Happy Easter!Husband and I went to the 8:45 AM mass here at Saints Peter and Paul parish in North Beach. Our first Sunday mass since we have sold our business and moved on to our “retirement” years. It was a good feeling to just be walking through the Washington Square and across is at the church for our holy day of obigation. We bid goodbye to our French parish and gave up our throne as hospitality leader. We will still be hearing masses every now and then. And visit the old pals we made there.
At Saints Peter and Paul, the church was packed being Easter Sunday today. There were like 400 people in attendance, half of that would have been guests, visiting San Francisco as a tourist destination. We were seated at the very front seat. The mass was fine. The music was nothing memorable. The singers were tired and sedate; and probbaly needed some energy drink especially when the song was supposedly festive and happy. Well, they all looked like they lost some money at the lottery. After mass, we went straight to Walgreens to get some detergents for the bathroom then had lunch at the Vietnamese Restaurant on Stockton. We were there for a good two-hours at least, tinkering on our iPads while waiting for the food to come. The food was reasonably priced, cooked like a cross between Chinese and Thai. Nothing great. The sauce had a lot of fish sauce smell in it that made it a bit stinky as you eat the pork and chicken. Otherwise, fairly good. No complaints.
We went home and rested at around 1 PM. Slept and woke up at around 4 PM. Then, I started to shop for airtickets to Manila for 11/2018. We have not been home for almost like eight years. We are flying this time using a business class tickets for each of us. Why? More leg space, better food and seating and all the perks akin to it is endless. Now that we are really much older, comfort is a must that we will pay for in terms of long haul travel. The price is sky high I know but sometimes, you have to choose your own heaven and for us, this is it.
Next Saturday, April 7th is our first cruise on the advent of our retirement! We have done several cruises before but this is the first on our retirement holiday. LOL! Next month of May, we fly to Jamaica for an all-inclusive vacation via www.vacationstogo.com
For June, we are off to Vegas. July to August to Europe: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. We will stay in the UK and fly there a few days prior to our Viking river cruise, and we will extend our stay to Romania (Bucharest) when our cruise ends. November, we will fly to the Philippines. Then return here in early February 2019. To that I say, “Here we go world!”