FLIGHT FROM ATLANTA TO AMSTERDAM
We flew Delta "Business Class" overnight from Atlanta to Amsterdam on our way to our 50th anniversary Baltic Cruise. It was a special treat to have a personal entertainment system and a seat that converted to a lay-flat bed. As you can see, Vi, our daughter Rena, and son-in-law David had a complete row to ourselves.
I've flown First Class a few times, and enjoyed the extra legroom, better meal, and free alcoholic drink, but, at least in the olden days when many flights were only 3/4 full, I used to prefer to get three seats in a row so I could lift the seat separators and lay down flat. However, I must admit, this semi-private arrangement is pretty neat.
FORMAL DINING WITH THE FAMILY
Vi and Ira Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on a Baltic cruise with two of our daughters and sons-in-law and our three 16-year old granddaughters.
Photo is from first dress-up dinner.
LEFT to RIGHT: Standing- Vi, Ira (Open your eyes!), Jerry, David, Lisa, Alexia;
Seated- Samantha, Rena, Michaela.
Photo is from our second dress-up dinner, where our children ordered an anniversary cake.
TOP CENTER: Our grandaughter Michaels reacts.
DEBARKING FOR A LAND TOUR
We visited St. Petersburg, Russia, as the highlight of our 50th anniversary cruise, which also included Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Riga, Latvia, starting and ending in Stockholm, Sweden.
LEFT to RIGHT: Ira, Samantha, Alexia,Lisa, Michaela, Vi, Jerry.
COOL ON-BOARD POOL
We were too busy or it was cool for swimming for most of the Baltic cruise. However, Alexia, Samantha and Ira were able to use the spectacular pool on our day at sea.
INSETS: After too many museum tours, Ira has "the agony of the feet" (photo by Samantha, based on her idea :^) A nice young man from Mexico caught the three of us simultaneously underwater.