Saturday, October 24, 2015

Celebrate America Cruise with the DAR

Jerry and I recently returned from a cruise to Canada and New England aboard the Regal Princess. It was part of a group cruise with other members of Daughters of the American Revolution. It was fun to see friends from my Kodiak chapter! We left from the Brooklyn NY terminal, sailed the entire second day, landed at Halifax Nova Scotia, next day St John New Brunswick, next day Bay Harbor Maine, then Boston Massachusetts, next Newport Rhode Island before returning to Brooklyn.

The first night in New York we stayed in Times Square area - boy has that changed! We saw the Broadway play "The Book of Mormon". Upon our return to New York we visited Ellis Island and stayed lower Manhattan. We could see the 9/11 memorial from our room.

Maine coastline in Acadia National Park

New England foliage

Bay Harbor, Maine

Leaving Boston

Welcome cocktail party

Old State House site of the Boston Massacre

Lighthouse outside Halifax?

Lighthouse outside Halifax?

We had about 200 DAR cruisers on board. One night we wore our blue Pashmina scarfs included in our goodie bags and gathered for a photo. 

Me and Jerry with President National

Me and Jerry in Maine

Names around the 9/11 memorial. I was so moved when I saw flowers inserted in some of the names.

Old Granary Burial Ground in Boston - the grave of John Hamilton where we had a wreath laying. There are three signers of the Declaration of Independence buried here.

Lower Manhattan

More Kodiak DAR friends

Paul Revere house in Boston. Local daughters held a nice reception for us in the house.

Hubby takes great photos - this is our ship behind the sailboat in Newport, Rhode Island.

Jerry in Times Square

Lighthouse near Boston - did not appear to be working.

The bull on Wall Street - so crowded with people could not take a good shot.

The Statue of Liberty

New England clam chowder in New England!

Neighborhood Muscovy

Broke Wing So, back in March a mama Muscovy showed up with 14 ducklings in the pond across the street. These ponds are retention pond...