Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Day 24 - Halifax, Nova Scotia--and answers to questions!

These are pictures from our Sept. '05 visit here in Halifax...oops, JC is right, that was at St. John! We did take a ride into town and took a few pics in the overcast, so I need to go through them and upload tonight. Pardon moi.....have a look anyway!

We also toured on 'the Hopper' when we were here in Halifax (correct city), and visited the cemetery where many Titanic victims are buried. This is a beautiful city, with much to see and do. One day is simply not enough! Tomorrow begins another sea day, our final one on this cruise. We'll enjoy it immensely!

Good rainy morning from Halifax, where we are ship bound for the day. We certainly have been blessed with good weather for most of this cruise, so we are not complaining at least I had pre-posted the pictures above for your viewing pleasure. Pity the folks who are out on wet tours.

Much speculation about the surprise from last night, so I’ll first give the assurance that NO, I am not pregnant, and NO, there was no big win in the casino. What happened is all because of this blog thingy!

Event Manger Julie stopped me in the dining room and said that her PARENTS found my blog and have enjoyed reading it every day, and were sending us a bottle of wine to our table out of appreciation for helping them stay informed on this voyage! Now how cool is that?!!! All because of this blog oh my.

I remember meeting Julie on our first visit to the Digital Workshop when she arrived to fill in when Tricia had to briefly leave the room. We had a nice chat then about blogs, cruises, etc., and have seen her around the ship many times, always busy, but always smiling..........she has a demanding job for sure. Julie included with the wine a nice letter of thanks on behalf of her parents...what a good daughter she is! Our thanks to Julie’s parents for the perfect bottle of was both our favorite color (red) and one of our very favorite brands! That was such a thoughtful gesture, and we do appreciate it. Please leave me a comment on the blog, OK? I’m trying to hook up with Julie to get a photo of her to post, but she is off working, dang it, so that’ll have to wait...but I’ll make it happen!

And I had another new blog connection...Ray, the brother of Bob the piano man, asking for my copy of the "Harbor Symphony!" Bob sez HI to Ray, BTW. I just got off the phone with him. I think we’ll be able to download the video to Bob’s computer, but if not, we can certainly take care of posting it when we get home and you can snag it for yourself. And Bob is hoping to get a ‘real’ copy of the symphony from the composer. Not to’ll happen and I’ll post about it.

It is funny how the blog world has rapidly grown in the almost year that I have been posting. I began this blog only to share with family/friends so they could keep up with us when we are off on our many travels. It has now grown to include ‘meeting’ folks from all corners of the world, and we love doing the real and online. Thanks for the comments...Bee, I am soooo glad you now have your iphone. I’ll check it out next week, so get good at it by then! I see one in my future. Sarge, I am enjoying your take on the convention! Keep it up! :-)

Leave me comments...I do read/respond to them...let me know what I’m missing from your corner of the world. Lois, I loved seeing all the old wedding stuff on your blog...very special! Comedy Sandee, I miss your daily chuckles and thank you for your comments, along with Loving Annie and Dong in the Philippines and Becky in Zurich.......AK family cruise? Sounds good to us, Amy! Life’s short; make fun of it...go cruising! Enjoy your day.....


Lois Grebowski said...

Great news!

Although I am disappointed. I was so hoping to team up with Joy and Bee to plan a baby shower (with cake!)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

only one more day! drats! it goes by so fast i know. i still wish i was there even for the last day...

and the blog world sure is something! i have met so many people through it, both online and in person. what fun!

iphone is great, still thinking of a name for her thought. thought of grace (grace kelly) but not sure...

lunch next week!

smiles, bee

HaleyD said...

What a fun surprise! Sorry to hear about the weather, but at least you've been there/done that. We're still socked in w/fog though no rain right now. It should clear up by the weekend.

We miss you and will be glad to have you back home!

jc said...

I am really enjoying your blog and all the photos of the ship. Less than a week for us now.
I think the first 3 photos that you said were Halifax are actually Saint John N.B. and the Reversing Falls. I'll be there next week!!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

It's a small world isn't it? Folks finding your blog and then you finding out about that on your cruise. Wonderful. Enjoy every minute and I hope the weather clears up soon. Big hug. :)

Sarge Charlie said...

about the answers: Phew, darn, and nice

the donG said...

hahaha... we are definitely the family cruise. i always imagine myself traveling with you thru this posts.

Becky said...

It's great how blogs like yours can connect people all over the globe! You've seen more different places and things on this one trip than many people see in a lifetime. Enjoy your last day!

joy said...

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