I wanted to take a cruise for my 70th birthday, I looked at it as a retreat on the ocean, so my kids gifted me with a cruise to Mexico. Seven glorious days on the ocean with three different destination stops.
It started with dinner in San Diego, California with my son, and I can’t believe that I didn’t devour the bread – I loooovvvve bread. I’m like Oprah, I can eat bread for breakfast lunch and dinner. But, I stayed committed to my health and didn’t eat but a very small piece and let me tell you it was delicious 🙂 (and yes I wanted all of it)
Dinner San Diego
And of course my son surprised me with a birthday cup cake, yum, which he ate LOL, but I did make a wish and blew out the candle.
I woke up on Tuesday morning to this fabulous view of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wednesday, 2nd stop another fabulous view…Mazatlan, Mexico.
Lunch on board.
Boat carrying passengers from ship to shore. I didn’t get off at any of the three stops. I just took pictures at the ports.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last stop. Another magnificent creation.
And a shopping mall right by the pier.
On my last day I was greeted by this spectacular view from my balcony… sunrise in San Diego, California.
I’m really proud of myself I stayed committed to myself all through the cruise and I didn’t eat any of the many delicious looking deserts, not even a crumb, except for the last day I had a small scoop of sugar free ice cream 🙂
I don’t know what happened because I was looking forward to turning 70 but I was depressed for the first three days of my birthday, still am a bit (I’ll write about this transformation in another blog post) I realized I’m at a threshold, starting a whole new journey in a place I’m not familiar with, letting go, opening up and moving deeper.
I saw the best show on the ship, the BB King All Star Band, they were amazing. I read two books, When The Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd and The Second Half of Life, Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Arrien.
I had a fabulous great time. I am grateful.
Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016