Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Nice of my husband to do all the talking to the Border Patrol.
He had to tell the New York guy EVERYTHING.
He laughed that WE WERE ON OUR ANNIVERSARY TRIP.
We didn't buy anything or drink anything. He laughed.
Here we are in line with people with US passports. The other line with non citizens was longer. People from all over the USA were getting ready to head over to Disney and pay FULL PRICE.
Floridians laughed at them. We still have our $100 for three days.
Here is the Carnival Magic heading to Nassau while we headed home.
Off to the 6:40 pm dinner at Rios, the Spanish casual dinner.
They had this singing waiter with Chorizos. Yummy. I made him camp out at our table while I ate all of it. Diet on Monday.
NOTHING BUT WATER AND SKY MELTING TOGETHER AND A MEMORY OF IT ALL MELTING IN THE END.
It is all blue ...together.
Here is the first officer.
He is a 22 year old guy from
Here is a wide shot of where the captain and the crew drive the ship.
both served in the Navy in the 50s.
Here is where the Captain steers the ship. On the left the little black knob is the steering wheel.
Here is my husband with a map of the world on the bridge of the ship.
Here are the wood floors of the ship.
I loved this picture on the bridge of the ship.
Here is a pic of the port in Freeport, Bahamas.
Here is the Carnival Magic, the ship next door. They left before we did.
Here is the pirate ship parked docked next to both of these ships.
There is a movie studio where they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean next.
A Bahamian tug boat pilot boat. I took this pic from our cabin as we were leaving.
Stay tuned for more photos and vids.
This is the ship we went on.... the crew was nice, but three elevators were broken at the end of the cruise. And they
were always having their hand out. I found that greedy.
Here are pictures we took before I post the vids on You Tube.
I have a receipt for two drinks. I drank no more. Watching everyone else drink was something else.
This is where we stayed. Room 366. I did not go anywhere because we slept most of the time.
It was the most relaxing time I have had in a long while. I wanted to try something different this third time out of the USA. I wanted to enjoy and observe the people.
This is not a good picture of me. The wind was blowing my hair, so I pulled it back. I chose to wear my beach cover up shirt.
After dinner, we
sat in the ship's
piano bar pub and watched the sunset.
Here is another picture of the window.
The piano man
singer at the bar.
He was good.
Here's a pic of the singer at the View Show after dinner. I have a vid of the comedian.
THIS IS THE WINDOW FROM OUR CABIN 8232, JUST ONE FLOOR DOWN FROM THE TOP FLOOR.
Here we landed in Freeport where we stayed at the Radisson Lucaya.
DAY ONE THE BAHAMAS....
A VIEW OF MY FEET AT THE POOL.
I slept. zzzzzzzzzzzzz
NOTICE HOW I m not NOT AT THE BAR. I did not run up a credit card bill. I did not have any beer or any beverages at the hotel. I have no credit card debt.
I FOUND THE BEACH SO LIKE FLORIDA WHERE I LIVE.
Our dark head laughing gulls are even the same.
SEE THIS GROUP OF PALMS??
YOU COULD BE IN FLORIDA OR THE BAHAMAS. A COUPLE FROM RICHMOND, VA.
THOUGHT IT WAS A BIG BIGGG DEAL. I laughed.
Seen one beach??? You have seen them all.
I said and wrote here....
seen one beach......
THOUGHT THESE FLOWERS WERE PRETTY. THEY WERE BY THE POOL.
I didn't take any of the tours to have money left over and well, I needed some rest and relaxation.
The Lucaya had a giant chess board in a garden down near the pool Here is my husband standing there before it rains and we could not play. Lucky me, I would have lost.
Here is my Knight in Shining Purple, my husband on our 14th anniversary. I love my smart man.
I have baby fine hair, so I have many bad hair days when it is hot and humid, both in the Bahamas and Florida. That's why I am wearing a hat.
We were going to play but it started to rain.
Thanks to the lady from Baltimore who took this pic.
Mr. Jimmy the Golf Instructor gave me my very first free golf lesson. I don't know if I can play but I actually hit the ball while waiting or the
bus to go back to the USA and the cruise ship.
DRIVING RANGE WHERE I learned to play...
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
blue black and gold flag.
I took this on the way home while on the bus going to the cruise ship.
I needed rest and relaxation on this trip. Normally, I am go go go when I leave the country but this was more slo mo...
If you look closely, there is a Bahamas man waiting under the tree for their local bus. It was hot and humid when we left.
Police Station. I took a picture from the bus. All traffic is like in England and the U.K. on the other side of the road.
USA SCHOOL BUS.
I thought it was funny.
The people on the bus on the way to the cruise ship when we were getting ready to go back to the USA...
St Mary Star of the Sea Church.... I think.....
OUR VACATION STORY 2012: AFTER WE DROPPED ALF THE BEAGLE OFF, WE GOT IN A CAB AND WENT TO THE 100 YEAR OLD AMTRAK STATION IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA
SAYING ADIOS TO TAMPA FLORIDA USA IS NOT EASY.
To get our boat in West Palm Beach, the Celebration Cruise line, we took an Amtrak train to the other coast and saved the cost of driving and the wear and tear on our car....
Then we took a cab from the West Palm Beach Amtrak to the Bradley Park Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
This is a pic of the train at
West Palm Beach.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE BRADLEY PARK
HOTEL ON SUNSET IN PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
This is a picture of the courtyard restaurant at the hotel.
Here is the kitchen. We made pizza the night before we left.
OUR ROOM THE NIGHT BEFORE WAS NICELY PRICED AT $99 ON ORBITZ.COM
Then we took a walk and went here for Vigil Sat church
This was the Publix where we went and purchased pizza, beer and chips. In the chip aisle, I saw a famous person and his wife.
I nodded hello. Because I am nice, I chose not NOT TO BE PHOTOGRAPH. If you email me, firstname.lastname@example.org I will tell you who that chap was.
We took a cab the next morning to sit through an AWFUL TIMESHARE PRESENTATION. MY READERS WHO DO NOT LIKE TO BE RIPPED OFF NEED TO PHONE OR FAX BOMB THESE PEOPLE AT THIS ADDRESS:
palm beach shores
181 ocean ave. palm beach
then they need to shut these folks down. PERIOD.
When we refused to buy, the head sales manager got in my husband's face and threatened him because he didn't like that my husband made "no eye contact" with him.
They almost threatened not to give us our cruise tickets and almost made us late for our cruise.
I am reporting them.
...............But here is more of our story on the next post.