May 5 & 6 – Travel Days

May 5 Early start this morning. I thought that 2 hours in advance of flight would be expected, but on checking in online at Delta was advised that 3 hours were needed. So, dropped of car at Burger King for Connie to have and had taxi pick me up at 7:45 am to take me… Continue reading May 5 & 6 – Travel Days

FitBit Update #3

I am continuing on yesterday’s theme of wanting to make sure I stay in good health.  I have been blessed with good health for all of my life except for an occasional short detour along the way.  It is easy to take it for granted when it has always been there. My only problem right… Continue reading FitBit Update #3

European Vacation – Home Again

As expected, it was another cold and uncomfortable night on the train.  Added to the cold and uncomfortable seats, was the night porter who had to come and yell at the guys behind me a couple of times – once for turning their chairs around and putting their feet up and once for taking their… Continue reading European Vacation – Home Again

European Vacation – Ontario

After a very cold and uncomfortable night we were into Ontario, Canada.  I didn’t get any sleep at all.  We had day coach tickets where we can put our seats back and sleep right there, but I hadn’t thought of needing a blanket in August.  The seats were not comfortable for sleeping either – but… Continue reading European Vacation – Ontario

European Vacation – Montreal

Apparently we docked at 1:00 am, so right after breakfast we got in the lineup for passport control. During breakfast, my other waiter greeted me in Polish and began brushing up against my shoulders while I was seated again.  He didn’t say anything about me not meeting him last night.  When I got up after… Continue reading European Vacation – Montreal

European Vacation – Stefan Batory – Day 10

It was a beautiful day today. We saw the first people other than our on board family for the first time since we left Rotterdam.  (I don’t explain who these people were – or whether they came onto the ship or we were close enough to just see them on land.) I finally got to… Continue reading European Vacation – Stefan Batory – Day 10

European Vacation – Stefan Batory – Day 9

It was completely calm today – but still cool and cloudy.  The ship slowed down to a crawl so we wouldn’t get to Montreal too soon, since we were ahead of schedule. We listened to our last morning concert after breakfast and then I ran into my Florida buddy Gengiz, who gave me his address… Continue reading European Vacation – Stefan Batory – Day 9