I’ve been invited to a Desert Storm 25th Anniversary Reunion next year. It’s for vets of the war in general, so not my specific union or battalion. It’s a cruise, which I wouldn’t mind doing, since I’ve never been on a cruise. At least, unless you count the Catalina Flyer, which was when I was in the Girl Scouts. I got terribly seasick on that and spent the entire trip on the stairs, enough below decks to cut the motion and still in the fresh air.
It also goes to Honduras and Mexico, and the only overseas countries I’ve been to have been courtesy of war.
But the cost is making me hesitate. I think I will be able to afford it at that point, but I’m kind of wishing they’d put this in Las Vegas where it wouldn’t cost as much as this.
It certainly would be a different experience — not like a high school reunion where everyone is comparing everyone else’s success, because most of us wouldn’t know each other and yet we have this unique shared experience. I think if this had been done on the 10th anniversary, I wouldn’t have done it because I didn’t have enough distance from the war. But 25? It would be a very different experience.
What’s your take on it? Have you been on a cruise? What was it like? Did you get seasick a lot?