Looks like someone didn't want me to go away. Funny how I found my formal wear top under the table when I returned home. I was fit to be tied when I couldn't find it on the cruise because I KNEW it was laid out on the dining room table with all the other outfits as I was prepping last week.
|It was a rough life. Watching the sunset and soaking in the hot tub. This was |
after a day of ocean kayaking and I swear is why we weren't suffering from soreness the next day.
Sunsets on the water are always beautiful!
Check out this walkway. See below. This section of the ship was called the sky walk and it extending OUT and OVER the ocean! There are two levels. Crazy! I will have to see if I have more photos looking down as I walked on this.
Now this bizarre thing! This is on the top deck of the Quantom of the Sea from Royal Carribean. We were parked at the same dock while in St. Marteen. People get in the silver ball and then the crane takes it up and over the water. It is 18 decks about the water BEFORE the arm extends!! Not going to catch me in that thing!
I always find a nice little out of the way spot aboard ship where the crowds are not. This is where were would eat breakfast and lunch each day. Can't deny the view. This is leaving St. Marteen.
More from St. Marteen.
Side by side - Regal Princess and Quantom of the Sea
I never saw a hand crank sewing machine before.
Swimming at Magen's Bay - chosen by National Geographic as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Swimming with beverages because they can!
This is arriving at St. Thomas.
On deck after our first formal night.
Giant fountain show on the top deck.
One of the pools before the fountain show.
Save for a bit of hassle at the airport when we returned - the ENTIRE planes luggage took close to two hours to show up on the carousel. Most people were OK but it was infringing on Super Bowl and Super Bowl Commercial time!
Oh and there was the little incident of the ship having to turn around and look for someone who fell overboard! No one did, but several guests reporting what seemed to be credible enough account to turn the ship around and perform a search and notify the Coast Guard. That caused a lot of excitement as well as grumbling......I mean really, I thought of it as a bit of adventure as we all were on the deck with our eyes searching the water for an orange life jacket.
I managed to read two books while relaxing on deck during the sea days and I stitched a bit.......and of course I started something new.....I mean you always do on vacation right? Really, you need something small to take along and not something massive. I have always wanted to do the Santa series from Prairie Schooler so I pulled everything from stash and got started. This patterns stitched on the suggested linen (18 counts) required no cheaters - another good point for travel.
Back to the grind today. Vacation is great and it does feel good to come home but going back to work will only feel great for about half the day!
Have a great week all and stay safe with all the ice and snow! I will keep looking at all my photos to remind we why I work.....for vacation time!