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Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Sailin' I Went

Edit:  I fogot to mention.  Sometimes it pays to be old and fat.  I guess it looked like I was going to pass out and we were pulled out of very long lines and put right thru the security posts.  That was nice.  I also added to the excursion trip story.

Hi Blogger Friends.  Well, I survived the airplane flights and no icebergs in the ocean.  We had a great time and it was nice to get away.  I can honestly say, that i walked more in those 8 days than I have in the last 3 years.  It was so nasty hot in Mexico.  90 degrees with 80% humidty.  Looked like we all just stepped out of the shower with our clothes on.
I enjoyed the cruise, but not sure it's something I would want to do again.  (Although, my in-laws told us if we each lose 75 lbs and I quit smoking, they would take us on a 14 day cruise to Hawaii.)  Something to think about.

Only lots of pics of cruise.

Queen Mary


Waiting to register






Cabo
Where I sat for 7 days to smoke and pool that was always full of  young adult partiers wearing not a whole lot of swimwear.

  This next pictures are of Cabo San Lucas.





The end of the US or tip of Mexico

My favorite.  A different towel animal on the bed everynight.


Aloe Vera plants


The oldest mission in Cabo San Jose built in 1780

The oldest house in Cabo.  Its in the middle of the business district, but its like our historical buildings and cannot be sold to the city or torn down.




See that red sign on the pole.  Here it means STOP.  In Mexico, its just a suggestion.  (Made me giggle everytime we came to one)
 

This is one big ship when you walk from one end to the other several times a day.  950' to be exact.
 
Puerto Vallarta


These next few pics are of a tour we took by boat called Rhythms of the Night.  We went to the very end of land in Banderas Bay to Las Caletas.  Only half of it has a road, the rest is only accessible by boat.  Part of it was once the private home of film director John Huston.  His home is now a restaurant and hotel.  The movie Night of the Iguanas was filmed there.  It was an hour ride with an open bar and great entertainment by the crew.  We had a great buffet under an open grass hut with dirt floors but cloth napkins.  We saw a show about the Mayan culture in dance.  It was awesome.  Below are some of the dancers in the show.

In-laws

DH




The outdoor stage


Our dinner waiter every night.  What a sweetie.


The only 2 pictures you will probably ever see of me on this blog.


In-laws








We made it back.


You can click on any picture to enlarge.  Hope to be back in a couple days with a tiny stitchy update.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

22 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

Yeah! What a fantastic blog post, Linda! That looked like a perfect stitching spot instead of just smoking spot. Now you're home and it's time to get that stitching mojo back to work! Great pic of you and DH. You both look so tan!

Kaisievic said...

Yay!!!!! Finally some pics of the cruise - it looks fantastic. You must have had a wonderful time - I would be trying out for that Hawaiian cruise - Hawaii is heaven on a stick! I agree with Debbie - lovely pic of the two of you. How far south did you go? Because it the Aztecs were in Mexico but you mentioned seeing a show about the Maya culture?

Mouse said...

awww what a lovely photo of you together :) and such a fab trip you took too :) glad you got back safely and hope you manage to get back into the normal hum drum routine of no animal shaped towels every night ..lol
love mouse xxxx

sharine said...

Beautiful photos. The towel animal is to cute:)

Margaret said...

Looks like such fun! Too bad it was so hot though. Looks lovely though.

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos. Looks like you had a lovely time.

Ruth said...

Lovely to see the pictures and glad you had a good time, don't know would I like that much heat all the time either, nice for a change. Lovely picture of you and dh and how cute are those animal towels ! Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment.

Mii Stitch said...

Looks like you had a great time! No to sure I'd enjoy the hot weather too ☺

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwww
so pretty xxx

Kaisievic said...

Thanks for the geographical update - sorry, it is just that I have published a history book about South America (when the Spanish invaded) and so I know a little bit about the area - so I just wanted to get a map in my head as to where you had been.

Also, I meant to say earlier that I absolutely adore the idea of the towel animals.

Carol said...

What a great trip, Linda--I've never been on a cruise... some day, hopefully :)

Joysze said...

Wow Linda!!!! Those pictures are amazing! Welcome home!! :D

blue star stitcher said...

Wow, that looks like such a fun trip! Great photos.

Parsley said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I've never been on a cruise. Afraid I'd be sea sick.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Looks like a lovely trip. So may people love cruising its interesting to hear that you probably won't go on another one.

Tama said...

Wow, looks like you had an awesome time! Loved the pics :D

Anne said...

Wonderful pictures Linda! Looks like you had a blast!!

stitcheranon said...

Oh wow..it all looks amazing. Sun, heat and holiday, who could ask for more. thank you for sharing xx

Chris said...

Wow what a holiday but that temperature in Mexico, whew!

Thank you for visiting my blog I am now going to look at your stitching on yours.

Chris xx

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such great views of the ship and of the places you visited.

Annette-California said...

I am so proud of you Linda!!! You did IT!!! Loved all your photos and sure looks like you had a great trip, regardless of the hot weather.
welcome back.
love Annette

Jennifer M. said...

Love your trip pics! We went on our first cruise last year. It was a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas and we loved it. I definitely want to do another one. Glad you had a good time.

Jen