VACATION DAY NINE: COMING HOME
I have broken down my incredible vacation into daily posts because I feel as though each day was one worth remembering. The first couple of months of 2011 have been so hectic and so crazy…I just didn’t want to have this trip end up being the same way.
Has it been a good experience for dad? After all, this was all HIS idea. Honestly? I’m not really sure. He had some tough moments on the ship, but for the most part I think he enjoyed watching Sunshine and I be in love. When people ask him about the trip. he says that because we had fun, he had fun. And in the end, I think maybe this was more of a tribute to mom than a real escape from the pain of being alone in the house.
And as for Sunshine and I? Well…I think it’s quite obvious to anybody who has read our blogs over the past couple of weeks that we fell more and more in love with each other every single day. I know that’s gotta be nauseating to some (lol), but it’s honestly a feeling that…four years ago…I never thought I would be able to experience. Hell, I never thought I would ever feel the way I feel…living each day so in love that it almost feels like a dream.
But the kicker? It’s not a dream. Our love is a reality, and I just couldn’t have imagined how incredibly happy I would end up after having found the absolute most perfect woman in the world for me. I thought the whole “perfect match” thing was just something out of a movie and not based in any type of reality. My parents being together almost 43 years kinda shot down that theory, so their marriage has helped to inspire me as I know that the happiness I feel with Sunshine doesn’t ever need to go away.
This cruise has been much more than a vacation for me. It’s brought my dad and I a LOT closer together, it’s brought my dad to genuinely believe that he has a future daughter-in-law that he already considers family, and it’s helped confirm to me something I’ve already known…that I’ve found my life partner and soul mate.
And really…how many times does anybody ever get the chance to dress up in fancy clothes and stand in front of a cheesy background?
This cruise has been such an amazing experience that we can’t wait to do it again. So to you all I pose this question…
WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GOING ON A “BLOGGER CRUISE” WITH US SOME TIME IN EARLY 2012??
I posed this question on Twitter, too, and can tell you both Random Esquire and Mister Mama Sir are both keen on joining us. So I guess I’m wondering if this is something that we can actually turn into a reality? With enough advance notice (i.e. it’s a year from now) and enough research, we could find a cruise with rates that could be quite affordable. Plus, we could get some tips and great ideas from people online that do this regularly (i.e. Cruisin’ Tam or TwinCitiesLynn).
So what say you? Would you be interested in trying a cruise with some crazy Canucks? Do you think this is something worth pursuing?