Disembarking in the morning

Our cruise comes to an end in the morning after 14 days most of which were lovely, enjoyable days at sea. Traveling through the Suez was extremely interesting and Petra was amazing. I still have not been able to get enough bandwidth to upload photos but I am hopeful that the Turkish Airways Lounge will have decent Wifi and I can get at least partly caught up.

Carmen and I elected to spend some of our extra on board credit on a tour around Dubai before being dropped off at the airport. Her flight is a number of hours before mine…. quite a few hours as a matter of fact. So I can use my small camera from the bus (and street if we get out at all)

By and large our fellow passengers have been a great bunch. We had knitters, crocheters a cross stitcher with multiple countries represented. Most non-US which was a refreshing change. There always are a few outliers – but not usually in the hand crafters. There are those from past cruises and those I sincerely hope to see in the future.

We are packed.

I am on the cast-off row for hat #5. Wait! It is hat #6. There was also a shawl but it has found a home and will stay on the ship and go live in Australia.

I get to go home and see how far George has gotten on detrashing what is left in the house….

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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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