Tuesday, February 1, 2011


We have made a lot of new friends on the Roach Crop Markets Cruise.

I didn't care for the idea of assigned dinner seating on the Zuiderdam but it turned out great.

Kenny and Darlene from Illinois are nice people. Kenny beat colon cancer, the only person I have met who has. God bless him and good for him.

Mark and Amy farm 2000 acres in Minnesota. Amy has beaten some serious health problems that caused many joints to disintegrate and they have also become wonderful friends.

Bud and Sherrill have an amazing story how they met as teens and ended up happily married many years later. Bud was born without hearing and now wears an implant connected to a hearing aid. We shared a lot of war stories too that all of us have been blessed to overcome.

The final dinner was quite some show from all the cooks and servers. It was a really good time. I definitely recommend Holland America if you want to cruise and we will do it again.

Next year the group is going to the Carribean the first week of January but that just won't work for us so we will have to save for another excursion somewhere. Hawaii, South America and the Mediterrean is on our list.

There is so much to see and so little time but we are thankful to see all that we have the past 11 years.

I imagine most of our group can't get home today with the big storm across the states. The weather channel is working overtime covering all of the weather events across the country from cold to wind to snow and ice.

We wish you all well,

Ed and LuAnn

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