Since my whole post just disappeared, I'll try again! My absence from the blog hasn't totally been out of laziness, but vacations! In mid-October, DH and I flew to Florida, where we embarked on a week-long Caribbean cruise. We left from Fort Lauderdale, stopped at Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, and Costa Maya. Without writing a whole travelogue, I'll hit the highlights with some photos. Hopefully they will stay put this time!
The ship was big:
Are we having fun yet?
Knitting was done
On Grand Cayman, we went snorkeling from a 78 foot catamaran. It was fun; the water was crystal clear and there were lots of colorful fish to see.On the way back, we stopped at a beach where rum punch was served by crew members in inner tubes! It doesn't get much more convenient than that!
We had a couple of formal nights. No photo of the Malabrigo shawl being worn, but here's a shot of it on our balcony. The cream colored Mystery Shawl was worn a couple of times. It's so cozy!
This chef enjoys his food...and it was good!
We had an "exciting" bus ride on Grand Cayman but ended up at a lovely beach restaurant for lunch, then visited a turtle farm. It was great.
Costa Maya was so interesting - we went on a visit to the ruins at Kohunlich, which was a 2+ hour bus ride (Mexican bus) from the harbor. It was worth it to see these thousand-year old ruins, though. A very educational (and hot) day.
When we arrived back in Florida, we left on a short driving trip through part of the south that we'd never visited before. Next post will cover that - I'm through fighting with blogger for today!