I just read an article in the New York Times about NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, the project in which thousands attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. It starts tomorrow (November 1st) and runs through the end of the month. I’d never considered participating before but 1,667 words per day x 30 days = HOT BAM! you’ve made a BOOK.
The Norwegian Spirit
Good morning everyone! I know you’re all anxious to see the inside of the house. But since it’s the weekend I wanted to do something FUN. And what could be more fun that taking a CRUISE?
There she is. The most beautiful and beloved of all cruise ships (to me). The Norwegian Spirit. She was HERE in Portland this week – on Thursday! So of course we went to the Old Port to visit.
My kids weren’t exactly thrilled to be pulled from the car and made to pose in front of a chain link fence, but I needed to relive the memories. LOOK! She’s so happy to see us too, she’s even smiling.
OOoohhh how I love that ship! It made me all goosebumpy just to be standing near. I watched the happy cruisers w/ a mixture of envy & admiration, making their way through town, shopping and eating, enjoying themselves. Even on a gray day, you can’t help but feel giddy. Such an amazing vacation. Sigh…
Hard to believe it’s been two years since my family & I climbed aboard the Spirit. Our first cruise was one of the most exhilarating, eye-opening experiences of our lives. I spend hours just dreaming of the next.
CLICK HERE for more photos from our trip. The Norwegian Spirit Halloween Cruise, New England to Canada. October 2007. Happy Cruising!