I have been enjoying this beautiful weather. I’ve been able to sit out on my deck most days, and take in the fresh air and sunshine. There is something so relaxing listening to the birds and enjoying a nice breeze. My cat Mowgli has been hanging outside with me, chasing bugs and chipmunks, and lazing in the sun.
My oldest daughter Shawna and her partner Henry moved this week to the town next to me. I’m so excited and happy for them and me!!! They both have wonderful new jobs. They did live over 2 hours away, way up North New Hampshire. It’s funny, they’re excited about food delivery options that they didn’t have before. It’s all a matter of perspective.
I’ve been extremely busy attending webinars all this week for Travel Entrepreneurship Week, hosted by my host agency. It helps me to stay on top of my game, learning new things about the travel business and what’s going on in the world of travel, which changes hourly.
With this Saturday June 20th being Summer solstice, it reminds me of the long days of sunshine I experienced on a cruise to Alaska. The sun was still up at Midnight…and never really completely set. I could enjoy the views from the ship even late at night, and sit out on my verandah. There were whales who would surface and spout water, then slap the water playfully with their tail. There was even a Scottish gentleman who would practice playing his Highland bagpipe after dinner each evening on his stateroom’s verandah. I happened to be sitting out enjoying his music. I noticed a few whales came out to listen to him. They were off to the side of him so he didn’t see them. They stopped, surfaced and listened. Normally the whales would play, but not this time…they were actually listening to him. I saw this Scotsman the next evening, and told him the story. He didn’t believe me at first, but eventually was very pleased and enjoyed hearing my story. What a fabulous trip to Alaska.
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