Thursday, April 26, 2012
Andy & I leave in 42 hours for the big, blue sea! And for those of you who know me very well, know that this is a huge departure for me. We've never done a vacation like this. We actually went on a cruise about 27 years ago, but it was part of a youth minister's conference and the youth and youth workers graciously paid my way to go along with Andy. It was fun. But I promised I'd never go on another one unless I went with people I knew. I think it's the only way to have a really great time on a cruise.
A couple of months ago, Lindsey called me and told me that she and David and their kids were going on a cruise. I knew they'd been contemplating a fun family vacation, but this totally took me by surprise! I think I jokingly said, "Can we go with you?" "YES!!," was her answer. Then she really began trying to talk me into it. Honestly? I didn't care if we went. I'm not a water and sun person (redheaded, you know...). I knew we'd have fun with our kids and grandkids, but a cruise? When I asked Andy about going, I was prepared for him to say " I don't think so." But we tossed the idea around a bit on the phone while he was driving to Amarillo and in about 10 minutes, he called me back and said, "Book it!" I think my response was, "REALLY???" And then I became a bit giddy. I guess I wanted to go more than I thought!
So...we booked it. And we leave in about 42 hours to begin our journey to Cozumel. There's been lots of anticipation among the 6 of us--we've had a countdown. We've looked over the adventures a hundred times and have chosen to swim with the dolphins. We've looked at all of the food choices and Addie (6-years-old) has declared she's hitting the coffee bar first thing! Lindsey & I even ordered some new jewelry to wear on formal night from Sam Moon. (We girls are big spenders!). And Andy said, "FORMAL night??? I thought we were there to relax!!" Yeah, well...pack your tie, buddy...cause I'm gonna be lookin' good.
Think of us Saturday thru Thursday. We'll be riding the waves. I'll be the one in the granny swimsuit.