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“I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again.” ~ John Denver

September 8, 2017

John Denver may not have known when he was returning on his jet plane, but if you travel with Skip Shaw and friends (known affectionately as “Friends of Skip),” then you know not only when you are leaving, but also what you are doing in an in-depth detail every day.  You unquestionably know exactly when you are coming back!  It’s all carefully documented in a color coded two page excel document.  I have heard that some people may have been critical  at the idea of such a detailed itinerary, but let me just be perfectly clear when I say that it works. It works very well.  Skip is a born planner.  I myself do not find pleasure in the challenges of researching the details of a trip, but I do appreciate the benefits of his hard work.

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Page one of our trip schedule

It is going to be a fabulous, making memories, once in a lifetime,  kind of trip.

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I’m excited to be with our “river cruise” and new friends who have become our traveling family.  They are incredibly wonderful people and if you are not a part of our group then you are missing out.  As Barbara Haas said, “We are addicted to fun.”

“As you grow older,, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.” ~ John Batelle

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Goodbye for now, or as they say in Italian.  “Arrivederci!”

 

 

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