Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I've Been Trippin'~



Hello, Dear Ones! After getting my snaps ready from my trip ~ I wanted to share with you. You might want to get you a cookie and some tea as I have a few to show you. I've made mosaics so I wouldn't bore you too much!


Mr. Precious and I took a Mediterranean Cruise to Croatia, Turkey and Greece and ending up in Venice. We were gone for 17 days! We flew to Venice and boarded our ship. We sailed on the Splendour of the Seas which is one of Royal Carribean's smaller ships. Worked for me! :)


I feel so blessed as we got upgraded to a Grand Suite! Oh, it was so nice! King bed, three closets and lots of drawers, bathroom with double sinks and a bathtub, a little bar area and a wonderful deck!

Now I don't think I uploaded my snaps in the order we sailed so just bear with me! :)
This is Crete, Croatia! How lovely, isn't it? I'm still learning to snap with Reba the Rebel (my Canon camera) and had the wrong setting up so this snap looks rather blueish.

I'll shut up and let you look! :)

This is also Crete.

Ephesus, Turkey.

On the streets of Ephesus.

Crete, Greece...beautiful!

I know, I know...I'm showing you a little indoor market in Crete. But it was so cool!

Now please don't get sick here ~ these are skinned rabbits! I had to show you this ~ they left on the fuzzy rabbit's feet!

Athens, Greece.

All around Athens.

Bodrum, Turkey.

More of Bodrum. See those kitties? They were dock or pier kitties waiting for their dinner as the fishing boats pulled up. There were many more! :) No, they weren't trying to eat the peacock!

Touring oldenness in Bodrum. There's that peacock again! :)

Corfu, Turkey. We were fortunate a few times for our ship to pull up on 'our side' so I could get great snaps of the towns!

Oldenness in Corfu!

More Corfu.


Katokolan, Greece! Sad story. By the time we were allowed to get off the ship ~ it was pouring down rain. All tours and sightseeing was canceled. So we did the best we could and stayed on board and ate! :)

This was our last port of call and then the ship took us back to Venice, Italy, where we stayed for three days. I'll show you that later as I don't want to bore your tiny socks off! :)


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you a little Note Song~

Beyond the Sea

Somewhere beyond the sea
somewhere waiting for me
my lover stands on golden sands
and watches the ships that go sailin'

Somewhere beyond the sea
she's there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
then straight to her arms
I'd go sailin'

It's far beyond the stars
it's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
my heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
we'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
and never again I'll go sailin'

I know beyond a doubt
my heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet (I know we'll meet) beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
and never again I'll go sailin'

no more sailin'
so long sailin'
bye bye sailin'...
move on out captain
~sung by Bobby Darin


38 comments:

  1. What a wonderful trip. I loved seeing all of your photos. I would never be bored.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Fabulous photos, Shelia! Must have been a great high adventure...

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  3. and what a great trip it was. OMGI am so jealous. I wish I could go some where. W=And looks like you had a pretty neat partner to tag along. Thanks for sharing they are beautiful. So Jealous. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. I believe this is a very special addition to Wow Us Wednesdays, because it sure did WOW me! Your trip looked amazing. I had trouble looking at the skinned rabbits however, since I adore rabbits! Their little furry feet were so pretty until you realize what's dangling beneath. Some countries are SO different from ours! Looking forward to seeing your Italy pics. I've never been, but hear it's beautiful.

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  5. What a wonderful trip, Sheila. We have been to Athens, but not the other places. Great pictures. Thanks for joining Wow.

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  6. Shelia
    I don't think I've ever see so much beautiful blue skys and waters! And so many statues. It most have been a wonderful trip. You sure looked adorable and happy in your photos too. So glad you had fun.
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  7. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us - it was almost as good as being there!
    ~Adrienne~

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  8. That was an amazing trip, I was thrilled to see each picture. I love to see how people in other lands live, and the rabbits foot did not disappoint! :) Your cabin sounds wonderful, the sights were beautiful and so very historical. I can't wait til you take us to Venice!

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  9. Oh, Shelia! This really was the trip of a lifetime! I'm telling you, it was just phenomenal. That water is so BLUE!

    Some day, you and Mr. Precious and Mr. Magpie and I are going to have to sail together. I love boats. I don't fly, but I will cruise.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  10. Oh you lucky girl! The pics are gorgeous,and the suite, ... divine!
    I'm glad you are home and had such a grand time.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  11. wholly mackeral!! look at that suite, that is gorgeous! Glad you and Mr had such a well deserved trip.

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  12. You just returned from my dream vacation! Loved seeing your photos, can't wait to see Venice, I was there 20 years ago - definitely time to visit again. xo

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  13. Sheila, de verdad que el viaje ha sido maravillos, gracias por mostrarnos esos lugares tan hermosos y que los hayas disfrutado junto a tu pareja. Saludos desde C.R.

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  14. What a beautiful trip you had. I love every single photo EXCEPT those furry bunny feet! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    I can feel the joy and fun you had!

    Blessings~xoRebecca

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  15. What a beautiful cruise you and Mr. Precious were on. So many beautiful places to visit. Your cabin on the ship was very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing your tour with us. Hugs, Pamela

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  16. Yes, of course we missed you! But WOW those pictures are totally worth it -- what a fabulous vacation.
    LOVE that suite on the ship -- lucky you not to be stuck in a room the size of a broom closet.

    Gorgeous photos. Your Rebel is doing just fine.

    Welcome home! More pics, please -- my own tiny socks are not at all bored.
    :-)
    Cass

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  17. WOW what sights your eyes have beheld! Awesome suite that you ended up in! Loved the blue of the sky and just everything...thanks for sharing! :D

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  18. Shelia,
    What gorgeous photos of yur trip! I, especially, enjoyed seeing the ruins and the personal photos with those smiling faces! Thank you for sharing!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  19. What a glorious trip that must have been! Thanks for showing the photos of all that beautiful scenery. I feel sorry for those poor bunnies, though. I know some people who eat them here in the south but I couldn't. Glad you and Mr. Precious had the trip of a lifetime but glad to have you back.-------Shannon

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  20. Oh my goodness Sheila, I am so envious!
    What stunning pics, what a dream trip indeed!
    You and hubby look so cute together, the rabbit not so much!
    lol,.
    Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Cindy

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  21. Welcome home Shelia!
    Looks like a once in a lifetime kind of experience!
    That photo of Crete with the bright blue water and yellow gold buildings with red tile roofs..... oh my heavens, could it be any more beautiful! The colors!
    Wow.
    Looks like an amazing trip.
    Thanks for sharing.
    (Your grand suite was unreal!)
    xx
    A

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  22. o,what a wonderful trip. Greece looks breathtakingly beautiful. I would LOVE to go on that very cruise. So glad you had such a lovely time...and that suite looks beautiful.

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  23. How wonderful and beautiful!!! You were in the ancient of ancients....Bible land where the original apostles traveled...ohhh, I am sooooo envious, but glad you got to enjoy this trip. And the blue is so blue there!!!

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  24. Lovely photo's of what sounds like a wonderful holiday.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Diana

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  25. Great song, I love to hear Bobby Darian sing it.
    So we finally get to see Mr. Precious ! Very handsome.
    Beautiful trip...
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  26. Hi Sheila
    All I can say is WOW! Looks like you had the most wonderful cruise. I LOVED seeing your beautiful pictures. I would love to do a cruise one day.
    Lindsay
    x

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  27. I loved your pictures! I was blessed enough to take much the same trip in 2005 with my sisters. Your pictures brought back wonderful memories.

    I am looking forward to your Venice pictures.

    Mer

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  28. Oh sweetie your trip looks wonderful visiting such fabulous places in the world! Your photographs have taken us there. Thank you for sharing darling lady. Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  29. Looks like you and your honey had a wonderful time. What an opportunity to see those countries. So glad to see the wonderful photos.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  30. I was going to mention how lucky you were to have such nice weather.... then I saw the last picture!

    But I bet staying on board and eating was fun too!

    I think you were so lucky to have such a nice big room too!!!

    Wonderful pictures, I cant wait to see the rest.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  31. What beautiful pictures! I can't believe how blue the water is. You must have such a wonderful trip I can't begin to imagine! How nice that you got upgraded to such a gorgeous suite too. Don't worry - I certainly didn't get bored with your pictures. I'd love to see and hear more!
    Candy

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  32. Wow! What beautiful and breaktaking places to visit!!! I enjoyed your pictures -- thanks for sharing them with us! :)

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  33. Whew, I morphed in to Bobby Darin there for a second or two!!! Love that song and it's just perfect to tour with ya.

    I'm so happy your back...you've been missed!

    Oh girl, you've got to visit the beautiful places I've studied about. I have to say I'm just a tad jealous here but thrilled ya had the opportunity to do this.

    I had such a great time flippin' thought your exquisite pictues.

    Ya rest up and have a fantastic weekend my friend!!! :o)

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  34. Hi lovely lady.
    This looks like a wonderful trip Shelia. Your photos are Beautiful.
    XXOO Diane

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  35. Hi Shelia....loved the pics, especially Ephesus! How wonderful to be upgraded! I love Venice....look forward to some more pics showing Venice. Linda

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  36. HI again - am a follower!

    Have a great week!

    Linda

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  37. Shelia, what a fabulous trip! Athens has been on my "bucket list" for ages. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip. Great photos from Reba! Helen

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  38. Amazing trip! all the photos are really great and I enjoyed watching it. American Green card holder is also known as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). Looks like you had a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing the pics, looking forward to your next post.

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