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October 2008 Part I (01 October through 16 October)
 

 Wednesday 1st October - Friday 03rd October
New Kitchen Floor Going Down !!
 
Dale
Partial Floor
Laid Down
Done !
Will Complete
Baseboards When
We Return
From Florida!
 
 
 
     

 We're Off to Bradenton and then to Miami ! From 12-19 October We Will Be With Joe & Sharon King On The Carnival Valor Cruise Ship to The Grand Caymans, Isla Roatan (Honduras), Belize and Cozumel!

This Is Our Shag Dancing Group's Annual 'Fun Blues Cruise' !
 


 Saturday 11th October - Sunday 12th October
 
We Meet Up At The
Courtyard Miami Airport/West Doral
79th Ave, Miami
Lunch At
Nearby
Colombian
Restaurant
Dale, Joe & Sharon
Waiting For Ship's Departure
From Port Of Miami !

 
 
Carnival
Valor
Backs Up
Down The
Channel
We Go!
Luxurious Homes & Yachts
Private Islands In Miami
All Along The Channel !
View Of
Mami As We
Cruise Down
The Channel

 
 
Views of Miami
As We Cruise Down The Channel
Towards South Beach & Atlantic Ocean
Looking Back
Towards Port &
View Of
Channel
View Of
South Point
Miami

 
 
View Of
South Point
Miami
Almost To
The Sea !
And Now We See Miami's Famous South Beach !

 
 
Joe
South Beach
And Port Of
Miami In The
Background
Another
Cruise Ship
Coming Down
The Channel
Right Behind Us !
Joe & Sharon
Shag Group
'Meet & Greet'
Party !
 
 
   

 
Monday - 13th October
'Fun Day At Sea'
(Heading From Miami To The Grand Cayman Island)
 
A Window 'Seat'
A Book
A Tootsie Pop
Dale's Heaven
Tonight Is The Shag Group's 'Red Dress Night' !
And Also The Ship's Formal Night !

 
 
Group Picture ! Shag Group 'Red Dress' Night
 

 
 
Red
Dress
Night!
The Guys !
Joe & Sharon
Dale & Barry
Our Shag
Instructors
Debbie & Don
And
Our Fun Blues
Cruise Host
Judy
Don
Really
Perks
Up !!

 
 
This Man
Really Gets
With The
Fun Program !!
Joe Takes His Medicine !
Barry Too !
Captain's
Welcome Party
Eagle Lounge

 We Chose The 'Late Seating' (8:15PM) For Dinner.
We Had A Big Round Table Near Large Windows
At The Rear (Aft) Of The Ship
In The Upper 'Washington' Dining Area!
 
Paulette & Sam
Connecticut
Barbara & Chris
North Carolina
Sharon & Joe
Maryland
Sharon
Excursion
Desk
Deck 3 Lobby
Shogun Casino
Lido - Deck 9

 
 
Deck 3 Lobby, Bar And
'The American Atrium'
Joe
Dale
Sharon
Excursion
(Tour) Deck
Dale
We Get A
Different 'Towel' Animal
From The Cabin Crew
Every Night !

 Tuesday - October 14th
Our First Port Of Call
George Town, Grand Cayman Island
The Caribbean !
 
We're Going
On A Boat
To These
Circled
Locations !
Carnival
Legend
Arrives
Too !
Water Too Shallow
So Tenders Will Pick
Up Passengers From Ship
We Just
Left From
Those Steps !

 
 
Another
Tender
Arrives
For More
Passengers
Joe
We're On Our
Way To
Grand Cayman !
Control
Platform
Carnival
Legend
And
Valor
We Leave
Carnival
Valor
Behind

 
 
They Drive
On The
Left Here !
The Tour Boat
Is Named
'Mickey Mouse'
Dale Blows
Up Her
Mickey Mouse
Lifevest
Heavy Rain
And Rough Seas
All Morning !
Racing To The
Stingray
Sandbar
Several Miles
Out To Sea !

 
 
Stingray Sandbar
North Sound
Grand Cayman
Hundreds Of
Stingrays
Gather
Around
Swimmers
Dale Touches
Her First
Stingray
Ewwww! Dale
Feels One
Of Them
Under Her !
Eeeeeekkk

 
 
There's A
Stingray
Under Dale !
Hey Dale !
Here Comes
A BIG One !
Big Stingray
Bumps Into
Dale !
Stingray
Comes To
Surface !
Here
Stingray!
Here
Stingray!

 
 
The Boat Captains Feed Stingrays From A Floating Bucket Of Squid
And The Stingrays Let The Captain Hold Them,
So The Tourists Can Pet the Stingrays Without Being Hurt !
 

 
 
Dale & Boat Captain
(And Food Bucket)
Surrounded By Stingrays !
Dale Chases
Stingrays !
Stingrays Catch Dale !!

 
 
Big Stingrays Like Dale !    Big Stingrays think Dale Is FOOD!
Big Stingrays Carry Dale Away ! Bye Dale !
Boat Captain,
Stingray
And Dale

 
 
Lots Of Boats And Tourists
Way Out Here!
Sharon
Deciding If
She Wants
To Touch A
Stingray !
Boat Captain Holds Stingray.
Sharon Gives It A Pat !

 
 
Boat Captain
Dale & Stingray
Sharon
Gets
Closer
And
Closer
Ta
Dah !
More Boats!
People Coming
On JetSkis Too!

 
 
Boats
Departing
Heading To
Rum Point
For Lunch!
Dale & Joe
Rum Point
Dale, Joe & Sharon

 
 
Do Not
Touch Or Feed
Barry !
Donít Touc
The bartenders
Dale !
Obviously
SOMEBODY
Asked These
Questions !
Dale & Sharon
Lizard
Rum Point
Sharon & Dale
Rum Point
Grand Cayman

 
 
Dale & Barry
Sharon
Dale
Joe
Rain & Wind
All Day !
Departing
George Town,
Grand Cayman
Tonightís
Towel
Animal !
 
 

 Wednesday 15th October
Can't Land on Isla Roatan, Honduras Today As Scheduled!
'Unrest & Riots' On Island. Also Can't Land In Belize Due To High Seas ('Tropical Depression 16'), So We're Heading To Cozumel, Mexico !
 
Shag Lessons
Dale
Shag
Lessons
Ray
Our DJ
Breaktime
Atrium &
Deck 3 Loby
From Lido
Deck 9

 Thursday 16th October
We Dock At Punta Langosta Pier, Downtown Cozumel, Mexico!
We're Here Two Days Ahead of Schedule!
 
Dale & Joe
Dale
Ferry To
Playa Del Carmen
Joe
On Ferry
Barry
Pretty
Cozumel
Building

 
 
Our Ship !
Carnivale Valor
Dale & Joe
Arrival
Playa Del Carmen
The Yucatan
Airfield
Right In
Town !
Mexican
Weaver

 
 
Loom Design
Unchanged
For Centuries
Artisan
Creates
Mineature
Stone Mask
Replica Mayan Stone Masks And Sculptures

 
 
Replica
Mayan
Stone Masks
& Sculpture
Dale & Joe
Path To
Tulum Ruins
Dale
Mayan Ruins At Tulum
Yucatan Coast, Mexico

 
 
Mayan Ruins
Tulum, Yucatan
Mexico
Many Gila
Monsters
All Over
This Place
Tulum Is
Right On
The Caribbean
Barry
Tulum
Beachfront
Tulum

 
 
Dale & Joe
Tulum Temple
Dale & Barry
Tulum Beachfront
Joe
Tulum
Mayan Ruins
Tulum
Yucatan, Mexico

 Here's Some More Shots !
 

 

 

 
 
Tulum
Barry
Playa del Carmen
Shards of
Glass Atop
Wall !!
Dale
Ready To
Catch Ferry
To Cozumel
Barry & Joe
Playa Del Carmen
Ferry Dock
To Cozumel

 Leaving Playa Del Carmen For Cozumel
 

 
 
Leaving
On The
Ferry
Mayan
Calendar
Rough Seas
Ferry
Rolling From
Side To Side
Long Line
To Get Back
On Board
The Valor !