After an incredibly challenging, difficult and irritating year (not referring to my writing, although there have been some rough spots there as well), my family and I will be embarking on a 5 day cruise to Bermuda on Saturday. It's been 5 years since our last cruise and this one can't come soon enough. Looking forward to passing under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge sipping cocktails, and that first full day at sea (sitting and reading and listening to those wonderful ocean sounds). I won't bring my laptop, so any writing I do will be scribbling ideas down in a notebook. But mostly, this will be a chance to read, swim, relax and recharge the batteries.