Since Angie was coming back to St. Louis for her cousin's wedding on Nov. 23rd, staying for Thanksgiving week, she decided to drive up from Ft. Lauderdale with her 2 dogs. Josh was smart and flew up and back over Thanksgiving. Having nothing better to do, I asked if she wanted company for the long ride back (other then the company of the 2 dogs). She said sure, so I did. With 20 hours driving time to their home in Coral Springs (by Ft. Lauderdale), it was an exhausting drive/ride for all of us.
About 2 weeks before her trip out, we were joking about going on a short
cruise during the week I would be there. Joking turned to checking
out cruises. We found 1 that fit perfectly and went to 2 Bahamas
islands. So we booked it. Not a bad deal at $198@ for 4 nights (about
$235 with port taxes and fees), plus I was able to get a $50 onboard
credit for owning CCL stock and cruising on Carnival. So we pretty much
rested up the day after we got to her home. The next day, we met Josh
for lunch. He dropped us off at the port, and away we went.