Thursday, January 7, 2010

No snow in this forecast

One of our regular Carnival cruise ships can be seen down Garrison Channel as passengers board for what is billed as The Rock Boat X. (Carnival's trademark is the smoke stack which is red, white and blue and shaped like a whale's tail.) Passengers will depart today – what a breathtakingly gorgeous day to sail from Tampa into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean – board the Carnival Inspiration. This special 4-day cruise includes days at sea and a stop at Cozumel, Mexico. It’s a rock music adventure at sea with music groups hosted by Sixthman and Sister Hazel plus other artists, including Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Wideawake, Pat McGee Band, Dexter Freebish, Gaelic Storm, Green River Ordinance, Blackberry Smoke, Tyrone Wells, The Bridges, and Jim Bianco. Your price includes all the concerts, your room, all meals (there's gourmet dining, casual indoor and outdoor grills and 24 hour room service). Enjoy the ship’s disco and casino, pools and giant waterslide, plus the health and fitness center. Again, what a perfect day to leave Tampa’s port for the open water. Dazzling bright blue sky and crisp winter air. Breath it in.


  1. I don't want to hear about places with no snow; took me an hour and a half to dig my car out and a track to drive on.

  2. That sounds like a great cruise! We were supposed to have some sleet here last night but it never happened. We are going down in the deep freeze again this weekend.

  3. It's a perfect day to watch them set sail, as well.

  4. Now that is one impressive photo, Frank! Great composition!

    I'm not sure what they're saying now, but last night the forecasters said we might get some snow in Ocala. I can't imagine for clearly that would be illegal!

    But it sure as hell is cold!