Monday, February 8, 2010

Our Last Day at Sea and New Orleans

My sister, Amanda, and I said our goodbyes to Mexico. We watched the tug boat drive away from our ship. We saw the other docked cruise ship still at the port. We decided we wanted to cruise on that ship next time. They had a lot more time in port than we did. That ship was there before we got there and was still docked when we left. It didn't take us long to pick up the pace and head on out to sea. The shore line of Cozumel. I think it would be fun to stay a week just in Cozumel. It's so beautiful there. There wasn't much of a sunset that night. It was raining over on the mainland. We got to watch far off thunderstorms. It was pretty neat. I loved watching the oh so blue water move around the ship. It's so amazing how blue the water is. I kept thinking of what this trip would have been like in a wooden boat from long ago. I am sure it wouldn't have been half as nice. After a not so colorful sunset, I went walking around the ship while Amanda watched the thunderstorm. This was taken through a door. They had some really cool blue lights on out on the deck. The cool elevators! The inside of the ship. The cool stairs. It all really reminded me of a casino. But with out all the smoking! I met my sister back outside. We then went to dinner! We had a great group of people that sat at our table. On the left side we have Amanda, Me, Nikii, then onto the right side in the front there is Kim, Andrew, and Kip. Kip and Andrew are brothers. The first night we ate we introduced ourselves as Amanda and Andrea. Then Andrew said his name, then there was Kip. We told Kip he needed a cool "A" name to sit at our table! It was pretty funny. We had a great time. Our towel animal for the night. I said it was the cat from Alice in Wonderland. I thought he had a sheepish grin!!! The next day on board ship was an all at sea day and it went from cold to colder the closer we got to land. We spent the morning inside the ship. We got a nice indoor window seat. My sister read while I tried to read. I have a hard time just sitting and reading. It's just not my thing. I have to be doing something. So, I took pictures..... Then we ate some lunch and went to watch an ice carving demonstration! The man chipping away at the ice is from the Philippines. He is an expert sculptor. He not only does ice but he does butter, cheese, and chocolate!! I would have loved to have seen him do some chocolate!! YUM! He carved all that in about 20 minutes! It was very impressive! And it was very cold!! I was freezing. Amanda and I then went and watched a newlywed game show that was hilarious. We decided it was best to stay inside!

I forgot a funny story, our pipe from our sink in the bathroom broke at 1:00am. It smelled sooooo bad. We called for a maintenance man to come and fix it. We felt so bad for having to wake him up, but it was yucky. He banged away at the pipes for a while. I fell sleep. My dear sister stayed awake to let the maintenance man in and out of the room. Then the next evening, we had to call them again!! I was flat ironing my sister's hair and the smoke/heat detector went off!! I had some music playing and said, "What is that beeping sound?" It was the alarm. I would have thought there would have been a swarm employees at our door, but nope, we had to call to tell them what was going on. This guy in a red jumpsuit came to the door. As soon as he walked in it stopped beeping.

I think the maintenance people loved us!! We then had one last dinner with our fun table and great waiter! Coco is on the left and Wyann is on the right. They were fun guys! My sister and I finished off the cruise with a night of karaoke and a comedy show. Our last towel animal was a monkey. He was kinda funny looking, but cute! The next day we got off the ship and headed to the French Quarter! We sat at his train station for a good 20 minutes before we realized that we could have just walked the 4 blocks to the Quarter. We are funny girls!! I had only been to the Quarter once before. So, it was neat to go back. We headed to a place to eat some doughnut things. I can't spell what they are, they are benjets. Or something along those lines. I am so not French! lol We saw the church! It's a really beautiful church! We wondered around and listened to some bands! This band was awesome! I could have listened to them all day! They played a 50's style of jazz. They had a cd and everything! They also had a singer! She sounded just like a lady from the 50's. I loved it!! I was really impressed! I also enjoyed all the French Style Iron work!! Go Saints!! And what would New Orleans be with out a Voodoo house!!! My sister and I had a wonderful trip, I am ready to go again!!

Things have been crazy since I got home. I have been trying to get my photography business off the ground, tending to Ozzie, and doing all the normal chores. I am so busy. I never have time to stop. Ozzie isn't doing much better, he still limps and will probably be that way for a month or so. He is hating the stall rest and hand walking. But so is the life of a horse with a torn ligament.

I know can start posting about our super busy Saturday last weekend and our upcoming Mardi Gras!!

11 comments:

Sydney said...

That carriage there is a roberts and filis. We have two of them but not that one. Our friend has the identical vis a ve to that one we have used it before.

Tj and Mark said...

Thanks for sharing your trip. I really enjoyed it. Hope Ozzie gets better sooner rather than later and good thing you don't like to sit around doing nothing.

Callie said...

Sounds like fun! One of my most favorite places in all the world is New Orleans........LOVE the quarter and all thats within it, food, music, mule carts and Voodoo! Love it! Now I need a New Orlean's fix!LOL!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Now I want to go on a cruise just so that I can be surprised by towels in the shapes of animals!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Sounds like you had a splendid trip in spite of the room issues- smoke alarm, sink problem!
I took the Carnival Pride to Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas a few years ago. It was great fun and yes, it makes you want to go again, to be pampered.
I've never been to New Orleans and always wanted to go- thanks for sharing the pictures. You're close on the doughnuts- Beignets. I'll bet they were good!!

dibear said...

Great shots of New Orleans. I've always wanted to go there. I used to live in Houston, so close yet so far away!! Your cruise looked like fun as well. Those ships are just amazing.

The Wife said...

Well I feel like I went on a little mini vacation thru you! Enjoyed the New Orleans pics. I've never been there. The husband went after the hurricane clear streets. So he doesn't know the real beauty of the city.

裕瑤 said...

Lets cross the bridge when we come to it........................................

Grey Horse Matters said...

This looks like such a fun trip. I'd love to go to New Orleans someday. Thanks for all the pictures and sharing with us. Glad you had such a great time.

Midlife Mom said...

What a great trip! I would love to take a trip like that with one of my sisters! I love how they make the towels into different things each night. Wish I knew how to do that to put in my grand kids bathroom when they are here visiting. Hope Ozzie is better soon. Nick was on stall rest for about six weeks and got through it okay. I just left someone in with him in the morning and someone else in the afternoon so that he wouldn't get lonesome.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us all!! Great pictures!

Susan said...

Fun!!! Glad you girls got to go. We were on a cruise too, I just finished blogging it yesterday!