We didn’t dock today

As you might guess from the current issues in both Jerusalem and Bethlehem – our port call in Israel was cancelled as of 2000 last night.

Smart call on both the part of the Captain backed up by the Miami office. It simply doesn’t make sense to dock and then wave good bye to your passengers as they head into what I would describe as a potential combat zone. So once again, the terrorists (which ever group of idiots is claiming this round of violence this time) have won a not insubstantial economic victory.
Of course, there were those dull crayon individuals who were down at the desk last night and this morning complaining canceling the port call….. Never mind that the ship opened up email for everyone from 2000 last night to 1430 this afternoon so that they could let everyone know they were all right and deal/cancel whatever port arrangements they had made.  The front desk was making phone calls through to tour agents, rental agencies, and a few families that seemed to be overly concerned.
The closest we made it to Ashdod was off the coast when the Pilot boat came out and picked up the Israeli Customs agents who had boarded in Southampton and a couple of families who had been planning on leaving the ship in Israel.
The Knit, Needle & Hook bunch happily met this morning. RCCL handed us more OBC for the inconvenience and I am trying to decide where I want to have dinner…..
Finished projects to date: Three hats, one scarf.
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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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