When I told Sista and a few buddies of mine that our family was going on a cruise for Christmas, a couple of them snickered and said that I would hate it. Not our family, just me. I was so surprised and asked them why. For some reason, they think that I am a tad impatient when it comes to long lines and that I am intolerable when it comes to crowds. Moi? OK, maybe a little.
Before we left, the girls and I decided to get a spray tan. We concluded that we should get a “leg up” (literally and metaphorically) on our vacation glow. We have done this many times before for special occasions and it always came out fine. This time, the girl at the counter asked if I wanted to try a “triple boost” which will give my skin a “warmer” hue. Sure – why not. #2, who shares my ivory skin decided she was game as well. #1, who inherited her father’s olive skin also got on the bandwagon.
There is a first time for everything. This is the first vacation that I have gone on that I actually began the trip tanner than I was ending it. #2 was in the same boat and #1 looked great, as usual.
Back to the cruise. Three words: I loved it. The reasons? From the moment we dropped off our bags on arrival, everything was so organized and calm. Even though there were a bazillion other people on the ship, we never felt that way. The food was fabulous and they were extremely solicitous of my #2’s dietary requirements due to her health issues.
After we picked them off the deck, and revived them, #1 and #2 decided to get some last minute LOL’s and LMAO’s in before the ship pulled away.
The Library was located on our floor. Very comfortable room and they had great books, by the way.
This is Joaquim. He took care of our every need with a smile. I called him our R.A. (resident advisor)
Let the fun begin!
Cocktails at 7! They don’t even look like they miss those dumb ol’ phones…
Here I am asking the Mister if he’s got his “dancing shoes” on.
She’s always so expressive!!
The next day we stopped at the Bahamas at an island owned by the cruise lines.
Got back to the ship and enjoyed another wonderful dinner.
That’s if for now. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!
Hope your Thursday is smooth sailing!