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Norwegian Sun 9/30-10/5 - Our Fall Break Cruise

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Thanks so much for your great review of the trip! I just booked the Sun for a cruise next month, so I was happy to see your photos, and was really glad to see that you posted the menus!

 

Looks like y'all had a great time!

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 9:43 PM, RedbirdFLCruiser said:

Thanks so much for your great review of the trip! I just booked the Sun for a cruise next month, so I was happy to see your photos, and was really glad to see that you posted the menus!

 

On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 9:43 PM, RedbirdFLCruiser said:

 

Looks like y'all had a great time!

 

 

Thanks for following along.  We really did enjoy ourselves.  I hope your trip is fun filled as well.

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Time to get off the Ship!

 

This is the day I dread most about cruising.  I not only have to get off my floating oasis, I also have to drive back home.  Life is just not fair!

 

Here I am wondering how I can make this trip last just a little bit longer

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No Words Needed

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She is the only one ready to get off the boat and wondering why it is taking so long to get to our color.

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One of her favorite things to do is read the final statement as if she is going to put in on the payment.  She typically looks it over, says WOW!!!, and hands it back to me with a smile.

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That smile says it all!

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No party at the pool today

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Same Disney ship but two different Carnival ships.

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Today we hung out in our room a little longer than usual.  I like to get out of there so the attendant has the most amount of time possible to turn his rooms around.  However, we had the last check out color, so we were not in a big rush to make it to the buffet to stand around.

 

When we got to the buffet things were winding down and it was approx. 30 more minutes before our color was called.  We had a quick bite and then hung out at the aft of the ship until we were called. 

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I use to want to be first off the ship.  Now I just by my time and let the masses roll on outta there before I get off.  Much less stressful. 

 

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Check out was pretty stress free but there was a little bit of confusion getting off.  They brought customs onto the ship and did the facial scan to exit.  There was suppose to be two separate lines for passports v/s others.  Somehow everyone ended up in the same line.  I liked this process better in Miami.  The checked you out in the terminal halls before you went into the luggage area.  It was more room for their setup so it moved much faster.

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Walking the gangway

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One last pose!

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Ta Ta For Now

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Back on land

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Enjoying the AC.  Why is it 100 degrees at 10 AM?

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Riding the Green Mile

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Not wanting vacation to end, we made a pit stop at Golf-N-Gator.  This was one of the places I scoped out when looking for things to do in Cocoa Beach before the cruise.  Since we went to Savannah first we never made it here. 

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First up a little go-cart action.  The girls did not want to race so I had the track to myself.

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Next we shot 9 holes of putt-putt.

 

This is not how you do it!

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Mama to the rescue -

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Still Talking Trash

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Pleading my case!

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Random

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We had a lot of fun on the course.  Here we are playing along with all the gimmicks the course had to offer.

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I kept getting the short end of the spin.

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Getting the hang of things and bragging about it at the same time.  Gotta be my kid!

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Never hit a ball with this end before.

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Celebrating the only hole in one for the day!

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Cool Dad!

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Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you the winner of all Family Games - MAMA!!!

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Yep she kicked our butts in putt-putt too.

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2 hours ago, lcookie said:

First up a little go-cart action.  The girls did not want to race so I had the track to myself.

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Wow...where have I been?  That is a crazy fun looking go cart track!!  

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59 minutes ago, lcookie said:

With all of that behind us we hit the open road headed back north.

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Loved your review!  It's always a little bitter sweet when you're heading back home.  I hate that my vacation is over, but I always look forward to sleeping in my own bed at home.  

Thanks for all of your time and hard work that you put into this!  I'm reading your HAL review right now and I love how you are a family that just goes with the flow.  It really is about spending time with your loved ones!

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3 hours ago, E@syPe@zy said:

Wow...where have I been?  That is a crazy fun looking go cart track!!  

 

It was pretty nice I must say.  You actually race the clock versus other people.

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Once we hit the greater Jacksonville area I was ready for a short stop.  Are you noticing a trend yet?  I like to break my trips up.  Gone are the days of marathon driving for me.  I get there when I get there.

My spot of choice was the neighborhood Costco!  Hey their pizza is good and that hotdog/drink combo is the cheapest you will find in America.  

 

Another reason we go there is to sample the free offerings.  As a kid I would go shopping every weekend with my grandmother and we would hit every store in town with our last stop at Sam's Club.  We would sample the foods and hit the food court.  This stuck in my head and I passed the tradition down to my kid.  We don't go every week though.  

 

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After this stop we were all set to make our way to South, GA.  We were going to spend the remainder of the day with our extended family from our college days.  We don't hook up often but when we do we pick up where we left off!

 

Someone found a pool!

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Big Red

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Little Red

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These two remind me so much of myself at their respective ages.

 

The Full Crew

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We ate, talked, and laughed until we passed out (not long at our age).  The little ones kept the party going well after we fell asleep.  I could not think of a better way to end this day!

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On 11/20/2019 at 11:00 PM, mopedmom1 said:

Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. Looks like it was a success and fun was had by all!

 

It really was fun.  I am one who likes to take it all in and get the most out of everyday.

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Wrapping this thing up.

 

Hello all from Beautiful PCB, FL.  Mama was not feeling another cruise so soon so we nabbed a condo on the beach for the week.  As I was here relaxing on the patio, I figured now would be a great time to wrap this thing up.  

 

Not in Kansas Anymore!

 

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Stellar Sunsets

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Mama

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Still making the best of every moment!

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Back to the show - 

 

We had a great time catching up with our friends and were sad that it had to end so soon.  Before we left the little ones gave us a tour of the beginning stages of their farm.

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