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!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Venezuela 12/15/08

Today ended up being a great day and we expected it to be a wasted day. It started out bad when we got stuck in the elevator on the ship for 10 minutes. We had to hit the call button and we tried to pry the doors open with our fingers but couldn’t get it open. Finally, some workman landed on the top of the elevator and did something to get the doors open. Then we went to the top of the ship and looked around the port with binoculars and didn’t see anything special. So, we decided to pack a bag for swimming just in case. When we got off the ship, there were the usual tourist suckers selling their goods and beyond that was the beach. We rented 2 chairs and an umbrella for 15 dollars. As we waded in the water, we saw a small octopus in the water. There were also lots of shells to pick up too. We also saw a man fishing with a net and he had a string of fish attached to his waist. We drank beer called Polar and it has a polar bear on the bottle which is funny since we were so close to the equator and it was hotter than Hades here. In fact, both of us got sun burned even though we spent a lot of time under the umbrella. At 1:30, we walked back to the ship and I bought a tshirt and 2 bracelets. It was a beautiful day at the beach!

1 comment:

ArtcTrish said...

Pat, I got tickled by your post....I actually lived in Venezuela as a child and my sister was born there. I remember vividly the refineries where my dad worked and Polar beer! I try to find it here in America on occasion but never do. What a treat to read about your trip!