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Monday, June 11, 2012
Catching Up: Our Cruise, Part One
On Sunday, April 29th, my husband and I left for a four-night Disney cruise (yes, we went on a Disney cruise without children).  It had been a busy weekend with baseball, softball and other activities, and the air conditioner managed to die minutes before we headed to the airport, but we left with Grammy and Papa in control, and we were excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary alone (9 months late).

We arrived in Orlando on Sunday evening at 8:00 and went to the Hilton Garden Inn near the airport for the night.  We woke the next morning and headed back to the airport to board Disney's Magical Express to Port Canaveral.  Mickey was there to welcome us!

After boarding, we enjoyed lunch (I threw all my eating restrictions out the window and enjoyed myself on the cruise--although I am still paying for it in some ways and working to get my digestive system back on track).

After lunch, we relaxed in the adult only area until our room was ready.

We explored the ship, attended the muster drill and sail away party, and then got ready for the evening show and dinner.  Even though my husband is not a musical theater fan, we both thought the nightly productions were very well done and enjoyable.  I can't wait for my Best Girl to see the shows when we go on a cruise as a family!

Dinner on our first evening was at a restaurant called Animator's Palate.  The room started out in black and white, and by the end of the evening, the atmosphere had transformed.  It was neat!

We felt the ship moving a lot the first night, but we had taken Bonine for 24 hours prior to leaving, so we did not get sick.  Once we woke up on Tuesday, we felt very little movement for the rest of the trip.  This was a great relief to me because one of the reasons I have avoided cruising in the past was my fear of motion sickness ruining the vacation. 

On Tuesday, we were in Nassau.  We didn't book any excursions, but we followed an online guide and walked to some of the historic areas.  The picture below is of the Queen's Staircase, built to honor Queen Victoria.  It has 65 steps to recognize her 65 years as queen.  We were glad we got off the ship, but we were glad to get back on and enjoy a leisurely afternoon.

Here's a rare moment: my husband acting goofy.  He's normally a straight-laced guy. :)  After this picture, we headed to the ship's movie theater and watched John Carter.  It was nice to watch a movie, but we both agreed that John Carter was ridiculously bad.

After an afternoon of relaxation, we headed to the show and dinner.  It was another another fabulous evening!

Coming Up..Our Cruise, Part Two!

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