Vacations To Go

Volume 15, Issue 11

"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

II Corinthians 9:15

October flew by and now we are on our way to Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a time for reflection of all the many blessings the Lord has provided for us. Also time to lose a few pounds before the three biggest meals of the year. I make Thanksgiving turkey dinner, Paul and Mark Christmas ham and Julie New Year's prime rib. Only this year the Almanza's will come up for the week between Christmas and New Year's. How fun will that be to play games and eat, eat and eat.

However, before that we are doing a short trip called Revised Veterans Day Fun to Seattle, Edmonds, Poulsbo, Port Gamble and Port Townsend. We will check out Thorpe's, eat at Cle Elem, with my favorite holiday sandwich, and let Ray browse Kenmore Camera on Friday. Saturday Ray and I will go to the Rick Steve's travel center for a talk on Naples and the Amalfi Coast, while Barb and Tamra enjoy Port Gamble and Poulsbo. We will meet them for lunch and a stop at Sluy's Bakery, before we all head up to Fort Worden for the night in a Corporal House and dinner. Barb and Tamra will do the "In the Dead of the Night" ghost tour. It's a short, but sweet trip.

In the spring we are doing our Sakura-con on the Way to the Ocean trip over Spring Break. The guys will enjoy Sakura-con, while we browse the shops at Langley, Freeland and Coupevile before staying the night at our favorite Ft. Casey Inn. We will eat at the Cheesecake Factory in Seattle before taking the guys with us to Portland. We were most fortunate to get our favorite Wow House at Newport back, although a few less days. On the way we will visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory and check out our favorite shops at Newport. Of course the guys and whomever will play games all week. Hope to see you all there.

June brings our 7 Night Alaska Cruise. We will see the usual Skagway and Ketchikan, but Disney changed it some with a short visit to Juneau, so we could see Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glacier on the same day. Then they added Icy Strait, a small native village, which is usually dedicated to the 9 day cruise. As always we will have a glorious time. We now have 7 of us going, with Paul, Autumn, Ginny, Julie, Ron and Ray and I. It should be a lot of fun. There is still time for you to come along.

Be saving for the "Italy and the Disney Mediterranean Cruise" trip should you care to come along. We will do a couple of days each at Venice, Florence and Rome before setting off for a Disney Cruise to Pompeii, Milan, Marseilles, Nice and Barcelona, where we will spend a couple of days before flying home.

As always join us wherever you can.

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