I have learned a few things in the past two weeks.
1. Walking on dry land is not nearly as much fun as walking the decks of a ship in the North Atlantic - but dry land is safer.
2. Paris is beautiful, obviously - and so is the harbor of St. John's, Newfoundland!
3. Icelandic is a language with a lot of v's, k's and r's in it - oh, and g's.
4. Scottish people say the word "cow" funny.
5. Personal trainers enjoy other people's pain. (Not really, I hope.)
6. Nancy Howland Walker and Marshall Stern kick butt as comedy improv coaches. No lie!
7. I was "unpatriotic" when Bush was in office but now, anyone can say anything about Obama. Hypocrites!
8. Two weeks is not too long to cruise.
9. Water glasses do NOT refill themselves, alas.
10. Avi is a consistently fine author of children's books. His new book "Murder at Midnight", due out this month is an absorbing read and introduces a personable character in the orphan, Fabrizio. I hope this is the beginning of a series.
11. It took us approximately 30 minutes before Bill and I started talking about our next cruise. I wonder if this is an addiction.
12. Our friends, Dan and Doris, are excellent traveling companions!