Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's complicated

Saundra has been planning for a year - packing and unpacking for months - we have house sitters and dog sitters, people to clean house and people to take care of the yard. The logistics of a long trip would make Patton look like an amateur organizer. We alerted the people in the cul-de-sac about the folks who would be at the house so they wouldn't be calling down the heat on them (like happened to my son when he showed up when we were gone and they didn't know who he was.) I may have to also get a dispatcher to juggle the traffic at the house.

I used to think trips were complicated because of everything necessary to have kids with you, but it's just the two of us now, you'd think it would be easy particularly when I do conferences a couple of times a month. Not so much.

We're headed to a couple of speaking engagements followed by going to a conference in Estes Park Colorado followed by going on up to take an Alaskan cruise. Did I mention she has been planning for a year? The picture above was taken on our last cruise down in the Caribbean.

We're very much looking forward to the trip. Saundra has made a reservation with a professional photographer for private lessons while we are up there so there should be some great pictures. Stay tuned, more later . . .

5 comments:

E.J. Wesley said...

Sounds like you've got great neighbors, Terry! Think y'all should rest easy and have a good time. My aunt and uncle took an Alaskan cruise a year ago and absolutely loved it. Lots of wildlife and pretty country to see.

Terry Burns said...

I do have great neighbors - one little 80+ was the one that braced my police Lt - multiple black belt son and backed him into a corner wanting to know who he was and what he was doing here. She's not afraid of nothin'

Sharon said...

Terry, trust me,it's all in the details. I know this from my own trip planning. Saundra sounds like a kindred soul. She has it fixed where all you have to do, once you get on the ship, is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Terry Burns said...

I'm sure you're right - I've concerned myself with the programs I have to give and the conference I have to work and let her handle the trip.

Deborah Dee Harper said...

I can't wait to hear all about your Alaska adventures! Just when I think I've seen all the beauty there could possibly be up here, up pops something else to take my breath away. I hope the same happens to you and Saundra! Bon voyage.

Blessings,
Deb