Well I have gained more control of my body and my typing abilities are much much better...not to say that mom is not going to have to edit this. Lately I have been asked a lot about how the cruise went and how I am feeling. How I am feeling is the standard question but the cruise is a new one I would like to touch on for a bit.
The cruise went wonderfully. All of our planes arrived on time and the boat did not sink...yahoo news shares of other unfortunate cruise boats. I seriously did not think it was possible for a cruise boat to sink. Anyway....Josh, Jerod, Momma and I were on the first trek across the country and man was it a journey to remember. I think the think I will never forget was the layover in Tampa(n) Florida (mom no editing here this is my journal/blog...) We had a little mix up with words and a few of us...names will not be used... struggled with where our long layover would be...We spent the night in Florida, well in the Florida airport. as soon as we got off the airplane our eyes looked all over for either the softest carpet or a few chairs without arm rests in between them. There were no chairs to be found in that terminal and let me tell you...we tried the carpet spots and they were cold and hard. I was the only one with a pillow and a blanket and I was cold! (well I am always cold but still!!!) So we decided to venture further... there had to be something else out there. Some place that was nice and warm, cozy and quiet and oh ya don't forget that we are carrying ALL of our baggage with us as carry-on's...not checked to meet us at our final destination (San Juan). This meant that we had the either have someone stay up and keep watch over all of our passports, tickets home, cruise boarding passes, wallets with id's or we just had to hope and pray that we could find a way to sleep on it or wake up if someone was stealing it. We of course chose the latter and this was after we found our cozy place to sleep for the night. We realized that where we were was the correct terminal we needed to be in. We would not have to go in through security and we had an early flight. If we left this terminal we would run the chance of missing our early flight the next morning because we had to go back through security with all our massive bags that most certainly did not look like carry-ons. So we decided to find a place to sleep. On the floor...tried that...nope. On the chairs...no way with the arm rests! This was getting frustrating and it was past midnight. I was about to just go back and dump out my bag to make a bed of clothes when we saw it!!!! The children's play place! Perfect!!!! Yes ma'am that would do! Of course we were not planning on sleeping on the trains or the planes or even the cool puppy in the corner but all of our eyes immediately targeted the cushions on the surrounding edges for the parents to watch the children.. We looked around and decided that since there were no children on the play area there would be no parents...plus! Then we looked at the time...1:30am...smiles...looks like we have this place all to ourselves! :) We ripped those cushions right of those edges and made ourselves comfy cozy beds. Mom used my jacket as a blanket, and we threw all the valuables in Jared's backpack which he then wore around he stomach as he slept...or attempted to. I was all ready to go...Teeth brushed, meds taken pjs on but the light was still on...and I had this feeling that no one...no matter how nice I asked...was going to turn it off. Then came the music and the announcements over the intercom. Lucky for us something was not right and there were fix it men on the terminal and cleaning people... It went on and on. Luckily, Josh and I had our ipods and we turned the up...rather high...covered our faces and were able to fall asleep only to be woken up by little kids playing on those planes and trains...even the puppy in the corner. The funniest thing was to sit up and see all the parents sitting on the benches without any cushions...just the hard wood! The cushions were Velcro-ed to the wood...hope there were no splinters. I was not the camera lady so I do not have the pictures but Jerod if you read this please post one!!!
The trip was amazing...that was just a funny story I just had to write it down...even if it is just there for future posterity!
I love life