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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Memorable Thanksgiving

For many years Thanksgiving vacation meant family reunion with about forty relatives and a dozen close friends gathering for lunch and dinner at my parents' house, or my aunt and uncle's, exchanging news and jokes, and making plans for the next year. As the children grew and the parents' health failed, the reunion took place at my house.
But the dear old people left us one after the other. So this year we decided to break the tradition that held sweet and painful memories.
My son suggested a cruise and we welcomed the idea. With nine adults and two small children, we boarded the Ruby Princess ship, sailed the Caribbean and enjoyed a week of relaxation and togetherness. After a day at sea, we docked at Princess Cay, an island owned by the Princess company, and lunched on the beach. Here are some pictures taken on Princess Cay Island. For the next three days I will post pictures of St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. John islands and Grand Turk.
Older people lay on comfortable lounge chairs.

Pretty girls dipped their legs in the ocean.

The children played in an enclosed kidd-camp under the close supervision of several monitors chosen from the ship staff.




If you like to travel and love to read, come and enjoy my international romances. I will take you around the world through stories that simmer with emotion and sizzle with heat.

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11 comments:

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Carol Henry said...

Hi, Mona, it's been awhile, but I couldn't resist posting to a fellow traveler. Your pictures remind me how much I love cruising and those exotic locations located in big bodies of water. Land Tours have been high on my list lately, but there is nothing as romantic as tropical breezes, and water slapping the shore. Ahhhh, the scents and sounds....

Molly Daniels said...

WOW...that's a HUGE ship...and thanks for sending some sunny warm images:) We're holding in the 30's here, with a trace of snow last night. Brrrr....and then I saw your pics. Now I'm nice and warm again!

Judy said...

Looks lovely, Mona! You're so fortunate to be able to take so many interesting trips! No wonder your stories have that special feel!

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Mona Risk said...

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Mona Risk said...

Molly, one day you have to come and visit me in South Florida. For years I shivered in Boston and Ohio until I was eligible for early retirement and a writing career. Best decision in my life.

Mona Risk said...

Judy, thank you so much for saying you love my stories. That's a nice Christmas gift, sweetie.

LK Hunsaker said...

Looks wonderful, Mona! Someday, hubby and I are doing that.

Mary Marvella said...

Fab pictures! Cruising beats cooking all day for a mob of folks. (I know, you can do that, too.) You work hard and deserve some fun! I'm glad you had a relaxing time.

Can't wait to see your Pink Fuzzy Slipper blog.

StephB said...

Mona,
A cruise sounded like the perfect solution. What fun pictures. Don't you love how they have child care available for the kids? When we took Andrew, he was 3, and he more fun there than hanging with us, trust me.

The pictures were absolutely lovely. Thanks so much for sharing.

Smiles
Steph