Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Cruise

We're back from our cruise. In ten days we visited a private island in the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos Islands), Bonaire, Curacao, and Aruba. We also sailed past Haiti and Cuba but didn't stop there. I was sea sick the entire trip, and also managed to pick up a 24 hour bug at the beginning of the trip. That said, I drugged myself with everything available, sucked it up, and went snorkeling a few times, kayaking, sailing on a catamaran, went swimming at numerous beaches and did some shopping. One thing I do want to mention, no matter how many times I heard Christmas carols being played on steel drums, it did not feel like Christmas. I had a good time in spite of the illness but am also happy to be back home for a few days. Yes, on Thursday I fly down to New Orleans, LA for a national history conference to interview 15 job applicants for our department. Three lucky people will later be flown to campus for a second round of interviews. I'm also teaching winter session, so back to work for me! Hope you all had a happy holiday.


CyberKitten said...

Sorry to hear that you were ill on holiday! Bummer!

BTW - that's a *big* boat!

[Agree with you about the music - Christmas it's not..... ]

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, that is a kick-in-the-head....No fun being sick on your Vacation---Especially on a Boat!!!
But it sounds like you did magbificently, in spite of being sick...!
Wishing you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, my dear!

PENolan said...

Glad you're better in time to go to NOLA. Great food there!
Have fun

wunelle said...

We're just about to head off for our cruise, so you guys warmed up the water for us! We'll hit some of the same ports as you guys, including Aruba and Curacao, neither of which we've seen before. Here's hoping for good weather.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Have fun Wunelle!

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