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Earlier this week I returned from our family’s Thanksgiving cruise. This year we sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas™ and spent the week going to Coco Cay (Bahamas) and on to St. Maarten & St. Thomas. We visited a couple new beaches, Maho Beach, near the airport on St. Maarten and Maegan’s Bay on St. Thomas. Maho Beach is at the end of the island’s airport runway and seeing the planes land was very cool. I wouldn’t mind going back there next time. I thought Maegan’s Bay was nice, but perhaps a bit overrated.
After the cruise we went to the Canaveral National Seashore to get our NPS stamp. It was beautiful there and would warrant some additional time on another trip. Their main visitors center had been condemned a few years back so they are currently operating out of trailers. The very helpful and informative ranger told us that some of the stimulus money has been dedicated to provide a new visitor’s center.
None of us had any problems in transit so we all had lots to be thankful for. It was so special to be able to spend some quality – and relaxing – time with my family.
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Today was the launch of Windows 7 across the globe. Here in Pennsylvania we celebrated as well. Much fun was had by all, even though we missed those who were here in spirit, but unable to attend in the flesh. Check out the pics below – so that you have an idea of the fun you can expect once you snag your copy of Windows 7!
I’m getting around to it! LOL I hope you are all well and keeping it real there.
On Sunday, Miss Lisa and I met around 10 in the morning and went to Chinatown. We watched the opening of the Cultural Olympiad (with Chinese music in honor of Chinese New Year) and then had Dim Sum for brunch before finding a place to watch the surprisingly-long parade. The city’s big wigs, as well as the province’s were represented. Also in the parade were many of the Chinese community groups. Even the 2010 Olympic committee was in the parade, represented by the mascots.
It was cold and had been raining steadily so it was nice to head someplace warm to watch the Super Bowl. We really lucked out because we didn’t have a reservation and – to be honest – didn’t really think that one was necessary.
We didn’t like the first place we checked out and our backup location, one we walked by on the way to the first, only had space for three. Instead of a table, it was a leather sofa and chair with a coffee table in front of a small fireplace. So here we were at Yagger’s and I think that we ended up with the best seats in the house … at least the most comfortable. Lots of people were pulling for the underdog and we had our Steelers gear so it was a lot of fun!
Afterwards, Miss Lisa and I took the bus back to her place and I left her to do school work and I called it an early night back at the hotel in New Westminster. On Monday, Lisa had a busy day with school and we wouldn’t meet up until the evening. This would allow me to sleep in a little bit.