CHERYLHURT's SparkPeople Blog CHERYLHURT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Incredible, spectacular Oman! <img src="">Beautiful, clean, friendly. Exquisite scenery with white beaches, towering desert mountains, and the mosques with calls to prayer send goosebumps down our backs. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:34:58 EST At sea Calm, hot, smooth sailing. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:18:52 EST Laundry sent out Hot and humid. On our way to Oman where it should also be very very hot. Internet keep dropping off but we are in the far corner of the world! Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:22 EST Beloved and Indian security <img src=""> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:06:50 EST Amazing India! Vibrant colors, beautiful, happy people, filth and poverty in some parts, glorious scenery in others. We did a river boat tour of the back waterways, people were bathing in the river, washing clothes, etc. Travel is so important to expanding our world views! <img src=""> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:31:08 EST 92 degrees, 100 percent humidity Sweltering! Drove for 1.5 hours to pick up a riverboat, unairconditioned. The scenery, smells, and sounds were amazing, food was great, filth was incomprehensible.... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:44:01 EST In the middle of the Indian Ocean Very slow internet. We reach India tomorrow. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 03:47:19 EST Happiness comes from within Some people are woman is upset her “suite doesn’t have a butler”....while we are blessed to be traveling by ship to explore parts of the world we wouldn’t ever see. I’m glad for what we have! If you’re not happy will never be happy. Happiness is a choice! Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:45:37 EST Cabin crawl Looking at others cabins...spacious means barely above a closet Thu, 12 Apr 2018 03:38:35 EST Lots of hiking around Puket <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> One of our stops was to visit the Big Buddha, over 100 steps after the climb from our car. Hot! Sweltering! Humid! Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:35:58 EST Headed to Thailand Big storm right now, lots of rain. We will be in Thailand in the morning. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 03:35:47 EST Exploring Singapore <img src=""> Mon, 9 Apr 2018 02:55:41 EST Exploring new worlds Incredible scenery, kind people in beautiful different from the Western world. Trying all sorts of exotic foods. Slow internet on the ship. Sun, 8 Apr 2018 02:46:55 EST Exploring Malaysia Well bummer! Lost my over 1000 day spark streak because of 38 hours flying...but we’ve spent the day exploring Malaysia. Absolutely beautiful and the people are so friendly! Sat, 7 Apr 2018 04:55:48 EST In Singapore 38 hours of flying...only exercise was rushing to change planes. Unhealthy food. <BR> Longest flight in the world..United Los Angeles to Singapore...18 hours and I cannot sleep on a plane. Finally on the ship and will have a really early night! Fri, 6 Apr 2018 01:12:01 EST It’s 2 am an we are up! Headed to Asia today! The longest non-stop flight in the world... Wed, 4 Apr 2018 02:13:33 EST Up at 4 am Tomorrow we must be up at 2 am and call Lyft by 2:30 Tue, 3 Apr 2018 04:25:31 EST Up early We have to get up at 2 am on Wednesday so we got up today at 5, tomorrow will get up at 4. Brutal day of 38 hours flying on Wednesday... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 05:39:03 EST Got 7 miles in Legs are aching today, we went door to door asking people to sign a petition to have the county “planners” widen the two lane roads before they add another thousand houses. ....two women actually told us they’d have to get their husbands permission before they could sign! I about fell over! Sun, 1 Apr 2018 08:24:26 EST Packing tomorrow Hired the cat sitter, got most of the paperwork in order, will pack tomorrow. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:53:26 EST Another long tandem ride We got in another 25 miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The wind was strong, got lots of dust in my eyes, but when it was over we were happy but exhausted. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 06:39:26 EST 30 mile bicycle ride On our lovely tandem. What a great ride! Cool, overcast, the trail wasn’t packed and we were able to help two different people with bike problems! Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:27:03 EST Seeing the eye doctor today Praying for another decent report Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:24:34 EST Our door lock was fine! Our new seals are so tight one needs to push the door IN first before turning the knob. We paid him anyway. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:40:38 EST Door lock man is coming Our front door lock will no longer work. Something in the tumbler must have shifted when we took it off it’s hinges to replace the door seals.... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:17:50 EST Last cold week? It’s still cold here, raining and windy, high of 52. Too cold for me! Sun, 25 Mar 2018 07:41:21 EST March against gun violence today Across the nation there are marches against gun violence l. It’s not a safe world out there... Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:22:10 EST New library opens Sunday We have loads more libraries here than we had in California and at least one is open on Sunday. Libraries open 7 days a week, while California had to reduce their hours! We bought a commemorative block and ordered a large one in memory of Mum...writer, author, lover of books. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:43:03 EST Last dance lesson today Three years of private lessons...finally over today. We’re still awful but at least we can get around on the dance floor of the ship. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:55:09 EST Overate last night We went to a “retirement seminar “ that we keep getting invitations to. The food was outstanding, but we normally don’t eat dinner. It sounded like annuities and Insurance... <BR> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:14 EST Poured with rain last night Thunder, lightning, 1:5 inches of rain. Old man winter threw a fit last night when he had to make way for spring! Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:19:04 EST Headed to Asheville Beloved has a quick doctor appointment, but it’s raining so it will take two of us to drive. He will handle the steering wheel, I will look out the window and shriek at the scary driving. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:44:02 EST What’s with kissy lips when photographing? It irritates me when we go to take pictures and people purse their lips like they’re kissing. Is this something seen on tv, which we don’t watch? I ended up deleting the pictures. Stupid.... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:13:27 EST 31 miles of riding, 22 floors of climbing Great tandem ride with beloved yesterday. Feeling it in my legs this morning! Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:56:47 EST Today is my 1000 day in a row! I’ve been on here for years, but this is the longest streak. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:50:51 EST Yoga and dance today Only two more dance lessons and we are done. Three years of lessons and we still have to count steps. Yoga at the Senior Center is a better investment! Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:38:15 EST 4 mile walk Got loads of steps in, 4 miles, in the cold. Come on, Spring, hurry up a bit! Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:46:40 EST Yoga and tai chi We have both today, $2 each, per class at the Senior Center! Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:34:52 EST Winter is back! They had a hard freeze when we were gone...all my glorious plants are dead. Sigh. One day spring will come! Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:27:40 EST Back in port, leaving again in3 weeks I have to be strong for these next three weeks, get some weight off because we next fly to Singapore to get a ship for 31days. It’s so easy to gain, so hard to get off. Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:38:49 EST Hiking in pouring rain We walked off the ship, almost got to town 3 miles away and a wall of rain opened up. Crashing, flooding the streets. We were instantly soaked to the skin and my Birkenstocks were soaked. We dashed into a little store, bought an umbrella, and the winds came up and turned it inside out, breaking it the first block! We were laughing with fun! Went to the barber, beloved had a great haircut and straight razor shave. Afterwards we presented Tanki with a nice bottle of tequila, which he like... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:30:43 EST Cozumel is mild <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is a heavy walking day. Beloved has a barber here so we will walk from the ship into town, get him a haircut, have fish tacos for lunch and look in the shops. This is one of our favorite ports. Fri, 9 Mar 2018 07:39:34 EST At sea A nice quiet day at sea. We’re not doing any dancing, it seem to be too late for us. Thu, 8 Mar 2018 07:26:49 EST Chocolate cake for breakfast Haiti got cancelled due to very high seas breaking over the pier. No problem for us, but first time cruisers were understandably disappointed. Last night the Hotel Director had a whole chocolate birthday cake delivered to our we had a slice last night at bedtime and another for breakfast! One more slice each and we’ll send the plate back. If it had been delivered to the lounge we would have shared with everyone...but it wasn’t. The mysteries of life! Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:01:31 EST Oasis is amazing! Fabulous ice show yesterday at the skating rink on Deck 4. Today we have reservations for the high diving show, and this morning we’re pulling in to Haiti for a day on the beach. Tue, 6 Mar 2018 07:15:12 EST At sea On the Oasis, one of the biggest ships in the cruise world. Over 6000 people, but you only really are aware of the crowds the first and the last day. Beloved turns 65 today, so we go on for a week to celebrate his birthday! Mon, 5 Mar 2018 07:03:06 EST Ocean front hotel room I love the sound of the ocean. When Mum was in hospice her bedroom had the sound of the ocean...some clock in the room. She loved it and thought she was back in England. Sun, 4 Mar 2018 07:13:34 EST Stopped in Jacksonville Driving all the way to Cocoa Beach is just too exhausting anymore, even though beloved does the driving! We decided to spend the night in Jacksonville. Today we will check in at Cocoa Beach hotel, then go explore old town Cocoa Beach. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 06:52:07 EST Driving south today We’re going to stop somewhere in upper Florida and continue to Port Canaveral tomorrow. We get the ship Sunday. Fri, 2 Mar 2018 07:05:57 EST Happy March So glad March is here! Beloved will turn 65 this month! Thu, 1 Mar 2018 09:02:14 EST