Itâ€™s hard to think that summer may be coming to a close, but we still have memories of those fun trips to play in the sun.Â
The end of July, we did a trip to Ross Dam and Lake Diablo for a boat ride on the lake. The day started out a bit rainy, but by the time we reached the North Cascades, the rain had stopped and we were ready to go. The Cascade Institute provided a lunch, and then we were off on the boat around the lake.Â We even had the rare pleasure of being able to stop at the dam itself for a tour inside. In todayâ€™s society, these things are generally not open to the public, so we felt very special.
August gave us a theater trip to Leavenworth.Â It is always great to see â€œSound of Musicâ€ up on the ski hill. Things were a little different this year with a revamping of the stage, but the music was as wonderful as always. And then there was â€œFootlooseâ€ in the indoor theater and â€œJosephâ€ at the fish hatchery theater. The weather was beautiful for outdoor theater, and we werenâ€™t bothered by the fires in the Wenatchee area.
Now we are beginning to think about what to do over those colder winter months.Â How do we get away and find a bit of sun? Here are a few suggestions:
â€¢ November: Hawaii cruise round-trip from San Francisco, 15 days, from $1,897 per person plus airfare.
â€¢ December: Cuba, nine days, from $3,999 per person, including airfare from Seattle.
â€¢ March: Eastern Caribbean with Royal Caribbean to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, starting at $1,200 for inside, $1,400 for balcony per person, including air from Seattle.
* April: Two weeks on Maui in a private home with sightseeing and most meals, from $2,400 per person
* June: Portugal, Spain and the Duro River Valley. Riverboat cruising with Uniworld, including three days in Lisbon, all inclusive with meals, sightseeing, tips and all beverages. Cost begins at $4,139 per person plus airfare.
* October: Memorial of War, Normandy and Paris, nine days including Paris, Normandy, the beaches of D-Day, Memorial Peace Museum and much, much more. Cost is $3,999, including air from Seattle and many meals
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