Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Cruise is Over

There are some words that fully express how I am feeling right now as the Carnival Conquest ties up at the quay and the cruise is completed. 

Carlin Park, Jupiter, Florida

It is over. Our entire vacation from Jupiter to the Caribbean is over.



Wow. It is hard to believe that eight days ago Chris and I departed on a journey that took us across the Caribbean to Grand Turk, Curacao, and Aruba only now to return us to the spot from which we departed.

It is sad. Not only is the cruise over, but the entire vacation is ending.

Grand Turk
Carnival Conquest
Grand Turk
July 27, 2015
By this time tomorrow I will be wither on my way to work or trying to work off the extra cruise-induced weight on the racquetball court.

It was fun. But it was all too short. I'm glad we never considered that it was ending until last evening. The whole ship was abuzz and I  could see it in the other passengers, and especially the teenagers, that we were sad that the journey was coming to a conclusion.

Everything has a beginning and and ending and we have just arrived at the final chapter and pages of the book.

Speaking of which,  I read two books during the cruise. 

There is a long day of departure and travel ahead on Chris and I as we prepare to return to our day-to-day lives.

We have awesome memories and made a couple of new friends too.

After all, isn't that what vacations are about?

-- Bob Doan, aboard the Carnival Conquest in Port Everglades
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