Notes from the Fox Den

May 16, 2018

Hello from the Fox Den and happy Wednesday! I hope this week’s issue of the Cherokeean finds everyone in great health and good spirits.

One of my favorite quotes is, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” I am not sure who originally said this quote, and attempts to complete a reverse search have only led me to additional pages or Pinterest pins. I truly wish I could give them credit here, for that quote speaks volumes to me.

There are so many places I long to travel to, wonders of the world that I want to see in person, not just in photographs or as the backdrop of a movie.

Although I have managed to check a few places off my bucket list; St. Lucia, Ireland, Mexico and almost every state, I am no where near to completing it. I will; however, be able to cross a few more destinations off that list after next week.

Mr. Fox and I will be cruising from Galveston to take in the sights and sounds of Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Grand Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. While on our trip we will have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins and stingrays in Grand Cayman, snorkel in Cozumel and possibly ride a handmade bamboo raft through the jungles of Jamaica. Oh, and sample some of the local cuisine at each stop.

Mr. Fox and I decided a few years ago that we would take one big vacation per year, going to a new place on our bucket list, for as long as we are physically able. Our goal has been to plan the vacation at least one year in advance, allowing ourselves to pay for the trip slowly. This also usually earns us early booking discounts allowing us to save even more.

We are actually already starting the planning process for our 2019 vacation (I know, we haven’t even taken our 2018 trip and we are already thinking about the next one).

Our hope is to travel to London, with possible day excursions by train to Edinburgh, or somewhere in Scotland.

If any of my readers have taken a similar trip, I would love to hear from you. Do you have any booking tips? Restaurants that you would recommend? Any great museums or shops that are not normally listed in the tour guides that are a must see?

If you do, please send me an email at, drop me a line on Facebook or you can even mail me a letter to P.O. Box 348, Rusk, Texas 75785.

I look forward to hearing from you, and as always, please have a wonderful week!