Washy Washy, Happy Happy!

25 10 2011

If you’ve ever been on a Norwegian Cruise, you’re probably chuckling at the title of this post. Every time you walked into the buffet, there was a crew member with a spray bottle of sanitizer ready to douse your hands saying, “Washy washy, happy happy!” They’re pretty serious about sanitizing, with dispensers scattered ALL OVER the ship. No germs will spread on this ship!

A week away with basically no connection to the outside world was very nice, but left me with lots of emails and blogs to catch up on! So, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite shots from my trip. Enjoy!

Our bus tour took us past this picturesque spot. All the houses are stone and painted a solid color. They’re all required to have whitewashed roofs, which are designed to collect rainwater alongside or under the house.

We went on an excursion to the aquarium and zoo…

and to the Crystal Caves!

A 14-year old kid discovered these caves in the early 1900s!

Crazy right?

We didn’t get to the pink beaches, but this one’s pretty close. Look at the beautiful water!

I finally got to see these guys perform on stage.

(I’m a nerd and took a picture of their picture outside the theater)

They were fantastic! They had the audience busting out laughing, squirming with nerves (when Bill swallowed a sword), and sitting in awe at their impressive juggling skills. The whole time I had a huge grin on my face, so proud of my man.

He makes me laugh a lot too 🙂

I took this picture from about 100 feet up, from the wall of an old fort. We went snorkeling down there and saw a TON of fish. I didn’t bring a waterproof camera, but Bill’s teammate, Jonathan, saw some fish up close and personal.

We got all dressed up for formal night. Well, we thought it was formal night, but not a lot of other folks were dressed up. Oh well, it was still fun!

I had a blast hanging out with Bill on this cruise, and can’t wait to do it again!

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Going Cruisin’

14 10 2011

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya to BERMUDA…

(Fun fact: The first concert I ever went to was the Beach Boys!)

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Friends, I’m headed to Bermuda next week! I’ve been doing a little happy dance all week long; I can hardly contain my excitement! I’m really looking forward to my vacation for a number of reasons.

1) This is my first cruise! I can’t believe I’ve never been on a cruise before, considering how much I love the water! After reading Meghann‘s posts from her recent cruise, I’m getting even more excited!

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2) This is my first time to BERMUDA! I’ve been to a few fun tropical islands before, including the Grand Cayman Islands earlier this year, which is actually where I met my boyfriend (that’s another story for another time 😉 ). Though I’m loving this fall weather in DC, I will never turn down the opportunity to go to the beach. And I hear the beaches are PINK in Bermuda!

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3)  Ok, I’m going to be really sappy right now, but I’m most excited about seeing my boyfriend! I haven’t seen him since Labor Day weekend, and due to work schedules, this is the first time we’ve even been able to plan a visit. I’m glad this visit will be a week long vacation for me!

I don’t think there are trampolines on the ship, but we’ll find something fun to do!

Though I’ll be offline for a week, I’ve got some fun fall recipe posts planned for next week, including one from my mom! Have an awesome week bloggies! I’ll catch ya next week! (That is, if I don’t disappear into the Bermuda triangle!)

Question of the day: Anyone have and cruise-ship tips for me?