Uruguay Bound: ” The Sea Rebel “
• Dwain C. Crum •
March 5, 2014 • 492 views
It’s now the year 2014, and my 204 day trip around the world is a thing of the past. Some people ask me “How do you top that?” and I really don’t think that you can. Although last year, on the Sea Princess, I met a man named Trevor and his wife who were on their 8th world cruise.
What I am doing this year is taking a 49 day South American cruise on Princess Cruise’s ship, the Crown Princess. I will be going to 8 countries that I have not yet visited (I’ve now been to 60) as well as some that I’ve been before. My main goal of this trip is to visit Uruguay. While many of the passengers have their sights set on Rio, Buenos Aires and even the Falklands as the main highlight, for me the target is Uruguay.
Why Uruguay, you might ask. Uruguay was where my grandfather, Carlo Cravea, was born and raised. He was born in Salto, Uruguay and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay prior to living in Italy and then coming to Los Angeles, CA in 1909. All that happened over 100 years ago.
Since I don’t fly, and since the Crown Princess leaves out of Ft. Lauderdale, I will begin my trip by rail.
Just like in 2013, I will start my trip by taking AMTRAK’S Sunset Limited to New Orleans, Louisiana. The rail mileage from Union Station is 1,995 miles. I will then continue my journey in the Crescent City on the Mississippi. The “Crescent City,” “The Big Easy,” “The City that Care Forgot” or as my friend David says “Nawlins.”
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