Sunday, February 19, 2012

Don't mark an occasion like this!

And here you thought I'd been neglecting my poor blog, didn't you? I've actually been aboard the Norwegian Star for the last week visiting Honduras, Belize and Mexico. I know I'm biased, but my kid was totally awesome for 99.76% of the trip, and on the occasions she wasn't awesome, it was usually more my fault (no nap, late lunch) than hers. She's a travelling dream.

However, today we were awakened at the ass crack of dawn to register with U.S. Customs and Immigration, had a super-long wait for our flight which was delayed to boot, and had the pleasure of waking up an exhausted toddler when we landed. Oh, and it's my birthday. I have established that air travel is second only to a hospital bed as the shittiest way one's birthday. My kid is not the only one ready to collapse into her bed. I'll have more about the trip later, including reviews over at The Wine Fund of the cruise itself and the ports of call.

4 comments:

Just Jane said...

I cruised for the first time ever in October, 2010. The disembarkation process and subsequent flight(s) home were enough to sap every ounce of relaxation I'd gained from the days on the water. I now tell everyone who will listen that, if you're cruising, add a day at port at the beginning AND at the end of the trip. It is well worth the extra money to start and end the trip with less stress.

Joyce Lansky said...

I don't feel sorry for you. It's been years since I've been on a cruise, and I would gladly get up at the crack of dawn to go.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Teena in Toronto said...

Oh, so jealous!

Bibliomama said...

We went on our first cruise a year ago January. It was also awesome, and the disembarkation process was also hideous. We stayed an extra day in Florida, which was awesome. My parents planned to fly home the same day, had their flight delayed twice and ended up getting home AFTER us. It was my husband's idea to stay the extra day - such a smart man I married.