Plane travel last night was easy and I arrived in Rome this morning.. Mom, Bebe, and Hal landed a couple of hours later. After some mini-confusion around finding our driver, we finally made it to the ship, about 45 miles north of the airport.
The port town of Cevitecchia is not so charming as I thought a Mediterranean hideaway should be. In fact, it’s rather industrial. It’s a cute little village surrounded by huge shipping companies and, of course, the cruise ship lines.
No problem boarding the Celebrity cruise ship. It’s quite stunning, with lots of artwork, creative staircases and cubby holes, and lots of things to do. We unpacked and got settled, went to the safety briefing, then explored the ship to see what was where. My main places to find: the coffee bar and the gym! I also discovered the daily 12-step meeting and the daily LGBT cocktail party. I didn’t attend either though because the four of us went to dinner at 5:45 this evening. We’re at sea tomorrow so I’ll hit the coffee bar and the gym in the morning and, the 12-step meeting and LGBT event in the evening. But the main part of the day belongs to reading, writing, and hot-tubing in this delicious air on the Mediterranean Sea.
I’m so grateful for this water, for the cruise, and for the time I get to share with my mother and sister.
My meditation today from Woman’s Spirit: My quiet times inspire my journey today. I am prepared for a new direction.
On this day in LGBT history (from QUIST and/or Lavender Effect: 1953 – Tim Gill, American software entrepreneur, philanthropist, and creator of the Gill Foundation, one of the first major foundations to benefit the LGBTQ community, is born in Hobart, Indiana; 1956 – Martina Navratilova, nine-time Wimbledon women’s singles title holder (a record), is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
It’s good to be 67!
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