Guess who is off on a week's vacation? You guess it, us! We're leaving today and will be gone for a week. By ourselves. No one else that we know with us. No mobile telephones. No friends. No family. No blog reading, no commenting, no emailing, no nothing....not even taking the laptop. We start in San Diego aboard Holland America Line's Westerdam. This is our second cruise aboard the Westerdam and our third cruise on HAL. We'll make a day stop at Avalon on Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles and then continue nonstop to Vancouver, British Columbia, where we'll spend a couple of days in one of our favorite cities. See you when we return.