Friday, December 10, 2010


We came back from a Caribbean cruise last Friday with over 40 family members. That's right, over 40, which includes my mom, my 2 brothers and 2 sisters and all their spouses and children except for one, and all their children except for 3 who are in College, so they could not make it. My mom had a great time seeing all of her children, all her grandchildren but one, and all her great grandchildren but 3.
We sailed from the port of Miami so I will share pictures of Miami with you today for Sightseeing Saturday.
I am also linking with Beverly for Pink Saturday at

and Sally for Blue Monday at

John and I rented a car and with my mom, we drove to Lake Worth to visit John's daughter, Kerri and her family. I have to keep reminding myself that this is south Florida that is why the grass is so lush and all the plants are so healthy. I was so jealous of her papaya tree. Just look at all those fruits!

And for my Pink Sat. contribution, I have to show you Kerri's daughter Zoe's bedroom. It's like Cinderella's coach and it's all pink. Do you see her Persian rug? We gave that to her when they came to visit us in Mississippi. I think it really looks good in that room.
Kerri made the ribbon rack. Isn't it pretty? And it's pink!

We went to Vizcaya to tour it but we were just in the grounds on our way to the ticket counter when my mom's walker (she was sitting on it because she did not want to walk anymore while my nephew pushed her), and the walker tipped over along with my mom when it hit a bump on the pavement. Ouch! Her old wound in the head hit the ground, opened up again and started bleeding so we decided to go back to the hotel. Luckily, she was no longer on blood thinners so it quit bleeding a few minutes after we got to the hotel. John just had to apply a bandage and she was fine.

Before we left, my niece and I asked permission to go in the cafe because we wanted to buy a drink for ma and while walking towards there, I started taking pictures of the grand building and it's amazing surroundings.

There's Stephanie, my niece.

Look at that beautiful blue water!

and the blue sky and the gorgeous building!

After the cruise, we embarked in Miami again. Kerri picked us up and took us to South Beach.

We drove around Miami's Art Deco area.

Then we walked along Lincoln Avenue where a pretty Christmas tree is displayed along side a menorah that is made out of shells.

Look at the doves on the tree?

And in the area where the Christmas tree and menorah are, there were so many parrots on the palm trees and so many flying around too. They were so noisy chirping non stop.

We had lunch at Pasha's. Notice all the blue chairs and umbrellas.
I just love the orchids growing on the trunk of the palm trees.

This is Versace's mansion. It was on those front steps where he was shot to death.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Miami and South Beach. I will show you more of the cruise next Saturday and the ports on the following Saturdays. Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to Beverly and Sally for hosting the memes.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love seeing your travel photos, and appreciate your sharing them with us.
Enjoy your weekend. said...

Looks ike a wonderfull time with family. I miss living in Florida-espescially when it gets cold here in Mississippi!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Christine.

Loved seeing the Florida photos. Gorgeous!

Cute little pink room, too. Gabi would love that bed!

Anonymous said...

I've never been to Miami and it's so beautiful there! I couldn't believe the papayas growing right where you can cut them off the tree. Amazing! When I was a kid we lived on Guam and before we got base housing we lived in one of the villages. It was magical for me as a kid and I fell in love with so many tropical fruits that I'd never been exposed to.

Erica (Irene) said... your tour and photo's. I just so enjoy your posts, and your home..... you have amazing things. Have a great pink saturday!!!!

Donnie said...

Your photos are so lovely. That little princess bed is so cute and I'm glad your mom is okay. Happy Pink Saturday.

Johanna Ellen said...

nice bed!Happy pink!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Christine. Gorgeous photos, especially since it's freezing here! My grandie girls would LOVE Cinderella's bed - adorable! Linda

Erin said...

Beautiful Pictures!!! I love seeing where all you go:)

The Artful Diva said...

Beautiful pinks! Happy Pink Saturday.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The pictures are beautiful. What a nice area to visit. Love that bed Zoe's bedroom! You take the best trips.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Beautiful photos! And I love the Persian rug in your granddaughter's room.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful photos as always :o) Zoe's room looks made for a little princess :o)

How amazing and wonderful that so many of your family were able to take a family cruise vacation together.

Ah! It seems like I only have time to squeeze in enough time to get one post up and then try to catch up on a few of my favorite blogs to read...before it is time to try to squeeze in some time again for my next week's one post!

Blessings & Aloha!

monah said...

Beautiful pictures.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Debbiedoos said...

Miami and Lincoln Ave. are just spectacular. Been there many times. Love your photos and love your travels.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for taking us along on your cruise. It sure looks nice and warm! Thanks for your sweet visit this week too.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

C/X girl your poor mama what is she doing herself...I'm so glad she's OK..
Love your granddaughter wonderful bed where did she find it...Glad you had yet another great trip...Give your mama a BIG old hug from me...Gl♥ria

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! I love your Florida photos! Everything looks so WARM and pretty! I scrolled downt to catch your beautiful Christmas decor! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Diann said...

Hi Christine,
Everything looks so beautiful. Your trip sounds like a lot of fun, well with the exception of your mom falling. I hope she is okay.

Carey said...

South Florida looks beautiful and warm. Would not mind a little warmth right now. Love that litte girls bed, how cute. Hope you had a nice time and Happy Holidays,

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Christine how amazing and gorgeous! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have the best trips Christine!
Your pics are just stunning and I love the little girl's room too!

Carol at Serendipity said...


Nice pictures. I have not been to Miami for years. We are on the other coast and just happy to stay around here.

Looking forward to pictures of your cruise.


Traci said...

Wow Christine! You really took some awesome pictures!

SmilingSally said...


You must have meant that John's daughter lives in Fort Lauderdale as there is no Fort Worth in South Florida!

That little princess's bedroom is just perfect!

Happy Blue Monday.

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