Thursday, February 26, 2015

First Empty Nesters' Cruise - Part 1

My Mister and I took a long weekend at the end of January to enjoy our first vacation, albeit a very short vacation, without children.  Since I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to work out, we didn’t stray far.  (I know, I know...I have a son in the Navy stationed across the country and my daughter is in college, but still home...I'm taking baby steps!)

We took a four-day cruise to the Bahamas.  The main purpose was to just relax. 2014 was a tough year and we needed a break after the holidays. I wasn’t even interested in getting off the ship…once you’ve seen the Bahamas, well…

However, by the time we reached Nassau I was ready to see some different people so we planned to just walk the island.

Here is a snapshot of our day…

Monkey hung around the room while we were out

This little lighthouse appealed to me as we were approaching Nassau.  I thought is was neat with Atlantis in the background.

Just in case you need to know where you are 

Pretty conch shells all in a row

Freshest conch salad around...I took a pass after observing the condition of the "kitchen"

Backgammon, anyone?

The obligatory stop at the straw market

I'm never interested in the cheaply constructed commercial items

But I do love a large bowl made from palm

We had to get a little souvenir to commemorate our
First Empty Nesters' Cruise J

Every Caribbean island has a Senor Frogs which
we avoid at all costs

My Mister prefers hole in the wall places
"Casablanca" down stairs
"Tropicana" upstairs

Then, my Mister found this....

I'll be back soon to share more, including the quilt show.

Thanks for stopping by.


Kim said...

Looks like fun and a bonus with the quilt show :)

tink's mom said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to refresh and rest up. Looking forward to the quiltshow. So wonderful of your mister to point out that notice.

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh Jeanna...I am so envious right now! The hubby and I are really wanting to take another cruise. We had such a good time on our last one. I can't wait to see the quilt show pictures. How perfect that it was happening while you were there. Have a happy Friday!

Blessings, Vicky

Linda H said...

Woohooo - a cruise AND a quilt show. Awesome!! So glad you had a nice get-away! :)

Needled Mom said...

It looks so pretty and sounds like a wonderful break. A cruise is certainly a great way to relax.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I often wondered if I would enjoy the boat time of a cruise. I sure would enjoy the sun, beaches and seeing the ports. How great that you got to go! I'll enjoy seeing more of your trip.
xx, Carol

Three Sheep Studio said...

Ok, that quilt show flyer MADE THE TRIP !!
Eager to see more. ;)

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

So much about cruising is not my cup of tea but I did love my hotel traveling with me no packing and unpacking. The weather looks wonderful and a quilt show far from home - bonus!

Candace said...

Yay for you! Baby steps and pretty soon you'll be cruising longer and farther! Plus it couldn't have been more special with a quilt show! Way to go hubby!

Carrie P. said...

Just finished watching the virtual quilt show. How cool that you found one on vacation. There were some pretty neat quilts. I do like that light house photo too. Glad you had a great time. I am sure there will be more empty nester vacations in the future.