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January Travels 2013

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S: LA, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Phoenix, Celebrity Reflection Cruise January 3013


FC: January 2013 | Mary & Norm's Travel Adventures

1: Dec. 29 - Jan 8, 2013 | The Red Rocks Tour Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Arizona | Part 1 | Can I come, too?

2: Marriott LAX | Los Angeles

3: LA Tour

4: Norm in the Dolby Theatre

6: Olvera Street

9: J.Paul Getty Center LA

10: Walking around The Getty | Monet | John Singer Sargent | Cezanne

11: Van Gogh's Irises

12: Flowers are put on the colour-coded Styrofoam

13: Walt Whitman | Float Decorating

15: New Years Day 2013 | Parade Theme | We were packed into the bleachers by Pasadena College on Colorado Blvd. Great Seats!

18: Grand Marshal ~ Jane Goodall

20: HGTV float with Carter Oosterhouse

21: The Canadian Cowgirls from Chatham ON

22: New Years Day at Manhattan Beach

24: 66 | Los Angeles | Las Vegas

27: Shark Tank Swimming Pool

29: The Chihuly Glass Flower Ceiling

31: The Venetian

32: Seligman Arizona -A trip back to the 50's on Route 66

33: Williams Arizona As we got closer to the Grand Canyon, there was more and more snow.

34: The Grand Canyon | Mather Point Lookout, South Rim Jan 4, 2013

42: A slippery snowy path on the south rim with no guard rails

43: Mary's shadows | Colorado River 1 mile down | Mather Point Lookout

47: Sunset at Bright Angel Lodge

49: Mule Deer were seen all over the park - even on the sidewalk to our room

50: Maswik Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park

51: Sunrise Views from Bright Angel Lodge -18C this morning | Breakfast Views from the Bright Angel Lodge right on the south rim

52: Oak Creek Canyon Stunning views from the hairpin turns but very difficult to get a photo in a moving bus. The winding road goes to the bottom of the canyon and into the town of Sedona. - about 21 Km of incredible scenery

53: Bell Rock

54: Sedona, Arizona

55: A Day in the West Jeep Tour

57: Snoopy Rock

59: What a Ride! | Carousel Rock

62: The View from Our Room

63: Our beautiful room -complete with hot tub & fireplace | Heated pool - but check out the ice on the cushion and around the edge of the pond

64: Cathedral Rock

65: Montezuma's Castle

66: Montezuma's Castle - An 800 Year Old Cliff Dwelling This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape. The castle was carved into the limestone of a high cliff by the Sinaqua who were very daring builders. It took ladders to climb Montezuma Castle which made it incredibly difficult for enemy tribes to penetrate the natural defense of the vertical barrier. Located 90 min north of Phoenix

68: On the drive from Sedona to Scottsdale we saw fields and fields of saguaro cactus


72: Sunrise Balloon Ride over Phoenix

73: Yes, we all got in that little basket!

74: Our Balloon!

75: Lift Off


77: Leaving the landing crew behind to follow us | Looking over the side of the basket | Floating low over a Phoenix suburb

78: Flying really high! | A look inside the basket

85: Dipping low over the desert

87: Our ground crew spotted us over the desert and safely picked us up. There were about 20 balloons to keep track of that morning | Yikes - No ladder or steps to get out?!

88: Champagne Breakfast in the Desert | Captain Mike

94: Farewell Cowboy Dinner | Finally a day warm enough for a swim

96: Mary received a retirement gift from her family - a Caribbean Cruise. On Jan 24th, Mary and Norm left for Miami. After a couple of days in Miami, they boarded the Celebrity Reflection - a brand new ship just on it's 13th cruise (also Mary and Norm's 13 th Cruise. | Miami | Part 2

97: Reflection Cruise January 26, 2013 | Miami | Miami

98: Leaving Miami and South Beach Behind

101: Cabin 7286 with extended Balcony

102: A Look Around Celebrity REFLECTION

103: MISSION BEACH | Pool Deck | Zumba Class

104: Solarium

107: Grand Foyer | Little Lights on the tree's roots or "reflection"

108: Shops | Theatre | Washrooms | Spa Mosaic Wall

109: Elevators | Lawn | Forward Atrium | Cafe al Baccio

110: Sea Day Brunch

111: Opus Dining Room

112: Ocean View Buffet

113: Library

114: Mary's Watercolour Art Class in the Art Studio | Original Artwork Everywhere on the Ship | Mary B.

115: Sunset Lounge | Sky Observatory Lounge

116: The Hideaway

117: Ensemble Lounge

119: Have a Seat!

120: Formal Night

122: Cellar Masters Self- Serve Wine Bar

123: Molecular Bar

124: San Juan, Puerto Rico | Fort San Felipe del Morro

125: Exploring Old San Juan

126: San Juan Gate | Iguana in a tree

127: The blue cobblestones of San Juan were made from the ballasts of Spanish sugar sailing ships in the 17th century

128: CATS Everywhere! | ... Even Cat Art | Museum of the Americas( former barracks)

130: Walking along the walls of Old San Juan | A Wedding in the Park

131: Fort San Felipe del Morro | Sentry Box on Wall

133: Castillo del Morro

134: Good Bye San Juan Thanks for a wonderful day

135: Concert On the Lawn (of the ship!)

138: Divi Little Bay

139: Gizmo, the beach bar's parrot charged out of the change room and cornered Mary. Then he started eating her sandals -yikes! | Views of Big Bay and Philipsburg

140: Philipsburg

142: South Friars Bay St. Kitts

144: our final port, Basseterre | St. Kitts

146: St Kitts Island Tour | Frigate Bird | Petroglyph | Rain forest

149: Romney Manor, St. Kitts

150: Our Excellent Tour Guide, Thenford Grey

152: Brimstone Hill Fortress a UNESCO heritage site

154: Brimstone Hill as seen from the ship

155: Views from Timothy Hill Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean Sea

156: South Friars Bay

159: South Friars Bay St. Kitts | Carambola Beach Club

162: Hmm? Where should we have breakfast today?

168: Ft Lauderdale Marina Hilton

169: Our Room View

170: Our Room | Walking around the Marina and Resort | The Mary Alice 2- Formerly Johnny Carson's yacht, Serengeti

171: Norm shopping for a new boat

172: Stephen Spielberg's Yacht, Seven Seas ~ Is that him??

173: A beautiful sunset on our final night in Florida

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