Cruisin with the Real"s

Cruisin with the Real"s
Joe and Nancy Grand Cayman 10-07

Loma Linda Medical Center

Loma Linda Medical Center
Where the magic happens........

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Getting ready for some relaxation and fun with friends and family onboard the Radiance of the Seas

Joe and I had a long talk when we were on the Pearl in the Caribbean last month. We have had this Radiance of the Seas trip planned for over a year along with a few other cruises. One of which was a cruise of a lifetime. A 46 day repositioning Cruise to bring the Mariner of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale completely around South America and Cape Horn to the West Coast so she can start sailing the Mexican Riviera out of LA in 2009. She is to large to transit the canal so has to go the long way around. Needless to say we had to cancel a lot of the trips we had planned including this one. There was ONE cruise that I really thought we could still squeeze in and that I really wanted to go on as we were going to be sailing with a WONDERFUL group of people I met on Cruise Critic. Sounds crazy but we had become very good friends...I got so many calls, e-mails and cards from these people when I was in the hospital and I had never met any of them face to face. We decided to do that one if we could.

We also decided that Joey should join us. He had not been to the Caribbean since we left when he was 5 except for a Jamaican vacation week. We really wanted to spend some fun, family time together before things get really messy and our lives get turned upside down. We will be doing 2 cruises on the same ship. One Eastern Caribbean and then one Western Caribbean. Back to Back sailings. We get to stay onboard while one group of passengers is ending their cruise and the new passengers get on. It is a fun experience. Some of the people on our first trip and sailing with us on the 2nd also. We will stopping at 9 different ports and have lots of things planned. Lots of Snorkeling, Diving (not me, lungs) our group has chartered a sailboat, waterfalls in Jamaica, exploring, etc.

It means so much to me to be able to feel good and have this special time to spend with my family. I am not going to THINK about what has been filling my mind except to listen to my body, eat well, rest when I need to, dance when I want to and enjoy. I told Joey that I wanted to climb the rock wall with him while at sea too.

Sooooooooooooooooooo, I am done with Dr's until I get back and am busy packing for the tropics with some dancing dresses thrown in.

A couple of notes....The scar they will leave me with is I bought and will wear bikini's...because I can. I can't be in the sun after the surgery for life because of the anti-rejection drugs and a huge risk for skin cancer for some reason....So there will be lots of sun worshiping as well.

I will be posting notes and photo's from the ship for you and for my journal so enjoy!

We leave bright and early Thanksgiving Morning. I am cooking a turkey dinner for Joey and some of his friends home from school on Tuesday so we can make Turkey Sandwiches for the plane!

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