Yes, I’m alive and well and updates are coming soon!

I’m in Rome at the moment. The last two days have been busy, yesterday filled with climbing Vesuvius and visiting the ruins of Pompeii, as well as packing; today, with debarking and seeing as much of Rome as I can in the few hours I have to see it.

However, now that I have a cheaper Internet connection, I am, as I type this, in the process of uploading lots of pictures. I’ll post links later. Given time constraint, I’m not going to label most of the pictures tonight; it would take too long. But I will post links to them later, and they will at least be grouped by the various ports we visited.

Oh, and don’t let me forget to tell you about the amazing suite that I am in right now at the Westin Excelsior, the upgrade courtesy of vickyandnorm. Norm outdid himself on this one. This suite is bigger than my house! I’ve got the pictures to prove it.

More later…