Saturday, March 2, 2013

Caribbean Cruise

This was my backyard a few days ago. We had yet another huge snowfall! The snow was heavy and wet but it sure made a stunning wintery scene! Can you see why the Caribbean cruise that took place over a week ago was "needed"!? Anyway, I am taking you onto another virtual cruise. This time we are headed to San Juan ( Puerto Rico), then Saint Martin and St. Thomas.

Through our beloved pet cat Alexia, you can get an idea of the trip....
These are a few of my favorite photos of Alexia from this trip.
Here is Alexia's report....take it away, Alexia!

Hi, Alexia here. Let me tell ya, cruise life is tough! But someone's got to do it, right?
Sun-bathing in Saint Martin
 The beach was beautiful and serene.
Making sure the life boats are in working order!
Inspecting the kitchen galley on the ship.
Posing with the Lu Family's dirty dishes--boy, they cleaned up those plates well!
 Watching David gobbled up his desserts for the 2nd time in the afternoon.
Virginia can't leave home without her stamp porn (according to Dr. John) - Paper Crafts magazine and ME.
 And guess what!? There is actually GRASS on the top deck of the ship!
 Getting on/off the massive ship.
 Admiring the stunning coast lines in San Juan. Virginia held me very tightly as she was worried that I will be lost during the photo shoot!
Yeah, we made it to Puerto Rico!
 Enjoying the ocean breeze.
Taking a thrilling ride on a cable car in St. Thomas to Paradise Point.
 Don't you just love the view? 
And doing what a tourist does in St. Thomas. Say cheese!

27 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Virginia, these pictures with Alexia are the cutest! She is a great tour guide!

Tracey McNeely said...

More amazing photos of your cruise Virginia. Didn't we have the most beautiful snow with this last snowfall, I didn't get up early enough to take photos before it fell off the trees. Our yard looked just like that.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Thanks for the guided tour Alexia! I enjoyed it very much!

Sheila H said...

How fun to have Alexia's perspective of the family cruise!

joy said...

LOVE these photos; especially of my beloved St. Thomas! I lived and worked there for one year - wonderful memories!!! Alexia is such a fun tour guide.

Barb said...

Now, THAT is my kind of cruise! Love the beautiful, sunny sky and gorgeous views of the ocean! Thanks for the tour, Alexia! :)

Linda R said...

Now that looks like my kinda vacation. Love seeing your photos..

Hugs~

Lin said...

Love seeing those waters? Perhaps one of these islands will be your winter getaway in future? Welcome home (and back to reality)

Katie said...

WOW, thanks for the tour. Your pictures are AMAZING. So clear. So much fun to be an arm-chair passenger with your family. We lived in PR in the seventies when my dad was in the Air Force, but we were at the west end of the island, but he preached regularly{a pastor was his second career} in the town of San Juan.
Would love to see the island again some day IRL.
I am glad you and Dr. John are giving these experiences to you "kids."

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, Virginia...your photos are just beautiful! Thank you so much for the "Tour"!

Wait a minute...Stamp Porn? LOL!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I kind of wish I was Alexia! That is one lucky cat! You need to create a little passport book for her! Thanks so much for sharing your travels with us!

Linda Beeson said...

Wowie! I can only imagine!

Dianne said...

OKAY VIRGINIA, you had me laugh out loud, this is a fabulous post lots of pics and plenty of laughs, I LOVE Alexia thanks her soooo much for the tour.....
Is there a best post of the year award???? Have to look that up "-"...

Helen F. said...

WOW, almost like being there, thanks so much for bringing us along with you, Alexia (and Virginia too) :)

donna mikasa said...

Hubby and I got to go to St. Thomas back in the 90's but never on a cruise! Seeing your photos is the closest I think I'll ever get to one. Alexia is sooo lucky! Thank you, always, for sharing!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous photos!! I want to be there now! :) Glad you and Alexia had such a great time!

Rose said...

stamp porn!!! LOL
oh that snow is beautiful (but so glad it is not in my backyard!!)

what a beautiful place you visited :)

Karen from MI said...

HOW FUN! Alexia looks like she fit in just fine......she looks a little RED.....TOO MUCH SUNSHINE for the little darling???? :) TFS!! :) xoxo

Greta said...

Wonderful winter trip leaving the snow & cold behind! Since we don't have that here (unless we drive to the mountains) I have to say I love your backyard picture as much as those of the Caribbean! I know, easy for me to say since I don't have to live with that snow--LOL!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Thanks for sharing Virginia! love your pics and Alexia's fun comments, how I envy that lucky cat!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awwww...Virginia! How touching!!
I love every single photo!
Thank You for sharing the sunshine and the beautiful things you experienced with us tonight!

Big Hugs~

stamplover2011 said...

What Beautiful pictures! Wish I was there..... So sunny and bright and I am guessing WARM!!! :)

Cindy C. said...

So nice to see these sunny pic with the beautiful blue sky! Thanks for sharing Virginia!

Alice Wertz said...

dang, cruise life sure looks "difficult" huh? =) looks like you had such fun! thanks for sharing, V!!

MarcyK924 said...

Like Dr. John, Alexia should have her own Facebook page!! Those pictures are SO gorgeous, Virginia, and I fell into a trance looking at them! I think I got a sunburn, hehehe! XO

Melissa Shea said...

I see a new tour guide for us! Nice debut, Alexia! Gorgeous photos!

Julie Hoffman said...

Stamp Porn - LOL Dr. John is funny! Love the vacation pics ♥