Today I returned from a 14-day cruise that began in Los Angeles, traveled down the coast of Mexico and Central America, then through the Panama Canal, over to Columbia and Aruba and then home to Fort Lauderdale where I live.
Among the highlights of this spectacular journey were: I didn’t get seasick once; I remembered not to drink the water in certain places; my wife and I zipped along six zip lines in the rain forest of Costa Rica; I marveled at the engineering of the 100-year-old Panama Canal; I saw more movies in two weeks than I’ve seen in two years (“under the stars” on the upper deck almost nightly); I miraculously weighed the same at the end as I did at the beginning of the cruise despite my consuming about 600 pounds of food each day…and I did a bunch of other things that I will tell you about over the next few blogs. But for now, it’s simply a day of adjusting to reality once more.
Tonight, after dinner, I had my usual cup of coffee on the back patio as I sat in my thinking chair…thinking how nice it would be to be able to afford a trip like this every year. I am not sure how much zip-lining is left in this rickety body of mine, but I was happy to check the event off my bucket list. Zippity Do Da! More to come…