It seems as though I can’t go about 15 minutes without my daughter “Instant Messaging” me a picture or quick video of my 7 month old grandson Jake. It’s so easy to do because these days we all carry our camera around in our pocket. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love getting these pictures sent to me on a very regular basis. It only enhances the at least twice a week visits that he and his parents pay us as we only live about twenty minutes away from each other.
It wasn’t always this easy to provide pictures and videos of family events. Remember when you had to actually take film to the drug store and have them “developed”? And “camcorders? I carried at least a 10 pound camcorder around just to get a video of a family event. It wasn’t easy.
So with taking videos, back in the day, not so easy, I was very happy to find a video tape of my Dad and boyhood friends reminiscing about their experiences growing up in the 1930’s and 40’s in Coney Island. The tape dates back almost 25 years and there they were, my Dad Lenny, and his buddies of 60 years, Davy, Hy and Bernie telling stories and having the time of their lives retelling all the tall tales of their boyhood. And I have it on tape! You might even be familiar with some of their memories; the Steeplechase, the Cyclone, the Coney Island Boardwalk and Silvers Bath’s; all Coney Island institutions.
It is from this background and foundation that I come from. The warmth and wonder of friends and family. Family and friends is my essence. And it is with this understanding that I truly enjoy traveling with big groups of family and friends. Maybe that’s why I try to go on as many Vegas Voyager trips as possible and take as many family members with me as possible. Traveling and making memories really do go together.
That’s why I am so excited about our family and friends cruise coming up on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas November 14th. As long as Vegas Voice publisher Dan and I have known each other (40 years) traveling together has always been a part of our routine. We started small with weekend trips to Atlantic City as young 20 something couples; graduated to family trips to Disney World and culminated in exotic trips to Tahiti and Europe.
The Coopers and Roberts have been through much together and we aim to continue to make great travel memories together. Please consider joining us on November 14 on the Oasis of the Seas. Call me at 1-800-698-1101 and I’ll give you all the details. I’ll even take out my IPhone and record all the great times we will all enjoy together.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday May 16, 2015 at the Palace Station. We will hold a brief meeting at 12:30 pm and I will then be available to meet with people on an individual basis in a hospitality room any time after 1:00 pm. RSVP by calling 1-800-698-1101 or emailing a firstname.lastname@example.org.