I will leave home on Sunday to travel to New York City and board the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. There I'll be a part of the Wholly Genes Conference and Cruise that will leave New York City and make stops in St. Kitts, Antigua, and St. Thomas before ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a week later.
I expect that Internet connectivity will be both slow and expensive from on board the ship. I probably won't be writing too many articles while at sea. After all, there will be other distractions!
I plan to send the Plus Edition newsletter by e-mail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday evening, November 2. After that, I'll go sightseeing for several days.
NOTE: Are any ham operators reading this? You might be interested to know that I plan to visit the Arecibo Observatory, home of the world's largest and most powerful telescope for radar and radio astronomy. It is also the scene of the first ham radio moon bounce experiments.
NOTE to anyone who is NOT a ham radio operator: I don't think I could ever explain why some crazy guys spent thousands of dollars out of their own pockets to bounce microwave signals off the moon. But that's ham radio.
I'll then leave Puerto Rico and take a "side trip" to San Antonio, Texas, to attend the 49th Annual Fall Seminar of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. This is looking like a good event also. Details may be found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs2/Pages/News.htm.
I'll be back home on November 9 after two weeks on the road. It is possible that I will miss a few daily postings to this newsletter due time constraints, high seas, malfunctioning computer gear, or other things beyond my control. Maybe I'll also miss a few days because of things WITHIN my control: basking in the sunshine.