Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Well now that it's Sept all I can think about it going on my cruise on the 28th!

This is the 2nd year that I've taken a cruise in Sept. I think I'm going to have make this a yearly thing.

Last year I went to Alaska on Holland America, but not this year.

This year I'm going on Royal Caribbean's Vision of The Sea and going to the Mexican Riviera!

I'm going to be going with a very good friend, Judy. She will be flying in the night before and spending the night with me and then in the morning we head off to Los Angeles and get on board for a week of fun, fun, fun!

Look at how pretty this ship is going to be. I can't wait to get to see everything in person.

To eat all the wonderful food in this room...

One place you won't find me is up on the Rock Climbing Wall. I will watch others but that's about it! To scary for me.

I'm not sure about what day trips we are going to take. I do know one will be horseback riding. We will get to ride at the beach and then have a nice lunch before heading back.

We may rent jet skis, swim with the dolphins, take a city tour, shop, take a cooking class or whatever we feel like doing.

No matter if we just sat in our cabin I know we will have a blast! We always do when we get together.

Judy got married and moved out of state so we don't get to see each other very often. But when we do it's as if she never left.

We were set to go on this cruise in May. That's when my brother had his stroke and her sister was in the hospital with cancer. We both felt we couldn't go on a cruise at a time like that. So we postponed it. I can't believe now it's almost time to go.



Flower said...

Half the fun of going on vacation is in the anticipation!! I've never been on a cruise but have heard such wonderful stories! It's good that you have planned this time to get away..after so much happening in your life!! :))

Darlene said...

You are going to have a BALL!! I too would be counting down the days!!

Unknown said...

OOOOH! You're going to have fun! I've always wanted to go on a cruise. We were going to cruise Hawaii but had to postpone that. It was actually a better deal than staying in a hotel because you could visit different islands and food was included. I'm still going to do that someday. You know how I love Hawaii!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

You will have a wonderful time and we expect to hear all about it when you return. The pictures will be breathtaking....

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to have a cruise countdown. What a wonderful time you'll have and with a good friend too. We went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise with 5 other close couples in March on the Emerald Princess. It was the first cruise for the love bunny and me and it was incredible.

I can't wait to see your pictures in person too. Those ships are so outrageously lovely and big.

Its fun waiting and planning though it can be hard to wait too.

Have a lovely day...tomorrow is another day closer. :o)


Hi Joanne,
How Super Fun. I've never been on a cruise and probably won't..husband has NO desire to go. So, you have the fun for me and be sure to swim with the dolphins, because I would do that, FOR SURE... and maybe give them a little kiss..
Take care..Hugs
Deb :)

Glenda said...

You lucky dogs you. I haven't been on any cruises. I've always wanted to go on one to Alaska.

I tried to convince my sister to go, but she doesn't want to. Oh, well.


Unknown said...

Oh come on... where is your sense of adventure? If you find the courage to climb the wall be sure and get a picture of it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh boy that looks like a fantastic ship Joanne! I've only been on a cruise once but we hope to go next year fro a special anniversary.

I'm counting the days till I go to CALIFORNIA! :-) Can't wait to meet you and Cori!

Hugs, Pat

Linda said...

Oh I love cruises! Can't wait to read all about yours! Your gonna have a great time!

Judy said...

Your vacation sounds wonderful. I'm sure you will have loads of fun with your friend. I'm glad things are good now so the two of you can go.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I want to go! It looks like so much fun. I can't wait to hear all about it.
xoxo Nita

Janet said...

Oh, you will have so much fun with your friend and I am pretty sure it will be warmer in Mexico than it was in Alaska (at least for me)!


Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Joanne, how exciting a cruise, you are going to have a blast. Thank you for visiting and putting us in your prayers. We appreciated all the thoughts.
Your PIF is on it's way, I thought Mr. Gustav would blow it your way, but he went north.

Michelle said...

Oh, you two are going to have so much fun!!! My husband & I have been on 2 cruises and would love to go on another one someday!

Thanks, Joanne, for your encouragement and prayers for us! Will continue to update :)

God bless,

Donna Lynn said...

You are going to have a ball, and how nice to have a dear friend to go with you! You never told me you went to Alaska, that must of been really something for a Southern California gal to see up close!

Loved your pink pumpkins, the glitter ones were my favorite, I may have to try that!

Hope your having a lovely week so far, we are having great weather here, and I am so happy thinking it will be beautiful for the wedding!
Hope to talk to you soon...
Donna Lynn

Lindsay-ann said...

You are going to have the most fantastic time on your cruise. That ship looks amazing. I can't wait to hear all about it and see your photos.

Ms. Tee said...

I hope you have a great time on your cruise - we did on ours. :)
I can't believe all the pink animals in your other post, either!

P.S. I am having another giveaway if you'd like to come see. :)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

How exciting! Have a great time!!

Kathy said...

Oh this looks like a lot of fun Joanne, hope you have a wonderful time not long to wait now!, hugs, Kathy.