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Stampin' Up! cruise 2010 - Barbados - day 3

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it's all about RUM on Barbados...

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I made the 2 photo collages with My Digital Studio.. just pulled in some quick photos of our Mount Gay Rum Factory tour and voila... instant memories of the day :)   {{{ You can CLICK to make them LARGER }}}


Starting the day off right.... in the dinning room on the Stampin' Up! cruise of course...  nothing like an omelette and blueberry pancakes!  Honestly.... at home... my breakfast consists of a cup of coffee while reading emails.... so you can bet I gained a few pounds on the cruise... ugh!!  :)  (but I think it might have been worth it!)

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We got off the ship (Adventure of the Seas) ... the ship is HUGE.. and the water is the MOST GORGEOUS color of blue EVER...

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So many wonderful photo opportunities ... it was fun playing around with the camera..

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These seemed like fitting signs to greet Stampin' Up! demonstrators!!  :)

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In search of a taxi ... no shortage of those!!!

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they fit as MANY in the taxi as possible ...  and it was HOT ... "turn on the A/C please!"

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It was off to the Mount Gay Rum Factory for us ...

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We were greeted by this lovely patio with some SHADE !!!!  and a nice gentleman serving Rum Punch...

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LOVED this tree.. we were told on St. Lucia that it's called Fascination... not sure if that's really the name, but it's sure beautiful !

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I think this trim looked a bit like a Stampin' Up! punch.....  :)

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  Heading in to the building to learn about making rum..

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 Sniffing the rum.. we learned about 1 year old rum, 5 year old rum, 10 year old rum and 30 year old rum..... it all smelled awefully STRONG to me .. but you can really tell the difference between them when you smell them all one after another .... 

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Now TASTING... it all took my breath away... I'm sure most people appreciated it more... :)  I'm more of a fruity "umbrella drink girl" than a shot girl :)

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Photos were not allowed in the actual factory area.. but it was much like touring a winery here in the Napa Valley area.

Heading back to the ship, Jason was interested in the signs on the cigarettes.. (smoking kills)

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aaaah.. the ship is in sight.... cool air conditioning... aaaaaaaah.... please... 

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This was across the dock area from our ship ... we were told it has something to do with sugar cane... I thought they might make some really unique condos..

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After cooling off, hanging out, eating lunch, visiting with friends... (ah the life).. dinner time rolled around...

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Jason's steaks...

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and as always .. beauteous desserts..

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Tune in tomorrow for Day 4 of the Stampin' Up! cruise!


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Alicia Christian

Those are some great shots! I love some of your pics of the rum bottles and the one of those red and yellow doors.

It looks like you and I have the same breakfast routine. :)


Hi Patty Thanks for sharing this great adventure. So much fun and so little time.

mary jo

I took a cruise about 23 years ago and Mount Gay rum has been my favorite since. Not that I drink much of it, it's more a memories thing. So, thanks for the smiles and memories. MJ


aaahhh...the post tourist syndrome..home for r&r, right!

Tami Black

I want to earn a cruise just for the darned desserts! Love your posts -- appreciate you sharing the good life with us so we can dream in real pictures!

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