Jack en route back to our ship after a rainy morning on Grand Turk.
Leaving the city - one of the most beautiful sights I'll ever see. It never fails to move me to tears. We were standing next to a man who was with his 15- or 16-old daughter. As we passed Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, he told her that her grandmother had come through Ellis Island in 1895. She kept asking him questions like, "Was the Statue of Liberty there then? How old was Grandma? Does she remember what it was like going through immigration on Ellis Island?" I was so moved that he knew enough about his family history that he could teach it to his daughter and that she was so interested...
My first lunch on the ship, before we even left! Mozzarella, roasted peppers and tomato on an Italian roll, with pesto. Mmmm!!!
Waiting in the terminal in NYC to board the ship - SO impatient to get our vacation started!
The last towel animal our cabin steward left for us (and my favorite!).
Can't go anywhere without stopping into a bookstore!
This photo was taken from the tender returning us to our ship; we'd spent the morning and early afternoon on Half Moon Cay, Carnival's private island in the Bahamas.
What beautiful shades of blue! They really, really looked this wonderful! (the beach at Half Moon Cay)
Sitting by the pool on board the ship - not our best photo, but we were having fun!
The pool at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, on Grand Turk. All cruiseship passengers were allowed to use the pool at no charge. It's the largest pool on the island (it totals three pools, each this size, connected at the far end, to make one giant pool).