The adventure begins

January 11, 2019

We have spent the last 2 days at the Plaza Hotel in NYC enjoying the city before we leave on our next 6 month adventure. Let me start with the best part. Last night we went to see the play The Band’s Visit.

When we came out of the theater, we were so surprised to see our sons, who live in Massachusetts, waiting for us! They pulled off a total surprise as a bon voyage and a happy birthday.

We will have breakfast together before we leave for the ship. What a perfect sendoff!

Speaking of the ship, it has been delayed on its way to NY so Oceania is providing a brunch and a NY tour before they transport us us to the ship. Estimated time of arrival is 3 PM.

We have already met many people that will be sailing with us and many that we know from previous trips. It will be quite a reunion.

We always love New York. On Wednesday we saw the play Come From Away.

It is the true story of the 9/11 flights that were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland when the airspace was closed. Great story and wonderful acting.

Of course, we walked over 7 miles each day and took in many sights in the city, it never disappoints!

First, the Plaza Hotel. Visions of Home Alone haunt the halls and rooms here!. Gorgeous in every way.

We visited St Patrick’s where I lit candles in memory of mom and dad.

Here are some of the other city sights.

My next post will be from the ship. Here is the map of our amazing trip.

Now on to a birthday breakfast with our two wonderful sons!

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7 Responses to The adventure begins

  1. Hilary says:

    Bon Voyage and Happy Birthday. What fabulous sons you have – and they are so lucky to ahve a fabulous Mom! H xx


  2. Lori says:

    Enjoy! Thank you for sharing your journey and enjoying life to the fullest! Happy birthday Pat!


  3. Yvette says:

    One son is the split image of Norm and one of you. Something to see. What a nice surprise.


  4. Barbara Blinn says:

    Enjoyed reading your blog which my cabin mate,Juanita kindly shared. We are joining the shop in Miami. Could you please add me to your followers?


  5. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage!! Looks like you are off to an amazing start of your journey!!


  6. Sonia says:

    Happy Birthday and have a wonderful cruise. We may see you in Yokohama on March 31st as we will be there. Not getting on Insignia.


  7. Mary Lynn Devlin says:

    How wonderful of your sons to surprise you that way. Beautiful family! The trip looks dynamite. Safe travels and thanks for taking us along with you. I look forward to every post. Happy Birthday too! You really know how to celebrate!


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