Monday, June 4, 2012

Cruise Part 1

Brad and I had the amazing opportunity to go on a second honeymoon in May.  It was our first trip just the two of us since our honeymoon almost 6 years ago.  

We flew into Philadelphia and had a few hours before we had to be on our ship, so we did a little sight seeing.  

The Liberty Bell...honestly, I love the history behind it and what it stands for.  However, like the Sistine Chapel that I saw in Rome, It was kind of anticlimactic.  Still, it was cool to check that off my list. 

 Where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States was drafted and signed.

Then we drove down to Baltimore.  The entire time I was there, I had the song "Good morning baltimore" from Hairspray stuck in my head.  One of my all time favorite movies. 

We still had a little time before we had to be on the ship, so we went and toured Camden Yards where the Baltimore Orioles play.  It was a beautiful field!  

 This is a terrible pic, but it is Brad standing in front of two World Series trophies. 

 In the dugout of the visiting team at Camden Yards.

Our first port of call was Bermuda.  It was our first time being there, and I was surprised at how mild the temperature was.  It was only about 75 there, and not humid at all.  Very very different from the caribbean!  But, it was so beautiful there.  Luckily, we got to stay overnight there.  

It was an hour long bus ride from the cruise ship into the town of Hamilton.  But, there were beautiful, bright colored homes all over.  it was a treat!  They were all pretty well kept too.   

We went to the Crystal Caves.  THey were pretty awesome.  I had never been in a limestone cave before. Well worth it.  

The second day, we decided to stay around the cruise ship.  There was an old military fortress right where the cruise docks that had been turned into a museum, so we decided to tour that.  

 Of course, a random knocker.  

 THey had a dolphin adventure right there in the middle of the courtyard of the old fortress.  You could pay to swim with the dolphins, but it was free to just come up and watch others do it.  It was pretty cool, since I've never really seen a dolphin up close and personal before.

 Brad conquered the fortress with this tiny canon.

 Our cruise ship from the fortress.

I would definitely go back to Bermuda some day.  There seemed to be so much to do there, and it was such a different atmosphere than other places we had been.  Much cleaner and a safer feel than Mexico.

Part 2 coming soon!

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