One of my privileges in retirement is to be a chaplain on cruise ships. Did one “world cruise” of 121 days in 2009 – amazing. This year I just returned from an Easter cruise that went from Dubai to Southampton, including some fantastic sights like the Suez Canal, the Pyramids, and Petra in Jourdan. In Dubai we did go up the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, featured in the most recent Mission Impossible film. What a view! Luxor in Egypt with its well preserved temples and statues was a real highlight for me. Hard to believe these places are thousands of years old. This trip also went to Athens, Rome, and Lisbon. Let’s put it this way – we are going to travel while we can, and visit grandchildren as much as possible.
Our youngest daughter just gave birth to our sixth grandchild. Aspen Rose came a bit early and had to go into NICU but she and her mother are doing fine now. And that’s where I am now, in the DC area visiting Aspen who was born while I was away.
Donald Preston Goodheart Class of 1965