The day after Madison graduated, we hopped in the van and headed south! All six of us. First, we went to Orlando to stay at our Wyndham timeshare - thanks to the GREAT deal we got on Ebay several years ago. We stayed there for a couple of days and then on Monday morning drove three more hours down to Ft. Lauderdale where we would board the Caribbean Princess. It was a fabulous five days. Being our first cruise, we really didn't know what to expect, but I'm pretty sure it went above our expectations. I sort of felt like royalty - royalty that lives in a walk-in closet. Yes, the cabins were small, but we really didn't have a problem with that. Our cabin steward was Enrico, and I would have loved to bring Enrico home with us. It was quite nice to come back to a clean room twice a day and have our beds turned down and pillows fluffed in the evening - not to mention the chocolates left on the bed along with the cute animals created out of towels.
And of course I have to mention the food, which was fabulous and plentiful.
During the five days, we stopped in Grand Cayman. While here, we spent the afternoon at the beach, and the water was beautiful.
A couple of days later, we were in Cozumel, Mexico. We decided to tour the Mayan ruins but didn't make it all the way through after encountering the giant Mexican mosquitoes and dodging the iguanas. (On the ride there and back, I was saddened by the appearance of poverty. I just expected a huge tourist location like that to not be that way, but within five minutes away from where the ship was docked, that's the majority of what was seen.)
After grabbing a few souvenirs, we headed back to board the ship, and then spent the rest of the evening and the next day at sea, arriving back in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday morning. Lots of wonderful memories - and here's a few of them ------------>>>