Can't Believe This Actually Happened on a Tauck Trip !
The purpose of this discussion is let others know of meeting a fellow Taucktorian on a trip that in some way was a deja vu of sorts. Whether meeting someone from a previous trip, from school, the military, or your local gym. Discussions can also speak of a place that you have returned too after many years that brings back memories of how it has changed. It's an open discussion.
Here is our story! Our first Tauck trip was in 2017 on the "Spotlight on Australia" trip that no longer exists. During our ferry boat ride from shore to the Great Barrier Reef so we could snorkel, my wife and I sat next to 2 Taucktorians that we hadn't really gotten to know well yet during the trip. As we got to know each other better during the hour long ride we discovered that the two guys were retired military officers. I am retired Navy and my fellow Taucktorian Norman was a retired Marine. We chatted about our tours and duty stations and found out we were on the same ship in San Diego - USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11), during the same Western Pacific cruise in 1975 ! I was a boot Ensign and Norman was a Marine Second Lieutenant. We most likely ate meals and watched movies in the same wardroom within arms reach of each other over 40 years earlier! The two ladies were in disbelief and so were we.