Saturday, May 27, 2006

Cruise, Day 2: At Sea

I had planned to do several things today with a post, showing lots of little pics with snippets of info on what's happening but we've found out that we can't always get a signal for an internet least while at sea. So today I'm sending just this one pic with a bit of a blab!

We've had 2 great evening "main dining room" dinners thus far and have met the two other couples sharing our table: Jim and Delores are in their late 60's from Wichita, Kansas; John and Christina are my age from Perth, Australia. And all 4 of them are delightful. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we have long-term contact with them, as we have had with the couples from our last cruise. How fun.

We've been to a seminar on Faberge eggs and their family history (since we're going to St. Petersburg, Russia, at the end of the cruise). We've played Bingo and nickle slots in the casino. We've been to two art auctions and a shopping , informational seminar for Oslo, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg. We even walked a mile around the track on the top deck last night at sunset. All in the first 24 hours!

Our stateroom is on the 10th deck and this time (our first) has a private balcony. So we can see "the world" coming and going from our room. And because we are eating too well (still trying to be good but some things you just can't pass up, you know!), we make a point of climbing up and down the stairs everywhere we go.

It just doesn't get better than this, does it! I know I've been saying that a lot lately but it's true. If you've never taken a cruise, I hope you can do so some day/year soon. You'll certainly have all my best wishes and blessings!

Tomorrow we'll be in Oslo, Norway, all day. I can hardly wait!


  1. Beautiful ocean!

    Everything sounds great. Can't wait to "meet" your tablemates.
    Track on deck at sunset, cardio and romance. Ahhhhh... Now if I could only get my exercise vicariously too!


  2. That all sounds just heavenly. And a private balcony - how wonderful! Looking forward to lots more news.

  3. It all sounds wonderful! I never have been on a cruise so I am really enjoying 'sharing' this one. Looking forward to hearing about Oslo :)

  4. Oh I'd be on that balcony as much as possible! How great that must be!

    I'm so happy y'all are having a fun time!

  5. It's so fun to be with you... virtually! Thanks for sharing this! :)

  6. I like a lot moving waters. Thank you for the pic :-)

  7. I absolutely love that pict, Ginnie. And it sounds like you're having such a great time. I've always wanted to go on a cruise. Maybe in a couple of years.

  8. That all sounds wonderful!
    I am greatly moved by your writing of ”So we can see "the world" coming and going from our room.”
    How was Norway? And, are you going to St. Petersburg?! It's fabulous! I have not been to those countries.
    So, I am very much looking forward to hearing your news.


  9. That sounds great! The last cruise I went on (and the first) I got so ill I swore I would never cruise again. Now I have gotten some good travel pills from the wonderful German apotheke and I am reconsidering not going a cruise ever again. I look forward to more pics! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am looking forward to more updates.

  10. Oh Ginnie that does sound like a lot of fun! Must go read next entry. :)

  11. Hi Ginnie, I love this picture, simple but good :-)
    I hope your enjoying the trip

  12. I love the photo too. Thanks for sharing the moments with us. Rest on . . .

  13. So much more to share, after the fact. Still working on all my photos but it's like having the pleasure of the cruise over and over again!