Which cruise line?Hello, everyone!
DH goes back to work today. Students will return on Monday. Today is DD26 and DSIL's 4th wedding anniversary. Just work for me today. I'm thankful for the return to a routine.
I'm slowly getting a few of the last things put away from vacation. I lost a debit card somewhere along the way. I need to go by the bank during my lunch break and get another one. I've searched everywhere and can't find it. Too many swaps while traveling, I suppose. I've checked luggage, my purse, a coin purse and back pack I used, my car...can't find it anywhere. I don't see any unfamiliar charges on my account, though, so that's good.
The cruise wasn't really what I expected. I enjoyed being with our children, but I didn't really enjoy the cruise. I guess I'm just not a cruise person. I felt like it was constantly back and forth to the room or to one thing or the other. It reminded me of the week of church camp process. Some of the shows were good. The food was okay to me, but not over the top like everyone had bragged about it being. I didn't feel safe in Nassau. I think if we had gone at another time of the year, it would have been better, because it was HOT!!! Also, trying to coordinate a schedule for 9 people, including two children, was a bit challenging. I would have much rather been at a beach house for a week! We got to Jacksonville Wednesday and went to the beach that evening. That was enjoyable. DD26 and DSIL flew in around midnight. We left the hotel the next morning at 9 to get to the terminal. Instead of being able to pull up and unload, you had to park in the parking lot and bring your luggage with you. Check-in took about 30 minutes. Our rooms were ready by 1:30. We unpacked and went for lunch. DSGs swam/played on the slide and I watched. We went to the piano bar that night and looked around in some of the shops. Friday, we took a taxi from the port in Freeport to the beach and spent most of the afternnon there. Then, we went to the shops. When we got back to the boat, we all took showers, changed, and went to dinner. We went to some shows that night. Most of them were pretty talented. Saturday, we walked into Nassau. Most of the things we did that day were historical things. DS, DDIL, DD26, and DSIL all bought souvenirs. I think DH bought a shirt. I didn't buy anything. We swam and played on the slides that afternoon. I sat on the lido deck for about two hours just enjoying the calmness of the ocean. Some more shows that night. Sunday was a day at sea. We slept late, looked in some of the shops, and went to some shows. We packed before we went to bed. Monday morning, we were back in port. Disembarkation was a nightmare. It took us almost 2 hours to go through customs and get out luggage. DDIL said it's never been that way anywhere else that they've gone on a cruise from and that she will never sail out of Jacksonville again! We drove all the way home and got home around midnight Monday night. I'll be saving my money for a trip to a beach house next year! lol
DD26's A/C has gone out at their house, and we're having a heat wave. Usually DD22 stays at their house during the week, because it's closer to where she works, but she's staying here this week. She has to leave by about 6:30 to get to work at 8:00. She's not a morning person! The A/C should be repaired by the beginning of next week.
Lana, hope the training isn't boring. Always changes being made, isn't it?
Lucie, if it weren't so hot during the day, I would take a walk around our building at lunch. It's so hot, even in the morning here, that I would be sweat covered by the time I finished.
Hope you all have a great day!