Monday, December 23, 2013

Open Letter To Santa

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An Open Letter To Santa

December 23, 2013

Dear Santa:

Lisa and I had to leave Kansas City so quickly because of the “forecasted” Severe Winter Storm which was approaching that we never got the opportunity to be sure that you would know where to bring our gifts – well, actually “gifts” for Lisa and “toys” for me. I can assure you that we both have been quite good during the last year, and for certain you should find our names on the “Nice” list. Whoops, there was that incident – surely that has been long forgotten, so let’s think positive, we will both be found on the “nice – nice” list.

Right now I am sitting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida watching the Lawrence Welk show on PBS. I can assure you that this was not my choice, but alas, I am married which I am sure you understand. During intermissions NORA has announced that it has received early warnings of you and your reindeer departing on your long journey – good luck!

For your records, please note that we will be leaving tomorrow on board the Silver Spirit, the largest ship in the SilverSea fleet, hosting around 500 passengers. During the next two days we will be cruising leisurely towards San Juan, Puerto Rico--our first stop. It has dawned on us that this will mean that on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we will be at sea, so locating us might be somewhat difficult. Also given this late notice, perhaps it will be difficult for you to catch up with us in San Juan. Just to be sure, let me share with you our remaining schedule just in case. Here are our stops in order.

St. Barts, French West Indies

St. John’s, Antigua

Castries, St. Lucia

Bridgetown, Barbados

Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

We will be at sea on New Year’s Day

Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands

Samana, Dominican Republic

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

I realize that we will not have a chimney for your use, nor a good roof on which the reindeer can park, so just in case, you may leave our presents at our home – we will be back on January 6th.

In the meantime, Lisa and I wish you, and all of our friends for that matter, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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