I have literally been waiting for this day my entire life. Seriously. Forever.
I’ll tell you a quick little story that may be just a bit TMI but ask me if I care? *giggles* My parents split up when I was a little girl. My father (may he rest in peace) lived in Mississippi, and we lived in California. My mother shipped me off to Mississippi when I was 10 years old, on a plane, alone. It was a little traumatic to say the least. And when I came back, there was some plane trouble landing in San Francisco. So being a kid flying alone, dealing with emotional crap from divorced parents, and plane trouble on top of that – I am now forever petrified of flying. I have flown a few times since then, but I was mortified each time and it’s something I just can’t do. So, I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I will never go anywhere, won’t see the world, and won’t get to have French fries in France But then we started cruising. We went to Alaska the year before last, and we went to Mexico last spring. And today we are off to Hawaii on a 16-day cruise!
We’ll be on this ship – Holland America’s ms Oosterdam (just lettin’ you know in case something crazy happens and it’s on the news, so you can start prayin’ for us ).
This is the route we’re taking – we drove from Boise to Vancouver (Canada) yesterday. Then it’s 5 days there, 6 days in the islands, and 5 days coming back. Then we drive back from Vancouver to Boise on a Saturday just in time for my daughter’s First Holy Communion on Sunday morning. I reckon she is going to be the tannest girl in the bunch!
I hear that the seas can be a little rough the first 2 days out and the last 2 days back, so I’m prepared for that but hoping it’s smooooooth sailing the rest of the way. Mahalo!