Thursday, May 30, 2013

Our Florida/Bahamas Vacation

What a vacation we had! We started out in Fort Lauderdale, cruised to The Bahamas, then ended in Orlando. I wrote about how I was nervous for vacation, but it turned out better than I ever imagined. I truly enjoyed the time I spent with my husband, we had to work as a team as we navigated in a new place and planned out different things to do. Even when frustrating things came up we didn’t fight, we just went with the flow. Vacation was definitely a time for us to reconnect, laugh and have fun again without the daily routine.

Our vacation package included the hotel stays, the cruise, a rental car, and food vouchers for every meal. That good husband of mine let me choose the car. We drove around in a Fiat, because when would we ever have the chance again? It was fun to zip around in, but definitely tiny.

You can read about the fishing trip we took while in Fort Lauderdale. We spent a little time in West Palm Beach. Our tour guide Frank said the area is known for being able to grow anything. He showed us a lot of trees and plants that people have brought to the area.

One night we went out to see Star Trek, not the most exciting thing, but we really enjoy going to the movies so it was fun for us. We spent time napping, snacking and watching TV, things I don’t usually do at home.

Friday we boarded the cruise ship. I was a little nervous because I never found our passports, luckly our birth certificates were enough to get us through. From what I heard this was a dump of a cruise compared to the major cruises, but for our first experience we had an enjoyable time. The second night we were feeling a little sea sick during our fancy dinner so we retreated back to our cabin to try and get a grip. Not sure if we could handle a 7 day cruise.

On the island we went to the Taino Resort where we spent most of the time in the pool because my husband doesn’t like swimming in salt water. There was a swim up bar inside a cave where we had a fun time drinking and chatting with other vacationers.

Our last stop was in Orlando, it’s a big tourist area so there was plenty to do. We went to the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and saw some strange things, like a Michael Jackson cockroach. Tuesday we went to Islands of Adventures so I could go to Hogwarts. Jose wasn’t really excited about going, but he just wants to see me happy. I know he ended up really enjoying the HP rides, even if he won’t admit it. We had lunch at The Three Broomsticks along with a butterbeer and a hogs head brew. We were tired and our feet hurt by the end of the day. I can’t imagine going with kids, sounds miserable, but maybe their joy makes it more bearable.

It’s good to be home in our own bed with our kitty cat. I love the time we spent making memories together.  We played hard, now it’s time to come back and work hard until our next big adventure. 

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha! I can't believe I just saw this! The Michael Jackson cockroach made me laugh and how awesome about HP themed place you went! Your pictures look great :)