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wordless wednesday – jan 25

the end of a beautiful day

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Remembering

I was looking through pictures last night from the cruise my family went on last year. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year already. I am thankful we were able to do that trip. Even though there was a lot of troubling situations going on, I really enjoyed the trip. I thought I would post a couple pics…

10-24-09 day to relax

Today was a day to relax, sleep, knit, watch the water, read, eat, wander around, listen to music, play rummy, people watch, etc – no pictures taken. A good day!

10-23-09 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Today we slept in or relaxed in the morning  and then we all went on a bus tour through Halifax, then along a coastal road to a small fishing village called Peggy’s Cove. 

Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove

We had the option to follow the tour guide around the village (Grandma, Dad and Mom chose this option) or wander around on our own (this is what Emily and I did).  It was cold – the sky was blue – but the wind was blowing!! We were glad to get back on the bus. I found the neatest blown glass bird feeder in one of the small shops.

It was Cold!

It was Cold!

We learned about Halifax’s connection to the Titantic. It was the closest North American seaport – so many of those that died in the tragedy were buried in Halifaz cemetaries. And then just 5 years later there was a huge explosion that killed over 2000 and many more were injured. Two large ships (one carrying tons of explosives) scraped each other as they went thru a bottle-neck area of the bay and they exploded.

Fishing village

Fishing village

On almost every tour we went on in Canada – someone asked the tour guide about Canada’s healthcare system and they tried to explain. I sure hope we don’t end up with their type of system.

glacier created rock formations

glacier created rock formations

We all went to the Italian restaurant on the ship for dinner – ask Emily about the different types of pasta.  Mom and Dad went back to their room. Grandma, Emily and I wandered around together for awhile. We enjoyed listening to an accapella group – The Cat’s Pajamas. They were very good.

 

10-22-09 relaxing day at sea

Sleeping in was the first order of the day – and that is what happened in our room – not much moving around before 10am. And then I think we each read awhile. We wandered around the ship and found spots to sit and read or knit or just people watch.

 

back deck

We got together for dinner – deciding to dress up. After dinner Dad went back to their room, Grandma checked out different activities, and Mom, Emily & I wandered together. We tried one area – didn’t like it – so went back and listened to Carrie (guitar player, ballad singer – one of our favorites) and played some more Rummy. We decided we needed a snack, so we went to the Blue Lagoon restaurant and watch and laughed as we waited and waited to get our water glasses refilled. Back to our rooms and to bed – a good and relaxing day.

ncl

NCL

 

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

PS – these pics are from other days – I didn’t carry my camera around on the days at sea.