I only have 19 days until I will be aboard the Mariner of the Seas and heading toward the Western Carribbean! I can almost smell the ocean air...almost...
I had made a Facebook group for this years cruisers to get to know each other and ask questions and while it has come in handy I think a few of the cruisers are way over thinking and stressing the whole situation. Although, I did do the same thing last year HA HA HA. The good thing about going with BFF Karen and Wendi is that none of us are "keep to the schedule" kind of people. If we get there we get there, if not then we find something to enjoy along the way. Of course we will make sure we keep to the schedule about being on the boat when it gets ready to leave the dock and visiting ports.
I think the one thing that is making me a little nervous this year is that I won't be able to talk to my daughter for a whole week. We have never gone a whole week, even during times we were arguing and she didn't want to speak to me ever again, without talking! I have looked online for calling cards but not sure how they work. I thought maybe I could at least check in with her while at Cozumel. I guess I will have to see what happens.
We haven't signed up for any excursions and I doubt we will. I am a person who likes to just check things out on my own and prefer not to be lead down a primrose path by those wanting to overcharge tourists. Well that and to tell ya the truth I am just way to cheap to pay the money for such things. All I care about is going to the beach and seeing a few local sights so I can say "hey I have been there before". I think last year I was in the water more than anyone else on that ship we were on. I love the water and was delighted with the clear waters to swim and was amazed at seeing the fish in the water. Here in Oklahoma you go swim in a lake and you feel yourself getting nibbled on but ya never are able to see what exactly is biting at you and just always hope whatever it is ain't poisonous!
I do think I need to get my suitcases out and start making my list of things I am taking so I don't forget anything, oh who am I kidding...I always forget something!