|Island of Mallorca|
|Avenue in Mallorca|
I was booked to lecture on the Seabourn Quest late November. Rather than fly overseas (which we avoid whenever possible), we were lucky to find a Holland America ship departing Fort Lauderdale Oct. 19 for Rome. I say lucky because this time of year, cruise ships are coming the other way. We spent 22 days aboard with stops in Morocco and Spain. It was our first time visiting the island of Mallorca and we loved it. It reminded us of Aix en Provence.
|With Frank & Julia in Barcelona|
The morning after we arrived in Barcelona, we walked from our hotel to Hotel Arts to meet our friends Frank and Julia from Colorado. They had flown in the day before to join us on the Seabourn cruise. It happened to be Julia's 65th birthday and the hotel treated us like royalty inviting us to enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres in one of their luxurious suites overlooking the city.
|Martin & Trudy on Seabourn|
On Nov. 24 we boarded the Seabourn Quest for a transatlantic crossing during which I gave 8 lectures. Trudy and Martin (friends from last year's World Cruise on Regent) also flew over to join us for the crossing. The lectures went well and we made many new friends.
We are back in Boca Raton for the week getting ready to fly to Punta Cana for Christmas and New Year's. Ron and I send you our best wishes for a joyous holiday season.