December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas & 52 Weeks of Happy-Week 51

Merry Christmas all!  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday surrounded by friends and family.
Last week I went on a cruise with one of my sisters and this is a photo of the Christmas tree in the port area of Cozumel.  It was lovely both during the day and fully lit at night.  Sorry my photo doesn't accurately capture it - I'm blaming it on the iPhone and not the photographer!  LOL

As you might imagine, my 52 Weeks of Happy photos for last week were cruise related. 
We were forecasted to get 8-12 inches of snow over the weekend and I was really afraid I wouldn't be able to make it to the airport in Boston in time to make my flight.  I was lucky to get a hotel reservation near the airport Saturday evening and this is a photo of my comfy hotel room once I finally arrived.  I was very happy to be within 5 minutes of the airport and that the weather was a little better in MA than in ME.

This happy moment was sitting on the outdoor deck with my first cruise cocktail waiting for departure.
This is a photo of the first towel animal created for our cabin by the cruise staff.  It was on my sisters bed which freaked her out a bit which made me happy!  I was glad it wasn't on mine.  There's something a little creepy about finding this in your room.   
Our first port of call was Key West and I was thrilled to be able to go to the Kino Sandal factory and replace a pair of my favorite sandals.  If you ever go to Key West, search out this little mom & pop factory as they make the most comfortable and inexpensive sandals.  My feet are now very happy!

And we had lunch at Sloppy Joe's which is such a touristy thing to do but the conch fritters and the cocktails were delish!

This was my first cruise and I'm still formulating my opinion as to whether or not I would do one again.  It made me very happy to spend time with my older sister in a relaxed, fun, WARM atmosphere!


Barb said...

Looks wonderful!!! Merry Christmas!

barbara said...

What a great way to wrap up the year, Patti!! I've never been on a cruise, but my Dad and father both swear by them.

I would *love* to get together next year. I missed our GTGs a lot this year. :)

Joanie said...

Merry Christmas! Looks like you had a great time!

Brigitte said...

Your pictures from your first cruise look really good and there were certainly great moments there. I have never been on a cruise, so it all sounds adventurous to me.
I hope you were having a great Christmas Day!