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.