I just arrived back from a family vacation – a Royal Caribbean Cruise! I’m pleased to report that all of us had a great time. Some of us (including me!) did a zipline over the ocean. 500 feet above the beach at speeds of 40-50 mph. Yes, I wanted to go again!
All of us petted stingrays. (I held one in my arms. <3) We snorkeled. My son and son-in-law did the climbing wall. My husband and the rest of the boys rode the wave machine. SO COOL! My son performed a Phil Collins song for Karaoke and brought down the house. Proud Mom moment for me. We enjoyed fabulous meals every night. I couldn’t possibly participate in every activity, but it was nice that so many options were offered. I love trying new things! Do you?
My adult kids did the dolphin experience. It was so fun to watch them. I have done it twice before, so I didn’t need to do it again. Shopping in Cozumel was fab as usual. And when I was too tired and overexposed to all the people, my husband and I watched How To Train Your Dragon. (LOVED it!<g>)
Downside: the flights. No way around it, air travel is harsh. The flights were short, but loud and I felt like one of those indentured servants ordered to stay in the lower decks of the Mayflower. (The opposite of how I felt on the actual cruise!) Our luggage was delayed in Orlando. Worse yet, our luggage was delayed when we got out of the ship! They almost lost my luggage. Well, in fact, they did lose it for an hour and a half. Sheesh. I sure am glad we allowed for leeway for our departing flight!
What’s your favorite family vacay ever? What was your favorite part of the vacation? What was your least favorite part?