Almost six weeks ago I went on a cruise, a mode of travel that I never anticipated experiencing.
According to Cruise Ship Industry Statistics, over 20 million people cruise per year so clearly, it is a popular way to vacation. Frankly though, I had my misgivings.
Even though I’d be off of work and with close friends for a week, I kept saying “I’m just not sure that I’m a cruise kinda gal”. Even after having a super fun time, I’m still not sure if I’d do it again.
Not because I didn’t enjoy myself, but because there are so many things to do in this big, wide world and in that I have only 3 weeks vacation per year (thanks to unplanned and planned job changes), I just need to use the time I have to experience new things.
Having said all of that, I had an incredible time with dear friends, spent alot of time with my camera in hand, had a blast on a zipline (wow!), and enjoyed lots of good food and drink.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some images from the cruise. You’ll see food and drink (mostly drink – ha!), flowers and birds, doors and architecture, scenes from the ship, and assorted miscellany.
Thanks for still coming to visit despite my protracted absences. I’ve started a new organization and am working to encourage women to run for office or to support those who have decided to run. I’ve also just finished working on our community’s annual Ride of Silence, and am looking forward to helping with the annual Memorial Day Service.
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