Sunday, July 01, 2007


Scott and I went on a cruise while the kids spent time at Granny and Grampy's house. Granny's church was hosting Vacation Bible School this year and Granny was very excited to have the kids involved. Scott and I took advantage of this time and left town!

We flew to Jacksonville, FL on Monday the 25th and boarded the cruise ship Celebration from Carnival. We have cruised twice before and decided this was our least favorite ship. The friends we meet were a lot of fun and the food was great too. We heard through a 'seasoned cruiser' that this particular ship was going to be retired in November of this year due to age. They sell the ships in Europe for the use of shorter cruising voyages.

Our first full day was at Sea. This particular day was lovely weather and a nice day to spend on the ship exploring. Our first port of call was Key West, FL. We were excited to stop here because we have never been. Well it wasn't what we expected and not that exciting after all. Here are a few photo's we took.

There were LARGE amounts to roosters and chickens walking the streets...sort of like stray cats, but noisier.

Right at the port there was history information and many statues. Here are few of our favorite...heads...

We had an excursion to go on a catamaran and snorkel trip. We were told that we'd be seeing the last living coral in the US area. That was depressing... Not spectacular by any means, but the water felt GREAT! In the distance the clouds turned this ugly navy color and didn't look to friendly. We entertained ourselves by drinking some beer and listening to some loud music. The trip back to shore (about 45minutes long) we got a flood from Mother Nature.

Since we were already wet we just kept walking around town.

Our next port of call was Nassau, Bahamas. Believe it or not I didn't take any pictures there. I know I should be ashamed of myself as a scrapbooker, but this was our 5th time here and I've taken pictures of it all before.
The weather coming in was bad and our excursion to Cable Beach Black Beards Adventure was canceled. We decided to head over to Paradise Island and Atlantis. The cleaner part of this Island is there and it sounded like a great idea. We went swimming in the aqua blue waters and also went to enjoy some Starbucks! It was time to head back to the ship so on the way I got my mom a big conch shell as small thanks.

Back on the ship for another Sea Day before we go back to Jacksonville. The weather was awful, but we donated to the ships casino and enjoyed the other festivities on board.

We got some 'towel creatures' in our room a few nights...
One night it wasn't recognizable what the creature was so I avoided the picture!

Guess Who...

Our second night was clear with no a few nice pictures of the sunset...

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