In 12 days (yes...only 12), my 2 sisters, Mom and I are taking a vacation together. To say I am excited is a super understatement. We have never done anything like this before. But, since none of us (my Mom included) has a breastfeeding infant (this hasn't happened for at least 5 years...someone can do the math) or is entirely too pregnant for travel, we decided to take the opportunity. It all started with a mutual desire for all of us to become more fit. The negotiations between all of us quickly turned into a more elaborate plan and soon my Mom volunteered (thanks Mom!) to take all of her daughters on a cruise. So...here is a glimpse into our most excellent 'Freeze Girls Cruiscation'.
Next Friday, my Mom and sisters fly into LA. I'll pick them up and we'll take a ferry over to Catalina Island. We'll stay the night there and run the 5K in the Buffalo Run on Catalina Island. Later that day, we'll take the ferry back and stay one night in LA before getting on the Carnival Splendor for a 7 day Mexican Riveria cruise. Did I mention I'm excited???? When the cruise is over, Mom and Megs head back to Canada, but Laura gets to come back to MY HOUSE for a few more days. Yippppeeeee!
Of course, none of this would be possible without the help of Brandon's family. They'll be watching the troops during the day when Bran is working (an infinite thank you!). This is definitely the first time that I'll be away from my children for multiple nights....should be interesting!
My Mom is an experienced cruiser, but for my sisters and I, this is a first. Any tips for first time cruisers? I CAN'T WAIT 12 MORE DAYS......YEAHHHHHH!