Last month at this time we were just boarding the ship for a ten day Panama Cruise with Princess. We had spent two days in Ft. Lauderdale seeing the city and taking a canal excursion out to an island for a dinner and show. We got a glimpse of the rich and famous along the way.
The picture to the right is the Ft. Lauderdale skyline taken from our balcony as we started the cruise. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on an big ship and I had forgotten how big they are. We were still getting lost at the end of the cruise, but then knowing me I’m betting no one is surprised.
The first day was at sea and we enjoyed every minute. People were so friendly and we made friends. In fact a few days out Linda lost her reading glasses. A woman we had just met offered her a spare pair she had. We did eventually find the glasses but the borrowed pair made reading possible and Linda appreciated the womans generousity. These are the kind of people we found on the trip.
The second day out we made port in Falmouth Jamacia. We had booked a tour to Rose Hall an old plantation house that the White Witch had owned. I had seen it and wanted Linda to see it, but we had to take our second choise. Greenwood plantation house once owned by the Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It has been continuously used as a residence since it was built. A part of the information from the website
The present owners, Bob and Ann Betton, every morning since they bought the house, get up, make the beds in Richard Barrett’s bedroom and open the house for tours. Richard Barrett, the builder of the house, would feel very comfortable there today because the house, unlike other great houses in Jamaica still has the original furnishings down to the Barrett’s library.
More Pictures of the house.
We didn’t do every port of call. The weather was hot and as we got closer to Panama the humidity increased.
On the dock in Falmouth.
The ships entertainment was exceptional and after getting oriented to dinner in the dining room times, we managed to see pretty much all of the evening shows. And, we always topped it off with a drink in one of the bars. We tried all different drinks, promising ourselves we would expand our experience in a few months when we go to Cancun at the all-inclusive Palace.
It was Linda’s first cruise and she says it’s something everyone should experience. A memory making trip. We found we like being spoiled and they for sure know how to do it.
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A group of us from Jubilee took in a live production at Olympia Little Theater this past weekend. The theater, tucked away in a rural residential area, was started in 1939 and though it’s moved around, has been a fixture in Olympia. It’s seen us through boon times and bad. Even through World War II.
In all the years, this is only the second show I’ve seen. And, I’m not sure why because both have been exceptional. The cast is talented and the seating is well done so everyone has a great view.
Sundays show was All The Kings Women. It’s a fast paced comedy that brought back memories. Between scene breaks they had news bulletins from past radio programs and some Elvis Presley music. Again, a blast of nostalgia.
The plot is about the women in Elvis Presley’s life, he wasn’t in any of the scenes. And, the women were everyday people. Like the saleswoman that sold his mother his first guitar for his 11th birthday. And a scene with the staff (women) negotiating his first big TV appearance. I saw that Ed Sullivan show. <sigh>
If you live in Olympia or the area I’d recommend taking advantage of this hidden gem. Upcoming shows are on their website at http://olympialittletheater.org/index.html
I’m thinking almost every town or community has live theater close by. It’s worth researching and supporting. It would be a shame to have them become extinct.