Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Missed You, Dear Ones!!

Oh, yes I have! Thank you all for your sweet comments to me while I was on my tiny break. I have missed you all so much but I had to take a blogging break because Mr. Precious had set up another cruise for us. I'm beginning to think retirement is a good thing ~ we've gone on three cruises this year!! Woo Hooness! I do believe I'm blessed.

Well, I wanted to see some leaves...not little green oak leaves or little green fern fronds...but Fallen Autumn leaves!! And I did! I did see some Fallen leaves of color!


Aren't these lovely snaps? Oh, I was in Fallen Autumn Leaves Heaven!
That's a good place to be.

We sailed on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Sea. We flew to Boston to board the ship and sailed to Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine then to Saint John, Nova Scotia, Canada and then Halifax, New Brunswick, Canada. What a nice time we had so of course I wanted to share my trip with you.

Mr. Precious thought of a great thing to do. On two of our ports he had prearranged a rent car so we got off the ship and poodled around on our own in our tiny little car. Pretty cool, huh?

Gorgeousness of color.

Here we are looking cool because it was cool and we wore our coats! :)
Now, Mr. Precious doesn't take as good of snaps as I do ~ he wiggles!
Just so you'll know I'm not this fuzzy in real life! :)

This is the Bar Harbor Inn and we stayed here over twenty years ago when no cruise ships were stopping. It looked the same and look how pretty it is inside! Oh, sigh!!

So beautiful!

I'll shut up and let you look now...

Well, if you know me, you know I can't stay silent for very long ~ I was asked to join a special wedding party and I was happy to oblige! :)

I didn't want to steal the show from the bride so I stood in the back!! :) Is she cute or what!!

We stayed here at the Kennebuckport Inn those 20 something years ago. I loved that place!

Then in Halifax we went to tour the living museum at the Citadel and I just had to share with you the cute little guys firing the gun. Mr. Precious loves this stuff.

Well, Dear Ones, I enjoyed my break but I'm glad to be home sitting in my chair and blogging.

Oh, no!!

Now I have to start cooking and cleaning again! But, Dear Ones, my heart will go on as I think back and remember the sun setting in the west or was it the sun rising in the east? Oh, well... :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

My Heart Will Go On
(I couldn't resist this one ~ here's a hanky)

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
~ sung by Celine Dion


  1. Welcome back...I knew where you went!! Looks beautiful!!

  2. You are blessed girl, three in one year. Good for you guys. Enjoy that retirement while you are .well and can enjoy it.
    Love it in that neck of the woods. We stayed at Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebuckport

  3. Oh Shelia! What fun you and Mr. P had! You really did see fall colors. Is it unusual for you two to being wearing coats? :) I loved seeing all the sights. Thank you for sharing with us. I have never been to the NEast and would love to.

    Well....we had a bridal party around us too! Come over and take a look! (I've been gone awhile too!)


  4. What beautiful...and fun pictures you took, Shelia. I love them all. It looks like you and Mr. NS are having a ball!! Now this is a cruise I could go on...one where I can't lose sight of land...or did you?? ;-D


  5. Looks like you had a great time, beautiful pics-glad you're back:@)

  6. Sheila, you lucky girl. I would love to do that cruise. Maybe next year when the trees are pretty again. So glad you are back. Those are great photos.

  7. Welcome back, Shelia! I knew you had to be gone again when I did not see you with new blog posts. What a beautiful place you have gone to. I have sailed the Jewel of the Seas but it was a Scandinavian cruise that time. I ove you rpictures especially the wedding party. I LOL! My mom is home now and is doing well and I am so glad they took off her meds. She is pretty healthy without them...Christine

  8. Oh Sheila Sweetie...
    Welcome back. I am so happy you made it home okay. What beauty that you saw and shared with us. I loved the Fall beauty that you brought back to us. So breathtaking.

    Mr. Precious Took a very pretty picture of you. Your smile is so contagious sweetie. I love it, and you made a beautiful brides maid in the wedding party too. So stinkin cute. Loved it.

    The KennebunkPort Inn has a vacancy, I think I would love to stay there.

    Again sweetie thank you for the beautiful share, and I am so thrilled you are back ashore.

    Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  9. Welcome back my Dear Pickle, girl what fun you guys had and 3 in one year Ok now I'm having big time evny here...I'm retired and never get off this mountain ha ha!! Love ya sweet friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. Welcome home Sheila and Mr Precious!

    How wonderful to see your beautiful holiday pictures. You guys sure do know how to vacation! I loved all of your pictures but those sunset (sunrise!) shots were stunning! You are such a good photographer.

    Happy Blogging and best wishes,

  11. I did miss you! The pictures you were in me laugh..I bet you would be so fun to go trippin with. I loved all the pictures and the Fall ones I really loved. I am a bit sad over Fall being done..I am going to miss it! ;D

  12. What a fun trip you had! I am just ga-ga over your photos. I adored the one of the red/pink looking tree. I have been enjoying everyone's photos of fall leaves...such a wonderful time of year isn't it?

    Deanna :D

  13. Welcome back! :) Looks like you had fun. I love love love the colors of fall over there!! :) Its pretty here too in the fall. :) In Australia right now it is spring though... :) So pretty, also! :)
    That place you stayed is just divine! So pretty. :)

  14. Hi Shelia!
    Your trip looked wonderful! I loved looking at all your photos! We don't get colors like this in Southern California. Imagine a palm tree swaying in the wind instead!! LOL! Thankfully I do have a maple tree on my front lawn, and everyday I see the leaves falling on my lawn as they start to turn colors. I am the only one on my street that has one. Lucky me! I also read your Halloween post!! I enjoy all civil war history, and touring old cemeteries. Enjoyed the history of Mr. P's. lineage. How cool! Well... thank you for dropping by. Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  15. So good to know you enjoyed yourself and ever so good to know you're back!!! :-)

  16. Hello sweet Shelia! We have missed your pretty face but I'm so glad that you enjoyed your cruise.
    I felt as though I was right with you with all the wonderful photos.

    Can't wait for your next post.


  17. Sheila
    Looks like you had a wonderful time! We are happy you are back with us!

  18. My warmest congratulations to you my dear friend, such a great break.
    I always come with the joy to your blog.
    So many warmth feelings and interesting news are here.

    Thanks for the wonderful photos
    and beautiful post, dear Shelia!

    Have a bless day!

  19. Good to have you home Shelia! The color on the trees i8s just beautiful. It looks like paint was dropped all over them. I am thinking of putting my tree up in 2 weeks. There is so much going on ,I want to enjoy all the decorations this yeae. I didn't get to have any last year ,do to the water damage. Keep singing. Kathy

  20. Welcome home! What a lovely look at beautiful Autumn trees! You and Mr. Precious are so cute having the time of your life! How fun -- thanks for taking us along!

  21. Shelia, welcome home! I have a friend who did that cruise and loved it. I would LOVE to do the same cruise. Your pics are beautiful! Linda

  22. Wow Shelia! I would have loved to be on this cruise. Gorgeous! Great idea with the rentacar.

    You look so cute.

    Missed you!

  23. You were missed girl but it seem like ya'll were off havin' the time of your life!!! What a wonderful vacation and you captured the beauty so very well in your pics. "Your not that blurry in real life", girl ya crack me up! Heeehehehe!

    God bless ya and enjoy your wonderful day sweetie!!!

  24. What a trip! I loved all of it, and I laughed at how much fun you were having with the wedding party! LOL!

    I love that whole area, and I want to go back SO much. Glad you got to see all the fallen leaves and trees and had such a good time on your cruise.

    And you looked cute in that picture. Maybe my eyesight is fuzzy, but I coudln't tell the pic was! LOL!

    Glad you're back...


    Sheila :-)

  25. Hi Sheila
    Your cruise looks amazing. I would love to visit New England one day. Everything is so beautiful. I would love to stay at that pretty inn.

  26. Welcome back! It looks like you had the most perfect fall to visit on your trip! Gorgeous!

  27. What lovely pics!!!! So glad you had a great time!!! I really love the ferns with the lights in them!!!

    Happy Wednesday!

  28. Sheila, YOU HAVE A SWEETIE! He is some kind of man to bless you with such a relaxing time. I love to see couples who enjoy being together and spending times like these. PRECIOUS! By the way I would have ohhhh and ahhhh over the leaves. Glad you are back.

  29. Thanks for bringing back fun memories! We've been on that same trip except by car. My family was from Maine originally. I can still hear my grandfather's Maine accent even though he had lived in Colorado 40 years before I was born. He always said, "Ba Haba", for Bar Harbor! Love the Bar Harbor Inn. Glad your home safely. Sally

  30. Hi Shelia! I was wondering where you were. LOL What a heavenly trip you and your hubby took. Everything is beautiful! Stunning. I'm gonna look at your pictures again. :) Gosh it is all so beautiful. Love the bride and groom picture.

  31. Hi Shelia,
    What a fun trip! Your pictures are just beautiful. The fall trees are definitely fallen. The pumpkin people wedding is so funny! Glad you got back home safely. Good to have you blogging again!

  32. Wow, what a fabulous reason to take a blogging break! What a beautiful ship and it looks like you had a lovely time. You are one lucky lady!
    Best regards,

  33. Welcome back you sweetie! Three! Cruises! I am very impressed with your retirement but am still in love with mine too with one cruise. I really want to visit Maine one day and why not by cruise ship? Your images are beautiful. hugs♥olive

  34. That's a good man you have there. Glad you enjoyed visiting my country. Loved the photos. Hugs, Deb =^..^=-x5

  35. Shelia,
    YES! I missed your sweet spirit and your uplifting and all inspiring posts; however your dear, sweet granddaughter kept me company while you were "on break".
    You and "Mr. Precious" are a great looking pair. . .welcome back! Happy blogging!

  36. So fantastic holidays photos! You both have a great time, lucky you!


  37. Hi Shelia you're back! We missed you sweet friend!

    I'm glad you had such a nice trip. The photos are all just gorgeous. Thank you for showing us.

    See you soon! ~Melissa :)

  38. I just knew that you were crusin'...so glad you had such a good time in such beautiful places.

  39. Ok so you were 20 minutes away from my house in Portland, Maine and you didn't call me??????????? What!!!!???? Sheila!!! We could have gone out to Dimillo's restaurant and had dinner! I can't believe you were this close! Looking at your photos was like driving down my street! Oh I am so glad you got to come to Maine! Did you love it??

  40. Wow...these are such gorgeous photos Shelia!!! I love your wedding shot...and those pink skies are wonderful...no matter what time of day it was...

  41. Shelia, this cruise is awesome. It sounds like a cruise we would love!!! we are planning a cruise for our 50th anniversary and I love the places your described and the photos are awesome. I have been to Kennebunkport and it is a beautiful town. We were staying in Ogunquit at the time. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time.

    Welcome home,
    Warm hugs, Jeanne

  42. Oh Shelia...this looked like the most wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing it with us...almost as good as getting to go. LOL Take me next time! :)

  43. You looketh so cute in that wedding party! :)

  44. Aren't you the lucky one!!! If you need someone to carry your bags - be sure and give me a call!!

  45. Hi, I'm sorry I'm so far behind with reading your blog (and others!) Health issues here.

    Looks like you had a fabulous vacation! I enjoyed seeing the pictures!

    I read through the top posts and ended here so just posted on this one!

    Glad you are back!


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  47. Looks like you had a great time!

    FYI: Halifax is in NS, and Saint John is in NB. :)


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