Livorno from the ship

I’ve been here before; back in my 10th MEDLAB days it was to inspect the occupational health program. I managed a trip back when Daughter #2 was just about a year old. Something about an interesting drive to first Vicenza and then on to Livorno as part of our radiation health protection course. The next time was around 2009 (which is along time after early 1990) when the NCL ship I was on stopped here. Maus and her roommate were my company since it was their fall half-term break. The girls and I walked to the train and, on a family ticket, went to Pisa. Up the tower, around town and then back to the ship (no Maus did not climb up the Leaning Tower).

This time I had every intention of getting off until I learned that we would be a fair distance from the terminal with no walking allowed. Of course, I could have easily afforded the 5€ for the shuttle, but I was irritated. Paying to be transferred to town I can understand. But ship to terminal? Of course, that shuttle bus also went into town.

Instead I prowled the ship. Apparently a demented demon struck the public areas sometime between 2300 and 0530 and vomited cobwebs everywhere. To add to the insanity, there are inflatable pumpkins, glow in the dark skeletons, spiders, witches’ hats, and dungeon signs. It is so tacky it is wonderful. Apparently this ship is going to take Halloween seriously. Since the holiday falls on our only sea day, I think it is going to be interesting.

Without further ado – the gallery….

and I have made progress on the scarf – finally

more than 1/2 way

more than 1/2 way

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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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One Response to Livorno from the ship

  1. Margo S. says:

    Incredibly impressed with the Halloween decorations — absolutely amazing and beautiful job! 🙂

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