The wedding was simple and beautiful, along the beach on the south part of Key West. And the reception? Hard Rock cafe! Very fitting for the bride and groom, and we all had a great time. But all of that was just the start of our journey. From there, six of us (Tom and I, plus my brother and his new wife and my dad and his girlfriend) all went on a cruise through the western Caribbean. Thankfully, most of our travel issues happened on that Tampa-to-Key West leg of the trip, and we managed to get back to Tampa and to the cruise ship with plenty of time and without a problem.
I'll give you the overview of the cruise here, then break apart the trip in a separate post. The cruise stopped at four ports in four different countries: Mexico, Belize, Honduras and the Cayman Islands. We were on a Carnival cruise ship called the Legend, which had enough activities within itself to keep us busy! Tom and I did ship-coordinated excursions in Honduras and Belize and decided to do our own thing in Cozumel and Grand Cayman. We did not have nearly as much downtime as I expected, and consequently I didn't get any actual reading done. I did finish my audio book -- 11-22-63: A Novel, by Stephen King. It was interesting and different and listening to that was basically what I did in the free time that I did have. The cruise offered lots of games, shows, comedy and activities. We got into the trivia and other similar games and early on got on a quest to earn as many trophies, medals and other prizes as we could! I think we did pretty well: 5 trophies, 3 medals and a bottle of champagne between all of us.
The week went by far too quickly, and I couldn't believe that it was already time to come home! It was a great relaxing and fun break, and we really enjoyed spending some of it with family -- both in Key West and on the cruise. That's our kick off for summer! I don't think we have as many travel plans this year as normal, but I'm sure the summer weekends will fill up quickly. I hope you take the time to do something relaxing, fun or adventurous, too :)
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!