Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello from St. Croix

Listening to island music as we shop along the pier. Having fun with Jerry and Clem, and Joan. MM and Dick are off to find Capt. Morgan! Arrrgh, matey.

Life is lively and good!

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our yacht is waiting...

Hello, sunny St. Thomas! It is 81 and breezy here on our balcony. We are enjoying the water traffic as we finish our coffee.

Our travel companions were taking a ferry to the national park early, but we opted to have a lazy morning. We will go ashore shortly for a walkabout in this lovely port. We have been here many times, but still enjoy coming here.

Our stateroom here on Adventure of the Seas is much like all others. Our balcony is a bit different. The sides are solid metal for strength, and the part below the railing is solid metal as well, so there is only visibility above the railing. The enclosure also limits the breeze, but it is still nice out for us to enjoy the colorful scenery.

The promenade deck is truly lovely. I will take photos and post them, of course. There are a lot of open spaces on this ship, with loads of interesting decorations everywhere.

Incoming seaplane! MM is loving all this floating and flying traffic.

It is elegant night tonight. On super bowl Sunday. What were they thinking?!

Who's gonna win? Do you care?

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Juice bar morning

Hello from sunny San Juan!

We dropped our stuff off at the hotel and walked the few short down to the beach, and the gray clouds opened up, dashing our plans to find a local diner for local food.

The hotel restaurant was good but pricey, so our goal this morning was to find that local diner.

We ran upon this juice bar first, so here we sit waiting on an omelette and a stack of banana pancakes. MM is enjoying their free wifi...and ignoring the camera. This is quite an eclectic establishment.

Check out time is 11:00, so we will get a cab to the port and get onboard when able.

Now it is time to chow down on these:

Local coffee will sure get our day kick started!

Life is good...ciao, y'all! Adventure of the Seas is next.

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Friday, February 5, 2016


Good morning from the train that takes us to the bus, that takes us to the airport.

Yes, another adventure begins today as MM and I fly to Puerto Rico. Tomorrow, we board a ship that takes us to many interesting ports...all a saint something or other in name.

The weather in WPB is cooling down considerably, so it is a good week to be away. Heck, any week on a cruise is good, right?

Two kitties will miss us. They didn't like seeing the suitcases appear. They will be well loved while we are away.

Life is good, y' cruise at a time.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hey, Baby!

Today, thirty-something years ago, MM rushed me to the hospital...and we got to take home this little a much smaller form.

Happy, happy birthday to Amy!

Life has never been dull since that day when you arrived.  You have made us laugh, love, cry, wonder...and a zillion other adjectives that are mostly good.  Ha.  Had to say that!  We don't want to give you a "big head."

We love you to the moon and back, baby girl.  Always know that.

Let the celebration continue.  It's Birthday Season...own it!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

TBT - Snaggletooth Amy Pooh

Our baby girl is doing well after her hysterectomy last week, but it was still hard for this mom to leave her on Tuesday. She's in great hands, with family and friends all helping out with food and kids. It was great seeing everyone while I was home. Oh, I got to pick up Joy and take her home from the hospital. Yay...she is doing much better.

At least Amy was home when we got snowed in for a day. I arrived back in WPB in rain Tuesday night, and it hasn't quit. Bugger. It's still better than snow. Any day.

So we are gonna get out and go see a movie this afternoon. I am antsy to get out and walk after being holed up all day yesterday. It was definitely a Jammie day around here, but enough is enough!

That's all our news from paradise for today!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Downright cold!

This morning it is 14 outside. Poor MM only thinks he has cold weather in WPB. It is 39 there. Poor thang. Wanna trade?

At least the snow stopped and the sun came out to kiss the asphalt.

Meanwhile, Amy helped the boys built a fort.

I played laundress and also made some banana-nut bread, and then Jason made hamburgers on the grill for dinner.

The boys went out and tried to sled a bit. And throw snow balls at each other. That's what kids on to annoy each other.

These are the things we do when it is cold and snowy in our mountains. We hunker down inside, unlike this heron outside:

That dark spot above the tip of the hammock frame is a heron that is normally in the water, not on land. He wasn't there this morning, so I hope he is OK.

Stay safe and warm. We sure will.

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