I had a spectacular day today in Melbourne Florida. I went to the beach to see a friend from the Grand Asia voyage who lives here. I met up with Barbara and her friend of 40 years, Star from Wisconsin this morning at Barbara's condo. They were already poolside when I arrived this morning. It was a fabulous day.... great company, great temps and lots of sun!!!!! The beach was really nice as well. Barbara's condo is on the ninth floor and what a view...... I hope my remaining days in Florida before we sail are half as nice as today. Tomorrow morning I'm off again making the final run into Ft. Lauderdale. I plan an early morning departure so I can get to the hotel early, turn in the rental car and relax poolside.... what a plan. I would have enjoyed another few days here but..... I must move on. Thanks to Barbara and Star for a wonderful day. P.S. Ian, it was a lot warmer here than in Canada.... we missed you. Barbara says hi to you and Carole.