10.19.2009

I'm home!















Was this hard to leave? Oh, yeah!

I had a wonderful time on The Artful Voyage to Mexico! We had classes with Tim & Wendy ... made beautiful pieces of art! We made a travel journal, 2 pieces of jewelry & a collage box with Tim, and an art apron & a bulletin board with Wendy - learned new techniques, played with encaustic (wax) art, worked with Claudine Hellmuth's "Sticky-Back Canvas" - and, yes, I'll share pictures.

We had glorious weather, except for the day Tropical Storm Patricia made us change our course. We were to stop in Cabo San Lucas on Tuesday, but Patricia wanted to be there more, so we went on to Mazatlan & Puerto Vallarta, then went back to Cabo. I was in Wendy's bulletin board class when the ship's pitching was at it's worst - and, yep, I got seasick. Dear, wonderful Mario shared his anti-seasickness pills with me, gave me some of his Coke to drink & crackers to eat - so I spent the class time in our stateroom, resting. The days in Mazatlan & Puerto were fun - hot, humid, lots of sightseeing, some shopping. Both cities were beautiful & our tour guides were great! I didn't go on land in Cabo - couldn't take anymore hot shops - but, that gave me a day of relaxation on deck at poolside & in the art room, working on my voyage journal.

We swapped ATC's - what wonderful pieces of art everyone created! I got a 7 Gypsies ATC rack to display them on in my office - what great memories they'll bring me as I sit at work! I made lots of new friends - even some from here in central Ohio. We received lots of freebies - whole packages of GrungeBoard, Cosmo Cricket papers, Heidi Swapp blings, Jenni Bowlin papers - lots of Ideaology, Hero Arts stamps (even one made just for us cruisers!) - it seemed endless! At our bon voyage party, I won a package of GrungeBoard & a packet of Halloween goodies from Cosmo Cricket. All of the vendors who donated to our party gave lots of product - thank you to all of them!

So, I'm home. Brought a cold home with me ... yuck! Anyone want to share? ;o)

4 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wonderful post you did here Nancy! My mind is still spinning from all that we did on the cruise . . . I need to thank you for putting everything in the order it all happened! *smiles*

I am soooo sorry you caught a cold :(

I knew we had received a lot of "stuff", but it wasn't until I started unpacking that I saw just how MUCH! WOW, we really did "make out".

And YOU! . . . winning TWICE at the Farewell Cocktail Party :) They weren't kidding when they said we needed to bring an empty suitcase! *smiles*

So nice meeting you and looking forward to keeping up with you via blogland.

Sandy said...

The pics are beautiful. It sounds like you had a great time, even with "Patricia". Sorry about the seasickness and I can't wait to follow the story. Get well soon!

Anne said...

Hi, Nancy! So glad you enjoyed your cruise! Sorry to hear you got seasick! That's no fun! But it sounds like that was just a minor glitch in an otherwise fabulous experience! :-)

Pumpkin said...

You're back!!!! Okay, I'm late in reading your Blog ;o) Glad to hear you had such a great time. Only sea sick once? That's pretty good. I can't wait to catch up with your Blog...