Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cruising on the Carnival Dream

I am so glad to be able to join Susan for Outdoor Wed.
Before I go on to my cruise post, I just want to show you our blooming tree and camellia bushes. Our guest room for kids have 2 windows. I hardly ever go there unless we have grandkids visiting, but today, John told me to look out from there. To my surprise, I saw the tree full of white flowers in the front yard. I am not sure what it is but I am guessing it is a Bradley pear. It is so funny because I did not know we had one because it is farther from the driveway and we usually just turn left into the driveway. The camellias can be seen from the other window. They sure are pretty and so full of blooms.

Since I am posting a cruise, I am also kinking with Watery Wednesday.

We just returned from a Caribbean cruise last weekend. I will share the places where we went to on my Sightseeing Sat. posts.

I love the hanging bouganvilles. They look so real.
The ship had so many pools and jacuzzi tubs and would you believe that I forgot to pack a swimsuit?

We left from the port of Canaveral in FL.
Taken before we sailed off of Port Canaveral.
The big water slide.

They had smaller ones too for the little kids.

Can you spot me? I'll give you a clue, I am fully dressed.
This was taken from the rear of the ship.

Looking out from our cabin balcony. The sea was pretty rocky the first night.

Isn't that a beautiful sunset? Too bad it went and disappeared so fast.

I hope you enjoyed the watery outdoor pictures. Thanks for coming and many thanks to our gracious hosts for taking the time to host these fun events.


kim said...

Christine, great photos of the cruise ship and sunset. I love cruising. I look forward to your sightseeing pics.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great pics Christine!
I would so love to go on a cruise! The water looks so blue and everything looks so fun!

A Garden of Threads said...

Great sunset, when does the ship leave, I am ready.

Dolores said...

Oh my goodness ... Christine, .... this looks like a dream of a cruise. The sunset is so beautiful!! I can't believe you forgot your swimsuit.... naughty/naughty!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful adventure in your life.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your blooming trees and bushes!! They are my favorite, even if it is just a short while in the spring.

Off on another cruise, I see!! That is one big ship! Can't wait to hear where you sailed. I enjoyed the beautiful sunset pictures. You are SO lucky (even though I don't know if I have the courage to do a cruise!!).

We are moving our trip back to about the 3rd week of May and from your schedule that still looks good, doesn't it? Alan has some out of town trips and doesn't like to be gone from the office too many days in a row. I hope we get our airline dates and tickets very soon and I will give you exact dates.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this looks so pretty. I love it. I know you had a great time. Can't wait to hear more about it and where all you went. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

Oh look at that! I love the clear blue water! I am jealous of you..I went on a cruise 39 yrs ago for our honeymoon. I think I would enjoy it!

Joyce said...

Every time I see your cruise photos I get the itch to take a cruise myself:)

Allison Shops said...

Great pictures. I know everyone had a blast. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see the butterflies I found. #8 at Outdoor Wednesday.


Joops said...

Oh you made me dream of going for a cruise hahaha. Beautiful shots!

My Outdoors

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, you cruising little thing you! What a fantastic ship and I love you sharing all the beauty with us!
Thanks for popping in to see our little Carter! I can join the grandma club now!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sistertex said...

Spring has sprung and I love all of those flowers. The cruise looked wonderful. I've never been on one, must to that one of these days! Thanks for sharing.

Vernz said...

Lovely, wishing to get on a cruise too! Have a Nice Day!

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Carolyn Ford said...

You forgot to pack a WHAT? Oh my gosh! Not your swimsuit...!!! Your outdoor and watery vacation photos are awesome. The ship is fabulous...what a great time to be had on a cruise like that.

Sherri said...

Looks so beautiful and now I want to see more! Looks like a really big and beautiful ship! Hope you have a great Outdoor Wednesday and enjoy the Easter Weekend! Sherri : )

Patriotic Mom said...

I am looking forward to going to DC to see the cherry blossoms this week. The fruit trees have the prettiest blooms. Cruise looked warm, beautiful pics! Happy Easter, Joan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet Christine...you live a life that most of us can only dream of. Your photo's are just beautiful. Have a wonderful time! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. You are always so kind.

Lady Katherine said...

Christine, these pictures are so wonderful! What a great cruise! I just love the flowers, water, ship and the sunset! How lovely!

June 5th as of now is good for the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Luncheon. I got a call from my Doc, I have to go in to see him this Thursday morning. He and the specialist are going to tell me what they have in store for me in the following months. If these experiments work, I'm hoping I will not go to surgery this summer. I was in the hospital as out patient last Monday. We found another tumor in my lymph nodes,it is large as a walnut, which is some how pulling on the muscles and nerves of my upper body and right arm, and that was my best side! lol So, if something should happen, You host the luncheon without me. I will surely try to be there if my health lets me. I decided to follow my dreams and host Tea Time Tuesday and live for each day. Tea Time keeps me going and looking forward to each week. I am exhausted when it through! lol It still hurts to type, but I am loving visiting again as much as I can. Stay in contact with me. When you announce the Luncheon, I would like to do a post on it too, maybe we should show some of the last luncheon pictures???? In the post. I have links on my sidebar and on my pages of new Mississippi bloggers and friends that have moved from Mississippi. Some would like to come. Let me know how you want to handle it. I was thinking maybe we should put the logo button on the post??? We may need to go to each blog or Email each Member and see if anyone else would like to join us at your home for hosting the next luncheon. I also will put it on my Facebook page and Twitter. I hope all will be OK and this will be so much fun! Do we need to post a map? Last time I was in to see Doc he said I needed 2 months, and would love to have 4 months before I go to surgery. Unless it is an emergency. So that would make June the best time for me. Cross your fingers for me! lol Because I do want to come so much!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Christine! I think you've got a plum or cherry tree there! Your pics are so wonderful! Wish I was there! Although the weather here in the midsouth is quite nice right now! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Stunning...everything is just so stunning. That sky shot of the sun is out of the world gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday blog!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great pics Christine! Looks like you had a fantastic time! Your camelias and blooming tree are beautiful. Love the shot of the sunset!

~ Tracy

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Christine, I love looking at all your mosaics and your posts on your travel adventures :o)

What a fun cruise! My hubby and I have talked about taking a cruise with his brother and sister-in-law.

Blessings & Aloha!
(thank you for stopping by! I have been out of town so am just now catching up on blog reading! Yay for a mid week day off! have to catch up on housecleaning and drawing orders too...)

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Thanks for popping in. Yes, we Skype! I love that free software. We used it when our daughter lived in England and we're going to use it more now that we have our little Carter.
Oh, you'll have to post about your little grandbaby again. I know they grow so fast!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

hobbyentusiast said...

Great pictures. Seems like you had a wonderful time. The photo of the sunset is beautiful.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos!! Your blooming trees are so pretty. I would be one fully dressed on the deck also. I spent many years in the sun and now I spend a lot of time in the dermatologist office. He probably goes on cruises on what he charges me. :-D

Natasha said...

Boy oh boy Christine, you really do go on some amazing vacations! I am sending a link to this post to my Mum as she and Dad are cruising nuts!

Thanks for your kind wishes for my 2 boys. It is going to be a long few weeks before they are better but I am sure that they will love all the yummy Easter Chocolates they will be receiving this weekend!

Blessings and best wishes for a very happy Easter,

Katherinellen said...

Wow! Beautiful photos of the cruise..You looks Great! The Bradley Tree is Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more photos...never been on a cruise...would love to go...You have a wonderful week...Katherinellen

Just Breathe said...

I did enjoy the pictures. I love the fact that you travel all the time. Must be fun.

Beth said...

Christine, These are beautiful pictures! I bet you had a fabulous vacation! I cannot wait to see your ports of call!
Blessings - Beth

Daniela said...

Beautiful pics, great sunset :)

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