Tuesday, November 25, 2008
A Beautiful Gift
We're back and we had an AMAZING Holiday!
My hubby had chosen this Cruise as a gift to me to celebrate our first 19 years together, and it turned out to be such a precious gift.
We had time to kick back and relax, see new places, eat and eat and eat some more, soak up the sun, SHOP, laugh with friends and simply enjoy each other.
It was good, and so needed.
Thanks Baby for awesome memories...
Standing in front of our ship "Valor" in the Bahamas
St Thomas, our second destination, we shopped here and enjoyed the lush scenery
Rhonda and I in front of the "girly condos" beside the Atlantis resort in Nassau
Aren't they so pretty? Reminded me of mints.
Our guys at the Atlantis...they were more interested in the huge yachts then the girly condos
Police man directing traffic in the Bahamas
WE enjoyed our dining room experiences on the ship
The colors of the Caribbean were such a delight to the senses....even on the buildings.
I was amazed with what the chefs on the cruise were able to create
with food as their artistic medium.
Everything from simple food, to the chocolate buffet (above), to the Art pictured below was amazing!
The watermelon chief was part of the Midnight Buffet, to his right, (your left), the flowers were all formed from vegetables...mostly potatoes.
Look closely at this musical trio...the bodies were cooked chickens, with fruit and vegetables carved to form their embellishments. Aren't they great?
During the galley tour, we got the privilege of seeing how a few thousand people are fed wonderful, hot, beautifully presented food every night. One pastry chef even taught me an easy way to make gum paste roses for desserts, then gave me the one he was working on.
Service and attention to detail were incredible.
Sunset from our balcony our last eve at sea...I loved being surrounded by my beloved ocean, being rocked to sleep at night with it's gentle rock.
(trying to walk in heels through a crowded dining room while the wind and ocean tried to knock me on my bottom was quite a different experience though...less like a graceful lady and more like a drunken sailor!)