Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today my son's stepson, (he's 17 and a computer whiz), came over to help me figure out what was wrong with my computer. He sits down at the computer, I explain what the problem is, he clicks on this he clicks on that and voila the computer is working again. Total time, 12 seconds...
OK, I feel like an idiot. I spent 4 days trying to figure the stupid thing out. Well, maybe the computer isn't the stupid one. I'm just sayin.

Anyway, the mister and I have been on a little trip. Well, it was kind of a big trip, actually. We went on a cruise to Mexico. We went with two other couples that we've known forever. Since 1977 anyway. We all have kids about the same age and when we were younger our families went camping together, the kids went to the same schools, we went to the same church, we basically raised our families together. Now we all live apart so it was good to see them again and catch up on all their new grandchildren and how retirement is going.
This was the ship we were on. The captain called it "the Wision of the Seas" I think he had a Norwegian accent. Note the climbing wall? I decided not to climb it.
Our first stop was Cabo San Lucas where we ate chips and guacamole right on the waterfront.And these guys serenaded us. Please ignore the bald head in the foreground. It couldn't have been one of our husbands. Ha
At every port we were greeted by this welcoming committee. We weren't sure if they were watching out for terrorists or guarding Mexico from anyone illegally entering their country.Our next stop was Mazatlan. The weather was hot and very humid.
Puerto Vallarta was our last port. We took a van tour of the city. Hot and humid again but what beautiful beaches and gorgeous coastline. We also made a stop at the open air market in the middle of town.
We had a great time on the cruise with our friends. We laughed, we talked, we danced, we watched the entertainment and the movies, we played games, we made new friends, we karaoked, we held hands and watched the moon rise, we swam, we laughed some more, but mostly we ate, things like this....


Annie said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad you had a fun trip.

The Bentley Family said...

I'm soooo jealous. The photos look amazing. So glad to have you back!

Manuela said...

The photos are beautiful! Looks like an amazing trip! Although that armed welcoming committee is a bit unerving!