Monday, January 14, 2008

Run for the border.



My post-vacation buzz is starting to wear off a little and, quite honestly, I’m not ready to let it go. It’s like when I hang on to Christmas cheer as long as I can get away with it. The good times must be prolonged!

I’ve been back from my 8-day cruise in the Mexican Riviera for a few days now. There’s no reason for me to believe it’s still going, either. My suitcase has exploded in a fit of sand and dirty clothes just feet from my front door. The space heater and blankets have replaced the 75-degree sunshine and all-too-inviting beaches. Cottage cheese and Sunday chicken leftovers have taken the place of All-I-Could-Eat sushi rolls. (Seriously, I could have given that world hot dog eating champion a run for his money.)

Still. The working stiffs are picking up on my relaxation somehow. When asked what my favorite part of the trek was, I scroll back through still-new memories and, really, I could get away with sharing any one of them. The mariachi band that flanked our table in Cabo for two requested songs was a good time. Doing a zipline through a jungle in Puerto Vallarta 85 feet in the air is something I can’t possibly forget. Haggling over the only luchador mask that would fit my big head. The food was good, the sun better, the gentle rocking of the ship at night … it put me to sleep like an oversized baby in a rocker.

But the best part? A big, lasting dose of international relaxation. Others? Not being able to turn my Internet on for the whole time (and not even wanting to). Singing enough songs at karaoke to be mistaken as one of the ship’s paid entertainers. Being lazy enough to stay in bed until noon (okay, just once—but it was heaven). It all amounted to no real schedule and losing cares by the dozens as the days at sea progressed. Luckily I was traveling with a friend who saw things much the same way as myself, too.

I highly recommend taking a cruise if you haven’t ever done so. I don’t see why they get a bad rap. Think about it—can 50 million old people really be wrong?











7 comments:

plainoldsarah said...

wahoo! it finally came - the vacation report! you're right, old people know where it's at. i'm jealous.

Sara said...

Looks like you had a great time. I've never been on a cruise before, and I want to.

Mellie said...

bliss

lil' bohemian said...

Photos are lovely. You've become quite the photographer.

Dainon. said...

Well, well, lil' bohemian ... I thank you for the kind compliment.

Sherpa said...

I can't decide if I'd like a cruise or not. I used to think, no way, but I'm rethinking my position. Love the pictures and reads like a great trip.

Jillian said...

Glad you had a good time. Zip lines are a blast!