Sunday, March 21, 2010

One day you're hot, next day you're not

Yesterday, sunshine returned to the Sunshine State and the temperature here got to 80 degrees. Today, rainy and cool. Spring is being quite fickle this year.

But on to another topic since blogging about the weather is boring. (you know it's true)

MiniMe says today "This week is going to be the longest week of my life."

I understand completely, because the end of this week we leave for our spring break cruise. Kinda like waiting for Christmas for all of us. In preparation, my sassy little daughter and I had mani-pedis yesterday. (for all my male readers, that means we got our nails done and had pedicures) MiniMe wanted yellow nail polish. Thank god the salon was all out of yellow. Must be a popular color! So she had to settle for green.

Is Florida the cruise capital of the U.S.? I'm not sure but we have several ports within a short driving distance of anywhere in the state. In the news today, there was a report that the U.S. cruise industry is posting strong gains. Apparently in bad economic times, cruising is a popular choice for the small part of the American population who can still afford a vacation. So what is the cruise industry doing in response to their strong sales - you guessed it, they're raising prices. Good thing we booked our cruise so long ago we still got a cheap rate.

Which leads me to a question for all of you. Cruising. Have you ever done it? Love it or hate it?

6 comments:

Suwanee Refugee said...

I've never done a cruise. I've never really had a burning desire to do it either. I'll probably go on one before I move on to the other side, but for now...

Nicolezmomma said...

I would like to go on a cruise, but my husband hates crowds, so I'll have to wait for the next husband :)

Island Rider said...

yes, we have been cruising. Mostly because when the economy was good, my husband won them as prizes at work for superior performance. We found the week long cruise a bit boring. Mostly because it was just us two old married people and we didn't have anyone else along to entertain us. The Disney cruise we took with our kids was the best. Disney does it right and with four of us, there were more people around to talk to! Hope you have a great trip!

Floridacracker said...

Never have cruised.

TROLL Y2K said...

I was offered a cruise package in lieu of cash (or suing them for cash) in payment for services rendered. (I'm a headhunter).

I enjoyed it (Virgin Isles and Puerto Rico) and would pay for a cruise if I could afford it and had someone to go with.

Native Mom said...

That does it . . .a special cruise event for friends of NativeMom is on my "to do" list for next year!