Good Morning from Southampton, UK
The Atlantic was like a sheet of glass as we sailed last night – even as we crossed through the often bumpy, Bay of Biscay there was hardly a ripple.
Our dinner at Smokehouse was excellent – enjoyed by all. They sat us in a private area so I was able to address my group as we celebrated Pat and Dianne’s birthdays along with Dianne’s and Richard’s 50th Anniversary. I ordered large enough cakes so we were all able to enjoy a slice.
Thank you George for getting up in front of everyone and expressing such kinds words. It has been an excellent journey.
I thought that I was done blogging for a few days but I decided to share a story with you.
At the gym on board the Queen Elizabeth I ended up chatting with a friendly gentleman. We always seemed to work out at the same time. I eventually learned that he is a Doctor and along with his wife they enjoy cruising but require 2 bedroom suites. He asked me if I would be interested in booking their future travel so I left him a business card.
Last night I ran into him again and he said, “Mr Walters you are not going to forget me”! He repeated this a couple more times….
He then said that he looked at my business card when he got back to his stateroom and saw that we have the same last name – his first name is Leonard so I expressed that we also have a Leonard in our family.
He then went on to tell me that his son is a Lord, “Lord Robert Walters”. He said that I should check out his profile on-line which I did – LordRobertWalters.com – Lord Robert is in the entertainment business and is a very successful model (even underwear). My Uncle Robert (Bob) Walters who many of you know will be interested in hearing about this but please Uncle Bob, don’t think you have a chance modeling underwear….
Leonard Walters expressed that he would be in touch with me within a couple of days – as he said I’m not going to forget him! I need to join Ancestry.com to see if we are related…. possibly there is a Lord in the family!
We will hopefully be off the ship within an hour heading towards Windsor Castle for a quick visit before heading to Heathrow for our flight home. I expect the airports to be very busy.
I understand that the weather isn’t the best at home so I sure hope it improves for our arrival.
Wish us a good flight.