Friday, July 6, 2012

Back from a break!

sunset

Well hello strangers!! How the heck are ya?

I’m back from a lovely blogging break. :) It was just what I needed! What I didn’t mention earlier this week is that we were off on a little trip during my time away from the blog – and most people probably would have been really stoked for this type of trip, but it had me a little, ahhhh…fidgety.

I’ve had a bit of a fear of cruises for years now:

carnival glory cruise

It’s the whole out in the middle of the ocean, no way to get off, what if we hit an iceberg, the railings really aren’t tall enough, kind of fear.

Over the years I’ve had rational irrational thoughts about cruises that have kept me away. And we still wouldn't have done it, but it was a business trip like most of our vacations. Hubby did a conference that was on the cruise, (hello, best idea EVER), so I got over my fears and went along.

The first few hours were touch and go, but about 50 Titanic jokes in, I was actually feeling pretty good.

These helped:

Only one of those was mine. As far as you know.

And by the second day, I was thoroughly enjoying it:

ocean view

Thing is, I didn’t do much. I found the rocking of the boat incredibly relaxing…like I had taken a sleeping pill...constantly. I was totally chill the whole time and all I wanted to do was sleep. And sleep. Sleep some more. I slept for me, you, everyone who needed sleep.

It was the best sleep of my life, seriously.

So I did that, and ate. Like, a LOT.

Our destination was Nova Scotia Canada:

We docked at St. John’s for a day and walked around for hours. Our favorite spot was the City Market:

city market, St. John's Canadacity market, St. John's Canada   

And then we went back to the boat…and slept. For real, it was ridiculous.

Turns out I didn’t think about falling over the railing once, and only thought about hitting random objects in the ocean about 15 times. I thought that was pretty good.

Views like this helped a bit:

sunset

Stunning!

Hubs and I are already looking into another cruise, this one with no work for either of us. :)

The day after we returned we picked up a last minute addition to our family:

Nya

Little miss Nya (Nee-ah, after one of the Bub’s favorite Lego characters) joined us last minute (we had plans to adopt her weeks ago but thought they had fallen through).

We’ve spent the past few days getting her and the other kitty and the dog acquainted. So far, so good. Actually, I think Peanut is a little in love with her. Nya, not so much.

But she seems very happy here, and is in LOVE with my husband. She barely leaves his side. :) After the dog, I’ve forgotten how easy it is to add a cat to the house (if you only have one other cat) – they are SO EASY:

Nya

She is such a sweetie!! I’m sure she’ll make it into plenty of pictures like the other animals.

It’s been a busy month and I’m SO happy to be home and settled. I love to travel but I’m becoming more and more of a home body the older I get. I’ve finished up some fun projects over the past few weeks, I can’t wait to show you! I’ll get caught up next week, and don’t forget the July Before and After Party – it will go up Sunday evening.

So have you been on a cruise? Did you love it or hate it? Any suggestions for our next one? What did you do for the 4th? We went to watch fireworks but couldn't do any at home because of our drought conditions – such a bummer! Our neighbors will LOVE us in November when I’m guessing we’ll finally be able to set off our supply. ;)

72 comments:

  1. Missed you! I did a cruise *once* 6 weeks pregnant (we'd been trying for years when I booked it...had no idea it would work out that way). The combo of morning sickness and a storm during the cruise give me very nauseous memories of the whole thing! Glad you had fun :)...great idea to do that for a work conference.

    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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  2. I am so leary of cruises too. Just don't have the desire to go on one. So glad you enjoyed it. Everyone needs some time away and to really relax. Hugs, Marty

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  3. happy to see yo0u back :) great pictures, love new kitty

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  4. oh yay, you came to beautiful canada! i just love the maritimes. sounds like you enjoyed it... so funny about all the sleeping! :)

    welcome back!

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  5. I was absolutely petrified of going on my first cruise. My in-laws took the entire family for their 50th wedding anniversary so I had no choice. I seriously almost had a nervous breakdown just thinking about it. But - you know what? I got on and with 2 hours I was completely relaxed and had the time of my life. Truly one of our best family vacations ever! I have been on 3 cruises since. My fav was the Mediterranian (sp?) in the fall. It was just my husband and I celebrating my 40th bday. We started and ended in Barcelona. It is very cheap in the fall and winter. AMAZING!!! I still smile from ear to ear just thinking about it!!

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    1. Your post has truly given me some hope. I too, feel like I'm going to have a nervous breakdown just the thought of boarding the cruise ship. I'm so afriad I'm going to get seasick. I get car sick so naturally I'm scared I'm going to get sick on a cruise not to mention flying. My husband and I are going on a cruise for our 25th year anniversary along with our 2 children 19 & 16 and a few family members. I have been reading reviews all day about what People have done to avoid getting seasick. We will be cruising on Carnival's Magic Ship to the Bahamas next July 2013. I am determined to have a great time if I con figure out how to keep from getting seasick. From what I've read I will be taking Bonine starting a couple of days before I sail following through till 3 days after I get off boat also either taking ginger root tablets or getting prescription patches from my doctor (which may have side effect) if you have any suggestions or thoughts I welcome any comments. I also booked a balcony room in the middle of the ship Hopeing this will help too!! I'm so excited but so very scared. ; /

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  6. I live in Halifax! Nobody from any of the blogs I read has ever come close to here haha, I hope you were around for Canada Day weekend, it was beautiful here

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  7. Cruises seem to be the only kind of vacation I can talk hubby into. Unlimited food may play a tiny part in that. Caribbean cruises are the only ones we've taken so far. I love St Thomas- Megan's Bay beach is beautiful. St Martin has great jewelry.

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  8. I've been on two cruises (to Mexico from southern Cal) and love it but have never been with my husband. He has a phobia about it. Not sure I'll ever get him to go. LOL

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  9. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE cruising. We put it off for years, until our mid 50's....I didn't want to get seasick or play shuffleboard either. Hello!! I never ever felt queasy, love the cruise activities and like you, I SLEEP well. (Carnival's beds are awesome!) It's so fun!!

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  10. We went on a Carnival cruise for our honeymoon 4 years ago. We paid for an Eastern Caribbean cruise but because of a tropical storm we had to change our route and went to the Western Caribbean. I did not like Jamaica at all -- too many people begging us for money or trying to sell us stuff. Scuba diving was my favorite, and I only did it to appease my hubby. I was terrified of the manta rays, but it turned out so much fun. My fear on the cruise ship? Besides falling off the boat it was losing my camera in the ocean!

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  11. Fun! We went on our first cruise last month too!

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  12. I am a bit phobic about them too. Maybe one day I will get up the courage... Glad you are back!

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  13. I. Am. So. With. You. On cruises. Or was, now that you're a fan. After seeing Titanic, the cruise in Italy that sank last year, and already having a fear of water...yeah. That's not going to happen for us. Glad it was so relaxing for you!

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  14. We are going on our 4th cruise in February! We are those people you see on pinterest that show creative ways how to smuggle your own alcohol on board! :) This will be our first time with Carnival and I am just a bit worried because we have heard Carnival tends to have a lot of heavy partiers on it..

    But the whole sleeping bit I am right there with you! I spent so many summers on my parents sailboat and the cruise ship has the same gentle rolling to lull you asleep! We avoided our room every time otherwise we would sleep for hours! Enjoy your next cruise, we love Grand Caymans, Cozumel, Belieze, Roatan, cruise stops the most!

    Jill

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  15. My first cruise was out of Galveston during Hurricane Ike (which crushed Galveston). Yes, it was an interesting experience to say the least. It's when I learned about the beauty of travel insurance. (Nope, we didn't have it.) My most memorable moment was during the drive down (from DFW) and we passed the prison buses... yes, the prisoners were being evacuated and WE WERE HEADING STRAIGHT TOWARDS IT.

    Other than the fact that there was no port to return to, many of the passengers of the ship's cars were total losses, we were stranded at sea for a day while they tried to figure out where to put us, and we had to figure out how to get home from New Orleans with no help from Carnival, all was well. It was definitely the experience of a lifetime, but I still haven't decided if I'm up for another one, and most likely never again with Carnival. We really did have a blast during most of it, though. :)

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  16. Love that you went to my home city! The city market in Saint John is on my top five favorite places to be. Ever :). The smells, sounds and sights get me everytime. I no longer live in New Brunswick but whenever I get to go back, the Market is at the top of my list. Did you get to go to Halifax, Nova Scotia as well? I was just curious, as Saint John is in the province of New Brunswick, not Nova Scotia. I've never been on a cruise but maybe someday :). Glad you enjoyed your break away!

    Wendy

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  17. Glad your vaca went well!
    We just brought home two kitties two! Aren't they great?

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  18. Just wanted to point out that St. John is in New Brunswick and St. John's in in Newfoundland -- we East Coast Canadians like to keep you on your toes! :)

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  19. Welcome home! Your new little kitty is adorable! My husband and I go on a cruise every year but always to the same place. The caribbean! We actually already have one booked for just after Thanksgiving and I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. I know what you mean about the rocking and the sleep. It's fantastic. How did you like the Canadian cruise? Was the weather nice? We are running out of new ports in the Caribb. so Canada would be the next stop, or Alaska? Thanks for sharing! You've got me even more excited now!
    XOXO,
    Rachel

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  20. So glad you got over your fears and enjoyed your cruise! I've been on two. I live in Southern California, so we have the 3-4 day Baja Mexico cruises and the week long Mexican Riviera cruises. They are so much fun! I love that you can eat any time you want to. :)

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  21. So excited that you came to my little piece of the world!! I was born and raised in Saint John (as per the comment above - we NBs are especially sticky about it ...... St John's is in Newfoundland and the "Saint" is never abbreviated...weird, I know!) but have lived in the Halifax, NS area since attending university and meeting my hubby! And the City Market is AMAZING.....I always stop by to stock up on my absolute favourite coffee beans - Java Moose's Chocolate Peanut Butter. Hope you got to try their ridiculously good coffee! So nice to see some other locals stalk your blog like I do! I love all your ideas and check for updates pretty much daily!

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  22. I too, love, love, love, your blog - Sooo much inspiration! But I also had to mention that you visited My Beautiful Province of New Brunswick, in her Port City of Saint John :) Believe me when I say that you have a loyal following here in the Maritime Provinces, we are just kinda fussy about our "tourism props" lol Glad you enjoyed your visit, and we'd love it if you came back for a longer visit. - Jenny

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  23. Hello from Canada !

    You write well. Thank you. It feels as though we are talking together.

    Wise to take time off from the blog, I think. Your need for sleep ? Well, a blog is a real job, eh ?

    Cruising ? Both great and a drag. Great parts are the freedom, once on board, to do as you please. Not great ? Boarding & disembarking !

    Cats and dogs like each other. I think it is a myth that they do not.

    I am delighted to read your blog !

    Cheers,
    Coline

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  24. How fun!! Glad you got to get away and sleep :) That sounds pretty awesome right now. Glad you could overcome your fears!

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  25. You should try a Disney Cruise! They are the best and your son would love it! I've been on six so far...and my kids are 23 and 21 and still love going (when I'm feeling generous enough to take them!) Disney definitely knows how to do it RIGHT!

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  26. We really enjoyed our first Cruise to the Caribbean with Royal Caribean. Loved the food, the entertainment was fabulous, very relaxing. Hope to make our next adventure to the Med. A friend of ours just left for a cruise to the Baltic Sea region and the Netherlands which I also think would be fascinating. Your kitty is adorable!

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  27. love the kitty and for the fireworks wait until the new year i live in iowa but near south dakota and they can do fireworks at new year. so ring in the new year with a bang. ang

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  28. Welcome back!! If you have a stop in Curacao on your next cruise let me know ... I'll show you around and have you back to the ship in time for an afternoon nap. :)
    Welcome to Nya!

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  29. Hi .I saw that you chose to visit Nova Scotia for a holiday.We brought a little place on the lake to summer in ,best thing we ever did .. Love reading your blog and love Nova Scotia too .

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  30. Sounds like a great trip!
    We're going on a cruise for our honeymoon! Growing up, it was our Spring Break trip of choice - it is just the best way to travel!
    I love that you can see so many different places, but only have to unpack your stuff once ;)

    ohhhh your new kitty is adorable! She looks similar to my Eve. Congratulations on the new addition :)

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  31. Good to hear about your little break, and that your cruise phobia was somewhat abated! I would love to go on a cruise myself someday, if for nothing other than to cross it off my bucket list! I love your blog and after giving up on many of the DIY/Decorating blogs I follow, I still look forward to your posts - fun to read, and you obviously have a great time writing them. Glad you had an opportunity to visit our beautiful maritime provinces here in Canada! - (I was also going to give you a little Canadian maritime geography lesson...but I see my fellow countrymen have already enlightened you!) :)

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  32. We loveto cruise and it's a great way to see the world inexpensively. We go with a group of friends and we all still laugh today about the memories. We can't wait for our next one.
    You were missed, but glad you were able to get away. Keep cool and have a good weekend!

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  33. Love cruises!! I was a little nervous the first time but it was great. We've been on 2 & are planning the 3rd. It's by far the most relaxing vacay I've ever been on. The boat rocking is fabulous!!! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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  34. Welcome back! So glad you were able to get over your fear and enjoy your trip! We went on 3(or 4?)Caribbean cruises before we had kids and they were a blast. It is a great way to see lots of places rather inexpensively. We found out the islands we would like to visit and the ones to avoid. Definitely some of our best vacays pre-kids. We've yet to drag the munchkins with us.

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  35. I've never been on a cruise, myself, but one day I'll get over my shark fear and go. For real, sharks. Perhaps an Alaskan cruise would be in order? Glad you got to visit Canada! I'm way on the other side, near the west coast, but would love to visit the east coast one day =) Your new kitty is so sweet. Love me some black and white puddy cats!

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  36. I've never been on a cruise. It is my dream vacation. I too have fears of falling over the rail (or perhaps jumping over :)) but I still want to experience, perhaps under heavy sedation!

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  37. I love cruising! Hoping you had a really great time. Pics are great.

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  38. Congrats on your new baby! My sweet 15 year old kitty passed away at Easter, so I just got a new baby too. I'll look forward to all you photos of yours.

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  39. So glad you enjoyed your cruise! I have been on 16 so far and my family pretty much goes once a year. They are the perfect vacation for larger groups because there is literally something for everyone. Definitely take your son on the next one, I loved going to the kids clubs when I was little.

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  40. Glad you had a great time! Your new kitty is adorable!!

    We went on a cruise for our honeymoon, 3 years ago. It was a Carnival cruise and we loved it!!

    We went to Jamaica(not a favorite), Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Jamaica- I do not recommend the Appleton Rum Factory tour. We almost got car sick on the way.They drive really comfortably on those winding one lane mountain roads! In Grand Cayman, we visited Hell (that's a local place with a bunch of rocks- scary looking), a turtle farm (which was awesome!) and we went swimming with the sting rays. It was my favorite stop! We were so tired once we got to Cozumel, that we just got off and shopped at the dock places.

    We've been wanting to go on another cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.

    P.S. Watching Titanic or especially Poseidon before a cruise is not advised! ;)

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  41. 4 Caribbean cruises and one cruise to Alaska. 2 with kids - great way to travel with a family. Best cruise was out of New York - being from CT no need to board a plane. Awesome!

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  42. Welcome Back!! Glad you had a good time on your cruise, I've only done a day cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale, but it was still a ton of fun.
    And I have to agree with you on being more of a homebody as I've aged. I still have places in North America I want to visit, and we have been to many, but our home is like a vacation spot with the gardens & pool so I often don't feel the need to travel!
    But, I've lived in Ontario my whole life and my biggest dream is to see the east coast! One of these days...

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  43. Hey! I follow your blog faithfully and I was thrilled, today, to read it and see that you were in my little corner of the world. I am so glad that you enjoyed your first cruise and that you enjoyed your time in Atlantic Canada (the Maritimes). I live in New Brunswick and drove the hour and 15 minutes to go to Saint John for the day on June 30th. We saw so many people in port, visiting for the day off a cruise ship.

    I'm so proud to be from here and so very happy that people enjoy their time when they're here!

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  44. Awww! Your new kitty is so cute! I have a "tuxedo" cat too. I also have an irrational fear of cruise ships, but everyone keeps telling me how awesome they are. I guess I need to just take the plunge, but not over the railing haha!

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  45. I've never been on a cruise either, thanks for the review because it's making me consider it more. High up on my list would be a cruise to Alaska.

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  46. I'm not a cruise fan because I can't stand the thought of being stuck on a boat and then getting only so many hours to explore a place. We have been on some ships on our travels but just to get from point A to B and have a hotel while we do it.

    For those interested in Alaska cruises, I would suggest flying into Anchorage and spending time on land, then take the railroad to Seward and get on your ship there. You'll see so much more of the state.

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  47. Have never been on a real cruise - a one dayer out of Tampa doesn't qualify! I will date myself and say that after the original "Poseidon Adventure", I've been iffy on cruises. (I somehow overcame my saltwater fears after watching the 1st Jaws" - go figure) I'd like to go on: (a) whatever cruise goes to St. Lucia (b) a cruise in Alaska and (c) a cruise through Greek isles.

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  48. Congrats on your new addition to the family and on your first cruise! I've been on two...one on our honeymoon and one for my 40th. I really enjoy them. They can be relaxing or filled with activity. All depemds on what you're in the mood for. I do tend to get seasick, but with proper precautions it's not a problem. Someday i want to take a cruise to Alaska.

    Welcome home and glad you had a well-deserved rest!

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  49. I'm glad you had time to relax and enjoy your cruise. My Hubby and I have been on 4. We just did our last one October 2011. And it was a FREE cruise. And that is because....

    We were on "The Ship" when it caught fire back in Nov. 2010. That was scary the first night, but not so bad there after. We made the best of it.

    Things happen and I know it could have been so much worse. Carnival was very gracious and really worked hard to make us comfortable under awful conditions.

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  50. I got married 07/25/1999 and our honeymoon was a trip on the Carnival Triumph. It turns out they needed to make some repairs before it got to the US so our trip was the MAIDEN VOYAGE! And it was the same trip you took --- you mentioned Titanic. Funny, but our midnight movie on the cruise was Titanic!!! Someone had a sense of humor, doncha think!?!?!
    Glad you had a good time - cruising is our all time favorite vacation, cruising anywhere, and almost anytime... (It's a bit too cold out of NY in the winter, although we've done it...)

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  51. I went to St John's 2x, it had changed a lot in between but I'll bet it's still beautiful. We explored a lot, good memories.
    I have two kitties, yours is just precious!

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  52. I have seen so many profile pics on FB recently just like your first pic -- great idea :) So glad you enjoyed your blogging break. . .and sleep -- ha! I've never been on a cruise so not much help there. I know I'd love it, but I don't want to take the kids and at this point in my life I don't like to not be with them. . .and, like you, the older I get the more I enjoy being at home. That's a good thing, right?

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  53. Welcome home! I was out of town for a couple of days, but nowhere near as exciting as a cruise. Just middle-of-nowhere, NC. ;)

    LOVE the pic of you and your husband. You look so pretty! :) Isn't cruising fun? Once I got over my fear of Titanic-like accidents, I had fun.

    Nya is such a cutie!

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  54. Oh! Glory! Been on that ship! Had a lovely time. It's definitely a womans vacation! you know, get up, go out, come back with a funny little "animal" on your bed, no dishes, no cleaning, heaven! Gearing up for another at the end of this August and I can say that I STILL get the jitters about getting on a ship, far far away from land, and this time it's during hurricane season...! (Breath)..Glad you had fun!..P.s. Love your blog!

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  55. oh my gosh ! I LIVE 15 min outside of Saint John NB , you were almost on my doorstep . I love your blog and have followed you for over two years, read your blog daily. I grew up on an island in the Bay of Fundy called Grand Manan, NB , and I am so happy you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful piece of the country.
    Glad you enjoyed your cruise !
    Joanne

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  56. Oh, how I love a cruise. I went on the Glory and it was the nicest ship I have been on yet. It was the longest cruise I have been on, too. Seven nights and 8 days of pure relaxation. My sister and my best friend refuse to go on them for all of the same reasons you gave for avoiding them. I say the same exact thing as you do now: it is the best sleep I ever get. It really is like your mama rocking you to sleep in a rocking chair! Plus, the cabins are sooooo dark at night (even with a window) that it's like a crypt in there! We went to the Western Caribbean on that cruise. The only thing I don't like is the cattle call feeling of eating in the buffet restaurant, so I go on off times to eat and try to make sure we eat in the dining room most nights.

    Glad you have been converted to a "cruiser". Now if I just could convince my sister and BFF to go on one!

    Jenny

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  57. My husband and I took our kids on a Mexican cruise in Cali. I was so scared for the first few hours. I wouldn't let g
    go of his hand. The weather was perfect until the last day on our way back to dock. We had a suite in the middle of the boat so it wasn't to bad. The kids had rooms in the front of the boat. They said it was so bad. All in all it was fun! I didn't get my land legs back for a week though. I think I prefer Hawaii. Happy to have had the chance to cruise but I wouldn't go again.

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  58. Cyndy's Beach HouseJuly 8, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Cruising is contagious
    That's Our go to get away to rest, relax and have a ton of fun.

    If ur looking for the best cruise line, family time with the best food, entertainment and cleanliness is Disney cruise line hands down. Impeccable ship and extroordinary customer service.

    Most glorious is Alaska. Go at the beginning of the season when it's not warm and slushy. Beautiful

    Cyndy
    Cyndy's Beach House

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  59. Until 6yrs ago I had never been on a cruise thinking they would be boring or for the elderly. LOL. Boy, was I wrong. It is now our favorite way to travel, way less stressful and it helps that we live near all the major FL ports. ;)

    Since you are looking into your next cruise already I would highly recommend Celebrity, owned by Royal Caribbean. It will be night and day for you between Carnival in terms of food, the overall decor/amenities etc. We were recently on a Princess cruise and it was fairly nice but we were longing for Celebrity. Yup, it's that good especially if you get on a newer Soltice-ized ship.

    Glad you got to relax and get some sleep! :)

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  60. How great for you! A cruise sounds great, I'd probably do the same thing & sleep like crazy :-) And I love the new kitty! She has a sweet face :-)

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  61. Ha ha...I'm so glad to see the other comments about St. John's/Saint John. I was reading the post, and I was confused, thinking 'So, was she in New Brunswick, Newfoundland or Nova Scotia'?? I'm from Halifax, Nova Scotia...nice to see so many readers from Atlantic Canada! At any rate, glad you enjoyed the cruise! : )

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  62. We took a cruise to the carribean when I was 10 weeks pregnant with our first. So morning sickness, plus the constant rocking of the boat..I thought I was going to hurl pretty much the entire time. I used the boat internet cafe to try to google if it was ok for me to take some morning sickness pills..and eventually I caved and took half a pill. We ate in the dining room once, I could see the water line in the back of the boat, swaying and up and down and ugh, it makes me nauseous just remembering. We also didn't like being trapped with 2000 people all vying for the same deck chairs and food and tables etc, and the 'adult only' pool, was full of children. IF we ever took a cruise again it would have to be adults only and with friends so we'd have distractions from the movement. And also I wouldn't be pregnant so motion sickness pills would probably rule. Generally though, no cruising for me.

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  63. Awesome! I live in Fredericton, not too far from Saint John! I hope you enjoyed your stay in Atlantic Canada!

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  64. I'm so glad you had a great time on your cruise! Aren't they awesome? My whole family (50 people) went on one for my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary about ten years ago, and we had a blast! And your new kitty is so cute!

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  65. What a wonderful trip - good for you for taking a break! I have never been on a cruise.....my inlaws are thinking of taking the entire extended family for their 50th wedding anniversary. Maybe I'll love it!?

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  66. I just booked a Disney cruise for my family. We're going to the Mexican Riviera the week before Thanksgiving. We've never been on a cruise and I'm so excited! I'm trying to think of a fun and clever way to tell the kids (10 & 5 yrs old). I've heard and read that Disney does cruises very well. Everyone says, "It's Disney" and will have that "Disney Magic" so I have pretty high expectations.

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  67. I LOVE cruising, my hubby and I are getting ready to go on our 4th cruise in August to Belize, Isla Roatan and Cozumel! The rocking of the boat is the best part, I got some of the best sleep on cruises plus we shut off our phones and put them in the safe for the whole week! Next time do a carribbean cruise, St. Lucia is my favorite port so far. :) You will become addicted to cruising, best way to see lots of places without unpacking!

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  68. Cruising is the best we just did our first Disney Cruise and it was awesome. Definitely pricey but everything was top notch. We book ours through vacationstogo.com, they have some smoking deals. I recommend their site to everyone thinking of a cruise.

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  69. Does she scratch your furniture? I worry about that but that's all, I love a sweet kitty.

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  70. Hi,
    I have been catching up on my blog reading after being internet free on vacation for over a week.

    We just picked up our new kitten yesterday morning and my eight year old named her Nya also - little boys think alike and love their lego's. Good luck with your new kitty.

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  71. How fun! We had a vacation in Canada last month in that same area. We drove, and went to New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We had lunch on Father's Day in Saint John (the market and most other restaurants were unfortunately closed, and my husband had to settle for a lobster roll at McDonald's!

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