Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yearning for the Caribbean!

We went on a cruise the week of Thanksgiving '09, you could tell who the northerners were at the Ft. Lauderdale airport .  Like us, they made a beeline for a place outdoors with sunshine.  I wish that I was soaking it up now.  I'm trying not to exaggerate but, I think that we haven't seen the sun for weeks here!

I was just a few feet from that guy, found my place in the sun!

Heading out to sea on the Carnival Miracle.  Excuse me, I'm about the cry.

I was exhausted, but SO happy to be on board to start our 8 day cruise!  My St. Jim is hilarious.  He can do just a subtle thing in a picture with his posture or eyes that crack me up because I know him SO well!  Anyway, he cracks me up in this picture!

Of the 2,600 or so passengers on the Miracle, this guy caught my eye.  He wore a skirt.  Some of you who know me well won't be surprised that I made sure that I met him.  His name is Michael, he's 40, traveled with his sister and her husband, he's been on 17 cruises AND has crystal blue colored eyes! 
More later!  I need to cry about our weeks of clouds and fog and grey......


  1. I know how you feel. We haven't seen the sun in days and days.


  2. You planned the perfect vacation at the perfect time of the year. Now I know why I can't get a room overlooking the beach on Thanksgiving week - even a year in advance. You northerners plan ahead and need sun.

  3. Hi there - I've been reading your blog for awhile but never posted before.I'm just down the road from you - we live at around 150th and Dodge in Omaha - I think you're in Elkhorn right? Our favorite butcher is in Elkhorn and we drive over once a week or so to get our meats at Rick's meat market. Anyway - I wish we were ALL on a cruise right now - this winter has been brutal!

  4. There's nothing better than standing in the stern (I think that's what you call the rear end) of the cruise ship on the Lido Deck, watching the blue water churning as you pull away from a port. If I close my eyes, I can see THAT picture instead of the reality of ice, snow, and fog out my kitchen window this morning. Sigh . . .

  5. Crystal blue eyes! I want to see him from the front now...


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