Author: Sue Barenholtz

70’s Rock & Romance Cruise – March 3 – 8, 2018

Header-logoJoin Boomer Women Travel on a trip back in time to the music of our youth (click the logo above for a short video) onboard the beautiful Celebrity Summit (our favorite cruise line) and hear your favorite bands, including:

  • Styx
  • Michael McDonald
  • America
  • Air Supply
  • War
  • The Guess Who
  • B.J. Thomas
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Badfinger featuring Joey Molland
  • Poco
  • Abbey Road on the River presents Hal Bruce
  • Radio Personality Delilah
  • And Many Many More to be Added Soon!

Schedule

Cruise Dates, Ports and Times

DAY DATE PORTS OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Saturday 3/3/2018 Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL 4:00 PM
Sunday 3/4/2018 At Sea
Monday 3/5/2018 Falmouth, Jamaica 9:00 AM 11:30 PM
Tuesday 3/6/2018 Georgetown, Grand Cayman 11:30 AM 10:00 PM
Wednesday 3/7/2018 At Sea
Thursday 3/8/2018 Returning to Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7:00 AM

Ports of Call


Falmouth, Jamaica

In the 18th century, when Jamaican sugar fueled the rum trade, Falmouth was one of the world’s busiest ports. Today, only palm trees quietly move to the rhythms of sea breezes that come in from the Caribbean, creating an idyllic backdrop for those who want to relax on the beach or go exploring through the island’s enticing past.


Georgetown, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is one of a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called “Las Tortugas” (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. The designation did not endure, however, for later maps of the islands were labeled the Caimanau, the Carib Indian word for “crocodile.” The name “Caimanau” refers inaccurately to the iguanas native to the islands, which were perhaps at one point mistaken for crocodiles. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, visiting the town of Hell, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.

The Soft Rock Voyage of a Lifetime!

In addition to the live performances from award-winning, talented artists and beautiful ports of call, this cruise is non-stop fun with a jam-packed schedule of onboard events.

Reliving Life’s Best Moments

We’ll bring you back to the days of polyester, platforms and pet rocks and let you relive all the feel good memories, music and all the fun! So grab your special someone or your very best friends and get ready to celebrate the ’70s with a Disco Party under the stars, a Classic Movie and TV Costume Ball and more! Dressing in theme is encouraged for these nights!

Participate in More than 20 Celebrity-Hosted Events

  • Artist Q&A sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Game Shows & Trivia
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Wine Tasting
  • And More!

For more details and to register, go to http://www.wildboomerwomen.com

UP NORTH MICHIGAN 2017 – CASA SPOON AAHHHHH……..

UP NORTH MICHIGAN 2017 – CASA SPOON AAHHHHH……..

Laurie’s cabin is the best place to “be”. Complete peace. Sitting on the deck looking out on the Rifle River down below with tons of trees – like living in a beautiful forest. All you hear is birds playing their symphony. A very slight breeze hopefully keeps the bugs at bay. That and generous doses of flying insect killer, torches and OFF! Deep Woods repellent. An occasional lawn mower revs up to break nature’s cacophony. Then, before you know it, it’s gone and you’re back to the peaceful sound of nature.

I love coming out on the deck first thing in the morning – my coffee and journal. It’s an automatic and easy thing to do because I am in my element – nature. The beauty, peacefulness and coolness of it. It’s a beautiful 71 degrees and sunny with a high expected at 78 and lows of 6 for the rest of my stay here at Casa Spoon. I am eternally grateful for everything this woman brings into my life, from unyielding and eternal friendship and sisterhood since the beginning of our time on earth. I must have missed her something awful those first 2 ½ weeks of my life, waiting for her to be born. There are no witnesses alive to confirm this, but I know it in my heart.

From smoking my first cigarette to stealing Captain Crunch cereal samples out of mailboxes, her influence has been strong and at times relentless, but only when I’ve needed it. We’ve watched complete movies while on the phone together and cried our eyes out, even when Lionel told us at the end of Madam X, when Lana Turner dies, that she gets up from her deathbed, collects her big paycheck so we should stop crying.

Her mother was my “real” mother and I her 2nd daughter. I followed her out to Phoenix after college. She let us stay with her but only gave us three days to find a place to live before she was going to kick us out. That woman had great boundaries. I loved her to the end and miss her always. Aside from giving me the mothering I desperately needed, she gave me the best gift of my life – Laurie Beth Spoon, who in turn gave me the best gift by naming me god mother to her daughter Alicia Nicole, the love of my life.

I’ve had the thrill to live vicariously via the crazy Spoon antics through three husbands, two countries, several states and countless adventures that enrich my life by just being a bystander. Now, to get to stay in this beautiful peaceful cabin on the lake in Northern Michigan even before she has set foot in it. I can’t wait for her to get here in September and see what I see, smell what I smell and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this place.