Off We Go

We left from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 11, 2015. I was unable to post to my blog aboard ship as I didn’t have a good connection and I had the wrong password. I have decided to do my blog after the fact. I hope you can enjoy it anyway. On this cruise was Lola, her daughter, Casey, Patt, Shirley and me.

2015-12-10 06.00.18 2015-12-11 04.34.00 2015-12-11 04.32.29 2015-12-11 04.32.17 2015-12-10 16.31.26 2015-12-09 12.07.06 2015-12-09 12.06.32Susan and I had haircuts and I had a pedicure and manicure before we left on our Carribean Cruise aboard the Holland America Line cruise ship Zuiderdam.  Our flight to Ft. Lauderdale was uneventful but we had to get up at 3:30 a.m. to be on time at the airport  Our good friend, Hank, also got up early to drive us to the airport.  Our arrival in Ft. Lauderdale was also uneventful.  Our taxi driver had no personality and we had to listen to his loud music all the way to the hotel.  We upgraded our room and had a great ocean view.  From our room we could see a draw bridge that opened up to let ships through.  That evening we gathered to have dinner together.

In the morning after breakfast we met in front of the hotel to catch a shuttle to our ship.  Just as we were getting on the shuttle Susan suddenly realized she did not have her purse.  Now, our passports and ship tickets were in her purse!  I fought a wave of hysteria as Susan rushed back to the hotel.  Lola, Casey, Patt and Shirley left on the shuttle.  I guarded our suitcases as I anxiously awaited Susan’s return.  Susan crowded in to the front of the line at the hotel desk to get a key to our room.  She walked out of the hotel a few minutes later with her purse.  Everything turned out okay and we arrived just about the same time as the first shuttle we missed.