Trip Log

December 20, 2022

Alesa and I took a 3 mile walk around the water reclamation ponds behind the house. Jeff smoked a large prime rib roast for dinner. I hooked up our old Wii and the team started the build of Alesa's dream house in gingerbread.

December 19, 2022

Bailey scaled down the parts of 'The House' and printed them out as templates. The gingerbread was made, rolled out and cut to match the templates.

December 17, 2022

Congratulations to our granddaughter, Elyse, who graduated from Penn State earlier today. We are so proud of her.

December 15, 2022

Today is Alesa's, AKA Nana's, birthday. We all went out to dinner to celebrate and had wonderful meals at 'High Tide' a seafood restaurant in Gilbert.

December 15, 2022

Bailey is an architecture student at ASU and will graduate in the spring. Earlier this year, Alesa had asked him to design the house of her dreams and he has been working with her on it.

December 14, 2022

Alesa and I have both had a cough with an upper respiratory infection requiring trips to the doctor plus antibiotics and prednisone. The coughs are lingering, and we are now at Jeff's in Gilbert. It is far colder than expected with daytimes in the low 50's and the nightimes into the low 30's.

November 24, 2022

Home safe and maybe sound but a little worse for the wear. My cough has gotten worse and I saw a doctor on Tuesday so I am on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection. Alesa's cough is less but continuing.

November 19, 2022

Laura was able to get reservations at Manfredi's, a specialty restaurant, for the six of us for our final meal on board. I have developed a hacking cough and hope it isn't what Glen has which kept him bedridden for a few days of our trip.

November 18, 2022

Took a bus ride along the city's coast through the 1992 Olympic Village which revitalized the city and started a continuing process which converted the city's coastline from an industrial area to a beautiful recreational and tourist area.

November 17, 2022

Arrived at Marseille this morning. Sailed in during breakfast and the view was beautiful past the islands and peninsulas up to the dock. We took a bus ride tour along the coast and through the city.