Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

I'm popping in to wish all my lady friends and family a Happy Mothers Day today. My mother passed away 11 years ago this September but not a day goes by without thinking of her. The below picture was taken of her as a teenager at a beach in Chicagoland area. What a beauty! Happy Mothers Day, Mom. You are missed!

My 3 day cruise to the Bahamas has come and gone. What an experience! Of course I packed way too much - spent the days in a bathing suit and only changed into shorts and a T shirt in the evenings. I like the fact that dining is all free style so making a reservation and keeping it is not necessary!

I highly recommend cruising on Norwegian cruise line - very friendly and accommodating. Our ship was the Norwegian Sky. It held 900 crew members and 2,000 passengers.

The first stop was Norwegion's private island. Here is where we did some kayaking in the morning. Stopped for lunch and then we were taken out on a boat and I parasailed for the first time! It is amazing how quiet it is up there once you are over the initial fear! I'm not sure if I would do this again!

Our next stop was the island of Nassau. We signed up to do the Dolphin encounter at Blue Lagoon.

The dolphin is an amazing mammel. We shared time with Andy, the dolphin.

I got to feed him, dance with him, kiss him, rub his back and belly, feel his teeth, and so many other activities!  Clifton, the newest member of the family, is a 6 month old dolphin who is just starting his training and was very jealous of the attention Andy was getting. So we actually had to step back and watch Wendy, the trainer enforce some "obedience" training between the two dolphins. I have many more pictures but don't want to bore you with them!

Well folks - thanks for popping in and allowing me to catch you all up with my travels! Hopefully I will be back into the swing of things and have some cards to share with you soon.
Happy Mothers Day!