Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cruising into Drama...

We took our annual vacation and took a 7 day cruise in the Eastern Caribbean. We've been saving up a year for it.
The cruise was fun. We visited Puerto Rico, which was nice (even though we were only there 6 hours). The islands of Grand Turk, and St. Thomas, however were poor and hurricane ravaged- so not worth it. The food on the cruise was great, and the people (mostly between 60-80) were friendly.
Weather was rough coming back last night/this morning... and there was DRAMA the last night. A VERY unusual technical incident led to a nightmare of stress. Because of operator error, the ANCHOR wouldn't come up all the way on the last night near Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, so we trolled around the Bahamas deep water for 7 hours until they finally decided to cut it off. We heard that never happens (except for when we are on the ship, apparently). The storm that brought all the snow to Atlanta slammed FL with severe weather, and churned up the waters... all that in the last 18 hours of the cruise!
So, tonight we had to get a hotel room in Ft. Lauderdale because we missed our flight out, and there were no others until tomorrow.
Once we get home tomorrow, then we can dig our pick-up truck out of 3 feet of snow in the parking lot. Thaaat's great.
I'll have photos and updates about the cruise in the coming days.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14