Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Memories and fleeting times

Waiting for our connection during a layover in Paris, May 2015

My, how the time flies!

It is hard to believe that on this day last year (May 10), and at this particular time of the day, my wife and I were aboard the Norwegian Star beginning our nine-day Baltics Sea cruise.

We boarded in Copenhagen, Denmark after a short layover in Paris. We started our journey leaving our hometown airport in Gulfport, MS, followed by another layover in Atlanta, GA.

The other hard thing to believe, is that sometimes, at my age, I wonder if we actually made that cruise.

There was such a buildup to it with more than six months planning, not to mention dreaming about taking the cruise for a number off years.

And then all of a sudden, it is over, we are back home, and I think of St. Petersburg, Russia. Was I really there? Did I really see all those sights?

Well, no matter what my mind tells me, pictures don’t lie. We have hundreds of photos taken on the cruise that show us the reality of the trip.

The Baltics Cruise was the big trip of the year. We haven’t taken another cruise, although my wife and I are considering such a trip out of New Orleans.

Our biggest endeavor, which trumped everything else this past year following the cruise, was the culmination of having our personally designed new home built.

We have been living in it for the past three weeks.

During the course of the 49 years of married life, travel has been on the top of the list of things to do. My mother liked to travel, and I do too.

We may not hit the road as much, because of our age, but we can dream about new places. We  can also look into our storehouse of memories which offer a wide variety of joyful and interesting events over those years.

Next post: Mat 17, 2016

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