Sunday, December 20, 2015

2015 Project 365 – Week Fifty-one

We’re home! We got back late last night (well, actually, it was after midnight). We had SUCH a good time! I’m posting a handful of pictures here, but Dr. M is going to do a post for each day of our trip (a travelogue – thank goodness, because I probably won’t remember everything otherwise). Here is the post that he did for our first day: Off we go! Danabug and Dr. M's Big Adventure. You can check his page this week for new posts, or wait until I post the links next week.
Sunday, December 13th    
Today was our only day at sea – a very nice antidote to our crazy travel day. This was our view.

We bought two of the pictures that the ship photographer took. This is from dinner in the main dining room that evening. The food was SO GOOD (it’s the number one thing that people say about cruises – it’s true!).

Monday, December 14th         
On Monday we took a tour of Barbados. The bus driver was maniacal. Or maybe it was all the other drivers. It was a good thing that everything was so beautiful because otherwise I would have been terrified. It was exhilarating!

The moon!

Tuesday, December 15th                        
On Tuesday we took a tour of St. Lucia. Ditto with the maniacal driver & ditto the beauty and exhilaration. One of our stops was a shop that specializes in batik. We had a demonstration & I bought one of my two souvenirs of the trip – a batik fan (the other was a bag from the airport in San Juan - I resisted buying a bag for the whole trip & then caved at the last minute).

We had our anniversary dinner in the main dining room. Another very lovely meal.

Wednesday, December 16th                
On Wednesday we were at Antigua. Here is our morning view.

We took a tour of the island. Ditto with the maniacal driver & ditto the beauty and exhilaration. At the end of the tour we had the change to swim in the Caribbean. Fabulous!

Thursday, December 17th  
On Thursday we were at St. Maarten. We did NOT take a tour, but we did take a boat to the main part of town, wandered around & had lunch. It was HOT, and the town was basically a large jewelry store. I enjoyed my fish sandwich, but Dr. M got food poisoning from his meal. I’m not saying we’d never go back, but I think we’d do something different if we did.

I had brought some yarn to keep me occupied & made this set – I was pretty sure that I was going to need it when we got home on Saturday (I didn’t pack any warm clothes).

Friday, December 18th     
On Friday we were at St. Thomas. We decided to not leave the ship. It was a lovely relaxing day. And our view wasn’t too shabby!

On my daily walk I decided to take pictures of these bizarre busts that were on each of the 10 landings. Someone on Facebook said that they look like drag queens & I have to agree. Also, my calves were a bit sore from hiking all those stairs!

That evening I finished another project – this one is a fall/spring cap.

Saturday, December 19th       
On Saturday we headed home. We left the boat around 8:00 a.m. & got home after midnight. It was a long day! This is from our walk from Terminal C to Terminal F in the Chicago airport.

About an hour before our last flight I finished this project. I’ve been working on it for quite a while, between afghan squares.

Home! To a cold house (it was 58 degrees in the house – 23 degrees outside), and a thriving Ms. Pinky.

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Great pictures. You guys look like you're having a glorious time. Take care.

  2. Ha! I can't believe you took your yarn and needles with you. On second thought... I love those little fingerless gloves.

    You look so pretty in the dressy-up photos. I'm sorry about Dr. M's food poisoning. Been there, done that!

    Glad you're both home safe and sound and had such a good time... sans the food poisoning, of course. Ms. Pinky is resilient, if nothing else. What a trooper!

  3. Creativity (crocheting) does not take a vacation! Beautiful.

  4. looks like a great time in many beautiful places. I think about taking a cruise now and then but I'm afraid I'd be on one of those ships where everyone gets sick or the toilets stop working or the ship itself breaks down.

    1. I felt that way, too! When I finally decided to go for it, I tried to find the right place and ship. I think the Celebrity Summit lived up to expectations for performance and comfort...she is a veteran of many cruises, both in the Caribbean and her summer job of plying the waters between New York and Bermuda. We loved the southern Caribbean!

  5. What a great way to celebrate your anniversary. I like that picture of the St. Maarten Santa!

  6. I've never been on a cruise, but your photos make me think I really would enjoy one. Glad you had a good time (too bad about the food poisoning, though) - and you guys look like a beautiful couple! I'm slowly catching up with everybody's (and my own) blog...I'll have to check out Mike's posts later this week.

    1. I thought I would NEVER go on a cruise, but I LOVED it! I think you would, too.

  7. Glad you are home safe and sound although Dr. M might be a bit worse for the food poisoning. I am totally loving his posts on the cruise. I've never wanted to go on a cruise. Not only fearful of the dreaded norovirus, but also sort of considered a cruise ship to be almost like being locked up in a luxury hotel with a ton of obnoxious people. Glad it wasn't at all like that for you.

    1. We met some really nice people, but it was a struggle at times, both the crowd and the obnoxious. Still, we claimed our space well enough and had a great time!

    2. We met some really nice people, but it was a struggle at times, both the crowd and the obnoxious. Still, we claimed our space well enough and had a great time!


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