The Cruise Ship – Carnival Elation

Malia and I boarded Carnival Elation around 11:00 on Thursday Morning.  The ship was bigger and better than I could have ever imagined.

There were so many things to do on board: swimming, hanging out in the hot tubs, playing mini golf, attending one of the numerous shows, viewing the art gallery, playing the scheduled trivia games or contest, watching other boats near the shores or out in the ocean, sitting on the deck to enjoy the ocean view, gambling at the ship’s casino, and of course there was tons of delicious food to eat.

The staff was friendly and helpful.  I especially enjoyed how our cleaning staff always created animals out of the towels they left in our room.  It was absolutely adorable.

Just being on the cruise ship was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

Local Library – Not Just Books

Local libraries are full of valuable resources that can benefit everybody in the community.  The library in my city offers:

  • Books, movies, and music
  • Used bookstore
  • Free concerts
  • Free move night
  • Help with homework
  • Genealogy center
  • Free computer classes
  • Story telling time for children
  • Public computer labs
  • Speakers and educational programs for all ages
  • Rotating art exhibits
  • Business center for sending faxes or making copies
  • E-Readers that can be checked out by patrons
  • Meeting rooms for study groups or small events
  • Outreach services that deliver books and other materials to nursing homes and home-bound residents

What is available at your local library?  If your don’t know, visit your library and you may be surprised by what you find.