Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Carnival Pride

Here I am in front but a good ways away from this huge ship. This was taken in Nassau. We didn't get one of the paid trips so walked from the boat around and over to where the shops were.

I'm really getting ahead of myself. This isn't the picture I wanted but they are so small on my computer I can't really tell which one I want. I thought I had a picture in port before we left last Sunday the 25th of July. Leaving from the Port of Baltimore was so easy and fun. I took pictures the whole way out. Going under the Bay Bridge at sunset.Of course it wouldn't get into the right place. For those who aren't familiar with Maryland. This is the bridge that goes to the Eastern Shore. Our beaches and Ocean City.

It takes about 5 hours to get out of the Chesapeake Bay. A special pilot gets on at each port to guide the ship where it is suppose to go.

We sailed for 2 days with the first stop at Port Canaveral We got off and went to Cocoa Beach but didn't stay to long as it must have been in the 90s.

I was really surprised at how large the cabin was. This is ours. I had wanted a window but figured it would be a porthole but look a full size window. The heavy dark thing on the bed was put there so we could unpack suitcases on the bed and not get them dirty. Pretty smart heh?
Our Steward was so good. Any time we left the cabin he came in and cleaned it up. Especially the bathroom. Clean towels etc. At night while we were at dinner he would come in and turn back out beds and leave a little something.This was the first night.
The paper with the goings on for the next day. Always two mints.
Every night a new animal.

Here's a picture of us on the forward deck while watching the ship leave dock. Isn't my daughter a doll? We had a wonderful time. I let her sleep in the morning. Would get up and dressed and take my key and book and go clear up to the 9th deck where all the food was . Have my coffee and find a table by the window to watch the sea going by and sometime the sunrise. What a life.
Daughter would come up when she got up and then have breakfast and decide what we would do for the day. Mostly go out on the deck and lay in the sun or get in the hot tub and talk with everyone. That is one thing I found out. Everyone was so friendly. We talked to one couple from Quebec Canada. Another time at lunch in the dinning hall we sat with a couple and their 10 year old daughter from Belgium.  Did you know that Belgium waffles are really a desert? They never eat them for breakfast.

this was when we had gotten off last Sunday and were waiting for the firebnd to come and pick us up. 11 floors and that doesn't count the lower floors where the food is stored and prepared and the crew quarters are.
Just a pretty sunset picture and a buoy. This must have been going out of the Bay. I will have more another time.

Just wanted you all to know that I had a wonderful 80th Birthday. and yes, I got a small piece of fancy cake with a candle and the waiters sang Happy Birthday.

My son came and got me at my Daughters on Monday and will be here until the middle of next week. So have a week with each of them. How blessed I am.  Thanks for stopping by.


Lindah said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, it looks like you had such a good time. Isn't it amazing how a ship so huge can stay afloat. What a precious photo of you and your daughter. I love it. And now you're having a good visit with your son. Wonderful! Lots of good memories.

Orcsmom said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful Birthday, and rightly so! What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter, and what special memories you will have. Thank you for sharing them with us!



Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!! What an incredible trip and some incredible memories.... enjoy!

Candace said...

Looks like a wonderful relaxing vacation, and yes your daughter is a doll as is her mother. Happy belated birthday.

quiltmom anna said...

What a lovely way to spend your 80th birthday, Eileen. It sounds like you and your daughter have a very special relationship. Your trip sounds so restful and fun-
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
Have a terrific weekend.
Warmest regards,

Beth said...

Happy Birthday! And what a nice picture of the two of look so happy..and enjoying each others company!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Eileen! What a wonderful birthday treat, and it sounds like you had the very best time. I'm so looking forward to seeing some more pictures. I have never been on a cruise, and I've always wanted to. Such fun!

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