A long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin’
Now the days go by so fast
And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven…I wish you would
Long December – The Counting Crows
Becky has had this song going through her head for the last few days, and it’s driving her crazy! The song is about Hollywood, California, not Florida, but that doesn’t seem to matter. This should be our last night in Hollywood as we are due to board the MSC Alessia tomorrow (Friday). The boat will take approximately 19 days and will stop by Freeport Bahamas and Barcelona Spain on the way to Gioia Tauro Italy.
We are not certain if we will have Internet access during the trip. We might get intermittent access to our email – who knows. Do not be shocked if you do not hear from us until the end of October. We have been told that Internet in Italy can be very expensive, so we may only have limited Internet access until we get to Greece or Turkey. If we do have email access, we may update our blog posts on Crazy Guy on a Bike (http://crazyguyonabike.com/goingEast) as that does not require any web access for us to post. Of course, if we don’t have access to email, you will not see updates there either.
Now that we are pretty confident the boat is arriving Friday, we’re trying to figure out what we’ll do on board for the 16+ days. We’re both planning to make good use of whatever exercise equipment they have, and Scott is planning to try meditating, which should be easier to find time for on the boat than while riding. It will probably be good for us to spend some time without Internet access, even if withdrawal from email (and blogs for Scott, Facebook for Becky) may be hard…