What a great day!!!! I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time…. It’s time to start another Holland America adventure! I had a wonderful summer visiting family and friends. I loved my trip to Gananoque, Ontario, gateway to the Thousand Islands, visiting the Scott sisters. I also loved the time I spent in Delaware with my family and friends but now….. it’s time to explore the world, once again. I boarded the ship nice and early, having been met by Gerald Bernhoft, Director of the Mariner Society. The rest of the day was far less exciting, mostly spent unpacking…. I did get out and about, saying hello to all my crew member friends and several of the guests I knew from prior voyages. Once Lifeboat drill was done and sail away was complete, it was back to unpacking…. Once that is complete, I am settled in for an amazing adventure for the next 7 months… It’s great to be home….