I'm going to be gone all of next week on a cruise with my mom. We are going on a 7-day trip on the Celebrity Summit,(look at the 3D Virtual Tour), leaving out from Bayonne, NJ, spending a day in Newport, RI, then a day in Boston, MA, then the rest of the trip at sea or on Bermuda. I fly back next Sunday, the 23rd, to have dinner with the birthday boy!
I've done three cruises before, two in the Western Caribbean (Grand Cayman Island Bahamas, Cozumel Mexico, Belize City Belize, and Key West Florida) with Mom and one in Hawaii (Honolulu, Hilo, Maui, Kona, and Kauai) with the Finleys. Our very first cruise my freshman year in college was on a Celebrity Ship and their service is exceptional, so I'm hoping this meets and surpasses my expecations of this trip. I'm also really looking forward to spending time with Mom. Living so far away now, it's nice to be able to do things like this together and get some quality time in. Let's just hope we survive each other through the whole trip. If not, that boat is plenty big enough to get lost on. :-)
I went fake-n-baking (tanning bed) Tuesday and Wednesday to get a "base tan" started and I really REALLY hope that we have nice weather the whole time, but I really REALLY hope I dont get sunburnt. There aren't many things worse than sunburn.... swimming with alligators (I would assume...and why is that the very first thing that came to my mind?!), strep throat or the flu, one or two other things not worth mentioning on here, but yah, sunburn ranks high up there on my list of awfuls. Fingers crossed folks.
As I've been adding new posts on here, I've started learning new little tricks, and I can actually write up posts and "schedule" them to post at a certain time in the future, so I'm going to have a few more go up while I'm on my vacation, but you all can just rest assured that I am not, in fact, sitting on the cruise ship and laboring away writing up new posts for your enjoyment. Instead, I planned ahead and wrote them up beforehand. Always the planner, can't decide if it's a good or a bad thing.
Can't wait to tell you how the trip went.