Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Need a Warm Up? Cruise Update!

I don't know about where you are but, here in Philly, it's effing freezing, and windy. The wind was so cold that it hurt my skin. Ouchie! Get me inside!

So, to warm things up around here, I thought I'd share a few pictures from the cruise The Hubs and I took in late September for his 40th birthday. Can you taste the ocean air on your lips? Can you feel the soft, humid breeze on your skin?

I'll put some reggae music on to help us along, and let's crack the champagne...

Here's my partner in crime, and an original member of The Wolf Pack, Heather. She and her hubby came with us. This is sailing out of Jacksonville, Florida. Little did we know what was in store. See those clouds? Uh huh.

Here's the ship's Grand Atrium. Very cool, and every deck was a different color. That's a bar at the bottom floor. And see the cheesy picture taker to the left? We did that a few times.

Here's our room -- we had the Penthouse Suite. The biggest room on the ship! Because I'm classy like that. SO glad I spent the extra money because it was totally worth it. The balcony was huge and I spent an entire afternoon out there reading. See the towel animal and the turn-down service? Awesome. I want that at my house!

The pool, right before dinner (that's why it's empty). Yes, those are the real colors. Gorgeous.

Nassau, Bahamas with our ship in the background! There were four ships at port that afternoon. See those clouds? Yea, that's Tropical Storm, Nicole. We sailed through that. Twice. It was so bad, in fact, that our stop in Key West was completely cancelled. They just took us to the Bahamas, and once we got to shore it poured rain almost the entire time. Major disappointment. I was really upset we didn't get to see Key West! After our stop in Nassau, the captain decided just to take the long way home. So we were stuck on the boat for four days with no land in sight.

I hate to complain, because it was a cruise -- we relaxed, we ate, we drank...a lot. There wasn't much to take pictures of, except each other lol. But I tell ya, after four straight days of being on a rocking boat (and believe me, it rocked like crazy), going through pouring rain, lightning and thunder, The Hubs and I were ready to get the eff off the boat. Very proudly standing next to the Big Chichis sign at Senior Frogs. DH made a joke this week that my boobs look so good I should send my plastic surgeon a Christmas card every year. Ha! I'm sure I wouldn't be the first!

The weather finally cleared up on the second-to-last day. Here we are after an entire day at the pool. We were sunburned and happy after dealing with three days of rain and crazy weather. Isn't the sunset incredible?

And here's my most favorite picture from the trip -- happy in the sun with tropical drinks. And I actually look skinny here.


Overall, we had a good time. I'm still mourning the fact that we didn't get to see Key West and that it stormed on us for half the trip. I'm not sold on cruises just yet, but I wont ever forget that trip! I'm just glad we made it out alive...and sober.

A special thanks to my big sister for watching my kiddos while The Hubs and I took off for grown-up time. I love you and I don't know what I'd do without you!


Stephanie in Suburbia said...

This sounds so much like our cruise, in fact it may be the same boat! We hit a hurricane and ended up 3 days on the sea. I thought I would die! Although all we missed was Haiti and I'm told we didn't miss much.

I'm def. not sold on cruises.

Great pics, though! You look great! Love the pink suit.

Mrs. Jeremy said...

Can you send me that pink suit? Or at least tell me where I can get one? Agree on the cruise--never been on one but you have confirmed my suspicion that I would not enjoy it. Glad the sun finally came out!

Anonymous said...

Did the ship's captain happen to mention they purposefully went through the storm so they could wash the ship? My first time reading your blog, so I must ask. What tragic event could have happened that made you move from, "The City of Brotherly Sex", to "The City of Brotherly Love" ???? Being in Ohio myself, you have my sympathies on the experience of cold weather! I'm praying for a rich, blind lady to adopt me and ove me to warmer digs! TC Don

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