Saturday, January 26, 2008

Back to reality :(

Well, we have been home a week now! :( The weather was beautiful, in the mid 80's most of our trip. The views were amazing and it was the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on. We have decided that cruising is the way to go. We pre-booked an Alaskan cruise for next summer already. (we are addicted to cruising) :P We met some of the nicest people! I loved getting to meet people from all over. We now have friends in NY, Chicago, VA, NJ, MN, etc. The people we met from VA are originally from Ireland, so that was really cool. My favorite part of the trip was swimming with the stingrays and going to the turtle farm. Tim's favorite part was swimming with the dolphins. I absolutely loved The Cayman Islands!! I told Tim I am going to move there and work at the turtle farm. I loved it. We got to hold the baby turtles and everything. I could have spent a whole day there just ooing over the turtles.(in case you didn't know I am a turtle freak!)My least favorite was Montego Bay, Jamaica. I never want to go back there. It was dirty and I felt unsafe. Needless to say we were back to the ship around 11:00 that day! Tim tried to tell me but I had to see if for myself.
Since we are back to reality and back to work this week, not to mention the cold weather - it stinks! :P I have been so busy at work that the week flew by - thank goodness. I was up in Tallmadge 2 whole days which was nice since I had been out of the loop up there for a week while we were gone. I had to fire the girl that worked up there so we are back to square one for the 4th time. There is no work ethic anymore, it is unreal. We will be in Tallmadge for at least another 30 days but I would say more. I have hired 2 new gals so we will see what happens.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bon Voyage!

We are leaving for Pittsburgh tonight and our flight leaves tomorrow at 6:45am. Then we are off on our 7 day cruise. YEAH. I am so ready for a vacation. We will have no access to cell phones or internet - no one will be able to find us! HE HE HE I checked the weather and it will be in the 80's all week. Beats Ohio weather! I know we will get sunburned, especially Tim because he refuses to wear sunscreen. We can all laugh at him when we get home. We will have phone access on Monday in Key West, so if you must talk to us you will have to catch us that day while we are still in the US and don't have to pay a small fortune to use our phones. I will (try to) post pictures when we get back!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year!

I cannot believe we are in the 2nd week of January already. We leave for our 7 day cruise on Sunday January 13th. I am so excited! We just have to pack yet, which I hate to do too early. We already booked out excursions - swimming with the dolpins in Cozumel, Mexico and in Grand Cayman we are touring the city of Hell, visiting the turtle farm (I HAVE TO), touring the rum cake factory, and swimming with the sting rays. At Key West and Montiego Bay we will relax and see what we can get into on our own. We fly out of Pittsburgh so we are spending the night there on Saturday night since our flight leaves at 6:45am! The hotel offers free shuttles to and from the airport plus we can park our car there while we are gone. That is a huge savings. Mod will stay with Dan & Jame and the dogs will most likely stay with Step & Mark. This is our first cruise, Tim wants to do the Alaskan one next. So maybe we will book that one for next year.
Yesterday was Angel's Birthday. We all went out to dinner (late lunch) with some people in the family. It is hard to believe it was here already. I miss her so much. We even heard I'm Bringing Sexy Back on the radio on the way home from there. Tim and I just looked at each other and started singing. I will never forget the day she sang that in our car at the top of her lungs (she was loopy from her meds). It was hilarious!!!