Hello mates! I'm baaaaack! ..... and slightly sea sick...? The room is swaying a bit right now. I certainly wasn't sea sick aboard the ship, but now my head and body feels a bit off (okay, very very off). Always an adjustment time I suppose ;) The trip was great! A perfect mix of partying and relaxing. Day one started a bit late, as we didn't board the ship until later in the afternoon... annnnd day one also included a fair amount of rain, clouds, and some pretty intense (awesome) lightning. We were trapped indoors for much of the first day (night) due to rain, but we still had a blast. We ate food as soon as we boarded, explored the boat, ran through the safety drills, had a some cocktails, dinner... then for the first time ever: I won at bingo! Yes! Three hundred dollars! It was a great way to start the cruise knowing that any money spent was kind of just... *extra* and wouldn't be tightening up my wallet when I returned. Way to go bingo magic! Afterwards, we had a few more drinks and danced danced danced.
upon boarding: the rain, oh the rain... and the wind.
Bingo! I was trembling when I had to walk to the front and show my card. I was so nervous to see if I had messed up! Also, I genuinely surprised myself at the way I yelled "bingo".
Random fact: every single person we encountered could not believe our ages. We were constantly being questioned if we were old enough to even drink. Mouths would drop when our cards would swipe and our ages popped up on the computer screen. Yes, we are 27 and 26. No, we aren't on summer vacation. Yes, we are old enough to be holding a drink. Yes, I know we look young, but I sometimes find it very hard to believe that people would question if we were (are) even 18! Hah. Crazy time.
I'm so very happy to be back. Today, Marlowe was the happiest I have probably ever seen her. She laughed ridiculous amounts and kept pulling me onto my bed to cuddle. Such a nice welcome return home :) She had a blast with my mom and I am certain my mom had a blast with her. I can't wait for Alex to bring her back to me in the morning!
I have a few more photos of the trip coming this way. So many beautiful shades of blue and greens. The colors were truly amazing! And the best thing was that we woke up to the most gorgeous weather on the first morning. &Each day following was more beautiful and more sunny than the day before :)