Saturday, February 7, 2015

*Tent On Wheels ON WATER!*

The next few blog posts will be a departure from the usual camping centric details, as we left the wheels behind for a week long cruise on the Carnival Magic this month!  We've been planning for this trip a little over six months now, in celebration of RDB's parent's 40th wedding anniversary.  We left Galveston Sunday, February 8th and returned on Valentine's Day - visiting Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Progresso along the way.

Our Traveling Crew: BNDN, Sis, Mom, Aunt J, Me and RDB, A&R

I'll write a post or two for each day, then link them here - so check back over the next few days (or more likely, weeks) for updates. I've got a few thousand photos to go thru, and enjoy, so it'll be a while!

Feb 8th - Embarkation from the Port of Galveston and The Prime Steakhouse
     Stateroom Review and Door Decor
Feb 9th - First Day at Sea, Formal Night at Dinner
     Video: Carnival Magic Dining Room Show: "That's Amore!"
     How I Packed Using '5-4-3-2-1'
Feb 10th - A Half Day at Sea, Docking in Costa Maya, Mexico
     Our Mini Jeep Adventure
     Video: Sand Moguls, Mini Jeep Adventure
Feb 11th - Spending the Day in Cozumel, Mexico
     Fun Ashore, Now Fun Aboard!
     Justin-Case Bag (aka, the long list of what to bring)
     Video: "Brr-ran-done!"
Feb 12th - Towel Animal Parade and A Day in Progresso, Mexico
     The Mayan Ruins: Uxmal
     Hacienda Ochill
     Video: Didja Ever...?
Feb 13th - Last Day at Sea, Afternoon Tea
     A Really Long List of Random Cruise Tips
Feb 14th - Disembarking back home in Galveston, TX

And while we're at it, meet the Cruisers:

You know RDB and me.  Living in Houston, TX, recently married,
leaving behind the camper to be your unofficial Cruise Directors.

A & R, RDB's parents.  Living in Beaver Falls, PA, celebrating 40 years of marriage.  
I owe the bliss in my marriage to the example they set for their son.

Mom, from Dallas, TX and Aunt J, from Tucson, AZ.  
./`./`./` Sisters! Sisters!  Never were there such devoted sisters! ./`./`./`
I won't tell you which one's older.... but Aunt J might! ;-)

BNDN and Sis. Living in Garner, NC, three kiddos left at home and 
*finally* getting that honeymoon.  Kinda.  (They did have to put up with us!)


  1. We just returned from the same cruise. I'm anxious to read your review!

    1. Thanks! It was so much fun - and I'll relive it a few hundred times out here on the blog. Well, until the next cruise, that is!