Sunday, February 8, 2009


I having problems posting ...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Is There Anybody Out There?

Just nod if you can hear me ...

If no one reading this, than I won't worry about typing and updating.! Comment if you read, please!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Check it out!

Just posted a slideshow of my pics from our Mariner vacation!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Am I Crazy?

Well, the short answer is YES I AM! I've pretty much decided to walk the Disney 1/2 Marathon next January. With my crazy back, I don't know how it will go, but I'm sure going to give it my best shot.

I'm hoping that someone will commit to walking it with me and do the long walks on weekends when I get into serious training.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Only 1 more week!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 2 - Orlando / Mariner

We got up on Sunday morning, got breakfast and let the kids swim some more. Then we drove out to Cape Canaveral, dropped off our rental car and took the shuttle to the port.

Getting checked in was a breeze ... I was impressed with Royal Caribbean's efficiency.

Our rooms were ready right away (yay!) and we checked them out. We were on the Deck 6 and Dave and I had a verandah cabin and the boys were together in an inside cabin across the hall. The boys were NOT happy about this situation initially and there was much grumbling and complaining about the size of their cabin. This subsided when Dave and I informed them that they were lucky to even be ON the trip with us, since it was our celebration of our 15th anniversary.

We checked out the ship briefly and then got to do the lovely muster drill.

After the drill we basically hung out and around ... the boys swam and I read.

We had late dinner, at 8:45 and met our fabulous server, Amalia. The boys were a little crazy at dinner and I ended up escorting Justin back to the room and brought his dinner down to him later.

I got everyone unpacked and Dave crashed early.

I rounded up Justin and Patrick from the kids' clubs and got them to bed and crashed myself. A very busy first day!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 1 - Travel to Orlando

We started out our trip on Saturday, Dec. 27 to get down to Orlando the day before the cruise. I just wanted to make sure that there weren't any problems getting out of DC and that all of our luggage got there okay.

We picked up our luggage and rental car and our spoiled children were sad that we weren't getting a limo.

We had originally planned to stay at a Residence Inn in Cape Canaveral but I couldn't be that near Disney World and not stay on Disney property. So we stayed just one night at the Beach Club. The kids had a ball swimming in Stormalong Bay and, after we settled them in with resort TV, Dave and I went over to the Big River Grille to get a drink and some dinner. I was really happy just being on Disney property!

Testing, testing, 1 2 3 ...

I'm trying to figure out this whole blog thing.

Here are test pics of Patrick on Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private island:


I can't get pics to post ... I guess I'm going to have to figure this out!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Random Thoughts of the Day

1. I only gained .8 pounds after my cruise ... yee hah!

2. Listened to the Those Darn Cats podcast today and need to make my Disney new years resolutions ... which will involve not planning any additional trips there! I've already got trips planned for May, June and December.

3. Am going to try to post some cruise pics later.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rain, rain, go away!

It's a gray and rainy day ... blech! I'm trying to decide whether to crawl back into bed or go to the gym. Maybe one than the other?

I'm hoping to get some pictures posted today.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Starting Out

Just thought I would start posting trip reports, etc. We'll see how this works out!