Rome – Grandkids and Freighter!

I had a lovely 2 days with my grandkids Megan and Ben. They were with their parents David and Rochelle before they sailed on cruise ship around Europe. It was between 36 and 40 degrees in Rome, very, very, hot. The kids were excellent and fit in with all of their questions for the tour guides.

These kids were born when I was with my former partner Allan, but I always appreciated their parents including me and keeping in touch (doesn’t often happen with breakups).

I am in UK until September 15th. Then I board a Freighter Ship in South Hampton and travel to 3 ports in Europe and arrive in New York 18 days later‎. It will be quite an adventure! The ship has a French chef and wine is served at lunch and dinner. There is a pool and a gym, plus a very large room with sitting area, a bedroom and bathroom with an outside window. There will be 10 passengers. I chose this way to travel and not the inside cabin that was left on the Queen Mary, (nearly same cost) because getting dressed up every night doesn’t do it for me anymore! I am very busy sorting out luggage, how to travel to Toronto, then India and Athens for the winter.

Never Dull!!!

Freighter I will be on‎, My room will be at the top!

Freighter I will be on. My room will be at the top!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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5 Responses to Rome – Grandkids and Freighter!

  1. Sandy Thaeyr says:

    Hi Betty!!! What great adventures your are having. I am looking to hearing how you like the trip on the container ship. Looks like something really different.
    Sorry about the Rome heat! I recall the same fate a few summers ago. The fall sure is the best time in those parts but its always great to have the chance to be there regardless of the weather.
    Keep in touch and have a wonderful time!!!

  2. richardgaudry says:

    I’m not surprised you are going on a freighter as you mentioned back in 2009 that you wanted to do that. Rich and I have booked an awesome looking trip to China, all five star hotels and cruise ships balconies for October. Love hearing of your adventures. You’re my hero, love Christine

  3. bkjoanne says:

    This weekend I was in Vancouver by the water shooting with a fellow photographer and these freighters were part of our shootings. The most attractive part of these to me is the upper white section where all the life happens. Am sure it will be quite an adventure – maybe you can steer this big fellow if you hobnob with the captain … I have a smirk on my face as likely you can pull that off. Have a wonderful time and sure you will send your thoughts on about this experience to come. Lots of love, Joanne

  4. Marilyn says:

    So glad you got time with your grandchildren. Also smiled and smiled, about you on a freighter! It actually sounds more like me, dressing up each eve can become a bit hectic. Truly would love to know how this boat ride went! Can’t wait for that insight! Be well, be safe, and continue to be who we all just love!

  5. oldpickwick says:

    Great that you had a good time with your lovely grandkids.
    Please let us know how your freighter trip went. Not too many people do it so there’s not a whole lot of fist-hand commentary available on it.

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