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Friday, November 30, 2018

Look Mom!

Erik:  I'm a Dalmation!

Mom:  No, Erik, you're a very handsome Black Lab with snow on your back.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Riondo's Ristorante Bar & Grille - Galveston, Texas

Good morning,

'Tis the Season!  This lovely tree is in Riondo's Ristorante in Galveston,Texas.  We are told by Martha and Russell, our friends who sent us these pictures, that the tree stays up all year.
This lovely place comes highly recommended by our friends.
What a lovely place!
 We will definitely dine here the next time we are in Galveston!

Thanks, Martha and Russell, for sharing your images with us!


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Solarium and Artwork - Symphony of the Seas

Good morning,

The artwork on board Symphony of the Seas is beautiful and dramatic.
This is the pool deck and Solarium.
 What a terrific ship!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Pool Deck - Symphony of the Seas

Good morning,

Happy Birthday, Martha!  And, thank you for all of the pictures of Symphony of the Seas. 

Today's picture was taken on the pool deck.  Every time Royal Caribbean builds a new ship, more and more is added.  It would definitely take more than a week to fully explore this week.

All the best,

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hooked Restaurant - Symphony of the Seas

Good morning,

Today's images are more from Royal Caribbean's new ship, Symphony of the seas, courtesy of our friends Martha and Russell.

This is one of the on board restaurants, Hooked Seafood.

Many of the specialty restaurant themes are used on more than one of RCCL's ships, but this one is totally new to me.

 I'm sure the food is a good as the restaurant is beautiful!
 This would definitely be a favorite for us.



Sunday, November 25, 2018

Wendy the Wall Walker

Good morning,

Wendy is walking the stone wall between the upper terrace and lower part of our back yard.  Since the wall is covered with ivy, it appears she is walking across the top of a hedge. 

In the lower left part of the picture is the huge tree that is down and still needs to be cut and split for firewood, 

The firewood is being put to good use now that it is so cold outside.

Happy Fall!


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Happy 80th Birthday, Aunt Carol!

Good morning,

Aunt Carol was truly surprised (that wasn't easy!) at her 80th Birthday Party this month.
Carol's daughter, Rene, did a fabulous job of pulling off this surprise without Carol knowing anything about it.
I took quite a few pictures and will just let readers scroll through them.

So many friends and family!  How did all these people keep this secret!

 I was a little late getting a picture of the cake table.  The cake was already consumed, but a few cupcakes were still there....  ;)
 The luncheon was delicious and the company delightful.

 We had so much fun!
 Happy Birthday, Aunt Carol!

Love you,

Friday, November 23, 2018

It's Holiday Shopping Time! Shop Small Business!

Good morning,

We hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a fabulous holiday with family and friends!
The Holiday Shopping Season is now in full swing and we want to invite you to shop small business this year.
 We have many lovely gifts to fit every budget available for those you love and for yourself in our on-line shop, EvensensProductions.com.
We hope you'll come browse our shop for while holiday shopping.
And, be sure to take a look at the Cyber Week Sale Section here.
So, please shop Small Business...
...and give something...
...truly unique!
Thank you, and...
Merry Christmas!  Happy Hanukkah!

All the best,

Original and Traditional Hand Crafted Designs

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

We are especially thankful this year for the successful surgery and recovery of our 13 year old Lab, Penny (right).  She is happy and back to being herself aggain.

Both Penny and Wendy are looking forward to Thanksgiving Dinner!


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Symphony of the Seas Artwork

Good morning,

Art work on board Royal Caribbean ships is spectacular.

Today's two images are just a small sample of that art work.  Look carefully to see the people in the image above.
This art work is in the center of the ship.  Those are elevator shafts on the right and left.  The vertical white areas are decks of the ship. 



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Symphony of the Seas - Boardwalk

Good morning,

This is one end of the Boardwalk on board Symphony of the Seas.  Note the huge art work suspended between the elevators.

The new cruise ships today are just spectacular!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Symphony of the Seas - Moving Bar!

Good morning,

This is unique to Royal Caribbean's newest ships.  On some of the ships it is call the Rising Tide Bar and I am guessing it has the same name here on board Symphony of the Seas.

Thanks to our friends, Martha and Russell, for sharing your images with us!