Before we got off the ship to visit the shops, we spent some time on the balconies. Fred had his magic tool to open the dividers between our cabins. This allowed us to have room for all four of us to see and chat with each other. We watched some divers, some men standing in the harbor holding up a tarp and fellow shipmates trying to walk on water in a ball. After we spent some time off the ship once again, we settled in on our balconies. The same divers, men holding up the tarp and people trying to walk on water were still working at it. We never figured out exactly what the divers were doing. At times the rain got heavy but they kept working. But they finally pulled the boat back towards the tarp and the men closed in the opening of the tarp. They were …
The cruise ship terminal at Port of Roatan is called “Town Center” because it is located in Coxen Hole’s town center. The port sits on 6.5 acres and is the capital of Roatan. As soon you step onto the pier, you see lots of shops. There are stands with local souvenirs, gifts, food and drinks. We had been here before, so we were happy just to wonder around the streets and take in the sights and sounds.
After walking around the shops at the mall complex, we found the Drinky Monkey. We wondered up the stairs and found a table next to the railing with a great view overlooking the harbor and our cruise ship.  Steve and Fred had the local beer at $4 a bottle, while Dee had a Toasted Almond and I had a Miami Vice. This was a great place to sit and watch people scurry to the ship with off and on light rain.
Burn The Floor is a production on three of the NCL ships, the Getaway, Breakaway and the Epic. We first saw the show on the Breakaway about three years ago. There was little difference between the two shows. In each one, the scenes were disjointed and the sets didn’t change.There were spiraling steel staircases for the dancers to move on and off the stage as needed. Spotlights took your attention to different performers as they become the star of each scene. The opening begins with the traditional ballroom waltz, followed by a rebellious gang as grunge rockers dressed in black leather take the stage. The next group is lead by a scorching leading lady in a cocktail dress and arm length gloves, dancing in a smoky jazz club.
After having lunch, we found the Sugarcane Mojito Bar. It was a bar that served mainly mojitos and very limited on other type of drinks. We learned to make a mojito at Bar Tending School several years ago. It is a drink we like and have always said Dee makes the best! The mojito is a beautiful, very refreshing rum-based cocktail born in Havan. A traditional mojito is made with white rum, simple syrup, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. It is garnished with mint leaves and lime wedges. The Sugar Cane Bar offered a large range of mojitos to include Bacardi, Spicy Passion, Pineapple Coconut, Jalapeno Cucumber, Raspberry Guava, Coco, Pisco Punch, Porton Mate, Pacific Ocean and Pimm’s No 8 cup. There was a nice couch in the corner by the window and a band playing Cuban music.  Our first drinks were Raspberry Guava, Pisco Punch and Bacardi Mojitos. …
This was our 12th cruise and our 8th on Norwegian Cruise Line (Getaway). When we first started with NCL we were getting double loyalty points for the cruises. This moved us up the ladder to Platinum level for this cruise. As a Platinum members, we have an exclusive check in line at the embarkation port. Once we checked in we got our boarding number, not realizing we did not need one. Our number was eight and they hadn’t even called one yet. Fred, having checked in on his cruise in September as a Platinum member, knew this wasn’t right. So he went out to find the Platinum boarding. In just a few minutes he was back and we were off to embark on the Getaway. One minor problem, Dee had not reached Platinum yet. But with a few words from Steve and Fred we were on our way to the …
It was a few days late but we celebrated Steve’s 70th Birthday with family and friends. It was an evening filled with food, laughs and good conversation. For the celebration he wanted carrot cake . . . . very good choice with lots of cream cheese icing, his favorite. When it came time to open gifts we it seems we all had the same idea. After all, what do you get the man who doesn’t really have a hobby. Unless you count planning cruises, making list, working out, working in the yard and surfing the web . . . . ok, guess you could count these things as hobbies. Anyway, he does like to play slots and doing scratch off cards. He did VERY well on the last cruise with the slots. He doesn’t do as well with the cards. We all chose to get him scratch off/raffle tickets for …
After shopping every spar company in Kansas City, we finally found the hot tub we both like. It was funny how we search and search, there was a tub here or there that we liked for different reasons. But neither one of us were “sold” on any of them. Then we arrived at Above and Beyond and both of us agreed this was the one going home with us. It seats six and is 94″ X 94″ X 36″, holds 370 gallons of water and has 54 jets. The pumps are incredibly quiet, making the Fusion Air Sound System great for listening to music. I still haven’t figured out the Bluetooth yet but I will get there. One of the positive points to buying this one were the molded cup holders located around the tub. The spa’s lighting has a kaleidoscope of colors and the water features, waterfall and the …
Happy Birthday to Steve!! Kristie, Steve and Samantha sent him balloons on his birthday. We didn’t celebrate until December 2 but they wanted him to have something on his day.
Just a few pictures of a snow fall we had. It started in the afternoon and as the day went on, the winds picked up and visibility got very low. It was nice to be in a warm house. The next day the sun was out and the snow coat made everything bright and clean.
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