Patti has done a lot of traveling in 2022 making up for not being able to go anywhere during Covid. I was invited to experience on of the new Royal Caribbean Ships in May 2022. The Symphony of the Sea's was a remarkable, fun ship. There was so much to do as always on one of the Royal Caribbean ships. This one had a bionic bartender. It was very fun to watch the two arms make drinks. The Promenade had many venues such as a Irish Pub, Sports Bar, Entertainment venue with Karoke, audience participation games, trivia and much more. We went to see an awesome ice skating show. They have ziplines on board, ping pong tables, billiards, a sports deck with basketball, pickleball, rock climbing wall and much more. Food was great as was the service. This is a wonderful family vacation. It allows kids to do their thing while the parents do theirs without the worry of getting lost somewhere.
In June I went to the Riviera Maya with my Wisconsin family. We stayed at the Ocean Coral and Turquessa resort. In June the Sargassum seaweed was all over the beach. They did everything they could to get rid of it every day but it turned out to be a Thankless job. The resort itself was average. We tried to get into every restaurant to eat but we were only there 5 nights so that didn't happen but we did eat at the Hibachi Grill which was very fun, The Steakhouse was delicious, the Buffet was decent. Everything was clean and the rooms were nice.
After flying home for 1 day we hit up the Canadian Rockies. If you have never been you must go! I can't describe in words the beauty. Canada is so clean and pure. We stayed in Canmore surrounded by the mountains and so much beauty. We celebrated Canada Day there which is like our July 4th. We watched a parade with many bands, floats, horses and such. We discovered beautiful waterfalls, went to Lake Louise and drove through little towns with such natural beauty. I have previously taken the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Calgary and then a bus trip to see Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Ice fields and more. I highly recommend that. Not one single person ever complains about this wonderful trip. Call me for info on that. 608 258-1600
In August of 2022, we did a last minute trip to St. Martin in the Caribbean. While I have been there many times, I had never stayed on the French side. We stayed 3 nights at the Secrets adults only all inclusive resort and loved it. It was off season so not many people but the beach was amazing, service was amazing and we opted for a swim-up room. So we had the pool right from our patio. That's the way to go, The water in St. Martin is blue like a post card. I love this island.