Come Take a River Cruise With Me

  1. Gail Ott says:

    Loved your pictures of Nottoway – some of the same ones I took when we were there. The river was high on our visit, so we weren’t able to dock there, and had to be bused in. As a Virginian, I was very interested to see Nottoway and learn its history. I’m so glad that you’ve had a wonderful time.

  2. Nancy says:

    What a wonderful cruise! Thanks for sharing. The mansion is beautiful and the front looks straight out of the movies! Love you outfit; particularly the sweater. Don’t really like the bucket hat, but what else could you wear in the rain? Hats aren’t good on me, so I usually rely on a hood on a rain jacket.
    Packing tips are always great! I like the color scheme you chose. I could definitely do that with the things I have. I always write down and plan out my outfits, then take the list with me. I also (if I’m not flying) pack my jewelry with each outfit in a packing cube. The alternative to that is put each outfit’s jewelry in a baggie, with a note in it as to what outfit it’s for, then all baggies go into a jewelry pouch which fits into a hotel safe. Works like a charm!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      I have found rain hats to be very beneficial. Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give was my inspiration years ago to wear a bucket hat. But they’re not for everyone!
      I’m so happy you enjoyed the post!

  3. Dottie W says:

    I always wanted to take one of these cruises. Thanks for sharing some pics as well as the clothing you wore.

  4. Hi Beth! How funny, for a few years now I graduated from a written list of outfits to a laptop spreadsheet! The advantage is that it is easy to rework, and I update my spreadsheet from trip to trip. I have a running list attached to my spreadsheet for things I always need regardless of where we are traveling. Things like reading glasses I might forget. We are on our way to a big cruise this week, through the Panama Canal. This has been on our bucket list for a while. We also want to do a River cruise in the near future. Thanks for showing off your trip!

  5. Nicole says:

    I grew up just a few miles from Nottoway. My sister worked there for a while, and we’ve had several events and receptions there. I’m so glad the new (not that new anymore!) owners invested so much into it.

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