Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Back to Reality

My wife and I had a fabulous time cruising the Caribbean last week (we are SO THANKFUL to our friend, Brenda, who made this possible - thanks a million, Brenda, we love ya!).  The ship was awesome, the weather was beautiful, and the islands were gorgeous.  We were literally shut-off from the world for a whole week, and I gotta tell ya, it was kind of nice.  No cell or internet service all week (actually, both were available, but far too expensive to set up).  Princess Cruise Line's motto is Escape Completely, and that's just what we did.  It was wonderful. 

At the same time, it's really nice to be back home, even though that means I have a lot of catching up to do. :) 

Here are some pics from our little getaway:

Upper deck of ship, featuring pools, hot tubs, and big screen TV

Going to dinner

Staying in for dinner

Filet medallions and fettucine alfredo - delicious!


The beach at Roatan, Honduras

Cozumel, Mexico (Puerto Maya)

Enjoying an authentic Mexican lunch in Cozumel (with Sol beer - so good!)

 
I thought the Mayans were extinct!

The first of many a few pina coladas! :)

Dragan, our server from Serbia, who treated us wonderfully all week

My lovely wife, happily awaiting her massage at the Lotus Spa

Our theme song for the week:




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5 comments:

Megan said...

Looks like you had a great time and I'm happy you are back. :)

P.S. I LOVE your hat!

Rev. Thomas C. Messer said...

I bought that hat in Cozumel to keep the sun from scorching my bald head anymore than it already had - it worked! :)

Megan said...

There is this thing called "sun screen." You should try it. :)

Rev. Thomas C. Messer said...

Yeah, I drenched my head in sun screen the first couple of days on the cruise - still got burnt - hat worked a lot better . . . but thanks for the tip. :)

sag said...

You kinda look like a regular guy in those pictures with your street clothes and fancy hat. Glad you and Lisa had a great time, but I'm glad you're back. It wasn't a 'normal' week without all my church things to do.