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Thursday, May 31, 2018
This ship canyon was created in Costa Maya, Mexico, with our ship, Liberty of the Seas and MSC Seaside.
The sun and the ships were positioned so that we got some beautiful reflections on the dockside and on each ship from the other.
Ah, yes, cruising is fun....
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
I took pictures with two different cameras during our recent road trip to Galveston and cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas.
Today's image is of the bunker barge refueling the ship in Galveston at the beginning of our cruise. The ship is refueled each week, but has enough fuel on board for two cruises in case of bad weather. Bad weather could require the ship to divert from its itinerary to avoid a storm.
Ah, yes, this was a good cruise.
All the best,
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Each morning I go outside to walk through the garden I find more beautiful blooms to greet me.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
I love taking pictures of flowers because we can keep them forever (digitally) even after they have wilted in real life.
These were the lovely roses from My Honey for Mothers Day.
I also received a beautiful spring bouquet from son, Don, and realize now that they didn't get into my camera during all the excitement with all of the people being here. :(
Thanks, again, to everyone, for a lovely Mothers Day.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
I love this time of the year.
What is blooming in your garden this week?
All the best,
Friday, May 25, 2018
The day comes during every cruise when it is time to pack and leave the ship.
We had had a marvelous week aboard Liberty with our friends, Martha and Russell, and seeing so many people with whom My Honey had worked for 31 years at Royal Caribbean.
We were so glad we were able to cruise when Martha and Russell were also able to cruise. We hadn't seen each other since the Retirement Cruise (they were with us for the last three weeks before retirement aboard Freedom of the Seas) back in November, 2016. Although we stay in touch regularly, we were delighted to see them again this week at sea. True friends are precious.
Thanks, too, to the Liberty of the Seas family for your hospitality and kindness. All week another cabin attendant, restaurant personnel, cleaner, entertainer, or officer would suddenly get that instant look of recognition on his/her face, smile, and say "Hi Chief!" when he or she saw My Honey and me aboard Liberty. It was fun being guests in civilian clothes relaxing aboard Liberty of the Seas with our friends Martha and Russell.
We will have to do it again....
Thursday, May 24, 2018
I will never tire of sunsets and sunrises at sea and this one certainly didn't disappoint!
I took this image while we were sailing back to Galveston, Texas, aboard Liberty of the Seas.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When you pull two huge ships into port on the same dock you create a huge "ship canyon" that takes on a life of its own with wind, sun, shade, and echoes.
Here we were tied up alongside another Royal Caribbean ship, Allure of the Seas, in Cozumel, Mexico.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The weather couldn't have been more perfect for our April cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas.
I was still barely a week post-op from my appendectomy so rest was an important part of this week. The weather was cool and comfortable as we approached Costa Maya, Mexico, and enjoyed our breakfast.
Life is good!
Monday, May 21, 2018
After a beautiful day in Roatan, Honduras, Liberty of the Seas prepared for departure. The guests were all back on board and the drummers on the dockside had gone home after a very hot day in the sun.
All the best,
Sunday, May 20, 2018
I took a few candid shots of My Honey working on a custom order for a customer of our shop. He's designing and making a box similar to the one he made for me for Mother's Day. See the post of that finished box here.
My Honey designs the artwork for the box on his computer to be made with his CNC machine. He estimated the box he made for me took 50 hours to complete just for the machine time, which is, of course, in addition to all design, assembly, and finishing time..
Saturday, May 19, 2018
To find a little peace from the drummers (see yesterday's post) while Liberty of the Seas was in Roatan, Honduras, we went to the Cafe Promenade on board to enjoy coffee and watch the world go by.
It pays to stay on board while the ship is in port. There are very few people and plenty of interesting things happening.
Friday, May 18, 2018
I'm back to some images from our recent cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas.
I so remember being in this port aboard Freedom of the Seas, too. How could we forget?
While we were here this past cruise the constant and loud drumming was the same as it always has been. No lunch time nap again, but at least My Honey didn't have to go back to work at 2 PM.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I took this image of the lizard on the wall around the edge of our goldfish pond.
These little characters like to eat bugs and there are plenty of them at this time of the year.
The lizards are definitely our friends!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
My Honey spent many, many hours in his wood workshop designing and making this beautiful box for me for Mother's Day.
I hope your Mother's Day was a memorable.
Monday, May 14, 2018
These pretty white iris were a gift from my friend, Barb Manes, more than 30 years ago.
Each year they reappear and continue to be the gift that keeps on giving.
How pretty! Thank you, again, Barb.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Happy Mothers Day to all the great Moms out there! I miss my sweet Mom and wish she could be here to enjoy all of the wonderful things to see and do. She loved the grandchildren, travel, gardening, cooking.... I learned so much from her. I wish I could put my arms around her and tell her how much I love her.
I still have more pictures from our recent vacation to share. After two days at sea, we arrived in Roatan, Honduras, aboard Liberty of the Seas. Above is the pilot boat arriving to guide us into the dock.
More to come!
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Today's images were taken during our recent cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas. My Honey and I enjoyed sitting on the Promenade deck at the cafe drinking coffee and watching the world go by. Across from the Cafe is the Cupcake Cupboard where you can sign up for a class to learn how to decorate cupcakes. We watched the entire event from set up, to the actual class, to tear down and it was amazingly well coordinated!
Watching the children and adults follow the instructions from the chef was as much fun for us as it was for them. When finished each participant left with four beautifully decorated cupcakes.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Since our vacation and my surprise hospital visit last month, I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. So, of course, it was off to my craft room to play with yarn. ;) Today's images are of yarns I recently purchased, but haven't started to use yet.
The yarn in the image above will make beautiful shawls and perhaps sweaters. I will play with different stitches to determine what it will become.
When I see yarn I like, I buy it, then figure out what I'll make with it. Most authorities on this behavior will categorize me as a yarnoholic. ;)
I've always said my yarn obsession is much cheaper than a shrink and definitely more healthy than alcohol or drugs!
What's your obsession?