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Friday, March 06, 2009


Leaving On A Jet Plane

I’m leaving you all. Not forever, but until the 27th. I’ll be lurking around until the 12th, but then I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, followed by a bus to our hotel for 2 nights and finally my husband and I will board the Celebrity Solstice!

Yes, it is our yearly getaway together. Okay, we did go away for those 5 days in December to the desert, but this is our true romantic anniversary getaway. It wasn’t too romantic in December when Steve had the food poisoning. Ick.

This will be our first time on this brand new liner. In fact, we counted- we’ll be the 12th sailing on this inaugural trip. We were also on the inaugural sailing of the Millennium-we did that ship 3 times.

Being into exercising, healthy eating and being alone, we booked a room on the Aquaclass level. This is strictly for couples, next to the spa/gym and we have our own “fresh and healthy” dining room called Blu. Looks gorgeous in the pictures. I also talked to “Kristen” in administration who took one of the sailings already and told me that this ship is even more wonderful than the Millennium, the service (is it even possible?) is better and I was told not to miss the glass blowing demonstration or the spectacular shows. Oh, and have chef make up a picnic basket for us to enjoy on the grass area on the top deck!

Will do-how often does a gal get to celebrate her 28th anniversary? Believe me we are ready. We’ve been shopping for our new walking socks, dress wear, sunscreen and have booked on shore excursions.

Try as he might, my husband did not talk me into a new swimsuit. He felt that since my “new” one was almost 10 years old I should try some on. Sorry-I only wear my swimsuit during this one week for the entire year. However I do need some other things for the trip. A haircut comes to mind, as does a manicure and my eyebrows shaped. I haven’t done that since our son’s engagement party last October.
This will be our last big vacation for a while, so we plan on enjoying it as much as possible.

Between the loss of my “day job”, our son’s impending marriage and our part of that worthwhile bill and several parts of our house in desperate need of repair/replacement-I have a feeling that if we hadn’t booked this trip 2 years ago, we probably would have considered cancelling it. But we’ve had the non-refundable plane tickets (points) for almost 11 months, so we might as well have the anticipated fun.

As I said, I’ll be here physically for a few days, but my heart, head and soul are already on vacation.

Bon Voyage!

Oooo AquaClass for Couples - sounds fabulous! Can't wait to hear all about it - may convince us to try Celebrity again.

Bon Voyage!
we love celebrity. we did go w/ Princess and had a lovely time on our 25th, but celebrity is our favorite.
I agree, you deserve a break! Go have fun!!!! See you when you get back. :-)

This was hard to read as I'd love to go too. We've never been on a cruise. Some day.

I didn't realize how closely your life mirrors mine right now, at least debt-wise. We need to pay our share of our son's wedding coming up in a couple months, just yesterday made a list of needed home repairs and updates. Thankfully our home is paid for in two months too. I'd hate to be one of those people facing foreclosure right now.

Our vacation comes in September. Probably a trip out west as Wendy has never been to the west coast.
Thank you Cole-I was about to embark on my outdoor powerwalk up to the pharmacy and get one of my errands done at the same time, but it looks like rain!
darn, looks like the treadmill.
funny how houses fall apart when there's a wedding to pay for, isn't it Dave?
We too are happy to have equity and a very low mortgage payment.

Try a cruise-you'll love the fact that you can see and do either non-stop activities or veg out on deck.

If you come as far west as OC, CA let me know-Steve and I would love to meet you and have a double date!
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