|Week before leaving
-- (Jan 11-20)
Week 1 --
(Jan 23-Feb 1 Puerto Rico)
2 -- (Feb 3-9 Salvador,
-- (Feb 10-16 On the way to
4 -- (Feb 19-24 Cape Town
and African Safari)
5,6 -- (Feb 25-March 8 Mauritius)
Week 7 --
(March 9-15 Chennai, India)
8 -- (March 16-22
Penang, Malaysia and Singapore)
9 -- (March 23-31 Ho Chi
Minh City, VietNam)
Week 10 --
(April 1-6 Hong Kong, Guilin Shanghai, China)
Week 11 --
(April 7-13 Kobe, Japan)
Week 12 --
(April 14-20 On the way to Hawaii)
Week 13 --
(April 21-27 Honolulu, Hawaii)
Week 14 --
(April 28-May 8 Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Week One -- Journeywoman's
Semester At Sea...
Send comments to:
I found the link to your Semester at Sea blog and I am
enjoying it so much! Thank you for sharing your beautiful
stories and photos. I have been hired as an RD (Resident Director)
on the Spring 09 voyage, so I will be experiencing a modified
version of your voyage....we start out in Spain, Italy, Istanbul
and Egypt, but then follow a similar course through India
and the rest of Asia.
Good job, Evelyn. All the best to you.
Sidsell, California, USA.
I was excited to find your SAS blog and read all of
it. I am from Saskatoon, Sask. and have the opportunity to
join the last half of the Summer 2008 voyage with SAS - Italy,
Turkey, Greece and Croatia. Your blog gave me a good idea
of what life on the ship will be like, what to pack, etc.
I was a student on the Fall 1985 voyage of SAS. Hard
to believe that is, what, 23 years ago! Wow, what happened
to the time? Sure, things have changed a bit- we did not have
the Internet, and my photos are all real paper photos, neatly
sorted by country and filed in photo albums. I remember waiting
anxiously at each port of call, along with all my shipmates,
for the mail delivery. Sometimes there was nothing at all,
and I knew my mother had yet again missed the delivery deadline,
and I would have to wait for the next port for a letter, for
news from home.
The cabins look much more luxurious than when I went.
Nonetheless, the excitement, amazement and pure thrill of
travel, as well as the awe and appreciation of human culture,
human relations, human history, human accomplishments, follies
and sufferings- and the incredible realization that I too
am one of them- one of those humans- shines through in your
blog, into my memory.
A warning: for years afterward, and even sometimes now,
I wake up in the morning, or in the middle of the night, and
am surprised that I am not there, on the ship. For my literal
dreams of SAS are not the confusing mystical things that dreams
often are. Instead, they are quite realistic, repetitive in
nature but never the same. I do not know if that is a common
"after-effect", but you are hear by forewarned-
pleasant reoccurring dreams of your past voyage may be in
your future! Thank you for sharing.
I just finished reading your blog and I am completely
hooked. It is as if I was on that trip with you.
Have been following your amazing journey!
You've had the experience of a lifetime.
It looks so exciting! I will follow you closely during
this gorgeous journey.
Dear Bubby, Im glad you are not sea sic. I hope you are
having a good cruise. I miss you.
I relate on the "blinking light" issues. I'd
have lost my mind already. Get yourself a nice sleep mask
at the next port! Or you can always make your own with a sock
and 2 make-up remover pads (now there's a Journeywoman tip
you can share).
Starboard... I always remember it as: Face the front
of the ship, my right hand is my "star" hand (being
right handed). ;) Marcy
One word of caution....do not touch those condoms (unless
they have interesting writing on them like logos etc. Then
they can be souvenirs).
So the Explorer is the fastest ship but how are the stabilizers?
Have a WONDERFUL time. Anxious to hear all your adventures.
Have an amazing adventure! We can’t wait to hear
all your stories.
You’re probably just getting your feet wet –
so to speak – and finding your way around. Stay in touch.
NO DOUBT YOU'RE JUST SETTLING IN TO YOUR NEW ROUTINE. CAN'T
WAIT TO HEAR YOUR IMPRESSIONS...
Evelyn - Love the blog
This is the first time I’ve had a chance to look
at your blog. I read everything, just loved it: your Evelyn-observations
and fabulous photos!
I've spent the better part of the morning reading your
SAS ... but it isn't helping my homesickness for the ship
and the people on it!! It's a great read, though.
I am so excited to read you blog! I will have to ration
myself though. Maybe 'one day' per day so I can extend the
OH EVELYN! I'm so excited to read it!
Marsh Allen Smith
oh evelyn...i just finished reading your blog and i'm
homesick for the MV...again. thanks for sharing :)
You are a vivid, fantastic storyteller! Can you teach me how
to write like you do?
Stacey C. Ullom
I have just spent the past few days reading your entire
SAS blog and found it absolutely delightful. While our specific
experiences may have varied, the overall feeling of the voyage
that you described was certainly recognizable! Thank you for
sharing it with us all.
23 -- All Aboard!
The trip was long. I left home at 7:15 and got to the ship
by 5:00 and the Parent's Orientation Party had already started.
I was the bedraggled one in the corner eating meatballs and
chicken wings. I finally took my shower, unpacked, etc. by
9:30 and went right to sleep. My
cabin is beautiful, the ship as nice as any cruise ship AND
at meal times when you choose your food cafeteria style someone
puts it on a tray and carries it to your table for you (just
like at home:-).
Today, the kids are coming on board and everybody is busy
unpacking, getting instructions, etc. Feels just like camp.
I've already met some of the older learners and staff. Everybody
is outgoing -- I think this type of experience attracts a
certain kind of person but only time will tell. I'm disembarking
for a bit to check out main street Nassau. So nice to be in
light clothing and in explorer mode! Off to the Post Office
to buy stamps for Josh, Jessie and Lotus.
I think this is going to be an interesting experience. Last
night the ship's captain promised the parents he would bring
their kids back safely but he couldn't guarantee that they
would be the same. Hmmmm. Though not as extreme I guess I'll
see a few changes in myself as well. Perfect.
Change is good!
23, 2008 - The ship has sailed...
What an incredible memory! At 5:00 PM this afternoon the
MV Explorer sailed out of Nassau Harbour. The parents were
all on the pier holding signs saying, 'Bon Voyage,' waving
and yelling, 'we love you' to their kids. The kids lined the
decks yelling, 'I love you, Mom' as the ship slowly pulled
away from the pier. I took photos but the tears were streaming
down my cheeks -- it was such a wonderful show of emotion.
I stood there with a group of 'older learners' and professors
and everybody felt the same way. It was a surreal experience
thinking about the adventure we were embarking on. I'm trying
so hard to stay in the moment but it's not an easy task with
so many overlapping experiences and feelings going on at the
same time. The sea is choppy tonight. Everybody medicating
themselves as a precaution. I'm OK so far so I won't mess
with patches or pills until I need them (or not)... are you
As the ship filled with students this morning they brought
a beautiful, effervescent energy on board. They're all pretty
and polished and excited about their voyage. It will be interesting
to watch the ebb and flow of energy aboard. I remember the
mood swings from week to week at camp. Wonder if it will be
Yesterday the Executive Dean addressed the students laying
down rules of conduct and safety. He was direct and to the
point. If I were a student I'd be VERY careful. Any drugs
found (they do random checking and testing, too (I think)
and you are off at the next port. No credits, no money back.
I should have brought more long-sleeved T-shirts. The air
conditioning is on high and I'm freezing. The kids are wearing
tiny tank tops and shorts (go figure!)
For everybody who is asking about the other life-long learners
-- there are 12 people and each one has wanderlust and a sense
of adventure. Seems as if it will be a very pleasant community.
We're also very much a part of the faculty community. Most
professors are American but I spotted one woman from Tel Aviv
University (drama teacher).
The MV Explorer
Students lining up
Parents waving goodbye...
Journeywoman at her
24 -- Orientation Day...
This whole day was filled with lectures. How to choose your
courses, safety issues, picking field trips, how to use the
library, how to behave within a closed community and the doctor's
sex talk (very funny but excellent). The doctor told the students,
"love is not free but these are (holding up condums).
There will be a basket outside the infirmary and you can take
as many as you need." I'm pooped because I went to every
one of those meetings. Just doing my job and trying to understand
the program's philosophy and how the whole system works. I
noticed that some kids didn't attend. They lay outside and
sunbathed. You have to really focus and be disciplined in
this type of program because there are so many enticing distractions
on the ship. It's just about 9:30 PM now and I won't be up
for very much longer. The ship rocked and rolled all of last
I didn't mind the motion; it kind of rocked me to sleep.
My bigger problem was a big safety florescent light right
outside my window that is on all the time. As the boat swayed
to and fro, different degrees of light came into the room;
dark- light, dark-light, dark-light till I thought I would
go mad. It reminded me of those detective stories that describe
the neon sign going on and off outside their cheap hotel room.
Tonight I'll sleep with the blanket over my head.
Cool things I learned today...
1) What is the difference between a ship and a boat? Size.
A ship is always big enough to carry a boat but a boat can
never carry a ship
2) The Explorer is the fastest cruise ship in the world. It's
the size of two football fields.
3) The smoke/heat detectors in our cabins are so sensitive
that the steam from a hot shower taken with the bathroom door
open can set off the fire alarm. Within minutes you will have
marine firefighters at your door.
3) Volunteers from the ship will be helping to build a Habitat
Home for Humanity when we are in Cape Town.
4) This traveller's cautionary quote from TS Elliot -- "We
had the experience but we missed the meaning."
The deck outside my
The light right above
25 -- Choosing classes...
Today is the first day of classes. Each sailing day everybody
meets in the union (the biggest lecture hall on the ship)
for one hour to listen to a Global Studies Lecture. This is
the time you are being prepared for the next country you will
be visiting. Today, we learned about Puerto Rico -- politics,
music, economy, history, etc. I learned that P.R. is the second
largest Caribbean island (but you already knew that, right?)
It's 100 long X 35 wide miles (you knew that, too?) They have
US passports, they don't vote in US elections and they don't
pay US taxes. There is a 94.1% literacy rate and canned tuna
to the US is one of their largest imports (I thought that
fact would fascinate you). I now know about the African drum
called la bomba and will definitely keep my eyes open for
pirates (this is the land of Johnny Depp and Pirates of the
Caribbean). The Puerto Rican tree frog is called the coqui
and I'm told that if I listen I'll hear them singing when
we explore PR tomorrow. I didn't tell anybody but my first
stop in P.R. will be Walmart. I need more long sleeved shirts
for the ship.
to be young again. It's just two days into the schedule and
already everybody is running to their classrooms AND finding
them. I still haven't figured out which side starboard is
on and I get lost every time I set out. We 'life long learners'
have to wait for drop/add courses to finish next week. Then
we will be invited to sit in on classes where there will be
room. From what I'm seeing I'm sure that they'll be plenty
of room available and the choices look extremely juicy --
Creative Writing, Intro to Music Therapy, Multimedia Storytelling,
World Theatre, Leaders of the 20th Century. Yum!!! I might
just float and pop into classes when I can. However, before
that I have to figure out how the course schedule works. Which
is an 'A' day and which is a 'B'?
Today I realized that there is a pool area where you can
buy snacks. I wondered where those smoothies were coming from.
Everybody is out in their bikinis, reading, chatting, flirting.
Imagine having this wonderful experience when you're young.
Just incredible. For the first time since I came on board
I sat outside in the sun with 30 sunblock and finally took
my long sleeved shirt off. I lasted one hour in the heat talking
to another 'life long learner' (that's our title on the ship)
and am now a bit less pale. Of course with my gray hair everybody
thinks I'm staff. They ask ME directions and I try to act
knowledgeable. Today there was a lineup at the bookstore.
I asked the kids in front of the line if they heard the rule
that anybody with gray hair on the ship gets served first.
They were absolutely ready to let me go in before them but
I explained I was joking and we all had a good giggle.
There is a young man from Texas who, whenever he sees me
in the hall says, 'How are you Maam?' He promised to show
me how to set my alarm clock. And the most beautiful Malaysian
waiter has adopted me. He calls me, 'Princess' and has a plate
ready to hand to me when I walk into the dining room. Wonder
how long that will last?:-)
The anthropology teacher (American from Norway) has asked
her class to keep a journal of their observations on land.
Today at lunch she asked me to speak to her three classes
for 15 minutes each on how to write a journal. I said OK.
I think it will be fun and it won't really involve a lot of
work. Besides I like her and will be happy to do the favour.
I just learned that my
website has been posted as a free site (you generally
have to pay to use the internet) on the ship. The powers that
be feel that JW information will be very helpful for the students.
I am DELIGHTED.
Allan the Waiter...
26 -- San Juan, Puerto Rico...
I got up at 6:00 in order to take pix as the sun rose and
we made our way into San Juan's harbour. It was spectacular!
Then I was served breakfast outside on the deck (well... not
exactly served. I picked up my own food cafeteria style and
then everything else was brought to me. Juice, coffee.You
know... the stuff you have to keep jumping up for).
Oh the excitement on the ship as everybody prepared to leave
and go on their Puerto Rican excursions. The custom officials
came on to clear everybody (anybody not American had to be
cleared via a DIFFERENT desk-- I am a foreigner on this ship:-)
I chose not to go on any trips because I've been here before
(a few times) and I wanted to use this time to catch up (do
laundry, finish up my writing, sit in the sun for a bit).
I also want to save my money for the big trips and, of course
SHOPPING. Once everybody disembarked the ship became very
quiet and I finally had a chance to think. Because of all
the new experiences thrown at me so quickly my mind has been
on overdrive. I haven't been sleeping well so I need to give
my body the opportunity to catch up. These few days in port
with almost everybody gone will definitely help. Yesterday
afternoon I went into old San Juan to do some shopping. In
the evening I joined two women from 'the ship's mental health
team' for dinner at a restaurant called, 'Raice' (Spanish
for the word 'roots'). The food was interesting (Puerto Rican
food and beer -- mofungo (cubed steak and mashed plantains),
casava fries (excellent!). The fun part were the servers dressed
in costume, singing (in Spanish, of course), playing drums
and fooling around at every table celebrating a special event
(like waiters in North America who come to your table to sing
Happy Birthday). After dinner we strolled in town (gorgeous
warm, but not hot, evening). Honestly I keep forgetting that
it's winter time at home. Sorry everybody:-)
into San Juan...
Up at 6:00 AM
to take pix...
El Morro guards
the entrance to the city...
San Juan harbour...
San Juan Terminal
27 -- Sunday in San Juan...
-- Did laundry early this morning (see photo below). I've
included it because so many of you are telling me how jealous
you are of this adventure that I thought you should see that
I do have a few chores.
I wash all my stuff in the sink and hang it up in the shower.
I could send it to the ship's laundry but my gut tells me
that my stuff would not come back the same. Walked into old
San Juan with a few women this afternoon (one the wife of
a professor on board the ship and the other from the mental
health team). Boy, was it hot -- we wore lots of sunscreen,
tried staying in the shade as much as possible and took great
pix of graffiti, kids playing in the park and the ocean. The
sky was perfectly blue and so was the water. I got some really
wonderful photos but (drats!!!) I can't find them on my computer
now. I'd like to blame it on cyberspace but I think it's my
stupidity. Maybe when I least expect it they'll show up again.
28 -- Goodbye San Juan...
The students all went to the beach or on field trips today
and we, oldies, went back to town for stocking up on things
we'll need for the next leg of the voyage -- seven days of
straight sailing to Salvador, Brazil. I bought a thermos so
I could make myself a cup of tea in the evening. I also wanted
a water bottle. All the kids have these wonderful Nalgene
water bottles (with no toxins in the plastic) but all I could
find in San Juan was a kid's fairy water bottle made in China
(UGH!). I bought it because I had no choice. (UGH, AGAIN).
However looking at the bright side I'm sure no one will ever
take my bottle by mistake.
Hotel El Convento, a very posh hotel. Poked around and chatted
with the manager. Originally a convent it is now one of the
small luxury hotels of the world. It's a juicy spot I'd recommend
for drinks and lunch. I loved the ambiance, lots of ceiling
fans and potted palms. Expected to see Humphrey Bogart and
Ingrid Bergman checking in at the desk. Next it was on to
the San Juan post office. The guy who served me was so pleasant,
smiling and joking with all the customers. I told him that
one envelope was much heavier than all the others. He said,
'don't tell my supervisor' and he adjusted the price (down).
I also bought three padded envelopes and again, he charged
me less than the $1.75 each he should have charged for them.
Just a small gesture on his part but I'll always remember
my discount at the Puerto Rican Post Office.
Tonight everybody had to be on board by 9:00 PM and we set
sail at 11:30PM or '23:00 hours' as the captain says. We were
all checked in via our photo ID cards and all our shopping
bags were inspected for alcohol. Adults can bring stuff on
discretely but regular students cannot. They even have to
empty their water bottles before coming on to the ship. The
drinking policy is well policed. Each student can buy a monthly
$65 liquor pass. Every time they order a drink it is recorded.
No one can have more than four drinks on any night (but if
they do that their monthly pass is used up very quickly) and
no one is allowed to use someone else's card. If they do and
they are found out both of them are expelled. I just found
a few of my San Juan photos but not the best ones.
Fairy water bottle...
El Convento courtyard...
29 -- Salvador here we come...
The sky is gray today and the seas are very rocky. All those
people who are going on a trip to the Amazon when we get to
Brazil are starting to take their malaria medication. Each
day at noon there are announcements. This time we heard the
instructions from the ship's doctor... 'take your medications'
(it's like having mommy here to remind you). I didn't need
to worry. My excursion will be to Cachoeira situated deep
in the oldest farmlands in Brazil. This is where the tobacco
and sugarcane plantations worked by African slaves used to
be. Will report on that after the trip.
I'd tell you a little bit about Global Studies. This is a
compulsory course that everybody must attend each morning
we're sailing. Basically, it serves as preparation for the
next port. We learn the history, politics, music, language,
customs, etc via lectures from the staff as well as inter
port experts. The Brazilian expert came on board in San Juan
(Dr. Javier Escudero, www.brazilcultural.com)
and he'll sail home to Salvador with us. He told us all about
Carnival and the Samba Schools, how wonderful and crazy but
unsafe it is if you're not in special viewing stands guarded
by security. This is the time young men take the opportunity
to grope and french kiss women (without escorts) that look
attractive to them. I had read about all this stuff (including
the fist fights) so I opted for the more mellow carnival in
the suburbs with security. It won't be as fabulous but it
will be a lot safer (I hope). We were told not to bring big
cameras or even purses. Just to put some spending money in
our shoes. (Anybody out there still jealous?) P.S. Javier
is also a black and white photographer and I'll be buying
one of his prints for my collection.
Both yesterday and today we learned about the slave trade
in Brazil, the healing curanderos (shamans), the herbs they
use, and the healing songs they sing. The musicologist on
board recorded shaman songs in the Andes, learned to reproduce
those songs and sang them for us this morning. Can you think
of a better way to learn?
The sky is gray today...
29 -- Volunteering ...
One of the very lovely aspects of Semester At Sea is the
understanding that we're all part of a community and we're
expected to become involved with the running of day to day
life on the ship. There are a 1000 ways to volunteer. These
past two mornings I helped with course registration for DROP/ADD.
I offered to take the 7:00 AM shift because the 'young ones'
hate early mornings. I don't sleep half the night anyway so
I could be a hero by getting up early. This DROP/ADD period
is so important to the students (some need only one particular
course to graduate) that they tried to sleep outside the registrar's
office the night before so they had a better chance of getting
what they needed. Just like a rock concert ticket sale! Anyway,
they were eventually sent to bed (because all those sleeping
bodies were a potential fire hazard) but they policed themselves
and left a list of what number they were in line so they could
form the line again in the AM. Very impressive!
I got on this ship understanding that I would be leaving the
Semester At Sea community after six weeks aboard. The plan
was that on March 15th (my 68th birthday) I would be flying
back to Toronto from Chennai, India. However, today I was
almost invited to stay on the ship for the full voyage (through
Malaysia, Viet Nam, Japan, China, Hong Kong, China...). How
did that happen? Well ...yesterday Dean Kenn Gaiter asked
me how I was doing. I told him I was crying already, thinking
of leaving everybody in India. Without skipping a beat he
said, 'So stay with us.' The ship sent a request back to head
office in the USA asking for permission for me to stay longer.
The message came back that when I get off in India there will
be someone else getting on to take my cabin. However, if anything
changes they will get back to me. Am I disappointed? Not at
all. But, believe me if something opens up I won't say 'no.'
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Today I got a new teaching gig. The first archeology prof
I presented for gave me a good evaluation so I'm going to
be speaking in a few English classes and a communication class
next week. I've had a few students come up to say that they
benefited from my 'How to Journal' presentation. Made me feel
good because I was a bit nervous -- very much afraid of talking
down to them. Guess I must have hit the right cord.
A note on how the ship is organized, who's in charge and
who they answer to. Decks are divided into dorms -- each named
after a sea. (i.e. I'm part of the Silver Sea (as in gray
hair for those of you who are slow) Red Sea, Bering Sea, Dead
Sea (the teaching staff), etc . Each of those decks has a
dorm leader called an RD or Resident Director who oversees
their section and takes care of problems, etc. They are in
their twenties, thirties, and forties and have had this kind
of experience at other colleges (one woman is actually a JW
reader). This is a paid position (for anybody considering
applying). These young people are overseen by a Director of
Student Life and his assistant. There is also a Conduct officer
who patrols the halls of the ship and keeps students in line
often during the wee hours of the morning. The students basically
are asked to police themselves but if they cross any conduct
lines they get one warning, that's it. A favorite punishment
for minor infractions is 'dock time' (kind of like a time
out). That means that when the ship arrives at the next port
the offender can't get off the ship with his or her pals.
So if you have one hour of dock time and you must be ready
to catch a train with your buddies, you're out of luck. Trust
me no one wants DOCK TIME and they do everything to avoid
Last night we had a big meeting run by the RD's who each
had time to talk about a volunteer project they were leading.
Everybody is expected to give some of their time to at least
one. The options were incredible. Tutoring a student with
learning difficulties, fund raising for a charity (they raised
$40,000 last year), Olympic Day, adopting a student and being
on a welcome committee for visitors to the ship, etc. I'm
I'm raising money for charity and I'm on the Olympic Day planning
committee. My silver team gave me strict instructions to include
activities that seniors can be good at and we laughed so hard
thinking of great categories. i.e.men's over 65 synchronized
swimming. We'd be a shoo-in.
I found my San Juan pix...
Graffiti San Juan...
February 1 –
All About Fuel…
I learned from Sal Moschella, VP Chief Operations Officer
that Semester At Sea has bought the MV Explorer, the ship
we are sailing on. He is getting off the ship in Brazil
but it has been his job in this last two weeks to look at
the changes that need to be made to the ship in order to
accommodate this floating campus. (eg) While the casino
sign is still up, that room has already been converted into
two spaces – the ship’s library and the computer
room. Since SAS is at capacity enrollment this year it looks
like many of the classroom spaces will have to be enlarged.
I also learned that it takes 20 million dollars per semester
to run the ship. Hal’s job is looking at ways to improve
their spending to minimize costs. Right now one third of
spending goes towards fuel. Imagine! 80 metric tons of fuel
is used to run the ship each day.
Global Studies the class that everybody must attend each
classroom day has ‘conservation’ as one of its
themes. Since our next stop is Brazil that was the topic
for today’s class – ‘Conservation in the
Amazon Basin’ and ‘Oil Extraction in the Amazon.’
I learned that (1) 20% of the world’s fresh water
comes from the Amazon Basin. (2) 30% of the world’s
forests are in the Amazon (3) 15% of the world’s oxygen
comes from here as well. (4) Its home to 20% of the world’s
bird species and (5) 20% of the world’s plant species.
But with its recent huge oil find, Brazil is becoming one
of the fastest growing oil producers in the world. Thankfully,
they are starting to put demands on foreign oil producers
working in their country to consider the environment. However,
this hasn’t solved the problem -- since the government
has taken over oil producing facilities in the Amazon they
are sometimes far less eco-friendly than the foreign producers
were. (Oops, sorry. I didn’t mean for this to become
It was busy, busy, busy on the ship today as everybody collected
in Timitz Square (the center of the ship) to fill in all
their custom forms for the rest of the trip. I only had
a few because my journey ends in Chennai (India) but everybody
else had a huge job. Long tables were set up with samples
of completed cards for each country taped to the table top
and groups of kids and staff sat in front of the form they
needed first and then in front of subsequent forms as they
got to them in their pile (Vietnam, China, Japan, India,
etc.) The organization needed for clearing 700 students
and staff at each port is incredible and I think these people
are doing an incredible job.
Ate lunch outside on the deck with Avi (ship videographer),
Tom (ship’s photographer) and his wife Sue Tan. What
an absolute pleasure to hear about what these thirty-somethings
have already accomplished and what their dreams are. Sue
is raising money to build schools in Pakistan’s Taliban
country for the young girls in the area. She gave me a copy
of the book, 'Three Cups of Tea,' The Story of One Man’s
mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time (authors
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin). Published by Penguin
Books if anybody is interested. I’m learning something
new every day!
Even Puerto Ricans
San Juan cutie...
End of Week