I’m so excited! Just over six years ago Susan M, one of my Cushie friends, invited me on a cruise to Bermuda. I was delighted and excited to go. Then I found out I had kidney cancer and had to bow out at the last minute – the cruise embarked the day I left the hospital. My surgeon said that there was no way I could postpone my surgery for another 5 or so days so someone else went in my place.
So, that was it for my first (and only!) Bermuda cruise.
Then in 2008, I heard from my friend again, asking me if I wanted to do the cruise then! Of course, I said yes… She said she was celebrating and upgraded the whole cruise to the Western Caribbean. We had a superior balcony stateroom and I could wear some of the clothes I got for the non-cruise.
You can read all about our 2008 cruise here: http://www.cushingsonline.com/cruise/cruise.htm and see a slideshow of pictures at http://www.cushingsonline.com/cruise/cruise.html
Last year, September of 2011, we went on a land trip to Gloucester, MA. Blog posts and pictures for that trip start here http://maryoutandabout.posterous.com/last-trip-for-awhile.
I was at work today when I saw Susan’s name pop up on my cellphone and knew she wanted to go on another trip. As soon as I got in my car, I listened to her message. YES! Another cruise!
We talked on the phone and decided on this trip:
Then, Susan booked the cruise and called back to say it was even cheaper than we thought it would be. Major WooHoo. And, we have the all-important balcony.