Mother of the Bride Spot

Random thoughts on being a Mother of the Bride...although since we are now past The Wedding, perhaps this would be better titled Random Thoughts On Life In General...

Friday, January 23, 2009


I really should have written this on the ship. Now that we are getting further and further away from the trip, I look at pictures and realize I really can't remember what they are all about! Is it old age?

Nah, couldn't be.

Could it?

Anyway, we boarded the ship on January 5. Our first full day on the 6th was a day at sea. That's always fun because you can explore the ship and get to know it a little bit.

Here's pictures of our first night at dinner

Our first stop on the high seas was Palermo, Italy. Carole (our consummate cruise director) had arranged for a private tour rather than go on the RC ones, and it was fabulous....First stop was Erice, a little town with a medieval castle and 14th century Mother Church, tiny winding cobblestone roads and little shops.

It was so fogged in that we couldn't get much in the way of pictures, and it was BEASTLY cold!

Fortunately the fog began to clear as we started making our way back to the van, so I did get a couple of shots of the little town...

We got up close and personal with the temple of Zeus. Looked so much like Athens, but is just outside Palermo....Shows the Greek influence in the architecture. Still cold, but the fog has completely gone - and we aren't on the top of the mountain any more.

The countryside near the temple.

Back into Palermo. We decided to skip the exhibit with all the dead people, and opted instead for the sights of the city and another cathedral.

Back to the ship in time for tea and scones with whipped cream. Mmmmm....

Tomorrow -- another day at sea!!


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