Saturday, December 6, 2008

I'm Back!!! Enjoy the Pics!

So, the trip is over...booo - I soooo wanna go back. But now it's back to reality. I snapped about 600 pictures. I think I only posted 150-something or other.

UPDATE: I just realized that it's going to take me allll day to caption all these pictures. I can't possibly caption all these pictures, can I? There are waaay too many.



Enjoy!
-DTW




Landing in the Ft. Lauderdale metro area


































Some statue in the airport in Ft. Lauderdale...I thought it'd be a good thing to take a picture of

A picture of Levell - this is us in Miami

A photo of the Ritz Carlton in Miami

Me on the beach in Miami - I have no idea what I was doing.

Me, on the beach boardwalk - we need one of these in Chicago.































































































































































41 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great pictures and trip! It looks like you had a very good time there... Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,

Rosa

Peter M said...

Welcome back Darius...looks like you had a feast and a blast!

Foodycat said...

More captions! I need captions! Looks just lovely, Darius, but the towel sculptures need explaining.

Snooty Primadona said...

Welcome back Darius! Love, love the pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time.

I fell so in love with The Caymans I seriously considered leaving my hubby for the toothless captain of our fishing boat, so I could stay there and fish for lobster everyday. In the end, I returned to reality, but I regretted not staying there forever.

Christina said...

Great pictures of the towel figures!

No need to caption anything; you can easily figure it out just by looking at it, and it looks like you had a wonderful time!

Welcome back, Darius =)

Lori Lynn said...

Wow Darius! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing. Feels like I went along with you all now.

Will you be cooking up something special that you had on your trip?

Lori Lynn
P.S. I love the little turtles!

fuzzy said...

well that is down right alot of pics! how long did it take for you to upload them all! sheesh! but at least you had fun!

brneyedgal967 said...

Love the pics - OMG how long did it take for you to post that??? Yeah, forget about captions... sheesh!

And did your whole group decide to ALL where white on one night? Looks fab!

Also - come to my blog to claim your badge! :-)

Passionate About Baking said...

Hey there, welcome back Darius. You've had a helluva GREAT time. WOW!!

LadyLee said...

Great Pics! Man, I can't wait for my cruise in February...

RecipeGirl said...

Looks like you had a great time! Mine was great too. We had those same towel animals. Must be a cruise ship thing. I see you did a little karaoke? Me too :)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

wonderful stuff - i felt like i was on holiday with you through these photos. thanks for sharing your holiday with us

glamah16 said...

Thats a lot of pictures. Welcome back to the Icy city. Looks like you had a ball.

giz said...

And a good time was had by all. I'm having a hard time looking outside at the snow and hearing the wind howl and looking at gorgeous shots of sun, sand crusings and feasting.

OhioMom said...

Welcome home. I expect you will now be making a key lime pie? Great pics!

Happy cook said...

Welcome back.
Looks like you had a fabulous time.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Welcome back. What fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing.

It brought back memories. I went on a Princess cruise a few years ago and also went to Grand Cayman and Jamaica (my photos if you're bored http://www.rachelandkevin.com/cruise/index.htm). I really miss having a winter holiday!

What did you think of the food on Princess? I found it was good, but not mind-blowing. I think one of my favorite things on the cruise was a pesto lasagne at the buffet!

Debbie said...

What great pictures....looks like you had a fantastic time!

Katrina said...

Welcome back! Looks like a great trip.
Cool towel creations, who did that? You?
You can move in here if you don't mind sleeping on a toddler bed. You make us dinner, I'll make you whatever you want for dessert! ;)

Ms. Behaving said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself. Those are some great pics!!! :-)

Suite B said...

I'm so J right now

Maryann said...

Hey! Good times!
I think you should make that towel animal your blog's mascot.

Bridgett said...

It looks like you and everyone with you had a fantastic time. With all that food and fantastic setting, who could go wrong? Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed seeing your pics.

Sylvia said...

Welcome back Darius, I see, you spent a wonderful time on your vacations. Beautiful photos sawing it I almost travel with you :)

Nikki said...

Hey man, I'm so glad you had a great vacation. You deserved it. You work harder than ME! I'm glad you're back though. I need some more inspiration!

Maria said...

Wow, looks like you had an amazing time! I am glad! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Cheryl said...

You are back! Looks like an amazing trip and a good looking crew you have!

Dawn said...

oh my god you had that key lime pie! I bet it was amazing, right?
great pics, thanks for sharing. doesn't it stink being back in the cold?

Katherine Aucoin said...

I know it is tough to come back to reality after a wonderful seven day cruise. I love the pictures especially the chekf with the key lime pie. Welcome back!

Heather said...

Sweet Baby Jesus, that's a lot of photos. I like the plastic package opening tool that they put inside a plastic package.

Looks like a great trip, Darius. I could sure go for some of that sunshine right about now...

Psychgrad said...

Funnily enough, looking at those pictures didn't make it any warmer in my apartment. But, it looks like you had a great time. I have a destination vacation coming up later this month and this makes me look forward to it even more!

Welcome back!

Lori said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! That key lime pie looks amazing.

We head out for our yearly December vacay to Jamaica on Sunday. I can't wait!!

The Jaded NYer said...

Aww... you were in Key West? I miss that place so much! But I'll be back in April, so it's all good.

What a fun trip you had... loved the towel puppets lol

A Go Bytch said...

*stamped* officially envious of your vacation...lol I'm so glad you had fun....so who was making those towel characters?? You?

Go B.

Bellini Valli said...

You are making me envious with all that good food and good times. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us Darius:D

Brothers Blog said...

looks like you had a ball in that nice weather. Hope you soaked it up. Because you're offically Welcomed back to cold ass chicago and our krazy ass weather. lol.

Therapeutic Musings said...

Y'all look like y'all had so much fun! I love towel animals, I practice them at home, lol.

Kevin said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Pat said...

Hey Darius! I see you made it to Kermit's for a slice of his Key Lime pie!

We atayed in that same Westin Hotel that you took a photo of from your ship in Key West -- your photo made me wish I was back there!

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Welcome home

R. Fitzgerald said...

Glad to have you back. That is a fun trip. The wife and I did the Cayman Islands, Ochos Rios Cruise a few years ago, you took me back down memory lane with those pics.

Cate said...

We just came back from a Caribbean cruise too ... looks like you had a great time! Two cruises ago, one of the stops was Key West and we went to that pie shop too - was the dog, Mallory, still guarding the inside? Great pie!