For those of you interested in where I was during those 8 days of no blogging, I am putting together a 3 part blog with lots of pictures (by lots I mean 60 of my favorites).
The trip started off with us getting there WAY too early. So we headed to the strand to do some early shopping. You can never start to early on vacation!
We went on the cruise with Chris' mom, Tammy, and step dad, Larry. Also, their best friends, Kim and Tommy. We went to Vegas last year for Larry's birthday all of us plus Jason, and had a blast. Jason was supposed to go on this cruise too but he is roughing it in Australia. But he was certainly missed on this trip!
As soon as we could we went to our rooms to check out the view. Larry got us all a balcony room!! Our balcony was right next to Tammy and Larry's so we were easily able to snap this fab picture of them.
I was a little afraid that the rooms would be unbearably small, but they weren't. I even thought to myself several times: "Chris and I could've saved a lot of money at the beginning of our marriage if we had gotten an efficiency apartment." Don't worry the thought didn't last long.
I was repeatedly made fun of for eating lots of the smoked salmon. I asked my doctor before I left if I could have as much seafood as I wanted just for this week and he said it would be fine. I don't think he realized that I would be having it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
Oh yeah, and the meds worked, so I totally had an appetite the whole time. More on that in Part Three. This was my standard lunch: smoked salmon wraps, salad and cheese.
We were crazy and got up almost every morning at 6am to watch the sunrise. The good thing is we could take a nap later in the day to make up for the missed sleep. Every day it was totally different and every day it affirmed our faith in God as creator.
The whole reason we took the trip was because Monday was Tammy's birthday! We decided to go to Johnny Rockets (a 50s diner) for lunch. They sing and dance to 50s music while you eat. It was a ton of fun! That day I was feeling a little sick, so I missed out on the yummy burgers and fries and shakes. And ever since we've been back I want to go to Princes and stuff my face!