I'm home! I'm home to ugly weather. Can I go again....please? I'm still hungry for sunshine and warmth.
I had thought of writing on the trip but, since the cruiseline charged .75 a minute, I decided that was a cost I didn't need. The first part of the trip was the quilt classes part. I learned a lot of neat stuff and actually finished a couple of projects. Hopefully I can take the time to get them made into wall hangings.
The ports we stopped in were great. I don't need to revisit San Juan. I've been to some of the ports already so I stayed on board. Costa Maya was kinda special. I wasn't planning on going ashore but the cruise line arranged for a special tour for members of the quilting group. We went to the village of Limones and watched demonstrations of embroidery that the local women did. They also fed us lunch (tamales) cooked over charcoal. Their work is lovely and the trip was worth it. Especially since they gave each of us a piece of embroidery to bring home.
The second half of the trip was relaxing. I didn't partake of onboard activities but rather knitted or sat on my balcony enjoying the sun and sea. Right now I just wish the house would quit rocking.
We did have one scary incident when we went through a squall line. The winds were around 70 mph and rocked the ship over about 40 degrees. I heard that trays of glasses, etc. went flying in the dining room and one gentleman had to be rescued on the lido deck when he froze in fright and apparently could have been swept overboard (according to some). Two young fellows went out and got him. Overall the seas were a bit rougher than usual so there were a number of passengers who didn't make it to dinner. The trip home was calmer.
I managed to walk almost every day. It's difficult to walk when the ship is rockin' and rollin'. A couple of times I actually made three miles. Hopefully the walking I did do was enough to keep the pounds off. I haven't weighed myself yet. Maybe after my shower this morning.
Y'all have a glorious day.