THE BOWMANS GO TO ALASKA
After speaking with Mrs. Bowman secretly on the phone, she said that they have been talking about doing an Alaskan cruise vacation for a while. I partially think he would be more excited about the buffet on this trip than the stained glass.
Currently looking at either the Carnival line or Princess Line. They're owned by the same company- the biggest difference is the average age of each. Princess typically has age 50+ and Carnival 49 and below.
EDIT: After the advice of a few seasoned travelers, I was recommended to try and book either Royal Caribbean or Norwegian, which are slightly more expensive.
An approximate cost for this 7-day/night Alaskan cruise is roughly $900/person (x2) - 10% military discount = $1700.
If we don't raise the full amount, we could still present it as a sizeable discount for the trip.
If you are wanting to contribute, please do freely and in whatever amount you are comfortable donating. Know this: Mrs. Bowman said, "You could get him a ticket on the Staten Island Ferry and he would well up in tears at your thoughtfulness."
Let's make him cry like he did to some of us in our lessons (...only in the best of ways and not over the first three notes of the Holst 2nd suite solo)