Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hot Zigiddy Dog Zigiddy Boom What…..

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.

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She kept finding men to pose with:

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She didn’t leave me out!

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Leaving Jack Jr. in charge of the Motor home we drove down to Tampa to board the Carnival Legend.

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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.

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Sailing out of Tampa Port Authority we passed some beautiful huge murals painted on fuel tanks.

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Sherry’s last phone conversation before the cells are turned off: She is standing on Deck 10.

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Boats circling saying good bye. (Part of Tampa skyline),

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lead out also by a Coast Guard Cutter.

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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:

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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!!!!)

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Our coffee table kept fresh fruit on it.

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And WE DID READ a lot. here is proof!!!

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WE passed Islands and Ships, Tampa Bay is HUGE!

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(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.

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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.

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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.

Nite Shipslog


Did I read this sign right?

In a Laundromat:

I love ships, but nothing replaces the automobile:


(How else would a boy get over some mud holes?)


Lindie said...

So glad you had a terrific time. I have not been on a cruise but took care of my daughter's family while they were on a 9 day cruise for their 25th anniversary. They want to go again, they really enjoyed the time together away from their big brood.

shirl72 said...

Glad you are back and you had a good time. Enjoyed the pictures. You know me Love to see the good times and beautiful scenery but prefer that my feet stay on the ground.

250 e-mail must have taken all day to read them.
Just like a soap opera stay tuned making us wait until next post to hear about the exciting phone call.


Glenda said...

Oh WOW!!! So exciting to see the cruise ship embark, Tampa Bay is beautiful and the photos are great, how you must have loved that cabin with the view thru the slider --- can't wait to hear/see more!

betty said...

Welcome back Sherry and Jack! We missed you!! Loved the picture of Sherry in her purple sweater talking on the phone! She looked like she was meant to spend lots of times on a ship like this! (or is it a boat; I just never know the difference between what is a ship and what is a boat).

Looking at these pictures, it sounds like it was a wonderful cruise! I wouldn't have minded the view either out of your window, especially if it saved a bit of money, I'm sure there were plenty of other places to go and look out at the deep blue sea and enjoy each other's company on this very special trip!

Hoping you guys share more about your adventures!!

again, welcome back!


Jean said...

Glad you made it back and thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. I'm kind of like Shirl I am afraid of water and a week on it would scare me to death, I think I had rather be on the ground. lol. Will be waiting to see and hear more about your trip. Jean


WELCOME BACK. Looks like you had a marvelous cruise. Such wonderful sights and sounds. Thanks for sharing these terrific memories.

Lucy said...

I thought you had your comments turned off so did not leave any while you were gone. Sounds like you had a great time and of course Sherry hung out with other men. Actually that picture of you and her is very good. Good to have you back. It seems to get really quiet when you 2 are gone. Glad you enjoyed the trip.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is good to see you are back and great to hear you had such a wonderful time. Having never been on a cruise I can only try to imagine how big that ship must be. I'll be looking forward to hearing about the exciting times you had. I'm sure you both have some wonderful memories.

Lucy said...

Those pictures are all good. I really like the one of you and Sherry. And of course all the scenic ones.

Anonymous said...

Feels like a universe on its own. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Sure, you just took that picture to make us think you were uhm, reading...we know better ;0.

No matter who else Sherry posed with, you are her favorite guy to stand next to...that is clear.~Mary

Ken Riches said...

Luv Cruzing, glad you had a great time.