Odie prepared this post on Monday and I am posting it for her on Tuesday morning.
It is Odie back from my wonderful, busy, relaxing vacation. I had a fun filled week on the Carnival Paradise. I do appreciate the many prayers you all prayed for us. We did have rocky seas a lot of the times but thank God I did not feel sick at all.
We had a whole lot of fun and I captured as much of it as I could in pictures. Here are the pictures from my iPhone for the week.
Monday - Sail away day
Waiting on shuttle to take us to the ship.
Made it on to the Carnival Paradise
I found a few Oklahoma friends.
Kaylene ready to sail
My gift from Carnival for being a return customer. A whole bottle of water. That is hilarious!
Our cruise partners for the week
Our dear friends, Bro. Larry and Sis. Rosemary Landress
Bro. and Sis. Campbell
Bro. and Sis. Cotrell
Carnival signature Warm Chocolate Melting Cake. Can I get a witness? This stuff is heavenly.
Kaylene and I with Mike Bowling
It was great to see my cousin Cameron Isaacs on the cruise.
Waiting to see the captain and officers
Sis. Rosemary, me, and Bro Larry
Tuesday dinner Stuffed mushrooms
Jeff and Tracy Show
Jeff Easter and Tracy Stuffle did their late night show Tuesday and Thursday night. We all laughed until we hurt and cried.
Wednesday- Port in Grand Cayman Islands
My friend Brandi Thompson from Florida.
With my buddy Aaron Wilburn
Found some friends from Virginia
My buddy Bill Shivers of Brian Free and Assurance
This is my favorite Carnival employee Fluffy. We played name that tune. They did not have any gospel music. She had to use my phone and gospel music so I did not play since I knew all the songs on it. I still received a trophy for the use of my iPhone.
Lunch from the wok
In the taxi in Cozumel, Mexico
The Bowling Sisters
Our crew- photo credit to Jeff Easter
Gabriel our Maitre d'
My favorite waiter Jeffery. He took good care of us all week
I had a great week with Jeff Easter. Jeff and Sheri Easter was our host group for the week.
Jeff Hawes, me and Susan Peck Jackson
Sing along with Eric Ollis
Libby Perry Stuffle
Friday - Sea day
Philly cheese-steak for lunch
Our room Steward Iketut
Hope Bowling and Katie Erwin
Another new friend from the Carnival Crew
Karen and Ricky Gooch did not get to sail with us. Ricky was diagnosed last week with Tonsil cancer. Please keep them in your prayers! We missed Karen, but Katie Peach did outstanding filling Karen's shoes!!
Some of the dining room staff
Panoramic of Jeff and Sheri concert in the Atrium
My buddy Wesley Pritchard
Saturday- Time to go home
We used Blue One Transportation to get to and from the cruise port in Tampa. I highly recommend them if you need a shuttle service in Tampa. Carlos is the owner of the company and he took great care of us.
Saturday in Dallas airport Brice found me. He is from Little Rock Assembly of God in Waynesboro, Mississippi. He was on my flight back to Mississippi.
Leaving DFW airport
It was a great week and I had a wonderful time. Even though the weather was a bit cool at times and the sea was a little rough, it was an awesome vacation.