Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'm Back!!!

I'm back from my Caribbean vacation! My husband and I took our two sons on a Caribbean cruise. Wouldn’t it have been fun if all the Wicked, Thorn & Roses readers and bloggers could have gone too!

We traveled to Grand Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. So, beginning today and continuing the next three weeks, I’m throwing a CARIBBEAN GIVEAWAY over at my other blog site Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem, BUT the giveaway is for both blog sites! It is easier to run one contest rather than two. So, if you want to be in the drawing for the giveaways, go here and leave me a comment, something as simple as “Boo!”, “Yo!”, “Hey, Mon!” OR take a stab at answering the TRIVIA QUESTION posted at the bottom of that blog and you’ll be entered to win that week’s Caribbean giveaway! Best of luck! This week’s winner will receive 1) a handmade Mahogany Belize bookmark and 2) a ceramic plaque of Ixchel, who was the jaguar goddess of medicine and midwifery in the Maya culture and was referred to as the “the goddess of making children”. (Photo below). To learn more about the goddess, Ixchel, visit Wikipedia.

Now, strap in and get ready to take a virtual trip of the first two days of our Cruise…

Miami from the ship.

The top of the ship, where my sons spent many hours dividing their time between the waterslide and eating ice cream cones.

My husband and I at the front of the ship before sailing.

Miami Marina directly across the street from the Port of Miami.

This was a beautiful sight to me and would make a beautiful postcard!

Our ship leaving port.


Sunset at Sea!

Isn't it beautiful?!?

Me the first formal night on ship.

BOTH personal photos posted against my will! My husband thought I should post them to keep my blog personal. Am I the only person that hates photos of myself? *grumbles...grumbles*

Belize Bookmark and Ixchel Plaque winner will receive!

DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT AT MLM TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THIS WEEK'S CARIBBEAN GIVEAWAY!! A WINNER WILL BE DRAWN NEXT FRIDAY, JUNE 18th.

Next week, I'll start talking about each stop and will post pictures. First up is George Town, Grand Cayman Islands. A very beautiful, clean, safe and mega rich Island.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Does anyone know what three things the Grand Cayman Islands is known for? If not, come back next week and I'll tell you!

3 comments:

welovetotravel said...

(To answer the trivia question) Let me guess:

1. Clear water
2. Beautiful beaches
3. U.S. tax-evading bank accounts :)

Wendy_Ely said...

You look fab, Gracen! I'm jealous of your vacation lol... wish I could on a cruise since I have never been on one. Anyway, thanks for sharing and I'm glad it went great for you since you deserve it!!

Wendy

Gracen Miller said...

Great guesses, welovetotravel! The tour guide actually called it the "three B's" the Grand Cayman's were known for. The "U.S. tax-evading bank accounts" was close, but that's the only one of your three.

But the beaches are beautiful and the clear waters spectacular! I WISH we could get such beautiful beaches and water here on the Gulf.

Wendy, if you ever get a chance to take a cruise, it's so much fun! My only complaint, I wish we were in port at each stop longer because I had a hard time fitting in shore excursions and shopping! LOL And I love my mementos, but I wanted to see our locations more. I tried to pick the "best" photo, of course, since I despise photos of myself. =) When I was skinny I didn't mind the photos, but now that I'm 40 pounds overweight, I have a hard time finding photos that don't showcase my stomach OR my double chin. I've lost 16 pounds, so maybe one day I won't mind the pictures again. LOL

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