Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cruising New England and Canada

We spent a miserable night in Austin. It was humid and we couldn’t get the ac in the hotel to keep us cool. We finally asked for a fan and had the thermostat set on 67. Neither of us slept very well and were up at 3:00 hoping the hotel van driver would arrive on time so we could get the airport in time for our 5:45 am flight.

We arrived in NY at 11:45 and arrived at Carnival’s place of departure around 1:00. We got into our cabin at 3:00. The boat left the dock at 5:00. It was interesting to sail past The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Unfortunately I forgot to bring the USB cord that connects my camera to my computer so I can’t load any pictures until we get home.

Last night we slept like a log. The sway of the ship rocked us to sleep. As I sit here typing I’m swaying side to side. Thank goodness neither one of us are prone to sea sickness. Tomorrow we’ll be in St. John’s.

Today I lost a little money playing slots in the casino but had a great time. There was a jewelry and purse sale but I didn’t need either. Larry spent most of the day on our balcony reading on his Palm and grooving on the waves. It is cool enough for a jacket now.

This may be my only post this week as though the ship has wireless, it cost $24.00 an hour. Can you believe it? I don’t even know who won the Golden Heart’s and Rita’s. I’m going to bite the bullet right now and spend an hour catching up.

Hope your week is great!



  1. So glad to hear you are having a fabulous time, except for the one night without decent air conditioning. It is just nice to get away. Good to hear from you!

  2. Man, I'm jealous. I really want to go on that cruise!

  3. Linda--sounds like a lovely cruise--On Oct. 31, we'll take a cruise--this will be our fifth--sort of in the Carribean--fly to Ft. Lauderdale, board Princess Sea Island??? (something like that)--hit places in Jamaica, South America, Columbia, and Panama Canal. We're looking forward to that.Hint: a cruise is to escape the keyboard!!!!! have a blast--yoou deserve it. Celia

  4. Linda,

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! The weather in the south is still hot, ao love the cool.


    I've been on a cruise before and I gained 5 pounds, so incase no one warned you, don't eat all those meals, unless you want to gain a few pounds

  5. Just have fun and forget the rest!
    You will not be forgotten!
    Yeah, watch out for the food, it's so plentiful on a cruise.

  6. Yes it is, Angelica and Zi. I hope I don't come home 10 lbs heavier. It's hard to resist the food.

  7. Hi Jennifer,
    You'd love it. It's in the 70s but the weather has been sunny.

  8. Have a great time, Celia. Larry was just saying today we're the only ones who haven't take a Carribean Cruise. Maybe we'll do that next.

  9. Hi Allison,
    Wish I could send you some 70 degree weather. We're trying to eat half serving. We'll see if that helps.

  10. I'm trying, Mary, but keep it's hard sometimes. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Definitely sounds like a vacation with all the ups and downs... or should I say side to side swaying in this case. I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your cruise.

  12. I'm glad you are having a great time but at $24/hr you better not spend that on keeping us updated on you, and you better not try keeping up with us either. We miss you horribly and can't wait till you get back and we can see pics. I think I saw you wave about a day ago! :)


  13. Wow, that's one thing I want to do. Stand in front of the statue of Liberty. I think it;s unreal.
    Your holiday sounds wonderful.

    Suzanne :)

  14. Hi Linda,
    We did enjoy it. Very relaxing!

    That was me waving my little heart out!

    I wish we'd taken more time so we could visit the NY landmarks. Maybe another time.