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Port Canaveral and Two stops in the Bahamas

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14 November - back on board

Someone's suitcase has been delivered

Someone's suitcase has been delivered

Selfie

Selfie


We were at a table on the other side of the dining room for dinner. Our companions are Jim and Brenda from York PA, and Gladys from Clinton MD. Her husband is from St. Mary's, but we didn't know any of the same people. She is traveling alone because her husband was having to deal with his father who has dementia and also got sick and needs full time care.
My salad- hearts of iceberg lettuce

My salad- hearts of iceberg lettuce

Bob's cream of tomato soup with croutons

Bob's cream of tomato soup with croutons

Bob's Sweet and sour shrimp

Bob's Sweet and sour shrimp


(which he remembered when he saw them were shrimp that had somehow been straightened out)

I tried the
Chicken a la grecque

Chicken a la grecque


Which I didn't really care for - it was on big pasta with a tomato sauce which gave me reflux. I had the
Chocolate melting cake

Chocolate melting cake


for dessert, but the first time I had it I got two scoops of ice cream and this time I only got one.


Sea Day - November 15th

We went to breakfast but I forgot my camera so couldn't take a photo of the waffles - I got two pieces, which were cold. Then we went to the real Cruise Critics meeting.
Others at the Cruise Critics meeting

Others at the Cruise Critics meeting

Ladies room outside theatre

Ladies room outside theatre


We went and looked at the photo gallery - there was a pirate going around the dining room last night so we look or our photos with him (but didn't buy them).
Pirates 'R Us

Pirates 'R Us


At lunch we were at a very big table and several people came in, sat down, and then just left. I had a salad and the Mongolian steak salad

Mongolian steak salad


It is really some pieces of beef with a side salad - I had seen it that someone else had ordered last week. It was very tasty. Bob defaulted to spaghetti. I had pineapple sherbet.
Calm sea

Calm sea


Then we just hung around until dinner.

Bob had shrimp cocktail and I had strawberry soup and we both had lobster.
Lobster

Lobster


This time they pressed us to eat more lobster, but we didn't.
Singing waiter for dancing

Singing waiter for dancing


I got the same dessert as last week, thinking it had ice cream with it, but it didn't.
Caramelized apples on puff pastry

Caramelized apples on puff pastry


I should have asked for some.
Monkey towel animal

Monkey towel animal

I have heard that the decor on Carnival was garish,
Lounge

Lounge

Pool table

Pool table


but I don't find it so. There were some nice drawings on the walls of the halls
Petulant Paul - wall of the hall

Petulant Paul - wall of the hall

Art in the halls

Art in the halls

Nude in the hall

Nude in the hall


There are an awful lot of breasts and penises on show in the Renaissance art especially in the atrium but the people that mind that are people with little boys.
Huge statue of David in the atrium outside the Steak House

Huge statue of David in the atrium outside the Steak House


Large nudes

Large nudes

Big nudes in the atrium

Big nudes in the atrium


But even in other places there is a lot of 'art'
I usually am facing this guy's crotch in the elevator - on a scooter right at my eye level

I usually am facing this guy's crotch in the elevator - on a scooter right at my eye level

Art in the elevator which someone has enhanced

Art in the elevator which someone has enhanced


They have framed pictures over the couches and seating in various places and the only thing wrong with that is that the colors are muddy and the lines are blurry - they are very poor reproductions.
Renaissance art

Renaissance art

Renaissance art

Renaissance art

"Art" over couches in the lounge

"Art" over couches in the lounge

Artwork

Artwork

Portrait behind the bar

Portrait behind the bar

Shore excursion desk adorned with art

Shore excursion desk adorned with art


The art on the landings of the stairways is very nice modern art.
Modern painting at the top of the stairs

Modern painting at the top of the stairs


I think all the Grecian columns are a bit excessive
Plastic columns at the door of the Game Bar

Plastic columns at the door of the Game Bar


and there is a lot of plastic,
Sprinkler over the windows

Sprinkler over the windows


and a lot of purple
Top of atrium from glass elevator

Top of atrium from glass elevator


and maybe also the mermaids on the ceiling in the Lido, but I like the geometric mosaic squares that are all over the ship.

For lunch on the 15th, I had the
Chilled curried apple soup

Chilled curried apple soup


which was reasonably good, and Bob had the fresh fruit. He ordered the
Chicken caesar salad

Chicken caesar salad


for the main course and initially confused that with the starter. I had the
BBQ Baby back ribs

BBQ Baby back ribs


which were very good. I had the
Lemon mousse

Lemon mousse


for dessert which was very light and good and Bob had the
German chocolate cake

German chocolate cake


Before dinner I noticed that the lights over the band-stand were changing color.
Lights changing color - blue, white, and red

Lights changing color - blue, white, and red


I heard that we wouldn't hear the calypso band at all on this cruise because to cheer people up on the last two cruises, they played for nine days straight.

For dinner I had the
Smoked chicken quesadilla

Smoked chicken quesadilla


but it was more intense than I like. Bob had the
Fruit cocktail - everyday menu

Fruit cocktail - everyday menu


which was not the canned variety but actually cut up fruit. Then I had
Meatloaf

Meatloaf


which was OK and Bob had the
Mahi mahi from every day menu

Mahi mahi from every day menu


and he said it was dry. I had
Strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake


for dessert and it came with the strawberries in a separate dish - and it was strawberry sauce.

They had the dancing and singing at dinner with the waiters getting up on the serving islands.Dancing waiter

Dancing waiter


Jim and Brenda didn't come to dinner, but Gladys got up and danced with them. Gladys dancing with the waiter

Gladys dancing with the waiter


Our towel animal was (I think) a goose
Swan? or Goose

Swan? or Goose

November 16, 2011- Port Canaveral

The Cape Canaveral lighthouse is near where they now shoot rockets into space, and I have been trying to see it in person without going onto the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. But I didn't get up early enough to see the lighthouse today and we might have been too far out to see it anyway.
Bob's cereal and yogurt - he has skim milk for the cereal, bacon and tea every morning, except sometimes he had prunes instead of yogurt

Bob's cereal and yogurt - he has skim milk for the cereal, bacon and tea every morning, except sometimes he had prunes instead of yogurt


I had French toast which was supposed to come with cinnamon sugar, but came with syrup. I also had grits.
Cream of wheat and French toast

Cream of wheat and French toast


They forgot to bring the sweet roll tray.
Drinks cart in dining room at breakfast

Drinks cart in dining room at breakfast


We managed to get the scooter across the gangway and down two different elevators, but when we got out onto the road we found that we were on the other side from where we were last year and I could not just scooter down the sidewalk to the Jetty Park or the marinas on that side. Yuk.
Port Canaveral (the other side where we docked before)

Port Canaveral (the other side where we docked before)


So - plan B. We got a taxi and went to a cemetery In Georgiana on Merritt Island called Crooked Mile.
Taxi ride from Port Canaveral to Merritt Island

Taxi ride from Port Canaveral to Merritt Island


On the way we saw Beasley's Tuxedo Shops.
Beasley's Tuxedo Sales and Rentals

Beasley's Tuxedo Sales and Rentals


Georgiana sign

Georgiana sign

Crooked Mile church

Crooked Mile church


There were some nice zinkers (made of white metal) and some very old graves.
Zinker with one side punched out

Zinker with one side punched out


Unfortunately when I got back I found most all of them had been entered and photographed. But we had a good time and the cab driver (who was from NYC) really got into it.

Of course we had to eat in the Lido, but there weren't a lot of people there.
Corned beef/pastrami from the deli  - my favorite Lido lunch

Corned beef/pastrami from the deli - my favorite Lido lunch

Pineapple upside down cake and cream puff in Lido

Pineapple upside down cake and cream puff in Lido


When we went out on deck, we saw a sea turtle swimming around in the slip.
Sea turtle from the deck

Sea turtle from the deck

There was a parking garage which had huge painted screens that hid the same effect of the painted screens in Baltimore.
Parking garage

Parking garage

Pride reflected in the dock area at Port Canaveral

Pride reflected in the dock area at Port Canaveral

Carnival Pride (reflected)

Carnival Pride (reflected)


We walked around the deck and photographed the goods they were loading.
Taking on supplies in Port Canaveral

Taking on supplies in Port Canaveral


One thing was marked as an engine,
Engine (crate on left) and Do Not Stack package with something stacked

Engine (crate on left) and Do Not Stack package with something stacked


and there was one labeled ,
Jar tickets

Jar tickets


and another that said Lido deck signage, but also glassware, chairs, sheets, beer, propane, rice, soft drinks, ambrosia, refried beans, sliced water chestnuts, wine, Jack Daniels, soy sauce, and bottled water.
propane, rice, wine, whiskey and beer

propane, rice, wine, whiskey and beer


For dinner we both had the
Chilled peach soup

Chilled peach soup


which was good in spite of coming with a little cube. The we both had
Seafood newburg style

Seafood newburg style


which was disappointing - not what I expected - I expected a cream sauce and it wasn't that. Then we had
Bitter and blanc (bread pudding)

Bitter and blanc (bread pudding)


which was dark and white chocolate bread pudding and was too rich. They did the dancing thing again
Waiter dancing on the table

Waiter dancing on the table

Brenda dancing with the waiters

Brenda dancing with the waiters


and this time Brenda got up to dance with them. I think our towel animal was a bear.
Towel animal - a bear?

Towel animal - a bear?


Tomorrow - Nassau

17 November 2011 - Nassau

I had poached eggs for breakfast
Poached eggs, bacon and grits

Poached eggs, bacon and grits


and then we went up on deck to watch the docking.
Seagull

Seagull

Coming in to Nassau

Coming in to Nassau

Coming close to Paradise Island

Coming close to Paradise Island

Paradise Island hotel

Paradise Island hotel


He went really close to the Paradise Island side. We docked between the NCL Gem and the Regent Seven Seas Navigator.
Life boat of the Norwegian Gem parked next to us

Life boat of the Norwegian Gem parked next to us


We went to the Lido to lunch and I had one chicken nugget, a hamburger and potato salad.
Hamburger, and potato salad and chicken nuggets from the Lido

Hamburger, and potato salad and chicken nuggets from the Lido


Then we got off. I had figured out where some cemeteries that I wanted to visit were, and one of them was Potter's Cemetery.
Driving on the left and the taxi stand

Driving on the left and the taxi stand


We negotiated with the driver and he said he would drive us for 2 hours for $70 plus tip. But he thought I wanted to go to Potter's Wharf, which has a seafood market and I was happy to go there but it was at the other end of where Potter's Cemetery was.
Phone booth

Phone booth


First we went to Ebenezer Methodist
Ebenezer Methodist cemetery

Ebenezer Methodist cemetery

BethellIMG_1173.jpgStephen Bethell's and The Rev Baker's gravestone

Stephen Bethell's and The Rev Baker's gravestone


and we were looking for a particular grave and the driver asked the sexton where it was and we found it.
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It was for Sir Roland Theodore Symonette
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A native of Current, Eleuthera, Bahamas, he served as the Chief Minister of the Bahamas from 1955 to 1959, and as the Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1959 to 1964, and from 1964 to 1967. He also served as a Member of the House of Assembly from 1925 to 1977. Known for his vast fortune, and his generosity towards charities, he was honored with his face being put on the Bahamian $50 dollar bill. He was knighted in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II. His family also became known as the Bahamas first family. His sons went into politics and started fortunes of there own including real estate. Symonette retired from politics in 1977, and died at his "Green Roots" Estate in Nassau.This time I took my cane with me so I could sit down without sitting on someone's gravestone. It was quite hot and I was exhausted when we finished.
St Matthews Church

St Matthews Church


Then we went to St. Matthews. Bob took some photos
Rolle100_7688.jpgRoxanna Rolle and Hon. David Andrew Brice grave

Roxanna Rolle and Hon. David Andrew Brice grave


but I stayed in the van and cooled off before I got out and went to the cemetery. Here the person who knew where everything was wasn't there so we didn't find the person we were looking for (a baseball player named Curry).

The grave digger people said that the next cemetery over was Eastern Cemetery,
Eastern Cemetery gate

Eastern Cemetery gate


so we went over there (I hadn't known where that one was from the map). Bob got out and took some pictures for me - he is getting quite good at that.
Sir Stafford Sands

Sir Stafford Sands


Then we drove over to The Parish of St. Mary The Virgin Cemetery
St  mary parish cemetery gate

St mary parish cemetery gate

Parking reserved for the rector

Parking reserved for the rector


At one point someone's car stalled and the man behind him and our driver helped push him up the road.
Helping push a car

Helping push a car


He also got some fuel..
Getting gas

Getting gas


We also saw St. Agnes and St Francis Xavier, and got to Potter's Cemetery
Entrance to the Potter's cemetery

Entrance to the Potter's cemetery


and right next to it was Bahamas Veteran's Cemetery,
fIMG_1220.jpgBahama Veterans Cemetery

Bahama Veterans Cemetery


which I had known nothing about and haven't been able to find anything out about it since.

After that we went back to the ship - of course we had to go around several detours.
Straw market outside the ship

Straw market outside the ship


We put the scooter together but when we started to get back to the ship we discovered that the only ramp was for getting OFF and there were stairs to get on. So we just waited until there wasn't anybody on the gangway, and went up the Out.

The ship doesn't leave until 2300. We were the only ones at dinner, and there was no dancing. We both had the mozzarella and tomato appetizer but Bob felt that it lack something - not much flavor. He got fried shrimp which he said was good and I got a
Pumpkin yam casserole with the fillet

Pumpkin yam casserole with the fillet


(the vegetarian option) which was supposed to have cheddar with it but if it did, I didn't find it. I also got the filet that I had on the last cruise which was good again

Then Bob had apple pie and I decided to have
Orange sherbert and vanilla ice cram

Orange sherbert and vanilla ice cram


- just like a creamsicle. Our towel animal Bob thought was a snake, but I think was a swan.
Swan that fell apart when Bob moved it so it is propped up with the basket

Swan that fell apart when Bob moved it so it is propped up with the basket

18 November 2011 - Freeport

The ship didn't leave Nassau until late and got to Freeport early because they didn't have far to go. So we had breakfast,
Waffles - blueberry and syrup and bacon - Bob tried the turkey bacon which he had at home but it was awful

Waffles - blueberry and syrup and bacon - Bob tried the turkey bacon which he had at home but it was awful


and then debated whether to take the scooter off the ship or not. I had signed up for the waiting list on one of the historic tours because it had the Pinder's Point Lighthouse on it, but it was fully booked and we didn't get a place, which was perhaps as well as part of it was snorkeling and I don't think with the weather we've been having that we would have seen much.

We did take the scooter, but really didn't need it except to get to the forward elevators. I think I could have gone with just the cane. We told the dispatcher that we wanted to go see the lighthouse, and eventually a driver came over who would take us. We didn't discuss price this time.
Taxi dispatchers - Carnival Pride in background

Taxi dispatchers - Carnival Pride in background

Our taxi driver

Our taxi driver

Instructions to go to Port Lucaya

Instructions to go to Port Lucaya


We loaded the scooter into the van, and I got into the front seat and we drove out to see the lighthouse.
Picture of a Junkanoo Beach on an oil tank

Picture of a Junkanoo Beach on an oil tank

Warning and safety signs

Warning and safety signs

Offshore oil platform

Offshore oil platform


This lighthouse was built around 1960. It was active when we were there, but has been Inactive since 2014. Pinder's Point Lighthouse is a 40 ft round cinder block tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. According to a historical marker at the site, there was a 19th century lighthouse at or near this location. The historical marker also says the current tower was built in the "mid 1900s." Probably this was in connection with the development of Freeport Harbour, which began in the late 1950s. Sometime before 2007 the light was removed from the lighthouse, and during 2007 its traditional red and white bands were covered by white paint. In early 2009 the tower was restored and relit, and benches and the historical marker were installed. In 2013 the lighthouse was designated a Grand Bahama Heritage Site.
Pinders Point Lighthouse

Pinders Point Lighthouse

Pinders Point Lighthouse

Pinders Point Lighthouse


Then we drove by the Mermaid pool (which was on the tour we didn't get)
Mermaid Pond

Mermaid Pond


Bob was talking to the van driver and told him we were taking picture of cemeteries and the driver (who lives near the Freeport docks) said that there were two cemeteries near where we were. The one closest to the lighthouse was the Pinder's Point Cemetery - apparently the first settler was named Pinder. The Pinder's Point area is a string of four connected villages, each named after a white settler who owned the land. Freed slaves took over the lands and passed them on to their descendants, and the four communities grew into each other.
Me entering Pinder's Point Cemetery

Me entering Pinder's Point Cemetery

Taleus Fatal in Pinder's Point

Taleus Fatal in Pinder's Point

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Pinder's Point

Heart shaped stone for Leonard Russell at Pinder's Point

Heart shaped stone for Leonard Russell at Pinder's Point

Bishop Knowles in Pinder's Point

Bishop Knowles in Pinder's Point

Pinder's Point Cemetery

Pinder's Point Cemetery

Upper Zion Baptist Church - Pinder Pastors

Upper Zion Baptist Church - Pinder Pastors

Then we went to the Hunter Public Cemetery which was the cemetery for the town of Hunter where the cab driver lived.
Hunter Cemetery gates

Hunter Cemetery gates


He took Bob all over showing Bob his mother's grave, his sister's grave (she was only 47), and so on. It seemed most of the people there were his relatives.
Rest in peace Mama

Rest in peace Mama

Hunter Cemetery

Hunter Cemetery

Funeral home marker - new grave - died 2011

Funeral home marker - new grave - died 2011

Painted pink grave marker for unknown woman who died in 2011

Painted pink grave marker for unknown woman who died in 2011

Hunter Cemetery gates

Hunter Cemetery gates


Several of the cemeteries along this coast including Pinders Point and Hunters were damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. There were several feet of water over the cemetery and some bodies and coffins were unearthed.

We also saw some of the little town of Hunter
Parish of the Good Shepherd

Parish of the Good Shepherd

House after hurricane that was 4 years ago

House after hurricane that was 4 years ago

Best Kept Yard

Best Kept Yard

Friendly Sunrise Burial Society

Friendly Sunrise Burial Society


We went back to the ship.
IMG_1319.jpgBahamas Celebration (ferry)

Bahamas Celebration (ferry)

Shops around dock

Shops around dock

Port area

Port area

Looking down from the Lido deck

Looking down from the Lido deck

Tuna salad sandwich

Tuna salad sandwich

Desserts

Desserts


When I went on to the internet, I saw that neither cemetery was listed on FindAGrave. There was an internet "Happy Hour" sale which was for every minute used you got half a minute back onto your account. There was one on the first cruise that I didn't know about, and this cruise they had one from 7 to 9, so I got on the internet right after dinner. This one was 5-7, so I logged on and didn't get off until 6. But the internet was extremely slow so I didn't get much done. I made up a spreadsheet and after dinner I loaded it for Hunters, but I didn't get enough in Pinder's Point to do that- to do a spreadsheet you need at least 25 names
Spinach soup

Spinach soup

Shrimp

Shrimp

Photos at Dinner

Photos at Dinner

Towel animal

Towel animal


The ship left Freeport at 1400 and really poured on the power - we were going 23 knots and the top speed is 24 knots. the wind was on the beam and she was rolling a bit. It's OK for me on the scooter because that's not affected, but others were having a problem.

November 19

On our last sea day I had pancakes for breakfast.
Pancakes

Pancakes


They had norlander bread on the menu so I asked for that and was told that they didn't have any. Bob got packed - he insists on having TWO carry-on bags. I don't know why. We've eaten the bananas, one apple, one orange, all the grapes, and all the dried apricots, but the kiwi fruit and the pears are still in the basket.

It is now 0950 on the 19th and the ship is still going fast - 23 to 25 knots which I think is helped by the Gulf stream. But the wind is SE so we are riding a bit more smoothly and there isn't as much vibration.

One of our cabin stewards is going home to the Philippines tomorrow, so they have a trainee replacing him.

We have luggage tag number 15, so we will be one of the last getting off the ship. For some reason, Bob has not started packing yet. He went out to see if there was something to buy but didn't find anything.

For lunch I had
Chilled orange Sory with cube in it

Chilled orange Sory with cube in it


(which was soup and was good), and
Neptune chef's salad

Neptune chef's salad


(which I didn't care for). Bob had
German lentil soup

German lentil soup


Tuna salad baguette

Tuna salad baguette


Then I had an
Apple hollander

Apple hollander


(which was a cake). Bob had a chocolate sundae which was supposed to have chocolate sauce, but didn't - just a piece of chocolate on the top.
Chocolate sundae?

Chocolate sundae?


Someone at the table ordered the tropical fruit terrine for dessert and that turned out to be a kind of slice of ice cream.
Tropical fruit terrine

Tropical fruit terrine


I got packed.

For dinner I tried the
Caesar salad

Caesar salad


which was dreadful - fishy tasting and with a lot of mayo. Bob had the navy bean soup, which he said was good. I tried the gourmet
Make it yourself hamburger - everyday menu

Make it yourself hamburger - everyday menu


which was huge and the roll was toasted and that made it a bit dry, but it was tasty. Bob had the salmon. I had cappuccino pie for dessert which was good

Bob tipped the bathroom guy after dinner because he boasted that he would be off the ship and back to the Philippines before we were thru with breakfast.
Towel snake

Towel snake


I'm pretty sure our towel animal was a snake. I used up my minutes that I still had and went 5 minutes over - instead of charging the same price as the package I had like they said they would do, they charged the max $0.75 per minute for those five.

November 20th

At breakfast they seated us right by the staircase - for the first time we were at a table for 2.

IMG_1379.jpgStatue by the stairs in main dining room

Statue by the stairs in main dining room


I got a bagel because that was one thing I hadn't tried, and took it with me.
Bagels and tea

Bagels and tea

Poached eggs, oatmeal with raisins & brown sugar and pork sausage

Poached eggs, oatmeal with raisins & brown sugar and pork sausage


After breakfast Bob said we should go down to the theatre because it would be comfortable and we would be on the correct deck to disembark so we did that and we were settled by 1000 They had ESPN on the big screen but no sound or captions which was kind of irritating. After a bit they turned the sound on
Waiting in the theater

Waiting in the theater


We talked to the people behind us for a bit. They called the self assist people (the ones who carried all their luggage themselves) and this took a long time - there must have been a lot of self-assist.
Self Assist?

Self Assist?


Deck 1 was first. Then they called the last self-assist and #1 and 2. Shortly after that it was 1-4. Then another short pause and 1-9. Then they called up to 20, so we got up and both went to the bathroom one last time. There was no TP in the stall I went into. We were in line inching forward by 1250 and inched our way through the casino.
Casino as we leave

Casino as we leave

Slots in the casina

Slots in the casina

Shrimp Mania slot

Shrimp Mania slot


The lady ahead of us was taking the train and she thought she would miss her train, so when we got down to the bottom of the ramp, they took her to the head of the line.
People who are there to direct you when you embark (taken on debarking)

People who are there to direct you when you embark (taken on debarking)


Bob said our suitcases were in a group all together and there weren't many others in the #15 spot.

We went out to the curb and Bob called the hotel and they said he would be there in 20 minutes. There were vans picking up other people - including a big van from Melwood.

I overheard a lady who was trying to reach the Comfort Inn which is right there in Linthicum by Rose's restaurant and apparently that hotel closed for remodeling right after they left and there was no one to pick them up - they were a group of about 9 people from Pittsburgh. The driver for the Sleep Inn (which is right behind the Comfort Inn) took four of them. When our driver came, I told him about the problem and pointed out the ladies that were still waiting and he went over and took them to the Comfort Inn before he took us back to our car. He was very happy with this arrangement, and they were happy too.
Ship from inside shuttle bus as we were leaving

Ship from inside shuttle bus as we were leaving


I said we could still eat at the Linthicum Luncheteria which would be open until 2, but Bob decided not to backtrack and we eventually ate lunch at Chili's in Bowie - just up the road from Rips. Bob had a cup of chili and a milkshake, and I had the Southwest BLT which was supposed to be a Combo, but she said that was only for weekdays and not for Sunday.

Almost all the leaves were off the trees now. We got fuel at the Wawa and it was more expensive than some of the places on the highway where it was $3.19. We were home by 5:30.
Bob coming around the house after turning on the water

Bob coming around the house after turning on the water


Bob turned on the water and unlocked the house - unloaded the car and brought in the paper. He went and got hamburgers at Wendys. Someone or something had knocked over the cat food dispenser and the cats were anxious to be fed. He says when he goes out of the house now, they all come running. He says he has lost 4 lbs but his waist size is still the same. I OTOH have gained six.

The mail came Monday and had my prescription from Expressscripts, the car monitors from Progressive, and the new Navy Federal credit cards which I activated. DirectTV was very upset that the old card had been refused, so I dealt with that and also Verizon, and the internet people (who would charge me an extra $2/month if I paid by check instead of electronically).

I checked the bank accounts for Bob, and all the PNC (formerly First National of St Marys) checks have cleared and my SS payment is going to Cedar Point. So he went up and closed that account because they now have a $3.00 a month fee for check images and you can't opt out of that. He asked for the money in cash, and then went and deposited it in Cedar Point CU. He thinks they still charged the $3.00 check imaging fee.

Bob tried to get a fresh turkey but could not find one that wasn't huge, so he took his frozen one out and put it in the fridge to thaw.

Then I lost my computer - it wouldn't boot. So I had to wait to post photos until I could get it fixed

My next trip was July 2012 to Australia with my granddaughter

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