For quite some time, people have been telling me how wonderful cruises are. I wanted to go, but I knew that it wasn’t an option because a cabin for a single person is expensive. I have seen photos in other blogs and my friends shown me pictures of exotic places that they visited. It was amazing to see.
And then, I got the opportunity to go on a cruise. And, even better, it’s a fundraiser for my church, St. Martin in the Fields. I am sharing a cabin with a good friend so the adventure is somewhat affordable. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm waned a bit after I made the mistake of watching “Titanic.” If you’re going on a cruise, try not to watch that movie. And then, someone asked me if the ship was going anywhere near the Bermuda Triangle and if I thought that I would be kidnapped by space aliens.
My head is now filled with all of these bizarre terrors. A ship hitting an iceberg (unlikely in the Caribbean), too much excitement about taking pictures of swirling ocean waters and falling overboard (also unlikely), the magical disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle (well, I could be a journalistic superstar if I were to interview a space alien)… and so many fears that I haven’t experienced yet.
We are leaving tomorrow afternoon from Port Canaveral. We are a big group. It will be an adventure. Somehow, I don’t think that it will be anywhere near as dramatic or as terrifying as the images in my feverish imagination. It’s definitely something on my bucket list, along with visiting Florida. And now, I’ve done that. Onward and upward!