Friday, November 29, 2013

Pictures From my Cruise!

Still stuffed from Thanksgiving (or maybe the leftovers)? Tired of shopping? Well, sit back and relax. I've got pictures from my cruise! Remember, if you click on the picture, it should enlarge.

Nassau. This is the Atlantis, well, part of it.

Nassau. On the water taxi over to Atlantis, we supposedly
passed the home owned (and now for sale) by Nicolas Cage.

Nassau. This is Atlantis outside the casino. We wanted to
walk the grounds, but you have to buy a day pass to do that.

Nassau. Our ship (The Pride) is the second from the left (or
the smallest of these four). The Splendor is to our left (and
we met them at all our stops - they came from New York,
whereas we left out of Baltimore).

Freeport. Found this little lighthouse.

Freeport. This was a beach - if you can believe it. Kind of
tiny, if you ask me. But then, we were warned that the
beach in Port Lucaya wasn't very good. They were right!

Freeport. There's the Splendor (again). If you didn't want to
take a 20 minute taxi to town, you could do some shopping
right on the port. Or drinking. There's a Senior Frogs located
in that red building.

Last night at dinner. Polaidin (from Indonesia),
Catalin (from Romania), My Hubby, Me, and
Pauline & Chris (our dinner companions from Virginia)
One thing I love about cruising is the dinners. Some people don't attend because they think you have to dress up (and you don't really have to). Those people are missing out. Our head waiter, Catalin, made our meal so much fun. When he first introduced himself to us, he said to call him Bobby. Maybe you can see why. He looks just like Robert DeNiro! And he made sure to act like him, too! They really made an effort to make sure we all had a good time. They even hugged us goodbye after our last dinner.

The next bunch of pictures are the towel creatures our cleaning staff left us each night (when they came in to turn down the bed). I always hated moving them off the bed, afraid I would ruin their work, so I made sure to take the picture BEFORE I moved any!

A cute seal.

A sexy bunny?

Not quite sure WHAT this is!

I think this is a bear. Could be wrong.

I'm guessing monkey.

The next night, the monkey decided to
hang around!

Looking straight on, I couldn't tell what this was.
Then I looked on top. I'm thinking it's a Frog.
Yesterday I had a treat besides a wonderful dinner made by our friend, Mary. She bought my book and asked for my autograph! So...I got to hold a copy of my book for the first time. And autograph it! What a rush! I'll get my own copy eventually (next time we order something from Amazon).

So...did you brave the crowd today and go shopping? Not me. It's our annual family movie day and we're going to see Thor and Chasing Fire. We've been doing this as a family since...1989 (I think). Haven't missed a Black Friday yet! Certainly better than shopping.

Have a good one!!




JeffO said...

If I had a waiter that looked and acted like Robert DeNiro, I think I'd be too scared to eat! Love the pics, thanks for sharing, and enjoy the movies!

Maria Zannini said...

I guess if you spend that much time at sea you get good at making those towel animals.

So glad you had a good time.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I guess I hadn't seen enough scary DeNiro movies for him to scare me. Bobby was just funny trying to act intimidating!

Maria - I'm sure those people can whip up those animals in no time. I took a class on it (actually, watched a class on it), and still shake my head. I mean, who thinks up this stuff? It makes it fun, though!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Your cruise looks like it was awesome! Though probably right up there with holding your book for the first time. :) I don't leave the house on Black Friday - crowds, ugh! That day is for putting up Christmas decorations!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I hate crowds, too. One of the reasons we started our tradition of going to the movies on Black Friday. Seems to have caught on, now! Haha!

Donna Hole said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had fun. I can't believe those towel animals. How creative.

Hope you're having a fun weekend still Stacy.


Stacy McKitrick said...

Donna - Every Carnival cruise do these towel animals. I think they even have a book you can buy so you can make them yourself. I know there was a class on my first cruise. Never paid much attention after that (when I realized I just didn't have that kind of skill-or patience!).

The Happy Whisk said...

Fun pictures. Looks like a frog to me as well. No Black Friday shopping for us, either. Noooo thank you.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I've only done a couple of Black Fridays (with friends). Really is the worst day to shop, but when the item you're shopping for is on sale, it's hard to resist.