First off I want to say - what a fast 10 days, the cruise just zipped by! A view of the ship as we were driving into the port in Baltimore... I was saying "wow, look how BIG it is!"
My stateroom was on this (port?) side, on deck 7 just above the lifeboats. If there had been an emergency, could I have taken the quick way down??
Our rooms were ready when we boarded, and I was greeted with this welcome aboard gift from Sew Many Places...
Vanilla bean cupcakes and a bottle of wine!
After dumping the carry-on bags we headed for the Windjammer Cafe for a buffet lunch. I just love what they did with the melon sculptures...
so much talent! Isn't that a happy bunch?
We quilters had our get-acquainted meeting at 5 pm where Bonnie and Pat showed the projects we'd be working on...
Bonnie is displaying her Mai Tais in Paradise quilt, the photo doesn't do it justice!
As we sailed into San Juan, we passed around the Castillo de San Cristóbal, a national historic site.
The fort was started in the 1600s and finished in 1783, covering about 27 acres and basically wrapping around San Juan. About a third of it was torn down about 100 years later.
Another beautiful view as we're coming into San Juan, you can see part of the Carnival Victory already in port.
We took a quick bus tour of old and new San Juan, stopped here for a photo op...
that's moi, in the sculpture garden!
After the tour, we took a "walking-window shopping" tour. At Senor Frog's bar and restaurant, I had to get a shot with Senor Frog himself...
Isn't this a fun sign?
I didn't see this small print til I got home, it cracked me up!
Can you see it? It says "Restaurant, Bar & Clothesline"
The streets in the old city are just as I remember them, one-way and narrow
but look at the great curved arches. And if you can enlarge it, see that pretty pink building at the end of the street!
I thought the street surface itself was interesting to look at, our tour guide explained what kind of material it is... it looks like brick but if I understood him it's some kind of mixed material...
I like the faded colors, though.
That's it for now, I'll have more pictures later
Sew forth and sew on