by Pa Rock
I'm off later tonight for a much needed winter vacation. I will be in the air most of the time between midnight and six a.m. heading to Ft. Lauderdale via Atlanta. Tomorrow I will sleep off the flight at a hotel and will have a nice meal on or near the beach in the evening. And then Saturday I will be boarding Holland America's Eurodam for a cruise through the Caribbean. Our stops will include St. Thomas (been there, wasn't impressed), Puerto Rico (been there, loved it, considering it for retirement), and the Turks and Caicos Islands (never been there but have heard that they are great).
I am floating with The Nation Magazine, a large group that will include much of the magazine's staff, some national speakers (Howard Dean, Calvin Trillin, and E.L. Doctorow, for starters), and numerous people from across the United States who are of the liberal activist persuasion. So, in addition to an abundance of beautiful island scenery, there should also be ample intelligent conversation - an exceedingly rare commodity in the Valley of Hell!
Stay tuned for rum-soaked, sun-drenched updates!