Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Florida Staycation

The Serenade cruises (35 days total), have ended, and we are now staying in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at the home of 2 cruise friends, Randy and Vicki Sheppard.  They have a beautiful home, in a very nice area, and we are making maximum use of their infrastructure.  Having done 4 loads of laundry, and ironed a few things, we are ready to repack after our stay here ends.  They have fast internet, and we are catching up on communications and such.  Vicki is helping me learn how to use my MacBook Air, and I have been playing around with the photo program.  I am not sufficiently expert enough to do an entire blog post on our cruises yet, so that will have to wait.  But I will try to attach a few pictures here about our visit with them.
     Here is Elaine, Randy, and Vicki at the lunch which Randy prepared for us yesterday when we arrived:

Today we all went for a long walk along the beach in Jupiter, and stopped at the pier to have someone take our picture together.  You can see that it is windy:

Tonight we are going to a restaurant on the water for dinner.  Thursday we will be having Thanksgiving dinner with Vicki's family.  Friday morning Elaine and I will drive our rental car about an hour north, to Vero Beach, for a 3 day stay with our RV friends, Joe and Carla Calwell.  Then we will drive to Tampa to turn the car in and board the Vision of the Seas for 2 more Caribbean cruises, ending December 19.

We hope all of you are doing well, and we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Serenade of the Seas Cruise

Today is the start of the second cruise we are doing on the Serenade of the Seas.  We left from Ft. Lauderdale a few hours ago, heading for the Southern Caribbean.  Our next port will be in Aruba.  I had plans to write a blog post today about our first Serenade cruise, which was from Quebec City, October 19 to Ft. Lauderdale, but too many things were going on and I didn't have time.  Also, I got a new computer, a MacBook Air, and I am still learning how to handle photos, and haven't yet learned about transferring them from camera and cell phone.  So please be patient, and as soon as possible, I will share our travel adventures with you.  It is also a challenge to post anything because the internet connectivity on the ship is very iffy.
We are both well, having fun times with friends on board with us, and looking forward to more fun times in the Caribbean (warmer temps - hooray!!)