Time For Another Trip!

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks.  We flew into St. Louis to celebrate my high school reunion.  It was the 55+1 because we canceled our 55th last year because of Covid.  This year nothing could stop us.  I would rate the reunion a 9.9 out of 10.  It was wonderful to see so many people and their spouses from my high school days.  The reunion lost a small amount of points because the room we had was so small.  There was no way to move about and talk.  All in all, everyone seemed to enjoy their time together, and I promised that we would get a bigger room for our 60th reunion.  (Like I can promise that—but if I am alive and able, I will do my best to do that for our next reunion).

I finally got home to Arizona last night.  It feels good to be home.  I knew I have only a few days to get packed for our big vacation.  When I woke up this morning, Dennis informed me that the airlines changed our trip.  Instead of leaving Friday, they changed our flight to Rome on Thursday.  Can they do that?  Of course, don’t try to call this particular airline.  There is no way to get a live person.  Fortunately, we don’t have to ask for an extra day off work.  Much to my displeasure, I have only two days to get ready to fly from Phoenix, Arizona to Rome, Italy.

I am not sure how much I will be able to post on this blog or on my Facebook page.  I will have cell service but the data plan is limited.  

So, here’s our agenda:  We fly into Rome and will sightsee around the city for a week.  Then we board a cruise ship for a 14 day cruise.  

First stop will be Toulon, France where we will tour Avignon and the Pope’s Palace. 

Toulon, France

The next stop will be Palma de Mallorca, Spain where we will tour the city.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The second day in Spain we will visit a Spanish horse Ranch. 

Spanish Horse Ranch

Then on to Ponta Delgado, Azores which is a tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean owned by Portugal. 

Ponta Delgado, Azores

After exploring the island, we will sail a full week over the Atlantic Ocean, destination Nassau, Bahamas.  I hope there are a lot of fun things to do on this boat. 

Nassau, Bahamas

Finally, the cruise ship will drop us off in Tampa, Florida.  We will stay in Tampa for a few days. 

Tampa, Florida

You would think our trip would be finished, but no, we fly from Tampa to St. Louis, Missouri.  Yes, I was just there.  We will grab a rental car and drive to Columbia, Missouri just to see my grandson, Jack, perform in the musical theater production of “The Prom” at the theater at the University of Missouri, better known as Mizzou.  After that, we will finally fly out of St. Louis back home to Arizona on Saturday, November 14.

I’m tired just thinking about it.  I have so much to do tomorrow, including absentee voting for the general election.  

I am not sure what kind of internet I will have. I promised I would not be as scarce as I was the last few months, so I needed to let you know that you will hear about this trip, with photos, at the first opportunity I have to do so.

In the meantime, wish us well, and safe travels.  


  1. It sounds like a wonderful trip. I look forward to your blog and your pictures. I agree with what you said about the Reunion. It was fun to see so many friends from LHS!!

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