Monday, August 15, 2011


Queen Mary 2 docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Geri's website

Keystone, Colorado
    We are officially homeless now!   We sold our condo in Boca Raton just prior to the World Cruise, but the deal was contingent upon being able to rent it back for 2 months.  So, after disembarking from the Regent Voyager in Southampton, we flew back to Florida.  Even though we sold the apartment fully furnished, there was still so much 'stuff' to sort, give away, throw away, pack away and move into storage.  Fortunately, right in the middle, we had a brief reprieve.  I was asked to lecture on the Queen Mary 2, a round trip
cruise from New York City over the July 4  holiday. Then it was back to work.  In addition to packing and moving, I was developing a couple of new lectures and laying out our schedule for the next 5 months.
Keystone, Colorado

     On August 7, we said our final goodbye to the Yacht & Racquet Club of Boca Raton and, feeling free as birds, we flew off to Colorado for a month.  First stop: Keystone, Colorado.  What an idyllic place to relax and unwind.  The scenery is gorgeous, the weather was magnificent.   We took the chairlift to the top of the mountain and hiked the loop trail.  A little more strenuous than walking the beautiful trails that run along the     Snake River. 
At Frank & Julia's mountain home
     On Aug. 12, we drove up to Fort Collins to   spend a week with dear friends.  We met Frank & Julia during the World Cruise.  They were on the first 2 segments and we hit it off from Day 1.  They could not have made us feel more at home, and a gorgeous home it is.  Lots of laughs and good conversation while Julia spoiled us with her fabulous cooking.  We also visited their beautiful mountain home. 
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