Oh, this week went by too quickly! After Tim's great shadowbox class I had just enough time to drop my things off in my cabin and head to the Lotus Lounge for our farewell cocktail party and HUGE giveaways.
We couldn't believe the stack of goodies on the table that Tim was ready to give to some lucky cruisers.
Every time we shopped in the market place and spent a certain amount of money, Mario gave us tickets. I know I did my bit for the economy by the number of red tickets I had.
Yes, there are three electric Big Shot there to be given away! Although I did not have any of my numbers called, many of my new friends did, and the excitement in the room was tremendous.
Our last dinner together was the usual -- great food, fabulous service, lots of laughs. We all exchanged emails and I hope to dine with these great ladies again in the fall of 2010.
Sunday, October 18th - back in L.A.
I'd opted for valet checkout. I left my bags in the hallway last night and supposedly (I guess I'm not that trusting a soul) the next time I have to deal with them will be in NYC.
I got off the ship early and easily, found my shuttle to the airport, spent some time there making phone calls and sending texts, had lunch, then took off. Great trip home, smooth and uneventful. I even slept a bit. And much to my great relief and surprise, my bags DID arrive with me!
Home, unpacking, looking at all my "stuff," uploading photos, telling everyone that this was the trip of a lifetime, and then.....actually convincing one of my best art buddies to come along with me in 2010.
Sorry it's over, but the memories and the things I learned will stay with me forever.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing this artful voyage with me.