Thursday, March 9


It snowed yesterday for about one half hour. Though a day late for Christmas, it did allow the kids a much needed holiday break from the television set. Yesterday and today were otherwise spent at the historical town of Portsmouth, home of the Victorian docks and housing ancient war ships HMS Warrior (the world's first steel-hulled ship) and HMS Victoria (Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar). Of greater importance, our hotel had a pool. The kids and we are grateful for your holiday wishes, presents and love.