Monday, February 6, 2012

Opportunity Doesn't Always Knock-Sometimes It Calls

Hubby Tony and I were at dinner Saturday night when his cell phone rang.  It was a call from Son Brian.  Tony let it go to voice mail, figuring he’d call Brian back after we got done.  After dinner, I checked my phone and was surprised that I had a missed call from Brian earlier in the day.  (I keep my phone in my purse, and if I'm not in the room when it rings, I don’t always hear it.)

Since Tony and I both received calls, we tossed a coin and I returned mine.  After we got past the ‘hellos’, I asked him what was up.   He said that he and Wife Nicole were thinking about going on a Caribbean cruise later in the year, and would we be interested in joining them?

I told Brian to email me the information, then hung up the phone and told Tony what I’d found out.  We’ve talked about vacations for this year, but hadn’t decided on anything yet.  (It usually takes us a while to figure things out.) Here was an opportunity dropping itself right into our laps!

Sunday we checked our home and work calendars—nothing that couldn’t be changed.  I looked at the information on the link that Brian sent us, then called the travel agent and set things in motion.  Five hours later I was giving her my charge card information.  This morning, less than 24 hours after Brian called, I got an email from her that our cruise was paid for!

We've been on several cruises before, so I know that booking the room is just the beginning.  Now we have to start thinking about onboard activities, meal seatings and shore excursions.  This is going to be a lot of fun!


  1. so happy for you Kathy! And what wonderful kids to think of you in such a thoughtful manner.

  2. I've been on several, too! SO much fun!

  3. So nice that your son thought of you! And great fun!!

  4. This is just so cool! You're going to have so much fun. I love it that you're going with your son and wife. I'd love to do that with our kids someday.

  5. I am jealous! So glad for you guys though--and getting to spend time with your son too! How fun!