Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 update continued: Cruising with the Castellos.

Rebecca Searls Castello must be the luckiest person I know. She is forever winning things! Lucky for Ron and I, she won free cruises for not only themselves, but for 2 more people. She sweetly invited Ron and I to take advantage of their extra tickets! I love going on a cruise! It is the ultimate vacation... no cooking, no cleaning, no worries! Just rest, sunshine, good company, and beautiful scenery.

Most people that cruise spend a lot of time in the casino and bars while at sea. I don't drink, smoke, or gamble so I avoid those locations. Because most people are otherwise engaged, the decks are often bare. That makes it possible for me to do what I enjoy most; sit in a quiet spot with a good book and watch the water drifting by.

In my opinion, one of the oddest things about cruising is formal night. I have never been. nor will I ever be, the kind of person that likes to dress up. Needless to say, we were a little under dressed compared with most of our cruising companions. But, we had just as much fun!

What better way is there to travel to far away places than by cruise ship?? You sail along during the day, sleep soundly to the swaying of the ship, and wake up to see the wonders of Mexico! Sailing into port is one of my favorite times. Looking off in the distance to see the white beaches and sea side communities is breathtaking.

Our first stop on the cruise was spent wandering around the ancient landmarks in Progresso and Merida.

Becca and Edward

Ron and Gwen

Silly Becca!
After returning to the ship, enjoying the evening shows and entertainment, we sailed through the night to our second stop. We spent the day enjoying the resort in Cozumel.

Thanks, Becca. It was great trip and just what we needed after such a stressful winter!!

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