Thursday, February 20, 2014

Part One of Cruise 2014

A little bit over a month ago I went on a cruise with my boyfriend, family and best friend.  I don’t know if you have ever done a vacation recap but that shitz takes forever.   Ain’t nobody got time for that.  So I finally am semi, err getting around to it.  To make it easier on myself and everyone else this baby is going to be a 2-parter. 

Philip and I headed down to Fort Lauderdale a day early to spend some time with my Dad.  As I’ve said before, Airports on not my favorite place in the world.  I ended up coming across this new book, called The Genius of Dogs and I mean if you know anything about me I AM IN LOVE WITH ANIMALS specifically DOGS.  I guess you could say I am errrr shall you say obsessed with dogs.  So anyways I thought it would be a good read and would keep me busy on the plane.  

Real cute, Meg.  Needless to say we were both a little excited to be heading down to the warm sun.  Our second flight we weren't able to sit together.  I am not even sure why that happened because when I booked them we were together.  Luckily though, this cute guy in 32A bought me a beer.  :)

We were getting into Florida right as the sun was going down so it was really pretty coming in. My dad and his wife Dee were there waiting for us at the airport.  I don't get to see my parents especially my dad nearly as much as I would like to. It was nice to give him a big hug. They took us to 15th Street Fisheries for dinner.  It's right on the water and you can see all the big mega yachts and million dollar homes.  We sat right on the water and as always I ate way to much food.  I tried conch for the first time and usually I don't have a problem with textures but that was until I met conch.  Not for me.  

After dinner we went back to their apartment had a drink and I wish I couldn't remember what it was called because it was really good.  I wanna say it was some kind of whiskey/bourbon and gingerale combo?  My dad would know, well of course he would know because he made them for us.  Traveling takes a lot of you so we called it in early.

The next morning they showed us around.  Their back yard is right on this canal and during Manatee season they like to hang out there.  For breakfast they took us to Pelican Grand Beach Resort.  It was super special because this is where the two of them got married.  They took us down memory lane.  They told us that a storm had wiped out a big portion of the beach.  We went to the roof top and took some snap shots.  I'm not sure what my eyes were doing, I think they took the day off because I look like I am half asleep in these.

It was time for us to head to the Ship Port so we could start boarding and meet up with everyone else. I think everyone got a little bit sad, well I know I did because it sure wan't enough time together.  It was a great way to start the vacation and I am so glad we were able to spend the time together that we did.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Cruise 2014! 


  1. Have you ever read The Art of Racing in the Rain? I've always said that I wanted to read that, but I haven't gotten around to it.

  2. So awesome! I would like to visit Florida - hopefully i will get to see it briefly for Blogcation 2015??? I have been in Miami, but just the airport really late at night, so that's no fun.

    I need to read that book!

  3. I too am obsessed with doggies! I like dogs more than most people!
    This looks like absolute heaven... *sigh*

  4. My boyfriend and I are going on a cruise next month! Can't wait to read the rest of your recap. PS digging the bears hat! Are you a fellow Chicago blogger?!

  5. i just want some sunshine and warm weather!