At one point I got so tired of thinking about it, we both decided we would wait another year. But the more I thought about 2008 the more I knew we both need a getaway. It started with a 2lb baby and a 2 month NICU stay. And right now, our work schedules are basically opposite so that we can take care of Avery ourselves because she cannot go to daycare. So we see each other a total of about 10 hours a week. We definitely need some time away. I also had some guilt about leaving Avery. But I decided in a few years, the vacations will be ALL about her (Disneyland, waterparks, zoos, etc.). So there are only a couple of years left for us to get away by ourselves! We booked the vacation for the week of my mom's spring break so she is more than thrilled to keep Avery while we're away! :)
So....(drumroll please)...on April 9th we will leave Jacksonville, FL to travel to Nassau and Freeport Bahamas on a Carnival Cruise. I heard some scary things about Jamaica and read one too many terrible reviews about that particular Sandals resort. Atlantis is very pricey and once you add airfare to the Bahamas it was too much. Austin seemed much too boring to me. We've been on a Carnival Cruise and it was the BEST vacation I'd ever taken, so I know what to expect. The cruise we went on was to Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico so this one will be to the Bahamas. There is nothing special about Jacksonville except that it is the closest place to cruise to the Bahamas with Carnival. (Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile only go to Mexico). So, I have been super excited and we are REALLY looking forward to it. 158 days and believe me, I'M COUNTING THEM DOWN!
The Carnival Fascination
Our first destination
Our Second Destination
Our Excursion...Swimming with the Dolphins!
The best part? The dinner menu! HA!