Friday, April 9, 2010

Kerri as Modonna and Roatan Isaland, Honduras

I almost forgot about Laurie's "A Few of My Favorite Things" because it is a new meme. I had to add this to my previously prepared post because I sure don't want to miss this fun event.
It's the second Sunday so it's Silver Sunday with Beth. You can see more sparkling silvers at

For today, I want to show you 2 silver plated servers, an antique gravy and Sheffield jelly servers. I got both of them from Ebay. The jelly server was really inexpensive ($5.99) and as you can see is still new but the gravy server cost me over $30 but I just had to have it. I love how it is hanging from an ornate stand. It was black when I got it and I polished and polished but it needs more.

Go see more "Favorite Things" at

Now, for my Pink Saturday contribution!

I hope you visit Beverly at and enjoy all the lovely pink entries today.

While we were on a cruise a few weeks ago, I encouraged Kerri to try out for the Carnival Legends show. I told her she should try out for Madonna or Britney Spears. Carnival Legends is a show in the ship on the last night wherein the passengers are the stars of the show. Kerri auditioned for Madonna. Well, there was no competition there cause she was the only one who tried out for Madonna, lol. Needless to say, she was picked. Actually, I think she would still have made it even if there were other competitors because she did so well.

Isn't she lovely in her pink tutu skirt?

We had so much fun watching her perform with the ship's professional dancers. She sang and danced. Good job, Kerri! The show made the highlight of our trip!

Now on to a sightseeing trip. Today, we are going to Roatan in Honduras.

I always like to have a picture taken before we leave the ship showing the port of call in the background. When I went out to the balcony, I saw the men cleaning the windows outside. I often wondered how they cleaned them and now I know.
It seems like we have been here just a year or 2 ago but it has changed a lot. They always improve the ports and I am happy about that.
A ship wreck ruins right next to our cruise ship.

I love shopping!
Do you see the hummingbird in the 2 top photos of the mosaic below? I really enjoyed the beauty of the flowers. Even Zoe was admiring them. They were so healthy and colorful.
We hired a taxi driver to drive us around. Isn't this a gorgeous house? I think it belongs to an ex public official.
One of the beaches.

The taxi driver suggested we go to a monkey farm and so we did. He took us to Mayan Jungle Canopy.

Noah saw this rope bridge leading to a tree amd climbed it. He managed, but could not get back so mommy went on a rescue.

Don't be scared, it's just me! LOL! I must be crazy showing you my ugliest picture. We went inside the monkey cage and one of them jumped on me from behind, which startled and scared me silly, thus, this facial expression. ROFL!!!! The monkeys were actually pretty friendly so after the initial shock, I was fine. Kerri and the kids really enjoyed them.

Don't I have an ugly face? LOL!

There were different kinds of monkeys and they gave them Gator aid in a bottle so they would come closer. There were also exotic birds, Caribbean bunnies (they weren't as fluffy) and deer.

Do you zip? I have not tried it but maybe someday I can gather up enough courage to do it.

They now have these hanging chairs in the port which will take you to the beach.

Time to go back to the ship now but let me take a picture of John and his daughter and grandkids first.

I hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for coming and thanks to Beverly, Laurie and Beth also for hosting these events.


Salmagundi said...

Enjoyed the trip this week, as it is probably somewhere I would never go. The silver is beautiful! Sally

Dolores said...

Wow, beautiful scenery, beautiful people, and beautiful animals...... This looks like an amazing trip.

I love the silver.... so elegant and dainty.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such lovely pictures and I just cracked up at the one of you with the monkeys. I think that was very tame compared to the face I would have made. The scenery is stunning and the children all look wonderful. So glad you had a great time. Your silver is wonderful too. You do have some of the most wonderful pieces. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

another fun trip C/X girl you always go to the best places..Loved seeing Kerrie one again and her babies are just darling...Thanks for sharing love the monkey face on you and the one on your head ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks so much for sharing your cruise/trip with us. Looks and sounds like you had a great time! Your silver is so pretty!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! What a fun post! Love your gorgeous silver! Kerrie makes a great Madonna! And I loved seeing your trip! One day I will hire you as my travel plan the best trips! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Sue said...

Hi! I love getting to "travel" with you. You always seem to be going or coming home from somewhere. I'm still in Florida with my mom, I'll be here for a while longer. My husband said we had frost at home last I'm really enjoying the weather here.

I love that silver gravy boat...I certainly understand why it needed to live at your house:)


Sweet European Dreams said...

I've spent the last several years hopping overseas to Europe, and now I'm ready for a different land to visit. I LOVE these photos of Honduras -looks like it needs to go on my list! Beautiful photos!

Blondie's Journal said...

What an amazing trip this must have been. You are a lot more brave than I am. Monkeys scare the daylights out of me!! Was this a recent trip?

I enjoyed seeing your silver...very pretty. Again, you get the best deals on eBay!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, I had forgotten all about my silver gravy boat. I don't think mine is as ornate as yours, but I'll have to get it out and polish it up some time. Beautiful photos of your trip. I love all of the colorful buildings. John's grands are adorable. I'm so glad you remembered to join Favorite Things with this pretty post. laurie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a great trip. The port did not look anything like that when we went a couple of years ago. I remember it looking like a prison camp. It was a large fenced area with a bunch of buses waiting to take people to their destinations for the day. We then rode through the poorest looking country to get to the beautiful beach. Your face in the monkey picture is funny not ugly!! Love your silver pieces. I see you have a fancy bowl with the spoon, too. I like yours better. Now I will be looking for more of those. I found a large silver tray yesterday for only $20 but the silver has come off under the handle. No one can see it unless you turn it over. I may go back and get it. It is large and heavy. I don't know that much about silver, but I am loving it.

Kathleen said...

I think you should find a better ship to cruise on next time. That one looks a little unseaworthy and rusty! :)
You go on the best trips..although I don't go ape over monkeys!
Lovely your dainty little hands keep it all polished?
The kids are adorable..
Have a great weekend, C!

Julie said...

Happy PInk Saturday! We were in Roatan in January. The new cruise port is something! Roatan was beautiful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Kerri looks great, that must have been so much fun for her.

Enjoying my time living in your vacation.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh thank you for a trip to an exotic location! What fun you must have had. And you are NOT ugly, you look adorable being terrified by the monkeys! :-)
Gorgeous silver, too -- lovely fun post!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

So many nice pictures. Love your silver and love the photos of the trip.
Have a nice weekend, Greetings,

Gypsy Fish said...

Incredible shots...just beautiful!
Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}

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