Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bad, Bad, Blogger

A while back my work schedule changed to 10 hours a day and I'm not going to list all my other excuses for not keeping up. One of these days I will catch up because we've done some traveling I would like to document. Until I catch a breath...............

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Norwegian Westward Bahama Cruise November 1993

My mother in law passed away almost 2 years ago now. Wow time flies. We are still going through some of her things which is amazing because she downsized several times and ended up in an ALF with very few possession. Those that are left to us are mostly personal and precious - like her photo albums. In 1993 we took a cruise, everyone's first, from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas. I combined her photos and a few of ours to make this video.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jacquie & the Thai Temple

We spent today with my friend Jacquie. Haven't seen her for two years. We were buddies in Seattle and our time in Alaska overlapped by a short amount of time as well. We went to the Thai temple for the food market and a little cultural enlightenment. Then we went to Clearwater beach and drove south through Sand Key beach to John's Pass. Jacquie had her friend Karen with her and now I have a new friend too!
lunch of noodle soup, summer rolls, banana cakes, coconut balls, ad the steam dumpling that I cannot recall the name of
Me and Jacquie
Outside of temple with the sun shining down

My coworker Tip sharing information on Buddhism to Jacquie. Tip's friend Joy is kneeling to her left.
Buddha shrine

Large gong

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More Quilty Box Surprises!

I forgot to share my last two Quilty Box Reveals so, here they are..........


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last of Carribean Cruise

This is a photo of the sea walk that jets out over the ship and has a glass bottom for viewing the ocean below.

On our last day we finally made it to tea in the dining room. They came around with trays of scones (wiuth shipped cream & jam), pastries, cookies, and small sandwiches.

You can tell the cruise is coming to an end when luggage starts to appear in the hallway. You have to give your luggage up the night before. Travel tip - bring a bag you can pack your last night's clothes, jammies, & toiletries in because you have to give up your bags.

The last night there was a mardi Gras party in the atrium. There was an opera singer with a beautiful voice too.

My selfie showing sun burn from sitting in the Jacuzzi. It was overcast so I didn't feel it burning. And, after that, I spent an hour on the balcony in the sun watching the US Coast evacuate a passenger off our ship using a basket that comes down from the H60 helicopter. It was amazing.

This is a light fixture.

We had a great time. We went to a comedy show, a broadway-like musical dance number, we watched movies under the stars twice, napped, read, listed to music, ate, watched the "street" performers in the piazza. It was a very enjoyable vacation. Cruises are the easiest vacations in my book.