THE SQUIRE HAS RETURNED— Tom and Judy Sharum of Rockford just returned from a two-week vacation starting in Venice and went to Croatia,Greece and Turkey. The first week they visited Split Croatia and Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Iraklion, Greece before returning to Venice to unload and reload more passengers. Then it was off to Croatia again only Dubrovnik Croatia this time, then Athens, Izmir Turkey, Nafplion and back to Venice for Home. The couple took the Squire with them during the whole trip and then gave it to the room stewards to read, having it make the rounds. The weather was a beautiful 75 to 86 degrees the whole time!
The Denhofs, with their son John and his family, sailed the Aegean Sea along the Turkish coastline for a week. They also explored the mosques, palace, mausoleums and the ruins of the only remaining “Ancient Wonders of the World” in Instanbul and Bodrum. A belly-dance show completed a grand time amongst the friendly people of Turkey.
DID YOU MISS US?—The Altena family, minus their younger son and bringing along their older son’s friend instead, enjoyed a spring break cruise to the Bahamas. Pictured at left are Will, Bill, Beth and Richard. While on the trip they happened across the Gross family of Rockford on the same trip. The other mom was kind enough to write down everyone’s names, including their son’s friend who went along, too. Unfortunately, the notebook with the names in it doesn’t seem to have made it back.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Emily Krygier, and her friend The Rockford Squire recently celebrated her 14th birthday in New York City. Here they are in Times Square, one of the many places they visited. They also visited the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, The Museum of Natural History, M&M World, Tiffany’s, Central Park, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, along with many subway rides to name a few. And oh yes—she got to meet Today Show’s Meredith Vieira.