How’s this for a surprise… my wife gets home from work and tells me that as an appreciation for her upcoming 10th anniversary of loyal and dedicated and excellent service, her boss is sending her and her husband on an all-expenses-paid “Rivieras” cruise aboard the Regent Seven Seas Navigator in May that will start in Venice and include stops in Dubrovnik, Corsica, Rome and more ending in Monte Carlo — only then to be  followed by a bullet train ride to Paris. In the springtime.

And did I mention Venice?

Somebody pinch me?