We’re home. Home from one of the most interesting cruises we have ever been on. I am going to have a hard time putting into words what our last 4 days was like out on the great blue sea. Ahhhh yes, I should have known we were in trouble when I stood on the back of the ship and got the feeling we were being cropped dusted by a large blue & red whale. Something about that just weirded me out. Regardless, it was nothing a rum drink in a overpriced souvenir cup fancied with a paper umbrella can’t fix. Right?
So yes, we ended up with 5 bags just for our cabin. I am pretty sure I packed every single thing we would need FOR THE BABY. He may or may not had some high heels shoved in his case. But yes, I may have brought 3 suits, 100 diapers, clothes to last a month and even an extra sheet for the crib they provided. But it wasn’t until the next morning that I realized, I forgot to pack bras. Yes. Go me. I made due, but I had to laugh at myself when I had 6 pairs of shoes to choose from but no bra. awesome.
CC was in LOVE. He has to go be the easiest baby to cruise with. Sit in stroller, eat, sleep… repeat. Sure he had unlimited amounts of food coming from every direction, endless girls falling out of their bikini tops and plenty of attention to keep him occupied.
First stop… Key West. We woke up around 6am before we even docked and perused up to Lido deck to watch the sunrise. There we met up with Aunt Maggie who was making her rounds trying to find a cup of coffee and food. Although I found out food is NOT available before 7am, I practically got my hand slapped while trying to sneak a chocolate muffin out of the buffet 10 minutes early. Seriously?! Any who.. Gpa & Nana found us out on Lido and we all watched us pull into port in our pajamas.
It started at Hog’s Breath. Chris and Gpa wanted to stop for a drink because that’s where they all hung out on their “guys trip” a few years ago. Ok fine, we get it. But when we all walked in, the song “If I die young” came on, and between my sisters and Mom we flooded the bar out with tears thinking about how Charlie is missing from our group. So there goes the first round of drinks.
Our next stop was because Kelli just HAD to show us this one place she LOVED. Ahhhhh Irish Kevin’s… yes. I smell trouble. We wheel CC on in and the bartender shouts “Shots for Tots”
Yes. I’m racking up points to earn this Mother of the Year award. We stayed there until the place filled up with people and we figured it was time to move on. Keep in mind, it was only 11:30 in the morning.
Alright, so we start walking down Duval street peering into shops and making jokes when we stop dead in our tracks because OMGit’sFatTuesdays!!!! Let me give you some background. Our wedding cruise, we made some very fine memories at a Fat Tuesdays in Cozumel. It was a great time- so we couldn’t just pass up a slushy spiked with yummy rum.
To be continued……