Saturday, March 29, 2008
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 9:14 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
...AND OTHER FUNNY CHILDHOOD EXPLANATIONS! You know those times when you are driving with your kids in the car and there is time to talk. Conversation with kids can be so random. My kids like to hear stories from my childhood since I had six siblings and we could get pretty crazy. One thing leads to another and pretty soon we are talking about funny things we thought or imagined to explain everyday questions. For example, Kaylee told us she used to think there were mice (dressed in little clothes) living in the traffic lights who scurried around connecting wires to make the lights change from red to green and then green to yellow and back to red again. That's when Jeff chimed in to say he had a similar explanation, except he thought it was babies holding different colored flashlights! We had a good laugh about that one. When people would talk about horse power in cars, I used to think they actually killed horses and took their power to run the car. Good stuff. Of course, later on when the real story of how traffic lights work, or how cars get their horse power is revealed, it makes more sense!
This all led to discussion of funny or complicated stories from all different cultures and societies around the world, and in history. You can see why the Greeks and Romans needed their Gods, and the Native Americans needed their Spirit Guides. I guess as Human Beings, we are born with the innate desire to explain the unknown.
So come on now... share your funny childhood myths or stories!
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 11:41 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
DAY EIGHT: Nassau, Bahamas
We reserved a dolphin encounter excursion for this stop and we were really excited! We left the ship in search of a cab to take us to the encounter, but we had some time to kill so we decided to go to a beach first. We put ourselves in the hands of our cab driver who took us on a dead end road, dropped us off and told us to "walk this way" and we would find ourselves on a beautiful beach. Umm... this time our impromtu beach plans were not so satisfactory. In case you didn't know this, the Bahamas is a whole different country. It's beautiful and all, but you are not getting out of there without spending a $100 or two dollars before you realize what hit you! But we picked ourselves up off the ground and set out for Paradise Island where we had a date with a dolphin. The tender ride to the island was gorgeous and as soon as we docked we knew we were in for something special. There is something about witnessing dolphins swimming around you that excites the kids in everyone! After a short orientation we were ready to meet Abaco. She is an eight year old female dolphin, born at the reserve, and trained to interact with guests. We got to get into the water with her and pet her, get hugs and kisses, and even dance with her. Kaylee squealed and smiled the whole time. It's one of those things that just cannot be described, that has to be experienced. They call it "the experience of a lifetime" and I believe it.
Too soon our time was up and it was time to return to the ship for our last dinner, last show, last night on board. We were definitely dragging our feet. Nassau was beautiful and for the most part we enjoyed our day in the Bahamas.
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 6:28 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 8:22 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 6:05 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We left Salt Lake Int'l early on Friday Feb. 28th, too early for my liking, and set out on our long flight to Ft. Lauderdale. After eight hours or so and one stop and lay over in Chicago... we arrived!!! We caught a cab to our hotel on the beach and started celebrating. Ft. Lauderdale was a fun start to our vacation. We walked on the beach, had some dinner and waited for Jeff's sister and family to arrive. At night we walked along the beach to "Bubba Gump's" restaurant for some delish cuisine. Some other highlights from our first day were the beach at night, and wearing shorts!
After overeating (this wouldn't be the last time either), we spent some more time exploring the ship, eating in the dining room for the first time, and checking out the shows that night. We decided to hit the hay a little early though to make sure we were ready for the next day at our first port of call.
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 2:45 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Yesterday I spent four hours creating my post on our Carribean cruise. I downloaded tons of pics, wrote cute and witty (or at least I thought so) captions, and then it crashed! I guess I put too much info in one post or something because I can't even go in and edit it anymore!!!
Posted by Kim Bringhurst at 7:59 PM