Costa Rica

Our next stop on the cruise was beautiful Costa Rica.  We started the day with salmon eggs benedict on the ship and watched our arrival at Puerto Limon.

As we disembarked we could hear music off the deck of the boat, and it was a welcoming marimba duo that was wonderful!

Once again, we had a driver to take us to various places for the day and he was very nice and helpful in many ways.

First we went snorkeling and saw some wonderful fish and corral.

Before leaving the area, Oscar pointed out a sloth in the tree.

It was a great start to our day!

 

 

Grand Cayman

Our  first island stop was at Grand Cayman.  We were ready for adventure after a delicious breakfast.

At this particular stop we needed a boat “tender” to get us from the ship to the main land.  Here’s the view of the ship as we left it.

We passed this cute little church on our way through town.

This is some artwork we saw somewhere, and it shows what my next post will be about.

Symphony

The Symphony cruise ship from Crystal Cruises is beautiful.  I like the fact that it’s smaller than most cruise ships, elegant, has several different restaurants, has a great crew and provides lots of activities.  On the days we were cruising we had plenty to keep us busy.

This is one of the evening shows.  We had the option of going to movies, too, or dancing to live jazz music.

Once again, here are some pics from mealtimes.

We were cruising in November of 2015 (three months after our 40th anniversary), so it wasn’t surprising that some Christmas characters started showing up, mysteriously, from day to day.  It was fun to watch the transformation of the entire ship.

 

First Stop

Miami–the first stop on a cruise my husband and I took a couple of years ago in honor of our 40th anniversary.  I recently discovered that I had never posted about the cruise, so I’ll share the event now in hopes of encouraging some of you to do the same.  It was a wonderful cruise!

Sarah joined us in Miami for a few days before Paul and I departed on the ship.

How we loved the beach and all the crazy sights!

We enjoyed cuban sandwiches with plantain chips & mojito aioli.  Delicious!

The lobby and pool of our hotel was very inviting.

But what caught my eye was all the hilarious painted fish around town.

Sarah’s Quilt

My last blog featured a quilt I made for Jeremy and this post from the past featured Chris’ quilt.  I also made one for Sarah in 2010 that she absolutely loves.  She chose the fabric and it turned out real pretty.

As you can see below, I also figured out a way to make it into a duvet so she can put a comforter inside it.  The back side is a soft flannel that makes it extra comfortable.

I love the spirals Virginia Ohr quilted into the top for us.