Monday, September 21, 2015

I've Missed You!!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, I've missed you so much! If you've been wondering why I haven't responded to all your comments to me (I know I'm a silly, but I really do try to respond to every comment you leave me) it's because I've been out of the country! On September 4th, Mr. Precious and I took the train to New York City to take our second transatlantic crossing to jolly ole England on the Queen Mary 2! We've been gone almost the entire month of September! Can't believe it. Well, for my next few posts I'll share our trip with you and hope you'll come along. Before I start, I've learned of two friends who have passed away while I was gone and my sweet sweet blogging friend, Ceekay, who blogged at Thinkin' of Home. She had been battling cancer for many years and fought with all of her might. She was a strong Christian and I know she's in heaven. Pray for her family.

Okay, I don't want to be sad so hop in the taxi with Mr. Precious and me and here we go...
 This was on our way to the ship ocean liner and I snapped a picture of the new Freedom Tower.
 I can't believe we were taking this cruise crossing again. I got corrected a few times as the Queen Mary 2 is not a cruise ship but an ocean liner. This was a crossing and not a cruise. Okie dokie!
 Anyway, it's a magnificent vessel.
 We climbed up to the top so we could watch as we left the city! Just incredible views!

Let Freedom Ring!
 This was a bit scary as I was wondering if the LINER would make it under the bottom of the bridge. It did but just barely! Wow, I was looking for cover.
 A nice passenger snapped up a photo of us.
 We were able to watch the Pilot boat come and do it's business. Did you know that each huge ship has this little boat come up along side the ship and a captain from the boat will hop aboard the cruise ship and maneuver it onboard and commands the ship while leaving the dock until the ship reaches the boundaries. At this point, the pilot boat captian hops back on to the little boat and the ship's captain takes command once again. Pretty exciting to watch.
Here's a few snaps of the inside.

 This is a collage I made almost six years ago to show lots of the most famous ones who sailed on the Queen Mary. Now just so you'll know, this is a more subdued ship liner. It has a huge library and there are lectures during the day. We listened to a lecture on the Magna Carta, serial killers ( I know!), and other things. There is a planetarium on board, movies and of course the night time entertainment.
Always have to have a bite to eat.
 Mr. Precious is a dedicated runner and I had to snap him doing one of his favorite things.
But the most fantastic thing about this crossing for me was Crosby, Stills and Nash performed three times for us! Woo Hoo! I loved it. You all know how I love my rock and roll and these grandpas could still sing and did an incredible job. Lord, have mercy, I should have been a hippy! :)

Hope you'll keep traveling with me as I have a Downton Abbey story to tell you.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

It's getting to the point where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry
Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud
I am lonely

I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
You make it hard

Remember what we've said and done and felt about each other
Oh, babe have mercy
Don't let the past remind us of what we are not now
I am not dreaming

I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
You make it hard

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Tearing yourself away from me now you are free
And I am crying
This does not mean I don't love you I do that's forever
Yes and for always

I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
You make it hard

Something inside is telling me that I've got your secret
Are you still listening?
Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart
And I love you

I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
You make it hard
And you make it hard
And you make it hard
And you make it hard

Friday evening
Sunday in the afternoon
What have you got to lose?

Tuesday morning
Please be gone I'm tired of you
What have you got to lose?

Can I tell it like it is? (Help me I'm sufferin')
Listen to me baby
It's my heart that's a sufferin' it's a dyin' (Help me I'm dyin')
And that's what I have to lose (To lose)

I've got an answer
I'm going to fly away
What have I got to lose?

Will you come see me
Thursdays and Saturdays?
What have you got to lose?

Chestnut brown canary
Ruby throated sparrow
Sing a song, don't be long
Thrill me to the marrow

Voices of the angels
Ring around the moonlight
Asking me said she so free
How can you catch the sparrow?

Lacy lilting lady
Losing love lamenting
Change my life, make it right
Be my lady 

Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo

~ sung by Crosby, Stills and Nash