It was time to get aboard a cruise ship again and this time it was Carnival Imagination for a four day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada.
For This Writer these cruises, and almost everything else we do, is considered a writing assignment for "Vittles, Vintages & Voyages" so there was an appointment at Avalon on Catalina Island as well as seeking story opportunities aboard the Imagination.
Then there are postings to be made on Facebook to show that we are working and not loafing. But then we must not complain.
This was our seventh cruise on Carnival, and our second about Imagination. One of the first activities, once aboard, is to head for Lido where the food is being served, this rating top priority.
Next comes a study of what opportunities present themselves at the ports of call. For us this meant meeting Gail Fornaisiere, media director, at the Santa Catalina Island Museum. We had met Gail on previous occasions and this time she greeted us at the new building that has been erected in the center of Avalon that is the Museum's new home.. The new building has allowed the Museum to extend its exhibitions in many subjects since the floor space is over triple what it once was.
Our story on the Museum will be covered later.