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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Seafood Skewer - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

While our granddaughter, Anna, and daughter, Catherine, were aboard Freedom of the Seas with us we enjoyed quite a few wonderful meals.

Here Anna is ready to enjoy the seafood skewer in Portofino's Italian Restaurant.  There are several specialty restaurants on board the ship and we tried to visit each one at least once while Anna and Catherine were with us. 

Enjoy!

Lois

Monday, July 21, 2014

Anna and The Wall

Good morning,

One of the sports activities available aboard Freedom of the Seas is the rock climbing wall.
Our granddaughter, Anna (left), was up for the challenge...
...got all signed up and strapped into a harness and helmet.
Cruise staff are at the wall to supervise and provide for a safe climb opportunity.

 Here goes Anna!

 The climb is more challenging from up there than it is from down here where I'm taking pictures!
 She made it!
 Such fun!

You go, girl!

Love and hugs,
Grandma  :)


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Views from the Cafe Promenade - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

One of the places to relax and have a cup of coffee aboard Freedom of the Seas is the Cafe Promenade.
Regular coffee and tea are available at no charge;  Starbucks fancy coffees are available for an additional charge. 
I took these shots in three different directions from my chair while we sat in Cafe Promenade one afternoon shortly after lunch.  As you can see, there is plenty of space to relax. 

Although there are more than 5,000 people aboard, we rarely feel we are "in a crowd." 

Enjoy,
Lois

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sandy Sandals

Good morning,

I often wonder how the cruise ship personnel manage to get all of the sand out of the carpets after guests return to the ship.

Ah, yes, a day at the beach....

Enjoy,
Lois

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tendering to Freedom

Good morning,

This is a continuation of yesterday's post about our trip ashore to Coco Cay, Bahamas, from Freedom of the Seas.
We enjoyed a couple of hours on the beach as the storms rumbled around us.  When the rain started, of course everyone wanted to return to the "mother ship" at the same time.
There is our "mother ship" now, Freedom of the Seas anchored off the island of Coco Cay, Bahamas.
The tenders were running quickly bringing people "home." 
 The wind was blowing and the skies dark as we moved through the cut from the island dock to the open sea.
 We passed another tender, this one empty and speeding to pick up another load of guests.

It was a fun day ashore and provided some different pictures than the bright and sunny ones I usually find there.

All the best,
Lois

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rainy Day at the Beach

Good morning,

As you can see from the skies in these images taken on Coco Cay, Bahamas, this was not an ideal beach day.
Plenty of floating mats were available for rent.
Fewer people than usual had ventured from the ship to the beach for the day.
 But, a few hearty souls are here.
 If you don't have your own snorkel equipment, you can rent it here.
 The first aid station is shown here on the left.
 The longer we were here, the darker the skies became.
 This is the view from my beach chair.
 The sea gulls were all lined up watching us watching them.
 Finally, the wind and rain began...
 ...the girls were whistled out of the water, and we headed back to the ship.

It was still a fun couple of hours at the beach!

All the best,
Lois



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tendering to Coco Cay, Bahamas

Good morning,

Not all days in the Caribbean are filled with sunshine.  The day we arrived in Coco Cay, Bahamas, storms were looming in the distance.
We left Freedom of the Seas aboard a small tender boat to go to Royal Caribbean's private island, Coco Cay, for the morning.
We pulled into the little dock area on the island and went ashore.
These were at the ready for anyone who might need them.  They're special beach wheel chairs.  Pretty neat and very useful.
As gray skies loomed overhead, we headed for the beach where daughter, Catherine, and granddaughter, Anna, planned to snorkel.  My job is to sit in a beach chair.  I'm very good at that!

More to come....

Lois