Special to the Reporter

A group of 20 Methodist friends, including 16 from Glen Rose First United Methodist Church, recently returned from a 12-day Mediterranean cruise.

They boarded “The Brilliance of the Sea,” in Barcelona, Spain and sailed to Palermo, Sicily - a place of historic beauty; the Acropolis at Athens, Greece; Rhodes, Greece, once protected by the 100-foot high Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World; Limassol, Cyprus’s Temple of Apollo; Alexandra and Cairo, Egypt where the group enjoyed seeing the Pyramids of Giza and riding camels. The last stop was Valletta, Malta.

The group included Bill and Anna Auvenshine of Hillsboro, Frank and Pat Barrow, Blake and JoAnn English of Springfield, Oregon, Maurice and Ginger English, Pete and Dianne Gruber, David and Linda Lander, Walter and Brenda Maynard, Lee and Sharon Sundby, Bob and Joan Taylor, and Pete and Connie Wyckoff.