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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Goodbye Pride of America. Until We Meet Again.

Aloha Everyone,

I wanted to add a couple of more photographs of the places I frequented while I was on board the Pride of America.  Here is a picture of the on-board gym where I practiced Pilates.

Yoga was held on the top roof area on a basketball court. Of course this can be extremely difficult to do when the wind is blowing, the ship is sailing and the rain is hitting you! I took this photo this morning when the weather was much more cooperative.

At the start of the cruise, we were each given a plastic card for us to use to disembark and board the ship at each of the neighbor islands.  We also needed to present this card whenever we made purchases on-board such as paying for drinks, island excursion, professional photographer and specialty restaurants.  Some people were so well prepared that they wore a plastic tag with their card around their neck.

My last healthy breakfast on board consists of Greek yogurt with fresh cranberries, stewed apple and prunes, mini croissant and fresh squeezed orange juice.  I ate the fresh orange at 9:00 am prior to disembarkation.

As we bid Aloha, a hui ho (goodbye) to the Pride of America, the loud speaker started to play the song, "Closing Time" by the band Semisonic.  The line, "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here," made us chuckle. And of course the final line of the song goes, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

We will miss our cruise, just as we will miss living in Hawaii, but we are also ready to start our new adventure in a few days when we buy a brand new RV and start our senior adventure.  Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Aloha -- Cathi