My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Carnival Splendor and DSP Blog Prompts

Yesterday was a day at sea and we just relaxed most of the day. While I was on my computer in the morning, another lady sat down to do her knitting. I was so excited that when I was done, I got mine and joined her. Then two other ladies came by to talk about knitting so I felt like I was in a knitting club and I was able to ask a lot of questions. Finally I had to wake Don up so we could gather our laundry for the cabin steward. After breakfast in the dining room, we did our exercise walking on the track for an hour. Then we watched a movie in our cabin until it was time for the slot tournament. I played twice trying to qualify and my scores were 52,000+ and then 72,000+ which is the best I’ve ever gotten but not enough to qualify. Maybe if I keep playing, my score will get better (like practicing on a slot machine! Smile!) By this time, it was time for the afternoon tea party which I always enjoy. We sat at a big round table with others and they serve you tea and pastries. All this partying wore me out so it was time for a nap before dinner (I told you we were lazy today!). At 7:30 we had a special invitation to meet with the Captain Pagano (see first picture) and the Senior Officers. It was a wonderful cocktail party and there were only about 4 other couples who were there. The Captain was a really nice man. Guna (the Hotel Director) was also there and he was wonderful as usual. We really like him because he always makes us feels special like family. Charlene (the Director of Group events) was also there and we have been on a few ships with her also (see second picture). After dinner (I had Chateaubriand which was awesome!) we went to the show and then bed. It was such a wonderful relaxing day!

Monday’s DSP Blog Prompt: What do the seasons mean to you.
I love living in a place with seasons and can’t imagine living some place without them. Our seasons are just long enough for me to get tired of them and feel ready for a change. My favorite season is spring because after a long cold winter, spring is like a rebirth. I love looking for new flowers that are springing up along the trails as we hike. Then after all of the flowers are up, I’m ready for the warmth of summer. As summer reaches its peak and everything is so dry from the heat and I’m about to melt from the humidity, it is time for fall. Fall is my second favorite season because of all the beautiful colors of the leaves. Sometimes fall makes me feel sad because it means the end of things to me. When winter arrives, I dread the cold but when the ice glistens along rocks, it reminds me that winter can be beautiful also. I love to hike along the trails and see little creeks frozen over, and ice crystals on the rocks making a beautiful scene all around me.

Tuesday’s DSP Blog Prompt: How you feel about travel?
If you have been reading my blog lately, you could tell that I love to travel. I love to go to new places and meet new people. By traveling to other countries, I learn about other people’s cultures which I find really interesting. We also like to try some of the local foods in other countries and usually visit their supermarkets. When we aren’t traveling to other countries, we love to travel in our own USA. Hopefully we will someday say we have been to all of the National Parks because they are treasures that we really appreciate. Every year we buy the Annual Parks Pass and go to as many as we can but so far the Smokies and then Yellowstone are our favorite parks.


Liz McCoy said...

sounds absolutely wonderful. relaxing and peaceful....oh and warm LOL!

Tammy said...

You really do love to travel Pat and I love reading your adventures and looking at all your wonderful pictures.

Tink said...

It is always so fun to read what travels you are on. You're so descriptive that it makes you feel as if you are right there.