I failed to mention that Tex and I would be taking the long way home from London. In fact, we took a 14 day cruise across the Atlantic Ocean! I took a gazillion photos, including this one. The ocean seems to impress people in one of two ways, a person either finds it monotonous, or – like me – endlessly fascinating and dynamic. I loved watching flying fish soar over the swells, while the sea and sky made more costume changes than you might see at a Lady Gaga show.
By night, the stars were stunning and crisp. We saw several meteors, including a fiery orange one with a sparkly tail. Surprisingly, the roughest seas we encountered were between the Bahamas and Galveston; the mid-atlantic was like the photo above: silky smooth, with creamy white clouds that I wanted to eat with a spoon. I just might have, too, except the cruise staff kept us so well-fed.
At the moment, I have plenty of photos (and memories!) to sort through of London, Spain, Portugal, the Bahamas and the cruise ship. Thanksgiving in London was tremendous, but I miss my step-daughter even more acutely after such a brief cameo! I hope those of you who have wandered by here are having fun. I look forward to catching up with all y’all (as they say around here) both online and off.
Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.