A bunch of girls from my job go on a different Caribbean cruise most every year. I am eternally grateful for my good friend Michael, talking me into joining them on their Island hopping cruise in 2007'. Not only did this, the first cruise he and I ever went on, provide him with some very well deserved rest, but the trip reacquainted me with my favorite hobby of photography, after over a 15 year absence from it. Trying out my little Fujifine Pix camera for the first time (purchased just for this type of occasion with help by a gift certificate from Michael!) I ended up taking pictures EVERYWHERE I went, and it helped lead me to buying my 1st DSLR a few months later.
Here I came back to our room for a minute on our first full day at sea. I had already taken a bunch of shots around the ship after breakfast, and when I opened the door to our room, the first thing I saw was Michael out on the veranda finally getting to read the latest Harry Potter novel. He ran out and purchased it the very first day it hit the book stores. I'm not the huge "Potter" fan Michael is, so I can't remember just when that was, but I'm certain it was early in 07' and the cruise wasn't till October, which shows you how hectic his life usually is.
I was doubly glad to see he took his novel out on the balcony but left his "To Do" list on the table inside. No one needs a list like that on a vacation, not even a small one, and I made sure to include it in this shot to record a moment of putting play before work, on one of those times when it's absolutely the right thing to do.