Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Monday, 23 February 2015

We went Cruising...

I have been meaning to update you on our latest adventure. Riley World went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my sister and her family and G’s brother and wife. That was 2 weeks ago.

Then I got sick. For a week. And I lost my prescription glasses on one of the flights home. So I couldn’t see. Now I feel like it may be too late. Or not?!?! So perhaps I will just give you the highlights. With photos of course. In semi-point form (after all some things do require a little explanation).   

We left at the crack of dawn (it may not look like the crack of dawn but we had to leave for the airport at 5am so work with me here) on a cold and rainy day. What better time to head south.



Three planes, two layovers and 12-1/2 hours later we made it to Fort Lauderdale unscathed. Riley was a real trooper. I was able to schedule 3 flights (all under 3 hrs) with 2 layovers between 2 and 2-1/2 hours (just enough time to get something to eat and stretch our legs). It worked out great!



Our home for seven nights.


R got all settled in and never wanted to leave. Ever. As in he would have preferred to stay in the stateroom if we let him.


 BONUS:  R got to sleep on the couch.


We did convince him to go to the pool/hot tub. Once. Maybe twice.


It was usually very busy around the pool so we opted to lounge around on the upper decks.


We visited 3 different ports. We were unable to dock at our last port due to sea swells.

Cozumel


Cayman Islands
We had to take a Tender to shore.

Jamaica

The Cousins, Riley and J2

The trip home was a little more ummmm eventful. I will leave that for another post along with the pros and cons of cruising with Riley World. Let's keep this post all happy, happy shall we?  :D




10 comments:

  1. Don't think I didn't notice you were gone! I'm glad your absence was a result of a fabulous, warm trip!
    Looks like a marvelous way to spend a week of winter.

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    1. :D And without internet too!!! Was a nice break.

      It was very fun! I had a hard time packing (being wet and cold here). Always blows my mind how the weather can be so different within hours (in this case...MANY hours) from home.

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  2. Looks like fun! But... yeah... waiting for blog 2. ;) The thought of cruising with K gives me hives. We tried it. Once. Let's just leave it at that. :P

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    1. Hahaha....I'm sure you are (waiting for part 2 that is). I think you should share your story too. Just sayin. ;)

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  3. Oh sweet!!! Just once I would love to go on a cruise.... but I am sure I would get hooked and want to keep going on them! But, I want to go to Alaska. you know, because it isn't cold and snowy enough here in Ontario, Canada! ha.

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    1. The customer service on cruises is amazing!! If I didn't have any other responsibilities I think I could handle cruising around the world. ;)

      Alaska eh?? Be sure to stop by here before you head north. :D

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  4. I'm so glad you had some happy travels. I'm waiting for part II also because whenever I travel with Lindsey, there may be a few good/happy moments, but she has made it clear that she doesn't like to travel. So there is always another story to tell. Riley does look quite happy in a couple of the photos. Good for him! (And you too!)

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    1. I have become quite proficient at taking a picture at the right moment. Thank goodness for digital. Haha! R sounds just like Lindsey. He would definitely rather stay home too. Like you said....always another story to tell. :P

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  5. Ahhh, that looks so nice. I am so done with winter.

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    1. It was really nice to have something to look forward to and came quicker than we thought. :D

      Hopefully this winter means you will have an awesome summer. *fingers crossed*

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