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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Carnival Fascination Cruise Recap!

I'm back!!
I had an AMAZING time on my cruise! It was beautiful and so relaxing! I had a very hard time coming home!

We boarded the ship in Jacksonville, and from there went to Freeport and then to Nassau.
In Freeport we went to Garden of the Groves. It was beautiful gardens and waterfalls.

I'm a little surprised that Freeport is a port for cruise ships. The majority of it is just a run down, deserted, poor town! It's really sad! Our tour bus driver said it's in that condition because of the economy. I loved the Gardens, but was not impressed with Freeport at all.
 The next day we went to Nassau. I loved it!! Beautiful!
Boat ride to Blue Lagoon Private Island
Yes, the water was really that color!

I want this house. And the yacht too.

Private Island



Loved Nassau!!
The food on the ship wasn't very good. It wasn't terrible, but I had heard that it was excellent, so was a little disappointed!
This tilapia was good!

I'd heard SO much about this Chocolate Molten Cake. 
It was chocolate pudding cake, with vanilla icecream.

My breakfast every morning!
I was planning on running on the track, but the morning I went to do it, that level had been blocked off because of the wind. :(
I just went to the gym instead. If only this could be my view every day!!





The last day was 'fun day at sea'. I got to lay out all day and work on my tan, relax and drink some yummy fruity drinks!


Yes, I did wear a 2 piece swimsuit for the first time in my LIFE! I've worked so hard to be able to do that, and I finally got to! I still have about 30 lbs. to lose, so I'm still not happy with my body. But it was so nice to actually feel comfortable wearing it! (I will not be posting those pics. I'm not that comfortable yet! ;))



While we were at sea, we heard about the other Carnival ship that is stranded on the ocean! I feel so bad for all those people! That could've easily been us!

We had a wonderful time! I definitely want to take a cruise again next year!
Now that I'm back to reality, I'm going to work on losing the rest of this weight, and keep on training for my marathon in 8 weeks!!!!

katie
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  1. I am so glad you had a wonderful time! Sad you didn't get to use the track :( And I heard about he stranded cruise this morning on the radio! Glad that wasn't you!

    Glad that you had an amazing time and that you are safely home!

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    1. I'm SO glad that wasn't our ship too! What a vacation that would've been!
      Thanks, Carie!

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  2. Welcome back, glad you had a great time!

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  3. Oh- looks like a wonderful time!!
    Good for you to embrace yourself at every stage of your body image. (and you look fantastic! hard work rocks!!) I still have 20-30 to loose, but I have to be okay with me TODAY, or I never will be even when I hit goal.
    Glad your cruise wasn't the one that got stranded!!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! That's right, it's so important to embrace every single day. Even though we're not there yet, we will be soon!!

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  4. you look gorgeous!! This looks amazing. One of my best friends is off on a cruise today actually!

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    1. Aww, thanks girl! How cool that your friend is going on a cruise today! It is definitely something I want to do again!

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  5. Looks like you had a great time and beautiful weather! I was thinking of you when I heard about the other cruise ship!! You look gorg in all the pics!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Teresa! It was absolutely perfect, I just wish it could've lasted a few more days! :)

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  6. Katie, you look so great! Loved all of these pics. You have some great clothes. :) Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your cruise. I'm so glad! Too bad the food wasn't better. Welcome back to reality and good luck with your marathon training!

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    1. Thanks, Clarinda! Now that I can fit into cute clothes, I have quite the addiction! :)

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  7. Girl... you look fantastic! I can't wait to have coffee and hear more about the cruise!!

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  8. Wow, it looks like you had an AMAZING time!!! Your pictures were gorgeous and I'm super jealous of your gym view everyday. On a different note, I know weight is all about how you feel and if you're comfortable in your body but just know that you are gorgeous, Katie.

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    1. Thanks so much, Gina! You are such a sweet, encouraging friend. :)

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  9. Looks like a fantastic time! So glad you weren't on that other ship... when I heard about it I actually thought of you and hoped you were safe somewhere else :) And RIGHT ON with your two piece! You go girl!

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    1. Thanks, girlie! It was awesome! I'm so glad we we weren't on that ship too. Although I'm sure I'd have quite the story to tell!

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  10. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a blast! I'm so jealous:)

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    1. Thanks, Hanna! Maybe sometime you and your hubby can go on one!!

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  11. I love the swimsuit you did post pictures of and you look fabulous so I am sure you looked great in your 2 piece. I too have bought some two pieces recently and while I am not where I want to be quite yet, I am happy with the progress I made. You look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Abby! Having it ahead of time sure was motivation for me!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time on the cruise. I really like the black halter top dress. You look great in that!

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    1. Thanks, Suz! We had a blast! That dress is one that I've had for years, but was never able to wear because it didn't fit. I was so happy to finally be able to wear it! :)

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