Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Greetings from sunny Bermuda!

We arrived today (Tuesday) about 2pm. Bermuda is an island under the authority of the British government. It is modern in many ways, but still very traditional. Once the ship entered into the harbor and blew its horn, the Town Crier rang the bell and announced our arrival. He also met us at the pier and announced the time and temperature.

So far our trip has been great. The ship is small (compared to others) but offers a vast array of activities. We have enjoyed eating, sunning, eating, playing games, eating, shopping, eating, sunning some more, and eating some more. We are doing our dive tomorrow followed by some shopping and sightseeing in the town of Hamilton. I am really excited. We bought an underwater camera so hopefully we can get some great pictures. TJ, unfortunately, is not feeling very well (neither am I, but he is worse). The kids had a cold and I think they shared it with us before we left. We have been going to bed somewhat early (by 11pm) in order to get some rest.

Speaking of kids, I miss them terribly. I can’t wait to see them! I hope they are doing well. Ta and T.G. had coughs and runny noses when we left. Hopefully they are feeling a bit better and didn’t get worse. I am sure the boys are having a great time, but I’d love to see them. I also miss Teagan. I miss holding her and the way she grabbed my hair so my face would turn to look at hers. I also miss T.G., the “Princess.” I found the cutest dress for her today. I know she’s going to love it! As soon as I saw it, I thought of her. And when I showed it TJ, he also thought of her right away. It fits her personality.

There are lots of children on the ship, and even more surprisingly to me, there are lots of babies. I feel for the moms who have to care for the kids, particularly the smaller ones, because the ship is not the most “kid friendly” environment. Granted, there are plenty of activities for children, but mainly ages 4 and older. Now that TJ and I have experienced a cruise, we would like to take a family cruise. Hopefully this will happen in a couple of years. If we start saving now, it should be feasible.

Well, bed time now and another fun, exciting day on this gorgeous island! Pictures will follow sooner or later.

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