Well! At least you could use some of your own magnificent pictures from your travels, lol. Hit the road, you guys, while you can. Know too many who waited, and then couldn't, alas.
My nephew married to the Sicilian gal is visiting her folks in Sicily with their two young twins. Seem to do it well, with not making THAT much money. Just got a post card from Ragusa and Ibla (where some of the Montalbano series is filmed), where we've stayed when we were there for their wedding.
I'll load a couple of pictures.
First, a crummy picture of us in front of Panama city, Panama. We liked the city, finding a great Italian restaurant there.
Second, the aft end of our fav little expeditionary cruise ship (~240 passengers max, 450 foot long, 15 foot draft, ice rated, a bunch of zodiacs, a few kayaks, wildlife experts on board). Not Las Vegas style, think luxo Ikea, gourmet french food, and all the liquor/wine you could drink. Very nice rooms with king beds, full bathrooms, etc. It is now just getting set to transit the Northwest Passage, thanks to global climate change, where we will pick it up after it arrives in Nome, Alaska for a two week wildlife cruise through the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands, eventually ending up in SE Alaska and Vancouver. Will be our third trip on this particular ship. Super friendly and personal.
We rode this ship from Colon through the canal and down the coast to Guayaquil, where we got off and eventually flew out to the Galapagos Islands.
The little cruise boat we picked up in the islands for a week, 15 passengers, with gourmet food and all the liquor you could drink. Very nice rooms with king beds, private bathrooms w/showers. floor to ceiling windows, two zodiacs, several kayaks, and snorkel gear for all.
Galapagos sea lions, very small compared to our ~2000 lb Stellar sea lions. As I mentioned, they look at you, maybe sigh, and then go back to sleep. Nice not to be regarded as the predator. Even the birds ignored us.
Speaking of birds, here is the famous blue footed booby. We also saw the less famous red footed variety.
This trip was for our 40th anniversary. Alas, we saw NO Alfas on the trip.
Yes, we older retired types seem to have a lot of time letting our fingers do the walking, looking for stuff such as part numbers. It can be very interesting.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 08-10-2018 at 11:18 PM.