the High Seas
to our trip, I had a dream one. In my dream, the SSQQ Halloween
Party arose from the dead
to live again. I am not making this up.
I dreamt that the people
who own the Bissonnet property where I ran SSQQ for 30 years gave me
permission to hold one more Halloween Party for old time’s sake.
We could have our Haunted House back and another chance for the
Frankenstein monster to greet people in the dark maze. I
jumped at the chance. I could not wait! What a wonderful
And then I woke up. I
felt a real sadness come over me.
in my day was legendary for its Halloween Parties. I
took immense pride in hosting all my parties, but Halloween was my unquestioned
favorite. I always felt a tremendous satisfaction
after throwing a great party.
awoke and realized it was "just a dream", my sadness was so
poignant that I decided maybe there was a message
there. So I asked Marla if
she would do me a favor. Could she perhaps persuade the Navigator
cruise ship to let us have a room to throw a Halloween party on the
final night of our trip?
Marla smiled. She said
she would try.
Now it appears my dream
will come true. Marla was able to negotiate with the Navigator to
give us their best dance room for an hour on the final night of our
October Navigator Dance Cruise.
I say let’s make
it a Champagne Masquerade Ball!
Think about it… our
shipboard Halloween Party will take place
on Saturday, October 18… just two weeks prior to this year’s
Halloween events. Seems like perfect timing to
me. So what can we expect to happen at our
oceanside Champagne Masquerade Ball?
For years now, Marla has
made sure that every cabin gets a bottle of champagne for this trip.
The Champagne Party is a tradition on our trips that
dates back all
the way to Rhapsody 2004.
As it turned out,
Rhapsody 2004 was very
journey for me. This was the trip when Marla and I
aboard the Rhapsody. We made that year’s cruise trip our
honeymoon. Hmm… that reminds me, Marla and
I have a tenth anniversary
coming up. My, how times flies when you are having fun!