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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

As East as One Can Go

I declined an event on Facebook today. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend my 45th reunion for high school graduation. Forty-Five! How'd that happen? 

I should have provided a little more information during the planning stages. We will be in the general area on the chosen date of July 30, 2022. I just checked the itinerary of our summer cruise and we'll be in St John's, Newfoundland on that date. 

We board the Holland America Nieuw Statendam in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 16th. We'll be at just one port in Norway, but circle Iceland visiting three small towns and staying overnight in Reykjavík. (Our second day will be my birthday.)  From there, we have two scheduled ports in Greenland too. The subsequent stop in St John's is on the 30th. We also have a full day in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We shall disembark in Boston on August 3rd. Jay and I have scheduled our flights back to Vancouver on the same day. 
   Cross-Canada Road Trip-0032
Jay stands at Cape Spear, where we were closer to Europe than our Vancouver home.

It's been quite a while since we were in the Canadian Maritimes or beyond. I found this old scanned picture of Jay standing at Cape Spear. That's only about 15 km from downtown St. John's. We drove across Canada and returned in my Ford Ranger in 2001. Wow.  So, it'll have been over twenty years since we last visited Newfoundland. 

I'm excited about the cruise but sad it means I won't see some of my former classmates until our 50th!  We'd better pick a weekend now, so we can all plan the summer of 2027 well in advance.


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