Friday, August 25, 2006

Another Brave New World In Travel

IMHO, brace yourselves because all indications are that new security measures may be around for awhile. Supposedly the terrorists have found a "secret weapon" and until Homeland Security finds a device which they feel does the job of detecting explosive liquids, we are going to pretty much have to live with this lousy situation. Ingredients for a Bomb Are Not Hard to Find.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

It Is Work Learning How to Swim

This past Christmas, once again, my grandmother treated our family to a Caribbean cruise. One of our stops was in Grand Cayman. Unfortunately it was not very enjoyable. Here we go with that whole not knowing how to swim, insisting on wanting to be in the water thing. We had booked an excursion to the popular, tourist destination Sting Ray City. It was a nightmare.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

What do you need to know for Aruba?

Are there any necessary skills involved in vacationing in paradise? You need to know how to swim. C. never had the opportunity to learn how to swim.

Last year however, she wanted to go to summer camp, yet another experience she had never had. Summer Science Camp was a big hit with her. No time for swim lessons.

She had never even seen the ocean until she came to us in 2004. Since then, the past two summer, a few times in Florida, C. has swum in the ocean.