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







Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thank You H1N1

I don't know if you've noticed but I haven't been commenting much lately. The reason is the Mister and I have been on another cruise. Very last minute, but very fun. A friend of ours gave us a call and told us about the Carnival Splendor that was scheduled to go to the Mexican Riviera. The ports had been closed because of the flu so they were rerouting to Canada. Many of their passengers didn't want to go to Canada and canceled. If we could get our ducks in a row, we could cruise for seven nights to Victoria and Vancouver for $199.00! AND since the mister is a veteran for $4.00 more we could have a balcony room. Woohoo!! The daughter #1 and her little family came over to dog sit and water our newly planted lawn. We threw some clothes in a bag, got some great deals on some Jet Blue flights and off we went.

Carnival's largest ship...



The length of three football fields...

The view from our balcony...(that's a towel monkey hanging from the curtain)



Water slide...

They had three big pools, and an outdoor (under a dome) movie theater...

Every evening we came back to our room and found one of these.
I asked the mister if he wouldn't mind learning how to make these towel animals. I wanted one by my sink every day, not just on cruises. He said he'd put it on his list of things to do. He said it's number 4,987.
We had wonderful food, of course, and a singing Maitre D. He sounded a lot like Frank Sinatra, only Irish.

The bonus was while we were in Southern California we got to go see the sweetpeas.




This work of art is entitled "Thumbelina's Garden". Brilliant use of color. And Q tips.

As much as I like to get away, I really love being home. And this is what we came home to.

12 comments:

Nicole said...

Looks like so much fun, and wow, only 199.00. Glad there are some good things coming from H1N1 :) Glad your home, safe and sound!

Aubrey said...

Wow, that's so awesome. Was the food good? I want a whole post just about all the food. ;) I was worried you were going to say you got the swine flu. That would be awful.

Annie said...

Thanks again for coming. Glad you had a nice little get-away!!!

Joyce said...

Now the trip looks great and you can't beat the price but last photos are the best with the little ones!

Donna Longenecker said...

Wow! How fabulous! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Hugs,
Donna

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my goodness those are the sweetest little faces! It looks like you had quite a wonderful vacation:>)

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

wow, this new flue comes with some extreme benefits...lucky you!
What a bargain to get a balcony...they can be so pricey. Your grandchildren are priceless, so happy for you.

Ginger said...

Wow, what a great price. The room and the ship itself looks wonderful.
Your grandkids are darling.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Wow! I don't like being on ships but for that price I would have gone on that cruise! Glad that H1N1 brought about something good!

Manuela

Sand Flat Farm said...

Cute little sweet peas! And just look at the eyelashes on those little girls! Wow!

Glad you got to cruise at such a nice rate! Sometimes those last minute things are so much fun!

Rhondi said...

That's exciting that you go to go on a cruise and what a price! And you got to see your grandkids. Can't get much better than that.
Hugs, Rhondi

Rhondi said...

I am so excited that you are going to join my porch party! Could you please email( my email is on my profile) I want to be able to remind everyone a couple of days ahead. Thanks, Rhondi xo