Saturday, November 30, 2019

I've been...

on a cruise!!  Just got back last night after spending 11 days cruising the southern Caribbean.  We started off from Fort Lauderdale and hit 6 ports--Ponce, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Antigua.  We had mostly good weather with only a couple of rain showers but it was SO hot and humid in the islands that each day returning to the ship from an excursion, I felt like a sweaty hot mess!  I was also once again reminded of how thankful I am to live where I live!

This was the first sunset of the cruise and the best I saw (however, we were usually in the dining room when the sun was setting most nights..grr).

Our first stop was in Ponce, Puerto Rico and I'll just share a couple of photos.  The fountain and lion in the town square.

This very large cross was on the property (I think) of the Serralles castle, home to 3 or 4 generations of the Serralles family who owned sugar plantations, rum distilleries and more (a little more about the place and a few more pictures here ).  The cross had an elevator that took you to the horizontal portion of the cross with stunning, sweeping views of Ponce.  The castle itself was SO gorgeous--can't imagine living the way they did.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019