Friday, January 18, 2008

Bon Voyage

We're leaving tomorrow for the Houston to catch a boat to the western Caribbean. It's a 7-day cruise and we will be stopping in 3 ports of call:
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Cozumel, Mexico

Here's our ship... Carnival Conquest. It's bigger than the Carnival Pride we were on last year. We are staying in a room with a balcony on the stern of the ship so we will look out over the back wake.

I have packed 6 books from my massive TBR mountain. I also downloaded some ebooks to my PDA along with some games (Sudoku and Bejeweled 2). The flight from Seattle to Houston is about 5 hours, then we have to drive from Houston to Galveston (another hour).

I may not have a whole lot of time for reading once we are on the ship except in the evenings. I'd like to do more walking and exercising than I did last year on the Mexican cruise, but Bob has screwed things up with his sprained ankle. It is MUCH better but he still is limping a little and he shouldn't walk for long periods of time. We are going with a group of 15 people so I'm hoping to get someone to walk and exercise with me.

I've got butterflies about flying tomorrow but it's more excitement than nerves. There is so much to pack and get ready.

Sorry I've been such a terrible blogger lately. I will resolve to do better when I get back. (I keep saying that but I never improve.) I really want to get my 2007 AAR poll done as soon as we get back.

Reading now: The Duke by Gaelen Foley ....... Excellent so far!


Dev said...

Have fun :-)

sybil said...

Le GASP! You are gonna be like 3 hours away from me!!! I wish I had known, ah well you will be go, go, go, so there wouldn't be time for lunch or whatever.

but still le cry


Have a WONDERFUL time!!

Kristie (J) said...

*sigh* sounds like a great trip!! And even if you don't get to reading - you have the comfort of knowing you have them - that's half the battle!! Have a great time and remember!!!
When you get back there's a certain 4 hour series that was made in 2004 in England I'm expecting you to watch *wink*

Bwaaaahhhhhaaaaa. I'm not actively bugging anyone - well did invite myself to Cindy's so we can watch it together - and I'm going through withdrawl at the moment to increase anticipation, but I feel safe bugging you *g*. 'Cause I KNOW you age going to love it.

ReneeW said...

Dev: Thanks!

Sybil: OH, shoot, that would have been fun! I have a friend in Houston that I have been meaning to visit for years. If I ever get down there again to see her, I will look you up.

Kristie: I have that series on my queue at Blockbuster. I think it's the next one. So it may be waiting for me when I get back :) Can hardly wait.

CindyS said...

Have a great time!! I'm sure you will find people happy to walk with you. Except for the flying part it sounds divine!!



nath said...

Lucky you!! Have fun and enjoy the vacation!

sula said...

Have a fantastic time!!! And enjoy The Duke. I think it's the best Foley book evah.

Alie said...

Have a great time! I'm jealous of the warmth lol.

ReneeW said...

Cindy, Nath, Sula, & Alie: Thanks, I had a great time. Will blog soon.

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