Thursday, February 14, 2013
To celebrate my husband's retirement we went on a cruise...not the terrible one that is still out at sea but a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas. (All I can say is fate was with us on this one as we very nearly went on the ill-fated one! We have been to the Bahamas many times and I wanted something different but my DH didn't want to fly and since it was "his" cruise...phew!)
It was nice and relaxing. We did take a day trip on a tall ship, the Alexander von Humboldt, in Freeport. I really enjoyed it. Watching how much work it takes to put the sails up was amazing. We were out on the water for about 2 hours and only got a fraction of the sails up. The crew are some of the nicest folks you would ever want to meet.
I think my husband has read every Dewey Lambdin novel (The Navel Adventures of Alan Lewrie) as well as all of the Master and Commander series. So seeing all those sails and ropes up close was good for him.
I was surprised just how tight the quarters were...yikes! Nowhere for all my quilting stuff so I guess a life at sea is off my list!
On another note: Happy Valentines Day! Cannot believe my Dh was organized enough to order flowers before we left...they delivered them as we were unpacking the car! Now that is timing!