A Note From the Cruise.
Wed, Dec 8 2010 9:29 AM
I write to you from onboard the M.S. Westerdam, one of the
many fancy ships in a fleet owned by Holland America. This is my first-ever
cruise and I’m getting quite an education.
There are about 100 ladies here (some have brought their
husbands or friends along with them) for the Fons & Porter quilting cruise
program. There are about 2,000 guests onboard in total. Aside from a week-long
class built around a project – there were two to choose from – the quilters
have gotten a big bunch of goodies, the fabric to make the quilt they chose to
tackle, and lectures given by my mom. There have been private cocktail parties
for us and shopping opportunities, ports of call and lots of good food, of
Here’s what I’m loving about this cruise:
Hanging out with my mom (we’re roommates, too)
The room service
Meeting quilters (nicest people in the world)
Here’s what I’m not loving as much:
I’ve been pretty sea-sick most of the time
(Lesson: I do not have sea legs. I only have regular legs.)
But it’s okay! I’ve got the sea-band thingies on my wrists
and I’m taking the anti-nausea medicine they have onboard. Eating helps, too,
which is good because there is food everywhere, all the time.
I’m doing the lecture with mom tonight and I’m excited to
get up there. The internet in the middle of the ocean is pretty rickety and
slow and I can’t seem to post pictures. But when I get home, I’ll post lots of
them. You’ll love the class “action shots” in particular...