Friday, April 19, 2013

Just picked up our rental car to drive to the port in Miami. This time tomorrow we will be on our way to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Barcelona, Provence, Florence, Rome, Santorini, Mykonos, Istanbul, Ephesus, Athens, Naples, Budapest, Keszthely, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Germund Schleiden, Brugge, Warnemunde, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Copenhagen, Southhampton and New York.

Grateful to have a wonderful lady moving into the house to keep our dear Bo company. Neighbors will be keeping on eye on things for us as well.

It has been a challenge, to say the least, packing for a two and a half month trip. Had to include formal wear for the cruises and potential major swings in the weather. Finally have everything  ready to go.

My plan is to blog about our travels and include pictures of the wonderful sights we will be seeing. Hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The NRA's "solution" to Newtown is more guns. This is so pathetic it makes me ill. What if the next shooter armed with an assault weapon and/or high capacity clip decides to target a shopping mall, fireworks display, art fair or public library?
The idea that gun violence can be stopped by keeping the mentally ill from obtaining weapons is equally ridiculous. As was the case in Newtown, what will stop a mentally ill person from taking his parents guns. Or stealing them from friends or others.

As long as these types of weapons are available to the public we are all in danger.If Congress had not let the assault weapon ban lapse, would those children in Connecticut still be alive?