Tuesday, June 28, 2016
There are many reasons I enjoy the Port of St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., but the main reason is that it is a U.S. port in a beautiful place. And, I can mail cards and letters home from the U.S. Post Office at the mall on the dockside.
To the right in this picture is Havensight Mall, the older dock shopping area where you can get the usual souvenirs or stop for wings and a beer.
All the best,
Monday, June 27, 2016
This is so pretty I had to take a picture. These are 80 lavender pink flowers all lined up and ready to border in green to make another afghan blanket.
This is my own game of Tetris with a real prize at the end - a finished blanket!
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Today's images were taken at Freedom of the Seas' Suites Luncheon. Those guests who are living in suites are invited to a special luncheon in Chops where we enjoy a "sampler" lunch of goodies from all of the specialty restaurants on board.
In the image above are two of our dear friends, RCCL Pinnacle Members Martha and Russell.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
I'm walking on the shaded side of the ship today where it is a perfect day to get the reflection of the sky and sea in the windows of the main dining room.
I just love how the sky and sea appear to extend directly on to the ship.
Friday, June 24, 2016
I'm often asked where the service dogs on board a cruise ship go to relieve themselves.
Here's the answer: tucked away on an aft desk is a potty stop just for them. All the supplies and a covered trash can are provided by the ship.
So, now you have that important answer just in case someone asks you.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
These images were taken on Deck 4, aft, of Freedom of the Seas.
The ship is constantly being maintained with new carpet even while at sea. Here you see several rolls of carpet waiting to be installed. The week I took these images several of the staircases were being re-carpeted.
Those are quite a bit larger than the twin exhaust on our SUV!
An interesting fact: if you divide the amount of fuel needed for propulsion to move this ship one land mile by the 6,000 people on board, you use less fuel per mile than you do in your SUV to drive yourself to the grocery. The rest of the fuel used on board is for everything needed to power a small city the same as you would use on land: lights, air conditioning, cooking, etc.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
So, I was a little early at Bull & Bear to meet my friends Martha and Russell for a little liquid refreshment on a Saturday afternoon. As I browsed the menu, who should stroll down the Royal Promenade of Freedom of the Seas but...
He waved, I waved, and he strolled over to my table.
I invited him to have a drink, so...
All this was fine until his handler/companion said, "No, Shrek! You are NOT going to have a beer!"
So, sadly, Shrek had to leave, but not before I got these great pictures!