Hi, Dave! Yes we are both doing fine, well I should say Rita is fine and I'm semi-fine.
Yes, we had to cancel that cruise and the New Year cruise before due to my surgery. RCI's insurance was great as they refunded me the entire amount including the insurance premium for me. We did cruise on the Serenade for a week in Feb 2014 and a B2B For New Year 2015.
We've decided not to take a Fall cruise this year as we are instead going to Chicago to watch our Cardinals versus the Cubs at Wrigley for a couple games.
Enjoy your Independence cruise and tell you family we said hi.