Hi Magdalene, Yep, Ellen's and your reports were among the first I read. Wow, we have all been around for a long time. Regarding the photos of me, I figured I would do a "Michael", first a knee, then a foot, then a two finger point, then an ear... just kidding. When looking at our photos I realized we have very, very few of either of us. I will have to dig through our photos from other trips/life and see if I can find some. I wondered who would be the first to notice our boarding group number. I think someone must have been in a hurry. Thanks! Glad to have you aboard. We spent a lot of time eating and drinking. Next trip we plan to hike for a couple of days in the Ocala National Forest to offset the eating and drinking. Our first home was in a crack neighborhood in Memphis, TN during graduate school. After living with bars on the doors and windows, noisy neighbors and drive by shootings, we decided we wanted a farm where life would be (hopefully) more peaceful. It took us twenty years to find a farm we could afford but we are loving the country life! So much so that I want to retire NOW and not in a couple of years. We hope to be making a semi-living at it someday. Right now though we mostly grow enough garlic for our year-round needs and enough veggies for us to eat during the summer. Next year, if all goes according to plan, we will have enough garlic to start selling and enough veggies to eat, freeze and can. My sisters are both older than me and each are dealing with either care-giver issues (spouse) or personal medical issues so it is difficult for them to take Mom for extended periods and they also live at polar ends of the US so for her to travel, she needs to spend an extended period of time. A catch-22 for sure. Mom is surprisingly healthy and youthful for 92. She also can be a pain-in-the-rear when she decides to be stubborn about something. Also, no filter so "all my business" is shared with anyone who walks in the door or calls her, aides, post man, neighbors, relatives.... Love her to bits! I have a "vacation fund" where a put a few dollars every paycheck. It has been awhile since we could travel so this time there was enough money to cover the splurge, next time we are back to reality, but hey, any stateroom is awesome as long as we are cruising. I will try to be back later today to continue the report, first though I need to catch up on grading papers.