Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Cricut Cruise - Day 3 Grand Turk Island

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I am loving going through all of these pictures from the Cricut Cruise.  Have I mentioned how much fun Cricut was having??  You could find him laying out on the deck, parasailing with the wind, and doing everything that we were doing!  He/she is soooo cute!!  

Karlee and I had so much fun.  If it wasn't for my family waiting at home and missing them so much, I wouldn't have wanted to leave!!  The Lido Deck where we ate lunch was FAB!

Every night when we came into our rooms after dinner, the room steward had made us an awesome animal towel!  They were so awesome!!

The first two days of the cruise our cabin was FREEZING!!!  This is how I found Karlee after I was already up and ready for the day!!  She had slept completely covered!!
This was the beautiful scene that we saw when we woke up in the morning.
This was our ship.  The Holland America Eurodam.
Getting ready for our snorkeling experience in the ocean.  

It was very scary at first getting off the boat and into the open sea.  I kind of had a little panic attack but got over it fairly quickly.  I have a fear of large bodies of water.  It scares me not to know what is under me.  It was very cool, though.  We went to two different locations.  In the first area we saw lots of colorful fish and a large sea turtle.  Soooooo cool!!  On the second location we swam over 2 sharks!!!!  We saw people swimming away pretty fast but we felt safe as our instructors were over by the sharks feeding them fish.  They were only nursing sharks but still sharks!!  After we were finished with the sharks, Karlee and I started slowly swimming by ourselves back to the boat.  Karlee started pointing to something in the water but I didn't see it.  We surfaced and came upon other snorkelers who asked if we saw the big grey fish.  We looked again and saw it swimming near us and kind of around us.  When we surfaced again we were told that it was a barracuda!!  I didn't need to hear anything else....  I swam like a warrior back to the boat leaving everyone behind me.  If you are not familiar with that type of fish, google it.  LOL!  They are pretty vicious!  

The wonderful thing about some of the beaches at this port was that you could find your own HUGE shells!  Karlee and I both found one on a less busy beach.  



I hope you are all enjoying my pictures.  I will have more of my regular stuff on my blog really soon.  I am going to try to still do My Pink Stamper Live Weekly tomorrow morning between 10 and 10:30 am CST!  So stay tuned!!!

Big hugs to you all!!  I am so thankful that you come to visit me often!!

74 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! It seems that you and Karlee than quiet a memorable adventure. Yes we all missed you and Karlee glad you guys are back home safe.

    Take care
    lupe
    xitlalli0508@gmail.com

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  2. Wow, yesterday I was first and it seems im second today. It looks like a lot of fun. I want to go on a cruise.
    esterperez73 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Your pictures are beautiful Robyn. Can't belive how pretty and blue everything is! Spectacular would be the word I guess! If Provo Craft ever does this cruise again, I don't think I could pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity to go!

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  4. Oh wow it looks like you two had a blast!! I am loving all of the pictures! Big Hugs
    Cristi

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  5. I have gone snorkeling in Cancun Mexico, It was so much fun. I am so happy that you had so much fun....

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  6. Wow looks like a blast! I hope to go some day!

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  7. Glad to know that you and Karlee had so much fun. The pictures really tell the story of how much fun you had sight-seeing, snorkling,and eating (and I am sure shopping was involved).
    Hazel
    hdhall6002 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  8. Greatictures! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  9. Wow what a Beautiful site to wake up too ! Now I know why teal is my favorite color besides Pink ! The ocean is gorgeous !!! I would have freaked out on the shark thing too ! I am really scared if I cant touch or see the bottom ,I go into a panic also ! So glad you girlies had fun , I hope I can get to go on the next one that would be a blast !! TFS !
    HUGS,JANIE

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  10. Looks like you have lots of fantastic pictures to scrap!!! I wish I went on that cruise!!!! Glad to know that you had a great time and really happy to see that you are back ;)

    Big Hugs

    Wendy

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  11. I think you have been inspired to do a very fishy card! Welcome home ladies!

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  12. Wish I could have gone. My husband said maybe next time. Hope to see lots more. Thanks for sharing.

    Traci Lord ;0)

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  13. aww looks like you and Karlee had such a blast:) Thanks for sharing your fun journey with us:)
    -Kassidy

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  14. Hi Robyn,

    I am really enjoying your photos. I can see you and Karlee were having a good time. Lucky you.

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  15. Are you sure Karlee was in bed? LOL! You are brave. I don't think I could swim with sharks!!! No thanks:) Fun pictures. TFS!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  16. What fun memories! Thanks for sharing them with us! I am so happy to see you ladies (and Baby Cricut) had fun and I am happy to see the towel animals...YAY!! Glad you're all safely home! I can't wait for this weeks Pinkalicious Blog Hop! Have a great day!

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  17. Just awesome,,,,,love the color of that water...i'm buried in snow....just doesn't seem fair..:):)

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  18. These pictures are great!! :) And honey I totally feel ya on the baracuda!! Same thing happened to my husband and I on our first cruise.

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  19. I'm enjoying seeing the fun you had through your pictures.

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  20. Glad you're home and loving these pics!

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  21. Wow, that picture of the clear blue water is GORGEOUS! What a wonderful sight. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Can't wait to hear more.

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  22. Holy big ship!! I love seeing your pictures from the cruise. Makes me feel like I was there!! :D

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  23. That water is so pretty what a view to wake up to every day. And they shaped your towels into animals...lol Wow I want to go on a cruise now after seeing all your photos. Cricut looked like he or she had fun to...lol

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing all your memories with us ! I am sure enjoying them all !
    Anna

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  25. Yes they enjoy! I can see the fun you both had on the cruise. Thank you for showing!
    Greets

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  26. Looks like you guys had an awesome time...espcially little Cricut. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  27. Wauw. You keep amazing me with your pictures. And good for you to overcome your fear in the water.

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  28. wow!! looks like you , Karlee and Cricut had an awesome time. Water is the BEAUTIFUL blue.

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  29. I love seeing the photos, are the any more?

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  30. Wow! Wonderful pics. TFS

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  31. Thank you for letting us vacation vicariously through you and your gorgeous photos!

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  32. Wow sharks, I would not have gotten in the water. LOL.
    Being from Florida I have gone on many cruises and not once snorkled or been with the stingrays, especially after the tragic death of Steve Irwin. What a sad loss. And then the barracuda stories especially here at the florida Keys. Many tragedies. So this is why I do not get in the deep waters.
    Glad you and Karlee had a wonderful time. I really wish I would have gone. Love watching all the pictures you have been posting.

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  33. What a great trip... the more you talk about it the more I want to take a cruise myself.
    So many great memories. Now you can check mark the whole - swim with dangerous fish off your bucket list-ROFLOL.
    I've got to say the pictures are amazing the water was so blue.
    Thanks so much for sharing your personal experiences with us all.
    -Alisa (dizzybuttons2alisa@yahoo.com)

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  34. Robyn,

    So glad to have you back - you were missed! These photos are wonderful and bring back so many great memories for me. You look like you got some sun - you deserved a break, but I know you are happy to be home. I think my husband would have loved to be on a trip like this...maybe one year! Hope you're back to feeling perfect - big hugs, all the best, Patty

    tippymarsh@googlemail.com

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  35. Cool pictures! Looks like you and Karlee had a blast. Thanks for sharing. I have never been on a cruise, hope to someday!

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  36. The pics are beautiful. I am so amazed that that large of ship is docked so close to the shore. I see that man standing by the shore. Also how does it get so close to the walkway? AMAZING.

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  37. Looks like you had the time of your lives!! I hope to go on a cruise someday!

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  38. Thanks for sharing your cruise pics. I look forward to seeing them. I am such a beach girl (from VA who moved to PA for my husband) We rarely see the sun here in the winter and I have had the flu and now pink eye, so seeing the beautiful beach pics makes me feel better. If only I could go somewhere warm and sunny, then I would really feel better!
    Glad ya'll had a great time!

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  39. I love the pictures. Keep them coming! I look forward to seeing them every day. What a beautiful big shell that was! Glad you had fun snorkeling. It is always nice try things you wouldn't usually do on your own. Glad you had a good time. : )

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  40. You show all these pictures of activities. This was a Cricut cruise, Did you do any crafting or attend Cricut crafting classes?

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  41. I wanna go ..lol maybe one day but so glad you girls had tons of fun.Love the pictures keep them coming! So glad your back and cant wait for what you have in store for us in the future! Hugs
    ♥sanwanyam

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  42. Great pictures Robyn! Looks like so much fun, but swimming with sharks and barracuda's....no thank you!!!

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  43. Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Love the pics!

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  44. Wow Girl!Nurse sharks and Barracuda! I wouls have gotten out of the water quick! But them I'm a baby! AndI too am afraid of deep water! I had an experience in a tiny plane flying low over the ocean from Maui to Oahu. I could see the sharks swimming around, and the pilot told us how deep the water was! Scared the daylights out of me! I closed my eyes and held on to the arm rests until we were over land!
    I'm so glad you had a great time! And your kids will be impressed!
    Hugs, Jessica

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  45. That looks like so much FUN! Hope you have a blessed day :0).
    Hugs, Carol L.

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  46. It looks like so much fun!! Glad you had a great time!! Thanks for sharing! Christina :)

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  47. Thank you for sharing all of these pictures! It looks like you were having a wonderful time!

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  48. Oh Robyn, those pics are gorgeous!!! I bet it was a nice treat after the rough winter you've had in OK. Hopefully I'll get to see you live online today =)

    ~Selena
    monterae2@hotmail.com

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  49. Wow - great fun, great pictures, and great memories! I'm with you, I come a little unnerved in the ocean too.

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  50. Just think of the beautiful scrapbook pages you will have with these beautiful pictures. Looks like a blast.

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  51. That looks so fun! I'm going on a cruise in December and cannot wait! You're both very brave for having ventured out swimming. Even though I live a few miles from the beaches in South Florida...we NEVER go.

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  52. We always find the neatest shells on cruises. Once when my daughter was about 4 she was playing with one on the beach and she got mad because it kept flipping over. Yes the little animal was still in there.

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  53. Wow! What a fabulous time. Thanks for admitting your fear about open water and what's under your feet. I, too, feel that way. It's nice to know I am not the only one.

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  54. Hi Robyn!!
    GREAT pix!! Can't believe you even had time to take them! So many times, after an event, I think, "Why didn't I take pix?" there never seems to be time. I've mentioned before, I grew up on boats, but believe it or not, NEVER went snorkeling!! Don't think it's something I would love!? otherwise I would've done it!
    Can't wait for the live show this morning & the Blog Hop tomorrow!
    Hugs from R.I.,
    Laura
    http://bunniescraps.blogspot.com/

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  55. That looks like sooooo much fun!

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  56. it is so nice you sharing the pics and activities with us. isn't the open ocean a dream?

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  57. lol @ "He/she is soooo cute!!"

    Thanks for sharing your pics! I wanna go snorkeling there!!

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  58. Glad you all had a great time. I would be a bit afraid of the Ocean.
    Love the Pics.

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  59. Thanks for sharing your pictures Robyn!! Looks like you girls had a fun trip. You both deserve a break!

    Leslie

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  60. Thanks again for sharing your pictures and adventures with us. It really does help us know WHAT y'all were doing...HEHEEEEE....love seeing all of the views. :)
    Tracy

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  61. I am loving all of these photos! I think today's post is my favorite photo set so far. I love seeing all the pics of your little Cricut too. Gosh I hope Provo Craft puts him on the Rewards Program or sells him!!! I want one so bad :) I'm a sucker for stuffed animals and such, and what could be better than a plush Cricut ?!

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  62. LOVE the pics Robyn!! What a cruise!!

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  63. Looks like so much fun ! I am so happy you had a great time ! :)

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  64. Gorgeous pictures, looks like you guys had a great time!! And I don't blame you for getting the heck out of that water, scary!!

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  65. awesome!!! I so LOVE the pic of you all in the water!!

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  66. Great pictures.. Glad you had a good time.. I was thinking you guys would just be doing crafting stuff, not swimming with the sharks.. You caption was very funny.. I would be swimming like a warrior too :) LisaMH

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  67. Hello Robyn,

    Glad you and Karleen are home safe. Awesome pictures, thanks so much for sharing with us. Now if this snow would just melt here in Michigan so I can ride my new mountain bike, I would a very happy girl.

    Kat
    http://katskreativegreetings.blogspot.com/

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  68. It looks like you two had so much fun! Love seeing all the pictures!
    Tara

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  69. I swam with nursing sharks and a barracuda in Turks also. When the guide told us there were barracudas in the water I freaked but they didn't bother us. Glad you had a good time Lisa aka dianasmommie@yahoo.com

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  70. I love the mental image I have of you swimming "like a warrior!"
    Great pics! TFS!

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  71. I want to go next time. Looks like fun

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  72. Now I am am jealous! Everything looks gorgeous. What a wonderful trip with your besty. So I though you would have been scrapbooking on this cruise. Did you??

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  73. Wow, looks like you and Karlee had a blast!! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us :-)

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