Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Egyptians Return !

Geese, that is.  Just a couple who honked their way over our house and landed in the pond.  Then, following them, a third goose who kept a little distance but trailed them over to the next pond.

They walked and paddled around for awhile.

Decided to do a little street walking...

But soon went looking for bigger ponds...

a little Thanksgiving weekend visit!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving time again

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Oasis of the Seas - Arrival in Port Everglades

Oasis of the Seas waiting to enter the port

Royal Caribbean's newest ship has just completed her maiden voyage across the Atlantic and arrived here in Port Everglades - Fort Lauderdale - which will be her home base.  The ship is the largest cruise ship in the world, costing $1.5 billion and had to have a new "State of the Art" pier built to accommodate it.  With nearly 6,000 passengers and 2700 crew it needs highly efficient processing in port.

So, having worked for Royal Caribbean for a couple of years at the port several years ago - and living only ten minutes away from it, I was thrilled  when my neighbor asked me if I wanted to drive over to the state park which is at the entrance to the harbor.  By 7:20 a.m. we could already see the Oasis sitting out at sea waiting for its turn to enter at 8 a.m.  When it started in, the crowds cheered loudly and all anyone could say was "WOW" - it is so big and beautiful!

 In fact, it is so big that I couldn't take a picture of the whole ship, so here's the stern -

Looks like eight decks of cabins with sliding glass doors to balconies - great way to cruise!  And it was a great start to the day - blue skies, 65 degrees and a brisk half mile walk from the car to the harbor entrance!
Welcome to your new home, Oasis!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bouganvillea Season - it's DRY again!

Fall - late fall - begins our dry season, and it's here already!  That means the bouganvillea will be blooming profusely until next May, and brilliantly color our walk out the front door every day!

But somehow, I have other things on my mind......

I think I've been watching too much HGTV !