a girl getaway.

Hey everybody!  I scheduled this post a couple of days ago, because today I am sitting on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale!


I’ll be spending a couple of days on the beach here followed by a quick 4 day cruise to the Bahamas.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that my mom is a travel agent.  And by the way, my mom just had her 76th birthday, but she is still working.  She has just cut back her hours from full time this year.  She mainly works for the perks.

A while back she mentioned to me that she and her co-worker had booked a short cruise on the newest Holland America ship, the Koningsdam.  They wanted to check out the new ship so that they could better represent it for future clients.


After she told me about this, I mentioned to my sister that maybe we should think about joining them.  Debbie was up for it, so we booked a cabin.

Mr. Q is not fond of Caribbean cruises, so he stayed home to man the fort.

After Debbie and I booked our boring but affordable interior cabin, I happened to mention the trip to my friend Terri and she asked if she could join us.  My travel agent, a.k.a. my mom, got busy and switched us from an inside cabin to a veranda cabin with room for three (Terri gets that couch by the sliding glass doors).


Looks positively spacious, doesn’t it?  We’ll see if it really looks like this in person when we board the ship on Wednesday.  Somehow I doubt it, but I’m excited about the balcony.  I don’t usually splurge on a cabin with a balcony but split three ways this cabin was cheaper than the inside cabin was for just Debbie and I.

This trip is going to be all about kicking back and relaxing.  I’ve loaded up my Kindle with several good books, I’ve packed a bunch of sunscreen, and I have budgeted for plenty of ‘boat drinks’ which I plan to sip on while sitting by the pool on board the ship.


I won’t bother with WiFi or anything like that while at sea, so you won’t be hearing from me for the rest of the week.

But I plan to be back next week with a recap of my trip.  I’ll be sure to let you know if our cabin looked anything like that promotional photo!

4 thoughts on “a girl getaway.

  1. I know you will have a fun, relaxing vacay! I am in Galveston TX this week, enjoying the beach and sunshine (well, it’s partly cloudy for most of the forecast). I’ve only been on a cruise once, but I’d love to do it again sometime. And Wow for your mom still working, impressive!


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