Since my chemo is on hold until July 13 so that we are hoping my neuropathy improves I thought I would share a little adventure.
First for those who are interested the American Cancer Society has a really good discussion of Chemo induced peripheral neuropathy:
Now for the adventure:
In the autumn of 2009 a friend and I enjoyed an overnight cruise from Seattle to Vancouver, BC. It’s the time of year the cruise lines re- position their ships for the upcoming season. It’s actually pretty cool as you get all of the amenities of a normal cruise, food, entertainment, everyone at your beck and call and all for less than the price of a downtown Seattle hotel room. If I remember it was just around $150.
And I didn’t bring my suit.
I lost count of the number of pools.
In the evening they showed movies under the stars.
Dining by the pool for lunch
Dessert! I was being very conservative….saving myself for dinner.
Those side columns are glass elevators
A place to sit, relax, have coffee or a glass of wine
A little effort to get up but she made it.
Caught her (both he and me)
They say by opening the sofa you could sleep four in here. I thought it would be a tight squeeze.
Seattle sky line
Lovely day for a sail
The ship has a gym for working off all the wonderful food
Here I am…up on the top. Note: We haven’t left port yet. It takes a while to get thousands of people on board.
Finally under way…following the leader
Lounging..in the lounge
And then time for dinner. I didn’t get pictures of everything but here is my starter…really, it’s a cold soup!
And the main course…for me…prime rib
Prime Rib (sorry vegetarians)
I decided to enjoy the solitude of our balcony and the sunset rather than attend the show with all those thousands of people.
So beautiful…it was like sailing a lake.
And I got to watch the pilot come up on his tiny boat and make the leap on board to guide this monstrosity through the Strait of Juan de Fuca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Juan_de_Fuca) Sorry, he was too fast and I didn’t get a picture.
The next morning I was on our balcony before dawn to catch our arrival into Vancouver.
5:30am coming into Vancouver and Lion’s Gate Bridge on your left decked out in her party lights.
One of the other ships going under the bridge.
And of course I was at breakfast when our ship went under the bridge so no shots of that.
But I always knew that when my ship came in…
Just then my ship comes in…
I’m at the airport!
It was a very long bus ride back to Seattle.
And now a little blast from the past. Probably most people reading this won’t remember this song but I saw this TV broadcast on Saturday night many, many years ago. It was always one of my favorites and always makes me dance…except right now as neuropathy (can’t feel my feet…walking is tiring, can’t drive) prohibits that activity at the moment.