Terry- sorry to hear about Tom and we (Jeanne & I) send our prayers and best wishes for a complete recovery.
Thanks for your kind words on our trip to Michigan & Wisconsin. It was great and we accomplished our goal of getting my boys some quality time with the family, especially my mom. I was pleased to see that my mom's mobility has seemed to improve . Weather was great (high 70;s, low 80's) and we had a really nice RV trailer that we rented...brand new.
My boys even took part in a fishing tournament out on Lake Michigan ! They had a great time, as we all did. My boys are with me 1 more week, before they head back to SD with their mom. Wow, time has flown!
Jeanette- well, we are still on track for our Princess Alaska cruise. I have diligently been saving for it and hopefully, with a decent tax return in Feb, we'll be able to have it paid for in advance (always a good thing). A little harder, since we are also paying for our moms.
Well, we may seperate our honeymoon out of the Alaska trip with the moms, after all. Jeanne & I are looking at a Carnival early-saver on the Carnival Magic out of Galveston....7 day Eastern (Bahamas) in Jan 2013. The early saver really does cut the price...so much in fact that we are looking at a suite for the same price a balcony is now priced for a 2011 cruise. This could be our "real" honeymoon...no moms, no kids ! Cruise stops in Key West, and goes to Freeport & Nassau, Bahamas. I am thinking that we might just stay on the ship for the Freeport port call! Funny, I used to live in S. Florida and Bahamas were "yawn"...but, now having lived in Houston & the Western Gulf for so long, and going to Cozumel, MX so many times, I really want to go back to that blue, blue water in the Bahamas!
Well, just wanted to check in and glad us "hard core" "Sogno-ites" are keeoing this thread alive! Take care and have a great weekend!
Marty (& Jeanne)
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