Monday, December 6, 2004

Irrational Fears....can be fun?

Ok, I have made up my mind and I am going to take on an old irrational fear of mine head on! lol I am going on a cruise! lol I have no idea why I am petrified of cruise ships, Titanic maybe? one too many viewings of the Poseidon Adventure? who knows! I am also going to be boarding an air plane for the first time since 2001 pre-September 11th. So count that as two irrational fears of mine head on!

A few of the Wives from the Lake Club we joined this past summer including my sister-in-law have agreed that all our husbands get too much 'play time' together and in doing that, us as Wives are always left behind taking care of everything, while they go on many hunting and fishing trips together year after year. It's now equal opportunity 'Play time' and they wives are rebelling and we just booked a cruise leaving out of Los Angeles and cruising to Baja California (Mexico) woooooo hooooooo!

We 
booked the trip for a few months down the line and I took a virtual tour of the ship and the suites ( gotta love the internet!) and I was so happy to see the private balcony in our suite! (here is where my maybe not so irrational fear comes into play) The thought of even walking the gang plank onto a ship scared the bajeebies out of me and EVEN the thought of going into the belly of the boat was some place I couldn't even let my mind explore! My worse fear would have been a cabin in the belly of the boat with just a 15 inch porthole to look out of. I was always thinking I would never be able to squeeze my much larger size butt out of a 15 inch porthole in case the need arrived and I had to plan my escape! lol So you see having a balcony right outside our suite I don't have to worry about saving myself in case of an emergency my butt is much smaller than the balcony door THANK GOD! lol

So I am tossing my fears of ships to the side and over packing of course and lettin' it rip! lol lol lol  Our husbands are in complete shock! We all got that *deer in the headlight* look from them when we announced our plans to them this past weekend at the lake, we followed them there, it was the last day of gun season and it's the only place we could catch them all at the same time, to spring this idea on them! lol each of us got,"whatta ya mean your going on a cruise?" and then, "And your going without us?" it was priceless! "Yep we are going and we are going without you! We'll call you if we need BAIL MONEY!!!"

And we'll have fun.... fun.... fun.... till our daddy's take our t-birds away! lol

13 comments:

mzgoochi said...

LOL Thats awesome I hope you guys have the time of your life.

dornbrau said...

Oh my gosh I am SOOOOOO jealous!  You're gonna have a blast.  Just take some sea sick pills (or better yet, the patch!) just in case.  Can't have much fun being good, so have fun but don't get caught!

astaryth said...

Whoo Hoo!! Have Fun! And the guys will be soooo glad to see you when you get back! They are playing Mr. Mom while you are gone, Yes??<eg>
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

plieck30 said...

You gals gonna have some fun. Paula

kimbellina1957 said...

YOU GO LADYBUG! WOOOO HOOOO!! THATS SO EXCITING!!
A TRIP OF A LIFETIME AND I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU!!
KIM.

dklars said...

You are going to have sooo much fun!  I wish I were going!
~~Kath~~

sdoscher458 said...

OMG it sound like so much fun! I've seen that look in my hubby's eyes when I've announced travel plans...he doesn't like to travel I do...so I do..........Have a ball, enjoy yourself.....Sandi...http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

carolhehe said...

Good for you and your friends puttin those men in their place and having a wonderful time doin it!

jcole16757 said...

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kathlyna22 said...

hop on that ship now lady!
I have had the best times on cruises!
I have been on one at least once every year since I was 12,
I;m 22 and nothing has ever happened to me or the ship...
Oh! hop aboard!
Kathleen

maidothemist said...

oooh a crusie! We went on a 5 day cruise for our honeymoon. Let me just say the staff was so pampering, that by the time we left I was more ultimately relaxed than I have ever been since! ~ Sooz

puzzler987 said...

Just started reading journals, and found yours.  Good stuff.  CRUISES!!!!!     The best way to vacation.  I have been on 2 and love it.  Oh, to be that pampered every day.  Relax, party, dance, eat, sun, gamble, shows, movies, all without leaving ship.  You will love it.  One hint, if you think you may be prone to seasickness.  I took the pill, Bonine, (like dramamine) at night.  It can make some people sleepy.  No ill effects.  If you use patch, take off when you hit dry land, or else you will feel queasy on land.   Have a great time.

krobbie67 said...

I took a weekend cruise from L.A. to Ensenada a couple years back. It was my first cruise, paid for as a bonus by the company I worked for. It was pretty fun. Except, it seemed that the only thing to do was drink and gamble both of which I do little of. We had a late seating for dinner so if we wanted to catch the nightly show we had to get to it by about 6pm then go straight to dinner afterwards which would mean having to start to prepare for dinner around 4 or 5. So, my recommendation would be to take an earlier dinner seating or eat in your room one night. Also, at the recommendation of someone else we took a tour to the La Buffadora outside of Ensenada and also followed their advice to take a private tour bus instead of the cruise sponsered tour. It was probably half the price and much more interesting. :-) ---Robbie