Saturday, September 5, 2009

Three Weeks Ago: Our first Sea Day on Cruise

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, young men may stumble and fall, but those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint. Is. 40:23-31

Muffin and I drove to the Rowdy Girls' house and spent a couple of hours on the way to our cruise weekend. That's always a good idea. We had just returned from seeing Jonah and Gracie in Arizona and were feeling deprived of grandchildren. Boo hoo.

So we found this little shop in Galveston.

After a sweaty, hot morning of hauling luggage and standing in lines, we were directed to the Lido Deck for lunch. Yum.

We could still see the lovely historic district of Galveston from the ship's deck. Here is the Hotel Galvez.

Left downtown Houston and all our cares and worries far behind.

Some of my favorite memories from the first day are:
Seeing The Strand in Galveston--making a comeback from the hurricane damage.
Walking onto the ship hearing a Chinese couple singing "Breaking up is Hard to Do". Just hit me funny.
Enjoying delicious Mango Mousse on a matching plate.
Watching Muffin relax.
Meeting Sherry and Jim from Galveston and enjoying dinner with them.
Watching a little girl of about seven fill her tray with food and say "Don't you just love this boat?"
Watching cha-cha dance class in the theater.
Enjoying the fun show with Carl the comedian.
A tour of the gym and the art gallery.
Sunset on the deck after dinner.
Opening a door to an outdoor deck and finding a group of Indian families dancing to their own band. Fabulous!

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