Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Thinking Warm Thoughts
Gaelyn's (GeoGypsy) photos of her trip to Cozumel gave me the idea to do likewise. I've been wondering what to post since I'm NOT going outside to take more photos for a bit - still thawing out from the birrrrrrrrrrding expedition. Brrrrrrr!!!
Hubby and I took a cruise with a bunch of his friends from NASA back in November 2004. The Port of Mobile just opened and had good rates for cruises. I'd never been on a cruise before, wasn't sure I would even like it, plus I get motion sickness and ships are great at rockin' and rollin' all the time, BUT I'm up for adventure. Armed with motion sickness pills AND the patch I signed up. Gambling isn't my thing but watching the ocean (Gulf of Mexico, really) with a beer in my hand is high on my list of Fun Things To Do! These photos are taken with our Sony Cybershot 5.0 megapixel camera, but they're not too grainy to share.
There were storms out on the Gulf every night, which made meal times interesting. One night we all just went to bed because you couldn't walk and it was unsafe to be outside. The pills and patch worked great, I must say. Our first port was Costa Maya, a charming new port on the Carnival circuit. The best part was the active dig and Mayan ruins we toured. AND our tour guide gave us all beer when we loaded back onto the bus! Now we're talkin'!
Cozumel was very touristy - not my thing either - but I enjoyed seeing the various colorful ships out in the harbor and looking through the shops.
We really enjoyed lounging on the deck drinking our beers as our ship left Cozumel, bound for Mobile. The sun was out, the sky was blue, the water was beautiful and my toes were happy!
An amazing sunset was the finest finishing touch to a fun, fun, fun trip with friends! I hope these photos helped warm you guys as much as the memories have warmed my heart!