Rhapsody of the Seas 4/4

By 1000 the ship was empty of all passengers except for those of us remaining for the next cruise and the staff. And coffee – the machine in the Diamond Lounge is scheduled to be operational in just a few minutes. I am waiting with computer plugged in and personal mug in hand.

This is my last cruise of those on the Rhapsody this fall. Yes, believe it or not, I will be actually getting off in Barcelona after “only” four cruises. Why? Well, I mentioned that meeting in Vienna didn’t I? This will be the third time that I have been able to attend. Related to emerging infectious diseases, the conference is held on even years. Promed is one of the major sponsors.  Any way, there are no ports new to me on this trip and I am going to be extremely well behaved. Museums are in my plan and not yarn shops at all since I already have several life times worth of fiber on hand..

Rome to Barcelona

Rome to Barcelona

Thu Oct 27 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00pm
Fri Oct 28 Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Sat Oct 29 Ajaccio, Corsica, France 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Oct 30 Toulon, France 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon Oct 31 At Sea
Tue Nov 1 Valencia, Spain 7:00am 9:00pm
Wed Nov 2 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8:00am 6:00pm
Thu Nov 3 Barcelona, Spain 6:00am

There isn’t a lot of down time on this cruise with the only sea day being Halloween. [did I bring a costume…..]

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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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6 Responses to Rhapsody of the Seas 4/4

  1. Clint says:

    We didn’t really bring costumes either, just clip on head bands. Will have to do.

  2. Bill R says:

    Greetings from Barcelona, we are staying three nights at the Continental thanks to you..other than my back is out, life is good

  3. Marie says:

    I see you are of again on your travels .We leave tomorrow for Southampton overnight, then on to Independence for 15 nights ,and then to Califorania

  4. Brad says:

    I was the supervising pathologist for the lab, and the final six months of my command Livorno became part of my command, so was there often enough. Not much to see there as a tourist in Livorno proper.

  5. Ann says:

    Seems like your ship has as many spiders as our Maine house, judging from their webs!
    Happy Halloween,

    • Holly says:

      and I keep thinking of the mess it is going to be taking it all down.

      I hope the magic Brownies manage in the middle of the night…. Or perhaps they will leave it through the end of the cruise on the 3rd as the ship is going to dry dock.

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