captain Raz, and Sammy are at the front of the riverboat and will be greeting each of you as you board.


On your way to finding your room be sure to go past the grand staircase because Gracie is there with a gift for everyone.

While Captain Raz gets the Carolina Queen away from the dock Sammy will be in the halls to help you find your room if you are having problems finding it.

If you want something to do before dinner tonight, why not visit the pool and spa on board? 

Gracie & Sammy

There will be a cocktail party in the bar lounge.  It's an open bar. Please just let Gracie and Sammy know what you would like and they'll whip it up for you!

Gracie, Captain Raz, & Sammy

Welcome to the River View Dining room. Gracie will show you to your table and present you with a menu. Dinner will be served in about a half an hour. If you would like to sit at the Captain's table there are still seats available, Sammy is already there.

After dinner you might enjoy a game of cards?  A little riverboat gambling might be just the thing to round out your evening of fun!
Raz the Riverboat Gambler, Gracie the Southern Belle, and Sammy the Scaliwag!

An evening stroll around the deck of the Carolina Queen is a nice way to end a busy day.
Captain Raz, Gracie, & Sammy

Captain Raz and Sammy are ready to call it a night.....

Rest well, tomorrow will come early.

Timmy and Miss Fitz Riverboat Trip II

I wanted to get a little spa time in befur we left the steamboat.

Afraid of a little water?
Its a cat thing...

Thank Catness they held the Swamp Runner for us Timmy. You take furever.
Sorry. Had to call home.

Thanks Raz and Sammy. Very nice boat.
Look how nice Moosey Ralphie and Marty look.
Dezi and Lexi your outfits were divine at dinner.

Interesting lodge don't you think
Sure is. Lets take a walk befur dinner.

See you all later on!