Monday, December 29, 2008

Day Four of Our Curise

Here we go again, this time to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. We started bright and early to take a tender to a small island that's part of St. Thomas called Water Island. Here we go.

It was awesome to "sea" this plane, it sure looked gorgeous on the water.

This is an old bunker, if I remember right I think this was built for WW II. I'm not exactly sure though. This was actually the highest point on Water Island, and where we started our bike tour. It was a hot day, and it was nice to get away from Iceburg that's for sure.

A beautiful shot at the top of the bunker overlooking Water Island and St. Thomas.

Yours Truly!

Shadd's pretty good at poppin' wheelies, but he has to concentrate real hard.

Good ol' Kelton making faces at a very friendly and pregnant iguana who not only let us feed her, but also touch her as much as we wanted.

My Travisfish in the water. It was so clear!

Once again our monstrous ship, Freedom of the Seas, but in daylight, isn't it pretty with the water surrounding it?

I better finish Travis is going to kill me. The Internet is down at home so I had to come to campus to reply to some babysitter stuff, and I did promise my fans that I would post today. Hey, I have to be a woman of my word. I love you honey!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Day Three of Our Cruise

There's a reason I skipped Day Two of Our Cruise. For one I didn't take any pictures, and secondly, we were sick. The swells were 10-15 ft high so we had a really rough first day at sea. You should have seen how many times we saw the clean-up crew in the Windjammer Cafe.

Here's Our Third Day on the Cruise. Our first Port of Call was San Juan, Puerto Rico. We arrived around two hours later because of the rough seas. But hey we got there, boy did I debate on kissing the ground. Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't like Macs, so it won't let me drag the photos to chronological order, so I apologize.

This was our cruise ship, Royal Carribbean's Freedom of the Seas. It is currently the largest cruise ship in the world. With an ice skating rink, and what's called a flowrider, a synthetic wave machine that pumps 30,000 gallons/min so that cruisers can surf on the back of the ship. Here's a link to the Flowrider

This was a fort built by the Spanish in the 1500s. During its heyday it had least 140 cannon from its turrets. It was overlooking the ocean, and had a beautiful view, but it was too dark to see.

This was Puerto Rico capital building. It has an awesome interior, with some beautiful mosaics. Did you know that even though Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory, it has its own government. The citizens cannot vote for the U.S. President.

This was one of the staircases, that we thought was pretty and thought it would be appropriate to get the whole family into a picture for.

Your truly!

This was the same fort but a different view. We saw it as we were coming into port and it's obviously during the day.

I'll post more tomorrow.

Day One of our Cruise

Yes, we did it. We went on a cruise with the Forester Family. I know this might sound terrible, but Adam did not join Mommy and Daddy. It was nice to take a break, considering we left the last day of finals. The following are pictures as our ship left the Miami port. Oh, by the way Late Merry Christmas. Happy New Year! From the Poulsen Family.

This is some sort of fancy resort, it sure looked pretty.

These were some loading docks that I thought looked cool with the sunset in the background.

Two very excited cruisers, my Dad, and sister Jordelle.

The wind was blowing pretty hard, so we didn't stay on deck very long.

A shot of the Miami cityscape. My dad isn't so found of these shots because they don't have people in them, but that's okay. I still like it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Our Computer Guru

Things have been a little crazy lately. Travis and I are both in finals for classes right now and we're also preparing to go on a cruise with my family. So posting hasn't exactly been a priority. You'll probably hear a lot from me next week posts-wise I mean.

Just typin' away at Mom's computer.

Uh oh, I've been caught!

Ah, who cares!

Adam loves our laptops, so he was being a little fussy last night, so I locked my screen and let him at it. He had so much fun. He's been a little fussy lately, and that's just not our little guy. Yesterday, he was his normal self, happy and just plain old fun.