It’s actually only one day until my husband and I depart for Fort Lauderdale. Snow can fall anytime in Colorado and I have no intention of “missing the boat” because our flight was canceled because of inclement weather! (Two days ago we got six inches, but I still wore my flip flops out today. I really do love it here!)
I can’t wait to get on the ship and meet up with my DP phriends, my Facebook friends, and my new Cruise Critic acquaintances. Other than Post-It notes on the door, I have no idea how we will find each other if we don’t know a room number, but I’ll cross that gangplank when I get to it. 🙂 Even though we are headed to the sunny Caribbean, it is truly the music that I’m going to hear. Concerts in the states are wonderful, but they are over so quickly. On the ship, we will get SIX concerts, almost in a row! I intend to soak in every delightful minute.
I’ll confess I’m a little tired of packing. Since I’m a newbie to this, I’m sure we have over-packed. (All the packing lists say “bring a hat,” but, if I don’t wear a hat here, will I wear a hat there? I didn’t even wear a hat when we lived in Florida.) The good thing is all you future cruisers are welcome to learn from my mistakes, because I’ll share
all most of them here once we get back. I may even share my OCD-ish, Excel-spreadsheet, color-coded, luggage-tag-sized packing lists. (Nah, I doubt it. I want to be known as normal for as long as possible.)
Anyway, 48 hours from now we should be settling into our rooms, putting things away, downing a dose of Dramamine, and getting in line for our first dinner on the ship! I can’t wait!