Monday, May 26, 2008

Fun Monday - # 33 - Vacation Edition

Happy Memorial Day to all of those residing in the US of A. Today is the beginning of vacation season for many of us. RDH Mom is the wonderful host this week and her assignment is:

Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!

As a child (and also a military brat), my family didn't go on vacations to exotic and far away places. Basically, we would make the yearly trip to visit extended family - like in grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

As a young single mother to two boys, we, also, didn't go on vacations to exotic and far away places. I just didn't have the money or resources to do so.

Rest assured, many memories were made during those years - we just stayed close to home to make them.

Now, as an adult (with no children at home), the vacation of my choosing (when money and time allows) is CRUISING to those exotic and far away places. I have been on 4 different ones with a 5th one planned for October of 2009.

I have been to San Juan, Puerto Rico - and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands - and St. Croix, Virgin Islands - and St. John, Virgin Islands - and Barbados - and Curacao - and St. Maarten - and Antigua - and Aruba - and Trinidad - and St. Lucia, Virgin Islands and Martinique.

And the latest one (June 2007) - Bermuda !!

I got such a kick out of this ... normal work attire ... Sport coat, shirt, tie and bermuda shorts !! We saw men everywhere in such attire.

Chocolate martinis - absolutely delightful !

Unfortunately ... the trip had to come to an end.

Oops ... I may have gotten a little carried away with the pictures. My bad.

Next adventure: Bahamas in October 2009.

Make sure you take a few moments and pay RDH Mom a visit and see how everyone else has spent their vacations. Happy Traveling !!


Julie said...

I so want to go on another cruise. I loved the one we took for our honeymoon - 8 years ago!

That's a lovely shot of you on the ship in front of the window.

Joy T. said...

Get carried away because I LOVED these pictures! We're talking about going on our first cruise in the next few years and I'm really looking forward to it.

ChrisB said...

There are never too many photos for me and these are great.

Sauntering Soul said...

It looks like an awesome trip!

I also love cruises, however, if you care to see what booking a very inexpensive cabin at the last minute on a ship out of Cyprus will get you stop by and see my Fun Monday post. Thankfully we didn't spend a lot of time in our cabin. I'm just sayin'.

SJ said...

All of your cruise photos were gorgeous! Makes me want to go on another one like yesterday...

They are so much fun! I'm glad that you've treated yourself to trips to far away places. You deserve it.

"J" said...

Holy Moly! I love your pics! You could have added more and that would have been fine with me!

The pool shot you took...there is a TON of people on that deck! WOW!!! Is it always that packed?

I love the monkey fruit!!! =) That was REALLY cute!

I'm so excited BS...I can't wait till our cruise! =) There is so much to be excited about! The wedding, the places we are going, our friends and family, the food, the water, the sun tan, the honey moon and just the fact that we will be away on vacation!!!!

Thanks for sharing all your GREAT tips with me!!!

Your the BEST!!!! =)

CPA Mom said...

I LOVE all the pictures!!! I can't wait for our cruise together in October 2009 - we've never been on one so I know you will show us the ropes!!

nikki said...

Cruises are wonderful. The only one I have been on was to Alaska. I'd love to go again.

Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous pictures, what a great holiday.

I loved the towel art, I adore hotels that do that!


That Chick Over There said...

That looks FABULOUS.