Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We're Off

We are enjoying our cruise. The ship left Monday night at 5 and we were on deck as we took off from the Port of Baltimore. Pretty exciting to be on our way.
I wasn't wearing my pedometer but I bet we must have walked at least 6 miles and up and down many flights of stairs. We are on the 10th floor or should I say deck.
People weren't kidding when they said there is lots of food to eat. It is so hard to walk by so much food.

Did not walk Tuesday morning but I wore my pedometer all day to see how far I walked and I recorded 6.7 miles. I'm not going to walk in the mornings while on the ship. We both walk so much during the day anyway. There is a jogging track but it's only 1 tenth of a mile and I'd have to walk around many many times to get my 6 miles in and it would be very boring.

We've gone to shows had a few tours of different parts of the ship, met people, and I even won $10 on a slot machine.

Internet access is pretty expensive but at least I can get on line once in while.
There hasn't been much sunshine yet but the weather is certainly warmer and it's great to have left all that snow behind. We can now sit out on the veranda off our room and watch the water.
We have thee days being at sea until our first stop which is St Thomas. I'll try to post a bit more then.

I don't think I'll be able to keep up reading all my favorite blogs, just too busy.
Till next time.....
Happyone :-)


  1. Sounds absolutely WONDERFUL! I usually don't gamble, but on our first cruise (to Alaska) I played blackjack and won $67!! That was the first and last time I ever played.
    Take lots of photos -- can't wait to see your various ports. Are you stopping in Key West???
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds great! Keep having fun...

  3. OMG!!! forget about us and have a great time. Take lots of pictures and when you get back post them all. Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Glad to hear that both of you are enjoying the cruise. I have never been on a cruise but my daughter has been on a cruise and she agrees with you about all the food. She refers to the cruise as a "floating food fest". Enjoy and can't wait to see some of the pictures that you have taken when you get back.

  5. Enjoy your adventures and be sure to post some photos when you're back. Happy Christmas from Edinburgh.

  6. Dear Karen,

    I am happy to know that you are really enjoying the cruise. It's a well deserved break after a hectic year. What adds the fun is the company you are with... Friends end up making the best times of our lives. Enjoy more, i would say.... and i wish to see the pictures too... and yes! Merry Christmas.... That's gonna be a gala event there, i understand....

    Take care

  7. I hope you both have a wonderful time and come back to start 2010 refreshed and ready for the new year, love Lyn x

  8. Glad you are having a wonderful time! I am HAPPY for you!!!

  9. I say, just post, don't read. We want to know about you. Happy Christmas Eve. Do they have a church on board?
    Love you....Cheryl

  10. Sounds wonderful. Have fun. I look forward to seeing some pictures and hearing the details when you return.

  11. It looks as if you got off to a wonderful (and windy) start of your cruise. Have fun.


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