Friday, December 23, 2011

We're Back .. Merry Christmas from Florida

We are back from a 5 day cruise to the Grand Caymans and Cozumel.  I am glad we went, but sure am glad we're back.  Weather was great, except for the winds, had 50-60 mph winds one night and that boat was rockin', so guess who got seasick?  Me--luckily we weren't far from shore. This is our ship-Freedom of the Seas, it held over  4200 people.
 David and Me poolside.
 Inside view of the interior of the ship, a Christamas tree and glass elevators.  There were 12 floors, we used the stairs when we had to go only 4-6 floors, but after that, elevators!  You find out in a hurry how out of shape you are.
 David played the slots the first night and won $15.00 , after that, no more luck.
 A glass walkway
 You can't really tell it by the pictures, but this area had lots of little shops and eating places.
 My new home in the Grand Caymans--$15 million....
 David couldn't wait to get to Mexico, he was legal there, he ordered his first Margarita at Senor Frogs. I got my one and only drink there too, a Banana Nana, it was good!
 Mexico is a very poor country, this is typical of the shops they had and they would all run up to you and try to get you to go in their store. I did not enjoy that.
 Their beaches are beautiful, no building is allowed, due to possible destruction by hurricanes.
 Their police were everyone, they all walked around with semi-automatic rifles. They openly take bribes, our taxi driver paid one that was in the middle of the road.
The little shacks were bathrooms!

We saw several Iguanas, they were sunning on rocks or hiding in holes under the sidewalks.


We ate way too much.  The food was great.  One of my favorite appetizers--Shrimp Cocktail,yum
 I didn't get a picture of my favorite meal, it was large herb crusted shrimp, the largest shrimp I ever saw, the waiter took them out of the shell for me before I could snap a picture.  My favorite dessert, Mississippi Mud Pie
 David got  red velvet cake, with the large wedge of white chocolate, I got the chocolate, delicious!
 I don't know how many of you remember, Whiskers, well guess who is back?   I don't know the why yet, but he is here and back to trashing my backyard and begging for food.  We missed the little guy.

  It is in the 80's here, was wishing for cold weather for Christmas, but it is not going to happen. Mary and I are going to hit the stores tomorrow morning and see what bargains we can find.

I hope that everyone enjoys a very Merry Christmas and New Year's.  And that Santa visits each and every one of you, because I know that everyone has been sooooo good! I hope to catch up with everyone's blog this weekend and see what I missed.  Merry Christmas!  Cyndy

15 comments:

  1. What a fabulous trip! I've never been on a cruise but I know everyone always raves about them! The food sounds amazing! Great photos! Welcome home and Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

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  2. Wow, I've never seen the inside of a ship before.
    HUGE!!
    I remember the little beggar dog. He must have
    missed all of you.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and glad you are home safely,
    Susan

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  3. So glad you had a great vacation...I have never been on a cruise..I get sick sitting in a left turn lane at at stoplight and cars are turning left in front of me...so I best stay off a cruise ship. Enjoyed your photos.
    I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas.

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  4. WOW...lucky you...a cruise! I have never been on one but would definitely like to go. Just finished my son's Christmas present and will be posting pictures soon. Can't wait to get started on something new and post a give away soon. Merry Christmas from my family to yours and wishes for a prosperous and Happy New Year!

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  5. I've never seen the inside of a cruise ship - Amazing pics - thanks for sharing! Have a happy Christmas! ~*~Lisa

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  6. Hi Cyndy, it looks and sounds like you had a great time. :)

    Merry Christmas!!
    and
    Happy New Year!

    Sonia

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  7. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  8. what a huge boat!!!!the food looks sooo good.have a wonderful christmas:>)

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  9. I haven't been on a cruise in nearly ten years...looks like you had a terrific time! Not so much the seasickness, but I guess it goes with the territory when you have winds like those.

    You're home just in time to enjoy the holidays with the rest of us. We're expecting mixed precipitation this weekend here in northern Idaho; I'm hoping it's mostly snow. ;o)

    Merry Christmas, Cyndy!

    Hugs,
    Pam

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  10. Wow, That ship was huge. Beautiful pictures. Glad you are back on land safe and sound. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Angela

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  11. I love how they have the ship decorated for Christmas..so pretty. What a wonderful trip, we are going on a cruise in March and I can't wait.
    Christmas Blessings to you and yours!
    Hugs~Stacy

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  12. Hi Cyndy,
    What a fun trip and welcome home!
    Have a wonderful Holiday!
    Enjoy,
    Barb

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  13. What a great trip. Thank you for sharing the photos. Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

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  14. Hi Cyndy,
    Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas and thanks for the birthday wishes!
    Julie-Anne

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  15. Merry Xmas! Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

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