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How beautiful the sea is!

I got back late yesterday from a cruise to the Mayan Ruins in Quintana Roo (Riviera Maya) and Yucantan, Mexico, Cancun, and Honduras, and little by little I’ll show you pictures of these beautiful places, along with the inside of the ship. I totally recommend a cruise to all of you, because it’s the epitome of adventure and ROMANCE!

The same 6’6” guy (I’ll call him Joe Blow) who invited me to the Military Officers Ball a little over a year ago, invited me to go on a cruise with him because he was concerned that I’d be too depressed the latter days of January and the first days of February, since that’s when I lost my mother. After much thought, I accepted. I’m glad I did, because it turned out to be 8 days of paradise, although I did have a couple of pretty painful accidents!

We decided to drive instead of fly, because I wanted to stop in Ft. Stockton to say hello to an old friend of mine and her husband. From there, we went to San Antonio, because my brother had just arrived from Iraq a few days before!! I’m very proud of him because he got the Bronze Star Medal. I’ll soon show you a pic of it. I give thanks to God that he made it home safely. I couldn’t wait to see him and his little boy. I can’t say the same for his wife, because while my brother was in Iraq for a whole year, I found I had a bone to pick with her about something pretty serious. We stayed only for a couple of hours, and then drove to Galveston to catch the ship.

I have many pictures to share with you, and will show you some every time I make a post. I’ll start with the inside of the ship. I couldn’t believe my eyes, because it was 11 stories high which easily fit 3,000 people!!

Let me tell you about my 2 accidents! While in Fort Stockton, I decided to explore a little, and stepped on this railroad tie which was on the very edge of a tiny canal. When I stepped on it with my right leg, it slipped and I tumble over and the tie fell on my foot!! I started crying and yelling in pain. Joe Blow and my friend’s husband ran to my aide and pulled the tie off my foot. It’s a miracle I didn’t break it, but it hurt like hell. Then when we drove from San Antonio to Galveston, I decided I wanted to drive, and when I got to 80 miles an hour (speed limit), I pushed the cruise control button. Suddenly, I decided I wanted to hang a towel on my window because the sun was hitting me, so I grabbed my towel, push the button a little so I could tuck the towel in, then I pushed the button so it would go up. It did, along with the tip of my finger!! The pain was excruciatingly painful, and it wouldn’t let go of my finger, because my other hand was on the steering wheel. The pain was so bad that I just couldn’t think about anything but my finger, and totally forgot I was driving! Finally I gave out a scream for HELP, and Joe blow grabbed the wheel, while I pushed the button. He didn’t let me drive anymore.

Don’t EVER get your finger caught like I did, because you’ll be VERY sorry!

As wonderful as Joe Blow was, I’ve decided not to see him again. I could easily start having serious feelings for him, and that’s totally unacceptable for me.

My Gosh! ELEVEN stories high!! How does something this big stay afloat?!


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Feb. 5th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
You must take your wife on that cruise someday for a whole week of love, and romance! Those places bring out the erotic beast in all of us! ;o)

See him again? Nah.

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Feb. 5th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)

The top picture of the beach...the water looks amazing. It's snowing here right now - So, I am particularly envious! Cool getaway.
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
clean, clear and blue
I just couldn't understand how water could be so clean, clear and blue!

I think you'll be more envious when I post pictures of the beach, full of men and women in swimwear, getting a nice warm sun tan!

I hope you someday take your honey there. You won't regret it!
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)

Poor finger! *kisses*

That looks like a lovely place to be on a cruise :D Wish I could have come with! :D
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
finger kisses
Thanks for the kisses! Finger feels so much better now!

Wish you'd have been there, too. You would have loved it!
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Feb. 5th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Hi sweetie and welcome back! I am glad you had a good break. I know how the month of the anniversary of your mama's death is so hard on you. I get the same way leading up the my son's death - although it was 25-years ago. It's tough.

Are you particularly accident prone? I couldn't help but feel your pain for the finger in the window accident. Once, many years ago, I owned a busy feed store. I just had to get to the bank to get some change. I dashed out the door, baby on hip, put baby in car seat, rushed around to my side and in one graceful and swift movement, got into the car and shut the door and attempted to put my seatbelt on with one hand whilst shutting the door with the other hand.

I actually slammed the door and heard a click - with my hand smashed in it! I was stuck, cross-armed that way whilst my little daughter just stared at me. One of my workers heard me lean on the horn and came out and after laughing for a moment, freed my hand.

You poor thing!

I am glad you had a nice time.

Sweetie, I know it is hard for you to let yourself go. I am that way as well. I go so far then pull up. I don't mean to but I just do. Many years of habit. I am working on that now, actually.

As for the ship being 11-stories high, I never would have believed it had I not seen it in the past. Once I was in a hotel on the harbour in San Diego with a good friend and my daughter. He suddenly woke us up at 3:30 am, yelling, "Come here! Come here!"

There was this gigantic cruise ship coming into port directly in front of our window. It was gigantic. It was all lit up and looked like the Starship Enterprise - or even larger. A small city, actually. I also was shocked that something that large could float!

Was there heaps of food on board? My brother and his wife take cruises with their kids every year. They love it. They are both quite thin but love to eat so they always talk about how there is 24-hour food of every kind going on between proper meals.

Did you bring pretty dresses to dress for dinner? I imagine that part was fun!

Glad you are back safely, sugah. Wonderful that you got to see the ruins. One year I am going to book my ticket to see my daughter in South Carolina as a 'round the world' plane fare and go to Mexico and South America. I want to see ruins. I have been to Mexico when my sister went for two years to college in Mexico City and seen ruins there but I would love to really get a good look now that I am an adult and perhaps have more of an appreciation for such things.

bye, luv

Feb. 5th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Off topic...
You have an awesome LJ handle! :D
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Feb. 5th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Im glad you had fun...

but another trip to SA without telling me?? Arrrrghh heartbreak..
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Heartbreak? I don't think so with all the girls hoping you would choose one of them to be their honey?!

I did think about you while I was there, and actually took a pic of an HEB sign because of you! If I would ever come face to face with you, I know I'd start acting like a silly school girl with my tongue all tangled up! :o)
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Feb. 5th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yup! There's a sea in the photo, and I'm glad you weren't too interested in it, you gorgeous babe! :o)
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
a cruise.. how gorgeous!

and some rules are made to be broken, you know?
Feb. 6th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
What fun it is to ...
What fun it is to break all the rules, and I broke every single one of them! :o)
I'll share in my next post.
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Cruise with another guy? I'm jealous. Did anything romantic happen that you're conveniently leaving out? :)
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
As wonderful as Joe Blow was, I’ve decided not to see him again. I could easily start having serious feelings for him, and that’s totally unacceptable for me.

Miss Havisham?
Feb. 6th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Miss Havisham
Great Expectations. One of my favorites!

What a silly woman for waiting forever for a man who left her standing alone at the altar. I'll never give a guy the opportunity to make a Miss Havisham out of me.
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Feb. 5th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh I am so envious.
I really need a vacation. A vacation with nice blue water. I got to got Puerto Rico last winter but so far nowhere this time around! booo I say.
Feb. 6th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
tropical paradise
After I post pics of the inside of the ship, I'll post many of the beautiful blue water.

I hope you won't be saying booo this year, and the only way to do that is to make definite plans on going to some beautiful tropical paradise to bask in the sun and have fun!
Feb. 5th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a damn fine adventure. Looking forward to seeing and reading more!
Feb. 6th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
best adventure ever
Yes, it was the best adventure ever! I've just posted some more pics, and I hope you enjoy them!
Feb. 5th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Dang lady, you do seem to have your share of accidents. Hope you got over those little nasties.

Glad to hear about the trip. We will be on the opposite coast of Mexico end of next week.

Cruise ships are a modern marvel. They have everything one needs. My last was 2 years ago when we went to Alaska, I highly recommend that for your next trip.
Feb. 6th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
I know! If I'm not more careful, I'll end up killing myself someday!

I'm so happy you'll be making that trip. Be prepared for days of wondrous sun and fun! Yes, cruise ships are amazing. Not only do they have everything one needs, but the luxury they contain is awesome!

Perhaps someday I'll take that cruise to Alaska you've recommended!

You and you're honey enjoy to the max your trip to Mexico, and I hope you'll have some pics to share!!

P.S. I have NOT forgotten the red chili! :o)
Feb. 5th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I think that is what I need a cruise some place warm with a sexy woman,even if she is 6'6" Tall and her name is Jane Blow :)
good to see you back Sunshine glad your Brother made it back ok :)))

Love you!

Oh and I sent some thing so be looking for it :o)

Edited at 2008-02-05 11:35 pm (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
sexy woman
6'6'' could be a bit too much for a Jane Blow sexy woman. Trust me! :o)

I'm really glad to be back home, and thank you for you're well wishes for my brother!

I'll look.

Love you, too.
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Feb. 6th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
If you have a 10ft boat that's 4ft deep in water, and you add a foot of water, how deep is the boat?
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
4ft deep
Feb. 6th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
So you could have come a visited me. But no you decided to go on a cruise. Good choice.
Feb. 6th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
little birdie
Oh, what I would have given had YOU been Joe Blow! We would have had so much fun eating, swimming, dancing, and exploring all the islands of paradise!

That icon just isn't you! Whatever happened to my favorite one where your hand is doing the little birdie I taught you! :o)
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