Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cruisin'


Have you ever taken a cruise? Oh, it's a wonderful way to spend a week! In June, Mr. Precious and I boarded the Carnival Conquest and set sail for the Caribbean! We've been on many cruises and even these same ports before, so we decided this would really be a time of rest for us. It was very relaxing for me and this is the time I enbroidered my red work roosters that I made into pillows.

Now being the decor dears that we are, I thought I would show you our little room! Well, actually these rooms are called cabins. A regular cabin is really very very small, but we had a wonderful suite and it had three closets! Now that is pretty special! This is looking into the living room as you walk into the room.
That's the front door to the suite on the left hand side and the door on the right goes into the bathroom.

We were treated with a little basket of fruit all wrapped up in cellophane and tied with a Carnival ribbon! Had to save the bananas for Mr. Precious - he's a runner and need his potassium.
Again, if you've been on a cruise, most of the time you will get a little teeny shower so small that when you're in there, the shower curtain is hugging your backside. That does not feel very good! But look! We had a bathtub! And it had bubbles! (that's what I call a jacuzzi tub)

Can you believe this? The bathroom was even equipped with a bidet! No, no, Mr. Precious! That is not a foot bath!! :) men!

Every night after dinner we would come back to our room and there was always a cute little towel animal waiting to make us smile! Oh, this little puppy dog was making me sad - I was beginning to miss my little Chloe Dawn!


Now our ports of call on this cruise were Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; and Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Here we are on the little sea taxi - the tender, coming back to our ship. It was perfect for a photo! snap snap!
In Cozumel, this is about all the cutting up Mr. Precious and I did - posing as monkeys.

We had dinner most nights in the dining room and the food was very good. They have a dessert called a Chocolate Melting Cake and I think I ate it five nights in a row! Yum!!

This table setting is at The Point Supper Club on the ship! Aren't these dishes lovely? Mr. Precious made reservations for us and two other couples to DINE here. This was a little mushroom soup, well, slurp before our entree came. The food was really delicious!
Because Mr. Precious and I are so special, we were invited to eat with the Captain and his crew one night! He was from Italy and told us all about his family. He is on the ship for quite a few months and then back with his family in Italy for a few months. I certainly would not want my Mr. Precious being away from me so long! Oh, I didn't ask my friends if they would like to be in Blogland so I'm respecting their privacy and covering their faces. They are very good looking folks though! ;)
Being that Mr. Precious and I are so special, the Captian invited us to come and see the ship's bridge the next day! Of course we couldn't wait. Everything was spotless in here and looked like a big game room with all the little levers! Oh, how I wanted to push that lever by my hand up just a little bit and see what would happen, but I didn't want to go to jail!
Looking out at the beautiful sea and the last sunset of our cruise, Mr. Precious and I felt very rested and calm. OOPS! I just thought of something! When I get home, I'll have to wash all the dirty clothes! So much for peace and relaxation!
Hope you've enjoyed our little cruise and I have a little Note Song for you ~
Sea Cruise
Old man Rhythm is in my shoes
No use sittin' here and singin' the blues
So be my guest, you got nothin' to lose
Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Ooo eee, ooo eee baby
Ooo eee, ooo eee baby
Ooo eee, ooo eee baby
Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?

~ Glenn Frey

40 comments:

  1. WoooW! I really enjoed my time being here today!
    Amazing post, amazing cruise
    and you are both very beautiful, amazing couple!
    Thank you for sharing!

    God bless you!

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  2. How beautiful, what an awesome time you must have had...thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  3. That sunset is amazing! It sounds like so much fun. We haven't been on a cruise yet but my MBC and I plan to. Probably when the kids are older.
    Have a great day.
    *hugs*
    Shimmy

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  4. Good Morning Shelia :)

    I haven't been on a cruise in years! It was fun to go with you :)

    Gorgeous china!

    hugs,
    rue

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  5. Well, dog my cat!!! My niece and her hubby were on a cruise to Cozumel at the same time I think! I got some of those very pix of them with their little faces in the "welcome to Cozumel" sign. Ain't it cute?!?! :-)
    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  6. Does twenty minutes on my sweetheart's new-to-him little fishing boat count as a cruise? We really want to go on a cruise but haven't been able to get away and do it. Your pictures are wonderful. I almost felt like I was there with you! ~Adrienne~

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  7. I've never been on a cruise. It looks like fun. I don't travel much. And I figured out why I haven't been seeing you. Thought I had you on Google Reader and it would update me automatically when you posted. But somehow it either got lost or I accidentally deleted it! (I'm new to this thing!) So I shall go back after I comment and fix that. That's why I've been missing your posting!
    Brenda

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  8. Hi Shelia,
    Looks like you are having a great time on that lovely ship.
    Hugs,
    Su

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  9. It sounds like a wonderful cruise!!!! I'm not much of a water person (I'm scared of drowning!!!!) so a cruise isn't on my to do list. If it stayed docked I'd consider it LOL! I love your accomodations. What a nice looking suite. We went to Nova Scotia on our honeymoon. Our little cabin paled in comparison to what you had.

    take care,
    Dawn

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  10. Carnivale chick, Molly and Tony were on the Inspiration on July 15th so it doesn't look like they were on the same ship. But what a ship it was. They have pix of the whole affair - water slides, snorkeling, sting ray KISSING - YUK!! and all the other fabulous things people do. I'd go on one if I didn't have to fly to its destination! I hate flying and vowed to never again put these gorgeous gams on anything that left the earth higher than 1 1/2 inches!!!
    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  11. What a lovely cruise!! Maybe...some day!!

    Thanks for dropping in and leaving me the comments this morning!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

    ps...I'm going to post the recipe for the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake on my blog...I'm going to have to make it!!!

    ***Then, you're going to have to come here...to sit around my NEW table...marvel at my paint job...and enjoy a "spot" of tea and some Warm Chocolate Melting Cake*** LOL!!!

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  12. What a fun post to read, Shelia! I've been on a Carnival cruise too, I think the Sensation and was sooooooo disappointed with it. The ship was decorated in 70s cheesy, with purple metal walls and neon lights all over the place. And our room! OMG was it tiny! Next time I cruise I HAVE to have a balcony at least. And Cozumel? That's the only place our ship went and I hated it. Didn't feel tropical to me at all. But you went to so many beautiful places. I'm jealous! Can I stow away on the next trip?

    Justine :o )

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  13. School? That's that? I don't even want to think about it! Mikayla keeps telling me she wants to go get all her school supplies and I keep covering my ears and saying, "nanananana... I can't hear you".

    Justine :o )

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  14. What a fun post! Your cabin looked so comfy and cozy...and that doggy towel??? awwwww...I want one! hahaha :)

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  15. Morning Sheila! I love your opening cruise pic. I've never been on a cruise but I did get sick tied up to the dock when on a friends large boat once!!!lol It looks like you were really enjoying yourself. I love the monkey pic as I adore monkeys. Cake 5 nights in a row sounds reasonable to me and I'm going back to Jan's for the recipe! It amazes me how large these ships are and how they can stay afloat. Did you ever finish your redwork; hope you post it! Have a great day - Jeannette

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  16. Love your cruise pictures. My husband and I love to cruise, however, we do it the "budget" way! Actually looking on booking one in November or December. Yeah! Thanks for the pictures to get us going!

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  17. Thanks for the "cruise". Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Love your songs at the end of each post. :)
    Smiles.

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  18. Oh Shelia! What a wonderful time you must have had on your cruise! The pictures are wonderful and very impressive! I have only been on a short 4 day cruise and we DID have the small cabin with the sticking shower curtain! ha-ha! Thanks for stopping by my dining room, Oh I so wish you could be there playing at the piano for me!
    Take care. ~ Laurie

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  19. Hi Sheila, It looks like you and your Mr. Precious had an awsome time...I went on a cruise a year ago and lovedddd it!!! and the ports of call are always fun... :)) However, my cabin wasn't as big as yours, you lucky girl...LOL..anyways hope you are having a lovely day... Monta :)

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  20. Shelia, love the little doggie. Mys sister in law and mniece have been going on a cruse every year for the past 6 years. They want me to got , I just want to go back to Vieques P.R. Kathy

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  21. How fascinating! I've always wondered what one of those cabins looked like. I bet Chloe Dawn wasnt happy about not being included! We just left Mabel for the weekend and I'm still paying for it. :)

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  22. I've only been on two cruises but I'm totally hooked! I love the little animals they make with towels, we took photos of them too! Our guy was pretty good at it!

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  23. hi shelia,

    i wanted to stop in and say hi...i just came across your blog from some of the others i visit...i loved peeking in at your cruise...i have never been on one but it sure looks like fun...glad you had such a nice time!

    ~Angie

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  24. That seemed like a wonderful cruise. Thanks for taking me along. I needed some R&R.

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  25. Wish I was crusin' somewhere soon... Still in this house.....getting ready for school!!! Have fun!!! Susie h~

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  26. Wow girl..what a ride..ohhhh made me feel like royality just looking at the pics! lol I've been in a bass boat with the burly boys going 90 to nothing down the river wioth my jawls wrapped around to the back of my head....oh and I did get to seat in the seat next to the driver of the boat..does that count as a mini cruise..we had Pepsi and tater chips! lol lol Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful trip with us girl!

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  27. Sheila, you are so cute! Loved your cruise pics. I love cruises too, they are the best. Glad you and Mr. Precious had a sweet time.

    xo,
    Rhoda

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  28. I have been visiting your blog for a few days now, and have truly enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you for sharing your uplifting spirit with us!

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  29. I haven't graduated to the big cabins yet! LOL! My cruises were spent in the tiny closets, with the tiny shower, with the curtain that hugged you butt! LOL! But it was fun nonetheless! The pictures were great! :)

    hugs, Rhonda

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  30. Oh how special you two are, thank you for taking me along on your cruise. Sitting at the Captains table and the bridge. I hope to be able to take one with Honey Bunny. Sounds like you two are having a blast. You and Mr.Precious are a good looking couple. Have a great week.
    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  31. AWWW what a sweet post! It looks like you had ba wonderful time! Love the towel dog :) You look fabulous in your pics too!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  32. Good morning, Sheila.

    Hope you have a beautiful day. PLEASE stop by my blog today for a special award I gave you.

    much love,
    Alex

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  33. Hi Sheila, Loved your story today and you are a great photographer, too! This must have been your anniversary or birthday present! How spoiled you are now! Your photo of the sunset is wondeful. Fieldstone/Pam

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  34. Thank you for the cruise Sheila! It was awesome! Unfortunately, I get sea sick on small boats so I don't think I'll ever sail a real cruise. Yours looked so beautiful.

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  35. Oh what fun that must be! The cabin is incredible and I think I would have had to carry a very big handbag to dinner every night in order to "collect" that china! But I will never go on a cruise...I am deathly afraid of boats, ships, bridges......anything to do with open water! LOL!!! It sure was fun to go cruisin with you though!!
    -Heather :)

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  36. Hi Sheila , I enjoyed the cruise . I love your blog . Come visit me sometime !

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  37. I just love your cruise blog. I love cruises. They are truly the best. My husband and I went on one two years ago and we also went to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. One of the things I liked the best was also the eating and of course the entertainment and the people.

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  38. Sounds like a lot of fun. I want to go!

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  39. Hi Sheila, what a wonderful cruse that you went on. I've never been that far out into the ocean. I'm a big chicken and stay in the bay! THank you for sharing. Your blog is always a joy to visit.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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