Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Cruise Diaries--Introduction

I'm back!  (And you didn't even know I was gone.)

Remember when I told you Hubby Tony and I had been invited on a cruise by Son Brian and DIL Nicole?  After we paid for our reservation, we had about a month to organize everything before it was time to go.  On March 2nd we drove south on Interstate 55 to New Orleans, and on March 3rd we boarded our floating hotel for the next week, Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas. Seven jam-packed days later we disembarked, full of memories.  We backtracked north on 55, and made it home by dinnertime on the 10th.

After a wonderful week, sadly I woke up on the last day of the cruise with a scratchy throat and stuffy nose.  My sinuses and ears were clogged up, and I was still feeling the movement of the boat even though I was on dry land.  That lasted for several days.  Monday night I started coughing, and spent the night on the couch because I couldn't sleep lying down. The symptoms have subsided, though, (for the most part--I still randomly feel like I'm at sea when I walk), helped along by some advice and supplements from the chiropractor.

Transitioning back to reality was hard.  Almost a week later, I still feel like I'm playing catch-up.  It didn't help that my boss asked me to work a couple of extra shifts this week.  However, the mound of laundry has been tamed, and the emails and blog reader conquered.  Soon I'll be able to share some of my adventures with you.


  1. can't wait! Glad to hear you're starting to feel better. I forgot about that rocking motion!

  2. How wonderful! I've been on several cruises that originated in New Orleans! I remember that sea leg feeling lasting several days after the cruises ended, too! ha. Glad you had a wonderful time! Hope you feel 100% soon!

  3. Sound wonderful--except the getting sick part! Sorry to hear about that! Looking forward to your stories of the high seas!

  4. Glad you are getting better and wish you to feel even better!! Looking forward to reading your adventures!

  5. Oops! I just commented and something went wrong. I'm trying again, just in case. Just wanted to wish you a happy welcome home. I'm sorry you got sick, but glad you're recuperating and getting things in order at home again.

  6. Welcome back, it sounds like a fantastic get away, less the wobbly legs and getting sick upon your return. I'm looking forward to photos and hearing all about your 7 days!

    Cheers, I hope you're back 'balanced' real soon.