Before We Boarded

There was a process to be followed – before we boarded.You know we stayed in a motel in Fort Lauderdale the night we arrived, a motel with a nice courtyard

The courtyard

The courtyard


but the room – not so much. It was, at least clean. That worked for one night.
We boarded the shuttle to the cruise port
entering the port

entering the port


where we were deposited at the appropriate terminal for our cruise. Then, we did what all cattle do, we lined up in a proper – or nearly proper – queue.
the queue

the queue


While you stand, you might as well enjoy the beauty around you, right? You might as well point the camera and click, right?
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Moving on, the luggage that was deposited in batches on the sidewalks had been loaded into carts
hope none of these bags contained breakables

hope none of these bags contained breakables


at about this time, the Artistic One realized she had left her boarding pass in one of those bags. Oh dear. We charged forward, taking the optimistic attitude that they would accept her using my boarding pass – we were in the same room, after all. We didn’t really think anyone would be interested in digging her bag out from the bottom of that cart. So we waited in line. Because we are obedient. Sometimes.
at last we are inside

at last we are inside


It worked. We were allowed to enter the ship. Sighs of relief.
looking out at the port from above

looking out at the port from above


To our room, watching from our veranda as we departed Fort Lauderdale
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Into the open seas. The real adventure begins.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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7 Responses to Before We Boarded

  1. I enjoyed soaking up the sunshine in your beautiful photographs šŸ™‚

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  2. jay53 says:

    It almost makes me want to take a cruise! I’m a little nervous travelling to new countries though, especially ones where I don’t speak the language. That’s why I learned Italian you know.

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  3. D. A. Wolf says:

    Not so lovely? Worrying and queuing… Very lovely? The views, and hopefully, your adventures.

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  4. lisa says:

    I can almost feel the excitement and anticipation! I can’t wait to see the gigabytes of photos you took!

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  5. Angelia Sims says:

    Ohhhh how fun!!! I can tell this is going to be breathtaking! Happy sails!

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  6. Heather says:

    I bet you heaved a sigh of relief when they allowed her to board without a fuss. Moving on to the next adventure šŸ™‚

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  7. I’ve been jumping around in following your trip, but it’s nice to see that beautiful courtyard and hear about the cattle line-up! Also to see views of Fort Lauderdale, a place to which I haven’t been in years! Glad the Artistic One got on without a hitch. šŸ™‚

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