WE are back from 7 wonderful days, I did not put the ‘away message’ on the e-mails so I had 250 to take care of.
Now, If I can remember what I am doing I will get this entry under way. I missed you guys and the interaction (well when I wasn’t other wise occupied with my dream girl). Wow, this girl I married 55+ years ago is a tiger.
She kept finding men to pose with:
She didn’t leave me out!
Leaving Jack Jr. in charge of the Motor home we drove down to Tampa to board the Carnival Legend.
After getting aboard we had to wait until the staterooms were prepared. If you can imagine, from about 9AM that morning until 3PM every stateroom must be cleaned and prepared. This ship arrived at 7 on Sunday morning discharged it’s passengers and started accepting new passengers by noon. It sails again at about 5PM. Amazing to me.
Sailing out of Tampa Port Authority we passed some beautiful huge murals painted on fuel tanks.
Sherry’s last phone conversation before the cells are turned off: She is standing on Deck 10.
Boats circling saying good bye. (Part of Tampa skyline),
lead out also by a Coast Guard Cutter.
We really wanted to see the Skyway bridge as we went under, but we were at dinner as we went under.
Entry to our stateroom:
From our Balcony. This is listed as an ‘obstructed view’ balcony. Of course it is cheaper (would I go any other way?) lol. What you are seeing is life boats that hang just below the 5th deck, which we were on.
Below is the bathroom (I was supposed to have taken the picture before I messed it up!!!!)
Our coffee table kept fresh fruit on it.
And WE DID READ a lot. here is proof!!!
WE passed Islands and Ships, Tampa Bay is HUGE!
(Above was taken from our balcony)
Below is the main lobby of the ship. Called the Colossus. You are looking UP here, can you believe that standing figure in the painting is approximately 60 feet high. The white, umbrella looking object at the upper right is the bottom of an elevator on the way down. This is basically the center of the ship and how I kept my bearings inside the skin of the ship.
The rose colored glass at the very top is in the BIG STEAK house, below is the glass from the outside on the 11th or 12th deck.
This is an introduction to the cruise, we enjoyed it tremendously. We were treated great. There were some ‘exciting times’ at the beginning when the phone rung. I will talk about that next time.
I will say that we traveled further South than we have ever been. Until this trip, Jamaica was the farthest South we had been.
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.
Did I read this sign right?
In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT.
I love ships, but nothing replaces the automobile:
(How else would a boy get over some mud holes?)