Saturday, June 27, 2015

About as good as it gets

I have had my computer back for quite awhile but, I am having problems with photo bucket crashing every time I try to crop or delete a picture. It is so frustrating and I don't know how to fix it. Anyway, I guess, instead of ignoring it and doing nothing, I will post what I have, uncropped and all.
I went on an actual, honest to god Vacay!!! We went with some friends on a cruise. We drove to Galveston and stayed overnight before getting on the ship. This little cemetery was the view from our balcony. It is the Rosewood Cemetery. Galveston’s first burial ground designated exclusively for African Americans, founded in 1911.  This is the link if you would like to know more about it. We thought it was pretty awesome to be able to see it from our balcony. We got a few pictures before we left for the ship.As you can probably tell, it was a bit foggy as it had poured rain the night before. We probably got 2 full days of sunshine during the whole trip. 

Our ship was the Carnival Freedom. I particularly enjoyed the movies after dinner at the pool and OMG!!! The food was awesome! I didn't ever have to worry about keeping snacks for my diabetes. I had brought a bunch along, just in case but never needed them.First stop was Key West. This is taken from the ship. We walked past the shops and grabbed a cab to go to the Hemingway House. Afterwards we dropped our souvenirs off in our room and grabbed lunch on board. Then after our break we went back out to the area below to check out some stores and get a few pictures.

These little houses are for the kitties out side at the Hemingway house. The closest one is painted to look like the home. Just an fiy, this house has no air conditioning, so if it is really hot out and you are sensitive, you may want to skip this one.  This was mid April and quite humid. 

Isn't she lovely.... sing along. Yea, that's me. LOL I borrowed a walker to get around but I was nice and shared it with my bestie, so I have a cane here.I guess technically it is a rollator since it has 4 wheels and a seat. It really was the best thing we took on the trip. We named it Homer. I really need to get one for myself. I haven't been able to walk through a store that doesn't have shopping carts for me to use in forever, so yea, that's gonna happen soon. I don't see the point of the regular walker. First of all you have to lift it with every step and second, they don't come with a seat.

This adorable port is the lovely Freeport. It was pouring when we got there. Quite a few of the excursions were cancelled because of the rain. I wanted only to see the dolphins. I really had a time finding a place that I would feel was acceptable. I didn't want to see dolphins in small pools or that were mistreated. It isn't easy because on the one hand, you really want to spend time with these beautiful creatures, but on the other hand I want to know that they weren't captured for our selfish desires for entertainment ala the cove. I read up on several places and all the reviews on the excursion site. In the end I chose to go for a dolphin close encounter at Unexso facility in Port Lucaya. The bus was a bit late arriving but we were able to sit under a roofed area. The rain was off and on through out the morning. 
This man was quite entertaining. He was dancing right outside the covered area and the large painting behind him was for taking pictures with tourists. There were also many shops right in the area. I tried dancing a bit but my back wouldn't let me. So sad. I love to dance and it would have been so much fun.

One of the parrots at the Unexso site. We didn't have much time to explore the site because our bus driver was late getting us to the boat and as it turned out, he was late coming back too.
 I decided to share one of the videos that I took. Ignore the person who sounds an aweful lot like Phyllis Diller....that's me. So sexy, right? LOL

Our last stop was Nassau. We walked all over. Of course it was raining too when we started out. We didn't make any excursions on Nassau so we just wandered around and did the scavenger hunt from the ship at all the different merchants. We scored lots of freebies and just took our time exploring the town. After we got to tired to go on we went back to the ship. We decided to not go out again because of the long walk from the ships dock to the shore. As we sat there relaxing and looking out from the ship I saw...a beach! Can you believe it! We never, at any of the ports made it to one single beach. There was no way I could make the walk at that point.
These folks were outside of the Straw Market.
Walking back to the ship and getting a few pictures. I swear I wore other colors besides white on this cruise. The last day at sea, the sun was shinning. Go figure. Going home. Goodbye beautiful Bahamas hope to see you again someday and maybe even go to a beach and walk on your sands. As we got to Galveston it was pouring rain.

The day I got home. I think someone missed me. She was attached to my lap for 2 days.