Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Wonderful Morning

Yesterday (Monday) was the day that the Carnival Inspiration was docking with my friend Linda and her friend Barb aboard! I had promised that if I was in town, I would go and pick them up, enjoy whatever time we had between picking them up at the Port of Tampa and delivering them to Tampa International Airport. I decided to leave early and check out the pickup point and am I glad I did. They actually disembarked early and as I was driving up and down Channelside Dr, my cell phone rang! I must say that the area was rather chaotic. There is no real place at terminal 1 to pick people up and you just hope that there is a space available when your people are there and that the cops who are hustling everyone along, give you a chance to pick the people up. Terminals 2 & 3 where Holland America and Royal Caribbean dock their ships have a much better setup.

After picking them up we went to Dunkin' Donuts as I had not had breakfast and it was too early to take them to the scrapbook store. The Scrapbook Shoppe is very close to the port and is a very nice store. I'd say that it is in the top 4 for the Tampa Bay area, in close competition with Whim-So-Doodle, Violettes, and Ruban Rouge. We talked,Barb and I got acquainted, I must say she fits right in wih all my other scrapbook friends, and I showed them the three crusing albums I've made.

We spent quite a bit of time at the Scrapbook Shoppe, where I took the above picture of Linda, and then killed a little more time at a Michael's nearby. All too soon it was time to take them to the airport and see them off. There was so much else we could have seen and talked about! However they will only be a three hour drive away when I move to Kentucky and they will definitely be on the invite list for my 1st weekend get together!

BTW, I wrote this a couple of days ago and thought it had posted, LOL! I guess not! I hope that Linda will send me some of her pictures or her friend Barb's as mine did of the three of us is pretty bad and certainly not something to share on my blog, LOL!

More later!


Monkey Girl said...

So glad you guys got to meet up. Sounds like alot of fun was had by all!

CathyR said...

I'm glad you, Linda and her friend got to get together. It looks like you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

I am really happy that you got to spend some time with your friends from the cruise. Glad to learn you and Janie decided to do the Treasure Hunt. We are having a good time should finish up just in time Sunday.


Kenda said...

How fun it must have been to get to put another face with a name! Love the fact that you were able to get with them.

Shannon said...

Sounds like Linda and her friend had a great time. I'm so glad that they got to meet up with you and visit while she was there.