Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"TROPICAL FUN IN GOD'S PARADISE"

Good Evening to All!

As I state in my profile, while my blog is mainly to glorify God, to get His Word out and to maybe in my small way help people understand how important it is to develop an intimate relationship with God, I sometimes like to add an extra twist in here and add a post here and there about other things such as our travels.

Sunset on the Caribbean

Romantic sunset on Caribbean

Unfortunately, these pictures do not do the sunset justice. It was so beautiful! It just shimmered! ONLY GOD COULD MAKE ANYTHING THIS BEAUTIFUL! The sea was different shades of blue depending on the depth, ranging from Navy blue, to bright green to turquoise. God definitely used His paint brush in the Caribbean!

This time, we took a Cruise on the "Carnival Cruise Ship "Magic". It was WONDERFUL! First off, the ship was gorgeous and we could eat anything we wanted day and night. (I'm surprised I didn't gain 200 pounds!) LOL! There was all sorts of things to do on the ship, although we didn't do that much. We were content to sit out on our balcony and look at the turquoise water go by.

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Below is looking down from the 11th deck into the glass elevators and lobby. The cone looking objects are pink and greenish blue lights.

cruise ship

Our first stop was Jamaica. We disembarked the ship and went on an excursion to Dunn's River Fall's. It was beautiful. The water fall stretches from 600 feet in the air. A lot of the group we were with actually CLIMBED up to the top! NOT THIS KID! I have trouble walking on dry ground, let alone on wet rocks.

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Our second stop was by FAR my FAVORITE. It was at Grand Caymen Island. While we were there, I made friends with some of the local inhabitants and actually went swimming with them.

Making friends with a stingray

I am actually petting a stingray. The barbs were removed of course so he couldn't sting people. I always thought they would be "slimy" like a fish, but they really aren't. I must say, he had pretty eyes on top of this head.


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Meet Galileo and Nepatin. They were so sweet. These guys were 8 and ten years old, but the average dolphin in captivity lives to be in his late 20's. I had a "ball" with them!

Go and get it!

Believe it or not Galileo is carrying the ball with his fins! LOL! Their tail is so strong it is like hands swimming through the water.


Galileo returning the ball


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The ONLY way to swim
Tandem power swimming!

up,up and away with dolphin power

I know this one is hard to figure out, but Galileo and Nepatin each was behind me each one pushing a foot. The higher I held my arms the higher they pushed me in the air to dive! SO COOL AND SO MUCH FUN.

Well, I have many more pictures to share of our trip, but I had so much fun at the Dolphin Encounter, I wanted to share it with you.

Our trip to Cozumel, Mexico was fun, but more relaxed. We shopped til we dropped, then took a horse and buggy ride to a little outside restaurant and ate some authentic Mexican food, then back to the ship we went.

My hubby said he enjoyed it so much he would like to go again, but just STAY on the ship and be waited on hand and foot and eat! We had a wonderful cabin steward named Anetolli who was literally at our "beck and call". He was bringing us cokes to drink, cleaning our room and making our bed every day and turning down our bed with chocolates on our bed every night. He even made us a different towel animal every night!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed experiencing my vacation with me. As I said I have many more pictures but of course couldn't post them all. I will say, if you EVER get the chance to go on a Caribbean Cruise be sure and do it!

We are hoping to be able to save up enough money from now til May to take a LONG vacation to Alaska with our travel trailer, so that will be something to look forward to also.

Good Night to All and May God Bless!



6 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Wow PJ, that looks like it was so much fun! I'm glad ya'll had such a good time. I love seeing the smile on your face. Getting away like that(not that I've ever gotten to go on a cruise) gives you a whole new fresh perspective when you come home. Glad to have you back.

Happy Valentines Day. Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute♥

Mr Lonely said...

wow.. the dolphin looks cute..

Lenore Webb said...

That sounds just amazing and you deserve every bit of fun and relaxation. On the Alaska trip....I have a friend who does bird watching trips there every year. He is from Galveston and is very knowledgable.
Glad your home but wish you could love being there all the time.

katlupe said...

What an awesome trip you had PJ! It sounds like you and your hubby had fun and that is all that counts. Couple time is important too! I loved swimming with dolphins too. They are one of God's most wonderful creatures.

Starry Dawn said...

Welcome back home, dear Patti!!
Wooowww!! It sounds amazing everything you say...
I hope you get the chance to return to the Caribbean Islands again soon. I also hope you could go to Alaska with your travel trailer, and to many other places that you would love to visit.
The Lord is on your side.
Be glad and enjoy your many blessings, sweet dear friend, Patti!! I am so happy for you.
It has been a wonderful experience to have met you, Patti.
I am so pleased with our friendship in Christ.
You deserve the very best...
A banquet of blessings may always abound in your life, Patti.
Big Hugs,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, beautiful Patti!!
I had to come back again to this awesome post, just to tell you that I think you are a beautiful woman from inside and out.
This is the first time you share pictures with your Online friends.
Thank you so much for sharing your love and wisdom with the world!!
I love you, Patti, with a friendship heart.
God bless you always, my friend!!
Big Hugs and All the best,
Starry.

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