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October 2008 Part II (17 October through 31 October)
 

 Friday 17th October
Captain Fazio Has Arranged For the Ship To Make An Unscheduled
Stop At Progreso, Mexico, At The Northern Tip Of The Yucatan.
We've Decided To Visit Nearby Merida, The Capital Of The Yucatan !
 
Mexican Dancers Meet Us on The Dock !
 

 
 
Colorful
Dancers
Sharon & Dale
Waiting For
The Tour Bus
Joe Buys
New Hat
The Beach
Progreso, Mexico
Nice House!
Merida, Mexico

 
 
Modern
Building
Merida
'Monument To The Nation'
It Took 11 Years For One Man To Sculpt This !

 
 
'Monument To The Nation'
In A Traffic Circle
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Street
Scene
Merida
Dale & Sharon
Merida Church

 
 
Merida Church Building
Materials Originally From
A Mayan Pyramid !
Gallery Of
Mexican Art
Mayan Masks

 
 
Merida's Cathedral
Huge Religious Procession Outside & Inside
Merida
Street
Scene

 
 
Merida Cathedral
Largest Wooden Cross In Mexico
Cathedral
Merida, Yucatan
Yucatan
Governor's
Palace
Barry &
Yucatan
Plice
Officer

 
 
Painting Of
Mayan Man
Emerging From
An Ear Of Corn
Inside
Courtyard
Of Governor's
Palace
Joe & Sharon
Governor's
Palace
Merida
Yucatan
Dale & Joe & Sharon
Merida Restaurant

 
 
Merida
Mansion
Dale
Bus Drove
Right Up To
Shopping Mall
Beautiful
Fence
Merida, Mexico
Street Scenes
Progreso, Mexico

 
 
Barry Used
To Work In
An 'SSA'
In 'Another
Lifetime' !
Progreso Says Their Pier Is The
Longest In The World
View From
Deck 12
Leaving
Progreso !
Deck 4 View
Of The
American
Atrium

 
 
Dale
Shogun
Casino
Barry
Deck5
Deck 5 Shops
Bar & Casino
Dale
Deck 5
Lounges
Along
Walkway
Dale
Deck 5
One Step Disco
Shag
Lessons
Here

 
 
Teaching
The Maitre D'
How To Shag !
Washington
Dining
Room
Isle Leads
To Our Dining
Room Table
Ling Ling
Our Waiter
From
Indonesia
Corridor To
Our Cabin 2251
Goes On
'Forever'

  Saturday 18th October
'Fun Day At Sea"
We're Heading Back To Miami, And Passing By Cuba Today !
 
Glass
Elevators
Deck 3 Lobby, Bar, Entertainment Area And
'The American Atrium', As Seen From Lido Deck 9,
Carnival Valor Cruise Ship

 
 
Deck 9
And
Atrium
Lido Deck 9
Bar &
Cafeterias
Rosie's Restaurants/Cafeterias
(Named After 'Rosie The Riveter' Of WW-II Fame)
Lido Deck 9

 
 
Lido Deck 9 Aft Pool Area
The Roof Over The Pool
Slides Open & Closed
Nice Ocean Views - Aft Deck 9 Leisure Area
 

 
 
Aft Pool - Lido Deck 9
It's Much Quieter Back Here Than At The Midships Pool
Which Has Live Musicians And Huge TV Screen, Loadspeakers, Etc.
 
Ivanhoe
Theater

 
 
Silver & Gold
Chains Sold
By The Inch !
Lido Deck 9
Main Pool
Sculpture !
Eggs Made
To Order
Here !
Rosie's
Cafterias
Aft Pool
Sculpture !

 
 
Shaggers Still Going At It !
 

 
 
We Attended
A Park West
Art Auction!
(We Have
Two Krasnyanskys
Like This,
But Smaller)
Joe
Deck 5
Lounge Area
More
Deck 5
Lounges
Little Bars
All Over
The Ship !
Joe
Shogun
Casino

 
 
Joe - Slot Machines All OverThe 'Shogun' Casino
 

Always Music
At Poolside !

 
 
Pool &
Water Slide
Lido Deck 9
Amidships
Aft Pool
And Jacuzzis !
Bathing
Beauty
Dale
(No? Oh Well!
An Honest
Mistake!)
Sunbathing !
Lido Deck 9

 
 
Ice Carving An Eagle!
The Motif Of The
Carnival Valor
Dale & Joe
Park West
Art Auction
Shaggers
Shot Taken Through The 'Looking
Glass' Observation Window

 
 
Caught At
The Pastry
Counter !
Elevators
View From Upper Atrium
Down To Deck 3 Lobby & Bar

 
 
Dale
Deck5 Leisure
Lounge - Eating
Chocolates !
Deck 3 Lobby
Entertainment
Glass Elevators Give Fantastic Views
As You Go Up & Down From
Deck 2 To Deck 11

 
 
Glass
Elevators
Lady Jumped Right In To Dance With
A Young Group. Others Followed!
Deck 3
Entertainers
Were Excellent!
Happy Anniversary
Sung To Us !

 
 
A Private
Moment For
The Anniversary
Couple !
An Anniversary
Cake For Two !
A Champaigne
Happy Anniversary
To Us !
Dale & Our
Asst. Waiter
LinLing
Joe & Dale

 Sunday 19th October
The Ship Arrived This Morning In Miami. We Took A Shuttle To Miami Airport And Then The Hotel Shuttle Back To Pick Up Dale's PT Cruiser! Joe & Sharon Don't Fly Out Until Late Afternoon, So We Drove To Miami's Famous South Beach!
 
Dale
Joe
Sharon
Lunch At
Mango's
Tropical Cafe
South Beach
Miami
Sidewalk
Cafes
South Beach
Miami
Joe
Sharon
Dale
Mango's
Bartender
Mango's
Has A
Varied
Clientele !

 
 
Dancing On The Bar
Mango's Tropical Cafe
South Beach, Miami
The Side Bar
Mango's
Tropical Cafe
Two
Fisted
Drinker !

 
 
Joe
Mango's
South Beach
Our Waiter Disappeared! I Found Him Dancing On The Bar !
 

 
 
Our
Waiter !
Mango's Dancer
Dale Applies
For Dancer Job !
Sharon Too !!

 
 
Dale
Joe
Sharon
Barry
Joe
Dale
Sharon
On The
Beach
The Famous South Beach, Miami, Florida !

 
 
Mangos
South Beach
South Beach Is Full Of
Beautiful Art Deco Buildings !
Many Are Undergoing Renovation !
Dale Talks
To Tracey!
Miccosukee
Seminole
Reservation
Alligator Alley
Interstate 75N
 
 

 Monday 20th October
We're Back In Bradenton. Having Lunch At Rotten Ralph's
At The Bradenton Beach Pier, Anna Maria Island
 
View Of
Cortex Bridge
Dale
Barry
 
 
   

  Returned Back To Myrtle Beach On Saturday - 25 October
And
Visited Karen & Chuck On Thursday - 30 October
 
Florida Traffic Backup For Miles!
Accident On Interstate - 75
 
Karen & Chuck's
Living Room
Karen & Chuck's
Golf Course
View
 

 Friday - 31 October
Our Neighbors Decorate For Halloween !
 
Doug & Linda Morrison
They Really Get In The Halloween Mood !
Other
Neighbor's
Decorations!

 Big Halloween Party At Celebrity Square, Broadway-At-The-Beach
 
Barry
Nightclub Doorman
Dale
Grand Prize
Winner ($2500)!
Pieces Attached
To Arms & Legs
Become A Car
When Scrunched
Up!
Scary Witch !

 
 
The Warrior
The Monsters
Karen, Chuck, Robin & Friends
All Dressed Up !

 
 
Great
Piano Music
My Vote
For 2nd Prize
Semi-Finalists For The
$2500, $1500 & $1000 Prizes!
Large
Crowd !

 
 
Large Crowd Came Out
For The Contest And
Free Entry To The Nightclubs!
Dale
Inside A
Nightclub
Barry & Dale