The Mates go to Hawaii
The begining. "It's not a race."
Jude meets Lucy in Palm Springs, pre-cruise
Palm trees in Palm Springs at dawn
Kathleen on our balcony in Palm Springs
Some interloper talking to my wife
Trucks time shift in the desert
Marilyn Monroe in downtown Palm Springs. She's huge!
See how big she is?
Here's looking up her old address.
Back in San Diego at our pre-cruise hotel overlooking the harbor.
Kind of windy up there.
A panorama from our hotel's deck.
Bob at the Cabrillo National Monument
Kathleen looking for me.
And finds me.
Three beautiful women waiting for sailors to come to town.
Looking back at our hotel and at the Westerdam sitting in the harbor.
The Cabrillo Point lighthouse
Mike takes the gang's pic.
Bob and his favorite southern belle
Me and my favorite belle...period!
Jude happy to be in even partial sunshine
Two happy Canadians in California
Early morning harbor shots
All taken with my iPhone.
Even the new panoramic feature.
Century at the dock. Let's get on.
From our balcony.
Judy finds a friend.
Onboard in our suite. A first for us. Cabin 1229.
The view from our balcony
More of our cabin.
Looking the other way
Looking back at our hotel.
Time for the Cruise Critic Sail-A-Way party.
Danny converses with Creighton and Nancy.
Alan talks with Mickey
Carole greets Bill & Sandra.
The sun sets on the Sunset Bar.
Mike & Carol arrive at the party.
Joe & Judy
Ever the photographer, Mike always has his Canon at ready.
The Dang family poses for Mike.
Goodbye San Diego
At the Cruise Critic party the Original Martini Mates pose with Century's captain.
Kathleen, David, Colleen and Carol talk to Hotel Director Jamie Petts.
The two Carol(e)s (one with an e and one without) talk to Cruise Director John Grantham.
Jude and Kathleen in deep thought.
Bob and Carol talk to the Captain.
Bob puts the fix in for his later finding the mystery compass.
My favorite vamp, vamping it up.
Martini Mates meet ship's officers
Carol and Mike do their best to get themselves in good with the officer.
So does Bob.
Danny looks on.
The Martini Mates...finally at sea again.
Kissing up to the Captain again.
One of the most talkative Captains we have ever had.
Our jolly Cruise Director John Grantham.
David, Colleen and Bob.
Kathleen at breakfast with Bob outside the Aqua Spa cafe.
Bob tells Jim, "It's not a race!"
"Really Jim! It's not a race!"