Best Birthday Gift Ever

A few of you likely did not see my Facebook posting of the Best Birthday gift ever. On the 16 of August we had dinner with Ron Ernest and Debby Bacon.

If you do not know Debby you should visit her Website.

Enough of the intro, this posting provides a link to all the tracks of the Birthday CD that Debby made for me. Just click the picture below, and each track in the MP3 version folder to listen to this wonderful gift:


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What a wonderful surprise

Today was an amazing day. It started off with a very long disembark that I could write a book about, but I will leave that for another day. After saying goodbye to our good friend Barbara (she was with us for the Panama Canal). We visited our friend from the 2010 World Cruise Dyann Riley. She lives just six short blocks from the ship terminal, in downtown San Diego.

When we arrived at dinner and our good friend Susan Hasson had booked this second part of this cruise to surprise us. Of course Tom the Dinning Room Manager had arrange for us to sit together. It was a wonderful surprise.

After the late show we returned to the room to find Spa Appointments for tomorrow that our friend Barbara had left for us as a thank you for us taking her on the cruise. So all in all it was a day filled with wonderful surprises.

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Puntarenas Great Tour

Ships tour of Costa Rica Favorites, turned out to be pretty great.

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Valor Chef’s Table

Although I have done the Chef’s Table on Carnival in the past. This time stood out because of the Master Chef do the presentation (Satish). He is leaving the valor and his next ship is the splendor. So if you are going to the Splendor I recommend trying the Chef’s Table.

Here are the pictures I took of the galley tour and the dishes we were served:

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Note to my HAL Friends: The Chef’s Table on the Amsterdam is still the best.

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Before Blogs

Looking back to my second World Cruise (2010) I was still writing Journals. I came across them the other day and though I would share them with those of you that are interested in how I shared my cruising experiences before this blog:

2010 I sent out weekly emails with the following Journals attached:

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five

Week Six

Week Seven

Week Eight

Week Nine

Week Ten

Week Eleven

Week Twelve

Week Thirteen

Week Fourteen


Slide shows also exist:

World Cruise 2010 Segment 1 Slide Show

World Cruise 2010 Segment 2

World Cruise 2010 Segment 3

World Cruise 2010 Segment 4

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Update February 2016 – View to 2017

It has been a while since we lasted posted on this blog, but rest assured it  is not because we have not been busy working on crafts, visit us on We Teach Crafts.

We hope to see you all on the 2017 World Cruise

Note: This update does  not imply in any way that we will be teaching crafts on the 2017 World Cruise. However if we are lucky enough to be selected. These are the Greeting Card crafts we will be bringing: (Click Here)

Stand by for future posting of the Jewelry and Things categories.

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Mariners Recognition and Lunch

Today was the Mariners party and lunch.

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