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Just a day and two evenings until the World Cruise ends. Thank you for all your posts and pictures. We lived vicariously through your posts. You are a great example of one who thinks of others and shares the highlights of his cruise. Everyone enjoyed reading your blog and posts, and I hope it encourages everyone to post (at least after they get home) or do a blog.
Have a safe trip home to Texas. Congratulations on your son's graduation from Tech Tech. Judith and Larry
Judith said it all. It was a great ride and I really did enjoy reading your
perspective on life around the world. It was so kind of you to share and
I see we get to look forward to WC 2009 as well. Super!
Many thanks to Keith and Anne Marie for taking the time to include us on the World Cruise! We enjoyed your commentary, photos and your insights. It took a lot of your time to keep us informed and to answer questions, we really appreciate it. We'll look forward to reading your postings and blog for 2009's World Cruise!
We all appreciate the time you spent posting your adventures on this fabulous cruise. As one who keeps a travel journal, I appreciate how difficult it can be to sit down and write after a busy, fun, tiring day. Your discipline is laudable.
In addition, thanks to Missimoo for blogging during her leg of the World Cruise. It was fascinating to read and contrast Linda's days with those of Keith and Anne Marie because we got two perspectives and a broader vision of all the opportunities Crystal provides.
My thanks to Keith and Anne Marie too (and Linda during her single segment). I have been so busy at work throughout the World Cruise that I haven't been able to keep up on a daily basis however, I have made it a point that at some time over the weekend I catch up and read through the posts and the blog...I'd love to be so disciplined when travelling and follow their example but it's usually a case of 'let me out of here and let me do nothing for two weeks' when I go away. The posts/blogs make a terrific travelogue and I'm sure are very helpful to anyone who may follow in their path, either in total or segments at a future date...
Enjoy the remainder of your time onboard and have a safe trip home...
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Linda, reading your blog (the night time version of Keith's daytime version) was lots of fun. At times I wondered if you were on the same cruise!! We enjoyed reading both blogs. Please say hi to Judith and Brian for Larry and me.
Thanks to Judith and to everyone else for the very nice comments.
I am glad that you enjoyed the posts.
As they say on board the ship "My Pleasure". For us, it was our pleasure to share with you our experiences on board the world cruise.
I mean this sincerely when I say that even though this was our second consecutive world cruise that as was the case with last years world cruise that both world cruise adventures exceeded our expectations. Kudos to Crystal for all that they did to make our adventure one that we will remember forever. It was an outstanding experience.
It is true that at times there can be differences between experiences for those up early in the day and those up late in the evening. Sometimes, we all kid around that there are two different worlds on the ship.
There were times that we went to both the early and late receptions on formal night. For the early one we would sit down and enjoy drinks and listen and dance to music and talk with others sitting with us. For the late one we would stop by after dinner and not sit down or drink but rather we would walk around to say hello to those passengers who we might not see often since they had late seating.
My heartfelt thanks to both of you for allowing us to have a seat next to you, to see our beautiful world through your eyes.
In today's harried existence it is a rare person who will slow down long enough to experience his or her own immediate surroundings and, as you have said many times on the board, look at life as a glass half full. This attitude was evident in virtually all of your posts.
It was a great ride and thanks again for taking us along.
I can't tell you enough how much we all looked forward to reading your blog everyday. We feel exactly the same way as you do about travel - we are always so thankful for the opportunites we have to travel, learn, experience new things and meet the most amazing people. Your journal was heartfelt in so many ways. Thank you for taking us all along with you on this great journey.