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…for birthday…for anniversary

Paradise Atrium, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

June 27th was the 53rd anniversary of our wedding anniversary; July 24th was my birthday. Several weeks ago our friends the Hogans wondered whether or not we might be up for a short cruise, and, yes we would, and we would say the occasion would be to celebrate those two events in our lives.

Just past noon last Monday in Long Beach we boarded the Carnival ship Paradise, found our way to the dining room for the first of many meals we would enjoy during the next few days. Around 5:30 the huge vessel pulled away from its dock and headed to sea; destination the town of Avalon on the island named Catalina.

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