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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Away for a Bit
Splendour of the Seas - our boat!
Voyager of the Seas - first trip
I have hesitated to mention that we shall be away for the next two weeks – no blogging from me as we do not go on holiday with our computers, although I am considering taking my Kindle. I haven’t wanted to make anyone jealous, but have decided that all my blog friends will wish us well on only the second ‘real’ holiday of our 34 years of married life, nearly all the others having been spent visiting family. Yes, we are going on a Mediterranean cruise with Royal Caribbean! I confess we have been once before to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we were so impressed we decided to go once more before we retire. So this is it! This time we are ‘doing’ the Eastern side of the Med, starting and finishing in Venice, and calling at Serbia, Croatis, Greece, Turkey, Mykonos and Santorini islands before returning to Venice. We leave on Saturday with Emirates airline (presumably no terrorists onboard) up to Dubai and then direct to Venice with them. There have been months of enjoyable preparation and fun on the Internet (e.g. hubbie has downloaded six pages no less of directions and photos how to get from the luggage carousel at Venice airport down to the water-stop for the vaporetto which will take us across the sea to the island!) I find irony in the fact that as a student I used to fly quite often to work in various parts of the world and never gave a thought to any kind of Travel Insurance! Now, at 60, our hand luggage seems to consists mostly of all our chronic medicines, plasters, ointments and broad-spectrum anti-biotic and I am quite paranoid about the idea of perhaps getting sick or having an accident. My husband is excited about the idea of hiring a scooter for a few hours in one or two of the resorts. As one-time bikers in our youth, we also cherish a dream of visiting the US one day and doing Route 66. Is it still good? I’ll let you know how it goes. These pics are of our last experience. NB. Book Nut - I've tried to insert at the cursor point - but all pics inserted at the top together. I've had a bit more success dragging them about the text. But not much. Maybe because I type my post first in Word, then copy and paste, then try to put the pics in ? When I pressed "Publish" - all the pics have put themselves at the top of the post again ??????