Monday, October 14, 2013

Home Sweet Home

(Our shirts said.....This is my Grandma costume.......my BD gift)
 
I'm back.  I am still adjusting but officially I am back.  Just wondering where my chef and waiter are?  What's for dinner tonight.  Is my bed made up and where are the chocolates?  Oh.......I am back to the real world.  That's okay too.  I missed my Hubby and my doggies.
This is a picture of my best friend and moi.  It is a picture of a picture.  I have worked all day on trying to post my friends pictures.  I didn't take many.  Even though at times I didn't think my friend should be asking other people to take pictures, I am glad that she did.  Since the pictures were $20 each and all 8 by 10's.........I only bought two.
Anywhoo.........seeing my friend and spending time with her and her family was just  nice.  I miss her since she moved to Florida.  No worries, I won't be moving south.  Too much heat for me.  I like my hills and seasons. 
Our cruise was really great.  We had a wonderful time.  I walked my legs off.  Luckily the headaches and the back aches stayed away.  I was able to stay Gluten -free the entire time.  My legs and hips got tired from all the walking but I think I did great considering I didn't do anything the three weeks pior due to my back injury.  I did NOT do well with the heat.  Like I have said before, it bothers me.  Crowds, heat, humidity combined together isn't a good thing for me.  My friend went ahead with those activities while I choose not to.  The food was unbelievable.  I think I did well not gaining weight because I had less options than the others.  The chefs were able to fix me the GF meals. 
Celebrating our birthdays onboard was fun.  I did miss calls from my Hubby and my children.  But, I did buy myself some little birthday gifts. 
The evening shows were fun, different and so Disney.  I had fun people watching.  Lots of grumpy parents and kids not behaving.  Easy to judge when we were without children.  We were seated with two other couples that we really enjoyed. 
The staff onboard was all international.  They are so friendly and willing to help.  They didn't understand English very well as I didn't understand them either.  I did go to a station and asked if this mousse looking desert was GF.  The guy just smiled and started handing me all the desserts out of the case, hah.  I found them a new home. 
We only had one rough day at sea and it was the last one.  The Capt. had been avoiding the rough weather but had to get back on the route to return to Florida. 
We had two stops....Nassau (where I took the ship picture) and their private island, Castaway Cay. The Cay is the last picture.
We didn't dress in our clown costumes.  The festivities were too close to our dinner times.  It was a crazy busy party.  It was their first Halloween at the Seas.  It make need a little tweaking.  Pirate night was a blast.  They even had fireworks.
My flights to and from Florida were interesting to say the least.  I volunteered to be bumped on the way there.  I waited til they were offering a $400 voucher.  Say hello to my next Colorado trip.  On the way home my second flight was delayed three hours......not so good.  I almost missed getting on my first flight to Washington Dulles.  I thought they were saying Dallas.  Believe me it sounded identical.  Luckily I looked at my flight number.  I wasn't the last on the place but close.  I am blaming on my early wake up time.  (To and fro I had to get up at 4 a.m.)
I will share more pictures when I can figure out how. 
All in all it was all that I wanted it to be and more.
OWL SWAPPERS.......I will be in touch later this week.  I can still take signups for a second group.
I missed reading my blogs and I am trying to catch up.
Disney Hugs to All
 
 
(Not sure why Mickey got down on his knees)
 
 
 
 
(Disney Dream)
 
(Disney's private island, Castaway Cay)

17 comments:

Genie Robinson said...

YEA!!!!!! You are hoe safe and sound. Will send email tonite. So glad you were able to take this wonderful trip. xoxo genie

Susie said...

Debby, I think Mickey was proposing...where was Minnie?? You looked happy Debby.,..but I have a feeling you probably always smile. Glad you are home. I am like you..once the trips over those helpers and good meals are gone...waaaa. xoxo,Susie

Jan said...

So THAT'S where you were!!! Well, I'm so happy your trip was great and that your were able to get the meals you wanted! That's a 'plus' for sure! And Mickey on his knee? That rascal!
Welcome home, glad you are better, and Happy Birthday (better late than never).

(((hugs)))
Jan

CO? When?

NanaDiana said...

Debbhy-I am SO glad you had such a good time celebrating with your friend. Not gaining weight on a cruise is an amazing feat! I love that you enjoyed every moment of it-except for the rough seas the last day. The kids have been trying to talk us into a Disney cruise, too. I am not cruise friendly--lol

So glad you are back! xo Diana

Julia said...

Hi Debby, you sure have been a traveller lately. I'm glad that you had so much fun on the cruise and now are safely home. Yeah, I would miss all the room service and food prepared especially for me too.

I'm sure that hubby is happy to have you back home with him.

Hugs,
JB

Kimberly said...

I think Mickey wants to marry you! Looks like a great trip. I am happy you had a great time.

middle child said...

Definely a proposal.
And....there's no place like home, right?

Musings from Kim K. said...

Welcome back! What an amazing trip. I'm so glad your back behaved while you were away. You look absolutely adorable. I'm sure it feels good to be home again.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, what fun! I'm surprised you could cover it all in one post! I always love seeing your family pictures. What an awesome time you had!!:)

Xo,
Jane

vivian said...

Im glad you had a good time. I think its important for us to get away from our daily routines every now and then! YOu look like you are rested and ready to go!
have a great week Debby.
xoxo
vivian

At Home in English Valley said...

Welcome home my friend. So glad you had such a great time, and a belated but sincere Happy Birthday! Now you need a vacation from your vacation! Love, Penny

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow, that sure does sound like fun!! So happy for you. I have heard they have great chefs, it is great that they could help you this way and keep you on your special diet needs.
Blessings,
susie

Edna B said...

Beautiful photos! I'm so glad you had a fabulous time on your vacation cruise. It's nice to be home though. Even better, it's good to hear that your health was good all throughout your trip. That's definitely plus. Glad you're back. Hugs, Edna B.

Perfectly Printed said...

Sounds and looks like a great trip!! So glad you had fun trip with your girlfriend! Girls get always are sooo fun!!

Melanie said...

Glad you had such a nice time on your cruise! Now I need a vacation... :-)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a grat trip! Glad you had fun on your cruise! I've never been on a cruise but it's on my bucket list :)

E said...

Hi Debby. How fun! Love cruises the private island looks so pretty sounds like you guys had a great time I was watching the weather and wondered if you were affected glad weather was good. Been following you but bloglovin and I are not "in love". I don't seem to be able to post freely. Elaine