I am off to Hawaii! I will be gone for three weeks. For the first two weeks, I'll be on a cruise ship, traveling with a bunch of other genealogists. I cannot think of a better place to be. I'll be joining the Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2007, sponsored by the producers of Legacy Family Tree software. This is shaping up to be a grand event. We are sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Hawaii. Once we reach the islands, the ship will cruise from island to island for about a week. We will visit Kona, Maui, Hilo, and Honolulu. Details may be found at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/CruiseInfo_2007.asp.
After the cruise, I'll stay in Hawaii a few extra days. I am then taking a long route home, stopping by the 32nd Annual Family History Workshop in Moorhead, Minnesota, on October 6. The workshop is sponsored by the Heritage Education Commission, part of the Minnesota State University Moorhead. Details of that workshop may be found at http://www.mnstate.edu/heritage/2007NewsRelease.pdf.
While I will be carrying a laptop computer and various wireless network devices, there is always a possibility of being left incommunicado. That is especially true while on board a cruise ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. In past years I have found Internet connections available on cruise ships, but typically they are painfully slow and very expensive. Of course, there are other "distractions" on cruise ships that sometimes divert the traveler's attention as well!
I plan to write and post several new articles to the newsletter's web site while traveling, but occasionally I may skip two or three days. I also may be slow at replying to e-mail messages. Next Sunday's weekly Plus Edition e-mail newsletter probably will be delayed a day or two. Once I reach Hawaii at the end of the cruise, I probably will post some photos of the trip.
Now, where did I put my Hawaiian shirts?