Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Don't Hate Me


Hi everyone! My Rare One and I are now back from a cruise in Tahiti and French Polynesia. That's right -- we ditched wintery Canada for sunny paradise!


And no sunburn to report! Although we did both catch bad colds -- a hazard of constantly moving between the tropical heat outdoors and air conditioning indoors, as well as living in the germ stew of a cruise ship. Oh well, at least it wasn't the norovirus, LOL!

I'm also happy to report that the captain was a sober and responsible Serbian seaman who didn't pull a Costa Concordia on us. But as a precaution anyway when booking, we had upgraded to a stateroom with a balcony so that, if worse came to worst, we could always jump off the ship. Now that's just good prairie girl practicality.

Tomorrow and Friday I'll post a few photos of the various islands that we visited.

42 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

You couldn't have picked a better time to go, unending cold while you were gone but spring is here. Lucky girl.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

welcome back and i can't wait to see pics!

greekwitch said...

Haha! I laughed so hard with the Canadian tan!
What a wonderful time for summer vacations!
although it was so ironic that you went from Canada to Haiti to catch colds! Post lots of sunny pictures on sandy beaches!

Suzie Ridler said...

So happy you are back and wow, what a trip of a lifetime. Good for you and I love cruising. Welcome back Debra! BTW, I have been non-stop writing about Recipe to Riches lately. I fell down the stairs and hurt my back so I have been recovering in front of the TV but real foodie blogging will be on its way soon.

Snap said...

Welcome home! Looking forward to seeing more of your travels. Loved the photo of the young Canadian lady and her friends. :)

mxtodis123 said...

Welcome back. You have been missed. Looking forward to hearing more.
Mary

Elsie Amata said...

Was it Captain Dezzy per chance?

Glad you didn't catch some disease that caused you to be airlifted to dry land. I can't wait to see your pictures!!

Elsie
AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I am neon green with envy! Well, at least you didn't send postcards to all of us to rub it in! LOL...

That is great, Debra! What an amazing trip. I'm looking forward to some photos. Oh, and welcome back.

Kestril Trueseeker said...

Oooh! I won't hate you but I am jealous. It's still colder than I prefer it to be in my neck of the woods. Can't wait to see your pictures - hopefully images of sunny places will make me thaw a bit faster.

Jeanne said...

Sure. Go off on a tropical cruise without a second thought to all of us left freezing in the cold. Well, maybe I wasn't freezing in the cold..... But I'm sure some people were. Welcome back! I shall slide up my armchair & get ready for some travel fun. :0)

DEZMOND said...

A Serbian captain? You should've bragged about reading HOLLYWOOD SPY to him :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

So glad you two didn't need to jump. At least you would have been easy to spot by a rescue plane with that bright white untanned skin. A couple of beacons for sure!

The Happy Whisk said...

Welcome back and Happy Spring.

Boogie boogie, too.

Ken said...

And just in case you missed it, there's snow in the forecast for today.

A tad envious about your trip, but maybe not so much being on a giant boat. Can't wait to see the pics. :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

Great planning on your part. Get outta the cold, balcony for egress purposes....you had all your bases covered. Yay for you two. I can hardly wait for the vacay photos and tales. Oma Linda

Jenn said...

Your timing couldn't have been better... and I'm green with envy!
Looking forward to your photos!

turquoisemoon said...

hahaha...Find the Canadian...hahaha

Missy George said...

I found the Canadian !! Too funny..Glad you had an uneventful trip (other than the colds)..It takes some guts to go on a cruise these days..

Vanessa Morgan said...

Looking forward to those travel photos.

mistress maddie said...

Dirty details coming..........will there be thong pictures?

Laurie M said...

very goo d thinking!!! Canadian? What Canadian?? lol!!!!!my family call me Casper as in Casper the friendly ghost!!!!Welcome home,. what an amazing trip, you made me think of my gramma with the jumping in the water comment, she wore a life jacket over the big bridge we always crossed!!

Birdie said...

Welcome back!

Mary said...

Yay! Glad you're back and that you had a great time! Oooo! French Polynesia! Have never been there, and am a bit jealous. :)

I'm relieved for you that you didn't get norovirus. Like something out of The Exorcist that is...

Leeanna said...

Hey! Welcome back from vacation. Wow! A cruise in Tahiti. I sure hope y'all had a great time. So sorry the colds messed y'all up. But you're back just in time for Spring. I guess you can tell we missed you.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Hate! What hate? Envy, that's what you're perceiving, lady! So good to have you back.

Anne O'Leary said...

Good for the two of you getting in a romantic cruise. Rather than hate or envy you, I'll be happy for you.

JACKIESUE said...

love the picture, will steal..so glad you are back and you are your rare one had such a great time..sorry about the colds..you were greatly missed..

Elena said...

LOL! Oh so exciting and glad you had a vacation. Now time to sit back and enjoy the pics and stories to come...

sophie...^5 said...

Next time let us know and we'll meet you there!!

Jim said...

Oh this frozen Canadian really does HATE YOU!! lol
Now that sounds like an ideal cruise Debra! Welcome home and can't wait for a few photos.
Freezing in Nova Scotia,
Jim

Guillaume said...

Welcome back! Glad to see you back too. You make me want to take a holiday.

Kay G. said...

Ha! I think I must be Canadian!

Tahiti? I DO hate you!

HA! Glad you are back, you have been missed!

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! Welcome back ;o) We have missed you young lady! You look good in that bikini, even being so white ;o) LOL!

klahanie said...

Hi human, Debra,

Nice to see you're back and the backs of all those ladies. Tahiti is a treat. And this pawsting certainly didn't Bora Bora me :)

Take care, eh.

Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet! Looking forward to pics. Well, maybe not so many asses, but you get the point. For that, I can watch BBC.

Ms Misantropia said...

Welcome back!
Make sure you take good care of each other now - the bug I caught on my trip still has me basically bed ridden.

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds cool I look forward to seeing the photos!

heartinhand said...

Great time to go! Stupid winter, making us Canadian girls so pasty.
Glad you are back!

Lois said...

Oh nice!!!! If I were in that photo I'd be wearing bathing shorts and a tankini top... lol

Dawna said...

Welcome back.. and that pic is so funny.. and lots of bums!

Willym said...

Envy is one of the 7 deadly sins ... ah what the heck I've committed all the other 6 so why not that one!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Everything looks so gorgeous! I'm glad there was no outbreak or any other disaster on your ship!