I'm not sure if ya'll are that interested in me, so this may be a waste of my time...but what the heck. It'll be here for me to see, at least. :D
So, I took a trip with the husband in October. We did a cruise with Holland America. I gotta be honest; I don't see myself using them again. While Carnival is WAY too laid back with their hairy chest contests and drunk people passing out, Holland is way too stick-up-the-ass. We paid a lot of money to go on this thing, right? I mean, like, our entire tax return just about. LOL. But despite that, they refused to let us eat in the dining room because OMG we were wearing shorts! (It was 95 degrees and so damn humid I had to flat iron my hair three times a day! Of course we're going to wear shorts, and they weren't holey shorts.) Frankly, I thought them BS and my husband called the ship a floating retirement home and we aren't planning to do this again, at least not with them, but we did have some good moments. Here they are.
The ship had an awesome chandelier. If you look close, you'll see the top of it is the New York City skyline. It changed colors as it rotated.
|In ship's showroom. They had a show every night. They weren't deaf friendly though. I didn't understand what was going on, except when people were dancing.
Grand Turk was interesting. We did a tour, saw the lighthouse and where a ship full of illegal slaves landed. It's said that most of the island's residents today are descended from those slaves.
|They had donkeys wandering all over, just like we have deer.
|El Morro, Puerto Rico. Not many of you know this, but my grandmother, an amazing Puerto Rican woman, passed away last year. I was thankfully able to take her ashes back to her native land and place her at the base of El Morro where she will now have a lovely view of the ocean.
|Had a pina colada. :D
|The first mayor of PR was a woman!
El Viejo San Juan
|I'm actually editing here, seriously.
We went to a beach called Half Moon Cay, saw pretty flowers, had some drinks, and look, there were roosters and chickens walking around us. LOL
|My favorite picture. Isn't it romantic? It's our feet, the beach, and our ship in the background.