Thursday, February 14, 2013

Back home...


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!


10 comments:

The Civil War Quilter said...

Glad you "missed the boat" on the other cruise! looks like a fun time.

Janet O. said...

Wow, that was a close one!
Glad you had a good time.
As to the roses, now there is a man who is thinking! : )

McIrish Annie said...

I am sooo glad you didn't end up on that other ship! Your tall ship adventure looks like fun. glad you both had a great time., now get quiltin'

Impera_Magna said...

Welcome home! Looks like you had a great time... so glad you missed the other ship's "adventures"...

Wishing your DH a happy retirement!

Mary said...

looks like a great time, sunshine and sea breezes, so glad you missed the other cruise

Frog Quilter said...

You have a gem of a husband!!! Glad you were not on the yucky ship.

Sherrill said...

Yeah, we're going on a Carnival cruise in about 3 wks. out of Miami. We live in TX and have been on a few out of Galveston without probs. I think this is the best time to go, just AFTER something bad has happened as my thinking is they're on best behavior. Last year we went just after the one sunk in Italy (?) which was also owned by Carnival! I do feel really bad for those poor people--must be TERRIBLE!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

I didn't realize you were almost on that horrible cruise outing. aiyee. knew it was time to stop cruising the Caribbean... Glad you made it home safely and what beautiful flowers.

Karendianne said...

Oh my gosh that is fantastic. You crack me up with the quilting comment!!

judith lockhart said...

Oh my, it does look like you had a fun trip! Happy Binding!!