Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let's get it over with already.

Here she blows-- the last installment of CruiseReview 2011.
It's been real.
It's been fun.

It's been real fun.

Our last full day on the cruise began like all of the others-- with lots of bacon.

This was the day scheduled to visit Great Stirrup Cay, which is Norwegian Cruise Line's private island in the Bahamas. They are still building the area up, and as of now there is no dock for the ships so we were tendered to the beach.

Here is a picture of the Norwegian Sky from our tender boat.

It was such a beautiful day!
The color of the water was incredible-- so clear and light blue.

There was a lunch buffet, snorkeling, and hammock-lounging on our to-do list.

Check, check, and check.

 When we weren't doing those things, we could be found right here:

I was going to post this picture of me standing in the water, but decided I just can't put a full-body swimsuit photo on the interweb. It's just too much. 
Too exposing. 

So I drew in a lovely, modest, blue skirt with pink polka dots. And since I was being creative, I drew in a nice little drink with an umbrella as well. 

During all that lounging, a real friend might have reminded her light-skinned friend to reapply her sunscreen. 

I suppose I am a fake friend:

Sorry Heather!

The hardest part of the day was trying to figure out when to go to dinner so as not to interfere with the 2-for-1 martini bar happy hour.
It's all about priorities people.

And when they have things like Godiva Truffletini's on the menu, that's where your priority has to lie.

We did manage to sneak in one last dinner in the dining room.

Then we hightailed it to the Plantation Club, because we are cheap and could not possibly pay full price for a drink that would only be half price from 6-8pm.

This one was called Stormy Night.

It was good.
And right purty, too.

What is it about martinis that make you think taking pictures in the bathroom is a good idea?

Then I made my nightly trip to the made-to-order crepe station.

Smear the chocolate, and enjoy. Only don't let your friend take a picture. It wont be attractive.

Much fun was had, and the only sad news is that we had to get off the ship the next day.
I took up residence in the Miami airport for about 6 hours, waiting for my flight (while my "friend" took an early flight home and left me alone) and then I was back home to snuggle on my babies!
Who may have had to endure some snuggles in their sleep.

It was such a nice getaway and I have the bestest husband ever who did a great job at home.
The house was just as clean as I had left it (which may or may not be saying very much), and the kids were clean, too!
He successfully navigated dance class, birthday party, PTA meeting, and even ate lunch with Alex at school on both school days.
Frankly he made me look bad. 

Which makes me think I should start planning my next getaway! :)
Right, honey?


melicity said...

I'm glad you had such a great time! Jealous, but glad. ;)

Anonymous said...

So fun!


Heather and Scott said...
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Heather and Scott said...

I'm ready to plan another one :) Thank you, my dear friend, for the fun weekend! Love you!

(I spelled everything right this time, I had to delete the last comment for misspellings, sorry)

Mish said...

Looks fabulous! You totally deserved it!

Joyce said...

Looks like so much fun. Just curious-how was the motion? I'm not good with motion which kinda puts me off taking a cruise. We did own a power boat for many years and I loved it but that was mostly rivers. I wasn't good in the wavy bay without dramamine.

Anonymous said...

What fun to see the two of you out enjoying your friendship. Hugs to you both!!!

Connie F-G

trooppetrie said...

I love your modest skirt, I may have to try that tip