Sunday, February 19, 2006

Getting ready for the cruise

According to the eclipse cruise website: http://www.tq-international.com/Mediterranean06/medhome.htm the trip is just 30 days away as I write this (it seems a bit off because of February being a shortened month). Things are falling into place. The air travel from Houston to Genoa has been booked. Everything that can be paid for at this point has been paid for.

I'm definitely getting excited about the trip now. I went out yesterday and purchased a tripod and pan head for the camera and camcorder I'll be using to record the event. I considered bringing my little Pronto telescope, but I think I'll leave that at home. If I have to get a telescopic peek at the prominences, I'll just look through someone elses instrument.

There has been news about the avian flu appearing in Egypt, one the places we'll be stopping at. Guess I'll have to stay away from birds.

It's been several years since our last trip out of the country. I'm really looking forward to it.