David and I went on a cruise...without Maclin! I didn't mention it here (or facebook, or anywhere really) before leaving because I have ridiculous fear that someone is going to read that we're gone, connect the dots, and rob us. Not that we really have anything worth stealing, but that's not the point. People out in internet land don't know that, right?
At any rate, we went on a cruise! It was fantastic... a little rough to leave my big man, but altogether a good time. David and I hadn't been anywhere alone in a very long time (I'm thinking it had been over 2 1/2 years since even a weekend trip) and it was great to reconnect as a couple, not just as parents.
Maclin stayed with my parents for the duration. Thank goodness for grandparents who are willing to take your child at the drop of a hat! Because, you see, David and I left for this trip on the 17th...and booked it on the 6th. Nothing like short-term planning, right?
In order to get Maclin to my parents, we drove to KC on Friday the 16th, handed Mac off at my brother's house, and drove to David's grandparents where we slept for about 3 1/2 hours before heading to the airport. On the plane I napped while taking breaks to stop David's snoring.
We arrived in Miami, where it was wonderfully warm...and suddenly the lack of sleep didn't matter. We were on vacation! Woot! Woot!
The day at sea was fantastic... we slept in until 11:30, ate, swam, read, played bingo, drank, listened to music, and took pictures in all the corny photo booths. Pretty much we just enjoyed each others company. Glorious.
On our third day, we went to our first port in Jamaica. We had a blast there. First we took a mini-boat tour of the island, where David served as captain.
At the end of the tour we got dropped off at Dunn River Falls. OMG. Have you ever heard of this? We WALKED up a waterfall!
The next day we went to Grand Cayman, but I took a lot of pictures that day on a different camera and have to wait to get the pictures. I'll give you guys an update on that when the pictures are available.