Catching up: A Vacation from Vacation

It’s been several weeks since returning from my family trip to the Bahamas and my tan faded long ago. But apparently I needed a vacation from my vacation because I caught a cold right after returning from my trip. I’m finally feeling much better and am getting caught up.

My parents took me and my husband, my brother, my sister-in-law, and my twin 12-year-old nephews on a Disney cruise. While I could’ve done without all the Disney characters and crazy crowds/kids (I’m not a cruise lover and yes, I suppose I rubbed elbows a bit with Grumpy dwarf), there were some nice highlights from the vacation. Some of my favorite memories included:

  • Spending time with my whole family. Growing up, we hardly ever went on vacations with my parents, my brother, and me altogether (since I’m 9 1/2 years younger than my brother). So, it was nice to have a big trip with all of us.
  • Hanging out with my twin nephews. They’re a hoot. They loved playing games on our iPad and iPhones and they were always cracking me up.
  • Lounging around on floaties with my hubby in the beautiful Blue Lagoon. I could’ve stayed there all day!
  • Escaping to Serenity Bay, the adult’s only area on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay. The rest of the island was an absolute madhouse, but this secluded section was pretty deserted and oh, so gorgeous with its clear turquoise waters.
  • Seeing a screening of Toy Story 3 in 3D on-board the ship. The movie was so cute!
  • Taking a “how to draw Goofy” class (that’s me above with one of my nephews and my sister-in-law sketching away)
  • Dining at the Palo adults only restaurant on the last night. The food was absolutely amazing!! And there are my parents below enjoying a delicious dessert.

Mom and Dad on the Disney Cruise

The trip came and went so quickly and I can’t believe it’s already July. It’d be fun to do another big family trip again. Maybe next time we’ll do it old school and rent a house in Mammoth during the summer.

Thanks mom and dad, for a great and memorable family vacation!

One thought on “Catching up: A Vacation from Vacation”

  1. Just a note to say, I love your creative approach to business planning…I”ll keep cheking out ways to utilize it-probably buy your book. But really it’s this, thanks for say you dont particularly like cruises! I like more quirky vacations myself, where you can explore, wander off and discover…I think it has something to do with being a Creative-we dont tend to like prepackaged “group think” type of things. Anyway. Best wishes!

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