TRAVEL GALORE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER 1/2019
Hello clients and friends of Travel Galore. I know it has been a year since I last sent out a newsletter, and I have been getting calls asking about the newsletter and if I am still in business. For those of you who don’t know, my family and I have suffered the devastating loss of their father, and my husband, Bob. If you have never had to go through this, I pray you never do, but some of you will understand how it completely paralyzes you. The answer is that Travel Galore is open for business now.
To those of you I had to turn away while Bob was ill, I hope you understand and return to the agency. And thank you to all who have stayed loyal as I get back to this “new” normal.
I feel the need to write an “easy” newsletter this time, so I am going to recount my last trip and the first trip in 33 years that didn’t include my husband. I have to say that Bob was looking forward so much to going to Las Vegas, as I never was interested. But our son and his fiancée (Nathan and Amanda) planned to marry there at The Stratosphere. Alas, Bob was not to make it. Thankfully, my other son and his fiancée (Jarrod and Michele) flew there with me. It was quite a long flight. When we got our luggage, we took a taxi cab to the hotel. I DO NOT recommend that, as it cost us $50 when an Uber was half the price.
The strip was fine and we went to Hell’s Kitchen, but my favorite part of Vegas was Freemont Street. Yes, there are many “freaks” out there, but to say they are amusing can’t begin to explain all that we saw. The light show went on every hour for 10 minutes with a canopy of lights over top. Bartenders on the street made their drinks with about 5 shots in a red solo cup. Easily the best deal in Vegas. The wedding went well after a couple of snafus. The day after the wedding, we all rented an SUV and drove to the Grand Canyon. We stopped at the Hoover Dam on the way, which was packed and traffic was very slow due to security. This almost made us miss the GC, but we made it for the last bus of the day. All I can say about it, is it was amazing and a must see – but very scary!
Then my daughter and I drove to San Diego and Hollywood for 3 days. Just two women on their own. We had a great time because we are also best friends. We spent 5 days in Puerto Vallarta together, as she took her father’s place in the entire trip that we had had planned. What beautiful scenery with the Sierra Madras Mountains and it was awesome to have some more sunshine in November. I am so grateful for Olivia taking the trip with me. I never would have gone without her and it means a lot.
With my widow brain, I haven’t been able to add pictures from the wedding and trip, but I plan on doing that on facebook if you want to check out this newsletter there.
On Friday, January 25, it will be a year since Bob went into the ICU for 101 days. He fought very hard to overcome sepsis and heart surgery before he passed away on May 2, 2018 at only 57 years old. He was my everything, and so I dedicate this newsletter to Robert Charles Kolb (January 2, 1961 – May 2, 20018) I will see you again someday and look forward to it.
Thank you for taking the time to read my quarterly newsletter. I hope you found it interesting and informative. If you would like to keep informed of travel deals and trends, please like and follow Travel Galore on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/travelgaloreny/ I am available for quotes for cruising, all-inclusive vacations, Disney resort vacations, family vacations, escorted tours to any destination, and much more – just contact me with your dates and your dreams
Louine Kolb, Owner/Agent
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