Friday, September 18, 2009

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Today was a great day.... I had a really wonderful visit with Holland America. Thanks to Stein Kruse and his team for a nice visit. I had some good discussions with some of the staff regarding Holland America and relating some of my experiences. I really want to thank Jo Ann Taylor, the Mariner Program Manager , for a magnificent day. I had lunch with her and Beth & Mookie from the Sales staff. Lunch was great and what a wonderful view of Mt Rainer..... After I left HAL for the day I grabbed my camera and started hiking up the hill to Kerry Park....what a climb!!! The view was fantastic! I then walked to the Space Needle. Even though I had been up there before, I decided the view was worthy of another trip. The weather today was really nice and the views were not too shabby.... As I was walking back I couldn't help but notice the sign proclaiming that King County has over 14 Million tons of carbon emissions year to date. No wonder I was having difficulty breathing as I climbed up to Kerry Park, and I thought I was just out of shape. The next photo I took was of a big blow up skull.....just a coincidence? Anyway, thanks to all for a great day and I look forward to boarding the ms Amsterdam






8 comments:

Holly said...

Ahem...

Way more than 3 pictures. Shame on you.

LOL!!!

Can't wait to see where "we" go next.

Mary said...

Glad you had a nice visit with HAL. And I'm happy the voyage begins today. I can't wait. Enjoy.

Kween Karen said...

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit in Seattle and that is was a beautiful. I tried to work up a nice day today for your sail away...but no luck for morning..it should clear off nicely by sail away time however. How's THAT for service??

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff:
Thanks for the Space Needle shot and the view from the top. It's one of my favorite city landmarks. You are getting a fantastic start for this cruise.
Totally enjoy yourself!
B-FL

allan said...

BON VOYAGE AND SEE YOU FOR BREAKFAST.SOON SANDRA AND ALLAN

Anonymous said...

Hip, hip, hooray! Looking forward to 200+ days of beautiful photos and updates from around the world!
Thanks for sharing!
kristy

allan said...

amazing talking to you as I was reading the blog. Wonderful hearing all our friends are on the ship and will be there in jan. Safe travels and we will check in every day. Love Sas and Allan

PictureTaker said...

Glad to see the mountain was out for you.