Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why do vacations go so fast?

Last week, my mom treated my family to a cruise as our family Christmas present this year. She went with us, as did my aunt and uncle. We left Long Beach and went to Catalina and Ensenada. When we got to Catalina, I told everyone to turn off their cell phones because I wasn't sure when the International calls/texts would go into effect since we cross international waters at some point and then when we hit Mexico.

Little did we know that about the same time we hit Catalina on our ship, another Carnival ship, the Splendor, had a fire in their engine room and lost all water and electricity. Our friends had no way of getting a hold of us, and we didn't even know about the other ship until the next day. It even turns out that we had passed the Splendor but no one knew we did (passengers) because the ship was blacked out!

When we finally got back into the LB port and turned on our phones, the texts/messages/FB alerts started coming in like crazy!! Our friends were so worried about us!! We really felt bad for not updating anyone. :(

Here are two family pictures from the cruise. I will post the rest in a little while! Still have lots of scanning to do!!





Becky said...

What an awesome Christmas gift! So glad you had a safe trip!

Steph said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip! Glad it wasn't your ship.

Tracy said...

You mom is awesome. I love her and i don't even know her. Think that will give me an in for next time;)

Love your pics.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh what a wonderful gift! i have always wanted to take a cruise! glad you guys had a wonderful vacation--and i agree that they always go too fast!

Sharla said...

Cute pics! Um...now I'm kinda wondering why I wasn't on the cruise too...we are sisters after all!! ;)

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