Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Happy New Year

January 4, 2013

I am back. Ok fine, I’ve been back for a few days, but I had to raid two of the last three nights and didn’t get my pics from vacation uploaded until last night, so you just had to wait.

Yes, this is pretty much off-topic. Deal with it. :)

So I went on a cruise with my parents and my brother and his girl. We left from Ft. Lauderdale…

Ft. Lauderdale

on this huge ship, Ruby Princess.

Ruby Princess at Princess Cays

Our first stop was at Princess Cays, on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. There is no dock there large enough for a cruise ship, so we were transported ashore using the lifeboats, which they call tenders.

Tenders transport us to Princess Cays

We spent Christmas Day at sea, then docked at St. Maarten/St. Martin. It is half Dutch, and half French. Well, not quite half … the Dutch side is 16 sq. mi. and the French side is 21 sq. mi. We docked on the Dutch side, along with 5 other cruise ships! It was a very busy day for Philipsburg. The rest of the family went shopping while I went horseback riding!

Me and Wende

We even got to ride in the sea.

Me and Wende

The next day was St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands. I went to Magen’s Bay to the beach with my parents.

Mom and Tom at Magen's Bay

I found a nature trail there and got to see a few interesting things.

St. Thomas

We caught up to my brother before getting back on the ship.

Mom, James, and Brooke - St. Thomas

Time to move on. All aboard!

Ruby Princess in port at St. Thomas

The final day was Grand Turk, in the Turks & Caicos. This one was my favorite, partly because the island is home to all of these wild donkeys.

Grand Turk

They were once used to help harvest salt from the sea, but once the salt trade dried up (har har) they were all set free and allowed to roam the island freely.

harvested salt - Grand Turk

They are rounded up in early January and kept all together at a sanctuary for part of the year, because there is not enough food and water to sustain them naturally. The island gets very little rainfall and has sparse vegetation.
Grand Turk

Dinner on the ship every night was one of the highlights of the trip. We had a four course meal at the same table every night, same time, same waiters. Here I am surrounded by hot Filipinos … hey, it’s just like being in SR!

Russel, me, and Joel

So now I’m back to 30 degrees, snow, and wind. But I did kinda miss my internets. And my pet battles … I got a scourged whelpling last night! ^.^

Ok next post will be back to WoW stuffs.

/afk bbl

June 29, 2010

No, I’m not taking a permanent vacation from blogging like some people (looks at Trout). I’m not too busy to post or have run out of things to post about. (blows some dust off a blood elf over at clearcasting). I’m just going out of town for a few days. I may post some drivel from the Droid while I’m there, but since I will have zero computer access at Mom’s, it won’t be substantial. Not that anything posted here ever is. I’ll be back on Wednesday next week.

Speaking of people who haven’t posted much lately … I finally convinced Lajos to pass GM over to one of his other toons and come join the gang at Crits … along with his son, of course.  We celebrated first with a random. As we zone into Nexus  I say “oh good, a long one with lots of ledges for the mage to jump off of” … I think he spent half the instance trying to get back to us after falling off near Anomalous. hehe!

Then we took Lajos and Nick to Magister’s Terrace with us. We had to do it twice on regular because not everyone did the quest the first time through. (/bonk Coach) In the three runs we did, two pets dropped. Guess who won them? Dang noobs.  :p

Let’s see, what else have I done recently … Kaif and Kerick arranged a full clear of ToC for the weekly on Saturday. We were both wanting a shield off Anub’arak. He dropped both of them. o.O

Kerick finished off all of the holiday achievements on Sunday. I took the juggling torches to a back corner of the hallway of the Alliance inn and faced the corner … one try, bam! Achievement done. Why was it so much easier than the other night on Karius? Beats me. Now they have some addon out that will even do it for you. I kinda liked my Hartbane method though.

Kerick got the pet from Ahune. OMG it is so cool. It throws snowballs at people .. and even at minions. I was sitting in Grom’s favorite spot on the Eventide Bank stairs the other day, and it threw a snowball at Gatekeeper’s imp. hehe! Awesome.

I duno, do I have anything else to say? I’m just kinda rambling from thing to thing because .. well, that’s the way I’ve been playing this week. I’ve done Outland dungeons and even a WSG on Sanbec. I did UK on Ragle, and got 2/3 of the way through the place before I remembered to put up VE. (fail) I ran two or three alts, friends from both guilds, through ZF a couple times. I did VoA on Kerick, OS3D on Karius, tanked ICC on Kaly … and multitudes of Ahunes and randoms. Heck, I even did Deadmines on my bank alt!

Tonight is going to be more of the same, nothing planned, nothing scheduled, just grab some friends and run some stuff. I’m kinda enjoying that freedom. Tomorrow I took the day off to pack and do all the last minute crap that I procrastinated before going halfway across the country for the weekend … which means I’ll probably spend most of the day in-game. I know at least two friends who will be online during the day as well … maybe three … so …. yeah. Anywho … have fun and I’ll see y’all here next week. :D


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