Pretty closely after Justin proposed, we decided that we wanted to go on a cruise. So, we searched. When we went to a Bridal Fair, we even put our names in a drawing for a free cruise. We thought, “No way are we going to win this, but, hey, it’d be cool if we did happen to win it!”
Well, we found a very inexpensive, but very fun cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. We bought it and became very excited!
Then, a couple weeks later, I received a strange package in the mail claiming I won a free cruise. I wondered and wondered…could this be a farce, or did we really, honestly win that drawing? YES! It was a free cruise to the Bahamas!
HAHAHAHAHAHA! After we had already paid for our Mexican cruise, we won a free cruise to the Bahamas! So…we have the free one on hold. Maybe to use sometime in the near future (like 1 year anniversary) or perhaps sell.
Friday was our wedding. Saturday was resting. Sunday, we hopped in the car and drove 10 hours to CA…well, maybe a bit more considering all the Vegas traffic. Fun. And we forgot water bottles. Joy.
But, when we got to CA, my parents had a delicious dinner of homemade BBQ chicken pizza and sliced pineapple ready for us.
Monday we headed to the cruise ship! Yaay! Our room was an inside room with no porthole. However, we had a curtain in our room. Could it possibly be? Could we have been upgraded to at least a small porthole? We drew back the curtain….and lo and behold….a wall. A plain wall hidden by the hopes of what might lay behind the curtain.
We ate at the Mardi Gras dining room. It was always set up very nicely. Always 3 course meals, plus bread! And, always delicious food.
Our first night, we met a father and a son at dinner and got talking to them. They (and our waitress) found out it was our honeymoon. So, our waitress gave us an extra dessert and sang to us. Then, our new friends ordered us some virgin strawberry daiquiris! They were freaking delicious!
That night, we also went to the “Game Show.” Justin was chosen as one of the contestants. One of the questions was about the chicken dance. Justin answered it, but before they gave him the points, they made him do the chicken dance in front of everyone. It was hilarious! I love my husband!
Catalina Island is part of California. It is a small island with a small beach. But beautiful.
However, there were also very weird plants.