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  • Norm Housch (Tuesday, July 16 13 06:59 pm EDT)

    Bob, Saw this site thru a post from Debby Bacon and found your thoughts to be well considered and organized. And they mirror my own in many regards. I've never done a world voyage but have taken 23
    cruises to date and still have places to see! I look forward to perusing your blog in more detail.

  • Tooti Congdon (Tuesday, July 16 13 10:59 am EDT)

    What a wonderful way to express your thoughts. Thank you for your friendship. Love Tooti

  • Patti Simonson (Thursday, May 30 13 12:51 pm EDT)

    What a well organized, informative, fun website! Scanning through it, I recognize people from last year's 2012 cruise. I will be reading every log from both cruises you took. You really do need to
    sign up for the 2014 cruise so we friends can follow along. This is great stuff! Patti

  • Tooti Congdon (Saturday, April 27 13 02:07 pm EDT)

    Bob & Cheryl
    What an interesting journey. You will have so many wonderful memories to reflect upon. Look forward to being able to chat. Love you both Tooti

  • Tooti Congdon (Wednesday, April 17 13 12:54 pm EDT)

    Hey friends
    My surgery is this Friday. I hope to come home Sunday or Monday. I will be on crutches for 3 months to give new legs time to heal properly. Charlie is going to have his hands full. His housekeeper,
    cook, gardner, laundry lady etc. will not be too mobile. Wanted to let you know the date. Love Tooti

  • Jenny Corriher (Thursday, April 04 13 10:09 am EDT)

    The boys loved the picture of Grandma Cheryl with the snake around her neck. I enjoyed the pictures of you handing out candy, Daddy. Stay safe! Love you both!!

  • Brendon and Brittany (Tuesday, April 02 13 05:55 pm EDT)

    Incredibly moving commentary and pictures for Nosy Be! Those kids will never forget the candy man! And your absolutely right, we really do take things like shoes, electricity, even chocolate for

  • Tooti (Tuesday, April 02 13 09:31 am EDT)

    Wow! Nosy Be sounds incredible. I'm with you Bob no snakes. So glad you gave out candy and made the village people so happy. You have always been a very kind man. Love to you & the other Mrs. C.

  • Tooti congdon (Tuesday, March 19 13 12:39 pm EDT)

    Wow I cannot fathom my friend raising her voice. However, I didn't know she snored either-ha! Just kidding mrs c. Love to both of you

  • Tooti Congdon (Thursday, February 14 13 01:08 pm EST)

    Hi guys
    Sounds like you are having a blast.
    Love reading & seeing photos of your journey. Love tooti

  • Tooti (Sunday, February 03 13 08:44 am EST)

    Hello my friends, hope you are having an awesome trip? We miss you. Love tooti & Charlie

  • Vickie Gran (Wednesday, January 30 13 04:27 pm EST)

    Thanks for the shout out! After our cruise, we arrived in MN to freezing rain and then 4 innches of snow. It was beautiful but totally different from Aruba! Roger and Cory sang Kareoke on the ship.
    And with the four of us as a team, won a Big Band music trivia contest. Our prize was a bottle of champayne. Imagine that! We had a great time. We talked about you and wondered where in the world you
    were. We did not have great internet service either. It is a bit frustrating at times.
    Can not imagine being on a ship for 5 months! Yikes!
    Love reading about your adventures. Keep them coming. Safe travels and may the sea remain calm.
    Vickie Gran

  • Al & Sandy (Friday, January 18 13 11:23 pm EST)

    Hi Bob & Cheryl, looks like you guys are having a great time. Stay safe!

  • Vickie Gran (Tuesday, January 15 13 07:18 am EST)

    Greetings, I have been following your blog and enjoying reading about your trip. So interesting! Cory & Lynn Groves and Roger and I are leaving Fort Lauderdale for Aruba and Curcaco on Jan 19.
    Our 5th cuise and Groves 1st. Should be a fun time. Hope your adventure is as wondaerful as last year. Stay healthy!
    Vickie Gran

  • Tawnya Clark (Saturday, January 05 13 09:20 am EST)

    Good morning Bob and Cheryl. Have a wonderful adventure. I am looking forward to reading all about it. Stay healthy and safe.
    Bon Voyage!

  • Cindy Wilson (Friday, August 17 12 11:25 am EDT)

    I am very impressed with your site! I wrote a blog on a travel site during our 2008 cruise, but it pales in comparison with this. I have lots to learn. We look forward to meeting you in January.

  • Alex Rodriguez (Tuesday, July 10 12 10:46 am EDT)

    This is amazing! Thank you f taking us around the world. We have never read a better, more well-written blog. We were in India 3 years ago as well as Komodo Island. Your comments are so right about
    the poverty & poor standard of living. What's the government doing? Nothing! And Komodo Island. You couldn't pay us to go back there. A real death trap in our opinions. It will happen again
    someday and the ships will stop going there. Thank you again Bob and Cheryl.

  • Mark & Shirley Keenan (Thursday, July 05 12 12:08 pm EDT)

    Incredible journey - we started reading & following in April and couldn't put it down! We learned of your website through a travel agent who was avidly following your journey - it was as if we
    were there with you. Awesome job Bob!

  • Bill Lundeen (Friday, May 18 12 10:24 am EDT)

    Bob, we were on a Princess cruise through Komodo Island & west to India. Your comments & observations are not only spot-on but exceptionally well-written. We are looking forward to your 2013
    adventure. We would very much enjoy corresponding with you in the future. Thank you so much!

  • Carolyn Wilson (Sunday, May 06 12 09:53 pm EDT)

    We left home on a camping tour on the 19th of April, so I just now got to catch up on your final days of the cruise. How special. This is such a wonderful way to share your experience. Thanks so much
    for creating it! I know you're looking forward to 2013!

  • Avis Furlano (Saturday, May 05 12 06:29 pm EDT)

    Bob and Cheryl, Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us both in writing and in photos. It has been so interesting. I'm glad you had a safe and wonderful time.

  • Nate Schrader (Saturday, May 05 12 08:01 am EDT)

    Some friends of ours told us about your blog and we have been following you since March. My wife and I have been thinking about how we want to celebrate our 40th anniversary next February and thanks
    to you, we are now booked on the world voyage! There were only 6 cabins left!! Thanks so much for your inspiration. You have made some old folks very happy! We look forward to meeting you next year!

  • Paul Hanson (Thursday, May 03 12 09:19 am EDT)

    Welcome home! I loved reading about your "trip of a lifetime". Every entry was fascinating. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Mark Johnstone (Friday, April 27 12 02:00 am EDT)

    What an incredible journey you two have been on. Thank you for sharing it via this site. I love travel but have been to very few places so far. Your blog has helped me prioritze my list for future
    travel. The pictures are great, but the words are the best! THX

  • Brendon and Brittany (Wednesday, April 25 12 07:09 pm EDT)

    Hey mom and dad! Hope your enjoying your final days at sea! Just thought I would let you know Brittany and I clicked on the "like" button for you, but neither of us have Facebook so I don't think it
    worked lol. Sorry but Facebook is not for us. Wwwaaaayyyy to busy working. It's almost 7 so its past my bedtime (i get up at around 1:45 for work now). We love you both very much!

  • Keely (Wednesday, April 25 12 12:04 pm EDT)

    Bob - I have so enjoyed reading about your travels. So glad that you had a great trip and can't wait to hear about the next one!

  • Tooti Congdon (Tuesday, April 24 12 02:15 pm EDT)

    Bob & Cheryl,
    I have enjoyed reading all about your trip as well as the many photos. Have a great trip back to AZ. Look forward to actually speaking to you both on the phone.
    Much love Tooti

  • Karen(Kelley)Munns (Monday, April 23 12 01:12 pm EDT)

    Bob...have really enjoyed your cruise with you! Thanks again for sharing it with us. Looking forward to seeing old friends at the Blue Star Premiere on June 8...hope you & Cheryl can make it.
    Carry on...or should I say 'Sail on'.

  • Brendon and Brittany (Friday, April 20 12 07:46 pm EDT)

    Dad, first a dress, and now a "murse"? (Man purse). Love all the pictures from your last ports! We were starting to get worried about you guys because we didn't see an update for the past couple
    ports. All that's left now is the marathon run across the Atlantic and the flight back across the country and you get your bed back. Let's hope Chris and Shana took care of all the scorpions! Love
    you both and enjoy the last week at sea!

  • Shana (Saturday, April 14 12 06:04 pm EDT)

    We're so glad that Egypt was open to tourism for you guys! It will be amazing to see both of you again. Hard to believe there's only 2 weeks left! If you both are eager to come home, maybe this will
    change your mind: there was a scorpion on the bed the other morning. Dead, but with it's stinger straight up. Might be time to stock up on gasoline and a blowtorch. Love and miss you both!

    - Shana

  • Tooti (Wednesday, April 04 12 10:49 am EDT)

    Bob & Cheryl,
    You both look great. Bob I am glad you are feeling better. Love to both of you
    Toot & Charlie

  • Tracey (Tuesday, April 03 12 10:06 pm EDT)

    Safe travels to you and Cheryl, have fun, stay safe, and best wishes to you both! Have the best time of your lives, so well deserved. So happy for you both.

  • Julie Gittus (Monday, April 02 12 11:39 am EDT)

    Please get well soon I don't want miss out on Egypt either, purely selfish on my part. Seriously I enjoy reading about your journeys. Listen to Doc Cheryl and I'm sure you will be better in no time
    at all.

  • Kathy Pinnell (Saturday, March 31 12 01:44 pm EDT)

    I'm getting so much vicarious enjoyment from your journey..especially love the Mardi Gras experience! Looks like you are having an amazing time...blessings and best wishes to you both!

  • Jenny Corriher (Friday, March 30 12 08:02 am EDT)

    Hey! Wow, really enjoy your stories. Mason has been inquiring about the desert alot lately. Told him that one day we would go see Grandpa Bob and Grandma Cheryl in the desert! We are doing great.
    Trying to make decisions about Mason's schooling for kindergarden, working on re-doing the kids' bedrooms, and working full time to pay for it all. :) We are headed to a 3D ultrasound place in the
    morning, can't wait to see Molly girl at almost 30 weeks! Will send you a pic! LOVE YOU BOTH!

  • Renee Kelly (Thursday, March 22 12 10:09 pm EDT)

    Daddy and Cheryl,
    The only burger you should be eating in Phoenix is either A.) one of your homemade patties (which my husband makes very well now since you taught him) or B.) In-and-Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shame on you
    both. LOL!! just glad you guys are having a blast and you are feeling better! This is such an educational experience for us back home. The past two weeks we've learned about box jelly
    fish, kangaroos, when to get worried in the jungle with Komodo dragons (if they get really low to the ground and turn their head sideways....don't move), never buy dress shoes in Hong Kong, and most
    importantly where NOT to go on a trip! We are right here with ya!!!! Love you most!!! - Adam, Renee, and Miss McLayne (17lbs now)

  • Tooti Congdon (Wednesday, March 21 12 09:49 am EDT)

    Hi Bob & Cheryl,
    So glad you are having an awesome trip and happy you are feeling better Bob. My buddy knows how to take good care of her man...
    Charlie had a surprise 50th for me on Sat. Way too much fun. Love you both Toot

  • Tawnya (Saturday, March 17 12 08:54 am EDT)

    So glad you are feeling better. How awful to be ill so far from home. It is good to hear that the medical staff did a great job. It probably helped that you have your own private nurse:) Cheryl
    ROCKS!!! Have a great time in Singapore. Be safe.

  • Jenny Corriher (Friday, March 02 12 10:11 pm EST)

    Hey, Daddy and Cheryl! We really enjoyed reading about Austrailia. How neat! The pics were great, too. :) We are doing well. Celebrating our eleventh anniversary this weekend. Miss you guys. Love you

  • Tooti Congdon (Thursday, February 23 12 01:15 pm EST)

    I agree with Julie. I look forward to reading about your journey and love seeing photos. Sure miss chatting with the other Mrs. C though. Please give her a BIG hug from me. Love to both of you Toots

  • Julie Gittus (Friday, February 17 12 02:29 pm EST)

    Thanks so much for letting us join your journey. I thought I should let you know that I am following you every step of the way. Keep on writing I love reading about all the details of your day on
    board ship and off. Take care!!

  • Renee Kelly (Monday, February 13 12 10:36 am EST)

    Amazing how you two went from freezing temps to 80 degrees in a matter of days. And yes Daddy, we are very proud of you for taking the Arctic Plunge! I thank Cheryl especially for taking a picture to
    prove the story. And what a great woman, waiting out in the cold with a robe and coffee for you! Speaking of pictures, be sure to take some from the 'Hearts and Flower Ball' tomorrow night. We want
    to see you all dressed up! Happy Valentines Day!! Love you most - Adam, Renee, and Miss Mclayne Kelly (who is now up to 15lbs)

  • Tooti (Sunday, February 12 12 03:51 pm EST)

    Bob, that was so sweet of you to help that lady and Cheryl's attempt to help the Physician.
    Glad the two of you are enjoying the trip.
    P.S. Didn't know the other Mrs. C. snored-ha! I guess I'll have something to tease her about when we chat...Love Toot

  • Sue (Saturday, February 11 12 06:46 pm EST)

    Hi you two, I finally got a chance to see what you are up to. Wow. Sounds like you are having a blast.Smooth sailings.
    Sue and Larry Metz

  • Vickie Gran (Thursday, February 09 12 12:37 pm EST)

    Roger and I have been enjoying reading about your adventures since Kell shared your website with us. It sounds fabulous! We have cruised with Steve & Karen Munns, Jerry & Barb
    (Noyes)Plummley, Tom and Carol Bernett and will be going with Cory ad Lynn Groves in March. Thanks for sharing. Keep those great stories coming.
    Vickie Gran

  • Tawnya Clark (Wednesday, February 08 12 09:26 pm EST)

    Hi, I absolutely love reading about your adventures. Your writing is very enjoyable. I am friends with Julie Gittus. So glad she shared your website with me. Have a blast and be safe.

  • Tooti Congdon (Wednesday, February 08 12 02:26 pm EST)

    Glad the two of you are ok & were cheering the for the Giants. Lisa's friend Perry Fewell is the defense coach for the Giants. So of course there was alot of clapping & screaming at our house
    on Sunday. Love to both of you Toot

  • Paul Hanson (Tuesday, February 07 12 09:11 am EST)

    I love your updates! Quite a trip thru the southern tip of our world. Hope there is smooth sailing ahead.

  • Carolyn Wilson (Saturday, February 04 12 04:10 pm EST)

    Bob and Cheryl:
    Thank you so much for creating this website. I've had so much fun following your adventure. A little concerned that you had taken ill, when we didn't hear from you for a few days.

  • Tooti (Thursday, February 02 12 01:00 pm EST)

    Are you crazy-ha! I hope the pool was heated?
    Tell Mrs. C. "Hello"
    Love you guys