I didn't take many photos, hardly any of the beading events - I was just having too much fun and a little medicated at the same time. Not a good combo for capturing moments!
Hibiscus flowers were in bloom in Florida - what a beautiful start to our trip.
Participants enjoyed classes with our awesome instructors - I'm an official member of the Kerry Bogert fan club. We enjoyed fun demos and talks from each instructor. I picked up some fun metal texturing tips from Tracy Stanley. We had so much fun at the Queen's Ball cocktail party - we invited everyone to wear a tiara, mask or fascinator for a costume contest. The winner of the contest dressed in full Renaissance Queen's costume. We had a crazy parade with all those who dressed up and then ended the night with an impromptu conga line. The conga line was a first on the Bead Cruise. Each instructor offered kits, beads, books and more at the Bead Bazaar where there was shopping, open beading and lots of visiting with old and new friends.
All of our ports were so beautiful. I love spending time on the islands and that is where I seem to have snapped the most photos. Despite my mobility issues I was able to wheel around and sight-see on each island. One of my favorite ports was Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. We wandered around the cobblestone streets with sherbet colored buildings with decorative verandas. We stumbled across two bead shops and picked up a few little treasures.