Saturday, January 03, 2009

Aruba, bahama....come on pretty mama

Yeah, we're back! I wanted to stay longer....I could get used to the jet set life. We actually started the cruise in Puerto Rico and here's some photos of the beach and the older section of the town. Reminded me a bit of Miami.








We then cruised down to Aruba, Curacao, St. Martin and St. Thomas along with some days just at sea. Here's some pics. That weird pink building is in Aruba and the hillside shot with the cruise boat in sight is of St. Thomas. I think it was the prettiest harbor. The close up city view is Curacao and the other distant one is St. Martin. Also, here's a pic of my neice doing parasailing and I tried it also and it was great though it was blowing like a son of a gun and felt a little seasick as the parachute was up, down and all around.












I got to go scuba diving in Curacao and in St. Thomas and it was pretty good. I didn't realize how much I missed diving and felt so happy and at peace on those days. God, I miss that feeling and of course, it didn't help to get away from the stress of life. Ahhhh, if only I was wealthy I would visit a lot.

There was lots of shopping to do and great deals on buying jewelry in the island and I wanted some bad in St. Martin! I wanted this sapphire ring with diamonds. I used to have one that was lost or stolen...anyway I decided I couldn't afford it and am kicking myself a bit but oh well. We only bought a few cheap souvenirs but the memories and pictures will last a lifetime.

The ship was amazing, it was the Royal Caribbean, Adventure of the Seas. It was huge. The only thing I don't like is crowds and you can't avoid that on a boat. We had some awesome food and enjoyed the nightly shows. Saw a guy named El Gaucho and the Nelson brothers (son's of the late Ricky Nelson) and they were good.

I have more pics to develop so will share those later if there are any good ones. I'm just taking a breather before I start back to work and school on Monday. Hope you all are doing good and talk to ya soon.

9 comments:

*Christie* said...

Looks like you had some amazing weather, blue skies and sunshine all around! I am glad you could get away for a bit and relax. Diving is obviously something you love, and I wish you got the chance to do it more often!
Beautiful photos and can't wait to see more! Welcome home!

Chris H said...

FANTASTIC photos, you lucky tart!

"The Captain" said...

Good way to start the year off.
Happy New Year Angelfish.
Jeff

celtic_girl said...

Happy New Year!

Wow,what a difference in climates between your vacation desination and your snow picture in your previous post.

st. martin luxury condos said...

This is simply brilliant! I didn't know that was possible. Stumbled it for you.

-Sarah

Elephant Steps said...

Awwww looks like you had a lovely trip, and I am so thrilled for you that you got to scuba dive. I know you use to love doing that.

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CactusFreek said...

Sounds like a great vacation. And it looks beautiful!

Yeldarb said...

Wow, I am jealous, looks like a blast.

Moby Dick said...

Awesome!!