11.28.2007

Cruisin' the Caribbean!


So we just got back from Florida and the Caribbean, and we had a great time. Always nice to escape the below freezing temperatures for a few days of fun in the sun. We were able to spend some time with some of Mark's family in Florida - Mark going to the NASCAR races with the boys and me seeing the Rockettes!! Yes Christmas wasn't ruined this year -the Rockettes touring show was in Fort Lauderdale this year...phew!! I know everyone was worried about how I would make it through this holiday season without my annual dose of Rockettes. No need for worry, it all worked out!
No huge adventures to tell from this trip - we ate, sunned, ate a bit more, slept, sunned, and ate again. A pretty relaxing trip. I think next time we try the cruise route we will opt for a Northern European or Mediterranean destination though. Nassau is VERY touristy and not super pretty to look at (not the parts we saw anyway - the Atlantis resort is very nice though!). There has to be something positive about that place though because so many celebs and such have homes there, or nearby. Oprah has her house and one for her guests, Anna Nicole was there, a few world royal dignitaries and some sports folk too. I suppose they aren't hanging out at the port locales with all of the tourists though.
Now we are back in the Minneapolis 'burbs and right back into the swing of life - work. How nice it would be to not work and travel anywhere you wanted, whenever you wanted!!
Oh well, it is the Christmas season, so time to get those decorations up, the gifts bought, the cards mailed and the Nanaimo bars made. It may be below zero with the windchill, but a cup of eggnog and a slice of nanaimo bar can take the nip right out of the air!!
Just remember folks, only 27 more days until Christmas...have you started shopping yet?? :o)

8 comments:

The Decaria's said...

It looks like you guys had a blast! Don't towel animals just give you warm fuzzies? And how great that you got to see the Rockettes! I'm so glad you had a fun, safe trip.

Krista said...

Good times! I am totally jealous. Yes, I have almost all of my shopping done- and it isn't even December yet! Aren't you proud of me?

Sheena Larkin said...

I'm so glad you got to see The Rockettes, I felt bad that you were missing it. Your cruise sounded so nice. I love just relaxing in the sun and of course ... eating. What the heck is a nanaimo bar?

Granum Family said...

Fun, fun, fun! Nothing better than the sun and eating!

The Jackson Three said...

looks like you guys had a great trip! it's not quite Iceland, but maybe that will be for the next vaca spot!

How about you send some nanaimo bars my way???

Erin said...

Mel! I'm so glad you're back. I've missed my blogging buddy!

Stephen and Katherine Heggie said...

Mel, I am so glad you guys could come. Thanks for everything. I miss you both already!

Jen Richards said...

You two are very very lucky. It is snowing here and I would love to be on a cruise! Glad you had such a great time!