Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vacay(s)!

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!