Posted by: gardner310 | June 11, 2009

End of Cruise #2

End of Cruise #2

Two down and ??? to go.  We just finished our second 10 day cruise and feel much more comfortable with the job.  We got through the reporting for cruise #1 and found the G drive for posting.  I am learning my way around the ship, although there are corners I have not visited still.  I made use of the library in the Explorations Lounge and finished a book by Philip Roth, Exit Ghost.  I made sure this trip that I got a couple of hours in the sun with the book, pretending I was a passenger in a far corner. This is the hardest part for me, getting some time alone.

Joanne and Michael BW Ball

I miss my solitude and my girlfriends.  The crew is great and very friendly but much younger.  I think it is wonderful that they are taking advantage of working on ships, something my own son did for a short while.   I have always encouraged my boys and their friends to see the world.  My own tag line is “See the World Before You Leave It” and I am doing my best to take my own advice.  But I miss the companionship of friends my own age.  I think this becomes more valuable the older we get.  Here is a shout out to all the girls back home.

I will be posting to the other blog for the next two weeks while I am in Africa.

Sun City Partygoers

Come visit me there!  Ciao.

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