After 19 days, 8 ports, 6,000 nautical miles and $975CAD in tips we are back on terra firma (thanks Estelle for the word choice!). We are currently in Buenos Aires and looking at options of where to go next. As a side note, the water going down the drain or when you flush does go counter clockwise!
Posting Catch Up
We’ll be doing catch up posts over the next couple of to include our time in Italy which was fabulous, the Costa Cruise and what we are up to in South America.
On the ground in Buenos Aires the girls are catching up on homework, and we are doing planning (okay Colleen is) and Ben is recovering from a bad cold. The girls got interim report cards and both are doing very well. Ben has read three novels since being on the trip: Spy School, Spy School Summer Camp and the Magician’s Elephant. The first two are by Stuart Gibbs and the last one is by Kate DiCamilo. Good reads for boys that are around ten years old and maybe in their forties, although Ben liked the spy stuff more than the elephant story.
Colleen and I have enjoyed a bottle or two of red wine at the lounge and getting back into having a few drinks as we went dry on the cruise (mainly to cut costs and break the routine). I would be drinking beer but the lounge only offers wine – what’s up with that? When in Rome …. funny Rome will be the next post!
Final Thoughts on Posting
One thing of interest is the readership of our blog is hard to decipher from the analytics provided by Google or by the internal engines. Our biggest view day was in August when we started and the last spike was in November when I posted the 100 days milestone. Apparently most people read the blog on Saturday around 7pm? I find that surprising as I would think most people read on way to/from work or as leisure permits. My request to have people post comments went largely unheeded with only one additional comment beyond the usual suspects (thanks Pat). As always, if you read the blog, add a comment so we can gauge interest.